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Severe Hair Breakage
Does hair breakage from combing cause your hair to stop growing? I have coarse kinky hair and breakage is unavoidable.
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Most chemical hair straighteners use lye or sodium hydroxide to break disulfide bridges in the hair, releasing the curls and allowing the hair to lie straighter and flatter on the head. This process can be very damaging to the hair shaft and actually cause it to break or "fall out" excessively, especially if you leave it in too long of have very sensitive scalp. Hope this helps. ...Read more
NO: Oil production and hair growth are not related. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You did not explain how you treat your hair. Do you use curling irons a lot? Have you had it straightened and colored in addition? Those could certainly make your hair break. In terms of it falling out you need to be analyzed whether or not your thyroid is normal, your ferritin level is normal and whether or not you have lost a lot of weight recently or have been under a great deal of stress. An e. ...Read more
Possibly: please consult a board certified dermatologist to determine the cause of the irritation and for an examination of your hair follicles. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully. Read all the instructions. Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer". Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more
Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...Read more
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more