Bald Hair Treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the provillus hair treatment?
    Has anyone tried the provillus hair treatment? I have gone to multiple customer websites and hair websites and they all claimed that is was by far the best hair treatment out there for thinning/balding men. I am 18 years old and have really thin hair and im starting to lose it. all provillus is, is natural vitamins and a topical treatment of fda aprroved mindoxill. if you have tried it let me know, because i have a feeling this stuff is legit.

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently using it, been on it for 5 weeks and i must say there is a major improvement in my part. I got the pkg which incl both the vitamins and the topical. I use it once a day every evening. The area which i was balding in was the top middle portion of my head, not sure why cause no one in my family is loosing hair accpet me so its not genetic. I have regrowth in that area, few strands are coming up and my wife says its so much better than it was before. I still have time to go, think you are suppose to expect good results in 4-6 months. So far 5 weeks and i do see improvements so my hope is up. So from my point of view, it works and no side effects.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    I am bald and i need a good hair treatment.?
    I am 31 yrs old male....I am going bald. I want to start with some good hair treatment to prevent balding. Plz suggest some good parlours in singapore where i can get some help.

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Philip Kingsley is one of the premiere hair and scalp experts in the world. Since opening his London Trichological Centre in 1960, he has treated the likes of Barbra Streisand, Kate Winslet, Renee Zellweger and Sigourney Weaver.

      Treatment for hair loss and thinning hair: This treatment strengthens and rejuvenates hair growth with an intensive scalp stimulant cream, relaxing scalp massage and heat application

      Good Luck =)

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    Please someone suggest me a dermatologist to consult about hair loss and face skin problem?
    I know Dr. A.S. Thambiah is famous for skin problems.

    Is Dr. A.S. Thambiah in chennai famour for hair care treatment also? Please someone help me on this. I am loosing my hail day by day and soon I may became bald. Please please help me on this.

    • 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.

      For more information visit:
      http://www.provillus.com/?aid=844357

  6. QUESTION:
    help to grow my hair pls suggest some home remedies i cant spend much?
    by gene my hair line in front side of head in particular spot is backwards forming a curved hair line in front.... now i hv entered college and ppl are teasing that am bald..can hair grow in that part?? i had a long thick hair once but lost a lot in an year...however hair loss is now reduced my hair lust,strength and volume is lost...how to correct this.. pls suggest home remedies to this pls....

    • ANSWER:
      year ago I suffered from 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 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!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  7. QUESTION:
    help to grow my hair pls suggest some home remedies i cant spend much?
    by gene my hair line in front side of head in particular spot is backwards forming a curved hair line in front.... now i hv entered college and ppl are teasing that am bald..can hair grow in that part?? i had a long thick hair once but lost a lot in an year...however hair loss is now reduced my hair lust,strength and volume is lost...how to correct this.. pls suggest home remedies to this pls....

    • 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

  8. QUESTION:
    How to make a bald hair grow?
    My head is bald, i want to make hair grow on it and make it darker and thicker. What do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how far advanced your hair loss is.I would avoid any chemical treatments like propecia because of the side effects.the first thing I would do is immediately change your diet to a high protein, high vitamin healthy diet and start on hair supplements with DHT blockers.
      If th hair loss is very advanced it may take a log time to see results. If you smoke stop it now s this contributes to hair loss as well.

  9. QUESTION:
    If someone with a straight hair get bald, the hair could grow curly next time?
    My friend told me to ask that:

    If he have a straight hair, not too long, and if he's going bald (totally bald), when the hair will grow again, it can grow curly? He have no one in his family with a curly hair.

    If not, how can someone makes the hair to grow curly, after a totally haircut. Is that possible?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how the person went bald. If they have chemotherapy for cancer treatment and lose their hair, I have known people whose hair has grown back a different color or went from curly to straight (or straight to curly). Also, for people with alopecia...when their hair grows back sometimes it is different than it was before.

  10. QUESTION:
    What products work for making hair thicker and reduce falling?
    I want to help my mom. She is concerned with balding and falling hair. Is there a product out there for her that is natural and wont harm her hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I do know of a Natural Hair lotion which is 100% free of chemicals. I have been using for almost one year
      Ziravie combines tradition, science and nature to provide a mixture of natural nutrients, minerals and vitamins, which act on the scalp in depth, that in turn stimulates strong, healthy, robust hair growth, strengthening hair roots, and reduces thinning , hair loss and baldness.
      I used to buy from Spain but now it is available on ebay.co.uk under ID of hair-treatment. It is called Ziravie.
      They offer external and internal nutrition which helps a lot. Using this lotion I feel Health and Beauty comes into Harmony

  11. QUESTION:
    My hair is thinning, and fast. Is there a product to help me regrow thicker hair and stop me from going bald?
    I'm using a shampoo/conditioner/hair treatment spray called nioxin and it doesn't seem to be helping

    • ANSWER:
      Genetics rule. You cannot re-assign genetics. You can spend a small fortune on pills, creams, lotions, wigs, weaves & hair transplants - but in the end - you will have to accept the inevitable & get on with the rest of your life. Taking a B-Complex tablet daily helps promote healthy hair growth. Life is not always the way it's supposed to be. It's just the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

  12. QUESTION:
    Would you dump you boyfriend if he was insecure about his baldness?
    Say if you had been going out with him for 6 months and you discovered he is taking hair treatments to delay or regrow is hair? Would you be mad that he kept this secret or understand that he is embarrassed about being bald?

    • ANSWER:
      no, i would stay with you still.....its not like its your fault, you were born that way

  13. QUESTION:
    My wife has a hair growth problem, how can it be solved?
    My wife has a problem with her hair in that she does not have much volume. Although there is nothing too abnormal, it actually seems like she does not have much hair for a woman. Is there anything she can take to solve this problem? Any specific vitamins? Pills? Hair treatment therapies?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      In answer to your question, yes absolutely!

      She needs to use a natural hair treatment product like provillus. I've been on it for 5 weeks and i must say there is a major improvement in my part. It has all the vitamins your hair needs and much more.I've used it and I had very good results.Provillus contains the only FDA-approved topical ingredient clinically proven to re grow hair.

      I am sure this product will be worth your time for a second look since your money would be going into the right hands. In a survey conducted, 18 out of 20 people experienced a drastic change after using this product. None experienced any side effects.

      Provillus offers the best possible and perennial solution for this problem for both men and women. One of the best parts of the provillus treatment is that it uses natural ingredients. This has accounted for its rising popularity. Thus it leaves the other products behind in this context, since most of the products contain harmful chemicals.

      Provillus basically functions by removing the main cause of hair loss i.e. DHT. DHT damages the hair follicles and is responsible for the thinning of hair. It also restricts the re-growth of new hair. Provillus prevents its formation and it also promotes the growth of the new hair.

      I use it once a day every evening. The area which i was balding in was the top middle portion of my head, not sure why cause no one in my family is loosing hair accept me so its not genetic. I have regrowth in that area, few strands are coming up and my wife says its so much better than it was before.

