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Can Jamaican or regular castor oil really help with hair growth and thinning hair? My hair is thinning at my scalp on my L side. I'm 23 good diet

Can Jamaican or regular castor oil really help with hair growth and thinning hair? My hair is thinning at my scalp on my L side. I'm 23 good diet

Castor oil: of ANY kind is NOT an accepted medical way of treating your hair thinning. You should consult your Primary Care Provider to rule out disorders which can alter you normal hair growth (eg Thyroid Disorders) You may benefit from medical treatment for male pattern baldness (Yes it happens in females!) There very successful treatments. Finally a visit to a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST may be useful Z ...Read more

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I massage my scalp with castor oil for faster hair growth, but I'm noticing small zits on my face. Is the oil causing this?

I massage my scalp with castor oil for faster hair growth, but I'm noticing small zits on my face. Is the oil causing this?

Could be: Castor oil is not going to make your hair grow faster. It is also not likely to be causing zits. Though washing your face with soap 2-3 times a day may help control zits. ...Read more

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

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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Sunburns on face can inhibit the growth of my facial hair, harm or make it grow slower?

Sunburns on face can inhibit the growth of my facial hair, harm or make it grow slower?

Not to worry: Sunburn does not reach to the hair roots and will not affect hair growth. It may bleach the hair already there and cause some hair shaft brittleness but that will only be temporary. ...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

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Does "saw palmetto" , herb helps in reducing hair fall and regrowth on the damaged scalp.

Does "saw palmetto" , herb helps in reducing hair fall and regrowth on the damaged scalp.

Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto (serenoa repens) is often taken for male urinary symptoms. Due to the assumed mechanism, some think it can also grow hair. But according to the best studies it doesn't actually help in either department. It seems this herb is not very useful except for the ever-present placebo effect. See the cochrane review for more information: http://goo.Gl/ne4yst. ...Read more

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Hey doctors, How do "garlic"+hair growth oils helps in hair growth because i've been submergin' them toghther and using on my hair?

Hey doctors,
How do "garlic"+hair growth oils helps in hair growth because i've been submergin' them toghther and using on my hair?

Probably do not help: You will have problems with your friends unless they are all Italian chefs. The garlic smell must be pretty strong. I am not aware that garlic grows hair. Most likely the "hair growth oils" are a scam or there would be no bald people. ...Read more

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Is taking biotin healthy? Does it cause side effects? What pills are natural& r recommended for hair growth that will only grow the hair on scalp..

Is taking biotin healthy? Does it cause side effects? What pills are natural& r recommended for hair growth that will only grow the hair on scalp..

No magic bullet: I will invest heavily in any food which has proven efficacy in promoting hair growth. Hair growth is dependent on many factors including hereditary, stress level, hormone status (thyroid), iron level etc. I have no problem with biotin but it will not likely add a strand of hair to your scalp. See a dermatologist if you are the only one in the family with scanty hair growth. ...Read more

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Curl/wavy hair,I see hair on pillows.books.floor not many though.Good family hair health.Lots of hair i have on the top.edges seem to lighten.i oil. ?

Curl/wavy hair,I see hair on pillows.books.floor not many though.Good family hair health.Lots of hair i have on the top.edges seem to lighten.i oil.
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Life cycle..: Hair cycle......old hairs fall out..........with age...your testosteron has a cumulative effect on your hair tocause male pattern hair loss. Protein, vitamin may help. ...Read more

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Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and silky? Affects & effects plz.

Is using vasaline or petroleum jelly on my hair ok? Would it make my hair shiny and less frizzy and  silky? Affects & effects plz.

Better choices: Vaseline would tend to make hair greasy, and would be very hard to wash out. Whatever your ethnicity, i would not recommend vaseline for your hair. Look in the drugstore - there are a variety of moisturizers and oil treatments available for hair of caucasians as well as people of color (with different hair types). ...Read more

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Does rosemary oil really work to grow hair and or eyebrow hair?

Not that I know of: I have never heard of rosemary oil doing that (though i can't discount it). You might have better predictable success with latisse, (bimatoprost) however. ...Read more

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How to. Improve growth of hair on face?

How to. Improve growth of hair on face?

Different genetics: Facial hair growth is based on genetics from your parents. Related to their ethnic origin. Yours is still developing and will continue to change for several years. There is nothing you can do to alter the process. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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My hair is thinning will biotin help grow it back?

My hair is thinning will biotin help grow it back?

That is a claim: This is a product with a relatively high safety profile although some claim it may aggravate acne. You may want to try a course but it is unlikely t be a miracle cure as a single treatment. Minoxidil is clinically proven. ...Read more

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If coconut oil is good for hair growth then is it possible to make you grow facial and body hair if its applied on face and body?

I don't think so: Coconut oil can be good for your hair. However, it won't make you grow or regrow hair. Especially in areas where there may be fewer hair follicles to start with. Sorry. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

Aloe vera: is safe to use on the face and skin. It will cause hair growth in the areas where there are hair follicles. Just avoid those areas of your face when applying. See your doctor if you are concerned with excessive hair growth. ...Read more