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Remedy For Damaged Over Processed Hair
Are hair removal creams for beards harmful over time? Also, can some creams prevent future hair growth from root damage?
Which supplement would be better natures bounty hair skin and nails or twinlab hair factors to cure dry damaged brittle chemically relaxed hair?
Tincture of time: You can try either of the products you mentioned, but in general, once hair shafts are damaged they will stay damaged until you grow your hair out. So stop applying chemicals, or at very least use something less harsh, and be very gentle with it (minimize brushing, blow drying, etc.) until new, healthy hair shafts can grow in. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?
None of the above: OTC pediculicides do not kill eggs & must be repeated in 9 days. You may need 2 bottles each time for long hair. You must use the same product each time on hair that has not been shampooed & will not be shampooed for at least 2 days. Again, you & your mom need to read www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html. And again, see your doctor tomorrow for prescription medications. Go to bed now. ...Read more
My 25yr bro is losing hair.Plz suggest home remedy for hair loss.What veg diet to follow. Will hair oil help.
Hair care from rough/hard water.... ? Which shampoo ir hair conditioner will be best and for skin care too
Be gentle: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the keragreen hair treatment effective? My hair is dry, damaged & frizzy with an oily scalp! what to do to have a healthy & normal hair? Help
Are you: Are you presently using a shampoo and condtioner for dry and damaged hair? Dove has a very good one. ...Read more
Im considering buying a tria laser for home use for facial hair removal. Will it remove all my facial hair permanently as it states?
Not sure: It is truly difficult to evaluated the claims of the manufacturer. ...Read more
Shaved legs too many times, which did let the hair grow in darker/thicker. Is there a way to lighten the existing hair, or bleach it?
Skin lightening: You cn get your skin lighten,but You dhould have it done under the direction of a dermatologist ...Read more
Body lice: You can usually get rid of body lice by cleaning yourself and any personal belongings that may be contaminated. Wash infested bedding, clothing and towels with hot, soapy water — at least 130 f (54 c) — and dry them at high heat for at least 20 minutes. Items that can't be washed may be sealed in a plastic bag for two weeks. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?
Hirsutism: Excess facial hair in women is considered hirsutism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hirsutism/ds00858 for more info. Hirsutism may be genetic/familial (check out your mom, sisters & aunts). Or it could be due to excess testosterone & dihydrotestosterone (ask your doc to check via blood tests). Sometimes, medications can upset hormone balance. But rogaine (minoxidil) shouldn't cause thi. ...Read more
Is it good to apply hair gel or wax for styling purpose. I have been using it on a daily basis. Will these gels cause hair loss or weaken the hair?
It's safe: Yes, you can apply gel to your hair and not worry about losing your hair. They are safe. ...Read more
No it does not!: Minoxidil is FDA approved. There is no significant risk of developing cancer due to use of this drug. if there was a risk it will be off the market very quickly. So forget about that risk.There are limited number of products for hair regrowth and they are only partially effective. ...Read more
Can Stem Cells therapy Cure Hair Loss(male pattern baldness)? Is it approved by FDA? I am 28 yrs male, losing hairs from temple and crown.
No: Please do not waste your money on unapproved stem cell treatment. It may be causing you concern but baldness is a benign condition and you may try to live with it or get a hair piece. The so called stem cell treatment will not only cost a lot, will not help and may expose you to dangers of unapproved treatments. ...Read more
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