      Well you might be aware that it is available for both men and women. The saw palmetto extract is basically present in the men's version whereas a combination of acids is present in the female version. Thus in addition to the solution of problem of hair loss it also nourishes hair.

      Till now Provillus has been getting positive feedbacks so you needn't worry and instead be assured. It offers the its users complete satisfaction.

      You can get the product here:

      http://www.help-me-im-bald.com

      Aaron

      Here to help :-)

  14. QUESTION:
    How you grow back hair without any hair treatment like in tv commercials?
    Ok here's the thing I have a afro and its growing but I push my hair back and I see bald spot maybe it's nothing or maybe its really a bald spot. I mean I wear hats a lot, but I let my afro breathe too from time to time. Can anyone give clue of what's going on or help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Massage your scalp every night and eat lots of protein foods. You can take vitamin E supplements for healthy skin, hair and nails or vitamin B12 which is important for hair growth. Some people take Biotin pills and that seems to help. Try using avocado and banana hair masks once a week, that made my hair grow. I also use a product called pro naturals moroccan argan oil after each shower and it helps a lot since argan oil has more benefits for your hair than any other. Their shampoo and conditioner is equally good because it's sulfate free so it makes hair healthier and softer. You can get some online. Oh and get trims regularly.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair treatment for thin chemically treated hair?
    My hair used to be gorgeous, curly full of volume and long. About 5 6 years ago I started dying it, straightening it and putting in extentions (sewed in type of extentions) and now it's so thin, I'm close to balding and it won't grow. I'm so ashamed of it that I've been wearing a hat forever now just to cover it. Is there anything I can do or any treatment that will work?? and fast??
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I use Nioxin and I'm very happy with it, althought I haven't had any significant growth yet my hair feels much more healthy and actually covers a lot better. You can go to their website and use the questionaire to see which product(s) suit your needs.

  16. QUESTION:
    Need advice on good hair treatment clinic in Singapore-i have a little bald patch developing on top of my head?
    I guess I am suffering what they say mediterean hair loss. got to hear about one yun nam centre but also found few very dissatisfied people on the web. guys, if you have tried or heard of anything else in Singapore, would love to hear from you.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    My dog has bald spots, what treatments could I buy at a local petstore to cure it?
    I did some research, and found that bald spots could be caused by fleas, mites, or an unbalance in his diet. If my dog's bald spots are caused by fleas/mites, what is the best medication I can get to cure it. Also, what are some vitamin supplements I can give my dog if they are caused by the dietary unbalance.

    • ANSWER:
      What you need is a skin scraping done at the vets to see what you're dealing with. Treatments are different if this is hair loss caused by demodectic mange, scaropetic mange, allergies, or whatever. Unlikely a dietary imbalance unless you are really feeding him terrible food.

      Get a skin scraping and go from there.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent my hair from getting caught onto the zipper that's on th eback of my shirt?
    I'm a girl who has medium length hair, and I have a shirt that has a long exposed zipper on the back. A strand of my hair every so often gets caught onto the zipper. Is there anything to prevent that from happening besides pulling my hair back?

    • ANSWER:
      Female Hair Loss Treatment - Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone

      Female Hair Loss Treatment: Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone?Female hair loss can be a devastating and socially debilitating condition. As our society glorifies beautiful, long, full, thick hair, sufferers of hair loss are cowering under hats and wigs, feeling alone and depressed, and experiencing great discomfort during intimate times with their husbands or significant others. On the job can be just as bad. There is always that feeling that others are whispering their comments or giving sorrowful looks of sympathy. No one really knows how it feels unless they experience it for themselves.Treatments vary widely, dependent upon age, cause and general body condition.The first step is to see a physician. Hair loss can be an early sign of some diseases, like Diabetes, and these need to be ruled out. As well, if your scalp is itchy and scaly, it is possible that a bacterial or fungal infection is at work. Fortunately, these can easily be resolved. Women who experience hair loss during or immediately following pregnancy or after surgery should not be alarmed. Chances are, these are temporary conditions and will right themselves. Poor diet and lack of exercise can be culprits as well. The important thing is to rule out any of the simpler, temporary causes and set your mind at ease.For others, hair loss is considered a permanent condition. Whether a result of heredity or hormones, it is there to stay unless treatments can be successful.There are separate treatments for the reduction in the rate of hair loss and for the potential regrowth of hair that is already gone.For reduction in rate only, the following suggestions are widely made:1.Stop using harsh shampoos – those with surfactants(lathering ingredients) are tough on hair and can cause early demise of hair strands.2.Stop using dry heat methods of drying and styling. Get a hair style that does not require so much blow-drying or, worse, curling irons.3.Stop coloring and treating so much – these processes damage hair, and, as it is brushed or combed, greater loss will be the result4.Fix your diet – well-balanced meals, particularly high in protein and natural oils can help.5.Exercise more to increase the blood supply to your scalp. Increased blood supply can help to keep follicles healthy and producing.6.Try to reduce your reactions to stress and anxiety. If you have normal stressors that are typical in your day, find time to relax and get peaceful. Yoga and other forms of meditation can help to reduce your stress and anxiety.7.Try “natural remedies” – these include essential oils and herbs which, in various mixtures, can be spread on the scalp and help follicles to remain open and healthy. For reduction in rate and the potential of regrowth, there are a variety of medical options. These are advertised through all media, and most include research results which show the levels of effectiveness. Some contain both man-made chemicals and natural ingredients, some one or the other. Solid investigation and some experimentation are warranted, so that you find the one that works best for you. This can be a lengthy process, because you may have to wait 3-6 months to determine effectiveness. Female equivalents of medicines such as rogain, Provillus, and Propecia are available – and be certain you use the ones for women only.Wigs and hair extensions can provide relief, and some women accept these as their permanent solutions.Surgery is expensive, but many opt for it every day. Female pattern baldness responds best to this method, because hair is still relatively thick in the back and can be transplanted to front and crown areas. Hair grafts are also an option when there is an overall balding concern.Fortunately, a great deal of money is being poured into this problem. Research labs across the world are working continuously to develop medical preventions and cures. Progress is being made, and the wise sufferer of hair loss will keep abreast of any new research which surfaces.
      For more information visit: http://www.onlinsolutions.com

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of starting over from bald when growing your hair long?
    I have shoulder length dry / damaged / chemically processed / heat fried hair. Should I shave my head and start over or just let it grow out? I want to grow my hair hip length.

    • ANSWER:
      What are the benefits of starting over from bald when growing your hair long? Fresh air on your scalp.

      Try an olive oil hot oil treatment. It works wonders.
      Mayonnaise an hour or two before you shampoo.
      A over-ripe mashed smashed and smashed some more banana applied after you shampoo will make your hair feel brand new.

  22. QUESTION:
    Girls, would you prefer bald or hair implants?
    I'm trying to talk my friend out of getting hair treatment for baldness as it is very expensive. I think he'd be better off spending his money on a nice car. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should always be happy with what you've been given. Baldness is in, there are lots of good looking guys that shave themselves to get that look. But in the end it's your friends call.

