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Is There Any Home Remedies That Can Be Used To Regrow Hair
No, but...: If you have hereditary male or female pattern hair loss, there is an over-the-counter topical medication called rogaine (aka minoxidil) that you can buy without a prescription. This is the only topical preparation that has been shown to help grow hair in controlled clinical studies. Everything else is snake oil. Otherwise save your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it someway possible to regrow hair on bald spots at home without using any medicine or surgery? Do massaging or various oils work?
No: Forget the massaging and magic potions. You're eighteen, and if you've lost patches of hair, you either have telogen effluvium or alopecia areata. The one self-cures, the other is basically untreatable. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: 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
Hair loss.: Hair loss at the temples in females can be due to several things--most common can be stress or tension on the terminal hair. Make sure you are not using extensions or braids in these areas which could be the cause. If left untreated, it can lead to scarring. You should see a dermatologist! ...Read more
No: Shaving hairs anywhere on the body is ok (as along as one does not create a skin rash by shaving too closely or getting too many ingrown hairs). Since the portion of the hair that is outside of the hair follicle is not alive, one's body does not know the hair has been cut (so cutting hair does not affect anything inside the body). The cut ends feel stiffer and sharper until they wear down again. ...Read more
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