A New Treatment for Women Who Suffer from Hair Loss

by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Hair loss is a serious subject that far too many women face. Couple that with the recent study findings presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting that black women are more prone to hair loss and you see why we cannot seem to stop discussing it.

This new treatment is called PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and requires no surgery, no drugs and no expensive or messy ointments. While this treatment is new, the process of Platelet Rich Plasma is not. According to ABC News:

Black Women And Hair Loss: How To Stop The Cycle

by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Hair loss is not just a problem for men as women actually make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers according to the American Hair Loss Association. Honestly, many women are suffering in silence and this devastating problem is no more felt harder than in the African American community.


Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

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by Mary Wolff

When it comes to the hair on our heads, the more the better. Thinning hair or the loss of strands altogether can have a big impact on how a person feels about themselves. Luckily there are lots of ways to prevent hair loss! Whether you feel like your hair might be thinning because of age or you just want to stop it before it even has a chance to happen, read on to learn some tips and suggestions to keep your hair right where it belongs.


Can Aloe Vera Prevent Hair Loss?

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by Mary Wolff

When it comes to keeping your curls healthy and happy, you may be concerned with hair loss. Hair loss happens to everyone at some point in life to varying degrees. In fact, most people shed up to 100 hairs in a single day! Aside from the normal course of things, noticing thinning hair or even balding areas on the scalp can be upsetting to say the least. With so much worry about hair loss, people are turning to natural remedies in hopes of repairing the damage. One of the most common remedies over the years is aloe vera. Many believe aloe vera prevents hair loss and can actually encourage hair growth. So, how much truth is there to this idea?

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The Easiest Ways to Prevent Hair Loss Today

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by Mary Wolff

Everyone wants beautiful, healthy hair. You spend time and money caring for your hair every day and you want it to look its best. One of the most dreaded fears of curly girls everywhere is the loss of their beautiful locks. Hair loss can happen for many reasons. The good news is there are ways to prevent hair loss! Find out some of my favorite tips to keep your strands full and beautiful.


Can Traction Alopecia Be Reversed? #TeamEdges

by Jonna via BlackNaps.org

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can have an effect on your entire body, not just your scalp. There are several forms and causes of alopecia, but traction alopecia is one that is totally preventable. But is it reversible? First, let’s talk about what traction alopecia is and what causes it.


New Study Finds That Black Women Are More Prone To Hair Loss

by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

A new study presented a couple of weeks ago at the American Academy of Dermatology's 74th Annual Meeting in Washington show that black women are more prone to hair loss.The also found that even though we are prone to hair loss, we are less likely to seek professional help about the problem. 

Abnormal Hair Loss Causes and Solutions

by Emilia Obiekea of Adorebotanicals.com

Hair loss can occur due to many different factors and health issues. If this is an uncommon occurrence for you check out my simple solutions to common causes for abnormal hair loss.

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Abnormal hair loss can occur due to any of the following--
Lack of rest
Hormonal imbalance
Vitamin deficiency
Styling the hair in high tension styles
Scalp infections (usually fungal)
Side effects of new medications
Use of too much direct heat
General anesthesia for surgery
Post childbirth
Poor/Imbalanced diet
Over manipulation of hair

If you notice a great deal of hair loss and this is abnormal for you, it is a good idea to go to your physician for a health evaluation. Hair loss can be a sign of an underlying health issue.  And often, hair 'growth aids' aren't a solution.  So before you stop popping unnecessary (and potentially harmful) supplements, check out the list of solutions, below!
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Traction Alopecia- Prevention and Stimulating Hair Growth


by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps.org

Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss in a certain area that is caused by applying constant tension and pulling to the hair in that area. Unlike other types of hair loss, traction alopecia is completely behavioral, and is not caused by diet, genetics, or any other source. The damage is reversible, but can become permanent if the tension is continued.

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Remedies for Natural Hair Loss and Thinning

 by Sabrina via GlobalCoutureblog.net

First off, any woman who feels this is not the post for them needs to rethink her situation. While it is true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women. Yes, we can suffer from hair loss and thinning hair and here are a few reasons why:
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of protein
  • Hormones
  • Heredity
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Lupus (or other illnesses)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Styling
These are just a few reasons why some women experience hair loss or thinning hair and many of us will experience one or more of the symptoms above regardless of how hard we try not to.

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10 Reasons You're Losing Length- Natural Hair Breakage

Breakage occurs by a number of bad habits within your personal hair care routine. Chances are, you may not even realize they are bad habits. Give your hair a rest from the damaging practices and watch the luster restore right before your eyes--in time and with patience, of course.

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Bad Hair Decisions That Are Costing You Health & Length

 by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps 

Ever wore your bun so long that your hair started matting up in the center? Can you remember the last time you got a trim? Are you still wearing the same protective style you got installed just in time for Thanksgiving? These are all textbook examples of bad hair decisions. I myself have engaged in all of these at one point in time, and realized just how much I hindered the health and length of my hair by doing so. If you want to maintain healthy hair and reach your hair length goals, keep these bad hair decisions at a minimum: or better yet, don’t do them at all!