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    What can I use to treat a spot on my head that is losing hair?
    Please help me! I am in need and on my head, there's this one spot where it looks like I'm bald or something. My hair is thin but it looks bad. What kind of treatment can I use? Please. I am being made fun of all the time and I feel really terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      There are severeal forms of baldenss. If it is Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) then the hairloss cannot be fully cured in most cases, but just frozen for some time with the treatments availiable on market today.

      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.

      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 crap 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)

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow long faster and more healthy?
    I have never had long hair. The longest I ever got to long hair was like a lil longer than shoulder length hair and I'm finally trying to grow it out. I usually cut it when it gets to about shoulder length. My hair is now like below my neck. I have fine curlyish hair. What tips are they're to make the process faster. What can deter it from growing. I straighten my hair a lot. Will that hurt it? Is there anything I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a Hair skin, and nails vitamins i' have tried two different brands and they have given me great results with my hair. You can try the Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate which they sell on www.hsn.com. Or you can buy natures Bounty hair skin and nails which i bought them at rite aid. Either one works amazing.
      You can read the reviews of both of those products just click on the links below.

      Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate
      http://health-fitness.hsn.com/andrew-lessman-healthy-hair-skin-nails-plus-pomegranate-40-40_p-5513792_xp.aspx?sf=hf&attr=129&prev=hp&cm_re=Modular_Left*element_A_link*CustomerPicks&ccm=hf|129

      Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      Ive also hurd Great reviews On Doo Gro, you can also try that they have shampoo's and conditioner's They sell it at rite aid, ect..
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/search/search.asp?searchtype=1&trx=28198&trxp1=36952&ipp=20&srchtree=5&search=doo+gro&Go.x=12&Go.y=17

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:
      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like ca

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I get hair extension glue out of my hair?
    I removed my extensions today and it took like 4 hours to get all them out. I used glue remover, conditioner, olive oil, baby oil, and finally got the extensions out. But now I still have glue stuck all in my hair! I have bald spots and badly broken pieces of hair from trying to get the extensions out.

    How can I get the rest of the glue out of my hair? And off my scalp without getting more bald spots and broken hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Acetone nail polish remover. I had to have a sleep study and had these electrodes glued to my head all night. The electrodes had to stay in all night and not come loose, so it was some pretty sturdy glue. The next morning, the tech removed the electrodes and rubbed the spots with Acetone nail polish remover and the glue came right out. Get good brand name stuff, the stuff the professionals nail techs use would be best. You should also treat yourself to a deep conditioning hair treatment. You sound like your hair is really damaged.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the best foam or gel to use to regrow hair from a receding hairline?
    i am not balding. my hair is simply moving backwards.

    • ANSWER:
      Rogaine is the only foamy type treatment. There is also a few lesser know brands such as provillus.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I get my curly hair to grow out faster?
    Ok, I have curly hair, and I go swimming a LOT at my grandma's house. Will chlorine dry my hair out, and I was wondering how I could get my hair to grow out. I use a shampoo called wen, it has conditioner in it too. I stopped straightening it because the heat was damaging it. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      take hair,skin and nails vitamins from Natures Bounty i bought them at rite aid and they work great my hair is longer and nicer =] also massage your scalp everyday for about 15min, as many times a day as you can would be best.

      you can also use doo gro products
      http://www.doogro.com/

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      HOPE I HELPED =]

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow longer and shinier?
    I cut my hair into a bob about six months ago and since have just been letting it grow, it's now just past my shoulders but I so want to to grow longer! It feels as though it's taking forever!
    So is there anything I can do to make it grow longer, and shinier/healthier too would be a bonus. I wash and condition it every day. I heard oil can be used - how, why, and more info on this?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a Hair skin, and nails vitamins i' have tried two different brands and they have given me great results with my hair. You can try the Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate which they sell on www.hsn.com. Or you can buy natures Bounty hair skin and nails which i bought them at rite aid. Either one works amazing.
      You can read the reviews of both of those products just click on the links below.

      Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate
      http://health-fitness.hsn.com/andrew-lessman-healthy-hair-skin-nails-plus-pomegranate-40-40_p-5513792_xp.aspx?sf=hf&attr=129&prev=hp&cm_re=Modular_Left*element_A_link*CustomerPicks&ccm=hf|129

      Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      Ive also hurd Great reviews On Doo Gro, you can also try that they have shampoo's and conditioner's They sell it at rite aid, ect..
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/search/search.asp?searchtype=1&trx=28198&trxp1=36952&ipp=20&srchtree=5&search=doo+gro&Go.x=12&Go.y=17

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:
      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like ca

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to make hair that won;t grow,grow,like if you have a recieving hair line?
    I know someone with a recieving hair line and he wants to grow his hair back how or what is the best way to go about it.

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a Hair skin, and nails vitamins i' have tried two different brands and they have given me great results with my hair. You can try the Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate which they sell on www.hsn.com. Or you can buy natures Bounty hair skin and nails which i bought them at rite aid. Either one works amazing.
      You can read the reviews of both of those products just click on the links below.

      Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate
      http://health-fitness.hsn.com/andrew-lessman-healthy-hair-skin-nails-plus-pomegranate-40-40_p-5513792_xp.aspx?sf=hf&attr=129&prev=hp&cm_re=Modular_Left*element_A_link*CustomerPicks&ccm=hf|129

      Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      Ive also hurd Great reviews On Doo Gro, you can also try that they have shampoo's and conditioner's They sell it at rite aid, ect..
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/search/search.asp?searchtype=1&trx=28198&trxp1=36952&ipp=20&srchtree=5&search=doo+gro&Go.x=12&Go.y=17

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:
      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like ca

  32. QUESTION:
    does any hair grow treatment really works?
    Ive been trying all along my life as many hair grow treatments as they come along my way, and no one seems to work. Is there any treatment/producto that really works?

    • ANSWER:
      A loss of hair can occur due to a variety of reasons in both men and women, although men have a higher percentage of problems in this area than women. Your hair is a great indicator of the general health of your body. When you experience a higher-than-normal loss of your hair it is usually down to some deficiency in your immune system, but not always. For example, heredity, poor nutrition, hormonal imbalances, stress, underactive thyroid glands, and even vitamin deficiencies can all play their part. The causes are varied and many, but the good news is that most of them can be treated successfully, with the exception of genetic baldness, so take a look at your grandfather if you want to know what's in store for you.

      Try a Natural Hair Loss Treatment

      Although there are a number of drugs on the market, most successful studies have shown that some of the best results are achieved using natural treatments. Medications and surgery can often have serious side effects, which one usually only learns about after the surgery. However, even when told before surgery, many will go ahead anyway in fear of living with thinning hair or a bald patch. The philosophy behind a natural treatment is that what is good for your body is good for your hair; in other words a healthy body will have healthy hair. So, one starts at the root of the problem, dealing from the inside outwards first and therefore, hopefully, solves the problem with little to no side effects.

