Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Some Hair Raising Information

This isn't exactly a weight post but it does deal with hair and we all know that hair is one of the main reasons black women site for not working out.

Why children who braid it like Beckham risk losing hair

Girls who plait their hair too tightly or scrape it back in braids or a ponytail may be at risk of permanent hair loss, researchers suggest.

Hairstyles such as corn rows or braids and those that require chemical straighteners, weaves or hair extensions can damage hair and cause bald patches over time, the British Journal of Dermatology reports today.

Related diseases of the scalp, skin and hair are thought to affect people of African descent particularly. However, dermatologists have underlined the dangers of excessive treatment or scraping back for any hair type.

The tight bun styles favoured by ballet dancers, the corn rows once sported by David Beckham or the dramatic “Croydon facelift” look parodied by Vicky Pollard, the Little Britain character, could all potentially cause problems, they said....keep reading.

So just some things to keep in mind for those of you who swear you can't sweat out that hair. Maybe you should try something else as well. Healthy hair. Healthy body.

Tiday is a new day. What are you waiting for?


patcz said...

This information is nothing new. When braids are too tight that can cause problems. However, I love to wear braids. Any hairstyle can potentially cause some baldness. Even when one gets their hair permanently straightened your hair can fall out. The study is nothing new. I have known about this information for many years.