Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs when hair is pulled tightly for a prolonged period of time, causing damage to the hair follicles. The severity and duration of the damage can determine whether the hair loss is permanent or temporary. Here are some signs that your traction alopecia may be permanent:
- Hair thinning: If you notice that your hair is becoming thinner over time, and you can see more of your scalp, this may be a sign that the hair follicles have been permanently damaged.
- Bald spots: If you have bald spots or areas of hair loss that are not growing back, this may indicate permanent damage to the hair follicles.
- Lack of regrowth: If you have stopped the hairstyles that were causing the traction alopecia and have given your hair time to recover, but you are not seeing any regrowth, this may indicate that the damage is permanent.
It’s important to note that everyone’s hair is different and the severity of the damage can vary from person to person. If you are concerned about your hair loss, it’s best to consult with a dermatologist or trichologist who can examine your scalp and provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.