Worst Extension Styles
Individual Braids, aka Singles, Microbraids, or Poetic Justice Braids.
Individual braids require you to install hundreds of tight braids on the scalp, creating tension on every millimeter of your head. This style can lead to permanent hair loss.
Choosing long extension hair increases the damage because it adds more weight on the follicles. To add to injury, most hair braiders want to do a good job, and make the styles tight.
Many wearers of this style believe that they’ll only have a tension headache for a few days. But the truth is that follicle damage can last a lifetime, long after the physical pain is felt.
Follicle damage can be permanent if the follicles are abused enough, or if your body simply does not want to regenerate the scalp.
It’s best to avoid this extension style. If you must wear Poetic Justice braids, try telling the braider to braid without applying tension.
Also, beware of the time you leave the braids on your natural hair. Leaving the extension hair in too long would give your natural hair the opportunity to intertwine and tangle with the extension hair.
Anything Using Glue or Tape. Gluing and taping hair onto your natural mane can give you alopecia. It may seem like the ideal solution, until you go to remove the glue or tape.
These types of extensions will make it very difficult to regrow edge hair. Edges are already tremendously difficult to regain if you regularly wear extensions or tight puffs and ponytails.
You’ll also find the glue technique being used with wigs. Wigs can be a great protective hairstyle if you don’t ruin it with glue or place the combs too tight along the scalp.