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.
“Many women like their edges to be slick. It’s all about brushing back your curls and the kinks around the hairline and all of that excessive pulling and tension eventually leads to hair loss,” says Dr. Williams. If you usually wear your hair pulled back, give your edges a break with a new, tension-free hairstyle every four to six weeks.