hi. I would be most grateful if you could help me…My hair was pulled out 4 weeks ago. It hurt and bled a tiny bit. The bald area pretty much immediately grew (sparse) stubble, so I am assuming this will eventually regrow. However, the bald patch has increased in size (about half an inch forward and back), and the hair surrounding it still falls very easily.
Is it possible these hairs were disturbed in the follicle (a big handful of hair was pulled) or could there be an underlying problem? Or could this be a localised anagen effluvium (if this even exists). In the beginning the area and whole scalp ‘burned’ intermittently for about 3 wks although now just the ‘patch’ burns occasionally. I find if the surrounding area itches and I scratch thats normally when the hair comes out (1-8 hairs at a time). I have looked all over for an answer but I think this must be unusual which I find worrying.
Thank you for your time.
If you are really worried, I’d have a doctor examine your scalp. I would expect, however, that if you wait up to 8 months, the problem will take care of itself. Generally, a one time hair pull will not result in permanent loss.
Perhaps the surrounding hairs became weakened after the hair was yanked out and that’s why you see loss in that area. Without seeing what you’re talking about, I am having a hard time understanding what you are describing.