What Is Traction Alopecia?

There are a lot of factors that can lead to hair loss, like a person’s genetics. One factor that many people may not be aware of is their hairstyle.

Wearing your hair in a ponytail, braids, or pigtails places the hair and hair follicles under an immense amount of strain, because they are tightly pulled back in these styles. Frequently having your hair in one of these styles or having it tightly pulled back for an extended period of time can cause the hairline to recede. This issue is known as traction alopecia and it can occur in both men and women.

A looser hairstyle that does not place pressure on the scalp can prevent any additional hair loss due to traction alopecia, but if your hairline has already been affected by traction alopecia, you can contact our office to schedule a consultation. Hair-restoration expert Dr. Glenn Charles can help you find the best procedure for restoring the appearance of your hair.

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