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Hair Loss Prevention: Sleep More.

Sleep is a blissful peace that I cannot seem to find enough of. I vaguely remember the days when sleep was easy to get and most of the time I was not looking for it. Now, I am hunting it down like a starved vulture. I jest, but there is real harm that befalls a person who neglects getting enough sleep. For one thing, the sleep will win in the end even if you are fighting it off. You might win the battle but you never win the war. Our bodies need sleep. Your body requires its senses and motor activity to be suspended in order to properly function. There is total or partial unconsciousness and our voluntary muscles are in a state of inactivity. Sleep is our body’s rest cycle.

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Sweet Potato for Hair Loss and Dryness

I am a massive fan of the sweet potato and it is not just because I hate pumpkin. I mean you pumpkin fans are relentless with turning everything into pumpkin flavorings! Well, I think the sweet potato does not get its shine and glory, and with all the benefits to our bodies it is about time we showed just how great this important vegetable is!

The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are more than just a yummy ingredient in casseroles and sweet potatoes pies. With its phytochemical-richness it needs a little more respect outside of the kitchen, as it is loaded with unique nutritional benefits and can help your physical health as well as your hair.

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Iodine for Healthy Hair Growth

Any time I hear something regarding “hair growth” or “hair loss prevention” I am immediately intrigued, especially if it is natural. Research shows that an Iodine deficiency may be a contribution to hair loss and why some can’t grow their hair as long as they want to.

It is clear that the micro-nutrient iodine (And iron, magnesium and zinc) is a key essential element for the normal growth and development in all of the body’s organ and tissue systems.

Iodine in combination with the aforementioned minerals is often considered the best “hair growth minerals” you can take for healthy hair. Some say it is “a natural element that helps hair growth miraculously."

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Hair Loss and Natural Hair Care

"Losing your hair is no fun. Learn what you can do to save the hair you already have, regrow what you've lost and stop hair loss and thinning in its tracks."

This is Why Your Natural Hair is Breaking...

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Damaged tresses, brittle hair, split ends, and dry strands are all discouraging aspects of coily, wavy, and curly hair. Combating dry hair and breakage is about being knowledgeable and patient. It is about listening to your hair and keeping a willingness to give your hair what it needs. That is not always easy if you are so used to one way of caring for your tresses, but now you are ready to give it a shot, right? Good! So, let’s begin.

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Less Obvious Causes of Thinning Edges- Natural Hair Care

Thinning edges are one of the scariest things to happen to a woman. No one wants the hair line that starts behind your ears.

Throughout my journey there have been a few times that I’ve noticed my edges thinning. Even when I was taking great care of my hair, avoiding tight styles, and sticking to a low manipulation regimen. After really paying close attention to my routine, I was surprised to discover the unlikely culprits.

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Study-- Your Hairstyle Could be Causing Hair Loss

via The Beauty Brains

If you’re worried about hair loss, you may be interested in this hair loss research published in the British Journal of Dermatology. It turns out that hairstyles involving tight braiding (corn rows) or hair extensions can lead to permanent hair loss. That’s right, gone…no more…bald patches for life. The situation is made even worse if straightening chemicals are used.

According to the researchers who examined over 2000 people in South Africa, one third of women had “traction alopecia” as did 1 out of 7 children. And the worst part is that it’s likely that the hair won’t grow back.

What’s Causing the Hair Loss?

The Beauty Brains have previously talked about traction alopecia. It is a condition in which a constant pulling action loosens hair from its follicular roots. The hair falls out and the follicle becomes inflamed. This can lead to the follicle shutting down and a permanent bald patch.

Traction alopecia is more common among African American population because of corn row hair styles and the more frequent use of hair relaxers. It also has become more frequent among female athletes who wear their hair in tight pony tails and nurses using bobby pins to secure their caps.

How Do You Stop This Hair Loss?

The best advice is to stop wearing these kinds of hair styles. But if you do, make sure to give your hair a “rest”. Don’t keep braids in for days on end. Don’t keep your hair in a super tight pony tail.

Admittedly, it’s a rare condition but it does happen. Treat your hair kind and you can keep it for a long time. Pull on it too much and it just might not come back.

See this article by a dermatologist at the Hershey Medical Center for more information.

Hair Loss and Pattern Baldness in Women

Naturallycurly writes:

Female hair loss occurs in more than one pattern. If you are a woman with loss of scalp hair, you should seek professional advice from a physician hair-restoration specialist.

In most cases, female hair loss can be effectively treated. Also, know that you are not alone if:

  • You are unpleasantly surprised by the hair loss
  • You don’t understand why you are losing hair
To learn about some of the more common forms of hair loss and treatments, check out THIS ARTICLE!

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