Fundamentals of Ethnic Hair

The Dermatologist's Perspective

Editors: Aguh, Crystal, Okoye, Ginette (Eds.)

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  • Provides formal recommendations from a dermatologist's perspective on ethnic hair
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Chapters include chemical structure of hair, styling and processing, hair disorders related to styling products, and special cultural considerations
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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.

About the authors

Crystal Aguh, MD, FAAD is Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology. Her main area of focus includes: complex medical dermatology, autoimmune disease, procedural dermatology, medical journalism and international health. In 2014, Dr. Aguh was an ABC news Medical Consultant. Under this role, she wrote medical articles for digital media and scripts for local affiliates. In addition, she served as an assistant producer for medical segments on Good Morning America and World News with David Muir. As a second year resident, Dr. Aguh received an award from the National Medical Association for her research project and presentation called “Exploring Racial Differences in Treatment Regimens for Patients with Late Stage Mycosis Fungoides: A Retrospective Study.” The goal of this study was to discuss potential causes for the increased mortality rates in African American patients with Mycosis Fungoides.
Ginette Okoye MD, FAAD is Director, Ethnic Skin Program and Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology. Her areas of clinical focus include ethnic skin, hidradentitis suppurativa and sarcoidosis. Dr. Okoye serves as the director of the Ethnic Skin Program and the director of the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Okoye is a board-certified dermatologist who focuses on the skin, hair and nail conditions of people with darker skin tones, such as people of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Native American descent. As director of the Ethnic Skin Program, which she launched in 2010 with Dr. Sewon Kang, she is committed to outstanding clinical care and research in the field of ethnic skin and to community outreach and enrichment. The program focuses on diseases that disproportionately affect people with ethnic skin, such as razor bumps, keloids, hair thinning, sarcoidosis, lupus and mycosis fungoides.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Chemical and Physical Properties of Hair: Comparisons Between Asian, Black, and Caucasian Hair

    Pages 3-13

    He, Alice, B.S. (et al.)

  • Chemical Modifications of Ethnic Hair

    Pages 17-29

    Haskin, Alessandra, B.A. (et al.)

  • Thermal Modifications of Ethnic Hair

    Pages 31-42

    Haskin, Alessandra, B.A. (et al.)

  • Ethnic Hairstyling Practices and Hair Prostheses I: Dreadlocks

    Pages 43-51

    Clemetson, Nashay N., M.D.

  • Ethnic Hairstyling Practices and Hair Prostheses II: Wigs, Weaves, and Other Extensions

    Pages 53-66

    Haskin, Alessandra, B.A. (et al.)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45695-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45694-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83351-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Ethnic Hair
Book Subtitle
The Dermatologist's Perspective
Editors
  • Crystal Aguh
  • Ginette Okoye
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45695-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45695-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45694-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83351-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 160
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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