Hi everyone. I've been reading posts for about a year now and decided to post my experience and possibly gain some insight. Like many of you, I was blessed with an abundance of thick unruly hair. My hair was my trait and defining feature.Almost a year ago, in Nov 2014, I applied a semi-permanent Ion Color brillance dye to my hair using a 20 developer ( I should've used a 10 but a chick at Sally's suggested I use the 20). I did not notice anything strange or un-normal about my hair after applying the dye. Approx 3 days later, I noticed a tingly, itchy feeling on my scalp that caused concern. I thought it was just a dry scalp caused by the irritants in the dye. A couple of days after that, I noticed the hair on sides below my temples was thinning. I immediately scheduled an appt. with a derm PA in town. I was assured repeatedly that my scalp looked fine and it was just contact dermatitis from the dye. I was prescribed clobetasol and told to apply to my scalp every other night. This did not help. I went back and received perscription for dermasmoothe topical and instructed to use it every night. This is when I was diagnosed with Telogen Effluvium and told that it would pass in 6 months. I used the topical for about a week and 1/2 and stopped after I realized it was not helping. I went back to the derm and was seen by the MD who prescribed prednisone oral which did not help. Ultimately, after taking a quick glance at my scalp, she suggested I stop with all topical treatments and allow my scalp to heal naturally. All of this took place in the time period between Nov 2014 - Feb 2015. Since then I've seen an allergist, a neurologist (re: the scalp nerve sensations), an internist, and a pain management doctor , and a gyro NP with no answers as to why my hair loss and scalp sensations continue. I am still experiencing all over diffuse hair loss, and nerve sensations on my scalp. I've lost 50% of my hair. At times my scalp is warm and tender in the crown. My hair does not shed so much, it mostly comes out when I'm putting it up, washing it, or manipulating it in any way. I typically don't loose my hair one by one, I have curly thick hair that tangles up in knots so there can be 10-30 strands that come out at once depending on the size of the knot. I have experience miniaturization, the hair that has regrown is much thinner than my normal hair. I have gotten bloods done 3 or 4 times in the span of a year. CBC was normal, but I did see notation about high absolute lymphs. My ferritin is at 73. I've never been on birth control and have always had regular periods. I'm contemplating getting my hormones checked although I have no other symptoms beside the hair loss and scalp sensations/warmth. Every doctor I visit tells me I'm healthy and the hair loss is just due to stress. I can't help but think something is being I overlooked, I just don't know what it could be. Thank you for reading. Any thoughts?