All hairstyles are not created equal: Scalp-pulling and hair loss

Posted by on April 27, 2016 8:53 pm
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In a review of 19 studies, researchers say they can confirm a ‘strong association’ between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles — many common among African-Americans — and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension on the hair root.

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