Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Net Weaving and Thinning Edges
With so many people going natural and leaning on sew-in weaves to maintain some control over their hairstyling, netting questions have come up as well as concerns about adding additional hair to the braids to give extra styling control.
First of all, commercial hair adds extra weight to your own hair. If you already have thin edges, and you have extra hair attached to the thinning areas, then the stress from the heaviness of the attachment can eventually cause more hair loss.
Netting can bridge a support system for bald patches or become a support system when a limited number of braids are used to complete a sewn in weave.
If the weight of any commercial hair is not evenly distributed, then it can cause damage to any area that is bearing the bulk of the weight.
So adding hair to the braids where the hairline is thinning and/or attaching a net to support additional commercial hairstyling will probably cause damage to the hairline within 2 to 4 weeks if too much stress is on the hairline.