My name is Kelly and I am a 22 year old girl- When I was 15 I had a bald spot (alopecia)form on the top of my head, but I applied some lotion that my medical doctor prescibed and my hair grew back. Then when I started College 5 years ago, I observed a gradual amount of hair loss. Then 3 years ago I started applying a hair straightener and that induced more hair loss. Then last year I got my hair substance straightened.. But now- I have ended applying the straightening iron for the past 4-5 months, the chemical sorted part of my hair grew out- so I trim my hair short- But I still continue to lose hair!!! When my hair is wet, you can view that my hair is thin in the front middle of my head. My mom has also experienced hair loss- but I think that has to do with the menopause. My sister is also suffering from a great amount of hair loss- but she has never applied a hair straightner or done anything chemically to her hair except wash it with shampoo. I have observed an maximize in dandruff- it forms in large spots on my head. I have been using Head and Shoulders- but that appears to only make the dandruff more visible. I understand that this is a very long post- but I am going out of my mind- hair is a important thing for any girl!