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Why Is My Naturaly Curly Hair Losing Its Curl
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
Might wish to: Consult with a beautician for this question. Take care. ...Read more
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
I had thick curly hair until I was 11 now em 18. They started to fall and now they r thin and white and they never ever grow long. Please I need help?
White hair in young people might have different reason.
Please talk to pcp. ...Read more
Best to consult: With beautician for this one.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Will cutting my 2-year old's hair very short improve the health and thickness of the hair? She has thin curly hair.
No: That's a myth. Don't you love those fine silky locks? ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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
I think a visit to a hair stylist would be best for now!
Please let me know how it goes! ...Read more
I have normal curly hair but I cannot seem to find a shampoo that doesn't make them oily or dry them. What should I use?
I have long and curly hair I constantly straighten it but I think I burnt the hair really close to my scalp will my hair stop growing?
No: But some hairs may be broken. Hair remaining after a break will be shorter but will continue to grow at 1cm per month. ...Read more
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
I'm 18 I use to have long curly hair.2 yrs ago I straightened & dyed it a lot but I stoppd everything long ago, only got thick. Wat can make it grow?
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?
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
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 am 18 and my hair started thinning about 5 years ago. I use to have thick curly hair but not its thin. I am naturally anemic is that why?
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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