For the longest, I’ve struggled with my hair is one aspect or another, mainly dryness, tangling and breakage. I believe the three are related — my hair becomes dry, thus it tangles which then leads to breakage. I’ve desired a Komaza Hair Analysis for quite sometime but was hesitant. I was not comfortable with shipping my hair off to the unknown. However, after much internal debate, I decided to let my guard down and do it!
Komaza Hair Analysis – Phone Consult
The Komaza Hair Analysis was very eye-opening and I learned a lot about my hair. Below are the findings…
Cuticle Damage and Breakage
I have medium to thick strands with a porosity level of to be determined, thus I’m considering this a preliminary analysis. The initial reading suggests it’s normal to high porosity because of lifted cuticles. I assured the consultant my hair does not perform as such. Therefore, I will be sending hair samples from a normal wash day (rather than a clarifying/chelating wash day) so that Komaza can finalize my porosity and better understand what I deal with on the regular.
If you remember from my previous post, I have a few regrets that indeed haunted me: the dryness shown in the cuticle may have resulted from choosing to hand wash with a harsh clarifier/chelater rather than collecting samples in the shower with a cleanser that I use routinely.
Under the microscope, cuticle damage of all flavors look the same — like cuticle damage. There isn’t a way to determine if it came from combing, over processing, over moisturizing, etc. However, the consultant was confident my cuticle damage resulted from over moisturizing and my breakage is a result of damaged cuticles. The damage likely resulted from weekly hair steaming and keeping the hair wet for extended periods.
Diminished Root Sheath
There is evidence of diminished root sheaths in the back quadrants. This means, the hair is growing in thinner than the overall diameter of the strand. Some diminished root sheaths are normal but it could also be an early sign of thinning related to side effects of medications or vitamin deficiencies.
As a comparison, here’s a pic of a healthy strand with a healthy root sheath:
Even with the graphic and scary looking images, the consultant advised my hair is healthy despite the issues. I really like that Komaza supports healthy hair and really went above and beyond to let me know that relaxed hair can also be healthy hair, thus they do not relaxer bash and advise going natural as fix it fast solution to relaxed hair problems.
She did say something that I found quite interesting though: ladies with relaxed hair should treat their hair as though they are relaxed, not natural. Therefore, they suggested a regimen that goes against every technique known to naturals: moisturizing daily, sealing the hair, LOC method, oil rinsing and things of the like. I will highlight the recommendations in Part 3, which will be my next post.
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