Asked in Hair Loss and Treatment
How do you stop hair loss and regrow hair if your a 12-year-old black girl with thick black hair?
To answer your question accurately I would need more information, but I will try to explore different areas to help you discover the issue.
First I would need to know if your hair is relaxed or natural? Are you balding (losing hair from the roots) or is your hair just breaking off?
If your hair is relaxed there could be several different factors causing your hair loss. It could be from chemical burns, overlapping of the relaxer, etc.
If your hair is natural are you not washing it often? Are your moisturizing daily? If so what kind of moisturizer? What kind of comb are you using to comb your hair? Are you using a brush?
- Lack of properly conditioning your hair could be another issue.
- Using heated appliances (flat irons, blow dryer, straightening comb)
- Another reason why the hair is probably falling out is lack of moisture.
- Using a brush and/or a fine tooth comb also makes the hair break off
- Failure to sleep in a satin bonnet or scarf
African American hair should be washed every 3 days with a sulfate free shampoo and it should be conditioned every time you wash your hair using an conditioning rinse that will moisturize and detangle the hair. You should also deep condition every 2 weeks or at least once a month with a protein rich moisturizing conditioner.
The next step is moisturizing daily. Use a moisturizer every day that does not contain protein, petroleum, or mineral oil (paraffin liquidum) such as Carols Daughter Hair Milk, Karens Body Beautiful Hair Milk, or Quenched Curls Moisturizer by CURLS.biz.
Do not grease your scalp at all. If your scalp is try and itchy it is because it needs to be washed. Itchy dry scalp problems will be eliminated if you are washing your hair with a sulfate free shampoo every 3 days such as Kinky-Curly Come Clean or the Curlicious Cleansing Cream by CURLS.biz.
Clipping the ends won't make your hair grow. If you need to even out your hair, cut it to even it out and don't have it cut again anymore so you can gain length.
Sleep in a satin bonnet or scarf to prevent your cotton sheets and pillows from absorbing moisture from your hair.
Comb the hair with a wide tooth comb only.
Reduce your use of heated appliances and learn to style without heat. Wearing cornrows, plaits, 2 strand twists, amd afros are great alternatives. For more information on caring for your hair regardless if it's natural or relaxed visit growblackhair.net to learn how to develop your own haircare regimen and for more product suggestions.