Re: Damaged hair and ponytails

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Posted by Just Carol (other posts) on May 22, 2018 at 11:20:25 Previous Next

In Reply to: Damaged hair and ponytails posted by The Kid on May 15, 2018 at 11:30:47:

If you are pulling the hair back too tightly in a ponytail, you can develope what is called Traction Alopecia. This happens to many people of African descent who use traditional braided hairstyles. But it isn't unheard of in others who braid/tail their hair frequently and too snug.

Obviously, the remedy is to take a break from styling that way. And tail loosely in the future. Hair elastics made of rubber that aren't properly wrapped, allowing the rubber to be exposed, can cut hair strands. Silicone elastics or the soft, fabric types are better. Tail more loosely, and use a styling product to smooth down strands. A hair gel or pomade would probably do the trick.

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