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26. Picture of Traction Alopecia

Picture of Traction Alopecia
Image reprinted with permission from eMedicine.com, 2010.
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Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs with certain hairstyles that pull on the hair roots. Braids, cornrows, and ponytails -- especially if they are too tight -- can tug on the hair and encourage hair loss.

Image Source: Image reprinted with permission from eMedicine.com, 2010.

Text Reference: "Hair Loss: Who Gets and Causes." American Academy of Dermatology.

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