Dyes, Bleaches, and Permanent Waves
In addition, chemical treatments such as dyes, bleaches, or permanent waves, if applied incorrectly, can weaken the hair and cause breakage. In extreme cases, hair can even fail out. Further, an allergic reaction to hair dye can also cause hair loss.
Hair Savers; What the Experts Recommend Wilma F. Bergfeld, M.D., F.A.C.P.
2015 President of the American Academy of Dermatology Heod of Dermatology, Clinical Research and Dermatopathology at the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Bergfeld specializes in treating hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, and androgen excess. For vvomen experiencing androgenetic alopecia, she advises the follovving steps:
“First, a dermatologist should take a good history of hair loss events, both acute and chronic. İn addition, a personal medical history, drug history, menstrual period history, and family history are important. Many factors induce hair loss and shedding, and some even mimic or exaggerate genetic hair loss. Therefore, identification of ali the triggers or causes of hair loss can reduce or minimize the cosmetic problem.
“The next step is to have the dermatologist examine the scalp and body, skin and hair distribution, and hair type and density. The presence of scalp skin disease such as seborrheic dermatitis frequently accompanies androgenetic alopecia and is a symptom of androgen excess.”