Posted by The Kid (other posts) on July 05, 2018 at 15:43:59 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Braiding tools posted by Long Hair In Albany on July 05, 2018 at 13:13:22:
: : I agree with you. I bought one of each type years ago but never used them partly because of your reasoning that it takes a longtime to get your hair long enough for a braid and partly because my hair never got past the top of my shoulders so a full braid wouldn't look so good. I went with a ponytail that got smaller and smaller over the years and was damaging my hair along with a hairdryer. Now I'm leaving my hair down and doesn't look so damaged.
: : Maybe a braid would be as damaging on my hair as a ponytail was? They look cool, though!
: : Marty
: The braid itself would not be damaging to the hair unless the braid was pulled too tight. The problem with these braid devices is the danger of the hair getting caught or getting tangled. Hair is very thin, and breaks very easily. If you do it by hand and you hit some snags from a tangle you can instantly stop. With one of these devices you may not know you've hit a tangle snag until you go to remove the device and a chunk of hair comes
: out with it. It would be a shame to get a buzz cut because you ripped out a large chunk of hair with one of these devices.
Very true about the safety of doing it by hand. Any idea how long you should keep a braid in and if it's possible to moisturize your hair while in a braid?