Ask the Experts: The Real Reason Your Hair Is Falling Out
It's no secret that sistas love rocking every hairstyle under the sun. But while our ever-changing tresses allow us to rock versatile 'dos, weaves, chemical processing and too-tight hairstyles are also causing premature hair loss at alarming rates. We sat down with Dr. Kari Williams, an expert in the study of hair and scalp disorders, to discover key causes of hair loss and breakage.
You're Styling Your Hair Against Your Growth Pattern
“When women cornrow the hair into a circular pattern in preparation for sewn-in extensions, this will redirect the hair in a way that it typically doesn’t grow. It’s also pulled very tightly with the tension directed towards the center of the scalp,” says Dr. Williams. These conditions can cause shock to the scalp and severely limit or stunt your hair growth.