Hair Ripped out of Scalp, will it grow? Getting hair ripped out of scalp hurts. Really, really bad! I am not exaggerating either, it hurts that much! I know this because it happened to me today and I am in pain right now as I type this. So, what happened? Let’s back up just a bit first though…
I’ve been pulling my hair from the roots for as long as I can remember. It’s something that used to happen when I was feeling anxious or stressed, and it became a habit. When it began to happen in public, people would stare at me with disgusted looks on their faces, but I didn’t care about what they thought because I’d already become numb to the pain after years of abuse. One day, my hair was pulled so hard that it ripped from my scalp, leaving me in utter shock and then sheer terror. That’s when I knew that this couldn’t go on any longer and that I needed to do something about it before it got worse.
Causes of hair ripped out of scalp?
Hair loss is not just a cosmetic problem. It can be an indicator of an underlying medical condition or health problem. Hair loss can also be caused by conditions such as hormonal changes, stress, medical treatments, and injury. Some people may experience temporary hair loss after childbirth or with sudden weight gain or weight loss. Certain medications for hypertension or heart disease may cause thinning hair or baldness in some people.
Frequent hair ripping out of the scalp can be a sign of an underlying medical problem. The most common causes are:
- Hair styling that is too tight or frequent
- Hair products, such as gels, pomades, and waxes, that are sticky
- Chemical treatments for damaged hair
- Hormonal changes during puberty or pregnancy
- Anxiety, depression, and stress
The diagnosis of hair ripped out of the scalp and whether will it grow back is determined by the depth of the wound. The hair can be pulled from the skin with ease if the wound is superficial, but if it is deep, then a doctor may need to inspect it. Hair ripped out of the scalp is most commonly caused by poor hairstyling or pulling too tightly on wet hair. It may also be due to an allergic reaction to shampoo and conditioner. There are several methods for treating hair ripped out of the scalp that includes: applying antibiotic ointment and covering it with a gauze bandage, placing ice on the area to help numb the pain (if available), or using tweezers to remove any hairs still left in place. If your injury is severe, you should consult a medical professional immediately. Hair ripped out of the scalp is most often caused by improper hair styling. Never pull excessively hard on your hair while attempting to style it. This may lead to damage and even a rip-out in more extreme cases. If you are wearing extensions, ensure that they are placed properly and do not tug them excessively as doing so could cause damage or be painful for you.
These are the most common treatments for severe hair loss:
- Minoxidil (Rogaine)
- Finasteride (Propecia)
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
- Transplantation of Hair Follicles.
Minoxidil is a topical treatment that has been proven to grow hair in up to 25% of men and women with hair loss. Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which is responsible for most cases of male pattern baldness. Corticosteroids are often used for more localized hair loss due to inflammation or autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata.
This is a really traumatic event that could happen to anyone at any age, and it’s not something anyone should ever have to go through. If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing this, the best thing you can do is seek help right away. The person who experienced this might feel like they’re being punished for some reason, so remind them that they’re not in any way responsible for what happened. This can be done by showing them that their feelings are normal and validating their experience as well as reassuring them that they aren’t alone.