African American Hair Loss Specialist

Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers

African American Hair Loss located in Long Island, Nassau, and New York, NY

African American hair loss is a common problem, affecting both men and women. Without professional intervention and treatment, hair loss can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. At Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York, David Mayer, MD, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating African American hair loss. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.

African American Hair Loss Q & A

 

What is African American hair loss?

African American hair loss affects Black men and women. Sometimes, it’s due to genetics. Other times, it’s a result of lifestyle factors like stress or a poor diet. Regardless of the underlying cause, African American hair loss is a common problem that affects Black people of all ages. Fortunately, with early intervention and treatment, it’s possible to address it.

What are the symptoms of African American hair loss?

Hair loss isn’t always obvious. This is especially true if the hair loss occurs gradually. However, there are signs to watch out for, including:

  • Gradual thinning at the top of your head
  • Ponytails or braids that don’t feel as thick
  • Increased scalp visibility
  • Sudden loosening of the hair
  • Patchy or bald spots

As your hair loss progresses, you might also find it difficult to attach hair extensions or weaves.

What is traction alopecia?

Traction alopecia is the leading cause of African American hair loss. It occurs when chemicals, heat, or tight hairstyles pull at and damage the roots of your hair. This type of hair loss is particularly common if you wear braids, dreadlocks, or other types of hair extensions regularly.

 

What can I do to prevent African American hair loss?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent African American hair loss entirely. To ensure your scalp stays healthy, the team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers recommends:

 

  • Wearing loose braids or dreadlocks
  • Removing your braids after three months
  • Removing your weave or hair extensions every eight weeks
  • Minimizing the use of flat irons, hairdryers, and curling irons

You can also lower your risk of African American hair loss by partnering with a professional stylist. Instead of dying your hair or using harsh chemicals at home, collaborate with a qualified expert at a salon.

What should I do if I experience African American hair loss?

If you notice that you’re losing a significant amount of hair, contact the team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers. Following a comprehensive exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, the team can develop a custom care plan that meets your individual needs.

Ultimately, the team’s goal is to prevent further hair loss while restoring your confidence and self-esteem.

If you’re experiencing African American hair loss, schedule an appointment at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a team member.