Black women are believed to be more prone to hair loss as compared to women with any other ethnicity, courtesy the former’s hair texture as well as the hair care regimen. And since African hairs are different from Caucasian hair by many means, this makes the hair loss treatment for black women questionable. How is a black or African hair different from a Caucasian or Asian hair? Would usual hair loss treatments work on black men and women? Would these treatments work well? These are some of the most commonly asked questions by black women. Let’s find out the answers.
How Is An African Hair Different From Caucasian Hair?
An African hair is different from Caucasian hair in terms of the shape of the hair follicle, texture and type of hair and the rate of hair growth.
- African hair has oval-shaped cross-section while Caucasian hair has a round cross-section.
- African hair is lighter in density, approximately 190 hairs per square centimeter as compared to 227 hairs per square centimeter in an average Caucasian individual.
- Black men and women have jet black hair as compared to their Asian and Caucasian mates whose hair color vary from dark to medium brown to different shades of black and blond.
- Africans grow curly hair in contrast of Caucasians who usually have straight hair.
- As an African hair curls so much so, the body’s natural oils fail to moisture the tips of the hair and Africans need to massage their hair with oil. Asians and Caucasians may not need such an effort.
- African hair is brittle and coarse as compared to smooth and shiny Caucasian hair.
Africans have hair that grow and curl on the scalp thus giving an appearance of thick hair density while in actual, they have less hair density per square centimeter as compared to their Caucasian and Asian mates. Moreover, the color of scalp is also black in people of African origin. As there is little to no contract between the color of scalp and hair so, it also contributes to make their hair appear dense.
Is Hair Transplant Possible For A Black Woman?
Hair transplant is 100% possible in black women. In fact, it is an appreciated hair loss treatment for black women. The surgery follows its conventional route in African or African-American patients. However, hair restoration surgeons find it easier to use FUT in them as compared to FUE because following the C shape of hair follicles in African patients in difficult and there is more risk is involved that the hair graft would be damaged. FUT does not take out each hair follicle individually so, there is no such issue in strip harvesting.
Would The Hair Transplant Results Be Good?
Hair transplant offers same results in African patients as it offers in rest of the hair loss patients. One advantage that African men and women have is that they do not need large number of hair grafts because transplanting just few hair follicles achieves same dense appearance by curling and forming rounds near the root.
Hair transplant is considered a good hair loss treatment for black women. It gives strong hair that African or African-American women can easily braid in their traditional braiding hair styles. Such hair restoration surgeries are performed around the world. I wish you good luck for your hair transplant!
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