Do Weaves Damage Your Hair?

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the books the natural hair Bible and founder of and for these special videos I love to answer the questions you all send me via email so any of you have any questions you like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information so we got get right on into the video in this video is inspired by a question I received from Misha, Misha wants to know if sewin damage natural hair so i am going to give you two tips or two pointers on what to keep in mind if you are getting sew ins and the fact that it is okay for you to get them done just as long as they're done correctly so the first thing that I really want to mention is that you want to make sure that they are installed comfortably and correctly so what I mean by this is that when you're getting your braid pattern braided down for your sewin hairstyle you want to make sure that the braids are not tight the braids are tight they are going to stay tight for a while until your hair starts to grow which is what will loosen the braids you don't want to have tight braids because this often leads to traction alopecia and as I state in many of my other videos is that traction alopecia can be reversed but sometimes of its repeatedly being placed of stress on your hair this can lead to permanent hair loss and hair damage so just make sure that when you have your hair braided underneath it's not type and then when you're getting your extensions stalled and make sure that it's done so with nylon thread cotton thread is the worst thread to use when sewing in extensions and if someone is trying to use cotton thread on your hair you want to make sure that they don't because cotton is very absorbent and what it does is it creates weak points along your braids which will ultimately lead to hair damage and hair breakage so number one keep in mind that you want to make sure that when you are having your hair braided down that it's comfortable you can move your head left right up and down without problems and that your extensions have been installed comfortably and correctly to make sure that the extensions is not taking out your hair the last and final thing I want to give you as far as extensions and whether or not sew ins are damaging on your natural hair is that you have to take care of your real hair even though your way the sewin hairstyle so to do this you want to make sure that you are able to effectively shampoo wash her hair co wash your hair or conditioner wash your hair and apply moisture and water to your hair as so in order to do this it’s very good to have on hand some applicator bottles that you can use to dilute your products so you want to use an applicator bottle for diluting your shampoo for one for your conditioner and other products that you are going to be using for your hair the reason why you have to dilute your hair products is so that the product is thin enough to reach your hair wash your hair or condition your hair and to be effectively rinsed out most shampoos are pretty thick so if you was to just squeeze some shampoo once your sewin you are going to be washing out suds for days so make sure that when you are applying product your hair everything is a watery consistency so that you can effectively get the job done without leaving product build up on your hair so of course sewins do not damage natural hair what damages natural hair is the lack of knowledge and a lot of people struggle with wearing styles because they feel like every time I get my braids done or every time I get a sewin done my hair is always breaking and falling out and what it is is that you need to be knowledged about how to take care of your hair in the first place and especially when you are when you are wearing extensions and is one thing that I really highlight in my book is that when you are when extension still take care of your hair nurse proper techniques to be put in place to make sure that you're keeping your real hair shampooed and conditioned and healthy as well as with wearing extensions as well so I hope this question has helped you and helped anyone else was wondering because I know a lot of you are very afraid of wearing different types of styles that you for like it's going to damage your natural hair braiding must as you me as her testimony or guide because I have natural hair and I always love when different types styles and doing different types of tutorials to show you how to where different types of looks so don't be afraid just make sure you're ready and equipped to handle your hair even though it's in a sewin or any other protected style so is always anything I mentioned in this video make sure to go down into the description box below to figure out any more details that you want to know more about and also before you all go make sure to sign up for my email list to be automatically entered for any giveaways that I do and only their you will receive exclusive 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