Dr. Oz: Your Hair Style Could Be Causing Your Hair Loss
Dr. Oz talked about how your hair style might be causing your hair loss. He talked to “Curly Nikki,” psychotherapist Nikki Walton. She said many women assume that chemical straightening and heat styling are the only things that can damage your hair. But there are many other things that can damage the hair and cause significant hair loss.
Dr. Oz: Hair Extensions Can Cause Hair Loss
Hair extensions are pretty common, but it turns out they can cause hair loss. When you apply fake hair to your real hair, the tension and weight over time can hurt your hair follicles and hair strands. You can snap a braid, leaving you with a patch of broken, ugly hair and leading to hair loss.
Curly Nikki recommends being mindful of your hair texture and thickness. People with fine hair want to find thick braids because it looks more luxurious, but you can’t do that. You’ll experience lots of breakage, causing damage to your hair. You also always want to take care of the hair you do have, even while you have the braids; otherwise you won’t have any hair.
Dr. Oz: Ponytails and Buns Can Cause Hair Loss
Olga joined them to talk about how ponytails and buns can cause hair loss. Olga always has her ponytail in the same spot. Wearing your hair the same way over and over again will cause tension over time, causing hair loss. Curly Nikki recommended Olga switch up her hair style every now and then.
Dr. Oz: Weaves Can Cause Hair Damage
Dr. Oz said weaves have always been an enigma to him, but Terry wears a weave and she wears them all the time. Sometimes she might take them off for a day or two before putting a new one on.
Weaves cause hair loss around the front of the head and the hair line there. It’s the most delicate part of the hair and it’s very fragile. When you lose it, it doesn’t always come back.
Dr. Oz: Weave Vs. Extensions
Dr. Oz wondered what the difference was between a weave and an extension. Extensions are braided into your real hair, while weaves are sewn or glued into the roots of the hair. Terry said hers are sewn in. Sewn in weaves are better because glue can be bad for your skin.
Dr. Oz: Taking Care of Your Weave
Curly Nikki said Terry needs to make sure to prep her hair with a good deep conditioner and make sure her hair is clean and fortified. Then, once her weave is professionally installed, Nikki recommended she gets an applicator bottle with her favorite oil so she can keep her scalp nourished in the weave.