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Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is hair loss that results from excessive pulling at the roots from brushing, curling and straightening the hair.

It can also be caused by a bad habit of pulling the hair.

Traction alopecia is very often seen in younger girls that tie, plait or braid long hair.  It is also found in women that have hair extensions sewn in to very tight corn rows or braids.  The braids are done incorrectly, and the extra weight of the extension hair causes the natural hair to pull out in these areas. 

The obvious treatment for traction alopecia is to stop doing the things that cause it.

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