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How to restore dry brittle hair after thyroid removal?

How to restore dry brittle hair after thyroid removal?

Thyroid replacement: Take the proper dose of brand name thyroid replacement (t4). Your hair will eventually grow back out normally, but it may take 6-8 months depending upon the length of your hair. Also, any chemicals (coloring agents, straighteners, etc) can also cause brittle hair no matter what your thyroid status is. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Brittle Hair (Definition)

Brittle hair is hair that is dry and seems to break easily. It may be seen in a number of conditions, such as metabolic or hormonal ...Read more


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Hi what can I do to sort out my dry brittle hair? What can I use that would b good for my hair ?

Hi what can I do to sort out my dry brittle hair? What can I use that would b good for my hair ?

Dry, brittle hair: There are so many possible causes of dry hair, I couldn't even list them here. Start by ruling out medical causes such as hypothyroidism, parathyroid issues, and anorexia. Consider checking out this website for more information: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003245.htm ...Read more

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What can cause dry and brittle hair?

What can cause dry and brittle hair?

Multiple things: It could just be a natural part of aging, but thyroid dysfunction could contribute to it. Your physician can check for this. Malnourishment or deficiencies in some vitamins or minerals can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can you really repair hair damaged by chemical straightening I have done it once and still i get dry and brittle hair i shaved my hair but no differen?

It takes time: Hair can get damaged by chemical straightening but it's going to take some time for the hair to get back to normal. Once the effects on the hair roots have worn off, you can expect your hair to return to the way it was before the chemicals. ...Read more

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Can you repair hair follicles damaged by chemical relaxing i did it only once and get dry and brittle hair no bald patches will i get my natural hair ?

Can you repair hair follicles damaged by chemical relaxing i did it only once and get dry and brittle hair no bald patches will i get my natural hair ?

Usually not grow out: The chemicals usually are irreversible, and you will have to wait for it to grow out. Moisturizer with conditioner anyway, preferably leave in. Good luck, your hair will grow again.: ). ...Read more

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For first time I have brittle hair. Something to do with the diet or having to use cheaper products?

Brittle hair: Brittle hair is caused by a lack of moisture and oils needed to maintain soft hair and sheen. This can be a sign that you need to change your hair treatment such as less blow drying, changing shampoos or less swimming in chlorinated swimming pools. It could also be a sign of a more serious medical condition. If your hair is always brittle, as a precaution, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for my brittle hair?

Are there any home remedies for my brittle hair?

Yes: Try not to wash your hair too often. Limit to twice a week if possible. Instead of shampoo, take a few teaspoons of baking soda and mix with a cup of warm water. It doesn't dissolve very well. Pour over scalp and work into hair. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read more

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I would like advice on extrmely damaged brittle hair/split ends?

Hair damage: It is probably easiest to get a hair trim to deal with split ends. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more