Hair Research

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Abstract Hair and health have an existing relationship, yet little is known about the relationship between stylist hair care practices and encouragement of self-care in the African American community. The hair cosmetic industry has undergone a revolutionary change over the last two decades, dramatically veering from merely cleaning to repair, increasing the tensile strength, reducing oxidative damage, and stimulating growth. Unfortunately, the psychological and physical consequences of improper hair care by stylists have resulted in “hair stress” in the African American community (Winfield, 2008). The problem under investigation is what are physical and psychological processes of growing healthy African American hair, where people look good on the outside and feel good on the inside. This study utilizes a content analysis approach for using YouTube tutorials to support the “Growing Hands Theory” that encourages proper hair care practices related to physical and mental health for people of African descent.

Core Concept Definition
Healthy Hair Healthy hair is a result of hair care and self-care. Hair care varies from different hair types because all hair is not the same, but all hair benefits from individuals having appropriate nutrition, hydration, exercise, stress management, and restorative sleep.
Strausfogel (2013), focuses on internal and external strategies for better hair growth. Many of these products that claim to be good for your hair can be found in one’s kitchen cabinet. This author also emphasized that all hair types are different, there are different precautions each individual has to take for healthy hair. Over-shampooing, over-processing and over-styling can cause one’s hair not to grow. A weekly shampoo is preferred for dry or coarse hair, whereas as a person with finer or thinning hair may…...

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