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What Will Peroxide Do To Human Hair
Healthy hair: 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
Is it right to bleach facial hair? What are side effects? I do threading does it thicken the hair follicles ? Any advice how to get rid of them?
Rabies: Rabies is an infectious disease that is 99% fatal in humans. The best approach is prevention by vaccinating pets and avoiding animals that are prone to being rabid including bats, skunks, foxes and coyotes and and racoons. If someone is bitten by a rabid animal, rabies vaccination series is necessary to prevent disease. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Prenatal Vitamins: No, The prenatal vitamins formulation is for parenteral absortion which means it has to been taken orally for it to be absorbed into the system. I am sorry but you are reading to much tabloids is ridiculous some of the things I see written there. Putting in your scalp is not going to do anything for you like if I tell you put Miracle Grow the one your Mom put in her plants to make the grown. ...Read more
Stay healthy: The best way to grow hair naturally is to stay healthy: regular exercises and eating a well-balanced diet to provide your body with the necessary nutrients to support growth and repair. Artificially grown hair such as that by use of rogaine (minoxidil) etc...Is not a lasting and healthy effect. Stimulate/massage your scalp regularly to keep a good blood supply. There isn't much else you can do. Good luck. ...Read more
Can be tough: Sometimes cutting hair with a scissors rather than shaving can help. Avoiding a really close shave may help - shaving with the grain instead of against it, and not repeatedly going over the same area with a razor. A topical antibiotic, like prescription 1% Clindamycin might also help. ...Read more
May never regrow: As a young doctor in the emergency room, i was taught to never shave eyebrows as they won't grow back. ...Read more
Plant seeds...: You can "tell" a teen anything til you are blue in the face....Demanding seldom works...Does it work for you? Repeating things over and over and being a role model...Lead by example work. They do listen. Also set boundaries and be clear. In our house it was simple- anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe was simply not tolerated and there were swift consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be gentle: Good nutrition is paramount. Avoid habits that damage the ends, such as color treatments, heat (blow dryer, straightening iron, curling iron, etc.), excessive use of bands or elastics (which can break strands), and aggressive combing/brushing. Regular trims help keep split ends to a minimum and keep hair healthier as it grows out. Use an appropriate shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my hair takes to long to grow what's a good home remedy or product to increase the speed of growth?
Not to ^ speed: 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
Please explain process of how some meds can cause hair loss? What exactly do the meds do to the body or hair follicles?
Quick dividing cells: Rapidly dividing cells are sometimes impacted with medications that tried to stop cells that are replicating inappropriately, such as medicines used to treat cancer. That's why cancer patients suffer with hair loss and also with problems with their gastrointestinal tract, because those organs are turning over rapidly and are impacted with chemotherapy. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
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