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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to stop hair loss from chemical straightening?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Hair loss: If you are losing hair stop the chemical straightening. If you regularly see a hair stylist ask for their advice. If you don't want to go to a hair stylist make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

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Can you tell me which chemical in chemotherapy causes hair loss?

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The chemo: many of the chemotherapeutic agents function by destroying the DNA of the cancer cell. When given intravenously the chemo reaches the hair follicles and destroys them also causing hair loss.
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Could you tell me what hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline?

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