Too-tight holiday braids can make your hair fall out

Nothing says ‘I just got back from a holiday’ like a fresh pair of tight cornrow braids on someone’s head – it’s more effective than a fresh tan in winter or a tacky souvenir outfit if you ask me. These teeny tiny (and some would say tacky) braids are popular, but they can be dangerous to your hair, as our sister site, That’s Fit, told you a few months ago. Don’t believe us? Check out this article from the Daily Mail — they profile an eight-year-old girl who lost her hair after getting some too-tight braids while holidaying in Rhodes. And the stress of it all has caused her to develop alopecia, which mean her hair isn’t growing back. Good grief!

One has to wonder, is it really worth it to spend a chunk of money on a hairdo that takes hours to finish and doesn’t look all that good in the end anyway? Frankly, I’d be happy if holiday braids disappeared altogether, so while I feel for this poor girl, at least it will discourage others from getting braided.