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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

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Keratin treatment without formayhde is it still bad. Isn't keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have been using for 2 years and noy losing hair?

Keratin treatment without formayhde is it still bad. Isn't keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have been using for 2 years and noy losing hair?

Hair Conditioning: Normal hair only needs a deep conditioning once a month. A deep conditioner usually needs to be left on the hair for at least 5 minutes and some up to 20 minutes. Some require a shower cap to be placed over the hair while it is conditioning. Some deep conditioners contain anti-oxidants like cranberry oil which help repair damage caused by pollution. Cranberry oil contains vitamin e, omega-3, other. ...Read more

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I started Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv1 the same time i got a Brazilian keratin treatment. I have had significant (loss of ~70%) hair since. Which cause this?

I started Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv1 the same time i got a Brazilian keratin treatment. I have had significant (loss of ~70%) hair since. Which cause this?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) and hairloss: I know of no known reports of Valtrex (valacyclovir) causing hair loss. As well, I do not think it would interact with your brazialian keratin treatment to cause this effect. I recommend you see a dermatrologist to better evaluate what going on and determine why you are loosing so much hair. ...Read more

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If genetic hair loss can't be stopped and regrowth hair not possible in medical science. Why we use such medical treatment for hair?

If genetic hair loss can't be stopped and regrowth hair not possible in medical science. Why we use such medical treatment for hair?

Slows down loss: Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia have both been shown to slow down the rate of hair loss in androgenetic alopecia. The benefits, however, only last as long as you are using them. ...Read more

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Any treatment for total hair loss?

Any treatment for total hair loss?

Total hair loss: Hair loss from the entire scalp is a form of alopecia areata (aa), called alopecia totalis. Alopecia areata can also cause hair loss over the entire body - alopecia totalis. Aa is an autoimmune condition where the immune system cells attack hair follicles and cause hair to fall out. There are treatments for aa. Success depends on the extent of hair loss and how long the hairs are gone. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for hair loss?

Can there be any treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss: Hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...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