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Causes of Hair Loss: Tight braids or pulled-back hair

Tight braids or pulled-back hair Though it’s probably a bit more relevant to women, wearing hair in tight braids (like dreadlocks or cornrows) or having your hair tightly pulled back (like in a ponytail) can in fact lead to hair loss — or what is medically known as traction alopecia. It is caused by chronic […]

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Posted on: June 30, 2011

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Tight braids or pulled-back hair

Though it’s probably a bit more relevant to women, wearing hair in tight braids (like dreadlocks or cornrows) or having your hair tightly pulled back (like in a ponytail) can in fact lead to hair loss — or what is medically known as traction alopecia. It is caused by chronic pulling of the hair, leading to gradual hair loss, mostly at the hairline.

While it’s most commonly seen in African women, it’s also seen in men who wear hairpieces in the same location on the scalp for long periods of time.

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