Popular natural hair vlogger Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com is opening up about the devastating effects of a ‘protective weave’ that she kept in for over a month. After taking the weave down she experienced massive shedding and breakage, and a serious loss of thickness. She believes that a combination of rough combing (to get her hair straight for the weave installation), tight braiding of her hair beneath the weave, and installation of the weave directly to her hair instead of a weave cap are to blame. She shares her story in the video below. It is long (16 minutes) but worth the listen for those considering weave as a protective style.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?