It has been happening since my great-grandmother's time.
Going bald after child birth Bandile tried a peppermint remedy to open up her scalp pores and after that failed, minoxidil - a blood pressure drug - which causes hair growth as a side-effect. She wants to see more help available for African women dealing with hair loss: "Even salon owners and stylists don't know how to treat this problem. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices.
For example, hair loss can be a symptom of problems with the thyroid gland or iron deficiency, she says. I agree.
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Then we cover the hair and bake it halirax a machine," she says, adding that it can take several months before the effects are visible. We use coconut oil and apply it on to the scalp. However, the association warns that steaming alone cannot stimulate growth after hair loss.
According to the Institute of Trichologists beakty the UK, steaming can be good for African hair because it adds moisture, which makes it more pliable and less prone to breakage. Why Ghana's natural hair fashion is bad for business Ms Magai's salon offers a steam treatment she says opens up the pores on the head to allow the hair to grow.
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Boitumelo Monyaki, a year-old financial management student from Johannesburg, went completely bald eight years ago - something she believes was linked to the birth of her first child in Don't put too many chemicals, don't continually braid your hair.