      Prevention Is Better Than Cure

      While there are some things which cannot be prevented, like bad genes, the others we can work on effectively to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. Proper nutrition and vitamins as well as exercising are vital for a healthy body and hair. Regular check ups with your family doctor will warn you before its too late and you are already experiencing hair loss. Your body is very fragile despite what it goes through everyday; anything you do and eat reflects on your health directly - and subsequently your hair.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow longer really fast?
    I need to grow my hair about 2 inches. My hair grows really slow, so it would take about a year.

    Does anyone have advise or tips that can help me?

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a hair, skin & nails vitamins. I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have givin me great results.. My hair has grown alot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow. Also i have heard some really great reviews on Sulu Max Grow you can check their website out. They also have Reviews on SULU MAX Grow on Youtubem, you can check them out.

      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      SULU MAX GROW:
      http://suluhair.com/

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      HOPE I HELPED =)

  34. QUESTION:
    How grow hair two inches longer in a month?
    I really want to grow my hair longer so I was wondering how to grow my hair two inches longer in a month?
    Any sudjetions?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok 2 inches probably not, but if you find something please let me know, but this is a regimen that if you stick to it you will see results. Ok so hair has 3 phases growing, shedding and resting, yours is probably in th resting phase. You need to take Garlic capsule, it will stop your hair from falling out, also try to take at least 4 capsules, brake them and masage your scalp with the oil so your hair can get the nutrients it needs from it directly. Apply Aromatase-7 Hair Regrowth Minoxidil Treatment directly to the bald spot. For shampoo and conditioner try Thicker Fuller hair, try to get the original formula, the new one has caffein and it smells strong or you can get a Biotin shampoo. If you can get Phyto Phytophanere Dietary Supplement or Hair Skinannd Nails supplement will be good cause they help alot with the hair growth.
      Now for the rest of the hair, you need Hard Core Protein, ApHogee Two step Protein Treatment (Please research this product prior to use), fallow the instructions in the back, is really easy, after that fallow with a good deep conditioner, i use Biolage Conditioning Blam. Do this protein treatent at least once a month. Other than that this is optional
      i Use:
      Castor Oil
      Doo Gro Thicker hair Oil
      Wild Growth Hair Oil
      Use any of these three oils 3 time a week, Castor oil works wonders, you should try it.
      Do not brush hair while wet, If possible use Boar Bristle Brush to style your hair.
      Take Vitamin E and Biotin supplements, Flax seed oil supplements and garlic are also good. MSM is known to be a monster when it comes to hair growth. Massage your scalp at least one a day. The blood flow to you head which stimulates hair growth.
      These are all thing's that will help your hair grow at a faster pace, theve been helping me so far and ive been having great results. Here are some before and afters. Out of all the supplements i recomend the most MSN and Biotiin.
      hope this help =)

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. QUESTION:
    How does the professional laser hair removal process work?
    Does it remove hair permanently? Is there anywhere on my body it is not safe to have it done? How many times would I typically be getting this done?

    • ANSWER:
      i've had it done. there's no laser that 100% removes hair. it gets thinner and much balder and grows slower. and it usually takes more treatments than the laser places tell you. once every 3 weeks for a long time...

  39. QUESTION:
    How can i make my hair grow faster than normal?
    I'm a guy (just to clear things up) and i have really short hair, maybe a couple inches long or shorter. I was wondering if there's some way to make it grow just a bit faster than it grows now. Just long enough to get to my eyes or a little shorter. Is there some specific way or something i can do to make it grow?

    Plz no "its impossible" answers or anything like that.

    • ANSWER:
      take hair,skin and nails vitamins from Natures Bounty i bought them at rite aid and they work great my hair is longer and nicer =] also massage your scalp everyday for about 15min, as many times a day as you can would be best.

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      HOPE I HELPED =]

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow longer at a faster rate than the time it rakes to grow thick?
    My hair grows thick faster than it grows long enough to cover my eyes and I dislike that. I've heard of hair growth shampoos but they're too expensive for me... Please suggest some ideas for me to grow my hair and cheap ones please...

    • ANSWER:
      take hair,skin and nails vitamins from Natures Bounty i bought them at rite aid and they work great my hair is longer and nicer =] also massage your scalp everyday for about 15min, as many times a day as you can would be best.

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      HOPE I HELPED =]

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent my hair falling out due to medication side effects?
    Also, one of the medications I'm on has a likely hood of hair loss, even if it is rather rare. Even so, every time I take a medication that could result in hair loss, I lose my hair. My hair used to be so thick (almost to an abnormal point!) and full of volume and life and now it's really thin, shows oilyness more easily, and I feel really insecure about it because now the part is getting bigger and bigger and almost looks like a balding line. I keep my hair in a ponytail most of the time now (rather loose, the ponytail is just tight enough to hold it back out of my face) and it just looks weird in my opinion when it's down due to the thinness. It's a little less than below average for a 16 year old, and I feel really inferior compared to other girls. I've always hated the way I look, and my hair was the one thing I was really proud of! Now I don't even want to leave the house because it's falling out so much and I feel hideous... I'm probably just being dramatic and it probably doesn't look THAT bad, but I'm rather paranoid and insecure person.

    I'm already fat and have a lot of acne scars on my chin due to playing the flute, and I just want ONE physical thing I like about myself. Is that too much to ask for?!

    I'm sorry, I ended up rambling. I'm just really upset about this and I feel horrible about myself...

    What can I do?

    The one medication I'm positive has a chance of hair loss is adderall, if that is useful at all....

    I'm sorry for rambling and complaining so much.

    Thank you for your time and help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss treatment starts from you. First, you have to convince yourself that you can have a healthy hair like you used to be! You need positivity to deal with everything in life. Because if you do not think the same way, you will think that doing for stopping hair loss to happen is useless, and you will give up in the end. You also have to find information and ask people around you. Never hesitate to talk with new people. Or if you need professional help, why don’t you meet a physician and consult about ways that work best for you? I hope these links can help you http://www.hairfallsolution-x.com/hair-growth-tips.htm, http://www.howtogetridofscarsfast1.com/how-to-fade-acne-scars.htm

  42. QUESTION:
    What can make my hair grow back?
    I am getting bald and I do not want to be. Do you know of any good hair treatment products?

    • ANSWER:
      Rogaine foam?

  43. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for boys hair to grow?
    If someone cut their hair about. Its about 2 inches now, how long for it to grow another 2 inches?

    • ANSWER:
      not sure but here are some ways to help you grow your hair.

      You should buy a Hair skin, and nails vitamins I use Natures Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins which i bought them at rite aid. They work amazingly. I love the results.
      You can read the reviews on the riteaid website.

      Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      Ive also hurd Great reviews On Doo Gro, you can also try that they have shampoo's and conditioner's They sell it at rite aid, and other stores like target, walgreens,walmart etc.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/search/search.asp?searchtype=1&trx=28198&trxp1=36952&ipp=20&srchtree=5&search=doo+gro&Go.x=12&Go.y=17

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:
      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like
      oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      HOPE I HELPED =]

  44. 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

  45. 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!

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair loss shampoo or treatment?
    I have bald spots on my head. I think it's because my roots are weak from a lot of scratching that I did cause my scalp is dry and itchy. My doctor prescribed me a foam that helps stop all the itchiness but now I'm left with bald spots. I have really thin hair. Anyone here knows of a good shampoo or treatment that helps hair grow back.

