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Do birth control pills have any effect on hair? i.e. haircolor change, hair texture change, hair loss, etc? How about eyebrows?

Do birth control pills have any effect on hair? i.e. haircolor change, hair texture change, hair loss, etc? How about eyebrows?

Birth control: I suspect that happens in a very few patients but ordinarily it has no effect. That does not stop you from seeing a dermatologist to get some advice or perhaps discussing with your hair stylist. ...Read more

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Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Avoud: While there is concrete evidence that bleaching and hair dyes are harmful when trying to conceive, it is best to avoid any potential problems. These products can potentially cause allergies which can be troublesome. ...Read more

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What to do about hair regrowth over bald spot on eyebrow?

What to do about hair regrowth over bald spot on eyebrow?

Eyebrow Loss/Growth: Eyebrow loss can be due to aging, injury, trauma or medical conditions. For most cases of eyebrow loss, an eyebrow transplant is required to restore hair follicles into the bare or bald area. A NeoGraft FUE eyebrow transplant is a comfortable outpatient procedure that takes just a few hours to complete and leaves no linear scar. Cosmetic healing requires a few days and the results are permanent. ...Read more

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Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

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Sensitive scalp! Little bumps&dandruff&thinning hair in front/mid.So I want to go from darkbrown2blonde w/out coloring roots. Should I??

No contraindication: Medically, there is not contraindication, but it is possible the dye will cause discomfort on your sensitive skin. The decision is based on your cosmetic needs and willingness to experience discomfort. Consult with a dermatologist to understand why your scalp is sensitive. ...Read more

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Hair, skin& nails plus biotin really help grow your hair?

Hair, skin& nails plus biotin really help grow your hair?

Biotin: Proponents of biotin supplements claim that boosting your biotin intake can help with the following conditions: healthy hair, acne, brittle nails, diabetes, eczema, hair loss, mild depression, skin rash in infants (also known as seborrheic dermatitis). ...Read more

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What occurs if you drank black hair dye?

What occurs if you drank black hair dye?

That would depend on: The contents of the specific product & the amount ingested. For accidental ingestion of this or any other possibly toxic product call poison control at 1-800-222-1222 or be evaluated at your nearest emergency room. If someone is considering a deliberate ingestion of hair dye- they should seek psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more

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Treatment for premature grey hairs. Any method other than coloring it?

Treatment for premature grey hairs. Any method other than coloring it?

Not really: You can shave the hair off if that look is appealing. Otherwise you can wear a wig or a hat to cover it up. ...Read more

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Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?

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Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?

No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read more

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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair  texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.   Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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What are some hair products for thin hair?

What are some hair products for  thin hair?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

DERMATITIS: Somebody colored his hair and he developed severe contact dermatitis to the dye. He was placed on oral steroids and cream. He never colored his hair again. ...Read more

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Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

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Cancer and hair coloring: Can I have my hair colored between chemotherapy sessions (I was told that I would probably not loose my hair during chemo)?

Cancer and hair coloring: Can I have my hair colored between chemotherapy sessions (I was told that I would probably not loose my hair during chemo)?

Yes, no problem: Hair care can continue as you normal do. Chemo will not come in the way, other than the fact, some chemo drugs will make you lose your hair over 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Avoud: While there is concrete evidence that bleaching and hair dyes are harmful when trying to conceive, it is best to avoid any potential problems. These products can potentially cause allergies which can be troublesome. ...Read more

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Can allergic dermatitis to hair coloring spread from nape of neck to back or legs or would it be only on scalp? Could last for weeks after coloring?

Can allergic dermatitis to hair coloring spread from nape of neck to back or  legs or would it be only on scalp? Could  last for weeks after coloring?

Dermatitis: Based on your brief description, it is hard to tell if you just have contact dermatitis to hair dye only or you also have other dermatitis like atopic dermatitis. If you have known allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye, your skin would be inflamed providing that it has enough time to be in contact with the allergen. In both cases, dermatitis last for several days or longer if not treated. ...Read more

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What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!

What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!

Your condition is: Unusual because hair color usually lightens with age, stress and illness (unless u dyed your hair). I couldn't think of an illness that can explain your condition. Take care! ...Read more

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Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

It may: Certain cancer treatments like using pozapinib and sunitinib can cause silver/gray color changes. A lot of people who loose their hair with chemo experience a new patern, texture and color when their hair grows again. ...Read more

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Can a new borns hair color change or get lighter?

Yes: yes a newborns hair color can get lighter. Being out in the sun lightens hair as well. ...Read more

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

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

Probably not: Several years ago there was some talk of dying your hair black could cause cancer. I have not heard anything about that of late. ...Read more

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From a health point is coloring your hair from dark to blond is it damaging to your hair?

Medicine is Neutral: Physicians often are not the ones you ask grooming questions to. Medicine would be silent or neutral on hair dyes. They are used world wide without health warnings. This question won't get any more specific answer than that. ...Read more

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Suggest how to recover my hair color again through pills/food. 37 Asian almost 95% hair is white from root and fed up of coloring every month?

Suggest how to recover my hair color again through pills/food. 37 Asian almost 95% hair is white from root and fed up of coloring every month?

No reliable way: While there are anecdotal reports of hair color being restored by supplements or diet, there are no proven ways. Most causes of premature whitening are due to genetic reasons. Research will eventually lead to ways to reverse/prevent this but for now you need to stick to hair coloring. ...Read more