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Thinning Hair Treatments for Ethnic Hair

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Studies show, Traction alopecia is a common cause of thinning hair and overall hair loss in ethnic women. More than 1/3 of all African-American women and 17 percent of all African-American girls between the ages of 6 and 21 suffer from the disorder, according to the "Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology," reported by PR Web. If caught early, traction alopecia is entirely reversible, according to MayoClinic.com. Proper treatment prevents further damage and permanent hair loss.

Better Hair Care

Tight braids, cornrows or ponytails are among the most common culprits responsible for traction alopecia in black women, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. One of the most effective treatments for traction alopecia is to stop putting stress on the hair. Gauge whether your braids are too tight by attempting to raise your eyebrows or move your forehead. If you can't, or the movement is difficult, your hair style is pulled too tightly, warns dermatologist Susan Taylor of Society Hill Dermatology in Philadelphia. Also avoid bonding or gluing hairpieces onto the hair shaft, or applying weaves that are too heavy. Wash your hair at least every 10 days to keep your scalp healthy, she advises.

Touch up lightened Areas

Hair Building Fibers allow a great quick-fix to the area's that show a light scalp and fill in the area, blending it naturally to allow an even look and better over-all hairstyle. Hair-tek, Hair Building Fibers has a great, natural looking blend perfect for touching up the areas that you may be feel self conscious about.