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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

Dr. Carlos Wesley
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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


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

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

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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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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I have very thin hair and heavy hairfall please give some tips to have thick and long hair?

I have very thin hair and heavy hairfall please give some tips to have thick and long hair?

See a doctor: There are many reasons for hair loss including thyroid problems, hormonal problems, a low ferritin level which shows your iron stores. Significant weight loss and stress can also cause hair loss. You should see an endocrinologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have very thin hair, how can I get thick hair, even I take milk and yogurt daily which is good for hair, please tell me some effective tips, so worried?

Good luck: Depends upon the cause of the thin hair. If no physiological cause can be found, then a product such as rogaine (minoxidil) might work. See your dermatologist for additional information. ...Read more

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Is there any way to lighten and/or thin the thick, black hair on my legs? Shaving constantly gets annoying!

Is there any way to lighten and/or thin the thick, black hair on my legs? Shaving constantly gets annoying!

Lazer Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 17 I have really thin straight hair and it falls out quickly even when I brush it all my family members have thin hair I want to know will my hair ever grow thick or will it stay the same?

See your doctor: Thin hair can have many be influenced by genetics, hormonal changes, vitamin deficiencies. It would be wise to see your doctor for a full history and physical to give you the best answers. ...Read more

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Is there any way to help grow out thick hair? I'm 19 yrs old & 3 yrs ago I dyed, straightened & washed a lot but I stopped 2 yrs ago. Its slowlu groeing but I can see my scalp at the top of my head & thin hair growing out

Yes: See your doctor. Occult thyroid or nutrient deficiencies could be affecting you. If you had thick hair before you treated it then you can have thick hair again. Many benefit from silica. In the form of a supplement called hair, skin, and nails or horsetail, consider a chinese medicine consult with a trained practitioner as herbs can help balance you and restore normal function. ...Read more

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I have thin, weak hair can this be genetic? My mom, paternal and maternal grand ma have thick hair but the grand ma of my dad has thin hair

I have thin, weak hair can this be genetic? My mom, paternal and maternal grand ma have thick hair but the grand ma of my dad has thin hair

Yes!: While hair quality and quantity are strongly genetically influenced, other very common illnesses such as thyroid diseases have major effects on hair, which also includes nutrients. I recommend a B-100 and additional Biotin (7500 mcg) for my patients. ...Read more

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I am 19yr 6ft 70kg vegetarian, lost 40kg in a year recently had hair loss due to dandruff, half of my hairs are thin/thick I am taking biotin, fish oil?

I am 19yr 6ft 70kg vegetarian, lost 40kg in a year recently had hair loss due to dandruff, half of my hairs are thin/thick I am taking biotin, fish oil?

R/o thyroid problem: Recommend to get your thyroid checked. If you had 40 kg wt loss and skin and hair changes sounds highly suspicious for hyperthyroidism. Get checked out. Could be dangerous. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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

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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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I have thin hair, how to get healthy hair?

Healthy hair: 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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