Wearing Tight Braids, Ponytails Or Buns Causes Baldness?


Traction alopecia is a very real hair loss condition that may result from wearing tight ponytails, cornrows or buns over an extended period of time.

Over time, hair breakage or loss as the result of tight, stressed styles, can become permanent. Avoid this potential problem by opting for looser styles that minimize scalp tension.


Yes, Yes, Yes! I can’ tell you how many clients have sit in my chair, WOMEN; who are thinning because they pull their hair back to tight. Let me take the opportunity to share with you some other things that will make women’s hair thin

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  1. Pulling gray hairs out of your head: I know you guys don’t like your gray hair but I can promise you that if you continue to pull your gray hair out eventually you will damage the root of the hair and the papilla that nourishes it; and your hair will not grow back.

  2. Stress: Stress is a killer for your hair your skin and your over all health and living in New York it is a given that you WILL be stressed out. There are many ways to deal with stress that we can discuss but they are outside the scope of this article. What I can say that what ever you are stressing about it isn’t worth going bald over.

  3. Smoking: seriously you would think this day and age people would just not smoke. Medical research has shown that smoking decreases the amount of oxygen in your blood that amongst other things can cause a lack of blood flow to your scalp causing you to thin.

  4. Certain medications can cause your hair to thin like

    1. Blood pressure medicaations

    2. Birth control Pills (most common because the hormonal imbalance it creates in your body)


Call your doctor, ask him if you are taking something that could make your hair thin.


  1. Your thyroid can cause your hair to thin amongst other things if it is not functioning properly. Get a check up!


Well that is all I have for you right now, it is rare to see a women lose all of her hair on the top of her head the way a man would but I have seen it come pretty close. Most times it could of been avoided by taking the necessary steps.