    • ANSWER:
      I was experiencing hair loss too, from stress, but even before that I was losing more hair than I was happy with. I started using Wen cleaning conditioner and really enjoyed massaging my scalp with it, leaving it in while I was in the shower. The tea tree brand is supposed to be good for dry and itchy scalp, but the Lavender works well for that, and that's what I use (not because my scalp is dry, but because I like the smell, and it creates volume, moisturizes, and nourishes the scalp). I have stopped losing hair and I can see new growth around my forehead, and my hair isn't receding along my hairline anymore. The line also has oils that you can apply directly to your scalp.

      And sometimes, when I feel the need for an old-fashioned shampoo, I use Avalon Organics Lavender shampoo, because it doesn't have sulfates in it (but it still lathers). I get the same nourishing effect of the lavendar oils, but it cleanses and gives a little more volume. If you can avoid sulfates, you can probably see more hair growth.

  47. QUESTION:
    whats the fastest way to grow your hair longer in an easy way without hair products?
    I had long hair but then I cut it. I dont like it short and its taking forever to grow back. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a hair, skin & nails vitamins. I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have givin me great results.. My hair has grown alot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow. Also i have heard some really great reviews on Sulu Max Grow you can check their website out. They also have Reviews on SULU MAX Grow on Youtubem, you can check them out.
      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from

      rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      SULU MAX GROW:
      http://suluhair.com/

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      HOPE I HELPED =)

  48. 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.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow longer and shinier?
    I cut my hair into a bob about six months ago and since have just been letting it grow, it's now just past my shoulders but I so want to to grow longer! It feels as though it's taking forever!
    So is there anything I can do to make it grow longer, and shinier/healthier too would be a bonus. I wash and condition it every day. I heard oil can be used - how, why, and more info on this?

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a Hair skin, and nails vitamins i' have tried two different brands and they have given me great results with my hair. You can try the Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate which they sell on www.hsn.com. Or you can buy natures Bounty hair skin and nails which i bought them at rite aid. Either one works amazing.
      You can read the reviews of both of those products just click on the links below.

      Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate
      http://health-fitness.hsn.com/andrew-lessman-healthy-hair-skin-nails-plus-pomegranate-40-40_p-5513792_xp.aspx?sf=hf&attr=129&prev=hp&cm_re=Modular_Left*element_A_link*CustomerPicks&ccm=hf|129

      Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      Ive also hurd Great reviews On Doo Gro, you can also try that they have shampoo's and conditioner's They sell it at rite aid, ect..
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/search/search.asp?searchtype=1&trx=28198&trxp1=36952&ipp=20&srchtree=5&search=doo+gro&Go.x=12&Go.y=17

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:
      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like ca

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow longer and shinier?
    I cut my hair into a bob about six months ago and since have just been letting it grow, it's now just past my shoulders but I so want to to grow longer! It feels as though it's taking forever!
    So is there anything I can do to make it grow longer, and shinier/healthier too would be a bonus. I wash and condition it every day. I heard oil can be used - how, why, and more info on this?

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a Hair skin, and nails vitamins i' have tried two different brands and they have given me great results with my hair. You can try the Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate which they sell on www.hsn.com. Or you can buy natures Bounty hair skin and nails which i bought them at rite aid. Either one works amazing.
      You can read the reviews of both of those products just click on the links below.

      Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails 3000 mcg Biotin Plus Pomegranate
      http://health-fitness.hsn.com/andrew-lessman-healthy-hair-skin-nails-plus-pomegranate-40-40_p-5513792_xp.aspx?sf=hf&attr=129&prev=hp&cm_re=Modular_Left*element_A_link*CustomerPicks&ccm=hf|129

      Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      Ive also hurd Great reviews On Doo Gro, you can also try that they have shampoo's and conditioner's They sell it at rite aid, ect..
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/search/search.asp?searchtype=1&trx=28198&trxp1=36952&ipp=20&srchtree=5&search=doo+gro&Go.x=12&Go.y=17

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:
      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.
      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like ca


bald hair treatment

Crown Baldness

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can men start balding at the crown, and NOT the front temples?
    So they have baldness just at the top.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they can and do. There are several "patterns" to typical male baldness but they are rather infrequent compared to the vastly more common pattern you describe, which is the most prevalent.

      My father, for instance, had his entire head of hair...forehead, temples, sideburns. His bald spot was at his crown--like the tonsure of a monk. Then, about 20 years after the tonsure stabilized in size, his remaining hair became noticeably thinner, followed by a receding of his forehead and temples.

      This link shows and explains the most common patterns. My dad is about V now but, as stated, his forehead and temples came later than in this example of progression.

      http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/hair-loss/men/classification/

  2. QUESTION:
    Can male baldness pattern become present in a female recepiant?
    I had a stem cell transplant 11 1/2 yrs ago. About 3-4 years ago my hair started falling out at the crown of my head. It's getting distressing. Endocrinology issues have been ruled out. So I'm wondering if the change in DNA could be the cause of this.

    • ANSWER:
      where did you get a stem cell transplant?

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you know that you are experiencing male pattern baldness?
    I'm 19 years old and I usually have lose a few hairs everyday. Not much but several stray hairs here and there... I was wondering if there are symptoms of male pattern baldness at my age? what age does MPB usually begin?

    • ANSWER:
      We all lose hair on a daily basis. You are not unique in that sense. Most of us lose between 50-100 individual hairs per day.

      The painful truth is most guys have noticeably thinner hair by age 35 and significant hair loss by age 50. The pattern usually begins with a receding hairline and may progress to bald spots on the top of the scalp. Mild to moderate hair loss affects about 50% of all men by the time they are 50. Male pattern hair loss results in either a receding hair line or thinning at the crown of the head. It occurs due to a chemical known as dihydrotestosterone (or “DHT”) which builds up around the follicle and eventually kills the follicle and the hair.

      You'll know that you're experiencing male pattern baldness when you notice thinning of your hair. Take a pic of the top of your head and another of your hairline with your hair pulled completely back and away from your forehead. Do this once a year on your birthday or pick some other reminder.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to deal with baldness in a woman?
    My daughter is 25 and has developed bald patches on the crown and nape of her hair. She's been told it's stress related and will grow back but she's really down about it. Does anyone know of any herb, or perhaps aromotherapy massage (or any alternative treatment that can help)? I'd be grateful for any advice I can give her, thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      If she goes to her GP he can put her in touch with a trichologist (hair specialist) and that is my only advice it worked for me

  5. QUESTION:
    Does my daily masturbation habit cause growth of back and ear hair and baldness on my scalp?
    I masturbate about 300 times a year and have masturbated for over 10 years. In recent years, as my habit has increased, I've developed patches of dark hair on my back and hair growing from my ears. I'm also losing my hair on the crown of my head.
    My concern is the elevated blood levels of things like testosterone, and brain chemicals that might trigger the growth of hair in strange places and loss of hair in others,

    • ANSWER:
      The truth is...
      Masturbation is the cause of all the bad things that have ever happened to you!
      NO! Not really! That was just a little joke.

