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Derek J is a visionary who knows how to deliver fabulous hair designs with an elegant edge. With over 15 years in the hairstyling industry, this celebrity hair pro has earned numerous accolades for his work—including taking top honors at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show competitions, most notably in the Chris Rock feature film, Good Hair. From there, Derek J became a hair fashion personality staple with guest appearances on Bravo-TV’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV franchise and as the featured hairstyling expert as host on Oxygen TV’s Hair Battle Spectacular as well as a co-hosting gig on Bravo-TV’s fashion commentary show, Fashion Queens. His warm and outgoing personality, fierce fashion sense and impeccable styling skills have made Derek J a true influencer of pop culture and style today. For more answers from Derek J about your mane concerns, pick up a copy of the June/July ’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair!


My hair soaks moisture like it’s a sponge—but it still looks dry! What do I do to get it to look moisturized? —Jennifer

You should incorporate a moisturizing shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner in your hair care regimen. It will also help to use a moisturizing hair masque on a weekly schedule.

No matter what I do to my hair, it still keeps falling out. What can I do to stop it? —Cimeka

The most common cause of hair fall out is stress related. And even though I know that may be hard to do sometimes, you want to try to limit being stressed to a minimum. Your nutritional intake also plays a part when it comes to hair loss; so, take a look at your diet and make sure you’re getting the proper nutrients. As far as hair care products, opt for a gentle shampoo and moisturizing conditioner, ones that are predominantly formulated with natural ingredients.

My scalp is extremely dry and I’ve got dandruff galore! I’ve tried dandruff shampoos but have had no luck in solving this problem. What am I doing wrong? —Toni

The scalp is a skin issue and using over-the-counter products may not be strong enough for your specific problem. Without knowing more about your specific circumstances, I would suggest seeking a consultation from a dermatologist who can provide guidance as to how to handle this problem.

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