Hair Care

Thinning black hair

This article will review some causes and factors of thinning black hair, and explain ways that this condition might be preventable. Hair loss is a medical condition that affects millions of people each year. It is important to treat hair loss as soon as it begins, since it can lead to many other psychological problems, including depression.

One of the most prominent reasons for hair loss is age and heredity. The average person loses around fifty to one hundred hairs each time they shampoo, and as a person gets older their hair may not grow back as quickly and it once did. If hair does not grow as fast as it falls out, it will obviously begin to look much thinner. In addition, if baldness is a condition that runs in your family, the chances are good that you will suffer from it as well. Neither one of these two conditions is preventable, but they might be treatable.

Hair loss is a common symptom of an over or under active thyroid. If you see signs of hair loss early in life, you should ask your doctor about the possibility of this medical disorder. Doctors can easily test your thyroid with a blood sample, and if it is over or under active, they can easily prescribe a medication that will treat the problem.

Androgenetic is another common form of hair loss among men and women. In this disorder, hormones are to blame for a person’s loss of hair. The hormones cause hair follicles to shrink in size, which causes hair to fall out. It is then unable to grow back in, which results in baldness. This condition has several treatment options, which include prescription.
Here is a list of other things that can contribute to thinning black hair. If you have noticed that your hair is thinning, this list could help you identify the reason why, and help you prevent it in the future.

Tightly braided hairstyle can put strain on the hair, and cause an excessive amount of hair loss. Heavy beads at the end of braids can also contribute to strain on the hair follicles and cause hair to pull out as well. Processing hair a lot can damage hair. Perming, bleaching, coloring, and straightening can harm hair when done too often. Products that can clog hair follicles, such as gels and other greasy products are a common reason for hair loss in African American hair.

A person’s diet plays a big role in the health of their hair. Vitamins and minerals contribute to hairs health and if you are not getting the right amount in your diet, you can take a daily vitamin to get them.

It is normal to lose a certain amount of hair each day. If you suddenly begin losing an abnormal amount of hair, you should visit your doctor. It could be a sign of a serious disease and you should see your doctor right away.

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Our goal is to share the beauty of Afro-textured hair and to have a place where we can come together to get examples, advice, and information of black hair growth and hairstyles. Whether you have permed, pressed, or natural hair it's still black hair and it's beautiful.

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