traction alopecia is most commonly found in people with ponytails or cornrows that pull on their hair with excessive force.
wearing pigtails, cornrows or tight rollers that end up pull on the hair can scar the scalp and cause permanent hair loss.
How It Was Worn: Loose items worn with work boots became popular and were often set off by cornrows and Afro-styled hair.
Traction Alopecia: Physical strain or tension on hair, such as cornrows or ponytails, that causes loss.
Cornrows: Cornrows are small, tight plaits, close to the scalp that are popular on both men and women.