Treating Traction Alopecia: Your Hair Needs a Break, Too

While there are several types of alopecia, traction alopecia is the most prevalent in African American women. Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by the constant pulling or tension on the hair follicles, common with braiding, tightly coiled twists, extensions, weaves and other tight hair styles. While hair loss is reversible, it must be caught and treated early to avoid permanent hair loss.

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