*Black women and hair are topics that will never get tiring.

Many black women go ahead and try so many different hairstyles, but according to a hair expert on our partner site, Essence.com, these experiments can cause premature hair loss.


A recent study found that premature hair loss is due to weaves and braiding that is done improperly.

Check out some of the other reasons below why many black women’s hair is falling out:

You’re Styling Your Hair Against Your Growth Pattern

“When women cornrow the hair into a circular pattern in preparation for sewn-in extensions, this will redirect the hair in a way that it typically doesn’t grow. It’s also pulled very tightly with the tension directed towards the center of the scalp,” says Dr. Williams. These conditions can cause shock to the scalp and severely limit or stunt your hair growth.

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