Will my hair grow back?
It depends. If you have scarring on your scalp from lupus skin problems, hair may not grow back on those parts of your scalp. But treating lupus skin problems can protect the hair you still have, and help hair grow back in areas without scars.
If lupus medicines are causing your hair loss, your hair will likely grow back once you stop taking those medicines. Ask your doctor about adjusting your treatment plan to help with hair loss.
What else can I do to keep my hair healthy?
Try making changes to your hair care routine:
- Use gentle hair products, like baby shampoo
- Avoid using curlers, hot combs, or chemical treatments that can damage your hair
- Make sure braids, buns, and other hairstyles aren’t too tight — pulling on the scalp can cause more hair loss
Making these changes won’t make hair grow back, but they can help keep your hair as healthy as possible.
How can I style my hair when I have hair loss?
Some people choose to wear wigs, some use accessories like headscarves, and others choose to embrace their thinning hair. You can find a way that works for you.
Learn about ways to cope with hair loss.