African American Hair Loss

African women hair loss

Same as female hair loss African hair type grows just like any other, but because of its structure it’s more delicate than other hair types. Not only is Afro hair more prone to breakage through lack of moisture, it is also still susceptible to genetic hair loss as well as balding inflicted by damaging hairstyle habits.

Traction Alopecia

Traction means pulling. There are many hairstyles and hair implements that can cause pulling of the hair.Traction alopecia may over the short run cause temporary hair loss but over time with continued traction the follicles may atrophy leading to permanent hair loss. Tight ponytails and braiding can cause short broken hairs, follicular inflammation, and patchy hair loss. Africans, in particular, wear hairstyles with tight braiding that can lead to traction alopecia. Hair weaving to maintain a wig or hair system can also lead to further loss in the woven hairs.

Central Centrifugal Cicatrical Alopecia (CCCA) is a type of hair loss that begins in the central portion of the scalp, spreads in an outward or centrifugal pattern and causes scarring or cicatrix of the hair follicles.The exact cause of CCCA is not known, but some experts believe it may be linked with long-term use of chemical hair treatments, such as chemical hair straighteners.

Traumatic Alopecia

(Hair Breakage) can occur at any location on the head and it is directly related to trauma or injury of the strands of hair.

Common Causes of Traumatic Alopecia (Hair Breakage):

1. Excessive Chemical Use: Relaxers, dyes or the combination of both relaxers and dyes 2. Excessive Heat: Curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, hot combs, blow dryers, hooded dryers 3. Frictional forces: Rubber bands, excessive brushing or combing

Alopecia areata

affects about only 2% of the population but doesn’t exclude African . It is a mysterious condition where the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles.The result is patchy bald spots on the scalp.

The hair growth cycle also reacts to any internal imbalance that can be caused by hormonal or external factors. Medications, illness, childbirth, extreme dieting and emotional trauma can all contribute to diffuse alopecia or telogen effluvium.

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