Hello. I have experienced thinning on my scalp and my transplant surgeon who did 2 of my eyebrow transplants & is now doing a third was going to put me on propecia, but I seriously doubt I have MPB. I think I have a bad case of traction alopecia because I believe I have sebhoraic dermatitis and in the past I used to scratch my head a lot and used a comb on it and I believe that is the cause of my recent thinning. it thinned at the time my scalp was extremely itchy and I have an intense itchiness in the thinning areas, however this was a few months ago. When i wet my hair it looks like it breaks into streaks. I read that you said that traction alopecia is reversible with most cases but since this was several months ago do you think there is still hope? How is traction alopecia reversed? I still have to see a dermatologist. My last question is, I have read that massaging your scalp with essential oils is good for your hair but I am afraid of massaging the thin areas since I don’t want to cause traction alopecia.
Seborrhea does not cause hair loss. Rubbing any oils into your scalp will only pull out the hairs that are already damaged from genetic causes. Once a person has real traction alopecia, is is usually permanent, but the pulled hair from one or two episodes of picking or scratching should reverse. Get a good doctor and establish a good working relationship with him/her.