Is microblading allowed for someone suffering for alopecia universalis? She is in her mid-twenties? Would it not effect wudhu or ghusl?
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth.
Alopecia universalis a medical condition – generally it is permissible to rectify medical defects through operations and such and this will not be considered changing Allah’s creation (Takmila Fath al-Mulhim, 4: 195). Microblading can be used as an appropriate method to rectify the hair loss which has resulted from this medical condition.
However, there are two aspects you must take caution in when undergoing this procedure. The first method is to ensure that there is no alcohol (ethanol) or animal products in the pigment solution. There are a wide variety of pigment liquids available, so inquire about ingredients. I have seen online that some producers have alcohol or glycerine made from animal sources in their pigment solution. Shop around and do the appropriate background research to ensure that the ingredients of the solution are not haram.
Secondly, if this sister is unmarried, she should tell prospective spouses that she has had treatment done, as to avoid deception.
Lastly, microblading will not affect wudhu or ghusl, and a person will be able to attain ritual purity despite having pigmentation injected beneath their skin.
And Allah knows best.
Checked and approved by
Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel
 الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 330) طْلَبٌ فِي حُكْمِ الْوَشْمِ [تَنْبِيهٌ مُهِمٌّ] يُسْتَفَادُ مِمَّا مَرَّ حُكْمُ الْوَشْمِ فِي نَحْوِ الْيَدِ، وَهُوَ أَنَّهُ كَالِاخْتِضَابِ أَوْ الصَّبْغِ بِالْمُتَنَجِّسِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ إذَا غُرِزَتْ الْيَدُ أَوْ الشَّفَةُ مَثَلًا بِإِبْرَةٍ ثُمَّ حُشِيَ مَحَلُّهَا بِكُحْلٍ أَوْ نِيلَةٍ لِيَخْضَرَّ تَنَجَّسَ الْكُحْلُ بِالدَّمِ، فَإِذَا جَمَدَ الدَّمُ وَالْتَأَمَ الْجُرْحُ بَقِيَ مَحَلُّهُ أَخْضَرَ، فَإِذَا غُسِلَ طَهُرَ؛ لِأَنَّهُ أَثَرٌ يَشُقُّ زَوَالُهُ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَزُولُ إلَّا بِسَلْخِ الْجِلْدِ أَوْ جَرْحِهِ،