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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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