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Hair Dye Baldness
Permanent hair dye damage my hair three years ago i cut it, my hair grow back brittle, hair loss with a bulb on the end everytime will i go bald?
Probably not: If you're still growing hair, you shouldn't prematurely go bald. ...Read more
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
I am 18 and have two bald spots. I've never dyed my hair or anything like that, could stress be causing it?
Alopecia areata: Fungal infection of the scalp in adults is not terribly common. Based on your description this is likely alopecia areata. Stress if described in many patients with this problem. The exact cause, however, is not really clear. See a dermatologist to evaluate this. Often it resolves on its own but sometimes treatment is necessary to help it along. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage: These procedures may have damaged your hair. Recommend seeing a good beautician to assess your hair further. ...Read more
Dye my dreadlock six year ago didn't use condition on my hair dye stayed on my hair now hair loss with bulb i cut it, went dermatologist, still fall out?
Many possibilities.: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (hair loss with the bulb attached is common.). ...Read more
I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?
Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago. Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis. What should I do? Do I have to cut the dyed hair?
Exposure...: I don't know if someone has seen you for this and if you have been treated but I would say that if you still have the dye that caused the reaction and still causing problems then it could be a good idea to get rid of it. In any case, I would rather tell you to be seen and have someone give you formal diagnosis and treatment before you do anything. This might be related to some other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been dying my hair for 3 years now. I continued to dye my hair even after I found out about the alopecia. Will bleaching cause more damage?
Dyeing hair should: not cause alopecia.I may cause hair fragility, but i would want to know what type of alopecia you are dealing with at 17? ...Read more
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I permanent dye damage my follicle and now i got hair loss with a bulb on the end of the hair what can I do?
I have alopecia areata and im 16 years old. I be had it since I was 13. I want to dye my hair to make me feel better... Is that a bad idea ?
Hello I have alopecia areata but I'm getting treatment for it and I'm 16 years old and I was wondering if I can dye my hair?
I have alopecia areata & am on a presc. shampoo & cream to see if it will help. I have 1 half dollar size patch and was curious if I can dye my hair?
Scalp issues: seeing how you have an area with no hair I would recommend hair dye at this time wait till it clears up and there hair has grown back completely ...Read more
My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?
See below: Dying the sideburns will not affect the rate of greying of rest of the hair, though the remaining will turn grey, sooner or later. You may consider leaving the grey hair alone, it would save the hassle, expense and avoid exposure to the chemicals in the hair dye. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more