Posted in Answers on November 10th, 2010 by Reagan
Tags: answers, buns, damage
Q by Stacie: Ok, so here’s my question. My hair is dry and color-treated and fairly long (about 5ish inches past my shoulders). I end up putting my hair up in a bun nearly every day, not a pulled super tight bun and I do use only bobby pins to secure it. I feel like maybe I’m further damaging my hair by wearing it up so often, what do you think? I get regular trims and everything but I am just feeling guilty about the breakage I might be causing. So, should I be feeling guilty about this or should I reserve my guilty feelings for other things, like my kid’s cavities?
A by Reagan: I’m no dentist, but I say, worry about your kids’ cavities before worrying about bun damage. If the bun is causing any damage, it would be pretty minimal. Unless you are using those old fashioned hair ties with the little metal connecting piece, you’re probably ok wearing your hair up every day, especially if it’s up loosely. You want to avoid twisting it too tight when you can (even wet, it’s so bad to wring out your wet hair by twisting!), so a loose bun is fine.
When you’re looking at what your hair goes through every day, there is damage everywhere! From the collar of your shirt, pulling it up, the sun, polution, too much brushing, playing with it (holler if that’s you…Holla!), etc. These are all kind of hard to avoid, so I just try to do the most important things to keep it healthy. Avoid too much chemical processing, avoid too much heat and keep it trimmed up.
Thanks for your question Stacie. Nice buns!