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What is the best shampoo for thinning hair that doesn't contain harsh chemicals sls, etc, removes DHT etc bad stuff. I am 25, female with thinning hair?

What is the best shampoo for thinning hair that doesn't contain harsh chemicals sls, etc, removes DHT etc bad stuff. I am 25, female with thinning hair?

Check hormones: Shampoo is not likely the answer to your hair problem. Have your hormones and iron level checked by an endocrinologist who can look for a treatable cause of your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

SLES is safe: Generally speaking, the use of sle or sles in shampoos is safe for your hair in the amounts contained in shampoos. There is no evidence that these chemicals which act as both detergents and surfactants harm your hair or your scalp. ...Read more

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Have been taking 1000mcg of biotin 4 a month bc of thinning hair. Noticed scalps very oily. No change in diet or shampoo. Should I stop taking it?

Have been taking 1000mcg of biotin 4 a month bc of thinning hair. Noticed scalps very oily. No change in diet or shampoo. Should I stop taking it?

Abs: Well I think you need to start over. Why is your hair thinning? Genetics, stress,endocrine disorders there are many possibilities find the cause first and then the treatment plan is put into place. Not the other way around ...Read more

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Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more

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Sir/mam i have a hair fall problem and I have very dry and thin hair.I used olive oil and garnier shampoo .Plzz advice me a best shampoo & oil. ?

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i have a hair fall problem and I have very dry and thin hair.I used olive oil and garnier shampoo .Plzz advice me a best shampoo & oil.
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Possible thyroid : You need to have your thyroid gland checked to make sure that it is not under active. Also a screening test for autoimmune disorders might be of benefit. ...Read more

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Do really the shampoos & the conditioners help the thin hair grow healthy or they harm the hair with their chemicals ?

Do really the shampoos & the conditioners help the thin hair grow healthy or they harm the hair with their chemicals ?

Shampoo: shampoo should be as natural as you could get as they do harm hairs. See more at www.eayurveda.org or many other herbalist ayurveda websites. Use hair oil once a week if possible and leave for 4 hrs before washing hair. ...Read more

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Hairfall. Dry and thin hair. Split ends. Dry weather. How to get healthy soft hair?. Any special shampoo name? Really tensed.

Keep trying!: There really is not a specific shampoo to recommend but look for these ingredients which seem to be healthier for hair: glycerin, protective barrier to hair follicles; nut & seed oils (jojoba, shea); acidic ingredients (sodium citrate/citric acid) helps keep right pH; panthenol, a form of vitamin B helps retain moisture. Avoid these: sulfates, isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, propylene glycol. ...Read more

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Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo

Hair loss: 35 M f San Fran asks hair line receding. What do I do? ANS: 1. Choose different grandparents. 2. Note u have HTN. Ask your Dr to give you oral Minoxidil for BP. But be prepared for hair to grow every where but where u want it. 3. Accept your family Hx which you cannot change yet. 4. Waste money on untested hair restoration products. Search PUBMED for trials of hair restoration. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Sparse Hair (Definition)

Sparse hair may be a symptom of a genetic or endocrine disorder, or may simply be a symptom of male-pattern baldness ...Read more