Traction Alopecia is a disorder causing hair loss due to stain put on the hair, tight ponytail, pigtails, or braids or other unusual hair styles. It is seen more commonly seen in women, particularly in Black Afro-Caribbean and East Indian women.
Traction alopecia is also known as traumatic alopecia.
The 2 types of traction alopecia are marginal and nonmarginal.
Causes of Traction Alopecia
Long term hair pulling and breakage due to very tight hair braiding, hair weaves and cornrows
Over use of hair softeners such as permanent wave solutions
Repetitive application of hot combs
Chemical treatment of hair with dyes, bleaches, or straighteners
Symptoms of Traction Alopecia
Itching and dandruff
Cicatrization (scarring) of the new hair follicle and permanent hair loss
Patchy areas of hair loss
Perifollicular erythema, scales, and pustules on scalp
Traction Alopecia Treated see below:
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