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Hair and scalp damage

It happened to me in my early 20’s and could happen to you if you are not careful.


I have a natural straight hair but I want a different look. I had my hair professionally permed in a saloon to give it a full body look. But the result was not satisfying. I end up having my hair straightened again two weeks after the first hair treatment. The outcome was a disaster.

I felt a tingling sensation on my scalp and my hair started to thin. My scalp becomes visible and I need to resort to hairspray and sport a shorter hair to cover the thinning, but the chemical on the hairspray aggravate the burning and itchy sensation on my scalp.

I never tried using hair loss prevention remedy except for taking vitamin B complex recommended by our company doctor. Somebody recommended fresh Aloe Vera (Sabila) plant to help hair grow. I religiously applied and massage Aloe Vera extract or pulp directly onto my scalp. I’m not sure if it really works but each time I used it, the itchiness and pain lessen.

I took more than a year before my scalp fully recovers from the trauma of hair treatment. I’ve learned my lesson and never tried anything that would damage my scalp again.