Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by constant tension on the hair, such as that created by an over-tight ponytail, plaiting or through using too tight rollers to style the hair. The action of pulling on the hair over a long period of time results in the gradual shrinking of the hair follicle and so the hairs produced become finer and finer and permanently damaged if not treated.
Chemical trauma can be caused to the hair by bleaching, relaxing, perming or even dying the hair. The chemicals involved in these processes can damage the protein structure of the hair, making it brittle and often causing hair loss. In your case, this can seen mainly at the frontal area. As well as damaging the hair, these chemicals are also not good for the scalp and can irritate it.
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