Dr. Bernard Arocha Discusses Traction Alopecia Causes and Solutions
Dr. Bernard Arocha of Arocha Hair Restoration (arochahairrestoration.com) discusses traction alopecia, one cause of hair loss among both women and men. It results from continuous pulling of the hair, which may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline. If you notice your hair is breaking off or coming out, it is very important that you consult a dermatologist immediately to find out what is causing your hair loss. If you continue wearing the tight hairstyle the hair loss may be permanent.