What We Learned at the Taliah Waajid Health and Beauty Expo


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Tight braids make your hair grow and the style last longer.

Tight braids are not a good thing. It does not take a lot of tension for someone to braid your hair, Stephens says. When you’re pulling your hair tightly, it can create traction alopecia, which is when too many of your hair strands are pulled from the follicle and the follicle closes up. Also, hair grows a half an inch a month, so having tight braids are not needed.

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