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Alopecia Traumatica Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Alopecia traumatica is the loss of hair caused by grooming methods that attempt to straighten the natural kinkiness of hair in order to make the hair more manageable. It is a result of stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding as well as overheating the hair shafts. Vigorous combing and chemical bleaches and styling products can additionally irritate the scalp to cause further hair loss.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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