Can traction alopecia be reversed? According to the British Association of Dermatologists, in most cases, traction alopecia can be reversed, but only if your hair follicles have not yet been permanently damaged.
Do any celebrities have alopecia? Actor and TV presenter Jada Pinkett Smith was diagnosed with alopecia in 2018, and last year she took to social media to open up about the condition and the impact it has had on her. Taking to Instagram, Jada shared a video of her shaved head, telling her followers: “At this point I can only laugh.”
How common is traction alopecia? An estimated one-third of African-American women suffer from traction alopecia, making it the most common form of hair loss among that group.
Are some people more prone to traction alopecia? The people most susceptible to traction alopecia include women, people of color, those with very long hairstyles, those who frequently wear helmets, wigs, tight hats, and people in professions that commonly wear their hair pulled back such as gymnasts, military personnel, ballerinas, and surgical teams.