Traction Alopecia Treatment

Traction Alopecia is a type of hair loss that results from subjecting the hair to excessive pulling force. It is usually caused by over-styling of the hair with tight buns, weaves, and braids but can also be caused by excessive use of the wrong hair chemicals. It is usually a short-term condition and can easily be reversed if the action causing it is stopped.

So what to do :

1. Stop braiding your hair or wearing it in ponytails and buns. Keeping your hair tightly bound for long periods is a leading cause of traction alopecia.

2. Stop using harsh chemicals. Relaxers are the major culprit here but wrong hair dyes, and wrong hair-straightening chemicals can weaken the tensile strength of your hair and cause it to detach and fall out more easily.

3. Don't pull your hair. Just plain take your hand out of that hair.

4 . In some rare cases it can result from an iron deficiency so boost up your diet with iron-rich foods like beef, beans, cereals, fruits, and vegetables

Traction alopecia causes scarring of the hair follicle. Hair lost from permanently scarred follicles will not regrow. And for those already experiencing it, u may need to see a doctor/dermatologist who can determine your stage, and prescribe an appropriate treatment.

However, Here Are Some Natural Ways To Fight Back Traction Alopecia

1. Onion Juice Treatment - Onion juice encourages circulation around the hair follicles which is pretty much what the scalp needs to jump-start growth. It has been known to regenerate hair follicles as well. Application - Cut your onion into chunks, blend, and strain the mixture. Apply to the affected areas of your skin with a cotton ball twice daily.

2. Red Pepper Treatment - It is applied to the scalp as a poultice to act as a skin irritant. This draws blood and nutrients around the applied area and triggers the release of histamines that stimulate cell division and hair follicle production. It is also a natural source of vitamins A, B, E, and biotin - essential vitamins for growing and maintaining healthy hair.                                                                    Application - Blend your pepper into a paste with a little warm water and olive oil. Apply on the scalp, and leave the paste for 20 minutes unless your scalp gets overly irritated before the time expires. Then rinse thoroughly, ensuring nothing is left on the scalp and hair.

3. Vitamin E - Simply apply directly to the scalp or mix with other oils for daily use.

4. Castor Oil - Castor oil is full of essential fatty acids that deliver nutrients to the hair and scalp. Apply a little during the day on your way out. At night apply a little more than earlier, cover your hair with a towel for at least 15 to 20 minutes, or allow it to set overnight. Then u rinse out in the morning.


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