"I've been natural for years and my hair has been the same length!"
“My hair is always breaking off at the ends!”
“My hair just won’t grow no matter what I do!”
Have you ever said any of these before? You are definitely not the only one.
Breakage is a cycle that if not dealt with, will never allow you to see any results.
So let’s tackle the root cause! Why is it then that afro-textured hair suffers the most breakage when compared to other textures?
It starts with the hair cuticle.
The hair cuticle can be described as overlapping scales of keratinocytes (Keratin!) think of it like tiles on a roof which are mainly made from proteins and fats. 
Afro textured hair has a thinner cuticle than others; Asians tends to have the thickest cuticles, Caucasians have slightly thinner and Africans have the thinnest.
It is then not a surprise that our texture of hair does not typically achieve long length and breaks very easily.
It is this hair cuticle that is one of the contributing factors to the fragile nature of Afro hair. Even within Afro-textured hair types, not all cuticles are made the same and this is where porosity comes in (we will tackle this later!).
Hair can “break” off for many reasons including:
- Poor detangling habits / over manipulation
- Natural shedding due to the hair cycle
- Excessive shedding due to genetics, aging, postpartum changes etc.
But it's not all bad news, there are ways of preventing and avoiding these causes.Let’s tackle these causes one by one to cover all bases and enable you to see results!
We will tackle each reason per email communication/blog post so stay tuned for the rest.
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