Just want to check in that I’m updating my section on traction alopecia. And I have a few comments on this “breaking news” that weaves cause hair loss in African American women that’s all over the web now. While the study (and news outlets) rave about this so-called new discovery and its important, I’m less impressed.
Having known for a while about the connection between weaves, braids and hair loss, I’m more impressed by the fact that finally someone has taken a look at African American women’s health and the connection to hair loss. One of my biggest pet peeves is that people are so quick to accept the most common answer for their hair loss and therefore miss important medical checks.
The bottom line is that even if you have braids, weaves or ponytails and suffer hair loss, you should not be complacent about having a proper medical check up. Check out our newly updated pages on traction alopecia.