My Girl, Angie is on the journey of reviving her "Crown & Glory" it an empowering process that many women are taking every day especially in "Our Community". (I call her my girl because we have had 2 One on One Consults so far, so we are on a 1st name bases😉) I feel Honored that she chose Nae Nae's Naturals to guide her on this journey. Traction alopecia, a form of hair loss caused by excessive styling, has become increasingly common in recent years. As a result, many of us have taken to using wigs, weaves and other styling methods to cover up the thinning of their hair. Even though these styles are temporary solutions they can also worsen the condition. Fortunately, there are natural methods of treating traction alopecia and restoring hair to its original fullness. With the right approach, we can revive our scalp and restore our natural hair with confidence. I'm going to discuss the causes of traction alopecia, natural methods of treating it, and why it’s important to start the process of restoring your hair as soon as possible.
Causes of Traction Alopecia
Traction alopecia is caused by too much tension on the hair follicles. This tension can come from styles like tight ponytails, cornrows, or weaves and wigs that are worn for an extended period of time. The constant pulling on the scalp can cause permanent damage to the hair follicles, leading to thinning hair and bald patches. It’s important to understand that traction alopecia is a progressive condition, it will worsen over time if not treated properly.
Before using the Protective Styling Bundle, you can see the scalp looks irritated & the hairline is receding
Common Symptoms of Traction Alopecia
Common symptoms include thinning or balding areas around the hairline or at the crown of the head. There may also be redness and scaling in the affected area as well as itching and tenderness. In some cases, it can cause permanent hair loss if it’s not treated quickly. The longer you wait to treat the more difficult it will be to restore your natural hair.
Treating Traction Alopecia Naturally
The most important step is to STOP the excessive styling that's causing the hair loss. This means avoiding tight hairstyles like ponytails and braids, as well as using gentle methods of styling and avoiding harsh chemicals. Adding deep conditioning treatments can help restore moisture and strength to the hair follicles. Finally, women should look for products that contain natural ingredients such as castor oil, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, shea butter, and almond oil, basil, rosemary, aloe vera, & lavender that can help stimulate growth and strengthen the hair follicles. With a combination of these techniques, we can take control of their hair health and start reviving our crown with confidence.
Diet and Nutrition Tips for Restoring Natural Hair
A healthy diet is very important for your health in general but especially if you are treating any scalp condition like traction alopecia and restoring natural hair. Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins can help to nourish the scalp and hair follicles. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially beneficial as they can reduce inflammation in the scalp, making it easier for new hair to grow. Foods high in iron & zinc can also be useful in enhancing natural hair growth. Also, eating foods that are high in antioxidants can help to protect the hair from further damage caused by free radicals or environmental toxins. By following these tips and taking steps to treat traction alopecia, we can restore our crown with confidence and enjoy a full head of beautiful natural hair.
Essential Oils for Hair Growth
One of the most popular natural methods for restoring hair is using essential oils. Essential oils are known to be effective in treating a variety of ailments, including hair loss. Some of the most commonly used essential oils for promoting hair growth include peppermint oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil & tea tree oil combined with their proper carrier oil. When used in combination with a scalp massage, these oils can help stimulate circulation and promote new hair growth. Essential oils are also known to help reduce inflammation which can lead to increased scalp health over time.
Natural Hair Care and Styling Tips
When it comes to treating traction alopecia, the best approach is to start with natural hair care and styling habits. This means making sure to use gentle products that won’t irritate the scalp or damage the hair. Additionally, you should limit the amount of heat and styling products used on your hair. Heat can dry out your strands and lead to breakage over time. Try to avoid tight hairstyles that put additional strain on the hair follicles. Protective styles such as braids or buns are a great way to keep your hair protected from damage, but they must be done correctly in order to restore moisture levels in the hair, which leads to less breakage and more manageable strands.
When to See a Professional for Treating Traction Alopecia
Traction alopecia can be reversed with proper care and treatment, it’s important to see a professional to ensure that you’re taking the right steps especially if you don't see any improvement after using the techniques mentioned above . A doctor or qualified trichologist can help you develop an individualized hair-care plan that many include prescription treatments like minoxidil (Rogaine) and other topical solutions.
Benefits of Reviving Your Crown
After a few weeks of using the Protective Styling Bundle, you can see the scalp looks healthier, the hairline is gradually filling in with new growth(the braider was able to braid a few closer to the hairline). The blemishes on her face are also clearing because she is using health products that come in direct contact with her face.
Reviving your crown has many benefits. Not only will it help you look and feel better, but it may also help improve your overall wellbeing. When you’re dealing with hair loss, it can be hard to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. However, when you take the steps necessary to restore your hair to its original fullness, you can start to embrace your natural beauty again. Reviving your crown is a journey of self-love & self care, that encourages us to accept our bodies as we are and love ourselves for who we are.