| | Permanent Hair Loss after chemical straightening
I'm a 23, almost 24 year old woman. In 2010 I decided to get a perm, then only 4 months later got my hair chemically straightened. I loved it and was so happy to have my long, straight, thick hair back. But, gradually, a little at a time I noticed my hair falling out. Then one day in a photo I noticed that I could see my scalp through my hair. It has been 4 years and my hair has not came back. I have lost over half of my hair volume. My scalp in sensitive, especially at the crown, and hurts more some days than others. I have gone to the dermatologist and have gotten blood work done and I am perfectly healthy. The dermo's only suggestion was Rogaine. I tried that, nothing works. I've tried shampoos (Nioxin, Keranique, Ovation) and currently I am trying Viviscal hair tablet. (I'm almost done with my 3rd month) I haven't noticed a difference yet. But I need help. I am so self conscious about my hair, I think about it almost all day every day. I've had emotional break downs over it. All I do when I wear it down is run my fingers through it and obsess over how thin it is. I look at old pictures and my heart breaks. I wish I never got a stupid perm. I eat very healthy and work out at least 5 days a week also. Thank you for reading and for any helpful information.