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Kinky Hair (Overview)

Kinky hair is twisted curly hair. Kinky hair can be a symptom of a genetic disorder in children with a degenerative brain condition.


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What causes my kinky hair?

What causes my kinky hair?

Shape of follicle: Hair follicles are different shapes. If you cut one crossways and looked at it under a microscope, you'd see that the follicle is either round or somewhat flat. The flatter the follicle, the more curly the strand of hair will be. Kinky hair is from flatter follicles. ...Read more

Kinky Hair (Overview)

Kinky hair is twisted curly hair. Kinky hair can be a symptom of a genetic disorder in children with a degenerative brain condition.


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What can I do about my kinky hair?

What can I do about my kinky hair?

Lots of options: Find a really good hair stylist with experience working with kinky hair. He/she can teach you tricks to keep your hair "tamed" and doing what you want it to do. Ask friends or family whose hair styles you like and speak to their stylist before you get anything done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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How do you get rid of ingrowing hairs if u can't see the hair?

How do you get rid of ingrowing hairs if u can't see the hair?

Stop shaving : Ingrown hairs, or folliculitis is common in the vulvar area. I would hold off on shaving for a while and use sitz baths twice a day and if no better see your gynecologist, sometimes antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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What causes kinky hair?

Kinky Hair: Most kinky hair is caused by genetics. It may be the result of chemical processing which can damage localized areas of scalp or systemic steroid use in some cases. Other forms of scalp trauma may also cause the hair to kink. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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What causes my kinky hair?

Shape of follicle: Hair follicles are different shapes. If you cut one crossways and looked at it under a microscope, you'd see that the follicle is either round or somewhat flat. The flatter the follicle, the more curly the strand of hair will be. Kinky hair is from flatter follicles. ...Read more

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What can I do about my kinky hair?

Lots of options: Find a really good hair stylist with experience working with kinky hair. He/she can teach you tricks to keep your hair "tamed" and doing what you want it to do. Ask friends or family whose hair styles you like and speak to their stylist before you get anything done. Good luck! ...Read more