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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What is the best treatment or capsules for dry hair ?

What is the best treatment or capsules for dry hair ?

Dry Hair: The hair cortex is not able to retain water. It makes the hair dry and rough. Some common causes of dry hair are environmental damage due to heat, sunrays and outside chemicals, chemical damage due to bleach, color or perms and mechanical damage by curling irons, blow-drying or hot rollers. Suave professionals humectant shampoo restores moisture to dry or damaged hair. ...Read more

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Dry Hair (Definition)

Dry hair is a clinical finding in which hair does not have enough moisture and it therefore loses its normal texture. This can be due to overuse of hair care products, dry ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Whats the best shampooing tips and conditioning treatment for dry hair?

Whats the best shampooing tips and conditioning treatment for dry hair?

Less of 1, more of 2: Most dry hair is caused by over-shampooing and over-blow drying, no matter what you've read. Shampoo less frequently, perhaps only once or twice a week; add a conditioner (any good one will do); avoid blow drying and harsh styling products. That will work 99% of the time. If it doesn't, see your doctor to rule out an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Whats the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

Whats the best conditioning treatment for dry hair that is caused by thyroid problems?

Dry Hair: Kerastase is hands-down the best shampoo on the market, however, you will pay a price for perfection. At about $27 for 8 oz., bain satin is a vitamin-infused shampoo created for parched, dry hair. Choose from 1, 2 or 3, with 3 created for the most parched hair. According to instyle magazine, which named it a "best buy" several years running, bain satin contains cationic polymers that targets dry. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What can you do about thin, dry hair?

Use quality products: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I treat dry hair?

Healthy hair: Get deep conditioning tx's. 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

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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How do I get dry hair?

Shampoo, blow dry: Most dry hair is caused by over-shampooing and over-blow drying, no matter what you've read. Shampoo less frequently, perhaps only once or twice a week; add a conditioner; avoid blow drying and harsh styling products. That will work 99% of the time. If it doesn't, see your doctor to rule out an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you tell me how to solve this dry hair problem?

Can you tell me how to solve this dry hair problem?

Your doctor can: determine if there is a medical cause that needs to be corrected. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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What are causes of dry hair and ways to treat it?

Shampoo less: Most dry hair is caused by over-shampooing and over-blow drying, no matter what you've read. Shampoo less frequently, perhaps only once or twice a week; add a conditioner; avoid blow drying and harsh styling products. That will work 99% of the time. If it doesn't, see your doctor to rule out an underlying cause. ...Read more

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