Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 6;11:149-159. Epub 2018 Apr 6.
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
Traction alopecia (TA) affects one-third of women of African descent who wear various forms of traumatic hairstyling for a prolonged period of time. The risk of TA is increased by the extent of pulling and duration of traction, as well as the use of chemical relaxation. The frequent use of tight buns or ponytails, the attachment of weaves or hair extensions, and tight braids (such as cornrows and dreadlocks) are believed to be the highest risk hairstyles. Read More