During an unfortunate incident,about 2 days ago, someone pulled my hair very hard and she didn’t let go for quite a while. I have long hair, so she wrapped her fingers into it and maintained a strong grip. It really hurt and a lot of hair came out afterward. The hair on that side seems much thinner now, and my scalp really hurts. I am really upset and I am not sure of what to do. I have been extra gentle with my hair since then. I am wondering if it will grow back, and I am afraid that other hairs may have been loosened. What can I do to help it to grow back? Are there any suppliments or topical treatments that might help?
Also, I am 35 (female) and have some gray hairs. I am worried that more of the hair might come in gray. Is there anything I can do to keep my hair’s natural color if it grows back?
You may have some local trauma associated with the hair pulling and may lose some hair, but it is more than likely that your hair will grow back. It is just a matter of time (which can be weeks to as long as 6 months). I have seen one patient who had his hair transplants pulled out in a mugging. It all grew back within 6 months.
As for the color when it grows back — if it grows in gray, you can color it. That’s the only solution I can recommend for “treating” gray hair.