While much of hair loss can be connected to genetics or hormones, sometimes it is the result of how women treat their hair.

Hair styles that may cause hair loss

Two out of every 5 women in the U.S. may experience hair loss at some point in their lives, according to the American Hair Loss Association. While much of hair loss can be connected to genetics or hormones, sometimes it's the result of how women treat their hair. For example, certain hair styles can cause stress and tension on the scalp, which damages hair follicles. This can disrupt the growth cycle and cause hair to thin or fall out. Take a look below at some of the hairdos that can lead to hair loss: 

Braiding 
This style is popular with women because it is simple and looks great, but the strain caused by the twisting and pulling is not great for scalp health.

Ponytails 
Ponytails have long been a favorite of on-the-go people. They allow women to pull their hair out of the way for exercise, to avoid overheating or just for added style. However, ponytails cause pulling and stress on the hairline, especially if worn too tight.

Though stylish, certain ways of wearing your hair can damage your scalp.Though stylish, certain ways of wearing your hair can damage your scalp.

Dreadlocks 
It is generally recognized that dreadlocks are terrible for scalp and hair health in general. The method for achieving and maintaining this look can cause hair to fall out, and may lead to difficulty regrowing it. 

Extensions 
The whole point of extensions is to add more hair and volume to your head. In the process, it also adds weight which can lead to scalp strain and damage.

While it is important to many women to be in line with fashion trends, they should also take their scalp and hair health into consideration. For more information about preventing hair loss or to schedule a hair restoration consultation, contact a specialist today.