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What is the best shampoo for thinning hair that doesn't contain harsh chemicals sls, etc, removes DHT etc bad stuff. I am 25, female with thinning hair?

What is the best shampoo for thinning hair that doesn't contain harsh chemicals sls, etc, removes DHT etc bad stuff. I am 25, female with thinning hair?

Check hormones: Shampoo is not likely the answer to your hair problem. Have your hormones and iron level checked by an endocrinologist who can look for a treatable cause of your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

Will using sles shampoos on miniaturized thinning hair cause more shedding or cause damage?

SLES is safe: Generally speaking, the use of sle or sles in shampoos is safe for your hair in the amounts contained in shampoos. There is no evidence that these chemicals which act as both detergents and surfactants harm your hair or your scalp. ...Read more

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What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

What is real DHT men's shampoo for thinning hair?

DHT: Is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair in mail pattern balndess (in fact testosterone used to be thought of as the CAUSE for MPB!!!!!
ROGAINE is what you should be researching
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Have been taking 1000mcg of biotin 4 a month bc of thinning hair. Noticed scalps very oily. No change in diet or shampoo. Should I stop taking it?

Have been taking 1000mcg of biotin 4 a month bc of thinning hair. Noticed scalps very oily. No change in diet or shampoo. Should I stop taking it?

Abs: Well I think you need to start over. Why is your hair thinning? Genetics, stress, endocrine disorders there are many possibilities find the cause first and then the treatment plan is put into place. Not the other way around ...Read more

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Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more

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Sir/mam I have a hair fall problem and I have very dry and thin hair. I used olive oil and garnier shampoo. Plzz advice me a best shampoo & oil.?

Sir/mam I have a hair fall problem and I have very dry and thin hair. I used olive oil and garnier shampoo. Plzz advice me a best shampoo & oil.?

Possible thyroid: You need to have your thyroid gland checked to make sure that it is not under active. Also a screening test for autoimmune disorders might be of benefit. ...Read more

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Do really the shampoos & the conditioners help the thin hair grow healthy or they harm the hair with their chemicals?

Do really the shampoos & the conditioners help the thin hair grow healthy or they harm the hair with their chemicals?

Shampoo: Shampoo should be as natural as you could get as they do harm hairs. See more at www. Eayurveda. Org or many other herbalist ayurveda websites. Use hair oil once a week if possible and leave for 4 hrs before washing hair. ...Read more

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Hairfall. Dry and thin hair. Split ends. Dry weather. How to get healthy soft hair? . Any special shampoo name? Really tensed.

Keep trying!: There really is not a specific shampoo to recommend but look for these ingredients which seem to be healthier for hair: glycerin, protective barrier to hair follicles; nut & seed oils (jojoba, shea); acidic ingredients (sodium citrate/citric acid) helps keep right pH; panthenol, a form of vitamin B helps retain moisture. Avoid these: sulfates, isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, propylene glycol. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to use for thinning hair for women? Is midoxinil safe and if you stop it will hair start falling out again? Any safe ideas?

What is the best thing to use for thinning hair for women? Is midoxinil safe and if you stop it will hair start falling out again? Any safe ideas?

Safe - yes: Minoxidil is an OTC (over the counter) drug that if used properly is very safe. It works but if stopped the effects will eventually be lost. If you are noticing a change recently get checked by your physician. Myxedema or hypothyroidism often from Hashimoto's disease can lead to thinning hair and is common in adult women. It is easily corrected. ...Read more

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What mite b best procedure 4 woman w SEVERELY thinning hair, not genetic, all bloodwrk fine, BAD reaction 2 rogaine (minoxidil).Agoraphobic now! Hair transplant? Or?

What mite b best procedure 4 woman w SEVERELY thinning hair, not genetic, all bloodwrk fine, BAD reaction 2 rogaine (minoxidil).Agoraphobic now! Hair transplant? Or?

Get checked: A complete history and physical with lab work to rule out hormonal, nutritional, autoimmune causes for hair thinning would be appropriate! After that it will be easier for your doctor to proceed with recommendations ...Read more

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Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo

Hair loss: 35 M f San Fran asks hair line receding. What do I do? ANS: 1. Choose different grandparents. 2. Note u have HTN. Ask your Dr to give you oral Minoxidil for BP. But be prepared for hair to grow every where but where u want it. 3. Accept your family Hx which you cannot change yet. 4. Waste money on untested hair restoration products. Search PUBMED for trials of hair restoration. ...Read more

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Hi I am sunitha, I have hair thinning, I feel I will go bald very soon. Can you please tell me what to do. I am using foltene shampoo and trichorganics?

Hi I am sunitha, I have hair thinning, I feel I will go bald very soon. Can you please tell me what to do. I am using foltene shampoo and trichorganics?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Thinning hair on 26 year old woman?

Could be: Some women are prone to hair loss. Could be genetic but some other things could be ruled out. Sometimes a fungus can cause some hair loss. Dysfunctions of thyroid can also cause hair loss. Check with your physician for a full work up. ...Read more

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So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

So what really is the best treatment for thinning hair and receding hair line? Surg/non surg?

Propecia (finasteride) for men: Hair transplants for women and Propecia (finasteride) for men. New drug treatments are in the works that target the prostaglandin d2 receptor. You should first have a general physical to check for underlying thyroid or other endocrine diseases. ...Read more

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If I am now 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment I can buy?

See your doctor: See your doctor and see if they might recommend rogaine (minoxidil) or another medication based on your medications and medical history. ...Read more

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Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause (s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause (s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Alopecia: This is a tough question as there are still a number of possibilities causes. The most common cause is a genetic thinning, but traction alopecia, scalp dermatitis, iron deficiency or thyroid disease, alopecia areata (diffuse type), and telogen effluvium are also seen. Some of these causes can also be almost as common. I suggest evaluation by a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How or what can I use to treat thinning hair in a woman?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. A dermatologist will run some tests to (hopefully) determine what is causing your hair to thin, and then treat you based on the results. Until you can get to your dermatologist, the only otc product proven to work is rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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I am a 34 yr old female. I've been experiencing thinning hair. Can my BP medicine Amolodophine be the cause?

I am a 34 yr old female. I've been experiencing thinning hair. Can my BP medicine Amolodophine be the cause?

Thin hair from meds?: The side-effect list for amlodipine on the drug profile does not list hair loss among the common or serious side-effects. ...Read more

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I am a young female with thinning hair. My blood work is healthy but I am under lots of daily stress. Can I massage my head to help it get more blood?

I am a young female with thinning hair. My blood work is healthy but I am under lots of daily stress. Can I massage my head to help it get more blood?

Yoga and massage?: A lot of stress means it is more than ideal. When you are stressed, the survival mechanism kick in, we produce more adrenalin, our metabolism and energy demand of the brain goes up, and our muscles tense-up. Traditional massages by qualified technicians will relax our muscles, reduce stress, and increase blood supply to our vital organs. There are special scalp and neck massages for relaxation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for to remove DHT and thinning hair?

What is the best treatment for to remove DHT and thinning hair?

Minoxidl: Minoxidl grows hair in most women and about one third of men, but it has no effect on dht. Finasterode orally blocks Dht in men and works on about 62 per cent after about 2-3 months, with maximum results at about one year. ...Read more

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Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

There are NO: Vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy for woman's thinning hair. I'm only 33 yrs old?

Thinning hair: There is no "natural remedy" but you have two choices.

1: See your hair stylist for advice and help.
2: If that does not work out please see a Dermatologist (skin doctor). ...Read more

Dr. BHARAT Shah
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Sparse Hair (Definition)

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