My question for Dr.Rassman is: Can highlighting/coloring your hair using a salon cap cause baldness due to inflammation? Five years ago I got streaks put in my hair by stylist. She used a cap to do so by pulling strands of hair through the holes in the cap. It was very uncomfortable process and afterwards I began noticing my scalp was very sore and itchy, a condition which has persisted ever since. Could this have started the inflammation process that has led to hair fallling out over the years?
I have no way to know how to answer your question without even seeing what you mean. You may have developed an atopic dermatitis which has persisted over time. I would suggest that you see a good dermatologist in your area.