Banishing Bad Hair Days since 1997!™

Hair Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Term: Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia, also known as TA, is a type of hair loss.  

It is primarily triggered by wearing specific types of hairstyles (braids, buns, ponytails, pigtails) or hair extensions or hair systems (toppers, wigs, toupees)  which creates consistent and tight pressure on the scalp and roots.  


Caption

Quite simply, it is caused by a pulling force being applied to the scalp, roots, and follicles. 

It is a consistent pulling on the hairline forcefully towards the vertex of the scalp.

References:

How to Tell If You Have Tracton Alopecia Hair Loss

 
Active HairTalk Threads
Wanna talk?
HairTalk® is the place for you!
Recent Topics:
Quick Poll
When flaunting a headband, which is your favorite style?
Skinny headbands
Thick headbands
Anything with rhinestones and/or crystals
Feathered headbands
Any headband with an intricate design
I don't wear headbands because I think they are mind reading devices!
Daily Hair Tip
Always apply conditioners from the top of the ears down to the ends. Avoid the roots.
Top Gallery Images
Copyright 1997-2024, hairboutique.com, All Rights Reserved.
About,
Advertise,
Contact Us,
Disclaimer
Press,
Privacy Statement,
Terms of Service,