It’s no secret that sistas love rocking every hairstyle under the sun. But while our ever-changing tresses allow us to rock versatile ‘dos, weaves, chemical processing and too-tight hairstyles are also causing premature hair loss at alarming rates.

A recent study found that permanent hair loss among Black women is directly the result of braids and weaves that are done improperly. But are there any other reasons why you could be noticing more hair in your comb than usual?

We sat down with Dr. Kari Williams, owner of Mahogany Revolution Salon and an expert in the study of hair and scalp disorders, to discover key causes of hair loss and breakage.