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Why Isnt My Hair Growing
My hair isn't growing it's been like this for a couple years now help!! Please. Short hair is not attractive.
Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more
Hair growth: Hair grows at a rate of approximately one-half inch each month or 6 inches in a year. However, growth will vary from person to person and may be less where there are certain factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, malnutrition or hormonal imbalances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unless a person has some serious nutrient deficiency (very unlikely in the U.S.) taking additional vitamins, fish oil, folic acid, or biotin at the usual recommended supplement doses will lead to hair growth at about 1mm every couple of days, or about half an inch a month . . . Which is the same hair growth rate as in people not taking the supplements! ...Read more
Alopecia: Two drugs commonly used for treatment of male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) are Finasteride (propecia), and topical minoxidil. In women with this condition, sometimes spironolactone is added if Minoxidil alone doesn't work. There are also surgical therapies and light/laser therapies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more
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