First let me say that hair thinning/loss could be genetic or because of a medical condition. The purpose of this article is to address other reasons for hair thinning or loss, and some common sense safe guards. It is much harder these days to find a stylist who can take care of your scalp as well as hair.
Here's what we do wrong and how to set your hair right.
Keeping a weave in way too long (don’t keep in longer than 12 weeks). You can't effectively clean your scalp and hair with a weave in.
Braiding too tight leads to inflammation and infection because of the dirt and bacteria on the scalp. It's also leading to hair loss at younger ages.
Chemical burns on the scalp when the chemical relaxer is applied will eventually weakens the hair shaft. Never let your stylist leave the relaxer on until you have to raise your hand and say it's starting to burn. It is good practice to extend the time between touch-ups to at least two months. Up until then, ask your stylist to straighten new growth with a hot comb. If your scalp is heavily damaged see a dermatologist who can either prescribe some topical ointment or do a scalp biopsy to make sure there hasn't been permanent damage.
Early detection is the key. Some hair and scalp conditions can be treated with the use of non-prescription products, topical application or nutritional supplements. Extracts of bamboo and hydrolyzed proteins restores damaged and weakened cells and penetrate the deepest layer of the hair to promote deep repair of the hair structure. For late stage hair loss, avoid hairstyles that put tension on the hair follicles (where our hair actually grows), reduce usage of hair chemicals, and take the time to see a dermatologist.