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Doctor insights on: Why Is My Naturaly Curly Hair Losing Its Curl

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How to take care of curly hair?

How to take care of curly hair?

Embrace it!: It always seem people with curly hair want straight hair and those with straight want curly. If you really want straight hair, there are some straighteners you can use. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I tame frizzy/curly hair?

How can I tame frizzy/curly hair?

Please go: To a cosmetic or hair maintenance forum for this non medical question ...Read more

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I really don't like my curly hair so much that I want to shave it off?

I really don't like my curly hair so much that I want to shave it off?

Why do you ask?: Curly hair is a turn-on for lots of people, and it's what nature gave you. Trust me also that people who like you for WHO you are and what you are able to do also find your distinctively curly hair to be one of your (hopefully many) endearing features. Talk with a couple of people. Ask a beautician about straighteners. If this is an obsession ask your doctor for possible mind Rx. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really curly hair but it won't seem to grow past my shoulders, any tips or advise?

What to do if I have really curly hair but it won't seem to grow past my shoulders, any tips or advise?

Healthy lifestyle: 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

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What natural oil is the best for curly hair?

What natural oil is the best for curly hair?

Have you: Tried coconut?! it is great for dry hair. You can massage it in at night then wash it out in the morning! ...Read more

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Is there any way to make curly hair straight?

Is there any way to make curly hair straight?

A hair iron: Other than the usual hair flattening iron there is no medical way to straighten hair. The hair is a keratin protein, the same stuff that your nails are, that is inert (dead) once it leaves the skin layer. ...Read more

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My curly hair is no longer healthy and has become straight. How can I get the curls back?

My curly hair is no longer healthy and has become straight. How can I get the curls back?

You cannot: Hair is either curly or straight and that begins from the "root". There is nothing you can do to permanently change how it grows in. Hormones and age affect hair changes. ...Read more

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What is the most effective shampoos/products for curly hair?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Any tips to help grow longer African American female natural curly hair.

Any tips to help grow longer African American female natural curly hair.

Straighteners: You can try to straighten and moisturizer the hair bust remember the hair is brittle and very Curley so it easily breaks off to try to prevent this use oils and conditioners prior to straightening. The hair saloons have excellent products and can also do the straightening for you safely protecting the hair ...Read more

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What products are effective for curly hair growth. My hair won't grow past my shoulders. Although it use to half a year ago. What is or isn't safe?

What products are effective for curly hair growth. My hair won't grow past my shoulders. Although it use to half a year ago. What is or isn't safe?

Hir Legnth: Hair is genetically meant to be a certain length. When hair grows longer than shoulder length, you have been lucky. Additionally, hair stays on the scalp for 5 to 7 years. Consider all the combing, brushing, and blow drying that contributes to hair breakage. ...Read more

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My grandson has very curly hair but it is fine. His mom lets it grow out to 5 inches. Can that pull on the shaft eventually make his hair less curly?

My grandson has very curly hair but it is fine. His mom lets it grow out to 5 inches. Can that pull on the shaft eventually make his hair less curly?

Absolutely not!!!: The features of hair curliness are triggered by complex genetic factors and are specific to the child/hair. Leave it alone and it will do what it was destined to do. ...Read more

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Is your hair texture permanent? I've always had curly hair, will it always be curly and never change since the follicle shape is what makes it curly?

Hair: Usually yes, although it might change with age especially very straight hair might start to have some waves in adulthood, and strong hair might become brittle in old age. Though, you may go to artificial ways to change you hair texture and it is durable for a few months, but costy. ...Read more

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I've always had thin curly hair, but now I just see my scalp through strands of hair and it's becoming more and more noticeable. What do I do. F 22y.o?

I've always had thin curly hair, but now I just see my scalp through strands of hair and it's becoming more and more noticeable. What do I do. F 22y.o?

Alopecia: Alopecia is medical term for hair loss, for which there are many causes. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/con-20027666 then go see your Family Doc and Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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My hair is short and is not growing longer since last 4 years. Recently I started facing hair fall problems also. I am 19 years old. I have curly hair.

My hair is short and is not growing longer since last 4 years. Recently I started facing hair fall problems also. I am 19 years old. I have curly hair.

Hair short...: In a 19 year old, likely causes of altered hair growth include nutritional deficiency, iron deficiency, and hypothyroidism. Your doctor should perform an evaluation on you. ...Read more

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I have curly hair and get razor bumps a lot on the back of my neck only! How can I prevent these hairs from curling up?

I have curly hair and get razor bumps a lot on the back of my neck only! How can I prevent these hairs from curling up?

