The art of prevention: It's too tight—Loosen up and let your hair down

Academic Article


  • Traction alopecia is prevalent in patients of color. Its significance in clinical practice may be underemphasized due to the transient nature of the condition; however, it has the potential to become permanent and cause significant psychosocial distress. Understanding of afro-textured hair and cultural practices, as well as early recognition and treatment, provides an opportunity to prevent permanent traction alopecia and long-term sequelae.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 13113403
  • Author List

  • Mayo TT; Callender VD
  • Start Page

  • 174
  • End Page

  • 179
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 2