The Pros and Cons of Wearing Braids

Thinking of getting braids? Braids are a great style choice that allows creativity, individuality and a style that lasts. The Clary Sage Hair Braiding Technology program put together a short pros and cons list to help you decide!


  1.  They can last for a long period of time, anywhere from 4-8 weeks, depending on the type and style of the braids you have.
  2.  There are many different style options available for braiding
  3.  Braids are a great protective style if you are in the transitioning from relaxed to natural hair
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Braids can help promote healthy growth


  1. Can cause hair breakage
  2.  Can cause traction alopecia (hair loss) if the braids are not put in correctly
  3.  Braids (beauty) take some time!
  4. Can get expensive – depending on the type of braids you are getting
  5.  It is not suggested to braid freshly relaxed hair.