Traction alopecia (TA) affects one-third of women who wear various forms of traumatic hairstyling for a prolonged period. The risk of TA is increased by the extent of pulling and duration of traction, as well as the use of chemical relaxation. The frequent use of tight buns or ponytails, tight buns,and tight braids etc are believed to be the highest risk hairstyles. In its later stages, the disease may progress into an irreversible scarring alopecia if traumatic hairstyling continues without appropriate intervention. Some people may experience itching, soreness or increased flaking of the scalp. These conditions can also treated by approaching a doctor.