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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?

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

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How to know that hairs are falling down or breaking down.

How to know that hairs are falling down or breaking down.

U R 2 young 2 post: Please refer to your pediatrician. You can post questions when you are 17 years old. ...Read more

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If i wear ponytail for exercise and bed, will hair break off?

If i wear ponytail for exercise and bed, will hair break off?

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

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Will my hair break if I use curling iron?

Will my hair break if I use curling iron?

Curling irons: Too mcuh hea tcan damage hair shafts. If yo do it right u hsould nto break them. I have never used a curling iron in my life and my hair is anturally curly and jsut curlign wiht fingers after good conditining has been good enough for me. ...Read more

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My hair breaks off at the front and looks silly do you know what this is.?

My hair breaks off at the front and looks silly do you know what this is.?

Hormone changes: Sometimes with hormone abnormalities your hair can become brittle or you may have early signs of alopecia. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hairfall? My hairs are very thin...and they break from the roots.

How can I stop my hairfall? My hairs are very thin...and they break from the roots.

Thyroid Deficiency: This type of hair loss can be associated with a deficiency of the thyroid gland, hypothyroidism. A simple blood test can determine if your thyroid gland is not as active as it should be. ...Read more

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How do I break this habit of pulling hairs on the side of my chin? Could I have trichotillomania?

How do I break this habit of pulling hairs on the side of my chin? Could I have trichotillomania?

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

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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 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.

See your PCP: See your pcp to rule out anything physical going on. Your further steps will depend upon what's happening with you medically. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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