What Is Hair Loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take Minoxidil supplements to help cure hair loss?
    I'm having hair loss. And I'm only 29 years old. My father (66yrs old) has thing hair but he is not bald or suffer from male pattern baldness. I'm planning to take minoxidil.

    • ANSWER:
      MANY SHAMPOOS RESULT IN HAIR LOSS as they have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.
      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers). You can contact him.
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles (Should have quite stiff bristles and be a non cushioned brush). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 100/120 strokes at beginning and gradually build up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots- and prevent hair growth.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger.
      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.
      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar soaps in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and a teenage nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  2. QUESTION:
    What are my chances of having hereditary hair loss?
    My grandfather on my mother's side suffered from hair loss by the age of 26, and so did my 2 uncles. My mother has not had any hair loss, and neither has my father (and anyone on his side). What are my chances of balding? I am rather attached to my hair...
    I am 16 at the moment, i have a full head of hair and there is no sign of any sort of hair problems... What are the chances? Fractions? Percentages?

    • ANSWER:
      Well men who's fathers experience hair loss have a fifty percent chance of also experiencing hair loss but for girls it is much less likely. Since only your grandfather and uncles have experienced it you probably will not prematurely bald. Don't worry:)

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best shampoo for women that cures hair loss and facilitates new hair growth?
    The shampoo is for my mother, who is 48 years old, and she never suffered from hair loss before but right now her hair is falling off pretty rapidly. She hasn't altered her usual diet in anyway, and she makes sure to get planty of protein and takes her iron and zinc supplements.

    So, which shampoo would be best to stop the loss and facilitate new hair growth?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoos, conditioners and other hair products are a main cause of hair and scalp damage and hair loss. Do a Google ''John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo: Skin Deep Database" and you will see that the shampoo (recommended in one of the other answers) was found to have seriously hair, skin and health harming ingredients. Also the shampoos suggested in another answer - "Tresemme'' and '' Herbal Essences'' were also found in Skin Deep Database tests to have hair and health harming ingredients.
      The Database lists brands of shampoos and other hair products that were found in tests to contain no harmful ingredients. They are the ones you should buy.
      Just switching to a totally safe shampoo will certainly stop the loss and avoid further harm. However from personal experience I learned that shampoo harmful ingredients not only cause hair loss but cause the hair ducts to be blocked and thus prevent regrowth. It happened to me in my early twenties and the only way I found to unblock them and get new growth was to massage with pure natural oils (extra virgin olive oil or coconut or almond are good) into scalp and then brush with a palm held pure boar bristle hair brush (1/2'' long bristles). You can see them on Amazon. See more detailed information in this question/answer. "Am I going to go bald?"asked by Douglas
      My hair quickly and fully regrew and I have have a full head of healthy and well anchored hair many years later. Please do try it and you WILL get the same healing of scalp damage and new growth as i did.

  4. QUESTION:
    What would a man think when he sees his wife experience hair loss?
    Degenerative hair loss.
    @Sarrain: You will make a girl really happy one day. Just thought I should tell you that. :)

    • ANSWER:
      If the hair loss is from her head, then I'm finding a new wife.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the connection between endometriosis and hair loss?
    Is there a possible connection between endometriosis and hair loss? What's the solution to these problems? The doctor prescribed birth control pills, but it made me feel depressed. Now what?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know there is no link between endo and hair loss, except that both involve hormones and hormone problems, albeit different kinds of hormones. I'm definitely not an expert, though.
      Have you looked into or heard of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)? That DOES cause hair loss. See http://www.pcosupport.org/medical/whatis.php
      If you've been diagnosed with endo I highly recommend doing a ton of research to learn as much about it as you can. The Endometriosis Association, at http://www.endometriosisassn.org/, is an excellent place to start.

  6. QUESTION:
    How common is hair loss when going on the pill or NuvaRing?
    I saw that a side effect is hair loss..
    I have thick hair and I'm black[if that has anything to deal with it]...Would it be likely for me to lose hair? If so, how much?

    • ANSWER:
      Female hair loss can also be triggered by birth control medications, certain prescription drugs.

      Birth control medications can unnaturally unbalance your hormone levels. And, when this happens, hair loss will occur. To prevent hair loss, you will either want to stop taking contraceptives or you can consult your doctor about it and get your doctor to recommend you a birth control pill brand that doesn't contribute to hair loss.

  7. QUESTION:
    What shampoos help hair loss that i can find at drug stores?
    I want to know what shampoos help hair loss that I can find at a close drug store like , Walgreen's, CVS or Rite Aid because Im really young.
    Im a teen who's loosing hair but not chunks but whenever I pass my fingers through my hair I tend to lose some hair. Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Nioxin is like a shampoo that helps with hair loss they sell it at hair solons or maybe at stores where they sell beauty products only
      Google it :-)

  8. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair loss and how can I regain my hair back where there is bald in the middle of the head?
    Why women always suffer from hair loss? What can be done to prevent that?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kinnixme,

      Hair loss is a very common problem among people. In most cases abnormal loosing of hair is a sign of health problems. What is abnormal loosing of hair? Do not panic if you loose from 50 to 100 hair per day – this is normal. If you clearly lose more or you see hairless spots on your head – see your doctor.

      So 50-100 strands of hair loss is totally normal and in limits, but if you still want to have stronger hair against hair loss, i advice you to check the following web page, where you can find recent best 10 shampoos that help you to recover from your hair loss problem and they are really great. The page ALSO has information about the possible reasons of hair loss.

      http://www.iknowhair.com/hair-loss-shampoo

      I advice you to give Nioxin a try. In the web page above you will also find some other information than just shampoos, such as how to prevent hair loss and what are the common reasons of it..

      Hope this can help you.

  9. QUESTION:
    Are there any real hair loss remedies or are they all crap?
    Just wondering if there are any real hair loss remedies that can stop hair loss and regrow hair. There are so many products out there, it’s hard to know what’s on the level. Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi David,

      You are right in saying that there are many products out there and that it's hard to tell what's on the level and what is fake. Medications like Rogaine and Propecia are known to be effective in helping stimulate hair regrowth. Also, other microsurgery options like our own can also craft new hairlines for individuals by harvesting and carefully implanting them into the affected areas.

      However, there are also other lower-cost and natural remedies one can use too to help stop hair loss. One is a balanced diet containing plenty of protein, vitamins (like B, C, & E) and nutrients like iron. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, lean healthy meats, fish, legumes, nuts, unsaturated fats, and water will in combination supply your body with the raw nutrients it needs for hair health. Vitamin supplements can also help.

      Natural oils like rosemary, jojoba, basil, and lavender applied to the scalp are also known to help repair hair loss damage and promote healthy blood circulation to the scalp, which keeps follicles healthy too. I hope this helps out :-)

  10. QUESTION:
    What kind of hot oil for home remedies for hair loss?
    I've read a lot of home remedies to help cure hair loss and in most of the mixtures there is "Hot oil" but they don't mention what kind of hot oil exactly? so what are the options?
    I've read too that hair goes through stages and the last is "falling out", how long does this stage last exactly?

    • ANSWER:

      You can use any oil of your choice , you try this remedy. Daily application of refined coconut oil, mixed with lime juice on the hair, prevents hair loss and lengthens it. Check out http://usefulinfo-hairloss.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  11. QUESTION:
    What could it mean if I am experiencing hair loss as side effect of medicine?
    Hair loss is listed in the side effects for the medicine amitriptyline that I am taking. I was just wondering what could cause it. The sheet that I received with it said to consult doctor if you experience hair loss. I'm not, like, losing chunks or anything, but I keep finding a lot more hair all over the house. And when I am in the shower there is a lot more hair falling out when I run my fingers thourgh is and wash it.

    • ANSWER:
      we lose hair naturally all the time, so it could be you are just noticing it more because you read the label. When they talk about hair loss as a side effect, they are talking about alopecia, massive loss resulting in bald spots etc. If that is not occurring, then I wouldn't worry too much about it.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can hair loss be reversed from excess carbohydrate consumption?
    When you eat too many refined carbohydrates, you body takes an insulin hit. This can cause hair to weaken and fall out, which is my case.

    Does anyone know if hair loss from insulin spikes (from processed carbs) can be reversed though diet and exercise? My hair has really thinned out, and my hairline is starting to recede. I know it could be genetics, but I have a strong feeling that it's from my poor diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Poor diet is definitely one cause of hair loss. Stress and anxiety is another big one. The actual main reason is a build up of DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

      There are natural DHT blockers available like Saw Palmetto. But to really reverse hair loss you need to lower the DHT level on your scalp and use a product with Minoxidil in it.

      Provillus is a popular one and they have a lot more information on their website about hair loss. You might check it out. They give away free trials too.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it worth using Monoxidil and can it make hair loss accelerate?
    I have minor hair loss near the scalp and middle. I am 23 and my dad is almost fully bald and it started when he was around my age. Mom's dad just had receding hair line and minor hair loss which is what I have. Should I take monoxidil and if so it is possible that if I take it for 3-12 months and stop using for any reason, could it actually accelerate hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Minoxidil can work and it will NOT make your hair loss worse (you may experience a change for a while because hair may change its cycle, but in 6 months you should have more hair than before). If you stop the hair will slowly fall off again, just like before.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can a hair loss doctor determine exactly why someone is losing their hair?
    My hair is thinning very slightly. I'm 29. I would like to know if a hair loss doctor is capable of narrowing down EXACTLY what is causing this change.

    I'm doing all I can to stop and/or reverse this.

    • ANSWER:
      There are different causes for hair loss.

      1. Heredity. If you are a man, you might be experiencing the beginning of balding. It does begin in your 20's.

      2. Health. If there is an illness, it may affect your hair and cause hair loss.

      3. Stress. Stress can be a contributing factor to hair loss. Many people experience a degree of hair loss due to stress.

      The doctor will ask you questions and will be able to determine the root cause of your hair loss and then recommend a treatment plan.

  15. QUESTION:
    What cure can you offer for premature hair loss in women?
    The hair loss is from the front, which makes it more embarassing to hide.

    • ANSWER:
      Try boiling dry pieces of indian gooseberry (embilica officialis) with coconut oil and using the mixture as hair oil. Lettuce juice is also a less-known but equally effective solution.

      Stress and hormonal imbalance are the prominent causes of hair loss in women -- Try to relax and meditate. Ensure that your diet contains adequate vitamin B6 and that you eat whole grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs (rich in proteins) and oily fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (great way to increase hair quality).

      Also, massage your scalp vigorously as the resulting heat increases blood supply to the root hairs and stimulates the nerves. Lastly, take a good look at the shampoos and chemicals you use on your hair. Sometimes, these are the first culprits.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural way to protect your hair loss while chemotherapy?
    My mummy is suffering from breast cancer and due to chemotherapy she is facing hair loss so how to naturally protect hair loss

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. There are a few methods that are currently being studied, such as scalp cooling and minoxidil (Rogaine).

      Scalp cooling is thought to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy sessions by cooling the temperature of the scalp. Cooling is achieved by wearing a cooling cap, ice packs, or other cooling methods. Some scalp cooling studies have found some success, however, many patients found the caps gave them headaches and were uncomfortable.

      Some patients turn to products like minoxidil to prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss, but find little success. Minoxidil has been found to have little effect on preventing hair loss during chemotherapy.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for B complex pills to prevent hair loss?
    I've been losing much hair recently and I found out that I should take vitamins to stop hair loss. I've been taking B complex pills for two weeks now and my hair is still falling out as much as it did before i started taking it.
    Does it take more time to start working?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, there's no hard evidence that Vitamin B can stop hair loss. HTH

  18. QUESTION:
    What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline?
    I've noticed my hairline has been receding slowly. What hair-loss product would you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      7 tips to help you slow down hair loss. ... and Balance Point Multivitamin to help fulfill my daily nutritional needs." ... Often times the body will show poor health in the hair follicles and finger nails ... Read our reviews of hair loss products to find out how to naturally help slow down a receding hairline. Many men and women want to learn how to stop receding hairline but they don't know what to do first. ... If you start to block the DHT you will slow down your hair loss and you

  19. QUESTION:
    Can a starting a vegetarian diet cause hair loss or hormonal changes?
    I have been on a vegetarian diet for 4 months now. I have been experiencing hair loss and fluctuations in my menstrual cycle. Can someone please give me some kind explanation and/or advice on what to do?
    PS I have been taking multi-vitamins and they haven't worked to keep my hair from falling out. I recently started prenatal vitamins in the hopes of better prevention towards the hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are not anemic and are eating a balanced varied diet then you should be perfectly fine.
      A vegetarian diet does not equal hair loss or menstrual cycle issues.
      A multi-vitamin and a prenatal vitamin both do not help with, or cause, hair loss.
      Talk to a doctor!
      You clearly have a medical issue(s) going on - and it is not from your diet.

  20. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss and how it can be treated naturally?
    What causes hair loss and how it can be treated naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      hair loss can be caused by a number of things from genetic passing on to use of chemicals that damage hair. the best natural treatment that i found useful are herbal products available at this site. good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    what are the causes of hair loss, and can hair loss be avoided or prevented?
    Well, i know hair loss is not a disease, but i just discover that many people don't feel free when they discover that they are lossing hairs from the top of their heads. Does this always lead to baldness? Can anything be said or done about this issue, if yes, what is it ?

    • ANSWER:
      read this:
      FALLING HAIR -

      Does your hair fall a lot? Don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of people from all around the world suffer from dry, brittle and weak hair. Some of the possible reasons for falling hair are:

      Tension
      Too much work
      Illness
      Poor diet
      Over-exposure to the sun
      Perming
      Amateur bleaching
      Too frequent and inexpert use of tints, rinses or other colourants

      Here is what you can do to prevent hair fall

      Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.

      Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

      A high protein diet with plenty of fruits, green vegetables and dairy products is a must.

      Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.

      Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the conditioner thoroughly, otherwise residue build-up will cause your hair to look limp and dull.

      Know your vitamins! IRON is important for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach has a good iron content, so gulp it down!

      ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying. Eat adequate zinc rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency, which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of zinc containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, wholegrain flour are rich in zinc.

      A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of colour and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, colour and thickness.

      VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

      VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch from refined flours to wholemeal and wheatgerm, eggs, vegetable oil.

      COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.

      Homemade remedies for preventing hair fall:

      Apply almond oil on scalp and massage.
      Grind fenugreek seeds in water and apply on your scalp. Wash off after 40 minutes. Do this every morning for a month ¡V if it suits you! Remember, different treatments suit different types of hair.
      Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel around your scalp so it gets absorbed into the hair. Do this twice a week for healthy, shiny hair.
      Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.

      Quick Hair Care Conditioner

      Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into your scalp. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.

      Honey Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.

      Alcohol Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy. Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.

      Your hair is a vital beauty asset, requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy hair will be yours

      ESSENTIALS FOR FALLING HAIR -

      Does your hair fall often Arm yourself with these tools to combat hair fall.

      Wide-toothed comb

      Get yourself a wide-toothed comb. This is probably one of the most important yet underutilized of all hair tools. A wide-toothed comb helps you distribute conditioner evenly all over your hair while shampooing and conditioning. In addition, it also helps get rid of knots smoothly.

      The best time to get rid of knots is during conditioning. Apply conditioner and run a wide toothed comb gently through your hair.

      While untangling dry hair, do so in sections. Take one section at a time, and first, untangle the ends of your hair. Do so slowly, and don?t pull unless you want your hair to fall out in clumps or break.

      Don?t wait for the last minute before detangling your hair. Every night, while sitting in front of the television, run a wide toothed comb gently through your hair, until you have untangled it completely. Do this every night, and you will notice that your hair remains free from tangles.

      Leave-in conditioner
      Dry hair tends to tangle easily, and, needless to say, causes it to break. Make sure your hair is never devoid of moisture by always keeping a bottle of leave-in conditioner handy. The next time you feel your hair is dry and rough to the touch, simply rub a dollop of leave-in conditioner between your palms, and apply it to your hair. Comb through with your wide toothed comb. Your hair will be instantly rejuvenated and moisturized. Gradually, the texture will also improve. This is a must if you blow dry your hair regularly, or if it is chemically treated. Such hair constantly craves moisture, so get yourself a bottle of leave-in conditioner.

      Oil
      Olive, almond and coconut oils are all excellent for the hair. While you could apply oil as an alternative to leave-in conditioner, oil tends to make your hair sticky, and you cannot style your hair well after applying oil. Your only alternative would then be to tie up your hair. For better results with oil, apply just a few drops immediately after washing your hair, when your hair is still dripping wet. Oil doesn?t penetrate the strands as easily as leave-in conditioner does though. Nothing beats a hot oil massage followed by a steam treatment, as the steam helps the oil penetrate the hair strands, strengthening them and curtailing hair fall.

      Egg
      Egg is great for the hair ? there are no two ways about it! True, it causes a tremendous stink in the bathroom, and your hair may let off an ?eggy? smell, but the results are instantaneous and worth it! Egg strengthens your hair almost immediately, and the egg yolk leaves your hair shining. Whip an egg with two tablespoons of olive oil and apply it to your hair. Wash off after half an hour. Make sure you wash off with cold water though, or the egg will start cooking in your hair, and would be harder to take off! Use a scented shampoo to counter the smell of egg in your hair, and follow up with a leave-in conditioner. Do this for a month, and you will be amazed by the change in your hair texture and the reduction in hair fall.

  22. QUESTION:
    What do you do to prevent Hair Loss with women?
    My mum has got over active thyroid, and one of the effects of this, is hair loss. She's not too happy about this, and can do with whatever help and advice she can get. Are there any home remedies/medicines/cures to stop hair loss. Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tell your mother to go see her GP and ask to be referred to a Tricoligist (hair loss specialist). This happened to me years ago, after the birth of my second child.

  23. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss on a cats back and tail?
    My cat has a significant amount of hair loss down his back and part of his tail in a straight line. What is causing this to happen? How can it be treated/

    • ANSWER:
      There are many diseases and conditions which can cause a cat to lose hair. Some of these may be considered normal, others can indicate a serious disease is present. Most of the conditions which result in hair loss are included in the table below, though some of them may be rare. This extensive list helps you understand why a quick diagnosis may be difficult to make, and various diagnostic tests may need to be performed. The most common conditions causing hair loss are color-coded gray in the table (some may be more common in certain geographical areas).

  24. QUESTION:
    What are good anti hair loss treatment products for african hair?
    I have relaxed hair that used to be long, healthy and strong. Since I've recovered from thyroid disease, my hair's been thinning and falling, not too drastically but it's growing super slowly. I eat healthy, drink lots of water and stopped wearing extensions. What are good hair treatment for hair loss? I heard René Furterer bulbs were good but do you have good suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Most hair loss treatments can be brought over the counter. Some of them can be very expensive. But you can save a lot of money by considering natural hair loss treatments over these costly remedies. While there is no sure fire way of getting all your hair back, there are ways of stopping the balding process and regaining some of your hair naturally. Consider these natural hair loss treatments before buying those expensive medications.

      Onion bulbs - With onion bulbs, there is no need to hunt down exotic ingredients for healthier hair and scalp. This can be found in most kitchens and can help with hair loss problems. When using onions for hair loss treatments, simply rub the juice directly to the hair and let sit for up to 1 hour. This will help in boosting hair growth as well as making hair strands stronger.

      Cayenne Pepper - Applying cayenne pepper to the scalp stimulates hair follicles and blood circulation. You can make cayenne pepper paste by mixing it with some water. Apply to your hair directly and let sit for 30 minutes. This will help in hair re-growth.

      Soy - Soy is a good source of isoflavone which are said to have anti-oxidant properties similar to Vitamin E. The use of soy for hair treatments averts hair loss.

      Jojoba Oil - Jojoba oil cleanses the scalp and helps stop the production of sebum. Too much sebum in the scalp leads to slow hair growth. It also contains anti-oxidants which prevents hair damage, rejuvenates and makes the scalp healthy. This is one of the most commonly used hair loss treatment ingredient.

      Pumpkin Seed - Lower DHT levels in the body naturally with pumpkin seed. These contain natural oils that stop hair thinning. They work by producing delta-7-sterine which inhibits DHT levels.

      Ginko Bilboa - Ginko Bilboa is an ancient Chinese remedy that spans generations. It is primarily used to regulate blood circulation. It is especially beneficial to the scalp as increased blood flow will help in hair re-growth and help maintain a healthy head of hair.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does postpartum hair loss usually last?
    I've been shedding since my little one was one month old. Huge clumps. She's now 5 months old and my hair loss doesn't seem to be slowing down. My hairline is extremely thin and scraggly. There's no way I could put my hair in a pony because the hairline is practically balding. Any insight would be much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Take multivitamins after consultation with your doctor. Take vitamin E and Vitamin B.If you are anemic you may need to take iron supplements. Check your diet. Eat a diet rich in protein. Apply egg and yogurt hair pack twice a week.You can expect to see the end of postpartum hair loss by the time your baby has first birthday.
      http://www.haircarecenter.org

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of both excessive hair loss and etching problem?
    having hair loss and etching, use dove daily care shampoo and conditioner, oil hair, do henna. but seems that there are no solutions for me. i'm getting frustrated really. plz help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,
      I had problems with hair loss until I discovered Provillus. I suffered from male pattern baldness which I unfortunately inherited from my dad. It started when I was just 16. I went through that painful process of wasting money and trying all sorts of different products including procerin and rogaine and I finally found provillus. Provillus helped me regrow my hair again, Its amazing. It contains the clinically tested ingredient approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair. Provillus is available for men and women. If you follow the link provided it will take you to the site where I get mine from. I re-ordered more the other day and I noticed that there are quite a few offers on the product at the moment which I unfortunately missed out on last time! Don’t waste time on the all those other products out there like I did, you might aswell just give your money to charity or something if your prepared to do that, trust me I know! It will change your life like it did mine. You will not be disappointed!

  27. QUESTION:
    How to treat and control the hair loss for male?
    is there any treatment for hair loss? i dont want to go to saloon treatment store. but i want to have natural treatment. like what should i eat? what should i use for cleaning my hair? how often should i wash my hair? how to make grow the loss hair back?

    im not bold yet but my hair started to fall bit by bit.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chiew how are you = D

      There are plenty of beauty tips and recipes to combat hair loss, however, this selection of tips summarizes the most effective and tested tips to help stop the decline and restore the hair. If adopted, have great potential for your hair loss problem, is past history.

      Tips to combat hair loss

      1. Do not expose your hair too much sun, beach, sea water or river, factors hindering the growth of hair.

      2. Avoid the use of gels, mousses and other commodity chemicals for hair beauty, and that encourage hair loss. Prefer natural products to care for your hair.

      3. Do not brush your hair because it could increase its downfall. Use combs with wide separations and keep the scalp clean, preventing the follicles are tapen, leading to hair loss.

      4. Do not abuse the use of hats or scarves, which prevent the oxygenation of your hair.

      5. Avoid the use of forceps, hooks and accessories to collect hair, because force and damage the hair.

      6. No vats of your hair with chemicals that cause hair loss.

      7. Avoid the use of dryers. Dry your hair, if possible, of course, in contact with air.

      8. Try to combat stress, to prevent the contraction of blood vessels that nourish the hair, leading to malnutrition of the scalp and increase hair loss.

      I hope this help in something.

      Have a nice day :)

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to prevent hair loss possibly regrow hair?
    I am currently taking 1/4 of a tablet of finasteride and have been for almost one year and am still seeing hair loss. I mostly see it on the top towards the back of the scalp but some in front also. If you know of a way to keep a full head of hair please answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Regrow Hair

      The majority of hair loss prevention products on the market do very little to regrow hair. At best, they slow down the process of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), and in many cases they don't even do that. Fortunately, there's an all-natural method for you to prevent further hair loss and to regrow hair--it's called Provillus.

      Provillus, an oral supplement, works to block DHT, a form of testosterone that is responsible for 95 percent of hair loss. It also works to stimulate the scalp and bring dead follicles back to life. You can use Provillus as a preventative tool, starting the program before hair loss becomes severe, or you can use it after DHT has already begun to take hold of your hair and scalp.

      Our Money-Back GuaranteeResults for people who have used leading chemical-based hair loss products are inconsistent. While some people will notice somewhat of a minor change, others will watch as their hair continues to fall out at the same rate. Provillus, on the other hand, has enjoyed consistently positive results by utilizing proven natural substances like saw palmetto, vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc to attack hair loss from all angles. Plus, because it's all-natural, you won't suffer the physical and sexual side effects that other hair regrowth products cause.

      When you order Provillus from us, it comes with a money back guarantee. If you are not pleased with the results you get from our product, you have six months to return it for a full refund. We are confident, though, that when you use our supplement, you will stop losing and start regrowing your hair.

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to prevent hair loss possibly regrow hair?
    I am currently taking 1/4 of a tablet of finasteride and have been for almost one year and am still seeing hair loss. I mostly see it on the top towards the back of the scalp but some in front also. If you know of a way to keep a full head of hair please answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Regrow Hair

      The majority of hair loss prevention products on the market do very little to regrow hair. At best, they slow down the process of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), and in many cases they don't even do that. Fortunately, there's an all-natural method for you to prevent further hair loss and to regrow hair--it's called Provillus.

      Provillus, an oral supplement, works to block DHT, a form of testosterone that is responsible for 95 percent of hair loss. It also works to stimulate the scalp and bring dead follicles back to life. You can use Provillus as a preventative tool, starting the program before hair loss becomes severe, or you can use it after DHT has already begun to take hold of your hair and scalp.

      Our Money-Back GuaranteeResults for people who have used leading chemical-based hair loss products are inconsistent. While some people will notice somewhat of a minor change, others will watch as their hair continues to fall out at the same rate. Provillus, on the other hand, has enjoyed consistently positive results by utilizing proven natural substances like saw palmetto, vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc to attack hair loss from all angles. Plus, because it's all-natural, you won't suffer the physical and sexual side effects that other hair regrowth products cause.

      When you order Provillus from us, it comes with a money back guarantee. If you are not pleased with the results you get from our product, you have six months to return it for a full refund. We are confident, though, that when you use our supplement, you will stop losing and start regrowing your hair.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can I reduce the chance of hair loss like how women reduce the chance of wrinkles?
    I read about a year ago women can reduce their chances of facial wrinkles by applying cream early before the wrinkles starts to develop.
    Can this apply to men too in terms of hair loss?
    Would any damage be done if I used products from Hair Club for Men right now to reduce the chances of hair loss later on?
    Does the Hair Club for Men work and is it obvious that a person is using their products?

    • ANSWER:
      You can! Find out what, when, why and HOW and your hair will improve by eliminating the 'cause'.

      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 7,430,000 results (0.15 seconds) Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 4,250,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      5. Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia 100% why you have hair loss.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

      Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

      > > > ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why is my hamster sleeping alot and why does it have hair loss?
    My hamster has been sleeping alot and has hair loss on her behind. Is this normal? I have heard that it might be beacause of age. She is about 1 1/2. How long do you think she has?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes considering her age, this is very normal. The hamster will also be less active, sleep more and be quieter. The hair loss is very normal for a 1.5 year old hamster.

  32. QUESTION:
    Will a hair wash of water from a good water purifier reduce hair loss?
    As i found water for taking bath in many cities are hard which aids heavy hair loss. I want to know is it worth buying a good water purifier to use it for my hair wash (drinking also) so that it will stop my hair loss? Please suggest. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Water quality does impact your hair significantly. If you aren't using a shampoo that removes deposits and the dirt and grime of the day, then using poorly filtered water that's highly chlorinated will surely dry out and damage your hair, resulting in hair loss.

      I would suggest that you adjust your diet first so that you are getting plenty of omega 3,7,9 and use jojoba oil in your hair once a week. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating enough protein. Then, make sure that your shampoo/conditioner is high quality. Some shampoos are loaded with parabens and sulfates which can further impact your hair's consistency.

  33. QUESTION:
    What will the doctor do about my hair loss problem?
    if i see the doctor for my hair loss problem, how will he treat it? what will he do? i lose like 80-100 strands of hair each time i comb it. my hair's tangly too. it gets tangled easily and im 21 yrs old. i keep losing alot of hair. do you think i'll lose the hair back and im stressed out. how will the doctor treat this?

    • ANSWER:
      I think hair loss becomes many reasons not taking balanced diet, hormones changes are the major problems of hair loss. So you should consult with doctor regarding this problem and try to take proper diet for hair loss. A friend of my recommend http://www.myhairforme.com/ for all hair related problems and solution.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    Anyone knows something good (not fake)for hair loss ...I would like to buy something online. I am to shy to buy them in store. i don't know if any really good. Any advice to solve my hair loss will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as you know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few. but anyway you can always try and get real results.

      year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also used herbal treatment.in that case Provillus is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Provillus but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.provillus.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  35. QUESTION:
    Can u give me some natural practical tips to reduce hair loss?
    My hair loss is becoming really serious and I`m really worried about it,WHAT DO I DO?
    (a 22 years old boy with a little extra weight,none of my relatives r bald)

    • ANSWER:
      1) Use proper nutrition. Lack of vitamins, minerals and protein can cause hair loss. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and consume a balanced diet on a daily basis to prevent premature hair loss.
      2) Deal with stresses in your life. The trauma of stressful situations can cause hair loss. Learn how to use coping strategies to manage and relieve stress.
      3) Loosen up your hair. Hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and artificial hairstyles can cause baldness by the constant pulling and tugging of your hair follicles. Look for more relaxed styles when possible.
      4) Change the method you use to style your hair. Perms and other chemicals can alter the hairs structure and cause breakage and permanent damage. Blow dryers, curling irons and other heating products can cause more damage since they are used more often.
      5) Read prescription medication side effects. Before taking any new medications read the various side effects associated with it. When hair loss is listed ask your doctor about an alternative medicine that could be taken or a way to reduce your chances.
      6) Keep regularly scheduled doctors appointments. Many health conditions can cause changes in hormonal balances. Visiting a doctor can make sure any illnesses and conditions that develop are treated before they cause hair loss. DOCTOR

  36. QUESTION:
    How to regrow hair or how to stop hair loss - are there any hair treatments or techniques?
    I am a 30 year old woman who is losing her hair. My hair loss started when I was 24 years old. Now I have less than 30% of hair that I used to have. If the hair loss continues, I will become bald. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and cause loss then block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones that are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush ALL of scalp vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each session and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother and totally bald 18 year old nephew were all amazed to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info. I can send photos and Mo Satrum will confirm the great success he also had.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for alopecia hair loss?
    I am only 32 years old but I'm suffering hair loss, what is the possible treatment for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos and other hair products are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp, cause loss then block the hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Go to "Skin Deep Database" and search "shampoos" and then "hair conditioners".and you will see countless ones were found to have severely toxic and harmful ingredients

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two brothers and a totally bald 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment disproves the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum (I have other testimonials)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(the treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you! I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair.
      TREATMENT: Apply extra virgin olive,to scalp (extra virgin coconut or grape seed work just as well - then brush ALL of scalp ( not just where you have loss as whole of scalp will have been sickened and hair ducts blocked by toxic shampoos) vigorously and firmly using a palm held military brush with 1/2'' or 5/8'' long natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). See them on Amazon.
      Brush very vigorously and strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /110 strokes each session initially and as scalp adjusts build up to 300.or more. It will unplug the blocked hair ducts and it also forces new growth.
      Some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. After about two or three weeks sparse tiny and new weak hairs will appear. Continued brushing will uproot them and then they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER but still be sparse but they will not be uprooted. Gradually, week by week, growth will be more dense and continued brushing will not uproot them. After brushing session leave oil on for 1 1/2 hours
      before removing with the safe shampoo
      IMPORTANT: Only wash hair with a totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins (no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind). You can find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. I returned to England after a 15 years absence to find one completely bald and a near bald brother and a totally bald 18 year old nephew. They were totally surprised to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info.

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant, safe, natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth skin conditions and anti - aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  38. QUESTION:
    What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline?
    I'm 23 years old, and I've noticed my hairline has been receding slowly since I was about 17. What hair-loss product would you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm unfamiliar with a lot of over the counter hair loss aids. I doubt many work, though I have heard good things about Rogaine. You might just have to face the fact and accept the genetics. Luckily, almost all men look good bald. So when You reach your 40s or 50s, taking the courage to just shave it all off, will be better than trying to hide it. XD ((I wish that worked for women)) HAHAHA ANYWAY, I know some good tips that may help reduce the amount of hair loss your experiencing. They're worth a shot.

      1.) Scalp Massages! The scalp carries a lot of tension for a day of stress. Taking a moment to rub your scalp is great for relieving stress and restoring blood flow to your scalp. This will help keep the hair follicles healthy and hopefully continue to produce hair. Also, it's just really relaxing! XD i like to do it for my boyfriend sometimes. He's not balding or anything, but it's really relaxing. X3 Also, if you like, you can use a little coconut oil to help hydrate the roots and scalp.

      2.) Don't use shampoo with sulfates. Sulfates are very harsh on the hair and scalp and daily use isn't really doing you any good. If you don't put any products in your hair, like gel, then you probably don't even need to shampoo every time you shower. If you sweat a lot or get oily hair very easy, then consider switching to a sulfate free shampoo, or only washing your hair with conditioner. Also, rotate your shampoos. using the same one all the time can cause build up.

      3.) Drink lots of water and take a daily multivitamin for men. This will just make sure your properly hydrated and your getting all your needed nutiants and minerals you might be missing in your diet. Also, try to limit your intake of over processed foods with too many preservativs and food dyes. They just litter your body with toxins. Instead eat more fruits and vegetables or nuts.

      Hope this all helps. ^__^

  39. QUESTION:
    How I can check in Lab product "Anti-Hair loss and Re-grow hair' if there is no chemical negative ingredients
    I would like to buy in China Hair Loss Treatment, they said its only chineese herbs, but I am afraid to use befor check in Lab, but I donnot now how and where I can do this.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There's only two drugs clinically tested and FDA approved : Minoxidil (Rogaine and other brands) and Propecia (Proscar, Finasteride, etc.), there are some interesting drugs too like Dutasteride or Follica but there aren't enough studies yet.

      http://www.hairlossline.com/articles/male-hair-loss-treatment-what-options-do-you-have.html

      If you're into natural stuff, the only ones that might be helpful are Saw Palmeto (there are capsules for sale in natural shops) because it contains anti androgens similar to the ones found on Propecia, or the herb Shen Min.

      http://www.hairlossline.com/articles/herbal-hair-loss-remedies-that-offer-hope.html

      Quite frankly all the other stuff are either placebos or scams.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair loss and get rid of the greasy hair?
    I'm a 15 yrs old and tired of this annoying hair loss. I feel uncomfortable and scared to comb my hair because of this. I also have greasy hair thus I have to wash my hair everyday and hours after I've straighten it, it gets a lot more greasy. My hair is not enough straight thus I need to straighten it anyway.
    Please help me. I need to stop this horrible hair loss and get a cure for this greasy hair.
    Thank you for taking time to answer my question.

    • ANSWER:
      http://thelifeofawannabecrafter.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-hair-mask-treatment-eggoil.html

      use this tutorial to give your hair more protein, silkier, and help with damage.
      this mask is awesome to help damage and give your hair protein. Those two things are essential to hair growth. Also make sure you are using a heat protectant when you straighten your hair. What I also do is I cover my head in conditioner and leave on for a few hours then wash out. Make sure to take vitamins too, they help your hair grow more, healthier, and faster.

      Those are things to help without having to go to the store!!!! also to help with the ends i would also recommend a trim.
      PS when you are "training" your hair to go in between washes and easy way to make your hair look less greasy in between washes is to sprinkle a little baby powder into your hair. It's cheap too!!! Make sure when you do wash your hair, you wash it really well and the scalp to help new hair growth!!!

  41. QUESTION:
    Does rogaine stop hair loss or does it just grow new hairs?
    I'm 13 and I have hair loss. I'm currently using rogaine, and i want to know if it just stops hair loss or grows hair.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing hair loss so early. I made it to late forties before I followed my father.

      When using a product such as Rogaine you need to be patient for signs of improvement. Depending on the individual it may be 3 - 6 months to see signs of improvement. In most instances it will slow the process of hair loss and in many cases it will also stimulate regrowth as the ingredients work there way through your system. Just keep an eye out for side effects such as itchy scalp or redness.

      Do not use more than the recommended dosage. It will not improve quicker and will only help any side effects show sooner. There are other things you can do to

      Common suggestions you should also try to reduce the rate of hair loss only are:
      1) Control your diet – you will be surprised how a well-balanced meal, in particular high in protein and natural oils can help.
      2) Resist coloring and other forms of treating – such processes damage your hair and will result in greater loss as you brush or comb your hair.
      3) Restrain from using harsh shampoos – those with surfactants (lathering ingredients) are rough on your hair and can be responsible for the early demise of strands.
      4) Restrain from using dry heat methods for drying and styling. A hair style which does not require much blow-drying or the use of curling irons would be beneficial.
      5) Learn to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. If stress is part of your typical day, find time to relax. Consider yoga or other forms of meditation.
      6) Consider “natural remedies” – such as essential oils and various mixtures of herbs you could massage into your scalp and help follicles remain open and healthy.
      7) Increase the blood supply to your scalp with exercise. Surprisingly this can help to keep follicles healthy and producing.

      I would suggest you see your doctor to rule out any underlying medical condition. Hair loss can be an early symptom for some diseases, such as Diabetes. An itchy and scaly scalp can be the result of a bacterial or fungal infection. These need to be ruled out or treated.

      Keep at it, however you may need to experiment with a few products to find something that will work best for you. Just don't accept this is your destiney yet.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do medications which are intended to control or defeat hair loss really work?
    Do medications which are intended to control or defeat hair loss really work?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several medications which are FDA approved to treat androgenetic pattern hair loss, including Minoxidil (brand name Rogaine) which is a topical medication for both men and women that is applied twice a day, and Finasteride (Propecia), a pill intended for men only and taken once a day. While these medications can slow down and even stop altogether the progression of hair loss on the back of the head, their effectiveness is limited as less than two-thirds of all men actually obtain these results. Surgical hair restoration, or hair transplantation, is the only permanent solution for hair loss.
      http://www.akclinics.com

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have permanent hair loss due to medication?
    I took Yaz several years ago, and noticed I lost a LOT of my hair. Its curly and has always shed bad, but this was a lot all the time. I don't have bald spots or anything, and still have medium thick hair, but about 2/3 of what it was.

    Yaz now has a lawsuit against it, and one of the symptoms/problems is permanent hair loss. How do I know if that's what caused it and how would I prove it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're starting to get worried because you think you're losing your hair or just wondering if the amount you're losing is natural or notice your hair is thinning, this is how to tell if you are losing your hair. It takes just a few seconds.

      Hair loss is a big concern for many men, women and children. There are many causes. You may know that you have rapid hair loss already or even a little loss and wonder what is causing it. Maybe you already have a patch of hair loss. You may not be sure so here's a good way to tell if it's abnormal or not.

      Take a small handful of hair in you hand and tug it as hard as you can. If you have more than six strands of hair in your hand then you are losing hair. A natural loss would be less than six strands of hair a day.

      Did you just try it? The "how to tell if you are losing your hair" test is the best home test I know to test for hair loss.

      What do you do about it?

      First of all try to determine if it's related to any current medical diagnosis you have right now. Then take a look at any medications you may be taking in case it's temporary and related to medications, medicines or drugs.

      If you're a man then male pattern baldness could be a possibility especially if you notice a receding hair line. Symptoms could be related to pregnancy if you're pregnant. It could be a thyroid issue. If you are losing in big chunks it could be alopecia areata. There are many causes for hair loss.

      In any case you'll want to learn how to stop or prevent it. There are many ways to learn through blogs, forums and discussion groups. However one must be careful there because there is a lot of misinformation and guessing going on.

      It's always better to get medical advice from experts in the field. You may want to consult with your doctor if you're noticing a rapid hair loss. In some cases you may want to see if your diet or your thyroid is causing it. Boosting your immune system with a plant food diet may help. Be careful of hair loss products and treatments. Some are expensive and most don't work. Watch out for medicines and even FDA approved hair loss medications. These expensive drugs have to be taken daily for a lifetime. They are not quick fixes and come with many side effects and risks.

      In any case once you have done your "how to tell if you are losing your hair" test and you know that you are losing hair you'll want to learn how to prevent or how to stop hair loss before you lose any more of your hair.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to prevent further hair loss in women?
    Started losing hair in the top when I was using the Mirena as birth control. Have had it removed for approximately 5 months. still having some loss, but appears to be less. Now taking hypertensive medications which also cause hair loss. Need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Cherick314,

      I have a girlfriend that uses this product: http://www.new-hair-growth-now.com

      It seems to really work for her. After about a month I noticed the difference in her hair. It looked fuller and even looked shinier; go figure.

      They say that Hereditary hair loss, or Alopecia, (the scientific name for Female Pattern Baldness), is said to account for 95% of female hair loss.
      This can help women in preventing thinning hair due to FPB, and support the re-growth of your natural hair.

      I think you can try it for free for the first 2 months.

      Take care ;)

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best and affordable product to prevent hair loss and regrow your hair?
    I've tried scalp med for couple months, but it was a waste of money, I didn't see any improvement. It did keep my hair healthy I guess but it wasn't worth such a high price. I read that profollica is better than scalp med, but I'm skeptical if it's just like scalp med. I saw on the news one time, scientist figured out a protein that can regrow your hair and they said it will take 4 years when the product will be tested and marketed, but by then I'm just worried I might be too late and won't be able to regrow my hair. My hair loss is very similar to prince William just to give you an idea.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss is hereditary so you may not be able to stop it completely. But the best way to improve your hair health is to eat enough healthy fats like avocados/nuts/spinach and olive oil. Hair reacts to what you put into your body and reflects overall health. Also, make sure to reduce stress and try some shampoo like garnier fall fight or the aveda hair loss prevention shampoo.

  46. QUESTION:
    what is hair loss and is there any natural way to cure it?
    I am 28 years old my and suffering from hair loss somebody told me that coconut oil is good for hair loss. Is't true?

    • ANSWER:
      oils are good for your scalp skin but it wont do any good for you hair loss problem, first of u have to see what is causing the hair loss? is it a fungus infection or because of some nutritional deficiency, so i suggest you go to a dermatologist to get the exact treatment that u actually need, some people have it in there gene, in women if they are a carrier of such gene then using any male hormones for any diease can cause bladness, activating the gene code in women, so the end sentence would be

      GO TO A DOCTOR!

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best brand of shampoo that does not cause hair loss and suitable for sensitive scalp?
    Hi,
    I have sensitive scalp that gets really itchy when I am exercising ( running ). The itchiness gets worst especially when I am under the hot sun. I've been looking for shampoo that is suitable for my sensitive scalp, but from various forums, it seems that many brands of shampoo (such as Dove, Head n Shoulder, Pantene) are closely related to hair loss.
    So can you guys give some recommendation?
    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoos have been found to be the main cause of scalp irritation, dandruff and premature hair fall and hair loss.
      Go to this site Skin Deep Cosmetic Database - it's a totally independent, unbiased researcher and tester of cosmetic, skin care and hair products and has tested many thousands of shampoos and conditioners and rates them. Purology shampoos where found to have toxic and other ingredients that are harmful to scalp, hair and skin.
      Enter in search box Pureology shampoos* (the asterisk is important) and you will see hundreds of their products and the hazard score accorded to each one. Hazard score is determined by the toxicity and harmfulness of ingredients found in tests. Some have significantly high hazard scores 6, 7 and 8 out of maximum hazard score of 10. Then enter some of the other brands recommended in the other responses: Sunsilk*, Herbal Essences* Garnier fructis* and you will see that they also have high hazard scores.
      You can use the Database to find other brands of shampoos and conditioners that were found in tests to be non or only minimally hazardous. They are the ones you should buy
      Mukunda

  48. QUESTION:
    What does testosterone has to do with hair loss?
    It's said that testosterone has to do with hair loss, especially men hair loss. Please explain me a bit in depth how it does affect it.

    • ANSWER:
      All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Testosterone:

      Acne; bitter or strange taste in mouth; change in sex drive; fatigue; gum or mouth irritation; gum pain; gum tenderness or swelling; hair loss; headache.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you treat dandruff related hair loss?
    I switched hair products two weeks ago and I have allergies so I guess my skin must be sensitive to it because my scalp dried out and then I got bad dandruff which is odd for me as it's never been a problem before. Now my hair is falling out more than normal (a lot more). I read on several medical sites that severe dandruff can cause hair loss, but didn't mention a treatment.
    Will treating the dandruff with medicated shampoos solve the hair loss as well? I'll be seeing my doctor in a few days but am interested in how to treat this from any one knowledgeable or has experience in this area.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Washing your hair with a good quality shampoo and conditioner choosing the mildest option is best I think. Don't use baby shampoo. Surprisingly or not so surprisingly your diet can affect your scalp. Alkalising yourself and taking supplements is an option to consider. How's your stress levels. My goodness hair loss sounds pretty drastic at any time dandruff or not. Have a massage. Take a float. Meditate or something. Good luck with the western quick fix or Chinese herbalist or whomever you see.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do you stop hair loss with thyroid medication?
    I am on a thyroid medication. I had hypothyroidism which means my thyroid worked slower than normal. My medication is kind of kicking in now and my hair is coming out more often in the shower. If any of you guys are thyroid meds and experiencing hair loss/thinning what do you do to help slow it down or even stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have low thyroid, but I am not taking anything for it.

      MEDICATIONS, supplements, anti-acme products ALL have side effects. One of those side effects, is hair loss.

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  1. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in women and how can it be controlled?
    I've heard some hair loss in women can be expected with age but are there any natural nutrients that can be used to help or aid in controlling the problem? Its kinda sad to see ones tresses go down the drain after shampooing.

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin lots of biotin(found in the vitamin section). You'll notice results within 1 month even. Take it faithfully though. My hair is starting to fill in again. Try pre natal vitamins too. Stay away from the cheap shampoos that lather a lot, they will strip and weaken your hair.

      Biotin is famous for making hair stronger again. It really will help you. Be patient and you will see.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to prevent further hair loss in women?
    Started losing hair in the top when I was using the Mirena as birth control. Have had it removed for approximately 5 months. still having some loss, but appears to be less. Now taking hypertensive medications which also cause hair loss. Need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Cherick314,

      I have a girlfriend that uses this product: http://www.new-hair-growth-now.com

      It seems to really work for her. After about a month I noticed the difference in her hair. It looked fuller and even looked shinier; go figure.

      They say that Hereditary hair loss, or Alopecia, (the scientific name for Female Pattern Baldness), is said to account for 95% of female hair loss.
      This can help women in preventing thinning hair due to FPB, and support the re-growth of your natural hair.

      I think you can try it for free for the first 2 months.

      Take care ;)

  3. QUESTION:
    Have any women out there experienced hair loss or hair thinning on birth control?
    Because i'm pretty sure I am. My hair is a lot thinner for sure.
    I even have a little bald spot on my hair line.
    I can't think of any thing else that would cause this, I've researched and birth control can cause hair loss.
    I've been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and Ortho Tri-Cyclen for 4 and a half years.
    I've decided to stop birth control on March 1st, after my pack is done. And I can't wait.

    So please share your experiences or anything you know. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom experienced hair loss when she gave birth to me. :

      Could be the chemicals in the birth control? I don't know. It could be normal, too. :

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the leading causes of hair loss?
    Would like to know what are the factors that cause hair loss or baldness...

    • ANSWER:
      A number of factors can be attributed to hair loss:

      Genetics, diet, hair products, hair styling and certain deficiencies within the body.

      Testosterone has been positively linked to hair loss, in both men and women, and is responsible for a large amount of people's hair loss woes.

      Some people have found products that work for them, whilst others continue to battle with ongoing hair loss.

  5. QUESTION:
    Bone cancer chemotherapy medication that does NOT cause hair loss?
    My girlfriend just got diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, they caught it VERY early, but she will most likely need to go through chemotherapy... Are their any medications that do NOT cause hair loss? I do not think hair loss is a big deal... But, she does. So I'm just wondering. I know a lot don't, so i'm just wondering if their are any chemotherapeautic medications that will not cause hair loss for bone cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      A few drugs such as fluorouracil do not cause hair loss, but they are not appropriate for osteoscarcoma.

      The treatment protocol for osteosarcoma includes ifosfamide and doxorubicin, both of which cause hair loss.

      There is no way around this.

      If I may take the answer further - cancer is an upsetting diagnosis. Hair loss, especially in women, is upsetting on its own, but some of the distress over cancer can be transferred to the hair loss. This is upsetting to her, and understandably so. The common reaction from a caring person is often to try to convince the person that hair loss is no big deal. This can make the patient feel like their emotions are being dismissed. Reassuring her is good, but her loss is real, and she wants you to recognize the loss rather than deny it. Something along the lines of: "I know this is upsetting. I want you to know that I care about your with or without hair."

  6. QUESTION:
    What caused my hair loss and is it reversible?
    Hi I noticed that I would find hair on my pillow when I woke up but not allot . I recently swapped shampoos to one called Pantene. After 3 weeks of using I noticed I had a bald patch on my head. Nb I'm 15 years old and the reviews for this shampoo said that it caused hair loss

    • ANSWER:
      If you had the power to stop and reverse your hair loss, would you? Hair loss is a common condition that can hold different meaning to everyone. There are lots of men who will be happy to tell you that baldness is a sign of virility or even that, “Bald is beautiful!” Very few women however are not distressed if they experience excessive hair loss and many cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. Others choose medications, hair replacement systems or surgical procedures to deal with hair loss. However not all forms of hair loss are permanent. So how do you know when and if you should do something about it? Let’s take a look at some of the temporary conditions and what can be done to correct them.
      Diffuse thinning is frequently seen in women. It is not the type of hair loss where you wake up in the morning and your hair is gone. Rather it is the kind that sees extra hairs in your comb, a few more in the sink and will eventually become noticeably thinner each time you look in the mirror. Diffuse hair loss results in a general thinning all over the scalp and a detailed clinical history must be taken as there are a number of factors that could be linked to the condition. Diet should be checked for adequate intake of nutrients, clinical investigations should be made for thyroid, haemoglobin and hormonal problems and stress may also be a contributing factor.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can your hair grow back thicker after you quit smoking and stop stressing out?
    I used to have long thick hair and after some years after being under severe stress and smoking a couple of packs of ciggarettes a week my hair is thin, now. I wanted to know if after quiting smoking and the stress stops if your hair can become thicker? Also, do diet soda's cause hair loss? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The Truth About Hair Loss

      It is normal to shed hair every day and the truth is we loose between 100-125 hairs on any given day. Hair that is shed falls out at the end of growth cycle. At any given time 10% of our hair is in what is called a “resting phase” and after 2-3 months resting, hair falls out and new hair grows in its place. Some people, however, experience more hair loss than is normal.

      As we get older, both men and women experience some hair loss. It’s a normal part of the aging process. Called Androgenetic Alopecia, it accounts for 95% of all hair loss. Androgentic Alopecia often runs in families and affects some people more than others. In men it is often referred to as Male Pattern Baldness.

      It is characterized by a receding hair line and baldness on the top of head. Women, on the other hand, don’t go entirely bald even if their hair loss is severe. Instead, hair loss is spread out evenly over their entire scalp.

      Hormones play the dominant role when talking about Androgenetic Alopecia. Simple put, both men and women produce testosterone. Testosterone can be converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) with the aid of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. DHT shrinks hair follicles causing the membranes in the scalp to thicken, become inelastic and restrict blood flow. This causes the hair follicles to atrophy. As a result, when a hair does fall out, it is not replaced.

      Needless to say, men produce more testosterone than women and experience more hair loss.

      While Androgenetic Alopecia is the number one reason why individuals experience hair loss, it is not the only one. Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, ringworm and fungal infections can cause hair loss. Certain medications such as blood thinners, gout medication, birth control pills and too much vitamin A can cause sudden or abnormal hair loss as can following a crash diet, sudden hormonal changes, chemotherapy and radiation.

      Emotional stress, pregnancy, or surgery can also cause our hair to fall out and is usually not noticed until 3-4 months after the stressful event has taken place. Stress can cause a slowing of new hair growth because a larger number of hair follicles enter into the resting phase and no new hair growth is experienced.

      Another way in which individuals experience hair loss is due to mechanical stressors on the hair and scalp. Wearing pigtails, cornrows or tight rollers that end up pulling on the hair can scar the scalp and cause permanent hair loss. Hair products such as hot oil treatments and chemicals used for permanents can cause inflammation to the hair follicles which can also result in scarring and hair loss.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can a spider bite on the head cause hair loss?
    I have a large bald spot on the back of my head right above my neck. The doc said it was not connected with my pregnancy (I had a baby 7 months ago).. It itches often and there seem to be some bumps in it. If I got a bite of some sort, could it cause hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      I am not a doctor, but I do know a lot about hair loss and don't think a spider bite can cause permanent hair loss. I do, however, know that the stress of giving birth typically causes woman to temporarily lose a respectable amount of hair. If I were you I would consult another physician immediately because it could be a form of Alopecia or other skin disease causing your hair loss.

      I unfortunately lost my hair a long time ago, but that's to be expected since I am a male. To correct it I had a hair restoration back in July and couldn't happier with the results. Myself and another guy (Torrance) blog about our hair restorations at BattleAgainstBald.com. In addition, the blog also provides a wealth of information on hair loss and all the other methods used to correct it.

      Check out the blog, as I'm sure it will answer all of your questions.

      Best,
      Seth

  9. QUESTION:
    Can I reduce the chance of hair loss like how women reduce the chance of wrinkles?
    I read about a year ago women can reduce their chances of facial wrinkles by applying cream early before the wrinkles starts to develop.
    Can this apply to men too in terms of hair loss?
    Would any damage be done if I used products from Hair Club for Men right now to reduce the chances of hair loss later on?
    Does the Hair Club for Men work and is it obvious that a person is using their products?

    • ANSWER:
      You can! Find out what, when, why and HOW and your hair will improve by eliminating the 'cause'.

      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 7,430,000 results (0.15 seconds) Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 4,250,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      5. Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia 100% why you have hair loss.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

      Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

      > > > ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why are more and more Americans losing their hair and getting cancer?
    Are we being exposed to toxins in the atmosphere that we are not aware of causing all the cancer and hair loss in many women too?? Healthy people without a history of cancer in their family are getting cancer, women are losing a lot of hair too and men at younger ages.

    • ANSWER:
      I think its all the man-made chemicals in perscription drugs or preservatives in food...
      My husband's mom just got diagnosed with breast cancer and she has lived the most healthiest life possible! The doctor finally realized it was because of a perscription drug that the DOCTOR himself perscribed...
      Stay away from man-made anything, its un-natural and always has side effects.

  11. QUESTION:
    What cure can you offer for premature hair loss in women?
    The hair loss is from the front, which makes it more embarassing to hide.

    • ANSWER:
      Try boiling dry pieces of indian gooseberry (embilica officialis) with coconut oil and using the mixture as hair oil. Lettuce juice is also a less-known but equally effective solution.

      Stress and hormonal imbalance are the prominent causes of hair loss in women -- Try to relax and meditate. Ensure that your diet contains adequate vitamin B6 and that you eat whole grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs (rich in proteins) and oily fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (great way to increase hair quality).

      Also, massage your scalp vigorously as the resulting heat increases blood supply to the root hairs and stimulates the nerves. Lastly, take a good look at the shampoos and chemicals you use on your hair. Sometimes, these are the first culprits.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some conditions that can cause this on a woman?
    Hair loss on the scalp area and sudden abnormal hair growth on arms, wrists, hands, fingers, sideburns, eyebrows, face and feet?

    Some possibilities that I am already aware of are poly-cystic ovary syndrome and thyroid problems, however, as far as know, PCOS causes only hair growth and thyroid problems only cause hair loss.

    I am looking for a condition that causes BOTH simultaneously. Please help me. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS can cause hair loss.
      If you are anorexic, then that causes hair growth all over the body as a response to starvation, plus it causes hair loss on the head as a response to starvation.

      Are you sleeping with a man who uses topical testosterone? If so, that could get onto you and cause those symptoms.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does relaxing your hair cause hair loss for the future?
    Hey all im a guy and im thinking of asking my hairstylist to relax my hair to make it straight. I asked him if it causes hair loss he said no. What do you guys think? Does it cause hair loss for the future? Thanks a lot

    • ANSWER:
      Not right away, but they contain ingredients called formaldehyde causing cancer. There are thousands of reasons why people have hair loss, heat & chemicals are just two.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  14. QUESTION:
    What are DHT levels and how can i test them? How can i lower them?
    DHT is said to be something that that causes hair loss and i'm trying to grow my hair to its full potential. So please help!

    • ANSWER:
      DHT is produced from testosterone and is present in boht men an women. Although it is present in women in much lower levels. There are a few kits available to measure it but they are not reliable and the DHT levels in women causes hair loss at a very low level compared to men as to make any tests very unreliable. In fact mot women with DHT induced hair loss pass all the tests for this. The easiest way to target DHT is with hair growth pills or hair supplements. They not only contain DHT blockers but vitamins and proteins that help your hair to grow faster.
      Some supplements are only for men and some are for men and women.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does shortened rebonded hair have lower risk of hair loss as compared to longer rebonded hair?
    I read that rebonding hair can cause hair loss. But after rebonding, if I cut it shorter, can it lower the risk of hair loss and hair damage?

    • ANSWER:
      In one of the case study, a 14-year-old girl had big clumps of hair falling off in the shower a year after the process. Her hair started breaking 2 months after being rebounded. Then another case when a woman is suing her hairdresser for bald patches on her head after a similar treatment. Her scalp started stinging during the process itself and hair fell off in clumps shortly after.

      Hair rebonding is a process where the chemical bonds in your hair are broken, rearranged and bonded back again permanently using very strong chemicals.

      It is one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why do some black girls treat girls who wear their natural hair like they are stupid?
    I was really confused about this issue but I had asked a question and found some information. I wondered why all of the black girls I know wear their hair straight, like the hair that naturally grows out of mine and my nonblack friends head. We all know you black girls grow afros so what are you trying to prove? I was shocked when I found out that black girls who wear weaves and perms treat black girls who wear natural hair like they are stupid, give them dirty looks, ask stupid questions like when they are going to get a perm. What is that about ladies? I find this type of behaviour racist and its kind of pathetic that black people are rasict against them own selves. LOL! Or maybe they are really just that brainwashed? I don't know.

    Alls I know is, I have many friends of different ethnicites and all we do is wash and brush our hair. Black women should be able to wear their hair out and be able to take care of it and keep it healthy instead of the perms and tight braiding whcih cause hair loss and breakage. Its beautiful and looks better natural I wish more black girls wouldn't be ashamed to wear their natural fros.
    I am white with somewhat wavy hair, and all I do is wash and brush my hair. No fake hair, no flat irons no perms. I have the hair type that black girls try to achieve by doing this, naturally. Are black people aware of this? I have never known any white girl to alter her hair in any way, except hair dye and curling iron on occasion. The problem here is not hair dye, I've seen some blondes with dark roots around here not that I personally know any but anyway. The average white girl is not wearing hair weaves or has a perm or lip injections. The average black girl does while a small minority of white girls do. From what I can tell online it is merely trendy amoung some of the younger generation to get extentions, for no reason if you ask me, to be "homegirl" with blacks but don't y'all flatter yourselves now. When you whip those perms and flat irons out it just shows you really do not have alot of hair your hair is just as thin as the white girl with the thinniest
    Black people's reaction to their natural hair also dabases the excuse that they straighten it because its more manageable. Now that may be because they treat afro hair like straight hair and try to rake that fine toothed come through it, but either way the vast majority of them obviously do not like their hair. I work in a salon and know that frizzy hair has completly different rules from straight hair and that hair type is better finger combed and should not be brushed. Really all you need is a wide toothed comb, some coconut, shea butter, boar bristle brush to smooth frizziness and gentle care. No Proud black women has yet to answer my question of why they dis natural hair.????

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions on preventing hair loss from radiation?
    I'm in my 3rd recurrance of cancer and this time it's in my skull. Losing my hair when I had chemo was no big deal because it grows back, but now I've been told I should have radiation treatments. That can cause permanent hair loss. I've heard about a woman who used men's Rogaine to prevent hair loss when she was on radiation. Has anyone else heard of this?

    • ANSWER:
      My hair is still not back from radation.
      The damage is more permanent than with chemo.
      Just be happy to be alive, and find a good wig shop.
      Best wishes

  18. QUESTION:
    What has been your results from using biotin?
    I'd debating whether to buy it or not. I recently heard it may cause hair LOSS. Is this true? Is it worth it to buy it? I want my hair healthier and to grow slightly faster.

    • ANSWER:
      Not worth buying it.

      You get all your vitamins & minerals & proteins FREE from the good foods you eat from Mother Nature, not made by man, and no shampoo can help grow hair, not even those made for horses. Horses don't abuse their hair, using heating tools, and they eat better than people, but it won't add more hair & make their hair longer faster.Shampoo intended for animals may contain insecticides or other medications for treatment of skin conditions or parasite infestations such as fleas or mange. These must never be used on humans.
      Prenatal vitamins don't make your hair grow. Pregnant women have to start taking care of their bodies when they're pregnant, meaning stop smoking, drinking, dyeing or perming their hair SO OF COURSE their hair start growing again. But it has nothing to do with their hair, it has something to do to help the development of their unborn child.

      Foods for Healthy Hair - the website had moved.
      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthie…
      Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains all supply B-complex vitamins, like biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as vitamin A, copper and zinc, which are all necessary for remedying dry, brittle hair and nourishing a healthy scalp. Some prime examples of foods that contain these nutrients for healthy hair include:
      ·                     Folic Acid - asparagus, beets, broccoli, avocados, Brussels sprouts, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, oranges, fresh peas, turkey and spinach.
      ·                     Biotin - cauliflower, liver, salmon, carrots, bananas, cereals, yeast, and soy flour. Keep in mind that biotin content is reduced when food is cooked or preserved.
      ·                     Vitamin B12 - foods rich in vitamin B12 include animal protein (such as beef, lamb, and veal), clams and oysters, liver, fish, milk, and egg yolks.
      •Vitamin A - butter, egg yolks, fish, fortified milk, organ meats (such as liver), and dark green, orange, red, and yellow fruits and vegetables, which all contain beta-carotene.
      •Copper - oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes, and organ meats are good sources of copper. Dark leafy greens, dried fruits such as prunes, cocoa, black pepper, and yeast are also sources of copper in the diet.
      •Zinc – beef, eggs, liver, pork, poultry, and oysters. Also is also abundant in other high-protein foods, like cheese, legumes and nuts.
      If having a lush, beautiful mane of healthy hair is important to you, don’t just look to hot oil treatments and shine emollients. Eat these foods for healthy hair and say “bye-bye” to bad hair days.

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  19. QUESTION:
    What tests do doctors perform to determine reasons for hair loss?
    In the last 8 months I started losing my hair very rapidly, and have developed bald spot. I have no idea why, and it's making me very depressed. I have read that it's a good idea to go to a doctor if you are experiencing rapid hair loss because it might be a sign of a disease or infection. I'm just wondering what kinds of tests doctors do to determine the cause of hair loss and how they tie those results back to any specific disease??

    • ANSWER:
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      My dad had been suffering from hair loss and only recently he started to see a huge difference with his hair (lots of fine hair growing out especially at the temple area) after trying out the various natural techniques taught to grow hair for 1 week at this website http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I must say its a very informative, effective and easy to follow step-by-step guide. I highly recommend it to anyone who is suffering from hair loss.

      And i assure you that you won't find this natural hair growing techniques on the internet.

      Hope it helps ! =)

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      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

      Minoxidil : Cause a fall in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and weight gain (fluid retention)

      Propecia : May cause birth defects in male baby's sex organs if taken by women. Also, potentially irreversible side effects occurring in the group of people taking the drug are erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder (decreased volume of ejaculate) and low libido.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can taking Ritalin or Concerta cause hair loss in adults?
    How long would the drug have to be taken before hair loss would start, and how long after stopping medications, before hair is back to normal.

    • ANSWER:
      Been on minoxidil ( R0gaine® ) for about a year and a half and have not seen even the smallest amount of regrowth that i almost fell into depression.

      My hair only started visibly growing on the balding spot after attempting the various natural techniques to re-grow lost hair for about 1 week plus

      w w w . regrowmyhair . info

      I would highly recommend the website easy to follow step-by-step guide with images to anyone who is suffering from hair loss right now. But remember this isn't a miracle cure for baldness as you will also need to put in some effort in order to see results. And its only a minimum commitment of 15 minutes a day to help re-grow your lost hair. ( Sorry that I can't share the various natural techniques taught as i might be sued for copyright violation )

      I am also convinced that the natural approach is much more safer and effective way of re-growing lost hair compared to those unnatural ways which may involve harsh chemicals that may have side effects.

      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

      Minoxidil : Cause a fall in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and weight gain (fluid retention)

      Propecia : Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use and the active ingredient may cause abnormalities of a male baby’s sex organs like erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder (decreased volume of ejaculate) and low libido.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best shampoo for women that cures hair loss and facilitates new hair growth?
    The shampoo is for my mother, who is 48 years old, and she never suffered from hair loss before but right now her hair is falling off pretty rapidly. She hasn't altered her usual diet in anyway, and she makes sure to get planty of protein and takes her iron and zinc supplements.

    So, which shampoo would be best to stop the loss and facilitate new hair growth?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoos, conditioners and other hair products are a main cause of hair and scalp damage and hair loss. Do a Google ''John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo: Skin Deep Database" and you will see that the shampoo (recommended in one of the other answers) was found to have seriously hair, skin and health harming ingredients. Also the shampoos suggested in another answer - "Tresemme'' and '' Herbal Essences'' were also found in Skin Deep Database tests to have hair and health harming ingredients.
      The Database lists brands of shampoos and other hair products that were found in tests to contain no harmful ingredients. They are the ones you should buy.
      Just switching to a totally safe shampoo will certainly stop the loss and avoid further harm. However from personal experience I learned that shampoo harmful ingredients not only cause hair loss but cause the hair ducts to be blocked and thus prevent regrowth. It happened to me in my early twenties and the only way I found to unblock them and get new growth was to massage with pure natural oils (extra virgin olive oil or coconut or almond are good) into scalp and then brush with a palm held pure boar bristle hair brush (1/2'' long bristles). You can see them on Amazon. See more detailed information in this question/answer. "Am I going to go bald?"asked by Douglas
      My hair quickly and fully regrew and I have have a full head of healthy and well anchored hair many years later. Please do try it and you WILL get the same healing of scalp damage and new growth as i did.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are th reasons for a woman's hair to fall out (not all but for the hair to thin)?
    I lost a lot of hair after childbirth, and then stress but not sure why this causes hair loss?

    I went to a naturopath and had a mineral analysis - after taking iron, magnesium, silica and potassium my hair has started to grow back - or may be it is because I have less stress? I'd like to know what it was so it doesn't happen again. I am stopping taking the minerals now!

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as we know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.com/?id=fc7a24

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  23. QUESTION:
    What type of specialist for hair loss?
    What is the best type of specialist to be referred to for hair loss in women? My first thought was a dermatologist, but would there be another type of specialist more suitable?

    • ANSWER:
      A dermatologist is defintely the right choice but I would visit your doctor first. your hair loss could be caused by an underlying medical condition or even a diet related problem such as a shortage of vitamins and proteins. I would visit your doctor first and make sure you do need to see a dermatologist.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me if there is any connection to hair loss & novicane from having a tooth pulled?
    A friend of mine has noticed that she is experiencing frequent hair loss. I checked on the internet for her and found among some of the causes can be due too, recent surgery or medicines etc. She had a toothe pulled just a few weeks ago, could there be any connection here? Could this be a cause to her hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      There could be a connection there.but it's more likely due to elevated stress hormones from the trauma.One physiological reaction to trauma is the body flushing glutamine from muscles and organs.One more response would be elevated cortisol,a stress hormone that's also an androgen antagonist.These things coupled with lower selenium in the blood and the possibility that she's eating less now are the most likely factors.
      If it's patchy hair loss it will only be temporary and the hair will regrow in time.Taking vitamin C promoteds circulation to the scalp,biotin the health of the folicle and lack of selenium is linked to non pattern hair loss.
      She should also use Selsun Blue for a few weeks as the active ingredient is selenium sulfide.There are several factors that could definitely contribute to her hair loss.Products from Shen Min will be far more effective than womans Rogaine as well as faster.

  25. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to treat hair loss caused by alopecia?
    some women are sufferiing hair loss due to different types of skin fungus they maybe because of transferance, the use of someone's comb, chemicals, stress or inviromental causes

    • ANSWER:
      Free beauty tips on natural and homemade methods to treat hair loss
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

      Also read.......natural and homemade methods to:
      Skincare/Acne cure/Blemishes/Whiteheads/Blackheads/
      Wrinkles/Freckles/Steaming/Oilyskin/Dryskin
      Haircare/Dandruff/Hairloss/Hair removal/
      Henna on hair/Splitends/
      Nailcare/Manicure/Pedicure
      Eye care/Darkcircles/Puffiness
      Makeup/Hair styles
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a birth control pill that does NOT cause hair loss?
    I've been on Yaz for over a year and have been experiencing hair loss to the extreme. I'm only sixteen and take it for hellish cramps and pms and acne. I don't want to be bald by the time I'm seventeen!

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      My dad had been suffering from hair loss and only recently he started to see a huge difference with his hair (lots of fine hair growing out especially at the temple area) after trying out the various natural techniques taught to grow hair for 1 week at this website http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I must say its a very informative, effective and easy to follow step-by-step guide. I highly recommend it to anyone who is suffering from hair loss.

      And i assure you that you won't find this natural hair growing techniques on the internet.

      Hope it helps ! =)

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      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

      Minoxidil : Cause a fall in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and weight gain (fluid retention)

      Propecia : May cause birth defects in male baby's sex organs if taken by women. Also, potentially irreversible side effects occurring in the group of people taking the drug are erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder (decreased volume of ejaculate) and low libido.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have permanent hair loss due to medication?
    I took Yaz several years ago, and noticed I lost a LOT of my hair. Its curly and has always shed bad, but this was a lot all the time. I don't have bald spots or anything, and still have medium thick hair, but about 2/3 of what it was.

    Yaz now has a lawsuit against it, and one of the symptoms/problems is permanent hair loss. How do I know if that's what caused it and how would I prove it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're starting to get worried because you think you're losing your hair or just wondering if the amount you're losing is natural or notice your hair is thinning, this is how to tell if you are losing your hair. It takes just a few seconds.

      Hair loss is a big concern for many men, women and children. There are many causes. You may know that you have rapid hair loss already or even a little loss and wonder what is causing it. Maybe you already have a patch of hair loss. You may not be sure so here's a good way to tell if it's abnormal or not.

      Take a small handful of hair in you hand and tug it as hard as you can. If you have more than six strands of hair in your hand then you are losing hair. A natural loss would be less than six strands of hair a day.

      Did you just try it? The "how to tell if you are losing your hair" test is the best home test I know to test for hair loss.

      What do you do about it?

      First of all try to determine if it's related to any current medical diagnosis you have right now. Then take a look at any medications you may be taking in case it's temporary and related to medications, medicines or drugs.

      If you're a man then male pattern baldness could be a possibility especially if you notice a receding hair line. Symptoms could be related to pregnancy if you're pregnant. It could be a thyroid issue. If you are losing in big chunks it could be alopecia areata. There are many causes for hair loss.

      In any case you'll want to learn how to stop or prevent it. There are many ways to learn through blogs, forums and discussion groups. However one must be careful there because there is a lot of misinformation and guessing going on.

      It's always better to get medical advice from experts in the field. You may want to consult with your doctor if you're noticing a rapid hair loss. In some cases you may want to see if your diet or your thyroid is causing it. Boosting your immune system with a plant food diet may help. Be careful of hair loss products and treatments. Some are expensive and most don't work. Watch out for medicines and even FDA approved hair loss medications. These expensive drugs have to be taken daily for a lifetime. They are not quick fixes and come with many side effects and risks.

      In any case once you have done your "how to tell if you are losing your hair" test and you know that you are losing hair you'll want to learn how to prevent or how to stop hair loss before you lose any more of your hair.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good shampoo for hair loss we can buy?
    Does anyone know a good shampoo and conditioner or hair loss? Pantene seems to be causing hair loss and thinning.

    • ANSWER:
      Chemical ladden shampoos can do that to you if you're sensitive.

      Here's a blog post on ingredients to look for in a shampoo plus hair loss solutions
      http://www.menshealthworld.net/blog/hair-loss-shampoo

      It's a mens blog but equally relevant for women too.

  29. QUESTION:
    What can cause a young woman in her 20s to experience hair loss when she is not stressing?
    Hair loss does not run in the family especially not from ages 21 to 28. Hair has been thinning out since the age of 21 and stress is not an issue.

    • ANSWER:
      nothing but two reasons
      one is genetical. you cannot change
      other is the environment . bad water,(salt water),over usage of chemicals,shampoo etc

  30. QUESTION:
    What medications cause hair loss in women?
    My hair seems to be falling out a lot more than usual, does anyone no specific medications that cause this? I'm on anti depressants, sleeping pills, pain pills, Often take Steroids, for inflammation in my back.

    • ANSWER:
      Any medication that alters the bodies natural chemistry can cause hairloss. And all the medications you've listed do just that.

  31. QUESTION:
    what hormones/substances cause hair loss or slow hair growth?
    I'm not going bald or anything but I have a fucked up hairline at 18, I still have hair everywhere but i think its growing slower at the moment. I'm just wondering if I can check my hormone levels/substance levels which have anything to do with hair so that i can rule those out. I've heard having high DHT causes hair loss, and low iron does. I remember having my iron tested once, and it was a tiny bit lower than the normal range but nothing too significant, but if I had more iron would my hair grow faster?

    • ANSWER:
      You are right in DHT being a main cause of permanent hair loss in both men and women; however, there are many other factors that can contribute to hair loss, i.e. stress, thyroid problems, etc. that it's hard to narrow it down without a formal diagnosis. Personally, I'd suggest seeing one of our physicians before spending any money on possible treatments without knowing the full deal.

      Our people are hair loss experts, located at a wide number of regional offices (all listed on our website), that can diagnose the cause of your problem & recommend appropriate treatment if necessary. Best of all, our consultations are done free of charge so neither you nor your parents have to worry about paying any fees plus you'll find out exactly what is causing your slow hair growth & if it is serious our not.

  32. QUESTION:
    What causing the hair loss during pregnancy?
    During the 3rd month pregnancy, observed the hair loss is more than before pregnant. What causing this? And what to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss during pregnancy is uncommon. If hair loss is severe or occurs in round or oval patches, consult your doctor. This may be due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

      Pregnancy-related hair loss most often occurs several months after delivery. During pregnancy, an increased percentage of hairs are in a growing phase and normal shedding of hair declines. After a woman gives birth, a large number of follicles shed hair at once. Although unsettling, this hair loss is temporary. Hair typically returns to its normal fullness and growth cycle within a few months.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to regrow hair or how to stop hair loss - are there any hair treatments or techniques?
    I am a 30 year old woman who is losing her hair. My hair loss started when I was 24 years old. Now I have less than 30% of hair that I used to have. If the hair loss continues, I will become bald. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and cause loss then block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones that are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush ALL of scalp vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each session and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother and totally bald 18 year old nephew were all amazed to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info. I can send photos and Mo Satrum will confirm the great success he also had.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  34. QUESTION:
    Can thyroid medication cause severe hair loss?
    I have started thyroid medication (Eutroxig) since 2 months ago because I was diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism.Before starting Eutroxig I had a mild hair loss but after starting it my hair loss got worse and worse day after day. I just take 2tablets a week and I'm wondering if my severe hair loss can be caused by Eutroxig? Does anyone have the same experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Thyroid problems can cause hair loss and brittleness, and thyroid medications can exacerbate that loss. If you scroll down on this link you'll see that hair loss is listed as a possible side effect: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/eutroxsig-side-effects.html Though it's listed as a uncommon side effect that only causes mild hair loss, it doesn't mean that it's not the culprit for your loss, or at least a contributor to it. Have you begun taken any other types of medications? Do research on every medicine you're taking and see if you can find patient reviews.