      Unless masturbation is affecting your normal daily life and social interactions, there is nothing harmful about it! It does not promote or decrease hair growth anywhere on the body, palms, ears, backs and butts included! It won't make you go blind or turn you into a pervert.
      Your mysterious hair growth is due to your genetic make up, and believe it or not, this sort of thing happens to most men as we age.
      If hair on these areas bothers you, trim it down or shave it off. As for going bald, I am quite sure you have heard of all the products available now for that, whether they work or not I couldn't tell you. Look into it!

  6. QUESTION:
    What kind of baldness is it when a person has their hairline, but have a bald spot on the back of their head?
    No one in my family (maternal or paternal) is bald...except my pops...

    He has kept his hairline (with a little thinning) but has a bald spot on the back of his head. Is this normal male pattern baldness? or could it be stress induced? He's not a very healthy person and has a very stressful job which doesn't allow for much exercise (or so he says haha). Anyway, what type of baldness would this be characterized as?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      He has thinning on the crown. It is a common form of male pattern baldness.

  7. QUESTION:
    Could this be male pattern baldness or the development of a mature hairline?
    I think my hair is receding slightly at the front when I am only 18. My family say it isn't but I think it has receded more on one side. It's starting to look like a Norwood type 2 on the the Norwood scale with the other side looking more like Norwood type 1. I have very thick hair at the top and my hair has always been a bit thinner on the sides behind the temples. I have also always had a very high hairline which makes my family think it is exactly the same but I am think it may have receded.

    My family's history with balding is like this. My dad has had a Norwood type 3 hairline since he was in his late teens/early 20s and it hasn't moved since. He still has full thickness at the crown. My paternal Grandfather had a full head of hair until he reached his late 50s/early 60s and at 70 he has most of it but it has gone at the crown now. He has also has a receded hairline but not to anywhere near the same extent as my dad. My half uncle . He has very thick hair but it has receded a little at the front. It might be a mature hairline as there is no thinning at the crown of the head.
    On my mothers side my grandad had a mature hairline until his early 30s when he started balding and he always had thinner hair according to my gran. My uncle started losing hair in his mid-late 20s before being bald by his mid-early 30s.
    I haven't noticed it large amounts of hair falling out. In the shower if I run my hands through my hair very close to my scalp then a strand or two will fall out. If I comb my hair then a strand will usually fall out each time I run it through. However, I do run it through quite hard due to my hair being very thick and curly. Not very many hairs on the pillow in the morning, maybe 1 or 2. I lose more every night from my legs.

    • ANSWER:
      Baldness is to a great extent hereditary. Do not take head bath with chlorinated water.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there hair treatment options for receding hairline / frontal balding instead of crown balding?
    After reading into minoxidil it looks like it's meant to treat balding on the crown, not so much frontal balding. Over the last few years my hairline has begun receding dramatically and the hair in the top/front of my head is becoming very thin. Is there anything I can do about it? I'm only 22 and hoping I still have options.

    • ANSWER:
      Bosley hair transplant services. My brother has gone to them twice and his hair looks and is natural. I guess it could be a little on the expensive side but it's pretty long lasting and has great results. Go to your search engine and type in Bosley balding hair.
      And research the results. You'd never know my brother had any kind of treatment for his baldness and it didn't hurt him at all.

  9. 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

  10. QUESTION:
    Does thinning and breakage near the crown ALWAYS mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?
    The reason I ask , is because It was kind of a sudden onset....Instead of gradual . I noticed a patch of hairloss in late December 2010 , and it has not really worsened...Infact the hair has grown a little longer in that area.

    I also HAVE NOT noticed any receding in the hairline or near the temples..... Which goes hand in hand with male pattern baldness.

    • ANSWER:
      Thinning and breakage can mean the hair is missing something such as moisture

      a moisturizing lotion,cream, or temple and nape balm may control that

      or strength or not enough protein

      a simple mixed up egg or egg mixed with mayo can fix that, must be done 1 time every month though

      Whenever using products or just sitting around the house you must try using scalp massing with you fingertips to increase the blood circulation

      Hope you understand hun!

  11. QUESTION:
    Does thinning and breakage near the crown ALWAYS mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?
    The reason I ask , is because It was kind of a sudden onset....Instead of gradual . I noticed a patch of hairloss in late December 2010 , and it has not really worsened...Infact the hair has grown a little longer in that area.

    I also HAVE NOT noticed any receding in the hairline or near the temples..... Which goes hand in hand with male pattern baldness.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm wondering why you keep asking this same question - I'm sure, by now, you've received adequate answers already.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why hair loss happens in the center-back of the head when the sides are untouched?
    Hair loss is a common problem, however if you notice many people are losing hair from the frontal lobe to the back crown. Why is it that the hair along the side stays healthy while the hair on top dissipates?
    Further more, I understand not everyone has the same issue but it seems a tad bit more common; maybe a cure could relay on those hairs behind our ear?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason why are people losing hair from the frontal lobe to the back crown is purely genetic . There are specific genes which code for this pattern of baldness.These genes are rather more in number in the genetic pool hence this pattern is commomly observed in the population.
      I would like to share this hair fall remedy with you which is very effective in controlling hair fall. Grind an onion and apply it on your scalp and hair , leave it for 20-30 mins and rinse. It makes your hair stong and healthy. I can vouch for it....

  13. QUESTION:
    Does thinning and breakage near the crown ALWAYS mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?
    The reason I ask , is because It was kind of a sudden onset....Instead of gradual . I noticed a patch of hairloss in late December 2010 , and it has not really worsened...Infact the hair has grown a little longer in that area.

    I also HAVE NOT noticed any receding in the hairline or near the temples..... Which goes hand in hand with male pattern baldness.

    • ANSWER:
      my older brother gets that.. he is patchy bald one month and seems to somehow look like its grown back another..he was told it was stress related..
      grab and beer and relax man

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have temporary hair loss only on the top of your head?
    Baldness only on the top of the head, not the sides or back. Can that be temporary or will temporary always be over the full head of hair? I use temporary in the sense of an iron deficiency.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chris,
      BTW I agree with your avatar- Cubs are gay. But not nearly as gay as the answers from the three previous morons who answered this question. God my work stopping these idiots is never done. First off that guy Joe always cuts and pastes that answer on every hair question- clearly this numbskull sells provillus. My favorite though is the idiot who thinks he's chef ramsey -olive oil and eggs mixed with sulphur will grow hair??!! What a flippin moron. I can't believe that none of the dipwads claiming wearing hats or using shampoo too often have come by the idiotfest yet.

      Anyway to answer your question, and I do this with heavy heart, it is highly unlikely that hairloss at the crown is temporary. A "Telegen Effluvium" (temporary shift of large amounts of hair into static (Telegen) phase) due to either extreme stress, medication, nutritional deficiency, etc will affect all the hair on your head evenly so rule out your iron or thyroid issues or the lack of putting foodstuffs on your head like that idiot Ray suggests.
      Your only realistic possibility is a Alopecia Areatus- a odd condition where patches of hair just randomly seem to eject and months later fill in again. While possible, this is most unlikely, particularly if you notice diffuse thinning through the crown and if this situation has persisted over a long time.

