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African American Hair Grooming Practices from Prevention to Management
Friday, August 02
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Yolanda M. Lenzy, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe the role of hair grooming practices in the pathogenesis of the most common scalp disorders among African American women.
- Identify disparities in delayed presentation of hair loss among African American women.
- Develop an approach to managing hair loss and strategies for prevention by partnering with hair care professionals.
African American hair grooming practices are associated with a number of scalp dermatoses and forms of hair loss in African American women. This session will discuss the unique features of African textured hair and the hair grooming practices believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of the most common scalp disorders. The delayed presentation of scarring hair loss among African American women, in particular, will be discussed as well as strategies for effective partnering with local hair care professionals to facilitate earlier presentation and improve outcomes in the management of hair loss in African American women.