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Male Hair Regrowth: When it comes to male pattern hair loss, prescription medication and physician-only devices are going to be your best bet. Over-the-counter products/devices are weak at best. Start with a abhrs board certified physician who specializes exclusively in hair loss and don't be afraid to travel or start a long-distance consult for this kind of expertise. 90% of patients can get a positive result! ...Read more
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
No----but: Hair is not like a plant. Nutrition of hair is only from its blood supply. "fortified fruit" is meaningless nonsense. A 20 yr old man with thinning hair is very common, related to genetics & hormones. See a dermatologist, bringing all meds, vitamins, supplements, & hair products. ...Read more
Sometimes: I may often help if used on a regular basis. ...Read more
My hair is frizzy, slightly thin, would applying hair protein(in hair salon) harm my scalp causing hair loss in the future?
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
No.: Never heard that it really helped. Might harm instead. ...Read more
See below: Although you won't see hair loss (alopecia) as a listed side effect for most anorectic medications, it is a commonly reported event. The hair loss usually starts around the third month, and can continue for as long as you are losing weight. Alopecia can be caused by the change and diet and hormonal levels that accompanies weight loss. Centrally acting obesity medications also have hormonal effect. ...Read more
Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more
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Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more
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
No: Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evidence suggesting hair styling products contribute to this. Products such as Minoxidil can slow hair loss in those with male pattern baldness. ...Read more
It is not indicated: It is only approved for pattern alopecia of the scalp. ...Read more
Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth ?
Does Not Help: No evidence that it helps hair growth and never tested for safety.So not good idea. ...Read more
I am experiencing thinning hair and hair fall... Can biotin or any other supplement help in thinning hair??
Which shampoos, vitamins, food, or any other product are recommended for males with thinning hair?
Im a 28 year old male and want to know what type of shampoo and conditioner should I use for my dry and fragile thinning hair?
Fragile hair: I recommend a panthenol based conditioner.Get a more detailed answer ›
Seek cause: If this is male pattern baldness, your choices are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and genetic heritage. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness, and where he does and does not have hair is really a non-issue -- ask photoguy. If your loss is due to hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, or fungus, it's treatable; alopecia areata less so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: To make sure it isn't your thyroid gland not working properly or other hormone imbalance, get checked by a doc. You can also try biotin which is an otc supplement or rogaine (minoxidil) if it looks like male pattern baldness. Keeping your body healthy and less stressed can also help (eat healthy, exercise regularly, don't smoke, drink alcohol 1-2 drinks per day or less). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: I think they shave their heads because their hair is getting thin. Also, it seem to be fashionable these days. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Often runs in families have md check thyroid lab tests. ...Read more
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. Vitamin/mineral deficiency can also cause it. Check with your physician for a full work up. But also have a healthy balanced diet, a multivitamin in the morning, 8 glasses of water a day and 7-8 hrs of sleep. ...Read more
If your Dad: Had premature balding, use fin asteride or dutasteiride ...Read more
What can I do to about my thinning hair? And can it be reversed? Is there anything i can do about it or am i just doomed to lose it all?
Hopefully not!: Very tough issue! you should be tested for: thyroid dysfunction, anemia/iron deficiency, ( and testosterone levels - if you are a woman) b/c these are treatable causes of hair thinning. Genetics, hormonal issues, nutritional deficiencies can contribute. Biotin, or a 'hair and nails formula' vitamin may help, but the dermatologist is going to be your best source of info & help. ...Read more
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