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Is electrolysis for pubic hair later on harmful for your health in any way?

Is electrolysis for pubic hair later on harmful for your health in any way?

No: Electrolysis is not a terribly invasive or dangerous way to remove unwanted hair (nor is laser removal). ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more

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Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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What is a good shampoo that deters bugs (such as lice) from living in your hair?

What is a good shampoo that deters bugs (such as lice) from living in your hair?

Lice deterent: I have seen shampoos in Health Food and vitamin/supplement stores that contain Tea Tree Oil that are labeled for this purpose. I have also seen products with Neem oil which may be effective (but would likely repel people too!). ...Read more

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Advice for stop hair fall&suggestion to grow hair in blank place?

Advice for stop hair fall&suggestion to grow hair in blank place?

Rogain and biotin: To slow down hair loss the best combination is topical Minoxidil (rogaine) twice daily and biotin (5000 units a day). Biotin is part of the vitamin b complex. This combination should also increase the strength and thickness of your hair shafts. Now, to grow hair in an already blank space is the billion dollar question. Currently only hair transplants work. Cloning is in the future. ...Read more

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I have problem with head lice and dandruff. Is there any medicine for lice nits?

I have problem with head lice and dandruff. Is there any medicine for lice nits?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular ; you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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What are the best shampoos and conditioners for a man for my greasy/oily hair?!

What are the best shampoos and conditioners for a man for my greasy/oily hair?!

Avoid added oil: You most likely don't need any conditioner. They are designed to restore oil to your hair and you don't need it. A plain shampoo that is made for normal to oily hair is best for you. Then wash your hair every day or every other day. ...Read more

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Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more

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Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?

Hair thinning for many years. New hairs coming in but falling off easily around 2 inches/eye lash length. Scalp shows but I can see new short hairs?

If hairs are: Coming back in it is a good thing. It shows health. Be sure you do not have a brush that pulls hairs out as it sounds like that may be the cause of the problem, hairs breaking off at the root or being pulled out . Brush gently with a gentle brush!! ...Read more

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Can I use head and shoulders shampoo for my hair? Written in the box for dry and damaged hair type Thanks

Can I use head and shoulders shampoo for my hair?  Written in the box for dry and damaged hair type Thanks

Yes: I have not had personal experience with it, but it is safe to use and may help your hair. All the best and I hope it works. ...Read more

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With lice, do the nits move in the hair?

With lice, do the nits move in the hair?

No.: The nits, which are the lice eggs cemented to the hair shafts, don't move, but the adult lice can scurry very quickly. ...Read more

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How effective / successful are hair restoration procedures for men (planting hair in the scalp, etc.)? Won't the hair just fall back out later?

How effective / successful are hair restoration procedures for men (planting hair in the scalp, etc.)?  Won't the hair just fall back out later?

Very successful: Hair transplants work well. Consult someone who specializes in follicle or micro hair transplants as these work best and give the most natural hair line. The transplanted hair will fall out but if done properly a new hair will regrow from this area. ...Read more

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I used a lice treatment yesterday. Will flat ironing my hair kill the eggs attached to my hair?

Doubt it will work: Active lice lay their eggs at the scalp line.You will see some further out because the hair grows out with the incubating egg attached.You are bound to miss some. Soaking your hair in a pickling vinegar to loosen the attachment and combing the eggs out with a fine nit comb works well ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more