Women shaving her head due to hair problems

Q: I am a 20 year old female. I have recently noticed a problem in my hair, it's thin, damaged and there are lots of patches. Unfortunately I once straightened my hair and those chemicals destroyed it. I was advised to shave my head. Will it be okay if I do so as it is not for a fashion statement/imitating males? I do happen to cover my hair at all times.

A: The fear is that it may not grow again.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)