According to a health specialist the tension on hair follicles, caused by a top knot, is a cause of traction alopecia.
The condition causes acute bald patches which are less than ideal for anyone remotely image conscious.
I see it probably once or twice a week. They’re putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take. Traction alopecia in men is becoming more common”
It is a much more severe concern for women, however, and the most common cause is having a weave in your hair, particularly ones where the weave is compromised by poor braiding.
Well prevention is far better, and cheaper, than the cure, so if you are ‘rocking’ a knot it is recommended you don’t make it too tight or else you risk losing your treasured locks.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.