I am a 27 year old African American woman. A few months ago I saw some bald spots in the middle of my head. I thought it was the wigs and hair weave I used to wear, but later on the bald spots started to spread down to the front of my hair line. When my hair itches I used to bang my head with my hand so that I could stop the iching. I don’t know what to do with this situation. I want to cut my hair off and start all over re-growing my hair. What do you think is best for me to do?
If you have not yet seen a physician, I suggest that you get a thorough examination to rule out any underlying medical conditions, which could be causing the balding. The physician would also be able to determine how best to treat the itching.