In recent years, styling black hair has become a common topic of conversation. In the wake of Chris Rock’s film Good Hair, such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks have openly discussed the various forms of styling, and Sherri Shepherd, herself, has launched a line of wigs. However, none of them have discussed the damaging effects of popular styling methods.
In his new book, Dr. Weaver’s Black Hair Loss Guide, Seymour Weaver III, MD gets at the heart of this all-too-common problem. He identifies the many factors that can cause thinning hair: scalp infections, medications, genetics, and hair styling. Many women use styling methods, including weaves and extensions, to make their hair appear thicker, fuller, and healthier; these methods do nothing but harm hair. Dr. Weaver demonstrates that the medical community can help keep women from going through the traumatic experience of hair loss.