March 29 2012, 10:44 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
Hi Dr Rassman.
You have posted before that hair bleaching can damage the scalp. Is there any risk to hair through bleaching outside of the scalp issue?
My hair looks much better highlighted, and to do this the hair is pulled through a cap then highlighted by a hair stylist. Can bleaching accelerate the balding process? Is this something I have to give up?
Thanks for your time
If you bleach the hair and do not get the chemicals on the scalp, there will be no problem to the scalp; however, bleaching can damage the hair if not managed well. If you’re thinning already, risking damage to already weakened hair probably isn’t in your best interest. I don’t know anything about your hair loss situation though.