Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that is caused by excessive stress being placed on the hair shafts. Tight ponytails, braids, cornrows, dreadlocks, extension braids, and weaves are all hairstyles that can cause scalp tenderness and put painful stress on hair. Unlike most cases of hair loss, traction alopecia is preventable. To better understand traction alopecia, we connected with Dr. Antonella Tosti to learn more.
Adulting is hard work. Unfortunately, life, much like a pleading child or a hungry kitten, demands that you pay attention to it. Right. Now. So you do, day in and day out. What you probably don’t realize is that all of that work brings with it some bad habits, all of which are affecting you in ways you might not realize. Perhaps one of the worst ways adult life is kicking you in the gut rather hard right now is with your hairline. You may be bearding like a champion, but hairlines follow their own rules. Too bad their rules involve a cowardly retreat.