Hairstylist Jasmine Collins, owner of Razor Chic of Atlanta, is speaking out after years of watching young women cry in her chair because they are losing their hair.
The reason this is happening, she repeats every chance she gets, is that women are chasing a style, and hairstylists are chasing the money, but "nobody is listening to the hair."
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What people would hear if they did listen to the hair, Collins warns, is that the trend of sewing in weaves and hair tracks is causing permanent damage to hair follicles. The medical term for this phenomenon, traction alopecia, is a balding that can occur when the follicles are stressed from being pulled too tightly or for too long. Collins has been posting videos about this problem on Instagram, and people are finally starting to listen. This video she posted to Facebook May 26 has since gone viral, with over 3 million views and 40,000 shares.