by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson
For most women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, hair loss (alopecia) is a distressing side effect of treatment. It has been known for some time that cooling the scalp during chemotherapy sessions can reduce the extent of alopecia in some people.
On August 23 at the Sistahs Saving Sistahs Breast Cancer Education Forum Tracy Brown, Trichologist and Hair Loss Specialist gave a thorough presentation on 10 Common Causes Of Hair Loss In Women – Black Women And Hair Loss: How To Stop The Cycle.
If you are a woman losing more hair than usual or you notice your hair’s thinner than it used to be, contact Tracy at (916) 688-7704. Many women take great pride in their hair, and appearance and can be absolutely devastating for ones self image and emotional well being. The American Hair Loss Association recognizes that hair loss in women is a serious life altering condition that can no longer be ignored by the medical community and society as a whole.
Sistahs Saving Sistahs Breast Cancer Education Forum presented by the
Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Northern and Central CA
QUICK HAIR FACTS
• 6 out of 10 Black consumers wear a wig, weaves or extensions.
• 40 million women in America is affected by hair loss
• 40.9% reported hair loss with levels with CCCA, only 8.8% had been to
the doctor & diagnosed.
• $1.1 Billion is spent on hair extensions & weaves.
Tracy Brown is also the co-owner with her husband Robert Brown of Another Look Hair Salon and also MIXED Institue of Cosmetology.