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Old 04-22-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
 
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ok, it's not quite a bald spot but i have a noticeably thin, almost bald-looking spot on the crown of my head. 2 people have commented on it in the last two days (how rude! ) so i know it's not just me noticing it. have any of you guys heard of this? i'm worried i might have caused it because when my hair first started falling out, i pulled out clumps of it in this very spot. could i have damaged the follicles? if any of you have had this problem i'd really appreciate advice. i'm only 17, and i was hoping i'd be, oh, 70? before i had bald spots, so this is understandably a little worrisome. thanks!
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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I have the same thing in (I think) the same spot you do!

I have not been through chemo, so can not speak to losing or pulling out hair in a certain spot -- but when I wear my hair curly, I definitely notice this thin/bald spot -- I think it must be a cowlick...

Anyway, I've learned to move my hair to cover this spot, especially if I'm wearing it curly and diffusing or air drying my hair.

I hope your health is on the mend!
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
 
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thanks! i'm done with treatment so now all i have to worry about is my hair. it's annoying because my haircut is great and i get a ton of compliments on it, but i still have this ridiculous bald spot on my crown. oh well, could be worse.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
 
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things to try: ovation hair ,cell treatment(not the shampoo, or conditioner,dont like ingrediants)Myself, and a post chemo friend, are trying it for thinning spots(she has similar problem to you)Hairdresser noticed all kinds of new growth.Another thing, we want to try is curly hair solutions(website) root brush, that suposedly safely re-directs hair growth direction,they have a cool video.will let you know how it works..Michele B...holistic health practitioner..... fine,3A past shpulders, and growing,since x-ing sulfate shampoos.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:36 PM   #5
 
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Low thyroid, low iron , stress can cause hairloss ; if your mom is not bald then I wouldn't worry too much, it should grow back. Ask your DR. I have low iron so I am taking iron supplements. I avoid anything that will coat the scalp like silicones, mineral oil and plastics (like PVP copolymer) Jojoba oil is good. To temporarily cover, this stuff is awesome!
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
 
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Hey, I lost some of my hair in the back of my head when I was 17-18 years old due to my epileptic medicine that I was on. I would start having tons of hair come out when I was in the shower and I began to cry. I'm not sure what to do in your case. I just went to my neurologist and he switched me to a different medicine which helped my hair grow back. No one mentioned it to me untill afterwards which I thought was nice since I was going through enough problems at the time.
Maybe you can get some dietary supplements. If it keeps happening I would call your doctor and he/she might know what to do.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:50 AM   #7
 
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wait wait...you were going through chemo?

I am sure your hair will grow back in time. It takes awhile especially for us curly girls. Just don't let anyone bring you down,okay? Maybe you could get a clip in extension there if you want a quick fix. My friend has them and they look totally natural on her.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:18 AM   #8
 
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don't worry your hair will grow back I finished chemo almost a year ago I have not got all my hair back but it is coming back natural curly I love it still very short but like green - tea said extensions work GREAT I hated the wigs I wore wigs maybe three times but know that hair is starting to grow I LOVE THE EXSTENSION! Try it let me know how it worked out
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:04 PM   #9
 
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So, i went to my doctor and he said the chemo had depleted all my iron stores, so that was probably why my hair wasn't coming back. it took me 6 months, but i finally got them up to a good level, so now I'm hoping my hair will start to come back. it's long enough now that i can wear it in a ponytail, and the bald spot is completely unnoticable. you can see it if i wear my hair down, and it's frustrating to have to wear it up all the time, but at least no one notices. i also started taking biotin, so i'll see if that helps.
mzkoco, congrats on being done with chemo!
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