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Why Is My Hair Breaking And Falling Out
My hair is very weak, falls and breaks a lot, i'm 24 and I have some grey hair already, why? And what can I do to make my hair healthy and strong again?
Few thoughts: There are entire books written on hair loss but a few thoughts without seeing you: take biotin (order from a company called elon), if you are iron deficient (i check ferritin levels), recommend otc iron with 500 mg vitamin c 3-5 times a week. Also, have your thyroid and ANA (lupus test) checked. A study showed that a small handful of almonds a day can delay grey hair. Avoid heat and chemicals. ...Read more
U R 2 young 2 post: Please refer to your pediatrician. You can post questions when you are 17 years old. ...Read more
Some: It depends on how tight you pull it back, the type of hair device you use & the health of your hair. Pulling too tight can pull hair out at the root. Using a rubber band or something that sticks to the hair can break the hair shaft with friction especially if you lay on it. Dry or over-processed hair is more susceptable to both. Be gentle with hair & you shouldn't have much trouble. ...Read more
Could be: Repetitively pulling hair without being able to stop is a simple definition of trichotillomania - but it may be a simple nervous habit that may respond to behavioral or other interventions. If it is causing infections, problems in functioning, problems with others, etc, certainly seekign a psychological or psychiatric consultation for diagnosis would be appropriate. ...Read more
My hair used to be really thick. But now it's really thin and i'm getting bad break outs.. What's wrong? I think it's anxiety.
My hair hasn't grown at all in 3 years. I tried biotin and it didn't work and made me break out. How do I make my hair grow? And fast
Dermatologist: Visit a dermatologist who will evaluate your hair situation and order any advisable tests such as thyroid function. If no medical problems are uncovered and no specific treatment is needed, see a skilled hairdresser who will advise you about your current hair situation and its proper care. ...Read more
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