I had the Brazilian keratin treatment done 11 months ago to straighten my hair. Immediately after, my hair started diffusing all over with scalp tightness. It falls out directly from the root when washing, drying and by just touching. I have tried everything and found hundreds of people online with the same problem. However, there are no solutions.
My hair is more than half gone. The hair’s texture changed from course to thin fragile hairs. The little new hair growth is also fine, miniature and thin with a light frizz halo around my crown. You can see my scalp everywhere.
Will my hair grow back? Will the hair eventually stop falling? My dermatologist says it’s telogen effluvium.
Your dermatologist is most likely correct. Telogen effluvium (TE) can occur when the body is exposed to stress or trauma. Chemical treatments can damage or shock the roots, resulting in thinning hair. Hair loss due to TE is normally temporary but it may take many months to regrow hair to its former fullness.
Another less likely possibility is that your scalp suffered chemical burns from improper application. If your scalp was scarred, three is a possibility that some hair will not regrow.
Unfortunately, no one will be able to accurately predict your future hair growth at this stage. Only time will tell. In the meantime, you may find Rogaine (minoxidil) helpful in jump starting the growth and adding fullness to your hair.
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