Hairstyles That Can Lead to Hair Loss

A great hairstyle can make you look good and thus feel good about yourself. It is significant to know that wearing your hair tight to a certain degree can lead to hair loss.

A condition called “traction alopecia” is caused by tightly pulled hairstyles. Continuous trauma to the hair follicles may result in permanent hair loss, so early intervention like simply wearing your hair down or using hair fall treatment is important.

We have listed the types of hairstyles that can lead to hair loss in the Philippines, as follows:

Tight ponytails

Wearing this hairstyle too often can leave you with a receding hairline. Tight ponytails hamper the blood circulation to the hair follicles. This can cause hair breakage, itchy scalp, and headaches. For hair fall remedy, wear your ponytails not too tightly near the neck’s nape. Do not use tight elastics also, scrunchies or silk ponytail holders are better.

Tight Braided Hair

Braid hairstyles require pulling your hair tightly. Chronic pulling weakens the roots of your hair causing them to detach from the scalp. If you notice excessive hair fall, it is best to avoid braids to prevent further hair loss.

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Twisting your hair in a bun habitually causes breakage and traction. When you sleep with a bun, stronger friction happens as you roll around in bed through the night leading to hair loss. If you need to tie your hair at night, make it as loose as possible as one of your hair fall solutions.


While cornrows are highly fashionable and seen on the head of well-known faces, this can be bad for your hair and scalp.  This hairstyle creates tension on the scalp and can even leave scars. Hair loss and hair breakage are associated with cornrows, especially if kept for a long time. Fungal and bacterial infection may also occur if not cleaned properly.

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Hair Extensions or weaves

Although weaves and extensions add length and volume to your hair, they may also risk you to traction alopecia. Glue extensions are known as associated with bald spots. Artificial hair is usually done by weaving or gluing, leaving your scalp susceptible to damage and scarring. Hair extensions don’t absorb water well, thus they can easily get tangled.


Dreadlocks are twisted and tight that harms your hair and scalp health. Aside from hair loss and dandruff, other scalp conditions may arise over time. Although several home remedies for hair loss are available, if you’re considering having this hairstyle, you should think over it a million times.

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Tips that help prevent hair loss

Hair loss prevention is definitely better than cure. There are certain steps to reduce your risk of hair loss and great for hair fall treatment, as follows:

Tip #1: Loosen up the hairstyle

Instead of tight hairstyles, switch into loose and even messy style that suits you. The goal is to avoid tension between the hair and scalp that will lead to hair loss. Avoid excessive hair accessories and refrain from using rubber bands.

Tip #2: Follow precautions when doing a specific hairstyle

If wearing a specific hairstyle is inevitable, make sure to be gentle with your hair. Take precautions while doing it to avoid hair loss and try to reduce the tension as much as possible.

Tip #3: Use a natural hair treatment

Hair treatment products with natural-based ingredients are safe and gentle for hair growth.

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