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Kinky Hair (Overview)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Kinky hair is used to describe hair that is frizzy.


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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)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Kinky hair is used to describe hair that is frizzy.


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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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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

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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What is the definition or description of: Kinky hair?

What is the definition or description of: Kinky hair?

Hair: Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Kinky hair is used to describe hair that is frizzy. ...Read more

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What do I do about weak, brittle and kinky hair?

Hair loss: Avoid hair trauma like scratching head, using hair products, braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, and hair extensions. The most important rule in treating hair loss is obtaining the correct diagnosis, do labs, examine you, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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I have a lot of kinky hair regrowth from my trichotillomania. Is it possible for the follicle repair itself in time? Will I have kinky hairs forever?

I have a lot of kinky hair regrowth from my trichotillomania. Is it possible for the follicle repair itself in time? Will I have kinky hairs forever?

Maybe...Maybe not: Destruction and damage to hair follicles due to trichotillomania (repeated hair pulling) typically causes permanent hair growth problems like poor (kinky) hair growth or no growth at all. Traction alopecia is the medical term for the permanent obliteration of the follicle. Hair quality improvement after pulling ceases will take up to a year. After that, transplants are needed to restore growth. ...Read more

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I have Afro Kinky textured hair and It's only an inch and a half long. It gets tangled easily. I'm allergic to a lot of products, oils. What to do?

I have Afro Kinky textured hair and It's only an inch and a half long. It gets tangled easily. I'm allergic to a lot of products, oils. What to do?

Hypoallergenic: Try to find a hypoallergenic hair conditioner. That may help. Also not washing your hair daily can help increase the natural oils. Brushing hair frequently can also help. ...Read more

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Is permanent way to get rid of kinky/4C hair texture permanently!!!! I find it extremely ugly and am desperate to get rid of it what can I do????!!!!!

Is permanent way to get rid of kinky/4C hair texture permanently!!!! I find it extremely ugly and am desperate to get rid of it what can I do????!!!!!

Permanent: Know of no way to permanently change this hair texture. It is called genetics. However, if hair has changed substantially due to illness, that is often modifiable. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hair to shed so easily from just massaging my head? I have kinky coily hair. And breast feeding my 6 month old.

Is it normal for my hair to shed so easily from just massaging my head? I have kinky coily hair. And breast feeding my 6 month old.

Normal postpartum: Most likely what you are experiencing is telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is common after childbirth. It is caused by a larger percentage of the hair follicles being in the same phase (telogen) at the same time. Don't worry, however, it is usually temporary. ...Read more

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My son has a white, kinky patch of hair on his head. What can I do?

My son has a white, kinky patch of hair on his head. What can I do?

See a Dermatologist: Often when someone has a focal patch of hair that grows abnormally on the scalp, it means that there is a growth under the skin in that location that is causing the hair to grow out abnormally. See a dermatologist to find out why this is happening. Sometimes it can be fixed/treated depending on the cause. ...Read more