Pulling your hair into tight elastic can cause the strands to break on their own, especially where the elastic is protected. Although it is worrying, hair loss in the beginning can be more serious, as it can lead to long-term hair loss. This is called traction alopecia.
“Traction alopecia means when patients repeatedly hold their hair tight [style], And over time it starts pulling some of the side hairs, literally killing those hairs, “Behnam tells MBG. So it could be Look Having a super-tight and smooth pony is good, it can literally pull your hair out over time.
Ponytail and bun can certainly cause traction alopecia, but Behnam warns that tight braids can be even more dangerous; So if you don’t often wear protective styles (flat twist, cornro and box bread), experts recommend switching your braids every two weeks and don’t forget to take a break.
Excessively tight hairstyles can not only kill the hair follicles and damage the existing strands, but can also cause permanent blemishes if left untreated. When this happens, there is little hope of restoring hair growth in that area, even through professional treatment. Translation? If you feel that you are dealing with traction alopecia, you do not want to waste time trying to solve the problem.