We know, you probably cringed just a little bit when you read the title of this article. You put time, energy, money, love, and the utmost care into nurturing your hair, and it is NOT easy to watch it fall out. To make matters worse, you probably watch this happen every single day. It’s enough to make you lose your mind! But before you lose your mind, stop and take a deeeeep breath. All is not lost! (Literally.) Odds are, your shedding is perfectly normal. And in this blogpost, we’ll tackle the whole issue of hair loss. We’ll explain the differences between shedding, hair loss, and alopecia. We’ll explain the causes of each, and tips for addressing them.
Let’s get one thing straight: breakage isn’t good, but it is unavoidable. As long as you are waking up in the morning, going outside, and living your life, this will come at a cost to at least a few of your hairs. Don’t cry over them. The broken hairs will continue to grow, and you still have so many strands that are fine. However, breakage can (and should) be minimized. There are two underlying causes of breakage. The first is low elasticity: when your hair isn’t stretchy or elastic, it breaks easily under tension. The second is environmental stress: anything you or the environment around you does to put tension on your hair in the first place.
At NaturAll Club, we’re celebrating this Black History Month by honoring some of the most groundbreaking figures and moments in the history of black hair in America. Most of the hairstyles popularized by these figures have a much deeper and richer history than explained in this article, but we still want to celebrate the individuals who wore them proudly in a culture that saw their hair as different, unattractive, or unfeminine. We are also celebrating some of the most successful entrepreneurs who created and expanded the black hair care market. Today’s natural hair movement owes so much to their legacy.
Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar (ACV) can be a beneficial treatment that conditions and restores your hair. This concept might be new to you, or you might just be hesitant to wash your hair with vinegar (understandable!) so let’s explore the science of ACV rinses and how to do them!
You can do everything right with your natural hair routine, and still ruin it all with a bad nightly routine. Think about it- you spend a significant portion of your life with your hair squashed underneath the weight of your head. This can lead to breakage as your hair snags on your pillowcase, dryness as your hair loses moisture overnight, matting/tangling from friction between hair strands, and unmanageable hair when you wake up in the morning.