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

by Sabrina Perkins of

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

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

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

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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