One of the few styles that seem to never fade is the wearing of headbands. They vary in sizes, materials, and textures, from hard plastic to terry cloth...
On the other hand, most materials used to make headbands are neither satin or silk. Silk and especially satin, reduce friction on the hair, an important aspect that cotton, twill and nearly all other materials are not able to do. For persons with fragile, damaged, dryer hair types, this constant friction will ultimately lead to breakage of the hairline, if those bands are worn often. Even if the headband is worn loosely, chances are the movement will enable pieces of hair to get caught in the grooves of the material thus breaking the hair.
If a band is tightly secured around the head, this pressure can also cause pulling on the scalp, once again leading to alopecia or thinning.
One advice the OXX Team offers is that any style or headwear that puts pressure for long periods is never good. With respect to the tight styles, the hair follicles are slowly weakening due to the constant pulling thus causing alopecia. If a band is tightly secured around the head, this pressure can also cause pulling on the scalp, once again leading to alopecia or thinning. In the OXX Salon, whenever we notice excessive breakage for persons who love to wear headbands, it is recommended they discontinue usage for a while.
That said, we are not against wearing those stylish bands. This is just a reminder to pay attention. If your hairline is not looking as full as it should, cut back on the bands for a while. Give your hair a break!
We always like persons to try our advice, even if just once. If you do, please tell us what you thought of your experience.
Until Next Week,
The OXX Family