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Myth 5: Pulling Your Hair Taut Every Day Can Lead to Bald Spots

Too much tugging and tension from tight hairstyles such as cornrows and weighty extensions can bring on traction alopecia, a form of hair loss that is common among black women.

It’s preventable, though: Avoid stressful styles and switch the positions of your braids (ponytails and headbands, too) to alleviate tension.

Did you know? Women typically start to notice their first grays at age 34.

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