Hair Loss Treatment for Afro Hair for Men and Women
People with afro hair types require specialist treatment for hair loss because of the unique composition of afro hair. Afro hair kinks and curls, along with the scientific mechanics of the hair growth cycle must be considered and accommodated for hair growth to be restored. Without a comprehensive understanding of the science afro hair, it is not possible to develop hair loss solutions which are effective. Unfortunately, very few companies have a done research into afro hair which is why many people with afro hair types are disappointed after trying various products. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion unique in this regard. The owners of ProTress have conducted extensive research into the scientific mechanics of afro hair, collating the information to develop a product which is effective at treating hair loss for people with afro hair types. We also ensure we share our research with our customers, empowering them with knowledge, so that they can understand their hair, enabling them to master the appropriate hair care, thereby avoiding further hair loss, breakage and damage.
If you are suffering from hair loss and have afro hair, you probably want to seek effective treatment to restore hair growth but don’t know where to start. Keep reading and we will guide you through the most common types of hair loss experienced by people with afro hair types such as Traction Alopecia, Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, Female or Male Pattern Baldness and Areata Alopecia.
Effective Treatment for Traction Alopecia
ProTress effectively treats conditions such as Traction Alopecia, one of the most common types of hair loss experienced by people with afro hair types. Traction Alopecia is a form of hair loss which is gradual and caused because of constant pulling of hair strands or excessive pressure applied to scalp and hair. The constant and repetitive pulling of the hair due to styling puts a strain on the hair follicle, making hair fragile and prone to breakage. The strain on the hair follicle can become so intense that it can cause the hair follicle to separate from the hair bulb entirely, causing hair loss, as well as causing inflammation around the hair bulb and scalp.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion is effective at treating Traction Alopecia because it revitalises hair follicles, stimulating growth. ProTress Energising Lotion contains the patented Si Matrix PF, a unique formula which allows for tissue re-connectivity, making hair strong, thick, resilient and less likely to break, thereby reversing the hair thinning and fragility caused by Traction Alopecia.
Effective Treatment for Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is a type of alopecia that denotes the presence of scar tissue in the scalp which predominantly effects women of African descent in their 40’s and 50’s but more recently is affecting an increasing number of men with afro hair types. The presence of scar tissue causes inflammation around the hair follicles which triggers hair loss that usually begins at the centre of the scalp, spreading outwards. Histologically, the earliest sign of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is premature desquamation of the inner root sheath. The precise cause of this condition is unknown but appears to be genetic and environmental (i.e tight hair styling and treatments such as hair dye or relaxer). Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is becoming increasingly common amongst men with Afro hair types who wear dreadlocks, weaves, hair extensions or tight braids.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion is effective at treating Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) because its unique formula cleanses and purifies the scalp. Cleansing a purifying the scalp is a crucial component of recovering from CCCA because it enables the scalp to heal from bacterial infections caused by inflammation of the scalp because of the constant tugging of the hair or exposure of the scalp to chemicals or heat. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion improves the flow of blood around the scalp, reactivating hair growth in hair follicles which had previously lay dormant because of the trauma caused by CCCA.
Effective Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness
Male Pattern Baldness is the most common cause of hair loss for men with afro hair types. Male Pattern Baldness is also known as Androgenetic Alopecia because it is hereditary. Male Pattern Baldness causes hair to thin and usually forms a pattern of hair loss that is circular on the top of the head. Male Pattern Baldness can also be identified through a thinning and receding hair line which starts at the temples, gradually working its way backwards to form a distinctive ‘M’ shape.
Male Pattern Baldness occurs when hair follicles become minimised because of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The presence of DHT in the bloodstream is an unfortunate side effect of testosterone. DHT reduces the size of hair follicles, making hair thin, fragile and more prone to fall, resulting in balding.
DHT shortens the growth stage of the hair growth cycle (anagen) and prolongs the final stage of the hair growth cycle, which occurs when hair falls out (telogen), allowing the hair follicle to take a rest. The simultaneous occurrence of the anagen stage shortening and the telogen stage extending, results in balding because lost hair is not replenished.
To prevent the spread of Male Pattern Baldness, hair follicles need to be stimulated to reactivate the Anagen (growth) phase of the hair growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which re-establishes peripheral micro circulation (blood flow around the scalp), as well as increasing the supply of oxygen to and nutrients to the hair bulb which stimulates hair growth and revitalises hair follicles, helping to reactivate the Anagen phase. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion also contains revolutionary treatment for connective tissue recovery which makes hair thicker, stronger and less likely to break or shed.
Effective Treatment for Female Pattern Baldness
Female Pattern Baldness is quite common amongst people with afro hair types. Female Pattern Baldness is caused by the endocrine system (a chemical messenger system, consisting of hormones), causing a hormone imbalance that effects the hair bulb, causing the hair bulb to shrink and the rate of hair growth to slow. Smoking can also increase the risk of suffering from Female Pattern Baldness.
