FAQs for Treebraids- Brazilian Weaves, African Hair Braiding
FAQs- African Hair Braiding by Kaale
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are Treebraids? That page details client consultation of their natural hair, and how to accommodate the length, texture, etc. to get the desired treebraids look. Those are individual treebraids. Click here for more individual treebraids.
Click here to see more treebraids styles to give you an inkling or idea as to the different looks you can achieve for cornrow treebraids. That page is for cornrow treebraids. Click here for treebraids hair loss solutions.
Is there a difference between Treebraids and Microbraids?
First, let's identify the style of microbraids in question. This is the style of microbraids that are braided a little then let loose. Yes, there is a difference.
Individual treebraids and microbraids would look alike if treebraids technique did not require pulling hair out along the length of the braid. Doing so makes individual treebraids look more like a weave. Individual treebraids and microbraids only look alike from the back. Individual treebraids last longer than microbraids (the ones that are braided a little then let loose) when: 1. quality human hair is used. 2. The branches of the treebraids can be used to camouflage the growth at the scalp.
Click here for Treebraids, Microbraids, and more African hair braiding style definitions.
Why do I lose a lot of hair when I remove my braids?
Lack of proper moisturisation of the scalp and hair shaft before braiding the hair.
Lack of proper conditioning when the braids were in your hair, and to a much lesser extent, after removing the braids.
Braids were braided too tightly.
This causes the hair follicles to become loosened or even uprooted from the scalp. You will know if you have the latter worst case scenario if you see little white things forming around a braid. Examine them- they are known as hair follicles. A hair follicle is the root of your hair, the equivalent of roots for a tree. Uproot the tree by its roots, and the tree is dead. Once uprooted from your scalp, there is no way to re-grow or re-attach those hair follicles- it becomes dead hair.
Dead hair from hair braiding
However, this dead hair is trapped by the braid- once you remove the braid, the dead hair either falls away with the braid, or is stuck in the knots at the base of a braid. Once you comb the knots out, the dead hair follicles fall out of the braid. If you are washing your hair while removing knots from having your hair braided, the dead hair washes down the drain. Immediate hair loss.
Broken hair from braids
You will find that some of the hair that combs out into the comb does not have hair follicles- they are easy to spot- its just hair, with no white little things on one end. This means this type of strand of hair was broken from the main hair shaft. This can happen if hair is dry, or brittle, if hair is originally permed, or over processed with chemicals.
Though the process of discovery that one has hair loss from braiding is brief, the start of hair loss actually took much longer to happen, and the effects are even longer lasting.
Had braids before, and have properly moisturised and conditioned the hair and scalp, but still have unusual breakage? Examine your life for stressors that are usual suspects. You may need to see a physician for any unexplainable hair loss.
Help to stop and prevent hair murder! If hair loss occurs around the edges of your hair- especially around the front and sides, it adds 10, 15, even 20 years to your look.
Please read above: 'Why do I lose a lot of hair when I remove my braids?'
Additionally, if your hair is chemically changed, such as with a relaxer and/ coloring, the hair will always be weaker than virgin or kinky hair, so heads up. Unless medium micros or braids were braided into your hair, if you have small micros in combination with permed hair, do not leave the braids in too long. Nevertheless, prevention from hair loss is better than a remedy. We specialize in natural, non-chemical styles designed to improve and enhance the strength, moisturisation, health, and growth of your hair.
My hair braider braids too tightly, but when I complain she insists it makes the braids last longer. What do I do?
Please read above: 'Why do I lose a lot of hair when I remove my braids?'
Additionally, start researching other braiders in the area whose work is better, or comparable. If this is a Master Braider you are complaining about, I am surprised. But yes, definitely find another braider- especially one that has not mastered the art of inflicting pain and hair loss, all in one fell swoop!
I am trying to grow my hair and give it a rest from chemicals. Will braids grow my hair?
Yes. Please also read the first question and answer: 'Why do I lose a lot of hair when I remove my braids?'. Armed with this information, hair growth is not only possible, but African hair braiding with grow your hair beyond your expectations.
Yes. Please visit the links on the respective pages as listed above. Clients come to us and we go to them from almost all States- no state or city is too is too far so please ask. There is a travel fee based on your zip code.
I hate going to the salon. Can you come to my home instead?
Yes.- please allow enough time ahead of time to make sure we can come to you on the day you choose to braid or weave your hair.
How long should my hair be to get braids?
At least half an inch for braids, although we have braided with less hair- allow extra time and extra charge for that. For cornrows however, hair should be that length, if not longer.
Do you work with synthetic, and human braiding hair?
Yes, we do full weaves, partial hair extensions, full hair extensions, and combination braid and weave styles. See also part hair extensions styles on other pages. Click here and buy human hair supplies.
Live in NJ or Brooklyn NY or Long Island? Live outside Princeton, Plainsboro, New Jersey, Brooklyn, NY, London, UK? Call us anyway, we can come to you!
Treebraids, Hair Restorative, and Non Surgical hair loss Solutions:
NoSho(SM) hair extensions, Treebraids, and other braids styles are available for all hair types and conditions, including excessive hair loss around the edges, crown, and back of head.
Treebraids, and Hair Solutions:
We have customized cornrow styles and treebraid styles you never thought were possible. Our Master Braider has mastered this art, and will help you to look more beautiful than you could ever dream of, with this hair restorative, non surgical hair loss solutions, and camouflaging technique. Please also read on how we promote hair growth, and hair loss prevention frequently asked questions (African Hair Braiding by Kaale, Hair Braiding FAQs).
Live in Long Island or Manhattan NY? PA? NJ? CA? GA? TX? FL? You too can get quality, beautiful, and SEXY treebraids by Kaale- take the NJ Transit Train to the Hamilton Station- call: (609) 213-7985- we can pick you up and drop you off! Don't bring any hair- we have it. Or buy human and remy hair.
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