TOP 7 REASONS FOR BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR LOSS /DAMAGE

TOP 7 REASONS FOR BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR LOSS

/DAMAGE

&

HOW TO PREVENT THEM

 

Naomi Campbell hair loss

Naomi Campbell hair loss

I constantly get bombarded with questions as to what is causing Black women’s hair to break so much, get damaged and often times leading to hair loss.  I encounter women from all over who give me so many reasons for their hair damage and I will like to share some of these reasons with you and aim to offer some solutions on how we can prevent some of these problems.

It is a known fact that we are a race obsessed and addicted with hair beauty.  Our obsession & addiction with hair comes mostly from the fact that we cannot manipulate our hair as easily as other races can with their hair and this in itself puts us in a difficult situation.  This addiction has therefore put us in a position of love/hate with our hair as we do not seem to understand it.  It has turned us into Slaves for our hair as we will do anything to have the image we hope from our hair hence we really do not care in most cases how much we contribute to damaging it.  Our obsession has turned us to spend whatever money we can lay our hands on into creating the hairstyle we seek.

Surveys have shown that the Black woman spends 6 times more than any other race on hair. It has also been shown that we rate our

black women images

black women images

hair more important than most things in our lives including forfeiting paying our mortgage or getting an eduction in order to have the good hair we seek. See Good Hair Documentary by Chris Rock.  A survey from www.marketresearch.com confirmed that by 2013 we will spend $4.2 trillion on hair and accessories.  It has also been confirmed that the hair loss industry is worth more than $9billion.

But why are we spending so much money on hair and if this is the case are we achieving the good hair that we seek?

By the nature of our hair, we have discovered that our hair is unique and has qualities such as: dryness, frizz, matted strands, tangles, shrinkage, breakage, lacks moisture and ability to absorb moisture etc.  These qualities of the Black hair are the reasons we generally seek so much solution to our hair problems. But are these problems natural or are they man-made problems that we have been forced to inherit?

In the process of seeking solutions, we resort to everything we can think of to help us such as: straightening with hot comb; blow dryers; flat irons; chemical relaxers; perms; Brazilian & Japanese blow dry; colour treating; Braids with synthetic & human hair; Weaves with synthetic, human and virgin human hair;  twisting; adding different types of extensions etc etc.  All these styling – excessive manipulation, heating, chemicals etc all lead to one thing our hair – Hair damage & Hair loss.

When damage and hair loss has occurred, we further go on more trial and error spree and have to spend so much more money to try and understand how to solve our problems.  Most times the problem starts from the people styling our hair; suggesting products; training us in hairdressing /cosmetology schools, manufacturing our products and advising us about our hair as these people generally do not have any idea what our hair really is.

Here are the Top 7 reasons for hair loss & damage in Black women & how we can prevent them:

1. DRYNESS & LACK OF MOISTURE:  The Black hair is generally dry because when it grows from our scalp, it coils

dry Afro hair

dry Afro hair

around itself.  This coily nature of our hair does not allow the natural sebum which is the natural oil from our scalp to travel down the strands of our hair.  We are therefore expected to constantly hydrate and moisturise our hair in order to bring in moisture and stop the dryness.

Rather what we then do as Black people is to apply more heat to our hair and this heat continues to make the hair dryer hence leading brittle hair that  snaps and breaks at the least touch.

SOLUTION: Start hydrating your hair today and watch out to see how it will start detangling itself when you try to comb it without breaking.  A simple mixture of bottled spring water and natural oils will do a great job than any expensive over the counter product.

2. USE OF EXCESSIVE HEAT: 

blow drying hair

blow drying hair

I hear people saying that they cannot work with their hair unless it is completely blow dried and looking bone straight.  Unfortunately these people are not helping themselves with their hair health. As mentioned above, anything that takes away moisture from the Afro Hair is not a friend of this hair type.  It simply dehydrates the hair and allows it to be prone to breakage. Breakage most times is what people see but really cannot explain what led to the breakage.   Breakage is the reason our hair does not retain length and the problem we face is length retention rather than hair not growing.

SOLUTION: Stop the heat; apply more water oil solutions into your hair and it will be a lot easier to manipulate.

