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What can I do about my kinky hair?

What can I do about my kinky hair?

Lots of options: Find a really good hair stylist with experience working with kinky hair. He/she can teach you tricks to keep your hair "tamed" and doing what you want it to do. Ask friends or family whose hair styles you like and speak to their stylist before you get anything done. Good luck! ...Read more

Kinky Hair (Definition)

Kinky hair is twisted curly hair. Kinky hair can be a symptom of a genetic disorder in children with ...Read more


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What do I do about weak, brittle and kinky hair?

Hair loss: Avoid hair trauma like scratching head, using hair products, braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, and hair extensions. The most important rule in treating hair loss is obtaining the correct diagnosis, do labs, examine you, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What causes kinky hair?

Kinky Hair: Most kinky hair is caused by genetics. It may be the result of chemical processing which can damage localized areas of scalp or systemic steroid use in some cases. Other forms of scalp trauma may also cause the hair to kink. ...Read more

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What causes my kinky hair?

What causes my kinky hair?

Shape of follicle: Hair follicles are different shapes. If you cut one crossways and looked at it under a microscope, you'd see that the follicle is either round or somewhat flat. The flatter the follicle, the more curly the strand of hair will be. Kinky hair is from flatter follicles. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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I have a lot of kinky hair regrowth from my trichotillomania. Is it possible for the follicle repair itself in time? Will I have kinky hairs forever?

I have a lot of kinky hair regrowth from my trichotillomania. Is it possible for the follicle repair itself in time? Will I have kinky hairs forever?

Maybe...Maybe not: Destruction and damage to hair follicles due to trichotillomania (repeated hair pulling) typically causes permanent hair growth problems like poor (kinky) hair growth or no growth at all. Traction alopecia is the medical term for the permanent obliteration of the follicle. Hair quality improvement after pulling ceases will take up to a year. After that, transplants are needed to restore growth. ...Read more

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What to do about hair re growth?

What to do about hair re growth?

Viviscal: I recommend this supplement as well as Laser hair growth, copper sprays, cortisone injections. ...Read more

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What do i do about the hair on my face?

What do i do about the hair on my face?

Get checked out: If you are growing more hair on your face than normal, it could be an indicator of hormonal imbalances. You should get checked out by your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about "uncombable hair syndrome"?

Can you tell me about "uncombable hair syndrome"?

Odd variant: This is a curious anomaly in which hair shafts are triangular and won't lie flat. It's probably genetic though this is poorly understood. This may be part of a genetic syndrome like ectodermal dysplasia, or may occur by itself. ...Read more