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Does gel and hairspray make your hair fall out?

Does gel and hairspray make your hair fall out?

Chemicals: If there are harmful chemicals which can damage the hair follicles. ...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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I am 21 year old & I am having a lot of hair fall. I don't use hair styling gel etc. How can I stop my hair fall?

I am 21 year old & I am having a lot of hair fall. I don't use hair styling gel etc. How can I stop my hair fall?

See below: The problem might be a stress related. You may consider to re-evaluate your life style. But also it can be a something different as well. The best way to approach this problem is to visit your trusted Dermatologist office, who can help you to find the underlying cause. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does applying hair gel causes pimples or hair loss?

Does applying hair gel causes pimples or hair loss?

Hair gel: Very unlikely at your age. That said, if you do indeed have pimples and/or hair loss start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I am using home prepared FLAX SEED GEL without any other stuff in it - just 100% flax seed gel - will it cause hair loss?

I am using home prepared FLAX SEED GEL without any other stuff in it - just 100% flax seed gel - will it cause hair loss?

Flax seed: This should not cause hair loss but if you do experience some hair loss stop taking flax seed. If not better in a few weeks see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does wearing gel on your hair make you bald quicker as you age? What causes hair loss or grey hair?

Does wearing gel on your hair make you bald quicker as you age?  What causes hair loss or grey hair?

More genetics : Most hair loss is genetic, from your parents. There are a few types of hair loss that may be caused by what you do. Certain medications you take can cause hair loss. In addition, certain hair styles that pull on the hair (corn rows, tight pony tails, etc) can cause hair loss. Too much hair manipulation too much brushing or hot hair blowing or curling irons & hair straightening not recommended. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of capixyl grocapix gel if any.Doctor prescribed me for hair loss?

What are the side effects of capixyl grocapix gel if any.Doctor prescribed me for hair loss?

Save your money: The side effect is loss of money with no benefit in return. See a better dr if you really have a hair problem> meanwhile you can get minoxidil. It is not wonderful but makes a difference for some people who apply it every day for many months to years. The 2% is cheaper ; nearly as effective as the 5%. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I am facing hair loss from past 1 year.Now doctor prescribed me capixyl grocapix gel for hair loss.Can you please tell me the sideeffects.

Not much known: Not much is known about these two chemicals at this point in time. We will probably know shortly. We do know that rogaine (minoxidil) works well and if the liquid is irritating to your scalp you can switch to the foam which will not cause any irritation. ...Read more

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8 weeks after using differin (adapalene) gel my hair is thinning in one line on my head! is this hair loss permenant? What can I do to regrow the hair?

8 weeks after using differin (adapalene) gel my hair is thinning in one line on my head! is this hair loss permenant? What can I do to regrow the hair?

Not related: Differin (adapalene) does not cause hair loss. This is a very unusual situation. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Linear hair loss is most often related to trauma of some sort. If the trauma did not damage the hair follicles, the hair should regrow. ...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