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Many women have experienced problems with their hair at one time or another but for African-American women, the problems are multiplied because of the structural differences between black hair and hair of other races.  That’s why it’s so important to find a black hair salon in Frisco TX that understands what makes black hair unique and how that affects hair and scalp care.  At Parker Trichology, our specialty is hair and scalp problems, so we can help you to understand what’s going on with your hair and why.

Black hair is different.  Dermatologists who have studied the hair of black, white and Asian women have found that black hair has a flatter shaft, which results in hair that is tightly coiled.  Contrary to popular belief, black hair has just as much or more sebum or protective oils as white or Asian hair.  The problem is that because of the tight coils, it doesn’t spread evenly along the hair strands.  Without sebum along the length of each hair, it can become dry and brittle.  This brittleness contributes to the overall fragility of black hair.  The fragility is exacerbated by the curliness of the hair because each turn in the hair strands make it weaker and much more likely to break off.

Hair loss is common for African-American women.  Hair loss or alopecia is one of the most common reasons black women seek out the help of a dermatologist.  The natural dryness and brittleness of black hair is one of the reasons African-American women experience hair loss.  Another reason for hair loss is CCCA or central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, which causes hair loss and scarring on the front and crown of the scalp.  Doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of CCCA but some believe it is related to the long-term use of chemical straighteners.

Weaves and braiding can be bad for hair.  If not done correctly by a black hair salon in Frisco TX, weaves and braiding can lead to infection and hair loss.  In general weaves should not be left in more than 12 weeks otherwise it is extremely difficult to properly clean the hair and scalp.  In addition, braiding foundations for weaves that are too tight can lead to inflammation and infection of the scalp.  Overly tight braiding and weaves are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to hair loss in black women.  Sadly, when hair is lost this way, it is usually permanent.

Great hair and scalp care can be found at a great black hair salon in Frisco TX.  At Parker Trichology, we can help you stop your hair loss, get a great hairstyle with hair extensions or replacements and show you how to properly care for your hair.  Call us at Parker Trichology today at (214) 307-6200 or visit to make an appointment and to learn more about us.

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