Sew ins, quick weaves, and braids are often used as a protective style to keep hair healthy. But what happens when we don't care for the hair under these weave protective styles that we think will magically make our hair grow? The picture above a start. The above picture is from a lady that left her sew in for over 6 months. While most stylists would only recommend you keep a sew in for no more than 2 months, this client kept hers in for 6 months. It is only recommend for this amount of time due to the moist that can build up under these style. We must remember that wet hair will cause mold which can lead to infection, hair loss, and terrible smells to the hair and scalp.
The constant tension of sew ins, braids, and quick weaves can lead to traction alopecia.It is commonly seen with certain hair styles or braiding patterns that pull the hairline forcefully towards the vertex of the scalp,and has been reported more often in African American women, in whom it can cause scarring. An easy fix to this is to alternate between these styles with styles that put less tension and stress on the hair line.
Here another client had to get her hair cut off as well to remove matted and molded hair due to a sew in worn to long.
Stylist please educate your clients....a new client came to get a new install and have her old install removed and this is what was under he sew in that she has had in for 6+ months.....
Posted by Queorash Barnes on Sunday, December 27, 2015