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Horrible Traction Alopecia Pictures and How to Avoid It
10-29-2014, 10:30 AM
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Exclamation Horrible Traction Alopecia Pictures and How to Avoid It
In this forum, we have discussed traction alopecia and how certain hairstyles instigate this type of hair loss. Here are 2 sets of pictures of traction alopecia. These pictures show the devastating effect that results in traction alopecia, and unfortunately, long term traction alopecia is irreversible, meaning that no hair will grow from the damaged areas of the scalp.

Traction alopecia can affect anyone, although it's very common with black women since this segment of the population tends to use hairstyles and accessories that promote traction alopecia. With regards to us men, whether back, white or whatever, the most common factor in promoting traction alopecia is the styling of the hair in tight braids, cornrows and micro braids.

To avoid traction alopecia, you should go to a good braiding specialist to get your braided hairstyle done. Likewise, opt for looser and finer braids and rows and not for the tight ones that require a lot of hair to create thick braids and tracks (of cornrows).

Here are the two sets of traction alopecia pictures. In the second set, the hair loss is patterned across the top of the head as a result of local inflammation together with traction alopecia, which compounds the issue even further.

As a last comment and as further examples, two celebrity males who suffer from traction alopecia are soccer player Gervinho and Snoop Dogg, both of them wearing long-term braids and cornrows.

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11-12-2014, 08:52 AM
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RE: Horrible Traction Alopecia Pictures and How to Avoid It
Holy chit!!! those are some ugly pictures Sad
Lots of black girls I know have some form of screwed up hairline from traction alopecia. It looks like most if not all women in the pics are black. Good stuff i got to learn from this forum how braids and cornrows lead to traction alopecia. Thinking about it the two guys i know who have cornrows for as long as i can remember. They also have screwed up hairlines.
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11-16-2014, 11:10 AM
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More awful traction alopecia pictures.
As we've covered in the past, traction alopecia is most common among black women who chemically modify their hair and tie it very tight as well as put it in tight cornrows and braids.

Here is another example of a black lady with very marked traction alopecia at the hairline. You can see how some of the hair is growing back (very short length) and how awkward the shape of the hairline looks.

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Another high profile case of traction alopecia is Naomi Campbell.The British former supermodel has destroyed her hairline and even rest of the scalp. Naomi Campbell's traction alopecia is so bad that she is forced to wear a wig for the rest of her life now since traction alopecia, when occurring during a long enough time span, is irreversible.

For the record, just because in this thread I have posted the horrible cases of traction alopecia in women, that does not mean that it doesn't or cannot occur in men. In fact, traction alopecia in men occurs less markedly in the beginning but, over the long term, it destroys the scalp, especially if the male is predisposed to male pattern baldness.

The pictures of Naomi Campbell's hair loss in the blue and orange swimming suit are very recent, while the other pictures are from a couple of years ago. That's some massive traction alopecia.

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11-16-2014, 10:15 PM
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RE: Horrible Traction Alopecia Pictures and How to Avoid It
That's rough and must be rather discouraging. I'll surely take care to tie my hair back loosely when I have enough length to do so. I look forward to the day when I can put all my hair back in a low ponytail.
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11-17-2014, 09:39 AM
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Tips for traction alopecia.
(11-16-2014 10:15 PM)Unshorn Wrote:  That's rough and must be rather discouraging. I'll surely take care to tie my hair back loosely when I have enough length to do so. I look forward to the day when I can put all my hair back in a low ponytail.

Traction alopecia mostly occurs from permanent tight hairstyles (such as cornrows) and added hair accessories such as hair extensions (very common with women) as well as weaves and tracks. You would have to keep your hair tied really tight and be wearing the ponytail 24/7 to start causing major damage, but it's a very good idea to ensure that you loosen up the ponytail tension a little if possible, as you're still stressing the follicles even if you only wear a ponytail every once in a while.

Many men also have weakened hair follicles from the early stages of male pattern baldness, so tying the hair tight will lead to premature irreversible hair loss if one is doomed with male pattern baldness. This is one of the reasons for which we here at the forum recommend to make the most of one's hair while it still is up there Smile

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11-24-2014, 11:06 AM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2014 11:07 AM by AfroJay.)
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RE: Horrible Traction Alopecia Pictures and How to Avoid It
This traction alopecia is so bad on black girls... i see this all the time cause of pulling there with hair so tight its unreal - pulling tight = flat straight hair that is why they do it and in the process they funk up their hair line.
Yo quick edit do we have some kinda word filter for the word funk?
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