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Doctor insights on: Light Hair

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How can my children both have light hair when we have dark hair?

How can  my children both have light hair when we have dark hair?

Hair color: Your children could have inherited the recessive gene for light hair that each of you have. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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How do you get rid of ingrowing hairs if u can't see the hair?

How do you get rid of ingrowing hairs if u can't see the hair?

Stop shaving : Ingrown hairs, or folliculitis is common in the vulvar area. I would hold off on shaving for a while and use sitz baths twice a day and if no better see your gynecologist, sometimes antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman to have hair on the stomach and very light hair all over chest?

Is it normal for a woman to have hair on the stomach and very light hair all over chest?

It may be normal: Genetic factor plays a major role when it comes to hair. It is not unusual to have hair grow in locations you mentioned. Some women will have increased hair in ununsual places due to hormone imbalance (androgen excess) or rarely due to hormone producing tumor. If hair growth is rapid and associated with other symptoms, it may represent something more serious. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light hair on your face as a female?

Is it normal to have light hair on your face as a female?

Yes: I do a lot of laser hair removal. Light facial hair is common. Most of the women are very happy to have me remove it. Assuming the hair is darker than the skin, the laser is very effective at reducing the hair. If the hair is very light blond, it will take a special laser made for blond hair and more treatments. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Is it true that people with light hair usually have drier skin?

Is it true that people with light hair usually have drier skin?

Not really: I think the dryness is related to being able to make vitamin d. Light skin typically spends less time in the sun due to burning which means less vitamin d. Vitamin d has been linked to dry skin especially in our pediatric population. So help the skin with vitamin d, drinking water and using omega 3 which can help produce healthy oils in your skin. ...Read more