Traction Alopecia

 

Traction Alopecia – hair loss (often permanent) in girls and adults of all ethnic backgrounds and hair types but more frequently seen in Afroids.

Sites: may effect the anterior margin, auriculars and occipital hair line.

This hairloss is often cicatrical, and is associated with scalp trauma produced by plaits, cornrows, long hair dressed and maintained firmly in chignons, ponytails, pleats etc.

Similar damage may occur elsewhere on the scalp associated with hair extensions, tracks and the tight application of styling rollers.

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