This condition is caused by repeated MANUAL traction, e.g. Trichotillamania,( a psychosomatic condition where the patient pulls ones hair out ), Braiding , Pony tails. Curlers worn at night. Hot combing to straighten the hair. Constant pulling over long periods of time will eventually cause weakness in the Henley and Huxley layers of the hair, and Atrophy of the follicle (gradual shrinking )
Lack of visibility of the follicle opening and scaring indicates final destruction of the hair follicle.
Chemical: Bleach, Permanent Dye ( Para ) Relaxer (Thio-glycollic) Perm, Radiotherapy, Freezing, Friction, excessive massage, scratching.
Take away cause. Recommended trichological treatments – contact the Hair Centre and speak to one of our trichologist for advice on black hair.
Manual: Type of hair style worn gives evidence of marginal loss, temporal / corona e.g. ponytail
Linear loss: Cane row braiding.
Sausage shape: Tight rollers worn at night
Scalp: Can become erythemas, with swelling around follicles. Can precede Folliculitis.
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