Slideshows Images Quizzes

Copyright © 2018 by RxList Inc. RxList does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.

Definition of Traumatic alopecia

Traumatic alopecia: Hair loss caused by injury to the scalp. Common causes include the use of caustic hair straighteners, especially those that include lye as an ingredient; stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding; overheating of the hair shafts; and compulsive pulling out of hair (trichotillomania).

SLIDESHOW

Your Hair and Scalp Can Say a Lot About Your Health See Slideshow

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors