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VitaKeratin Review

by Emily Jacob (2019-02-14)

Traction Alopecia can also be VitaKeratin caused by overprocessing the hair - also a common practice in African American females.. This would include chemical straighteners, dyes, and bleaches which damage the keratin structure of the hair. As a result, the hair becomes very fragile and falls out with routine combing and brushing. These processes of straightening and braiding of the hair put the African American female at a great risk for developing hair loss from traction alopecia. Often overlooked, is the negative impact traction alopecia can have on women. This includes: inability to style the hair dissatisfaction with appearance and body image low self-esteem loss of personal attractiveness and fear of not looking attractive to others embarrassment, loss of confidence, shyness social teasing and humiliation feeling of depression and introversion work-related problems negative effect on social life Traction alopecia can be reversed if detected and treated early. However, if the condition is protracted, the condition is often irreversible. Hair styles and procedures that put undue stress and tension on the hair must be replaced for more "gentler" and looser styles. Stylists who service African American women have an obligation to inform their customers of the potential risk of significant hair loss inherent with certain hairstyles.