One of the major problems that are associated with braiding or cornrows is hair breakage. In addition to breakage, one can experience dull, frizzy, and dry hair as a result of wearing cornrows or braids. To avoid losing hair when using the cornrow hairstyle you should follow the tips below:
Choose your stylist carefully. It is important you choose one that has been practicing for some time. This will help to avoid bad braiding that may end up increasing your hair loss.
Wrap the hair to prevent breakage. When you go to sleep, your hair comes into contact with your pillow and the movements cause friction and tension will be applied to your braids. This can result in considerable hair loss. To avoid this, simply wrap your head with a cloth before sleeping.
As with all hairstyles, it is important that you do not keep braids in for too long. This can increase breakage and in some cases even result in a permanent hair loss. This can result in a condition known as traction alopecia.
Cleanse your hair properly. This will prevent bacterial and fungi infection which might lead to dandruff and bald spots in your head. It is important to perform a thorough cleaning weekly.