Follow along with our Model Patient Halle, as she begins her hair transplant journey with McGrath Medical in Austin, TX! Stay tuned for future updates on her progress! Halle like many African American women who braid their hair or use hair extensions experience hair loss along the edges, also known as traction alopecia. The constant pulling on the hair can cause an inflammation of the follicle and eventually the hair becomes weaker and weaker after each growth cycle. Stopping the braiding and medical hair therapy can help when done early but after a while only hair transplant surgery can restore the lost hair.