traction alopecia


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traction alopecia

[‚trak·shən ‚al·ə′pē·shə]
(medicine)
Hair loss that is the result of prolonged, tightly pulled hairstyles.
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associated with childbirth, thyroid disorders, drugs, or stress), alopecia areata, tinea capitis, traction alopecia, and alopecia caused by medication such as chemotherapy.
Traction alopecia is particularly widespread among black women.
Hairstyles linked to traction alopecia include locks, twists, weaves, very tight ponytails, and particularly braids, including those with extensions, she said.
Field's rosacea, which gave him his bulbous nose, actor Morgan Freeman's DPNs, the little dark bumps on his cheeks common among African-Americans, and traction alopecia or hair loss from too-tight corn-row braids worn by actors such as Whoopi Goldberg and Bo Derek.
Traction alopecia caused by stress on the hair due to pulling, for example hair extensions, weaves or severe hairstyles.
This is not the first time Campbell has sparked concern with her thinning hair, with experts saying she is suffering from traction alopecia - hair loss caused by the use of extensions, the Daily Mail reported.
Traction alopecia tends to happen at the front of the head and around the temples, where the hair is weakest.
Repeated use of extensions may cause traction alopecia, a condition where hair falls out due to excessive tension on the hair shaft.