The truth about women & hair loss


(KPRC) – All women experience some form of hair loss or hair thinning, and some are speeding along the process.

“Chemicals can be very damaging to the hair, particularly if you’re using chemicals or heat to straighten the hair,” says Dr. John Wolf, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. “Hair is made out of protein, and so excessive heat or excessive physical injury to the hair will break the hairs so the hair may not be falling out from the roots but the hair can be breaking off.”

Wolf calls it hair loss trauma and says it’s the second most common cause of hair loss.

“If you pull your hair back very tightly, braid the hair very tightly, that can cause hair loss, so what we do to our hair can be as damaging as things coming from inside of our body,” he says.

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