HOW TO HANDLE PAINFUL BRAIDS

There are times when someone will usually experience an excruciating pain after braiding hair. Your leaving the braider with your super-cute braid extension but in extreme pain???  This varies from who did the braiding for you.  Some hair dressers / Stylist usually opt to tightening the braids in other for it to last to a maximum amount of time. And that's the major reason why someone can feel pains during or after braiding.
Have been in such a situation before and trust me,  it's not a very wonderful experience you'd normally boast of.  Some painful braids will even give you bumps around your hairline and this can lead to hair loss if one isn't careful. 
One important thing to note is that Beauty should not hurt! If your head hurts, it's because your hair is braided too tightly, or you have too much extension hair added. In either situation, this doesn't bode well for the future of your hairline. Some braiders may tell you to take an aspirin and the pain should be gone by morning, but any pain is an indicator that something is wrong. A  braider may braid tightly so that the style lasts as long as possible, which is what most of us want, especially if we've saved up our hard-earned money to get that particular style.
But tight tension is very bad for your hair,hairline and scalp. Medium tension is best for fashioning braids; they may not last as long as tight braids, but your hairline will last much longer. If you're a victim of headache-inducing braids, what can you do?
Use warm water to loosen them. Some braiders usually do this with hot water after dipping the tip inside hot water,  this can help reduce the pain.  But in a situation whereby the hair dresser didn't do this,  you have to take precautions yourself.  Also you can take a shower and let the water cascade over your hair. You may need to gently rub your scalp to loosen the braids a little. This is not the time to worry about how much money you just spent and how much time it took to style these braids, so don't think about that! Concern yourself with loosening up this tight style and saving your hairline.
You ultimately have to dry them after allowing water to touch them,  if you don't,  your hair will start stinking,  so make sure you have an hair dryer.
But on a different situation where the pains are beyond your control,  then you got to remove them to avoid hurting your scalp.  I naturally abhor painful braids.  Can't even stand them.  Could remember what happened to my girlfriend in school,  hers was just out of this planet earth and the only way to remedy the situation was total removal of the newly braided hair.  She won't kill herself in a bid to look beautiful .
Just remove them: Yes, remove any braids that are causing little bumps to pop up on your scalp. This is not normal and can lead to hair loss down the road, especially if you make a habit of wearing tight braid styles. Do yourself a favor and see how your head feels when you're still in the stylist's chair. Does it hurt while she's braiding? That's the time to ask her to ease up on your hair. It's much easier for her to take a step back and possibly redo any braids during your appointment than it will be to call her up and ask her to redo them later.
Plus, let's face it: not all braiders are going to take kindly to second day phone calls and they may refuse to do them over. Do not return to tight braiders: Some braiders are notoriously hard on hair. Once should be enough to tell you that this is someone who doesn't care about the health of your scalp. You can take pain relievers, spritz your braids with hair products, sleep sitting up like the Elephant Man if you like, but tight braids are tight braids. They will cause more harm than good to your scalp.  Don't let a hairstyle trump your hair's health.

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