Monday, April 11, 2011

Are Braids & Weaves Related to Hair Loss?

It seems it may be true...........

Here is an interesting article on the possibility of weaves and braids leading to hair loss.


Weaves and braids may contribute to a type of permanent hair loss that appears to be common among black women, a new study has found.
More than one-quarter of the 326 black women who participated in the study had hair loss on the top of their scalp, and of those women, 59 percent had signs of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA, a poorly understood form of baldness that begins at the crown of the head and leads to scarring.
For many years, CCCA was known as "hot comb alopecia" because it was attributed to the use of hot combs to straighten curly hair. That appears to be a misnomer. Neither hot comb treatments nor chemical relaxers, which were used by more than 90 percent of the study participants, were linked with CCCA in the study, but braids, weaves, and other so-called traction hairstyles that tug at the scalp were.

1 comment:

  1. i totally dont agree with this study i wear weaves and tracks all the time and my hair is long and healthy. its all about taking care of your hair underneath its not the weaves that take out ur hair its not taking care of it and mishandling of it. and putting chemicals in your hair then adding a weave is no good so all these thing ppl need to take into consideration.