Laser Treatment: It may seem more involved than what you were looking for, but laser hair removal would like allow those troublesome hairs to removed permanently. ...Read more

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What brand of shampoo & conditioner should a 13 year old girl with short curly hair (that goes down to her shoulders) be using?

What brand of shampoo & conditioner should a 13 year old girl with short curly hair (that goes down to her shoulders) be using?

Any kind for curly: Any kind that says for curly hair and moisturizing if her hair is dry or smoothing if it is frizzy. Using a detangler or leave-in conditioner will help with styling. ...Read more

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I'm a black man with very short, curly hair, using minoxidil. After I apply minx, I need to brush my hair which removes the minox. What can I do?

I'm a black man with very short, curly hair, using minoxidil. After I apply minx, I need to brush my hair which removes the minox. What can I do?

Minoxidil use: Minoxidil works on the scalp, not the hair. Massage in gently to the scalp in needed areas and just leave it.
You might also try concurrent use of Propecia (finasteride) to help prevent hair loss. ...Read more

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Curly hair is getting thinner, falling a whole lot more than usual, oily scalp no matter what shampoo I use. Could it be antidepressant side effect or?

Curly hair is getting thinner, falling a whole lot more than usual, oily scalp no matter what shampoo I use. Could it be antidepressant side effect or?

Not typical: While the list of side effects from anti-depressants is long enough, hair problems is not a frequently reported. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) comes to mind as a potential cause of this. A good Dermatologist should be able to help you sort this out; I recommend you make an appointment. ...Read more

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Losing 200 to 300 hairs a day? Should I be worried?

Losing 200 to 300 hairs a day? Should I be worried?

Yes: This sounds like telogen effluvium. You need to search for a cause with your physician's help. You may not find it, but he/she will probably want to run a few checked for treatable underlying illness. ...Read more

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My wife loses a lot of hair?

My wife loses a lot of hair?

Hair loss: We all lose hair all the time as not all of our hair follicles are active. Women with thick hair may seemingly lose alot. It is not concerning unless it dramatically changes or there is thinning. In that case see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is straitening the hair will lose it?

Is straitening the hair will lose it?

It may: Hair loss can be due to many causes. Hair cells are one of the fastest dividing cells in our body. Genetics, our health and nutrient status may reflect on the hair growth. In addition, outside stressors such as heat due to ironing of the hair, use of chemicals (e.g., 'keratin treatment"), or pulling hair tight into a pony tail (so called "traction alopecia'), may precipitate hair loss. ...Read more

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Why I m losing my hair?

Why I m losing my hair?

Male Pattern Balding: I don;t have much information on your medical history. But, if your thyroid is working well and you do not have a fungal infection in your scalp, then this very well could be genetics. ...Read more

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Why am I losing my hair?

Why am I losing my hair?

Many possibilities: There can be many causes of hair loss. In a young otherwise healthy woman some of the more common causes are thyroid and nutritional. See your doctor to discuss proper testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I losing my hair?

Why am I losing my hair?

Many reasons: Male pattern baldness is to be expected especially if you're a hairy-chested man; otherwise, seek a cause. Telogen effluvium (trivial) is patchy hair loss especially when you're stressed. Hypothyroidism (very serious) makes hair brittle and prone to fall out. There are a huge number of different posibilities. A physician's office visit is definitely in order. Good luck & thanks for asking. ...Read more

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How can I stop losing my hair?

How can I stop losing my hair?

Depends on cause: For most common kind, androgenetic alopecia, can try over the counter product called rogaine, (minoxidil) or a prescription rx called propecia, each of which can be partly helpful, but are unlikely to result in full restoration of hair. There are cosmetic procedures (ex. Hair transplant) that you could talk with a dermatologist about. Wigs & hats are an option. Or you could just "go with it". C ur doc 4 eval. ...Read more

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How can I keep from losing my hair?

How can I keep from losing my hair?

Age and other factor: Work up from a medical doctor is needed to know the cause. ...Read more

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Can you lose your hair from dying it purple?

Bleaching.: The bleaching process prior to dyeing it can damage your hair/ scalp. Frequent bleachings or prolonged bleaching can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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How does chemotherapy make you lose your hair?

How does chemotherapy make you lose your hair?

Stops their producti: Chemotherapy stops production of many cells which are normally produced daily. In the case of hair a break in the stem of the hair results as the old hair grow outwards and there is no new hair production for several days following chemotherapy. So the older hair start falling after 3-4 weeks of starting chemotherapy (in most cases, but some chemo drugs spare the hair entirely). ...Read more