“Traction” means pulling and “alopecia” means baldness. This form of baldness is due to localized trauma of the strands of hair, often due to certain rigid hairstyles, including braids, braids, ponytails and braids. “Braiding hair” is one of the main causes of hair thinning in African American women due to frequent care, including tight braids and tight hairpieces. The effects associated with this type of baldness can often be eliminated when detected if you abstain from these hairstyles.
Seborrheic dermatitis is often a condition in which the scalp produces excessive amounts of sebum, a fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands. Too much fat or dryness of the scalp can lead to hair thinning or baldness.
Always be sure to determine what is the cause of your hair loss before deciding on a treatment so as not to aggravate your problem. You should definitely consult your doctor to clarify the diagnosis and treatment specifications of any baldness condition.