November 8 2005, 9:27 am PT | Posted in: Female Hair Loss
I have thinning hair at my temples. I am in the Army and have to wear my hair up everyday while at work. My hairstylist says that my hair will grow back once I stop putting it up. However, I will be in the Army for the next 10 years and am thinking about hairloss treatments for my temple area? Any suggestions?
If your hair dresser is correct and you have traction alopecia (hair loss from traction), then you can expect little relief. Whatever is causing the hair loss must be addressed by stopping the pulling. There are other conditions, such as triangular alopecia, where people lose hair in the temples from genetic causes. This is part of the differential diagnosis that you needs to have made. See a good doctor and discuss these two conditions with him/her.