IT’S GREAT TO HAVE A NEW, REFRESHING LOOK
For a luxury cleanse and to get rid of dirt and daily product build-up, the hair was washed using the Moisture Right Clarifying Shampoo. This was repeated and followed through with the Moisture Right Nourishing Shampoo and the award winning.
Nourishing Conditioner For texture definition, the Leave-in Detangling Mist was sparingly used to detangle and deposit moisture without leaving the hair with a heavy build-up. To give the hair a natural hold, it was blow dried using the StyleRight.
Foam Wrap Lotion To create full-bodied waves through the hair, ceramic straighteners were used to curl and then pulled through the length to form a wave. Each section was prepped with the Laminate Spray for extra heat protection as well as shine.
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KEEP YOUR HAIR ON
What are the most common hair problems you see? There are quite a lot of common scalp issues that we see and treat in the clinic like, scalp psoriasis, dandruff, different types of alopecia, acne, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and more. Unfortunately, many women are experiencing traction alopecia. What advice can you give? Traction alopecia (TA) is the most common type of hair loss experienced by black women.
TA is a form of hair loss that is caused by hairstyles that inflame the scalp and literally pull hair strands from the follicles. This condition occurs gradually to the point of permanent hair loss, if the pulling and inflammation leads to damage (scarring) of the hair follicle. I am of course referring to styles such as braiding, cornrows and ponytails. My best advice to those who already suffer from this issue is to abstain from hairstyles that add mechanical tension to the hair follicle if you hope to see any recovery.
People who suffer from traction alopecia may also want to cover their hair with wigs,. However, lace fronts that require gluing the hairline can definitely exacerbate the problem, so bear this in mind. If you want to encourage hair growth, exfoliate the scalp once or twice month to gently buff away dead skin in order to encourage cell regeneration. Moisturising the scalp shouldn’t be done in excess because clogged pores can cause irritation to some. Finally, stay away from harsh products that make the hair dry and therefore brittle and more likely to snap.
We put pressing hair loss questions to trichologist Agnes Wadzie Claire, who specialises in afro hair.