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A 34-year-old member asked:

i really don't like my curly hair so much that i want to shave it off?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: Curly hair is a turn-on for lots of people, and it's what nature gave you. Trust me also that people who like you for WHO you are and what you are able to do also find your distinctively curly hair to be one of your (hopefully many) endearing features. Talk with a couple of people. Ask a beautician about straighteners. If this is an obsession ask your doctor for possible mind Rx. Best wishes.

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Is it true that short haircuts cause hair to grow in thicker and stronger?

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No: Hair is hair and tends to grow the way it wants to or was meant to regardless of cut. Shorter hair tends to feel thicker and stronger.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Should I stop using hair heating appliances?

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No: This does not harm a pregnancy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What could cause my hair to turn curly at age 60?

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Dr. Richard Fleming
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Hair Loss in Women: Hair loss in men occurs secondary to the influence of male hormones such as testosterone and testosterone derivatives which affect sensitive hair follicles. In women there is a change in hormonal balance with age causing relatively higher testosterone levels that influence hair density and texture. Medical conditions such as thyroid levels also affect hair growth.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What precautions should I follow when I dye my hair?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
Dermatology 23 years experience
Skin allergy test: Before you use a dye product, you should follow the instructions in the package to do a allergy skin patch test. Apply a small amount of dye on your arm, keep it dry by covering it with a bandaid, check it in 48 and 72 hours to make sure you didn't react with redness or swelling. If not, this dye is safe to use.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there any long term consequences to coloring your hair frequently?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Hairloss: Repeated processing dries the hair and makes it more brittle and may lead to hair loss.

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