I shaved my head and it never grew back

A lot of you are asking if you can shave your head, will it grow back? Well let me tell you a little story and you can decide if you should use this time stuck inside to shave your head or not!

Image via Rod Anker

It was midweek of a very regular week years ago when a friend sarcastically reminded my that my hair may be looking a little thin. The constant reminders day after day, week after week and month after month led to this very moment! I had finally been pushed over the edge, taken to the dark side and the only way out was to succumb to the constant insults and shave my head! Better to wear it clearly visible for everyone to see after all, nothing more hideous than a comb over or someone wearing the 4-5 strands of hair wrapped around your head to make it look like there is something there. I guess he did me a favour being blunt, I shaved it off and finally I was free and didn’t have to worry about haircuts again!

Not that going to a salon was a task, I was there almost everyday but was so liberating not to have to think about my hair!

Then, after maybe a few years I decided to grow it back for a change, days turned into weeks, weeks into months and still nothing happened. Well it did but obviously after a few years the growth had changed and the hair at the top so I was only left with rubble around the edge.

So in short no shaving my head didn’t make it stop growing, no it didn’t make it fall out or go thinner. What it did was make me realise if I spend all day doing other people’s hair, why would I stress about my own! I’m glad I got the push to do it!

Is this your brush?

Chances are if your human you have either had a brush like this or known someone who has. You panic like hell and think your going bald faster than Donald Trumps approval rating!

The reality is almost positively the opposite and it’s very rare reality that your loosing that much hair. It’s completely normal to loose 100-150 hairs per day ( we can hear you saying your loosing so much more than that) and if you clean your brush daily you will find it’s within those numbers if you have the time to count them.  

The longer your hair, the more it will look like, so 10 hairs at 5cm long will look like less than 10 hairs at 35cm long ( kind of logical but hair loss creates fear factor and logic doesn’t play a part )

Slightly more hair can fall out in the start of summer, change of season and also due to hormones. Can you stop it completely? Easy answer is no, can you stop leaves from falling from the trees? No

Use a detergent free shampoo daily, always use a conditioner always and  don’t get stressed and end up thinking home remedies or treatments they don’t work, it’s completely normal to have a certain amount of hair loss. If you think it’s excessive drop in and see us.