I have noticed dramatic hair loss in the last 6 months bang area. I went from having long thick bangs to short hairs and visible scalp. I went to a hair loss doctor and he said I have female pattern baldness. I believe this is the core problem–but could it also be that I am continuing to brush vigorously with a brush dryer and using tight rollers when hair is wet. Will the hair re-grow now that I have stopped doing this?
Tight rollers or pulling or brushing your hair vigorously can cause hair loss that may be permanent. The only way to tell if your hair will grow back is to wait it out. It may take about one year for you to see regrowth. If you do not see regrowth after a year then it is likely permanent.
If you were diagnosed with female pattern hair loss, it is possible that you have a combination of genetics and traction alopecia from the pulling… but I have no way to know that for certain.