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Pop Culture Traditions and Hair Loss

It is well known that stress, diet, hormones and medications can cause hair loss. Of course there is genetic hair loss and hair loss caused by certain conditions like Alopecia or illnesses like Lupus. But, do the young people today know about the fact that their hairstyles can also cause thinning, shedding and hair loss as well? We are talking about long term damage.

No matter what race or gender, certain hairstyles are popular in today’s culture and they can cause severe damage to the hair. Below are a few of the current styles that can damage hair.

Pop Culture Hair Styles
  • Dreadlocks
  • Cornrows
  • Weaves
  • Improperly Applied Extensions
  • Hair Straightening

All of the above can and do damage to the scalp and hair follicles. Some solutions have been suggested by hair restoration specialists and they include using hair thickening shampoos and conditioners that DO NOT contain Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Ethylene Oxide and Phosphates. Scalp treatments are also recommended no matter what your age race or gender.

Pulling the hair tightly in order to keep up with the current cultural trends without the proper hair care can be a life-long problem that will stay with young people as they age.  This is called traction alopecia.

It is wise to talk to a hair restoration professional about the downsides to wearing the hairstyles that are current and trendy and to ask them about products and treatments that can protect from future damage.

If you are wearing one of the above hairstyles and noticing that your hair is thinning out, shedding more than usual or breaking off you contract us today so that we can evaluate you and get you and your hair back on track. It would be wise to be safe rather than sorry. A few years down the road when these styles no longer appeal to you the damage may already be done.

Author Info

Michael Suba

Owner and President of Continental Hair.

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