I’m a 19 year old guy who has had a moderately high hairline and slight recession at the temples since the age of 15. It seems to progress VERY gradually and I have no hair loss anywhere else. I always dye, style, tease, crimp and straighten my hair and it doesn’t seem to effect it, but I’m after a bigger style and am considering a perm. My hair is fine, but not extremely so.
Is it safe to get a fairly loose perm done at a good salon? Will it speed up my hair loss?
If you’ve got the genetics to lose hair, any number of things (including chemical damage) could trigger an earlier onset of the genetic process. You’ll have to decide if it’s worth the risk. I doubt you’ve got much risk based on what you described, but if you do decide to have the perm done you should try to minimize the risk by having it done by someone professionally trained.