3. DAMAGING INGREDIENTS IN OUR HAIR PRODUCTS:

There are people who have never deliberately tried damaging their hair but continue to notice that no matter how good a product claims, they still notice that their hair is dry, brittle, difficult to comb and style or grow.  The problem is not usually the fault of the client.   This is one of the biggest mis-selling and cons in the general hair industry and in particular the Black hair industry. Our biggest enemies are in the gentlest looking glossy advertised products in our bathroom such as the shampoos, conditioners, hair creams etc.  This is one area where I am most passionate about as clients are being conned constantly into parting with their hard earned money only to end up with problems they were hoping to solve.  I will be writing more on this particular point as this is an area where my enquiries most come from.

various shampoos

various shampoos

SOLUTION: In the meantime, stay away from most shampoos, conditioners and creams and stick to the ones that say – Sulfate-free shampoos, Silicon-free conditioners and creams/ moisturisers that have as part of their ingredients natural items that you can relate to.

4. HARSH & POISONOUS CHEMICALS IN OUR HAIR RELAXERS:

Due to the above problems that the damaging ingredients in our shampoos and conditioners have caused and also with the image expectations we tend to build for ourselves especially in civilised world; most of us end up relaxing our hair with very harsh poisonous chemicals – Sodium hydroxide, ammonium thioglycolate, formaldehyde etc.  These chemicals do not help us in any form.  This is a topic I have personally taken upon to research and read about.  This is by far one of the biggest reason for our hair loss.  It gets more complicated as it permanently depletes our strands of hair of its protein content.  It gives an illusion of easy to manage hair but our women still end up asking to wear extensions in the form of Braids and weaves after completely making their hair weak and vulnerable with relaxers.  You would expect that after a chemical relaxer process that Black women will be happy to show off this relaxed new hairdo.  Unfortunately this is not usually the case.  They go further to add extensions in the form of Braids & Weaves which then beggars the question, why did you relax your hair.  This is double jeopardy and stress on this fragile strand of hair. I have no idea what the purpose of a relaxer is if you will still end up in weaves, braids & extensions.  Please take your time and think your actions to yourself.  If you wear Braids, Weaves etc on a natural base of hair, you will have good textured hair to add your extensions and the hair is usually able to take the pressure but when it has already been weakened with chemicals and you add extensions, you deliberately set your hair for damage and hair loss. These poisonous chemicals also sip into your blood streams as has been proven by so many researches due to the natural function of the skin with the ability to breath with the example of cigarettes patches and exhale with the example of sweating. You are not helping yourself with this self- inflicted damage and the only reason this form of manipulation for Afro hair exist is because it is the only quick way other races can think of solutions for the Black hair.  See the Book, Hair Bible by Philip Kingsley.

SOLUTION: Time to stop these poisonous chemicals which cause you nothing more than hair loss and health problems.

5. TIGHT AND UNCOMFORTABLE HAIR STYLES:

tight braids

tight braids

While I may be an educator on natural hair styles, I am completely aware of the damage that hair stylist are inflicting on clients with some of these hair styles.  This is such a problem in our society as untrained illiterate hairstylist believes that hair beauty equals tightness on the scalp.  They have no idea what consulting with clients mean or what it involves to match a client’s hairstyle with their natural hair features.  Most clients complain that a basic hairstyle that should not require too much force and stress ends up causing so much pain that they end up taking the hair out.  This is most times made worse when this client has probably damaged her hair with chemical relaxers and now wants to hide her hair damage with extensions.

SOLUTIONS: As a hair client, please seek professional service and be willing to pay for the expertise and advise that your professional natural hair stylist offers. Also make it clear to your client when a hair style is making you uncomfortable.

As a hair stylist, please take up training and get your knowledge, experience and education up to speed so you do not continue to contribute to causing more hair damage and hair loss to your clients. I am tired of hearing about stylist who only wants to sit by their computers and learn from youtube.  My advice to you is that no one is going to sit on youtube and give you all the knowledge you need to be a good professional hairstylist completely free.  If they do, there is something they are trying to sell to you. Also remember that what we do is not taught in Hairdressing & Cosmetology schools so you need specialist training like we offer at World of Braiding & Extensions’ School of Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Business.

