Often Tying Hair Too Tightly May Poses These Risks
31 January 2023 22:26 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tying hair can help reduce sultry sensation. But tying hair too tightly can cause damage. Traction alopecia is a medical term for hair loss caused by frequent pulling or tying of the hair, as stated by the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
A strong pull could damage the follicle or the growth of the hair, which could cause the hair to not grow properly and may even lead to permanent hair loss. Hair ties like buns and tight braids if used longer and frequently could cause headaches and hair loss.
Risks of tying hair too tightly
Citing Vinmec, when the hair is being tightly tied, the nerves under the follicles would be tense because they are very sensitive. When there is a tight pull, it would send pain signals to the brain which could result in a migraine.
At a young age, the body's production of collagen is abundant. After age 25, often tying the hair too tight could cause the facial skin to stretch continuously. The skin loses flexibility due to how often the hair is tightened, which could also accelerate the appearance of skin aging.
Tying the hair too tightly could also cause pain in the back and neck as the scalp is being pressed, causing the pain to spread. This often occurs in people who have thick hair. If one often has the habit of tying the hair, the nerves would gradually become more sensitive and painful.
"Pulling the hair back too tightly can put pressure on the hair follicle itself, leading to inflammation," said Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, United States, as quoted from Livestrong.
The condition can cause pain and permanent damage to the follicles and certain forms of hair loss. Usually thinning along the hairline.
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