      I would have your thyroid levels tested again since they were borderline before. Your medication could be too high, and if it is, then it will affect you differently than it would someone with a more significant thyroid issue. I have borderline hyperthyroidism (overactive) and actually fair better without taking any medication for it. Call your endocrinologist's office and explain the problem. Maybe you should have the dose adjusted. The next time you're at your doctor's office also ask them to check your vitamin B and vitamin D level. If you have a vitamin D deficiency that can cause hair loss and slow hair growth.

      In the meantime, do what you can to prevent further hair loss. Do not wash and dry your hair every day because that will strip it of its natural oils. Nioxin was really helpful to me when I was trying to regrow my hair post-chemo. Try to be gentle with your hair, and avoid using aggressive heat products like hair straighteners.

      There's a wealth of information about all types of hair loss on this forum: http://forum.womenshairlossproject.com
      It's a completely free site to use, and you're likely to get helpful responses from women going through similar hair loss to yours. It was very valuable to me a couple of years ago when I was dealing with hair loss.

      Good luck to you!!!

      ~ skylark : )

  35. QUESTION:
    what are the most common causes of hair loss?
    I'm a dude in my early 20's and I think I'm losing my hair... FAST!
    Every time I brush my fingers across my head I get about 2 to 3 strands of hair each time.and more during showers. I don't know if its the shampoo, the heat, or if its just normal. Can anyone give me tips to avoid hair loss if not prevent it.

    • ANSWER:
      *facepalm*

      Causes for hairloss:
      1) Thyroid problems
      2) Other medical problems
      3) Side effects from certain medication (anti-depressants can cause hair thinning)
      4) Genetics
      5) Poor diet
      6) Poor circulation to the scalp
      7) Stress
      8) Terrible shampooing/conditioning habits

      How to counteract these causes:

      1) Go to the doctor and get blood work done. If you have a thyroid problem, they will get you on medication/conduct surgery and your hair will be just fine. As well as the rest of you.

      2) Again, just go to the doctor and ask. It could be done when you ask about your thyroid.

      3) Look at all the medications you take and see if they ever casued hairloss. If not, then you're safe. If you been taking the medication for a year or so without noticing hair problems, then chances are that medication isn't causing baldness.

      4) Are the men in your family bald? If so, did they go bald at an early age? No? Then chances are this isn't you. However, you should know that early balding is due to too much DHT, which means you have too much testosterone. You should, I don't know, take advantage of that instead of whining about your hair. Either that or get Kirkland's Minoxidil and hope it works for you.

      5) This is self explanatory. Any type of depressant (alcohol, etc) or stimulant (caffeine, etc.) will cause your body to stress, even if it makes you feel "relaxed", this will eventually lead to hairloss if you're meant to go bald later down the line. As for the diet, junk food and other fatty foods that don't provide your body with decent nutrition will eventually lead to hairloss. Oh and, a lack of exercise is also a cause for hairloss, so get that fixed ASAP too.

      6) Stop wearing hats or tight helmets. Gently rub the balding/thinning areas with the pads of your finger for 5 minutes every day, maybe even twice a day. ESPECIALLY after you're done working out.

      7) Ease up the stress load. However, when you lose hair via stress, it usually comes out very fast and in patches. Balding, however, doesn't fall out that fast. First it starts with thinning, followed by casually falling out over the course of 1~3 years.

      8) Some people are too rough when washing their hair. They might even wash their hair when it's half dry. It should be a gentle scrubbing motion with the pads of your fingers for shampooing, which should last no longer than a minute. Make sure to rinse out the shampoo complete. Next, apply the conditioner, massage it in for a minute until it's covering your scalp and ends of your hairs. Let is sit there for 2-5 minutes as you wash the rest of your body, then gently wash it out, using your fingers to sepereate hairs (not pull or toss it around) to get out all the extra conditioner. Be sure to use GOOD shampoo/conditioners. If you buy cheapo shampoo/conditioner, it won't be all that great for your hair. Try herbal essences. Two big bottles of the stuff will run you 10 dollars in total AND it works great.

      Lastly, know this, going bald isn't all that uncommon for a 20 year old. Some men are completely bald by age 20. You should also know there is a difference between going bald and having maturing hair. Some men go thin at the crown and lose a small spot of hair up there, and that's about it. You should also know that losing 50-100 strands of hair (from your head, obviously) is NORMAL. Also, constantly brushing your hair or tugging on it will make the healthy strands fall out faster, which is BAD, but won't make you go bald unless you are actually balding, then it speeds up the process.

      So chances are you are fretting over nothing. And if you do go bald, who cares? Your hair isn't you. It's dead protein on top of your head. Shave it all off if it gets to the point where it looks like you have a bird's nest on your head. Women won't find you any less attractive. Now if your hair is the only thing that gives you confidence(which is the case for so many men out there), then maybe you should hit the gym more often instead of worrying about losing your hair.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it okay for someone who is not suffering hair loss to use Rogaine or not? ?
    I have heard for many people that if a young, 18-year-old woman who is not suffering hair loss (like myself) uses Men's Rogaine or Women's Rogaine, that it would cause hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      I just did a search on Rogaines website, and these are the following side effects.. Reported side effects of Rogaine for women include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, dizziness, sudden and unexplained weight gain, swelling of the hands and feet, scalp irritation, and unwanted facial hair growth.

      No mention of hairloss. Not sure why someone would use rogaine when they are not losing hair?? Am I missing something here?

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there a good remedy for women for hair loss?
    My aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

    • ANSWER:

      Female Hair Loss Treatment:Each hair grows for a period of 2-6 years, goes through a short dormant period and then falls out as the follicle pushes through a new hair. When new hairs do not replace the old or when hair is coming out in clumps or sections, there is definite cause for concern.Female hair loss comes from a variety of causes – some temporary, some permanent. Fortunately, regrowth occurs naturally when as these causes dissipate. Permanent hair loss occurs as a result of heredity and hormonal changes and unfortunately is not reversed naturally. Women usually see hair loss begin at areas of parts, where parts become wider. Female pattern baldness occurs primarily in the frontal areas; then, there is general overall hair loss, resulting in a continual thinning of the entire head with the scalp becoming more and more visible.Treatments for female hair loss include a number of things:1.Diet plays some role in hair loss, so it is important to commit to a healthy well-balanced diet at all times.2.Exercise increases blood circulation to all areas of the body, the scalp included. Some studies have shown that increased blood circulation to the scalp can assist in the stimulation of follicles to begin to produce hair again. 3.There are a number of natural herbal and oil remedies, most of which are topical, that is, they involve applying solutions directly onto the scalp with the effect of opening up closed follicles and enhancing the chance of hair production. These have varying degrees of success, dependent upon the individual.4.Wigs and hair extensions can provide non-permanent relief for sufferers and, fortunately, these are considered acceptable fashion accessories today.5.A number of medical products have also been developed specifically for females. It is important to state here that women must be certain that products they use are specifically designed for them. Male hair products often have ingredients which can be harmful to women, particularly those of child-bearing age. Medical products are available through prescription and over-the-counter. It would be wise to consult with a physician first, before using any of these, to be certain that they are not contra-indicated with any other medication currently being used and to be certain that the hair loss is not the result of some other medical condition.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to prevent further hair loss in women?
    How to prevent from hair loss????????

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children. Return to top ... Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss..As always, treatments have the best chance of being effective if they are geared to the cause ... Spironolactone is an antiandrogen that works in two ways. ... Although it's possible for the drug to stop further hair loss and trigger regrowth of ... It does have one good side effect- it helps prevent osteoporosis..

  39. QUESTION:
    what is hair loss and is there any natural way to cure it?
    I am 28 years old my and suffering from hair loss somebody told me that coconut oil is good for hair loss. Is't true?

    • ANSWER:
      oils are good for your scalp skin but it wont do any good for you hair loss problem, first of u have to see what is causing the hair loss? is it a fungus infection or because of some nutritional deficiency, so i suggest you go to a dermatologist to get the exact treatment that u actually need, some people have it in there gene, in women if they are a carrier of such gene then using any male hormones for any diease can cause bladness, activating the gene code in women, so the end sentence would be

      GO TO A DOCTOR!

  40. QUESTION:
    What causes sudden hair loss in women and what helps stop it?
    Normal hair until middle age. Could beginning of menopause have something to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. that among other things. depression, stress, nerves. maybe even hair products that you are using for your hair.

  41. QUESTION:
    What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline?
    I'm 23 years old, and I've noticed my hairline has been receding slowly since I was about 17. What hair-loss product would you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm unfamiliar with a lot of over the counter hair loss aids. I doubt many work, though I have heard good things about Rogaine. You might just have to face the fact and accept the genetics. Luckily, almost all men look good bald. So when You reach your 40s or 50s, taking the courage to just shave it all off, will be better than trying to hide it. XD ((I wish that worked for women)) HAHAHA ANYWAY, I know some good tips that may help reduce the amount of hair loss your experiencing. They're worth a shot.

      1.) Scalp Massages! The scalp carries a lot of tension for a day of stress. Taking a moment to rub your scalp is great for relieving stress and restoring blood flow to your scalp. This will help keep the hair follicles healthy and hopefully continue to produce hair. Also, it's just really relaxing! XD i like to do it for my boyfriend sometimes. He's not balding or anything, but it's really relaxing. X3 Also, if you like, you can use a little coconut oil to help hydrate the roots and scalp.

      2.) Don't use shampoo with sulfates. Sulfates are very harsh on the hair and scalp and daily use isn't really doing you any good. If you don't put any products in your hair, like gel, then you probably don't even need to shampoo every time you shower. If you sweat a lot or get oily hair very easy, then consider switching to a sulfate free shampoo, or only washing your hair with conditioner. Also, rotate your shampoos. using the same one all the time can cause build up.

      3.) Drink lots of water and take a daily multivitamin for men. This will just make sure your properly hydrated and your getting all your needed nutiants and minerals you might be missing in your diet. Also, try to limit your intake of over processed foods with too many preservativs and food dyes. They just litter your body with toxins. Instead eat more fruits and vegetables or nuts.

      Hope this all helps. ^__^

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have female pattern hair loss with new growth?
    I've started losing my hair (breakage) due to a bad perm. On the sides of my head and in top. At first I thought it was female pattern hair loss, but then I have lots of new growth. Can you have female pattern hair loss and new growth at the same time? Oh and by the way, I'm also thinking of trying aphogee hair products. If anyone has heard of it, let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      A hair grows from its follicle at an average rate of about 1/2 inch per month. Each hair grows for 2 to 6 years, then rests, and then falls out. A new hair soon begins growing in its place. At any time, about 85% of the hair is growing and 15% is resting.

      Baldness occurs when hair falls out but new hair does not grow in its place. The cause of the failure to grow new hair in female pattern baldness is not well understood, but it is associated with genetic predisposition, aging, and levels of endocrine hormones (particularly androgens, the male sex hormones).

      Changes in the levels of androgens can affect hair production. For example, after the hormonal changes of menopause, many women find that the hair on the head is thinned, while facial hair is coarser. Although new hair is not produced, follicles remain alive, suggesting the possibility of new hair growth.

      Female pattern baldness is usually different from that of male pattern baldness. The hair thins all over the head, but the frontal hairline is maintained. There may be a moderate loss of hair on the crown, but this rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it may in men.

      Hair loss can occur in women for reasons other than female pattern baldness, including the following:

      Temporary shedding of hair (telogen effluvium)
      Breaking of hair (from such things as styling treatments and twisting or pulling of hair)
      Patchy areas of total hair loss (alopecia areata -- an immune disorder causing temporary hair loss)
      Medications
      Certain skin diseases
      Hormonal abnormalities
      Iron deficiency
      Underactive thyroid
      Vitamin deficiency
      Symptoms Return to top

      Thinning of hair over the entire head
      Hair loss at the crown or hairline, mild to moderate
      Exams and Tests Return to top

      Female pattern baldness is usually diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of hair loss and by ruling out other causes of hair loss.

      A skin biopsy or other procedures may be used to diagnose medical disorders that cause loss of hair.

      Analysis of the hair itself is not accurate for diagnosing nutritional or similar causes of hair loss, although it may reveal substances such as arsenic or lead.

      Treatment Return to top

      The hair loss of female pattern baldness is permanent. In most cases, it is mild to moderate. No treatment is required if the person is comfortable with her appearance.

      The only drug or medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat female pattern baldness is minoxidil, used on the scalp. For women, the 2% concentration is recommended. Minoxidil may help hair to grow in 20% to 25% of the female population, and in the majority it may slow or stop the loss of hair. Treatment is expensive, however, and hair loss starts again when minoxidil use is stopped.

      Hair transplants consist of removal of tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring in the donor areas and carries a modest risk for skin infection. The procedure usually requires multiple transplantation sessions and may be expensive. Results, however, are often excellent and permanent.

      The use of hair implants made of artificial fibers was banned by the FDA because of the high rate of infection.

      Stitching (suturing) hair pieces to the scalp is not recommended. It can result in scars, infections, and abscess of the scalp.

      Hair weaving, hairpieces, or change of hairstyle may disguise hair loss and improve cosmetic appearance. This is often the least expensive and safest method of dealing with female pattern baldness.

      Outlook (Prognosis) Return to top

      Female pattern baldness is of cosmetic importance only and does not indicate a medical disorder, but it may affect self-esteem or cause anxiety. The hair loss is usually permanent.

      Possible Complications Return to top

      Complications are psychological stress and a loss of self-esteem due to change in appearance.

      When to Contact a Medical Professional Return to top

      Call your health care provider if hair loss occurs and persists, especially if there is itching, skin irritation, or other symptoms. There might be a treatable medical cause for the loss of hair.

      Prevention Return to top

      There is no known prevention for female pattern baldness.

  43. QUESTION:
    Which is the best dietary supplement or vitamin known for severe women hair loss?
    I am very young, not even 18, and i've already tried many hair loss treatments without result.. Can you recommend any?

    • ANSWER:
      Several reasons can cause excessive hair lose. A severe illness or major surgery, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal problems, your current medicine intakes, certain hair treatments that use chemical dyes, bleaches, and straightening or curling agent, or autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair on the head to fall out, etc.

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

      B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair,especially B6, biotin, folic acid, B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin)
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2241

      For Vitamin B complex, I would recommend Isotonix line when available because Isotonix line it's the only oral supplements in the market with isotonic capability when mixing with certain amount of water. Any food or pills taken orally must be digested within our stomach and transported in an isotonic state before our body can absorb its nutrients, this process can take from 40 minutes to 4 hours. Remember our stomach is very high acidic, which means many nutritional values are lost during digestion.

      This means that when we drink a supplement that’s isotonic, our stomach does not need to digest it, so that it can enter our small intestines for absorption within minutes. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

      Another supplement I would recommend is to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
      Omega 3 provide anti-inflammatory property and it’s very important for healthy hair growth.

      I would recommend Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2247

      When shopping for fish oil in the market, always look at its EPA and DHA values, because these are the omega 3 readily benefit for human body. Also pay attention to the guarantee of free hard metal contamination.

      Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil provides three grams of EPA and DHA, which studies reveal to be the most efficient amount for optimal health and has been tested twice to ensure free of heavy metals.

      In additions, decrease your animal protein intake and try to replace with plant protein when possible. Excessive animal proteins might cause inflammation in your body, encourage hair lose.

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

      Handle your hair gently, allowing it to air-dry whenever possible and avoid hair product that contain chemical ingredients.

      If you are looking for a gentle shampoo without harsh chemicals and nature base ingredients, try Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo. This salon formula botanical shampoo, conditioner and finishing rinse in one for dry and chemically treated hair. It features a delicate, moisturizing blend of botanical extracts of evening primrose, heather, jasmine, and orchid to quench dry hair and scalp. It is enhanced with deodorizing freshener to remove chemical processing odors, cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors.

      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2190

      Last suggestive word is be patient and be consistent and persistent because you will probably not see immediately result because your body needs some time to adjust to your new diet and to heal. But be sure to be optimistic and always carry a positive emotion because your mood affects your hormone and also affect your health.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to control hair loss? Any simple ways to control hair loss? i expect the solutions which is cheap?
    How to control hair loss? Any simple ways to control hair loss? i expect the solutions which is cheap

    • ANSWER:
      Which is the Best Hair Loss Treatment Available?
      More Information http://www.hairlaserremoval.co.uk/hair-loss.htm

      1. Anti-androgenic therapy
      This therapy is particularly beneficial in the cases of hereditary hair thinning. The prevalence of hereditary hair thinning is one out of four among women in USA. In case of women, the version of this hair loss treatment is known as cyproterone acetate (CPA). In the case of man, excessive secretion of Di-hydrotestosterone (DHT) is found to be responsible for causing baldness as well as hair fall. If you are identified with the hair loss problem triggered by excess DHT secretion, it is quite common that your doctor will suggest you to undergo anti-androgenic therapy as the part of hair loss treatment. It is a time-consuming therapeutic approach that may last even for one year or more.

      2.Hormonal Balancing
      It is quite possible if you are going through hair loss problems that you are having hormonal imbalance in your health system. It may occur due to menopausal stage, or if you have experienced recent pregnancy. Even acute stressors or traumatic experiences and anxieties may also cause hormonal disturbances. Specifically hormones secreted from pituitary gland and thyroid gland may cause hair loss problems, if imbalance occurs. In that case, you need to undergo through prescribed medicinal treatment as suggested by your doctor.

      3. Hair Transplantation
      Hair transplantation is considered as one of the advanced therapeutic technique as a part of hair loss treatment. It can be done on both men and women. It promises you to provide fine line hair treatment which restores hair areas. In some cases, it is even hard to identify the area in the post-operative period. It is mainly done by stimulating hair follicles. This type of hair loss treatment is really expensive and is tough for everyone to take advantage of this treatment. Likewise any other surgical intervention, hair loss transplant includes a degree of risk associated with it. However, with the advanced technological help in medicinal area the risks have been possibly limited. Only, there is a chance of catching infection or pain during or after surgery. In some cases, bleeding also becomes an issue during surgical intervention.

      4. Alternative Treatment
      Not everyone is really willing to depend on chemical based treatment, especially at the initial phases of the problem. Those individuals largely depend on alternative approaches like herbal or Ayurvedic treatment procedures. These types of treatments prescribe using a wide range of herbs such as Basil, Holy Basil, Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and many others.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the most likely causes of excessive hair loss in a young adult?
    I am 18 years old and i have noticed throughout the years since middle school my hair is thining and getting shorter but i have no bald spots and my hair line hasnt changed. I have had about 2 perms in the last 5 years but I frequently use the flat iron. I do npt have any known deficiencies. Very worried any help on how to get it back and strengthen it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many factors for why someone (man or woman) experiences hair loss, ranging from diet, medications, natural hormones, pregnancy and childbirth, improper hair care and certain diseases. Each of these factors affects each individual differently. Additionally, while chemical treatments, pollution, hair-styling products and blow-drying have not been found to directly cause hair loss, they can dry and weaken hair, increasing breakage and perpetuating hair loss. Straightening and curling your hair does not directly lead to hair loss but it does damage and weaken your hair so that temporary hair loss may occur. The heat from these and similar products dry out even the oiliest hair with too much use

      Alopecia areata is a form of temporary hair loss that can occur on the scalp, in facial hair, or even in hair on other areas of the body. It can be caused by genetic factors or it can occur as a result of autoimmune disorders like thyroid disease.

      Telogen effluvium results in sudden and drastic, although temporary, hair loss. Patients with telogen effluvium usually experience overall thinning, and they are known to lose handfuls of hair while washing or using a hairbrush. It is caused by a shock to the system, such as an illness, intense psychological stress over a life incident, sudden weight loss, or nutritional deficiencies. Once the experience is over, however, natural hair cycles should return to normal.

      Traction alopecia is another type of temporary hair loss that creates bald patches due to unnecessary pulling of the hair or constant use of tight hairstyles that can strain or damage hair follicles. Hair growth should return to normal once the strain on follicles is eliminated.

      Based on your description, it seems like you are experiencing temporary hair loss, which is good because with the proper tools your hair will be back to normal. If hair loss persists or hair breakage is unprompted by chemical treatments or styling, it may be a symptom of a medical problem in which case Bosley professionals suggest that you contact a doctor or a Bosley clinic.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are possibilities surrounding my hair loss?
    I'm a 20 yr old female and for the past about 2-3 weeks I've been experiencing excessive hair loss. No matter what time through the day, whether I just get out of the shower or have dry hair I can constantly brush out a whole brush clump of hair plus some. I usually have thick, full hair, and lately its so thinned out and only getting thinner. Any opinions? I'm so worried I'm gonna loose all my hair :(

    • ANSWER:
      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 7,430,000 results (0.15 seconds) Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 4,250,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      Dove hairfall facts
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
      For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it. Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  47. QUESTION:
    Will hair loss stop after I quit Lamictal?
    I've been on Lamictal almost 5 months, and It has caused devastating hair loss. I was up to 200 mg and now I'm down to 25 mg and will be at 0 soon. I have seen lots of stuff on Google about hair loss and women who are quitting because of it, but never any follow-up stories. How long will it take after quitting before I am losing hair at a normal rate again?

    • ANSWER:
      yes! it is possible!!!

      year ago I suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed and Provilluss (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      Those are a good products that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here

      http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      and here

      http://www.provillus.com/?aid=221781

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      Also Informative video about Provillus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydvCHhbRkk

      good luck!

      not only my own personal experience + working as a family physician

      http://www.trichozed.info

      http://www.provilluss.info

  48. QUESTION:
    Is hair loss related to water temperature and chemistry?
    Since moving to Kuwait in the Middle East, I noticed substantial hair loss. I wanted to contribute it to stress or diet or hormonal changes, but I have discoverred all women are having this issue. They claim it is because we only have hot water to use, I think it may be water chemistry. How could I determine if it is one or the other?

    • ANSWER:
      I always believed that hair loss was totally hereditary, until my husband experienced quite a substantial hair loss after we moved to the UK. We're now back in his country living (very hot summers) and the loss has stopped. For this reason, I can't believe it's related to water temperature, but I firmly believe it can be caused by stress. In my husband's case this resulted from living in a foreign country with a vastly different culture. Also, a young friend of ours who had a good head of hair, came back from his military service nearly bald; he had been stationed in a very dangerous area of the country - so, again, stress. Our bodies can be stressed, even when we feel we are in control.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can stress contribute to a hair loss in women?
    I've noticed my hair come out more than usual... I even see some bald patches underneath the outer layer of my hair. I've been coming out of a major nervous breakdown. Could this be related? Will my hair grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, stress can cause hair loss. Alopecia is the medical name for the baldness pattern you are having. Yes it can come back but there is also the chance it will not. My sister had this, she lost most of her hair on the right side and back of her head. It all came back in her natural color but it can come back in a different color or texture. She still has times when she will have bald spots but nothing like before. Research alopecia on webmd.com and speak with your physician about it. I wish you the best.

  50. QUESTION:
    What can i do in order to stop hair loss?
    I have dyed my hair and now i'm losing very much hair. Any natural ways to stop hair loss?

    I'm desperate!

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone loses between 40 & 120 strands a day, depending on how much hair you have, your age & your hair's growth cycle. People with fine hair tend to have more of it & therefore will lose more of it than their thicker-haired sisters & brothers. Your hair also thins as you get older, particularly after menopause for women, but the thinning will stop & not continue as it will for men.

      Here are some factors to take into consideration for common hairloss:

      1. Seasonality. You'll lose the most hair in the fall -- typically November and December when hair reaches maturity in its growth cycle.

      2. Diet. Hair loss can occur through poor dieting, tight ponytails, even with age.

      3. Pregnancy Some women experience hair loss with pregnancy or as part of post-pregnancy hormonal changes. Other women experience hair loss when going on or off (usually off) the birth control pill.

      4. Illness Sometimes it happens as a result of illness. Even stress, excessive weight loss, iron deficiency & thyroid problems can cause hair loss.

      If you're really worried, ask your doctor. I hope that this helps~

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  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever been treated for hair loss with acupuncture?
    I'm a 28 year old male and my hairline is already receding.
    I'm trying to avoid using chemicals to treat it if at all possible.
    Has anyone had acupuncture done for hair loss? If you have, did it help, make it worse or do nothing at all?
    Please share your stories with me. I'd really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Here a few simple home remedies which can be tried at home to control hair fall.

      1.Rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair grow..

      2. A medicine rich in sulfur is also recommended as sulfur plays an important part in the structure of the hair.

      3. Massage with olive oil before going to bed at night and next morning, wash off the hair gently..

      4. To treat hair loss apply a little lemon juice with some black tea.Massage well and shampoo.

      5. Beat two eggs,and add two tablespoons of water to it. Rinse hair and pour the egg mixture over the hair.Massage the scalp well and leave for 10 minutes.Then wash it.

  2. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor would I have to see for too much hair shedding due to stress?
    My hair is and has been coming out and shedding WAY too easily and way more than normal, and i am almost positive it is due to stress. I am healthy protein wise, and dont have thyroid problems, but I have mass anxiety and stress. That causes hair excessive hair shedding doesnt it?
    I need some type of anxiety medication, what kind of doctor would I see for my hair/stress problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes the type of stress you are experiencing produces actual physiological changes in the body which can lead to hair loss. Here is an article outlining how stress can cause hair loss:

      http://ezinearticles.com/?Hair-Loss-in-Women-Could-Stress-be-the-Culprit?&id=306752

      Stress related hair loss often responds well to aromatherapy, massage therapy, reflexology and.or acupuncture.

      I used essential oil scalp treatment to treat my hair loss problem. The essential oils also work to promote relaxation and can help to relieve the anxiety you feel.

      Feel free to email me for more info if you'd like

  3. QUESTION:
    Is my doctor doing all he can for my thyroid?
    A couple of weeks ago I had blood work done and was told I have an overactive thyroid. I have almost every symptom (hair loss, fatigue, depression, anxiety, chest pain, unclear thoughts). My doctor wanted me to wait a month to run more tests. I insisted that I couldn't wait that long and got them within two weeks. They didn't say anything new. Now my doctor wants to wait another 6- 8 weeks to take more tests. I have my two little boys to take care of and can't possibly go on this long with these symptoms. Should I switch doctors or should I just wait to get more blood work done? Any help and knowledge on overactive thyroid would be helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Daisy

      Here are some answers and some ideas to start the healing process.

      Hyperthyroidism

      Definition
      Hyperthyroidism is a health condition caused by overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

      The thyroid is one of your body's "master" glands, meaning that it influences and regulates overall metabolism and the overall health of most of the cells in your body, including helping to form protein RNA (the building blocks of life) for every cell and to increase oxygen consumption by most cells. Located at the base of the neck, the thyroid gland consists of two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe (trachea).

      Symptoms
      Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include rapid heartbeat, enlarged thyroid (goiter), moist skin, trembling or tremors, erratic pulse pressure levels (too high or too low), fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, bulging eyes, excessive sweating, increased appetite, low tolerance to heat, diarrhea, chest pain, and gastrointestinal disorders. In older people with hyperthyroidism, however, the opposite of the above symptoms can occur. Overall, hyperthyroidism is much rare than hypothyroidism (under active thyroid function).

      Hyperthyroidism may be associated with and often is called Graves' disease, a condition characterized by an enlarged thyroid, bulging eyes bulge, rash and swelling in front of the lower leg.

      Cause
      Abnormal immune response is believed be a possible cause of hypothyroidism. The exact cause is not known, but certain antibodies from the immune system will launch an assault on the thyroid, disturbing hormone production. Lumps or tumors that form on the thyroid also disrupt hormone production. Temporary hyperthyroidism can be caused by infection or inflammation, and certain prescription drugs.

      Hyperthyroidism is less common than Hypothyroidism, yet for both diseases, women appear to be more susceptible than men. Be aware that a malfunctioning thyroid may be the cause of recurring illnesses.

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      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that naturally suppress excess thyroid hormone production. Such foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peaches, and pears. Eliminate dairy products, over consumption of wheat products, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Homeopathy: The homeopathic remedy Thyroidium is very helpful in assisting in proper thyroid regulation.

      Juice Therapy: Drink carrot, celery, spinach, and parsley juice; or juice made from a combination of cabbage, watercress, and spinach.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can help regulate thyroid function: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, choline, trace minerals, iodine, kelp, and thyroid glandulars.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hyperthyroidism: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have any knowledge regarding acupuncture to reverse hair loss?
    any experience out there? not much to research on the subject nor evidence but i have a good feeling this will work....

    • ANSWER:
      It can help. It is generally due to blood deficiency (in TCM terms). Although I would look into other western remedies too.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I stop eyebrow loss and get new growth?
    Dermatologist says I have seborrheic dermatitis on my eyebrows. Gave me nizoral and aclovate cream mixture. I see very little regrowth and they r still falling out. I called him to see if we can try something else but he just said continue with cream and come back in in April. I don't understand why they continue to fall out. I have tried olive oilcastor oil even the expensive librow. Is there no hope? It's really embarrassing!

    • ANSWER:
      Step 1
      Reduce your stress through exercise and breathing technique. According to CareFair.com, eyebrow loss is also a sign of increased stress on your body, causing hormones to become imbalanced. Stress relief will help hormones return to normal, stopping current eyebrow loss and allowing your eyebrows to grow back naturally.
      Step 2
      Apply an over-the-counter minoxidil lotion to stop hair loss. According to NIAMS, 5 percent minoxidil is safe for eyebrow loss in both men and women. New hair growth is evident approximately 12 weeks after beginning treatment. Do not discontinue use as this will stop hair growth and hair loss will resume.

      Step 3
      Eat a well-balanced diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy. According to CareFair.com, nutrition is important for healthy hair growth; nutritional deficiency is a main culprit in eyebrow hair loss. Zinc and proteins are essential for healthy hair growth, so eat plenty of poultry, legumes and green, leafy vegetables.

      Step 4
      Massage your brows with evening primrose oil to stimulate hair growth. According to NIAMS, alternative therapies such as massage with evening primrose oil have been reported to help, although there is lack of evidence from clinical trials to support this. Consult your physician before participating in any alternative treatments such as acupuncture, aromatherapy or massage with any essential or carrier oils.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can you lose weight in spite of hypothyroidism or is it hopeless?
    I've been trying to lose weight for years, but no matter how hard I try, I can't lose those last 20-30 lbs. Seriously, there is not a thing I could do to improve my diet. I count cals, balance ratios, eat organic and pesticide free. As for activity, I seem to bloat BADLY every time I exercise, except with yoga. I was put on levothyroxine a couple years ago, gained 30 lbs without any change to diet or activity (still trying to convince my doctor about that one), and suffered heart palpitations, diuresis, anxiety, insomnia, and developed adrenal fatigue. Since then, I have gone without meds, and my symptoms have improved somewhat. However, I'm getting really bad brain fog lately. It's affecting my grades in college, my hair is becoming really thin, and I feel sick with fatigue and sore throat 3 weeks out of the month. THIS SUCKS. I am really tempted to ask my doctor for a prescription of armour since I had such a bad reaction on levo, but I've read a lot of reviews about people gaining weight on armour as well. Brain fog seems to clear, mood and energy levels seem to improve, but I have yet to read personal experiences of weight loss. Please, if you know of one--SHARE!

    Thanks :P

    • ANSWER:
      My Initial Impression of Acupuncture for Weight Loss

      I have to concede, I don't prefer the plans of needles yet I likewise need you to know I utilize a chiropractor and a back rub advisor for a couple of physical tests I have. In different statements, I'm not against elective cures. The Chinese are known for their cures and common recuperating methods. It is fascinating that we in the west imply it as elective drug, when truly it was here much sooner than cutting edge medication. It's dumbfounding to me that a considerable measure of individuals, even therapeutic experts, release elective medication, marking it misrepresentation or pooh-pooh it as incapable and feeble. To make certain, there is ill-use in elective solution and there are extremes that contradict practical judgement skills.

      Needle therapy has been utilized as a part of accepted Chinese prescription for many years and there is no contending with a percentage of the effects for some health conditions. The recuperating strategy, which utilizes extremely slender needles set as a part of vital focuses on the form, is accepted to restore agreement to the figure, implied as Qi (declared chi). It is a medication that has broad prominence even here in the United States. What I need to take a gander at is a portion of the cases being made in the vicinity of needle therapy for weight reduction.

      Needle therapy & What is Claimed about it for Weight Loss

      Some case that needle therapy, when consolidated with Tcm, can furnish both physiological and mental underpin in the weight reduction process. The point when the figure is in amicability (Qi) it as far as anyone knows has better processing, steadier feelings, equalized longing, and enhanced metabolism. There are a few practices that make the striking case that needle therapy makes hunger concealment and diminishes cravings for sustenances that might disturb the Qi in the figure.

      Needle therapy specialists regularly consolidate herbs, "mending sustenances", and activity to upgrade the conclusion of the medicines. The herbs and recuperating nourishments utilized within the health improvement plan clearly fit with the form to flush it of its poisons and squanders. Commonly, the nourishments are biting, acrid, or harsh on the grounds that it is accepted they advertise weight reduction. By chance, inverse nourishments sweet, salty, oily work against the amicability in the figure. Isn't it very intriguing to note that the Chinese eating methodology, so far as that is concerned generally other society's eating methodology, doesn't have those "terrible" sustenances as essential nourishment decisions.

      The Main Drawbacks to Acupuncture for Weight Loss

      Needle therapy isn't ready all over, its costly, and regardless of how dainty they are, it uses needles! I like the approach that Tcm brings with sustenance utilization or would it be a good idea for me to say, I like that handled sustenances high in fats and sugars are wiped out from the eating regimen. They are right on when they indicate those sustenances bombshell the agreement in the form. Reveal to me an individual who exists on quick nourishments and handled ready sustenances and I'll reveal to you a horrible individual. Ordinarily, their thought of consuming crisp is slapping lettuce and a cut of tomato on their sandwich so it is no big surprise they fail to offer the supplements for health that just new apples and oranges, vegetables, and entire grains can give the form.

      Might I attempt Acupuncture for Weight Loss

      Blazing bloated from the figure and smothering a lashing out hankering that is utilized to the "sweet, salty, and oily" most likely requires more than a couple of needle therapy medications. That is not to say I am against needle therapy, however I have my questions it can successfully enhance weight reduction ventures.

      What Others Are Saying About Acupuncture for Weight Loss

      There are numerous accepted prescription sites that can furnish a more far reaching take a gander at needle therapy however I wouldn't essentially accept the cases for weight reduction. You may be better off checking out different sites that furnish qualified information about nourishment decisions and supplements that can advertise weight reduction.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can traditional acupuncture cure hammer toes?
    Hammer toes is a condition when the four smaller toes get aggrevated when walking and underneath the toes I feel some nerve pains. When I am running these toes crunch up or folded up. A friend of mine has the same thing and if this problem is not solved, it will be impossible to straighten up the toes in a folded position. Can acunpuncture solve this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Acupuncture can treat anything from cancer to a common cold to hair loss. I'm sure that a GOOD doctor of Chinese Medicine can help with your hammer toes. I recommend seeing a doctor who uses both acupuncture and herbology.

      In the meantime, I recommend using Yoga Toes (www.yogapro.com/ts/toestretcher.html). You can wear them to help stretch out your toes and straighten them. They've helped me tremendously with foot and lower-leg problems.

  8. QUESTION:
    does acupuncture work for thinning hair?
    will it grow or restore the hair. i see clinics everywhere for this

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it will. Hair thinning and hair loss is caused by a defficiency in your body, and acupuncture can restore what you are lacking. The idea behind acupuncture is that it restores your body to its natural balance (which has been thrown off by poor diet, lack of exercise, illness, injury, etc.). Your body, which will then be healthy, can regulate itself without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has any one ever tried chinese herbal medicine/acupuncture for hair loss/alopecia&does it work ?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes and it works great one in particular that
      They gave me a sea plant called Kelp

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to deal with women's thinning hair?
    dark hair, mostly thinking on top.

    • ANSWER:
      Thinning hair is very common. More than 60 million Americans suffer from this condition. Although most common among men, hair loss in women is also widely known. Statistics show, more than half of men over the age of 50 suffer from hair loss or baldness. Though the percentage of baldness in women is far smaller, the emotional effects it brings are great.

      There are many treatments available today for baldness and hair loss. The first step is to consult a physician and have a complete medical examination conducted. This is the only way to reveal the existing cause for the problem and treat it properly.
      v There are many causes for hair loss in men and women, some include genetics, illness, malnutrition and side effects from medications. Again, the only way to determine the cause in each individual is to consult your doctor. The most common cause of baldness has been found to be genetics. Inherited DNA which is acquired from either parent plays a significant role in determining hair patterns. Other factors, such as certain shampoos or certain foods have incorrectly been deemed responsible for contributing to hair loss.

      Although genetics is beyond the control of medical practitioners, effective treatments have been made available for hair loss and baldness. Of the various medications available for hair loss, two have recently been approved by the FDA. They are dutasteride and finasteride. Dutasteride, developed by Glaxo Smithkline, is the latest to be approved and is waiting to be released for the treatment of hair thinning. This drug was originally used as anti-antrigen for the treatment of prostrate enlargement. Finasteride was approved by the FDA in 1992 for the use of treating prostate enlargement, and then in 1997 for the treatment of male pattern hair thinning. Another common drug used for hair loss treatment among men and women is minoxidil 2% solution. This is an over the counter drug that is applied directly to the scalp. This drug was originally used to treat blood pressure, however has been found effective in treating hair loss, especially on the crown of the head.

      There is a growing trend towards anti-DHT natural products. These types of hair loss products focus on slowing the effects of HHT on the hair follicle, one of the main factors in female and male pattern baldness. Apart from medications, many other methods have been used as remedies to treat hair loss. Some are acupuncture, aromatherapy and even hair transplants.

      Revivogen is an anti-DHT hair loss treatment formulated by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi, M.D., which attacks the root causes of hair loss in men and women.

      www.revivogen.com

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some household remedies for hairloss?

    • ANSWER:
      "... several therapies can be used to reduce hair loss and thinning, and promote healthy hair growth. These may also help delay onset and progress of baldness.

      Nutritional therapy - hair health requires good nutrition with enough iron, vitamin C, B vitamins (especially biotin) and essential fatty acids. These nutrients can help to reduce hair loss and promote healthy growth. Supplements of zinc and silica can also help, as can the amino acid lysine, which helps promote good circulation.
      Dietary change - eating more protein can reduce hair loss. Protein can be obtained from pulses, soya products, wholegrains, dairy produce, eggs, meat and fish. Increasing intake of citrus fruits, berries and green vegetables will boost vitamin C and aid circulation.
      Herbal medicine - Chinese herbal medicine uses formulas that act as blood tonics and liver cleansers to promote healthy hair growth. Herbs such as black cohosh, Mexican yam and Agnus castus can help hormonal balance.
      Acupuncture - can improve circulation and digestion. Daily use of a plum blossom hammer (a small hammer with five or seven tiny needle points) on the scalp can promote local circulation and stimulate hair growth.
      Homeopathy - lycopodium can reduce hair loss after pregnancy. Sepia can be used for hair loss linked to menopause and also that associated with hot flushes and night sweats. Phosphoric acid may help if grief, stress and emotion are the main triggers.
      Naturopathy - cleansing diets and fasting may be used to improve digestion and circulation to provide the hair with more nutrients for effective growth.
      Aromatherapy and massage - rubbing jojoba oil into the scalp as a daily head massage helps promote local circulation and removes impurities and dead cells that may slow down growth.
      Psychological therapies - relaxation techniques and counselling can release stress or emotional factors associated with hair loss.
      Hypnotherapy - may help reduce stress and trauma that have triggered hair loss.
      Self-help tips
      Use mild shampoos and conditioners made from natural ingredients.
      Use a good brush and don't pull or damage the hair.
      Avoid frequent colouring with chemical treatments.
      Take nutritional supplements for hair every day.
      Take a teaspoon of brewer's yeast in water three times a day.
      Regular scalp massage will promote circulation of nutrients to the hair follicles.
      Regular aerobic exercises stimulates oxygen flow in the scalp."

      Good Luck

  12. QUESTION:
    Which doctor do i goto to talk about Stress leading to Hairloss? Primary Doctor or Dermatologist?
    I really dont know. Dermatologist specializes in skin and hair, but does he know anything about Stress?

    Or should i goto my primary care doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, are you sure it's hair loss due to stress? If you are absolutely positive it's stress, I think you should go to your regular doctor. Although he may tell you some basic knowledge stuff like "get more quality sleep, change your diet, working out is always a good stress reliever", you know, the usual. If he doesn't say anything that you will take heed to, you make want to look into natural remedies or an alternative medicine practitioner. Acupuncture, yoga, and aromatic oil massage haven't been around for thousands of years for nothing. I would also suggest taking time to really identify your stressors. Is it job, living situation, romantic partner or lack there of...what can you do to improve that stressor or the way you deal with it?
      I hope you find a healthier way of handeling whatever is bothering you, you don't want to get old before your time.

  13. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any treatment or cure for Tinnitus that is continuos ringing noice in ears?
    Western medicine/surgery has no solution for continous noice inside the ears, day and night. They say this ( tinnitus) has to be lived with!

    • ANSWER:
      As someone suggested T-Gone, let me explain what that mini site is all about: http://www.t-gone.com/

      Ignore it! It is only a way for making money. Once you give them your email address, they will bombard you with emails until you buy this product. Be careful and make more research.

      Alternative Treatments
      Some people have taken minerals such as magnesium or zinc, herbal preparations such as Ginkgo biloba, homeopathic remedies, or B vitamins for their tinnitus and found them to be helpful. Others have experienced tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis. A few of these therapies have been researched in an attempt to verify the anecdotal claims. But the results have not conclusively identified these treatments as helpful for tinnitus. Your doctor might give you clearance to try them for tinnitus anyway given that they generally carry little risk to health and some people find them helpful.

      Amplification (Hearing Aids)
      Some tinnitus patients with hearing loss experience total or partial tinnitus relief while wearing hearing aids. There are many variables that determine success. However, if a patient has a hearing loss in the frequency range of the tinnitus, hearing aids may bring back in the ambient sounds that naturally cover the tinnitus.

      Biofeedback
      Biofeedback is a relaxation technique that teaches people to control certain autonomic body functions, such as pulse, muscle tension, and skin temperature. The goal of biofeedback is to help people manage stress in their lives not by reducing the stress but by changing the body’s reaction to it. Many people notice a reduction in their tinnitus when they are able to modify their reaction to the stress in their lives.

      Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation
      A cochlear implant has two components: 1) an electrode array that is threaded into the cochlea, and 2) a receiver that is implanted just beneath the skin behind the ear. The electrode array sends electrical sound signals from the ear to the brain. Because electrode implantation destroys whatever healthy hair cells were left inside the cochlea, these implants are prescribed to deaf or near-deaf patients only. In one study, half of those who had tinnitus before their cochlear implants experienced tinnitus relief after their cochlear implants.

      Why do cochlear implants help tinnitus? There are two possible reasons: 1) The tinnitus might be masked by the ambient sounds that these devices bring back in. 2) The tinnitus might be suppressed by the electrical stimulation sent through the auditory nerve by the implant. Some forms of electrical stimulation to the ear can stop tinnitus briefly.

      Cognitive Therapy
      Cognitive therapy is a type of counseling that is based on treating a patient's emotional reaction to tinnitus rather than the tinnitus itself. To accomplish this desired change in perception, a counselor will help the patient identify negative behaviors and thought patterns, then alter them. Counseling programs are individually designed for patients and are most effective when coupled with other tinnitus treatments, such as masking or medication.

      Drug Therapy
      Many drugs have been researched and used to relieve tinnitus, but there is not a drug that has been designed specifically to treat tinnitus. Some drugs that have been studied include anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, antidepressants like nortriptyline, antihistamines, anticonvulsants like gabapentin, and even anesthetics like lidocaine. All successfully quieted tinnitus for some people.

      The American Tinnitus Association cannot recommend which treatment, drug or otherwise, is right for you. This is for you and your healthcare provider to determine. Remember to talk to your provider about side effects and about other medications you currently take. Because side effects can happen with any drug or drug combination, patients have to decide for themselves if an undesirable side effect is worth the trade off of tinnitus relief.

      Many people ask why pharmaceutical companies aren't actively researching a drug designed specifically for tinnitus. Partly, this is because of the cost-prohibitive nature of prescription drug development. A report in the December 2003 Wall Street Journal reported that large pharmaceutical companies spend an average of .7 billion to develop a new drug therapy. This price tag includes the creation of the drug, testing, approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and marketing.

      Creating new drugs involves a certain level of failure. Only about one out of eight drugs tested on animals actually make it to the consumer market.

      On a related topic, some drugs can actually include tinnitus as a side effect. Read more here.

      Sound Therapy
      Various treatment strategies use sound to decrease the loudness or prominence of tinnitus. Sound therapies include both wearable (hearing aid-like devices) and non-wearable devices (such as table-top sound machines or even a whirring fan). Often, sound is used to completely or partially cover the tinnitus. Some people refer to this covering of sound as masking. Sound therapies should always be combined with counseling.

      TMJ Treatment
      Tinnitus can be a symptom of a jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) dysfunction. This can happen because muscles and nerves in the jaw are closely connected to those in the ear and, under the right circumstances, can interfere with the ear's nerves. Dental treatment or bite realignment can help relieve TMJ pain and associated tinnitus. See your dentist if you think you have this problem.

  14. QUESTION:
    I was wondering if anyone with cancer has been helped in any way by massage or beauty therapy?
    I am an esthetician and massage therapist and I was wondering how I could best care for my clients with cancer

    • ANSWER:
      I am a cancer patient and I frequently get massages. Anything to make you feel better helps. My massage therapist has comped me a few massages, the last one shortly after my mom died and I had just had surgery and it was wonderful and kind.

      Actually there is no restriction on massage on cancer patients, though that myth has been around. I asked my oncologist and he said it was perfectly fine and go for it. He is considering hiring a massage therapist for the chemo room at his practice. There are some minor precautions for certain breast cancer patients but we patients know who we are what they are and can tell you what our specific limitations are. I am getting acupuncture this week with the blessing of my doctor, with some limitations. If you have any concerns, have the client get an OK from her oncologist first. But I have known many cancer patients that have gotten massages while in treatment and none of us had any restrictions.

      My hair stylist cut my hair short when it was about to come out due to chemo and she also helped me find a wig. I couldn't thank her enough.

      The American Cancer Society has a program called Look Good Feel Better that teaches cancer patients how wear makeup, deal with hair loss, and other beauty issues. You could offer your services to ACS and become a Look Good Feel Better instructor. You could help a lot of people that way. It's a great program and many people (myself included) take advantage of it.

      All these things matter a lot to those of us in treatment. Thank you for wanting to help your clients.

  15. QUESTION:
    Has anyone lost weight after a total thyroidectomy?
    3 years ago I successfully lost 25lbs by exercising 5 to 6 days a week and my diet was not even that perfect. I would cheat here and there and was still losing weight. Fast forward to now, I have gained all my weight back and then some. I had a total removal of thyroid 15 months ago and I feel so bloated. I am on Synthroid and I spoke to my doctor and he claims that my TSH is normal and that I just have to exercise and eat less. I exercise 5 times a week and have cleaned my diet dramatically with not even 5 lb weight reduction. It has now been 4 months since I joined the gym and I am very frustrated cause I don't see myself getting anywhere. I look terrible and my clothes are tight. People don't even believe I go to the gym and work my butt off cause they haven't seen an improvement in me either. They tell me I must be cheating somewhere.

    • ANSWER:
      Same problem my Mother has had...and she is on Synthroid too..and from what I have been able to find out...the weight gain is normal and losing it is just about impossible. We have been looking for something to help, just about in every direction. Including acupuncture....nothing has popped out yet to help. People I have talked to on-line with the same problem, say they gained a total of about 40 pounds over a 2 to 3 yr period and nothing...not the gym, starvation, or detox diets have helped them. The only thing that has helped but not dramatically...is a homeopathic medicine Thyroid Support..from NatraBio...I got it from the drugstore. com ...on line...it seems to have stopped the weight gain...and the hair loss she was having. She hasn't been on it long enough to judge yet about helping her lose any of the weight she has put on. My mother took the radioactive drink to burn out her thyroid, instead of the surgery..She has Graves Disease..if that helps. As for people not being understanding or thinking your not doing your best...tell them to drop dead..in plain english..I am totally sick of that stupid attitude..the weight gain hurts..period...my mothers back, her knee's, and she has developed gout as well...her hands swell so she has a hard time bending her fingers. This is not funny and not some I got fat excuse...because I got a problem with glands...this is real and it is devastating to the people who have it. We are still looking for anything else to help her out, but as of yet..we have found only the homeopathic medicine to take with Synthroid.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there really a cure for baldness?
    With all the technology today, have they found a cure for baldness that actually works, or is it just wish-wash babbling to get our money?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Juliette

      Here are some ideas to help solve hair loss.

      Cause
      Hair loss can occur due to low thyroid functioning, poor digestion, parasites, nutrient deficiencies such as iron or biotin, hormonal problems, aging, trauma, post-pregnancy, skin disease, diabetes, chemotherapy, and stress. All of these factors must be considered and ruled out to be sure hair loss is not part of a more serious, underlying condition.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: For temporary or severe hair loss, massage lavender, rosemary, thyme, or sage essential oils directly onto the scalp.

      Ayurveda: The Ayurvedic herbs ashwagandha and amla can help stimulate hair growth in cases that are not due to genetic predisposition.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet high in potato (with skins intact), green and red peppers, sprouts, and unpeeled cucumbers. Such foods are high in silica, which gives strength to hair and nails. Foods high in iron, such as some lean meats and raisins, are also important. Sea vegetables such as kelp are also good for the hair and support proper thyroid function. Be sure to check for and eliminate any foods to which you may be allergic or sensitive.

      Herbs: Massage the scalp nightly with an oil made of one part rosemary oil and two parts almond oil.

      Homeopathy: Sepia, Arnica, and Acidum nit. are useful homeopathic remedies.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the combined juice of carrot, beet, spinach, nettle, and alfalfa, adding a bit of onion.

      Lifestyle: Circulation to the scalp is important and can help prevent hair loss. Increase exercise, scalp massage, and try lying on a slant board for 15 minutes a day.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements are essential for healthy hair growth: flaxseed oil, biotin, niacin, vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin B5, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), silica, iron, trace minerals, and zinc. Free form amino acids, especially cysteine, can also be helpful, as can kelp tablets, desiccated liver, and thyroid glandulars.

      Although elevated levels of copper can lead to brittle hair and split ends, low copper levels can also result in hair loss, and should therefore also be considered.

      Topical Treatment: Rub castor oil into the scalp for ten minutes, then apply a hot damp towel for 30 minutes, and then cover your head with a plastic shower cap and keep in place overnight. The next morning, wash out your hair. Do this for two nights, then, repeat this using extra virgin olive oil for two nights, then use wheat germ oil for two nights. Rest one night and repeat seven-day cycle.

      Apple cider vinegar used as a hair rinse can also help stimulate hair growth.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating of hair loss: Acupuncture, Magnetic Field Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  17. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried acupuncture for hairloss?
    I've heard acupuncture can help with hairloss....

    Does anyone have any info or experience with that?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      This will depend on the cause of the hair loss.

      Then acupuncture especially combined with Chinese herbs can give you a real chance of growing it back.

      Some common Chinese herbs that acupuncturists use for hair health are:
      http://www.holisticchineseherbs.com/hair.html

      You can look for an acupuncturist here:
      http://www.tcmdirectory.com

  18. QUESTION:
    Question about Hair Relaxers?
    Does regularly using hair relaxers have a potential for permanent hair loss? I'm not saying using it too frequently, but following an appropriate time interval for each use (e.g. once every 6 months) for a long period of time (regularly using it for years). Has anyone experience permanent hair loss after years of using relaxers? Thanks so much for your comments.

    • ANSWER:
      you should relax your hair in different ways. Acupuncture is my favorite

  19. QUESTION:
    Please suggest any cure for PSP with alternate medicines like Homoeopathy, ayurvedic treatement etc?
    This forms under the umbrella of Parkinsons Plus - Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy causes degenerating of mid brian cells that controls optic signals to eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't listen to Gary.
      He is not right.
      Smart people never do categorical denial the phenomena they dont have knowledge about.
      I will copy some quote from my other question/answer dialog:

      >>>>>>>>>>>
      >
      >Nope. The highest quality clinical trials show that acupuncture is no greater than a placebo.
      >

      This is common mistake. They take unexperienced acupuncturists who are able only to make needles insertions, not treat people, and analyze the results. They also can do their "quality clinical trials" with a monkey as acupuncturist - the results will be the same. Don't listen, this is a lie!
      Unlike the conventional medicine, where the doctors should not use own head, but they only follow the concrete standard of treatment, Good acupuncturist always have deep thinking.
      Actually there is a way to get such kind of help, BUT the result strongly depends on qualification of practitioner and the cause of your illness. If your hair loss is connected with genetics problem, the chances are poor. If it is connected with organism's poisoning, you have a good chances to get your hair back.

      P.S.: Well, your question caused the discussion between skeptics and adepts of acupuncture.

      It's very strange position of skeptics: for example, if one doctor (e.g. gastroenterologist) can not cure my disease, so I will go to second doctor-gastroenterologist, if he/she can not cure me, I will go to third and so on. If they all can not help me, so what I should conclude? that gastroenterology is fake medical science because it is useless for me?
      The real facts is independent from any person's opinion. The truth is that acupuncture really works, every acupuncturist knows that, but not every acupuncturist (like gastroenterologist, etc :) knows how to treat people. Acupuncture works even when conventional medicine is not working. We CAN prove it.

      Let me join your discussion.
      Added specailly for Nate:
      ! Dear Nate,
      First, if you proclaim that acupuncture does not work, you have to prove it; otherwise your words are just unsupported by evidence (without adducing any proof), i.e. bare words. Please, don't refer to authority which never had serious study of acupuncture's theory and practice. You should take own responsibility for your words.
      Second, if you are smart person, you could agree with me, that denying something that you have no knowledge about is silly. We can prove concretely and personally for you that acupuncture really works and that is not placebo effect. Just one needle, just one point, only for about several weeks every day inserting for about 30min, and you will get any disease that you prefer. Please, choose what do you want in order to see that acupuncture works: you can get diarrhea, headaches, stomach ulcer, heppatitis, etc. - everything that you like - it will be yours. If you dont believe in acupuncture, why you can't prove that it is not working by yourself?
      >>>>>>>>>>>

      Let's do the experiment. What if I suggest to Gary to prove his words by such way?
      Most probably he will refuse to do it.
      They are not a REAL doctors because they are afraid to test it on his/her own body.
      So, it's up to you deside - whom do you going to trust - trust the conventional doctors which take a lot of your money and nothing can do for you, or trust doctors who provide effective treatment for free and really helps you to get better?

      www.GoodHealthSurfing.org

  20. QUESTION:
    treatment for hair loss ?
    Hello...
    im male, 33 years of age.
    I have been having severe hair loss for the past couple of years. May be its hereditary but would still like to prevent the same.
    I will be glad if anyone can suggest:
    1.Homeopathy/Biochemic medicines
    2.Acupuncture points
    3.Yoga postures
    Please advice and suggest...thank you and regards.

    • ANSWER:
      hi..you can use this treatment.safe your money.proper your diet. Try having more cucumbers, potatoes and peppers and strengthen your hair.( Hair Restoration )
      find more information in this site:
      http://hair-restoration-for-women.blogspot.com/
      i hope can help you.thanks.

  21. QUESTION:
    is there any help or advise use to prevent hair loss?
    try to help me!

    • ANSWER:
      HAIR STIMULATOR- it applies the principle of non evasive acupuncture,magnetic and electro therapies to stop hair loss and reverse the loss of hair.PROVEN EFFECTIVE!goodluck

  22. QUESTION:
    My friend suffer from nose cancer but he believe in chinese Doctor acuapunture,What do u think?pls read below?
    He refure to do Chemo and radiotheraphy believe in those chinese Sinseh charging him half a thousand RM per visit

    • ANSWER:
      It depends, personally I got cured by Chinese acupuncture.
      I was a bit bias & skeptical but hey it works for me.

      Previously I went to 2 private Hospitals.
      1 put me on prescriptive drugs & physiotherapy.
      It left me numb, sleepless & dizzy.
      Then they told me they are too busy to proceed with my treatment & suggest that I go do a 2nd Hospital. As for the cost, no need to say also you know expensive la.
      So I endure pain, no sleep, dizzy, numbness & etc. they said it's normal.

      2nd hospital told me
      My situation had no HOPE.
      Had to go for operation cut off my limb. Reattach metal casing, cannot use my limb for 1 year+.
      Cannot work & have to take a higher dose of prescriptive drugs.
      After operation will become like Robocop.
      Cost even more. But before that they put me on other drugs & treatment before the operation.

      During that time, my whole body endured major change. It's like being a drug addict.
      Physically was terrible, terrible weight gain, emotionally unstable, mentally it was challenging esp. since the body can't function properly. Often vomit, can't sleep & were dizzy & the doctor told me it's all normal & are side effects. So, one night I didn't know what happened & I was wandering alone in the middle of the highway, I didn't want to continue being like that. So I quit my job, I stopped all those meds.

      I went for traditional medicine besides normal exercise & moderately health food & my limb is working again :)
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Besides that my ex-manager met an accident years ago & they told him must operate his brain and chances of living is 7% & even if survive might have memory loss & brain damage. Cost 150K+. They put him on drugs & etc. gained more than 50kg weight with plenty of headaches & he's living in liquid diet.

      Because the chances of survival is very slim. So hey since he's dying, he thought why spend so much. So he went for Indian therapy, massage, yoga & vegetarian diet. One year later, his hair all grew back & he's walking talking and am at a healthy weight. Now he plays sports, go all over the world for business & no side effects.

      So don't be bias on traditional treatment/medicine.
      Sometimes one treatment/one doctor doesn't work, one has to try for another.
      Most important is if there are any progress of improvement, if yes then proceed. Don't blindly believe in the faith of the healers/doctors & don't put your life in their hands 100%.
      After all there's ONLY 1 Life.

      If you care for your friend, don't just bash him up for his choice. But care for him & take into consideration of his well beings & financially Western treatment is also expensive. If u think the sinseh is fishy, then find those qualified & recognized by the Insurance company & Hospital with both Western & TCM skills e.g. http://www.tungshin.com.my/ . Now I'm not promoting this Hospital coz. I didn't go there. But even Datuk Datins go there.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I regrow my hair back, I am 18 years old?
    I have been loosing my hair since I was 14 years old.
    I am a male 18 year old, and I have visible hair loss. I have a considerable amount of hair loss throughout my entire head and the top is almost gone.
    I have been loosing hair since I was 14 years old. At that time the situation was not that bad. When I was 16 years old, a small amount of people started to recognize my hair loss in school. Now everyday people in school tell that I am loosing hair.
    I have tried a homeopathic treatment for year. It did not work. I have tried acupuncture for year, that too did not work. I have tried the Revita Stimulating Shampoo for 6 months, it did not work.
    I refuse to take Propecia and Rogaine.
    Can you tell me of some remedy or medicine that works, Please tell me. I am really devastated.

    • ANSWER:
      ou, that is very unfortunate. My friend has that problem too and now, he's completely bald. =/
      could it possibly be "cancer"? *hopes not*

  24. QUESTION:
    Acupuncture For Hair Loss ? I heard its GOOD !?
    I am very interested in this natural treatment but kinda scary to think about the needles all over your head.

    • ANSWER:
      I had acupuncture several times and I liked it. You will like it too it is very relaxing and down to earth. As far as it growing hair back, haahaa! All I can do is laugh. Look at my 360 you'll see it didn't do anything for me hahahaha! But it was very good, to have it done. Very relaxing and you feel very good. It may work for other ailments. I won't discourage you from doing it, only that as you will see it did not work for me.

  25. QUESTION:
    patches of hair loss in moustache. am in japan. visited dermatologist but they have no solution. pls help?
    Hi, I am an Indian living in Japan. I used to have moustache. About 8 months back I had patches of hair disappear at random locations in my mustache as well as in the head. Dermatologist said its alopecia areta or it happens due to stress. I tried some medicine and acupuncture. Currently the hair in the head has grown back but about 1 cm in the moustache area is without hair. I heard in India there are steroid medicines / injections that some doctors prescribe.
    Doctors in Japan they have no idea about hair loss in mustache because most of them dont have mustache. I need help. I will really appreciate if you could provide any information in this regard.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as we know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/why.php

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

      http://www.trichozed.info

  26. QUESTION:
    Hair loss....?
    If actors and singers use heat appliances and perms and hair colors and all of those chemicals and heat that supposedly makes you lose hair, then why do they use it? Why haven't they lost their hair after so many years of doing it?

    • ANSWER:
      A herbal formula which helps prevent further hair loss, promotes hair growth and strengthens existing hair. For centuries, certain herbs in 101 Hair Formula have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to relieve the symptoms of all types of Alopecia.
      FINGER MASSAGE
      A professional body massage once a week is relaxing but does little for re-generation of your hair as often contact with the scalp is omitted. Therefore, finger massaging of the scalp is highly recommended. This more local massage is a very effective way of improving blood flow to the hair follicles, both dormant and active.
      In order to be beneficial, massage should be performed frequently - at least twice a day. It is very easy to finger massage the scalp yourself. To do it, place all ten finger tips firmly on your head and, without taking your fingers off your scalp, perform circular movements for a few seconds. After this is done, place the fingers in a new position, and repeat this same procedure. Cover the whole scalp with this massaging method and include the forehead, temples, and neck. On your neck and forehead, you may also use upward pushing movements as well.
      Some experts also advise using a flat-handed scalp massage - that is, placing the palms of the hands directly against the scalp, rather than using the fingers. Again a circular movement is recommended. Either method of massage will not only loosen the tightness of the scalp, but also relax you, without damaging any hair.
      Did you know? There are many acupuncture points on our scalp, so anywhere you touch may be an acupuncture point. Massaging these points is particularly helpful in stimulating the blood circulation and relieving skin tightness. You can call us if you would like to know exactly where these points are located.
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      ARTICLE 7 - THE NUTRITIONAL APPROACH
      by
      Dr. Susan Wang
      The health of your hair and scalp depends to a great degree on the quality of your blood, just as your general health depends on the quality of your blood. The quality of your blood, which feeds your hair, depends on your nutrition intake from food.
      It has said that the best way to be assured of a head of healthy, thick, black hair is to be born in China. It is true that heredity has a great deal to do with good hair. But, heredity is not the whole answer. Even the Chinese grow gray hair or become bald when they adopt Western habits of eating.
      The male natives in other countries such as Japan, Spain and Mexico also have, as a general rule, thick hair. Furthermore, their hair remains a rich blue/black color until old age. Studies of the nutritional habits of these people and of the Chinese show their diets are rich in the vital elements which are necessary for healthy hair growth. Chinese cuisine in particular is very high in vitamins, especially vitamins B and C, minerals, and essential fatty acids - all very important for healthy hair. We eat a great variety of vegetables, and our diet is rich in proteins and unsaturated fats from sea foods, soy beans, etc.
      Based on available scientific knowledge of the relationship between good nutrition and good hair growth, I recommend the following diet rules.
      Avoid too much salt in your diet: You obtain most of the salt your body needs from the foods you eat. Experiments have proven that accumulated salt in body tissues can cause excessive loss of hair.
      Fortify your diet with natural iodine: The best source of iodine is kelp, in tablet or threadlike form, available at health food shops or Chinese grocery stores. It has been demonstrated that iodine when added to animal feed increases the quality and growth rate of their fur. People such as Eskimos who are known for their thick and healthy hair live on diets rich in iodine, Fish, all sea foods and seaweed (kelp) are recommended.
      Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables: Do not overcook your vegetables. Many valuable vitamins and minerals are destroyed or lost in cooking. Eat foods rich in B vitamins: raw seeds and nuts (walnuts), peas, beans, whole grains.
      Avoid excessive intake of animal fats and refined carbohydrates: white sugar, white flour and foods made from them. The normal function of the sebaceous glands can be adversely affected when the diet is rich in refined carbohydrates and animal fats. Replace animals fats and hydrogenated fats (margarine) in your diet with unsaturated cold-pressed vegetable oils such as sesame seed oil or olive oil.
      Don't smoke: Smoking constricts the arteries and capillaries and slows down blood circulation. Moreover, tobacco robs your body of vitamin C that is important for the health of collagen, an important part of the skin.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is this mysterious vision problem?
    This post is a little long because I've included a brief medical history of myself. I would very much appreciate it if you would read or skim through it and offer some advice - if you're short on time, just read the last 1/4 of it. I'm very nervous and am not sure where to turn for help. There's a lot of diverse symptoms that my doctors haven't been able to make sense of. I've included a lot of things that might not be relevant just in case they are.

    I'm a 26 year old white male from the upper midwest USA, but I have been living in the northeast for a few years. I'm an architecture student. I've generally been described as healthy by my doctors and family. Here's a chronology of what's been going on.

    ------------

    Family history:
    *Aunt on father's side with severe diabetes and schizophrenia
    *Mother has thyroid issue
    *Uncle on mother's side died at age 57 of heart attack; he was not overweight
    *Brother has slight heart arrhythmia that does not affect his activity

    Age 4:
    *Surgery due to weak muscle in left eye to correct lazy eye.

    Most of life:
    *Frequent double vision - seeing two of the same thing due to the offset between the eyes (not present, obviously, when I have one eye closed); never went to eye doctor
    *Vision is otherwise fine. Always score perfect on vision chart tests at doctor.
    *Occasional fainting, usually from needles (getting shots or getting blood drawn); this happened a few times also after getting hit in the head. MRI and EEG at age 10 do not indicate any issues.
    *Significant dandruff and itchy scalp problem.
    *Mild Tremor in hands
    *Always been told I am a fairly tense and intense person.

    1994 (Age 13):
    *Hands and feet become extremely swollen halfway through meal at Chinese restaurant. Doctor gives pills that I have to take every few hours for a week or else I get a lot of spots all over me. Allergy skin-test a few weeks later comes up totally negative. Cause for outbreak never determined.

    Summer 1999 (Age 16):
    *Blood in urine after working out; ultrasound indicates no issues.

    Summer 2001 (Age 18):
    *Moved to Europe for a year as an exchange student. During first month, began getting symptoms such as: (1) strong awareness of heartbeat, ability to see heart beating vibrate my abdomen (2) shortness of breath (3) difficulty sleeping. Doctor says this is just stress. After a month this calms down to a manageable level. EKG (while resting) is normal.

    October 2001:
    *Was unknowingly given hot chocolate laced with hashish by friends; a few hours later was very messed up. I was shaking like crazy and kept forgetting where I was - and thought something was seriously wrong with me. I was mostly better after a few hours.

    April 2002:
    *Wake up one morning with very sore and tense neck, shoulders, and lower back. Orthopedist (and x-rays) indicate that vertebrae in neck are arranged kind of straight when they should be arranged in a curve but can't say whether this is a cause or a symptom. Physical therapy and acupuncture reduce problem but it is never fully solved and continues to this day.

    August 2002 - June 2006 (In college):
    *Overall seemingly good health.
    *Occasionally drink heavily, but less than most college students
    *Become sexually active, but never engage in activities of significant risk
    *Go jogging/running/biking often. After jogging, often feel mild chest pains that go away soon
    *In architecture school and internships, am occasionally exposed to things like (1) solvents for melting acrylic (2) fumes from laser-cutting acrylic, wood, and cardboard and (3) sawdust
    *Frequently get much too little sleep due to school demands

    August 2007 (Age 24):
    *Enter graduate school for architecture. Health is seemingly fine.
    *Get somewhat nervous because hairline is receding significantly even though no one in my family has any hair loss; doctor says this is genetic. I do not treat it.
    *Begin again to be occasionally (frequently?) exposed to things like (1) solvents for melting acrylic (2) fumes from laser-cutting acrylic, wood, and cardboard (3) sawdust (4) glues and (5) spraypaint
    *Begin again to frequently get much too little sleep due to school demands
    *Occasionally watch laser-cutter in action, whcih means I am looking at intense laser light, although it is not pointing at my eyes.

    March 2008:
    *Travel to Asia, specifically China, for the first time; overall feel fine there and do not get sick.

    April 2008:
    *Begin sexual activity with somebody new for the first time in a while; as always, do not engage in any particularly risky activity.
    *For the period of one week, get a few quarter-sized white bumps on hips each day. Spots are in different location each day and do not itch.

    May 2008:
    *Late at night, notice shadowing double-vision on text on computer screen; this is different than my typical double vision because it is present in each eye individually (when I close one eye, there is still double vision). T

    • ANSWER:
      The double vision you get when you have both eyes open is probably due to your eyes not being perfectly straight. A pediatric ophthalmologist (medical doctor who specializes in strabismus (misaligned eyes) in children and adults) will be able to recommend appropriate treatment for you- whether you decide no treatment as it doesn't bother you very often, prisms to align the images and hopefully eliminate the diplopia (double vision), and/or surgery. This link will help you find a pediatric ophthalmologist:
      http://aapos.affiniscape.com/associations/5371/aapos_search.cfm

      The shadowy double vision present with just one eye open may be from uncorrected astigmatism (which may be helped with glasses), dry eyes from not blinking as much when you're on the computer (a fairly common thing), lack of sleep, early onset cataracts, etc. You may consider seeing an ophthalmologist about it.

      Sorry I don't know much about your other medical issues. And as is easier said than done, it probably wouldn't hurt to eat right, exercise, get adequate sleep, and use proper personal protective equipment at work/school (ie safety glasses when you're supposed to use them etc).

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    anyone with hodgkins lymphoma or has had/have ABVD chemo,plesse read?
    hi,im 17 years old and was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma a few days ago. I have to get abvd chemo after we determine what stage it is in using pet scans. My biggest concerns are gaining weight and losing hair. Has anyone gained weight? How long before your hair fell out? What other side effects did you encounter?How long before it starts growing back? Please help! And I'd love to hear others experiences

    • ANSWER:
      I underwent ABVD chemo and radiation for Hodgkin's Lymphoma a couple of years ago, but since everyone's experiences with it are unique, mine aren't a reliable indication of what yours will be. I never gained weight, and though my hair did thin significantly I only lost about a quarter of it in total. Prior to the first treatment I had a thick curtain of hair that fell all the way down my back, and I was advised to mentally brace myself for losing it all within three weeks of the first treatment. It was even suggested that I shave it off as a liberating way of taking control. Instead, I basically plugged my ears to everything everyone was telling me and did my own thing, and I honestly don't know if it worked or I just got lucky. I cut about a foot of hair off to lessen strain caused by the weight, and started to use Nioxin shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment because my hair stylist told me that they'd been very helpful when she was regrowing her hair after breast cancer. I also bought Rogaine for Men because it's in a stronger strength than the one for women, and I slathered the foam all over my head twice a day. This was in complete disregard to the warning labels clearly stating that the product shouldn't be used by females, should only be applied to the back of the head in the pattern where men lose their hair, should only be used in the correct dosage amount (which was a fraction of what I used), and would not prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. I also bought supplements from Dragon Herbs called He Shou Wu that help to fortify your hair. Everyone from my nurses to my parents discouraged me from using the products and thought I was desperately trying to avoid the inevitable. My reasoning was that if I was probably going to lose all my hair anyway, I didn't have much to lose except a bit of money and time. Still, I wouldn't endorse my methods because I'd feel awful if someone else invested their time, money, and hope into them and didn't have similar results. I think if you have the 0 or so for the products and use them without any expectation of them actually being effective they may be worth the try. Make sure you talk to your oncologist before taking any form of vitamin or supplement; never, ever take anything without discussing it first. The vast majority of people on doxorubicin (one of the drugs in ABVD) will lose all their hair by the third cycle, if not sooner. Fortunately, the hair will start to grow back in, and it often happens while you're still in active treatment. Once you've finished chemo, it will grow in more steadily.

      My hair began to fall out after the first treatment, one strand at a time, throughout the day. It was sort of like the hair equivalent of an intermittent drizzling rain. I didn't ever have clumps of hair pour out of my head or wake up to discover that a lot was gone. Long strands would just fall out randomly, everywhere - at home, in the car, in public. One thing that really surprised me was that the hair loss actually ached a little. It sort of made my head feel tender, like the way that it does after having it up in a tight bun or braid or hours. My hair continued to fall out until the fifth cycle (about 10 treatments in) when it started to grow back. I also lost hair.......elsewhere on my body.

      I think weight gain is dependent on the other medications you might be given while on ABVD and your reaction to them, like prednisone. I lost about 10 pounds from my already very slender frame, but it wasn't really caused from nausea. I did have stomach distress after chemo, but medication along with acupuncture helped to make it abate. The main issue regarding eating was the odd taste distortion chemo caused. Things that used to be reliably good staple foods to me suddenly tasted gross. Plus, my appetite just went away, and I had sores in my mouth, and this lava-like sensation during chemo. A prescription mouthwash helped the sores to heal. Sucking on frozen pineapple cubes, frozen sour cherries and grapes, and other cold, tart foods during chemo also helped with the metallic taste and the heat. I saw a nutritionist who works with people undergoing chemo, and she helped me to devise an eating plan of nutritious foods that I actually liked. You might ask your oncologist for a referral for one.

      The main issues I dealt with during ABVD were very frequent infections because my immune system's defenses had basically surrendered, anemia, and neuropathy. ABVD itself felt bizarre, and since I'm extremely needle-phobic I had a lot of anxiety about it, but it wasn't actually painful. The only time I was ever in extreme, scream-inducing agonizing pain was after neupogen shots. It was torturous. Not everyone needs them, though, so hopefully you won't!

      ~ skylark

      By the way, feel free to message me if you wish.

  29. QUESTION:
    do i have anxiety or something else?
    ok so its abit of a stupid question but i just wanna give out some symptoms that i have... dizzyness, palpitations which occur even when i'm not anxious like if i move to another room i get them, loss of apitite, chest pain, can't sleep at night, hair loss, weight loss, feel dreamy (derealization) fluttering in back and neck, can sometimes feel my pulse in areas of my body such as head, arm, stomach, and can sometimes feel pulse in my ears, pain in abdomen fear of dying, panic attacks, irritable, randomly jump when i'm asleep which wakes me, find it hard to breathe at times, go cold then hot, dry skin, emotional, shooting pains in head, mood swings, and loss of strengh.. that's about it, i'm only 19 and really scared, the doctor says its just anxiety and if i stop thinkin about it then it will go away but it hasnt gone away, i've felt constantly dizzy since june last year, its ruining my life, i'm scared to walk incase i faint, i've only had two tests, blood test and brain examination which both came back clear, the doctor heard my heart and didnt see any difficulty he just said it was really beating fast,blood pressure is fine. the doctor gave me some tablets (forgot the name) but they made me worse, i lost my apitite even more, i felt sick whenever i thought of food i didnt eat for 3 days, plus it gave me panic attacks, it got so bad that i just wanted to stay in bed and starve myself to death so i stopped taking the pills, now i don't take any meds.
    so basically i would like to know ifyou think it is anxiety that i have? or something else? and what can i do to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow that sounds bad, I had similar between 22-26 it all started after I tried pot, I tried everything from therapy to homoeopathy, they thought it was anxiety but they didn't really know, the good thing is I got better and you can. Now the only things that balanced me out was swimming slowly a long while in a pool and acupuncture and fish oil capsules. Omega 3 well known to lift mood and calm nervous system. Medications can work but they normally make you worse for the first two weeks. If you are rich get acupuncture privately if not go to your GP and ask for a referral I know it is daunting when you are 19 to demand a refferal but they are there to help. Good luck it does get better.

