Hair Loss in Women

February 6, 2015
Traction Alopecia in Women

What is Traction Alopecia?

Traction Alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss that is caused by tension, stress, and pulling on the scalp and hair fibers. Though traction alopecia can occur in any race, it is most common among women of color who wear their hair pulled back in braids, or in other tight styles, away from the face. Traction alopecia usually occurs as a result of our desire to get that sleek, super neat hair appearance around the hairline.