View Full Version : Hair coloring / dye and its effects

07-22-2010, 11:19 AM
Hi folks -

Here's the basic question I have for everybody - I have a completely shaved head (not with a razor AKA bic'd) but an electric razor with no guard. I have a receding hairline so I like to keep it short because it looks better. However, what makes me look kind of awkward is that all the hair in the front is very light, fine and blond and the edges of my hair on the sides (the "shore line", if you will) is very dark so it makes the recession look more apparent.

My question is - will it hurt to use lemon juice to try to lighten this hair on the sides? Will it weaken that existing hair? I have been told that hair dye and coloring is not good for hair, especially when you have MPB because it expedites the hair loss process, but do you think that using lemon juice or some other light-duty solution would be ok? It's just a self-esteem thing and I think if I was able to lighten it up a little bit I'd look much better with a shaved head.

Looking froward to hearing for you. Let me know if there are any specific products that I might be able to use.

07-22-2010, 10:17 PM
Lemon Juise or products like Sun-In with lemon, which is hydrogen peroxide based should be ok.

Dr. Glenn Charles
07-23-2010, 08:11 PM
I have had patients in similar situations to yours. They did have some success using lemon or similar products to lighten hair. I do not see any harm in at least trying it. If you feel better about yourself than it will be worthwhile.