Hair Loss in Black Women

Hair loss in black women is incredibly common.

Hair Loss Epidemic In The Black Community

Hair loss in black women is incredibly common. Almost half of black women experience some form of hair loss. Unfortunately, there aren't many doctors who are familiar with black hairstyling practices, leaving many women to sort through unhelpful, and sometimes harmful, advice on their own. 

Black women in particular are prone to experience traction alopecia, which can be caused by heat, toxic chemicals and tight hair styles that cause tension on the scalp, including some braids and hair extensions. 

Alopecia Areata is classified as an auto immune disorder that attacks the hair follicles. This causes the hair to shed, often in clumps. 

Alopecia areata is occasionally associated with other autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, or arthritis.

In some cases, alopecia can be genetic, but for many Black women, alopecia is a result of the way that we choose to style our hair. 


Here are some steps that you can take to prevent or slow hair loss:

  • Keep in mind that your protective style, may not be protecting your hair. So pay close attention to your hair styles.

  • Choose hairstyles that don’t put extreme tension and pressure on hair strands. Make sure that your braid styles aren’t too tight or small. Try to avoid chemical relaxers, and long term clip-ins or sew-ins.

  • If you want to braid your hair, try a looser style, or larger braids.

  • Use a wide hair band made of fabric to hold back your hair loosely.

  • Wrap your hair in a silk scarf when sleeping to protect your hair and scalp.

  • Brush hair with a wide tooth comb.

  • Be aware of how long you leave in tight hairstyles. If your scalp persistently feels uncomfortable, have the hairstyle removed.

 

Maintain a Healthy Dietary and Nutrition Routine

 

A healthy balanced diet, including essential vitamins and minerals will lead to a head of healthy hair, a healthy scalp and replenished skin. Essential vitamins that are main contributors to hair growth include B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin E, and C.

These essential vitamins can be obtained from many foods or from dietary supplements. There are many other vitamins that will also benefit overall health as well.

Vitamin Deficiency and Hair Loss are two topics that often go hand-in-hand. This is true because with a lack of proper micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, normal cell function, hair growth and development may be at risk. 


If I’m affected, what are my treatment options?

If you think that you may be experiencing hair loss, see your Trichologist or Dermatologist right away. 

Hair thinning, shedding, or hair loss needs to be treated in its early phases before your hair follicles become permanently damaged making your hair loss irreversible.  

Treatment at Nina Ross Hair and Skin Therapy includes the use of Topical, oral, or injected anti-inflammatory agents to prevent the hair loss from continuing. 

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There Are Options For You At Nina Ross Hair And Skin Therapy!

If you are experiencing hair shedding, hair loss, or scalp concerns, treatments like our Platelet Rich Plasma, Microneedling with Growth Factors, Biometric Peptides, Low Laser Light Therapy, or a Scalp Detox are just a few restoration options for you to consider.

⁣.⁣⁣We are always here to help with any questions that you may have. 

Please give us a call (678) 561-4522, or visit our appointment calendar If you’d like to schedule a consultation. https://ninaross.co/book-now

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