6. USE OF DAMAGING HAIR ACCESSORIES:

For example Lace wigs: We tend to follow trends blindly as a race. The trend that brought the lace wig also brought with it lots of hair loss and hair damage.  Lace wigs were originally made for cancer patients who had lost all their hair due to chemotherapy.  I have attended to lots of clients and know friends who followed this fashion which has now caused them so much hair damage and in some cases irreparable damage.  As is expected with most fashion trends, I always say to my clients to weigh /consider the beauty and health consequence of a hair style. I had clients who desperately wanted to follow the fad trend as well and I am glad they listened to my sound advice.  Most stylists again simply want to have money in their bank account and do not care about advising their clients.

SOLUTION: Watch every hair trend and seek professional advice before taking them on.  They may cause you a lot of damage in the long run.

If you find you have a stylist who is not prepared to advise you when need be, please stop using this person and move on to someone who will.

I will also recommend to clients that you learn to listen as well because there are those who simply are prepared to do whatever it takes to have a certain look without caring about the consequences and the health hazards it presents.  For example, there are currently people wearing layers and layers of Virgin human hair at all cost.  Please look at the health of your hair before subjecting yourself to this self-inflicted pain as a time will come when there will be no hair for you to stitch the hair extensions unto.

Other accessories to avoid include tight ponytails, iron hair pins and clips, less tugging, pulling, tucking etc.

7. WATCH YOUR FOOD INTAKE:

healthy foods

healthy foods

Due to the unhealthy lifestyles we are forced to live with – synthetic foods, processed foods, genetically modified foods, toxins in the air etc, our body is constantly battling with toxins and stress which do not encourage healthy body for hair growth.  Hair grows from inside and hair is a fiber that is part of our cells which grows from the subdivision of our cells in the hair follicles.

SOLUTION: To solve this problem, we need natural healthy food that the body can easily break down for digestion in order for our hair to grow.  The foods we need for good hair growth are fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and wholemeal foods.

We also need lots of water for detoxification, lubrication of food for digestion, aid digestion and reproduce the cells for hair growth.  At least 2.5litre water every day.

World of Braiding & Extensions Group of Companies is made up of 4 major Service areas.
1. World of Braiding & Extensions Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Business School which offers education, knowledge & skill to students around the world with the mission to – get women into work & business.   We train our students with the best ways to apply all the different natural hair & extensions techniques.
2. World of Braiding & Extensions Professional Natural Hair & Extensions Centre offering healthy hair & extensions service on client’s hair with the passion for healthy signature natural hair glamour.  We consult with all clients before taking on a service of hair extensions.  We care for your hair and ensure there are no damages.
3. World of Braiding & Extensions Black Hair Education & Solutions Center where our focus is to train Black women in the understanding of their natural hair and how to care for it to avoid damage & hair loss.
4. World of Braiding & Extensions Natural Hair Accessories & Extensions center.  Providing all the materials you need to care for your hair.
If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so.  Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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Joy a mother with her four children

Joy a mother with her four children

About your Trainer

Joy Phido is an internationally established Natural Hair and Extensions Educator, Specialist, & Designer.  Joy is a mother with 4 children and has first-hand experience on how difficult it is to work and run a family especially in the Western world.  After working in corporate Nigeria as a banker and corporate England in telecoms, Joy tried her hands on buy and sell businesses which failed. She eventually realized that to succeed in business; you need to have a skill in your hands first. In addition to her natural passion and skill in hair designing, Joy took series of professional training from across different continents and now has the mission to give students real skill of running a hair Business. This is why World of Braiding has become a success and it is this passion of owning your own skill that motivates Joy in helping people who come to World of Braiding & Extensions for training.

Joy has a BSc in Business Admin, a qualified NVQ Level 3 Hairdresser, a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with UK Hairdressing Council, has over 20 years Natural Hair & Extensions experience.  She is also a qualified teacher, an NLP practitioner with varied career experiences.

Before setting up World of Braiding & Extensions, Joy started teaching Braiding, Weaving & Extensions with the Newham Council Adult Education Department (Newceys) for 5 years at 4 Centres with some classes as big as 30 students. As the Chief Executive, Trainer and Artistic Director at World of Braiding & Extensions, her passion is to make Natural Hair and Extensions a professional skill as well as help stylist understand how to make money while designing glamorous clients.

