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Hi, I am 22, male and have been using hair straighteners for roughly a full year now. i have seen a decline in hair and hair thinning occur over the past 3 months. I am very concerned as i am soo young and not married and have already experienced hair loss, most likely due to traction alopecia. I am so styling my hair in this way and i hate to change and stop using my straighteners, but if my hair will grow back to its natural healthy and thick form it was in before i began using the straightening irons i will. So, if experienced significant hair lost by using straightening irons for one year, will my hair stop falling out and grow? And, will the hair that has fallen out be replaced? i know you have had similar questions, but most have been from females and i know alot of males that use such products and are having the same hair loss & thinning problem. we need to know if our hair will grow! PLEASE
Traction alopecia could be reversible if diagnosed early. If you are predisposed to male pattern baldness due to your genetic background, traction or any other type of trauma to your hair may have accelerated your approaching male pattern baldness. Occurrence of hair loss can be hastened by trauma. A visit to a hair specialist can help to determine whether your hair loss is an accelerated male pattern or purely traction alopecia. You should have your scalp mapped out for miniaturization to determine if you actually have genetic patterned hair loss. In either case, you need to stop what you are doing with your hair and let the hair follicles that are still alive grow new hair.