Saturday, November 27, 2010

Battling Against Hair Loss

Anybody can be a victim of hair loss, but with the right diagnosis, treatment and gentler styling options, you can get stronger, thicker, healthier hair.

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss common to Black women, which is the result of too much tension and pulling from tight hairstyles, weighty extensions, locks or braids. This isn't easy to treat if it's severe says Amy McMichael, M.D. of North American Hair Research Society.

Treatment may include Rogaine or hair restoration, - a surgical procedure in which tiny patches of scalp are removed from the back and sides of the head and implanted in the bald spots.

Traction alopecia is entirely preventable simply by avoiding stressful hairstyles.

Stop breakage points by using proper conditioning and non-clogging moisturizes which can also stop the damage. It's also important to trim hair regularly since split ends break easily.