Are yarn braids bad for your hair?
Does yarn damage your hair? No, yarn doesn’t damage your hair if you keep vigilant about the build-up that will occur at the base of some braids or twists. I have had some breakage due to poor detangling sessions after removing the yarn.
Will washing my braids ruin them?
Because box braids involve synthetic hair attached to your natural hair, when you wash, you may notice some frizz from your natural hair getting wet. … If you’re not washing your hair and scalp, that means all of the buildup of products and dry skin just stays on your scalp, which can lead to flakes and itchiness.