Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss caused by a constant pulling of the hair. It is most commonly seen in women who wear weaves, tight braids and hair extensions, tight scarfs (Turban) but also occurs in those who consistently wear their hair pulled back tightly from their scalp. Traction alopecia can also be the result of excessive or harsh brushing and/or backcombing.
Traction alopecia is usually initially seen on the front hairline and also on the perimeters i.e edges, where most tension is exerted. However, over time the recession can move further as new hairs are put under strain. This can cause significant loss of hair around the hairline. Traction from tight hairstyles can also result in breakage along the temples which makes the management of hair much more difficult. If you tie your hair up with tight rubber bands, the bands may exert more tension on the hair and create cracks along the cuticle, eventually resulting to hair breakage.
At first, traction alopecia from hair extensions, braids, weaves and tight hairstyles is reversible; you can stop wearing hairstyles that exert tension on the hairline and your hair will grow back. However, over time irreversible damage can be done if the hair starts to grow back and is pulled out again and again. This happens because the constant pulling of the hair eventually distorts and atrophies the follicle. This eventually weakens the growth of the hair, and cause your hair to grow back finer and shorter. In severe instances, the follicle can become permanently scarred so that hair is not able to grow at all.
How can this be treated;
The Swedish Aromatherapy Treatment – This is a treatment used to invigorate your scalp, it opens up the pulse and stimulates the blood flow on your scalp, and it also helps to enhance hair growth. For Severe cases Ginger Anti- hair loss treatment is advised.
To know more about this treatment,
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