My hair thinned because I got it bleached. It won't grow back. What can I do?
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Hair loss after bleaching
I can't emphasize enough just how important it is to get expert advice. There could be one or more things going on.
Reactions to bleaching, dyeing coloring are common - and becoming more common in my opinion. I've written extensively on this topic.
What can bleaching do?
1. It can sometimes cause no problems. This is the most common scenario.
2. It can sometimes cause hair breakage. After all the damaged hairs are cut and allowed to regrow, the density returns back to normal.
3. It can sometimes cause shedding. The hair sheds 2-6 weeks after bleaching and then regrows.
4. It can sometimes cause shedding which speeds up the unecessary use of hair growth cycles which speeds up the age at which a patient notices they have genetic hair loss.
5. It can sometimes cause scarring hair loss. This is permanent.
Without seeing your scalp, I can't say which is going in. But see an expert. I often biopsy these hair bleaching reactions to evalaute for inflammation and scarring.
Thinned after dying
If it does not return to normal within 8 months, then you may have permanently damaged the hair roots, See a doctor
Hair growth for thinning hair
First let me say that it is important that you stop bleaching your hair for a while to allow the hair to return to it's natural state. For thinning PRP hair therapy yields great results and helps hair regrowth. You may also want to utilize a cold-laser that bio stimulates hair follicles. A good one that is FDA certified and has science backed results is LaserCap.
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