  30. QUESTION:
    Lamictal for treatment of migraines, has anyone used it for this purpose?
    I have been speaking with my Neurologist about a preventative med for my migraines. I do have depression which is being controlled by another medication, but there are several side effects of concern to me when I researched lamictal. The complaints of migraine headaches and hair loss, dizziness, sleepiness, etc. are an issue for me. I have previously tried Topamax with amazing results, no migraines, was able to maintain a healthy weight. I had to d/c because of the constant forgetfulness and decrease of vocabulary.

    Does anyone have any suggestions that may work for basilar type migraine without all these side effects? Any suggestions or share of experience would be helpful. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all do you know how many lawsuits are pending against Lamictal? That drug is a nightmare..and I highly doubt it will help with headaches....Strangely enough I found acupuncture to help for all types of headaches..and I used to have all kinds every day...The other thing is it helped with depression too. Otherwise I feel strongly about Prozac. Also stress management, massage and try and keep a diary of what you eat to see if there are any triggers...Do not go on Lamictal!
      Unless of course you want to have a vein stripped from your arm due to blood clots.

  31. QUESTION:
    Pamelor is it too risky?
    What do you think of the drug Pamelor? My doctor wants me to take it for nerve pain in my back and legs it is supposed to help with nerve pain. But I looked it up and now I have allot of concerns hair loss, weight gain, the reactions are really allot to consider. Im wondering if anyone is currently using it for nerve pain now what do they think of it.
    Even if you know someone taking it I would still appricate your options.

    • ANSWER:
      For nerve pain? It's an antidepressant. I would not take a psychotropic drug for nerve pain. There has to be other options medical and otherwise. I'm not a big eastern medicine guy but I'd look into acupuncture. It might be covered by your insurance?

  32. QUESTION:
    Are there any effective natural remedies for agonizing period pains?
    Are there any effective natural remedies for agonizing period pains?
    Ladies need only answer please.

    I went to see my doctor because I've been having really bad period cramps and irregular periods. Sometimes I will get my period twice in a month. I also notice sometimes I get nauseous and end up vomiting in the PMS stage. I got sent out to get an ultrasound done and they found a uterine fibroid. This is kind of embarrassing too but the menstrual cramps get worse when I have to go to the bathroom to have a bowel movement but it's like pain so intense that I can't even sleep, it'll keep me up at night and I can hardly move. My doctor said I could take the pill but I've been on the pill for a long time, I'm in my late 20s and hate what it's done to my body, I have hair loss and am in more pain than ever from being on it so I got off of that, she also recommended an anti-inflammatory but I don't want to take prescription pills or advil or tynenol for it all the time either because too much of it is bad for the liver. Any ladies have any suggestions? Serious answers only please.

    20 minutes ago
    - 4 days left to answer.

    Additional Details
    I was recommended an anti-inflammatory this is completely separate from tynenol.

    1 second ago

    • ANSWER:
      You should have your thyroid checked.
      You may have fibroids using the pain that is very common.
      I have fibroid I go for acupuncture. Your diet should be mostly raw veggies.
      Animal protein is bad for you make fibroid grow. Soy is real bad for you too.
      Soy is in everything.
      Cut down on bread. Whole grains are best like oat bran for breakfast.
      All Prescription meds take tool on your liver I do not recommend them.

  33. QUESTION:
    Dog with severe skin rash...?
    I have a two and a half year old American Pit Bull Terrier that has been suffering from allergies since she was fourteen weeks old. She has been to four Veterinarians and three skin specialists (Dermatologists). She has been on multiple medications such as Corticosteroid, Hydroxyzin, Glucocorticoid, Prednisolone, Medrol, Dexamethasone, Antihistamine, and Triamcinolone, along with multiple prescription shampoos to clear up skin allergies. I have changed her food multiple times to see if this is the cause of her allergies, i have changed detergent, shampoo, etc... Everything i can think of. I am now ,950 in to her treatment between medications, blood work, skin scrapings, etc.. but she is still continuing to get terrible rashes and hair loss. Does any one have any suggestions on what my options are now? I am truly at my wits end.
    Just me,

    I have already tried the oatmeal baths on numerous occasions, that was actually one of the first options the Skin Specialist recommended. I also apply flea preventative on her monthly, so i highly doubt she will be bitten by fleas. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    • ANSWER:
      Well if the oatmeal baths didn't help it's got to be diet. Have any of the skin specialists done something similar to acupuncture (those allergy tests for humans...do dogs even get that?)? If they don't offer something like that, you may have to change her diet to the simplest thing possible...chicken and rice from the grocery. If it doesn't improve, she may be allergic to chicken. Switch to beef and rice. If it doesn't improve, she may be allergic to rice. Switch to beef and sweet potato/regular potato. If that doesn't work, replace the beef with lamb/venison/fish. Doing this will be tedious, but if may give you an idea of what she's allergic to if it is diet. Maybe consider raw diets or simplistic diets...don't know if there's an actual dog food that doesn't have a bunch of extra stuff in it that may affect her. But if a "grocery diet" helps, you may be feeding her protein/potato/vegetables for the rest of her life.

      Worst case scenario...she's allergic to grass. We've had dogs in at our boarding facility before that were allergic to grass, and they just had to live with redness and rashes and hairloss for their whole lives, and constantly be on medication. = I hope you find some sort of solution.

  34. QUESTION:
    can stress an anxiety cause tension in your arms?
    have a like tighten in my shoulder and neck area as well as tension in my left arm all test normal just cant get ride of slight discomfort in shoulders and arm some neck any suggestions

    • ANSWER:
      Of course it can stress is not going to just affect your mind it has a massive impact on your body too.
      When your stressed you can get all sorts or physical reactions like hair loss, high blood pressure, tension in all your muscles and you can get high heart rates. All of them normal reactions to stress and anxiety.
      Have you thought about going along and getting yourself a massage or some acupuncture? Both can do wonders for your anxiety and your tension in your neck and arm.
      You could also consider managing things that will reduce your anxiety and your stress, plan ahead and take your time. Don't feel you have to do everything your being asked to. Don't be afraid to say no to people and yes to yourself.

  35. QUESTION:
    Hair has been thinning..? Please help!?
    Ive been on medication for depression for years and it has been slowly thinning out my hair at the front.
    I bought some sea kelp tablets fromt he herbal shop because the pharmacy suggested them because they make your hair grow faster (all hair)
    But will they thicken the hair shaft diameter or will the increased growth length wise take away from the width of the hair?
    Im only 18 so it is a big worry for me!!!
    thanks alot for your help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin went through the exact same thing as you. Because of the stress she went through, she developed a deficiency of iron, anemia..which also thins hair, and an hormonal imbalance.

      The hormonal imbalance resulted in her having a higher level of testosterone that normal so than contributed to the hair loss because of the male pattern baldness guys are more prone to at the front of their scalp. Are your periods slightly irregular? Because then I think she started getting acupuncture done in order to regularize her periods which would then automatically lower the amount of testosterone to that level to which her body could cope with. She got acupuncture done for about a year and a half, and it did make some difference but then after getting more blood tests done, it turned out even though her testosterone was on the borderline of normal, her hair was still thinning. So after seeing a specialised dermatologist, she was told that although her testosterone level wasn't that high compared to the average level for women, it may be too high for her body's receptor cells which don't react properly to it. But since there's no cure for that sort of thing, the only thing the doctor could suggest was to take a contraceptive pill called Dianette, in an attempt to sort out her hormonal imbalance. She's been taking the pill for about two months now and been extra iron tablets for the anemia, and I have to say it's making a huge difference.

      I'm not saying this is exactly what is wrong with you, but it could be a possibility because stress does strange things to your body. So I suggest:

      -getting your iron levels and hormone levels checked out
      -also get a scan for poly cystic ovaries, as this contributes to hair loss too.
      -get you thyroid checked out

      And in the meantime, try not to dry your hair with a hair dryer or wash it with really hot water as it speeds hair loss up. Yoga really really helps too, as it helps blood circulate all around you body and opens up your blood vessels...which could just be the problem since stress can block nerve endings too.

      I don't know a thing about the sea kelp tablets but my cousin's 16, and although she's been battling this nightmare for a good 3 years or so, it is getting much better. So don't lose faith and stay positive, try not to worry too much and if you've got any more questions that you want me to ask her, then feel free to email me.

      Good Luck :)

  36. QUESTION:
    Could acupuncture help with men' hair-loss?
    Thank you
    Nate: actually even Kaiser now provides acupuncture. It's been in use for thousands of years in China, it affects your nerves, it's not just a placebo if done properly. My gf solved an inflamed ankle issue which she couldn't with regular therapies.
    Queen: I know that there's something chemical about it (so they say) like hormones etc. I am asking if there are other ways besides taking chemicals to treat it.

    Therapist: you are right that probably it won't help. However the fact that bald guys don't just do that to solve it doesn't mean it wouldn't work. Look at all the overweight people around you, they could solve it but they don't.
    Alright Nate :) here we go again.
    Kaiser is the largest medical insurance in California and not only with the most advanced hospitals. They came to recognize the usefulness of those practices in some cases (note: I am not an acupuncturist, nor friend of, never used it myself).
    In France homeopathy is paid by the government as a valid medicine for some cases. Same for acupuncture. The other respondents are right in saying that is is a complex method that requires studies etc and knowledge, not just sticking needles like you said. That's why even if it worked for baldness it wouldn't be as simple as going somewhere and anybody sticking needles on your head (probably actually they wouldn't be put on your head as the cause might reside in other organs).
    Your pointing at the head is the typ. assumption of western medicine that shoots the spot where the symptoms are, instead of treating the cause.
    My gf. has tried massage, laser and other thermal therapy for this nerve issue (no swelling)
    and it didn't work. Acupuncture did. ANd so did for her and her friends allergy (in Asia).
    Just keep an open mind. I am the first being doubtful. Astrology? Please These are doctors who studied years and years, don't compare them with all the people here in the US who believe in UFO or ghosts and whatever including medicines like Propecia or Minoxidil with all their side effects and who knows what we'll find out in few years about them.
    Dear therapist, I am dubious too that it might work but it's one of those things that would require time, patience, the right doctors, just a little improvement, effort in other words, maybe also changing some dieting-health habits etc. Who does that? Much easier get some plugs stuck on your hair in one day right?
    Again the overweight people: they know what they could do, but they look for a single miracle pill. They blame others who hurt them emotionally or Medicines or illnesses, or genes etc. Because it's easier.
    Edit again for Nate:

    Polls show that around 30% of Americans believe in astrology; ghosts, the same. Clearly not as low as you were thinking. My point is that it's popularity

    Which polls?? :) I don't know 3 people out of 9 who believe in ghosts... Also you have a sarcastic tone yet you use "it's" when you should use "its" (twice already) Mr. knowledge.

    When they stick needles they also use electric current through it, it's not just sticking needles and it wouldn't work in one session, it might take years for small results and lots of money, so it's not that simple,that's why we don't know if it really works or not (ah we western people would love to take one pill and be done).

    Acupuncturists aren't doctors??? Now you make me laugh. Why, because they are doctors in Asia but not in the US? We have the most expensive med system on earth, yet one of the worse, people live shorter lives here than elsewhere (Italy, France, Japan) by far, yet only ours are "doctors"?

    People getting he

    • ANSWER:
      >
      >Nope. The highest quality clinical trials show that acupuncture is no greater than a placebo.
      >

      This is common mistake. They take unexperienced acupuncturists who are able only to make needles insertions, not treat people, and analyzed the results. They also can do their "quality clinical trials" with a monkey as acupuncturist - the results will be the same. Don't listen, this is lie!
      Unlike the conventional medicine, where the doctors should not use own head, but they only follow the concrete standard of treatment, Good acupuncturt always have deep thinking.
      Actually there is a way to get such kind of help, BUT the result strongly depends on qualification of practitioner and the cause of your illness. If your hair loss is connected with genetics problem, the chances are poor. If it is connected with organism's poisoning, you have a good chances to get your hair back.

      P.S.: Well, your question caused the discussion between skeptics and adepts of acupuncture.

      It's very strange position of skeptics: for example, if one doctor (e.g. gastroenterologist) can not cure my disease, so I will go to second doctor-gastroenterologist, if he/she can not cure me, I will go to third and so on. If they all can not help me, so what I should conclude? that gastroenterology is fake medical science because it is useless for me?
      The real facts is independent from any person's opinion. The truth is that acupuncture really works, every acupuncturist knows that, but not every acupuncturist (like gastroenterologist, etc :) knows how to treat people. Acupuncture works even when conventional medicine is not working. We CAN prove it.

      Let me join your discussion.
      Added specailly for Nate:
      ! Dear Nate,
      First, if you proclaim that acupuncture does not work, you have to prove it; otherwise your words are just unsupported by evidence (without adducing any proof), i.e. bare words. Please, don't refer to authority which never had serious study of acupuncture's theory and practice. You should take own responsibility for your words.
      Second, if you are smart person, you could agree with me, that denying something that you have no knowledge about is silly. We can prove concretely and personally for you that acupuncture really works and that is not placebo effect. Just one needle, just one point, only for about several weeks every day inserting for about 30min, and you will get any disease that you prefer. Please, choose what do you want in order to see that acupuncture works: you can get diarrhea, headaches, stomach ulcer, heppatitis, etc. - everything that you like - it will be yours. If you dont believe in acupuncture, why you can't prove that it is not working by yourself?

  37. QUESTION:
    how long would it take me to lose 10 pounds?
    if i do jump rope every day for 1-2 hours. and along with casual bike riding? and plz plz plz plz plz plz plz give me tips on weight lost!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The easiest way to loose weight I know is to embark on a brief period of detoxification. This clears much of the toxins and fatty tissues that cause you to gain weight. This is vitally important If you have been eating that are fatty, sugar-rich, processed, and junk for much of your life, there is no doubt that your colon is filled with rotting waste products right now. A good detoxification program should last 10 days or more and should consist of cleansing the colon first then the liver, kidney, the lymph system and the blood. Some detoxification programs cleanse the organs simultaneously.

      If this is done correctly, all your elimination channels should be open. Your elimination channels are your skin, urination channels, nose, anus and mouth. You will expel a lot poisons and parasites. Doing this properly will enable you loose 10 pounds in ten days easily.

      Once you have successfully detoxified, your metabolism rate increases you will loose much of the sugar cravings and your body will be able to absorb nutrients easily. Other benefits include feeling lighter within, an improved skin and hair appearance and the banishing of allergies. Detoxification also enhances your body's ability to withstand harmful organisms because the body eliminates so many harmful toxins. Therefore you will have a stronger immune system.

      The next step to detoxification is proper nutrition and diet. This means consumption of fruits and vegetables, fiber, drinking lots of water, and freshly squeezed juices.

      The methods of detoxification you decide to use are up to you, of course. Some use colonic irrigation, fasting either just by drinking water or juice fasting, herbal supplements, certain exercises, diets etc.

      I do consider detoxification as the foundational program for a successful weight loss. Otherwise, your weight loss efforts may likely to result in failure or may not have longstanding results.

      Bolaji Alli is the founder and CEO of Holistic Miracles, an international organization committed to empowering the physical well being of humanity. He has spent the last twenty years researching into various areas of alternative healing methods such as herbalism, nutrition, acupuncture naturatherapy etc.

      http://online--weight--loss.blogspot.com/

  38. QUESTION:
    I dont know what to do.........?
    I am 26 with a one and a half year old. My hair is starting to fall out. I have been stressed. But what can I do to save it! I have been trying not to be so stressed. But that really doesnt work. Is there something that I could be taking??? Anything helps.

    • ANSWER:
      Few things you could do,

      See you GP and talk to him about the problem he will prescribe some tablets that you can take. Only after taking them can you see if there is any result.

      Or go to a Chinese herbal clinic/shops and ask for advice they are rele good at the hair loss stuff, they may also suggest acupuncture or some herbal medicine.

      try to use shampoos that have vitamins in them and strengthen you hair.

      These are some of the steps you can take, but it all depends what caused the hair loss if its genetics then...

      And i know it's probably a cliche but eat healthy as this provides you body with the required vitamins

      But i would strongly recomenfd you see a GP to start with

      All the best

  39. QUESTION:
    I need help im scared?
    I took a shower and washed my hair a couple of minuted a go and when i put on the conditioner i got light headed and i got out really quick and i fell on the floor im really scared because this isnt the first time its happened to me last time my mom took me to the doctor and he said i need to eat more but i have been eating everything my moms given me and it still happens everytime i take a shower please help me im to young to die or get a disease
    just so you all know im not joking about this because people who joke about things like this bad things happen to them

    • ANSWER:
      This is information from a website I found:
      * Eliminate dietary causes of hair loss. Eat a balanced diet comprised of whole, protein-rich foods — the more organic the better. Avoid or limit refined sugar and other simple carbohydrates to ameliorate insulin resistance. Read how in our Nutritional and Lifestyle Guidelines.
      * Address vitamin deficiency hair loss. Take a rich multivitamin daily that includes hair-healthy vitamins such as B, C and E. Other important nutrients are calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and iron. A fish oil supplement containing vitamin D and essential fatty acids will help boost immunity and soothe inflammation.
      * Consider herbal supplements. Kelp-derived supplements add iodine to the diet, which assists in the manufacture of thyroid hormones. Ginkgo biloba increases blood flow to the scalp (without androgens).
      * Scalp massage and acupuncture can be helpful in stimulating blood flow to the scalp and supporting normal follicle function.
      * Balance your hormones. If you are premenopausal, consider gentle endocrine support to help naturally rebalance your hormones.
      * Examine your emotional health and your relationship with anger. Rage may be associated with higher levels of testosterone. Finding healthy ways to express yourself and your anger can go a long way toward reducing stress. If you are under severe psychological stress, your hair loss should improve a few months after the stress is relieved.
      * See your healthcare provider. If your hair loss does not improve with these measures after six months, talk to your practitioner. He or she may recommend undergoing the tests I outlined above. Ask to see the results and where they fall in the range of normal. The closer to the midline the better. If you notice any irregularities, talk to your practitioner about targeted supplements or treatment targeted toward hair growth.

  40. QUESTION:
    Dear Sir I M suffering from tinnitus(ear ringing) since the last six years.which has caused hearing loss also
    Ear ringing sometimes triggered automatically and sometimes i feels better too.it is hampering me to concentrate better and sometimes it is so irritating caused to drop me in depression.The ringing what i feel is like,when an individual feels a sound in his ears after hearing the noise of crackers.I am an army personnel age 35 years.In 2001 i met with an accident caused spine problem for which i had to take the strong dose of pain killers.Please help me out because it has caused an immense downfall in my performance.
    Sir i have heard about a sound tharepy for tinnitus in which the paitent is given a treatment in which he is to hear a high frequency noise with the help of some special instruements of similar kind of ringing ears which relief the paitent to a certain extent.if it is so than tell me about this also.

    • ANSWER:
      What Causes it - Most cases of tinnitus probably stem from repeated exposure to loud noises (rock music, gunshots, industrial machinery), which can damage the nerves and tiny hairs in the inner ear that detect sound. Other causes, some of which are easily remedied, include excess earwax, ear infections, too much alcohol, poor blood circulation, and the side effects of certain medications, especially antibiotics or aspirin. Recent research indicates that the ringing probably involves some sort of nerve malfunction in the brain -- not simply problems within the ear.

      Cut back on caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin; they can make ringing in the ears worse.
      Have your hearing checked. A properly adjusted hearing aid may diminish or even eliminate the ringing.
      Ask your doctor about ear devices that cover up, or mask, tinnitus. Low-volume white noise, such as television or radio static, may also help.
      Exercise to improve circulation and possibly ease symptoms.
      Consider acupuncture to relieve the buzzing.

      Aspirin, especially if it's overused, can cause ringing in the ears -- and so can the aspirin-like herb white willow bark. Avoid both of them if
      ringing in the ears is a problem.

      Loud noises may be the prime contributing factor to tinnitus. To help prevent further damage to the ears, wear earplugs. They are a boon if you're often exposed to noisy machinery, music, or explosives.

      For the many chronic cases with no readily treatable cause, supplements may be effective. Those listed can be safely used together and usually need to be taken long term, though benefits may be noticed within a month.

      Ginkgo Biloba: 40 mg 3 times a day. Standardized to have at least 24% flavone glycosides.

      Inositol Hexaniacinate: 500 mg 3 times a day. This form of niacin does not cause flushing.

      Vitamin B6: 50 mg 3 times a day.
      200 mg daily over long term can cause nerve damage.

      Vitamin B12/Folic Acid: 1,000 mcg vitamin B12 and 400 mcg folic acid a day. Take sublingual form for best absorption.

      Magnesium : 400 mg twice a day. Take with food; reduce dose if diarrhea develops.

      Zinc/Copper : 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper a day. Add copper only when using zinc longer than 1 month.

  41. QUESTION:
    what natrural treatments, herbs, books, foods etc might help any or all of the mental illnesses below?
    If you know anything that naturally or through alternative health helps any of the following mental illnesses, please post it so more might get off these drugs and reduce personal suffering.

    clinical depression
    schizophrenia
    bi-polar
    attention deficit disorder and adhd
    ocd
    anxiety
    Agoraphobia and other phobias
    personality disorders
    Dissociative disorder
    ptsd
    dementia
    Tourette's disorder
    and/or others

    please list things that can help these disorders either individually or as a group alternatively.

    Anything alternative--any herb, food, behavior, action, practice, alternative health modality or division or type of alternative field (ie--naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, color therapy, music/art therapy/massage) etc

    anything to help a specific illness mentioned, all mental illnesses or just anything besides medical, psychotropic drugs

    My personal one is clinical depression so anything that might help that would be greatly appreciated as well
    thanks
    you know red angel of the things you list as causes for depression, I believe, I have almost all of them and related very much to that of course that I have low serotonin, I think my low stomach acid or other things causing food to be undigested is causing lack of vitamins and mineral despite a very good diet, definitely have a lack of sunlight and probably vit d as I almost never get outdoors in the daylight due to my bad delayed sleep phase syndrome, also show signs of hormonal and thyroid imbalances (I have all the symptoms of thyroid problems and shot adrenals from decades of unrelenting stress, I have it genetically on both sides of the family, definite stress. Not sure what lifestyle factors include and do not have Lyme's so I have virtually all these things.

    Also have bad anxiety...you listed the causes as follows.

    ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION - low serotonin levels, lack of essential vitamins and minerals, Vitamin D deficiency/lack of sunlight, hormonal and thyroid imbalances,
    genetic disorders, Lyme's Disease, stress/lifestyle factors

    • ANSWER:
      I read an interesting article about low serotonin levels. Symptoms include clinical depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, suidical thoughts and actions, self harm, poor concentration and attention, fatigue, memory problems, loss of libido, social withdrawal, emotional sadness and frequent crying spells, becoming emotionally numb, loss of personality, behavioural problems/outbursts/anger, insomnia, hot flushes and temperature changes, headaches, and stomach distress. And that is just one of the many neurotransmitters in the brain!

      Serotonin - from bliss to despair:
      http://www.enotalone.com/article/4116.html

      What affects serotonin levels are vitamin and mineral deficiencies - B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron and lack of tryptophan foods in the diet, stress (massage, reiki, mediation and exercise all decrease stress levels), hormonal imbalances including thyroid imbalance, lack of sunlight, food allergies, heavy metals, poor diet including too much fat and sugar. Addressing the underlying condition is crucial to curing the mental illness. The gut/brain link has been well established and absorption problems lead to any sort of mental conditions. Low stomach acid/lack of digestive enzymes in the diet, use of acid blockers affect absorption of vital nutrients in the stomach, overgrowth of candida, celiac's disease, crohn's disease, to name a few, prevent vital absorption of essential vitamins and minerals in the gut. A hair analysis can check for any metal toxicity. Excessive copper blocks the biochemical pathway to serotonin.

      Essential vitamins and minerals needed for serotonin and melatonin:

      Biochemical pathways:
      http://www.understand-andcure-anxietyattacks-panicattacks-depression.com/5-htp.html
      http://www.understand-andcure-anxietyattacks-panicattacks-depression.com/5-htp-Melatonin.html

      The amino acid L-tryptophan is essential in the pathway to serotonin (feel good chemical and moodstabiliser). When deficient in niacin (vitamin B3), L-tryptophan makes niacin in the liver. 60mg of L-tryptophan is needed to make 1mg of niacin so this conversion uses up L-tryptophan and prevents convertion to 5HTP then into serotonin and then into melatonin (sleep hormone). This is why niacin treatment is effective.

      Other problems that can manifest themselves as mental illnesses are bacterial infections such as Lyme's disease, tape worms, parasites and viral infections like toxoplasmosis.

      Mental illness from infections:
      http://www.nutritional-healing.com.au/content/articles-content.php?heading=The%20Role%20of%20Infections%20in%20Mental%20Illness

      The following conditions can be caused by many undiagnosed factors...this is what i have found:

      BIPOLAR - Lyme's disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, hormonal imbalances, essential vitamin and mineral deficiencies, a poor diet, stress causing low serotonin levels, genetic disorders. Niacin treatment have been used successfully to cure bipolar.

      SCHIZOPHRENIA - niacin treatment has been used successfully to cure schizophrenia since 1952 as shown in Dr Hoffer studies: http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html

      29 other conditions cause schizophrenia including hypothyroidism, gluten intolerance, vitamin B12 deficiency and heavy metal toxicity: http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/causesofschizophrenia.htm

      Non drug treatment houses for schizophrenia has shown to be more effective with lower cost than conventional treatment. http://www.moshersoteria.com/

      ADD/ADHD - Nutritional studies show 80% reversal of symptoms within 2 weeks of eating no processed food and food additives. L-theanine, a substance in green tea, is a treatment used in Japan for attention problems. Genetic disorders, artificial food colours, poor diet, Lyme's disease, mould, gluten intolerance, low serotonin levels, vitamin B12 deficiency.

      ADHD:
      http://www.naturalnews.com/021943_Ritalin_ADHD.html

      OCD - Stressful events can trigger of this condition. Cognitive therapy is shown to be very successful. Symptom of low serotonin levels.

      ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION - low serotonin levels, lack of essential vitamins and minerals, Vitamin D deficiency/lack of sunlight, hormonal and thyroid imbalances, genetic disorders, Lyme's Disease, stress/lifestyle factors.

      DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - Heavy metals such as mercury (dental amalgam, fish, vaccinations, environmental toxin) are the main cause of Alzheimer's/dementia and other brain diseases. Up to 25% of the elderly in nursing homes diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease were actually vitamin B12 deficient. Vitamin B12 deficiency causes many mental disorders besides Alzheimer's. Aspartame and MSG neurotoxins are linked to causing Alzheimer's Disease.

      More causes of Alzheimer's Disease:
      http://cancertutor.com/Alzheimers/Alzheimers.html

      Mental changes from B12 deficiency are almost always misdiagnosed:
      http://www.easy-immune-health.com/mental-changes-from-b12-deficiency.html

      PHOBIAS - shown in low serotonin levels, exposure to phobia therapy known as systematic desensitization is effective.

      How to increase serotonin levels:
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/serotonin-foods.html

      Foods high in tryptophan:
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/foods-high-in-tryptophan.html

      So, there you have it...my imput :)

  42. QUESTION:
    Chronic fatigue - yeast issues?
    I wondered if you could please help, or give me some advice. I would do anything to get rid of my chronic tiredness.

    Some more info on my condition. Been like this for 15 years. Took many recreational drugs as a teenager. Think it started from there?

    I do have:
    Mild Athletes foot (reacuring)
    Cold feet
    Slight cracks around my groin area that weep. Yeasty and fungal. Nice!
    Jock itch for at least 15 years. Sorted with coconut oil. Only thing that worked!
    Itchy anus
    Lower back ache.
    Cold hands
    Hard to put on weight
    Wind/ burping/Bloating
    *Indegestion
    Upset stomach
    Tightness in my chest sometimes.
    *Slurring of words most of the time.
    Furry tongue
    *Poor concentration.
    *Poor memory
    Sensitivities to noise.
    *Constant head fog
    *Constant tiredness - apple cider vinegar helps for a small amount of time.
    Itchy ears

    I don't have:
    Sensitivities to smells, fuels, smoke diesel fumes etc. Although I did have a hair analysis done and said I do.
    Mercury fillings. Removed Last year, but not done a detox on that.
    Food sensitivies
    Sinnus issues

    I have tried:
    Hypnosis
    Acupuncture
    Meditation
    Reiki
    Psychotherapists
    Psychiatrists
    CBT
    Huna
    etc etc

    pH diet for 6 months - pH would not go above 7. Did go from acidic to more alkaline but only slightly. Didn't feel any better.
    Natrupaths - Latest - Had thyroid issues which now sorted. Lack in various vitamins but now sorted. Adrenal Fatigue but that's a label which I think is to do with yeast. Said I had slight leaky gut.

    Currently on:
    Fivelac - Day 10 at 3 x AD with no die off. But did have had funny headaches and slight loss of balance every now and then. No constipation. If I've had this for years then might take a while?

    Xbiotic - day 3. Contains GSE, Garlic, good bacteria, etc etc

    Oh, I'm all over this thing but still not much progress.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated. I think Its going to take a while to shift. And until I have all of this yeast/ fungal sorted I don't think its worth trying to heal anything else.

    Thank you in advance.
    James

    • ANSWER:
      If I was you I would go see a sleep specialist, an immunologist, a gastroentonologist, and maybe an allergist. Without results from medical testing nobody on here is going to be able to give you any really helpful advice because it could be a combination of things. Hope this helps!

  43. QUESTION:
    dog skin problems , can anyone say what this is?
    I've asked this question more than once but I ask again because maybe someone different will read it who has gone through this and knows what it is.

    First the quick facts:
    1. My dog has been to several vets and is still under veterinary care.
    2. She's has had 6 different antibiotics including antibiotic injections over the course of a year. She has been on the antibiotics for 4 weeks long at a time.
    3. She's had prednisone including pred injections.
    4. She's had benadryl - with prednisone and benadryl there is no change whatsoever in her condition.
    5. She eats a vet approved raw food and cooked diet.
    6. I have tried different proteins to see if she reacts to certain ones or not. There is never any change with food except possibly ham treats. Her other treats are all either raw carrots, stringbeans, yogurt or cheese.
    7. Her skin flares up in all weather, including snow on the ground all winter.
    8. I use a "green" laundry detergent and clean with green products
    9. She's been tested for autoimmune disorders, thyroid, adrenal gland, organs, blood, urine, parasites - all negative for problems. She's had xrays and ultrasounds. Nothing ever is wrong.
    10. She wears a shirt that I change every night that covers her skin. I bathe her once a week or every 2 weeks with a hypoallergenic shampoo. I've also used medicated vet shampoos.
    11. I put coconut oil on her skin almost every night.
    12. The best antibiotic she responded to was clavamox. But she was on it for a month long and still flared up after a month again.

    OK now the description of her skin problem is- she gets open, bleeding sores that end up looking almost like whip lashes, like long angry bleeding lines all on her trunk. Her skin is RED there and parts have turned black due to chronic, severe infection.

    It's flaky and she constantly wants to lick it (so must wear a cone alot) or scratch. The rest of her body like her back may get a few smaller round sores. It's all flaky everywhere. She also gets black/brown sticky scabs around her mouth, neck, and chest. She has recently lost hair on her front legs. Even her tail has red sores. On her tail's red sores, there are little black dots.

    She always has a yeasty or funky smell even though the vet's skin scrapes never show "much" yeast (the vets say)

    The test results ONLY ever showed the little amount of yeast and an overgrowth of her normal skin bacteria staphyloccocus. No MRSA in the tests. She's been on antibiotic strength for TWICE her weight for a month and didn't help.

    She's had laser therapy, chiro, acupuncture..lots of supplements (tried one at a time), vitamins, minerals, herbs...

    This has been going on for about a year. She gets flare ups that last for about a month, and it will get better for a couple weeks. This last recovery lasted 4 weeks, the longest. It hasn't gotten as bad yet but it's on it's way again now.

    She is a 4 year old 26 lb mixed breed (beagle/terrier mix probably)

    Does anyone please have any ideas what this could be?

    I have to say, to go to another vet is going to be a waste of money. She's been to 7 vets, 1 was via phone consultations from Canada (I'm in the US) Either the vets suggest MORE antibiotic/prednisone or they suggest an alternative treatment. But none ever give me an answer- what is this, why is it happening?
    Thanks Moondog. I forgot to add (so much stuff to include!) she was seen by the derm at a hospital with all different specialists like neuro, renal, etc. The derm was a huge disappointment because she said my dog had a flea allergy. Not for a year long without seeing ONE flea ever and no flea dander ever. I even kept her inside for a week except strict potty trips on the leash in the yard...
    oh yeah and fleas in the winter, in the snow! And believe me I'm not going to complain about spending money, I will spend whatever I need to to get her better. But paid 0 for this derm to tell me a flea allergy and ONLY because I told her I stopped using flea topical frontline. (her skin problem happened before I stopped frontline, i stopped in case that was it) so she immediately said fleas. she did some skin scrapes and biopsy and still said fleas, really made me angry.

    • ANSWER:
      Im not a vet but it sounds like canine pyoderma.
      http://www.medi-vet.com/Canine_Pyoderma.aspx

      STOP FEEDING COOKED FOOD - FEED RAW - with NO CARBS and NO VEGGIES - ESPECIALLY RAW VEGETABLES - THESE ARE NOT GOOD FOR A DOG.

      stop giving her cheese and all that other crap you are feeding her (treats) and worst of all DO NOT GIVE HER COOKED MEAT.

      Purchase a bioflow collar - expect the dog may show signs of mailaise and weight loss in the first 10 days - this has been true of both my dogs as they "detoxify" - and then they improve dramatically

      http://www.ecomagnets.com/bioflow-animals.htm

      STOP USING ANY CHEMICALS (flea, heartworm) and whatever you do - DO NOT inoculate the dog

      Give the following homeopathic remedies

      Thuya 30C - give 3 globules down the throat once and wait 30 days
      http://www.abchomeopathy.com/r.php/Thuj

      Wait one day then give:

      Hepar Sulph 30 C - give 3 globules down the throat - do this 3 times in the SAME day 4 hours apart
      (ie 8 am then noon then 4 pm)

      http://www.altmeds.com/hepar-sulph

      Then stop and wait

      Purchase the following drainage remedy - give it to her within about 2 days of the Hepar Sulph:

      Unda 270 - give 10 drops in her water bowl and refill the bowl when she finishes it (at minimum once per day)

      Give her this drainage remedy for 6 weeks
      http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/unda-270-by-unda-seroyal.html

      You can also buy the above drainage in a cream - buy 270 cream and apply it to her skin

      AND OR Purchase the Comfrey Healing cream (link attached) - this is an anti-microbial and it is very effective in healing wounds and stemming infection - note it will sting a bit if there is an infection but its not pain - just slight sting .

      http://www.gaiagarden.com/products/comfrey/18112.

      Do NOT PUT A SWEATER OR COVER HER - this is not helping. YOU ARE HEATING THE DOG UP AND THIS INCREASES THE ITCHINESS AND INFECTION

      I have mixed views about bathing - I think you are overdoing it. Limit to 1x month if necessary - spot clean with a damp washcloth if you HAVE to do something

      Go to see a holistic vet if it does not improve with ALL of the above treatments in 30 days

      You can continue with antibioitics during this phase if the vet prescribes it- also, please expect with homeopathics and the drainage therapy in paricular that the infection may drain (ie increase) in the first few days - this is a sign the drainage is working however you can put the dog on antibioitics if you are concerned (at the same time)

      I personally would not put my dog on prednisone or benadryl - it does not work and prednisone should only be used for trauma (emergency medical care to prevent death) - not long term.

  44. QUESTION:
    sinus(cold,sneezing,running nose) affects me after i masturbate why?? cure??
    i got sinus infection for more than 3 years..and it started when i often use to masturbate in earlt times, now i reduced it to 2weeks once or 1 week once but when i masturbate my body is suffering from weakness,sinus(severe sneezing,running nose)main problem...why is this happening to me...is there any cure for this in any dimension..help me out...m takin homeopathy medicines still get conrtolled jus for hours....not completly...

    • ANSWER:
      You're suffering from what is termed "loss of fluids" in homeopathy. This is not a self-help problem, thus your symptoms only temporarily improve with first-aid and acute care homeopathy.

      Homeopathy is the philosophy and reason for taking a remedy, not the remedy itself. There is a level of homeopathy that is comparable to conventional medicine's "first-aid" kit. That's what you've been doing, and you need to see a homeopath for constitutional healing.

      Consulting with a homeopath certified in classical homeopathy (http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com) is your best option, in my opinion, to cure your susceptibility. The remedy you need would be determined after a long homeopathic visit and the homeopath's subsequent research on your behalf.

      There is always an emotional counterpart to physical symptoms, and a homeopath will sit with you for an hour or two to discuss your current health problems, past health history, life and family situation, stresses, family health history, your constitutional symptoms (foods you like, quality of sleep, weather preferences, etc.). All of these combined affect health.

      One caution: I explained that homeopathy is the philosophy and reason for giving a remedy, not the remedy itself. A lot of professional practitioners use homeopathic remedies, when the person is not receiving homeopathy. Homeopathy is so readily available that remedies are combined with practices involving kinesiology (muscle testing), hair analysis, chelation therapy, radionics, acupuncture, etc. It is none of these things. Someone who combines the use of homeopathic remedies with other healing modalities reflects a first-aid and acute care knowledge equivalent to that which is available to the consumer (i.e., your knowledge).

      For optimal (homeopathic) results, it's important to find someone whose practice is 100% classical homeopathy, without any adjunctive healing modalities. The link I provided above is for the Council for Homeopathic Certification, which is the only organization in North America that certifies homeopaths with this level of skill profession-wide. If you're in another country, look for someone with comparable qualifications.

      Homeopathy can empower you to enjoy better health overall, for life. It is usually not covered by insurance, yet well worth the financial investment - provided you do your homework finding a certified homeopath. ("CCH" are the credentials that follow a practitioner's name and signify the certification that matters.)

      Best wishes.

  45. QUESTION:
    ?? Is PCOS treatable ?
    I was diagnosed with PCOS a few months ago. Is it treatable? What can I do to make it go away?

    I did round 2 of Clomid early this month and I think it failed (round 1 was successful but lost my peanut at 9 weeks)! This is driving me crazy and I’ve only just started! I need this PCOS to go away... Any useful tips from all the PCOS-ladies???

    • ANSWER:
      There is a supplement called d-chiro-inositol. It is not cheap, there is a company that i know off of the top of my head that sells it. The company is called chiralbalance.com It's supposed to be good for pcos. Another thing that i recommend is an herb called cinnamon and poria and radiant wonder sells it. It's good for gynecological issues. Saw palmetto for dht and hair loss, you aslo need to take chromium picolinate for blood sugar, vitamin d and calcium.

      You need to cut back on your simple sugars. Eat more wholefoods and cut back on refined sugars and fast food. They say that pcos can't be cured but controlled.

      i don't take medicine for my condition. i use alternative medicine. I have tried so many things, mainly controlling blood sugar and insulin. I used so many things not real sure what helped me but the doctors looked at my ovaries recently and i was told that they looked normal w/o cysts. anyway try all or some of what i recommend. Get on message boards about pcos and do research on your own. but go to chinese herbalism/ acupuncture/ nutrition to heal your body. That is best instead of medication/drugs, but sometimes you have to do what is best for you and what you are comfortable with. I research and do not give up or become discouraged, its not the end of the world,and you can become healthy and well again. There is many ways of doing it.

      Btw, i have had pcos since i was a teenager. I have a daughter who will be 12 yrs old this year. It is not hopeless. You can have a child. Take something with chlorophyll in it like spirulina and chlorella, omega 3 fish oil, control your insulin with diet and chromium(spirulina helps with blood sugar levels). take some of the cinnamon and poria everyday. Controlling your weight is important. Give yourself a good year before you worry about any progress. Change your life.

      Good luck

  46. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus Help?
    My brother has just got tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears). Because I am going on holiday in two hours and do not have time to look it up, does anyone else suffer from it, and how do they get around it. His doctor told him that there is not a cure, but it is driving him crazy. Any help would be gratefully excepted.

    • ANSWER:
      It would take me too long to rephrase what is already there, so I'll quote an excerpt from the American Tinnitus Association on treatment options:

      Alternative Treatments
      Some people have taken minerals such as magnesium or zinc, herbal preparations such as Ginkgo biloba, homeopathic remedies, or B vitamins for their tinnitus and found them to be helpful. Others have experienced tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis. A few of these therapies have been researched in an attempt to verify the anecdotal claims. But the results have not conclusively identified these treatments as helpful for tinnitus. Your doctor might give you clearance to try them for tinnitus anyway given that they generally carry little risk to health and some people find them helpful.

      Amplification (Hearing Aids)
      Some tinnitus patients with hearing loss experience total or partial tinnitus relief while wearing hearing aids. There are many variables that determine success. However, if a patient has a hearing loss in the frequency range of the tinnitus, hearing aids can bring back in the ambient sounds that naturally cover the tinnitus.

      Biofeedback
      Biofeedback is a relaxation technique that teaches people to control certain autonomic body functions, such as pulse, muscle tension, and brain wave activity. The goal of biofeedback is to help people manage stress in their lives not by reducing the stress but by changing the body’s reaction to it. Many people notice a reduction in their tinnitus when they are able to curtail the stress or modify their reaction to the stress in their lives.

      Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation
      A cochlear implant has two implanted components: 1) an electrode array that is threaded into the cochlea, and 2) a receiver that is implanted just beneath the skin behind the ear. The electrode array sends electrical sound signals from the ear to the brain. Because electrode implantation destroys whatever healthy hair cells are left inside the cochlea, these implants are prescribed to deaf or near-deaf patients only. In one study, half of those who’d had tinnitus before their cochlear implants experienced tinnitus relief after their cochlear implants.

      Why do cochlear implants help tinnitus? There are two possible reasons: 1) The tinnitus might be masked by the ambient sounds that these devices bring back in. 2) The tinnitus might be suppressed by the electrical stimulation sent through the auditory nerve by the implant. Some forms of electrical stimulation to the ear can stop tinnitus briefly.

      Cognitive Therapy
      Cognitive therapy is a type of counseling that is based on treating a patient's emotional reaction to tinnitus rather than the tinnitus itself. To accomplish this desired change in perception, a counselor will help the patient identify negative behaviors and thought patterns, then alter them. Counseling programs are individually designed for patients and are most effective when coupled with other tinnitus treatments such as masking or medication.

      Drug Therapy
      Many drugs have been researched and used as tinnitus relief agents. Anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, antidepressants like nortriptyline, antihistamines, anticonvulsants, and even anesthetics like lidocaine have all successfully quieted tinnitus for some people.

      Because side effects can happen with any drug or drug combination, patients have to decide for themselves if an undesirable side effect is worth the trade off of tinnitus relief. ATA continues to fund research in this area.

      Masking
      Masking devices resemble hearing aids and are designed to produce low-level sound that can reduce and in some cases eliminate the perception of tinnitus. Masking can also produce the phenomenon of residual inhibition, where the reduction or elimination of tinnitus perception continues for a short time after the masker is removed.

      Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
      Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) combines low-level, steady background sounds with one-on-one patient/clinician directive counseling. The patient enriches his or her background sound for a minimum of eight hours a day usually with in-the-ear sound generators. This combination of therapies helps people habituate (essentially grow unaware of) the sounds of their tinnitus. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy can take 12-24 months before a patient no longer needs the in-the-ear devices.

      TMJ treatment
      Tinnitus can be a symptom of a jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) dysfunction because muscles and nerves in the jaw are closely connected to those in the ear. Dental treatment or bite realignment can help relieve TMJ pain and associated tinnitus. See your dentist if you think you have this problem.

      None of these are short-term or easy fixes, but these are the only fixes that are known to have any level of success at all.

      HTH

  47. QUESTION:
    4 wk old kitten biting itself?
    so i have a malnourished kitten i just started hand feeding cuz mum wont feed her, lately now that shes becomming more active she is starting to bite her feet and legs and today she made her own foot bleed from biting, why would she do this? How to fix? Shes only 4 wks and im not bothering with a vet on this thanks as i dont intend to keep this kitten but if its an easy fix id like to go that way
    naps, thanks so much you are on to something with this because as it turns out she is 1/2 siamese, obviously if it gets worse than the "tiny" spot she made bleed then i will go to a vet, I'm not an in humane person im also just not someone to freak out about everything and go to a vet or a doctor even for myself, so f**k off for acting as if im somehow cruel to animals as i took this kitten in along with a few more, dont act like you know how cruel someone is based on a question on a web site online, thanks
    if it continues or gets worse i will definitely take her to the vet, i just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas first, yes i know how to take care of a kitty silly ^^ i've helped out a dozen or so in my lifetime and even helped birth them a few times but i appreciate the concern for my knowledge as i would be concerned too with so many morons out there, she was almost dead when i started hand feeding her, after 3 days of hand feedings i can no longer feel her spine sticking out and she tries to rub on me and purr, i love her as ive loved many, anyone need a sweet kitten with possible skin problems? s.w. MI

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like possible Feline Hyperesthesia:

      Problems underlying hyperesthesia syndrome:

      Hyperesthesia syndrome, sometimes referred to as self-mutilation syndrome, rolling skin syndrome, twitchy cat disease or atypical neurodermatitis, is a problem in cats that can cause twitching of the skin, vocalizing, excessive grooming, sudden jerking, running around as if being chased, a dislike of being touched and tail swishing. Affected cats can also self mutilate, which can cause hair loss or severe skin irritation or injury, as part of this disorder. Siamese, Burmese, Himalayans and Abyssinians are the most commonly affected breeds. Hyperesthesia syndrome should be distinguished from the normal, playfully "crazy" behavior displayed by most domestic cats. Hyperesthetic cats will appear to be in distress; normal cats will not.

      There may be numerous underlying physical disease processes that stimulate the hyperesthetic response in cats. It is also possible that in some cases purely behavioral problems underlie the syndrome. Some veterinarians have speculated that an underlying disorder gives affected cats sensations much like those that people get when their legs fall asleep (paresthesia). Others believe that the syndrome may be triggered by itchiness that may be caused by a variety of disorders including allergy to certain foods, fleabite sensitivity, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, among other diseases. Scratching can lead to an "itch-scratch"cycle, which contributes additional stimulation to persistently provoke the response. Tumors of the brain and nervous system, metabolic disorders like diabetes and hormonal disturbances are potential contributors to hyperesthesia syndrome as well.

      Your veterinarian will perform a general physical and neurological examination to assess your cat’s overall health status and to help identify underlying diseases that might stimulate your cat’s behavior. Often the underlying disease is diagnosed by excluding other possible anomalies. Routine tests to aid in diagnosis can include bloodwork and radiographs (x-rays) of the spine. Other tests that may be performed include CT and MRI scans to assess the possibility of a tumor or other nervous system abnormality. If clinical evidence of a skin disorder is found, the veterinarian may perform a number of tests and diagnostic procedures to aid in identifying it.

      Treatment of cats affected with hyperesthesia syndrome is directed at the underlying disease, if determined, and the signs presented by the affected cat. Symptomatic treatment may include anti-seizure medications, corticosteroids, or anti-anxiety agents. Often these medications are tried therapeutically in series (one after the other) to determine which drug works best for the specific patient. Acupuncture has also been used for some affected cats."
      *********

      Also, have you been explained to by your Vet on how to care for your 4 week old kitten? They need 'round the clock care (feedings every 2 hours with KMR mixture, and slowly be weaned off by 8 weeks). If you haven't been explained how to care for kitty, you can write me, but I'd prefer knowing you've taken her to the Vet for a check-up anyways if she's self-mutilating.

      P.S. Sorry for the extra about feeding kittens - wasn't sure if it was your first one. I was just worried 'cause there are people saving kittens from the streets that haven't a clue -- "moons" as you said - lol, so just wanted to add that part just in case. I can see you're a non-moon! :o)

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the cure for Tinnitus?
    It is a desease of the Ear. There is a continuous sound in the ear like that of an Insect(Jhingur).

    • ANSWER:
      This is one website that I found with some information about it: I just copied and pasted it for you: http://www.ata.org/about_tinnitus/consumer/treatment.html

      Tinnitus Treatment Options

      Treatments are presented alphabetically, not in recommended order. When trying any new treatment, remember that many therapies require an investment of time to be effective. Also, some patients find that a combination of treatments is more effective than a single therapy.
      ATA does not endorse or recommend any tinnitus treatment.

      Alternative Treatments
      Amplification (Hearing Aids)
      Biofeedback
      Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation
      Cognitive Therapy
      Drug Therapy
      Sound Therapy
      TMJ Treatment

      Alternative Treatments
      Some people have taken minerals such as magnesium or zinc, herbal preparations such as Ginkgo biloba, homeopathic remedies, or B vitamins for their tinnitus and found them to be helpful. Others have experienced tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis. A few of these therapies have been researched in an attempt to verify the anecdotal claims. But the results have not conclusively identified these treatments as helpful for tinnitus. Your doctor might give you clearance to try them for tinnitus anyway given that they generally carry little risk to health and some people find them helpful.

      Amplification (Hearing Aids)
      Some tinnitus patients with hearing loss experience total or partial tinnitus relief while wearing hearing aids. There are many variables that determine success. However, if a patient has a hearing loss in the frequency range of the tinnitus, hearing aids may bring back in the ambient sounds that naturally cover the tinnitus.

      Biofeedback
      Biofeedback is a relaxation technique that teaches people to control certain autonomic body functions, such as pulse, muscle tension, and skin temperature. The goal of biofeedback is to help people manage stress in their lives not by reducing the stress but by changing the body’s reaction to it. Many people notice a reduction in their tinnitus when they are able to modify their reaction to the stress in their lives.

      Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation
      A cochlear implant has two components: 1) an electrode array that is threaded into the cochlea, and 2) a receiver that is implanted just beneath the skin behind the ear. The electrode array sends electrical sound signals from the ear to the brain. Because electrode implantation destroys whatever healthy hair cells were left inside the cochlea, these implants are prescribed to deaf or near-deaf patients only. In one study, half of those who had tinnitus before their cochlear implants experienced tinnitus relief after their cochlear implants.

      Why do cochlear implants help tinnitus? There are two possible reasons: 1) The tinnitus might be masked by the ambient sounds that these devices bring back in. 2) The tinnitus might be suppressed by the electrical stimulation sent through the auditory nerve by the implant. Some forms of electrical stimulation to the ear can stop tinnitus briefly.

      Cognitive Therapy
      Cognitive therapy is a type of counseling that is based on treating a patient's emotional reaction to tinnitus rather than the tinnitus itself. To accomplish this desired change in perception, a counselor will help the patient identify negative behaviors and thought patterns, then alter them. Counseling programs are individually designed for patients and are most effective when coupled with other tinnitus treatments, such as masking or medication.

      Drug Therapy
      Many drugs have been researched and used to relieve tinnitus, but there is not a drug that has been designed specifically to treat tinnitus. Some drugs that have been studied include anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, antidepressants like nortriptyline, antihistamines, anticonvulsants like gabapentin, and even anesthetics like lidocaine. All successfully quieted tinnitus for some people.

      The American Tinnitus Association cannot recommend which treatment, drug or otherwise, is right for you. This is for you and your healthcare provider to determine. Remember to talk to your provider about side effects and about other medications you currently take. Because side effects can happen with any drug or drug combination, patients have to decide for themselves if an undesirable side effect is worth the trade off of tinnitus relief.

      Many people ask why pharmaceutical companies aren't actively researching a drug designed specifically for tinnitus. Partly, this is because of the cost-prohibitive nature of prescription drug development. A report in the December 2003 Wall Street Journal reported that large pharmaceutical companies spend an average of .7 billion to develop a new drug therapy. This price tag includes the creation of the drug, testing, approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and marketing.

      Creating new drugs involves a certain level of failure. Only about one out of eight drugs tested on animals actually make it to the consumer market.

      On a related topic, some drugs can actually include tinnitus as a side effect. Read more here.

      Sound Therapy
      Various treatment strategies use sound to decrease the loudness or prominence of tinnitus. Sound therapies include both wearable (hearing aid-like devices) and non-wearable devices (such as table-top sound machines or even a whirring fan). Often, sound is used to completely or partially cover the tinnitus. Some people refer to this covering of sound as masking. Sound therapies should always be combined with counseling.

      TMJ Treatment
      Tinnitus can be a symptom of a jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) dysfunction. This can happen because muscles and nerves in the jaw are closely connected to those in the ear and, under the right circumstances, can interfere with the ear's nerves. Dental treatment or bite realignment can help relieve TMJ pain and associated tinnitus. See your dentist if you think you have this problem.

  49. QUESTION:
    Would you please help me make a wise choice regarding my old dog health issue?
    The facts: My old mini schnauzer, who has been a part of my family since he was a toddler is now 10 years old; he suddenly fainted twice, vet runned tests regarding heart and respiratory system; prognosis negative: his heart is bigger and kinda twisted to the right plus he's developing lung cancer; vet can't run more tests to determine the extend of cancer nor some sort of chemotherapy for dogs to try to cure it cause he'll have to sedate him and he might not wake up. He prescribed some drugs that will help him lead a decent life while he's still with us (on top I have to carry him to the kitchen or bed cause distance is kinda tiring in his condition) Today he fainted again after his afternoon meal he seems fine now; responsive and kind of alert (not as he used to be) but these episodes despite they happen in a matter of seconds also happen in a 5-day basis (last one = last monday) My mom thinks we should talk to vet to put him to sleep and avoiding suffering MONDAY; but I don't knwo what to do; he has a schedule check up Dec 31 to determine if a new EXPERIMENTAL drug to not cure but avoid cancer developing aside from lungs...I just don't know what to do...please give me your SERIOUS, SINCERE AND THOUGHTFUL OPINION cause I really don't know whom to listen to mom (put our dog out of this suffering) or vet (try said drug) I love him so much I wanna do what's right for him...he still might have a chance but I don't wanna see him suffer no more PLEASE HELP!!!
    Thanks 4 UR suggestion Nancy; yes those seconds when he's knocked down stone cold either for his heart or lungs are both just horrible and crucial cause I gotta act fast on a resusitation technique vet instructed me to...so far it has done the job; BTW the term of Put Him DOWN gives me the real chill creeps; I PREFER= PUT HIM TO SLEEP
    Thank you Janelle; that's the kind of suffering I want to avoid and that's why is so hard for me to make this desicion; I wanna be responsible for his welfare not his murder...I just don't know what to do, but I asure you he ain't going to suffer...
    Bonzie, Hereema and Weke; Thanks for your advices I will totally have them in mind; specially Bonzie's cause I know that keeping him with us is what I really want but also I must make sure that he'll fine while he's here; I will check and double check the pros and cons of this drug; how much good can it be and how damage can it make too!
    KEKER I just printed the test you provided me and will answer it in a better state of mind tomorrow and even show it to the vet so he can professionally evaluate it; God, whom ever you might consider He is, bless you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      This is the quality of life scale we discuss with owners when they are trying to decide on euthansia. I am sorry you are having to make this decision.

      PAIN

      Pain control is essential. Many animals do not complain in obvious,
      visible ways when they hurt. Many animals will hide their discomfort.
      Consider the following:
      ____My pet hurts.
      ____My pet limps. (If it didn't hurt, they wouldn't limp.)
      ____My pet pants frequently, even at rest.
      ____My pet's respirations are forced, exaggerated, or otherwise not
      normal.
      ____My pet licks repeatedly at one site on his/her body or at a site of a
      cancer/tumor.
      ____My pet guards or protects and area of his/her body and may snap if
      that area is approached or touched.
      ____My animal's posture is abnormal or different than normal.
      ____My pet shakes or trembles sometimes during rest.
      ____My pet is on pain medication and it doesn't work.

      Possible interventions for yes answers: start pain medication, change
      pain medications, combinations of pain medications from different drug
      classes, surgical intervention, non-traditional medicine (acupuncture,
      etc.), treat the underlying disease/condition.

      APPETITE

      Appetite is one of the most obvious signs of wellness. Most animals are
      normally vigorous eaters. Consider the following:
      ____My pet doesn't eat his/her normal food anymore.
      ____My pet picks at his/her food now but never used to do this.
      ____My pet walks over to his/her food and looks at it but won?t eat or
      walks away from the food.
      ____My pet doesn't even want good stuff (treats, human foods, snacks)
      anymore.
      ____My pet acts nauseated or vomits.
      ____My pet is losing weight.

      Possible interventions for yes answers: hand feeding, heating food,
      adding moisture by soaking food or using canned varieties, careful
      addition of human foods, syringe feeding, stomach tube placement,
      medications for appetite stimulation, medications for nausea.

      HYDRATION

      Hydration status is equally important as appetite. Without adequate water
      consumption, your pet can become dehydrated. Dehydration can
      contribute to weakness and not feeling well.
      Consider the following:
      ____My pet doesn't drink as much as he/she used to.
      ____My pet frequently has dry, sticky gums.
      ____My pet is vomiting or has diarrhea (fluid loss can also contribute to
      dehydration).

      Possible interventions for yes answers: add moisture to the diet,
      subcutaneous fluid administration, medications to control vomiting or
      diarrhea.

      HYGIENE

      Animals that don't feel well, especially cats, do not have the energy to
      maintain normal hair and skin. Consider the following:
      ____My cat doesn't groom herself any more.
      ____My pets hair is matted, greasy, rough looking, dull, or foul smelling.
      ____My pet has stool pasted around his/her rectum or in his/her hair.
      ____My pet smells like urine or has skin irritation from urine.
      ____My pet has pressure sores/wounds that won?t heal.

      Possible interventions for yes answers: regular brushing and grooming,
      frequent bedding changes, adequate padding for areas where the pet
      spends a lot of time, appropriate wound care, treat the underlying
      disease/condition.

      ACTIVITY/MOBILITY

      Changes in normal activity can be due to mobility problems, pain, illness,
      or aging (arthritis). Consider the following:
      ____My pet cannot get up without assistance.
      ____My pet had a hard time getting around and/or limps.
      ____My pet lays in one place all day long.
      ____My pet does not want to play ball, go for walks, or do the things
      he/she used to do.
      ____My pet falls frequently.

      Possible interventions for yes answers: pain medication addition or
      adjustment, physical therapy.

      HAPPINESS/MENTAL STATUS

      Another important area of consideration is the pet's mental status and
      happiness. Consider
      the following:
      ____My pet does not express joy and interest in life.
      ____My pet does not respond to the people that he/she used to respond
      to.
      ____My pet does not want to play with toys or do other things that he/she
      used to enjoy.
      ____My pet seems dull, not alert, or depressed.

      GENERAL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS

      Changes in normal behavioral patterns are often a key indicator of how
      well and animal feels. Consider the following:
      ____My pet is hiding or sleeping in odd places.
      ____My pet doesn't greet me when I come home and he/she used to.
      ____My pet is overly clingy and is following me around and he/she never
      used to do this.
      ____My other pets are treating this pet differently, they are overly attentive
      or ignoring him/her completely.
      ____My pet doesn't care about what is going on around him/her.

      The more 'yes' answers you have, the more likely it is that your pet has a poor quality of life.

  50. QUESTION:
    Please help me with anxiety!?
    I have been on lexapro for about one and a half years, worked really good for my anxiety, but I am only 17 and don't want to be on it for the rest of my life, so I am trying to wean myself off it. But just today I have had three to four minor anxiety attacks. I am just trying to take the lexapro every two days, but sometimes I forget and its maybe a day later, I don't really have a schedule. The reason I wanted to get off the lexapro besides taking if for the rest of my life is that it makes me really tired, and I think just in this year and a half of being on it I have gained 20lbs. My real question I guess is, what can I do to stop these anxiety attacks? Is anybody taking anything that helps them with anxiety that may help me (weight, fatigue etc.)? I am also allergic to caffeine, so please take that into consideration also.
    Please, I just need some help. I feel like at my age I should be a "normal" teen and not have to worry about anxiety coming on at any moment.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, most anti depressants say weight gain/ weight loss, a mild one is citalpram which is for anxiety and panic attacks and doesnt lead to weight gain in most cases. There is always beta blockers which will stop the physical symptoms such as the breathing, chest tightness, pains, etc but it might not stop the panic thoughts but can be easier to deal with. You can take a low dose on a daily basis.
      As for the anxiety attacks you could try cognitive behavioural therapy with your doctor or online programmes such as living life to the full which is free online, or beating the blues which is a depression programme but can be used for anxiety too. If you complete them they do help as axiety usually stems form lack of confidence and negative thoughts, one negative thought such as" i dont want to do that today "or "my hairs a mess" can alter your mood and take it right down and triggers anxiety fight or flight.
      I dont know what country you are in for more specific information, I have tried hypnotherapy , and acupuncture which helped.
      There is something called an emotional freedom programme but i have no idea what this is,
      For specific info you could try the organisations in your area or internet such as mind, the national phobic society, nice guidelines which doctors have as a guide to recommend hoe to treat conditions, there are also telephone lines specifying in mental health that can give advice and guidance on ways and places to help you.
      Good luck


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Lupus Hair Loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can you have more than one autoimmune diseases at the same time?
    I have been having a real hard time getting diagnosed by my doctors. This is the 4th doctor I see in a year. He said I have fibromaialgia with additional symptoms of Lupus (rash,hair loss ANA positive 80) and sacroilical and neck issues that could indicate Ankyliosing spindolitis. He ws really great and set a bunch of blood tests and MRI to reconfirm the outcome of the x-ray of my sacroiliac joint.I guess we will se once the results come. However I do wonder if it is even possible to have three diseases at the same time. Does anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible. It sounds like you do have Lupus, I know that there are many many doctors out there that think its sooo uncommon for someone to have it, I'm telling you I know it exists! If you have it there are many things that you can do to make life easier on yourself! :)

      It is possible for you to hav emore than one at the same time, my mother has Lupus, Diabeties, cardiomyopothy, and did have pulminary hypertension, but that has gotten much better.

      There are a lot of support groups especially ont he net for lupus, you should research them.

      Best of luck to you! Remember, no matter what the result is, you can over come it, you will be fine, and you will press forward.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is this good to take for stopping hair loss?
    I'm curious about this product "BioFen Plus" natural hair loss product. Is it safe and does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Biofen is a seemingly good product, but they take advantage of you by exploiting your insecurities on having hair loss.

      I have lupus (SLE), and it has caused a ton of hair loss, sometimes in cycles. This is what I'd recommend:

      Don't wear tight elastic bands. Anything that pulls at you hair causes traction alopecia (hair loss) and contributes to the problem you started with.

      Look at the ingredients on Bio Fen, and buy them separately, which will be cheaper and last much longer.

      The most essential vitamins for your hair are your B vitamins. Make sure you are eating enough of it, or do as I do and get a multi-B vitamin supplement. Take them at night because they can give you an unpleasant taste if you burp at all.

      Also take Omega-3 capsules. Fish oils are really good for your hair.

      Last thing: make sure you are drinking plenty of water! Dehydration can cause hair loss either at the root or because of breakage of dry strands.

      I know how distressing this can be, believe me. Do the best you can, and otherwise, make do with what you have. Your haircut really matters. After I got this cut: long in front, sloping up to the back of my neck with tons of layers (especially short layers on top which would be easier to backcomb and give you fuller-looking hair). tell your stylist you've been losing a lot of hair, and your main goal is volume. He/she should know what kind of cuts are good for volume, and consult you. I still recommend the one I mentioned I have.

      On days when it's too soon to wash your hair (but it's looking really flat), wear bandannas, scarves or hats.

      Good luck sweetie, and chin up.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why would a 14 year old girl's hair start falling out?
    I am 14 and within the last few months I have noticed that every time I shower or run my fingers through my hair pieces always come out. Now it not so much short, broken pieces from dry or damaged hair but full length from the root. But it seems that recently more and more has been falling out. My family has a history of Lupus if that could mean anything. Any ideas of what could cause this? Are there any diseases that are associated with hair loss? Thanks!
    No I've never really died my hair. And I wash it every other day.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can cause your hair to fall out. Look up some good ways to manage your stress and talk to your parents about seeing a doc.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can a person be diagnosed with Lupus if they are ANA negative?
    I am trying to find out if it is possible to be diagnosed with Lupus if you have all of the symptoms (except the hair loss) but are ANA negative (or have low titers). My 16-year old daughter has been sick with a "mystery" illness since last October. Every doctor we go to tells us something different. Our family doctor & I both believe she has Lupus.

    • ANSWER:
      You can have lupus AND a negative ANA.

      A positive ANA can be caused by things other than lupus.

      Take her to a rheumatologist.

      A diagnosis of lupus is made when other disorders are ruled out AND the patient meets 4 of the 11 criteria. Symptoms change over time. So do ANA results.

  5. QUESTION:
    What can cause Alopecia (hair loss) & Raynaud's (purple coloured toes) to occur together?
    I have hair loss in round patches and my toes turn purple.
    This usually occurs when someone has Lupus but I don't have Lupus.
    Is there any other condition/disease that can cause these 2 things to happen together?

    I also have:
    Severe fatigue, shortness of breath, poor healing, dizziness, eye pressure/pain behind eyes, chronic runny nose, nausea/gas/bloating, purple colouration and sunken appearance under eyes

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Thyroid disease! All of this is indicative! Have ANTIBODIES test as well as TSH. TSH should be .3 - 3. Most common is hypO and most common reason is Hashimoto's disease (antibodies present). Hashi's causes one to go up & down in the beginning then goes down (hypO) & stays. It is an autoimmune disease and when a person has one they often get others too.

      I wish you well.

      ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.mentalhealth.com/mag1/p51-thyr.html

      God bless you!

  6. QUESTION:
    So, how much hair loss provides me with a reason to be concerned?
    I'll give a few details about myself, namely I am 16 years old. I do not take any medication. My hair is medium in length, I use this Fruictis shampoo and conditioner. I take a shower usually every day in the morning.

    Yet, I'm not sure how much hair loss is normal for me. My hair does not come out in clumps or anything, but I Think I do loose more than natural. For example in the shower after rubbing my hair with shampoo, I can look on my hands and I'll find maybe five to ten strands of hair. Is this okay?

    When I get out, I go to brush my teeth and sometimes I'll notice a hair or two fall out and land in the sink too..

    Right now it's really just an inconvinience (it sucks to clean up hair), my hair itself looks very healthy and I don't appear to have any thinning spots, but it's still seems to be reason for concern. Like, after a week if I sweep the floor I'll find quite a few hair strands in with the dust and whatnot.

    • ANSWER:
      What you are describing seems normal to me. It's what my friends & I experience too.

      Here's the best article I've found for you:

      "Hair Loss

      Baldness or hair loss is typically something only adults need to worry about. But in a few cases, teens lose their hair, too — and it may be a sign that something's going on. Hair loss during adolescence can mean a person's sick or maybe just not eating right. Some medications or medical treatments, like chemotherapy treatment for cancer, also cause people to lose their hair. And people can even lose their hair if they wear a hairstyle that pulls on their hair for a long time, such as braids.

      Losing hair can be stressful during a time when appearance really matters, but the good news is that hair loss that happens during the teen years is often temporary. Once the problem that causes it is corrected, the hair usually grows back.
      Hair Basics

      Our hair is made of a type of protein called keratin. A single hair consists of a hair shaft (the part that shows), a root below the skin, and a follicle, from which the hair root grows. At the lower end of the follicle is the hair bulb, where the hair's color pigment, or melanin, is produced.

      Most people lose about 50 to 100 head hairs a day. These hairs are replaced — they grow back in the same follicle on your head. This amount of hair loss is totally normal and no cause for worry. If you're losing more than that, though, something may be wrong. The medical term for hair loss — losing enough hair that a person has visibly thin or balding patches — is alopecia.

      If you have unusual hair loss and don't know what's causing it, it's a good idea to see your doctor. A doctor can determine why the hair is falling out and suggest a treatment that will correct the underlying problem, if necessary.
      What Causes Hair Loss?

      Here are some of the things that can cause hair loss in teens:

      * Illnesses or medical conditions. Endocrine (hormonal) conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease, can interfere with hair production and cause hair loss. People with kidney and liver diseases and lupus can also lose hair. The hormone imbalance that occurs in polycystic ovary syndrome can cause hair loss in teen girls as well as adult women.
      * Medications. Some medications that have hair loss as a side effect may be prescribed for teens. These include acne medicines like isotretinoin, and lithium, which is used to treat bipolar disorder. Diet pills that contain amphetamines can also cause hair loss. Chemotherapy drugs for cancer are probably the most well-known medications that cause hair loss, but some cancers including leukemia and lymphoma can cause hair loss even before treatment begins.
      * Alopecia areata (pronounced: air-ee-ah-tuh). This skin disease causes hair loss on the scalp and sometimes elsewhere on the body. It affects 1.7% of the population, including more than 4 million people in the United States. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disease, in which the hair follicles are damaged by a person's own immune system. (In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs in a person's body.) Alopecia areata usually starts as one or more small, round bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total hair loss, although total hair loss only happens in a small number of cases. Both guys and girls can get it, and it often begins in childhood. The hair usually grows back in 6 months to 2 years, but not always.
      * Trichotillomania (pronounced: trik-o-til-uh-may-nee-uh). Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which people repeatedly pull their hair out, often leaving bald patches. It results in areas of baldness and damaged hairs of different lengths. People with trichotillomania usually need professional help from a therapist or other mental health professional before they can stop pulling their hair out.
      * Hair treatments and styling. Having your hair chemically treated, such as getting your hair colored, bleached, straightened, or permed, can cause damage that may make the hair break off or fall out temporarily. Another type of baldness that results from hair styling can actually be permanent: If a person wears his or her hair pulled so tightly that it places tension on the scalp, it can result in a condition called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia can be permanent if the style is worn for a long enough time that it damages the hair follicles.
      * Poor nutrition. Poor eating can contribute to hair loss. This is why some people with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia lose their hair: The body isn't getting enough protein, vitamins, and minerals to sustain hair growth. Some teens who are vegetarians also lose their hair if they don't get enough protein from non-meat sources. And some athletes are at higher risk for hair loss because they may be more likely to develop iron-deficiency anemia.
      * Disruption of the hair growth cycle. Some major events can alter the hair's growth cycle temporarily. For example, delivering a baby, having surgery, or getting anesthesia can temporarily stop the hair growth cycle. (Because the hair we see on our heads has actually taken months to grow, a person may not notice any disruptions of the hair growth cycle until months after the event that caused it.) This type of hair loss corrects itself.
      * Male-pattern baldness. Among adults, particularly men, the most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic (pronounced: an-druh-juh-neh-tik) alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness. This condition is caused by a combination of factors, including hormones called androgens and genetics. In some males, the hair loss can start as early as the mid-teen years. It can also occur in guys who take steroids like testosterone to build their bodies.

      What Can Doctors Do?

      If you see a doctor about hair loss, he or she will check your scalp and, in some cases, may take hair samples. You may also be tested for certain medical conditions that can cause hair loss.

      If medication is causing hair loss, ask the doctor if a different drug can be substituted. If your hair loss is due to an endocrine condition, like diabetes or thyroid disease, proper treatment and control of the underlying disorder is important to reduce or prevent hair loss. Using a product like minoxidil that can discourage hair loss and speed up hair growth also may be helpful. Alopecia areata can be helped by treatment with corticosteroids. And if a doctor finds that nutritional deficiencies are causing your hair loss, he or she may refer you to a dietitian or other nutrition expert.
      Catastrophic Hair Loss

      Hair loss can be the first outward sign that a person is sick, so it may feel scary. Teens who have cancer and lose their hair because of chemotherapy treatments go through a difficult time, especially girls.

      It can help to feel like you have some control over your appearance when you're losing your hair. Try some of the many options for disguising hair loss — such as wearing wigs, hair wraps, hats, and baseball caps. For most teens who lose their hair, the hair does return — including after chemotherapy. And hair loss during chemotherapy is usually a sign that the treatment is working to destroy the cancer cells because you can see how it's working on the good cells (your hair!).
      Taking Care of Your Hair

      Eating a balanced, healthy diet is important for a lot of reasons, and it really benefits your hair. And don't forget to treat your hair well. For example, some doctors recommend using baby shampoo, shampooing no more than once a day, and lathering gently. Don't rub your hair too vigorously with a towel, either. Many hair experts suggest you consider putting away the blow-dryer and air drying your hair instead. If you can't live without your blow-dryer, try using it on a low heat setting.

      Style your hair when it's dry or damp. Styling your hair while it's wet can cause it to stretch and break. And try to avoid teasing your hair, which can also cause damage. Finally, be careful when using chemicals — such as straighteners or color — on your hair.

      Reviewed by: Eliot N. Mostow, MD, MPH
      Date reviewed: June 2004
      Originally reviewed by: Patrice Hyde, MD, and Lee Lucas, LCSW"
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/skin/hair_loss.html

  7. QUESTION:
    Can birth Control trigger the symptoms of lupus?
    I am taking Birth Control and wondered if it could cause symptoms of lupus, such as fatigue, weight gain, night sweats, muscle pains, hair loss. I am 20 yrs old and i weigh 127 and am 5'8. and lupus runs in my family. i went to the doctor and they did test results i find them out thursday, but thought i asked.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can honey, sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Recently completed studies have shown women who are on birth control injections or pills (especially the higher dosage ones) have been found to have a higher incidence of Lupis, especially if it runs in the family* Since Lupis does run in your family, I would suggest that you seriously rethink your birth control method.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can Child Protective Services keep my boyfriend from seeing my 4 yr old Daughter?
    CPS was called on my boyfriend after she broke her arm (in a public place) and also because she has been having bruising, canker sore, hair-loss and joint pain. I have taken her to the Dr about all these symptoms and they believe she has an auto immune disease ( they thought lupus but had a negative ANA result from lab, lupus would have shown positive) I am now wondering if they charge him with this can they ban him from ever having contact with my daughter again?

    • ANSWER:
      First off, a negative ANA test doesn't mean that she doesn't have Lupus. Many people with Lupus have a negative ANA. Lupus is diagnosed through blood work and symptoms. Even if all the blood work comes back negative she could still have Lupus based on her symptoms. Don't let doctors push you around so easily. Demand and answer.

      Secondly, are you kidding. He should be in jail if he broke your daughter's arm. You should keep as far away as possible, get a restraining order, change your phone number and never, ever talk to this individual again. He hurt your daughter for god's sake. And yes, they can prevent him from seeing her if he is abusing her. You need to document it and file paperwork with the courts. In the mean time you should never let him see her. Make him take you to court and then show the judge what he did, he'll go directly to jail and the court will order him to stay away. Whatever you do, do not let him see her again.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long do vitamins take to work?
    I'm 18 years old, female, and i have very bad acne and hair thinning ( & hair loss). I also suffer from depression. I started taking more vitamins today to help my hair and skin. What are the best vitamins and how long do they take to show results??

    • ANSWER:
      Give it a few months to see a difference. That said, if you have an underlying medical condition, your symptoms will persist. Some supplements are not very good with absorption however so check the label (if you live in the US) that is states Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). GMP certification ensures that supplements and vitamins are manufactured safely, with quality and with efficacy. Supplements that absorb more effectively than supplements are sublingual (under the tongue), effervescence tablets or liquids.

      Aside from stress and pollution, one of the leading causes of hair loss is vitamin deficiency. Hair loss can also be a symptom of an underlying disease such as thyroid disease or lupus.

      Vitamins for hair loss: Biotin (Vitamin-H), Iron, B vitamins, Zinc, Anti-Oxidants - Vitamin A, C and E, Protein, Pantothenic Acid.

      The 8 vitamins for hair loss >>>
      http://www.hairlosstreatment-s.com/vitamin-and-hair-loss.html

      "How To Prevent and Treat Acne:

      Eight simple steps will help most overcome their acne problems.

