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26. Picture of Traction Alopecia

Picture of Traction Alopecia
Image reprinted with permission from, 2010.


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Tight braids and ponytails can pull hard enough on hairs to make them fall out. If this happens, it's best to choose hairstyles that put less pressure on hair roots. The sooner this is done the better in order to avoid permanent damage.

Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on May 4, 2010

Image Source: Image reprinted with permission from, 2010.

Text: MedicineNet - Hair Loss in Men and Women

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