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Alopecia Areata

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 ...

The Real Reason You Shed Hair Daily

The Real Reason You Shed Hair Daily
  Did you know that hair loss was a natural part of your hair growth cycle? Loosing between 100 – 150 hair strands a day is healthy because it giv...

Why Wearing A Protective Wig Keeps Hair Healthy and Improves Growth

Why Wearing A Protective Wig Keeps Hair Healthy and Improves Growth
  Wearing protective wigs is becoming increasingly popular in the black community, especially amongst those making the transition from relaxed to ...

Why It's Important to Condition Your Hair

Why It's Important to Condition Your Hair
  Has your hair been feeling rough, brittle? Is your hair prone to tangle and snap at the ends? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to use a cond...

Hair Thinning on the Top? Excessive Shedding? You May Have Female Pattern Baldness

Hair Thinning on the Top? Excessive Shedding? You May Have Female Pattern Baldness
Have you noticed thinning around your middle parting, increased thinning around it and excessive shedding every time you wash or comb your hair? Then the chances are you could be suffering from Female Pattern Baldness.

Why Damaged Hair Is the First Stage of Hair Loss

Why Damaged Hair Is the First Stage of Hair Loss

Damaged hair is a precursor to hair loss. If Your hair is damaged, it is more prone to breakage or loss, which is why it is important to be able to identify when your hair is damaged, so you can treat it and prevent the inevitable devastation of hair loss. It is easy to damage your hair because colouring it, relaxing it, using irons or other heat based styling treatments, or evening pulling your hair too tightly or too frequently into a particular style harms your hair. Whilst hair loss is easy to spot i.e shedding en masse, bald patches, thinning or a receding hair line, damaged hair is a little more difficult to identify, until it is too late and your hair begins to fall. So, we will set out below, five characteristics to look for to determine whether your hair is damaged:..

CENTRAL CENTRIFUGAL CICATRICIAL ALOPECIA

CENTRAL CENTRIFUGAL CICATRICIAL ALOPECIA
My research into Afro hair loss was piqued when my Aunt confided in me about a thinning section of hair in the centre of her scalp that had eventually turned into baldness. I didn’t understand how this had happened and neither did she but we were both distressed about it. My Aunt exhausted what she thought would be a solution to her hair loss, so she visited a hair clinic to receive treatment but this was not effective. Frustrated and disappointed, my Aunt then tried the doctor who diagnosed her with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) but the treatment she received had disappointing results. 

Popular Black Hair Care Products Contain Toxic Chemicals that Cause Cancer, Infertility, Obesity & Hair Loss

Popular Black Hair Care Products Contain Toxic Chemicals that Cause Cancer, Infertility, Obesity & Hair Loss
A study of black hair products by the Silent Springs Institute has uncovered that 80% of the most popular hair care products for black women and children contain toxic parabens that cause cancer, infertility obesity and hair loss.

HAIR LOSS & THE 5 STAGES OF GRIEF

HAIR LOSS & THE 5 STAGES OF GRIEF

Hair loss can have a devastating effect on your emotional well being and self-esteem. The trauma and psychological stress caused by hair loss is rarely acknowledged or taken seriously, especially for women, because there is a general lack of awareness of hair loss in females. Society typically accepts the inevitability of male baldness but fails to acknowledge that women can also suffer from the same plight.

There is no denying that hair loss is an awful experience for both men and women. When you lose your hair you are loosing a function of your body that is used to cultivate your image, so when your hair goes, it can throw your life into crisis and grief. Part of you that was once there is now missing, so it is likely that when you experience hair loss you will go through the five stages of grief:

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness
Loosing your hair sucks because it’s a reminder that you’re getting older. Unfortunately, over 50% of men over the age of 50 will be affected by a form of hair loss known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). So that means that 50% of the male population will be condemned to a semi bald or bald existence by the time we get to 50.

Should I 'Grease' My Scalp?

Should I 'Grease' My Scalp?
Reflecting on my ‘hair history’ I realised that nothing I was advised to do in the past had worked long term. Why was this, I thought? Then it dawned on me, maybe my hair falls out or doesn’t grow very quickly because I don’t actually know the science behind Afro hair. If I educate myself about the scientific mechanics of Afro hair, then I can learn to care for my hair the right way and get the results I want – long, beautiful hair that doesn’t break. So, I thought I would share one of the gems I discovered whilst researching the science of our Afro hair...

5 Reasons to Trim Your Hair

5 Reasons to Trim Your Hair
Trimming hair that you want to grow might seem counter intuitive but snipping your hair plays an essential role in your hair’s growth cycle, preventing hair breakage whilst ensuring that hair is strong and healthy. Trying to grow your hair can often feel like a mountainous task, so trimming it is probably not something that you want to do. Baring this is mind, we have set out the conditions under which trimming is necessary and does not have to be done as frequently as you might have previously thought.