When black hair is chemically straightened or modified by chemicals, more often than not, there is a
thinning of the hair fiber at points where the natural bends were located and is still present which is
seen in the straightened hair fiber as a critical area of weakness. Thechanges and bends in both the
direction and diameter of the curl along a single strand cause black hair fibers to remain much more
fragile than other hair types. Extensive research has shown that the pulling force required to break
a strand of black hair is far less than the force required to break Asian or Caucasian strands. This is
also inclusive of European and Anglo-Saxon hair. Although there is a differentiation of the hair
the make-up is essentially the same.