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Little help please... Very Fragile Hair...

Right now my hair is braided in tight braids. And it when i unbraid my braided hair it sheds. Is this normal because it happens EVERY TIME I UNBRAID THEM. I have 4b hair, which i very fragile and that might be causing the breakage.


Can anyone out there give me a helping hand thanks :D

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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Is it breakage or shedding? If it's shedding you'll see a white bulb attached to the strand.

    We shed hair each day, but if your hair is braided in tight braids the hair that sheds each day won't be falling out. This will cause what looks like shedding in excess. But what is happening is when you finally unbraid, all the hairs you've lost over a long period of time are not being held together by the braid anymore and finally falling, so the shedding is actually normal, you're just seeing all of it at once.

    If it's breakage it might be an issue of moisture-protein balance being off.

    I don't know if very tight braids could be causing more hair fall because of the tightness, hopefully someone with more knowledge on this subject will chime in!
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Tight braids on fragile hair is not a great idea, that can put the hair under more stress, increasing damage and breakage. Can also cause hair to be pulled out by the roots.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

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  • DearNatural23DearNatural23 Posts: 9Registered Users
    Well now i know its breakage. But do you know anything i can do to stop break cage. It's mostly around the nape and ends.
  • KateLeFebKateLeFeb Posts: 5Registered Users
    As the poster above said, please refrain from tight braids or anything that may put strain or pressure on your hair, that is just asking for problems with your hair type. Do you eat lots of foods that are rich in protein?
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Well now i know its breakage. But do you know anything i can do to stop break cage. It's mostly around the nape and ends.

    Take the braids out and leave them out, then treat your hair way more gently. SUPER careful finger detangling, satin pillowcase, loose styles, etc.

    You will likely have to grow or cut out the worst of the damage, anything only a little damaged you can treat with products containing hydrolysed proteins, ceramides, panthenol. Maybe coconut oil if your hair is porous or lacking in elasticity, humectants depending on your local climate.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect