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Hair Extensions Cause Baldness

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Hair extensions, which are attached to real tresses with glue, can make women go bald, skin experts have warned.

According to researchers from American and Italian universities, the hairpieces can lead to thinning hair and even permanent bald patches, Daily Star said.

Dermatologists say the extensions put such tension on follicles in the scalp that they can become inflamed causing hair to fall out--a condition known as traction alopecia.

The study has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Hair specialists urge individuals to avoid using hair extensions as some women lose hair within a week of wearing extensions.

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