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Whether your tresses are natural or relaxed, many Black women can attest to the fact that the process of grooming and maintaining a healthy head of hair can be a strenuous one. But with the introduction of alopecia, hair issues go far beyond having a bad hair day or getting caught in a storm without an umbrella. In some instances, the problem simply lies with the way we style our hair, whereas more severe forms of alopecia are attributed to genetics or other health issues.

Among the millions of Americans dealing with alopecia-related hair loss, the number of Black women is steadily increasing, which explains why hair transplants are on the rise amongst Black women.

Here are the 3 types of alopecia that commonly affect Black women:

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  • Diana

    I am 35, and I have half as much hair on my head, as I used to have when I was 25. I have come through dozens of doctors and treatments, have taken gallons and pounds of different medications, but the overall result was unstable. My diagnosis is “androgenic alopecia”. Those who are familiar with it know that it makes a woman desperate. One of the doctors I have consulted recommended me Hair Gain Formula by Military Grade. It nurtures hair, but most importantly, it lowers the level of prostaglandin D2, which causes hair loss when elevated. I’ve been taking it for 6 months, and it looks like my hair loss has decreased. The doctor said I should take it for at least 3 years in order to achieve sustainable results but the basic thing for me is to keep positive results.