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Doctor insights on: Fragile Hair

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Fragile Hair (Overview)

Fragile hair is a clinical finding in which the hair is more brittle and prone to breaking. This can occur with malnutrition and with hypothyroidism.


Dr. Olav Jaren
23 doctors shared insights

Fragile Hair (Overview)

Fragile hair is a clinical finding in which the hair is more brittle and prone to breaking. This can occur with malnutrition and with hypothyroidism.


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Can using only hair conditioner help prevent my fragile hair from falling out?

Can using only hair conditioner help prevent my fragile hair from falling out?

Yes: Hair conditioners coat hairs and prevent them from breaking, but make sure you avoid traumatizing the hairs too. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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Can using only hair conditioner help prevent my fragile hair from falling out?

Yes: Hair conditioners coat hairs and prevent them from breaking, but make sure you avoid traumatizing the hairs too. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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Are people with fragile hair more likely to go bald?

Are people with fragile hair more likely to go bald?

No it is not true: There is no evidence that people with fragile hair are more likely to get bald. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my greasy hair I have to wash it everyday and that made it fragile and faint what's the solution for that?

I have a problem with my greasy hair I have to wash it everyday and that made it fragile and faint what's the solution for that?

Shampoo: It is best to continue washing daily, but use a milder shampoo, or one that contains also a conditioner, to avoid over-drying the hair and scalp. ...Read more