Does traction alopecia spread and will the hair grow back?

Usually No. Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Traction alopecia is not one of the conditions of hairloss that spreads unless the source of traction is spreading to other areas of the scalp.

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Does traction alopecia ever let the hair grow back?

Usually Yes. Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Read more...

Traction alopecia hair thinning will it grow back if I stopped the traction? Please help

Probably yes. Don't pull your hair out over this but if the hair growing cells in your scalp are still functioning they will still grow hair. The problem may be that hair grows slowly and the hair cells don't grow in synchronized fashion and their period may be 3 to 4 years long. So patience is the watchword! Read more...

Will keeping my hair in a loose bun cause traction alopecia?

Loose is fine. Traction alopecia results from maintaining your hair pulled back tight to the scalp,which literally pulls the front hairs out from the scalp. Keeping a loose bun or ponytail should be fine. Read more...

How do you know if hair loss is from traction alopecia?

Observation. Traction alopecia will appear only in areas where the hair has consistently been pulled tightly for a long period of time. The pattern of hair loss is what differentiates it from other types of hair loss. For example, tight pony tails will show hairloss around the hairline. Or tight braides to the scalp will result in thinning hair between the braids. Hope this helps. Read more...

How long does it take for hair to stop falling out while having traction alopecia even though I stopped the traction?

Watching hair grow. Hair normally grows in phases and, unless you've been ill, those phases are not synchronized. That's why you will almost always be shedding some hair. The damaged roots may shed after traction ends. Look closely in the areas of alopecia, if after 1 month you do not see any new tiny hairs growing you might need to go back to your doctor. Read more...

I'm 20. I had long hair at a very young age. I cut them short a couple years ago. I seem to have traction alopecia now. What are the best treatments?

Rogaine (minoxidil) Traction alopecia usually occurs from braiding hair too tightly at the root. If your hair is not braided, it is more likely that you have androgenetic alopecia. If this is the case, topical treatment with rogaine (minoxidil) or oral treatment with Propecia may be helpful. Consult a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Read more...