Hair loss at crown
by Temecco Buford
Hello I am a 31 year old African American woman with thinning to almost bald hair at the top of my crown. it itches all the time, then its sore and it hurts when I finish scrathing it. It is not even as long as a man when he get his hair cut on the side. I recieve my first relaxer at the age of 13, before that my hair was natural, with pressing of the hair. I had mid-back length hair then. Once i started to get the relaxer it got shorter and shorter. As I got older ( 16-17) I begin to notice that the top of my hair was getting shorter so I cut the reamaining hair to that length . It grew back then it kept repeating its self. Now it has gotten worse nothing I do can make it grow, and there very few dermatology that is in my area ( Southaven,MS, its near Memphis, Tn.) At age 20, is when it started to get worse. I have notice that if I cut my hair, it grows, if I get braids put in my hair ( Micro braids and Kinky twist) it grows, everytime i gotten pregnant ( 1998,1999, and 2003)it grew, but If I wear my hair down like it is or roller set nothing happen. I relax my hair every 6 weeks, no other chemicals like hair dyes, rinse or highlights. I dont even use a lot of heat on my hair such as curling irons, I only use a overhead dryer to dry my hair. It constanly itch all the time, then hurt if I do scratch it. I am so embrassed. So what should i do, Do I need blood test?, If so, what kind?, Should I have my scalp evaluate, if so by who? I really want my hair to grow back. Any suggetions? I am at the point of shaving all of my hair off but I know it would only enhance my depression and lower my self esteem. Please, Please,Please if their is anything or any suggestion that I can do I will. Or if their is any Dermatology in the Memphis,Tn. or Southaven,Ms. area that you recommend, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and God Bless.