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.
One of the little-known facts about prescription drugs is that in some women they can cause mild to moderate hair loss. “High blood pressure medication can interrupt the hair growth cycle. If you are diabetic, the blood flow in the skin is affected and this can halt hair growth as well,” says Dr. Williams.