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Alopecia is a issue many women I consult experience. In African American Women you will notice that we experience two forms of alopecia.
- Traction Alopecia: This form of alopecia is primarly self inflected caused by hairstyles and products we choice for our selves.
- CCCA | Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia: The form of alopecia generally will start at the crown of the scalp and spread outward. This is due to scarring of the scalp.
- Diet & Water Intake: The body is mostly made up of water, in many cases balding, shedding and thinning can be a sign of poor diet or dehydration.
Regardless of the cause one thing is commone in everyone woman that I have consulted. It puts a real damper in their selfesteem and they have spent many years trying to figure out away to correct the issue with out seeking out professional help.
What can be done to address the issue of "Alopecia"
In this article we are going to focus on Traction Alopecia. If you are interested in learning more about CCCA please Click Here.
How to correct or improve “Traction Alopecia”?
Because traction alopecia is primarly triggered because of the mishandling of the hair implementing a few things into your hair routine can help heal and repair traction alopecia. Please note if traction alopecia is left un-addressed long enough the condition can become permanent due to server scarring in the scalp. So before you adjust your hair care routine I would still recommend a visit to a dermatologist.
Changing Styling Choices:
Wings & Weaves are look as, as protective hair style and they are. But the key is giving affected areas time to heal so it is best not to glue or stictch your weaves and wigs as this to can also cause excessive pulling at your edges.
Review Your Diet:
So Ladies if you are not getting those 6 to 8 glasses of water a day this may be the reason you are experencing severe shedding and hair loss. And if you are not maintaining a well balanced diet this may also be playing a major role in how your hair behaves.
Daily Scalp Massages:
Hair Product Choices:
You want to avoid usng any products that carry hair chemicals, alcholes, sulfates, or follow the general rule to thomb. If you can’t identify the word on the bottle than you probably should not be using it on your hair. Check out this list of No, No’s below.
- No Alcohol
- No Parabens
- No Sodium Choloride
- Keratin if mixed with any form of formaldehyde
Styling Tools To Avoid:
I hope this information assist you and put you on the path to getting your alopecia under full control, if you have applied any of the above listed methods please be sure to leave us a comment so that other readers can find out how well it worked for you. We are a Community who love to share as much information as we possible can with each other, so don’t forget t drop us a line.