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Will Taking Acidophilus Help Promote Hair Growth
It is safe: Biotin or vitamin b7 is water soluble vitamin and it is promoted for hair growth by some and its effect on hair growth is variable and 500mcgm dose daily is safe to take. ...Read more
No: There are no simple vitamin therapies like that to promote hair growth, although many salesmen will gladly sell you stuff to "make your hair grow". ...Read more
Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin which is very important for healthy hair growth. However, Folic Acid does not promote new hair growth on its own; its benefits can be enjoyed along with the other forms of b vitamins to encourage health hair growth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to change in hair color. ...Read more
Thirty five yr old female. Was using Clobetasol solution (hair ls). Too strong. Is the ointment better? Promote hair growth?
My hair is becoming very thin and damaged, and it has very slow growth. I'm wondering the cause of this? Is there anything to promote hair growth?
Biotin: Biotin is a vitamin b component that provides your body with vitamins and nutrients needed to allow your hair and even your nails to grow strong and fast. It boosts your metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins that are needed for thick hair and increased growth. ...Read more
Does putting on foundation everyday cause darkening of the face and promote hair growth? I'm beginning to get facial hair aswellas darkening areas. Help!
Biotin & Zinc: There are many supplements that touted to promote hair growth. However, most have not been shown to do what they are claiming. Fortunately, there are a couple supplements that do appear to make a difference. Taking biotin (a B vitamin) in doses from 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcg daily and Zinc 25 - 50mg daily can, over time, improve the growth rate, thickness and strength of your hair and nails. ...Read more
No such thing: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is natural. So is lead and cyanide. You want to know what is effective and safe and affordable. First you need a diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile there is no harm in a try of (generic rogaine) minoxidil. It costs $4 a month. Only after religious use twice a day for 3 months can you see a result. If you like the result, continue forever to continue the. ...Read more
Mow your grass: No matter how you shave it does not effect hair growth. Mowing a lawn cuts a living blade of grass and effects its growth. Razing your beard is cutting a dead tissue. Anyway, why would anyone want more hair on his face if he is only planning to shave it off??? I have been shaving for 60 years and I wish I had all that time for something else! ...Read more
Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?
Alopecia, steroids: Topical steroids such as this will help in certain cases of alopecia, such as alopecia areata or if inflammation of the scalp is present. In many cases however they will not induce regrowth. The cause of the alopecia must be established first by a dermatologist, as then any treatment advise can be specific. ...Read more
Weigh-lifting /Hair: According to upi. Com, researchers at rogers medical group, a hair-replacement clinic in the united kingdom, found that increased testosterone levels caused by weight-lifting can lead to balding. According to their research, women who lift weights are prone to hair loss as well. ...Read more
Not aware of this: I've not heard that this is effective ...Read more
No: Shaving hair on one part of the body doesn't make hair on the other parts grow any faster or more then it normally would. ...Read more
How to promote healthy hair growth I feel it has something related to blood circulation in my case.
Healthy 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 (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts) & vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more
Can low level laser therapy promote hair growth? I am willing to use it even if it is minimal - what hairmax claims - 20 hairs per sq CM or even less.
I don't know of any: Studies that show this. Theoretically, this could increase blood flow to the scalp (already has a great blood supply). But most hair loss in men is genetically programmed, &/or related to testosterone's negative effect on the hair follicle. Minoxidil/rogaine blocks this, so can sometimes help. I'd try it first. It won't give you a lot of hair & you have to keep using it. ...Read more
It is not indicated: It is only approved for pattern alopecia of the scalp. ...Read more
Taking 3 hair skin nail pills a day, and a woman's multi vitamin, hair is very thin, I am 22, what else can I take to promote healthy hair growth?
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