We always get questions every time we write about Natural Hair. We have received several private messages from those who are thinking about going natural or who want to do the big chop (cutting off all of their chemically straightened hair). We say, go for it! It’s a great way to familiarize yourself with your roots…literally, the roots of your hair and the amazing texture that it sprouts. But it’s easy to get discouraged from taking that leap when the natural hair community has such a strong fixation with long natural hair.
We have highlighted some styles you can rock depending on how low your hair is.
Just get a low cut and wear your hair ultra-short. This is a brave move but it can look absolutely stunning! You can even give it an attitude with a side part.
Accessorize with metal headbands and chains or just rubber Alice band for that calculated look.
Use a head wrap to add a lil somethin’ to your little curls. Sometimes, less is more
Go Bantu!!! Consider going to a professional stylist to get it done if you want to make sure that each knot is even. As you can see, this isn’t just a way to get a great twist out overnight; it’s a fun, edgy look that looks great when you wear it out, too!
Rock some flat twists on one side or both sides of your head and leave the rest of your hair loose or coiled.
Do you have very short natural hair? How do you like to style you hair? Are you thinking about going natural or getting the big chop? Tell us in the comments!
We cant wait to hear from you.
Hair loss affects a large population of men and women all over the world. With the amount of importance our society places on our appearance (hair is a big part!), it is not surprising that billions of dollars are spent on hair loss treatments each year worldwide. Some treatment can help regrow some hairs with continued and diligent application of the treatment whilst some treatment solutions can help slow down or mask hair loss.
To find the best solution for you, you must first determine the cause of your hair loss. Hair loss caused by medical conditions can be reversed once the medical condition is treated. Hair loss brought on by stress tends to be temporary as well, and can be treated with the removal of the stress factor. Hair loss brought on by high tension to the hair, can be addressed once such styles that apply tension to the hair is avoided. However, the most common type of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, which is hereditary. And because it is genetic, there is no avoiding it.
Androgenetic Alopecia occurs in men and women whose hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Over time, DHT-sensitive hair (usually found on the top and front of the head) becomes weaker, finer, and eventually stops growing. Those who experience advanced hair loss however, typically have healthy hair follicles around the sides of the head. These healthy hairs are resistant to this hormone and survive for a lifetime
National Hair Loss Awareness Month does not mean that people are not affected by hair loss every day. Whatever your hair loss type and stage is, Natures Gentle Touch has the solution for you. To learn more about Hair Loss and its solutions, visit www.naturesgentletouch.com or call 07038321653, 09083411912 to schedule your free and private consultation.
Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss caused by a constant pulling of the hair. It is most commonly seen in women who wear weaves, tight braids and hair extensions, tight scarfs (Turban) but also occurs in those who consistently wear their hair pulled back tightly from their scalp. Traction alopecia can also be the result of excessive or harsh brushing and/or backcombing.
Traction alopecia is usually initially seen on the front hairline and also on the perimeters i.e edges, where most tension is exerted. However, over time the recession can move further as new hairs are put under strain. This can cause significant loss of hair around the hairline. Traction from tight hairstyles can also result in breakage along the temples which makes the management of hair much more difficult. If you tie your hair up with tight rubber bands, the bands may exert more tension on the hair and create cracks along the cuticle, eventually resulting to hair breakage.
At first, traction alopecia from hair extensions, braids, weaves and tight hairstyles is reversible; you can stop wearing hairstyles that exert tension on the hairline and your hair will grow back. However, over time irreversible damage can be done if the hair starts to grow back and is pulled out again and again. This happens because the constant pulling of the hair eventually distorts and atrophies the follicle. This eventually weakens the growth of the hair, and cause your hair to grow back finer and shorter. In severe instances, the follicle can become permanently scarred so that hair is not able to grow at all.
How can this be treated;
The Swedish Aromatherapy Treatment – This is a treatment used to invigorate your scalp, it opens up the pulse and stimulates the blood flow on your scalp, and it also helps to enhance hair growth. For Severe cases Ginger Anti- hair loss treatment is advised.
To know more about this treatment,
Visit Plot 305A, Jide Oki Street, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island Lagos.
Or call 07038321653 for further enquiries.