I went to a local beauty supply store to find a product to relax my hair. The girl who worked there gave me a relaxer for African American women (I am white) and told me it was what I was supposed to use.
I applied it to my hair, and within two minutes my scalp was in burning pain. I put my fingers to my hair, and it started falling out in giant clumps. I washed the relaxer out of my hair as quickly as I could, but a lot of my hair came out.
My hairdresser says that my hair is burned right down to the scalp. I have bald spots all over my head. There was nothing we could do, so we ended up having to shave my head. I am wearing a wig.
Two weeks have passed, and my hair doesn't seem to be growing back. I am worried that it may not come back, and that my hair follicles are permanently damaged. I hate wearing a wig - it doesn't feel right, and it gives me headaches.
I want the beauty supply store to pay for my wig, and to pay for me to go to a dermatologist about my hair.