How To Take The First Steps Toward Healthy Hair with Dr. Isfahan of Alodia Hair Care
When it comes to hair, all black women can relate to the beauty, effortlessness yet time-consuming and power struggles that come along with it. Black hair, whether natural or processed, both have its pitfalls and is just something we’ve all had to either overcome or still battle with today. However, what about healthy black hair?
Is healthy hair now taking the backseat to popular styles and processes? We sit with Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris of Alodia Hair Care to dive deeper:
BlackDoctor.org (BDO): Hair is such a precious topic when it comes to black women, why do you think that is?
Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris (ICH): I think it is such a sensitive topic because of the history of our textured hair and how it has been viewed in society for hundreds of years. As a woman of color, I can speak from experience that learning and loving our hair as it naturally grows from our scalps isn’t an idea that is universally embraced or accepted. As a result, we tend to not understand what our hair needs which leads to breakage and damage, resulting in little to no growth. This has led to the false perception that textured hair doesn’t grow and that course kinky hair types are “bad” hair.
Alodia is helping to change this narrative by educating women how to properly take care of their hair and scalps. Our main mission is to empower women around the world to “Learn, Love, and Grow” their hair.
BDO: What would you say is the top concern for black women and their hair?
ICH: The top concern for black women is