Joy’s passion for natural hair is also associated with the fact that she experienced hair damage with chemical relaxers which made her start wearing natural hairstyles thereafter.  She can be seen as the Doctor  for healthy natural Afro hair where all her children wear natural hairstyles and she is no stranger on the internet writing from her blogs, teaching on Youtube with step-by-step videos to constantly enrich students’ knowledge with over 3million views and over 18,000 subscribers.  She is also a Natural Hair & Extensions Business Mentor and adviser helping students & practitioners not only on how to get into the industry but how to become successful and prosper in the industry.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to this training to enhance your learning.  World of Braiding & Extensions is constantly exhibiting at Hair events, giving talks in conference, taking part in major projects and designing hair for fashion shows and events. 

 

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TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHEMICAL HAIR RELAXERS

TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT  CHEMICAL HAIR RELAXERS

By Joy Phido – Chief Executive, Natural Hair & Extensions Educator & Specialist

World of Braiding & Extensions

1.       Hair Relaxers contain poisonous chemical such as Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide,   Lithium Hydroxide, Guanidine Hydroxide and ammonium thioglycolate.  These chemicals are alkaline and range from a pH factor of 13 to 14 on the pH level.

Hair Relaxer

Hair Relaxer

Hair Relaxer

Hair Relaxer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   When these chemicals are applied incorrectly, left on the hair for too long or left in the hands of untrained hands, they melt your hair leading to burnt scalp, hair damage and complete hair loss.

Burnt and damaged scalp from chemical relaxers

Burnt and damaged scalp from chemical relaxers

Damaged and patchy scalp from chemical relaxers

Damaged and patchy scalp from chemical relaxers

Relaxing her own hair

Relaxing her own hairChemical Relaxer service in a salon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Chemical relaxers are corrosive and eat into anything they come in contact with. For this reason, manufacturers instruct that the stylist applies gloves on their hands before applying the chemicals as it will cut into your skin when applied with bare hands. For the hair strands, they penetrate into the hair Cortex and eat off the protein (keratin) in the strands giving the hair a permanent change that renders the hair limp and lifeless

4. Although the instruction says you should protect the hands when applying chemical relaxers, there is no instruction on how to protect the scalp.   For the reason that the scalp is exposed, when chemicals are applied, they absorb into your skin tissues through the scalp, to your cells and into your blood stream thereby exposing your health to chemical toxins from sodium hydroxide etc.  The dosage of this exposure is constantly increased depending on the number of times you retouch and apply your relaxer.  It is also a known fact that this is one of the occupational hazards of beauticians and hairdressers as they are constantly inhaling these chemicals when working with them.  These chemical have however been linked to tumors and cancers.

 

5. Considering the fact that we are constantly exposed to a barrage of external and environmental pollutants, the least we can do is help ourselves to reduce the amount of chemicals we knowingly and willingly put in our body. You are therefore personally responsible for putting toxic cosmetic chemicals into your body through chemical relaxers. With the world now developing a greener conscience – cutting down on carbon emissions, considerations for climate change, concerns about genetically modified food etc, shouldn’t you therefore need make a conscious effort to protect yourself from exposure to these chemicals by either completely cutting away from them or by decreasing your usage of them?

 

Burnt scalp from relaxer

Burnt scalp from relaxer

Damaged, exposed and wounded scalp

Damaged, exposed and wounded scalp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are natural hair and protective alternatives to chemical processing of the hair which create beauty.

Would you like to know some of them? Follow and like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/worldofbraiding or contact us to find out more.  If you already wear natural hairstyles, we would like to hear from you on how you are getting on and if you need help on how to care for them.

 

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GROWING BACK HAIR LOSS

GROWING BACK DAMAGED HAIR AND HAIR LOSS

My client came round yesterday for her hair appointment. We started to work on her hair as we have always done. Only there was something different this time. A bit about my client – we have been working on her hair for a period and she has a genetic case of hair loss. I have always been concerned about helping to grow her hair back.

