Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Alopecia, which means hair loss, is of epidemic proportion for many women of color. Although there have been magazine articles and television segments about alopecia, it continues to be poorly understood by many women. Click here for more information.

Hair Breakage

Hair breakage. Click here for more information.

Hair Growth (Hypertrichosis)

Hypertrichosis or excessive facial hair is a problem that many women with brown skin encounter. Although you may not realize it, hair follicles cover your entire face and the rest of your body as well (with the exception of the lips, palms and soles). Click here for more information.

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB)

Both women and men with brown skin who have curved hair follicles may be affected by ingrown hairs (pseudofolliculitis barbae or PFB) and the consequent formation of bumps and dark marks. Click here for more information.

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What is Brown Skin? is an educational site for individuals with skin of color. Whether your ethnicity and skin care needs are related to your Asian skin care, Latina skin care, African American skin care, Black skin care, or Indian skin care, this site is meant for you. covers topics related to skin care conditions from Acne to Hair Loss to Skin Cancer. The site contains skin care tips and advice designed to help individuals with skin of color understand their skin type.


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