Hair can be a great source of pride, pain or both among African-Americans, and Amy McMichael, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, has devoted much time and research to helping these individuals prevent hair loss and take back their hair health.
McMichael, who is also serving as the President of the Skin of Color Society, spoke to Beauty in The Bag about some of the unique hair issues facing African Americans, and shared tips on how to these individuals can better care for their hair.
Here’s what she had to say:
1. Is hair a big problem for African Americans?
Yes, hair is a large problem for Afric
Women across four major ethnicities report acne is their primary skin concern.
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