is a form of alopecia caused by excessive tension on the hair.
Again, traction alopecia
can result if these braids along the scalp are pulled too tightly, Dr.
Celebrity hair extensions expert Tatiana Karelina, who counts famous faces including Danielle O'Hara, Stacey Solomon and Lauren Goodger among her clients, said of Campbell's condition: "The interesting thing to note is that traction alopecia
doesn't progress like other hair diseases.
In fact, weaves and hair extensions could possibly contribute to suffering from Traction Alopecia
in the long run.
Ironically, the prostheses chosen by many of the women with severe hair loss mimicked long, straight hairstyles--but were so thick and heavy they contributed to the problem by causing traction alopecia
or folliculitis, peripilar casts, and seborrhea from infrequent shampooing.
Wendy Roberts, a dermatologist practicing in Rancho Mirage, Calif., spoke about the risks of traction alopecia
associated with some hairstyles and why it's in patients' best interest to avoid them if they don't want to experience premature hair loss.
“Not only do we want to teach parents a variety of techniques and styles that they can use at home on their daughters' natural hair, we also want to educate black women about Traction Alopecia
and how to avoid bald edges,” said another employee for Cleo of Lily.
Trichologist Renee Lagrange, who specialises in Afro-Caribbean hair in Harley Street, London said: "People get bald patches because they don't rest from wearing weaves and stress to the roots can cause temporary hair loss known as traction alopecia
Hair experts have agreed, saying that extensions attached too close to the scalp or to too few strands of hair can put such tension on follicles in the scalp that they can become inflamed, causing hair to fall out - a condition known as traction alopecia
.So many hair salons are falling over each other to make an extra dollar," Dr Jennifer Martinick, a hair specialist, said.
Extensions promise to make your locks look longer and more lustrous but they can cause "traction alopecia
Repeated use can spark traction alopecia
- where lashes fall out and don't grow back.
She said: "There is a possibility that Ms Campbell could be experiencing a condition called traction alopecia
but, if so, it is a very mild case.