      1. Stay away from milk. It is nature’s perfect food–but only if you are a calf.

      2. Eat a low glycemic load, low sugar diet. Sugar, liquid calories, and flour products all drive up insulin and cause pimples.

      3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. People who eat more veggies (containing more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds) have less acne. Make sure you get your 5-9 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.

      4. Get more healthy anti-inflammatory fats. Make sure to get omega-3 fats (fish oil) and anti-inflammatory omega-6 fats (evening primrose oil). You will need supplements to get adequate amounts (more on that in a moment).

      5. Include foods that correct acne problems. Certain foods have been linked to improvements in many of the underlying causes of acne and can help correct it. These include fish oil, turmeric, ginger, green tea, nuts, dark purple and red foods such as berries, green foods like dark green leafy vegetables, and omega 3-eggs.

      6. Take acne-fighting supplements. Some supplements are critical for skin health. Antioxidant levels have been shown to be low in acne sufferers. And healthy fats can make a big difference. Here are the supplements I recommend:

      Evening primrose oil: Take 1000 to 1500mg twice a day.
      Zinc citrate: Take 30 mg a day.
      Vitamin A: Take 25000 IU a day. Only do this for three months. Do not do this if you are pregnant.
      Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols, not alpha tocopherol): Take 400 IU a day.

      7. Try probiotics. Probiotics also help reduce inflammation in the gut that may be linked to acne. Taking probiotics (lactobacillus, etc.) can improve acne.

      8. Avoid foods you are sensitive to. Delayed food allergies are among the most common causes of acne–foods like gluten, dairy, yeast, and eggs are common culprits and can be a problem if you have a leaky gut.Diet is a big factor for causing acne. Studies now confirm dairy and sugar both can cause acne."

      It’s Proven: Sugar and Dairy Cause Acne >>>
      http://freshandagelessblog.com/2011/02/16/its-proven-sugar-and-diary-cause-acne/

      Depression is from low serotonin levels.

      The following factors can cause low serotonin levels:

      * Alcohol
      * Artificial sweeteners (aspartame)
      * Caffeine
      * Cigarette smoking
      * Diabetes
      * Dietary deficiencies of nutrient co-factors
      * Ecstasy, diet pills, and certain medications
      * Genetic predisposition
      * Hormone imbalances (thyroid, adrenal, estrogen)
      * Hypoglycemia
      * Insulin Resistance
      * Inflammation
      * Infections (eg: lyme's disease)
      * Poor diet (also eating disorders)
      * Lack of exercise
      * Lack of sunlight (lack of vitamin D)
      * Problems converting tryptophan to serotonin
      * Problems with digestion (low stomach acid is a major issue)
      * Stress and anger
      * High cortisol levels (stress hormone)

      5-htp needs Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C to form Serotonin >>>
      http://www.understand-andcure-anxietyattacks-panicattacks-depression.com/5-htp.html

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone have Lupus or know any information on it?
    I have been living with the diagnosis for 7 years. The medications seem to make me more sick? Does anyone know of any meds that actually made them feel better. Right now my symptoms are swollen, sore joints. Fatigue. Uncontrolled diarrhea. And hair loss. Anyone with experience? I am taking plaquenil, silica and prednisone but things seem to be getting worse. My C3 and C4 complements are very low. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you are suffering with this disease. My daughter has had lupus for about 15 years. There is some exciting new study going on involving Cytoxan. Contact Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Medical College of Wisconsin or John Hopkins Medical Center. Contact the Lupus Center at (410)614-1573 for info or email them at stdman@jhmi.edu. God bless you.

  11. QUESTION:
    how do you get tested for androgenic alopecia?
    I here when you go on birth control pills, you are more susseptible to hair loss if you have androgenic alopecia so i was just wondering if its possible to get tested for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There!
      There is no specific test to detect Androgenic Alopecia... basically when there is no other cause that make your hair fall, and the doctor determine that the cause of your hair loss is not hormonal, or caused by stress, or any other possibility... probably you will have Androgenic Alopecia...

      About Diagnosis of other types of Alopecia
      If you are looking for pyoderma or a fungal infection, then a smear and culture of the scrapings for bacteria and fungi should be done.

      If these are negative, a skin biopsy should be performed. The skin biopsy will help identify lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, and alopecia areata.

      Systemic disorders may need to be ruled out with thyroid function tests, antinuclear antibody (ANA) assay, VDRL test, CBC, and serum iron and ferritin. (A dermatologist should be consulted in difficult cases.)

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some great ways to hide my hair loss from Lupus?
    I have Lupus. I'm having a flare up so my hair is really thinning.
    I look terrible in hats, what else can I do? What about hair extentions?

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly how you feel. I have thick hair so its not as noticeable but I have found that if you don't have bald spots yet then brush over and spray with a good alcohol free hairspray. Or you can use a real pretty scarf to wrap your hair. The thing about hair extensions is they are expensive and they don't last forever. Our hair ( Lupus patients) go's when it pleases so if we spent a gob of money on them and all of a sudden we are missing a clump we are really going to be upset then. But you should do what you feel is the Best. If your not comfortable and you want them ,you do what you want. This is all on how you feel. Good Luck

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get your hair to grow longer faster?
    Easy stuff to do that is okay and wont damage hair. But it isn't for hair lose or anything My hair is shortish and i wont it to be long like around waist length right now it is about shoulder length please answer this and fast!! Thanks if you do !

    • ANSWER:
      Causes of Hair Loss in Women

      Causes of Hair Loss in Women: Help! I Don’t Have to Tear My Hair Out Anymore – It’s All Over My Sink!We lose hair everyday, 100-150 strands actually, simply from brushing and manipulating. If you have long hair, this can look like a lot, but, considering the amount of hair on a head, it’s a tiny amount. If hair is coming out in clumps, or you notice circular patches of balding spots, however, there is definitely a problem, and treatment will be based upon the specific cause.The following causes should be investigated if you are experiencing more-than-normal hair loss:1.Diet: An unbalanced diet, especially one without enough protein, can cause temporary hair loss. Women who are anemic often experience loss.2.Menopause: Because of the change in hormones during this period, hair loss can escalate, and, unfortunately, this can be permanent. 3.Frequent Shampooing: Shampoos contain a lathering ingredient called surfactant. This can be irritating to the scalp and cause itching and scratching, thus increased hair loss.4.Improper Care: If you manipulate your hair too much, color and treat too much, blow dry and heat with curling irons and hot rollers too much, you will see increased hair loss. You need only to look at your bathroom floor, sink and countertops to notice this. Slow down!5.Psychological/Physiological Stress: Increased hair loss can occur with pregnancies, major surgery, or a major life event, such as a death or divorce. These causes are temporary and hair growth will return to normal eventually.6.Heredity: Heredity plays a part and comes from both sides of the family.7.Other Health Conditions: Thyroid problems, lupus, and diabetes can accelerate hair loss. Obviously, these need to be diagnosed by a physician.8.Alopecia Areata: This is an autoimmune condition characterized by circular patches of baldness. Basically, the body is attacking the hair follicles. Cortisone shots in the affected areas are required, and the earlier the better.Take heart. There’s a lot of research going on which may soon resolve most of the causes of hair loss in women. However, there is a great product that has been proven effective. It is called Provillus. Provillus is an oral supplement, which works to block DHT, a form oftestosterone that is responsible for 95 percent of hair loss. It also works to stimulate the scalp and bring dead follicles back to life. You can use Provillus as a preventative tool, starting the program before hair loss becomes severe, or you can use it after DHT has already begun to take hold of your hair and scalp. You can get it at
      http://www.onlinsolutions.com

  14. QUESTION:
    What to do with hair falling out excessively?
    My hair keeps falling out! I know that a lil bit is normal but this is excessive! I have lil bald spots on my head and im only 17. Whats the deal? Is there anything I can do to make my hair grow fast and not fall out? Thanks! Please help me~!
    No rude comments!

    • ANSWER:
      The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. Pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), the most common type of alopecia, affects roughly one-third of men and women. It's typically permanent. Other types of alopecia are temporary, including alopecia areata. It can involve hair loss on your scalp or other parts of your body.

      Due to hormonal changes, irritation or damage, some hair follicles have a shorter growth phase and produce thinner, shorter hair shafts. Your hair goes through a cycle of growth and rest. The course of each cycle varies by individual. But in general, the growth phase of scalp hair, known as anagen, typically lasts two to three years. During this time, your hair grows just less than 1/2 inch (1 centimeter) a month. The resting phase is called telogen. This phase typically lasts three to four months. At the end of the resting phase, the hair strand falls out and a new one begins to grow in its place. Once a hair is shed, the growth stage begins again.

      Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. But with about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss shouldn't cause noticeable thinning of the scalp hair.

      Gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. However, hair loss may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches.

      Causes of specific types of hair loss:

      Pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). In male- and female-pattern baldness, the time of growth shortens, and the hairs are not as thick or sturdy. With each growth cycle, the hairs become rooted more superficially and more easily fall out. Heredity likely plays a key role. A history of androgenetic alopecia on either side of your family increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the developmental speed, pattern and extent of your baldness.

      Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia. This type of permanent hair loss occurs when inflammation damages and scars the hair follicle. This prevents new hair from growing. This condition can be seen in several skin conditions, including lupus erythematosus or lichen planus. It's not known what triggers or causes this inflammation.

      Alopecia areata. This is classified as an autoimmune disease, but the cause is unknown. People who develop alopecia areata are generally in good health. A few people may have other autoimmune disorders, including thyroid disease. Some scientists believe that some people are genetically predisposed to develop alopecia areata and that a trigger, such as a virus or something else in the environment, sets off the condition. A family history of alopecia areata makes you more likely to develop it. With alopecia areata, your hair generally grows back, but you may lose and regrow your hair a number of times.

      Telogen effluvium. This type of hair loss is usually due to a change in your normal hair cycle. It may occur when some type of shock to your system — emotional or physical — causes hair roots to be pushed prematurely into the resting state. The affected growing hairs from these hair roots fall out. In a month or two, the hair follicles become active again and new hair starts to grow. Telogen effluvium may follow emotional distress, such as a death in the family or a physiological stress, such as a high fever, sudden or excessive weight loss, extreme diets, nutritional deficiencies, surgery, or metabolic disturbances. Hair typically grows back once the condition that caused it corrects itself, but it usually take months.

      Traction alopecia. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair too tightly cause traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before there's scarring of your scalp and permanent damage to the root, hair usually grows back normally.

      Other causes of hair loss:

      Poor nutrition.
      Medications.
      Disease.
      Medical treatments.
      Hormonal changes.
      Hair treatments.
      Scalp infection.
      Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder).

  15. QUESTION:
    should i seek a second opinion best answer wins?
    Doctor says it is fibromyalgia. I have joint pain swelling muscle pain fatigue high platelets skin sensitivity in heat and hair loss. Also irons issues. I has blood work done came back inconclusive for lupus. I'm so confused.

    • ANSWER:
      You can certainly consult an endocrinologist. You must be aware that there is no blood test that screams FM. It is a disease that is diagnosed by what is NOT found, an inductive reasoning style different than a direct method.

      FM sounds reasonable. You likely have connective tissue disease of multiple types, not just this single thing.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is the small bald spot on my head related to my father having lupus?
    I noticed a small patch on the back of my head that is totally smooth about 2 days ago. I then found out my father was diagnosed with lupus some years ago. I am wondering if these are related. Also, is lupus hereditary?

    • ANSWER:
      Lupus is not hereditary, but if you have a first degree relative with it you have a slightly higher chance of developing lupus. Hair loss can be caused by many other things. Not all people with lupus have hair loss. I have lupus and have never experienced hair loss.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent my hair from falling out?
    My hair are falling out a lot. I need advice please.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair falling is mostly to do with diet, and many expert's agree too.

      Alopecia is the medical or technical name for hair loss. The loss of hair can occur on the scalp or on any part of the body that normally has hair, such as eyebrows or eyelashes. A certain amount of hair loss is normal. The average person normally sheds 50 to 100 hairs every day. The hair shed daily is not necessarily permanent hair loss. Most of the hair we shed grows back. All hairs have a life expectancy of three to six years. At any given time, some of our hair is growing, some is done growing and in the resting stage, and some is in the falling-out stage. Everyone sheds hair at about the same rate, but there are some people, through genetics, who have fewer new hairs that grow to replace those that shed. Pattern baldness or permanent hair loss is simply the result of genetic programming. Increased hair shedding, or temporary hair loss can be caused by a host of different reasons. Some of these reasons include poor nutrition and diet, genes, hormones, age, medications such as chemotherapy, radiation treatment, infections, stress, chemicals used for certain hairstyles, and rapid weight loss. Certain illnesses and diseases can also cause hair loss or hair shedding. Examples include anemia, low thyroid hormone levels, lupus, and sometimes cancer. In most of these cases, hair loss is not permanent.

      Nutrition and Dietary Recommendations
      Nutritional deficiencies can contribute to increased hair shedding by weakening hair shafts that cause breakage to the hair and slow regrowth. Hair problems that are caused by nutritional deficiencies can be corrected by a proper diet. Principal nutrients that are involved include vitamin A, certain B vitamins, the vitamin biotin, vitamin C, copper, iron, zinc, protein, and water.

      Vitamin A
      Adequate intake of vitamin A is vital in helping to promote the growth and health of cells and tissues throughout the body, including the hair and scalp. Prolonged vitamin A deficiency can lead to hair loss and dandruff caused by the buildup of cellular debris in the hair follicles. The daily intake of vitamin A for adults is 5,000 IU (international units). The body actually gets vitamin A in two ways: from plant sources in the form of carotenoids, such as beta carotene, that convert to vitamin A in the body. These sources include red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables as well as some dark green leafy vegetables. The body also gets vitamin A from animal sources in the form of retinol. Good animal sources include:

      liver
      fish oil
      eggs
      fortified milk
      other foods fortified with vitamin A

      Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12
      All three of these B vitamins are essential to the normal formation of red blood cells or the hemoglobin (iron-containing) portion of red blood cells. The primary function of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body, including the hair. Healthy and strong hair is dependent on a constant supply of blood and oxygen. A deficiency of these B vitamins can cause reduced blood and oxygen supply to the hair, leading to increased hair shedding, damaged hair, and slow regrowth. The reference daily intake of vitamin B6 is 2.0 milligrams per day for the average adult. The best sources of vitamin B6 are protein-rich foods such as:

      chicken
      fish
      pork
      liver
      kidney
      soybeans

      Whole grains, cereals, nuts, and legumes also contain reasonable amounts.

      The reference daily intake of folic acid is 400 micrograms for the average adult. Sources of folic acid include:

      leafy vegetables
      orange juice
      avocado
      beets
      broccoli
      brewer’s yeast
      liver
      wheat germ
      some fortified cereals

      Most enriched grain products, such as bread, flour, rice, macaroni, and noodles, must be fortified with folic acid.

      The reference daily intake of vitamin Bl2 is 6.0 micrograms for the average adult. B12 is found mostly in animal foods such as:

      meat
      fish
      poultry
      eggs
      milk
      other dairy foods

      To continue reading the full article, please click here (because I can't paste it all here and it's long) http://www.healthology.com/hair-loss/article552.htm?pg=2

      Best Wishes

  18. QUESTION:
    how can hair loss be cured,prevented so that it does not occur again?
    give some tips,suggestions,ideas just anything............
    is hair loss a kind of cancer or some disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer doesn't cause hair loss, the chemotherapy and treatment can sometimes do that. But here is some info about other causes of hair loss, I've attached the link where I got this from, there is more info on the page:

      A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

      Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.

      Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they've had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones. During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall out. When the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, that hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again.

      Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.

      Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

      Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.

  19. QUESTION:
    What have you tried to help prevent balding/regrow hair?
    My boyfriend is only 24 and his hair is thinning on the top of his head. Its starting to get noticeable and he's obsessing over it. Has anybody tried a product (besides surgery and laser treatment) and ACTUALLY got results? If you have, what was it and how much did it cost?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes for hair loss:
      -Eating disorders can result in this condition due to the deficiency of iron and protein.
      -Persistent use of certain medication to treat arthritis depression, sleep disorders, heart problems, cancers etc. also trigger hair loss.
      -It can also be caused by Diabetes and lupus.
      -Radiation therapy also causes hair loss. However, once the treatment is stopped, the hair starts growing.
      -Hormonal changes in the post-natal period also cause temporary hair loss.
      -Exposure of hair to harmful chemical treatments such as bleaching, coloring, perming, straightening etc. can also cause hair fall. The hair tends to get damaged and breaks off if these products are used frequently.
      -Rigorous brushing also causes the hair to break resulting in hair loss.
      -Infections like ringworm affect the hair and skin of the scalp leading to hair loss. Treatment of the infection is essential to prevent this problem.
      -genetics

      Treatment:
      A number of medications, injections, serums, creams and ointments are available in the market these days to treat this condition. However, it is essential for you to consult a dermatologist prior to using any of these products in order to determine the exact cause for hair loss and rectify it accordingly. Surgical treatments for rectifying this condition include hair transplant and scalp reductions. These are expensive and can also be painful. They are accompanied with the risk of scarring and infection if proper care is not taken. It is strongly recommended that you approach only on board-certified dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons or plastic surgeons for any surgical procedure.

      Prevention of Hair loss:

      -Take a well balanced and nutritious diet rich in proteins, essential fatty acids vitamins and minerals.
      -Do not use excessive heat or harsh chemicals to treat your hair.
      -Style your hair when it is completely dry. Never brush wet or damp hair.
      -Use mild shampoos for washing your hair.
      -Everyone wants to have a well maintained, glossy mane. The secret is to dote on a well balanced and nutritious diet, drink loads of water and go low on harsh chemicals.

      Proscar is a prescripted medication for Men only who have hair loss. check out this site for more information.

      http://www.finasteride.com/finasteride_usage/

      I work at a pharmacy and for 1 month your looking into .00CAD depending to which pharmacy you go to since they have different dispensing fees. I totally recommend this for men because it has a 26%-68% rate of success of hair growth!... I'm also a hairstylist and been cutting mens hair with hairloss and has taken proscar and worked!

      So go ask your family doctor or dermatologist about this medication!!

      If you dont want to go into precripted medications, there are shampoo and condtioner that helps prevent hairloss. product is called nioxin. check out their website nioxin.com

      if not you can massage your scalp:

      This can be done by using your own fingers or by asking someone else to give you a massage. Organize the massage in such a way that your fingers remain more or less in one place, but the scalp moves. With the small circular movements or back and forth motion you will be able to cover larger areas of your scalp. A fifteen minute scalp massage with oil twice a week before shampooing must form an essential part of your hair care program. This can be done by using your own fingers or by asking someone else to give you a massage. Organize the massage in such a way that your fingers remain more or less in one place, but the scalp moves. With the small circular movements or back and forth motion you will be able to cover larger areas of your scalp. A fifteen minute scalp massage with oil twice a week before shampooing must form an essential part of your hair care program.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some reasons for hair loss?
    My hair just recently started falling out and breaking off what would be the reason for that?

    My hair is about 6 inches long?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Check your diet. If you are not eating a balanced diet, your entire body will be affected, and your hair is a part of your body. Certain proteins, minerals, and oils are critical for normal hair health.

      2. Check your stress levels. Anxiety and stress are common causes of hair loss. Some stress cannot be avoided, but you can take steps to reduce their affect on your body. One of these is regular exercise. As well, you need to develop relaxation techniques, such as breathing therapy, Yoga, or meditation. Whatever works for you, increase it!

      3. Hair loss can be a symptom of a disease – Lupus and Diabetes are two common causes. When hair loss appears to have no other cause, you need to check with your doctor. Diabetes and Lupus are more dangerous than the hair loss they cause.

      4. How about mom and dad? Hair loss, particularly pattern hair loss, is partially a result of heredity, and heredity from both sides. Unfortunately, this one can’t be reversed.

      5. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss. Usually, you will see the signs of these on your scalp. Have them diagnosed and get them treated!

      6. Harsh shampoos can cause increased hair loss. There is an ingredient in shampoo which causes it to lather – surfactant. Too much of this can cause itchy, dry, and scaly scalps, and those conditions can cause hair loss.

      If you find that you are doing everything right and have no diseases or scalp conditions, you will want to try other remedies, which fall into three categories.

      1. Medicines developed specifically for hair loss. There are a multitude of creams, pills, and ointments available to try. Everyone is different and what works for one will not necessarily work for you. You will need to experiment to find one that seems to work best for you.

      2. Natural remedies are available as well. Most of these include essential oils, that is, concentrated oils from specific plants. Provillus is a very good example of this method of hair loss treatment. Provillus is an oral supplement, which works to block DHT, a form of testosterone that is responsible for 95 percent of hair loss.

      It also works to stimulate the scalp and bring dead follicles back to life. You can use Provillus as a preventative tool, starting the program before hair loss becomes severe, or you can use it after DHT has already begun to take hold of your hair and scalp.

      3. Surgery: There are a wide variety of procedures available to you, however, they are quite costly. Any type of permanent hair replacement will take several months, several visits, and several trips to your bank account. Research your options, and get several consultations before a final decision.Try the least expensive and lifestyle change options first. If they work, you have saved yourself time and money. But don’t sit on the situation too long – hair loss can be a symptom of something more serious.

      You can order a free trial of Provillus from the source link below. You have a chance your brother didnt have. Help your self before its to late, you might even help your brother.

  21. QUESTION:
    Will olive oil work for lupus hair loss?
    I realy need help with this it is driving me crazy. I wear a hat couse i don't want anybody to see my bald spot.

    • ANSWER:
      No it will do nothing. You need to speak to your doctor. It's a sign that the disease is not under control.

      ......

  22. QUESTION:
    what is the best solution to replacement of falling hair?
    Problems of falling hair. need to find the best way to prevent hair fall and replacement if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      This may answer your question(s). PLEASE READ THIS FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR HAIR & WHOEVER ELSE IS INTERESTED:
      According to the The Home Remedies Handbook (by the editors of Consumer Guide, "It's normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. That's generally not a problem, since the typical head of hair has about 100,000 hairs. It's simply part of shedding phase that all hair goes through......."
      "The most common cause of hair loss for both men and women is pattern balding. In men, this hereditary condition affects the front and/or top of the head. Pattern hair loss in women isn't generally as severe as it is in men, and it's more diffuse, with the thinnest patches of hair usually at the top of the head....While there is no cure for pattern balding, ther are treatments available."
      6 Ways to Fight Hair Loss:
      1) Stay healthy
      (Easier said than done sometimes, but a whole host of diseases may have the unfortunate result of causing hair loss....Illnesses as diverse as measles, thyroid disease, lupus, pneumonia, anemia, diabetes, syphilis, polycystic ovaries, and tumors on the adrenal gland may all produce hair loss.)

      2) Watch your medications (Literally hundreds of different medications can cause hair loss. Chemotherapeutic drugs certainly affect the hair but the list of offenders also includes some birth control pills, high blood pressure medications, cerain types of steroids, diuretics, antidepressants, and even aspirin when taken chronically. Check with your doctor to see if the medications you are taking are associated with hair loss and whether there are alternative medications available. However, do not stop taking any prescription medication without first talking to your doctor about it.)

      3) Eat a balanced diet (People who eat a very-low-protein or iron-deficient diet run the risk of shedding more than normal amounts of hair....On the other hand, going overboard with certain vitamins can harm hair, too. Taking vitamin A or D in excess can cause hair loss. People who are taking the so called megavitamin regime shoud be very careful.)

      4) Keep calm (Severe stress or a traumatic event like a death in the family can bring about heavy shedding of the hair. But moderate stress can leave its mark on your maine as well. Try to find a way to cope with stress and minimize its effects on your health and your hair. Do whatever works for you, whether it's exercising, practicing meditation or some form of relaxation technique, or making time for a hobby.)

      5) Don't overprocess or overstyle your hair (We do many things to our hair to make it look beautiful, but some of them may not be good for our tresses. Cornrowing, tight braiding, bleaching, teasing, chemically straightening, and using hot rollers or hot combs can all cause hair breakage. Whoever told us women to brush our hair 100x a night gave us the worst possible advice. If you can't forgo the styling and processing altgother, at least try to space them out a bit and give your hair a break from these treatments whenever possible.)

      6) Check out your supplements (Selenium supplements taken in excess and foreign herbs that contain heavy metals can cause hair loss. If you are taking any such supplement and notice hair loss, discontinue the supplement and see your doctor to be sure that the supplement has not caused other complications that may not be as readily apparent as the hair loss.)

      "There are medical treatments to help restore lost or thinning hair. The prescription drug minoxidil, sold under the brand name Rogaine, is currently the only medication on the market for treating hair loss. It grows hair in about 20 to 25 percent of those who use it. Minoxidil is a clear solution that you apply to your scalp 2x daily. The medication generally has to be used for at least 4mths before any signs of new growth occur (if new growth occurs at all), and it has to be continued for as long as you want to retain the new hair. In other words, once you stop using minoxidil, you will most likely lose the new hair. Researchers are developing new drugs that may be combined with minoxidil to give an enhanced effect, says Mary Sawaya, M.D., Ph.D. If you would like to know more about minoxidil, contact your doctor. Your other option is a hair transplant. Often, a hair transplant can be done in a doctor's office under local anesthesia. These procedures are usually quite successful."

      Thank you for reading this. I hope this will help you take good care of yourself and your hair.

  23. QUESTION:
    How much Methrotrexate do you have to take before you have to worry about hair loss?
    I am taking Methrotrexate for my Lupus and my Dr. uped how the pills I am taking a week. I am worried about losing my hair. Does anyone know how much one can take without losing their hair?

    • ANSWER:
      My personal experience has been that it's not just the meds that affect hair loss, it's also diet, exercise, sleep patterns and stress, and that because these are by nature very individual, there's no perfect answer to your question.
      Just remember, hair loss is only something that you'll have to worry about if you're alive to experience it, which makes it easier to accept compared to the other option!

  24. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in men and how can it be rectified?
    I have been battling with a receeding hairline for 3 years and its getting worse. What is the cause and how can I get a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions. Conditions such as lupus, diabetes and even fungal infections can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss often resolves itself once the condition is treated.

      Here is the shampoo I use, it stopped about 90% of my hair loss, still losing hair a little.
      http://tophealthreviews.net/smartorganics

  25. QUESTION:
    has any female had unexplained hair loss and figured out what what causing it?
    I know the obvious thyroid and lupus...any one had any other explainations?

    • ANSWER:
      I started having hair loss in January and I had no idea why. I went to my dermatologist and was diagnosed with telogen effluvium which, in short, is when there it a shock or persistant stressor that causes your hair follicules to go into the resting stage so you notice a huge shed. The bright side: it's a diffuse thinning so there are no bald spots but it will look thinner in some places than others, you won't go completely bald ((lose about 70% of your hair)) and even though that sounds like a lot, no one will notice but you. Also, it is completely reversable and not permanent. There are many causes of TE including: hormonal changes ((birth, starting or stopping birth control..mine was from stopping the pill)), stress, excessive weight loss, aftermath of a surgery or dental procedure, along with many other reasons. The hair loss usually starts about 3 months after the cause is removed. Once whatever is causing the fall out is present is out of your system, the hair will stop falling out and start the regrowth process.

      My suggestions:
      1. See a dermatologist to get the hair loss checked out. It could be something completely different as there are many types of hair loss.
      2. Take a high does of Biotin ((5000 mcg)). Depending on the type of hair loss, this is said to kick start hair regrowth. It could take a while to work but it will help your hair grow back healthy. This is found in most vitamin sections and is pretty inexpensive.
      3. Until the hair grows back, look for a line called Nioxin ((found in speciality stores such as Sally's, Trade Secret or Master Cuts or it can be ordered offline)). It won't make your hair regrow and it won't make it thicker but it will make you and others perceive it's thicker ((9/10 can see a difference)). The stuff in the stores will only make it worse

      I hope this helped. This is the only kind of unexplained hair loss I can think of. Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is lupus and how does one get lupus?
    My annoying ex-boyfriend and I got into a huge argument over what lupus really is. My dad, a physician for very sick adults, told me that lupus could be anything because it disguises itself as other diseases. My ex told me, his source being a doctor, that lupus was a skin disease and that it starts out as a skin disease. Any medical information?

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of lupus is unknown. It falls under the category of autoimmune diseases, which are noninfectious diseases where the body is believed to be, for some reason, attacking itself. There is one type of lupus which is called "discoid lupus erythematosos" which affects only the skin and is usually not very serious. The other lupus can attack MANY different areas of the body and its seriousness can go from mild to extremely severe. There is not one specific test for lupus and it can be hard to diagnose since its presentation may differ greatly from person to person and it may appear differently at different times even in the same person. Some of the more common presentations may include joint pain and swelling, chronic or intermittent low grade temperature, severe fatigue, red skin rashes (the "classic" lupus skin lesion is a red rash appearing over the nose/upper cheeks in the form of a butterfly--but of course not everyone gets that)--lupus can also affect the kidneys, the cardiovascular system, can cause blood disorders and may cause many other symptoms as well. In some cases lupus patients may experience head hair loss. If lupus is suspected, the best type of doctor to see would be a rheumatologist who would be familiar with the group of blood tests which may indicate that a person MAY have lupus--since there is no one blood test. If a person is diagnosed as having lupus, treatment would be directed at stopping the abnormal body response that is causing the patient's symptoms--there are a number of very different types of medications which can be used to try to achieve this.I have given a very general description of a very complicated disorder and would suggest you read up on it --perhaps WEBMD would be a place to start.

  27. QUESTION:
    Whats the best shampoo and conditioner for thin hair?
    I have thin hair and it needs volume.
    It's really tangly.
    It gets poofy/frizzy in the mornings.
    I want shine, silky, smooth, voluminous hair, tangle-free hair.

    Whats the best shampoo and conditioner for me? (((:
    thanks.
    By the way,
    I do go swimming a lot and chlorine
    gets in my hair a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Stimulates and increases hair growth organically.
      # Addresses hair loss and scalp irritability caused by alopecia, candida, psoriasis, and lupus.

      https://morroccomethod.com/shampoos

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some hairstyles that does not damage or need the use of heating products?
    I have medium hair and I don't like using straighteners, hairspray, or curlers and such. What are some websites that have hair styles that do not damage your hair?

    • ANSWER:
      3 Styles Most Damaging to Your Hair

      1. Tight pony tail
      2. Using curlers
      3. Braiding
      Causes of Hair Loss

      * Poor nutrition - inadequate protein and iron can cause hair loss
      * Medications - certain drugs, like those used to treat gout, arthritis and heart problems can cause hair loss
      * Diseases - like diabetes and lupus
      * Hormonal changes - pregnancy, childbirth, the discontinuation of birth control pills and menopause can all trigger some hair loss

      Best Products to Protect from Heat Damage

      * Got2Be Dazzling Shine Spray
      * Citre Shine Color Prism Anti Frizz Serum
      * Cosmedicone MegaDose PM Skin Fortifying Serum
      * Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrate Recovery Boosting Treatment or Re-Nutrive Intensive Lifting Serum
      * MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Antioxidant Firming Serum (
      * Z. Bigatti Re-Storation Deep Repair Facial Serum

      Best Shampoos for Dry, Damaged Hair

      * AVEDA Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
      * Neutrogena Triple moisture cream lather shampoo
      * Pantene relaxed and natural Intensive Moisturizing Shampoo

      Best Conditioners for Dry, Damaged Hair

      * Pantene Relaxed & Natural Breakage Defense Conditioner
      * Bumble + bumble Creme de Coco Masque
      * Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultra-Moisturizing Leave-In Spray
      * Chanel Age Delay Rejuvenation Serum

  29. QUESTION:
    what symptoms 1st appear in someone with lupus or scleroderma?
    what are the 1st symptoms usually experienced if you are suffering with lupus or scleroderma, do symptoms persist or can they come & go.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll try and answer the lupus one as that's what I know. The symptoms are very wide as lupus is a very individual illness that isn't the same in any 2 patients.

      In my case I woke up thinking I had a very bad case of flu. I never went to the doctor as I was always fit and healthy but did so in this case as I really felt awful. I was sent away by the GP who said I should just take some paracetamol and go to bed (she didn't examine me).

      The next day I woke up in a pool of sweat and I couldn't move at all. All my joints were swollen and I had a rash on my legs, I also had a blinding headache. A doctor was called and I was rushed to hospital as they thought it could be meningitis. I stayed at the hospital for a week (no blood tests were ever taken!), I was then sent home with the diagnosis of a 'virus'. For the next 4 years, about once a month I would go to my GP describing classic lupus symptoms (I didn't know what lupus was at the time). It was only when the doctor got fed up with me and I had severe joint pains that they referred me to a rheumatologist who immediately diagnosed systemic lupus.

      In a lot of the patients we see, the most common symptoms seem to be the exhaustion, depression and joint pains, most people have said they have had them all at some time. Then we all have had some or all of other symptoms such as mouth ulcers, hair loss, etc etc. The symptoms of lupus 'wax and wane' in other words come and go. They can be triggered if you're particularly stressed or even have something as simple as a cold. Lupus can also sometimes go into complete remission (although lupus is currently incurable so it never totally goes away and can be triggered again).

      If you read the patient stories on our website you will see that the start in each patient varies http://lupus.org.uk/whatislupus/whatislupus.htm. We will also be launching a brand new lupus documentary in the next few weeks (which will be available for everyone to view free of charge on our website) and again you will see patients talking about how their lupus started and it's different in each case.

      Hope that helps a bit.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are possible ways that the body reacts to trauma?
    Okay well a friend "Jasmine" of mine has a problem where she loses hair, so far she has went to the doctor and the doctor diagnosed it as "stress". So "Jasmine" had a lot of problems as a child.Could it be that her body is rejecting all that trauma out through her body?

    • ANSWER:
      the condition where the hair comes out is alopecia

      Traumatic alopecia is hair loss caused by an injury to the scalp.Traumatic alopecia is usually caused by grooming methods that attempt to straighten the natural kinkiness of hair in order to make the hair more managable. It is a result of stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding as well as overheating the hair shafts. Vigorous combing and chemical bleaches and styling products can additionally irritate the scalp to cause further hair loss

      Other disorders include alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, cicatricial alopecia, and traumatic alopecias. The diagnosis is usually based on a thorough history and a focused physical examination.

      Hopefully the Doctor has done some tests on your friend, because there are lots of medical causes for this problem including;
      Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes and heredity

      Please NEVER rely on us here at yahoo answers for the best answer. I do think your friend should get a 2nd opinion from another Doctor to make sure that nothing else is causing it.

      There is an Actress from England, Gail Porter, who has lost her hair. Maybe if you read up on her, you can find some more info.

      This is the best one I could find about stress and trauma http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14342447/
      A sudden hormone change (usually a drop in hormone levels)
      After the birth of a baby ( delivery of the placenta causes the levels of pregnancy hormones to plummet)
      Discontinuing birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
      High fever
      Acute trauma (surgery, physical injury or psychological trauma)
      Severe dieting ( inadequate protein and iron intake)
      Underactive or overactive thyroid
      Diseases such as diabetes and lupus
      Chemotherapy
      Medications: These include retinoids, blood pressure medication, anti-depressants, certain birth control pills and even NSAID’s (including Ibuprofen)
      Burns or radiation therapy
      Note with stress alopecia, the loss over the scalp is general, not patchy and hair loss on other parts of the body can also occur. You and your doctor may be able to ascertain if your hair loss falls in the category of stress alopecia by simply running your fingers through your hair and seeing if the many hairs that are shed have clubbed shafts.

      AGAIN please use this info for your own use. Please don't worry your friend with all of these answers. Just encourage her. I guess stress can cause hair loss, but whatever the true CAUSE is, The cause NEEDS TO BE TREATED.

  31. QUESTION:
    What causes joint and muscle pain in the legs?
    I've had severe pain in the ankles, knees and hips - and muscle pain in the upper leg since May.

    Vitamin D levels are okay.
    Lupus tests negative
    Thyroid levels normal
    but parvo in February

    Prescription NSAIDS bring no relief - need a referral to a specialist, but any ideas what this might be other than fibromyalgia?
    I like to do a lot of research BEFORE seeing a doctor - you get all of 5 minutes of their time, so I'd like to know what's going on so I can ask any important questions or give any helpful information.

    • ANSWER:
      Your leg pain may be claudication. Claudication is most often a symptom of peripheral arterial disease, a potentially serious but treatable circulation problem. Walking may actually become a key component of your treatment program — and a way to return to an active lifestyle.

      In peripheral arterial disease, the arteries that supply blood to your limbs are damaged. This damage is often the result of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis can develop in any of your arteries, especially those in your heart. When atherosclerosis affects your arms and legs, it's called peripheral arterial disease.

      Atherosclerosis makes arteries hard and narrow. That's because the arteries get clogged with clumps of fat, cholesterol and other material, called atherosclerotic plaques. These plaques can make arteries so narrow that less blood can flow through them.

      One of the classic symptoms of peripheral arterial disease is pain in the muscles of the legs, especially the calves. This pain is called claudication, also known as intermittent claudication. Claudication can also occur in the arteries of your arms. Claudication is sometimes considered a disease, but technically, it's a symptom of a disease.

      It's very possible that its Fibromyalgia as well. Here is a brief list of common symptoms of this disease:

      Chronic pain throughout the body
      Burning, numbness and tingling
      Tenderness when pressure is placed on or around the neck, elbows, hips, thighs and knees.
      Sleep disorders
      Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
      Depression
      Anxiety
      Facial Pain
      Jaw Pain (TMJ)
      Memory Loss
      Irritable Bowel
      Tension or Migraine Headaches
      High sensitivity to foods and medications (allergic type reaction).
      Minimal tolerance to heat and cold
      High sensitivity to bright lights and sounds
      Hair Loss

      Because symptoms develop gradually, this disease is often misdiagnosed. It is often diagnosed as a repetitive strain injury; sleep disorder condition, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or any other type of medical problem. Based on the American College of Rheumatology a person is diagnosed with Fibromylagia when he or she suffers pain throughout the body for at least three months and has 11 out of 18 tender points present.

      I hope this helps.

  32. QUESTION:
    My long haired chihuahua has started to lose hair around her nose. Is this a problem her Vet needs to look at?
    Over the past two weeks my long haired chihuahua has started to lose hair around her nose. Her skin doesn't look red or irritated, but I can tell that she's losing more and more hair. Is this a problem her Vet needs to look at?

    • ANSWER:
      The syndrome is known colloquially as Collie Nose because it occurs frequently in Collies. However, any breed can be affected.

      If that is the case it would be her immune system is acting up in the area of hair loss. In some dogs, the immune system becomes over-active, and attacks the body’s skin and hair follicles.

      So I would call my vet and tell him what is going on!

      Good Luck and I hope this helped!*'*

      Added: Also, sun light makes it worse so I would keep you dog out of the sun until you see your vet. Maybe put vitamin E on it to help if irritated.. If she MUST go in the sun possibly sunblock but I would check with my vet first before using either.

      A number of different diagnoses, as well as lupus and pemphigus, have been known to cause what you are describing. So please check with your vet for a proper diagnoses.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway I can get tested for lupus without my fathers consent?
    I’m currently 15, and my father won’t get me tested for lupus even though my mother has it. I show signs of Lupus, and my mother wants to get me tested (my parents are divorced) what should I do? How can I get these tests done, just to be sure, without my fathers consent? Is there anyway?
    I have no "doctor", and i have these symptoms:
    Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
    Unexplained fever
    Red rashes, most commonly on the face
    Chest pain upon deep breathing
    Extreme fatigue
    And Swelling (edema) in legs
    mouth ulcers

    • ANSWER:
      Cassia,

      This is really a question about custody and who pays the medical bills (who has the health insurance) Some insurers require that you take a form with you to the doctor. If that is not the case, why can't your mother (divorce or not) authorize your doctor's appointment. If you are not sure of the procedure, ask your mother. She should have the answers.

      Just because you have some symptoms, does not mean that you have Lupus even if your mother does. 4/11 symptoms should be seen.
      * Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
      * Unexplained fever
      * Red rashes, most commonly on the face
      * Chest pain upon deep breathing
      * Unusual loss of hair
      * Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (Raynaud's phenomenon)
      * Sensitivity to the sun
      * Swelling (edema) in legs or around eyes
      * Mouth ulcers
      * Swollen glands
      * Extreme fatigue

      The first test, a blood test, is not that expensive although it is also not type specific.
      http://www.uklupus.co.uk/fact3.html
      http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_aboutdiagnosis.aspx?articleid=364&zoneid=15

      Has your father provided a reason for not wanting you to be tested? Is he in denial? Afraid that if he allows the test it will be positive but that if he withholds permission, you will not have Lupus? Is he the sole payer for your medical expenses? Is he trying to "get even"with your mother. Lupus is not curable but it is treatable. Treatment is very important to both control the disease, to help with symptom relief and to stop the development of serious organ damage.

      If you father knew you had the lupus, would he withhold treatment? If so this might be a matter for the Court system but your mother would have better answers.

      Is your father aware that if you do have lupus it can affect your skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and nervous system? When you next talk to your father in person, have him take this Lupus knowledge test:
      http://arthritis.about.com/library/quiz/blquizlupusknow.htm

      What is frustrating is that parental consent can be bypassed in regard to birth control, STDs
      Take a look at the chart below which is specific to the State of Washington but may provide some insight. Note especially the Mature Minor Doctrine.
      http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/documents/216941minors_health_care_rights.pdf?stateabbrev=/WA/

      Have you provided your father with anything in writing. If not - do so now. Here is an online Lupus test (designed only to tell you if you should be seeing a doctor for more testing. If the results are printable, take the test and print the result. If they are not printable, do a cut and paste. I have to say this but you need to begin a paper trail.
      http://arthritis.about.com/od/lupusthebasics/l/bllupusquiz.htm

      Try to enlist the aid of other adult relatives. If that is not a good option, you may have to resort to talking to school counselors or the school nurse to see what you can do. But first, call your doctor's office or have your mother do so. Schedule an appointment.

      Because we are not talking about an infectious disease but rather an autoimmune disease, your legal footing for having the testing without parental permission may be shaky unless your mother's consent will be sufficient.

      We could be more specific if we knew where you lived and the other details. There are some local organizations which may still offer free testing, which means that you might only need your mother's permission.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can lupus be diagnosed as leukemia at the beginning?
    I am no medical expert, but with today's technology, can a person with lupus be initially diagonsed with leukemia?

    In addition, for both illness, do you treat them with chemotherapy and/or radiation? Which one makes you lose hair? Can you only lose some but not all? And with each session of chemo or radiation, how soon can you recover enough to go back to work?

    • ANSWER:
      The Dr of a person with undiagnosed SLE type lupus would include leukemia into the possibilites of a potential diagnosis before doing various tests and finally diagnosing lupus.
      Lupus is made by a diagnosis of exclusion rather than any one test that determines you have lupus. A person with lupus can have a variety of seemingly unconnected symtoms that when there are enough symptoms present and lab values present will allow the Dr to make a diagnosis of lupus. Usually you must have 4 or more of the 11 potential symptoms and blood work results indicating potential lupus to make a definitive diagnosis of lupus.
      http://www.lupus.org/education/articles/diagnosis.html

      If you had numerous unexplained symptoms then leukemia would be one disease that would have to be investigated and tossed out before a diagnosis of lupus could be made. I hope that I adequately explained what I am trying to convey to you.

      http://www.lupusontario.org/symptoms.htm

      You don't use chemotherapy or radiation to treat lupus although a couple of the drugs used to treat lupus are sometimes used to treat various cancers. Lupus treatments don't usually affect your hair. It would depend on your particular treatment regimen whether hair loss would occur when treating leukemia. How soon you got back to work would again depend on what type of leukemia and what type treatments. There is no one size fits all rule. Hope this helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my alopecia areata ?
    I have it since I was 7 and it keeps going and coming back after a painful treatment. Also not forgeting the injections they use cause weight gain.I am so sick of it , today after my long workout and I saw a wide bold space in my hair? What can I do about ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sunny,
      Current evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. This particular abnormality leads to autoimmunity. As a result, the immune system attacks particular tissues of the body. In alopecia areata, for unknown reasons, the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation. Biopsies of affected skin show immune cells inside of the hair follicles where they are not normally present. What causes this is unknown. Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes and heredity. Treatment is not mandatory because the condition is benign, and spontaneous remissions and recurrences are common. Treatments used are believed to stimulate hair growth, but no evidence indicates they can influence the ultimate natural course of alopecia areata. Treatment modalities usually are considered first according to the extent of hair loss and the patient's age. Assessment of the efficacy of a treatment must be considered with care because the condition is highly unpredictable in presentation, evolution, and response to treatment. Little data exist regarding the natural evolution of the condition. The high spontaneous remission rate makes clearly assessing the true efficacy of a therapy difficult unless appropriate controls with placebo treatment are studied. Because alopecia areata is believed to be an autoimmune condition, different immunomodulators have been used to treat this condition. Additional treatment options for alopecia areata include minoxidil and other treatment modalities.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      I add a link with some details of this subject

      http://dermatology.about.com/
      cs/hairloss/a/alopeciaareata.htm

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  36. QUESTION:
    I have lupus and i lose my hair a lot, can folicure help me?
    I have lupus and i lose my hair on a constant basis. Can folicure help?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have had problems with hair loss. I may be a nut but I think well if that is what is going to happen why fight it? havn't ever looked into doing anything about it, because well it's who I am at the moment. try being comfortable in your skin, then you might not have to try folicure.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair fall? Any medication or anything else is available that helps restoration of hair lost?
    What are the main causes of hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      You have not mentioned your age, sex, etc. This can be divided into patchy and diffuse types. Patchy is due to skin diseases, Diffuse is due to androgenic harmones,after delivery, after certain fevers, drugs , severe chronic illness, Systemic Lupus erthematosis. and somtimes without any cause.if athe cause is diagnosed, the hair without treatment grows in some cases.,in some local and sytemic drug treatment may be necessary and in some Surgery and transplantation may be required.

  38. QUESTION:
    what is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair either breaks or falls out?
    I am African-American was diagnosed several years ago with Lupus SLE. As a result, my hair is very dry and thin. My hair is long in most places and short in others (top and back). What is a good solution to my problem? Also, what is the best hair care regimen to follow/

    • ANSWER:
      We have a lupus nurse online who says the following:

      One of the important diagnostic pointers to lupus is hair loss. Everybody loses hair all the time, especially when they are 'under the weather' or when there is an acute illness present.

      However, in active lupus, hair loss is a particular problem, not just with hair appearing in the comb, but with hair on the pillow in the morning and, even worse in some patients, with the beginnings of patches of baldness. the good news is that, in the vast majority of patients this hair loss is not permanent.

      Hair loss in lupus very often occurs at the tail end of a 'flare'. It seems
      that the hair follicles are the last to recover. Hormonal changes can also cause hair loss, i.e. menopause and pregnancy.

      Sudden hair loss usually rights itself within a few months. Eating a healthy well balanced diet is important. Trying to reduce stress levels also helps.

      The most common nutritional cause of hair loss in women is low iron,
      indicated by levels of ferritin, a protein which helps store iron within the
      body (as opposed to haemoglobin, which helps store iron from animal-derived sources in the blood). Your GP could check your ferritin levels and if the level is low they may recommend an iron supplement, but it is advisable to take their advice before commencing iron supplements, as they can sometimes upset the stomach.

      Research shows that supplementing the diet with L-lysine, an essential amino acid, can help combat hair loss. Some scientists have reported that rubbing onion juice into your scalp can help stimulate hair regrowth!

      CO Enzyme Q10 can also be beneficial for healthy hair. It would be advisable to consult a herbalist as they may be able to advise you.
      Some specialist dermatologists have prescribed steroids for patients with severe hair loss.

      Cutting hair at regular intervals and the obvious use of enriched shampoos and conditioners are prescribed by experienced hairdressers. Colouring and bleaching hair at this time is not advisable.

      Viviscal a hairloss supplement seems to be well recommended.You may wish to visit the website. www.viviscal.co.uk

      Hope that helps, you can ask further questions at http://lupus.org.uk/onlinenurse.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    Young black female experiencing hair loss?
    I'm a 22 year old young black female experiencing hair loss since I gave birth 1 year ago. I havebaldness I'm my family. I have been to 3 dermatologist and spent thousands of dollars on hair products. The dermatologist claim hereditary and alopecia. I'm tired and embarresed. Any tips or suggested hair products I can use . Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      http://nappyme.wordpress.com/hair-facts/trauma-to-hair-follicles-why-do-some-of-us-lose-it/

      1. Go to a doctor and ask for some blood work. Low iron count, not enough B12 vitamin, hormone problems, PCOS, thyroid disease, lupus, cancers are things that can cause hair loss and can be detected in a blood test. Don't take a dermatolagist's word that it is alopecia. This may be a medical issue, hair is an indicator of what is going on in our bodies. If your hair is falling out there is something out of balance in your body most likely. Unfortunately hair loss after pregnancy is fairly common becuase of hormone changes but it should not be permanant. There is hope.

      2. Where is the hair loss occuring? Temple, crown, back, sides? This can help you find causes. If it is at your hairline, I suggest looking into traction alopecia. I got this from wearing weaves too often. Cornrows are tough on hair as they pull out hair and cause eventual baldness. If this is happening to you, stop wearing weaves and tight styles and hair should eventually return to the area.

      3. If it not hereditary baldness or alopecia then it is possible to speed up the growing process. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Eqyss Mega Tek or Ovation Cell Therapy. It might be available in horse stores but I bought my online valleyvet.com
      I had patches of traction alopecia I told you about at my temples. I applied Mega Tek and in two weeks new hair had grown! It also strenghthens the existing hair since it's a protein treatments. Apply it directly to your scalp. It's expensive but it's amazing.
      http://longhaircareforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250031

      4. Unfortunately, it may be something permanent or uncurable, there are many women going through this. You can wear wigs, weaves or rock the baldness. Find a good hair loss support group.

      5. Are you sure it is shedding and not breakage? There is a difference. If the hair is coming out at the root, it will have a white bulb at the end and if the hair is breaking it will not. Shedding is a medical issue, breakage is a hair issue that can be solved with deep conditioning and breakage.

      6.For hair loss support and advice in black hair here are some great sites:
      http://nappturality.com
      http://longhaircareforum.com
      http://naturallycurly.com

  40. QUESTION:
    What is 'Systemic lupus erythematosus' in clear details?
    Im doing a project on Lady Gaga and it said she admitted in an interview that she has Systemic lupus erythematosus. Id like to learn more about it but i dont understand most of the words in the dictionary definition.

    • ANSWER:
      I will make this as simple as I can without losing the integrity of the answer.

      Systemic lupus erythematous (sis-TEM-ick LOO-pus air-RITH-thim-mah-TOE-suss) or SLE is an autoimmune disorder. "Autoimmune" means that for some unknown reason the body's own immune system attacks it. The immune system destroys healthy tissue and causes inflammation. The inflammation is chronic. Chronic means long-term. Sometimes SLE is referred to simply as "lupus".

      SLE is more common in women than in men, Asians and Blacks are affected more often other racial groups and can occur at any age but is seen most often in people 10 to 50.

      The symptoms of SLE can vary from one person to the next and can come and go so that people affected with it have good periods and bad. The good periods are called remissions. So when Gaga isn't having symptoms, she's "in remission". Pretty much everyone with SLE has joint pain and joint swelling. Other typical symptoms include chest pain when taking a deep breath, great fatigue, fever, an overall lousy feeling, hair loss, mouth sores, a sensitivity to sunlight. There can be a rash of a very particular kind in about half the people with SLE -- a butterfly-shaped rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose. The rash gets worse in sunlight. The rash can also be widespread over a greater part of the body than just the face. And there can be swollen lymph nodes.

      There are other symptoms but they depends on which part or parts of the body are affected by the disorder. If the brain is affected there can be headaches, visions problems, personality changes and so on. If the lungs are affected there will be difficulty breathing and hemoptysis (coughing blood). Sometimes, as with discoid lupus, only the skin is affected.

      To be diagnosed with SLE, you must have at least 4 out of 11 typical signs of the disease. It can mild, moderate or severe. I don't know which Gaga's is but my best guess is that hers isn't severe. Since there's no cure for SLE, the goal treatment is to manage the symptoms. Manage means "control".

      There's a lot of depression associated with having SLE and so antidepressants can be very helpful as well as Support Groups.

      How well Gaga will do depends on the severity of her SLE. There are possible complications that she faces -- kidney failure, blood clots, inflammation of the heart, stroke, to name just a few. SLE will undoubtedly complicate any pregnancy she chooses to have. But the good news is that outcomes of those with SLE have greatly improved recently and her prognosis is better today than it would have been 20 years ago.

      Please don't hesitate to question anything you don't understand. I'll be happy to provide an explanation.

  41. QUESTION:
    What should I eat to make my hair stop falling out?
    I've been on a diet for 3 weeks now and I've noticed my hair falling out a lot lately my hair is getting thinner and I think i can see bald spots please tell what vitamins or foods will help to stop the loss of hair thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Join Calorie Count (caloriecount.about.com) and log all of your foods. You'll get a daily analysis of all of your nutrients and calories, and get a much better idea of what vitamins and nutrients you need to increase/decrease. It's free. I've been on it for just over a month and I've lost 15 lbs (I've lost 36lbs total in two months, but Calorie Count has been an incredible tool).

      Reasons for hair loss can include poor nutrition and diet, as well as genes, hormones, age, medications such as chemotherapy, radiation treatment, infections, stress, and chemicals used for certain hairstyles.

      Hair loss can also be the result of rapid weight-loss. Keep that in mind!

      Certain illnesses and diseases can also cause hair loss or hair shedding. Examples include anemia, low thyroid hormone levels, lupus, and sometimes cancer. In most of these cases, hair loss is not permanent.

      Nutritional deficiencies can contribute to increased hair shedding by weakening hair shafts that cause breakage to the hair and slow regrowth. Hair problems that are caused by nutritional deficiencies can be corrected by a proper diet. Principal nutrients that are involved include vitamin A, certain B vitamins, the vitamin biotin, vitamin C, copper, iron, zinc, protein, and water.

      Adequate intake of vitamin A is vital in helping to promote the growth and health of cells and tissues throughout the body, including the hair and scalp. Prolonged vitamin A deficiency can lead to hair loss and dandruff caused by the buildup of cellular debris in the hair follicles. The daily intake of vitamin A for adults is 5,000 IU (international units).

      These sources include red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables as well as some dark green leafy vegetables.

      The body also gets vitamin A from animal sources in the form of retinol. Good animal sources include:

      liver

      fish oil

      eggs

      fortified milk

      other foods fortified with vitamin A

      Vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12

      All three of these B vitamins are essential to the normal formation of red blood cells or the hemoglobin (iron-containing) portion of red blood cells. The primary function of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body, including the hair. Healthy and strong hair is dependent on a constant supply of blood and oxygen. A deficiency of these B vitamins can cause reduced blood and oxygen supply to the hair, leading to increased hair shedding, damaged hair, and slow regrowth. The reference daily intake of vitamin B6 is 2.0 milligrams per day for the average adult. The best sources of vitamin B6 are protein-rich foods such as:

      chicken

      fish

      pork

      liver

      kidney

      soybeans

      Whole grains, cereals, nuts, and legumes also contain reasonable amounts.

      I'm telling you, join Calorie Count. You'll thank me later.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do you know someone with Systemic Lupus?
    Lupus is an auto-immune disease that causes inflammation throughout the body. Your own immune system attacks your internal organs such as kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, and central nervous system. It also attacks your joints causing arthritis like pain. Other symptoms include butterfly shaped rash covering the cheeks and nose, hair loss, extreme fatigue, anemia or blood clotting issues, pleurisy, and ulceration in the nose and mouth.

    • ANSWER:
      i used to. i heard her talk about it. but thats about it

  43. QUESTION:
    Is It Normal To Lose Hair After A Shower?
    When I get out of the shower I towel dry my hair a little (just enough so it stops dripping). Then right after that I comb though my hair until it's straight and I get all the messy curls out from towel drying it.
    But when I run the comb through my hair I pull out a lot of hair. Is this normal?
    I'm 15 and have hair down to about the bottom of my nose infront and straighten it every day.

    My dad is bald at 45 and so are most of the guys on that side of the family. My mom has all her hair, and so does my grandpa and most of the men on that side of the family. The only one who is losing any of hair is my uncle who's in his mid 50's and is losing a little bit of hair in the front.

    • ANSWER:
      NORMAL HAIR ;LOSS:

      It is entirely normal to lose hair on a daily basis. On average, people lose fifty to one hundred hairs every day, and this is considered normal hair loss and is not any sort of problem. If you brush or wash your hair excessively, the amount of hair lost will rise. This is also normal.

      We go through phases of hair growth, and about ninety percent of our hair is growing at any given moment. This growing phase lasts anywhere from two to six years. The remaining ten percent of hair on the scalp is in the resting phase, which is a phase that last about two or three months. Once this phase is completed, the hair sheds to make room for new hair.

      Experiencing hair loss to a significantly higher degree is often considered a hair loss problem that can be caused by a number of different reasons. Causes for excessive hair loss include genetics, hormones, physical conditions, emotional conditions, diet, and medications.

      If you are experiencing hair loss more than what is considered to be normal, it is important to get a professional opinion.

      BALDNESS:
      It was previously believed that baldness was inherited from a person's maternal grandfather. While there is some basis for this belief, both parents contribute to their offspring's likelihood of hair loss. Most likely, inheritance is technically "autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance" [citation needed](see 'baldness folklore' below)
      There are several other kinds of baldness:

      Traction alopecia is most commonly found in people with ponytails or cornrows who pull on their hair with excessive force. Wearing a hat shouldn't generally cause this, though it is a good idea to let your scalp breathe for 7 hours a day[citation needed].
      Traumas such as chemotherapy, childbirth, major surgery, poisoning, and severe stress may cause a hair loss condition known as telogen effluvium.[2]
      Some mycotic infections can cause massive hair loss.[3]
      Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder also known as "spot baldness" that can result in hair loss ranging from just one location (Alopecia areata monolocularis) to every hair on the entire body (Alopecia areata universalis).
      Localized or diffuse hair loss may also occurs in cicatricial alopecia (lupus erythematosus, lichen plano pilaris, folliculitis decalvans, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia, etc.). Tumours and skin outgrowths also induce localized baldness (sebaceous nevus, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma).
      Hypothyroidism can cause hair loss, especially thinning of the outer third of the eyebrows

  44. QUESTION:
    Best way to get healthy skin, nails and hair?
    Best way to get healthy skin, nails and hair?

    I have really thin brittle nails which means I have to keep them short as they will snap. I also get spotty occasionally and do not have the best skin. I also want my hair to grow... Not asking for much!!
    How can I improve my body heath to get sucess?

    • ANSWER:
      SKIN: Number one rule stay out of the sun, at least 90% of the day. Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen will only make your moles or freckles larger, bumpier & darker, if you have them already. Not just moles, but freckles, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, Discoid Lupus, Bullous Pemphegoid, Lentigo (Google search them) and lentigines -- nearly always non-cancerous skin lesions

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens also discolor your skin - for ever!

      Sunscreen blocks Vitamin D as well.

      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost 'fade'. I don't want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I'm more & more into protecting myself.

      Too much sun & soaking in the tub, are the skin's worst enemies. Exfoliate with a wash cloth, using bath & body wash, every time you take a shower.

      NAILS: If you've got thin brittle nails . . . .Hubby, my SIL and their mom ALL have the same nails and break easily and hubby and I have eaten the same foods for over 39 years. Then it's from your genes. Get a manicure to a good salon, or do them yourself. You can protect them by using one of those plastic gloves. I use gloves often: for chores, gardening, handling papers, going outside during winter, spring & fall, and kitchen, painting, crafting, etc. That way I don't have to wash my hands often.

      HAIR: Also needs protected from the sun, to avoid discolorations from sunburned, and drying up more. Wear a floppy hat. Don't wash in hot water. Avoid chemicals, and washing often. Remember: The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. Mechanical, chemical, or thermal styling. Hair straighteners and relaxers top the hair products pose the greatest risks. Hair relaxers, related products marketed heavily to African-American women, are dangerous because they may contain powerful chemicals such as lye, a toxic substance also used in drain cleaners.

      You really are what you eat. Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair"
      Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

  45. QUESTION:
    what is the real cause of hairloss and balding?
    if a kid as young as 22 starts experiencing hairloss(thinning) what could be the causes of this....at that age he's supposed to have hair,are there any causes other than the scientific DHT level cause. are there any spiritual causes? or dietary causes for male pattern balding.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes

      About 90 percent of the hair on most people's scalps is in a two- to six-year growth (anagen) stage at any given time. The other 10 percent is in a two- to three-month resting (telogen) phase, after which time it is shed. Most people shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, the growth stage begins again as a new hair from the same follicle replaces the shed hair. New hair grows at a rate of approximately one-half inch each month.

      Hair loss may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches.

      What causes androgenetic alopecia
      Androgenetic alopecia is caused by heredity. Although it's most common among men, it can also affect women. A history of androgenetic alopecia on either side of your family increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the developmental speed, pattern and extent of your baldness.

      What causes alopecia areata
      Alopecia areata is classified as an autoimmune disease, but the cause is unknown. People who develop this type of baldness are generally in good health. Some scientists believe that some people are genetically predisposed to develop alopecia areata and that a trigger, such as a virus or something else in the environment, sets off the condition. A family history of alopecia areata makes you more likely to develop it. With alopecia areata, your hair generally grows back, but you may lose and regrow your hair a number of times.

      Other causes of temporary hair loss include:

      Disease. Diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorders can cause hair loss.
      Poor nutrition. Having inadequate protein or iron in your diet or poor nourishment in other ways can cause you to experience hair loss. Fad diets, crash diets and certain illnesses, such as eating disorders, can cause poor nutrition.
      Medications. Certain drugs used to treat gout, arthritis, depression, heart problems and high blood pressure may cause hair loss in some people. Taking birth control pills also may result in hair loss for some women.
      Medical treatments. Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy may cause you to develop alopecia. After your treatment ends, your hair typically begins to regrow.
      Recent high fever, severe flu or surgery. You may notice you have less hair three to four months after events such as an illness or surgery. These conditions cause hair to shift rapidly into a resting phase (telogen effluvium), meaning you'll see less new hair growth. A normal amount of hair typically will appear after the growth phase resumes.
      Infancy. Newborns often lose hair during the first several months of life. This baby hair (vellus) is eventually replaced by more permanent hair. It's also common for babies to lose a patch of hair on the back of their heads from rubbing against mattresses, playpens and car seats. Hair will grow back once a baby begins to spend more time sitting up.
      Childbirth. Some women experience an increase in hair loss several months after delivering a baby. This is because during pregnancy the hair is shifted into an active growth state that then goes back to baseline soon after delivery. This increased hair loss usually corrects itself.
      Hair treatments. Chemicals used for dying, tinting, bleaching, straightening or perming can cause hair to become damaged and break off if they are overused or used incorrectly. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair too tightly also can cause some hair loss. This is known as traction alopecia.
      Scalp infection. Infections such as ringworm can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally regrows. Ringworm, a fungal infection, can usually be treated with a topical or oral antifungal medication.

      Treatment
      Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, can't be cured. But treatments are available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. For some types of alopecia, hair may resume growth without any treatment.

      Medications
      The effectiveness of medications used to treat alopecia depends on the cause of hair loss, extent of the loss and individual response. Generally, treatment is less effective for more extensive cases of hair loss.

      The types of drugs for treatment of alopecia that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration include:

      Minoxidil (Rogaine). This over-the-counter medication is approved for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Minoxidil is a liquid that you rub into your scalp twice daily to regrow hair and to prevent further loss. Some people experience some hair regrowth or a slower rate of hair loss or both. Minoxidil is available in a 2 percent solution and in a 5 percent solution.

      New hair resulting from minoxidil use may be thinner and shorter than previous hair. But there can be enough regrowth for some people to hide their bald spots and have it blend with existing hair. New hair stops growing soon after you discontinue the use of minoxidil. If you experience minimal results within six months, your doctor may recommend discontinuing use. Side effects can include irritation of the scalp.

      Finasteride (Propecia). This prescription medication to treat male-pattern baldness is taken daily in pill form. Many people taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show some new hair growth. Positive results may take several months. Finasteride works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that shrinks hair follicles and is an important factor in male hair loss. Rare side effects of finasteride include diminished sex drive and sexual function. As with minoxidil, the benefits of finasteride stop if you stop using it.

      Finasteride is not approved for use by women. In fact, it poses significant danger to women of childbearing age. If you're a pregnant woman, don't even handle crushed or broken finasteride tablets because absorption of the drug may cause serious birth defects in male fetuses.

      Corticosteroids. Injections of cortisone into the scalp can treat alopecia areata. Treatment is usually repeated monthly. Doctors sometimes prescribe corticosteroid pills for extensive hair loss due to alopecia areata. Ointments and creams can also be used, but they may be less effective than injections.
      Anthralin (Drithocreme). Available as either a cream or an ointment, anthralin is a synthetic, tarry substance that you apply to your scalp and wash off daily. It's typically used to treat psoriasis, but doctors can prescribe it to treat other skin conditions. Anthralin may stimulate new hair growth for cases of alopecia areata.
      Surgical procedures
      Hair transplants and scalp reduction surgery are available to treat androgenetic alopecia when more conservative measures have failed. During transplantation a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon takes tiny plugs of skin, each containing one to several hairs, from the back or side of your scalp. The plugs are then implanted into the bald sections. Several transplant sessions may be needed as hereditary hair loss progresses with time.

      Scalp reduction, as the name implies, means decreasing the area of bald skin on your head. Your scalp and the top part of your head may seem to have a snug fit. But the skin can become flexible and stretched enough for some of it to be surgically removed. After hairless scalp is removed, the space is closed with hair-covered scalp. Doctors can also fold hair-bearing skin over an area of bald skin in a scalp reduction technique called a flap. Scalp reduction can be combined with hair transplantation to fashion a natural-looking hairline in those with more extensive hair loss.

      Surgical procedures to treat baldness are expensive and can be painful. Possible risks include infection and scarring. If you're interested in these procedures, consider only board-certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons or cosmetic surgeons, and check local and state medical boards for a record of patient complaints before choosing a doctor. Consult with this doctor to confirm the cause of your hair loss and review all treatment options, including nonsurgical ones, before proceeding with plans for surgery.

      Wigs and hairpieces
      If you would like an alternative to medical treatment for your baldness or if you don't respond to treatment, you may want to consider wearing a wig or hairpiece. They can be used to cover either permanent or temporary hair loss. Quality, natural-looking wigs and hairpieces are available.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-loss/DS00278/DSECTION=4

  46. QUESTION:
    Hair thinning and I'm only 18 (Almost 19)...How can I prevent hair thinning and get my hair to grow back?
    Hi,
    so I:ve been noticing that my hair has been thinning out at the very front... my moms hair is EXTREMELY thin at the front so I'm guessing this runs in the family -.- is there anyway to stop this? why am i inheriting all the bad traits!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know the 'cause' why they got thinner, before you know solution or treatment for them. Otherwise they won't improve.

      During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandI…
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudien…
      Those are 75% the reason why.

      Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why.

      Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      HAIR LOSS ON WOMEN:
      1. Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. During telogen effluvium, hair shifts faster than normal from its growing phase into the "resting" phase before moving quickly into the shedding, or telogen, phase.
      2. Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family, though you're more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.
      3. Millions of people, most of them women, suffer from thyroid disease.
      4. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks healthy tissues. The condition affects about 1.5 million people and tends to strike women during their childbearing years. See a rheumatologist if your hair loss is accompanied by joint pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of lupus, which is treated with oral medications such as prednisone. If you also have a rash on the scalp, you need to see a dermatologist, who is likely to prescribe a topical cream.
      5. Women who have heavy periods or don't eat enough iron-rich foods may be prone to iron deficiency, in which the blood doesn't have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen to cells throughout your body, giving you the energy you need.
      6. As many as five million women in the United States suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. The condition, which can begin as early as age 11, is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones. PCOS often causes infertility.
      7. An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it difficult for hair to grow. Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm.
      8. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles. It affects about 4.7 million people in the United States and occurs equally in men and women. The cause is unknown, but it may be triggered by stress or illness.
      9. Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. Often, it's a combination of treatments—keratin, coloring, and blow-drying, for instance—that does the damage.
      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'.

      Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that look to start the hair loss.
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

  47. QUESTION:
    are these symptoms of a thyroid problem?
    In the last couple of months i've noticed i randomly get hives on different parts of my body every day. I also noticed my hair is falling out quite noticeably - on my pillow when i wake up, on my bathroom floor and even clogs my shower drain. Are these symptoms related to thyroid? Is there anything else that can cause these two symptoms simultaneously?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes hives and hair loss are symptoms of hypothyroidism. Acute stress disorder and lupus both list these symptoms as well.

      Hives and hairloss >>>
      http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?&addterm=hives&addterm=hair%20loss

      Symptoms of hypothyroidism >>>
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/long-and-pathetic/

      Recommended thyroid labwork >>>
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

  48. QUESTION:
    Am I going to die from Lupus?
    I am 16 years old, and at 14 I was diagnosed with Lupus. My main symptoms are chronic fevers, chest pains when I breathe, extreme fatigue, hair loss (in clumps), and sensitivity to light and weather. My family doesn't have money for medication and I've been going untreated this whole time. I feel like I'm getting worse every day and can't even remember how it feels to be healthy. Whats the likelihood that I am going to die. All answers are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Sweetheart, my mom was dianosed with lupus in her twenties, which is still very young. She was told she was going to die quick. That was 30 years ago. She's still alive, and going all the time. Has it been hard? Yes. Find what makes you feel good and do that. For she and I it's hot baths. They take our joint pain down enough to sleep. Get lots of rest. Be peaceful and praying helps. Sometimes just talking it out can really make a difference. Tell your doctor you can't afford the medicine and maybe they can give you samples or get the drug company to help out. They do that in a lot of cases. God bless you!!

  49. QUESTION:
    What was wrong with Michael Jackson that he got so skinny and lost hair?
    did he have a disease that was recently diagnosed? Why did he want all those strange drugs to put him to sleep? Was he in pain or something? Why does nobody really know?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that has been apparent about him for years, is that he suffered from a compulsion that causes a distorted body image. The compulsion most certainly contributed to the excessive plastic surgery, and may also have led him to anorexia.
      Toward the end of his life, he was said to only eat one meal a day, and he was a vegetarian, so one small vegetarian meal would hardly provide anywhere near enough calories or nutrition for a man who stood 5' 10" tall, and who expended enormous amounts of energy dancing and rehearsing. There is a type of anorexia nervosa where the victim focuses on eating only certain kinds of food, usually vegetables. I think he may have had this type of anorexia, which is a result of a distorted body image. He was reported to only weigh 112 lbs at the time of his death. In his prime he weighed more like 150. Poor nutrition from anorexia can cause hair loss, it has been apparent to anyone who has been paying attention that he has worn wigs for several years now. There was a report along the way after the autopsy that he only had a little of his natural hair left. Even before you get into the prescription drug thing, the poor nutrition and anorexia alone are enough to cause cardiac arrest, and that is a very common end for other famous child stars such as Lena Zavaroni and Karen Carpenter. Anorexia mostly affects girls, but it can affect boys as well, and he was in a situation where his father was reported to comment on his appearance in an abusive manner, and is considered by many to be at the root of his image distortion. In addition to a distorted view of oneself, the other main contributing factor to anorexia is a perfectionist outlook, and over achieving, and these qualities were certainly present in his personality. This is before you even start to look at the use of prescription drugs in his life, he was already malnourished and on the road to an early death just from that.

      The only disease I have heard he was rumored to be recently diagnosed with is skin cancer, and have not heard any information as yet as to what type, or how extensive it was, it has never been official that he was ever diagnosed with it, and the rumors about it may have started with someone becoming confused between that and Lupus, which he did have, which was in remission. Some skin cancers are easily treated, while others are not. If he really was being treated for skin cancer, if he had melanoma, the worst kind, then hair loss and weight loss could be explained by chemotherapy.

      His relationship to prescription drugs reportedly started when his hair was burned in a freak accident during a Pepsi commercial. Since then, he had several broken bones, back problems, and several cosmetic surgeries, all of which he would have been prescribed various pain killers for, and which could have contributed to an addiction to pain killers.
      His body was way out of balance, and he suffered from insomnia. When you have insomnia, you can just go nuts some nights trying to get to sleep, and being unable to turn your mind off, I suffer from insomnia often myself. When you have insomnia, your body and mind go into overdrive, even though you are tired, and know you need to sleep, you just can't relax enough to sleep, and wind up tired all the time from it.
      The fact is that when you are wealthy and famous, there are people who will go out of their way to give you anything you want, if you're willing to pay for it, no matter how bad it might be for you. People like MJ attract "Dr. Feelgoods" who will pump you up to meet the day, and bring you down to get to sleep at night, instead of telling you to toe the line and chewing you out for bad habits the way normal doctors chew out normal people. It's likely that MJ had several "Dr. Feelgoods" on the payroll along the way, and they didn't all necessarily know what the other guys were prescribing him, and were more likely to prescribe things they wouldn't normally prescribe in order to keep a wealthy client happy, and Dr. Feelgoods tend to be in it for the money, and irresponsible in their handling of the client, all the while telling themselves and others that it was "pain management" for chronic back problems. No matter what angle you look at it from, his body was a time bomb, and although it was shocking to me when I heard he had died, it isn't really surprising if you look at all that.

  50. QUESTION:
    What Causes Hair To Fall Out, And How Can I Stop This?
    I am only in my mid-20s and already my hair has started falling out.....How can I stop this?

    It is very worrying that my hair has started dropping at such a young age....

    • ANSWER:
      Many things can cause hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

      Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.

      Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.

      Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

      Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.

      Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss. Also, early hair loss can be hereditary.

      So before you find a hair loss remedy, you should find out what the cause of your hair loss is first.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any good treatment for a male with temporal recession hair loss?
    My husband was told by a hair loss expert to try rogaine but it obviously didn't work, since it is for a different type of hair loss than the temporal recession type. Any suggestions on anything you've known works really well in this area with the least side effect? Any advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Minoxidil and Finasteride are some of the most common medical treatments for hair loss or a receding hair line, but I would recommend getting your information straight before you see a doctor. A lot of doctors recommend products because they get paid for them. There are plenty of effective alternatives available to you: http://www.hairlossbalding.net

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    A friend of mine has "alopecia areata" (patchy hair loss) and he would like to find out what treatment is best for this type of hair loss. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My bro had alopecia areata and managed to recover through treatment he found through a website called www.alopecia-areata-cure.com. It is costly but it worked for him. You might want to try. Wish you a quick recovery.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does shaving your head help in eliminating stress related hair loss?
    I have a very hectic work schedule and also am under a constant stress. I know that stress related hormones trigger hair loss. Does keeping your head shaved help in preventing this type of hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      yes and no!

      ok! if you shave your head then thats ok! BUT massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

  4. QUESTION:
    What type of doctor should I see about hair loss?
    Everytime, I saw the article about hair loss and they also advise people to consult with doctor. However, they never mention what type of doctor should we visit? Does anyone visit doctor and get good result? What is my expectation?

    • ANSWER:
      You would need to see a Dermatologist, since hair is an extension of the skin.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    Help???what treatment is best for this type of hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair Loss information for men seeking to halt their hair loss with treatments. ... Hair loss treatment is best viewed as a gradually increasing process. ...Hair loss treatment information about Propecia, Avodart, Nizoral, ... Treatments for thinning hair are better than ever.Learn ways to slow and prevent hair loss in men. Some men never go ... Alopecia patches usually regrow in three to six months without treatment. ... If this happens, it's best to choose hairstyles that put less pressure on hair roots.

