Monday, September 21, 2009

Hair Loss: "A" is for Alopecia (Post 4)

Traction Alopecia: Hair loss which occurs from traction or "pulling"
on hair. A large section of African American women suffer from
this form of alopecia.

Traction alopecia is commonly seen with braids (notice hair line in
picture, alopecia resulted from too tight or tension at hair line from braids), pony tails and other hairstyles which create traction on the scalp.

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