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What is good for hair loss? Can I use any type of olive oil for my hair?

What is good for hair loss? Can I use any type of olive oil for my hair?

Orals and Topicals: There are many products that may help one regrow lost hair. However, it is important to determine the cause of your hair loss by having a full evaluation. Olive oil probably will have no effect on regrowing hair and will serve only to make your hair feel greasy ! ...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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What oils should I apply to the scalp to prevent hairloss, dandruff and hair thinning. Heared olive oil with lemon juice is the best remedy. Thanks?

What oils should I apply to the scalp to prevent hairloss, dandruff and hair thinning. Heared olive oil with lemon juice is the best remedy. Thanks?

Old wive's tale: I am afraid that this is just a myth. Perhaps the massage effects on the scalp may be beneficial but I am not aware of any truth to this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to use olive oil for hair growth?

Olive Oil: Olive oil can be used to condition hair but I don't know that it will improve hair growth. ...Read more

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My mother says it's not good to put food in your hair and it's better to use products. Is Olive Oil okay? My hair is dry. I need something on it.

My mother says it's not good to put food in your hair and it's better to use products. Is Olive Oil okay? My hair is dry. I need something on it.

Olive Oil is better: taken internally than put on your hair. If your doc is ok w/this, you can take 3 tablespoons daily. This can help your skin as well as hair. Better yet, get a Micronutrient lab test from Spectracell lab in Tx so that your oleic acid (oil) can be measured along w/many other nutrients. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My daughter is 14 mnth now. She has thin hair. What can I do to make her her thicker? Should I apply any castor or olive oil? Is it helpful? Thank u.

My daughter is 14 mnth now. She has thin hair. What can I do to make her her thicker?
Should I apply any castor or olive oil? Is it helpful?
Thank u.

Be patient: Hair thickness is usually quite thin in infancy and gradually thickens based on inherited genetic factors as they age.The transition is gradual and takes years. External treatments such as those you mention are messy and have no long term benefit. ...Read more

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Can olive oil make my hair grow fastly?

Probably not. : I think there are health benifits to cooking with olive oil instead of other fats or oils. Some people have talked about using olive oil as a hair conditioner, but i doubt that its any better than conditioners you buy in the store. Either way, there should be no change on how fast your hair grows. ...Read more

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Has anyone here tried olive oil on their hair?

Has anyone here tried olive oil on their hair?

Yes: I have after one my kids contracted live but i had no signs of nits....Old world prevention. I'm sure there other potential uses. ...Read more

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Is olive oil absorbed by the skin? I use it for my hair.

Is olive oil absorbed by the skin? I use it for my  hair.

I can't imagine...: ...That a significant amount is absorbed, but even if it is, so what? It's not like olive oil is toxic. So don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?

Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?

Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing to eat or drink, including your makeup n rubbing alcoh. I do not know about conditioning and strengthening hair, but these oils will penetrate any skin, and coconut oil is good for you--even as a lotion for your skin. wwwlblatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

It may not: Diet has little impact on acne. If it makes your facial hair nicer, I'll be surprised. If your acne flares, manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need something more powerful, your physicain can help. ...Read more

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Am trying to grow my hair, can girls use rogaine (minoxidil) ? Is it ok ? If yes how would it grow? If no please let me knw, i also herd olive oil helps?True?

Am trying to grow my hair, can girls use rogaine (minoxidil) ? Is it ok ? If yes how would it grow? If no please let me knw, i also herd olive oil helps?True?

Yes: Rogaine (minoxidil) is safe for women and is available in a special strength for them. It only helps certain types of hair loss and needs to be used for a few months to see if it is going to be helpful. This is the only topical medication that has been proven clinically to help. Olive oil should be used on your salad and not on your hair. ...Read more

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Is olive oil moisturizing hair spray good for the scalp and hair?

Will just oil it: Won't help moisturize the dead hair protein, just coat it and make if feel better to you. Keep hair and scalp clean and use good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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I used olive oil and combed rather hard to remove my 6 mo baby's cradle cap. Now at 3 yo, she has thin hair. Did I pull out hair that won't regrow?

I used olive oil and combed rather hard to remove my 6 mo baby's cradle cap. Now at 3 yo, she has thin hair. Did I pull out hair that won't regrow?

No: The treatment and brushing for the cradle cap didn't cause any long term damage. Hair thickness is usually quite thin in infancy and gradually thickens based on inherited genetic factors as they age.The transition is gradual and takes YEARS. Be patient. ...Read more

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How useful is olive oil when used on hair and on any part of the body?

How useful is olive oil when used on hair and on any part of the body?

Mediterranean diet: Useful of consumed as part of mediterranean diet. Hair care while important is out of my league. ...Read more

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Does olive oil go bad? Is it okay to use expired olive oil for skin or hair? Thank you!

 Does olive oil go bad? Is it okay to use expired olive oil for skin or hair? Thank you!

All biologically: derived cooking oils (particularly "healthy" polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils) have the potential to "go bad." This process is called rancidity. Because rancid oils have an unpleasant odor (and taste), I don't recommend their use for cooking or cosmetic purposes. By contrast, most "baby oils" are a combination of mineral oil & fragrance & don't go bad. Hope this is helpful info! ...Read more

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Is almond oil more good for healthy growth of hair or olive oil?

Is almond oil more good for healthy growth of hair or olive oil?

Conditioner: Both have been used for centuries, especially olive oil. Today, moisturizing conditioners are recommended for dry hair. ...Read more

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Is it bad to apply olive oil from the food isle to your scalp and hair and leave it on for a week or so?

Is it bad to apply olive oil from the food isle to your scalp and hair and leave it on for a week or so?

No: Chasity, It isn't bad per se, but I'm not sure why you'd want to. There really is no health benefit to doing this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Dr. Alan Bauman
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