When it comes to hair myths, there are too many to count! Separate fact from fiction so you can give your locks the best care.
Myth 5: Pulling your hair taut every day can lead to bald spots
Too much tugging and tension from tight hairstyles such as cornrows and weighty extensions can bring on traction alopecia, a form of hair loss that is common among black women. It’s preventable, though. Avoid stressful styles and switch the positions of your braids (ponytails and headbands, too) to alleviate tension.