When the hair shaft breaks from the scalp before the normal and natural shedding process takes places after the Telogen phase. Breaking can occur in several ways here are some of the most common.
Lack of moisture & Oils-African American hair can have difficulty receiving the natural oils from our scalp due to the kinks and coils of our strands.
Over Processing-One of the most common forms of over-processing is heat damage to the hair as well as damaging chemical treatments.
Poor Diet-This one is a cause that many women do not consider or think of when eating delicious fatty, sweet, or salty items. However, not having enough protein, fiber, and good fats can prevent healthy hair growth.
Stress-The everyday hustle and bustle of life as independent, free-thinking, and BUSY women can create a lot of unforeseen stress points in our lives. The stress can translate to loss of hair retention and even hair breakage if the stress is strong enough to affect the body for a long period of time.
Illness-As with many things in life changes happen that are beyond a person’s ability to control. Having an illness that effects your body (and most illness do affect the body in one way or another) can affect hair growth and retention. Medications can also play a part in hair growth and retention and you should ALWAYS consult with your doctor if this is the case.
Category: Hair & Hydration 101