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Hair Follicle Damaged
Can you repair hair follicles damaged by chemical relaxing I did it only once and get dry and brittle hair no bald patches will I get my natural hair?
Usually not grow out: The chemicals usually are irreversible, and you will have to wait for it to grow out. Moisturizer with conditioner anyway, preferably leave in. Good luck, your hair will grow again.:). ...Read more
If a hair follicle got damaged with eyebrow semi-permanent makeup. Is there anything I can do to make it grow in so scared it won't grow back?
Watchful Waiting: You just have to wait and see if it grows back. Taking biotin 400 mg may help with growth. ...Read more
My hair grows back a lot thinner than it used to (5mnths post accutane. It's like hair follicles got damaged & new hair is thin too. What can I do?
Yes: Stop using itGet a more detailed answer ›
What to do with damaged hair follicles? Hair stylist/dresser left bleach on 2 long in March. Ever since, one area on my head is thinned out
Plucking risks: I am not a dermatologist, but as far as I knowif you pluck a hair, you can reasonably expect that hair follicle to either be removed with the hair itself or to be damaged such that it will not grow another hair in that area. Do not pluck hairs you want to grow back again — best to just trim them. If you have hairs you want absolutely gone to never grow back, then plucking would be the way to go. ...Read more
Rx Meds & Laser Tx's: To improve hair follicle function we typically recommend reducing hair loss risk factors (stress, diet, bad meds, illness) & add treatments like topical Formula 82M minox, LaserCap Laser Therapy, Vampire PRP Hair Growth, good nutritionals, etc. We track improvement w/ HairCam photos, scientific HairCheck trichometry to monitor improvements hair growth over time so we know what's working & where. ...Read more
Yes, don't use drugs: (duh, sorry). No, as even folks who attempt to evade test by shaving (as in everywhere and everything), still get nabbed for eyebrows / stubble / something, and the obvious attempt to "throw" the test is duly noted by the examiner, which depending on why being done can equate to a fail. Sorry, but sounds like you need to address your social situation and get treatment. ...Read more
This is just a curious question. Is it normal to have more than one hair strand in a hair follicle? Or is that now a condition to go get checked?
A normal variation:
Having more than one hair in a follicle is not a disease.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
?: Anecdotal reports around that attest to the validity of the macujo method. I don't know a nor can I attest or find any scientific validity it has. Why try to beat he system? The truth is better, or compliance with the rules of an employer willing to pay you. ...Read more
Ask away!: Not sure what you are asking. Hair follicles can be examined by doing a scalp biopsy. There is also a test called a "hair pull" or "trichogram" to help evaluate hair loss. A dermatologist may use either or both of these (or none) to help evaluate problems with the hair. If you have a specific question then perhaps you could submit it separately. ...Read more
Very: In comparison to an urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, ...Read more
Yes it would: Yes, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine and would show up in drug testing. If you have a prescription for this drug you can simply show it when you go for your test. If you've been taking non-prescribed medication, you could face a different outcome. ...Read more
Avoid if possible:
At least one study says no. Note: hair always gets a little damaged when applying color, even if you're going back to your natural hue. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11982643. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how long your hair is, and how long ago you drank. Hair-testing looks for ethyl glucuronide, and every time you drink, there is a band representing ethyl glucuronide laid down in the hair follicle. Hair grows about 1/2- I inch per month, so if your hair is 8 inches long, the hair furthest from the follicle will give anywhere from 4-8 months of info. Other hair grows slower (body hair). ...Read more
Which drug are: You referring to?Get a more detailed answer ›
It the follicle of: The hair that is being tested — not the shaft. ...Read more