I hope everyone is well :)). There are many Naturals we wear their hair in braids from time to time as a protective style. There has been an alarming amount of ladies who have done just that and to their shock have found that they are in fact Allergic to the hair put in their hair for braids, extension's, etc. Their symptoms range from a severe case of an itchy scalp, to sores in the form of burns from relaxers, sore with pus coming from them, baldness, swelling of the eyes, and even getting sick on the stomach.
It is said that Synthetic hair has a chemical film left on the hair during the manufacturing process. I have also read that the synthetic hair is coated with alkaline , which is a chemical found in many of our household cleaning products. I also read that some companies put a chemical preserver on the hair so that it doesn't get moldy.... Moldy seriously.....just the thought of that is sickening.
Know that this is not just with Synthetic hair, it's also the case with human hair as well. Ladies, please be super cautions when paying to have your hair braided or doing it yourself. I am not sure what is going on with the hair these days , but in my opinion it is NOT worth having health and scalp issues.
I've read there are ways to pre treat the hair before having it put into your hair. I did not bother to post that info here at AuNaturale, because in my opinion it's simply not worth the time and effort of the braids. I feel our health and the health of our hair and scalp is far more important that any so called way of pretreating hair that has been previously treated with a chemical film or coated with a substance found in our household items. And, lets not get started on the the fact it could be treated before hand to prevent "MOLD", this is crazy.
For all of the fabulous ladies out there who are rocking the Micro mini's, kinky twist, etc please beware and educate yourselves on exactly what your are putting into your hair. Way, the pros with the con's....stop and think...... is it really worth it.
Thanks for stopping by , and remember to always stay....Naturally Fabulous!
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