HairStyling Tips For Women with Traction Alopecia


Traction Alopecia is one of the few hair loss conditions that are not caused by age and genetics, and is therefore very much avoidable. As far as you are nice to your hair you don’t need to worry about this type of hair loss. If an individual suffers from Traction Alopecia, believe me it is because of his her own mistakes and no one else should be blamed for his/her hair loss. One of the most common causes of this type of hair loss is hairstyling, and this is why Traction Alopecia mostly affects women. Tying up hair tightly or wearing one hairstyle for long can cause you to lose hair from specific parts of the scalp.

Here are some hairstyling tips for women with Traction Alopecia:

  1. Say No To Chemicals:

If you have sparse temples or a thinning vertex or your hairline is receding, but it is not Androgenic Alopecia, then it is most probably your hairstyle to be blamed. Continuous traction on the hair follicles has scarred them and you are now shedding hairs. Your scalp and hair roots are already damaged and exposing them to any harsh chemicals, such as hair dyes or hair treatments, may further worsen the condition. Even your shampoo and conditioner should be as mild as possible.

  1. Switch Hair Styles Frequently:

Wearing one hair style for long is another common cause of traction alopecia, and if you are already struggling with hair loss, wearing the same hairstyle for long will do no good. Ponytails, braids and buns are all good for your hair tips, but by wearing these styles tightly and for quite long, you compromise at the health of your hair follicles. Wear low-maintenance hairstyles and keep changing them every month or two.

  1. Avoid Tight Hairstyles:

You should secure your hair to prevent them from breakage and to avoid split ends. But make sure your hairstyle does not hurt you. If it hurts, it is an indication that your hair are being pulled beyond their safety limit. Wear ponytails, braids, buns or whatever you like, but make sure it is loose enough to allow you to tuck in your finger at the base.

  1. Avoid Hot Hairstyling Tools:

Use of hairstyling tools is quite common these days. Women with curly, or even wavy, hair don’t step out of house without getting rid of every single wave in their locks. Dead straight hair may look good but do you know by doing so you are risking your hair quality. Heat from hair styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons and curling rods remove moisture from your hair, causing your locks to become dry and brittle, prone to breakage. This heat also damages the hair follicles, affecting their ability to grow healthy hair.

Reversal through healthy hair care does take time, but in the end the dedication and commitment is often worth it. Follow these tips for a few months and restore a fuller head of healthy hair, free of damage.

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Hair Transplant for Traction Alopecia:

If trauma of traction alopecia has permanently damaged the hair follicles, they may not be able to produce hair any more. In case of permanent hair loss, a hair transplant surgery may be worth considering. At Hair Transplant in Dubai Clinic we treat individuals with Traction Alopecia as well.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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