Dirk Evans - The Hair Care Doctor Farmington Hills, MI (BlackNews.com) - Dirk Evans, president of TheHairCareDoctor.com, recently addressed a growing trend in his book, Home Hair Care Help.Evans
, who has been called "The Haircare Doctor
" by many, has noticed a growing number of African-American women who have extensive scalp damage due to improper braiding techniques.According to Evans
, women were literally running to him due to a botched braiding job.
Braiding shops are commonplace in most African-American communities and many do provide great services, but a recent study conducted by L'Oreal
confirms there is need for alarm.Many women are experiencing premature balding that can be prevented by using a technique Evans describes as "on-base" braiding.Evans
further comments that the off-base technique pulls the hair so tightly the follicle in the dermis layer of the scalp is severely damaged.
"In many cases the damage is irreversible and a women with a relatively health scalp before braiding will experience balding with the presence scared tissue.Be aware, another initial signs of damage caused by using an improper braiding technique is the presence of dermal tissue (a white ball type of material at the base of the scalp)," comments Evans
. About Dirk Evans
Clients and colleagues call him "The Haircare Doctor
" because of his
ability to literally transform hair that is lifeless.Evans
, a native of Detroit, Michigan, has been in the hair care industry for over 26 years and travels extensively to educate women in their hair care crisis.This lecturer and hair care specialist has also conducted extensive research in Trichoanalysis.A former educator for SoftSheen Carson, Evans says, "If someone is improperly braiding your hair, stop, before it's too late!"