Must-Read: What Causes Traction Alopecia Hair Loss

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Traction alopecia is not a genetic condition and is completely preventable. It's important to know the signs and symptoms of traction alopecia and to be especially cautious if you tend to wear tight hairstyles. Choose looser styles or vary the location of braids and parts in order to avoid future problems. 

When it comes to preventing hair loss, most people would agree that a hairstyle isn't important enough to risk severe and embarrassing hair loss later in life. Knowledge and a conscious effort to maintain a healthy hairstyle are the simplest ways of avoiding future trouble. 

If you think you may have signs of traction alopecia, visit a doctor. Be sure to tell him or her about your common hairstyles and discuss information about chemical treatments that might be relevant to your hair loss.