Traction Alopecia - Hair Loss Series Part 2

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Traction Alopecia is a type of hair loss caused by pulling the hair too tight. Traction Alopecia is common among African American females who have their hair repeatedly styled in tight braids and extensions. This type of hair loss can also occur in gymnast and athletes who keep their hair pulled back tightly for sports. In Part 2 of this hair loss series, I will be talking about natural remedies for those with Traction Alopecia.

Herbs for Skin and Hair Care Workshop

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I will be leading a workshop this February on eight herbs that are useful for skin and hair care. The workshop will also cover the basics of natural beauty care and common harmful chemicals that are in beauty products. This workshop is free and open to the public. You can RSVP at the official event page. See you there!

Herbs for Skin and Hair Care Workshop
Sunday February 1, 2015, at 1:30 PM
Nora Branch Library
8625 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Eventbrite - Herbs for Skin and Hair Care Workshop

Ginger and Calendula Scalp Spray Recipe

Maintaining a healthy scalp is crucial for hair growth. If you are suffering from hair loss due to an inflamed or irritated scalp, preventing inflammation should be your number one goal. This Ginger and Calendula Spray recipe is packed with ingredients to help reduce scalp inflammation, soothe irritations, and prevent tissue scarring. The Ginger and Calendula spray is especially helpful for those with CCCA Alopecia.

Herb of the week: Calendula

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You may have seen calendula listed as an ingredient in your skin products. I include a large amount of it in my Hello Beautiful Calendula Lip balm. Not only is this flower a beautiful golden color, it is also known for its skin healing properties and ability to mend wounds by helping with cell repair and growth.

CCCA Alopecia - Hair Loss Series Part 1


Hair loss is a topic rarely discussed in the natural hair and beauty community. Often times hair loss can cause emotions of fear and anxiety; it can feel isolating. But it should be discussed so that others can find the help they need. One common form of hair loss among African American women is alopecia. There are several forms of alopecia, but for Part 1 of this series I will be focusing on what I believe to be the lesser known form of hair loss in African American women, CCCA Alopecia.