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Keratin Hair Growth
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
Main one: Main one would be hair breakage and allergy to the chemicals in the treatment. ...Read more
None: None known if used as directed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I understand keratosis pilaris is an issue of excess keratin, does this excess keratin affect the hair on the head too? Ie. Causing it to be brittle?
Keratosis Pilaris: Can affect hair brittleness. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/keratosis-pilaris/ds00769. ...Read more
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
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
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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