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What can I do to make my hair grow healthy long and strong and shiny ?

What can I do to make my hair grow healthy long and strong and shiny ?

Healthy diet: Vitamins, especially b vitamins, have been shown to help with hair and nail growth. However, usually eating a healthy diet with plenty of protein, fruits, and vegetables is sufficient to get more than enough of these vitamins, so supplementing is rarely necessary. Limiting stress, and exercise is also very important for hair growth and development. ...Read more

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What can i do, to get healthy, strong and long nails and hair?

What can i do, to get healthy, strong and long nails and hair?

Eat normal food: Normal people eating normal food derive no benefit from supplements with the exception of Vitamin D. Wear your gloves outside in winter. Rub in cream for dry skin. You do not need a special pill or shampoo. If the hair stylist sells products the only reason is the money. ...Read more

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I seem to have a lot of dandruff. Also how do I ensure that my hair stays strong, healthy, smooth and shiny?I also want to avoid breakage and hair fall.

I seem to have a lot of dandruff. Also how do I ensure that my hair stays strong, healthy, smooth and shiny?I also want to avoid breakage and hair fall.

Dandruff: If you are suffering from dandruff you need to be sure you are shampooing your hair everyday. A lot of patients do not shampoo everyday and this is a common cause of dandruff. There are wonderful over the counter shampoos that can really help your problem. Look for tar, zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide shampoos for this treatment. ...Read more

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I wish to know if ther is anything I can do to make my hair strong and thick. I have been loosing hair and it's weak and thin.

I wish to know if ther is anything I can do to make my hair strong and thick. I have been loosing hair and it's weak and thin.

Mostly genetic: Was your father bald at a relatively young age. Anyhow I am told that women think bald is sexy! There are transient conditions and you can see a dermatologist about them. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my hair to grow faster I cut all the chemically damaged parts off and I keep it moisturizeAnything I can take for hair and nails?

What can I do to get my hair to grow faster I cut all the chemically damaged parts off and I keep it moisturizeAnything  I can take for hair and nails?

If nutritionally...: If a person is nutritionally in good shape, without any major disease nor illness, then her hair will grow at the same rate with or without vitamin supplements, special foods, or any particular activities. The usual multivitamin supplements that many people buy over-the-counter do not change the growth rate of hair. Hair follicles do not change their hairs' growth rates depending on hair cutting. ...Read more

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My hair is very weak, falls and breaks a lot, i'm 24 and I have some grey hair already, why? And what can I do to make my hair healthy and strong again?

My hair is very weak, falls and breaks a lot, i'm 24 and I have some grey hair already, why? And what can I do to make my hair healthy and strong again?

Few thoughts: There are entire books written on hair loss but a few thoughts without seeing you: take biotin (order from a company called elon), if you are iron deficient (i check ferritin levels), recommend otc iron with 500 mg vitamin c 3-5 times a week. Also, have your thyroid and ANA (lupus test) checked. A study showed that a small handful of almonds a day can delay grey hair. Avoid heat and chemicals. ...Read more

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I have really thin hair and want to make it grow faster and thicker?

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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Can you tell me how I could make my hair healthy and strong(:?

Can you tell me how I could make my hair healthy and strong(:?

Dietary suggestions: Fish such as salmon and sardines are filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help protect you from disease & which your body needs to grow hair and keep it shiny and full. Greek yogurt is loaded with protein, which is the building block of hair, and it has pantothenic acid which helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth. If you would like more suggestions please set up a consult. ...Read more

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I have really thin unhealthy hair, what can I use or eat etc to help my hair be health and thicker? Its really starting to effect my life, please help

I have really thin unhealthy hair, what can I use or eat etc to help my hair be health and thicker? Its really starting to effect my life, please help

Healthy diet: While a doctor should rule out any medical conditions causing this, sometimes not eating a healthy diet can worsen the condition, or pulling/twisting hair . Daily vitamins and minerals and lean protein with vegetables and fruits is very advantageous. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my hair look younger, fuller and healthier?

What can I do to make my hair look younger, fuller and healthier?

Nutritious Diet: Along with a nutritious diet with lots of green vegetables, i recommend taking a high quality fish oil and a whole foods vitamin with biotin in it. It takes time to see the results, up to 3 months, but with time, this well help your hair look shinier and healthier. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Splitting nails and cuticles. What am i lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting nails and cuticles. What am i lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting Nails: Genadur is the first fda-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer medimetriks pharmaceuticals, genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days. While brittle nails may be the result of exposure to solvents in nail products, they may also be the symptom of medical issues. ...Read more

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I am just 16.My hair looks so thin&weak.As I am veg.I don't know how to make my hair grow faster. Any fastest way to make my hair longer and thicker?

I am just 16.My hair looks so thin&weak.As I am veg.I don't know how to make my hair grow faster. Any fastest way to make my hair longer and 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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Can i get good shampoo reccomandations to make my hair grow and thicker?

Can i get good shampoo reccomandations to make my hair grow and thicker?

Try rogaine (minoxidil): shampoo and also daily soft scalp massage. Don't hesitate to consult your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I eat/drink to help my hair grow thicker and faster?

What can I eat/drink to help my hair grow thicker and faster?

Hair Growth: The answer to this question is strange......Jello! it has all the building blocks for hair growth. However it might be better to get a hair growth supplement with lots of biotin in it. But in a pinch, i suggest my patients dissolve one packet of knox gelatin in water and drink daily. Make sure your thyroid hormone is in place. Hair growth is retarded by low thyroid levels. ...Read more

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What to do if I have long hair but not thick. so what can I do to make my hair grow thicker?

What to do if I have long hair but not thick. so what can I do to make my hair grow thicker?

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