  6. QUESTION:
    What type of specialist for hair loss?
    What is the best type of specialist to be referred to for hair loss in women? My first thought was a dermatologist, but would there be another type of specialist more suitable?

    • ANSWER:
      A dermatologist is defintely the right choice but I would visit your doctor first. your hair loss could be caused by an underlying medical condition or even a diet related problem such as a shortage of vitamins and proteins. I would visit your doctor first and make sure you do need to see a dermatologist.

  7. QUESTION:
    What what causes that type of hair loss?
    I saw and old video of her in Independence Day and she had a full head of hair. Then I saw a re-run of Alias with her in it and she had like no hair at all! What causes that type of hair loss? Its like it just started fading back away from her eye brows and I dint mean that in a bad way. I just mean it made her for head long

    • ANSWER:
      Many causes such as genetics,anxiety,some foods,drug and chemical,alergic syndrome and other factors that you unkhown

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of flaky dry skin with hair loss near my dogs butt and what is the cause?
    My dog is a boxer/lab mix and is about 8 months old.
    There is some hair loss that goes in a straight line pattern.

    Could it be the type of dog food?
    Could it be from a flee collar or maybe not getting all the shampoo off?

    She loves water so is wet alot too.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a number of things: Food allergy, fleas, mange, environmental allergy, Thyroid problem etc.... the only thing you can do really is take him to the vet and have a complete work up done to rule out any "medical" issues and take it from there...

      That being said if he has had a recent change of diet and these symptoms surfaced in coincidence with the food change then yes, it is very possible that your pup is allergic to something in the food... my suggestion to you is to put him/her on a limited ingredients diet (Wellness simple solutions and Natural Balance L.I.D are a couple of good ones) if that helps then take a look at the ingredients in your current food as oppose to the ones in the limited ingredients one... Avoid any that are not in both... Ie: Corn, wheat, Soy, Beef, chicken etc....

  9. QUESTION:
    Can skin care products recede hair line?
    I read somewhere that skin care produts for your face can recede your hairline (on a male) or cause a type of hair loss. Is this true? I use Neutragena and Clean and Clean. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I doubt that those specific products will cause any serious hair loss for you, you can always check the labeling or online to see if there are any major side effects that come with usage though. Also, if on the off chance you do begin noticing significant hair loss, I'd suggest scheduling a free consultation with a Bosley physician at one of our many regional offices (all listed on our website).

      Our people are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause & recommend appropriate treatment options, if necessary. Best of all, the consults are conducted free of charge so there's no worrying about any major bills. Again though, this is only a last case scenario as I personally think you'll be ok with what you are using now.

  10. QUESTION:
    where here in the philippines can buy any cheap hair loss concealer?

    where here in the philippines can buy any cheap hair loss concealer?
    Types of concealer? Brand? Price? Market Location?

    Thanks so much

    jay
    Is it available in any supermarket or any beauty shop in the mall?

    • ANSWER:
      Mens barber shops have the concealer. You have to pay them to apply it..

  11. QUESTION:
    how much mould exposure tell it causes hair loss?
    how much exposure do you need to mould in terms of months or days, tell it has affects on our health. Also what type of hold causes hair loss.

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  12. QUESTION:
    what should I use/do to prevent hair loss and regrow hair?
    I am starting to lose hair and my hair line is receding.

    I haven't lost heaps of hair, but am beginning to noticably lose hair.

    What would be a good product to use to prevent continued hair loss and regrow lost hair. I hear 'Regaine' is good, but there are two types: regular version and extra stength version. I want to go for a strong potent product, but might there be unwanted side effects to using the extra strong version when my hair loss is just beginning?

    Any advice would be most appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You can try Bawang Anti-fall and Renewal Shampoo. A number of friends have used the product and told me it prevents hairs from falling and makes the hair thicker.

      I have also seen the following video from YouTube. The product looks quite promising.

      My Hair Loss Story + Hair Care Routine
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=742d0W-2T-k

      The product contains Chinese herbs extracts which can restrain and balance the sebum, nourish hair follicles, strengthen the hair root to make hair stronger and prevent hair loss. Bawang is not available in all countries. You can find it at the ebay or oasisherb.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/BAWANG-Anti-Fall-Renewal-Shampoo-Hair-Renewal-Liquid-/250796482548?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a64a29ff4

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to treat hair loss caused by alopecia?
    some women are sufferiing hair loss due to different types of skin fungus they maybe because of transferance, the use of someone's comb, chemicals, stress or inviromental causes

    • ANSWER:
      Free beauty tips on natural and homemade methods to treat hair loss
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      Also read.......natural and homemade methods to:
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  14. QUESTION:
    what are the causes of hair loss, and can hair loss be avoided or prevented?
    Well, i know hair loss is not a disease, but i just discover that many people don't feel free when they discover that they are lossing hairs from the top of their heads. Does this always lead to baldness? Can anything be said or done about this issue, if yes, what is it ?

    • ANSWER:
      read this:
      FALLING HAIR -

      Does your hair fall a lot? Don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of people from all around the world suffer from dry, brittle and weak hair. Some of the possible reasons for falling hair are:

      Tension
      Too much work
      Illness
      Poor diet
      Over-exposure to the sun
      Perming
      Amateur bleaching
      Too frequent and inexpert use of tints, rinses or other colourants

      Here is what you can do to prevent hair fall

      Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.

      Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

      A high protein diet with plenty of fruits, green vegetables and dairy products is a must.

      Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.

      Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the conditioner thoroughly, otherwise residue build-up will cause your hair to look limp and dull.

      Know your vitamins! IRON is important for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach has a good iron content, so gulp it down!

      ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying. Eat adequate zinc rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency, which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of zinc containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, wholegrain flour are rich in zinc.

      A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of colour and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, colour and thickness.

      VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

      VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch from refined flours to wholemeal and wheatgerm, eggs, vegetable oil.

      COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.

      Homemade remedies for preventing hair fall:

      Apply almond oil on scalp and massage.
      Grind fenugreek seeds in water and apply on your scalp. Wash off after 40 minutes. Do this every morning for a month ¡V if it suits you! Remember, different treatments suit different types of hair.
      Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel around your scalp so it gets absorbed into the hair. Do this twice a week for healthy, shiny hair.
      Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.

      Quick Hair Care Conditioner

      Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into your scalp. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.

      Honey Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.

      Alcohol Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy. Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.

      Your hair is a vital beauty asset, requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy hair will be yours

      ESSENTIALS FOR FALLING HAIR -

      Does your hair fall often Arm yourself with these tools to combat hair fall.

      Wide-toothed comb

      Get yourself a wide-toothed comb. This is probably one of the most important yet underutilized of all hair tools. A wide-toothed comb helps you distribute conditioner evenly all over your hair while shampooing and conditioning. In addition, it also helps get rid of knots smoothly.

      The best time to get rid of knots is during conditioning. Apply conditioner and run a wide toothed comb gently through your hair.

      While untangling dry hair, do so in sections. Take one section at a time, and first, untangle the ends of your hair. Do so slowly, and don?t pull unless you want your hair to fall out in clumps or break.

      Don?t wait for the last minute before detangling your hair. Every night, while sitting in front of the television, run a wide toothed comb gently through your hair, until you have untangled it completely. Do this every night, and you will notice that your hair remains free from tangles.

      Leave-in conditioner
      Dry hair tends to tangle easily, and, needless to say, causes it to break. Make sure your hair is never devoid of moisture by always keeping a bottle of leave-in conditioner handy. The next time you feel your hair is dry and rough to the touch, simply rub a dollop of leave-in conditioner between your palms, and apply it to your hair. Comb through with your wide toothed comb. Your hair will be instantly rejuvenated and moisturized. Gradually, the texture will also improve. This is a must if you blow dry your hair regularly, or if it is chemically treated. Such hair constantly craves moisture, so get yourself a bottle of leave-in conditioner.

      Oil
      Olive, almond and coconut oils are all excellent for the hair. While you could apply oil as an alternative to leave-in conditioner, oil tends to make your hair sticky, and you cannot style your hair well after applying oil. Your only alternative would then be to tie up your hair. For better results with oil, apply just a few drops immediately after washing your hair, when your hair is still dripping wet. Oil doesn?t penetrate the strands as easily as leave-in conditioner does though. Nothing beats a hot oil massage followed by a steam treatment, as the steam helps the oil penetrate the hair strands, strengthening them and curtailing hair fall.

      Egg
      Egg is great for the hair ? there are no two ways about it! True, it causes a tremendous stink in the bathroom, and your hair may let off an ?eggy? smell, but the results are instantaneous and worth it! Egg strengthens your hair almost immediately, and the egg yolk leaves your hair shining. Whip an egg with two tablespoons of olive oil and apply it to your hair. Wash off after half an hour. Make sure you wash off with cold water though, or the egg will start cooking in your hair, and would be harder to take off! Use a scented shampoo to counter the smell of egg in your hair, and follow up with a leave-in conditioner. Do this for a month, and you will be amazed by the change in your hair texture and the reduction in hair fall.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural remedies for hair loss on Dogs?
    My friends Malamute has hair loss in several spots. Its not red or infected so pretty sure its not Mange. The dog has also been taken off corn type dog food...any kind of natural remedies or vitamin type supplements anyone can advise?

    • ANSWER:
      Another good choice would be to mix fish oil with the dogs water, not too much. A half a tea spoon every week works wonders.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have information about the hair loss treatment drug called Provillus?
    A little about my family hair loss history. My grandfather is bald. But my fathers side of the family have some or little hair loss. I'm starting to bald, but by the looks of it, it looks like i'm inheriting my fathers side of the family hair loss. I'm wondering if this is the right drug for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Provillus has been designed as a natural cure for those whose bodies have a lack of nutrients and vitamins which are essential for hair growth.

      It is a two-part treatment which uses a "topical solution" to prevent any further hair loss and "nutrient tablets" to help your body start regrowing your hair itself.

      Provillus wasn't designed to help genetic baldness but it is very effective in the most common form of hair loss - where your body doesn't have the right nutrients to keep hair growing healthily.

      As far as I know - it's impossible to know for sure what type of hair loss you have (genetic or otherwise) so if I were you, I'd just get some sort of natural treatment and try it out for a few months BEFORE the condition gets much worse.

      If it don't work, then you know you're probably dealing with genes :)

      You can see what other customers though of Provillus with this report about it: http://www.regrowreport.com/provillus-review.html

      hope this helps?

  17. QUESTION:
    How to control hair loss? Any simple ways to control hair loss? i expect the solutions which is cheap?
    How to control hair loss? Any simple ways to control hair loss? i expect the solutions which is cheap

    • ANSWER:
      Which is the Best Hair Loss Treatment Available?
      More Information http://www.hairlaserremoval.co.uk/hair-loss.htm

      1. Anti-androgenic therapy
      This therapy is particularly beneficial in the cases of hereditary hair thinning. The prevalence of hereditary hair thinning is one out of four among women in USA. In case of women, the version of this hair loss treatment is known as cyproterone acetate (CPA). In the case of man, excessive secretion of Di-hydrotestosterone (DHT) is found to be responsible for causing baldness as well as hair fall. If you are identified with the hair loss problem triggered by excess DHT secretion, it is quite common that your doctor will suggest you to undergo anti-androgenic therapy as the part of hair loss treatment. It is a time-consuming therapeutic approach that may last even for one year or more.

      2.Hormonal Balancing
      It is quite possible if you are going through hair loss problems that you are having hormonal imbalance in your health system. It may occur due to menopausal stage, or if you have experienced recent pregnancy. Even acute stressors or traumatic experiences and anxieties may also cause hormonal disturbances. Specifically hormones secreted from pituitary gland and thyroid gland may cause hair loss problems, if imbalance occurs. In that case, you need to undergo through prescribed medicinal treatment as suggested by your doctor.

      3. Hair Transplantation
      Hair transplantation is considered as one of the advanced therapeutic technique as a part of hair loss treatment. It can be done on both men and women. It promises you to provide fine line hair treatment which restores hair areas. In some cases, it is even hard to identify the area in the post-operative period. It is mainly done by stimulating hair follicles. This type of hair loss treatment is really expensive and is tough for everyone to take advantage of this treatment. Likewise any other surgical intervention, hair loss transplant includes a degree of risk associated with it. However, with the advanced technological help in medicinal area the risks have been possibly limited. Only, there is a chance of catching infection or pain during or after surgery. In some cases, bleeding also becomes an issue during surgical intervention.

      4. Alternative Treatment
      Not everyone is really willing to depend on chemical based treatment, especially at the initial phases of the problem. Those individuals largely depend on alternative approaches like herbal or Ayurvedic treatment procedures. These types of treatments prescribe using a wide range of herbs such as Basil, Holy Basil, Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and many others.

  18. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?
    I'm writing a story and I want the main character to end up getting cancer. Although I've heard about cancer and read stories about it, I've come to realize I know nothing about the horrific disease.

    *What types of cancer are the most common in teen girls?
    *How would these cancers affect you, hair loss; etc.
    *I know there are stages determining how far along cancer is, what are these stages? How long do you have to live typically during each stage, like how long would you have to live if you are diagnosed with stage 2 cancer?
    *What would be the easiest cancer to hide? I don't want it clearly visible to every one she meets, I want the main character to be able to hide it up until the point she's going to die or somewhat close. Is that possible?
    *Also how long would you typically live with no treatments. Could cancer go away without treatment and if you received treatment a year after being diagnosed would it have any effect?

    Please answer the best you can
    I did know it was the treatment that caused hair loss, guess I should have made that clear based on your answers.

    I respect your answers, I really do. But that's the reason I'm asking. I want to learn about cancer. Do you think people who write about serial killers and crime scenes know what it feels like to murder someone, what the process is when an officer is questioning you, or how to hide the murder scene? No. They research what they want to write about. They watch crime shows/movies, read about it, talk to people who have been there and done that.

    • ANSWER:
      Those people are jerks. Obviously she isn't going to be mass printing the book, it's just to help with her writing. ALSO, she is learning. Is it better to stay ignorant about something and move on to something easier? SHE'S USING YAHOO ANSWERS AS A SOURCE OF LEARNING. dream crushers.
      My cousin died of cancer a few years ago, and I don't find this offensive at all.

      While it isn't common, IT DOES HAPPEN. My cousin was 12. He was diagnosed with Lymphona when he was 5, the tumor was taken out, he was cancer free. Then, when he was 9, he was rediagnosed and eventually the treatment was doing more harm then it was good. He went home where he could die peacefully.
      He lost his hair, both times, from Chemotherapy. Do more outside research on that.
      Stages of cancer (generally, not all are the same):

      Stage 0Carcinoma in situ.
      Stage I, Stage II, and Stage IIIHigher numbers indicate more extensive disease: Larger tumor size and/or spread of the cancer beyond the organ in which it first developed to nearby lymph nodes and/or organs adjacent to the location of the primary tumor.
      Stage IVThe cancer has spread to another organ(s).

      Sure, it's possible. All cancer could somewhat be hidden, as long as she doesn't have a tumor growing out of a very visible place. (My cousin had a tumor in his stomach,a round the size of a small melon) But, they become very weak and pale. Sometimes real people don't even realize they have cancer and they have only months to live.

      Cancer is something that is somewhat mysterious. The cells can divide in many different ways, theres always a new thing popping up. That is why it is so hard to find a cure for. My cousin's cancer went away for the first time after treatment, the second time he was so far along, and the various treatments didn't work. It could very well go away with no treatment, it's unlikely, but It can happen..

      other info:
      It was almost cruel to continue to keep my cousin alive by the different treatments. He was unable to eat or swallow after a while, and it became so painful. It was time for him to go.

      There are cancerous tumors, and uncancerous tumors. (or benign)

      Go ahead and do a bit more research. I believe there is a movie (and book) about a girl with cancer, called "My sister's keeper." that might help give perspective just a bit. But the book and movie are very different.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of the rapid hair loss?
    So here is the condition. When I pass my fingers through my hair i see lots of broken hairs over my palm(may be more than 10). And this is mainly losing from the back side not front.
    I have never used hair gel/cream/perfume. I wear cap outside only when there is sunlight. Ok then I surveyed my relatives. No one has the heritage of an early hair loss. Then why is this happening to me?

    • ANSWER:
      how old are u?

      One generally distinguishes three types of hair loss as a function of age:

      The early primary type: hair loss appears around age 20 . If hair loss begins when young, then it progresses rapidly. With premature baldness like this is already reached before the age of 30.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get testing for future hair loss ?
    Hi, I am a 20 year old female. My dad is 65, and is going bald. I seem to be losing a lot of hair recently .....Not a few hundred stand of hairs, but about 50 everyday. Even though this seems to be an average amount of hair loss that young people can have daily, but I am still concerned. Does anybody know of a way I can get tested to see if I will go bald in the future? ( I live in central California)

    • ANSWER:
      Looks like you need an expert advice because we don't know really if it is normal or not. Most of the time men are having that problem but for a female you need an expert advice. Visit this organization and ask them or read their articles about hair loss and types of hair --> http://losshair.org

  21. QUESTION:
    Can folic acid be the reason for hair loss?
    I have been suffering from serious hair loss for the past few days. Since we are ttc, i have been taking folic acid for last 2 months
    I have not used bc pill as contraceptive. So any other reason for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      No, but stopping the pill is. For around 3 months after you stop taking bc your hair falls out- it shortens the 'hair life' hence you tend to lose a lot of hair.

      Type in 'hair loss' and 'birth control pill' in a search engine and read all about it.

      Edit: um, I know it can be a symptoms of diabetes. Also, if you suffered stress 6 months ago, your hair falling out can be a result of that. It takes 6 months to occur though. Any extreme stress then?

      Also, is the hair falling out in clumps or evenly throughout?

  22. QUESTION:
    Is hair grafting a good treatment for hair loss? Is there any side effect of this treatment?
    I have heard of this treatment for hair loss but I am not sure whether it really works. Can someone tell his own experience on this treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Now a days hair grafting has become a common mode of hair loss treatment. With the advancement of cosmetic surgery, people suffering from hair loss go for hair grafting for re-growth of hair effectively. Hair grafting is mainly done to treat male pattern of baldness.The process of hair grafting is quite complex and surgeons who carry out the operation are well trained and experienced enough to perform the operation for a long period of time with immense patience and dexterity.

      There are mainly two types of hair grafting that are done for hair fall treatment, Strip Harvesting Technique and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique.

      There can be several side effects too of this treatment. Some of them are:
      1. Hair can be different in appearance.
      2. Poor growth of hair in the bald region.
      3. There can be scars of the surgery, etc.

      For more information try the link

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/what-is-hair-grafting.html

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men?
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men that do not impact upon your health? The available chemical solutions mess with your hormones, which seems far too risky, to me ... and drugs like finisteride are still relatively new drugs and only time will tell if there are side effects. Hair loss should simply be accepted, but it is something I am not able to do yet.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several treatment options that may help to stimulate and encourage hair growth. If hair loss occurs as a result of an underlying condition or disease, then the condition needs to be treated first. The various types of hair loss are treated with specific medication which includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, or steroid injections. For more serious episodes of hair loss, surgical procedures such as hair transplants, scalp reduction or skin grafts may be performed to replace hair loss.

      Natural and holistic therapy offers a gentler alternative for people experiencing hair loss than the harsh effects of conventional medication. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning.

      Herbal remedies along with good nutritional diet (supplements in case of severe deficiency or if directed by your doctor) help hair grow stronger and more plentifully by nourishing it at the roots. They achieve this by stimulating blood flow and supplying nutrients to the hair follicles and hence promoting healthy hair growth and slowing down excessive hair loss. Although the process begins within a few days, as the hair grow slowly, the results are visible only after a few months.

      Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis help to promote strong, abundant hair. Other powerful herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea are effective combating hair loss and nourishing hair follicles.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/hairloss.htm

  24. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair grow stronger and thicker?
    I used to have long soft thick hair, but recently I've been experiencing heaps and
    heaps of hair loss!! Which is making my hair
    so thin and breakable. I need tips!
    Is there any type of fruits or vegetables I could eat ? Just anything that will make it strong and thick again.
    Please! My hairs looking rather shorter too
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      1- You must use by really good conditioners and deep conditioning treatments, to help your hair grown longer and stay healthy.

      2- Frequent trims (about 1/4 of an inch every 3-4 weeks) will also help keep you hair healthy.

      3- Don't use too much heat styling products (blow drying, curling, etc.).

      4-Regularly massage your hair and scalp to promote blood circulation with warm coconut oil or olive oil.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there treatments for cancer that do not result in hair loss?
    from what i know people with cancer lose their hair from the kemo treatments not nessisarly the disease its self. (please correct me if i am wrong)
    and i was wondering if there was a form of treatment that would not result in hair loss? if so what types of cancer does this apply to?

    • ANSWER:
      the heart of pineapple is a natural treatment . google it

  26. QUESTION:
    Am I a good candidate for minoxidil use?
    I am a young male who has diffuse hair thinning all over my head. However, my receding hairline is not too bad at all, barely noticeable. Is this type of hair loss likely to be treated with minoxidil use?

    • ANSWER:
      No...

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some good products that actually work for hair loss/baldness for men?
    There is hair loss in the front of the head and wondering if anyone knows of effective products or specialists to see to target that problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Male pattern baldness, also known by its uglier and scarier clinical name androgenetic alopecia , is caused by some really funky chemistry on your scalp. It starts with testosterone, the male sex hormone. Harmless on its own, testosterone gets converted to the dicey dihydrotestosterone (DHT) when in contact with oil glands in the hair follicles. These glands hold the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase. DHT, in turn, gets in your scalp follicles and shrinks them. At the same time, it makes the protective membrane of the scalp thicken, restricting blood flow to the capillaries. This makes further hair growth impossible. The hairs fall out at a natural rate, but aren't replaced. And that's it in a nutshell.

      PRODUCTS:
      Finasteride (Propecia)
      Finasteride, produced by Merck and Company under the name Propecia, was approved by the FDA in December 1997, as a treatment for male pattern baldness. It is the first drug available in pill form for the treatment of baldness.
      In men with mild to moderate hair loss, clinical trials showed that 83 percent of the male patients had kept their hair or grown more after one year of treatment. Propecia (finasteride) works by blocking an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which is responsible for the formation of dihydro-testosterone in a man's body. The enzyme converts testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). It is believed that DHT is a key factor in male pattern hair loss, and finasteride decreases the concentration of DHT in a man's scalp by about two-thirds.

      minoxidil (Rogaine):
      Minoxidil, a drug produced by Upjohn under the name of Rogaine, has been available since 1988 for the treatment of hair loss. It is currently available as an over-the-counter drug.
      Minoxidil is topical solution that must be applied by applicator or fingers to the balding area twice a day, every day. Decreasing the dosage to once a day results in some hair loss, and discontinuing application causes regression to pretreatment baldness within 3 to 6 weeks. It can take 4 to 12 months to see results.
      According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinical studies show that 26 percent of men between 18 and 49 reported moderate to dense hair regrowth after four months of Rogaine treatment. An additional 33 percent had minimal hair regrowth. Almost 20 percent of women between 18 and 45 had moderate regrowth, while an additional 40 percent showed minimal regrowth.

      Surgical hair replacement:
      When experiencing thinning hair or baldness, men (and some women) consider hair transplantation, a permanent form of hair replacement. Anyone who has permanent hair loss may be a candidate for hair transplantation, including:
      men with male pattern baldness
      some women with thinning hair
      persons who have lost hair as a result of burns or other scarring injuries to the scalp, eyebrows, or eyelashes.

      Types of hair replacement surgery:
      There are a number of techniques used in hair replacement surgery. Sometimes two or more techniques are used to achieve the best results.
      punch grafts - usually contain about 10-15 hairs
      mini-grafts - contain about 2 to 4 hairs
      micro-grafts - contain 1 to 2 hairs
      slit grafts - contain about 4 to10 hairs each
      strip grafts - contain 30-40 hairs

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    What can you do to stop Hair Loss while Young?
    Ok, my Doctor said they is NOTHING you can do. But I've read that you can do things which can slow down hair loss while your young. Does anyone know what you can do to prevent hair loss for when you grow older?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these four natural remedies instead of wasting your money on expensive products.

      1. Vitamin B7 Biotin
      - This type of B-complex vitamin does well to encourage hair growth, strengthen hair and prevent hair loss.

      2. Egg treatment
      - You may not like the idea of dumping egg on your head but the fact remains that it can remedy your hair loss. It's able to strengthen your hair.

      3. Change your shampoo
      -Take a look at your shampoo and see if it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)? These are corrosive ingredients and are used in household and commercial cleaners such as car wash soap, engine degreaser, and garage floor cleaners. It is said to attack your hair follicles and interfere with hair growth.

      4. Aloe Vera
      -Why not follow the footsteps of the Native Americans, Indians and Caribbeans in using Aloe Vera to keep skin, scalp and hair healthy. Not only does it prevent excessive hair loss but also encourages hair growth.

  29. QUESTION:
    My dog has hair loss around the eye and forehead how can i cure it?
    and the hair loss around the eye is swollen and shiny
    what might this be or how can i cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like mange (Demodectic or Sarcoptic mites), but a vet would have to do a skin scraping to be certain. Although it would be possible to treat for mites yourself, the drug has a narrow safety range and could be easily overdosed, killing the dog. This is really a situation where a vet needs to treat it, and if they don't, it is likely to get worse and spread all over.

      Demodex are most likely to infect around the eyes and face, but they are also a different type of mites in that most dogs are resistent to them. A dog with demodectic mange could have an immune problem or other skin infection which will need to be treated to prevent them from getting re-infested over and over.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the reason for hair loss? How can we prevent from it?
    I m a 32 years old. I am facing a big hair falling for the last few days. What is the reason for hair loss? How can we prevent from it?

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the possible reasons for falling hair are:

      Tension
      Too much work
      Illness
      Poor diet
      Over-exposure to the sun
      Perming
      Amateur bleaching
      Too frequent and inexpert use of tints, rinses or other colourants

      Here is what you can do to prevent hair fall

      Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.

      Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

      A high protein diet with plenty of fruits, green vegetables and dairy products is a must.

      Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.

      Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the conditioner thoroughly, otherwise residue build-up will cause your hair to look limp and dull.

      Know your vitamins! IRON is important for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach has a good iron content, so gulp it down!

      ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying. Eat adequate zinc rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency, which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of zinc containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, wholegrain flour are rich in zinc.

      A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of colour and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, colour and thickness.

      VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

      VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch from refined flours to wholemeal and wheatgerm, eggs, vegetable oil.

      COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.

      Homemade remedies for preventing hair fall:

      Apply almond oil on scalp and massage.
      Grind fenugreek seeds in water and apply on your scalp. Wash off after 40 minutes. Do this every morning for a month ¡V if it suits you! Remember, different treatments suit different types of hair.
      Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel around your scalp so it gets absorbed into the hair. Do this twice a week for healthy, shiny hair.
      Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.

      Quick Hair Care Conditioner

      Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into your scalp. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.

      Honey Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.

      Alcohol Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy. Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.

      Your hair is a vital beauty asset, requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy hair will be yours.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to prevent further hair loss in women?
    How to prevent from hair loss????????

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children. Return to top ... Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss..As always, treatments have the best chance of being effective if they are geared to the cause ... Spironolactone is an antiandrogen that works in two ways. ... Although it's possible for the drug to stop further hair loss and trigger regrowth of ... It does have one good side effect- it helps prevent osteoporosis..

  32. QUESTION:
    If my PCOS has caused hair loss this past year, will the hair regrow once PCOS is under control?
    Or are my hair follicles permanently damaged? It's only been this past year. I've never had hair loss as a symptom up till now. Even now, it's mostly in my crown area. Not DRAMATIC, but noticeable.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure you're on some type of medication for your PCOS, right? medication depletes (takes away) nutrition and nutritional deficiencies cause hair loss! so it's very likely that a nutritional deficiency is causing your hair fall-out... if you don't have enough of Biotin, Iron, Vitamin B12 (and some of the other B vitamins), and/or zinc, you can loose hair. You can get these nutrient levels checked out at the doctors. the doctor or nurse will take a blood test to determine if you lack any of these.
      PS: here is a list that give you iron/vitamin B12: red meat, calf liver, eggs yokes, vitamin B complex supplements, vitamin B12 injections every month (angelina jolie and justin bieber get them done too... :), and also iron infusion (get them done twice a year) help with iron deficiencies.

  33. QUESTION:
    How Laser hair restoration is different from other hair transplant treatments?
    I am planning to go for a treatment of hair loss so I am little puzzled which treatments to go for, laser hair restoration or some other. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Laser hair restoration can be a good option for individuals having problem of hair loss. There are some other treatment also but it is much more effective than any other treatment because of the reason that it is cost effective and does not involve any sort of medicinal treatment on a regular basis.The post laser treatment visits are for a very brief time period and the entire treatment process is painless.

      Laser treatments can be of different types.
      1. The Laser Luce LDS 100®
      2. Low-Level Laser Therapy
      3. Home Laser Hair Therapy Device
      4. Laser hair restoration, etc.

      For more information try the below link

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/laser-hair-restoration.html

  34. QUESTION:
    What does it mean to lose patches from my hair ? What is the name and cause of this? I have two now !?
    I have been experiencing this type of hair patch loss for a period of eight months now! I believe it can and most likely brought on by stress! The patches are circular and completely bald ! The size is 1 1/2 inches round and the other is about a half of a inch in diameter. What is the medical remedy for such a problem ? and what are some tips on combating this frustrating problem !

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to treat alopecia areata is to have your dermatologist either get you prescription strength cortisone products, or inject the areas with cortisone. Should this fail, then other techniques, such as immunotherapy, can be done.

  35. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of a dog losing patches of hair?
    First of all, don't worry, I already have a vet appointment....

    In the meantime, I would like some suggestions as to why my dog has bald spots on his body. On two of his legs, he has patches in which the hair has fallen out. It feels smooth like a scar, but it has the coloration of a scab (yellow/brownish). I was thinking this may be some type of worm, maybe ringworm. Could that be correct? Have any of you experienced this? What else might cause this hair loss?

    *He is a short-haired dog--lab/pit mix 2 years old.
    *We have him on a top-quality brand of food.
    *We give him baths about once a month with Hertz brand shampoo.
    *We use a heartworm/other parasite preventative medication once a month.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a number of things. Allergies, contact dermatitis, mites (mange), a predisposition for skin problems, hot spot if it moist, ring worm etc.............................

      Let us know what is actually is, OK?

  36. QUESTION:
    Are there any remedies for hair loss other than Rogaine?
    I have been dealing with hair loss for the past 5 years and the top of my head is very noticeable. My blood work and everything else came back normal, so the doctor says its female pattern baldness. She recommended Rogaine but I am skeptical to use it because once you start you can't stop. Is there anything else out there I can do to stimulate hair regrowth and to keep from losing hair?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know the 'cause' before you can find 'solution'. It is a sign you've got allergic reaction to beauty or hair products. There are other side effects, why that happens, see below.

      During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm127988.htm
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118527.htm
      Those are 75% the reason why.

      Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why.

      Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Another 10% why you have hair falls.

      Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that look to start the hair loss.

      Shampoos are meant for cleaning hair, eating is for growing and you can't speed up time, nor can you speed 'perfection.' "If you have no patience, you have no right growing long hair." ~ Hair expert of the 80's.

      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010, Vogue Feb. 2011 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, fish oil, etc. . Fish oil for example: Read the labels if they state that it contains: "one or more of the following: Cod, English Whiting, Shark."

      The FDA don't even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11

      Google: MSN "Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good."
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Best advice from Hollywood's well known hairstylist in the 80's once said: "Keep foods in your mouth and hair products on your hair."

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in.

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with hair loss?
    How do I deal with hair loss?
    I read the hair loss caused by stress and fatigue caused by masturbation, I'm 16 years and my hair started falling Is it a natural solution to the problem of the type of eating vegetables?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude, if masturbating caused hair loss, this will be a world of hairless individuals. Nothing to do one thing with the other. There are plenty of things that contribute to loosing your hair, even if it is not genetic. I would recommend you take your vitamins to ensure you are not short on any minerals your body needs.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can thyroid medication cause severe hair loss?
    I have started thyroid medication (Eutroxig) since 2 months ago because I was diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism.Before starting Eutroxig I had a mild hair loss but after starting it my hair loss got worse and worse day after day. I just take 2tablets a week and I'm wondering if my severe hair loss can be caused by Eutroxig? Does anyone have the same experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Thyroid problems can cause hair loss and brittleness, and thyroid medications can exacerbate that loss. If you scroll down on this link you'll see that hair loss is listed as a possible side effect: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/eutroxsig-side-effects.html Though it's listed as a uncommon side effect that only causes mild hair loss, it doesn't mean that it's not the culprit for your loss, or at least a contributor to it. Have you begun taken any other types of medications? Do research on every medicine you're taking and see if you can find patient reviews.

      I would have your thyroid levels tested again since they were borderline before. Your medication could be too high, and if it is, then it will affect you differently than it would someone with a more significant thyroid issue. I have borderline hyperthyroidism (overactive) and actually fair better without taking any medication for it. Call your endocrinologist's office and explain the problem. Maybe you should have the dose adjusted. The next time you're at your doctor's office also ask them to check your vitamin B and vitamin D level. If you have a vitamin D deficiency that can cause hair loss and slow hair growth.

      In the meantime, do what you can to prevent further hair loss. Do not wash and dry your hair every day because that will strip it of its natural oils. Nioxin was really helpful to me when I was trying to regrow my hair post-chemo. Try to be gentle with your hair, and avoid using aggressive heat products like hair straighteners.

      There's a wealth of information about all types of hair loss on this forum: http://forum.womenshairlossproject.com
      It's a completely free site to use, and you're likely to get helpful responses from women going through similar hair loss to yours. It was very valuable to me a couple of years ago when I was dealing with hair loss.

      Good luck to you!!!

      ~ skylark : )

  39. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor would I look up in the phone book for hair loss? Any advice on hair loss? Anything work?
    My hair has been falling out for years now and at this point the whole top of my head only has a thin layer of hair. The front of my head still has more but it is fading and I notice it is spreading more and more to the sides of my head. None of my parents have hair loss issues nor did their parents. The thinning out did not start at the top back of my head, so Rogaine is out of the question since it says on the bottle that it is only for the top back of your head; that is if that stuff actually works. In the mean time I have been using shampoo that gives fluff to your hair which helps but soon I will either be bald up top or shave my head and do a military type cut. I'm only in my 30's and this started about 4 years ago, so it seems kind of soon. I almost never wear hats and try not to use gel/hairspray whenever possible. Any advice? Can any kind of doctor give me more info? I am not interested in crazy surgeries or hair plugs. Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      rogain

  40. QUESTION:
    what are the most common causes of hair loss?
    I'm a dude in my early 20's and I think I'm losing my hair... FAST!
    Every time I brush my fingers across my head I get about 2 to 3 strands of hair each time.and more during showers. I don't know if its the shampoo, the heat, or if its just normal. Can anyone give me tips to avoid hair loss if not prevent it.

    • ANSWER:
      *facepalm*

      Causes for hairloss:
      1) Thyroid problems
      2) Other medical problems
      3) Side effects from certain medication (anti-depressants can cause hair thinning)
      4) Genetics
      5) Poor diet
      6) Poor circulation to the scalp
      7) Stress
      8) Terrible shampooing/conditioning habits

      How to counteract these causes:

      1) Go to the doctor and get blood work done. If you have a thyroid problem, they will get you on medication/conduct surgery and your hair will be just fine. As well as the rest of you.

      2) Again, just go to the doctor and ask. It could be done when you ask about your thyroid.

      3) Look at all the medications you take and see if they ever casued hairloss. If not, then you're safe. If you been taking the medication for a year or so without noticing hair problems, then chances are that medication isn't causing baldness.

      4) Are the men in your family bald? If so, did they go bald at an early age? No? Then chances are this isn't you. However, you should know that early balding is due to too much DHT, which means you have too much testosterone. You should, I don't know, take advantage of that instead of whining about your hair. Either that or get Kirkland's Minoxidil and hope it works for you.

      5) This is self explanatory. Any type of depressant (alcohol, etc) or stimulant (caffeine, etc.) will cause your body to stress, even if it makes you feel "relaxed", this will eventually lead to hairloss if you're meant to go bald later down the line. As for the diet, junk food and other fatty foods that don't provide your body with decent nutrition will eventually lead to hairloss. Oh and, a lack of exercise is also a cause for hairloss, so get that fixed ASAP too.

      6) Stop wearing hats or tight helmets. Gently rub the balding/thinning areas with the pads of your finger for 5 minutes every day, maybe even twice a day. ESPECIALLY after you're done working out.

      7) Ease up the stress load. However, when you lose hair via stress, it usually comes out very fast and in patches. Balding, however, doesn't fall out that fast. First it starts with thinning, followed by casually falling out over the course of 1~3 years.

      8) Some people are too rough when washing their hair. They might even wash their hair when it's half dry. It should be a gentle scrubbing motion with the pads of your fingers for shampooing, which should last no longer than a minute. Make sure to rinse out the shampoo complete. Next, apply the conditioner, massage it in for a minute until it's covering your scalp and ends of your hairs. Let is sit there for 2-5 minutes as you wash the rest of your body, then gently wash it out, using your fingers to sepereate hairs (not pull or toss it around) to get out all the extra conditioner. Be sure to use GOOD shampoo/conditioners. If you buy cheapo shampoo/conditioner, it won't be all that great for your hair. Try herbal essences. Two big bottles of the stuff will run you 10 dollars in total AND it works great.

      Lastly, know this, going bald isn't all that uncommon for a 20 year old. Some men are completely bald by age 20. You should also know there is a difference between going bald and having maturing hair. Some men go thin at the crown and lose a small spot of hair up there, and that's about it. You should also know that losing 50-100 strands of hair (from your head, obviously) is NORMAL. Also, constantly brushing your hair or tugging on it will make the healthy strands fall out faster, which is BAD, but won't make you go bald unless you are actually balding, then it speeds up the process.

      So chances are you are fretting over nothing. And if you do go bald, who cares? Your hair isn't you. It's dead protein on top of your head. Shave it all off if it gets to the point where it looks like you have a bird's nest on your head. Women won't find you any less attractive. Now if your hair is the only thing that gives you confidence(which is the case for so many men out there), then maybe you should hit the gym more often instead of worrying about losing your hair.

  41. QUESTION:
    Ive been noticing hair loss for the last 7 months what should i do to try and treat this problem?
    I thought it was because of the wax hair product i was using so i stopped but after a couple of months i notice that i'm still losing hair. I'm only 20 years old and no one in my family has hair loss problem.

    • ANSWER:
      There are 6 types of hair loss
      1. Alopecia Areata
      This is an auto-immune disease, when the body works against itself, by attacking its' own hair follicles. There is no cure for this condition, but certain medications/products containing Dithranol, Retin A [Tretinoin], Topical Minoxidil, and Zinc are useful to contain the problem.

      2. Androgenetic Alopecia
      In Androgenetic Alopecia, the commonest kind of hair loss condition, individuals find they have got a receding hairline that finally leads to diminished growth at the top. This is genetic in nature, thus its name. Propecia and Minoxidil are best known to treat this condition.

      3. Anagen Effluvium
      Chemotherapy, given to cancer patients, leads to hair loss. Such patients start losing hair as early as after one week of chemotherapy. The chemicals in the radiation therapy take their toll, when such cancer patients start losing hair. The loss, however, lasts only as long as the chemotherapy in most patients, even bringing about a thicker hair growth than before, some time after the radiation therapy is over.

      4. Telogen Effluvium
      This condition happens due to stress. When some individuals face a traumatic event - be it bereavement, separation, any personal loss, failure in an exam, financial loss - they may start losing hair, a few months after the event. In some cases , the hair can grow back, but for some, it may result in permanent baldness.

      5. Scarring Alopecias
      Also called Cicatrichial Alopecias, this belongs to a rare group of diverse hair disorders, which are divided into primary and secondary alopecia. This disorder occurs when hair follicles are destroyed and replaced with a scar tissue, leading to permanent hair loss. Sometimes the hair loss can be gradual, with no symptoms present; while at other times, there can be immense pain, itching or burning. Men and women, especially young adults are prone to this condition. One such alopecia that occurs mostly in teenagers is Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans. Another kind that afflicts black African women is called the Central Centrifugal Alopecia, while Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia can happen to post-menopausal women.

      6. Self-induced Hair loss
      There are two types of this kind of hair loss, when the individual's actions lead to it. One is the Traction Alopecia that is caused by excessive pulling and tightening of hair, as in braiding. This also is found more in African women, who are known to tightly braid their hair or make corn-rows, so much so that the excessive pulling results in the hair breaking and hair-loss. The second kind is Trichotillomania, which is an impulse control disorder in which a person plucks out one's own hair. This normally occurs in infants and children from the age of 9-13; it may be due to some underlying anxiety, compulsion, or stress.

      For more information: http://www.cheappropecia.info/6-general-categories-of-hair-loss.html

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with hair loss?
    How do I deal with hair loss?
    I read the hair loss caused by stress and fatigue caused by masturbation, I'm 16 years and my hair started falling Is it a natural solution to the problem of the type of eating vegetables?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't lose hair from masturbating. You can lose it from stress, yes, but not masturbating.

  43. QUESTION:
    What different types of hair extentions are there?
    I recently had a hair disorder called Trichotillomania (where you pull out your own hair due to stress and other facotrs) I've finally overcome the disorder, but have hardly any hair left and it is taking ages to grow back. I was just wondering what different types of hair extentions there would be that I could get? If there were ones where I could get them attatched to a single strand of hair or something as I dont have enough hair for clip on extensions and I'm not looking to get a wig.

    • ANSWER:
      there are 6 type Of Hair Loss

      1. Alopecia Aerata

      2. Androgenetic Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness

      3. Anagen Effluvium, Chemotherapy induced Hair Loss

      4. Telogen Effluvium, Stress-caused hair loss

      5. Self-Induced Hair Loss

      6. Scarring Alopecia

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  44. QUESTION:
    What caused my hair loss and is it reversible?
    Hi I noticed that I would find hair on my pillow when I woke up but not allot . I recently swapped shampoos to one called Pantene. After 3 weeks of using I noticed I had a bald patch on my head. Nb I'm 15 years old and the reviews for this shampoo said that it caused hair loss

    • ANSWER:
      If you had the power to stop and reverse your hair loss, would you? Hair loss is a common condition that can hold different meaning to everyone. There are lots of men who will be happy to tell you that baldness is a sign of virility or even that, “Bald is beautiful!” Very few women however are not distressed if they experience excessive hair loss and many cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. Others choose medications, hair replacement systems or surgical procedures to deal with hair loss. However not all forms of hair loss are permanent. So how do you know when and if you should do something about it? Let’s take a look at some of the temporary conditions and what can be done to correct them.
      Diffuse thinning is frequently seen in women. It is not the type of hair loss where you wake up in the morning and your hair is gone. Rather it is the kind that sees extra hairs in your comb, a few more in the sink and will eventually become noticeably thinner each time you look in the mirror. Diffuse hair loss results in a general thinning all over the scalp and a detailed clinical history must be taken as there are a number of factors that could be linked to the condition. Diet should be checked for adequate intake of nutrients, clinical investigations should be made for thyroid, haemoglobin and hormonal problems and stress may also be a contributing factor.

  45. QUESTION:
    How much Biotin is suggested for hair growth?
    I recently finished my Accutane treatment and have suffered from hair loss as a side effect. I heard Biotin helps hair growth and also nail strength. How much is suggested (5 mg, 1000, 3000, 5000)? Is there a formula depending upon weight? (i.e. 107 lbs) Are there any other vitamins suggested? Since Accutane is still in my system, I want to avoid any type of multivitamins since they contain Vitamin A. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe any study that says a vitamin will make hair grow faster. Hair is a waste, made up of keratin, a protein that is not alive. Hair grows on average 1/2 inch a month. Biotin may make new growth stronger, but I don't believe faster. Biotin is found in many common foods such as eggs, milk, carrots, lots of things.
      Nevertheless, here are the recommendations.
      Recommended Adequate Intake* for Biotin
      AgeBiotin (mcg/day)
      Infants0–6 months5
      7–12 months6
      Children1–3 years8
      4–8 years12
      Males and Females9–13 years20
      14-18 years25
      19–70 years30
      70+ years30
      Pregnant<18-5030
      Lactating<18-5035

  46. QUESTION:
    What shampoo to use to avoid hair loss?
    I am 20 years old and my hair falls out by the bunch. I currently use Heidi Klum's Clear Shampoo. It made my dandruff go away completly with in the first week of use but now I am struggling with my hair falling out constatnly and excessively. What should I use to avoid both the hair loss and dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any of those on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, birth control pills, pollution in the water ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS.

      When hair starts to fall out MORE, there are no hair products or treatment, that are made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair falls. It is a billion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair falls.

      Eliminate the 'causes' and your hair will improve.

      What should you do if you think that you may have hair loss? First, call your dermatologist today! If you don't have one, visit the "Find a Doctor" portion of the website of the American Academy of Dermatology. Secondly, when you visit your dermatologist, have a list of your medications, allergies, medical conditions and your hair care practices (for example: relaxers for 20 years, hot combs for 10 years, no weaves, braids with extensions for two years and natural styles for the last 5 years). Do not be afraid if your doctor suggests blood test, a scalp biopsy or culture. These procedures are recommended so that the doctor can determine the type of hair loss that you have and treatment can be started. ~Susan C. Taylor, MD

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
      For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Did you say you have dandruff too?
      1. The sun causes skin to get flaky. Same with hair. Massage your scalp when you shampoo.

      2. Using hot water & frequently washing, makes ME have dishpan hands add sun to the formula both damaging, so does the hair. Use warm water and less washing. Rinse well.

      Google: How to Cure Dandruff Using Only Cool Water
      Rinsing Off with Cool Water, Can Cure Dandruff!

  47. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a headscarf cause hair loss?
    Lately I've been wearing either a tichel or hijab type headscarf. I was wondering if that can cause hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are wearing the scarf, please remember that you do not need to tie it down too tightly, as though it is a prison for the security of your hair! Many women make this mistake and this causes huge amounts of hair fall. Not only will you lose hair when you wear such Hijab Islamic clothing very tight, but you will also have horrible headaches. Therefore, one way to counteract this problem is to wear a larger underscarf. If you have a larger head and more hair volume, a small underscarf would not work for your case and hence you would need to purchase a large scarf.

  48. QUESTION:
    what type of product i must use against hair loss?
    i am 33 y.o.man and i have a hair loss for last 2 years.i regularly use some hair styling products (since i have been 15 y.o.)i have heard about different hair products like Minoxidil and etc. is there anyone who had the same experience and problem and can give a good advice ? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Emel,

      Products like Minoxidil and Rogaine have been shown to work in terms of restoring hair loss but aren't really used for hair loss prevention per se; one thing you can try is applying natural oils to your scalp, which are known to help repair any hair loss damage as well as maintain a healthy scalp and follicles. Here are some different oils and their properties to consider:

      Basil: Massaging basil hair oil into the scalp helps strengthen follicles and improves scalp circulation, which may trigger hair growth.

      Sage: Using sage as a hair rinse helps darken the hair and delay hair loss

      Bay: By adding three drops of this oil into your shampoo, it not only helps restore dull hair and stimulates hair growth, but also helps resolve the problem of dandruff

      Rosemary: Stimulates hair bulbs to renewed activity, strengthens hair, and prevents premature baldness

      Arnica: Using a hair rinse with arnica extract has been used to treat Alopecia Neurotica

      Amla: From dried amla berries, amla oil helps hair from graying prematurely, prevents shedding and dandruff, strengthens hair, and stimulates hair growth.

      I hope this information helps and I'd definitely look into these first before spending money on any expensive medications. Best of luck to you :-)

  49. QUESTION:
    What exactly about psoriasis causes hair loss?
    What aspect of psoriasis promotes hair loss on the scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on whether your taking a medication for the treatment of psoriasis or not.

      I have the chronic/severe psoriasis so my Dermatologist started me on Methodrexate. The medication made my hair fall out not psoriasis. I had balding spots all over. I was finally taken off that medication and my hair grew back.

      It scared the heck out of me at first, but with proper help I got through it. Today, I'm psoriasis free with the right type of medications. Good Luck!!!

  50. QUESTION:
    How to stop my grams hair from falling out and thicken it?
    I have already bought her a bottle of biotin. But what else might work? I saw that commercial for Garnier Fructise that is supposed to stop hair loss, what that be good? She doesn't want to start Rogaine. She has tried all kinds of things (except the biotin, I just got her to start that today).. Is there anything else she could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Check the ingredients in her regular shampoo and conditioner. Be sure that they are not actually harming her hair. This is a list of some of the more harmful ingredients: http://thankgodimnatural.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/reading-the-label-10-ingredients-to-avoid-when-shopping-for-%E2%80%9Cnatural%E2%80%9D-hair-products/ . Even if the ingredients in her regular products aren't harmful, they may not be the best for her hair type. If she doesn't already, she needs to eat a healthier diet. Drinking plenty of water as well as eating more eggs, nuts, produce, and fish should make a big difference. Also, try using deep conditioners.


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  1. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take Minoxidil supplements to help cure hair loss?
    I'm having hair loss. And I'm only 29 years old. My father (66yrs old) has thing hair but he is not bald or suffer from male pattern baldness. I'm planning to take minoxidil.

    • ANSWER:
      MANY SHAMPOOS RESULT IN HAIR LOSS as they have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.
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      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles (Should have quite stiff bristles and be a non cushioned brush). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 100/120 strokes at beginning and gradually build up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots- and prevent hair growth.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger.
      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.
      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar soaps in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and a teenage nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the connection between endometriosis and hair loss?
    Is there a possible connection between endometriosis and hair loss? What's the solution to these problems? The doctor prescribed birth control pills, but it made me feel depressed. Now what?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know there is no link between endo and hair loss, except that both involve hormones and hormone problems, albeit different kinds of hormones. I'm definitely not an expert, though.
      Have you looked into or heard of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)? That DOES cause hair loss. See http://www.pcosupport.org/medical/whatis.php
      If you've been diagnosed with endo I highly recommend doing a ton of research to learn as much about it as you can. The Endometriosis Association, at http://www.endometriosisassn.org/, is an excellent place to start.

  3. QUESTION:
    Have any women out there experienced hair loss or hair thinning on birth control?
    Because i'm pretty sure I am. My hair is a lot thinner for sure.
    I even have a little bald spot on my hair line.
    I can't think of any thing else that would cause this, I've researched and birth control can cause hair loss.
    I've been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and Ortho Tri-Cyclen for 4 and a half years.
    I've decided to stop birth control on March 1st, after my pack is done. And I can't wait.

    So please share your experiences or anything you know. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom experienced hair loss when she gave birth to me. :

      Could be the chemicals in the birth control? I don't know. It could be normal, too. :

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone out there who has had a brazilian blowout experienced excessive hair loss or breakage afterwards?
    I am considering trying this on my curly hair for summer but I am researching it first. Last year everyone loved it but this year I have seen reports of hair loss and breakage after doing this 1-3 times.Also if you had it done with curly hair did it kill your curls? I just want to relax them a bit and get rid of frizz. Thanks in advance for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      A Brazilian blowout uses strong chemicals to straighten hair, so it is not advisable to use this method.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to regrow hair or how to stop hair loss - are there any hair treatments or techniques?
    I am a 30 year old woman who is losing her hair. My hair loss started when I was 24 years old. Now I have less than 30% of hair that I used to have. If the hair loss continues, I will become bald. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and cause loss then block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones that are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush ALL of scalp vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each session and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother and totally bald 18 year old nephew were all amazed to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info. I can send photos and Mo Satrum will confirm the great success he also had.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  6. QUESTION:
    what is the best remedie to regain hair loss?
    ive been shedding a lot of hair lately and i dont know whats going on. how can i regain the hair that i had lost? i want to use remedies that i can use at home instead of buying some expensive shampoo or medication for this. are there any ingredients i should mix to rub on my scalp, or anything else possible? i want to regain hair loss especially in the front because i am starting to get alot of bald spots. also ways to make my hair stronger? but remedies that will ACTUALLY WORK!

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each day and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother were amazed to see me with all my hair,

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  7. QUESTION:
    How can i stop my hair loss it's start falling slowly my age is 22.. i want to stop my hair loss?
    Stop My Hair Loss

    • ANSWER:
      Hundreds of people will advise you hundreds of brand. And here I tell you the REAL BEST - no nonsense stuff, real professional, without harmful chemicals, only gentle botanical stuff, hair-vitamins and a special regimen for your case with Thinning Hair. Chemical applications, topical or otherwise and drugs are dangerous and may provide you instant results but do damage to hair-health in the long-run. So, simply shun them.

      The ultimate thing that will get you a lasting solution to your problem is the Segals Solutions Thinning Hair Program. It's distinct from everything else and is by far the most formidable combination to stop thinning hair. Their claim is true and I found that it is perhaps the only dedicated haircare range in India. It's products don't contain any harmful chemicals and are well-researched-scientifically, in the west. All unique herbal stuff and some unique hair-vitamins. They gave me some advanced hair supplement and a special formula and also a special shampoo that they told works from within the hair-root. It unclogs the hair-roots to promote hair-regeneration. Results are incredible! I must say, it was a comprehensive solution that I found after almost 2 years of severe dry hair, thinning frizzy hair and hairloss and when all trials with what not, didn't just seem to work. Their secret of success is in their ingredients. Saw Palmetto in it perhaps does the trick. But it's not that alone. They have some 25 more SPECIAL ingredients, all unheard of in India but a rage in the US and Canada. Just study it yourself - the uniqueness of it. I am sure you would have no option but to be convinced with the strengths of Segals Solutions. I don't think we have any other comparable thing in the market or even any other option.....

      Segals Solutions is fortunately available in India now and with a first hand experience strongly recommend to all who have this problem or any other hair or scalp issues. Their advice and products really help. And the best part it is that it not only delivers.....unlike most superficial claims seen on tv, but also that it delivers without any chemicals and drugs.

      I am using it in for the 5th month and my hair has become thick and I have a feeling of fullness. Hairloss had stopped long back, now it's with a better volume also.

      Traditional, home-based products won't work if problem has erupted. They work only when everything is Ok and you want to maintain them. I am sure Segals Solution will help you. I am also sure that nothing else will help you as much.

      Segals Solutions is the best NATURAL REMEDY for you. What it will do for you is unclog the blocked hair-roots and rejuvenate them to regenerate lost hair. A truly scientific process !

      You may speak to them and they would advise you about all you need to do

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent hair loss or damage from S-Curl?
    I've been growing my hair for about three months now and I'm thinking about putting S-Curl into my hair. I've been doing some research about it and I heard that I can caused hair loss and Damage. What steps can I take from preventing that from happening.

    • ANSWER:
      one thing I know is that if you massage your scalp, that should not happen

  9. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there not a serious hair treatment for hair loss that really really works?
    I am just wondering if anyone knows an serious hair treatment that really works for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      A multimillionaire will be made one day – the day a scientific researcher finds a simple, inexpensive, universally successful hair regrowth product. And that day will come. The amount of money being funneled into hair loss research is phenomenal, and as long as our society puts such great stock in appearance and beautiful heads of hair, the research will continue until that simple cure is found.Until then, men and women must investigate and experiment with a variety of products which will have a variety of results, dependent upon the individual. Each human body is unique, with unique levels of hormones, chemicals, and enzymes. For this reason, to date, there is not a universal cure. Some people experience reduction in hair loss and solid regrowth, while others using the same product may not see the same result. As stated above there is no universal cure that works for everyone. There are some companies that allow you to try out their products for a small fee and even free. So if the product isn't working, you haven't spent a dime and can move on with your experiments - which is what you'll need to do to find the solution for you because the effects differ from one person to the next.

      For more information visit: http://www.provillus.com/?aid=333123

  11. QUESTION:
    What do to when dealing with stress, hair loss, and depression for female?
    I'm a 20 year old female. A few months ago I got a devastating haircut, along with some other major changes in my life, while trying to mangage 6 classes and work.

    My hair was extremely thick and long. I had been growing it out for years and finally reached my goal length (at my belly button). I got compliments on it daily and it gave me so much confidence.

    The hairdresser cut my hair so uneven when I had only asked for a trim, I had to cut at least 12 inches off to just above my armpit. I also asked for subtle face framing highlights, and came out with white streaks on my virgin/never dyed hair. I then had to dye my hair dark to fix it.

    I was so devastated and overwhelmed, especially because I'm obsessed with fashion, hair, and beauty. So my hair started to fall out. And not a little, a lot. I loose fistfulls of hair everyday. I look in the mirror and hate what I see. I've stumbled into a deep depression, and haven't been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    I obsess over my hair everyday, and can't seem to find happiness in anything. It's odd, I was such a happy person, and now I hardly want to wake up in the morning or leave the house.

    If you've dealt with stress related hair loss, how long did it last? How did you cope with it?

    I've been taking vitamins, trying to exercise more, scalp massages, drinking water, went to the doctor as well. I've spent hours researching but in desperate need of hope.

    I would appreciate any suggestions or encouraging words, I'm really at a low point, and this has changed my entire life for the worse. I've lost sight of who I am, and have no confidence anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Natasha,

      First thing you need to understand is that hair fall stress and hair fall are inter-related. So what you need to avoid is stress. And a simple reason is enough for you to give away your stress is - almost everyone face hair fall in their lifetime. You had great hair and lost it due to bad hair cut is one part. This would grow back, all you need to do is follow healthy hair regimen. Eat healthy hair food, detangle, clean, condition and maintain.

      As for hair fall you can visit a specialist which normally people confuse for a dermatologist. However I suggest you visit a trichologist to understand the diagnosis for the sudden hair fall you are facing.

      One resource where you can chat with a doctor for free I know is www.Richfeel.com

      And dont worry babe, you'll get your hair back jus chill.

      take care - Amit

  12. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a hat eventually cause hair loss or thinning?
    I have heard that if the head is not able to breathe, then the hair follicles become weaker and fall out. I heard hat wearing a hat prevents the scalp from breathing. Is this true? Assuming that the hat is not worn tightly, can it cause hair loss? Or is this simply a myth?

    • ANSWER:
      Wearing hats do not cause anyone to go bald or have thinning hair. All research indicates that hair loss is due to a combination of genetics, the hormone known as DHT ... Myth: Having your hair permed or colored will eventually cause permanent hair loss.
      I have a site for the hair health, care and transplant...must visit http://www.ilht.com/celebrity-hair-transplant.html

  13. QUESTION:
    How i can stop my hair loss ?
    Hair loss affects people bad. I have a serious hair loss. I have strated to research what causes hair loss. Hair loss can derives from genetic.But Stress,wrong nutrition,environmental condition and harmfull shampoo and cosmetics products result in hair loss. My hair stylist explain the harmful chemicals.Moreover, harmful chemicals affect our scalp,hair and body bad, cause hair loss. I researched that sulfate, alcohol,silicon,nacl,dye well known are very dangerous ingredient in shampoo,which about %30 in shmapoo. I found a review in youtube and saw a lot of good comments then i decide to buy. I feel that it seems to work on my hair but i am not sure whether the comments which i read affected me or not?
    is there anyone seeing this products http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJUrQ4eEFPU

    • ANSWER:
      I've got an idea, why don't you go fcuk yourself with your spam

  14. QUESTION:
    What do to when dealing with stress, hair loss, and depression for female?
    I'm a 20 year old female. A few months ago I got a devastating haircut, along with some other major changes in my life, while trying to mangage 6 classes and work.

    My hair was extremely thick and long. I had been growing it out for years (it grows extremely slow) and finally reached my goal length (at my belly button). I got compliments on it daily and it gave me so much confidence.

    The hairdresser cut my hair so uneven when I had only asked for a trim, I had to cut at least 12 inches off to just above my armpit. I also asked for subtle face framing highlights, and came out with white streaks on my virgin/never dyed hair. I then had to dye my hair dark to fix it.

    I was so devastated and overwhelmed, especially because I'm obsessed with fashion, hair, and beauty. So my hair started to fall out. And not a little, a lot. I loose fistfulls of hair everyday. I look in the mirror and hate what I see. I've stumbled into a deep depression, and haven't been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    I obsess over my hair everyday, and can't seem to find happiness in anything. It's odd, I was such a happy person, and now I hardly want to wake up in the morning or leave the house.

    If you've dealt with stress related hair loss, how long did it last? How did you cope with it?

    I've been taking vitamins, trying to exercise more, scalp massages, drinking water, went to the doctor as well. I've spent hours researching but in desperate need of hope.

    I would appreciate any suggestions or encouraging words, I'm really at a low point, and this has changed my entire life for the worse. I've lost sight of who I am, and have no confidence anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to homeopathy and more and this is an ed site. Fill out form for basic overall remedies.

      Then go over to just ask.com ask a homeopath or go to a local one. The just ask dr. is going
      to want to know when this began, your reaction etc. bc homeopathy can pinpoint the remedies
      needed for the start of things, which might be shock or grief here. The remedy for shock
      or grief, is usually ignatia. just ask is remedies are and at heath stores, whole foods
      and online. Homeopathy can fix you up- I have seen a lot of people have hairfall etc
      due to stress.

  15. QUESTION:
    In order to determine the effects of a new pill that is supposed to reduce hair loss, a researcher conducts?
    In order to determine the effects of a new pill that is supposed to reduce hair loss, a researcher conducts a study. Five hundred volunteer subjects (300 men and 200 women) all of which suffer some degree of hair loss are selected to participate in the study. The researcher gives the women the real pill and the men a sugar pill, but only the researcher knows this.
    In the experiment, which is the placebo group?

    the 200 women
    the 300 men
    the subjects that responded to the treatment
    There is no placebo group.
    none of these

    • ANSWER:
      Heredity, hormones, stress, diet, illness, poor hair care – all are factors in hair loss.

      Stress, diet and illness are more temporary conditions and usually the hair loss is reversed when the anxiety-producing conditions dissipate, when the diet is improved, when hair care improves and when an illness is cured or gotten under control.

      Heredity and hormones are different matters, however. Heredity is an irreversible condition. You are a product of your parents, and hair loss is often inherited. Hormones are tricky, hidden things, however, and they have different effects on an individual basis.

      In a male, testosterone abides abundantly. There are also enzymes working on testosterone which product a substance called DHT. DHT is now known to circulate in the blood and cause other conditions, one of which is the shrinking of hair follicles. When hair follicles shrink enough, they are unable to produce and push a new hair through. As old hair dies, it is then not replaced.

      In women, hormonal imbalances can also cause hair loss. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause all cause significant hormonal change and imbalances with both physical and mental effects. These changes can also cause hair loss, both temporary and permanent.

      Hair loss and re-growth products have been around for centuries. In ancient times, a variety of herbal and oil-based remedies were concocted and used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Mayans, and American Indians, all with some degree of effectiveness for some people. Modern medical research has focused on ways to re-open and stimulate “dead” hair follicles, so that hair growth can re-occur naturally, as well as keep the healthy follicles healthy. Thus, a number of products have become available, both by prescription and over-the-counter. They are advertised on radio and television and all over the Internet. One need only do a “google” search on hair loss, and there are literally thousands of sites and products for investigation.

      One ingredient in many hair loss products is minoxidil. Research studies have shown that in about 80% of the participants, products containing this ingredient are effective in slowing hair loss and, in some, causing re-growth to occur.

      Probably the most well known is Rogaine, available at any drug store, in varieties for both men and women. Most scientifically-produced products do have separate products for males and females, because, of course, hormones in each are different and of different levels.

      An additional product containing minoxidil is Provillus, and, again, studies have shown it to be effective. The difference between Provillus and other similar products is that the makes have added Azelaic Acid, an additional ingredient which appears to enhance the follicle repair in both men and women. Provillus has been the subject of many studies, just as the other products, and level of effectiveness may be higher.

      Provillus is available for both men and women, and the treatment is a combination of a topical liquid applied to the balding areas, as well as a pill or capsule to be taken in conjunction with the liquid. The critical key to effectiveness, according to its makers, is the addition of the azelaic acid, however, the correct amount of this acid is most important piece of this treatment.

      As with most hair loss products, the makers recommend patience. It may take from 3-6 months for improvement to occur, however, there is a money-back guarantee up to 180 days if one is not satisfied that it is working for him/her.

      Medical research is far from finished in its exploration of products which will stop hair loss and promote re-growth of “permanent” loss. As this research continues, existing producers will undoubtedly alter their products accordingly.

      Fortunately, a lot of money is being poured into the research, so hair loss sufferers, take heart!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to create a science experiment based on my research topic?
    My research topic is:
    Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?
    No, I don't need specific info on THAT topic.
    After the research paper is written we will have to create an experiment based on that criteria.
    Could anyone give me any ideas based on that topic of what to do for an experiment?

    • ANSWER:
      Track chemotherapy patients before and after chemo and patients who didn't have chemo in the same time. Find some way to quantify how much hair they have and compare.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some good remedy to prevent male hair loss and promote hair growth WITHOUT using Rogaine???
    I know someone in his early twenties and has a noticeable hair thinning at the back of his head. Does saw palmetto really prevent hair loss and promote hair regrowth? What about those thickening shampoos? Are there any other remedies? He really needs help

    • ANSWER:
      1.Saw palmetto is believed to have a similar mechanism of action to the anti-androgenic drug finasteride (Propecia), which has been used in low doses for hair loss.

      2.Folic acid, biotin, vitamin B5, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), and silica are supplements that may help maintain the color and thickness of hair.

      3.Be sure to check your daily intake of zinc through supplements. Intake of 30 mg or higher for more than three months can induce a deficiency of copper, and low copper levels can result in hair loss.

      4.The results of one research study suggest that the essential oils of thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood mixed with an oil and applied on the areas of hair loss may stimulate hair growth.

      Hair Oil Recipe -
      3 drops of essential oil of thyme

      3 drops of essential oil of lavender

      3 drops of essential oil of rosemary

      3 drops of essential oil of cedarwood

      1/8 cup of grapeseed oil

      1/8 cup of jojoba oil

      Mix the ingredients together. Cover your pillow with an old towel. Apply several drops of the mixture to areas of hair loss each night, massaging gently into scalp for 3-5 minutes. Store the oil tightly covered. Do not take internally or near the eye area.

      5.In traditional Chinese medicine, hair loss is linked to kidney deficiency syndrome. Other symptoms of kidney deficiency are weakness and fatigue and low back weakness. Kidney energy is believed to naturally decline with age, but people with early or accelerated hair loss may have particularly weak kidney energy. Kidney tonics are usually recommended.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair regrowth?
    Hi, My boyfriend is only 20 and is hair is starting to thin at the front, he is very self conscious of it as its the only part of him he likes. He is trying RedKen leave in serum and a hair loss conditioner that cost around £10 but after months of use, there seem to be no improvement.
    I heard that electric stimulation helps stimulate hair growth, and i tried to research this but i couldn't find much information, or people who have had this treatment.
    Please could someone help, i want my boyfriend to be confident with himself.
    x x x

    • ANSWER:
      as we know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections, hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago my husband suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice (you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)

      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my husband`s own personal experience + working as a family physician

      http://www.naturalherbalmedicine.org/vito.php

  19. QUESTION:
    What are good products for preventing hair loss?
    Hey guys/girls i am a 28yr old female. i recently noticed that i am shedding a lot of hair more than normal and i do not know what to do. my hair is thick, long, and straight. i have extremely oily scalp and my hair is pretty healthy for the most part (only dry ends) do any of you guys have any tips on what to do to stop the hair shedding/loss ??
    thanks so much girls i wasn't aware that these products existed.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and cause excess oiliness and hair loss and then block the hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google " Shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones that in tests were found to have severely harmful ingredients that harm hair and scalp (and health). The Database identifies others which are safe and non harming. See my other answers that detail treatment that completely stopped my severe hair loss and totally regrew my hair.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the most popular health benefits of stinging nettle ?
    I am using stinging nettle for my hair loss upon my friends advice.. My friend says there are other benefits of nettle also.. I have researched but I found nothing about it. Nothing useful..

    Please tell me the benefits of stinging nettle especially health benefits of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Found this info for you:

      Here is some of the well-known curative properties of nettle.

      1.It is used as diuretic
      2.It is used to treat anemia since nettle leaves contain high amount of iron content. It also helps to formation and coagulation of blood cells.
      3.It is used in the treatment of arthrites and rheumatism
      4.It protects respiratory and urinary problems
      5.It decreases the risk of eczema and other skin disorders. Additionally, it is used in asthma treatment.
      6.It is used in the treatment of benign prostate
      7.It is used in the treatment of sinusitis and rhinitis
      8.It protects hair loss (Alopecia)
      http://healthmad.com/alternative/eight-health-benefits-of-stinging-nettle/

      Nutritional Value of Nettles

      Fresh nettle can be steamed and eaten as a vegetable, similar to spinach, or put into soups. Nettle tea is made by infusing dried nettle leaves in hot water. Once the leaves and stems are cooked or dried, the sting is neutralized and it doesn't hurt to touch them. Nettle is high in nutritional value, and contains several minerals including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, boron and silicon, as well as vitamin A, B complex and beta-carotene.

      Nettle has traditionally been used as a spring tonic to detoxify and invigorate the body after the long winter months.

      Medicinal Properties of Stinging Nettle

      Nettle has numerous medicinal properties. Its expectorant properties make it good for lung congestion, coughs and bronchitis. It also has antihistamine and anti-inflammatory activity that aids in relieving symptoms of asthma and hayfever. Its anti-inflammatory activity, as well as its high amounts of boron and silicon, aid in reducing swelling and pain associated with arthritis, tendonitis and bursitis. The calcium and boron in nettle also strengthen bones, making it beneficial for osteoporosis.

      The diuretic properties of nettle make it useful to relieve symptoms of excess water retention. Because it promotes more complete emptying of the bladder during the day, the need to get up to urinate during the night decreases and it helps to alleviate bedwetting.

      Nettle root has been shown to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate gland in men.

      Drinking nettle tea is beneficial to the hair and skin, and helps to clear up skin conditions such as eczema. Externally, it can be used as an astringent for the face, or added to homemade shampoos and conditioners.

      Nettle's sting is sometimes actually considered a medicinal property. Urtication is the process of gently tapping an area of the body with fresh nettle. Why would anyone want to do this? Stinging nettle acts as a counter-irritant. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center website, if stinging nettle is applied to the skin at a location that is hurting, such as a joint that is swollen and painful due to arthritis, the original pain will be reduced. This is thought to be due to a reduction of the body's inflammatory chemicals and changing the way pain signals are transmitted. In his book, Medical Herbalism, herbalist David Hoffman states that this treatment will reduce the stiffness and swelling for several days.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Since nettle is a diuretic, it may enhance the effects of diuretic drugs. Nettle may lower blood sugar and decrease blood pressure, so it may interfere with drugs taken for diabetes and high blood pressure. Nettle also affects blood clotting, and may interfere with blood-thinning drugs.

      This information is for educational purposes only. If you have a health concern, see your health care provider.

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5815184/health_benefits_of_stinging_nettle.html?cat=68

  21. QUESTION:
    Can thyroid medication cause severe hair loss?
    I have started thyroid medication (Eutroxig) since 2 months ago because I was diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism.Before starting Eutroxig I had a mild hair loss but after starting it my hair loss got worse and worse day after day. I just take 2tablets a week and I'm wondering if my severe hair loss can be caused by Eutroxig? Does anyone have the same experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Thyroid problems can cause hair loss and brittleness, and thyroid medications can exacerbate that loss. If you scroll down on this link you'll see that hair loss is listed as a possible side effect: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/eutroxsig-side-effects.html Though it's listed as a uncommon side effect that only causes mild hair loss, it doesn't mean that it's not the culprit for your loss, or at least a contributor to it. Have you begun taken any other types of medications? Do research on every medicine you're taking and see if you can find patient reviews.

      I would have your thyroid levels tested again since they were borderline before. Your medication could be too high, and if it is, then it will affect you differently than it would someone with a more significant thyroid issue. I have borderline hyperthyroidism (overactive) and actually fair better without taking any medication for it. Call your endocrinologist's office and explain the problem. Maybe you should have the dose adjusted. The next time you're at your doctor's office also ask them to check your vitamin B and vitamin D level. If you have a vitamin D deficiency that can cause hair loss and slow hair growth.

      In the meantime, do what you can to prevent further hair loss. Do not wash and dry your hair every day because that will strip it of its natural oils. Nioxin was really helpful to me when I was trying to regrow my hair post-chemo. Try to be gentle with your hair, and avoid using aggressive heat products like hair straighteners.

      There's a wealth of information about all types of hair loss on this forum: http://forum.womenshairlossproject.com
      It's a completely free site to use, and you're likely to get helpful responses from women going through similar hair loss to yours. It was very valuable to me a couple of years ago when I was dealing with hair loss.

      Good luck to you!!!

      ~ skylark : )

  22. QUESTION:
    What can I do to prevent hair loss when going through Chemotherapy?
    Will something cold compressed against the scalp prevent hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few things you can do based on what I've researched on the internet and in books:

      1) Yes, as the last poster stated you can 'cool' your head. The most effective way is with special 'caps' that are made for this. And, depending on how long your chemo treatment is, to replace with a new one after a set time period. The problem is they are very expensive (hundreds of dollars each). You may be able to find them cheaper online (possibly) or ask if your treatment center has them (which is unlikely). The theorey is sound as they are even looking at 'glove' ones that keep the hands cold to prevent nerve damage from chemo drugs that cause damage that way

      2) Use supplements. Of course, this is not approved yet by the FDA, however there are clinical trials going on. I'm referring only to the Maitake (mushroom) extract and especially the 'D-Fraction' line. It boosts the immune system and also has some anti-tumor properties especially in certain cancers like breast, prostate, etc. The best one I've seen so far is by Maitake Products out of NJ. Their website is www.maitake.com and have been doing since since 1991 and their products are used in several clinical trials. I wouldn't recommend any of the other mushrooms because only Maitake D-Fraction has been proven effective when taken orally, whereas the others are only effective when injected. My mom's doctor just reviewed this and said he sees no reason why she can't take it and it might even help (Oncologist / ovarian cancer).

      Also not everyone loses their hair with chemo, it depends on the drug being used and even then it varies for everyone.

      Either way, don't worry about it...it WILL grow back! I saw a humorous T-Shirt one day worn by a cancer patient that said "I'm Having a No Hair Day".

      Take it as your 'helmet' during your 'battle' with whatever cancer you have. Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    I am looking for an all natural way to solve my hair loss problem.?
    I hate this hair loss in women. I am allegic to drugs. So please tell me if you know any all natural way to cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      I have also experienced similar women hair loss. And through countless research for a solution, I found the most natural answer. And if you want to see the details, just go to
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlyvzcoOoY to see the details.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      YES, the only one known is called the Segals Solutions Program - The only sure shot way is to strengthen the Hair-Root.

      It's perhaps the only known dedicated NATURAL solution to this problem in India. It's thorough, it's professional and doesn't contain any harmful chemicals, no sulfates, no salts; only unique botanicals, proven herbs, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Go for their specially prepared Advanced Hair Supplement and Advanced Scalp Formula. They work wonders and ur hairfall is arrested in 45 days, whatever be the cause. Their ingredients are their strength. Study on their site http://haircarehelp.tripod.com.

      If u find any product with similar ingredients, don't hesitate to go for it. Specially, look for Saw Palmetto, a herb that prevents hairloss and promotes health from hair-root. It's proven by research and clinical trials. They guarantee you results.

