Man-shaped braids are being used as hair extensions in India.
New research has found they are linked to a high rate of facial hair loss.
The study, published in the Journal of Hair and Barbering, also found a significant correlation between the braids and hair loss in men and women.
The research is based on data from over 3,500 men and over 1,000 women aged between 19 and 69.
The braids were tested on their ability to restore facial hair and the effects they have on facial hair growth.
A total of 985 men and 942 women took part in the study.
In terms of the results, the braided hair extensions were found to be more effective at restoring facial hair in men, compared to women who were braided.
The findings were based on the braid hair, as well as on the growth and thickness of the hair extensions.
According to the study, the men who braided the hair on the back and sides had a greater percentage of facial hairs than those braided around the neck, neck and back.
However, women who braised the hair around the middle and back had a higher percentage of face hairs.
The most effective braids in men were found on the sides of the neck and the back, where the braiding was found to have the most significant impact on facial hairs.
However women’s braids on the face were found most effective on the front, neck, back and neck, where they had the lowest percentage of hair growth compared to men’s braided braids.
In addition, the study found that the braiders’ braids had no significant effect on hair growth in men.
Men’s braiders had a slight decrease in facial hair thickness, as compared to the braides in women.
In contrast, women’s hairstyles were also found to benefit men from braiding.
The results of the study suggest that the use of braids may be linked to facial hair, facial hair maintenance, and increased chances of developing facial hair diseases, such as melasma.
The authors suggest that braids can be useful for maintaining a healthy face, and should be used with caution.
Sources: The Times Of India | The Times | Indian Express