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Doctor insights on: Dandruff And Hair Growth

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Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...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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Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more

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Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Will shaving my beard and body hair help promote or quicken my head hair growth?

Will shaving my beard and body hair help promote or quicken my head hair growth?

No: shaving hair on one part of the body doesnt make hair on the other parts grow any faster or more then it normally would. ...Read more

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Which vitamin for thick and fast hair growth and which shampoo is best for fast hair growth ?

Which vitamin for thick and fast hair growth and which shampoo is best for fast hair growth ?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and hair vit: Rogaine (minoxidil) is available over the counter to promote hair growth. There are a variety of hair and nail formula vitamins that will help as well. Ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching hair: Bleaching hair does not have any effect on hair growth. Bleaching may stress the hair shafts and cause split ends or breakage. ...Read more

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What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases of pcos or cah, for example, but elevations in other androgens will contribute as well. ...Read more

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How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

No such thing: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is natural. So is lead and cyanide. You want to know what is effective and safe and affordable. First you need a diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile there is no harm in a try of (generic rogaine) minoxidil. It costs $4 a month. Only after religious use twice a day for 3 months can you see a result. If you like the result, continue forever to continue the. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) make my hair grow thicker?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) make my hair grow thicker?

Minoxidil Works!: The active hair growth ingredient in FDA-app'd Rogaine=minoxidil. When used properly & consistently, Minoxidil helps weak follicles grow thicker, longer & more pigmented hair. In hereditary hair loss, Minoxidil stimulates & keeps hair follicles in the growing (Anagen) phase. If you're not experiencing hair thinning, results are less dramatic. It takes months to measure results. Seek an ABHRS MD. ...Read more

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Solution for hair fall and healthy hair?

Solution for hair fall and healthy hair?

Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem.For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green > ...Read more

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Scalp ringworm and hair growth, what to do?

Scalp ringworm and hair growth, what to do?

Tinea capitus: Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and ocassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more