Traction alopecia is usually due to excessive pulling or tension on hair shafts as a result of certain hair styles. It is seen more often in women, particularly those of East Indian and Afro-Caribbean origin. Hair loss depends on the way the hair is being pulled. Prolonged traction alopecia can stop new hair follicles developing and lead to permanent hair loss.

Further Reading

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has produced Patient Information Leaflets for all types of skin conditions, including types of alopecia. The BAD Patient Information Leaflets provide details of treatment options available. 

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