Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia is a form of alopetia or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair.This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing his/her hair in a particularly tight ponytail, pigtails or braids. It is also seen occasionally in long-haired people who use barrettes to keep hair out of their faces, as well as in those who wear baseball caps or helmets to tightly. Pulling hair tightly for a long period of time consequently moves hairline upwards and is very common in African American women. Besides hair restoration, ideal solution to this condition is surgical hair advancement. Croydon face lift is a hairstyle in which hair is pulled back in a bun or ponytail to result in pulling back the skin of forehead and face. It was named after Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

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