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(520) 374-2462

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(623) 466-8585

Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs as a result of the hair being pulled too tightly. It commonly occurs in hair styles such as ponytails, buns, tight braids, cornrows, hair weaves, and hair extensions. The prolonged traction or pulling leads to hair breakage and resultant hair loss in the affected areas, commonly around the anterior hairline or in between tight braids. In its early stages, the hair loss can be reversible. However, long standing traction and pulling ultimately leads to permanent, irreversible hair loss. Treatment and prevention relies on changing hairstyle practices. Individuals should not wear their hair in styles that cause pain, instead opting for looser styles. If tight braids or weaves are preferred, wearing them for short periods of time and alternating with other loose hair styles can be helpful.

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