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Doctor insights on: Does Bleach Make Your Hair Fall Out

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Can my hair fall out if I bleach it all?

Can my hair fall out if I bleach it all?

Bleach hair: I would start with a visit to a hair stylist who will bleach it well and educate you about keeping it intact. The first visit may be expensive but better to do it now than wait for your hair to fall out. Many hair salons would sell you the better bleaches without bleaching your hair at their facility. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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I have alopecia and is bleaching and dying my hair a bad idea?

I have alopecia and is bleaching and dying my hair a bad idea?

Likely: Adding any Chemicals to your hair/scalp can potentially make it more brittle. Consult with a dermatologist before doing it. ...Read more

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Chemo--how to make your hair fall out?

Hair follicles: Many chemotherapy drugs are active because they are more likely to damage cells that are growing and dividing rapidly, such as tumor cells. Other cells that rapidly divide can sometimes be damaged and lead to side effects. Hair loss with certain chemotherapy drugs is due to damage to the hair follicle cells by the chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Does hairspray make your hair fall out?

No: Hairspray does not make your hair fall out. You may be doing other things to your hair that are damaging it such as over dying it, straightening it too often and the overuse of a curling iron. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more