Do ponytails cause hair loss?

Do ponytails cause hair loss?

Ponytails might be the most popular hairstyle. But we have to be careful about it, since it will cause the hair loss which is Traction Alopecia. It can cause the baldness later in life.

Here is a story from a girl:
“I have hair loss. When I was younger, I used to pull up my hair really tightly. There are noticeable bald spots. This really bothers me. When it is windy and I was in the outside, I was like OMG I don’t want people see my baldness. I am 31 years old and tried medicines and devices to help my hair back.”
Doctor said “Any hairstyle that places too much tension on your hair and scalp can cause traction alopecia.”
This includes tight buns, ponytails, braids, and cornrows. If you love wearing your hair in tight, pulled up hairstyles, we recommend allowing your scalp and hair follicles to relax afterwards to prevent traction alopecia and hair loss. For example, if you wear your hair in a tight hairstyle one day, wear it down or in a loose style the next, and so on. Avoid wearing your hair in tight ponytails everyday or multiple days in a row.


But can this kind of hair loss be reversed?

If the amount of hair loss is not too severe, simply wearing your hair down or in a loose hairstyle gives your scalp a chance to heal. Traction alopecia that is not properly managed can, unfortunately, lead to scarring of the hair follicle. If the hair follicle reaches this level of damage, new hair growth cannot occur, causing a permanent bald area.

At, you could achieve a ponytails easily by the wigs or toppers, without damaging your own bio hair.

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