Is it possible to develop mild traction alopecia from constant touching/feeling of the hair with your hands? Ive been touching my hair for over a year and I think it is thinner in certain areas where I touch it the most than it was a year ago. I cant seem to stop touching it. I really want to. The hair loss is only noticeable to me so I think if i stop touching now the hair might grow back in a few months. What do you think?
I guess it depends on how much and how hard you are pulling on your hair. Touching your hair shouldn’t be an issue. If you have an issue where you cannot get yourself to stop touching your hair, it may be some form of an obsessive compulsive act and you should follow up with a doctor. In general, hair loss in men is mostly due to genetic androgenic alopecia (not traction alopecia).
Without an exam and medical history, I have no way to tell you what you have or if your hairs will grow back.