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Scalp micropigmentation for women - yay or nay?

My wife has been dealing with thinning hair for a number of years. She has been thoroughly investigated from a medical standpoint and there doesn't seem to be any reversible cause; it also runs in her family. She's already had one round of hair transplantation three years ago, which went well, but it's expensive and several more treatments would be needed to really increase her hair density. She's tried minoxidil and Nizoral without much luck. So, we've been researching scalp micropigmentation and are looking for some advice. (I'm posting at her request -- this isn't something I'm planning to surprise her with.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2016 - 4 answers

Dermatologist in NYC?

I am looking for a Dermatologist in NYC. Male w/ scalp issues.
posted by ebesan on Aug 31, 2016 - 6 answers

What the hell is going on with my scalp?

For the past 6 months, I've been in an on/off battle with my scalp - mostly the crown and a bit towards the back. It itches badly when I break a sweat (I workout daily), and then produces flakes in rough patches. The flakes build up (and re-build) incredibly fast - like overnight, in patches that are thick and dry. I've tried all the OTC products (T-Gel, T-Sal, Nizoral, Dermarest, Tea Tree shampoo, etc) - and they offer some temporary relief - but the flakes, patches, and sweat-itchiness continues. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2016 - 22 answers

Um. So, Do Normal People Get Pimples on Their Scalp?

I pretty much always have at least one hair follicle on my head that's all plugged up with dead skin or full of backed up sebum or just generally gross and disgusting. I know this because I have trichotillomania. How can I keep my scalp healthier (and therefore keep my compulsions under check)? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 4, 2016 - 27 answers

What Would Kojak Do? -or- So That's Why I Had Hair

About a month ago I shaved my head and found the skin underneath wasn't in great shape, pimply and blotchy. I figured this was just a side effect of never seeing the light of day before, so I didn't worry too much about it. Now it's a month late my head is just as blotchy and pimply as it was the first time. What can I do to get it smooth and beautiful—or at least not embarrassing? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Oct 30, 2015 - 5 answers

What can my daughter do to relieve her itchy scalp?

My 10 year old has developed and itchy scalp. Her scalp looks normal, there's no rash, no flaking, just a constant itch that has gotten so bad that it's now disrupting her sleep. [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Oct 23, 2014 - 21 answers

What happened to these men's scalps?

On Saturday (the 28th) in Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, I saw three men who looked like they had burns or injuries to their scalps (two were together, one was separate). What was I seeing? [more inside]
posted by Rora on Jun 29, 2014 - 3 answers

Six weeks no-poo and I see Farrah in the distance...

I made the leap and stopped shampooing my hair six weeks ago, learned how a high pH can really mess it up and have almost found my outer Farrah. Enter the apple cider vinegar rinse. Do you do this? What is the right way? My approach needs finesse. No-poo MeFippies: help me tweak my routine. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Mar 26, 2014 - 28 answers

Can you recommend a shampoo for my special-snowflake hair and scalp?

Can you recommend a shampoo for a scalp with excess sebum BUT also dry, frizzy, curly hair? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Whipped cream, or should I see a doctor?

I recently started working at a cafe. Since I started working there (and it may or may not be related), I've noticed a few rough patches on my scalp, right where I part my hair. [more inside]
posted by jb on Oct 21, 2013 - 16 answers

The Case of the Invisible Lice

What in the world could be causing itchy scalp and neck for three members of the same family... but isn't lice? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 11, 2013 - 28 answers

too embarrassed to get a haircut.

In the last couple of months, my scalp has escalated from 'a bit dry' to 'disaster area.' What the hell is going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2013 - 32 answers

Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days?

Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Scalp massage in San Francisco?

Does anyone know where I can get a good scalp massage in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Dec 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Fragrant and glycerine-free hair care tips needed!

