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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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White Hair (Overview)

White hair lacks pigmentation, and usually starts in middle adulthood.


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What causes white hair / baldness?

What causes white hair / baldness?

Genetics: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) can also cause hair loss or gray/discolored hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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White Hair (Overview)

White hair lacks pigmentation, and usually starts in middle adulthood.


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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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Is it true plucking a white hair will grow two more in its place?

Pluck 1; Grow only 1: Easy enough to find out by plucking one and waiting a few days to find out that plucking one hair will result in the hair follicle to replace the hair with another single hair. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of white hairs that are growing on head rapidly. I'm 25 years old male. Why I am getting white hair in this early age? Pls. help.

How do I get rid of white hairs that are growing on head rapidly. I'm 25 years old male. Why I am getting white hair in this early age? Pls. help.

Some things: There are a few reported readily reversible causes like B12 deficiency and thyroid disease that can be readily tested for. There are some other less common causes like pigment diseases(think vitiligo), but again, these are rare. It's more likely that this is genetic. But you can do some things to help avoid worsening things, like avoid smoking and harsh chemical hair products. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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What is the 'formula' or drug to prevent gray hair?

One sure way is to : Go bald or shave your head, but there is no medical treatment for stopping grey hair. Cosmetologists and stylists own this industry. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Gray Hair (Definition)

Gray hair is a clinical finding in which a person's hair is gray. This ...Read more