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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?

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

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Could cortisone make your hair fall out?

Could cortisone make your hair fall out?

Probably not: In fact it's used to prevent hair loss in some cirumstances. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy make your hair fall out?

Rapidly dividing: Cytotoxic chemotherapy attacks rapidly dividing cells in the body, including the dividing hair matrix cells. This can result in hair loss. ...Read more

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Does stress really make your hair fall out? My hair had been falling out a lot lately and i've been under a lot of stress. Could they be connected?

Does stress really make your hair fall out? My hair had been falling out a lot lately and i've been under a lot of stress. Could they be connected?

Stress and Hair Loss: The most common cause of hair loss in women is stress. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis make your hair fall out?

Yes, it can: Cirrhosis can cause hair loss indirectly. In mild liver disease, however, hair loss (alopecia) may not be experienced. A scarred liver causes the body to lose many nutrients, most notably proteins and hormones, that are needed to maintain healthy hair. The hair is constantly being lost and replaced, which is tipped over towards more loss than formation of hair in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Does gel and hairspray make your hair fall out?

Chemicals: If there are harmful chemicals which can damage the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Can taken a sleeping tablet every night make your hair fall out... Stillnot sleeping tablets? And can they affect your memory in the long term

Hmmmm: What kind of sleeping tablets are you taking? Sounds unlikely. I'd put my money on the other meds you've listed; the underlying insomnia (stress-related) or the sle which you listed as one of your conditions. Some sleeping pills can affect your memory, but it's generally short term. Hair loss can be from a lot of things, but sleeping pills aren't the first thing i think about. ...Read more

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Will aromasin and herceptin (trastuzumab) make your hair fall out?

Will aromasin and herceptin (trastuzumab) make your hair fall out?

Hair loss in aromasi: Yes, unfortunately, hair loss is one of possible side effects of aromasin. I dont think that is the case with herceptin (trastuzumab). ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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