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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does sulphate free shampoo helps to control the thinning of hair and the dryness ? or its all due to water condition ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: There are several causes of hair loss (alopecia), the most common being male pattern baldness due to genetics. Minoxidil (OTC) and Propecia (finasteride) (Rx) can slow the process and even improve thinking hair, but there is no evidence that shampoos do the same.

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