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Brittle Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Brittle hair is in poor health, is fragile and ...Read more


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How do I get dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

How do I get dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

Yes: The small intestine is damaged in celiac disease by the body's autoimmune reaction to gluten. This creates malabsorption of vitamins which can cause dry skin, brittle nails, and limp hair. However, hypothyroidism can also cause similar symptoms. Consider discussing this with your doctor for appropriate testing work-up. ...Read more

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How to make your rough,thick, and dry hair to smooth hair?

How to make your rough,thick, and dry hair to smooth hair?

Conditioner: There is not much you can do to the hair follicle itself, but if we could figure that out, we would be rich. When you select your shampoos and conditioner, make sure the products you choose contain a moisturizer and are for the type of hair you have described. ...Read more

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Hairfall. Dry and thin hair. Split ends. Dry weather. How to get healthy soft hair?. Any special shampoo name? Really tensed.

Keep trying!: There really is not a specific shampoo to recommend but look for these ingredients which seem to be healthier for hair: glycerin, protective barrier to hair follicles; nut & seed oils (jojoba, shea); acidic ingredients (sodium citrate/citric acid) helps keep right pH; panthenol, a form of vitamin B helps retain moisture. Avoid these: sulfates, isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, propylene glycol. ...Read more

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How to grow thick hair,i am loosing hair because of dandruff? how to get my hair back.

How to grow thick hair,i am loosing hair because of dandruff? how to get my hair back.

See a dermatologist: Not all hair loss is the same. Therapy depends on the type of hair changes. Dandruff can be treated but is NOT a cause of hair loss. Many women control hair loss with spironolactone, minoxidil, finasteride, dutasteride. Frequent causes of adult female hair loss include thyroid deficiency, birth control hormones, post-partum state, PCOS, extreme weight loss, meds, herbal remedies, many others. ...Read more

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How to stop dandruff in hair?

How to stop dandruff in hair?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome. ...Read more

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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How to get healthy, shiny, bouncy hair? I have thin hair..

How to get healthy, shiny, bouncy hair? I have thin hair..

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Apart from conditioners what can you do to soften brittle hair?

Apart from conditioners what can you do to soften brittle hair?

Brittle Hair - Eval: Brittle hair may be due to thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, intrinsic problems of the scalp, and other specific disease states. Have your physician do a complete comprehensive physical exam and laboratory battery of tests. ...Read more

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What can cause brittle nails and hair to fall out easily?

What can cause brittle nails and hair to fall out easily?

Low thyroid,: Protein deficiency, low thyroid or lack of enzymes in stomach can lead to brittle nails. Test for thyroid, and iron levels are indicated. If normal, a trial of digestive enzymes may be helpful.See dermatologist for examination, history and blood tests. ...Read more

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How to get soft and silky hair permanently ?

How to get soft and silky hair permanently ?

Eat healthfully.: Sleep at least 7 .5 to 8 hours per night. Stay physically active. And consult with your beautician. ...Read more

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How to prevent gray hair?

How to prevent gray hair?

Check below reasons : ; take action if indicated. Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin b levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery ; marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. >. ...Read more

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How can I deal with dry brittle natural hair?

How can I deal with dry brittle natural hair?

See beautician: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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How to prevent my thinning hair?

How to prevent my thinning hair?

Diet: I have seen a lot of women with thinning hair. In many different vitamin deficiencies, hair thinning is a symptom. Check out your diet and get a multivitamin. ...Read more

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How to grow thick facial hair?

How to grow thick facial hair?

Change your gene: in my understanding the skin and hair facial hair in man and how thick or thin heavy or light will be all related to your gene that you can not change teen agers and young people use to think if you shave often and early that you might stimulate more hair growth personally i am not sure about that good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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My hair is so dry and rough , how can I change it to smooth and silky hair?

My hair is so dry and rough , how can I change it to smooth and silky hair?

See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does spring valley hair, skin and nails really work. Does it cause your hair to grow?

Does spring valley hair, skin and nails really work.  Does it cause your hair to grow?

Doubt it: A quick check online did not show the product to contain minoxidil. Products that contain Minoxidil can cause hair to grow. Other products don't cause hair to grow, but the hair will still grow on its own if it was growing anyway. ...Read more

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Which supplement would be better natures bounty hair skin and nails or twinlab hair factors to cure dry damaged brittle chemically relaxed hair?

Which supplement would be better natures bounty hair skin and nails or twinlab hair factors to cure dry damaged brittle chemically relaxed hair?

Tincture of time: You can try either of the products you mentioned, but in general, once hair shafts are damaged they will stay damaged until you grow your hair out. So stop applying chemicals, or at very least use something less harsh, and be very gentle with it (minimize brushing, blow drying, etc.) until new, healthy hair shafts can grow in. ...Read more