Bun is a perfect hairstyle, especially for days when you don’t have time to wash or do your hair. Unfortunately, that bun caused this young ballerina to lose her hair permanently. Diva Holland is a 22 year old former ballet dancer that started losing her hair when she was only 13.
“I had my hair tied up really tight from when I was really little, and looking back at pictures you can see it started having an effect on my hairline. Over the course of so many years, it got worse,” explains Hollands.
Diva underwent a 8-hour follicular transplant in October. She got a thin strip of skin removed from the back of her scalp and then transplanted to the area where she’s been losing her hair. Diva was thrilled when she saw results only after 2 months.
Diva’s hair loss was caused by “chronic traction alopecia’, that happens when you wear the same style.
“The best way to describe traction alopecia is that it’s due to constant pulling. If you wear your hair in a tight style one time, this probably isn’t going to happen. But over time, that sheer force will at some point damage the hair to the point where it stops growing from the follicle,” explains Sejal Shah, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City.