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Is Your Hair Doing This? 8 Great Tips for Alopecia & Black Hair

Alopecia-A condition that is commonly known as a form of hair loss in which hairs may be either pulled from the scalp with the use of braids, tight buns or ponytails; genetics, hormonal imbalance, stress or poor diet. According to this article: Alopecia areata: Study finds racial disparities | MDedge Dermatology Black women have become the main target for this issue which can ultimately cause mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self confidence and or low self esteem. Black women are 2 x's more likely to experience hair loss than Whites or Hispanics, and as the numbers continue to grow, there is a need for understanding how certain treatments can help with this alarming issue.

Is Alopecia treatable? The answer is Yes! However, there are certain types of Alopecia that can be treatable; Alopecia Areata and Traction Alopecia. In order to determine whether or not your alopecia is treatable, it is highly recommended that you consult with a hair specialist or dermatologist (one who offers a free consultation of course) to ensure that your follicles are not permanently scarred or "dead". It has been discovered that the earlier you begin to experience alopecia, the better chances you have of getting your hair back with the right non-chemical treatment. Using chemical treatments can help your hair to grow; however, it can also cause your hair to become highly addictive, and fall out when you stop the use. STOP THE CHEMICALS!

In hair loss, you may not begin to notice it immediately; therefore, you continue to perform your usual hair routines such as getting your hair braided monthly, wearing those cure little high buns or ponytails, using heated tools to straighten your hair, and chemicals. Overtime, you may begin to experience a little shedding that eventually leads to chunks of hair, and sometimes, your hair just magically disappears overnight! One day, you just wake up, look in the mirror and say: "What the hell?" N oneed to look under the pillow because the hair fairy already made her rounds for the night. No worries, you can get those hairs back and more with the right solution.

Peppermint oil has been known for stimulating the hair follicles and promoting hair growth, while Rosemary oil and Cedarwood oil have been known as excellent herbal oils for Alopecia and promoting fast hair growth. These three combinations in conjunction with other herbal oils that helps to treat scalp issues such as itchy scalp, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis and other scalp issues would work perfectly for promoting healthy growing hair for black women. In this article: Hair Loss in Black Women: Tips from an Expert | Johns Hopkins Medicine it gives black women some great hair tips for treating hair loss. Here are some additional hair tips that can help black women to grow their hair back expeditiously:

  1. Use the best all natural hair growth products by: Beautifull Gro

  2. Massage your scalp with either your finger tips or scalp massagers

  3. Use Satin Bonnets or Scarfs to cover your hair at night

  4. Use protective styles that do not create excessive tension on your hair

  5. Create DIY (Do It Yourself) hair masks for extra hair conditioning

  6. Keep a clean scalp (wash your hair at least once a week)

  7. Change your diet to include more fruits and vegetables

  8. Drink Alkaline water

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