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Since this isn't...: ...a medical problem, HealthTap isn't the best place to get answers to questions like this. If you have a hair stylist, s'he is the best person to ask. Alternatively, you might want to ask about haircuts that compliment your wavy hair. In general, the more chemicals and procedures your hair endures, the less likely it is to look shiny & healthy. ...Read more
Curl/wavy hair, I see hair on pillows. Books. Floor not many though. Good family hair health. Lots of hair I have on the top. Edges seem to lighten. I oil.?
I have dull, dry, frizzy wavy hair. I'm seventeen and my hair is pretty thin. Any way I can improve them? Any vitamins or tablets that will help?
Possibly: There are endocrine and other problems that effect hair appearance. Nonetheless, we most often can't readily determine the cause. Most people would start with hair products that are known to moisten and thicken hair. In Chinese medicine there are herbs that could possibly help. ...Read more
How can I grow my hair straight naturally? Currently I have a wavy kind of hair.. I don't like using flat iron.. I'm irritated with my wavy hair
Genetics: I am sure you must be kidding. But there is no such process or product to change your genetics. ...Read more
I am 18, male with curl/wavy hair. I see hair falling out. On my books, forehead, pillow, floor. My hair are kinda dry as well. I dunno what it is. HELP!
How can I make my hair curly from the root like I have wavy hair but like from my ear up is straight dos it mean my hair is going to be straight?
Cosmetology: This is a question for your cosmetologist/hairdresser, not a medical community. Find one who you trust by looking at their results on his/her other customers. Get some simple services before embarking on major hair texture change treatments. ...Read more
I have dandruff-like deposit on my scalp and when I try to wach it it won't go. My hair falls heavily and sometimes I feal itchy. (Wavy & thick hair)?
DRY SKIN/HAIR LOSS.:
DOWNLOAD SKIN DEEP APP ONTO YOUR PHONE
STOP TAKING TOO MANY SHOWERS
APPLY COCONUT OIL EVERY NIGHT TO YOUR HAIR
IF YOU HAVE HARD WATER IN YOUR SAUDI ARABIA, IT CAN MESS YOUR HAIR BIG TIME. DRINK LOT OF WATER. TAKE BIOTIN VITAMIN FOR FEW MONTHS. MOST IMPORTANT CHECK FOR IRON DEFICIENCY AND HYPOTHYROIDISM WHICH ARE EXTREMELY COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS.LACK OF SLEEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CAUSE OF LOSS. ...Read more
Pick: A pick or wide toothedi comb is better than a brush. ...Read more
Not really...: Despite the commercials and convincing sales techniques of "salon experts", nothing you put on your hair will repair it. The products that 'repair' your hair are simply coating the hair shaft. Though this may have the advertised effect, it will quickly fade when you stop using the product. The cure is to stop the using heat and chemicals that cause the damage in the first place. ...Read more
A section of the top of my hair is damaged (dry, changed to wavy pattern, frizzy) due to great sun exposure everyday. What should I do to fix it
Cut hair: There is not much you can do about the hair, just cut the hair and don't expose your hair or more importantly your skin to excessive sun everyday. ...Read more
Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more
The best way to grow hair naturally is to stay healthy: regular exercises and eating a well-balanced diet to provide your body with the necessary nutrients for it support growth and repair. If u recently had a baby or went off the pills, hair loss can occur, but will get them back. Stimulate/massage your scalp regularly to keep a good blood supply.
There isn't much else you can do.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
Heat styling is a leading cause in damaged hair. Heat cracks hair's cuticle and withdraws moisture-- leaving hair dry and brittle. Below is a list of heat styling tools which damage hair and some tips to prevent heat damage.
Heat styling tools which damage hair:hair dryers, hot rollers, curling irons, flat irons. ...Read more
No: Unless a person has some serious nutrient deficiency (very unlikely in the U.S.) taking additional vitamins, fish oil, folic acid, or biotin at the usual recommended supplement doses will lead to hair growth at about 1mm every couple of days, or about half an inch a month... which is the same hair growth rate as in people not taking the supplements! ...Read more
Alopecia: Two drugs commonly used for treatment of male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) are Finasteride (propecia), and topical minoxidil. In women with this condition, sometimes spironolactone is added if Minoxidil alone doesn't work. There are also surgical therapies and light/laser therapies. ...Read more
Hair loss: We all lose hair all the time as not all of our hair follicles are active. Women with thick hair may seemingly lose alot. It is not concerning unless it dramatically changes or there is thinning. In that case see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more