Cosmetic Hair Problems, Often Called Traction Alopecia
Cosmetic hair problems, otherwise called, traction alopecia, is the weakening and breakage of the hair along its shaft. This can lead to a multitude of hair fiber problems such as breakage, knotting, splitting, and dullness.
Causes of Traction Alopecia:
There are many causes of traction alopecia. One of the most common is the damage to or absence of the cuticle or outside layer of the hair. The hair, sometimes already weakened by chemical applications, can be easily broken by friction or by tension. Prolonged tension could even induce follicular inflammatory changes, which may eventually lead to scarring.
Traction alopecia can be aggravated by vigorous brushing, blow-drying or incorrect massage techniques. As traction alopecia is mostly caused by hair breakage, any genetic condition that causes structural defects to the hair shaft, making the fiber weaker, can cause the hair to be more susceptible to fracture.
Treatment for Traction Alopecia:
The best treatment for traction alopecia hair loss is to either stop or reduce the frequency of chemical processing. Also, change your styling habits to lessen the chances of damage. Sometimes, a hair strengthening or conditioning treatment can be useful to help reduce the problem of traction alopecia.