What are some fragrant, glycerin-free options for shampoo and conditioner? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Sep 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me get to the root of the problem

I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jul 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Cats and scalps

Am I going to suffer horribly for using a comb (that I washed) after I used it on my cat? [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue on Jul 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Like Aliens, but out of my head

Some sort of weird twitch on my scalp. Armchair diagnosis plz [more inside]
posted by MangyCarface on Jan 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Last resort before moving to the cool desert environment of...where?

Is it safe to use antiperspirant on your scalp? [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Dec 29, 2011 - 6 answers

There's a cream for that, right?

Any advice for a tingling scalp? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

I think I have worms in my head

I think my scalp is infested with nematodes. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2011 - 22 answers

If it can possibly go on your head, i've tried it...

How do I get rid of my dandruff for good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Hair dye + flaky scalp = _____ shampoo?

Via the magic of chemistry, I'm now a redhead. Unfortunately, I also have a historically flaky scalp. What shampoo? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Mar 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Natural Dry Scalp 'killer' shampoo.

I'm currently suffering from a moderate bout of dry scalp (not dandruff). Could someone recommend a natural shampoo, free of SLS's, etc, that will combat dry scalp?
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I tell if my recent hair loss is natural or a medication side effect?

I'm a mid-20s male who recently noticed some hair loss around the time I stopped taking the anti-depressant Remeron. Some online research tells me that hair loss is a fairly rare but not unheard-of side effect of this medication. How can I tell if my hair loss is actually from the medication, and how long does it typically take to start seeing new hair growth after stopping such a medication? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Why is my scalp sore?

Why do I have odd, sensitive patches on my scalp? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Mar 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Taking it all off.

What should I know before and after I shave my head? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Feb 24, 2009 - 72 answers


Have I got headlice/nits or just an itchy scalp? Posting anonymously as I'm too embarrassed to even ask someone to have a look. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Apparently I have scalp psoriasis. What should I do now?

Apparently I have scalp psoriasis. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Jan 13, 2009 - 15 answers

How can I darken my scalp where I've gone bald?

Is there any way to darken the scalp to give the appearance of hair stubble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2008 - 28 answers

PLease say this is all in my mind

Describe for me if you would the itching sensation you felt when you had lice [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Apr 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me find a shampoo that doesn't mess up my scalp

My scalp seems to react badly to most shampoos. I've only been able to use one brand (Pantene) for a while now. Help me figure out why/what to do? [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Apr 23, 2008 - 25 answers

Strange Sensation

Sometimes a spot on my scalp crawls. [more inside]
posted by stray on Dec 19, 2006 - 18 answers

Dandruff vs. Hat

Is frequently wearing hats a bad idea if you have dandruff? Some days it's cold enough to warrant a hat, but mostly I just like hats and not having to do my hair. Would styling it with hair product be any better or worse?
posted by luftmensch on Dec 13, 2006 - 5 answers

My... my hair? But that's my meal ticket! *cries*

I'm losing hair over one of my temples. WTF? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 13, 2006 - 15 answers

My head itches

My scalp itches terribly in one spot. I'm not sure how to tell wether it's dandruff, dry scalp, an allergy or some silly nervous condition that makes me scratch it. [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Mar 31, 2006 - 13 answers

What's the best way to sell event tickets that I don't need?

What's the best way to sell event tickets that I don't need? [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Aug 25, 2005 - 12 answers

Weird hairs on my head?

Gross Body Filter: I am female and have primarily straight brown, fairly fine hair. However, I frequently find these very curly, coarse black hairs growing on my scalp. (Dare I say pubic-like hairs?) What the hell are these hairs? Is this a hormonal problem or some sort of disorder? If so, what is it called? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2005 - 9 answers

Anti-Dandruff tips for the winter

Ask MetaFlaker: Dandruff [more] [more inside]
posted by TimeFactor on Feb 6, 2004 - 15 answers


What's a good product for repairing sun damage to one's scalp?
posted by neuroshred on Dec 13, 2003 - 5 answers

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