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Hair loss

Some types of hair loss like traction alopecia are more common in people with darker skin tones. Find out what board-certified dermatologists recommend for treating different types of hair loss and what can prevent further hair loss.

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Hair loss in the center of your scalp?

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a type of hair loss that often begins as a round spot on top of the head. It’s most commonly diagnosed in Black women. Find out what you can do to stop this hair loss from spreading.

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia

This type of hair loss tends to begin earlier in Black women than white women. Early treatment can prevent more hair loss, helping you keep the hair you have.

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Hairstyles that pull can lead to hair loss

Cornrows, weaves, and extensions can pull on your hair. Over time, this pulling can lead to permanent hair loss. These dermatologists' tips can help prevent lost locks.

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