Why Most Indian Women Tie Their Hair In Braids?

Most Indian women wear their hair in a braid to maintain the shine and health of their hair. Here is how braids help to keep your hair long and healthy.

Getting the answer to the question “When was the last time we had a haircut?” generally won’t take you too far back in time. The reason is, everyone knows that keeping your hair healthy requires a cut every three months. Despite this, most Indian women do not frequent beauty salons, and yet the vast majority of them have magnificent long hair to show off. We’re not trying to imply that short hair is boring, but if you’ve always admired waist-length thick hair and wondered how to get it on your own, now’s your chance. Putting your hair in braids before the night is the trick.

There are fewer split ends

If you only cut the ends of your hair, you may temporarily relieve the irritation caused by split ends, but eventually, the problem will return. How you sleep, the chemicals you consume, and how often you blow-dry all have an effect on the quality of your hair. Because of the friction created when your hair brushes against your pillowcase as you toss and turn, your hair will break. Braiding your hair reduces the amount of friction between your strands, keeping them safe from breakage.

The shine will be improved

A lot of products promise to keep your hair moisturized, which is a must if you wish for it to seem its greatest, so this is not surprising. Due to the many causes that cause it to lose moisture, the hair may seem drier after a night on its own. Braiding your hair before night can help keep it hydrated since the overlapping braid shape stops air from escaping.

Keeps your hair from getting tangled

If you consistently braid your hair before bed, you’ll wake up with fewer knots. Having your hair braided not only keeps it from getting tangled but also minimizes the quantity of hair you lose every time you brush.

Reduces hair frizz

Although anti-frizz products might temporarily tame unruly flyaways, their chemical composition has been related to skin problems including acne. Braiding your hair before the night is a simple, inexpensive way to avoid curly hair in the morning. Wearing your hair in braids helps protect it from drying out and highlights its natural smoothness, which is especially useful if you have dry hair because frizz is more likely to form on dry hair.

Boosts hair growth

Damaged hair has several negative effects, including those on appearance and feel, but it can also prevent new growth from occurring. Dryness and breakage can cause your hair to thin and hinder you from growing it out. Braiding your hair instead of using a curling iron to get beachy waves is just one way to reduce your dependence on heat styling products and chemical treatments, allowing your hair to grow stronger and healthier.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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