One of my primary drivers in studying Trichology was because I knew the secret of many black women. A lot of us are hiding damage and bald spots under our wigs, weaves and braids. Instead of simply covering up the issue I wanted to know the cause of the issues and much to my surprise I found that it is not just traction which is causing the issue. Now do not get me wrong it is a factor but it not the only factor and I will touch up on it later on in this article. Once I discovered there was a suite of hair conditions out there which were causing black women to lose their hair permanently I wanted to make sure I spent time educating women about these issues.
In this article I want to highlight some conditions which cause permanent hair loss, how to catch the symptoms early and who to seek for help.
The type of alopecia – hair loss I am going to talk about are what are known as cicatricial -scarring. In short cicatricial alopecia refers to a group of rare disorders that destroy the hair follicle, replace it with scar tissue, and cause permanent hair loss. This sounds quite scary and the intention of this article is not to frighten anyone but to educate you, so you can get help before it is too late.