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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

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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 gel and hairspray make your hair fall out?

Chemicals: If there are harmful chemicals which can damage the hair follicles. ...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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Did hair gel damage your hair of applied daily?

Did hair gel damage your hair of applied daily?

CAN CUASE DRYNESS;: No if used in moderation and you wash your hair regularly. Even though gel can dry your hair and damage the individual strands, it does not cause any harm to the follicles and do not cause hair loss. ...Read more

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What happens if a baby eats hair gel name of gel hair polisher styling gel with sparkle lites?

What happens if a baby eats hair gel name of gel hair polisher styling gel with sparkle lites?

Call poison control: Since your message hans been posted for awhile, I assume your baby is okay. The next time your baby gets into something foreign, call the poison control center for an immediate answer. ...Read more

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Does hair gel/hairspray contribute to a person's hairloss?

Does hair gel/hairspray contribute to a person's hairloss?

HairGrowth/HairLoss: Hair loss is not due to hair gel or spray, it is typically hereditary. Hair loss prevention is possible w/ today's effective medical treatments ; procedures. A detailed medical eval by a abhrs-certified specialist will reveal risk factors, triggers ; areas that are likely 2 respond to hair loss treatments. New topicals, orals, lasers, prp/stemcell, ; fue transplants are possible treatment options. ...Read more

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What's a hair gel that I can use to style my hair down that won't clog my pores?

What's a hair gel that I can use to style my hair down that won't clog my pores?

HAIR GEL CLOGS PORES: ALL HAIR GELS WHEN APPLIED TO SKIN WILL PROBABLY CLOG PORES.
IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN PORE ON YOU FOREHEAD, AND YOU SLAP SOME GLUE ON IT, WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN?
THE GLUE WILL PLUG UP THE PORE!
GELS, UNFORTUNATELY, WORK THE SAME WAY. . .
WHY DON'T YOU TRY ALL DIFFERENT GELS AND, PERHAPS, ONE WON'T CLOG IT. USE THAT ONE.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Greetings, Besides heredity. What are other factors that causes baldness? Is it true that regular usage of shampoo and hair gel causes this? Thanks

Greetings, Besides heredity. What are other factors that causes baldness? Is it true that regular usage of shampoo and hair gel causes this? Thanks

It's heredity--the: Gene causing male pattern baldness is on the X-chromosome. That means your father had nothing to do with it because there are very few genes on the Y chromosome. It doesn't matter if your father had a full head of hair. What matters is if your mother has a brother with a full head of hair and your mother's father also. The culprit is dihydrotestosterone, made from testosterone by skin receptors. ...Read more

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Does using hair spray or hair gel cause male pattern baldness?

Does using hair spray or hair gel cause male pattern baldness?

No: Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evidence suggesting hair styling products contribute to this.
Products such as Minoxidil can slow hair loss in those with male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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I have eczema and lately my hair gel has been causing a rash behind my ear but it heals when my hair is dried. What's that about and what should I do?

I have eczema and lately my hair gel has been causing a rash behind my ear but it heals when my hair is dried. What's that about and what should I do?

Irritation: People with eczema has dry skin, dry skin with minimal natural protective barriers. The hair gel you are using is causing skin irritation and redness. Either change the gel or avoid using it. ...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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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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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

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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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Is grocapix gel effective like minoxidil 10% For hair loss treatment? M using grocapix gel.!

Is grocapix gel effective like minoxidil 10% For hair loss treatment? M using grocapix gel.!

Grocapix not same: Grocapix contains red clover extract that is said to be a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, suppressing dihydrotestosterone thereby reducing effects of this hormone on hair growth. This is the way the prescription med finasteride (Propecia) works. Minoxidil works differently, by improving blood supply to the hair follicles. Tough to say which, if either, will work better for any individual. ...Read more

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Can testosterone replacement therapy, such as testosterone gel, cause hair loss?

Can testosterone replacement therapy, such as testosterone gel, cause hair loss?

Yes: Exogenous testosterone can be broken down in the body to a more potent form of the hormone called dihydrotestosterone or dht. Dht can cause hair follicles on the scalp to weaken or shrink causing alopecia (hair loss). ...Read more

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Does hairspray make your hair fall out?

No: Hairspray does not make your hair fall out. You may be doing other things to your hair that are damaging it such as over dying it, straightening it too often and the overuse of a curling iron. ...Read more

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Could cortisone make your hair fall out?

Could cortisone make your hair fall out?

Probably not: In fact it's used to prevent hair loss in some cirumstances. ...Read more

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Chemo--how to make your hair fall out?

Chemo--how to make your hair fall out?

Hair follicles: Many chemotherapy drugs are active because they are more likely to damage cells that are growing and dividing rapidly, such as tumor cells. Other cells that rapidly divide can sometimes be damaged and lead to side effects. Hair loss with certain chemotherapy drugs is due to damage to the hair follicle cells by the chemotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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