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Dr. BHARAT Shah
213 Doctors shared insights

Thin Hair (Overview)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the follicles are widely spaced.


Dr. BHARAT Shah
213 Doctors shared insights

Thin Hair (Overview)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the follicles are widely spaced.


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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
Daily
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
Once
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Are there any vitamins that will help treat thin hair?

Are there any vitamins that will help treat thin hair?

Depends: Thinning hair can be hereditary, something in your genes, or environment. But the wrong diet can cause or contribute to hair loss too. If that's the cause, then a hair healthy diet rich in the basic vitamins and minerals may make a difference. Too much vitamin a has been associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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What is the thin hair covering the surface of my baby's body?

What is the thin hair covering the surface of my baby's body?

Lanugo: Lanugo is a thin, fine downy hair that is the first hair produces by the developing fetus' hair follicles. It starts at 3 months gestation and continues through the 9th month. At birth some babies are born with that fine hair that eventually falls off. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for the thin hair?

What's the treatment for the thin hair?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Do treatments for thin hair and baldness really work?

Do treatments for thin hair and baldness really work?

Some do: Treatments that are proven to help with baldness and thinning hair: propecia, (finasteride) Minoxidil (rogaine) and llllt (low level laser light therapy) such as igrow. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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I have thin hair, I need thicker and fuller hair. Any tablets or diets?

I have thin hair, I need thicker and fuller hair. Any tablets or diets?

Meds: We only have rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia for hair growth. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss? Can dead hair roots grow back?

I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss? Can dead hair roots grow back?

Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent:
Topical Rogaine (minoxidil)
Hair transplants
Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are:
enlarged breast tissue
slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer
can affect liver
can alter PSA test results
Consult with MD first! ...Read more

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My height is 5'7.I am18.I do lot of masturbation so I am very thin, hair has increased a lot on my body. How do I avoid this hair growth and become fat?

My height is 5'7.I am18.I do lot of masturbation so I am very thin, hair has increased a lot on my body. How do I avoid this hair growth and become fat?

Masturbation: There are several questions there. You may want to ask each one separately. But, first, masturbation has nothing to do with the growth or hair or the lack of hair. This natural and common part of the human experience is just that a natural part of living and there are no consequences physically from engaging in this sexual activity.

Masturbation has nothing to do with being skinny or fat. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic condition resulting in very thin hair?

Yes: There is a condition called ectodermal dysplasia that often times presents with thin hair, decreased or absent sweat galnds and defects of the teeth. There may be other conditions that could cause thin hair. ...Read more

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What can be done for thin hair?

What can be done for thin hair?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Buy rogaine (minoxidil) over the counter. Use it twice a day. ...Read more

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What are some hair products for thin hair?

What are some hair products for thin hair?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Thin hair?

Thin hair: Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the follicles are widely spaced. ...Read more

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What to do if I have thin hair. How can I get it thick?

Might not be able to: There are a number of products that may help. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more

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How to get healthy, shiny, bouncy hair? I have thin hair..

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts), vit. E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Could anyone advise on ways to make thin hair get thicker?

Could anyone advise on ways to make thin hair get thicker?

See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the thin hair covering the surface of my baby's body?

Lanugo: Lanugo is a thin, fine downy hair that is the first hair produces by the developing fetus' hair follicles. It starts at 3 months gestation and continues through the 9th month. At birth some babies are born with that fine hair that eventually falls off. ...Read more

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I have really thin hair and want to make it grow faster and thicker?

Use FDA approved: For men, the only fda approved medications available are rogaine (and generic minoxidil) and propecia (finasteride).
Other fda cleared treatments involve the use of topical laser light to stimulate follicles. ...Read more

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My grandma has really thin hair how can she get it to where its thick?

Biotin: The over-the-counter supplement biotin is thought to help growth of hair and nails. ...Read more

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I have thin hair, I need thicker and fuller hair. Any tablets or diets?

Meds: We only have rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia for hair growth. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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Is it true that naturally thin hair recedes faster than naturally thick hair?

Meds: We only have rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia for hair growth. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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How can you make thin hair thick? Why do our ends thin out when hair gets very long?

How can you make thin hair thick? Why do our ends thin out when hair gets very long?

Thick hair: castor oil is suppose to help thicken hair, eye lashes, eyebrows etc. Also taking a supplement called selenium is also suppose to be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way to grow back hair I pulled out while fiddling with it as a teen, 15+ years ago? Or to make my thin hair fuller?

Is there any natural way to grow back hair I pulled out while fiddling with it as a teen, 15+ years ago? Or to make my thin hair fuller?

No, but Dr. Can look: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Young female adult- very very thin hair that grows incredibly slowly. Any suggestions on how to thicken it & get it to grow faster please?? Thanks!

Hair: Your hair is genetically determined. It is also human nature that those with thick aggressively curly hair want fine thin hair and vice versa. People taking minoxidil for hypertension can get quite hairy in an unwanted way. You can try chemical curls if thicker hair is desperately needed. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Wesley
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Fine Hair (Definition)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Fine hair means that actual diameter of individual strands of hair ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Hypotrichosis (Definition)

Hypotrichosis = condition ...Read more