      Don't go for any allopathic medication as somebody has suggested. They will prescribe u harmful drugs like Minoxidil and Finasteride that will have severe side-effects. You may seek an opinion about the Segals Solutions from The Revital Trichology Clinic in Mumbai or from Segals Solutions India office

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it true Rogaine causes you to lose your sex drive and have weaker erections?
    I've used a lot gel, so I've noticed I'm having some hair loss. I saw the Rogaine commercial and I started to research before buying this. I see comments of men saying they've lost their sex drive, weaker erections, and so on. Though I'm not sexually active right now, I still wouldn't want that happening to me, because I don't know if these effects stay for ever in the body. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      It's bull!! Rogaine has nothing to do with your sex drive. People are just trying to blame something for their lack of sex. I take both Propecia and Rogaine and my sex drive and my sperm count are the same. I keep in shape of course and if you're one of those 2% that do get it then there's a pill call viagra. Your hair is worth keeping. Once you get the girl, forget the pill.

  26. QUESTION:
    What treatment needed for to grow healthy hair?
    One of my friend is suffering for hair loss.. He is young aged person... But hair losing problem.. Is there any treatment for to grow hair healthy... He needs to stop this hair loses issue.. He having very less hair..He is interested to grow more hair.. Is there any treatment for helps him to grow more hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Good Diet is definitely mandatory but not sufficient as the body's assimilation process may be faltering. That is where a good nutrition, strengthening and supplementation of the hair-root is a must. It all finally comes to weak hair-roots. So look for solutions to strengthen the hair-root. You would need a supplementation of the hair-root with ingredients that promote the strength of your hair. What you should exactly be looking for is an ideal ph balanced formula that is gentle and works deep in your hair-root.

      The best products for hair maintenance, making them thick and strong from the roots is the Segals Solutions Program. It's the only professional and dedicated haircare range and specialises in grow hair, making thin lifeless hair with weak roots into thick hair, strong and healthy. It delivers results without harmful chemicals and of course only with natural and organic extracts. See what it contains:

      Saw Palmetto,
      Biotin,
      Inositol,
      Kelp,
      Nettle,
      Rosemary extract,
      Niacin,
      Gingko Biloba,
      Chamomile extract,
      Roobois extract,
      Willowherb extract,
      Vitamin B5,
      Fo-Ti,
      Horsetail extract,
      Grapefruit seed extract,
      Hempseed Oil,
      Jojoba Oil,
      Aloe Vera,
      Shea Butter,
      Wheatgerm extract,
      etc, etc.

      They have shampoos, hair-supplements, formulations, conditioners etc etc. Don't think anything else in India has such a formidable combination like this to solve your hairloss issue. It is backed by research and trials unlike all commercial products in India. Incredible results - fast and safe. Nothing else will help you so much, infact nothing else has so much in it. Honestly, go for it. They give you a 45 day guarantee for solving hairloss problem, without any ifs and buts and conditions. Google search - 'Segals Solutions India' for availability & speak to them; doesn't cost a penny !

      If you get anything with better ingredients, unhesitatingly go for it. But move fast lest it reaches a stage of desperation and no-return

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there any stem cell treatment for hair loss?
    Minoxidil, Fenisteride, Ketokonazole, steroids -- these are medicines used in hair loss treatment. Minoxidil works temporarily Other drugs also cause adverse reaction in the body. And big promises announced by other herbal or something else formulas dont really work. Hair transplant requires surgery. Is there any other safe but sure methods for raising hair? Is stem cell treatment available now for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Follicle hair transplant therapy is still in a stage of research and testing, and so is not yet available as an alternative to conventional hair transplants.

      However, this treatment (which is also known as follicular cell implantation) will involve the following procedure - A scalp biopsy is first taken to obtain a few healthy hair follicles. (This uses a local anaesthetic and takes about 30 minutes).

      The extracted follicles are then dissected to obtain the papilla, each of which contains between 200 and 400 dermal papilla cells (DPC's).

  28. QUESTION:
    What is a good shampoo for thickening hair?
    I have been using Pantene for about 6 months now, and I have noticed SIGNIFICANT hair loss. I was using Loma before but it got really expensive. Is there a shampoo that can help thicken my hair that doesn't cost so much?

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      I know you are asking about shampoo for thickening hair but in your question, hair loss part catched my attention and i would like to answer about hair loss part. i did not do any research yet about thickening hair problems and shampoos for them so i do not want to mislead you with incorrect information about it, so i skip.

      Hair loss is a very common problem among people. In most cases abnormal loosing of hair is a sign of health problems. What is abnormal loosing of hair? Do not panic if you loose from 50 to 100 hair per day – this is normal. If you clearly lose more or you see hairless spots on your head – see your doctor.

      So 50-100 strands of hair loss is totally normal and in limits, but if you still want to have stronger hair against hair loss, i advice you to check the following web page, where you can find recent best 10 shampoos that help you to recover from your hair loss problem and they are really great. The page ALSO has information about the possible reasons of hair loss.

      http://www.iknowhair.com/hair-loss-shampoo

      I advice you to give Nioxin a try. In the web page above you will also find some other information than just shampoos, such as how to prevent hair loss and what are the common reasons of it..

      Hope this can help.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to you treat horn fly bites on horses? How do you get rid of horn flies?
    Today I found that my mini horse has hair loss and is itchy. The bites are on his face. I'd like to treat it but I don't know how. After researching I found that the bites are from horn flies, but it doesn't say how to treat it.What can I do to treat these bites? And how can I get rid of horn flies for good?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't get rid of them. Like all other flies, they're part of the environment. You can however keep your horse sprayed with a good fly spray. Something oil based that will work for several days if you apply it regularly at first. Try a little benadryl cream on your pony's fly bites and see if that helps them heal up.

      And pray for a hard freeze.

  30. QUESTION:
    I used goodwinol ointment to treat demodectic mange and its turning the skin black?
    The hair loss has spread only slightly since we started using the ointment. The hair is kinda beginning to grow back in those areas but the part where is started has not been growing back and now the skin is black.

    To further describe the spot it started as a small circle then it got bigger. When I said it spread I meant that the circle got bigger. It's only in that one spot so I am pretty sure it's localized still.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm...what you describe sounds like a secondary infection (bacterial or fungal) if it is growing. I am not familiar with the 'goodwinol' in terms of its effectiveness. If it does not work for you I have a suggestion.

      First, let me give you a little background on mange in case you are not familiar with this problem and/or for the benefit o others who may read this post.

      Mange is a skin condition caused by tiny mites that you can't see with the naked eye. There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). Vets can do a deep skin scraping to detect the presence and type of mite.

      The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin. If the mange condition causes itchiness, scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections (bacterial or fungal) that may cause an unpleasant odor. Unfortunately, mange does not go away on its own and the lesions continue to spread so it should be treated as soon as possible.

      Regardless of the type of mange, in order to cure it you need to treat with a medication that kills the mites.

      The mange medications most often prescribed by vets contain pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are detrimental to your dog's health with resulting health issues that you will have to face sooner or later. These medications include Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). See the links that follow for toxicology information. It is always advisable to check the veterinary drug database for side effects of any medication prescribed by your vet http://www.drugs.com/vet/

      Thankfully, there are a number of effective alternative treatments out there that are safe and natural at a reasonable cost that will kill the mites. You can easily do some research in the Internet to find out about these and compare your options.

      I prefer the 'spray type' because it is inexpensive, very effective, convenient to use (no mixing and no mess), and it is natural and harmless to pets and humans.

      Hope this helps.

      Toxicity:

      http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/toxicity/c_dg_ivermectin_toxicity

      http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ivermectin-side-effects.html

      http://www.drugs.com/vet/mitaban.html

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481314/?page=1

      http://www.petmanage.com/dog-health/what-is-amitraz-toxicity.html

      Mange spray:

      http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the disadvantages of Cancer?
    I'm doing this research project on just the general information of Cancer. Its a powerpoint presentation and on one of the slides, i am putting the disadvantages of Cancer. However, i can't find any unconveniant things about Cancer yet i know there are AT LEAST a few disadvantages. For example, like hair loss. So anybody know any disadvantages of Cancer? Please let me know. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      lol... literally....

      There are TONS
      -Hair loss is one
      -During treatment most patients immune system bottom out leaving them 'neutropenic' (look up that word) and incredably susceptable to infection
      -Most patients experience extreme nausea and cant eat.
      -But ofcourse the docs know that so they feed us steroids which causes us to GAIN weight
      -Lethargy
      -Loss of friends, because they just cant handle being around you... so they continue to live their lives day by day while you are puking your guts up and being pulled out of the hospital floor by the nurses
      -Most patients cant work during treatment, so financial instability, loss of house, car.. since most people dont have insurance, they loose all their assets trying to pay for their treatment or because they cant make the loan payments
      -Even though there are discrimination laws against it, most employers are going to be leary of hiring a cancer survivor for their first job after treatment. They will never say so directly because of the laws, but the insurance rates will be higher, the risk of you trying to go back to work too soon, or relapsing and having to quit after they put the expense in to train you, or because they are unwilling to be flexable with your doc apts
      -Being stuck in the hospital for weeks at a time (most patients arent, but I am a leukemia patient, and leukemia is a a lil different.. I have had lots of 1-3 weeks stays, 2 5 week stays, 1 7 week stay... I have been in the hospital more over the last 3 years than I have been at home
      -All the medications you have to take
      -I am now infertile thanks to my treatment and didnt have time to harvest eggs before hand.
      -My treatment puts me at higher risk for several other cancers
      -My spouse and I cannot legally marry because his health insurance wont cover anything to do with my cancer post treatment and he makes too much money for my public insurance, and my total medication bill is about 2000 right now, and will be the rest of my life (again, with the leukemia a lil different, I had a bone marrow transplant and unlike most other patients, I have not been able to come off all the post transplant meds
      -Since I cant work, and my spouse barely makes enough money to support us, I get to do my shopping at yard sales and goodwill instead of the mall (which really sucks when you are 24)
      -Most patients credit gets completly screwed. Even those who have insurance, it doesnt pay everything. And even though some things dont take medical bills into consideration, it will be 10-15 years before I could even think about a mortgage or car loan... that is if I had the money in the first place.

      wow... the list just never ends

      -most patients experience some type of depression or anxiety
      -while you were out partying, I was puking my guts up
      -while most people my age were finishing their degrees and getting started in their careers... I was stuck in the hospital and now sitting on my couch
      -I have atleast one doc apt a week
      -I have to have blood work taken atleast twice a month

  32. QUESTION:
    Hair Loss Caused By Stress, What can i do to combat it?
    My mother has had a great deal of anxiety for the past months to the point where she is suffering from hair loss. Is there anything i can do to help her grow hair back or stop it from progressing?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm an 18 year old female that has been suffering from hair loss since the age of 15. i first seen a dermatologist when i noticed the unusually big gobs of hair falling out, she said that it looked fine and sent me out of there, did not do tests or anything. The doctors and such all treated me the same for the next 3 years, but eventually it loosened up, it gets bad occasionally.

      your mother may be going through menopause depending on her age. low iron levels are a major cause of hair loss in women who are pre-menopausal. she should see a doctor and get all possible blood tests done that would cause hair loss, like under active or over active thyroid, low iron levels, etc.

      women also lose iron throughout the menstrual cycle as iron travels throughout the blood.

      if she has been through a traumatic stress period the hair loss could very well be caused from that. it can occur up to 3 months after the event. surgery could have caused it.

      i would just do research and make sure she gets to a doctor.

      to promote healthy hair growth she should be taking all B vitamins, biotin, omega 3 fatty acids ( which stimulates blood circulation and supports other health benefits)

      Shampoos that advertise to promote good hair growth are a myth, vitamins in shampoos will do nothing since the hair cannot absorb nutrients because it is dead, the only way to promote good hair growth is the right diet and nutrients (as said above).

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the health risks of being vegetarian and how can one prevent them?
    I have read you can get bone density loss, hair loss, muscle tissue loss, and b12 deficiency. I would imagine I could take b12 vitamins as supplements, drink milk for my bones, and dairy and eggs have protein, as do some other veggies. So is that all you need to counter that?

    • ANSWER:
      Milk/dairy and other animal products can actually rob your bones of calcium which is a bad thing. You can use Nutritional yeast for B12 (most B12 found in animal products is usually just bacteria not something you really want to eat)

      If you are worried about vitamins eat lots of Kale which is loaded with all sorts of great vitamins your body needs in an easily digested form so you don't lose much digesting it and gain a lot more.

      I would look into the Engine 2 diet created by Austin, TX firefighter Rip Esslstyn with the help of his father Dr. Caldwell Esslstyn of the Cleveland Clinic, who has been researching the effects of animal products on the body for years and treating people using diets rather than surgeries (as he used to do)
      http://engine2diet.com/

  34. QUESTION:
    do you have to have COMPLETE hair loss to purchase a vacuum wig?
    hi all, i have alopecia areata. im 16 and plz let me tell you its not easy. i wear the same stupid ugly wig everyday. it looks so unatural. my mom suprised me today by telling me she would buy me a custom made vacuum wig! I was SO excited. Later i was doing some research and i found that you have to have COMPLETE hair loss to get one. i have partial hairloss and whats left of my hair is VERY VERY short. does anyone know if the wig will still work? Or if there are any similar alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      First, I'm sorry that you've been afflicted with this.

      From what I understand, you can use a vacuum wig, but you would most likely have to shave off your remaining hair in order for it to cling to your scalp. And you would have to shave regularly. Which, considering your current condition, probably won't be a big deal, taking into account what you would get in return. You probably don't go out in public without some sort of hairpiece or head covering, anyway. So don't sweat it!

      Good luck! I hope it works out for you! And hold your head high regardless of what direction you take with this!

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you save your life when all seems lost?
    Let's keep this as brief as can be:

    I'm 22 and male.
    At 15, I took a medical drug (Accutane) that screwed with my health and put me in a very bad place. I have various symptoms, and after spending hours researching and after getting tests, I know that:

    1) I have adrenal fatigue and some degree of hypothyroidism
    2) There is no cure for my side-effects right now - Some people claim to have them after over 20 years, which is concerning. I have seen a few reports of recovery, but usually if the problems (ranging from depression, anxiety, fatigue and hair-loss to digestive problems and sexual dysfunction) are still there after a year of coming off the drug, they don't seem to go away and things can get worse. It's been nearly 7 years since I stopped taking the drug.

    Along with my health, my whole life seems to have collapsed.
    I feel like I'm having a mid-life crisis and haven't been able to be happy in a long, long time, despite my best efforts.

    I'm really just looking for some advice, words of wisdom perhaps, from someone who may have been in a really difficult position like mine. I need to believe things can get better.

    My main concerns:

    1) Having to put up with feeling tired and unwell for the rest of my life
    2) My unhealthy relationship with my girlfriend of nearly three years - It's a mess because we both have individual problems (Mine are mostly mentioned; Hers are: Low self-esteem, OCD where she has to check my phone and facebook every day - very annoying for me - and has built into her mind, somehow, that she can't trust me). I don't know what to do. Sometimes I think I love her, and other times I think she makes me feel worse and isn't worth my time. We argue a lot, and get on eachother nerves. I find it hard to just give up on someone though.
    3) I have social anxiety and get very low sometimes with depression. I think this problem was brought on by Accutane, though I was never overly-confident as a kid. I'm seeing a counselor starting next week. This makes me feel very alone and uncomfortable around others and I've tried a few things to deal with the problem, but it's pretty rough. I'm trying to follow my heart and do Music, but this problem makes me want to give up.
    4) Lack of security - I lost my job a couple of weeks ago. I was working in a very busy bar. I tried my absolute best, but my social anxiety made it nightmarish and they decided not to keep me after the 90-day trial period. This, of course, did wonders for my self-esteem.

    That's a lot of information and it still doesn't give you the full-picture, but any words of advice would be much appreciated!

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      I took acutane for 18 months with no side effects. I personally think it is all in ur head man.

  36. QUESTION:
    What friut or veg is good for your body to eat to help your hair?
    Hello , Im 16 years old and im a male and going bald . :( Im try a hair loss shampoo at the moment . Could you tell me what food to eat ? like Fruit or Vegetables ?
    Thank you for takeing your time to read this. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Carrots good source vitamin A: keeps scalp healthy. As much citrus fruits as you can since they stop thinning and help prevent hair loss. Avocados, vitamin E, nuts, Olive oil help healthy hair growth. AND as a supplement please take Biotin, it really works I have been taking it off and on for years and my hair is thick, healthy and past my waist. (you may want to research it more and see if good for you-it's good for nails too) Also when showering take extra time to massage your scalp. Good Luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I slow or stop hair loss?
    I'm 19 and the doc said I am losing hair. Would eating healthier and excersizing postpone or stop hair loss? I was drinking and smoking quite heavily on weekends, could that have been part of the problem?

    And also, are there certain vitamins I should focus on getting in my system to reduce the loss? Are there any longterm products I can take to prevent any future hair loss.

    I'm looking for pills that work, Are there any?

    I know that's alot of questions, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 19 and the doc said I am losing hair. Would eating healthier and excersizing postpone or stop hair loss?

      I am going to presume you are a male in generally good health and answer your question(s) accordingly. To begin with, hair loss in men beginning at age 19 is not particularly unusual, but does signal one's genetic predisposition to a fairly significant degree of hair loss as time passes. The best guide to judging your future hair loss is to look at male relatives on both sides of your family. If they experienced hair loss early in life, this is a tendency you may have inherited too.

      I was drinking and smoking quite heavily on weekends, could that have been part of the problem?

      While drinking and smoking are certainly not good for your health, neither of these habits, to my knowledge, are typically linked to the onset or progression of pattern hair loss. There are three things that need to conspire in order to suffer pattern hair loss. First, genetics; which we've already discussed. Second, age; this means that 9 year old children do not usually suffer from pattern hair loss. And third, circulating hormones; think of hormones as the match that lights the fuse. Put these three factors in motion and you have all the ingredients to suffer from androgenetic alopecia (typical pattern hair loss). Since no one can modify your genetics or age, medical treatments designed to address pattern hair loss target various facets of the hormonal metabolic steps that cause susceptible scalp hair to thin.

      And also, are there certain vitamins I should focus on getting in my system to reduce the loss? Are there any longterm products I can take to prevent any future hair loss.

      I'm looking for pills that work, Are there any?

      At the present time there are several classes of drugs that have been shown to offer positive benefit in treating hair loss. These are topical minoxidil, oral finasteride & oral dutasteride. Finasteride and dutasteride block the enzyme (5 alpha-reductase) that synthesizes the main problematic hormone (DHT) from substrate (testosterone). Minoxidil seems to influence calcium channel metabolism in a biochemical pathway (too complicated to get into here)---which regulates hair cycling among many other things---in a manner that, to my knowledge, has not yet been fully worked out.

      Certain naturally occurring substances, such as saw palmetto and other compounds also seem to offer potential benefit in the context of androgen-mediated disorders (e.g. pattern hair loss). The nice thing about such naturally derived substances is that they are thought to work without the potential for negative side effect. Regardless, as to which among these options offers the right choice for any given person is a question best worked out with the active assistance of one's primary care provider. He/She is a medical expert. He/She also has your best interests at heart.

      I know that's alot of questions, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

      Take your time. Learn as much as you can. Do your product/drug research. Don't let anyone pressure you into jumping into one treatment or another until you have your facts straight. And most importantly, enlist the aid of your treating physician in helping you make the appropriate decisions. Do these things and you stand a good chance of slowing/stopping/possibly reversing your hair loss. Hope that helps...

      best wishes,

      Geno Marcovici, Ph.D.
      Chief Scientific Officer
      HairGenesis
      www.hairgenesis.com
      dr.marcovici@hairgenesis.com

  38. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?
    I'm writing a story and I want the main character to end up getting cancer. Although I've heard about cancer and read stories about it, I've come to realize I know nothing about the horrific disease.

    *What types of cancer are the most common in teen girls?
    *How would these cancers affect you, hair loss; etc.
    *I know there are stages determining how far along cancer is, what are these stages? How long do you have to live typically during each stage, like how long would you have to live if you are diagnosed with stage 2 cancer?
    *What would be the easiest cancer to hide? I don't want it clearly visible to every one she meets, I want the main character to be able to hide it up until the point she's going to die or somewhat close. Is that possible?
    *Also how long would you typically live with no treatments. Could cancer go away without treatment and if you received treatment a year after being diagnosed would it have any effect?

    Please answer the best you can
    I did know it was the treatment that caused hair loss, guess I should have made that clear based on your answers.

    I respect your answers, I really do. But that's the reason I'm asking. I want to learn about cancer. Do you think people who write about serial killers and crime scenes know what it feels like to murder someone, what the process is when an officer is questioning you, or how to hide the murder scene? No. They research what they want to write about. They watch crime shows/movies, read about it, talk to people who have been there and done that.

    • ANSWER:
      Those people are jerks. Obviously she isn't going to be mass printing the book, it's just to help with her writing. ALSO, she is learning. Is it better to stay ignorant about something and move on to something easier? SHE'S USING YAHOO ANSWERS AS A SOURCE OF LEARNING. dream crushers.
      My cousin died of cancer a few years ago, and I don't find this offensive at all.

      While it isn't common, IT DOES HAPPEN. My cousin was 12. He was diagnosed with Lymphona when he was 5, the tumor was taken out, he was cancer free. Then, when he was 9, he was rediagnosed and eventually the treatment was doing more harm then it was good. He went home where he could die peacefully.
      He lost his hair, both times, from Chemotherapy. Do more outside research on that.
      Stages of cancer (generally, not all are the same):

      Stage 0Carcinoma in situ.
      Stage I, Stage II, and Stage IIIHigher numbers indicate more extensive disease: Larger tumor size and/or spread of the cancer beyond the organ in which it first developed to nearby lymph nodes and/or organs adjacent to the location of the primary tumor.
      Stage IVThe cancer has spread to another organ(s).

      Sure, it's possible. All cancer could somewhat be hidden, as long as she doesn't have a tumor growing out of a very visible place. (My cousin had a tumor in his stomach,a round the size of a small melon) But, they become very weak and pale. Sometimes real people don't even realize they have cancer and they have only months to live.

      Cancer is something that is somewhat mysterious. The cells can divide in many different ways, theres always a new thing popping up. That is why it is so hard to find a cure for. My cousin's cancer went away for the first time after treatment, the second time he was so far along, and the various treatments didn't work. It could very well go away with no treatment, it's unlikely, but It can happen..

      other info:
      It was almost cruel to continue to keep my cousin alive by the different treatments. He was unable to eat or swallow after a while, and it became so painful. It was time for him to go.

      There are cancerous tumors, and uncancerous tumors. (or benign)

      Go ahead and do a bit more research. I believe there is a movie (and book) about a girl with cancer, called "My sister's keeper." that might help give perspective just a bit. But the book and movie are very different.

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone suffering chronic pain from fibromyalgia or any pain causing condition tried Lyrica?
    I've just begun research into the side effects. I've read users reviews and they vary widely. From hair loss to nervousness to many getting pain reduced tremendously and good restful sleep.
    If you suffer side effects does the good outweigh the bad?
    How long have you been taking Lyrica and what daily dosages?
    I'm asking in case it may be something that will help with fibro pain and a better quality of life.

    • ANSWER:
      I have taken this medication for years for neuropathic (nerve) pain. I also prescribe this medication frequently for patients with nerve related pain, including fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (RSD).

      I have noticed no significant side effects from this medication myself. Given, I take three different AED medications for nerve pain and related issues, so there may be some overlapping of the side effects. The most significant issues I have noticed are some slight decrease in mental acuity at times (though this is not a significant amount), I have also noticed a decreased ability to lose weight (though all three medications can cause weight gain). I have not gained weight, due to watching my diet, but I have noticed, that I have maintained my weight rather than losing when trying to lose some weight.

      In my patients the most common complaints have been dizziness, somnolence, dry mouth, edema, blurred vision, weight gain, and "thinking abnormal" (primarily difficulty with concentration/attention)and unsteady gait (walking), there have been reports of depression, though those are reasonably rare, any other complaints are very infrequent.

      I have placed a very high percentage of my patients on this medication, with good success, and I, myself, have had reasonably good success.

      The key to understand with Lyrica, is what to expect. After reaching the optimal dose, a patient will experience about a 50% decrease in the symptoms. This does not turn the problem off, but it does decrease the symptoms to a manageable level, where the other therapies can be more effective.

      In most cases, it is definately worth trying this medication. The side effects have only resulted in about 4% of the patients having to stop the medication. The significant thing to understand is that during the testing about 3% of the people on the placebo had to stop due to the side effects also.

      I think you should try the medication, give it time to reach the proper dose, and allow your body to adjust to the medication. I would highly recommend that you give the medication 3 months, if you are not having any problems with the side effects, before you decide if the medication is or is not working.

      Good Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    I am suffering from acute excessive hair loss. I have dandruff and my hair is also thinning.?
    If my anti dandruff shampoo works and the dandruff clears up, will the hair loss stop? Also, will I get my original hair thickness and volume back?

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS .Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers). You can contact him.
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles(quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders.

  41. QUESTION:
    What supplements/treatments do you recommend for hypothyroidism?
    I have been experiencing hair loss, excessive sweating, severe depression, severe intolerance of hot climates/surroundings, frequent nausea, and stomach pains since I was seventeen. The year before, I starved myself for a month in order to lose some weight. I have a very prevelent family history of thyroid disorder. I think, perhaps I triggered this with the shock to my metabolism that my anorexia caused. I have been eating regularly since I was 19, but the symptoms persist. What should I do? I am tired of being uncomfortable all of the time, and having thinning hair in parts because of my body's problem...I'm only 19! My libido is one eighth of what it used to be, and my cognitive abilities aren't what they once were...I did a bit of research and saw that all of my symptoms lined up with hypothyroidism, and I wish to know where to look or what to eat, or what I can do to change my body back...

    • ANSWER:
      Levothyroxine from your doctor though he will want to do a thyroid function (blood)test first to confirm.

      There are also herbal supplements available (ask in store) but as alternative not in addition to thyroxine I would go with prescribed thyroxine which although synthetic is similar to what you are missing and should rectify all the symptoms.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do patients who lose their hair really use hair prosthesis?
    I am growing out my hair in hopes to donate it to some kind of cause, but most families and individuals I know who have experienced hair loss due to health conditions or treatments never use a wig. I'm just worried I will donate my hair and it won't be used or will be used in a way that I didn't attend for. What kind of organizations can I chose from (not necessarily for patients who lose hair, any organization) to donate my hair for a good cause?

    • ANSWER:
      As someone who wore a wig for a time after a medical procedure a few years ago, I can say that there are at least a few people who wear them after suffering hair loss. I don't mean to sound vain, but I would have never been comfortable going out in public without hair, and I'm sure there are many other people who feel the same way.
      I would say that there are many legitimate organizations that you could donate to. Doing a Google search for "hair donation" brings up a large number of results from which you could research and choose.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best birth control to have besides pills? what do you prefer?
    Im 17 and have a 10 month old baby, and I don't plan on having another one for a while. I also have rough periods. My parents wanted me to get the depo shot but i did research on how risky it is and how it caused hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, and more. I NEED SOMETHING BESIDES THE PILLS, I was taking Low orval and my body rejected it. So what do you guys prefer to be the best birth control plan? Thanks (:

    • ANSWER:
      The nuva ring that goes up and stays in the uterus only taken out if you want get pregnant

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best birth control to have besides pills? what do you prefer?
    Im 17 and have a 10 month old baby, and I don't plan on having another one for a while. I also have rough periods. My parents wanted me to get the depo shot but i did research on how risky it is and how it caused hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, and more. I NEED SOMETHING BESIDES THE PILLS, I was taking Low orval and my body rejected it. So what do you guys prefer to be the best birth control plan? Thanks (:

    • ANSWER:
      The NuvaRing works great. My girlfriend and her family: sisters and cousins, and friends use it with great success. It's a flexable ring about 2" in diameter and works in a 3-way step. It's placed in the vagina and can be worn during sex. It usually doesn't get in the way but can be removed during sex if a burden.
      It works by doing three things. It prevents ovulation(release of the egg), builds a larger mucus membrane to prevent semen from getting past the cervex, and if an egg is ovulated and fertalized, it prevents the egg from attacting to the uterus wall and will be flushed during ur period.
      As with anything there r side effects but they aren't common.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can I take saw palmetto and evening primrose oil at the same time?
    I've done alot of research on these two supplements and they both promote clear healthy skin, and reduction in hair loss and also stimulates hair growth and thickness. However I cannot find any article on the effects of taking these at the same time. Was wondering if they could be taken at the same time or will that be over kill and potentially cause worse results. Any links or knowledge would be much appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Both are pretty mild herbs and yes they can be taken together. Being your new to herbs, you'll probably get the cheap stuff, but keep in mind, herbs work best when the quality of the herb is at it's best, buying cheaper herbs generally mean poorer quality herbs.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is anyone has a good expeirance abt dr. batra's clinic for hair loss?
    I am having problem of hair loss from many years. I want a proper treatment. So I would request if anyone help me out. I don't want to take any risk as I have already lost my hair at a higher level. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS.and dandruff ones are the most severely harming. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which were identified as safe or only minimally harming.
      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. My hair completely regrew. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum (on Answers)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the shampoo blocked hair ducts that is a main cause of loss. They are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger. For first week I found it best to do treatment at night, leave oil on (protect pillow with an old towel) and wash it off in morning. After that I left oil on for at least an hour before washing.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the affects of the depo injection?
    I've had a few side affects including tummy pains hair loss depression nausea and insomnia. I have recently read that the depo stops periods for months even years and can make conceiving difficult why wasn't I told this? I'm terrified I won't get a period shortly after my depo runs out later this month. I've only had ONE shot of this but I still feel frightened. I'm paranoid about it and have even considered going to my doctor just to get medication to regulate my periods so everything goes back to normal ASAP

    • ANSWER:
      If you weren't told about the side effects, then the doctor that prescribed you the injection is useless and incompetent. The Depo shot's negative side effects on your periods are clearly stated on the FPA website and there should be some kind of information leaflet given to you after you had the injection, or your doctor should at least have informed you.

      http://www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/contraception/contraceptiveinjection#disadvantages

      I hope that page answers all your questions. In future, please don't agree to any form of contraception without researching its benefits and risks first. Doing research will help you make an informed decision and it's actually your responsibility! Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a topical spray or cream for dogs to ease skin irritation from seasonal allergies?
    My 2 yr old springer spaniel has seasonal allergies. Food allergy as been ruled out. He receives monthly cortisone shots and daily benedryl to control but he can still get quite red and irritated on belly and chest at times; and always after a bath. Scratching and licking causes hair loss. Is there any safe topical sprays to use during severe outbreaks?

    • ANSWER:
      I note that you have ruled food allergies out, nevertheless the experts now say that we should NEVER FEED GRAIN. I shower my dog with warm water when she gets dirty, however I don't use shampoo. She smells and looks clean and gets a proper bath about once a year. If your dog has problems after a bath, don't bath him.

      I will copy the info that I have on grain free foods.In all of this remember that vets want dogs to have shots and medications thats how they make their profits. PLEASE DO CONSIDER A CHANGE OF DIET AND PERHAPS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO STOP THE MEDICATION.

      •I have learnt by my mistakes. My present dog had dreadful problems because of the food which I gave her, I experimented with dog food, I tried raw diets, cooked diets and over the years I tried various dog foods. She did not like the raw diets and the dog food that I gave her resulted in diarrhea. As an experienced dog owner I introduced any changes gradually. Nevertheless my dog still had problems. She was eight years old before I resolved her problem.
      Eventually, because of my researches on the Internet I found that the experts have discovered that GRAIN in our dog’s diet causes many problems. I now know that grain creates acidity in the blood. This causes skin problems, sickness, diarrhea, anal gland problems etc.,

      if your dog has skin problems or any of the above problems PLEASE CHANGE THE DIET. Avoid Grain, rice, beef derivatives and dairy food

      I now give my dog a dried food which uses beet for fiber and fish. It’s called Fish4Dogs and I buy it on the Internet. Look on the Internet and investigate yourself. Gluten free dog food is not enough to help our dogs, it MUST BE GRAIN FREE.

      A rapid change of diet will upset your dog; any change of diet must be done gradually. Do please change to a grain free diet. I have had sixteen dogs throughout the years and they have had various problems. Perhaps if I had known about the dangers of GRAIN they would have had fewer problems.

      EDIT, I DO HOPE THAT YOU TRY SOMETHING GRAIN FREE, HOWEVER IF YOU WANT TO TRY A TOPICAL SPRAY, COLLOIDAL SILVER IS EXCELLENT. .

  49. QUESTION:
    Has anybody used a hair loss shampoo called Zulvera?
    I have been researching this all natural shampoo called Zulvera, and is supposed to treat hair loss, male pattern baldness. Im just curious if anyone has tried it, and with what if any results. Please let me know :]

    • ANSWER:
      It's funny you mention Zulvera...

      I was just talking to a high school friend last week about his hair loss and he was telling me that Zulvera herbal shampoo not only helped him in reducing the loss of his hair, but it is also helpful in his hair regrowth....

      I guess different products work for different people...and Zulvera has been working for him...

      hope this helps...

  50. QUESTION:
    Is taking insulin/Metformin when you don't have diabetes correlative with losing hair?
    I've been taking Metformin, a diabetes medicine, for my periods, because I have severe PCOS. Recently, however, I have noticed major hair loss occurring on my head. I do not have diabetes, but my doctor recommended this to me, for Metformin has been proven to lose weight and help with regular periods.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the most frustrating problems experienced by women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the loss of hair, as well as the growth of hair in unwanted places. Metformin is a medication often used by women with PCOS to help regulate the symptoms of PCOS. Specifically, metformin helps a woman’s body to regulate her blood sugar levels. However, some women with PCOS who take metformin may be concerned that metformin can lead to hair loss.

      There is no research data that indicates that metformin is responsible for any hair loss. It is much more likely that women with PCOS who take Metformin experience hair loss as a result of their PCOS, rather than as a result of taking metformin.

      It is important to understand exactly how PCOS causes hair loss. When a woman has PCOS, her body tends to produce androgens. Androgens are a type of hormone that can cause a variety of problems, such as acne. If dihydrotestosterone and other androgens are at very high levels, the head on the hair can actually react differently than body hair. It is much more sensitive to these hormones, and will fall out rather than growing. This can lead to male-pattern balding in women. Metformin does not directly affect the levels of androgens in a woman’s body.

      This is a bothersome problem that comes along with PCOS you need to speak with your health provider as there are options to this problem and depending on what your health care provider feels is the best for you in order to resolve the hair loss.

      Hope this helps.

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  1. QUESTION:
    How much does a hair transplant cost in canada ?
    Does anyone have a hair transplant ? Please tell me how much does a hair transplant cost.

    • ANSWER:
      Canada- FUE costs $ 10-15 per graft http://www.hassonandwong.com/locations
      India- .3 per graft http://www.hairtransplant-india.org

  2. QUESTION:
    What is hair transplantation? Is hair transplant the only real answer to being bald?
    Is hair transplant will look like the real ones? Has hair transplant got some side effects also? Is there any reliable hair restoration center/clinic in the Bangalore or South India for hair transplantation? And how much hair transplant costs? Please I need an honest answer for these as I loose hope for I am a bald guy since for the past 2years. Help me to find truth answer please?

    • ANSWER:
      For hair transplantation to work, you still have to have some hair. They don't transplant hair from another person into you. They cut hair with the follicle, usually from the back of your head (they do it in a way that you can't tell where they have taken the hair follicles) and transplant it to the bald areas of your head. My step father had this done and it worked well. I knew he had had it done, so I could tell, and if you looked really closely you could see that the follicles were transplanted in nice neat little rows, which didn't look natural, but again, you have to look very closely to notice. Most people you would encounter in casual circumstances wouldn't notice because unless you closely examine your scalp, it looks natural. He had it done more than ten years ago, so perhaps they have improved methods they can use now that result in a more natural appearance. I'm from the US, so I don't know of any doctors in your area who can do this, but I'm sure a google search would be a good place to start locating a doctor.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to have hair transplant surgery in abroad?
    I live in Denmark It seems like hair transplantation cost is high at abroad. Also i'm not sure about the safety. How much does hair transplant surgery cost abroad?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm not sure about other countries, but in turkey hair transplant is not dangerous if you do it the right way.

      Informative site

      http://www.hairtransplantturkey.net/

      cost

      http://www.hairtransplantturkey.net/hair-transplant-cost-in-turkey/

  4. QUESTION:
    How much does a hair transplant cost in India?
    Hi!
    I have a few questions about hair transplant and would be very grateful if you could guide me with the answers:

    1. If I need about 2000 grafts, how much is the cost? FUE vs FUT?
    2. What hair density is considered good? Does 35/cm2 look OK
    3. Are the results satisfactory? I mean do a person's head look same as before after a transplant?
    4. Do you know any good(and cheap) hair transplant surgeons in India?

    • ANSWER:
      In reply to your questions-
      I will advise you ahainst getting FT strip surgery done since the scars can be pretty bad and you can get permanent nerve damage since if the surgeon goes deep with the knife you might have hell to pay. The cost in India vasries from Rs 2-0 to Rs 175 for both procedures depending upon where you get this done. FUE is almost double the price of FUT since the doctor spends double the time with the patient.
      65/cm sq is good density.
      No there is great difference.
      I do not know any good and cheap hair transplant surgeon. The surgeon can be either good or cheap.
      Try searching Dr Tejinder Bhatti on www.hairsite.com

  5. QUESTION:
    How much did your hair transplant cost and was it worth it?
    How much are hair transplants? Were you happy with your results? Was it painful? Anything else I should know?

    • ANSWER:
      My hair transplant cost about ,000. Was it worth it? For me, absolutely. As far as the "pain" it's truly a pretty easy surgery. It's just a long day. I'll admit I was scared, but truly, in hindisght, it was a piece of cake.

      I used these sites to do my research http://www.hairtransplantinsider.com and http://www.hairtransplantmagazine.com/

      Really do your research though and find a good hair transplant surgeon.

      Good luck with your decision.

  6. QUESTION:
    How much does Hair transplant cost in the UK?
    Hello,

    I am Male, about 23 and have a really nice i noticed in the past 6 months my head is receding. I am very worried because i really like my hair and do not know how i would look without it. Chances are i might go bald since some on my mother's side have it. So i just want to consider a decent Hair transplant in the future. So please give me a rough idea how much it would be and what things to consider.

    Thanks for your time and brain. Very much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Call the surgeon doing the transplant or call for a brochure.

      London: Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

      Doctor Bessam Farjo told Newsbeat some clinics are not doing enough to warn under-30s about the long-term risks.

      He said that while the publicity in celebrities like Wayne Rooney getting the procedure is making it more popular, it is not for everyone.

      “When a celebrity comes out with it, you only hear the good things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

      “You don`t hear the cautions or the potential complications.”

      He says that if you get surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place.“If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don`t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss,” he said.

      “You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald forehead which isn`t pretty but is also hard to fix.”

      Google hair transplants gone wrong. About 5,980,000 results. 12-11.
      Google also: Wayne Rooney's hair appears to be thinning... just months after £30,000 transplant.
      Google: Hair Wars: Transplant firm Bosley sues Ziering over defection
      The effort has helped turn the company into a nationwide leader in the field of hair restoration, with annual sales of more than 0 million. The company spent about 0000 training Dr. Yates, who had no experience with hair transplants . . .

      Example who had a strip hair transplant done:
      "i had my strip hair transplant done 6 months ago, and the area they had stripped and stiched back on still hurts when i touch or when i lay back can someone with strip hair transplant recomment a cure for the wound, anyone oil or cream so it could heal and not hurt.thanks a ton".

      If your hair loss is genetics: Prince William, Prince Philip, Prince Charles for example . . .Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in the U.K., says the only way the prince can restore a reasonable amount of hair density to his head is through a procedure in which 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This procedure isn’t available through the British National Health Service, and costs around ,600 a year.

      But most blokes don’t realise there are many different types of transplant to choose from – some using your own hair while others using donor hair – and various procedures can set you back anything from £4,000 to £30,000.

  7. QUESTION:
    How much does a hair transplant cost in India? Is anybody here to suggest me best center?
    Please suggest good and highly experienced Hair Transplant doctor in India.

    • ANSWER:
      I know a place where you can get best price for hair transplant surgery. In this place the doctors offering very attractive price for FUE @ Rs 40/graft and FUT @ Rs 30/graft only. All surgeons are highly experienced.

      At this place you can find doctors close by to your city in India who are respected for their skill and great experience and results which they are proud of. Importantly they are close by you and easily reachable.

  8. QUESTION:
    How much does those hair transplants cost from Bosley?
    Has anyone ever had hair transplants and is it worth it and who did you use?

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to ask a specialist about the cost. They'll be able to give you all the information you need.

  9. QUESTION:
    How much do facial hair transplants usually cost?
    I can expect it to be expensive but I'm becoming kinda angry at myself for being 18 years old and having barely any facial hair. All I have is sideburns, light mustache, and some weak hair underneath my chin that I developed over the summer and some on my cheeks. And I don't see any of this improving any time soon so I'm considering a facial hair transplant because having no facial hair is beginning to destroy my confidence.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi George,

      All hair transplants are priced by hair - usually around the £2.5 per hair mark. It also depends on the quality of your donor hair.

      Facial hair transplants are becoming more and more popular - the most important thing is that you find a specialist surgeon!

      Don't be angry at your self - hair loss/growth is all down to genes.

      I would recommend that you visit a surgeon for a consultation, where you'd be able to ask all the questions you have and get an accurate price. Dr. Thomy Kouremada Zioga at The Private Clinic is fantastic with facial hair transplants - she's worked with several different ethnicities too.

      Good luck to you!

  10. QUESTION:
    Is hair transplant surgery worth it ,what kind of results can I expect?
    Next month I will be getting hair transplant surgery, it will cost about 00. I have a bald spot on the crown of my head about the size of a softball and I am 38 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      If you truly want to regrow your natural hair and have a natural looking hair line, then hair restoration surgery is your best bet. Aside from hair restoration there's only three other hair loss treatments approved by the FDA - Propecia, Minoxidil, LaserComb. Propecia is great for keeping the hair you already have, but isn't proven to regrow lost hair. Minoxidil will regrow moderate amounts of hair, but only in some cases. Finally, the laserComb is still too new to be proven effective, but who knows - it may regrow hair as well.

      I had a Bosley hair restoration procedure done back in July and couldn't be happier with the results. Since receiving the procedure I have kept a blog called BattleAgainstBald.com. The blog details the results of my Bosley hair transplantation and I also provide a wealth of information on hair loss and the other methods used to correct it. I'm sure the blog will answer any questions you have.

      Best of luck to you in your battle against bald and let me know if you have any questions.

      -Seth

  11. QUESTION:
    what is the duration of hair transplant and its cost in USA ?
    I live in Syria , and I have 2 weeks vacation , i was wondering if i can i make hair transplant surgery in the vacation ? is this time enough ??? and what about the average cost in USA ?? thanks alot

    • ANSWER:
      It depend on the doctor, each graft could go from 3 usd to 10 usd . Do not go cheap here .
      IT will take several month to growth and the redness of the surgery will last for 2-3 weeks .
      Do a lot of research before take the change .

  12. QUESTION:
    How much do hair transplant cost? How do they look?
    I have a receding hairline and am considering getting hair transplants at the temples. I guess I should ask a doctor but: how much does it cost? Will people be able to tell that I had the surgery or will it look totally natural?

    Thanks!
    Details update:

    I am 25 years old and the only place I am losing hair is the front hairline... It is receding quite a bit, especially at the temples.

    • ANSWER:
      I am wondering how old you are. The reason is because a man's hairline changes when they mature. It you find a company that is willing to fill that in - then they just want your money. Bear in mind, that cost and density of the hair transplanted go hand in hand. Are you losing hair anyplace else?? The most important thing about hair transplants are the artistry involved. That will determine how natural it looks. I worked for a well known company that was expensive and did great work - but they were horrible to their employees. Go somewhere for a free consult and info that you can see before spending money.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I find a "Hair Transplant" surgeon in Delhi and Chandigarh? Google search is confusing.?
    You google "hair transplant surgeon" or "cost of hair transplant" and your confusion starts. I am sure most of the search results are of those doctors who infrequently practice hair transplant surgery. Then how am I to know?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is most confusing. You need to take a recommendation from a patient.
      But the best way is to go to a website I accidentally came across (hidden on page 9 of google search). It belongs to the National Registry for Hair Transplantation.
      www.ahrsindia.com
      You can search for the best hair transplant surgeons on the page-
      http://www.ahrsindia.com/Executive_Committee.html
      Please note that the Founder Members are iconic figures of hair transplantation in India and the best.
      The association website has a flaw. It does not list plastic surgeons, skin specialists, simple MBBS doctors separately to make it easier for us. You will have to do that research yourself.
      However, it really takes away your headache.
      For Delhi or Chandigarh also they have entries.
      The very best to you.

  14. QUESTION:
    I want to go for a hair transplant in New Delhi. Can anyone tell me how much will it cost and the doctor pls?
    I want to go for a hair transplant in New Delhi. Can anyone tell me how much will it cost and the doctor pls?
    I want to go for a hair transplant in New Delhi. Can anyone tell me how much will it cost and which will be the best place for getting it done?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Shri

    • ANSWER:
      I live in delhi.. And hair transplant is not good.. In delhi.. Go to kerala , theres a reputed and world famous Gulf gate which provides hair fixing etc... Check out in google.

  15. QUESTION:
    How much the cost of hair transplant?
    My mom want to undergo hair transplant, she is only 35 and she suffering from hair loss. How much it will cost? Is it affordable? By the way, she want to undergo hair transplant in Mexico.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    what is the best hair transplant center in dubai?
    I want to know about hair transplant in Dubai. Does anyone know the cost of FUE Hair transplant in Dubai?

    • ANSWER:
      ILHT is one best solution.

  17. QUESTION:
    How much is hair transplant for female?
    Female hair transplant how much does it cost?

    • ANSWER:
      Instead of finding a solution, wouldn't you want to find the 'cause' first? Hair transplants, hair vitamins, hair growth pills are all 'solutions'.

      Find the 'cause' before you can find the solution, then eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing from girls under 15. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  18. QUESTION:
    Are hair transplants effective in reducinng baldness ?
    Which the best clinic in india for hair transplants? How much it will cost?
    ANd is the result permanent?
    I want to know everything about hair transplants! Plz reply!

    • ANSWER:
      yes

  19. QUESTION:
    female hair transplant cost in california?
    i just wanna know approx how much does hair transplant cost? does it make a difference? im a female with female pattern baldness. i am using rogaine but it doesnt do nething.. will hair transplant look good?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm losing hair, too. I just shave it.

      Sorry to hear that. Rogaine isn't that affective.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is hair weaving, hair transplant and hair clipping?
    I am getting bald so early age. And i want to remove my baldness. I have seen in many ads & newspaper that there r only few solution in the market which is hair transplant, hair weaving and other. But i dont know which one is the best so plz guide me about that. And also tell me the cost of each one and better medical lab in delhi ncr.

    • ANSWER:
      Google it

  21. QUESTION:
    Is hair transplant Cost for FUE and FUT Same?
    I am very confused about this. I wanna go for hair transplant but which technique is better. FUE or FUT?
    Please clarify me the same.

    • ANSWER:
      In Fue technique; Hair are taken in groups of 1 and 2.
      In Fut technique; Hairs are taken collectively by the expert team then they are separated to singlet.
      FUT leaves a thin linear scar which is covered by even a short haircut. FUE leaves less of a scar as I understand it. Definitely talk to a doctor about any other differences.
      Both are good but latest one is FUE. So go for FUE

  22. QUESTION:
    Who are the Top 10 plastic surgeons doing hair transplant in India?
    In USA my friend told me, they maintain a list of the Best 10 hair transplant surgeons. Do we have a similar list in India?

    • ANSWER:
      Which hair transplant doctor do I go to? “Hair Transplant India” is very confusing on google search. Who are the Top 10 "hair transplant" surgeons in India giving "affordable cost hair transplantation" and who are the best in “Chandigarh” “Ludhiana” “Delhi” and “Jalandhar” ?
      Dear Friends,
      I accidentally stumbled across a very informative website www.ahrsindia.com
      It is a site which is hidden on page 23 of the google search for “hair transplant”
      You would say I have no other work if I can reach page 23!
      But then that is how it is…. You can thank me for finding it for you guys.
      Please follow the link below to get enlightened. Now you can rest assured that you have a quality surgeon to treat your hair loss. Just choose one near your locality.
      The website has one big flaw. Though we would like to get the treatment from the most qualified doctor, the website lists plastic surgeons, skin specialists and plain MBBS doctors all together. But still it removes all the headache- we can now search our doctor easier.
      It has all the addresses and websites too.
      All the best!!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Good Hair Transplant Doctors In Massachusetts?
    Just wondering if there are any good hair transplant doctors in Massachussetts, where I'm from. The best ones seem to be rather far from where I'm at.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair transplant surgery is very safe nowadays. My cousin got her breast reduction, tummy tuck and facelift surgery in India by the company called Tour2india4health Consultants .The Price for the surgery she paid in India was very less. She paid 30% of the cost she was quoted in America.

      Tour2india4health Consultants is very famous in India. They arrange cosmetic and plastic surgery for foreigners in India. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and about their patient stories. They arrange financing for USA, Canadian, UK and other international patients who plan to have surgery abroad for low price, as the breast reduction, tummy tuck, facelift and other cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. There are huge cost savings. As a doctor I personally believe that surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of healthcare available In India is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.

      http://www.tour2india4health.com
      Hope this helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    Which is the best place in india to do hair transplant?
    Hiiii. Is it secure to do hair transplant? Are there any side effects?
    Which is best place to do it in india? And whts the cost of it?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know that there actually is a good surgeon in India. A lot of people fly to the U.S. There's tons of U.S surgeons that offer travel incentive programs. I've done a lot of research on hair transplants and I've never come across mention of a good surgeons in India. let me know if you do though!

      Here's some good sites to get more hair transplant information:

      www.hairtransplantmagazine.com and www.hairtransplantinsider.com

  25. QUESTION:
    what is the cost of hair transplant in Dubai?
    Can any body tell me what is the cost of Hair transplant in Dubai. Very urgent .

    • ANSWER:
      cost for all repair cases is /graft.

  26. QUESTION:
    How much does hair restoration cost and does it actually work? ?
    I told my husband to get a hair transplant he started losing his hair at age 25 and now he's 28. He lost hair from fron to the middle of his head. any solutions? Hair restoration sounds good but is it real? Does it really work? And how does it work? And how much does it cost? Anybody got any experience with hair restoration?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, hair restoration is real, and it does work. As far as transplants go, there are two common methods that are used:

      1) strip method. They remove a small section of the scalp, usually somewhere between the earlobes, and a few inches above the neckline, on the back of the head. This area is then stitched back together. It may sound a bit gruesome, but it's an outpatient procedure, no worse than going to the dentists office. They anesthetise you, but you are conscious the entire time. Once this strip is removed, technicians divide the strip into groups of folicles, ranging from single to triple. The physician then makes tiny incisions on the scalp, where these folicles will be transplanted to. His assistant(s) will usually start counting, "one, two, three.....two hundred twenty, twenty-one." Each count is an individual incision. The incisions are done in groups, and done quite rapidly. Then, the physicians and assistants implant the folicles into these sites. It's usually an all-day process. The patient is usually seated in a chair like a dentist chair, and they have movies playing, they offer snacks and beverages. The patient may chat with the staff while they work. It's a very relaxed atmosphere.

      2) FUE method. The main difference here is that instead of removing a strip of hair, a punch tool is used to extract follicles. This leaves little tiny holes in the donor area, as apposed to a scar area. The sites and implantation are about the same as the strip method. The FUE method is said to be more expensive. The main advantage is that it's less intrusive than the strip method.

      In my particular case, they did the strip method, because it was considerably less-expensive, and also because, according to the physician, it provided more donor hair than the FUE method would have.

      After the procedure, a couple of days later, the transplants scab over. My scalp looked like I had a very bad case of acne! This is normal. My scalp itched, and the donor area (where the stitches were) hurt a little, but they provided medication to combat this, so the discomfort was minimal. After about 14 days, I had the stitches removed, and life was pretty much back to normal. I could have gone right back to work the day after the procedure, but I decided to take the week off, and just relax. That's what I recommend.

      As for the cost, most transplant places charge per graft. A graft is an incision or transplant site where a folicle (grouped as one, up to 4 individual strands of hair) are implanted. My procedure involved approximately 2200 grafts. Depending on where you go, these grafts can range between to per graft. Some places offer a scale, where, the more grafts you go with, the less they charge per graft. Anyway, yes, it's expensive. It's like buying a car. Most places offer payment programs.

      Did it work? YES! It took about 5 months before I really started to see the results. The transplanted hair came in very thin at first, and then slowly started to get thicker. No, it didn't give me back that full, lush head of hair I once had. Here's the thing; A lot of people have more than one procedure done, because, depending on the amount of hairloss, and the results they desire, sometimes one procedure isn't enough. I'm very happy with my results so far. Yes, there is still an area on my crown that's quite thin. It looks much better than before though. I will probably have an additional procedure done in a year or two to address that area, and to add some overall thickness.

      Hope this helped. Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    URGENT : Can I make a hair tranplant surgery in 2 weeks and with 7000 dollar in USA ?
    Can I make a hair tranplant surgery in 2 weeks and with 7000 dollar in USA ?
    What is the duration of hair transplant and its cost in USA ?
    I live in Lebanon, and I have 2 weeks vacation , i was wondering if i can i make hair transplant surgery in the vacation ? is this time enough ??? and what about the average cost in USA ?? are the two weeks enough to get healed from the redness and signs of the surgery ?

    • ANSWER:
      No, but if you travel to Brazil you probably can get it done for 0.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where is the best place in the world to get a hair transplant?
    I've got a hair transplant at MHR and now I'm looking for another place to get the surgery done.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair Transplant surgery is very safe nowadays. My cousin got her breast reduction, tummy tuck and facelift surgery in India by the company called Forerunners Healthcare .The Price for the surgery she paid in India was very less. She paid 30% of the cost she was quoted in America.

      Forerunners Healthcare is very famous in India. They arrange cosmetic and plastic surgery for foreigners in India. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and about their patient stories. They arrange financing for USA, Canadian, UK and other international patients who plan to have surgery abroad for low price, as the breast reduction, tummy tuck, facelift and other cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. There are huge cost savings. As a doctor I personally believe that surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of healthcare available In India is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.

      http://www.forerunnershealthcare.com
      Hope this helps.

  29. QUESTION:
    Where i can find a low price & reliable hair transplant clinic in Hyderabad ?
    I mean to say one which guarantees successful hair transplant .

    • ANSWER:
      We live in OREGON. Go to YELP or Craigslist and read reviews or post on their message boards there from your city.

      FYI: London: Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

      Doctor Bessam Farjo told Newsbeat some clinics are not doing enough to warn under-30s about the long-term risks.

      He said that while the publicity in celebrities like Wayne Rooney getting the procedure is making it more popular, it is not for everyone.

      “When a celebrity comes out with it, you only hear the good things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

      “You don`t hear the cautions or the potential complications.”

      He says that if you get surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place.“If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don`t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss,” he said.

      “You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald forehead which isn`t pretty but is also hard to fix.”

      Google hair transplants gone wrong. About 5,980,000 results. 12-11.
      Google also: Wayne Rooney's hair appears to be thinning... just months after £30,000 transplant.
      Google: Hair Wars: Transplant firm Bosley sues Ziering over defection
      The effort has helped turn the company into a nationwide leader in the field of hair restoration, with annual sales of more than 0 million. The company spent about 0000 training Dr. Yates, who had no experience with hair transplants . . .

      Example who had a strip hair transplant done:
      "i had my strip hair transplant done 6 months ago, and the area they had stripped and stiched back on still hurts when i touch or when i lay back can someone with strip hair transplant recomment a cure for the wound, anyone oil or cream so it could heal and not hurt.thanks a ton".

      If your hair loss is genetics: Prince William, Prince Philip, Prince Charles for example . . .Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in the U.K., says the only way the prince can restore a reasonable amount of hair density to his head is through a procedure in which 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This procedure isn’t available through the British National Health Service, and costs around ,600 a year.

      But most blokes don’t realise there are many different types of transplant to choose from – some using your own hair while others using donor hair – and various procedures can set you back anything from £4,000 to £30,000.

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had a hair Transplant at BNR Skin Hospitals Bangalore?
    Please let me know ur experience on this if u have had the hair transplant and what was the cost and are u satisfied with the results.

    • ANSWER:
      Contact doctor. He will provide you list of earlier patients. Then you will understand.

  31. QUESTION:
    From Where can I take hair transplant in Delhi?
    Hi friends,
    I want to take hair loss treatment in Delhi.
    Please suggest me some best hair transplant surgeon in Delhi.

    • ANSWER:
      We live in the USA.

      FYI: London: Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

      Doctor Bessam Farjo told Newsbeat some clinics are not doing enough to warn under-30s about the long-term risks.

      He said that while the publicity in celebrities like Wayne Rooney getting the procedure is making it more popular, it is not for everyone.

      “When a celebrity comes out with it, you only hear the good things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

      “You don`t hear the cautions or the potential complications.”

      He says that if you get surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place.“If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don`t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss,” he said.

      “You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald forehead which isn`t pretty but is also hard to fix.”

      Google hair transplants gone wrong. About 5,980,000 results. 12-11.
      Google also: Wayne Rooney's hair appears to be thinning... just months after £30,000 transplant.
      Google: Hair Wars: Transplant firm Bosley sues Ziering over defection
      The effort has helped turn the company into a nationwide leader in the field of hair restoration, with annual sales of more than 0 million. The company spent about 0000 training Dr. Yates, who had no experience with hair transplants . . .

      Example who had a strip hair transplant done:
      "i had my strip hair transplant done 6 months ago, and the area they had stripped and stiched back on still hurts when i touch or when i lay back can someone with strip hair transplant recomment a cure for the wound, anyone oil or cream so it could heal and not hurt.thanks a ton".

      If your hair loss is genetics: Prince William, Prince Philip, Prince Charles for example . . .Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in the U.K., says the only way the prince can restore a reasonable amount of hair density to his head is through a procedure in which 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This procedure isn’t available through the British National Health Service, and costs around ,600 a year.

      But most blokes don’t realise there are many different types of transplant to choose from – some using your own hair while others using donor hair – and various procedures can set you back anything from £4,000 to £30,000.

  32. QUESTION:
    where would be the best country to get a hair transplant cheaply?
    I am suitable for a hair transplant but it costs 8000 euro here ih ireland

    • ANSWER:
      Thailand or India.

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    Which are good hair transplant centres in Pune / Bombay & what is the cost?
    I am 29 years old & am 80-85 % bald & am looking for doing hair transplant either natural or artificial!
    Wanted to know reliable & cost effective hair transplant centers in Pune / Mumbai or elsewhere in India (if required) so that I can get more details about it & cover my bald surfaces to get a new look!

    Thanks in advance for your advice:-]

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Rekha Yadav is the best and reasonably priced too. She's got Segals Solutions products as well which could also help before you consider a transplant or even after a transplant. She's in Bandra and known by Revital Trichology fame

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the density that I can get after hair transplantation?
    I have gone to a lot many hair transplant surgeons but am not convinced that I can get only 45 hair roots per square centimeter. Can anyone tell me the name of some real good hair transplant plastic surgeons in India. I want it also at an affordable cost.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sheela,
      That is a very interesting question there.
      I have been treated for the problem of hair loss by Darling Buds at Chandigarh which is famous for high density.
      Let me tell you that no plastic surgeon in the world can give you a density of more than 45-60 in the best circumstances. Most will give you an average density of 45 /cm sq
      However, as Dr Bhatti designed my hairline, I realized that with the expertise of a good plastic surgeon, the 65 roots planted in one sq centimeter can be made to look as lush as normal density.
      I am very thankful that I got my procedure done while on a vacation in India.
      Indian plastic surgeons are the very best.

  35. QUESTION:
    Has anyone out there undergone a facial hair transplant?
    I have very little facial hair. My moustache is thin and soft and my beard only grows in one spot. People in my family naturally have little facial or body hair. I've tried Minoxidil (which didn't work), so now I'm looking into facial hair transplant, specifically FUE. So my question is, has anyone out there undergone facial hair transplant? If so, are you satisfied with the results? How much did it cost? I'm also looking for recommendations as far as doctors who perform this procedure and also before & after photos. Thanks
    P.S. I'm 34

    • ANSWER:
      Not me

      http://www.foundhair.com/pages/FacialHairTransplant.shtml
      http://www.hairtransplantfaq.com/FAQMain.asp

  36. QUESTION:
    How to grow my hair back?
    Besides getting healthy. I am thinking of hair transplant but its going to cost 20K. i HAVE TRIED ROGAINE, and almost everything out there even obscure local remedies. I'm i doomed to cough up 20k and possible endanger my finical stability for the next coupple of years because of my vanity? But i sure do want to have a full head of hair at the same time.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to get your hair to grow is to focus on your diet. Protein, healthy fats, and hydration (water) are important. You can also improve your hair growth with vitamins like biotin, pantothenic acid, Inositol, and MSM. I like Caribbean Hair Grow, because it has all of the supplements that I need in order to get my hair to grow quick, but you should talk to your doctor before you take anything.

  37. QUESTION:
    How much will a hair transplant surgery cost either in Brazil or Argentina with a good doctor?
    I´d like to know prices ranges. I know cost varies. please give examples. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get hair transplant surgery in India.Cosmetic Surgery is very cheap in India.There is one company that is very famous in India that arranges cosmetic surgery for foreigners in India.They are called the Forerunners Healthcare.I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and about their patient stories.I have also read that they arrange financing for american and canadian patients as cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance.They also have photos pasted of their International patients.You can checkout their website.The cost savings are incredible.As a doctor i personally believe that your cosmetic surgery can be easily handled in India as the quality of healthcare available here is simply best in the world.The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.If you still havent got your surgery done,you are better off getting it done in India.

      http://www.forerunnershealthcare.com
      hope this helps

  38. QUESTION:
    A good hair transplant clinic in Delhi?
    I mean cost should be moderate, not too high. I know Dr. Tejinder's but their price is too high.
    Should I go for FUE or FUT? I heard FUE hair transplant prices are usually twice the costs of FUT.
    Oh and btw, my budget is up to 100000 Rs.

    • ANSWER:
      We live in the USA.

      London: Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

      Doctor Bessam Farjo told Newsbeat some clinics are not doing enough to warn under-30s about the long-term risks.

      He said that while the publicity in celebrities like Wayne Rooney getting the procedure is making it more popular, it is not for everyone.

      “When a celebrity comes out with it, you only hear the good things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

      “You don`t hear the cautions or the potential complications.”

      He says that if you get surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place.“If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don`t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss,” he said.

      “You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald forehead which isn`t pretty but is also hard to fix.”

      Google hair transplants gone wrong. About 5,980,000 results. 12-11.
      Google also: Wayne Rooney's hair appears to be thinning... just months after £30,000 transplant.
      Google: Hair Wars: Transplant firm Bosley sues Ziering over defection
      The effort has helped turn the company into a nationwide leader in the field of hair restoration, with annual sales of more than 0 million. The company spent about 0000 training Dr. Yates, who had no experience with hair transplants . . .

      Example who had a strip hair transplant done:
      "i had my strip hair transplant done 6 months ago, and the area they had stripped and stiched back on still hurts when i touch or when i lay back can someone with strip hair transplant recomment a cure for the wound, anyone oil or cream so it could heal and not hurt.thanks a ton".

      If your hair loss is genetics: Prince William, Prince Philip, Prince Charles for example . . .Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in the U.K., says the only way the prince can restore a reasonable amount of hair density to his head is through a procedure in which 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This procedure isn’t available through the British National Health Service, and costs around ,600 a year.

      But most blokes don’t realise there are many different types of transplant to choose from – some using your own hair while others using donor hair – and various procedures can set you back anything from £4,000 to £30,000.

  39. QUESTION:
    Have you done hair transplant? what is your feeling? do you have any advice for me?How much is the costs?
    I live in London Uk and I am thinking of doing hair transplant but I dont know where to go and different people giving me different advices to do or not to do. How much is going to cost?

    • ANSWER:
      I think that you have to be a trained surgeon to do a hair transplant.

      You will have to go to medical school for training before they will let you do one!

      Cost - about 5 years of your time and paying your way

  40. QUESTION:
    How much it cost for hair transplant in India?
    My hair root is black in colour instead of white and my hair is falling. No product works on my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair transplantation means, transplanting live hair roots onto the bald area. These transplanted hair roots behave in the same manner as the hair from the area where they are extracted from. For more details about cost and treatment visit here

  41. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost for a hair transplant?
    I have a receding hair line on the two corners of my head that goes back about 3 to 4 inches.Give me a rough estimate.

    • ANSWER:
      The cost of a hair transplant depends entirely upon how much hair you're transplanting (the degree of baldness you're trying to fix). I had a hair transplant done 2 years ago and I'm thrilled with the result! I had some thinning of my frontal hairline and some receeding. I required 1000 grafts to fix the problem. My surgeon charged a graft which totalled 00. This is a pretty basic, minimal amount. Very few men seeking a hair transplant would go for less than 1000 grafts. Some men get 5 times that many grafts to fix the problem. Prices will vary from surgeon to surgeon.

      Some other things to consider are:

      1. Your age. If you're under 30 years old, most reputable surgeons won't touch you because it's too early to determine your pattern of baldness. I started thinking about a transplant when I was in my early 20's, but thankfully didn't go through with it until I was 35.

      2. Particularly if you're younger (and even if you aren't - just to maintain results) you should consider taking finasteride (marketed as Propecia, but the generic version is MUCH cheaper). Do your research on this because there is a very small percentage of men (around 1%) who experience really bad side effects from this drug. For the vast majority though, it simply maintains hair by blocking the DHT (dihydrotestosterone) enzyme. DHT is the enzyme responsible for attacking hair follicles and causing male pattern baldness. In some cases (myself included), it even produces some hair regrowth in thin areas. This is a prescription drug however, so you will need to see a doctor about this.

      3. I've heard about taking biotin supplements as well. I haven't tried it myself yet, but I'm probably going to. Biotin is a naturally occuring substance in our bodies. It is responsible for the development of keretin (the stuff finger nails and hair is made of). It is said to produce hair that grows faster and thicker when taking the supplement. I'd have to try it to see, but that's also an option.

      4. I haven't used this personally, but if you're nervous about using finasteride, you could always try Rogaine. It produces similar results to finasteride, but it is a topical solution rather than a medication. The reason I haven't wanted to use it is because you have to apply it twice a day, everyday and it's a greasy substance (makes your hair look like crap).

      Hope this helps. Remember - save it or shave it!

  42. QUESTION:
    where would be the best country to get a hair transplant cheaply?
    I am suitable for a hair transplant but it costs 8000 euro here ih ireland

    • ANSWER:
      This is about pregnancy...Try another forum.

  43. QUESTION:
    White ppl: How much do you pay for your hair extensions and toupees?
    What length do you get? Look, don't beat around the bush, white women love to wear hair extensions, whether its sowed in or clip ons. White men have the hair paint spray where they spray their bald spots, toupees ,and the hair transplants.

    So, tell me, How much do you pay for your hair "extensions" and toupees?

    • ANSWER:
      I have totally 100% natural hair. Never been dyed or permed or had any attachments.

      My little sister used to wear extensions to thicken her hair up- she got them sewn in and they cost around 200 british pounds.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best cost for hair transplant at a good center in India?
    The cost varies from doctor to doctor and from city to city. What's the reason?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi!
      The cost varies in the USA from USD 6-8 per root.
      Similarly, the range is Rs 25-50 per root in India.
      The cost of FUE is generally 50 % costlier all over the world.
      The cost factor variation depends on- the expertise of the center which means more hair shall grow. This comes with experience. It eventually turns out chaeper for you if all the implanted hair grow. A cost which is half initially, may actually be 200% costlier when you find that half the planted hair have not grown.
      Quality costs.
      India is cheaper due to economical reasons- leeser cost of trained manpower, lesser taxes, etc.
      Indian doctors, US standards of care at Chinese rates is the reason why clients throng to India for growing hair.

  45. QUESTION:
    Kindly let me know what is the latest most effective hair transplant treatment as actor Salmankhan is getting?
    I have horrible hair falling.i gana get hair transplant but it seems to be just wasting.Actor Salman khan was totally hairless but now he has done something great and I realy got to know.kindly help me

    • ANSWER:
      The most advanced medical hair restoration procedure is follicular unit hair tranplants. It gives very natural results. Here are two articles about the method, its costs, and finding the best surgeon. My husband had this done and loves the results.

  46. QUESTION:
    Hair Loss trying a med called Propecia does this work or no?
    Hi, I need some help with my problem, at 24 years old i start
    to loss my hair,now at 30 years i lost a lot, 2 weeks ago i went to a hair transplant doctor,he said try a pill called Propecia.
    Is this pill any good?
    Does it help?
    As any one seeing hair grow back or lossing more?
    Any one had any bad side affects from this med?
    Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Do An ANSWERS search and you will find Propecia users all say it has not helped.
      After many years of research and self experimentation this was the only natural treatment I found that stops thinning and loss almost straight away and also produces new growth. My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth has been slower, but has virtually grown back to original hair line and though sparse at beginning, each month it became denser. Massage thoroughly with natural oils - olive oil is excellent - then using a palm held short bristled brush (soft natural boar bristles) brush vigorously so you really feel it stimulating scalp (90 /100 strokes or even more each day focusing on where loss is). After scalp adjusts you can increase brushing to 150 strokes. Will unplug blocked hair ducts indicated by painful small spots like pimples and a cause of hair loss and It will grow faster, thicker and It will force the new growth. Brushing before you apply oil is equally OK. A little shedding and breakage may occur at first but quickly stops as hair gets better anchored and stronger. Initially hairs will be weak looking and sparse. Don't be concerned if brushing uproots them as they will re-appear even stronger. It demands perseverance week in, week out to get the same results. I've found most do not persevere and so fail to get them. But have heard from some who have had equal if not better success. One of main causes of loss are harmful shampoos and even more harmful dandruff shampoos and too frequent washing. Do a Google to find safe, non harmful products then shop for them at GNC, Trader Joes, Wegmans, Cost plus, Earth Fare, some Walmart stores, and natural health stores.
      Genetics probably are a factor in hair loss. My immediate family members have severe loss. I believe this treatment saved me from the same fate. Try it you will be happy that you did!

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years research, self experimentation using natural treatments to cure skin, scalp and hair disorders

  47. QUESTION:
    Am I old enough to have a hair transplant?
    My hair is really thin in front. I have a 12 x 2 in. area with barely any hair. I was considering maybe getting a hair transplant because hair has not grown there for at least 3 years, maybe longer. I'm 16, turning 17. Do you think I'll be old enough to have the procedure? Also, because the area is kind of small, do you think it'll still cost in the thousands?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is yes, for both questions. Your parents will have to get in on the act because of your age. The price will still be in the thousands. I have a client that had a transplant done just a few months ago. It cost a hair. That seems to be average for a doctor that specializes in this field. Whatever you decide, please do your research first before having the procedure done. I have seen some really botched up jobs! Get lots of references. Look at lots of pictures of heads that they have worked on. Please, don't get plugs. They look like plugs. Not at all natural.
      Another thing.. This procedure is very painful. The hair is removed from the thickest part of your hair (usually the back), and placed on the top. You will hurt in both areas making sleep very difficult for a while. Have you thought about having a hair weave instead?

  48. QUESTION:
    Have you done hair transplant? what is your feeling? do you have any advice for me?How much is the costs?
    I am thinking to have hair transplant done on myself.I have no hair on top of my head in middle part.Do you know where to go and how much is going to cost?How long is going to take?I live in London UK.

    • ANSWER:
      email Sir Elton John and russ Abott!

  49. QUESTION:
    How does a hair Transplant basically work?
    Does the hair still really grow?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair transplant surgery is very safe nowadays. My cousin got her breast reduction, tummy tuck and facelift surgery in India by the company called Tour2india4health Consultants .The Price for the surgery she paid in India was very less. She paid 30% of the cost she was quoted in America.

      Tour2india4health Consultants is very famous in India. They arrange cosmetic and plastic surgery for foreigners in India. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and about their patient stories. They arrange financing for USA, Canadian, UK and other international patients who plan to have surgery abroad for low price, as the breast reduction, tummy tuck, facelift and other cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. There are huge cost savings. As a doctor I personally believe that surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of healthcare available In India is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.

      http://www.tour2india4health.com
      Hope this helps.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how much it costs to do a hair transplant (the range)?
    I am just 22 years old and I am turning bald... Things are totally out of my control. I feel the necessity to think about hair transplant. Could anyone explain how effective it is and more importantly the cost?

    • ANSWER:
      It can vary quite a bit in range depending on who you go to, the type of procedure and how many grafts you need.

      These sites can help you out:

      www.hairtransplantinsider.com
      www.hairtransplantmagazine.com
      www.hairtransplantscosts.com

      Good luck on your research!


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Best Treatment For Hair Loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  2. QUESTION:
    Is hair grafting a good treatment for hair loss? Is there any side effect of this treatment?
    I have heard of this treatment for hair loss but I am not sure whether it really works. Can someone tell his own experience on this treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Now a days hair grafting has become a common mode of hair loss treatment. With the advancement of cosmetic surgery, people suffering from hair loss go for hair grafting for re-growth of hair effectively. Hair grafting is mainly done to treat male pattern of baldness.The process of hair grafting is quite complex and surgeons who carry out the operation are well trained and experienced enough to perform the operation for a long period of time with immense patience and dexterity.

      There are mainly two types of hair grafting that are done for hair fall treatment, Strip Harvesting Technique and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique.

      There can be several side effects too of this treatment. Some of them are:
      1. Hair can be different in appearance.
      2. Poor growth of hair in the bald region.
      3. There can be scars of the surgery, etc.

      For more information try the link

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/what-is-hair-grafting.html

  3. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      YES, the only one known is called the Segals Solutions Program - The only sure shot way is to strengthen the Hair-Root.

      It's perhaps the only known dedicated NATURAL solution to this problem in India. It's thorough, it's professional and doesn't contain any harmful chemicals, no sulfates, no salts; only unique botanicals, proven herbs, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Go for their specially prepared Advanced Hair Supplement and Advanced Scalp Formula. They work wonders and ur hairfall is arrested in 45 days, whatever be the cause. Their ingredients are their strength. Study on their site http://haircarehelp.tripod.com.

      If u find any product with similar ingredients, don't hesitate to go for it. Specially, look for Saw Palmetto, a herb that prevents hairloss and promotes health from hair-root. It's proven by research and clinical trials. They guarantee you results.

      Don't go for any allopathic medication as somebody has suggested. They will prescribe u harmful drugs like Minoxidil and Finasteride that will have severe side-effects. You may seek an opinion about the Segals Solutions from The Revital Trichology Clinic in Mumbai or from Segals Solutions India office

  4. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?

    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      this is a product which is very effective ayurvedic medicine

      http://www.himalayahealthcare.com/products/hairloss_cream.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    How to treat and control the hair loss for male?
    is there any treatment for hair loss? i dont want to go to saloon treatment store. but i want to have natural treatment. like what should i eat? what should i use for cleaning my hair? how often should i wash my hair? how to make grow the loss hair back?

    im not bold yet but my hair started to fall bit by bit.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chiew how are you = D

      There are plenty of beauty tips and recipes to combat hair loss, however, this selection of tips summarizes the most effective and tested tips to help stop the decline and restore the hair. If adopted, have great potential for your hair loss problem, is past history.

      Tips to combat hair loss

      1. Do not expose your hair too much sun, beach, sea water or river, factors hindering the growth of hair.

      2. Avoid the use of gels, mousses and other commodity chemicals for hair beauty, and that encourage hair loss. Prefer natural products to care for your hair.

      3. Do not brush your hair because it could increase its downfall. Use combs with wide separations and keep the scalp clean, preventing the follicles are tapen, leading to hair loss.

