African hair braiding shops can be really good for you or they can surely be a pain in the neck. Why? Well, lets talk about the good stuff first. Many African American women choose to get their hair braided by “Africans” for some of the following reasons.
- Can Catch Very Short Hair
- Good Business Hours
These are 4 of the biggest things that are taken in consideration for many black women looking to get some braids. However, there is also some negatives things that can happen when going to an African braiding shop. The following list reveals what.
- Braids To Thin
- Braids To Tight
- Cheaper Weave Selection
- May Not Understand Good Hair Care Maintenance
If you run into a braiding salon or stylist that does any of the above listed things you could be in for some really BAD things. What, you ask? Well let us list those things that can be caused by the negatives we listed above.
- Traction Alopecia
- Itchy Scalp
- Short Lifespan of the Hairstyle
- Thinning Edges
- Frizzy Braids
There are some really great shops especially in Atlanta, Maryland and Florida but you will have to search them out. The best way to find the top notch African braids stylist is to ask your friends on Facebook or Instagram. Trust me someone in your close knit circle has the information you need and they are more than willing to help you.