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The Daily Dish Relative Success with Tabatha

Here's How You Can Rock a Top Knot Without Hurting Your Hairline

Top knots, ponytails, and buns are breaking your hair. 

By Molly Socha
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If a top knot, ponytail, or a bun is your go-to hairstyle, hair guru Tabatha Coffey has some bad news: these same styles can also result in a receding hairline over time. Tabatha stopped by The Daily Dish podcast to talk about her new show on Bravo, Relative Success with Tabatha (premieres Wednesday, January 17, at 10/9c), and answer some pressing haircare questions. 

Daily Dish host, Rachael Roberts asked Tabatha whether or not pulling one's hair back too tightly for any of those aforementioned styles could lead to hair loss. "Yes, for sure," Tabatha responded. "Naomi Campbell was really vocal about all of the breakage she had through her head that was from her extensions." 

Also known as traction alopecia, bald spots can be caused when a person regularly wears any of these tight and popular updos. "You grab it and you always put it in the same spot, and if you're using tight rubber bands or just doing it too often it starts to make the hair fragile. And it can break," Tabatha said.

Fear knot, the Relative Success star and hair expert had some tips on how to keep your hair and knot it, too. For starters, move it around. "Just change the position all the time," Tabatha said. "Move it up a little, down a little. Just kind of move it so that it's not that fragile spot all the time."

Second, Tabatha gave her product recommendation for battling ponytail hair loss. "Make sure you use really good hairbands," She explained. "This band called bungees, and they're open and they have a little clip on either side to wrap them around and then hook the clip together and it's not just a circular rubber band." Hair Bungee and similar products can be found in a number of different places including Amazon. 

To hear more about Tabatha's hair tips and what to expect from the first season of Relative Success, listen to the full episode of The Daily Dish podcast above. 

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