Can Ponytails Cause Female Hair Loss?

Is Traction Alopecia Caused from Too Many Tight Ponytails?

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Worried that your ponytail is contributing to hair loss? Hair restoration experts advise that ponytails and tight hairstyles can cause hair loss in women, in certain circumstances. If you are concerned or experiencing female hair loss, consult with Dr. Diep, a San Francisco hair transplant doctor, at MHTA Clinic for more information and options, including hairline surgery.

Can ponytails cause female hair loss? Here’s what you need to know:

Ponytails may not be the problem. Many believe that ponytails may be the leading cause of female hair loss, but this is simply not true. You should handle your hair gingerly and carefully, especially when wet, to prevent damage. Avoid putting wet hair in a ponytail or pulling your hair in a very tight ponytail. This is damaging to the follicles which can impact the hair’s ability to grow, resulting in bald spots or patches.

Skip the extensions. Before you spend time and money on hair extensions, you should know that they are the most common cause of hair loss in young women. The damage that extensions cause is permanent, however hair restoration is possible. Talk to your doctor about African American hair transplant options.

Watch how often you color your hair. Another often-overlooked reason you could be losing your hair is the frequency that you color or treat it. Color-treatment is hard on hair; the chemicals are harsh and remove vital nutrients that make it more vulnerable to damage and loss.

Don’t tug or pull on hair. Pulling and tugging on your hair can lead to hair loss. This type of hair loss is known as traction alopecia, which can be a permanent condition; Dr. Diep at MHTA Clinic in the Bay Area specializes in hairline surgical procedures for African American hair- including women struggling with this common condition. Want to prevent hair loss? Skip the cornrows, braids, and other hair styles that are tight or require pulling.

Try a bun. Professionals advise that you sleep with hair up loosely to prevent breakage that can occur. Nothing too tight, though; try a messy bun.

Contact Our San Francisco Hair Transplant Doctor for Help

Think your ponytail is contributing to hair loss? Contact our hair transplant doctor, Dr. Diep at MHTA Clinic, to learn more. Your hairstyle and habits can cause hair loss among both women and men; call 1(866) 999-6482 or contact us online today to set up a free and confidential consultation with Dr. Diep for insight and information related to your hair restoration options.