The art of prevention: It's too tight—Loosen up and let your hair down
Traction alopecia is prevalent in patients of color. Its significance in clinical practice may be underemphasized due to the transient nature of the condition; however, it has the potential to become permanent and cause significant psychosocial distress. Understanding of afro-textured hair and cultural practices, as well as early recognition and treatment, provides an opportunity to prevent permanent traction alopecia and long-term sequelae.
Mayo, Tiffany T. and Callender, Valerie D., "The art of prevention: It's too tight—Loosen up and let your hair down" (2021). College of Medicine Faculty Publications. 123.