      4. Do not abuse the use of hats or scarves, which prevent the oxygenation of your hair.

      5. Avoid the use of forceps, hooks and accessories to collect hair, because force and damage the hair.

      6. No vats of your hair with chemicals that cause hair loss.

      7. Avoid the use of dryers. Dry your hair, if possible, of course, in contact with air.

      8. Try to combat stress, to prevent the contraction of blood vessels that nourish the hair, leading to malnutrition of the scalp and increase hair loss.

      I hope this help in something.

      Have a nice day :)

  6. QUESTION:
    What are good anti hair loss treatment products for african hair?
    I have relaxed hair that used to be long, healthy and strong. Since I've recovered from thyroid disease, my hair's been thinning and falling, not too drastically but it's growing super slowly. I eat healthy, drink lots of water and stopped wearing extensions. What are good hair treatment for hair loss? I heard René Furterer bulbs were good but do you have good suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Most hair loss treatments can be brought over the counter. Some of them can be very expensive. But you can save a lot of money by considering natural hair loss treatments over these costly remedies. While there is no sure fire way of getting all your hair back, there are ways of stopping the balding process and regaining some of your hair naturally. Consider these natural hair loss treatments before buying those expensive medications.

      Onion bulbs - With onion bulbs, there is no need to hunt down exotic ingredients for healthier hair and scalp. This can be found in most kitchens and can help with hair loss problems. When using onions for hair loss treatments, simply rub the juice directly to the hair and let sit for up to 1 hour. This will help in boosting hair growth as well as making hair strands stronger.

      Cayenne Pepper - Applying cayenne pepper to the scalp stimulates hair follicles and blood circulation. You can make cayenne pepper paste by mixing it with some water. Apply to your hair directly and let sit for 30 minutes. This will help in hair re-growth.

      Soy - Soy is a good source of isoflavone which are said to have anti-oxidant properties similar to Vitamin E. The use of soy for hair treatments averts hair loss.

      Jojoba Oil - Jojoba oil cleanses the scalp and helps stop the production of sebum. Too much sebum in the scalp leads to slow hair growth. It also contains anti-oxidants which prevents hair damage, rejuvenates and makes the scalp healthy. This is one of the most commonly used hair loss treatment ingredient.

      Pumpkin Seed - Lower DHT levels in the body naturally with pumpkin seed. These contain natural oils that stop hair thinning. They work by producing delta-7-sterine which inhibits DHT levels.

      Ginko Bilboa - Ginko Bilboa is an ancient Chinese remedy that spans generations. It is primarily used to regulate blood circulation. It is especially beneficial to the scalp as increased blood flow will help in hair re-growth and help maintain a healthy head of hair.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    I just want to know about those treatments and where clinic I can check my hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Using amla oil

      Amla oil, prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. A mixture of an equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice, used as a shampoo also stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

      Using lettuce

      Lettuce is useful in preventing hair loss. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is believed to help the growth of hair if taken to the extent to half a litre a day

      Using mustard oil and henna leaves

      Mustard oil, boiled with henna leaves, is useful for healthy growth of hair. About 250 ml of mustard oil should be boiled in a tin basin. About sixty grams of henna leaves should be gradually put in this oil till they are burnt in the oil. The oil should then be filtered using a cloth and stored. Regular massage of the head with the oil will produce abundant hair.

      Using coconut milk

      The application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair roots is also beneficial in the treatment of hair loss. It nourishes the hair and promotes hair growth. Coconut milk is prepared by grinding the coconut shavings and squeezing them well.

      Using onion

      Onion has also been found beneficial in patchy baldness. The affected part should be rubbed with onions morning and evening till it is red. It should be rubbed with honey afterwards.

      Using other remedies

      Daily application of refined coconut oil, mixed with lime water and lime juice on the hair, prevents hair loss and lengthens it. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considered beneficial. Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black gram and fenugreek lengthens the hair. Regular use of castor oil as hair oil helps the luxuriant growth of the hair.

      Daily diet

      The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet. Persons with a tendency to lose hair should take a well-balanced and correct diet, made up of foods which, in combination, should supply all the essential nutrients. It has been found that a diet which contains liberal quantities of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits would provide adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients. Each food group should roughly form the bulk of one of the three principal meals. These foods should, however, be supplemented with certain special foods such as milk, vegetable oils, honey, wheat germ, yeast and liver.

      Also you can buy a wig. :p

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there not a serious hair treatment for hair loss that really really works?
    I am just wondering if anyone knows an serious hair treatment that really works for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      A multimillionaire will be made one day – the day a scientific researcher finds a simple, inexpensive, universally successful hair regrowth product. And that day will come. The amount of money being funneled into hair loss research is phenomenal, and as long as our society puts such great stock in appearance and beautiful heads of hair, the research will continue until that simple cure is found.Until then, men and women must investigate and experiment with a variety of products which will have a variety of results, dependent upon the individual. Each human body is unique, with unique levels of hormones, chemicals, and enzymes. For this reason, to date, there is not a universal cure. Some people experience reduction in hair loss and solid regrowth, while others using the same product may not see the same result. As stated above there is no universal cure that works for everyone. There are some companies that allow you to try out their products for a small fee and even free. So if the product isn't working, you haven't spent a dime and can move on with your experiments - which is what you'll need to do to find the solution for you because the effects differ from one person to the next.

      For more information visit: http://www.provillus.com/?aid=333123

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there not a serious hair treatment for hair loss that really really works?
    I am just wondering if anyone knows an serious hair treatment that really works for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      you should use Palmolive Pure Naturals Shampoo&Conditioner. I have this crazy hair loss but now, my hair is healthy, thick and no dandruff! =D

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    A friend of mine has "alopecia areata" (patchy hair loss) and he would like to find out what treatment is best for this type of hair loss. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My bro had alopecia areata and managed to recover through treatment he found through a website called www.alopecia-areata-cure.com. It is costly but it worked for him. You might want to try. Wish you a quick recovery.

  11. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss on the back of the head?
    I am a balding male but I recently I noticed bald spot on the back of the head about the size of a quarter. I thought hair would come back but I noticed that it is growing bigger. A quick online search indicated that it could be Alopecia Areata but I thought it would only cause hair loss on the top and at the crown. Is there any treatment for hair loss at the back and can it be stopped?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely sounds like Alopecia Areata - an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been known to be the main cause.

      For a start you can compare with the images in www.curespotbaldness.com. Following this, a skin biopsy should be carried out by a trained medical doctor or a dermatologist. This is the best way to diagnose and confirm. It will show any abnormal concentration of T-cells (immune cells) at the affected area.

      My bro did the same when had this problem. However he managed to recover using a treatment he found in the website. Wish you a quick recovery

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for alopecia hair loss?
    I am only 32 years old but I'm suffering hair loss, what is the possible treatment for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos and other hair products are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp, cause loss then block the hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Go to "Skin Deep Database" and search "shampoos" and then "hair conditioners".and you will see countless ones were found to have severely toxic and harmful ingredients

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two brothers and a totally bald 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment disproves the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum (I have other testimonials)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(the treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you! I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair.
      TREATMENT: Apply extra virgin olive,to scalp (extra virgin coconut or grape seed work just as well - then brush ALL of scalp ( not just where you have loss as whole of scalp will have been sickened and hair ducts blocked by toxic shampoos) vigorously and firmly using a palm held military brush with 1/2'' or 5/8'' long natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). See them on Amazon.
      Brush very vigorously and strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /110 strokes each session initially and as scalp adjusts build up to 300.or more. It will unplug the blocked hair ducts and it also forces new growth.
      Some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. After about two or three weeks sparse tiny and new weak hairs will appear. Continued brushing will uproot them and then they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER but still be sparse but they will not be uprooted. Gradually, week by week, growth will be more dense and continued brushing will not uproot them. After brushing session leave oil on for 1 1/2 hours
      before removing with the safe shampoo
      IMPORTANT: Only wash hair with a totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins (no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind). You can find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. I returned to England after a 15 years absence to find one completely bald and a near bald brother and a totally bald 18 year old nephew. They were totally surprised to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info.

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant, safe, natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth skin conditions and anti - aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    Friends, i have tried almost every thing. Dr Bhatra(The worst), i have also tried number of ayurvedic medicines but all failed in front of my hair loss.

    Any treatment that really works? please let me know

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any of those on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, hair oil, birth control pills, pollution in the water, to name just a few . . . ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. Watch the movie called SIDE EFFECTS. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12. Four men are charged in federal court for selling home-brewed hair growth drugs online. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54991911-78/ahn-growth-hair-kim.html.csp
      As for Rogain, once you stopped, hair loss begins. Read the following blog> The Horrors of Hair Loss
      Posted: 02/04/2013 2:19 pm
      Any reactions to a drug - like Vitamin B complex which is a supplement - 'side effect' is a negative reaction to a drug - this is your body telling you that what you just gave it is toxic to it, and instead of helping you, it is actually hurting you.  It is your body's way of telling you to stop.  All drugs have side effects, and are toxic...even lethal...to some people at some dosage.  Another term for toxic is poisonous.  We owe it to ourselves to try less toxic treatments first.  Especially since too many drugs merely cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying cause of the symptom in the first place. Another example: Green Tea supplement: Green tea extract supplements have been linked to several cases of liver damage. Green tea extracts might make liver disease worse.
      Source: Health Magazine, FDA, Slate dot com
      Another example: Vitamin D posted on Facebook: "I'm regretting reading the small print on my bottle of Vitamin D capsules. The source is "wool oil." So... sheep sebum? I can't get the (hopefully imagined) smell of wet sheep out of my mouth now."

      Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia, 100% why you have hair loss.

      "You find people oiling hair every single day, the hair sweats and it doesn’t get washed. What do you think happens? It goes limp and becomes thin because it is not breathing,” Shamillah Mohammed, a hairstylist at SUQA, says.

      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11.

      Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone."

      When hair starts to fall out MORE, there are no hair products or treatment, that are made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair falls. It is a trillion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair falls.

      Eliminate the 'causes' before you find 'solution' and your hair will improve.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Google: Hair regrowth firm gets the treatment as client sees no fringe benefits. University student Raymond Bayssari, 20, who despite boasting a head of hair most bald men dream about, was awarded a 05 immediate refund after a tribunal found Mr Bayssari's hair had not regrown. Published 8-23-12.

      ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

  14. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a saw palmetto oil in UK to use as a topical treatment for hair loss?
    Saw Palmetto is traditionally used as a topical treatment to help improve skin and scalp conditions and combat hair loss by reviving the follicles.
    I am trying to find saw palmetto oil in UK which can be used as topical treatment to try it for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, does it really work?? I know that rogaine and propecia work, also hair transplant (FUE) is a good option. Can you update your anwer and tell if saw palmetto has really been a good dht blocker and stopped your hair loss?? I could try it, tried just all the stuuf below so far.

      1) Hair transplant (FUE technology) creates really natural hairline, no scars, the best way to go if you have enough donor hair and money of course.

      2. Propecia (Finasteride) and Minoxidil are the only ones approved by FDA and proven to work in most men so far.
      http://www.propecia.com
      http://www.rogaine.com

      But before you consider to start propecia you must really study about the side effects. It can mess your hormones real bad if you are not
      lucky, so you must choose, hair or these side effects. Quite a big perecent have these side effects, more than Merck - the company that holds
      Propecia trademark is saying. see www.propeciahelp.com
      Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same sides(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal c..p before it and laser combs, so far the only thing that prevents my hairloss, not much regrowth, but has stopped my hairloss completely.
      I buy from this pharmacy for the last 2 years - http://www.1rx.biz/generic_propecia.html . It is under per pill as I buy the 90 pills. (89$ for 90)

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    Anyone knows something good (not fake)for hair loss ...I would like to buy something online. I am to shy to buy them in store. i don't know if any really good. Any advice to solve my hair loss will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as you know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few. but anyway you can always try and get real results.

      year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also used herbal treatment.in that case Provillus is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Provillus but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.provillus.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there any stem cell treatment for hair loss?
    Minoxidil, Fenisteride, Ketokonazole, steroids -- these are medicines used in hair loss treatment. Minoxidil works temporarily Other drugs also cause adverse reaction in the body. And big promises announced by other herbal or something else formulas dont really work. Hair transplant requires surgery. Is there any other safe but sure methods for raising hair? Is stem cell treatment available now for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Follicle hair transplant therapy is still in a stage of research and testing, and so is not yet available as an alternative to conventional hair transplants.

      However, this treatment (which is also known as follicular cell implantation) will involve the following procedure - A scalp biopsy is first taken to obtain a few healthy hair follicles. (This uses a local anaesthetic and takes about 30 minutes).

      The extracted follicles are then dissected to obtain the papilla, each of which contains between 200 and 400 dermal papilla cells (DPC's).

  17. QUESTION:
    How I can check in Lab product "Anti-Hair loss and Re-grow hair' if there is no chemical negative ingredients
    I would like to buy in China Hair Loss Treatment, they said its only chineese herbs, but I am afraid to use befor check in Lab, but I donnot now how and where I can do this.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There's only two drugs clinically tested and FDA approved : Minoxidil (Rogaine and other brands) and Propecia (Proscar, Finasteride, etc.), there are some interesting drugs too like Dutasteride or Follica but there aren't enough studies yet.

      http://www.hairlossline.com/articles/male-hair-loss-treatment-what-options-do-you-have.html

      If you're into natural stuff, the only ones that might be helpful are Saw Palmeto (there are capsules for sale in natural shops) because it contains anti androgens similar to the ones found on Propecia, or the herb Shen Min.

      http://www.hairlossline.com/articles/herbal-hair-loss-remedies-that-offer-hope.html

      Quite frankly all the other stuff are either placebos or scams.

  18. QUESTION:
    Which is the best and effective treatment for Hair loss?
    I have tried many hair loss creams and oils but found everyone not lasting longer. Do any one have a solution to my problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Friend,

      Use Himalaya Hair loss Cream for recovering the lost hairs. This hair loss cream is very costly but is very effective as it had proven its results on me. It is available both online and offline(local market).

      This Hair loss cream provides strength to hairs and increases hair density and is also effective in baldness. For more Info, Please refer to the below Link:-

  19. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for hair loss?
    I'm 15 and my hair is thinning. I was wondering if there is any natural treatment to prevent hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      The majority of products on the market make use of a variety of chemicals that can have harmful side effects and actually cause damage to your hair and scalp. Moreover, most of these chemicals are inconsistent at best when it comes to stopping hair loss. Provillus, a safe and all-natural hair loss solution, blocks the hormone DHT, which has been linked to 95 percent of hair loss. It also provides your scalp with nutrients that are essential to stimulating hair growth.

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for hair loss in women?
    help me please, my scalp is gonna bald if i don't fight this hair loss. what is the best treatment for hair loss in women? thank you for every answers

    • ANSWER:
      >>>Tips for Preventing Hair Loss<<>>Best Practices<<<
      * Shower with warm water instead hot water.
      * Use a heat protectant when you use a heated styling tool and your hair is most variable when it wet try dry your hair on medium or low heat rather than high heat of the hair dryer, If you use a towel take good care of your hair, do not scratch or damage your scalp.
      * Massage your scalp with essential oils.
      * Use brush with rounded teeth, harsh nylon bristles and sharp teeth may damage the hair and scalp.
      * Eat loaded with omega-3 fatty acids like fish, walnuts, flax seed and fish oil supplement other recommended food like egg, milk, green tea, avocado also avoid animal fat food like red meat

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men?
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men that do not impact upon your health? The available chemical solutions mess with your hormones, which seems far too risky, to me ... and drugs like finisteride are still relatively new drugs and only time will tell if there are side effects. Hair loss should simply be accepted, but it is something I am not able to do yet.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several treatment options that may help to stimulate and encourage hair growth. If hair loss occurs as a result of an underlying condition or disease, then the condition needs to be treated first. The various types of hair loss are treated with specific medication which includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, or steroid injections. For more serious episodes of hair loss, surgical procedures such as hair transplants, scalp reduction or skin grafts may be performed to replace hair loss.

      Natural and holistic therapy offers a gentler alternative for people experiencing hair loss than the harsh effects of conventional medication. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning.

      Herbal remedies along with good nutritional diet (supplements in case of severe deficiency or if directed by your doctor) help hair grow stronger and more plentifully by nourishing it at the roots. They achieve this by stimulating blood flow and supplying nutrients to the hair follicles and hence promoting healthy hair growth and slowing down excessive hair loss. Although the process begins within a few days, as the hair grow slowly, the results are visible only after a few months.

      Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis help to promote strong, abundant hair. Other powerful herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea are effective combating hair loss and nourishing hair follicles.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/hairloss.htm

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    Help???what treatment is best for this type of hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair Loss information for men seeking to halt their hair loss with treatments. ... Hair loss treatment is best viewed as a gradually increasing process. ...Hair loss treatment information about Propecia, Avodart, Nizoral, ... Treatments for thinning hair are better than ever.Learn ways to slow and prevent hair loss in men. Some men never go ... Alopecia patches usually regrow in three to six months without treatment. ... If this happens, it's best to choose hairstyles that put less pressure on hair roots.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can I Use A Hair Loss Treatment to Increase Hair Growth?
    I hate the haircut that I have, and I was wondering if using a treatment for hair LOSS could help my hair to grow longer. Would that work?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. It'll stimulate your follicles. And haircuts don't kill follicles. Chances are, they're working. They're just not working fast enough. NOTHING will help your hair grow faster. Taking care of it by using professional products, drinking lots of water, and taking vitamins will help it to break off less.. but NOTHINGGGGG will make it grow faster.

      And don't believe the Pantene Beautiful Lengths commercial. They're full of crap. That'll just break it off with extended use.

  24. QUESTION:
    How long does it take biotin to yield results?
    Even though, I started taking biotin vitamin tablets (20 mg per day) for the past two weeks, I cannot see much progress. My question is, how long does it take to see the results?

    (Biotin tablets are used for the treatment of hair loss)

    • ANSWER:
      I have not used biotin tablets myself, so I can't really comment, but most hair loss remedies that I've heard of require at LEAST 3-6 months to see any sort of progress. It seems to me that 2 weeks is way too soon to expect anything.

      By the way are you male or female? If you're male, you could also look into finasteride and/or Rogaine to combat the problem. I'm currently taking finasteride and planning to try biotin as well.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it effective the use of Rogaine foam to re grow hair?
    I want to know If this is an effective treatment for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Most definately is. Takes along time for it to stimulate the scalp results should be noticable within 2 months. =) Hope this helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I get hair loss treatment shampoo not thickening shampoo?
    Where can I get hair loss treatment shampoo not thickening shampoo?

    • ANSWER:
      What you can do that will help boost hair growth is right after shampooing your hair, rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water. This will not only wash away oils and various other debris that many haircare products leave behind, but it will nourish your follicles as well. It wouldn't hurt to keep a jar of apple cider vinegar mixed with water by your shower for a quick treatment whenever you shampoo your hair.

      While apple cider vinegar certainly works well on its own, it can work even better when you add various herbs to it. For example chamomile, lavender, sage, horsetail, marigold, parsley and witch hazel all can be mixed with this natural substance for a very powerful herbal hair rinse. Many of these herbs such as sage, lavender and chamomile are known for their abilities to enhance the growth of your hair as well.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is Betamethasone dipropionate Beprogel Topical Solution good for hair?
    I have re-bonding hair.my hair's been thinning and falling now. What are good hair treatment for hair loss? I heard Betamethasone dipropionate Beprogel Topical Solution good for hair, do you have good suggestions?pls......

    • ANSWER:
      my best advice is to go to a doctor, they can help you, here nobody is a doctor

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it harmful using Kirkland minoxidil 5% for hair loss?
    I'm using Kirkland minoxidil as a treatment for hair-loss! I need to know is there any side effects using this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss is a very common problem among people. In most cases abnormal loosing of hair is a sign of health problems. What is abnormal loosing of hair? Do not panic if you loose from 50 to 100 hair per day – this is normal. If you clearly lose more or you see hairless spots on your head – see your doctor.

      So 50-100 strands of hair loss is totally normal and in limits, but if you still want to have stronger hair against hair loss, i advice you to check the following web page, where you can find recent best 10 shampoos that help you to recover from your hair loss problem and they are really great. The page ALSO has information about the possible reasons of hair loss.

      http://www.iknowhair.com/hair-loss-shampoo

      I advice you to give Nioxin a try. In the web page above you will also find some other information than just shampoos, such as how to prevent hair loss and what are the common reasons of it..

      Also i advice you to check the Bosley company, you will see their link in the web page above, where you can get free consultation with Bosley Medical physician, they are hair loss experts and one of the best world wide and the consults are totally free of charge and you will get the correct information without spending a dime and then decide your next step.

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take biotin to yield results?
    Even though, I started taking biotin vitamin tablets (20 mg per day) for the past two weeks, I cannot see much progress. My question is, how long does it take to see the results?

    (Biotin tablets are used for the treatment of hair loss)

    • ANSWER:
      i took
      -biotin
      -folic acid
      -one a day vitamins

      every morning for about a year. my skin was clear and my hair seemed to grow quicker. when i started getting lazy about taking it, i could definitely tell the diffference

      make sure you take the vitamin after a meal because if not, it wont be able to absorb all the way.

      answer mine :)-- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqsxwjsqpjEj5GYONRCBEfPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110720101927AAThj4R

  30. QUESTION:
    Which is the best dietary supplement or vitamin known for severe women hair loss?
    I am very young, not even 18, and i've already tried many hair loss treatments without result.. Can you recommend any?

    • ANSWER:
      Several reasons can cause excessive hair lose. A severe illness or major surgery, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal problems, your current medicine intakes, certain hair treatments that use chemical dyes, bleaches, and straightening or curling agent, or autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair on the head to fall out, etc.

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

      B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair,especially B6, biotin, folic acid, B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin)
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2241

      For Vitamin B complex, I would recommend Isotonix line when available because Isotonix line it's the only oral supplements in the market with isotonic capability when mixing with certain amount of water. Any food or pills taken orally must be digested within our stomach and transported in an isotonic state before our body can absorb its nutrients, this process can take from 40 minutes to 4 hours. Remember our stomach is very high acidic, which means many nutritional values are lost during digestion.

      This means that when we drink a supplement that’s isotonic, our stomach does not need to digest it, so that it can enter our small intestines for absorption within minutes. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

      Another supplement I would recommend is to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
      Omega 3 provide anti-inflammatory property and it’s very important for healthy hair growth.

      I would recommend Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2247

      When shopping for fish oil in the market, always look at its EPA and DHA values, because these are the omega 3 readily benefit for human body. Also pay attention to the guarantee of free hard metal contamination.

      Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil provides three grams of EPA and DHA, which studies reveal to be the most efficient amount for optimal health and has been tested twice to ensure free of heavy metals.

      In additions, decrease your animal protein intake and try to replace with plant protein when possible. Excessive animal proteins might cause inflammation in your body, encourage hair lose.

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

      Handle your hair gently, allowing it to air-dry whenever possible and avoid hair product that contain chemical ingredients.

      If you are looking for a gentle shampoo without harsh chemicals and nature base ingredients, try Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo. This salon formula botanical shampoo, conditioner and finishing rinse in one for dry and chemically treated hair. It features a delicate, moisturizing blend of botanical extracts of evening primrose, heather, jasmine, and orchid to quench dry hair and scalp. It is enhanced with deodorizing freshener to remove chemical processing odors, cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors.

      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2190

      Last suggestive word is be patient and be consistent and persistent because you will probably not see immediately result because your body needs some time to adjust to your new diet and to heal. But be sure to be optimistic and always carry a positive emotion because your mood affects your hormone and also affect your health.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the job title of a hair loss specialist?
    I have been loosing hair for a few years now and want to see a specialist who may be able to advice me on treatments available.

    Can someone therefore tell me, what is the job title of a hair loss specialist?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      dermatologist
      and for more information about hair loss visit here: Easterndrugs

  32. QUESTION:
    Would you consider using hair loss treatments?
    I have a friend that is 29 and slowly losing his hair. Right now it is long and he is afraid to cut it because it might show more that he is losing his hair. This is genetic and can not do much about it. Would you suggest him to cut it and start using hair loss treatments such as Rogaine? I don't know much about hair loss treatments and would love get an opinion or review about them from you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are more important things than hair loss treatments.
      Let a scientist explain WHY it became genetic and you will discover they are pseudoscientific applied statistical nitwits.

      For sure there are taoist (or maybe other) exercises and herbs that could help, but it's all very delicate and what might help for one may not help for another.

      When you get involved in these type of exercises, the attention for how much hair you have will disappear quickly :).

  33. QUESTION:
    Are there treatments for cancer that do not result in hair loss?
    from what i know people with cancer lose their hair from the kemo treatments not nessisarly the disease its self. (please correct me if i am wrong)
    and i was wondering if there was a form of treatment that would not result in hair loss? if so what types of cancer does this apply to?

    • ANSWER:
      the heart of pineapple is a natural treatment . google it

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take Minoxidil supplements to help cure hair loss?
    I'm having hair loss. And I'm only 29 years old. My father (66yrs old) has thing hair but he is not bald or suffer from male pattern baldness. I'm planning to take minoxidil.

    • ANSWER:
      MANY SHAMPOOS RESULT IN HAIR LOSS as they have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.
      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers). You can contact him.
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles (Should have quite stiff bristles and be a non cushioned brush). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 100/120 strokes at beginning and gradually build up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots- and prevent hair growth.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger.
      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.
      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar soaps in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and a teenage nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you treat dandruff related hair loss?
    I switched hair products two weeks ago and I have allergies so I guess my skin must be sensitive to it because my scalp dried out and then I got bad dandruff which is odd for me as it's never been a problem before. Now my hair is falling out more than normal (a lot more). I read on several medical sites that severe dandruff can cause hair loss, but didn't mention a treatment.
    Will treating the dandruff with medicated shampoos solve the hair loss as well? I'll be seeing my doctor in a few days but am interested in how to treat this from any one knowledgeable or has experience in this area.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Washing your hair with a good quality shampoo and conditioner choosing the mildest option is best I think. Don't use baby shampoo. Surprisingly or not so surprisingly your diet can affect your scalp. Alkalising yourself and taking supplements is an option to consider. How's your stress levels. My goodness hair loss sounds pretty drastic at any time dandruff or not. Have a massage. Take a float. Meditate or something. Good luck with the western quick fix or Chinese herbalist or whomever you see.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there an easy way to stop hair loss like a shampoo that really works?
    Some people say that must massage head with certain oils and must take tablets, shampoo, the list goes on.. Is it as hard as this to stop hair loss? i tried Bioxsine shampoo and treatment, it was a total waste of 2 years and money spent. I would really like to know if there is something out there that is quick and easy to use that actually works?

    • ANSWER:
      yes The NT (Nourishing Treatment) has many great conditioning agents and people are using it in place of their conditioner.Many people are using the Regenepure shampoos to stop hair loss and potentially grow hair due to the ingredient Ketoconazole that is found in the DR product.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have information about the hair loss treatment drug called Provillus?
    A little about my family hair loss history. My grandfather is bald. But my fathers side of the family have some or little hair loss. I'm starting to bald, but by the looks of it, it looks like i'm inheriting my fathers side of the family hair loss. I'm wondering if this is the right drug for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Provillus has been designed as a natural cure for those whose bodies have a lack of nutrients and vitamins which are essential for hair growth.

      It is a two-part treatment which uses a "topical solution" to prevent any further hair loss and "nutrient tablets" to help your body start regrowing your hair itself.

      Provillus wasn't designed to help genetic baldness but it is very effective in the most common form of hair loss - where your body doesn't have the right nutrients to keep hair growing healthily.

      As far as I know - it's impossible to know for sure what type of hair loss you have (genetic or otherwise) so if I were you, I'd just get some sort of natural treatment and try it out for a few months BEFORE the condition gets much worse.

      If it don't work, then you know you're probably dealing with genes :)

      You can see what other customers though of Provillus with this report about it: http://www.regrowreport.com/provillus-review.html

      hope this helps?

  38. QUESTION:
    Does everyone experience hair loss from accutane?
    So I'm going to be taking accutane and I've heard that a lot of people experienced hair loss during their treatment or even after their treatment and the hair loss was permanent. I've tried EVERYTHING for my skin and nothing is working so my only other option is accutane. I'm 14 btw. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      no don't take accutane u are too young and don't worry keep ur skin clean and the acne will go away accutane is very dangerous
      Go on this website:
      http://www.drugwatch.com/accutane/

  39. QUESTION:
    Who is the best doctor for hair transplant at Ludhiana?
    I am suffering from hair loss and want to go for hair loss treatment.
    I am confused about which doctor should i refer?
    Please suggest me the best doctor for hair transplant in ludhiana.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for sharing! hair transplant is latest technique for hair loss

  40. QUESTION:
    Can I still use Levitra while doing a Homeopathy treatment?
    I am currently having a Homeopathy treatment about hair loss. Do you know if the use of Levitra would interfere with my treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      yes
      don't use it

  41. QUESTION:
    Can a hair loss doctor determine exactly why someone is losing their hair?
    My hair is thinning very slightly. I'm 29. I would like to know if a hair loss doctor is capable of narrowing down EXACTLY what is causing this change.

    I'm doing all I can to stop and/or reverse this.

    • ANSWER:
      There are different causes for hair loss.

      1. Heredity. If you are a man, you might be experiencing the beginning of balding. It does begin in your 20's.

      2. Health. If there is an illness, it may affect your hair and cause hair loss.

      3. Stress. Stress can be a contributing factor to hair loss. Many people experience a degree of hair loss due to stress.

      The doctor will ask you questions and will be able to determine the root cause of your hair loss and then recommend a treatment plan.

  42. QUESTION:
    If I used a hair loss treatment would it make my hair thicker?
    A hair loss treatment for women, I mean.

    I'm not balding or anything, I just have naturally fine hair and I'd like for it to be thick and luscious.

    • ANSWER:
      there is a herbal hair loss product called "thicker hair" from UK Hair Solutions www.ukhairsolutions.com if you use it once a week as a mask before you wash your hair few hours later, it will strengthen your hair and make it thicker in few months. dont use anything else like chemicals that might ruin the quality of your hair when trying to make look better.
      Good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair loss and get rid of the greasy hair?
    I'm a 15 yrs old and tired of this annoying hair loss. I feel uncomfortable and scared to comb my hair because of this. I also have greasy hair thus I have to wash my hair everyday and hours after I've straighten it, it gets a lot more greasy. My hair is not enough straight thus I need to straighten it anyway.
    Please help me. I need to stop this horrible hair loss and get a cure for this greasy hair.
    Thank you for taking time to answer my question.

    • ANSWER:
      http://thelifeofawannabecrafter.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-hair-mask-treatment-eggoil.html

      use this tutorial to give your hair more protein, silkier, and help with damage.
      this mask is awesome to help damage and give your hair protein. Those two things are essential to hair growth. Also make sure you are using a heat protectant when you straighten your hair. What I also do is I cover my head in conditioner and leave on for a few hours then wash out. Make sure to take vitamins too, they help your hair grow more, healthier, and faster.

      Those are things to help without having to go to the store!!!! also to help with the ends i would also recommend a trim.
      PS when you are "training" your hair to go in between washes and easy way to make your hair look less greasy in between washes is to sprinkle a little baby powder into your hair. It's cheap too!!! Make sure when you do wash your hair, you wash it really well and the scalp to help new hair growth!!!

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to stop hair loss, what works best?
    I have a friend that has bad hair loss. He has tried everything from gelatin to onions. Is there any home remedies that will be helpful, or are vitamins and medicines the best option? Are there certain shampoos or conditioners that will help strengthen hair and premote more hair to grow?
    Please just list anything you know about hair loss and how it can truley be helped. Thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS .Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens/early twenties I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers). You can contact him. And I have other testimonials.
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and a teenage nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant - safe natural natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders.

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I get hair thickening shampoo; not hair loss treatment shampoo?
    I'm looking for a good shampoo that will make my hair more voluminous and thicken the hairs that are in my head already. I'm not looking for any shampoos that contain hair-loss inhibiting or hair regrowth drugs... just something that will make the hair thicker and stronger.

    Anyone have suggestions?
    Thanks for the tips, Miissa. However, everything I've seen says that henna will also color your hair. I don't want this.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.paulmitchell.com/Products/PaulMitchell/Extra-Body/Pages/ExtraBody.aspx

      I love the Thicken Up product. Theres nothing out there that will permanently change the thickness of your hair, but using the right products will strengthen your hair, making it easier to add volume .

  46. QUESTION:
    Can I reduce the chance of hair loss like how women reduce the chance of wrinkles?
    I read about a year ago women can reduce their chances of facial wrinkles by applying cream early before the wrinkles starts to develop.
    Can this apply to men too in terms of hair loss?
    Would any damage be done if I used products from Hair Club for Men right now to reduce the chances of hair loss later on?
    Does the Hair Club for Men work and is it obvious that a person is using their products?

    • ANSWER:
      You can! Find out what, when, why and HOW and your hair will improve by eliminating the 'cause'.

      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 7,430,000 results (0.15 seconds) Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 4,250,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      5. Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia 100% why you have hair loss.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

      Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

      > > > ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can I apply hair spa solutions on my hair after a cellphone treatment??cellophane treatment versus hair loss?
    I'm planning to have a cellophane treatment for my hair but I'm currently having problems with falling hair. It's not due to breakage of hair strands. Strands of hair tend to fall from the roots..Can cellphane treatments trigger a more severe hair loss?? Is it okay for me to undergo such hair treatment? All answers are fully appreaciated!

    If it's okay to have the treatment, can i still use hair spa solutions like every other month or so? My cousin and I plans to hair spa each others hair for X-mas bonding sessions(",). What will be the possible effects if i do so??

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ya no. fo sho. who, it rimadilios

  48. QUESTION:
    How good the hair recovery treatment of Dr. Shahid Shamsher??
    I am taking the hair recovary treatment from Dr. Shahid Shamsher. Earlier finished the first part of the treatment that is hair loss treatment. Now from the last two month I am taking his medicine for hair growth, But still now I am not able to see any hair growth. Can anybody tell me how many days it will take to observe the new hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a cancer patient. I had 6 sessions of chemotherapy, not fully recovered yet but lost my hair which I was forewarned by the hospital staff. I am not taking any medicines for the last two months eversince I am discharged from the hospital, just I am advised to take rest at home and try to gain weight. They are now preparing me for radiotherapy. After two months when they completed my chemotherapy, my hair growth has started, I am told it should be just like before in two & half to three months time. Having gone through such a grave illness who cares for hair?

  49. QUESTION:
    if annyone can tell me the best Hair loss treatment Shampoo which have no side effect?
    if annyone can tell me the best Hair loss treatment Shampoo which have no side effect?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people are using the Regenepure shampoos to stop hair loss and potentially grow hair due to the ingredient Ketoconazole that is found in the DR product. The NT (Nourishing Treatment) has many great conditioning agents and people are using it in place of their conditioner.

  50. QUESTION:
    what is the best remedie to regain hair loss?
    ive been shedding a lot of hair lately and i dont know whats going on. how can i regain the hair that i had lost? i want to use remedies that i can use at home instead of buying some expensive shampoo or medication for this. are there any ingredients i should mix to rub on my scalp, or anything else possible? i want to regain hair loss especially in the front because i am starting to get alot of bald spots. also ways to make my hair stronger? but remedies that will ACTUALLY WORK!

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each day and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother were amazed to see me with all my hair,

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any wig shops that buy human hair in Los Angeles?
    I want to sell my hair for a good amount of money and wanted to know of any wig shop or any place for that matter that would buy hair in Los Angeles or at least in California.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Not wig shops but organizations who make hair pieces for those who have lost their hair always need hair. Wig shops dont use human hair.

  2. QUESTION:
    How many bleaches would it take for my hair to fall out?
    No, I do not want my hair to fall out. I dyed my hair with Lo'Real's Bleach Blonde, then dyed it black after that. I want to Bleach the black because I want to be a blonde again. I have never bleached my hair before the first blonde dying. What developer do I use? 30 vol? 40 vol? I'm scared my hair is going to fall out. I also have roots, is it okay to apply the bleach to roots?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it depends on the strength of your hair and how you take care of it, also the amount of times you have previously dyed it.
      I had dyed my hair about 6 or 7 times and then bleached it from black to blonde and it took about 3 or 4 bleaches and there was no breakage or hair falling out.
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  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a place in Los Angeles county where I can stare at White girls?
    Just humor me. I like a place where I can look at white girls especially blonde hair ones. Los Angeles is full of asians and hispanics.

    The only place I found where I can do this is the USC campus. Maybe, Santa Monica, but recently its a mixed bag and getting really diverse with other groups, and it's too far for me to drive.

    UCLA is full of asians and most of the downtown and east side are hispanic.

    So got any advice?

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      You need help.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some professional but cheap hair salons in Los Angeles?
    I have really curly/thick/unmanageable hair that i'm trying to cut, let's say, peter pan short. Does anyone know of any good hair salons in Los Angeles that have reasonable prices and are able to work with my kind of hair?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldnt try SuperCuts....I'd go to an African American Salon....the ones that do the best haircuts are known by word of mouth....

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get a hair cut at home?
    I am looking for a woman barber I met who goes to the home or office to give hair cuts in Los Angeles and Glendale. Do you have an idea how to find her? I googled etc, but nothing shows up.

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    Which beauty supply has the lowest price on capelli or remy velvet hair in los angeles?
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  7. QUESTION:
    Where can I get the most decently priced Japanese Hair Straightening in Los Angeles?
    I really want my hair straightened and I've been looking around. A lot of them are really expensive. I asked about Michi Style and saw in the online reviews that they are really good, but their price is a little bit too steep -- 500 to 800 dollars. I called Taka Hair Salon and their price is 370-600. It's a little beyond my budget. Is there anything cheaper than this that still delivers quality results?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, I had Japanese Hair Straightening for only 0 and my hair is very long, thick, and frizzy. Of course everything is cheaper here in the Bay Area, at least in the north part. I can't really compare the quality, but the salon that I went to did a very good job and I was pleased with the result. Sorry I don't have recommendations but good luck on getting some.

  8. QUESTION:
    How did the Tree Frog get in my pipe?
    My sink was draining real slow. So I took the trap out thinking hair but Lo and behold the was a big Tree Frog. How did he get there? Is there a hole I have to plug up? I am confused?

    • ANSWER:
      put some mesh over the end of the outlet pipe !

  9. QUESTION:
    What to do with short hair on the back of my head/neck?
    I have thin hair around my normal, thick hair (like J.Lo has above her forehead, I have ALL around). But they really annoy me on the lower back part of my head. I shaved it a few times just so I could get ponytails and now I'm trying to grow them so I could style them "against the grain" and be able to get up-dos. They look very very bad at this point and have stopped growing. If I get my hair up, it looks like I have 2-inch bangs back there, gross! AND they won't obey hair products at all...

    • ANSWER:
      If you prefer having your hair up usually, just keep them shaved or so. We all have them, they don't grow out more then a few inches. Most girls leave it and you can see them with their hair up, nobody really notices. If you're that determined though I suggest Rave hairspray, but not if you only do that single spot. Another amazing product is Moco Gorilla, so yeah, its Called Gorilla snot. But it works great, both I've personally used. But again, not unless your doing all of your hair. You don't want it to look greasy or so. There's other products that make your hair look like its wet all day, and may work as a certain mouse but I have no personal experience with those. Good luck, hope I helped. C:

  10. QUESTION:
    how to dye your dark brown hair to blond without the orange?
    My natural hair color is dark brown. I dyed my hair three times already, dark blond, medium blond, after light blond. I bought the hair colors from the Lo-real . However, I don't know why my hair color never gets really blond blond. Instead the result is always kind of light orange. Some people like it but I hate it.
    Please how to avoid the red or orange color when using drugstore brand. I would like to dye my own hair, because I cannot afford to go every 4 weeks to a hairdresser.
    Does anyone have the same problems?

    • ANSWER:
      bleach your hair. then dye your hair blond. I might take a while, but it is worth it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a black hair salon in Los Angeles area that can maintain the style of an afro?
    My hair is quickly growing, but I think I need a professional to help maintain its shine and beauty. It's starting to look dull and lifeless.

    • ANSWER:
      Until some one gives you the name of a good salon, here are some websites that can help you maintain your hair yourself.

      http://www.nappturality.com

      http://www.motowngirl.com

      Hope these sites help you. They help me with my niece's hair.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I dye my hair pink without bleaching it?
    I have light red hair and want to add a temporary pink tint that will last for about a week. I used to use Color Pulse temporary hair dye foam from Lo real, but they have since discontinued it. I don't want to bleach my hair... is there another product like this that works well for a decent price?

    • ANSWER:
      You would probably like L'Oreal's Colour Rays highlights-dye in Fuschia Flash. ( http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/default.aspx#/?page=top{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:pdp//objectid+HCo4_4//{pdp_tab:pdp_overview//objectid+HCo4_4//}|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank} )

      But,it's kinda permanent. I believe it washes out in 24-28 shampoos.

  13. QUESTION:
    What information can you give me on opening a Lazer Hair Removel Business?
    I am opening a Lazer Hair Removal Center in Los Angeles, CA, what information and advice can you give me, that I will need to know for this business to operate smoothly?

    • ANSWER:
      visit either a community college or university or the
      US small biz's admin's web site and down load a biz plan
      template

      when you have done so, get back to me.......Will help briefly for free.

  14. QUESTION:
    My 18 yr old boyfriend can't grow any facial hair, what can he do to make it grow?
    He has like a few hairs lo on his chin. Any tips for hair growth or somehting he could buy?
    lol! yes he has reached puberty!

    • ANSWER:
      When the time is right the facial hair will grow. Every guy develops at a different pace. I was in well into my 20's before I could grow a full and thick beard. Now, I wish I still had the no facial hair problem. - Tell him to enjoy it, while he can.

  15. QUESTION:
    How much does keratin hair straightening cost in Australia?
    For long hair? How long does it last and can it be used on dyed/bleached hair?

    • ANSWER:
      DK but I wouldn't recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      The October issue of Allure magazine in US includes an investigation into the Brazilian Keratin hair treatment (BKT for short) also known as "escova progressiva" treatments, which cost as much as 0 and claim to turn dry, frizzy hair into smooth, silky hair for months.
      Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas.

      Many customers and stylists do not know that this Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.
      The magazine found that many of the most popular treatments on the market contain at least ten times more formaldehyde than the .2 percent considered safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate cosmetics but now is looking into the "escova progressiva"

      According to Allure Magazine "It's doubtful that keratin does anything except provide a good marketing story. It's window dressing."

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer curly..it is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair to look nice from underneath my graduation cap?
    Basically I have really, really thin hair. When I put my cap on my ears show, so I look like a Keebler elf. T__T I've tried to poof it up a little but it doesn't work very well. Anyone have any ideas? There's nothing much else I can do I don't think. When I just try to cover my ears with my hair, the hair at the side of my head puffs out. D: Blaaaah.

    • ANSWER:
      I have very fine hair too. On my graduation day (lo, those many years ago), I gave myself big Farrah Fawcett curls, spritzed them with hair spray, and put the cap on. Just make sure your hair isn't tucked behind your ears, and you'll probably look okay.

      And remember - just about everyone looks dorky in a mortarboard. It's a great equalizer.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the best hair extensions for very thick hair i can get online?
    Im planning on cutting my veryvery thick wavey hair since its too much to handle. I still want lenght, so im looking for human hair extensions online for up to 180$ max, at least 160g of hair is a definite.
    Please leave me links!

    • ANSWER:
      Getting extensions are not that easy, like buying shoes. AND if you have problem styling your own hair, add hair extensions to the formula, it will be even harder to style when you have them.

      People waste tons of money on extensions because it's the new trend. Without doing much research. Then, they come to YA HAIR and ask us questions on how to clip it on their hair, if they can go swimming, play sports, if they can dye or perm, etc. Do you think you'll have time for school, trying to put on hair extensions over 1 hour every morning? Then, they ruin it by dyeing to match their hair. Your VERY, VERY THICK & wavy hair is too much to handle, you said. That's even more harder to handle add hair extensions to the formula.

      If you live in NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Texas or San Diego and you wear hair extensions made by Remy, it COULD have been from a stolen beauty store and are sold for much more! It's also possible they're being sold ONLINE.
      It's really not that simple! Then again, it will not work out if you have thin hair, the clip will be showing through! How embarrassing will that be, if it keeps falling out from your head, if it's not on right!?!

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      I have hair down to my knees, and I can style mine 7 different ways a week, takes 2-10 mins. I also have very thick hair. I've posted 41 in 15 months.

      EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT their HAIR EXTENSIONS
      well on friday i got synthetic extensions, and they dont curl very well, so i was wondering if i plaited them and left them over night would they go crinkly and mix in with my real hair
      because theyre fake i dont know if i can actually style them very well, which is annoying!
      +they are starting too get ratty, any tips on how to take care of them ?
      thanks!

      And another ex:
      I have sewn in hair extensions. My natural hair is neck-length, and these extensions are down to my chest. They're sewn in (if you didn't already know) with black tracks, while the hair is my natural hair colour: brown. But I want to have it up in a high-ish ponytail. But, obviously, the tracks are really obvious. How can I make them less obvious?
      I hate having to have my hair down all the time. I've always wanted it, but now I'm getting bored. :/

      One more ex:
      I removed my hair extensions yesterday after 4 months. My hair is really thin does any1 no any good products to thicken it?

      And another ex:
      i bought 100 dollars clip in 100% human hair extensions and it hurts and pulls my hair. u shud just wait til it grows out. my hair was real short and i wanted extensions real bad and now i feel bad wasting 100 bucks on that where i cud of spent it on clothes or sumother beauty thing. ur not going to wear them after a while cuz u get annoyed having to keep clipping them in and all or whateever kind of extensions ur getting.

      This one says it all:
      i have had hair extensions done in a hairdressers in melton mowbray 3weeks ago. i have been told they are 100% real hair but they look terrible,it looks like i have been back-combing it. if i curl them it just goes frizzy and if i straighten them it also goes very frizzy with the back-coming look. i have bought all the products that was advised and i have looked after them the way i was told to. i have had hair extensions before and they were lovely, i had no problems. i have been back 2 times to the hairdressers for help and advise and i was told that the hair is rubbing on my shoulders which is giving the back-combing look (my shoulders are not that big). i am now asking for my money back and the hair taken out but they are refusing. i have spoke to the hairdressing federation and they told me to call trading standards, they said to get them tested but i do not know where to send them. thanks for any help.

  18. QUESTION:
    How much is it for hair braids using human hair in Los Angeles?
    I've just moved to the US from the UK. I'm living in Los Angeles and need my hair braided. I know the prices the for the UK, I just want to know what they charge here. Are there any hair stylist that can be recommended in the Los Angeles area?

    • ANSWER:
      Human hair *extensions* run ~00 ish. A stylist braiding your own hair can run 0-400.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the most fashionable hair cut at the moment?
    I would really like to have my hair cut, but I want something that's going to look good. Currently, I have long brownish red hair, but I need at least 3 inches taken off because of damaged ends. I open to any hair cuts really, just looking for opinions on what's hot right now?

    • ANSWER:
      Fashionable? I can give you many fashionable, but the list would be too long. Example: Rihana - Red. Lady Gaga - green, platinum, bald.

      Fashion . . . there are fashions designed by famous designers. NOT EVERYTHING can be worn outside of their run-way world everyday!

      That's what is fashionable. But like hair, it's whatever you like, you don't have to be somebody. Wear whatever is comfortable, whatever gives you the most confidence, whatever style you like that you can do without much damaging your hair.

      Keeping it green, less is best. Chemicals are everywhere around us. The less chemicals entering in our system, the healthier we will all be. The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. But who's supporting US?
      Google Hair Salon Horror About 2,070,000 results (0.15 seconds) 
      Hair dye & extensions ex: May 22, 2011model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out. She has spent more than 0,000 on her hair, during the last 3 years.

      I've had mine cut Princess Di's hair style once, it looked good on her, but because of my hair texture, HATED it on me.

      The only advice I can give you? It's only hair. If you don't like the pixie cut or bob style, you can always grow your hair again. You'll never know how it looked on you, without trying it.

      I am for long hair now. I had more problems and troubles with short hair, and I looked like a boy. I have sons, and I don't want to look like one of their sisters when I'm with them. I want to look more like their mom. My short hair is over, I had that all my grade school life and won't look like grade school or like all the Seniors @ the center - where I do volunteer work.

      If you do decide to cut your hair shorter, make sure they're wrapped up saved in paper. I guarantee you, they will never be that long, healthy and color again.

      Example of one who cut her hair too short:
      ok,so my god mom is a beautician and just did my hair and cut it SO short it is exactly how i did not want it and school is tomorrow

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's. I can style mine 7 different ways a week, takes 2-10 mins. one example on my profile. I've posted 27 in 11 months.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I find a barber who comes to home or office.?
    I am looking for a woman barber I met who works exclusively in the home or office giving hair cuts in Los Angeles and Glendale. Do you have an idea how to find her? I googled etc, but nothing shows up.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    How long should I get my hair extensions?
    I'm 5'4; and my natural hair is like an inch above my nipple (lol idk how else to explain it), I think it's about 15 inches long.
    I have superr thin hair; and I'm planning on buying clip in extensions and I want them to make my hair look thicker and supppeerrr long. Like below my boobs, but I don't want them to look fake!
    How long should I get them?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting extensions are not that easy, like buying shoes.

      People waste tons of money on extensions because it's the new trend. Without doing much research. Then, they come to YA HAIR and ask us questions on how to clip it on their hair, if they can go swimming, play sports, if they can dye or perm, etc.

      It's really not that simple! Then again, it will not work out if you have thin hair, the clip will be showing through! How embarrassing will that be, if it keeps falling out from your head, if it's not on right!?!
      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      Kate Gosselin got hers from a salon, and she was on the front cover of People magazine, but she HATED her hair!!!! Access Hollywood. She paid ,000 for hers. Took 7 hours.

      At the salon: 25-50 (-0) extensions, they also have hidden costs, like monthly maintenance fees, one girl charge YA poster 8 more saying the salon put 120 extensions on her head, but she only counted 60. They are very charming!

      EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT their HAIR EXTENSIONS
      well on friday i got synthetic extensions, and they dont curl very well, so i was wondering if i plaited them and left them over night would they go crinkly and mix in with my real hair
      because theyre fake i dont know if i can actually style them very well, which is annoying!
      +they are starting too get ratty, any tips on how to take care of them ?
      thanks!

      And another ex:
      I have sewn in hair extensions. My natural hair is neck-length, and these extensions are down to my chest. They're sewn in (if you didn't already know) with black tracks, while the hair is my natural hair colour: brown. But I want to have it up in a high-ish ponytail. But, obviously, the tracks are really obvious. How can I make them less obvious?
      I hate having to have my hair down all the time. I've always wanted it, but now I'm getting bored. :/

      One more ex:
      I removed my hair extensions yesterday after 4 months. My hair is really thin does any1 no any good products to thicken it?

      And another ex:
      i bought 100 dollars clip in 100% human hair extensions and it hurts and pulls my hair. u shud just wait til it grows out. my hair was real short and i wanted extensions real bad and now i feel bad wasting 100 bucks on that where i cud of spent it on clothes or sumother beauty thing. ur not going to wear them after a while cuz u get annoyed having to keep clipping them in and all or whateever kind of extensions ur getting.

      This one says it all:
      i have had hair extensions done in a hairdressers in melton mowbray 3weeks ago. i have been told they are 100% real hair but they look terrible,it looks like i have been back-combing it. if i curl them it just goes frizzy and if i straighten them it also goes very frizzy with the back-coming look. i have bought all the products that was advised and i have looked after them the way i was told to. i have had hair extensions before and they were lovely, i had no problems. i have been back 2 times to the hairdressers for help and advise and i was told that the hair is rubbing on my shoulders which is giving the back-combing look (my shoulders are not that big). i am now asking for my money back and the hair taken out but they are refusing. i have spoke to the hairdressing federation and they told me to call trading standards, they said to get them tested but i do not know where to send them. thanks for any help.

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some good inexpensive products for controlling naturally curly hair?
    My hair is naturally curly and will get frizzy and out of control. I am just looking for different products other people have used.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, do I have news for you? I was looking hi and lo for a product or products that create soft and frizz free curls and came up with two products that you could use in combination or separately. Go to a Rite-Aid or Walgreens and look for a product called Silking, it is a silk curl activator. Then go to Sally's Beauty Supply and look for For Perms Only, Curl-it-up. This one is a leave in conditioner that perks up the curls. Here is what you do, when your hair is damp, put a little bit of Silking cream in your hair and scrunch. Then when your hair is almost dry, spray a little bit of Curl-it-up and scrunch again. You will see nothing but beautiful curls. Also, look into your shampoo and conditioner, make sure that they have no silicone or sulfate. Try Pureology line, it is expensive, but it is great.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get my biracial hair back to natural?
    What should I do to protect my hair while i make the change from permed hair back to natural without cutting it off? When I get it back to natural, what should I do to keep it manageable? My natural hair has VERY tight curls.

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on making the excellent choice to go natural! I have a lot of tips. I just BCed (big chopped) after transitioning for for 10 months. I am biracial too but my hair is very kinky and I ♥ it.
      Go to this website: http://biracialhair.org
      Her photo history is inspiring to anyone who has tried everything to make their hair "good" hair.
      5 things you MUST know about natural hair and for during the transition.

      1. Never, never, NEVER try to detangle or comb it without some type of conditioner in your hair. You are just asking for breakage and pain. Only detangle with fingers/wide tooth comb. It was rough until I discovered that conditioner is your best friend.

      2. You may have a very kinky/nappy texture. Do not look at curly haired pictures and think your hair will look like that. Do not think your hair will grow downwards or shine or sway. Embrace the texture you have or you will be running back to relaxers. Transition your mind, not just your hair.

      3. Hair grows kind of slow for some people and it can get discouraging. Document your progress. Get a camera.

      4. Go to the below websites, check out people at the forums, how to videos on youtube, look at people's fotkis, really research becuase there is now so much more info on natural hair than there used to be. Also know everyone's hair is different so find what works for you. Experiment and find a good nappy support group.

      5. You may get negative reactions from people like dirty looks and mean comments. Some people are still negative about natural hair and some people just don't like change. Just hang in there becuase you know your hair is healthier.

      There are 3 options for transitioning. I can't tell you which is best for you. I included the pros and cons of each method:

      1. Leave hair out while transitioning
      PRO: Learn to deal with new texture right away and what works and doesn't. Can grow out natural hair and keep relaxed hair so you don't have to have short hair. You don't get the culture shock of braiding down. Can cut off hair in little chops if you want or keep it until ready for the BC.
      CON: The hassle of dealing with both textures can lead to a premature BIG CHOP. Also if you aren't ready for short hair not good for you because breakage might occur since the meeting point of relaxed/natural is fragile. Hard to find styles for both textures.

      2. Braid hair down/put under weave.
      PRO: This is good if you don't want to deal with the hassle of two textures and want to keep relaxed hair as long as possible. Also can wear kinky textured weave so you know what you would look like with natural hair and how to treat it.
      CON: Some culture shock when hair gets unbraided and you don't know how to deal with new growth if you wore a straight weave. Braiding down for too long can also cause breakage and thinning around the temples.

      3. The BIG CHOP
      PRO: Easiest, cutting off hair right away means no hassle of two textures and right option for people who's relaxed hair is damaged or they just want it gone right away. Also you get to know your natural self from the beginning.
      CON: leaves you with about 1" of new growth. Not for you if you hate short hair.

      If you choose to leave hair out here are my tips on styling and hairstyles: I personally prefer to match the relaxed hair to the new growth. It's healthier, the styles last longer, you can do it yourself and it teaches you how to deal with your own texture right away.

      > Twists (can do with your own hair or extra kinky hair)
      > Twist outs
      >Bantu knots
      >Cornrows at night and let out in the morning gives an awesome texture
      >Natural hair color like henna
      >I rock the curly fro look often and pin down/straighten the bangs
      >I braid front and let back hang free
      >buns (different varieties of these)
      >french braids
      >I pin back one side of my hair and let the other side hang free
      >I love the faux hawk look.
      >Shingling (not sure you can do it with relaxed ends.)
      I like youtube.com. Some great natural users for product, inspiration and styling tips
      http://www.youtube.com/user/itsmsheathernicole
      http://www.youtube.com/user/curlychronicles
      http://www.youtube.com/user/rusticbeauty
      http://www.youtube.com/user/naturalnana
      http://www.youtube.com/user/richeau

      I highly recommend http://nappturality.com. You will find all the transitioning support and advice you need there. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the effect of Keratin treatments on curly frizzy hair?
    I have curly, frizzy hair and I'd like to try a Keratin treatment to smooth the frizz. However, I don't want to lose my curl or the body. Will the Keratin treatment make my hair straight and limp? Or will I still be able to achieve curly styles?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer curly..it is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  25. QUESTION:
    How much do real human hair extensions and synthetic cost at Hairhouse warehouse?
    I am looking into getting hair extensions for my hair and i cant decide what to get whether to get real human hair or synthetic! I dont want to spend anymore than 0 but i would rather pay 0 i am probably going to get them from Hairhouse warehouse does anyone know how much they are. I have hair a little past my shoulders and have always wanted long hair!! So if anyone could give me some advise that would be great thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Best answer is to call Customer Service @ Hairhouse warehouse.

      Buy one that's 2/ from Claire's and practice on that before investing one that's - 0. You can also find hair extensions from LUX or REMY 100% hair, @ your neighborhood Goodwill store, .99 if you're lucky STILL in its package, 24" long.

      Getting extensions are not that easy, like buying shoes. AND if you have problem styling your own hair, add hair extensions to the formula, it will be even harder to style when you have them.

      People waste tons of money on extensions because it's the new trend. Without doing much research. Then, they come to YA HAIR and ask us questions on how to clip it on their hair, if they can go swimming, play sports, if they can dye or perm, etc. Do you think you'll have time for school, trying to put on hair extensions over 1 hour every morning? Then, they ruin it by dyeing to match their hair.

      It's really not that simple! Then again, it will not work out if you have thin hair, the clip will be showing through! How embarrassing will that be, if it keeps falling out from your head, if it's not on right!?!
      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      Kate Gosselin got hers from a salon, and she was on the front cover of People magazine, but she HATED her hair!!!! Access Hollywood. She paid ,000 for hers. Took 7 hours.

      At the salon: 25-50 (-0) extensions, they also have hidden costs, like monthly maintenance fees, one girl charge YA poster 8 more saying the salon put 120 extensions on her head, but she only counted 60. They are very charming!
      Google Britney Spear's hair extensions. July 21, 2010.
      Jessica Simpson & Paris Hilton don't even use their own hair extensions, plus they have stylists to do them in photo shoots or travel with them. Jessica was photographed, showing her clip-ons during a windy day.
      EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT their HAIR EXTENSIONS

      I have sewn in hair extensions. My natural hair is neck-length, and these extensions are down to my chest. They're sewn in (if you didn't already know) with black tracks, while the hair is my natural hair colour: brown. But I want to have it up in a high-ish ponytail. But, obviously, the tracks are really obvious. How can I make them less obvious?
      I hate having to have my hair down all the time. I've always wanted it, but now I'm getting bored. :/

      One more ex:
      I removed my hair extensions yesterday after 4 months. My hair is really thin does any1 no any good products to thicken it?

      And another ex:
      i bought 100 dollars clip in 100% human hair extensions and it hurts and pulls my hair. u shud just wait til it grows out. my hair was real short and i wanted extensions real bad and now i feel bad wasting 100 bucks on that where i cud of spent it on clothes or sumother beauty thing. ur not going to wear them after a while cuz u get annoyed having to keep clipping them in and all or whateever kind of extensions ur getting.

      Another extensions, hers cost 0:
      I got the pure extensions on Thursday their the ones the get put in your using a little barrel and clamping it shut . My coworker put them in as kind of practice since were both new to it but now they are hurting me really bad I have thick hair so she put a lot of rows in and the back of my head is so sore ! I want to take them out but don't want to because I spent 600 dollars on them . Is this normal or did she maybe put them in rong ?

      This one says it all:
      i have had hair extensions done in a hairdressers in melton mowbray 3weeks ago. i have been told they are 100% real hair but they look terrible,it looks like i have been back-combing it. if i curl them it just goes frizzy and if i straighten them it also goes very frizzy with the back-coming look. i have bought all the products that was advised and i have looked after them the way i was told to. i have had hair extensions before and they were lovely, i had no problems. i have been back 2 times to the hairdressers for help and advise and i was told that the hair is rubbing on my shoulders which is giving the back-combing look (my shoulders are not that big). i am now asking for my money back and the hair taken out but they are refusing. i have spoke to the hairdressing federation and they told me to call trading standards, they said to get them tested but i do not know where to send them. thanks for any help.

      Google: Jennifer Aniston Admits Extensions wreaked havoc on her hair."

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the common causes for female hair loss?
    I've always had a lot of healthy hair on my head.
    Recently I've been loosing hair like crazy - within last 2 months I've lost about 25% of my hair. I'm a 33 year old female in good physical condition.
    What can be causing it?
    Thank you for the answers. I will go see my doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      Experts say our tresses usually grow at the rate of about one-half inch per month -- with each hair having a growth phase of two to six years. At that point the hair "rests" for a period of time, then falls out -- and the follicle from which it sprang soon starts growing a new strand. And so the cycle continues, usually well into our senior years.

      In some folks, however -- those with a genetic predisposition to hair loss -- a group of hormones called androgens interferes with this natural process. According to dermatologist Michael Reed, MD, androgen hormones include testosterone, androsteinedione, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) -- all of which are made in men's bodies in large amounts, and in women's bodies in small amounts.

      In those who are genetically susceptible, when testosterone comes in contact with enzymes residing in the hair cell, it is converted into the more potent androgen DHT, which then binds with receptors deep within the hair follicle.

      "Over time, an excess build-up [of DHT] in the follicle causes it to begin shrinking, which in turn alters the natural resting and growth phases of the hair," says Reed, clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Medical Center, and a specialist in female hair loss. Some of the follicles eventually die, while others are rendered incapable of producing or maintaining healthy hair growth. The end result, says Reed, is hair loss -- and a condition that is medically known as androgenic alopecia.

      For many decades, doctors believed that androgenic alopecia was the primary cause of balding in both men and women. Today they know this is not true -- at least where women are concerned.

      Female, Male Balding Not the Same Pattern

      "We don't even like to use the term 'androgenic alopecia' in women anymore -- instead we call it female pattern hair loss -- a broader term that encompasses many possible causes, some of which are likely to be directly linked to an excess of testosterone, and some of which are not," Daly tells WebMD.

      Indeed, he says that although the science of female balding is still largely misunderstood, there is evidence that many other types of enzymes, as well as hormone receptors and blockers, may be at work in women.

      One clue that there is a true difference between male and female balding is the pattern in which the hair loss occurs.

      "Female pattern balding goes around the whole top of the head -- it's diffuse -- whereas men lose it on the temple, the crown, the bald spot in the back," says Daly. Not coincidentally, the hormone and enzyme receptor sites are also different in varying areas of the scalp -- another reason doctors now believe the loss patterns are caused by different precipitating factors.

      Another important difference: While balding in men is almost always the result a genetic predisposition coupled with age, in women, it can happen at any time. In addition, underlying medical conditions can also be the cause of hair loss -- even when true androgenic alopecia is the diagnosis.

      Medical Causes Common

      "Often these women are also suffering with polycystic ovary syndrome, [a common hormonal problem in women], and sometimes their hair loss is the only obvious sign," says Ricardo Azziz, MD, director of the Center for Androgen-Related Disorders at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

      In addition, Daly reports that certain types of autoimmune disorders result in a slightly different and often less dramatic hair loss problem known as alopecia areata -- an inflammatory condition that causes hair to come out in clumps or patches.

      Still others can develop a temporary hair shedding problem known as telogen effluvium -- a change in the natural hair growth system that often follows childbirth, crash dieting, surgery, or a traumatic emotional event.

      Azizz adds that thyroid disorders, anemia, even chronic illness or the use of certain medications can also cause hair loss in women that is often undiagnosed.

      For these reasons, specialists say it's vital for all women to get at the "root" of their hair loss before seeking treatment.

      "The No. 1 rule of treating hair loss in women is getting the correct diagnosis -- if there is an underlying physical problem it has to be corrected first," says Reed. Often, he says, that can preclude the need for additional hair loss treatment. As such, he advises women to see a doctor who specializes in female pattern balding and make certain to be checked for possible underlying medical conditions via blood tests, or if need be, a scalp biopsy.

      "Often the diagnosis is made by excluding what problem isn't there -- but it's still essential to do the complete workup," says Daly.

  27. QUESTION:
    What age was your baby when they had their first hair cut?
    Also at what age do they stop losing their hair? My daughter is 13 weeks and not lost any hair yet. Is it likely that she will start to loose it? She has a ring around her head where her hair isn't as long as the rest but no bald patches.

    • ANSWER:
      I would love to have a baby with hair Lil both my boys were completely bald until 8/9 months (well a little peach fuzz)! However to answer your ? my first got a hair cut on is 1st birthday. Some babies don't loose their hair at all my nephew never did and had a hair cut at 4 months.I would just cut your LO's hair whenever it starts getting in her eyes and bothering her. Tons of luck i'm sure you have tons of bows to put in it LUCKY lol jk

  28. QUESTION:
    How much do real human hair extensions cost?
    My hair is light brown or a dark dirty blond and I don't want to spend too much money. The cheaper the better. I also heard that you can get hair extensions put in at a hair salon and they last for like a year in your hair without falling out.Does anyone one know anything about those. How much do those cost? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Cheapest: 2/ @ Claire's.
      Medium: Goodwill brand new Lux or Remy still in the package .99.
      Most expensive: Prices range from 0 to ,750.

      It's really not that simple! Then again, it will not work out if you have thin hair, the clip will be showing through! How embarrassing will that be, if it keeps falling out from your head, if it's not on right!?!
      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      Kate Gosselin got hers from a salon, and she was on the front cover of People magazine, but she HATED her hair!!!! Access Hollywood. She paid ,000 for hers. Took 7 hours.

      At the salon: 25-50 (-0) extensions, they also have hidden costs, like monthly maintenance fees, one girl charge YA poster 8 more saying the salon put 120 extensions on her head, but she only counted 60. They are very charming!

      EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT their HAIR EXTENSIONS:
      I have sewn in hair extensions. My natural hair is neck-length, and these extensions are down to my chest. They're sewn in (if you didn't already know) with black tracks, while the hair is my natural hair colour: brown. But I want to have it up in a high-ish ponytail. But, obviously, the tracks are really obvious. How can I make them less obvious?
      I hate having to have my hair down all the time. I've always wanted it, but now I'm getting bored. :/

      One example about glue in hair extensions:
      And I use weaves, especially glued in weaves and it has really damaged my hair when it is time to take them out. It rips my hair especially on the sides. My hair is soooo thin on the sides, you can see my scalp and I have to either wear a hat or scarf just to cover it up. It's so embarrassing. My hair is naturally thin on the sides anyways but the glue made it worst. I wanted to know what are some hair care products to use so that my hair can grow back on the sides and all over.

      One more ex:
      I removed my hair extensions yesterday after 4 months. My hair is really thin does any1 no any good products to thicken it?

      Another example: I'm really desperate on getting my hair back on track because I've been stupidly using clip-in extensions and because it ripped my hair out they are now becoming a necessity. This is really bugging me because I like to have my own hair and I really regret ever using them now.

      And another ex:
      i bought 100 dollars clip in 100% human hair extensions and it hurts and pulls my hair. u shud just wait til it grows out. my hair was real short and i wanted extensions real bad and now i feel bad wasting 100 bucks on that where i cud of spent it on clothes or sumother beauty thing. ur not going to wear them after a while cuz u get annoyed having to keep clipping them in and all or whateever kind of extensions ur getting.

      Another extensions, hers cost 0:
      I got the pure extensions on Thursday their the ones the get put in your using a little barrel and clamping it shut . My coworker put them in as kind of practice since were both new to it but now they are hurting me really bad I have thick hair so she put a lot of rows in and the back of my head is so sore ! I want to take them out but don't want to because I spent 600 dollars on them . Is this normal or did she maybe put them in rong ?

      This one says it all:
      i have had hair extensions done in a hairdressers in melton mowbray 3weeks ago. i have been told they are 100% real hair but they look terrible,it looks like i have been back-combing it. if i curl them it just goes frizzy and if i straighten them it also goes very frizzy with the back-coming look. i have bought all the products that was advised and i have looked after them the way i was told to. i have had hair extensions before and they were lovely, i had no problems. i have been back 2 times to the hairdressers for help and advise and i was told that the hair is rubbing on my shoulders which is giving the back-combing look (my shoulders are not that big). i am now asking for my money back and the hair taken out but they are refusing. i have spoke to the hairdressing federation and they told me to call trading standards, they said to get them tested but i do not know where to send them. thanks for any help.

      Google: Jennifer Aniston Admits Extensions wreaked havoc on her hair.

  29. QUESTION:
    What product is best to use to naturally relax curly Caucasian hair?
    I know that naturally relaxing hair isn't perminant, I just want to use the right one. My hair is curly like Nicole Kidmans, and the same colour. If you know of a good product please post the link for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair is envy from us stick straight haired girls! If you know how to care for your hair type, you won't have this problem. Melina Kanakaredes is an example who has hair like yours and she's got beautiful wavy hair.

      Towel dry, scrunch with gel like Samy, blow-dry using a diffuser briefly, toussle the hair, finger comb, shake your head & you're good to go. If you don't have a diffuser, use a blow heat dryer on low for 5 mins.
      When you wake up, instead of shampooing again, keep a bottled water filled with water/conditioner and spray on your hair. Scrunch, finger comb and you're good to go!

      One method to make it look fuller, add body, bouncier, thicker, softer & shiny hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers after you towel dry, you'll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry briefly while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, America's Next Top Models, EXPRESS, Dancing with the Stars . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they're not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style or lightly brush. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair. You can use large, medium or small curlers, that depends on the length of your hair.

      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, their aim is to make tons of profits, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss. Shampoo is meant to clean (Google it), and if they do other things like GROW, they're lying. It's all about marketing to attract more buyers.

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…
      The October issue of Allure magazine in US includes an investigation into the Brazilian Keratin hair treatment (BKT for short) also known as "escova progressiva" treatments, which cost as much as 0 and claim to turn dry, frizzy hair into smooth, silky hair for months.
      Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas.

      Many customers and stylists do not know that this Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer curly..it is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long does the Japanese hair straightening process take?
    My hair is puffy and wavy and the length is about 2 inches past shoulder length and i was wondering how many hours would it take?

    • ANSWER:
      DK
      I wouldn't recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is chemically straightening your hair worth the money?
    I have thick hair and it's cost about 300, but they say it keeps is permanently straight, for life. Is it worth it? Would like to hear from people who've had it and what treatment the salon gave them?

    • ANSWER:
      Too much money to risk having cancer.
      I wouldn't recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      A hairstylist in Portland, Or. is blowing a whistle on the treatment.
      "A big red flag: About a month after she started using Brazilian Blowout on clients, Scrutton had the first nosebleed of her life."
      http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2010/10/
      after_hair_stylist_becomes_sus.html
      (Type it in if they moved the page. "After hairstylist becomes suspicious of Brazilian Blowout, tests find formaldehyde".

      Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas.

      Many customers and stylists do not know that this Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer curly..it is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  32. QUESTION:
    where can i buy cheap dark human hair extensions that ships to the uk?
    I really want some hair extensions i have some already but I can't straighten them and there not much longer than my real hair? Links and shops please?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
      READ: Health Hazards of Hair Extensions - ABC news. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/health-hazards-hair-extensions/story?id=18411026

      Bonding: Bonding or gluing is a temporary weaving method and usually involves longer hair wefts.
      Plus points: This method is quick to do.
      Red flags: Hair extensions attached by this method do not last too long.

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Randee Bank also had problems after using hair extensions. "I still have bald spots. The hair has not grown back," said Bank.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.

      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

  33. QUESTION:
    Who sells good cheap human hair weft extensions?
    I'm planning on cutting my hair a little bit because I did the ombre hair and it damaged it so much.. But before I do I want to buy some extensions. Most places online are hard to trust because you aren't there in person to purchase them or sell them really expensive but I don't mind putting in the clips my self. I just need hair I can curl. Please help thank you!! I want jet black 22" hair extensions.

    • ANSWER:
      Claire's 2/.

      I do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
      READ: Health Hazards of Hair Extensions - ABC news. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/health-hazards-hair-extensions/story?id=18411026

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Randee Bank also had problems after using hair extensions. "I still have bald spots. The hair has not grown back," said Bank.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.
      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to get my natural hair color back?
    I colored my hair about 2 months ago, and I want to go back to my natural hair color. How can I speed up this process safely?

    • ANSWER:
      Dont strip your hair if you dyed it darker. If its lighter color on darker hair, I would suggest lo-lites, which mean you put darker highlights in your hair as it grows out and sane applies to opposite. If you want to make hair from lighter to darker, I also suggest getting a color that matches best to natural color and stick with that. Use semi permanent, if you prefer, so you can refresh it often without damaging your hair. That way by time you're hair grows out, any dye on it will wash off the new growth. Also, trim every three months, and give urself scalp massages five minutes a day as it stimulates blood flow to the scalp, promoting faster healthier growing hair. Also use a deep conditioning treatment to help repair and manage hair, atleast once a week. Olive oil works great for hair.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair?
    I'm planning on adding highlights to my hair this week. What are some really good shampoo and conditioners for color treated hair? I want one that won't fade the color. And not expensive. Thanks in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I use the classic herbal colour protect shampoo and sunsilk colour protect conditioner and my blonde highlights are still as bright as I first got them :) you can get them from the supermarket. Recently I've been using a head and shoulders conditioner because the sunsilk one made my hair go fluffy and it hasn't actually made any difference to the colour. My mum uses the lo'rel elive colour protectant ones and they seen to work, too.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some cute hairstyles for a girl with dark hair and a round face?
    I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow, but I'm not sure what I should do.
    I searched up on google, and it said that long layers and gentle waves look best on round faces, but I have really naturally straight hair, and my hair is only a little past shoulder length, so I don't think long layers will work.
    What are you suggestions?
    Pictures are helpful. (:

    • ANSWER:
      You can do long layers on that length hair but don't get a haircut that is meant to be wavy if your hair isn't wavy. When you said dark hair, round face and then straight hair I thought of the actress Mae Whitman. She has cute hair that could work. I'll give you a link to her picture: http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3F_adv_prop%3Dimage%26b%3D1%26ni%3D20%26va%3Dmae%2Bwhitman%26xargs%3D0%26pstart%3D1%26fr%3Dyfp-t-701-s&w=580&h=565&imgurl=photos.upi.com%2Fview%2F4f2251e64ff627a3083b8d7e1d39eaa6%2FMae-Whitman-attends-the-premiere-of-Scott-Pilgrim-vs-the-World-in-Los-Angeles.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.upi.com%2FNews_Photos%2Fview%2F4f2251e64ff627a3083b8d7e1d39eaa6%2FMae-Whitman-attends-the-premiere-of-Scott-Pilgrim-vs-the-World-in-Los-Angeles%2F&size=27KB&name=Mae+Whitman+atte...&p=mae+whitman&oid=2c24452b63b66c8e0217eda44ae30fc0&fr2=&no=13&tt=15900&b=1&ni=20&sigr=14jomeliu&sigi=146usbn6k&sigb=13lne9uir&.crumb=uk6Op8RwEf2

  37. QUESTION:
    What can I use on my human hair extensions to make them silky smooth?
    I have real human hair extensions that are getting a big fried from me curling them and straightening them (even when I use a heat protector). Are there any leave in conditioners, regular conditioners, or shampoos that will make them silky smooth like they were when I first bought them? Thank you!