Genetic hair loss

Genetic hair loss

Working with hair loss and hair damage clients is something we deal with on a daily basis. This instance is only one of the many cases we deal with on a daily basis but we feel really upset when we deal with hair loss / hair damage problems caused by untrained stylist and wrong styling advice.
We have therefore taken on the responsibility of researching and looking for products that will help regrow our client’s hair with good results. This is why we noticed something different about my client’s hair. I had given my client some natural hair oils in our last appointment and she has been consistent with using it. The oil had made a big difference and I could notice some new growth in her hair. Her scalp which had looked shiny with signs that her hair follicles were closed now looked normal and I could notice the signs of healthy follicles. Are you in hair business to help your clients maintain and grow healthy hair or you are there just to make money.
Regarding the style we were working on; remember your client’s self-esteem and confidence depends on the final outcome your service gives them. I ensure a good consultation is carried out first and then explain how I will work around and with the hair I see. I always work around the hair condition I see and provide my client with the best hairstyle that does not show hair loss or hair damage where applicable.

Cornrow hairstyle for hair loss

Cornrow hairstyle for hair loss

Would you say you help your clients grow back their hair? Do you help them search for solutions to their hair problems? On the other hand, are you part of the problem where you actually encourage your clients to develop hair damage and hair loss? Do you think it will be good for you to help and support your clients to develop healthy hair habits? These are the issues we deal with in our training. A client needs your help to grow their hair and not your help to damage their hair. Take on trainings if you know you are not qualified and help them achieve healthy hair styles.
As a client, find out if your stylist is qualified to work with hair and can help you create not only amazing hair looks but also look after the health of your hair, before you trust them to work on your hair. The problem here is that most stylists have no knowledge of how to work with hair. Worst of all, is the fact that they are untrained, uneducated, unprofessional and are therefore ignorant of what hair needs and how to care for it. My question to clients is – would you go to an untrained doctor for your health needs or to an untrained dentist, optician etc? The same applies to hair. There are so many people practicing hair service who are not trained. These people need training so they can offer good service. You can help them by not taking up their service and encouraging them to take up training.
We are however aware that some clients love cheap unprofessional service and this is why there is so much hair damage especially in the black community. This is a discussion we will have on another occasion. Please do not be one of those clients. Hair service is very important for a person’s self-esteem which helps you achieve great results in life. Do not throw away your self-confidence for cheap service. As a stylist, do not become the person who helped to damage your client’s self-esteem.

WHAT IS HAIR – As a hairstylist some of the issues you will deal with is to understand what a hair strand is, where hair growth takes place, what is in hair strands, how hair grows, the cycles of hair growth, what you need to eat to encourage growth, what your products should contain to help maintain healthy hair, the hairstyles that are good or unhealthy for your hair etc. A hairstylist should understand these points such that when a client complains that her hair is not growing or is getting damaged, you are in a position to suggest or give tips on basic rules to keep the hair healthy. A trained stylist should be in a position to notice when a head of hair is not looking healthy and immediately suggest solutions to address or redress the problem before it gets out of control. A trained stylist can recognise that a physically damaged hair is rough; brittle to the touch, and prone to split ends and can work on helping that client to address the problem etc.
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN HAIR STYLING – As a hairstylist you are the expert on issues relating to hair. You should know the styles that are healthy for your client’s particular hair type. You should know products to avoid on varied textures of hair; you should know how to apply the products, the timing to use and when to take them out of the hair. You should be in a position to know how to test for hair strengths, strand test, incompatibility test, elasticity test, porosity test etc. It is not enough to pack a handful of chemicals and slap on a client’s hair without considering if the hair strand is strong enough to handle the strength of the chemicals in the relaxer or if the porosity of the hair is such that chemicals will not be the best option on the hair.

Female Pattern Hair loss

Female Pattern Hair loss

These are only a few of the issues we have raised in this article. If you have experienced any problems from untrained stylist, we will like to hear about them. As a stylist, if you have had experiences with clients who are not willing to appreciate your skill, we would like to hear from you.

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Qualified Cosmetologist, BSc Hons – Business Management,
Natural Hair & Extensions Specialist, Designer, Consultant, HABIA Certified Educator,
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Start-up Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Member UK Hairdressing Council, Qualified Teacher, NLP Certified Practitioner, ILEX Certified Legal Administrator

ADDICTION TO HAIR EXTENSIONS CAN CAUSE HAIR DAMAGE

ADDICTION TO HAIR EXTENSION CAN CAUSE YOU HAIR DAMAGE

I was chatting with a client the other day and she brought this to my attention; Kim Kardashian is losing hair.

