Hair loss is something that as humans we do have to deal with at some stage of our lives but becoming bald through our younger years is not something that we expect. ‘Ballerina Baldness’ is a very common occurrence which can happen to anyone and many dancers suffer with it. Please don’t panic though…….there is a light at the end of the tunnel, because it can be stopped in its tracks with a few routine changes!
What exactly is Ballerina Baldness?
Traction Alopecia, also known as ‘Ballerina Baldness’ is localised hair loss caused by damage to the hairs’ roots from constantly pulling hair too tight in the same direction. First noticed in the early 1900’s among women and girls in Greenland, the condition has also been noted among men of the Sikh clan who wear their hair in tight knots and African American individuals who wear their hair in tight braids called ‘cornrows’.
How can Ballerina Baldness be cured?
If detected early enough, a simple change of hairstyle will do the trick. Simply switch up your style in order to change the direction in which your hair is pulled each day. There are a huge range of hair styles to choose from which will keep your hair healthy and bald free. Check out our ‘Hairstyles for Dance’ blog to see a wide selection and a few ideas!
So if you think you are going a bit thin on top, don’t just sit back and watch it happen…..get changing those hairstyles! Not only will it solve your ‘Ballerina Baldness’ but it will also keep you looking unique and stylish in your dance classes!
Dancemania has a wide range of hair accessories on offer to help keep your hair neat and tidy for class. For those pesky strands of hair, we have strong sets of hair pins and our bun nets are sturdy and come in a range of hair tones. To decorate your hairstyles, our large range of scrunchies will get tongues wagging and we also have great ways of keeping your accessories all together with the Capezio Toiletry Organizer and Bun pack purse! Why not have a look at our full range of Hair Essentials here at Dancemania!
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