One in four women suffers from thinning hair and hair loss. And among African-American women, hair loss can be even more common. Hair styles, including weaves, corn rows and tight braids, frequent chemical processing and the structure of hair can cause ethnic hair loss.
If you’re suffering from ethnic hair loss, we’re here to help. We have many hair loss solutions to help you feel like yourself again. First, it’s important to understand what may be causing your hair loss.
Traction alopecia is the gradual loss of hair due to a frequent or constant abrasive pulling force on the hair. This is the leading cause of hair loss among African American women because of popular cultural hairstyling, which frequently involves extensions, weaving, braiding and corn rows, ponytails and barrettes.
Women suffering from traction alopecia will begin to see gradual and noticeable hair loss along the edges of their scalp. This includes the front and back of the hairline, the temples and behind the ears.
Central Cicatricial Centifugal Alopecia
Central cicatricial centifugal alopecia (CCCA) is a form of traction alopecia caused by chemical relaxers, oils, gels, dyes and bleaches. These chemicals weaken the keratin structure of the follicle, which reduces its strength and causes the hair to break more easily. CCCA is the second leading cause of hair loss in African American women, usually resulting in thinning along the edges of the scalp and at the center.
At Allusions, our team members are experienced in the treatment of thinning hair and hair loss for African-American women in the Cincinnati and surrounding area. We help our clients understand the causes of their hair loss and the solutions available.
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We understand hair restoration and treatment options can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re happy to answer any questions you may have as well as provide additional information about specific treatments, products and services. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today, please call 513.891.5411.