This type of hair loss is seen around the hairline, especially around the temples and above the ears. How does it happen? It is the result of tight hairstyles- i.e. tight weaves, braids and ponytails. How is it treated? Fortunately, this type of hair loss is reversible in the initial stages. And treatments include: refraining from the same hairstyles that caused the hair loss, as well as over the counter supplements (vitamin b complex, biotin, vitamin c, e and zinc) and topical minoxidil (Rogaine).