Hair Loss/head shaving

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Is it true that shaving your head can result in permanent hair loss and thinning? Some trichologists say that it causes such a shock to the body that it can have those results. I am a young woman who is thinking of shaving my head, but I would never do it if it didn't grow back the same.

Answer
Shaving your head does not cause permanent hair loss or thinning. Hair growth occurs from follicles that are deep within the dermis layer of the scalp. The follicle is not at all affected by shaving. In fact the follicle will not even be aware of the fact the the hair was shaved or cut. If re-growth does not occur it would be due to a hair loss problem that was present prior to shaving--not due to shaving.
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Sincerely, Melanie Vonzabuesnig
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Melanie Vonzabuesnig

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Female hair loss is my main focus. Women today are very susceptible to several types of hair loss including telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, and androgenetic alopecia. I can answer questions about the causes and types of female hair loss. I can share information about natural holistic remedies to improve female hair loss conditions.

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My interest in female hair loss sprung from my own experience with extensive hair loss. Determined to grow my hair back, I diligently studied every piece of information I could find on the biology of hair growth. After successfully re-growing my hair with safe and effective natural products, I felt compelled to learn more and to share this information with other women. I am experienced in blending custom hair loss formulas. I am also experienced in writing about female hair loss issues.

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My hair loss information has been included in The Truth about Womens Hair Loss by Spencer Kobren, Naturally Healthy Skin by Stephanie Tourles, Alternative Healing by Bill Gottleib and Natural Health Magazine. I am the author of several books on hair loss.

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I am a certified aromatherapist specializing in formulas for scalp and hair conditions.

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