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My hair is thinning down from the front upward area.. I m afraid of getting bald .. Suggest any remedies pls.. I ve done keratin twice is it safe.?

My hair is thinning down from the front upward area.. I m afraid of getting bald .. Suggest any remedies pls.. I ve done keratin twice is it safe.?

Alopecia: Hair loss has many causes, genetics, hair styling practices, medication and diet to name a few. Some Keratin treatments contain lye which can weaken the hair shaft. Also hair dyes and permanents can cause damage to the hair. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?

Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?

Keratin Treatment: One of the biggest concerns and cons of using keratin treatments is the risk of one’s health. The department of labor issued a hazard alert for keratin treatments, stating the dangers of the formaldehyde. While keratin treatments have yet to be banned, the danger associated with being around the chemicals used in the treatment poses health concerns for both the stylist and you! ...Read more

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My hair is lifeless and falling. my doctor said the problem is the overproductive keratin. I use shampoo for this and biotin capsules. Dont work ?

Stress can affect ur: hair as can poor diet, and any thyroid issues will impact this too. So, it's multifactorial and you may want to ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone, active thyroid (T3) and T4 levels, as you could be euthyroid (normal TSH) but having signs of hypothyroidism. Also stress and smoking can negatively impact this too.Having a diet rich in minerals support hair growth, as well as organ health. ...Read more

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Do you know of any high quality, inexpensive, keratin-free hair growth products that work?

Do you know of any high quality, inexpensive, keratin-free hair growth products that work?

Growth products: If you are having issues with hair growth you should visit you hairdresser or your doctor or both. "High quality - inexpensive" is not likely to cover what you need. ...Read more

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Can i treat my hair with keratin in the last month of pragnancy ?

Can i treat my hair with keratin in the last month of pragnancy ?

Do not believe: Everything you read on the internet. As far as i know, there are no issues with pregnancy and keretin. ...Read more

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Any keratin oil really helps to grow hair roots?

Any keratin oil really helps to grow hair roots?

No.: There is no credible evidence that any topical or oral treatment, except Minoxidil and finasteride, have any beneficial effect on hair growth. Save your money. ...Read more

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If I use keratin for a long period of time, will my hair be permanently straight and not dry or frizzy ?

Keratin use: keratin is used to straighten the hair, its effect will last for certain duration and can't be permanent as hair keeps on growing so the effect can't be permanent. Hair grow at rate of about 1 cm per month ...Read more

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Does keratin hair treatment prevent water from reaching my actual hair when I wash it?? Does it form a layer around each hair and do so?

Does keratin hair treatment prevent water from reaching my actual hair when I wash it?? Does it form a layer around each hair and do so?

Not exactly: Contrary to what it sounds like, a "keratin hair treatment" actually uses an alkaline chemical to break the disulfide bonds of curly hair and effectively temporarily straighten it. The "keratin" part of the treatment is actually the last part, that which conditions and strengthens the hair as well as reversing damage by the straightening chemical. Your hair still get wet and washed by shampoo. ...Read more

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Help can Brazilian blowout hair treatment or keratin makes your hair fall out ?

Help can Brazilian blowout hair treatment or keratin makes your hair fall out ?

Any kind of: trauma (heat, chemical, physical) can damage hair protein and make it break off, which you would think is "falling out". Be as gentle with your hair as possible. See a dermatologist if you have concerns. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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I accidentally got the keratin complex treatment on my hair. I'm still breastfeeding my 6 month old. What do I do?

I accidentally got the keratin complex treatment on my hair. I'm still breastfeeding my 6 month old.  What do I do?

Wouldn't sweat it: The topical treatments you put on your skin/hair/nails/etc. do not enter your bloodstream.Only material that does can affect breast milk. ...Read more

Keratin (Definition)

Keratin is a protein produced by the skin and is essentially the major component of the covering of our ...Read more