How to Avoid Traction Alopecia When Wearing Hair Toppers

September 14th, 2023

What is Traction Alopecia?

Traction Alopecia is a type of hair loss caused by repetitive pulling and tension on the hair usually accelerated by hair styles that are pulled too tight or by hair extensions or clips that create tension on the hair follicles. When hair topper wearers wear the incorrect size or use the incorrect hair application it is common for hair loss to occur. 

Hair Topper Tips for Avoiding Traction Alopecia 

Make Sure Your Hair Topper Is The Correct Size:

Using a hair topper that is too small can accelerate and/or cause hair loss. To avoid this, measure your hair loss area (or desired area of coverage) before purchasing a topper and select one that is at least 1” larger in length and width than the area you will be covering with it. This ensures that the clips are securely attached to stronger hair follicles. Follow these instructions to How to Measure for Hair Toppers.

Use Proper Hair Topper Application and Removal Techniques:

Applying and removing the topper correctly is crucial to prevent Traction Alopecia. Minimize tension by applying pressure with one hand while securely attaching the hair topper with one hand with the clips from the front to the back. When removing, unclip the pressure-sensitive clips carefully to release any tension on your natural hair. Follow these instructions to Properly Apply Your Hair Toppers.

Tip: Move Clips Around Occasionally:

Minimize the risk of Traction Alopecia by periodically changing the positions of the clips on your hair. This distributes tension evenly and reduces strain on specific areas of your scalp.
By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the benefits of hair toppers while safeguarding your natural hair's health.

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