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Dandruff And Hair Breakage

Q: I have relaxed hair and recently starting getting dandruff problems. I think this contributed to hair breakage in a section the middle of my head.


This problem still persists and now I realize that this same section is/seems somehow under processed after a week of two of getting a touch-up done at the hair dressers. Please help.


A: It's not impossible but it's very unlikely that your dandruff issue is causing the hair breakage. These two things have nothing to do with each other really.

Based on the fact that...

1. You've recently developed scalp flaking.
2. Your hair is breaking at the top section of your head.
3. Your hair has been under processed.

I would ask your stylist if she has switched the type of relaxer she's usually uses in your hair.

If she has that might be the problem and your hair just doesn't respond well to the one she's using now.

If she hasn't then it might be time for a change. Occasionally relaxers that usually work for us become ineffective after a while.

To help your scalp you can look into doing rinses with apple cider vinegar (1 gallon of water with 1 cup of ACV in it).

Give yourself deep conditioning treatments with moisture and protein and that will help a lot with the breakage and the under processed hair.

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