Female Pattern Baldness is hereditary. It is passed down from parent to child through genes. If you parents suffered from hair loss, you are more likely to.
To prevent the spread of Female Pattern Baldness, hair follicles need to be stimulated to reactivate the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which helps to reactivate the peripheral micro circulation (blood flow around the scalp), as well as increasing the supply of oxygen to and nutrients to the hair bulb which stimulates hair growth and revitalises hair follicles, helping to reactivate the Anagen phase. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion also contains revolutionary treatment for connective tissue recovery which thickens hair, increasing its strength, vitality and health, reducing the chance of hair breakage and shedding.
Effective Treatment for Alopecia Areata
If your hair begins to fall out, creating small patches of baldness around the size of a 10p coin then it is likely that you are suffering from Alopecia Areata. Alopecia Areata typically manifest in multiple circular bald patches around the scalp. Alopecia Areata affects both men and women. Alopecia Areata can be triggered after stressful or traumatic experiences. Alopecia Areata can affect facial hair (beard, eyebrows, eyelashes etc) and body hair. In its most severe form Alopecia Areata can affect the entire scalp (Alopecia Totalis) or the entire body and scalp (Alopecia Univeralis).
Alopecia Areata is caused by an autoimmune disorder which causes hair loss and prevents hair growth in patches around the scalp and can be triggered by stress or trauma. The autoimmune disorder causes the body to attack hair follicles whilst in the growth (Anagen) stage which stops hair growth. Hair loss is caused through inflammation as T cell lymphocytes (natural killer cells) cluster around affected hair follicles.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion is so effective at treating Alopecia Areata because it works in tandem with the science of your hair’s growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion revitalises hair follicles and increases the rate at which blood flows around the scalp, passing nutrients to the hair bulb (microcirculation), which helps to reactivate the Anagen (Growth) stage whilst shortening the Telogen (hair fall) phase of the hair growth cycle, because the hair follicle is renewed faster which reduces hair loss and improves hair growth. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion also contains vital nutrients required to promote healthy hair growth.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion is the UK’s most effective hair loss treatment for afro hair types. The shampoo is made with natural extracts of Rosemary and Nettle and should be used at least once a week. Rosemary has natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic qualities which treats itchy and damaged scalp (a cause of hair loss) and dandruff. Nettle is rich in vitamins A, B and C and protein, which nourishes hair. The Lotion, which should be applied to the scalp after shampooing, contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which purifies the scalp to create a healthy environment in which hair can grow whilst accelerating peripheral micro circulation and revitalising hair follicles. This stimulates hair regrowth on affected areas, whilst making hair thicker and stronger. Find out more, click here.
Hair Care Tips to Treat Hair Loss for People with Afro Hair Types
To prevent hair loss from becoming permanent or from spreading across your scalp, it is advisable to seek adequate treatment as soon as possible, in additional to a range of hair care tips which can prevent hair loss and foster vibrant, healthy, afro hair;
Invest in a good Conditioner
If you have afro hair and are suffering from hair breakage, the first thing you should do is invest in a good hair conditioner, this is because hair conditioners help to flatten the raised hair cuticles which are a by-product of tightly coiled hair. Each strand of afro hair has an intense coil or curl which means the hair cuticles will always be slightly raised.
Raised cuticles are the norm for curly hair types, this is because cuticles cannot lay flat along a curved hair shaft. Cuticles are designed to protect the hair shaft whilst also locking in moisture which keeps hair strands healthy and hydrated. Raised cuticles allows moisture to escape from the hair shaft, which is why people with afro hair types often complain of hair feeling dry. Raised cuticles also give afro hair a coarse texture, making hair brittle and more prone to breakage and loss because the hair shaft is not completely protected because the cuticles being slightly lifted. Raised cuticles can also cause hair breakage, because if the cuticles are not flattened the hair shaft which is not as protected as it should be can fray, as can the cuticle, potentially resulting in hair breakage. A good hair conditioner, used at least once or twice or week, can prevent afro hair loss.
Keep Hair Hydrated
Your hair is made of dead matter, similar to a plant or tree, so it’s important that you keep your afro hair hydrated to treat hair loss or breakage. One way to keep your afro hair hydrated is by washing your hair frequently. Find out how frequently you should wash your afro hair by clicking here.
Maintain high protein intake
Your hair is made of keratin, which is a mixture of oxygen and protein. That means it is important to maintain high levels of protein for your body functions to be able to create hair.
Avoid hairstyles that trigger hair loss
Because afro hair is fine and fragile, styling that involves tight and repetitive pulling can cause hair loss conditions such as Traction Alopecia or Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia.