Worried About Breakage or Hair Loss in Afro hair?
If you’re worried about breakage or hair loss – traction alopecia and centrifugal cicatricial alopecia can be more common with Afro hair, along with style-related breakage - then you need to really nourish, moisturise and care for your hair.
We spoke to Simone Thomas, a trichologist and haircare expert who has successfully treated customers with a range of different hair types about hair loss in textured hair. She said:
“We all take our hair for granted from time to time, but losing it altogether is a life changing experience that many people suffer with every day.
“Textured hair has the lowest density of the three types of hair with an average of 120 – 140 per square centimetre. A healthy scalp will contain 60,000 follicles. The hair shaft is flat with a twisted structure (kidney shaped when seen in a cross section) and a thin diameter.
“Where these twists occur, there is a change in the width of the hair creating weak points along the hair, and this is one of the reasons why the hair breaks so easily and can become damaged.”
For hair that’s damaged or delicate, we recommend giving your hair some TLC with these haircare products for black hair: