Should A Bun Be Considered As A Protective Style?

The fact of the matter is that, not all protective styles actually protect your hair. Some styles look really good but will end up causing your hair to break.

I know a ponytail/bun is very easy to do especially when you’re just over your hair or you’re running late. A bun in itself isn’t bad. The problem starts when it is done almost everyday; that’s your signature look.

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If your hair is always in a bun, first of all, it hurts your edges. If you always want your bun slicked down with not a hair out of place, this may be the reason why your edges don’t seem to grow. You’re putting a strain on it.

Because doing a bun involves you folding a part of your hair over another part, this may cause the hair to get webbed, tangled and knotted up making it difficult to detangle the hair. You may lose a chunk of your hair because of this.

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If you want the “perfect” ponytail/bun, you may decide to stretch out your hair before getting it done. Stretching the strands too far can dry them out, leading to dryness and breakage.

The hair tie/band will lead to breakage as well because it puts a strain on that part of your hair.

Once again, your hair can handle this style once in a while. It just shouldn’t be an everyday thing and shouldn’t last too long on your head.

Ladies, do you put your hair in a ponytail or bun? Why or why not? Do let us know in the comments section.


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