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Can long hair fall or breaks down more easily? (male)

Can long hair fall or breaks down more easily? (male)

The longer: The hair the more potential for a weak place in the hair protein that can break with physical or chemical trauma. ...Read more

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I'm 27yr old male. I noticed since last 6months i have been loosing lot of hair. My hairs are getting thinner, itchy scalp, and break very easily.

I'm 27yr old male. I noticed since last 6months i have been loosing lot of hair. My hairs are getting thinner, itchy scalp, and break very easily.

Fungus?: Key here is itchy scalp. Makes me think fungal- something called tinea capitis. Hair thinning overall or in distinct patches? Another thought would be underactive thyroid- while more common in females do see in men and thin, breakable hair is one of many symptoms associated with this. A few blood tests should tease it out- then a trial with a medicated shampoo if bloodwork normal. ...Read more

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I take lithium, rantidine, 10mg doxepin what is making my hair come out and break so easily african american need to know?

I take lithium, rantidine, 10mg doxepin what is making my hair come out and break so easily african american need to know?

Lithium: Lithium has a side effect of hair loss, however there may be other reasons for your problem and you should consult a dermatologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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If i wear ponytail for exercise and bed, will hair break off?

If i wear ponytail for exercise and bed, will hair break off?

Some: It depends on how tight you pull it back, the type of hair device you use & the health of your hair. Pulling too tight can pull hair out at the root. Using a rubber band or something that sticks to the hair can break the hair shaft with friction especially if you lay on it. Dry or over-processed hair is more susceptable to both. Be gentle with hair & you shouldn't have much trouble. ...Read more

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Will my hair break if I use curling iron?

Will my hair break if I use curling iron?

Curling irons: Too mcuh hea tcan damage hair shafts. If yo do it right u hsould nto break them. I have never used a curling iron in my life and my hair is anturally curly and jsut curlign wiht fingers after good conditining has been good enough for me. ...Read more

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My hair breaks off at the front and looks silly do you know what this is.?

My hair breaks off at the front and looks silly do you know what this is.?

Hormone changes: Sometimes with hormone abnormalities your hair can become brittle or you may have early signs of alopecia. ...Read more