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Traction alopecia is a type of gradual hair loss. It is caused by constant pulling of the hair roots from items such as braids, extensions and extremely long hair.

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What is the cause of your pink scalp?

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How long does it take for the temporary hair loss caused by traction alopecia to become permanent?

There is no exact time period for how long traction alopecia can become permanent. For some people it may take weeks while others it takes months.

Does straightening your hair give you traction alopecia?

It shouldn't and if it does that means you are really are putting to much tension on your hair and pulling it too tight.

Can wearing hair extensions somehow bring on alopecia?

ANSWER:It depends what kind of Alopecia you mean. Hair extensions might be responsible for a condition called traction Alopecia which occurs when hair is pulled too tightly or forcefully for extended periods of time. This can cause baldness.If you're referring to Androgenetic Alopecia, then no, this is caused by genetic factors whereby the hormone Testosterone get converted into di-hydro-testosterone and this causes hair follicles to shrink and is regardless of whether or not the hair is being pulled on.

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What is the scientific name for hair loss?

The general name is alopecia. It comes in several degrees:Androgenic alopecia or "male pattern baldness" (the most common form)Male and female pattern alopecia (androgenic alopecia, or androgenetic alopecia or alopecia androgenetica),Alopecia areata (the loss of some of the hair from the head)Alopecia totalis (the loss of all head hair)alopecia universalis (the loss of all hair from the head and the body)

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