Afro Caribbean Conditions

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Afro Textured Hair

Treatment for a loss in afro-textured hair

Treating thinning hair and hair loss in Afro-Caribbean hair. At Trichologist Solutions I have a high level of expertise in treating hair loss affecting people with afro-textured hair. Whilst many of the hair and scalp problems that effect individuals of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity are universal, there are certain conditions that affect this hair type more frequently. Whatever the issue, I will take the time to analyse and diagnose it correctly, providing the most suitable treatment for your needs. I will also advise you on treatments and haircare routines that will help you to keep your hair and scalp healthy.

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a form of alopecia that results in permanent hair loss. It is most observed in middle aged Afro-Caribbean women. Then extent of this condition can be minimised, if diagnosed early. There are numerous causes of CCCA, including genetics, fungal infection, bacterial, autoimmune factors, extensions, weaves, hot combs, and chemicals used on the hair/scalp.

Cosmetic Traumatic Alopecia

Cosmetic traumatic alopecia is hair loss that results from physical, chemical, or thermal trauma on the hair. This condition can be temporary, but this is dependent on the cause, frequency, and length of time of exposure to trauma. If caught soon enough, further trauma can be prevented, and the hair can regrow. Early interventions can prevent the hair follicles from becoming irreversible damaged, which results in permanent hair loss.

Cosmetic traumatic alopecia is caused by pulling the hair back in a tight ponytail or bun, strong chemicals, high heat, wearing tight braids, cornrows, dreadlocks, hair extensions or weaves, long hair, infection, and certain types of headwear (including helmets).

Other conditions include

  • Androgenetic Alopecia
  • Folliculitis
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Trichotillomania