Celebrities Kate Moss, Katy Perry and Sarah Jessica Parker have all been warned by leading hair loss experts that their predilection for tight hair styles could leave them with permanent bald patches. Researchers at the South Western Medical Centre in the University of Texas have warned these stars and other women that pulling hair into tight ponytails can cause lasting damage to hair follicles.
Facelifts at the cost of hairlines
Known jokingly as the “Croydon facelift”, the sleek style sees hair scraped back from the face so that the forehead of the wearer is tautened, smoothing wrinkles. The idea is that the smoothing effect mimics the effects of facelift surgery.
Although the wearer’s skin is temporarily smoothed, hair, scalp and follicles are placed under great tension, which can cause problems for women choosing that particular hair style on a regular basis. Kate Moss (coincidentally from Croydon herself) is known to wear her hair particularly tightly on a regular basis, placing her at risk from permanent hair damage and loss similar to that exhibited by Naomi Campbell through a condition known as Traction Alopecia.
Is there a way to avoid Traction Alopecia?
For women (or men – they too are susceptible to the condition if they wear their hair under constant tension) who are not yet exhibiting any visible signs of hair loss, the advice is simple. Give your hair regular days off, leaving it loose and releasing the tension on your scalp.
Traction Alopecia is caused by constant stress being placed on the hair root which leads to follicles becoming deformed and preventing new hair growth. By regularly releasing the tension on your hair, these deformities will be minimised.
Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katy Perry are regularly photographed wearing their hair in less stressful styles suggesting that they too take “hair holidays” to maintain the health of the scalp and to stave off hair loss conditions.
My hair is falling out – Could it be Traction Alopecia?
There are a number of potential causes of male and female hair loss – Traction Alopecia is just one. However, if you do wear your hair in a particularly tight bun, it is possible that Traction Alopecia is the cause.
If you suspect that you are experiencing hair loss, we strongly recommend booking a free, no obligation consultation with one of our hair loss experts here at The Belgravia Centre. We can provide a full diagnosis of the condition (if any) and create a custom hair loss treatment plan to encourage natural hair regrowth.
The Belgravia Centre has a proven track record in successfully treating all manner of hair loss conditions including Traction Alopecia in both women and men. Call us on 0800 077 6666, contact us online, or complete our online diagnostic form to discuss how we may be able to help you too.