Why Are More Black Women Losing Hair?
Most black women can attest to learning at a young age that their hair is their crowning glory, so it’s not hard to imagine how traumatizing it can be to learn that black women are experiencing hair-loss at rapid rates, according to recent study findings.
Studies suggest a significant portion of middle-aged African-American women feel their hair is “unhealthy”—perhaps due to experiences involving hair care and styling—and that these concerns lead many to avoid exercise in efforts to protect their existing hair.
Hair units offer styling versatility and can be used as a means to protect the hair, but scalp experts warn against toeing the line between protection and harm, i.e. traction alopecia.
Traction alopecia is caused by inflammation of the follicle when the hair is being pulled too tight for too long and is one of the most