Dear Dr Rassman
Hi, Great blog this! I have noticed that the balding areas of the crown and front are very oily/ greasy. If I take a tissue and gently wipe it, the tissue comes off with grease. Could this be blocking the hair follicles and thereby increasing hair loss? I play sports actively so I wash my head twice a day.
Would you suggest wiping the greasy areas with a tissue during the day if it helps the hair in any way?
Greasy areas on your scalp have nothing to do with hair loss. If you want to wipe the grease off or use any products, go ahead, but it will not affect your hair. I don’t have any particular suggestions. Your hair will fall out no matter what you do over time, because you likely have genetic balding. If you are concerned about hair loss, you should see a doctor to see if medication may be an option for you.