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.
It’s no secret that extensions cost a pretty penny, and Dr. Williams says the high price of weave is one reason why customers will allow an itching or infected scalp to persist. “If you just paid $200 or $300 to get a full weave sewn in, some people will not take it down after a few weeks just because it’s itching.” Instead of letting a bothersome scalp persist, Dr. Williams advises removing the hair immediately to prevent further damage. You can buy a new weave but you can’t buy hair follicles, ladies.