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Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! I have a scalp situation. It looks like cradle crap with some hair thinning.
Cradle cap is infant sebhorrheic dermatitis, it occurs as a result of excessive oil production causing redness that is covered by yellow oily scales (dandruff). It is normally associated with itching. Treatment for sebhorrheic dermatitis includes medicated shampoos, creams and lotions. Consult a dermatologist.
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! My scalp is very dry and feels tight, what should I do?
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! I have dandruff and an itchy rash on my scalp that has started bleeding when I rub it, is it because my scalp is dry?
That is more than just a dry scalp. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition which causes inflamed, red, flaky and itchy scalp. Please see a dermatologis for correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! Tight braiding ruined my hairline, so where do I start? How do I regain healthy well nourished hair?
Traction alopecia refers to hair loss as a result of braiding the hair tightly. Repeated stress on the hair from tight braids results in lots of broken hairs in the early stages. This will be followed by alopecia and eventully, scarring. Scarring is when the hair follicle is destroyed, replaced by scar tissue, causing permanent hair loss. The most important step in regaining healthy hair is to stop doing tension hairstyles that put strain on the hair, its important to give the hair some room to recover.
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! I gave birth 3 months ago and I am experiencing dramatic hair loss. I am starting to panic!!
Shedding hair in the first 2 to 6 months after having a baby is not unusual. During pregnancy the body's estrogen and progesterone levels increase which keeps the hair in an ongoing stage of growth - resulting in thick and lush hair. After pregnancy the estrogen levels drop, and the hair remains in the resting stage for about 3 months before it falls out. The excessive hair shedding is not permanent and self corrects with time.
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! My hair is shedding a lot and getting thinner. How do I stop this from continuing?
Hair shedding is a natural part of your hair's growth cycle, on average you shed between 50-100 hairs per day. When you shed significantly more than that, excessive hair shedding, it's called telogen effluvium. It is generally temporary and self-correcting when the triggering event is treated. The causes of the temporary excessive hair shedding range from operations, end of pregnancy, fevers, change in diet, and medication. Excessive hair shedding can be chronic. The common causes of chronic har shedding are underlying medical or nutritional problems (like mineral deficiencies, anemia and hormonal imbalances). Consult a dermatologist.
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! I have round bald patches on my head the size of a R2 coin, what should I do?
Alopecia areata is a condition that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its hair follicles, causing patchy hair loss that may occur all over the body. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment, consult a dermatologist.
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! How often should I wash my hair?
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! There are too many products! It is confusing! What should I use daily?
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! How do I treat split ends?
Dear Hairtural Help My Hair! Can relaxed hair go back to natural?
Relaxers break the dishulphide bonds in your hair and permanently change your curl pattern from curly to straight. This process cannot be reversed. To go natural, you'll firstly need to stop relaxing and let your natural hair grow out. You can cut off all the relaxed hair (big chop) or you can trim off the relaxed parts over time until your hair is fully natural (transitioning).