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Does shaving head increases hair growth?

Does shaving head increases hair growth?

No: It appears to grow faster as there's nothing to compare it to. The idea that hair and nails grow on the dead is another myth. ...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 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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Can one's diet affect the speed of head hair growth?

Can one's diet affect the speed of  head hair growth?

Well balanced diet: A well-balanced diet can help promote human hair growth. Vitamin b3 is said to be the backbone of the hair growth process as well as protein since the hair contains high amounts of keratin. ...Read more

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Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly.Othrwise they grow much.head hair falling speedily.im 31 years old unmaried female?

Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly.Othrwise they grow much.head hair falling speedily.im 31 years old unmaried female?

Hirsutism + alopecia: Hyperandrogenism may be leading to what sounds like hirsutism (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/definition/con-20028919) & male pattern baldness (yes, I know you're female: http://goo.gl/RrYj7U). Maybe I jumped to conclusion & it's hair loss (alopecia) due to excess thyroid hormone or stress or infection or immune system issue. Bottom line, go see Family Doc for eval ...Read more

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I have white hair growth all over my head about 20% and im 21 years old?

I have white hair growth all over my  head about 20% and im 21 years old?

What's your question: We don't control hair color, texture, distribution etc. Some lose Not everyone goes bald but some do much earlier than others. Not everyone develops white hair but some do earlier than others. Same goes for distribution, etc. While stress might temporarily lead to hair loss, it won't be a permanent issue. Change in hair color tends to be permanent. Very few metabolic issues affect hair like diabet ...Read more

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Lipoma removed 2 days ago, section of head still numb not near incision. Will numb go away? If not will it hurt my hair growth in the numb area?

Scalp numbness: Skin nerves can be indirectly or directly affected by surgery. Depending on the location of the surgery (especially along the back of the head near the neck), scalp nervses can become temporarily or permanently numb. It can take some months for sensation to return too. Nerve sensation to the scalp would not be related to hair loss. ...Read more

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I heard there's hormonal pills for hirsutism. ..excessive hair growth, I'm black and I was wondering do these pills stop hair growth on head as well?

I heard there's hormonal pills for hirsutism. ..excessive hair growth, I'm black and I was wondering do these pills stop hair growth on head as well?

No: No, they work on the areas where the hair follicle is sensitive to (male) hormones by inhibiting the effect of testosterone which accelerates growth. In the case of the head (scalp) hair the excessive testosterone effect leads to hair falling (androgenetic alopecia) and this can be mitigated by the anti hirsutism pills. Thus these pills would slow head hair falling, not slow hair growth on head. ...Read more

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Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more