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Doctor insights on: Castor Oil For Hair Loss

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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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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

No.: Despite what you may have read on the internet, there is no credible evidence that castor oil has any significant effect on baldness. ...Read more

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Castor oil thickens hair....does it thicken beard too?

Unlikely: I don't believe castor thickens hair anywhere on the body. Castor oil adheres to hair strands giving the illusion of increased thickness but there is no change in hair strand diameter. ...Read more

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How to use castor oil on my hair for hair thickness?

Don't: you will look and smell like a grease ball, and there is not a single legitimate, reasonable expectation nor Ioda of medical literature that documents that this works ...Read more

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I use castor oil for my hair beard ...is it 100% safe? Is there any minimal percentage that it might still contain the deadly ricin?

No: How many times have you heard of people dying of ingesting castor oil. Now it could be a vast coverup but think about it. A company would have to be manufacturing a quite deadly poison and convincing people to buy and use it. And their marketing plan would be terrible because they would have no repeat business. No. It's safe. It's mainly to relieve constipation and for that they do have repeat bus ...Read more

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Does lavender oil & castor oil truly helps eyebrow hair to grow?? If not, what does then? How to harmlessly make my eyebrows look thicker and healthy?

Thin eyebrows.: Loss of eyebrow hair can occur when you have too much thyroid hormone circulating. First, get checked and make sure you are healthy. Then you can review options with your doc for treatments which may be effective and the ones that are not. ...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. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more