Ballerina Loses Hair From Wearing A Tight Bun

There are various jobs that require that you put your hair up: cooks, doctors, and even ballerinas. Many just like the bun or tight ponytail, but you have to remember that your hair, even though it can be very strong, can break easily from the constant pull, creating permanent damage. A former dancer is speaking out about the dangers of wearing your hair too tight, which led her to having to get a follicular transplant.

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According to Good Housekeeping, Diva Hollands, started doing ballet when she was 3 years old, the former ballerina who is now 22 started wearing her hair in a tight bun for many years, until she realized that her long-time hairdo led to considerable hair loss.

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The former ballerina suffered from bullying, kids made fun of her saying that she had “a forehead the size of a soccer field,” which really made her feel self-conscious. She quit dance at 18 and focused on her modeling career and her 2 children. After having children she lost even more hair and this is when she decided to go through an 8-hour follicular transplantation. The procedure involves moving strips of skin with hair from the back of the patient’s scalp to the body part where there’s no hair. Her condition is known as traction alopecia, which is the medical term for this type of hair loss.