      It's time to look at your only 3 options at this point: acceptance, surgery, or the two medicines that actually work.

      If you opt for the medicine route, which is my recommendation, time is of the essence because the medicines take months- maybe even a year to work (if they work for you at all that is). It's far easier and less expensive to preserve or slow hairloss than it is to replace what's lost. While minoxidil (Rogaine) is effective, it's a PITA requiring 2X daily administrations and it really only has moderate performance. Propecia however is a simple once a day prescription medicine that inhibits the enzyme (5-alpha reductase) that causes male pattern baldness (Via conversion of Testosterone to dihydrotestosterone). The science is exquisite however the possible rare side effects aren't -so talk with your doctor about the risks. In general though- over 90% of men on this drug find it makes at least some improvement in the condition and about a third of them indicate major improvement.

      Thank you for your best answer vote, and now I unfortunately must return you back to the endless sea of Yahoo Idiots

  15. QUESTION:
    Are there any real solutions for a 22 year old guy losing his hair?
    I'm a 22 year old guy, and I'm losing my hair. It's thinning, there's a noticeable partial bald-spot at the crown of my head, and the front is really thinning out. To top it off, my hair is blond and very fine in texture, making it appear even thinner.

    So today I shaved my head. I'd rather be bald than get bald slowly. But my mom said that I'm too young to be getting bald, and that there has to be a real solution out there. Is there anything that's scientifically proven to restore hair loss? What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Why haven't you seen a Dermatologist for an assessment?
      If it is caused by your genetics - there's nothing you can do but accept the inevitibale - & get on with the rest of your life.
      Many guys spend a small fortune trying to outrun baldness - with lotions, pills, creams, foams, wigs, weaves & transplants - but - in the end they must accept the inevitable.
      Life is not always the way it's supposed to be. It's just the way it is.
      The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent thinning hair?
    I use to have a lot of hair on my head until recent years. I started noticing more hair at the bottom of my bathtub and even more on my brush. My hair is especially thin in the crown region on my head. I don't have enough money to do the hair transplant. What are my other options?

    • ANSWER:
      On average, a person may shed anywhere from 40-100 hairs a day. So if you see some hair on your brush or in the shower, don’t panic. Chances are you are shedding the normal amount. Keep in mind that if you have long hair, it may appear that you are shedding more than you actually are.

      Hair loss is associated with hair follicles exposure to hormones, specifically, testosterone and DHT. Testosterone is converted to DHT by an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. Once DHT is formed, it can interact with androgen receptors found in hair follicles. This association lowers follicle activity, shrinks the hair follicles, which then slows the hair growth cycle, and eventually leads to a reduction of hair growth. For females, the source of androgen is generated from the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Thus, hair loss is often associated with pregnancy and menopause and their effects. However, this phenomenon does not occur equally on all parts of your scalp, thus, thinning is observed only on specific regions of your head.

      If you are shedding more than normal, don’t feel like you’re the only one losing hair. Nearly 50-80% of Caucasian men experience pattern baldness (Androgentic Alopecia). Women’s hair loss is the best kept secret. For women, 20-40% of the population are affected by alopecia. Yikes! That's nearly half of the female population! Thinning hair is a result of a combination of environmental and genetic factors. For example, the number of Chinese affected by pattern baldness is only half that of their Caucasian counterparts. As you age, your hair follicles shrink. So if your hair appears thin, it’s just a part of life. Even celebrities can't get out of this. It has been reported that actress Kate Beckinsale and Brit Victoria Bechham are struggling with hair loss - like the rest of us.

      Other causes of hair loss: physical stress, emotional stress, medication, hormonal changes, chemotheraphy.

      Will Perming my Hair Cause Hair Loss?
      This is a common myth. Permanent hair loss is NOT caused by perms, colors, and other chemical treatments. This also applies to shampooing your hair too often.
      Here are several common hair loss myths:

      Permanent hair loss is caused by perms, colors, and other chemical treatments
      Shaving your head will cause hair to grow back thicker
      Dandruff causes permanent hair loss
      Stress causes permanent hair loss
      Hair loss does not occur in the late teens
      Smoking causes hair loss – though this myth is attractive, little scientific data supports this statement.
      With that being said, perming your hair can cause temporary hair loss (not permanent). Anytime you apply chemicals into your hair, you are changing the molecular structure and characteristic of your hair. As a result, the deformed hair will be more fragile (brittle) and can easily break. Also, be careful not to apply chemicals (relaxer, perming solution, dye, etc) to the scalp. These chemicals may destroy the hair shaft and irritate the skin. In extreme cases, permanent damage to your hair follicles may occur, which will result in irreversible hair loss. Thus, if you constantly use rollers and roll your hair into tight curls, you are inducing stress to your hair. The same applies to heat style. Introducing heat stress to your hair will damage it and cause it to become more brittle and fragile. In summary, hair styling and hair treatments do not cause hair loss if done properly and sparingly.

      Here are some tips to protect your hair:

      Apply chemicals to hair and not to your scalp
      Use minimal tension when styling hair
      Wear large, loose braids
      Use products with glycerin and not mineral oil or petroleum
      Use a mild relaxer at home
      Avoid applying chemicals to your hair when possible
      What are styling tips to conceal hair loss?

      Go short. Long hair draws attention to your hair loss. When choosing a hair cut, select a style that is above the short. Your hair may be a little longer if your hair is wavy or curly. Get a graduated or blunt layer style to add more volume to your hair. The best way to disguise hair loss is adopting a zigzag part and let the layers fall naturally. If this isn't your style, try combing your hair straight back if you are thinning at the top. Avoid using gel alone. This tends to clump hair together and emphasize your thinning hair.

      How to fix the hair loss:

      Thanks to modern techology and scientific research, hair loss is treatable. Doctors can implant, acutally transplant, hair follicles into the region on your head experiencing hair loss. This may be time consuming and a burden to your wallet. In recent years, several FDA approved topical products have been shown to promote hair regrowth (i.e Provillus(http://www.provillus.com/?aid=587078)). If you are interested in using any of these methods of treatment, please consult with a physician. This article is not sufficient information for self diagnosing.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best medication and/or treatment for baldness?
    I have done some research and reading up on hair re-growth for men. There's so much info. out there and I have no idea whether most are just hypes or facts. If you have used certain products and got good result, please post it here for me and everyone else, too. Baldness is no fun and no, I don't want to be like Mike. I have tried those so called masking products like COURVRe, but they're nothing but shoe polish on your head. My problem is at the crown. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Just shave your head and be happy with who you are.
      Because you have no other option.
      Everything out there is nothing but snake oil, trust me I tried just about everything. Just accept it and move on.

  18. QUESTION:
    How true and what is it really?
    I have receeding hairline and thinning crown. When referred to my friends, they laugh and told me that my body needs zinc. I need clarification.

