You've heard it said before, braids are a protective hair style and if you braid your hair it will grow better and faster.
That's true but only to a certain extent - if you don't braid your hair in the right way you will lose hair!
When it comes to braids you need to keep the following things in mind:
Braiding your hair will lead to breakage if:
To ensure your hair does grow when it is braided do the following:
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx