In an article posted online entitled All Hairstyles Are Not Created Equal, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in Baltimore detail the findings of a study they conducted which set out to find a correlation between hair loss and how AfricanAmerican womenwear their hair.
The Johns Hopkins team correctly assert that the highestrisk hairstyles in regards to Traction Alopecia include braids, dreadlocks, weaves and hair extensions -even more so when they been applied to chemically straightened or ‘relaxed’ hair.
They also point out that further problems can arise if extensions was attached with glue that is applied directly the scalp. Then again, after reviewing 19 separate studies.
Plenty of the above styles are deemed ‘moderate risk’ by the Johns Hopkins team when they are applied to natural hair.
The team states that the use of flat irons and blow drying can weaken shafts which may not be a significant problem in itself but could lead to significant hair loss when applied to the hairstyles that often lead to Traction Alopecia.
Hair that has not been chemically treated but is fashioned into a ‘tight’ hairstyle can be less going to lead to Traction Alopecia. Other styles and treatments that fall into the moderate risk category include thermal straightening, permanent waving and the use of point. This is where it starts getting interesting. Traction Alopecia is only one fully preventable type of hair loss as it arises when someone chooses to frequently wear a hairstyle that causes prolonged pulling on their hair follicles due to tension and also weight.
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View ourHair Loss Success Stories, that are the largest collection of such success stories globally and demonstrate the levels of success that so a lot of Belgravia’s patients achieve. So this latterstatementis at odds with the outcome of a recent research project, ‘The Black Women’s Health Study’ carried out by Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Centre, that found thatCentral Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia -a kind of scarring alopecia was the most common hair loss condition among the 5500 African American women studied. Accordingly the researchers saythat a third of ‘African American’ women are affected by Traction Alopecia, and that And so it’s the most common type of hair loss among this group. Certainly, by removing the styles somewhat earlier, however, the risk of Traction Alopecia is obviously reduced.