Preventing Traction Alopecia

Did you know that certain hairstyles can make you prone to hair loss. This type of hair loss caused by frequent intense pulling or pressure on the hair follicles is caused traction alopecia. To avoid traction alopecia patients should be advised against braiding of their hair frequently. For braids the tightness of the braid and pulling along the hairlines will cause intense pressure on the follicles and over time can lead to hair loss. It is likely we will see an increase of this in men with the trend of the “man bun.”

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