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Hair Follicle Turning Black
SMALL BLOND HAIRS?: NEW GROWTH? POSSIBLY. SEE IT AFTER 3 OR 4 WEEKS. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more
Hi m south indian.Why doesn't shaving my head restore my grey hairs with black ones?The black hair cell died?
Gray Hair: Hair turns gray because of age and genetics, in that genes regulate the exhaustion of the pigmentary potential of each individual hair follicle. This occurs at different rates in different hair follicles. For some people it occurs rapidly, while in others it occurs slowly over several decades. Once the pigment is depleted, the hair will be gray or white and will never have pigment again. ...Read more
Hair gets its color: from a pigment called melanin. Melanin-producing melanocyte cells position themselves at the skin surface above the root of the hair follicle. As the hair grows through the skin melanocytes inject their pigment/melanin into the hair. As we age, most people experience a reduction in melanin and the hair remains white/gray/uncolored. Genes are main influence on when this occurs. Stay well:) ...Read more
Stop plucking: could be from inflammed or clogged hair follicles or skin pores. ...Read more
Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more
Tiny bald patch above lip, mustache hair. From using trimmer? Or something else? Hair is not growing back
Alopecia Areata: This sounds like it might be alopecia areata, which commonly presents as roundish bald patches in the scalp or other areas. This may be an auto-allergy to your own hair follicles. I'd recommend you see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. If it is alopecia areata, cortisone creams or properly done cortisone injections can stimulate regrowth of the hair. ...Read more
Black maroon sticky nodules are attached to hair shafts which makes hair very sticky. What is it?
Pediculosis: likekyGet a more detailed answer ›
My hair is naturally dark brown. Recently, i'm noticing red, blonde, and coarse black hairs (from the hair on my head). Can this be health related?
See below: It could be. Talk to your doctor or see them for an evaluation. ...Read more
Would removing hair with a pumice stone leave black spots like shaving? Have light complexion and dark hair
Pumice stone: The pumice stone may or may not basically grind the hair off the surface of the skin but it would take a lot of friction which will primarily affect the skin surface and not the hair. All that rubbing can cause a pretty significant rash and erosions of the surface. That can result in infection and later when it heals in darkening or blotchiness of the skin. Definitely not recommended. ...Read more
It doesn't.: Gray hair grows no faster or slower than pigmented hair does. However, when the hair turns gray it can often undergo more changes than merely color, such as texture, porosity and wave pattern. These differences may create the illusion of faster growth; but there is no plausible reason that a hair's actual growth rate would be changed by the presence or absence of pigment. ...Read more
My hair is frizzy, slightly thin, would applying hair protein(in hair salon) harm my scalp causing hair loss in the future?
Varies: Some is hereditary. Wermer's is very well-known but rare. The 1% or so of healthy people who carry ataxia-telangiectasia may go gray fast. Stress can produce telogen effluvium with more rapid hair turnover and (maybe) earlier gray. Nobody knows. Live a vibrant life, enjoying others and being enjoyable yourself, and your hair color makes no difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is blonde hair blue eyes. Im half Asian and white black hair brown eyes our daughter came out blonde hair blue eyes. How does that work?
Dominant traits: It appears that those traits that your daughter has are dominant and just happen to be the traits that your husband has. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: receding hairline) and thin hair.Doing Nail rubbing,experienced new hairs on bald patches but hair still fallin?
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