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Is beard hair good for hair transplant?

Is beard hair good for hair transplant?

Beard hair: If you mean transplanting beard hair to the top of your head then generally the answer is NO. Beard hair almost always has a different texture than hair on your head and using your beard hair as donor hair will leave permanent scars on your face from where the hair is removed. ...Read more

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Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Will not help: Loss of hair during chemotherapy is temporary , most of the time hair will grow back with in 3 months after completion of treatments , vitamins , hair tonics will not stop this process. ...Read more

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What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases of pcos or cah, for example, but elevations in other androgens will contribute as well. ...Read more

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Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

What is better for hair growth biotin or skin hair and nails?

It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Does amal oil work for facial hair growth?

Does amal oil work for facial hair growth?

Amal oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

No such thing: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is natural. So is lead and cyanide. You want to know what is effective and safe and affordable. First you need a diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile there is no harm in a try of (generic rogaine) minoxidil. It costs $4 a month. Only after religious use twice a day for 3 months can you see a result. If you like the result, continue forever to continue the. ...Read more

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Solution for hair fall and healthy hair?

Solution for hair fall and healthy hair?

Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem.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 (like kale & other dark green > ...Read more

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Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Not best choice: Some better choices... Rogaine, propecia, (finasteride) biotin and fish oil have all been shown to promote healthy hair growth and in some cases regrowth. ...Read more

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Any supplement for growing hair fast?

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Any supplement for growing
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No: There are no dietary supplements to either increase or decrease hair growth (or loss), no matter what's promised by manufacturer's advertising. Of course if slow hair growth is due to some nutritional deficiency, then correcting said deficiency will help but not as a general rule for whole population. Also need to consider thyroid disease, infection & autoimmune disorders so see your FamilyDoc. ...Read more

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Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

KGF and hair growth: Abstract keratinocyte growth factor-2 (kgf-2) is found in dermal papilla fibroblasts and its receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (fgfr2), in the neighboring outer root sheath of keratinocytes. Administration of recombinant human kgf-2 (rhkgf-2) at 10 ng ml(-1) significantly stimulated human hair-follicle cell proliferation in organ culture (26-35%). Thus, rhkgf-2 is a promising therapeut. ...Read more

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Oil facials will increase facial hair growth for girls?

Oil facials will increase facial hair growth for girls?

No: Facial hair is determined by genetics and hormones. Oil on the skin will not cause it. ...Read more

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What vitiamins is best for healthy hair & hair growth? Some names please

What vitiamins is best for healthy hair & hair growth? Some names please

Biotin-Hair ; Nails: Biotin is a type of vitamin b complex and it is sometimes known as vitamin h (h for hair). Biotin is particularly for anyone who is interested in promoting hair growth and growing thicker hair. Besides, it also ensures the overall health of skin and nails, assisting in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein and maintaining the health of mind and emotional well-being of a person. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more

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Which vitamin for thick and fast hair growth and which shampoo is best for fast hair growth ?

Which vitamin for thick and fast hair growth and which shampoo is best for fast hair growth ?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and hair vit: Rogaine (minoxidil) is available over the counter to promote hair growth. There are a variety of hair and nail formula vitamins that will help as well. Ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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What is good for hair growth besides biotin?

What is good for hair growth besides biotin?

Hair Loss: If the problem is male pattern hair loss: sadly biotin fails to help many patients, but at least is harmless. I would try topical Minoxidil if you desire something OTC (without prescription). The most likely medicine to help you would be Propecia, (finasteride)which your family doc could prescribe. Check with your doctor if diagnosis is uncertain. ...Read more

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Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Does not hurt: but I do not think it will stop hair loss. At 21 and being a woman, hair loss would be unusual anyway. recommend you check it out with a dermatologist ...Read more