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DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath
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Experience:  Internal medicine doctor/homeopathy medical and homeopathic approaches to skin disorders.
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I am a 19 year old male and has recently shaved my head

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Hello, I am a 19 year old male and has recently shaved my head for the first time. I originally intended to do a slight trim with the electric razor but was using the size adjuster wrong so decided to just shave it all off. Oh hindsight is a wonderful thing! To the point, it has obviously left me with a stubble looking head in which the skin itself looks grey/gray and now my scalp feels less sensitive just like a regularly shaven beard. This might sound stupid and superficial, however the less rough softer skin helped with my senses which helped when playing sport( I know that hair assists senses but the scalp feels so rough and I'm stuck for options)
I would really like to know what causes the skin colorization along with the rough hard feeling. It doesn't happen when you get a short haircut which sits a few inches high, only when the razor meets the skin. If i let my hair grow will the skin naturally repair itself and simultaneously return to its original skin colour/color and sensitivity or is it a irreversible action? Is waxing the hard ashiness an option to reveal original skin? will exfoliation over time repair it? Please help PS sorry for all this writing lol
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
There is no medical condition for what you describe.
I see no abnormality here, and yes, if you let your hair grow, the skin will be as it was before.
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