Traction alopecia, also known as tension alopecia, refers to hair loss brought on by persistent hair pulling. This stress on the hair is caused by wearing tight hairstyles like braids or ponytails, exposing your hair to chemicals, or improperly wearing wigs or scarves. Due to the strain on the hair follicles, hair tends to fall out, resulting in bald spots or thinning hair. Traction alopecia rarely leads to total baldness because of the nature of its cause, which causes it to occur at the hairline or the nape of the neck.So what is traction alopecia:what is it and how to deal with it.
Hair loss is the most noticeable sign of traction alopecia. Other symptoms of traction alopecia include:
Constant exposure to anything that weakens the grip of the hair follicles on the hair shaft leads to traction alopecia. In light of this, risk factors for traction alopecia include:
There is no hereditary predisposition to traction alopecia; anyone can get affected. Some people are more susceptible than others because of how it happens.
Professionals like ballet dancers or gymnasts are more prone to be affected by traction alopecia because they frequently sport buns or ponytails,
Sporting pros frequently don headbands or helmets when competing, which increases the risk of traction alopecia.
Because of the frequent hairstyles they wear, women of African heritage frequently develop traction alopecia.
The hold of hair follicles on the hair shaft decreases as people age, making it more common in adults than in children.
When worn incorrectly, wigs can cause traction alopecia. Hair thinning and breakage can occur due to tight-fitting wigs pushing against the scalp. With wigs glued to the scalp, the hair follicles are often damaged, which leads to traction alopecia. Using bands and clips to secure wigs regularly can also cause traction alopecia.
You can still use wigs to protect your hair, but only when you wear them correctly. You can wear clip-on or lace front wigs to give your hair a rest from harmful hairstyles and hair treatments. See this post for advice on how to wear wigs without harming your natural hair.
Changing up your hairstyle is the best approach to control traction alopecia. Remove the style or avoid it entirely if it is causing hair strain. Try not to maintain any hairstyle for an extended period.
If your hair is long, shorten it and avoid chemical treatments. Additionally, you can utilize excellent hair growth products and massage anti-inflammatory cream into your scalp.
For expert guidance on the best course of therapy for you, we advise consulting a doctor or trichologist.
In its early stages, traction alopecia is a condition you can easily manage. Even though it could take some time, when the issue is identified quickly and treated, your hair can be restored. But ignoring it can result in lasting harm and irreversible hair loss. As a result, you should frequently check your scalp for any indications of thinning and seek the advice of a dermatologist or specialist for the best course of action.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURNS POLICY
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At Eternal Wigs we ensure that all our products are made with the finest materials and utmost quality.
We offer refund for all black or non-coloured units/wig. For black or non-coloured wigs, we are happy to offer a 72 hour refund or exchange on unused items.
For the purpose of hygiene, we request that you wear a wig cap in all cases when trying on a purchased wig. Any item that has been altered chemically or physically no longer qualifies for an exchange or refund. This includes but is not limited to:
Please note: Eternal wigs does not offer refund or exchanges for coloured / custom coloured pieces.We dont hold stock wigs,hence all our wigs are made to order and of custom nature.Scenarios where refund / exchange on custom/coloured items will not be accepted includes the following: changing your mind, feeling the colour doesnt suit you or ordering the wrong cap size. Please ensure you measure your head to know your cap size before placing an order. Cap sizes are measured in inches. If you have any issues with cap size, please contact us for assistance at email@example.com
ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS
For accepted returns, refund will only be applied where a returned unit has been thoroughly inspected by our team.Eternal Wigs will not take responsibility for any damage caused to the unit. We will return the product back to you. Where there is a defect with your unit you must contact our customer service team within 72 hours of receiving the product. Item must be in original condition, unworn, lace uncut, tags intact and wig must be unaltered in anyway. Please ensure the lace is uncut when trying out the unit. Failure to meet the above conditions will result in the returns being sent back to the customer.
Please note: We are not able to offer free returns for international orders.
Please note we are unable to refund shipping charges including shipping charges of refused deliveries. These charges will be deducted from your refund.
The value of refund for International non-GBP (£) will be based on the exchange rate at the date of refund.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY REFUND AFTER I RETURN
We process all refunds within 7-10 working days of receiving returned items. This may take longer during busy periods. An email confirmation will be sent confirming we received the returned item and we are processing your refunds.
Please note: refunds may take up to 10 working days to clear depending on your card issuer or bank.
MY SHIPPING COST HAS NOT BEEN REFUNDED, WHY?
Shipping cost is only refunded if there is an error with your order or your purchased item was faulty. We will not refund the cost of shipping the item to you in other cases.
Once an order is placed on our website, we allocate our wigmakers to start hand knotting your wig. Please take note of the dispatch time frame on our product description.Cancellations can only be accepted within 24hrs of placing your order.