Foreword -- Preface -- PART 1. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF HAIR -- 1. Chemical and Physical Properties of Hair: Comparisons between Asian, Black and Caucasian Hair -- PART 2. AESTHETIC MODIFICATIONS OF ETHNIC HAIR -- 2. Chemical Modifications of Ethnic Hair -- 3. Thermal Modifications of Ethnic Hair -- 4. Ethnic Hairstyling Practices and Hair Prostheses I: Dreadlocks -- 5. Ethnic Hairstyling Practices and Hair Prostheses II: Wigs, Weaves and Other Extensions -- 6. Ethnic Hair Care Products -- PART 3. ETHNIC HAIR CARE: APPROACH TO DEVELOPING A HEALTHY HAIR CARE REGIMEN -- 7. Developing a Healthy Hair Regimen I: Formulating an Optimal Cleansing and Conditioning Regimen -- 8. Developing a Healthy Hair Regimen II: Transitioning to Chemical-Free Styling (to Natural Hair) and Prevention of Hair Trauma -- PART 4. HAIR AND SCALP DISORDERS SECONDARY TO HAIR CARE PRACTICES -- 9. Seborrheic Dermatitis -- 10. Scarring Alopecias Related to Hairstyling Practices -- 11. Pseudofolliculitis Barbae and Acne Keloidalis Nuchae -- PART 5. SPECIAL CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS -- 12. Ethnic Hair Considerations for People of African, South Asian, Muslim and Sikh origins -- Glossary.
Written to address the growing trend of hair loss in ethnic populations, The Fundamentals of Ethnic Hair: A Dermatologist’s Perspective elucidates the science of curly hair, demystifies prevailing hair styling trends, and presents practical advice for minimizing the harmful effects of these hair styling practices. Written from a dermatologist’s perspective, this textbook seamlessly blends science and practical management. Chapters include physical and chemical properties of the hair, thermal and chemical straightening, extensions, razor bumps and special cultural considerations..