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Do you struggle with hair loss?
If so, it is not just you. Many Black women and girls struggle with hair loss.
In fact, more than 1 in 3 of all Black women and 17% of all Black girls between the ages of 6 and 21 experience hair loss.
One of the biggest reasons for hair loss is traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is hair loss that is caused by repeatedly pulling your hair. But what if there were some thing that you could do before you experienced hair loss in an aim to prevent it?
Or, if you already have hair loss and spot the warning signs of traction alopecia early enough and you put a stop to whatever’s causing it, then your hair will have a much greater chance no longer falling out. And hopefully, with time, patience, and loving care your hair will be restored to its former glory.
In this article, I will share some tips with you about how you might take actions to try and prevent hair loss.
Let me warn you that these tips will be simple, and probably nothing new. However, there is a difference in knowing and doing.
Hopefully, after each tip you'll say . . .
Too much stress can be dangerous to your body. Stress can also lead to hair loss. However, often, stress-related hair loss does not show up immediately. If you are experiencing a lot a stress there are a few things that you can do on the preventive side to try and work against hair loss.
One thing you can do it eat healthy foods. Healthy foods are essential to hair health. Check with your doctor or health care professional about what healthy foods you might eat.
You can also exercise. Exercise has many benefits, and one of them is, it promotes hair growth. This happens because exercise can help reduce cortisol levels which can lead to less stress and stress-induced hair loss.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is important to preventing hair loss. Lack of sleep can lead to stress and stress-induced hair loss.
Manipulating your hair too excessively can lead to shedding and hair loss. This means that how you wear your hair is important. Protective styles can help give your hair a break.
However, if you wear protective styles too long such as wigs, hair extensions, or wigs, it can stress your scalp and lead to traction alopecia.
Traction alopecia can be caused by anything that pulls on you hair, which can ultimately damage your roots and lead to scarring and permanent hair loss. Therefore, to work to prevent hair loss, it is important to monitor how much hair you’re losing in between styles, so you have a chance to stop it.
Consistency is an important key to having healthy hair. And if you can consistently practice some of the preventative tips, all the better.
Many women love to mix and match routines, and even hair products. However, it is essential to give your haircare routines and products an opportunity to work. Therefore, you should give your hair predictable treatment and care with high-quality products that will strengthen and nourish your hair.
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