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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Kinky Hair

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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 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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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 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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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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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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What is the best treatment for dandruff problem of hair?

What is the best treatment for dandruff problem of hair?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear you've bothered by annoying dandruff, which is related with personal constitutional character but changing and evolving over aging, and there is no cure so try and see the available but no "over-expensive" from big brands' products; to get good control you have to wash hair and use the product as advised gingerly once every 1-3 days. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for hair fall?

What is the best treatment for hair fall?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more