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Hair Coarse Hair
My hair suddenly changed to coarse hair. I treat it chemically and dye it once a year. My hair has a lot of white dots, and split till middle. Help me
Limited # of options: Many women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which often causes coarse hair growth pattern similar to that of a man. Successful treatment of pcos, which is very difficult, will help. Spironolactone may help some folks, but will take many months to see small changes. Waxing/plugging or electrolysis can help too. This is a difficult problem and laser is probably easiest. Good luck. ...Read more
Many men have unwanted coarse hair on the shaft of the penis. It is a growing problem and i would like to know a permanent painless solution to it.
I have a couple of strands of dark coarse hair growing randomly from my neck. Is this a hormonal problem maybe? Who should I go to to get rid of this?
Sounds normal: Two hairs growing randomly on any area of skin is probably still "normal" because humans are far from perfect. Sometimes there's a couple of out-of-control hair follicles here and there. If there is anything unusual at the surface, a dermatologist can check with a magnifying glass. Plucking the hairs will remove them temporarily, or one can use electrolysis or laser for permanent removal. ...Read more
Would I have a less chance of going bald if I have coarse hair rather than fine hair? (cause I have thick coarse hair, like my non bald dad)
This may surprise : There is a sort of baldness that is inherited from the mother - even though she doesn't show it even as thin hair. It still runs through the x chromosome to her children and it shows in the male children as a type of pattern baldness. But yes. Having a father you describe and being as you describe yourself - you are not likely to go bald. Just don't bet your life on it. ;-). ...Read more
Dry damaged hair: The only way to get rid of overprocessed, dry, damaged hair is to cut it off and treat the remaining and new growing hair gently. Things that can dry hair include hair dryers, hot combs, hair straighteners, perms, hair coloring, particularly bleaching and hot rollers. There are some health conditions such as thyroid problems that can give dry coarse hair. ...Read more
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