Hair Loss Awareness 101 – Tight Pulling Hair Styles

6. True or False? Prolonged wearing of tight ponytails, pigtails, and cornrows can cause hair loss.

True: This type of hair loss is known as Traction alopecia. It is a form of gradual hair loss caused by pulling force applied to the hair. This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing their hair in particularly tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids. It is also seen occasionally with people who often use barrettes to hold their hair back.