Any treatment for traction alopecia other than avoiding traction?

Not really. Dermatologists have certain prescription medications at their disposal that might speed up regrowth of hair lost through traction or other causes. But the primary cure for traction alopecia, as you suspected, is not tying or braiding your hair tightly.

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Sikh teenager suffering from traction alopecia. Treatment?

Traction alopecia. generally will improve by changing hair care habits (no tight braids, plaits, buns or ponytails). In otherwise healthy people, normal hair growth will resume on its own. Read more...

What is the cure for traction alopecia?

Alopecia. Before doing anything else about traction alopecia I would recommend that you see your hairstylist to help you through this. If that isn't possible or doesn't work out, the next choice would be to see a dermatologist. It would not be unreasonable to see that doctor first. Read more...

Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Find root cause and. Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. Read more...