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Hair Straightening

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado Springs Dermatologist Dr. Reagan Anderson

Video Transcript

So here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist!

I wish that I could get rid of all the hair relaxers and hair straighteners on the market, and the reason I do is because in some individuals using, those products will produce a permanent type of hair loss that I have a really hard time reversing or controlling. Now, a lot of people use these because they want their hair to be straight or relaxed. A lot of people also use hot combs or the irons to try to make the curly hair, straight, and the problem is, with the relaxers and straighteners, or with getting the heat from the hot combs close to the scalp is it can induce an immune reaction in your body that causes your body to eat your hair or your hair follicles, and then you’re permanently bald and anything that your body has destroyed. So please, if you’re going to use the hot combs keep them about that far back from your scalp. So far back that your scalp never feels the heat and please don’t ever use the relaxers and straighteners, because if you’re one of these people who gets permanent hair loss from them, there’s really not a lot I can do to help.

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