One question that is often asked is whether or not wearing your hair a certain way leads to hair loss. The short answer is – it does. This is particularly true in hairstyles that pull on the hair, according to a study from the American Academy of Dermatology.
Known as “traction alopecia,” this type of hair loss is caused by a pull on the hair. Most frequently, it can be induced by hairstyles such as:
- Buns & ponytails
- Cornrows & dreadlocks
- Hair extensions, weaves, or anything on the hair that is otherwise putting pressure on it
- Braided hair, if braided tightly or used for months at a time
- Wearing rollers for extended periods of time (i.e. overnight)
In general, if you are pulling your hair significantly while styling it, or feeling pain, it probably isn’t an ideal hairstyle for keeping your hair in the long run. If you begin to notice thinning hair in the areas where there is pulling or if you experience stinging on your scalp, these are signs that you should probably change your hairstyle.
If you have found yourself suffering from traction alopecia or any other form of hair loss, products and procedures that claim to be cures are common, but very few are based on substantiated science. And many of these solutions require frequent upkeep. Luckily, there is a cosmetic procedure that yields immediate results while requiring little to no maintenance.
The process, known as scalp micropigmentation, works by injecting small amounts of pigment into the scalp, creating a fuller-looking head of hair, or for bald men, a freshly-shaved look, laid on the skin exactly to the client’s specifications.
Scalp micropigmentation is a process that has little to no side effects both during and after treatment and is usually accomplished in 2-3 treatments, spaced only 1 week apart. The scalp micropigmentation experts of Hairline Ink can work with you to develop a treatment plan that works the best for you.