I had a stressful week at college, and wound up not washing my hair for a while(almost 1and a half weeks). My room was really hot so I sweated in my sleep as well. Started running my hands through my hair and noticed granules of skin raised on the scalp. These could come off easily and looked like a grain of sand. This continued and the granules got worse and worse. Then my scalp got inflamed a bit. Now three months later a ton of my hair has shed(previously thick). My scalp is now very itchy. Also, noticed that some oval shaped granules would stick to my hair. When I look at my hair, I also notice some extremely tiny white dots attached to it (almost microscopically small)
Background- 18 immediate family doesnt have mpb
Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
If anything, you should consider taking better care of yourself… but not washing your hair will not cause hair loss. Think of the homeless people with lots of hair who don’t wash their hair for weeks or months. There’s probably a better example, but that’s the first that came to mind.
Hair loss is mainly caused by genetics, so you can blame your mother, father, grandparents, or even your stress… but not your hygiene habits. And even if your immediate family doesn’t have noticeable hair loss, it can skip generations. I don’t know for sure that your loss is caused by genes, but you should see a doctor to get a diagnosis.
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