You asked: Can relaxer damage hair follicles?

Chemically induced alopecia results when strong chemicals permanently damage hair follicles that would otherwise produce hair. Unfortunately, if this happens throughout your scalp it can lead to what appears to be thinner hair.

Can a perm damage hair follicles?

Perms use heat and chemicals to break down and re-configure the protein bonds in the follicle and the strand. … These chemicals can cause permanent damage to the hair follicle, which could result in hair that is forever changed.

How bad are relaxers for your hair?

Relaxers are designed to break the disulfide bonds in the hair, so by their very nature, they cause damage. Because the hair shaft undergoes such a change, it’s weaker than healthy natural hair would be. Because of the damage, hair doesn’t hold onto moisture the same way, which leads to serious dryness.

Do relaxers stop hair growth?

Now that you understand how relaxers help with hair maintenance, let me discuss when it is no longer safe for you to relax your hair. In some cases, if you continue to relax your hair, you can cause permanent damage to your hair follicles, when this happens, your hair will not grow back.

How long should relaxer stay on hair?

Ten to 15 minutes is usually sufficient and anything longer can cause damage. If you feel tingling and burning, you’ve waited too long to rinse the relaxer out of your hair.

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Will hair grow back after a perm?

Since perming is inherently a drying process, if done so incorrectly can result in damage to the strands of hair making them weak and brittle. … The good news is that this type of hair loss is temporary, and new strands will grow back in time.

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