Traction Alopecia is the hair loss condition resulting from tight hair styling methods like ponytail tying, braided hair etc. At the early stage, there may be temporary hair loss, but eventually the practice may trigger hair follicle scarring leading to permanent hair fall or balding. While this condition is specially found in women, there are several cases of male baldness in people keeping long hair and tying them too hard.
If you are suffering from hair fall, here are some primary steps to follow before visiting a doctor.
Apart from causing broad forehead, tying the hairs too tight can also cause severe pain or headaches. You can discard old hair accessories and use a bobby pin to tie the hairs loose. This ensures that you do not damage or cause any more scarring to the hair follicles.
The doctor will examine the condition of the scalp at the first visit to review the condition of the scalp and hair follicles. If the follicles are healthy, enough then there is ample possibility of growing natural hair in the vacant space again. Castor oil and rosemary oil boost the growth of new hair strands in empty scalp again. The doctor will guide you how to achieve this.
The hair follicles require sufficient blood circulation on the scalp to receive nutrition and oxygen for healthy growth. This will reduce the stiffness and make the hair roots stronger. The doctors may recommend professional massage therapy at a clinic or salon spa.
Hair loss may also result due to lack of strength in the hair strands. The deficiency of protein, vitamins and necessary minerals in the body can cause breakage in the new and existing hair follicles. The diet plan is important to strengthen the hair and compliment the treatment procedure. The daily food intake should be rich in proteins, Biotin (vitamin B7 and H), Zinc, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin E etc.
The Hair Transplant Surgery procedure in traction alopecia cases is relatively easy, as you require the restoration of fewer grafts. The entire process may require only a single session. The flap surgery is an effective process for success in such cases. Many people also opt for follicular extraction unit (FUE) to gain up to 60% natural hair growth in the next few months.
If you are tying the hair too tightly for years, there may be severe damage to the hair follicles and scarring causing permanent hair loss creating a stretched border or bald area. It can affect women and men keeping short ponytail, wearing bands etc. It is better to assort some measures at an early stage to avoid surgical procedure. The hair restoration specialist in temporary alopecia cases recommends medication, simple hand massage, essential oil application etc. For permanent hair loss cases, the doctor advice simple surgical procedure such as the flap surgery or FUE. The surgery can be completed even in a single session giving you the desirous results and confidence.
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