Hi, about three months ago I had chemically straightened my hair but I went back for another treatment about a month and a half ago because the previous treatment left some hair un-straightened.
But since then I have lost a lot of hair, from both split ends and from the root. Now I’m worried that the hair that is coming out of the root will not grow back. Do you think my hair will grow back. Any advise? Thanks.
Scalp burns from relaxers is one of the leading reasons for baldness amongst black females so you have every right to be concerned.
Let me start by saying that a month and a half between relaxer services is not long enough if your aim is to grow your hair long. If you search the hair boards, you will find that majority of the women who have managed to grow their hair to unimaginable lengths have done so by ‘stretching their relaxers so they are only having chemical services 2-4 times per year. If you switched to such a regimen you will find that your hair will do much better.
Now I cannot tell you whether or not your hair will grow back as I do not know what damage may have been done to the hair folllicles but what I can say is that it sounds very much like your hair has now been overprocessed which could explain why you are now having long strands come out.
All I can recomend is that you have a strong protein treatment service like aphogee* 2 step protein to minimize the hair loss until healthier hair grows back. Follow this up with a moisturizing deep conditioner*. If the hair has been terribly overprocessed however, all you can do is keep it on your head for a while but it will eventually break off. On the other hand, if you now start reducing relaxer services to every 12 weeks at the very least then your hair will be healthier for it. You may also want to consider texlaxing your hair rather than relaxing bone straight to keep it stronger. Purposely underprocessing hair is a useful practice as not all the bonds in your hair strands have been broken by the relaxer which means your hair is stronger. You can always straighten your hair bone straight by roller setting or flat ironing!
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