In the video below Dr. Sara Wasserbauer discusses traction alopecia, also known hair loss on the edges or thinning edges, is often caused by traction or tightness from braiding the hair or tight ponytails. This condition is particularly prevalent in the African American community were hair braiding is popular.

Dr. Wasserbauer is the current President of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). The only recognized certifying organization for hair transplant surgeons worldwide.