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Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Are male hair regrowth products effective?

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

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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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Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Does genetic hair thinning have a solution? Female hair thinning

Hair loss: There are treatments for female hair loss depending on the cause of the hair loss. For female patterned hair loss, there are medications, such as minoxidil, that could be tried. See your doctor for complete evaluation and medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Can excess use of garnier fructise hair putty cause considerable hair thinning and hair loss?

Can excess use of garnier fructise hair putty cause considerable hair thinning and hair loss?

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

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

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

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Phentermine causes hair thinning?

Phentermine causes hair thinning?

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

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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

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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Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching hair: Bleaching hair does not have any effect on hair growth. Bleaching may stress the hair shafts and cause split ends or breakage. ...Read more

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Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

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

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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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Does using hair spray or hair gel cause male pattern baldness?

Does using hair spray or hair gel cause male pattern baldness?

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

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Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth ?

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

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I am experiencing thinning hair and hair fall... Can biotin or any other supplement help in thinning hair??

I am experiencing thinning hair and hair fall... Can biotin or any other supplement help in thinning hair??

It may help: but biotin deficiency is rare. You need to find the cause of the hair fall which could be hypothyroidism, iron deficiency anemia, genetics, stress and be treated accordingly. In the mean time try minoxadil otc which may help little. ...Read more

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Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin hair skin in nails ok?

Biotin: Biotin or vitamin b7 is necessary to healthy the health of nails, bone marrow, skin, hair and nerves. ...Read more

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I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

I am 23 with thinning hair. I don't want to be bald. Help?

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 more

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How can I thicken thinning hair .

How can I thicken thinning hair .

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

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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Why do all guys who shave their heads have thinning hair?

Why do all guys who shave their heads have thinning hair?

Well...: I think they shave their heads because their hair is getting thin. Also, it seem to be fashionable these days. ...Read more

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What works most effectively for thinning hair in black men age 24?

Because...: There are many possible causes for hair loss - it is best to see a dermatologist for assessment. Once the cause of your thinning hair is determined, then a very specific treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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What are some causes of thinning hair and what can be done about it?

What are some causes of thinning hair and what can be done about it?

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

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Can changing how i eat and working out more help with my thinning hair?

Can changing how i eat and working out more help with my thinning hair?

It can't hurt: It can't reverse your genetics, but it can't hurt either. Staying healthy will make you feel better, even if you lose hair. ...Read more

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Hairdresser noticed thinning hair small area and breakage on right side ?

Hairdresser noticed thinning hair  small area and breakage on right side ?

Depends: Age, hormone,Fungus infection, Alopecia areata of unknown cause possible. Coloring agent, Curling iron will also. ...Read more

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Does washing your hair daily worsen thinning hair? Should I do it less often?

Not unless...: Not unless you're washing it with some potent toxic and exotic shampoo. Generally the cheapest one with the fewest ingredients is best and safest. ...Read more

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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?

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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How to prevent my thinning hair?

How to prevent my thinning hair?

Diet: I have seen a lot of women with thinning hair. In many different vitamin deficiencies, hair thinning is a symptom. Check out your diet and get a multivitamin. ...Read more

Dr. BHARAT Shah
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Thin Hair (Definition)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Sparse Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Sparse hair means that ...Read more