Thursday, March 12, 2009
Constantly placing your hair in a tight ponytail can lead to a condition known as Traction Alopecia. Traction Alopecia is basically baldness that occurs as a result of too much stress being placed on the scalp. Wearing weaves back to back without allowing the hair and scalp time to recuperate can also lead to Traction Alopecia. The hair loss can become permanent if one doesn't cease wearing hairstyles that constantly place tension on the scalp. Thus, if you are noticing hair loss around your edges, or anywhere else on your head, just know that your hairstyle may be the culprit. This is why it's so important for women to switch up their hairstyle. So many women choose to wear weaves while transitioning from relaxed to natural, but be forewarned: You could lose some of that naturally curly or kinky hair before it has a chance to grow in if you're not careful.
Luckily, in some cases, Traction Alopecia can be reversed as long as one ceases wearing the hairstyle that caused the condition in the first place. In addition, that individual should immediately begin to nourish that portion of their scalp by lightly massaging it with some pure oils that are known to promote hair growth like Vitamin E.