I burned a very small area of my daughter’s scalp while straigtening her hair with a hot comb around 2 years ago. Ever since then this area of her hair grows very very slowly in comparison to the rest of her hair. Its only grown to around 1 to 4 inches while the rest of her hair is flourishing. Also, I use chamical straightners in her hair and this patch tends not to straighten at all. If there is a re-growth in this area when its being straightened, within days the regrowth breaks off and the hair is back down to 1 – 2 inches long.
Could you tell me please whether it is likely that this area is permanently damaged or what we can do to solve the problem.
It sounds like you accidentally created permanent damage to your daughter’s hair. Without an examination I couldn’t get into detail about regrowth possibilities… but generally speaking, if after multiple years the hair is still barely growing in the burned area, I would have to assume the damage is permanent.
If you haven’t taken your daughter to a dermatologist for an examination of her scalp, you should consider doing so.