kim kardashian hair loss

kim kardashian hair loss

I was surprised. She is a celebrity; she is rich; she can employ the best hair stylist that can advise her – why has this happened. I actually do like Kim’s hair extensions. It really does look natural and glamorous. I had to research this to be sure my client was right. According to Belgravia Centre Blog “Kim Kardashian has been photographed in Paris with what looks excessive hair loss on the right hand side of her head. Ms. Kardashian, arrived in Paris on Tuesday 6th March for Fashion Week. She was photographed whilst waiting for her luggage at Charles de Gaulle airport. Her usually voluminous hair had a visible bald patch to the right: this could simply be a case of post-flight tousled hair caught at an unfortunate camera angle, or could more likely be an indicator of a hair loss condition.” As has been suggested in various quarters, it could be a hair loss situation caused by excessive stress due to the hectic lifestyle celebrities have. However on the other hand, addiction to hair extensions could have caused this as has been seen with other celebrities in the past – Britney Spears, Coleen Rooney, Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell hair loss

Naomi Campbell hair loss

etc. Hair extensions when not done with care can seriously lead to traction alopecia, patchy hair damage on the scalp etc.

What is Hair Extensions: Hair extensions are the addition of artificial fibers or anything that is not your own hair into your hair. Lots of people find it difficult to understand hair extensions as they tend to understand the way it is added onto the hair as the meaning.

What are the different ways of adding Hair Extensions: There are different ways of adding hair extensions. They range from:
Braiding with extensions – single plaits with extensions, cornrows with extensions, twist with extensions etc.
Weaves with extensions – full head sew-in extensions, track sew-in extensions, interlock sew-in weave etc.
Weft Bonding extensions – cap weave with weft bonding, line bonding on tracks etc

fusion strand-by-strand extensions

fusion strand-by-strand extensions

Fusions strand-by-strand extensions – glue gun fusions extensions, micro beads /ring fusion extensions, pre-bonded heat gun fusion extensions, cold fusions etc
Others Units /Wigs – Clip-ins, Velcro etc, lace front wigs, regular wigs etc

What makes a difference between types of hair extensions will depend on how healthy they are applied, how comfortable the hair extensions type is to your natural hair, how durable they last in-between salon visits, how much they cost to get your service, how realistic they look when compared to your natural hair, the products used to achieve the result, how informed; experienced and educated your stylist is etc.

Why do we need hair extensions: We need hair extensions for instant length of hair (our hair grows up to 13cm per year – which depends on a healthy lifestyle, the healthy food we eat, the quality products we use, genetics, age, health etc.), we need extensions to give our hair volume, change of colour, we need extensions for easy styling of our hair, for beauty, durability, for versatile look especially for people with celebrity lifestyle etc.

What causes hair extensions damage: Your hair extensions will cause damage if you apply the wrong type of extensions on your hair without detailed consultation with your stylist. It will cause damage if you become addicted to wearing extensions and do not take a break occasionally to rest your hair – as your hair gets stressed from constant abuse – pulling and tugging. You will have damage if you do not treat your natural hair with care – using good quality products – shampoos and conditioners, applying the right treatments – deep condition & treatment, split end trims and cuts etc. You will have damage if you do not use professional service to take out your hair extensions etc.
To have the best results from your hair extensions:
• Work with professional stylist who are well trained and have the love of your hair at heart.
• Have a detailed consultation with your stylist and understand what type of extensions will suit your natural hair without causing you damage.
• Treat your hair extensions with hair as if it was your own hair as well as treat your own hair with care.
• Do not wear your hair extensions for too long as it affects the health of your hair.
• Use professional service to take out your hair extensions.
• Give your hair a rest from extensions occasionally and give it good treatment when not in extensions.
• If your hair is damaged, do not use hair extensions. Wait for your hair to get back to good health before applying hair extensions.

World of Braiding offers all hair extensions techniques.  We care for your hair and ensure there are no damages. We also train you in the best ways to apply all the different hair extensions techniques.

If any of the issues mentioned in this article has affected you, or you have an experience you will like to share with us, please feel free to do so. Also email us if you need our advice on any issues in this article.

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Joy Phido (SRH)
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Natural Hair & Extensions Specialist, Designer, Consultant, HABIA Certified Educator,
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Start-up Coach/ Adviser, Mentor, Member UK Hairdressing Council, Qualified Teacher, NLP Certified Practitioner, ILEX Certified Legal Administrator

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