AS the old saying goes “pain is beauty and beauty is pain.”
And one woman, who posts under the handle @exteriorglam, proved this to be true after revealing how a tight, braided hairstyle left her with a massive bald patch.
The beauty fan took to TikTok and posted a video where she begins by showing a snap of her tightly braided hair, which falls to below her bottom.
Next, she shares a photo from the following morning when she was horrified to discover a massive bald spot.
“Wtf happened?” she asks.
She captioned the post: “I’m shook #braidedponytail #hairloss #baldspot.”
The video has since gone viral and racked up over 369,000 views – with many horrified by the hair disaster.
“That happened to me. Never again,” wrote one.
The TikToker replied: “Literally same! Never doing this hairstyle.”
A second penned: “I really want to do this ponytail – looks so pretty, now I’m scared.”
A third commented: “Oh absolutely not.
“I got this done and I had to take it out the second I got home my hair felt like it was ripping off my head.”
The social media user responded: “I was in soooo much pain that night.
“Wish I took it out.”
Meanwhile, a fourth quipped: “Yowwww this has me weAkkk.”
Another advised: “Braid the hair into your natural hair. Will prevent this happening for next time.”
And one more added: “Omg…I had this happen and had no idea where it came from…makes sense now.”