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  38. QUESTION:
    Dip dyed extensions? How to pull it off with short brown hair?
    Ok so I fried the ends off my hair trying to do the dip dye and now I have to cut it around shoulder length or a little passed my shoulders.Im planning in getting really blonde hair extensions and doing the dip dye on the but my real hair is brown.How will I do this to make it more natural looking and should I just dye the top of the hair extensions brown? Should I get my hair layered to make the extensions more real looking?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
      READ: Health Hazards of Hair Extensions - ABC news. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/health-hazards-hair-extensions/story?id=18411026

      Bonding: Bonding or gluing is a temporary weaving method and usually involves longer hair wefts.
      Plus points: This method is quick to do.
      Red flags: Hair extensions attached by this method do not last too long.

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Randee Bank also had problems after using hair extensions. "I still have bald spots. The hair has not grown back," said Bank.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.
      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I decide whether or not to cut my hair?
    I have really long nice hair but i am getting tired of it...i want to cut it very short. Ive cut it before but i regretted it after a while. Im not sure wther to do it or not but im tired of my lo hair. How do i decide?

    • ANSWER:
      Cutting your hair depends on the angle and shape of your face. Most people cut their hair according to season (but I go with what ever looks nice on me). Do you have a busy life? Most people cut their hair short because it's easier to deal with. I know when I had long hair it took me hours to decide how to style so I started wearing it short, people noticed my face more and my eyes.

  40. QUESTION:
    How should I get my hair done for prom?
    My dress is strapless and blue, to the floor. I have straight hair, very straight. It's a little past my shoulders and pretty thin. Anyone have ideas??? Please help thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well curls are really big for prom! Buy a curler girl!

      The French Knot, or French Twist, is the most-preferred classic hairstyle for a prom. Neat and elegant, it looks nice from all angles and lets your face be illuminated without obstruction. A hairnet, especially one with tiny diamond-like studs one it also looks very elegant.

      A nice perm or wave will keep the girlish look intact, while temporary hair mascara can give you the much-longed-for temporary change. Soft curls, held back by an elaborate clasp or pin, will also work wonders. Girls who are more sporty and less fussy might want to stick to a ponytail or a half-pony at least. It also helps to keep hair out of the way. A ponytail can be fancied up with beads, shiny clips and studs. The most timeless look, of course, is to shampoo and rinse your hair with cold water, until it shines like satin. Then leave it loose. Let your hair speak for itself, in short. If you are looking for a great electric roller set, Conair makes quite a few good ones. I recommend using the “hot” setting. If your hair is curly, make sure you smooth out the majority of your curls before rolling to avoid ending up with fuzz or frizz.Whether you have poker-straight or curly hair, you need to use a great setting spray. I recommend using Redken Hot Sets. Make sure you spray each section right before putting it on the roller.

      Here is a website of pics:
      http://www.2promhairstyles.com/prom-hairstyles.shtml

      Here are some other cute hair for prom:

      http://www.catwalk-queen.net/prom_01.jpg

      http://www.centsofstyle.org/news/images/promhairdo.jpg

      http://www.promdressshop.com/Promtips/images/krycurl4.jpg

      http://www.pictures-of-hairstyles.com/photoAlbum/Celebrity-Hairstyles/t__Celebrity-Hairstyle-01.jpg

      http://www.beautyriot.com/stuff/images/articles/approve/1920_1618_Alba-Jessica-120703-02-400-lo.jpg

      http://www.hair-style.org.uk/ms-alexis-down.jpg

      http://www.hair-style.org.uk/ms-alexis-updo.jpg

      http://www.beautyriot.com/stuff/images/articles/approve/1961_1701_Jolie-Angelina-hair-03-400-lo.jpg

      http://www.thedook.com/images/jolie2.jpg

      http://www.worth1000.com/web/media/30315/Angelina_Jolie23.jpg

      Well, I hope I gave you some ideas. Have lots of fun at prom!

  41. QUESTION:
    What are common brands that sell virgin Indian hair in hair stores?
    Many hair companies that have their products in hair store seem to only have Indian remy. But are there any that sell virgin Indian hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Virgin Indian Hair, meaning: hair like mine. Meaning no chemicals, no hair dyes, nothing done to them, they're totally Virgin. Those are the ones that are weighed & sold to GOLD, hair extension makers in Europe that are used for Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Beyonce for millions of dollars, then dyed to match their own color dye any way they want. If they can afford to buy hair extensions for thousands & millions of dollars, I doubt you can afford them, unless you have a business license.

      Buy one that's 2/ from Claire's and practice on that before investing one that's - 0.

      Getting extensions are not that easy, like buying shoes. AND if you have problem styling your own hair, add hair extensions to the formula, it will be even harder to style when you have them.

      People waste tons of money on extensions because it's the new trend. Without doing much research. Then, they come to YA HAIR and ask us questions on how to clip it on their hair, if they can go swimming, play sports, if they can dye or perm, etc. Do you think you'll have time for school, trying to put on hair extensions over 1 hour every morning? Then, they ruin it by dyeing to match their hair.
      It's really not that simple! Then again, it will not work out if you have thin hair, the clip will be showing through! How embarrassing will that be, if it keeps falling out from your head, if it's not on right!?!
      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      Kate Gosselin got hers from a salon, and she was on the front cover of People magazine, but she HATED her hair!!!! Access Hollywood. She paid ,000 for hers. Took 7 hours.

      At the salon: 25-50 (-0) extensions, they also have hidden costs, like monthly maintenance fees, one girl charge YA poster 8 more saying the salon put 120 extensions on her head, but she only counted 60. They are very charming!
      Google Britney Spear's hair extensions. July 21, 2010.

      EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT their HAIR EXTENSIONS

      I have sewn in hair extensions. My natural hair is neck-length, and these extensions are down to my chest. They're sewn in (if you didn't already know) with black tracks, while the hair is my natural hair colour: brown. But I want to have it up in a high-ish ponytail. But, obviously, the tracks are really obvious. How can I make them less obvious?
      I hate having to have my hair down all the time. I've always wanted it, but now I'm getting bored. :/

      One more ex:
      I removed my hair extensions yesterday after 4 months. My hair is really thin does any1 no any good products to thicken it?

      And another ex:
      i bought 100 dollars clip in 100% human hair extensions and it hurts and pulls my hair. u shud just wait til it grows out. my hair was real short and i wanted extensions real bad and now i feel bad wasting 100 bucks on that where i cud of spent it on clothes or sumother beauty thing. ur not going to wear them after a while cuz u get annoyed having to keep clipping them in and all or whateever kind of extensions ur getting.

      Another extensions, hers cost 0:
      I got the pure extensions on Thursday their the ones the get put in your using a little barrel and clamping it shut . My coworker put them in as kind of practice since were both new to it but now they are hurting me really bad I have thick hair so she put a lot of rows in and the back of my head is so sore ! I want to take them out but don't want to because I spent 600 dollars on them . Is this normal or did she maybe put them in rong ?

      This one says it all:
      i have had hair extensions done in a hairdressers in melton mowbray 3weeks ago. i have been told they are 100% real hair but they look terrible,it looks like i have been back-combing it. if i curl them it just goes frizzy and if i straighten them it also goes very frizzy with the back-coming look. i have bought all the products that was advised and i have looked after them the way i was told to. i have had hair extensions before and they were lovely, i had no problems. i have been back 2 times to the hairdressers for help and advise and i was told that the hair is rubbing on my shoulders which is giving the back-combing look (my shoulders are not that big). i am now asking for my money back and the hair taken out but they are refusing. i have spoke to the hairdressing federation and they told me to call trading standards, they said to get them tested but i do not know where to send them. thanks for any help.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best in store hair dye to cover up highlights?
    I recently got highlights but am no longer satisfied with my color. What is the best in store (something like sallys beauty supply) hair dye brand that will cover all of them up and still look good?

    • ANSWER:
      Lo'Real for sure! I've dyed my hair blonde, dark brown, red, and ombre with Lo'Real and it worked every time!

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120919165734AApDBIq answer mine?

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between hair relaxing and straightening (rebonding) ?
    my hair is not super curly, it's just wavy and almost straight, but thick.
    If I relaxed my hair what will it look like? straight ?
    and how long will it last compared to rebonding?
    Is there any difference between the end results of relaxing and rebonding ?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      The October issue of Allure magazine in US includes an investigation into the Brazilian Keratin hair treatment (BKT for short) also known as "escova progressiva" treatments, which cost as much as 0 and claim to turn dry, frizzy hair into smooth, silky hair for months.
      Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas.

      Many customers and stylists do not know that this Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.
      The magazine found that many of the most popular treatments on the market contain at least ten times more formaldehyde than the .2 percent considered safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate cosmetics but now is looking into the "escova progressiva"

      According to Allure Magazine "It's doubtful that keratin does anything except provide a good marketing story. It's window dressing."

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer curly..it is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  44. QUESTION:
    What foods can I eat to increase the speed at which my hair grows?
    I want to grow my hair. Just after getting it cut :(
    Suggestions for foods, vitamins etc to aid in the growth speed please?

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy Hair Food No. 1: Salmon
      When it comes to foods that pack a beauty punch, it's hard to beat salmon. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.

      "Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health," says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a dietitian in Los Angeles and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. "A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look."

      Vegetarian? Include one or two tablespoons of ground flaxseed in your daily diet for some plant-based omega-3 fats.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 2: Dark Green Vegetables
      Popeye the Sailor Man didn't eat all that spinach for healthy hair, but he could have. Spinach, like broccoli and Swiss chard, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner.

      Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 3: Beans
      Beans, beans, they're good for your ... hair?

      Yes, it's true. Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin. While rare, biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair.

      Blatner, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, recommends three or more cups of lentils or beans each week.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 4: Nuts
      Do you go nuts for thick, shiny hair? You should.

      Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp.

      Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 5: Poultry
      Chickens and turkeys may have feathers, but the high-quality protein they provide will help give you the healthy hair you crave.

      "Without adequate protein or with low-quality protein, one can experience weak brittle hair, while a profound protein deficiency can result in loss of hair color," Giancoli tells WebMD.

      Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 6: Eggs
      When it comes to healthy hair, it doesn't matter whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried, or over easy. However they're served up, eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find.

      They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 7: Whole Grains
      Sink your teeth into hearty whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, for a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

      A whole-grain snack can also be a great go-to food when your energy is zapped halfway through the afternoon, and you've still got hours to go before dinner.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 8: Oysters
      Oysters may be better known for their reputation as an aphrodisiac, but they can also lead to healthy hair -- and who doesn't love that?

      The key to their love and hair-boosting abilities is zinc -- a powerful antioxidant.

      If oysters don't make a regular appearance on your dinner plate, don't despair. In addition to getting it from whole grains and nuts, you can also get zinc from beef and lamb.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 9: Low-Fat Dairy Products
      Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.

      For some healthy hair foods "to-go," try throwing a yogurt or cottage cheese cup in your bag when you head out in the morning to snack on later in the day. You can even boost their hair benefits by stirring in a couple of tablespoons of ground flaxseeds or walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.

      Healthy Hair Food No. 10: Carrots
      Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.

      Since a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, you'd be wise to include carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad.

      The Big Picture: A Balanced Diet for Healthy Hair
      When it comes to foods for healthy hair and beauty, variety is the best way to go.

      "An overall balanced diet of lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fatty fish like salmon and low-fat dairy will help keep hair healthy," Giancoli says.

      If you're tempted to drop pounds fast with the latest fad diet, it could leave you with less-than-healthy hair -- along with a growling stomach. Low-calorie diets are often low in some of the most important nutrients for healthy hair, including omega-3 fatty acids,

  45. QUESTION:
    If I have naturally curly hair should i get a brazillion blowout?
    I have naturally really curly hair so should i get the bazillion blowout??? I flat iron my hair every once in a while when i want to so what would be better no to or to do it??? Alot of people I know have done it and said it was good.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend them. There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.
      Ex. of one relaxer: http://monicabtheorganicstylist.wordpress.com/tag/hair-relaxers/

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      A hairstylist in Portland, Or. is blowing a whistle on the treatment.
      "A big red flag: About a month after she started using Brazilian Blowout on clients, Scrutton had the first nosebleed of her life."
      http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2010/10/
      after_hair_stylist_becomes_sus.html
      (Type it in if they moved the page. "After hairstylist becomes suspicious of Brazilian Blowout, tests find formaldehyde".

      Canada had issued a public health warning regarding Brazilian Blowout and has stopped the distribution of their salon product; Ireland has also issued a recall. ~ Also published in Vogue Feb. 2011.

      Stylists and clients often wear gas masks or other protective equipment and still may feel the ill effects of this potentially fatal gas.

      Many customers and stylists do not know that this Brazilian treatment often contains high concentrations of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm127988.htm

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA have warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm228898.htm

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.

      Examples of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

      Another ex: I used to have very curly, beautiful hair..and then i got it chemically straightened..DONT DO IT! when it started growing out, it was mess and even more difficult to work with than before. and once it was completely grown out, my hair was no longer curly..it is now this aweful wavy mess, and only certain spots are still curly.

      Another example: I don't recommend it. Hair went back to normal even before 4 months (it stated that the Keratin would stay on for 4months). Soft rebonding would be the better choice. I think the KeraStraight was a scam. Even the KeraStraight shampoo/conditioner did no contribution. It was a complete waste of money :/ However it was straight for awhile. But not very long.

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the product to use to repair damaged/fried hair?
    My hair is completely dead at the moment, because I wanted to get a perm and the woman used to wrong product on my hair, because it is colored, she used something to strong. What are some good products that will help my hair become healthy again? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Well alot of the time when my hair is fried and damaged I just dye it with Lo'Real hair dye.
      It makes it shiny and soft.
      Another option that wouldnt be good since you want a perm might be using those home done chemical straighteners. But they straighten your hair and are a pain in the butt.
      But your hair wouldnt be frizzy,or fried.

      You could also try going to a Beauty Place where they sell hair supplies, (the one in my area is Sally's Beauty Supplies) and ask them what they reccomend.
      Hopefully this helped a bit.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I not make it obvious i wear hair extentions?
    I have shoulder length hair and I hate it so I wear extentions but you can see my hair underneath its so obvious. I hate my hair the top layers are really thin and lifeless but for some reason the bottom layer (the layer I want to cover up) is really thick and the ends are all dead straight in a line so it's even more obvious, how can I make my hair extentions blend more?

    • ANSWER:
      Wear a hat.

      I also do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”

      Bonding: Bonding or gluing is a temporary weaving method and usually involves longer hair wefts.
      Plus points: This method is quick to do.
      Red flags: Hair extensions attached by this method do not last too long.

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.
      Google: Raw hair for sale, shortening your hair by 12 inches can fetch you more than Rs. 12,000 — a handy sum if you’re looking to make a quick buck, used for hair extensions and wigs spawning a multi-billion dollar industry.
      . http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Long-hair-Don-t-forget-to-take-your-cut/Article1-989258.aspx

      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

  48. QUESTION:
    What salon in westerly or charlstown RI will put in hair extensions?
    I recently bough hair extensions from sallys beauty supplie, and the store does not put in the extensions for you. I cant do them myself since they are fusion extensions. Are there any salons around (besides fantastic sams) that will put the hair extensions in for me, as well as color them to exactly match the hair color that i have. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Go to YELP or Craigslist and read reviews or post on their message boards there from your city.

      We live in OREGON.

      do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
      READ: Health Hazards of Hair Extensions - ABC news. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/health-hazards-hair-extensions/story?id=18411026

      Bonding: Bonding or gluing is a temporary weaving method and usually involves longer hair wefts.
      Plus points: This method is quick to do.
      Red flags: Hair extensions attached by this method do not last too long.

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Randee Bank also had problems after using hair extensions. "I still have bald spots. The hair has not grown back," said Bank.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.
      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

  49. QUESTION:
    How much should I expect to pay for the following hair services at a beauty salon?
    High-lighting roots, haircut, and blow-drying all together, in Los Angeles, CA?
    Is 0 a lot for that?

    • ANSWER:
      No, 0 is not a lot to pay for that. At our salon you would pay more then that, probly about 0

  50. QUESTION:
    What are some hairstyles I could put my hair instead of just a ponytail?
    I have bangs and my hair is like 2 inches longer then my shoulder. I only use ponytails and buns to school that is it. I have a curling iron and a straightening iron. PLEASE HELP, me look fabulous!

    • ANSWER:
      well ur hair sounds like it has a really good length to play with
      try scrunching or curling your hair, but keep the bands straight
      also try to wave your hair a bit by flipping the ends while straightening it like this

      http://www.beautyriot.com/stuff/images/articles/approve/1923_1624_Moore-Mandy-03-121503-lo.jpg

      hope i helped a little
      =]


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Natural Treatment For Hair Loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for hair loss?
    I'm 15 and my hair is thinning. I was wondering if there is any natural treatment to prevent hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      The majority of products on the market make use of a variety of chemicals that can have harmful side effects and actually cause damage to your hair and scalp. Moreover, most of these chemicals are inconsistent at best when it comes to stopping hair loss. Provillus, a safe and all-natural hair loss solution, blocks the hormone DHT, which has been linked to 95 percent of hair loss. It also provides your scalp with nutrients that are essential to stimulating hair growth.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to treat and control the hair loss for male?
    is there any treatment for hair loss? i dont want to go to saloon treatment store. but i want to have natural treatment. like what should i eat? what should i use for cleaning my hair? how often should i wash my hair? how to make grow the loss hair back?

    im not bold yet but my hair started to fall bit by bit.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chiew how are you = D

      There are plenty of beauty tips and recipes to combat hair loss, however, this selection of tips summarizes the most effective and tested tips to help stop the decline and restore the hair. If adopted, have great potential for your hair loss problem, is past history.

      Tips to combat hair loss

      1. Do not expose your hair too much sun, beach, sea water or river, factors hindering the growth of hair.

      2. Avoid the use of gels, mousses and other commodity chemicals for hair beauty, and that encourage hair loss. Prefer natural products to care for your hair.

      3. Do not brush your hair because it could increase its downfall. Use combs with wide separations and keep the scalp clean, preventing the follicles are tapen, leading to hair loss.

      4. Do not abuse the use of hats or scarves, which prevent the oxygenation of your hair.

      5. Avoid the use of forceps, hooks and accessories to collect hair, because force and damage the hair.

      6. No vats of your hair with chemicals that cause hair loss.

      7. Avoid the use of dryers. Dry your hair, if possible, of course, in contact with air.

      8. Try to combat stress, to prevent the contraction of blood vessels that nourish the hair, leading to malnutrition of the scalp and increase hair loss.

      I hope this help in something.

      Have a nice day :)

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural treatment for hair loss? ?
    I'm experiencing thinning of my hair and there's actually a coin sized bald spot on the center of my scalp. My hair is brittle and dry. Hence, I'm looking for the simplest and best home remedies/natural treatment. I've googled bout it but I wanted to hear the effects of the treatments form people who had tried the treatements before.

    • ANSWER:
      try this home remedies:

      Amla oil prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil is considered a valuable hair tonic. This is a very simplest and best natural remedy for hair loss.

      Mustard oil boiled with henna leaves is also useful in healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard oil should be boiled with 100 grams of henna leaves. This is another effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram can also be applied for treatment of baldness and hair loss. This is one of the effective home remedies for baldness.

      Apply a well prepared paste made from hot olive oil, honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and leave it for 15 minutes. This is also effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice when used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

      One cup of lettuce and spinach juice taken daily prevents hair loss.

      Hope the information above helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  5. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      YES, the only one known is called the Segals Solutions Program - The only sure shot way is to strengthen the Hair-Root.

      It's perhaps the only known dedicated NATURAL solution to this problem in India. It's thorough, it's professional and doesn't contain any harmful chemicals, no sulfates, no salts; only unique botanicals, proven herbs, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Go for their specially prepared Advanced Hair Supplement and Advanced Scalp Formula. They work wonders and ur hairfall is arrested in 45 days, whatever be the cause. Their ingredients are their strength. Study on their site http://haircarehelp.tripod.com.

      If u find any product with similar ingredients, don't hesitate to go for it. Specially, look for Saw Palmetto, a herb that prevents hairloss and promotes health from hair-root. It's proven by research and clinical trials. They guarantee you results.

      Don't go for any allopathic medication as somebody has suggested. They will prescribe u harmful drugs like Minoxidil and Finasteride that will have severe side-effects. You may seek an opinion about the Segals Solutions from The Revital Trichology Clinic in Mumbai or from Segals Solutions India office

  6. QUESTION:
    What are good anti hair loss treatment products for african hair?
    I have relaxed hair that used to be long, healthy and strong. Since I've recovered from thyroid disease, my hair's been thinning and falling, not too drastically but it's growing super slowly. I eat healthy, drink lots of water and stopped wearing extensions. What are good hair treatment for hair loss? I heard René Furterer bulbs were good but do you have good suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Most hair loss treatments can be brought over the counter. Some of them can be very expensive. But you can save a lot of money by considering natural hair loss treatments over these costly remedies. While there is no sure fire way of getting all your hair back, there are ways of stopping the balding process and regaining some of your hair naturally. Consider these natural hair loss treatments before buying those expensive medications.

      Onion bulbs - With onion bulbs, there is no need to hunt down exotic ingredients for healthier hair and scalp. This can be found in most kitchens and can help with hair loss problems. When using onions for hair loss treatments, simply rub the juice directly to the hair and let sit for up to 1 hour. This will help in boosting hair growth as well as making hair strands stronger.

      Cayenne Pepper - Applying cayenne pepper to the scalp stimulates hair follicles and blood circulation. You can make cayenne pepper paste by mixing it with some water. Apply to your hair directly and let sit for 30 minutes. This will help in hair re-growth.

      Soy - Soy is a good source of isoflavone which are said to have anti-oxidant properties similar to Vitamin E. The use of soy for hair treatments averts hair loss.

      Jojoba Oil - Jojoba oil cleanses the scalp and helps stop the production of sebum. Too much sebum in the scalp leads to slow hair growth. It also contains anti-oxidants which prevents hair damage, rejuvenates and makes the scalp healthy. This is one of the most commonly used hair loss treatment ingredient.

      Pumpkin Seed - Lower DHT levels in the body naturally with pumpkin seed. These contain natural oils that stop hair thinning. They work by producing delta-7-sterine which inhibits DHT levels.

      Ginko Bilboa - Ginko Bilboa is an ancient Chinese remedy that spans generations. It is primarily used to regulate blood circulation. It is especially beneficial to the scalp as increased blood flow will help in hair re-growth and help maintain a healthy head of hair.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for alopecia hair loss?
    I am only 32 years old but I'm suffering hair loss, what is the possible treatment for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos and other hair products are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp, cause loss then block the hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Go to "Skin Deep Database" and search "shampoos" and then "hair conditioners".and you will see countless ones were found to have severely toxic and harmful ingredients

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two brothers and a totally bald 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment disproves the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum (I have other testimonials)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(the treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you! I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair.
      TREATMENT: Apply extra virgin olive,to scalp (extra virgin coconut or grape seed work just as well - then brush ALL of scalp ( not just where you have loss as whole of scalp will have been sickened and hair ducts blocked by toxic shampoos) vigorously and firmly using a palm held military brush with 1/2'' or 5/8'' long natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). See them on Amazon.
      Brush very vigorously and strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /110 strokes each session initially and as scalp adjusts build up to 300.or more. It will unplug the blocked hair ducts and it also forces new growth.
      Some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. After about two or three weeks sparse tiny and new weak hairs will appear. Continued brushing will uproot them and then they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER but still be sparse but they will not be uprooted. Gradually, week by week, growth will be more dense and continued brushing will not uproot them. After brushing session leave oil on for 1 1/2 hours
      before removing with the safe shampoo
      IMPORTANT: Only wash hair with a totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins (no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind). You can find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. I returned to England after a 15 years absence to find one completely bald and a near bald brother and a totally bald 18 year old nephew. They were totally surprised to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info.

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant, safe, natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth skin conditions and anti - aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there not a serious hair treatment for hair loss that really really works?
    I am just wondering if anyone knows an serious hair treatment that really works for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      you should use Palmolive Pure Naturals Shampoo&Conditioner. I have this crazy hair loss but now, my hair is healthy, thick and no dandruff! =D

  9. QUESTION:
    Any options other than natural treatments?
    I heard that changing hairstyle or coloring can reduce hair loss in women. But is it effective? Any options other than natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually depends on why you're losing your hair. There are nutrients like Biotin, Silica, MSM, and such that are beneficial for nourishing the hair, but if your hair loss is caused by stress or hormonal changes, those nutrients won't do as much as you may hope and may not even slow it down.
      As far as hairstyles, that would be more of a worst-case scenario vs a best-case scenario... long hair that is free can break easier than short hair because there is more weight with longer hair than shorter hair. However, if it's because of undernourishment, stress, hormones, etc, the hair style wouldn't really help. As far as coloring, I've never heard of hair coloring being anything but bad for your hair because of the chemicals used... I've never heard of a benefit from coloring.
      If you can find out from your doctor what the causes of your hair loss would be, the best way to address it would be to focus on the cause, whether it's one of the things I mentioned above or something else entirely. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  10. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a saw palmetto oil in UK to use as a topical treatment for hair loss?
    Saw Palmetto is traditionally used as a topical treatment to help improve skin and scalp conditions and combat hair loss by reviving the follicles.
    I am trying to find saw palmetto oil in UK which can be used as topical treatment to try it for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, does it really work?? I know that rogaine and propecia work, also hair transplant (FUE) is a good option. Can you update your anwer and tell if saw palmetto has really been a good dht blocker and stopped your hair loss?? I could try it, tried just all the stuuf below so far.

      1) Hair transplant (FUE technology) creates really natural hairline, no scars, the best way to go if you have enough donor hair and money of course.

      2. Propecia (Finasteride) and Minoxidil are the only ones approved by FDA and proven to work in most men so far.
      http://www.propecia.com
      http://www.rogaine.com

      But before you consider to start propecia you must really study about the side effects. It can mess your hormones real bad if you are not
      lucky, so you must choose, hair or these side effects. Quite a big perecent have these side effects, more than Merck - the company that holds
      Propecia trademark is saying. see www.propeciahelp.com
      Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same sides(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal c..p before it and laser combs, so far the only thing that prevents my hairloss, not much regrowth, but has stopped my hairloss completely.
      I buy from this pharmacy for the last 2 years - http://www.1rx.biz/generic_propecia.html . It is under per pill as I buy the 90 pills. (89$ for 90)

  11. QUESTION:
    How I can check in Lab product "Anti-Hair loss and Re-grow hair' if there is no chemical negative ingredients
    I would like to buy in China Hair Loss Treatment, they said its only chineese herbs, but I am afraid to use befor check in Lab, but I donnot now how and where I can do this.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There's only two drugs clinically tested and FDA approved : Minoxidil (Rogaine and other brands) and Propecia (Proscar, Finasteride, etc.), there are some interesting drugs too like Dutasteride or Follica but there aren't enough studies yet.

      http://www.hairlossline.com/articles/male-hair-loss-treatment-what-options-do-you-have.html

      If you're into natural stuff, the only ones that might be helpful are Saw Palmeto (there are capsules for sale in natural shops) because it contains anti androgens similar to the ones found on Propecia, or the herb Shen Min.

      http://www.hairlossline.com/articles/herbal-hair-loss-remedies-that-offer-hope.html

      Quite frankly all the other stuff are either placebos or scams.

  12. QUESTION:
    Any scientific studies to treat Alopecia Areata with natural ingredients that reduce side effects?
    I started researching the subject after suffering from itchy and even burning scalp and refusing to take hormones to stimulate hair growth - I just don't believe in it any more.

    Since it's an autoimmune disease, I think the source is stress or psychological state so besides working on that I'm looking for some natural hair loss treatment to go along with it...

    Any advice?

    Sharing information on this issue will be appreciated...

    Thanks

    S

    • ANSWER:
      Actually - there are. Surprisingly, I admit but I happened to read a blog post that referred me to 2 academic studies about treatments for alopecia areata (look at the source link below) - the first found positive results between aromatherapy treatment for alopecia areata and the second explored the relation between alopecia areata and hypnotherapeutic treatment.

      I found it extremely interesting and it proves once more that western medicine and natural medicine should unite and not fight each other.

      I hope it was helpful – let me know

      Dan

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take Minoxidil supplements to help cure hair loss?
    I'm having hair loss. And I'm only 29 years old. My father (66yrs old) has thing hair but he is not bald or suffer from male pattern baldness. I'm planning to take minoxidil.

    • ANSWER:
      MANY SHAMPOOS RESULT IN HAIR LOSS as they have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.
      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers). You can contact him.
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles (Should have quite stiff bristles and be a non cushioned brush). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 100/120 strokes at beginning and gradually build up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots- and prevent hair growth.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger.
      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.
      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar soaps in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and a teenage nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  14. QUESTION:
    How to make a natural shampoo and conditioner?
    Does anybody know here how to make homemade and pure organic shampoo and conditioner that also prevents hair loss and regrow the lost hair? And also natural weekly treatment for the hair. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      put oatmeal in your hair???????????????????

  15. QUESTION:
    Treatment for hair loss ? What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    I really need to know this.Am looking for a while for a treatment for hair loss and I found some..but i need some opinions about what treatment for hair loss worked for you.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      In this busy world people do not get time even for themselves and therefore they cannot take care of themselves. Most of these people are also suffering from stress. This stress can cause a number of health problems as well as diseases. Among all these health problems hair fall is a serious and a frustrating problem.

      This is the reason why the people keep on looking for the best natural hair loss treatment. They look for natural treatment because only natural treatments will have no side effects. The natural treatments will be safe as well as effective and for them you do not need to spend a lot of money.

      If there was a product that was able to give back the hair you once had and rebuild your self confidence, with a money back guarantee. Would you use it? Being from many years on the market you might have heard of Provillus.

      Well, when you look at the feedback from people who have used this product, there are a number of reasons which led them to buy Provillus. This treatment not only stops the fall of hair but also stimulates regrowth of hair. It works by stopping the formation of DHT, a chemical compound on the scalp, which is responsible for loss of hair.

      And talking of safety, Provillus is one of the few products that contains the FDA-approved ingredient, Minoxidil. This is an ingredient which helps block the production of DHT (the hair loss hormone).

      This ingredient will also boost the naturally-occurring Azelaic Acid that stimulates new hair growth. Not to mention other natural hair loss herbs and vitamins, like Saw Palmetto, Biotin, Pumpkin oil extract and many others.

      Another important factor to consider is that Provillus have separate products for Men and Women. This is because studies have shown that there are varying hormones and other factors which differ between the loss of hair in men as opposed to womens hair loss. This is why the makers produce a separate formula for men, and a Provillus version for women.

      Provillus is NOT some fly-by-night company that is going to take your money and run with it. The makers have built a reputable brand and believe in helping as many men and women as possible. To underline this fact, they offer a 90-day money-back guarantee. This is a big factor which lead many folks to choosing this products as it gives them the option to try it for themselves. And if they are not happy with the results, a refund is requested.

      The company is also reported to be very good at respecting the privacy of the customer. There are a lot of hair loss sufferers that are shy about any hair loss they have suffered. Being in that situation, they do not really want anyone knowing that they have purchased a product to help with hair loss.

      With this in mind, Provillus requires no prescription. The product can be can be ordered discreetly online from the comfort of your home. And when the package is being delivered, nobody will know that it is a hair loss product - the packaging is discreet, and your bill will merely be from Provillus. If your ready to regain your hair act now and try Provillus .

      Check the url box below to get a free trial of provillus.It really worked for me...

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men?
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men that do not impact upon your health? The available chemical solutions mess with your hormones, which seems far too risky, to me ... and drugs like finisteride are still relatively new drugs and only time will tell if there are side effects. Hair loss should simply be accepted, but it is something I am not able to do yet.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several treatment options that may help to stimulate and encourage hair growth. If hair loss occurs as a result of an underlying condition or disease, then the condition needs to be treated first. The various types of hair loss are treated with specific medication which includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, or steroid injections. For more serious episodes of hair loss, surgical procedures such as hair transplants, scalp reduction or skin grafts may be performed to replace hair loss.

      Natural and holistic therapy offers a gentler alternative for people experiencing hair loss than the harsh effects of conventional medication. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning.

      Herbal remedies along with good nutritional diet (supplements in case of severe deficiency or if directed by your doctor) help hair grow stronger and more plentifully by nourishing it at the roots. They achieve this by stimulating blood flow and supplying nutrients to the hair follicles and hence promoting healthy hair growth and slowing down excessive hair loss. Although the process begins within a few days, as the hair grow slowly, the results are visible only after a few months.

      Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis help to promote strong, abundant hair. Other powerful herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea are effective combating hair loss and nourishing hair follicles.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/hairloss.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have information about the hair loss treatment drug called Provillus?
    A little about my family hair loss history. My grandfather is bald. But my fathers side of the family have some or little hair loss. I'm starting to bald, but by the looks of it, it looks like i'm inheriting my fathers side of the family hair loss. I'm wondering if this is the right drug for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Provillus has been designed as a natural cure for those whose bodies have a lack of nutrients and vitamins which are essential for hair growth.

      It is a two-part treatment which uses a "topical solution" to prevent any further hair loss and "nutrient tablets" to help your body start regrowing your hair itself.

      Provillus wasn't designed to help genetic baldness but it is very effective in the most common form of hair loss - where your body doesn't have the right nutrients to keep hair growing healthily.

      As far as I know - it's impossible to know for sure what type of hair loss you have (genetic or otherwise) so if I were you, I'd just get some sort of natural treatment and try it out for a few months BEFORE the condition gets much worse.

      If it don't work, then you know you're probably dealing with genes :)

      You can see what other customers though of Provillus with this report about it: http://www.regrowreport.com/provillus-review.html

      hope this helps?

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to stop hair loss, what works best?
    I have a friend that has bad hair loss. He has tried everything from gelatin to onions. Is there any home remedies that will be helpful, or are vitamins and medicines the best option? Are there certain shampoos or conditioners that will help strengthen hair and premote more hair to grow?
    Please just list anything you know about hair loss and how it can truley be helped. Thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS .Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Dandruff shampoos have even more toxic ingredients that severely harm scalp and hair . See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

      In my teens/early twenties I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      Read this testimonial emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers). You can contact him. And I have other testimonials.
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and a teenage nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant - safe natural natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is the best remedie to regain hair loss?
    ive been shedding a lot of hair lately and i dont know whats going on. how can i regain the hair that i had lost? i want to use remedies that i can use at home instead of buying some expensive shampoo or medication for this. are there any ingredients i should mix to rub on my scalp, or anything else possible? i want to regain hair loss especially in the front because i am starting to get alot of bald spots. also ways to make my hair stronger? but remedies that will ACTUALLY WORK!

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each day and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother were amazed to see me with all my hair,

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  20. QUESTION:
    what is hair loss and is there any natural way to cure it?
    I am 28 years old my and suffering from hair loss somebody told me that coconut oil is good for hair loss. Is't true?

    • ANSWER:
      oils are good for your scalp skin but it wont do any good for you hair loss problem, first of u have to see what is causing the hair loss? is it a fungus infection or because of some nutritional deficiency, so i suggest you go to a dermatologist to get the exact treatment that u actually need, some people have it in there gene, in women if they are a carrier of such gene then using any male hormones for any diease can cause bladness, activating the gene code in women, so the end sentence would be

      GO TO A DOCTOR!

  21. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss and how it can be treated naturally?
    What causes hair loss and how it can be treated naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      hair loss can be caused by a number of things from genetic passing on to use of chemicals that damage hair. the best natural treatment that i found useful are herbal products available at this site. good luck

  22. QUESTION:
    Are there treatments for cancer that do not result in hair loss?
    from what i know people with cancer lose their hair from the kemo treatments not nessisarly the disease its self. (please correct me if i am wrong)
    and i was wondering if there was a form of treatment that would not result in hair loss? if so what types of cancer does this apply to?

    • ANSWER:
      the heart of pineapple is a natural treatment . google it

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have permanent hair loss due to medication?
    I took Yaz several years ago, and noticed I lost a LOT of my hair. Its curly and has always shed bad, but this was a lot all the time. I don't have bald spots or anything, and still have medium thick hair, but about 2/3 of what it was.

    Yaz now has a lawsuit against it, and one of the symptoms/problems is permanent hair loss. How do I know if that's what caused it and how would I prove it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're starting to get worried because you think you're losing your hair or just wondering if the amount you're losing is natural or notice your hair is thinning, this is how to tell if you are losing your hair. It takes just a few seconds.

      Hair loss is a big concern for many men, women and children. There are many causes. You may know that you have rapid hair loss already or even a little loss and wonder what is causing it. Maybe you already have a patch of hair loss. You may not be sure so here's a good way to tell if it's abnormal or not.

      Take a small handful of hair in you hand and tug it as hard as you can. If you have more than six strands of hair in your hand then you are losing hair. A natural loss would be less than six strands of hair a day.

      Did you just try it? The "how to tell if you are losing your hair" test is the best home test I know to test for hair loss.

      What do you do about it?

      First of all try to determine if it's related to any current medical diagnosis you have right now. Then take a look at any medications you may be taking in case it's temporary and related to medications, medicines or drugs.

      If you're a man then male pattern baldness could be a possibility especially if you notice a receding hair line. Symptoms could be related to pregnancy if you're pregnant. It could be a thyroid issue. If you are losing in big chunks it could be alopecia areata. There are many causes for hair loss.

      In any case you'll want to learn how to stop or prevent it. There are many ways to learn through blogs, forums and discussion groups. However one must be careful there because there is a lot of misinformation and guessing going on.

      It's always better to get medical advice from experts in the field. You may want to consult with your doctor if you're noticing a rapid hair loss. In some cases you may want to see if your diet or your thyroid is causing it. Boosting your immune system with a plant food diet may help. Be careful of hair loss products and treatments. Some are expensive and most don't work. Watch out for medicines and even FDA approved hair loss medications. These expensive drugs have to be taken daily for a lifetime. They are not quick fixes and come with many side effects and risks.

      In any case once you have done your "how to tell if you are losing your hair" test and you know that you are losing hair you'll want to learn how to prevent or how to stop hair loss before you lose any more of your hair.

  24. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to prevent hair fall?
    I have faced hair loss problem, and still not found any best solution please help me. If possible please advice me natural hair loss solution. Actually i had followed lots of allopathic treatments but now i don't want to try anymore. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      hi :)
      stress can be a huge cause of hair loss so try to relax more :)
      plus massaging and using hair treatments can help
      you should also look up natural vitamins that can help with hair loss and foods rich in them

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the natural ways for hair fall prevention?
    Hair loss has been a common problem now a day. The changed lifestyle and increased stress and tension in life. I am also suffered from this problem and i tried lots of different treatment but still am not getting the best solution. Please help me to find the best solution for hair fall prevention.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural ways for hair fall prevention remedies
      1. Vitamin C is Needed for Healthy Hair
      2. B Vitamins Increase Hair Growth
      3. Iron Reduces Hair Loss
      4. Drink Water to Grow Hair
      5. Reduce Alcoholic Beverages to Reduce Hair Loss
      6. Hormones Influence Hair Growth
      7. Vitamin E Grows Hair
      8. Vitamin A Feeds Healthy Hair

      http://www.flamingochillers.com/brine-chillers.htm

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I get hair loss treatment shampoo not thickening shampoo?
    Where can I get hair loss treatment shampoo not thickening shampoo?

    • ANSWER:
      What you can do that will help boost hair growth is right after shampooing your hair, rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water. This will not only wash away oils and various other debris that many haircare products leave behind, but it will nourish your follicles as well. It wouldn't hurt to keep a jar of apple cider vinegar mixed with water by your shower for a quick treatment whenever you shampoo your hair.

      While apple cider vinegar certainly works well on its own, it can work even better when you add various herbs to it. For example chamomile, lavender, sage, horsetail, marigold, parsley and witch hazel all can be mixed with this natural substance for a very powerful herbal hair rinse. Many of these herbs such as sage, lavender and chamomile are known for their abilities to enhance the growth of your hair as well.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to regrow hair or how to stop hair loss - are there any hair treatments or techniques?
    I am a 30 year old woman who is losing her hair. My hair loss started when I was 24 years old. Now I have less than 30% of hair that I used to have. If the hair loss continues, I will become bald. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and cause loss then block hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones that are severely harmful and others which are safe and non harming.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory. Read this happy testimonial from a user on ANSWERS: Mo Sratum. You can contact him
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`now so well anchored that I do not have any loss even when I wash my hair.

      TREATMENT: Massage any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush ALL of scalp vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.
      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. But do not overdo it. Do 90 /110 strokes each session and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too but this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that result in loss - they are experienced as the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER and will not be uprooted.
      I found it best at the beginning to apply the oil at night, do the brushing and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower at first then each month it became denser.and has also completely regrown.
      I only wash hair with totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins - no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind. You can also find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. My near bald brother is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other totally bald brother and totally bald 18 year old nephew were all amazed to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info. I can send photos and Mo Satrum will confirm the great success he also had.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  28. QUESTION:
    If I used a hair loss treatment would it make my hair thicker?
    A hair loss treatment for women, I mean.

    I'm not balding or anything, I just have naturally fine hair and I'd like for it to be thick and luscious.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes, just rummage through the house, especially in the pantry to find the perfect ingredients for a hair care.Natural, of course!

      For all hair (helps hair growth)

      * Buy a good shea butter.
      * Apply it all over your hair and wrap a warm towel and damp.
      * Relax for an hour, make your shampoo and enjoy your beautiful hair health!

  29. QUESTION:
    Which is Great Natural Effective Tip to Reduce Hair Loss?
    My age is 20 years old and i am suffering from the hair loss for 2 years. My dieting is natural and i don't eat Junk Food and Fast Food. Please give me great natural tips.

    • ANSWER:
      Read this

      http://www.healthmedicalinformation.com/rogaine-hair-regrowth-treatment-for-women-2-fl-oz

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you use rogaine to promote hair growth if there is no hair loss?
    I am a girl and my hair is not thinning at all. What I was wondering is can you use rogaine to promote hair growth if there is no hair loss? I mean, will it speed up my hair growth or make my hair thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Rogaine does nothing to promote hair growth nor makes it thicker. Do an Answers Search - many will tell you that.
      Yes, oils WILL promote hair growth and make it thicker.
      The secret is how you apply and use.
      Use simple extra virgin olive oil and thoroughly massage into scalp. Then brush with a fairly stiff boar bristled brush (not a cushioned brush) as many as 60 brush strokes (make it quite fast) so that you feel bristles on scalp. This WILL make hair grow faster and thicker. It's OK if the brushing reddens the scalp but do not brush so it's painful..Leaving oil on for as long as you can will be more beneficial
      Do it every day and in one week or a little more you will see clear results and better ones each day.
      See my many answers- stopping hair loss, regrowing hair, stopping balding, healthy fast growing hair.
      And see this Question/Answer http://malaysia.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070408182039AAJpnpd

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years researcher/consultant - safe natural treatments of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there a good remedy for women for hair loss?
    My aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

    • ANSWER:

      Female Hair Loss Treatment:Each hair grows for a period of 2-6 years, goes through a short dormant period and then falls out as the follicle pushes through a new hair. When new hairs do not replace the old or when hair is coming out in clumps or sections, there is definite cause for concern.Female hair loss comes from a variety of causes – some temporary, some permanent. Fortunately, regrowth occurs naturally when as these causes dissipate. Permanent hair loss occurs as a result of heredity and hormonal changes and unfortunately is not reversed naturally. Women usually see hair loss begin at areas of parts, where parts become wider. Female pattern baldness occurs primarily in the frontal areas; then, there is general overall hair loss, resulting in a continual thinning of the entire head with the scalp becoming more and more visible.Treatments for female hair loss include a number of things:1.Diet plays some role in hair loss, so it is important to commit to a healthy well-balanced diet at all times.2.Exercise increases blood circulation to all areas of the body, the scalp included. Some studies have shown that increased blood circulation to the scalp can assist in the stimulation of follicles to begin to produce hair again. 3.There are a number of natural herbal and oil remedies, most of which are topical, that is, they involve applying solutions directly onto the scalp with the effect of opening up closed follicles and enhancing the chance of hair production. These have varying degrees of success, dependent upon the individual.4.Wigs and hair extensions can provide non-permanent relief for sufferers and, fortunately, these are considered acceptable fashion accessories today.5.A number of medical products have also been developed specifically for females. It is important to state here that women must be certain that products they use are specifically designed for them. Male hair products often have ingredients which can be harmful to women, particularly those of child-bearing age. Medical products are available through prescription and over-the-counter. It would be wise to consult with a physician first, before using any of these, to be certain that they are not contra-indicated with any other medication currently being used and to be certain that the hair loss is not the result of some other medical condition.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some PROVEN, NATURAL ways to re-grow or reverse hair loss?
    I am 26 years old and suddenly losing hair rapidly. It's not in my gene pool to go bald, especially so young. I've had a poor diet for 10 years now while also not exercising and also smoking. I'm changing all my bad habits but what nutrients can I feed my body to reverse hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair may start to disappear from the temples and the crown of the head at any time. For a few men this process starts as early as the later teenage years, but for most it happens in their late 20s and early 30s. A little thinning of the hair may be noticeable first, followed by wider hair loss allowing more of the scalp to become visible.

      In male pattern baldness, which tends to be inherited, the hair is usually lost at the temples and the crown. This happens because of an excess of a chemical called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which causes the hair follicles to make thinner and thinner hair until they eventually pack up completely.

      Other causes of hair loss include:

      * iron-deficiency anaemia
      * under active thyroid
      * fungal scalp infection
      * some prescribed medicines
      * stress

      These are usually reversible.

      If there's a reversible cause, it's normally possible to stop hair loss. For instance, if it's caused by anaemia you can stop hair loss by replenishing the body's iron stores.

      A huge number of treatments have been tried to slow down and even reverse the process of male pattern hair loss.

      My boyfriend started using this product and he is very happy with it:

  33. QUESTION:
    Can taking Ritalin or Concerta cause hair loss in adults?
    How long would the drug have to be taken before hair loss would start, and how long after stopping medications, before hair is back to normal.

    • ANSWER:
      Been on minoxidil ( R0gaine® ) for about a year and a half and have not seen even the smallest amount of regrowth that i almost fell into depression.

      My hair only started visibly growing on the balding spot after attempting the various natural techniques to re-grow lost hair for about 1 week plus

      w w w . regrowmyhair . info

      I would highly recommend the website easy to follow step-by-step guide with images to anyone who is suffering from hair loss right now. But remember this isn't a miracle cure for baldness as you will also need to put in some effort in order to see results. And its only a minimum commitment of 15 minutes a day to help re-grow your lost hair. ( Sorry that I can't share the various natural techniques taught as i might be sued for copyright violation )

      I am also convinced that the natural approach is much more safer and effective way of re-growing lost hair compared to those unnatural ways which may involve harsh chemicals that may have side effects.

      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

      Minoxidil : Cause a fall in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and weight gain (fluid retention)

      Propecia : Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use and the active ingredient may cause abnormalities of a male baby’s sex organs like erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder (decreased volume of ejaculate) and low libido.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent hair loss at age 18?
    I'm an 18 year old male. I am losing my hair and its very noticeable. I started to notice this happening about 3 years ago, so that's at age 15. I thought it was nothing so I just let it go. But, the past year and a half I'm noticing it greatly and so are other people. Nobody on either sides of my family has or has ever had hair loss. What is the cause of this? How can I fix this problem? How can I grow my hair back? Please help I'm extremely desperate and its making me sad all the time. I'm losing my self confidence gradually. This issue is taring me apart.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos and other hair products are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp, cause loss then block the hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Go to "Skin Deep Safety Database" and search "shampoos" and then "hair conditioners" and every other hair product you have used and you will see numerous ones were found to have severely toxic and harmful ingredients that cause loss. The Database identifies others that were found to have no harmful ingredients. You should use them.

      I truly believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two brothers and a totally bald 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are (or were) completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel the following treatment disproves the genetics theory. SEE the happy testimonial from treatment user on ANSWERS below ## and I have other testimonials
      In my early twenties I suffered severe loss. Treatment stopped loss and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair.
      TREATMENT: Apply extra virgin olive to scalp (extra virgin coconut works just as well) then brush ALL of scalp ( not just where you have loss as whole of scalp will have been sickened and hair ducts blocked by toxic shampoos) vigorously and firmly using a palm held military brush with 1/2'' or 5/8'' long natural BOAR bristles.(Quite stiff bristles are best). See them on Amazon.
      Brush very vigorously and strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /110 strokes each session initially and as scalp adjusts build up to 300.. It will unplug the blocked hair ducts and it also forces new growth.
      Some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. After about two to five weeks sparse tiny and new weak hairs will appear. Continued brushing will uproot them and then they will RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER but still be sparse but they will not be uprooted no matter how much you brush. Gradually, week by week, growth will be more dense. After brushing session leave oil on for 1 1/2 hours before removing with the safe shampoo
      IMPORTANT: Only wash hair with a totally safe pure soap or shampoo with no toxins (no toxic coloring, no toxic fragrances, no toxic preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind). You can find them in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. I returned to England after a 15 years absence to find one completely bald and a near bald brother and a totally bald 18 year old nephew. They were totally surprised to see me with all my hair. Again it clearly shows that genetics has nothing to do with hair loss.
      Email me if you need more info.

      ## Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it(the treatment) for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you! I don't know where I would be without you"

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant, safe, natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth skin conditions and anti - aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are good products for preventing hair loss?
    Hey guys/girls i am a 28yr old female. i recently noticed that i am shedding a lot of hair more than normal and i do not know what to do. my hair is thick, long, and straight. i have extremely oily scalp and my hair is pretty healthy for the most part (only dry ends) do any of you guys have any tips on what to do to stop the hair shedding/loss ??
    thanks so much girls i wasn't aware that these products existed.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxic shampoos are a principal cause of loss. They sicken and harm scalp and cause excess oiliness and hair loss and then block the hair ducts and thus prevent regrowth. Do a Google " Shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see countless ones that in tests were found to have severely harmful ingredients that harm hair and scalp (and health). The Database identifies others which are safe and non harming. See my other answers that detail treatment that completely stopped my severe hair loss and totally regrew my hair.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorders

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good products that actually work for hair loss/baldness for men?
    There is hair loss in the front of the head and wondering if anyone knows of effective products or specialists to see to target that problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Male pattern baldness, also known by its uglier and scarier clinical name androgenetic alopecia , is caused by some really funky chemistry on your scalp. It starts with testosterone, the male sex hormone. Harmless on its own, testosterone gets converted to the dicey dihydrotestosterone (DHT) when in contact with oil glands in the hair follicles. These glands hold the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase. DHT, in turn, gets in your scalp follicles and shrinks them. At the same time, it makes the protective membrane of the scalp thicken, restricting blood flow to the capillaries. This makes further hair growth impossible. The hairs fall out at a natural rate, but aren't replaced. And that's it in a nutshell.

      PRODUCTS:
      Finasteride (Propecia)
      Finasteride, produced by Merck and Company under the name Propecia, was approved by the FDA in December 1997, as a treatment for male pattern baldness. It is the first drug available in pill form for the treatment of baldness.
      In men with mild to moderate hair loss, clinical trials showed that 83 percent of the male patients had kept their hair or grown more after one year of treatment. Propecia (finasteride) works by blocking an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which is responsible for the formation of dihydro-testosterone in a man's body. The enzyme converts testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). It is believed that DHT is a key factor in male pattern hair loss, and finasteride decreases the concentration of DHT in a man's scalp by about two-thirds.

      minoxidil (Rogaine):
      Minoxidil, a drug produced by Upjohn under the name of Rogaine, has been available since 1988 for the treatment of hair loss. It is currently available as an over-the-counter drug.
      Minoxidil is topical solution that must be applied by applicator or fingers to the balding area twice a day, every day. Decreasing the dosage to once a day results in some hair loss, and discontinuing application causes regression to pretreatment baldness within 3 to 6 weeks. It can take 4 to 12 months to see results.
      According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinical studies show that 26 percent of men between 18 and 49 reported moderate to dense hair regrowth after four months of Rogaine treatment. An additional 33 percent had minimal hair regrowth. Almost 20 percent of women between 18 and 45 had moderate regrowth, while an additional 40 percent showed minimal regrowth.

      Surgical hair replacement:
      When experiencing thinning hair or baldness, men (and some women) consider hair transplantation, a permanent form of hair replacement. Anyone who has permanent hair loss may be a candidate for hair transplantation, including:
      men with male pattern baldness
      some women with thinning hair
      persons who have lost hair as a result of burns or other scarring injuries to the scalp, eyebrows, or eyelashes.

      Types of hair replacement surgery:
      There are a number of techniques used in hair replacement surgery. Sometimes two or more techniques are used to achieve the best results.
      punch grafts - usually contain about 10-15 hairs
      mini-grafts - contain about 2 to 4 hairs
      micro-grafts - contain 1 to 2 hairs
      slit grafts - contain about 4 to10 hairs each
      strip grafts - contain 30-40 hairs

      Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    What can you do to stop Hair Loss while Young?
    Ok, my Doctor said they is NOTHING you can do. But I've read that you can do things which can slow down hair loss while your young. Does anyone know what you can do to prevent hair loss for when you grow older?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these four natural remedies instead of wasting your money on expensive products.

      1. Vitamin B7 Biotin
      - This type of B-complex vitamin does well to encourage hair growth, strengthen hair and prevent hair loss.

      2. Egg treatment
      - You may not like the idea of dumping egg on your head but the fact remains that it can remedy your hair loss. It's able to strengthen your hair.

      3. Change your shampoo
      -Take a look at your shampoo and see if it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)? These are corrosive ingredients and are used in household and commercial cleaners such as car wash soap, engine degreaser, and garage floor cleaners. It is said to attack your hair follicles and interfere with hair growth.

      4. Aloe Vera
      -Why not follow the footsteps of the Native Americans, Indians and Caribbeans in using Aloe Vera to keep skin, scalp and hair healthy. Not only does it prevent excessive hair loss but also encourages hair growth.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural alternative to spironolactone for pcos?
    I have elevated androgens, acne, mild hair loss, excess body hair. My weight is perfect though. I also have mild hypoglycemia due to insulin issues.

    I HATE DRUGS. Has anyone found an alternative to spiro? One of my holistic docs (the endocrinolist one) is suggesting spiro and metformin.

    Yes, drugs have plants in them. But they also have toxic man made ingredients.

    • ANSWER:
      You are very, very wise to try to avoid pharmaceutical drugs if at all possible. Yes, there are alternatives to spironolactone and metformin in the treatment of PCOS. Natural treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome is multifactorial. You should see a qualified naturopath for specific herbal remedies and diet recommendations, but the basics are below.

      Lifestyle. Exercise and weight reduction have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of PCOS and its symptoms. Exercise can helps reduce weight, regulate menstrual cycles, and reduce risk factors for diabetes and heart disease which are associated with PCOS.

      PCOS Diet. Women with PCOS respond well to a low glycemic index, low simple carbohydrate, low animal product, high fiber diet which helps reduce weight, regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, and reduce inflammatory prostaglandins.

      Nutritional Therapy. Depending on your specific presentation of PCOS, there are a variety of nutritional therapies which will be considered. Nutritional therapies can help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce circulating androgens, improve ovarian function, improve fertility, reduce risk of heart disease, and support liver detoxification of estrogens.

      Herbal Therapy. Depending on your symptoms of PCOS, a variety of herbal therapies may be considered. The goal of herbal medicine might include: reducing circulating androgens, optimizing ovarian function, and supporting optimal endocrine function.

      By the way, just to let you know why you are so wise to avoid spirolactone: Even though the drug that your endicrinoligist is suggesting has been shown to be effective in hormone-induced acne it has various unpleasant side effects. Spironolactone is a diuretic [it causes you to pee a lot]. The side effects in low-dose spirolactone are:

      irregular menstrual cycle [most common]
      breast tenderness [most common]
      thirst, dry mouth
      stomach cramps, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
      headache
      dizziness
      increased blood potassium levels
      low blood pressure

      Both blood potassium levels and blood pressure should be checked periodically while you're taking this medication. Also, you shouldn't get pregnant while using spironolactone. And spironolactone isn't a good choice for you if you have kidney problems, or a history (or family history) of breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, spironolactone is known to have caused tumors in lab animals.

      Metformin is also much less desirable than the low Glycemic Index diet that is recommended for PCOS patients. Its side effects include:

      MALAISE.
      GI DISTURBANCE.
      VITAMIN B12 MALABSORPTION.
      ELEVATED HOMOCYSTEINE
      PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS.
      ANEMIA.LIVER OR KIDNEY PROBLEMS.
      MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS. You may be at risk for health problems or symptoms if you take metformin in addition to other medications.
      HAIR LOSS.
      LACTIC ACIDOSIS.
      BILE ABNORMALITIES.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there a birth control pill that does NOT cause hair loss?
    I've been on Yaz for over a year and have been experiencing hair loss to the extreme. I'm only sixteen and take it for hellish cramps and pms and acne. I don't want to be bald by the time I'm seventeen!

    • ANSWER:
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      My dad had been suffering from hair loss and only recently he started to see a huge difference with his hair (lots of fine hair growing out especially at the temple area) after trying out the various natural techniques taught to grow hair for 1 week at this website http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I must say its a very informative, effective and easy to follow step-by-step guide. I highly recommend it to anyone who is suffering from hair loss.

      And i assure you that you won't find this natural hair growing techniques on the internet.

      Hope it helps ! =)

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      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

      Minoxidil : Cause a fall in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and weight gain (fluid retention)

      Propecia : May cause birth defects in male baby's sex organs if taken by women. Also, potentially irreversible side effects occurring in the group of people taking the drug are erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder (decreased volume of ejaculate) and low libido.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to make my Medium curley hair grow out?
    I have medium Curley Hair, its natural. Im half black and white, but my curls are looser. I love straitening my hair and its hard not to, but i want it to grow it. It has many split ends, is there anything i can do to increas its growth very quickly. Any product that can make hair grow longer? Natural hair treatment? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My first suggestion is stop straithening your hair.. It often tends to damage hair.. You are right in trying natural stuff in aiding hair health. Remember your hair reflects your health so stick to healthy foods. Vitamins for hair loss are generally the B group , and and enzyme called Biotin has proven excellent for hair loss and general health. Try to find natural sources rather than pills. You also get Biotin Shampoos and Conditioners. Only take supplements if you are lacking in a particular vitamin. Never ever overdo any supplement..

  41. QUESTION:
    What tests do doctors perform to determine reasons for hair loss?
    In the last 8 months I started losing my hair very rapidly, and have developed bald spot. I have no idea why, and it's making me very depressed. I have read that it's a good idea to go to a doctor if you are experiencing rapid hair loss because it might be a sign of a disease or infection. I'm just wondering what kinds of tests doctors do to determine the cause of hair loss and how they tie those results back to any specific disease??

    • ANSWER:
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      My dad had been suffering from hair loss and only recently he started to see a huge difference with his hair (lots of fine hair growing out especially at the temple area) after trying out the various natural techniques taught to grow hair for 1 week at this website http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I must say its a very informative, effective and easy to follow step-by-step guide. I highly recommend it to anyone who is suffering from hair loss.

      And i assure you that you won't find this natural hair growing techniques on the internet.

      Hope it helps ! =)

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      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

      Minoxidil : Cause a fall in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and weight gain (fluid retention)

      Propecia : May cause birth defects in male baby's sex organs if taken by women. Also, potentially irreversible side effects occurring in the group of people taking the drug are erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder (decreased volume of ejaculate) and low libido.

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any ACTUAL success with hair-loss treatments?
    I've seen a lot of suggestions for preventing hair loss and regrowing hair, but I was wondering if anyone has had any PERSONAL success with any natural solutions, or products on the market?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Diet and lifestyle are two major factors that influence the health of the hair. Poor diet, illness and deficiencies of any particular vitamin and mineral affects the quality of hair and problems like dandruff, thinning hair, balding, premature graying etc. spoil the hair. Check out http://usefulinfo-hairloss.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy for hair loss, to stop thinning of hair?
    or even grow hair back, topical or whatever type of treatment, any advice, suggestions, etc? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      After many years of research and self experimentation this was the only natural treatment I found that stops thinning and loss almost straight away and also produces new growth. My hair has completely regrown on crown....over a period of months. Where receded at front regrowth has been slower, but has virtually grown back to original hair line and though sparse at beginning, each month it became denser. Massage thoroughly with natural oils - olive oil is excellent - then using a palm held short bristled brush (soft natural boar bristles) brush vigorously so you really feel it stimulating scalp (90 /100 strokes or even more each day focusing on where loss is). After scalp adjusts you can increase brushing to 150 strokes. Will unplug blocked hair ducts indicated by painful small spots like pimples and a cause of hair loss and It will grow faster, thicker and It will force the new growth. Brushing before you apply oil is equally OK. A little shedding and breakage may occur at first but quickly stops as hair gets better anchored and stronger. Initially hairs will be weak looking and sparse. Don't be concerned if brushing uproots them as they will re-appear even stronger. It demands perseverance week in, week out to get the same results. I've found most do not persevere and so fail to get them. But have heard from some who have had equal if not better success.
      Genetics probably are a factor in hair loss. My immediate family members have severe loss. I believe this treatment saved me from the same fate. Try it you will be happy that you did!

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years research, self experimentation using natural treatments to cure skin, scalp and hair disorders

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the best ways to promote healthy hair?
    I'm 19, male. If it's true that your hair growth and loss come from your mother's side, I might be okay in the long run. However, around 16 or 17, probably due to increased stress, big psychological issues, and traumatic experiences, and being kind of rough on my hair (various products, forcing my hair straight because I didn't like my "wavy" hair), my hair seemed thinner, and there was some loss at the front. I'm not sure I'd call it "receding" because it didn't progress any further in 3 years. It mostly stayed put after the initially thinning/loss.

    After an eventual diagnosis of bipolar, I'm finally getting treated, and I eased my work load (I used to put way too much weight on my shoulders with excessive and difficult classes and working 25-30 hours along with my other problems). I'm feeling better due to the treatment I'm getting and the lessened stress. I'm also being less forceful with my hair. It's definitely thicker in the back and top, and I'm pretty sure it's coming back more in the front.

    From what I understand, hair lost to stress can come back. I'm on my way if that's the case. I've also heard washing less can help. Ideally, for wavy, or curly, not too oily hair, how often should I wash? Every other day? Or less frequently? Is just rinsing it in the shower but still putting gel or mousse or hairspray in it on those days acceptable? Are there any less harsh hair products I should get? Now I'm just towel drying, and trying to get it fairly neat. I don't do much actual brushing at all though. No more blow drying, or even worse, straightening, either. Should I do it differently from how I have recently? Should my hair come back? Is the idea about hair loss from stress right? Any other tips? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      For your hair type, washing around 3 times a week is enough. Remember to use sulfate free shampoos so you don't dry out your hair and roughen it up. Try not to use gel, that's very drying. Don't towel dry, squeeze it dry with the towel to absorb excess water but no rubbing! Yes, hair loss is mostly due to stress or a bad diet. You'll get better slowly. For good products that are gentle on your hair and you can use often if you want to, look up the pro naturals system, they use argan oil and no alcohol, sulfates, silicones, etc. So they're really healthy for your hair. Look them up online because you can only get them on the internet since they're a salon brand.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any exercise to stop hairfall or regain lost hair that works really?
    I am losing my hair rapidly and I don't want to use chemical thing. I also do not have time for using natural ways of taking care of my hair. Is there any exercise suitable for me to stop hair loss and regain hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin B7 Biotin
      This type of B-complex vitamin does well to encourage hair growth, strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. You can get Biotin by eating foods such as yeast, kidney, eggs, liver, nuts and soybeans. However, getting Biotin from your diet is insufficient for your hair needs. You still need Biotin supplements. The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 30mcg. But you don't have to worry about over dosage as there are no side effects.

      Try and use only one shampoo or shower gel. If either is repeatedly changed it could cause damage to your hair as many shampoos aren't natural, you would be adding more and more chemical products in your hair which could damage them and cause them to fall out.

      Oiling your hair with coconut oil may also help. By doing this, the pollution in the environment won't stick straight onto your hair and damage it. It will stick to the oil instead which can be
      washed off when you get home.

      Propecia is one of the well-known hairloss remedies. Propecia is the first hairloss remedy approved by Food and Drug Administration. More than 2 million Americans are using Propecia at present. Propecia works on Alopecia by inhibiting the formation of DHT [A chemical which causes hair loss]. In 85% cases this hairloss product has worked well.
      Find out more about

      Keeping a healthy head of hair is also important for those who are worried about losing their hair entirely as a parent or sibling has. A lack of healthy hair may be indicative of a genetic problem in the scalp and hair follicles. Many times these problems are hidden for years, but eventually show themselves in the form of hair loss.

      Stop Then Regrow

      Once hair loss is stopped you can begin to concentrate on regrowth. DHT blockers that stop hair loss may supply some nutrients to the scalp to simulate dormant hair follicles, if not you will need either a hair loss supplement or some form of topical treatment that is designed to stimulate hair growth.

      Drink Water
      Eight to ten glasses of water is an absolute requirement. Drinking water flushes your body of toxins, chemicals, and impurities that stifle your hair growth and disrupt your hormone and enzyme imbalances. Water also transports the important nutrients your body needs throughout your body. Hate drinking water? Add lemon and Splenda to have a healthy, tasty alternative.

  46. QUESTION:
    What can I do about fleas for a cat that reacts poorly to flea treatment?
    You know that flea stuff you put between a cat's shoulder blades once a month? That causes scabbing and hair loss on my cat. Rather than put him through that pain and damage, I thought I'd see if there's something else that can be done. The stuff I use is revolution. Any advise?
    Why don't I ask my vet? It's Sunday... ;o) I'll call tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT use a flea collar that will just concentrate the amount of chemicals on to the neck and will only protect the neck & face. I don't have any experience with the injectable flea med but that seems like a good option, if that's not available try switching brands, do NOT use the ones in the pet store, they have the same chemicals as a flea collar and you already know your cat is very sensitive, I suggest trying Advantage or Frontline Plus, for a cat that had a reaction to the product (hair loss) the company said to apply vitamin E to the area first and then apply the flea product and it worked for flea prevention and eliminating the hair loss in the cat. Hope this helps.

      They do have capstar for cats but its not a long term medication we usually use it to kill the fleas on the pet and apply a topical monthy product right after, it would probably be quite expensive and stressful to you and the cat if it doesn't take pills easily. Also, dips and shampoos only kill what is on the pet for the moment, if they are on your pet then they are already in the house, it would be like cleaning a pig and then putting it back in a pig pen of mud, it's just going to happen again! Make sure you treat the house- bomb it, make sure all people and animals are out of the house when this is done, ventilate well, and bring in the family and pets again. Also bathing your cat more than every 2wks would strip its natural skin oils which could lead to skin irritation and infection from scratching the irritated skin. Dawn is not formulated for the pH of an animal's skin, it will kill the fleas but it's not what you want to use all the time, a mild oatmeal shampoo designed for cats would be better, it's the soap that drowns the fleas and kills them anyway.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to get my hair loss grow back?
    on my top of my hair i have a hair loss. does anyone knows how can i grow it back?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of ways to address the problem; Bosley's own hair restoration program harvests your remaining healthy, hair follicles and implants them into affected areas using microsurgery to create a new, healthy, natural hairline. There are also special shampoo/conditioner treatment systems we offer as well designed specifically for men and women in case you are interested in pursuing that route. Either way, your hair loss does not have to be permanent.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to get natural hair loss prevention?
    My big problem is hair loss! :(
    I don't like pills to stop my hair loss, only natural!
    What is the best way to get natural hair loss prevention?

    P.S.:
    I found this website today from an email a co-worker sent me...

    http://stoplosinghairnow.info/

    I watched his site, and i'm blown away that he go the hair in 10 weeks back!!! :)

    Has anyone tried this program???

    Pleas let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      yes! this web page stoplosinghairnau totally SUCKS! it is SCAM! never ever buy this product because you will lose all your hair!

      hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few. but anyway you can always try and get real results.

      year ago I suffered from hair loss and since hair loss is hereditary my dad suffered from it too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss. the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also you should use some herbal treatment.in that case Provillus is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Provillus but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.provillus.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    So, how much hair loss provides me with a reason to be concerned?
    I'll give a few details about myself, namely I am 16 years old. I do not take any medication. My hair is medium in length, I use this Fruictis shampoo and conditioner. I take a shower usually every day in the morning.

    Yet, I'm not sure how much hair loss is normal for me. My hair does not come out in clumps or anything, but I Think I do loose more than natural. For example in the shower after rubbing my hair with shampoo, I can look on my hands and I'll find maybe five to ten strands of hair. Is this okay?

    When I get out, I go to brush my teeth and sometimes I'll notice a hair or two fall out and land in the sink too..

    Right now it's really just an inconvinience (it sucks to clean up hair), my hair itself looks very healthy and I don't appear to have any thinning spots, but it's still seems to be reason for concern. Like, after a week if I sweep the floor I'll find quite a few hair strands in with the dust and whatnot.

    • ANSWER:
      What you are describing seems normal to me. It's what my friends & I experience too.

      Here's the best article I've found for you:

      "Hair Loss

      Baldness or hair loss is typically something only adults need to worry about. But in a few cases, teens lose their hair, too — and it may be a sign that something's going on. Hair loss during adolescence can mean a person's sick or maybe just not eating right. Some medications or medical treatments, like chemotherapy treatment for cancer, also cause people to lose their hair. And people can even lose their hair if they wear a hairstyle that pulls on their hair for a long time, such as braids.

      Losing hair can be stressful during a time when appearance really matters, but the good news is that hair loss that happens during the teen years is often temporary. Once the problem that causes it is corrected, the hair usually grows back.
      Hair Basics

      Our hair is made of a type of protein called keratin. A single hair consists of a hair shaft (the part that shows), a root below the skin, and a follicle, from which the hair root grows. At the lower end of the follicle is the hair bulb, where the hair's color pigment, or melanin, is produced.

      Most people lose about 50 to 100 head hairs a day. These hairs are replaced — they grow back in the same follicle on your head. This amount of hair loss is totally normal and no cause for worry. If you're losing more than that, though, something may be wrong. The medical term for hair loss — losing enough hair that a person has visibly thin or balding patches — is alopecia.

      If you have unusual hair loss and don't know what's causing it, it's a good idea to see your doctor. A doctor can determine why the hair is falling out and suggest a treatment that will correct the underlying problem, if necessary.
      What Causes Hair Loss?

      Here are some of the things that can cause hair loss in teens:

      * Illnesses or medical conditions. Endocrine (hormonal) conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease, can interfere with hair production and cause hair loss. People with kidney and liver diseases and lupus can also lose hair. The hormone imbalance that occurs in polycystic ovary syndrome can cause hair loss in teen girls as well as adult women.
      * Medications. Some medications that have hair loss as a side effect may be prescribed for teens. These include acne medicines like isotretinoin, and lithium, which is used to treat bipolar disorder. Diet pills that contain amphetamines can also cause hair loss. Chemotherapy drugs for cancer are probably the most well-known medications that cause hair loss, but some cancers including leukemia and lymphoma can cause hair loss even before treatment begins.
      * Alopecia areata (pronounced: air-ee-ah-tuh). This skin disease causes hair loss on the scalp and sometimes elsewhere on the body. It affects 1.7% of the population, including more than 4 million people in the United States. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disease, in which the hair follicles are damaged by a person's own immune system. (In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs in a person's body.) Alopecia areata usually starts as one or more small, round bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total hair loss, although total hair loss only happens in a small number of cases. Both guys and girls can get it, and it often begins in childhood. The hair usually grows back in 6 months to 2 years, but not always.
      * Trichotillomania (pronounced: trik-o-til-uh-may-nee-uh). Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which people repeatedly pull their hair out, often leaving bald patches. It results in areas of baldness and damaged hairs of different lengths. People with trichotillomania usually need professional help from a therapist or other mental health professional before they can stop pulling their hair out.
      * Hair treatments and styling. Having your hair chemically treated, such as getting your hair colored, bleached, straightened, or permed, can cause damage that may make the hair break off or fall out temporarily. Another type of baldness that results from hair styling can actually be permanent: If a person wears his or her hair pulled so tightly that it places tension on the scalp, it can result in a condition called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia can be permanent if the style is worn for a long enough time that it damages the hair follicles.
      * Poor nutrition. Poor eating can contribute to hair loss. This is why some people with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia lose their hair: The body isn't getting enough protein, vitamins, and minerals to sustain hair growth. Some teens who are vegetarians also lose their hair if they don't get enough protein from non-meat sources. And some athletes are at higher risk for hair loss because they may be more likely to develop iron-deficiency anemia.
      * Disruption of the hair growth cycle. Some major events can alter the hair's growth cycle temporarily. For example, delivering a baby, having surgery, or getting anesthesia can temporarily stop the hair growth cycle. (Because the hair we see on our heads has actually taken months to grow, a person may not notice any disruptions of the hair growth cycle until months after the event that caused it.) This type of hair loss corrects itself.
      * Male-pattern baldness. Among adults, particularly men, the most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic (pronounced: an-druh-juh-neh-tik) alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness. This condition is caused by a combination of factors, including hormones called androgens and genetics. In some males, the hair loss can start as early as the mid-teen years. It can also occur in guys who take steroids like testosterone to build their bodies.

      What Can Doctors Do?

      If you see a doctor about hair loss, he or she will check your scalp and, in some cases, may take hair samples. You may also be tested for certain medical conditions that can cause hair loss.

      If medication is causing hair loss, ask the doctor if a different drug can be substituted. If your hair loss is due to an endocrine condition, like diabetes or thyroid disease, proper treatment and control of the underlying disorder is important to reduce or prevent hair loss. Using a product like minoxidil that can discourage hair loss and speed up hair growth also may be helpful. Alopecia areata can be helped by treatment with corticosteroids. And if a doctor finds that nutritional deficiencies are causing your hair loss, he or she may refer you to a dietitian or other nutrition expert.
      Catastrophic Hair Loss

      Hair loss can be the first outward sign that a person is sick, so it may feel scary. Teens who have cancer and lose their hair because of chemotherapy treatments go through a difficult time, especially girls.

      It can help to feel like you have some control over your appearance when you're losing your hair. Try some of the many options for disguising hair loss — such as wearing wigs, hair wraps, hats, and baseball caps. For most teens who lose their hair, the hair does return — including after chemotherapy. And hair loss during chemotherapy is usually a sign that the treatment is working to destroy the cancer cells because you can see how it's working on the good cells (your hair!).
      Taking Care of Your Hair

      Eating a balanced, healthy diet is important for a lot of reasons, and it really benefits your hair. And don't forget to treat your hair well. For example, some doctors recommend using baby shampoo, shampooing no more than once a day, and lathering gently. Don't rub your hair too vigorously with a towel, either. Many hair experts suggest you consider putting away the blow-dryer and air drying your hair instead. If you can't live without your blow-dryer, try using it on a low heat setting.

      Style your hair when it's dry or damp. Styling your hair while it's wet can cause it to stretch and break. And try to avoid teasing your hair, which can also cause damage. Finally, be careful when using chemicals — such as straighteners or color — on your hair.

      Reviewed by: Eliot N. Mostow, MD, MPH
      Date reviewed: June 2004
      Originally reviewed by: Patrice Hyde, MD, and Lee Lucas, LCSW"
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/skin/hair_loss.html

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there a vitamin supplement to take for hair loss?
    natural scalp and hair treatments? what to shampoo and condition with? things to avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the reason for your hair loss. Is it from a vitamin deficiency? Do you have and underlying health problem? Is it just natural balding? Do you have Alopecia? Best to check with a doctor and find out the reasons first.

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