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.
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.
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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