AFRO-CARIBBEAN HAIR LOSS
Afro hair is one of the world’s three principal hair types. Its natural color is black with multiple helices with an oval configuration visible in a cross-section of the hair shaft.
Those of African origin tend to be more susceptible to keloid scarring, central centrifugal cicatrical alopecia (hot comb alopecia), excessive use of hair relaxers (straightening/ straighteners), and to traction alopecia which often results in coin-sized bald spots (hair loss where the hair follicles are permanently damaged from constant traction) due to tight braiding/ cornrows/ plaits/ dreadlocks/ weaves.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair replacement surgery is generally not suitable for afro hair as it is very difficult to perform with the risk of poor results.