Fact or Fiction: Improper hair care can lead to hair loss

Fact!

If you wear pigtails or cornrows or use tight hair rollers, the pull on your hair can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, your hair will grow back normally.

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However, scarring can cause permanent damage to the hair and scalp. Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in perms may cause swelling of the hair follicle, which can also result in scarring and cause permanent hair loss.

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