Hair Loss/Hair system

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QUESTION: Hi Dr Fisher

Does wearing hair system cause hairloss/traction alopecia? If yes, then which attachment will be best in order to minimize hairloss/traction alopecia?

ANSWER: Describe what you mean by a hair system.

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QUESTION: Non surgical hair replacement/hair system. In other words ,wig

ANSWER: Traction alopecia is caused by pulling the hair very tightly as in braiding the hair. Whigs do not cause traction alopecia.

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QUESTION: Won't wearing wig for long time will cause traction alopecia because of attachements like clips,glue, tape etc?

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Traction is caused when the hair is pulled tight. Glue, clips, tape do not cause pulling of the hair and thus do not cause traction alopecia.

I am sorry you cannot read but your article said the hair may grow under a Whig. I have seen hair transplants and Whigs for over 25 years and have never seen traction alopecia. I do not believe the blog. If the hair can grow under a Whig then is no traction alopecia.

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