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How can I stop my hairfall? My hairs are very thin...and they break from the roots.

How can I stop my hairfall? My hairs are very thin...and they break from the roots.

Thyroid Deficiency: This type of hair loss can be associated with a deficiency of the thyroid gland, hypothyroidism. A simple blood test can determine if your thyroid gland is not as active as it should be. ...Read more

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Everytime i shower, sweat, wash my hair or face i break out and itch bad even at the beach . After i dry off it stops in about 20 min. What is it?

Everytime i shower, sweat, wash my hair or face i break out and itch bad even at the beach . After i dry off it stops in about 20 min. What is it?

Sensitive skin!: It sounds like you may have an atopic diathesis. Atopic is and inherited condition consisiting of one or more of the following: "sensitive skin" (particularly eczema or hives), asthma, and/or hay fever. People with atopy get itchy from many things, including wool clothing, sweating, sometimes water in the shower, etc. Cool or lukewarm (and quick!) showers are best. Antihistamines may help. ...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

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How do I break this habit of pulling hairs on the side of my chin? Could I have trichotillomania?

How do I break this habit of pulling hairs on the side of my chin? Could I have trichotillomania?

Could be: Repetitively pulling hair without being able to stop is a simple definition of trichotillomania - but it may be a simple nervous habit that may respond to behavioral or other interventions. If it is causing infections, problems in functioning, problems with others, etc, certainly seekign a psychological or psychiatric consultation for diagnosis would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My hair used to be really thick. But now it's really thin and i'm getting bad break outs.. What's wrong? I think it's anxiety.

My hair used to be really thick. But now it's really thin and i'm getting bad break outs.. What's wrong? I think it's anxiety.

See your PCP: See your pcp to rule out anything physical going on. Your further steps will depend upon what's happening with you medically. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hair hasn't grown at all in 3 years. I tried biotin and it didn't work and made me break out. How do I make my hair grow? And fast

My hair hasn't grown at all in 3 years. I tried biotin and it didn't work and made me break out. How do I make my hair grow? And fast

Dermatologist: Visit a dermatologist who will evaluate your hair situation and order any advisable tests such as thyroid function. If no medical problems are uncovered and no specific treatment is needed, see a skilled hairdresser who will advise you about your current hair situation and its proper care. ...Read more

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My hair are quite thin and they tend to break off quite easily, even when i dry them with towel, & I have dandruff. It's really worrisome. Please help?

My hair are quite thin and they tend to break off quite easily, even when i dry them with towel, & I have dandruff. It's really worrisome. Please help?

See doc: This can be from a variety of issues from malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, or hormone abnormality. ( like low thyroid). You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more