I can't do anything that requires synthetic braiding hair. I love the look, but Senegalese twists, box braids etc do not provide the PS gains I would expect.
I've sworn them off. May 2013 I had the BADDEST boxbraids, but my hair disagreed with my decision to get them.
My hair is just starting to flourish again.
Same thing happened to me last year. I ended up losing 3-4" of hair when I removed them. Major setback.