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What is the best hair replacement for balding women?

What is the best hair replacement for balding women?

Follicular Unit HT: If your hair loss is localized to the top, crown and front of the head, you might be a good candidate for follicular unit hair transplantation. This will result in more density of hair in a natural fashion. Minoxidil topical will help stop hair loss and helps provide some hair growth, although limited. ...Read more

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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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How can african women grow their hair back after balding and thinning really bad ?

How can african women grow their hair back after balding  and thinning  really bad ?

Depends on reason: Many african women damage their hair with chemicals (temporary breakage can reverse when chemicals stopped) also, certain medical conditions need treatment and hair will re-grow, genetic pattern loss needs growth stimulators like lasers or minoxidil, or transplant procedures. Damaged follicles from years of tight braids may also require transplant to fill in bare or thinning areas. ...Read more

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Whats a way to cure balding in women? Something that wl promote hair growth

Whats a way to cure balding in women? Something that wl promote hair growth

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a topical solution (aka rogaine). There is a female formulation that is 2% solution. This is should applied twice a day and takes about 2 months to start seeing results. No prescription is needed and it is found at most grocery stores and pharmacies. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Can having extremely negative thoughts for a prolonged period of time lead to balding of the hair on top of the head in females?

Female Hair Loss: Baldness occurs when hair falls out and normal new hair does not grow in its place. The reason for female pattern baldness is not well understood, but it may be related to: aging, changes in the levels of androgens (male hormones). Family history of female pattern hair loss. Auto immune diseases, to little iron or b vitamins, medications, temporary shedding. ...Read more

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Im 17, Female n i have a really big patch of bald spot at my frontal. and its getting worse.what can i do? help meee!! does cutting my hair helps?

Im 17, Female n i have a really big patch of bald spot at my frontal. and its getting worse.what can i do? help meee!! 
does cutting my hair helps?

Get seen: This may be anything from telogen effluvium to alopecia areata to a local fungus infection to any of a variety of others. Don't self-diagnose or self-treat. This warrants specialist referral. ...Read more

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What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women? Hair is very thin and signs of balding.

What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women?  Hair is very thin and signs of balding.

Agree w Dr. Baker: See dermatologist to evaluate for reason for this so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) > ...Read more

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Does hair thinning at temples guarantee you will go bald in spots if a woman?

Does hair thinning at temples guarantee you will go bald in spots if a woman?

Traction: This can represent a pulled back hair style. If there is no other thinning, such as a widened part or thinning on top. If there ae concerns, blood tests and an evaluation are appropriate. Rogaine (minoxidil) works in a very high percent of women with early thinning. ...Read more

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Hair is short & hav bald spot. I'm female. having trouble growing out hair. Diet is healthy. have stress & anxiety. tips on how to help hair grow?

Hair is short & hav bald spot. I'm female. having trouble growing out hair. Diet is healthy. have stress & anxiety. tips on how to help hair grow?

Diagnosis of cause: of Alopecia guides treatment. See your primary care provider for evaluation. He or she will either provide treatment or refer you to appropriate specialists in dermatology, allergy/immunology or other. Also discuss referrals for diagnosis & management of Anxiety Disorder(s). Possible causes of Alopecia are found on www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/causes/con-20027666. ...Read more