    • ANSWER:
      None of these 'remedys' work. You have male pattern inherited baldness. Rogaine or Propecia are drugs for this type of hair loss available without prescription.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are all the Hair straightening techniques exist for wavy hair?
    I have long wavy hair and wanna do strainghtening! Do straightnening cause baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Conditioner for oily hair
      I have naturally oily, straight hair and I used a shampoo with conditioner and then applied a leave-in conditoner to prevent static. It worked! I used mousse and a bit of hair spray and was static-free almost all day.

      2. static....
      i get static hair all the time...for short releif of it, use a dryer sheet. i dont know what it is that helps but it does! don't use it for very long though.

      3. Moisturizer for hair Rebecca Featherston
      Several years ago I was introduced to SEBASTION Potion #9. This is a leave in hair moisturizer, not a conditioner. It's used in place of, after you shampoo. Use it regularly throughout the winter months and you will notice a difference!

      4. Winter hair rejuvination Rebecca
      Get your hairstylist to color your hair with REDKIN SHADES...this is a conditioning, non-peroxide color wash, you can brighten your hair color by using the shades and mixing with clear to tone down to an acceptable level for your taste. This is a great treatment for the wintertime, it brightens your hair, and deep conditions it at the same time. You'll be hooked after one treatment!

      5. Fly Away Hair
      If you are having trouble with fly away hair try this. Rinse hair, after shampooing, every now and then with a good liquid clothes conditioner. It greatly cuts down the static in your hair.

      6. Surefire Success
      Keep your hat on till spring, maybe early summer.

      7. To Fight Static...
      I have super long (3 1/2 ft. from crown to tips), super thin, super straight hair and static in the winter is a nightmare for me. I have learned 3 good ways of combating it however. #1 Keep a trial size bottle of a leave in spray conditioner with you at all times (you can buy these in drug stores for pennies). #2 Run a dryer sheet over your hair. #3 Spray something like Static Guard over your hair (this may stink but it's effective).

      8. Smooth Hair
      My stylist told me that when you rinse out your conditioner, you should use colder water. When you look at a piece of hair under a microscope, it looks like the shingles of a roof. When you use colder water to rinse out your conditioner, it closes those "shingles" and makes your hair smoother.

      9. Better hair
      Before showering, I comb my hair one last time. This helps to distribute the natural oils in your hair. When in the shower, I usually comb my conditioner into my hair paying special attention to the tips because this is where your hair has less moisture. When I'm done I usually blast cold water onto my hair. This helps with keeping the hair moisturized since it closes the hair shaft and it makes your hair extremely shiny.

  20. QUESTION:
    I'm a 15 year old boy and I'm going bald really quickly, What should I do?
    I only turned 15 two months ago and I am loosing so much hair from my crown. I am also getting an extreme receded hairline. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      You can mask a receding hairline by getting a crew cut or shaving your head.

      Or, go see a hair and scalp specialist. It could either be male pattern baldness or just a hormone deficiency/ overload problem.

  21. QUESTION:
    Baldness in teens, what are the causes and solutions?
    I'm seventeen years old and I'm finding bald patches around the crown of my head..
    My dad's got a huge bald circle where his crown *should* be, so it instantly makes me think it's genetic.

    Is there a chance it could be something else, if so, what?
    And is there a cure which doesn't cost a leg and two balls?
    Forgot to add, I'm male.

    • ANSWER:
      sure it's genetic. Nothing you can do about it.

  22. QUESTION:
    Recently I have had alot of hairloss and have noitced that the hair falling out does have a white bulb?
    Is this the beginings of Male Pattern Baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      A white bulb? You mean root, right?

      If your hair is falling out at the root then it suggests the onset of baldness, not necessarily pattern baldness though. If you have dyed your hair a lot in the past, used heated styling tools or put products in your hair then you are simply ripe for "thinning".

      Thinning is what women suffer from, much much much later in life, due to hair abuse. Look at any old-ish (sixty-plus) woman's head and you will see that the hair is thinning - evenly all over. This is due to the amount of stuff they put into their hair and the torture they subject it to. Tribal women, and (grudgingly admitted) hippy women don't suffer from thinning as they let nature run her course.

      Men, who naturally start balding at about thirty, will suffer from thinning by use of products even in their teens.

      If you suffer from thinning then you are a victim of products, but other products will save you! If your scalp is chemically stunted then hair replacement therapies will work!

      If it is Male Pattern Baldness (hair disappearing from your crown and brow with no explanation) then there is no help. But congratulations on your high testosterone levels!

  23. QUESTION:
    why is my hair really brittle and balding while blood tests show fine?
    my hair has been very brittle and thin - especially at crown over past few years. I have had a few blood tests because I went to different GPs, but the tests always came back normal. The last test was the 1st one that came back differently. It apparently said that there was no sign of any disease, however, they said it showed that my antibodies were attacking my cells. They said that there is no cause for concern, and no need to do anything about this whatsoever. They said that my immune system is fine - levels are not too high or low I was told. The only thing they kept saying was that if I end up ill or needing an operation after an accident etc. that I should advise the doctors/hospital. They said that I have no illness yet due to this problem, but that in the future problems might or might not develop. I complained that my hair is falling out, and that I am exhausted with dry skin and that my hands keep changing colours/multicoloured at once and that they are often freezing. The GPs that I have spent years going to all seem to be useless .... Can anyone advise me why I have terrible hair and blotchy skin with snappy bones ! ?????????????????????????? PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      Here are common causes of thinning and hair loss:

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

      2. Anemia. I know of at least two women whose hair started falling out. Blood tests showed both women were anemic. According to dermatologist George Cotsarelis, M.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, iron deficiency is a common cause of hair loss. The Mayo Clinic reports about 20 percent of women suffer from an iron deficiency.

      3. Aging. Marc Avram, MD, a Manhattan hair transplantation specialist, told Elle Magazine, "As we get older, follicles shrink, producing skinnier, shorter strands; then the follicles start to die off. That rate and the extent of that process is a matter of genetics."

      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 or intense stress Sometimes hair loss occurs as a result of illness. Stress, excessive weight loss, iron deficiency and thyroid problems can also cause hair loss.

      If you're really worried, ask your doctor, however, experts say you really only need to worry if your part is getting wider or you can see your scalp through your hair. For severe cases, you might consult a "trichologist," a physician who specializes in hair loss.

      Extra tip: If you're a woman you won't experience male-pattern baldness. Women's hair tends to thin all over. The only FDA-approved hair loss treatment is minoxidil. Minoxidil works in 60-70 percent of cases by improving the follicle's ability to produce hair.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for the hair on your crown to be flatter and thinner than in other places?
    Its not baldness is it? I've checked some other people and they seem the same, so is it just normal? My nan says its cause the crown is where the hair parts

    • ANSWER:
      It's absolutely fine:)

      That's what mine is like unless I backcomb it.
      It's just where your hair is growing, so it is perfectly natural.

      Good luck honey!

  25. QUESTION:
    Solutions to a 22 Year Old Guy losing his hair?
    I'm a 22 year old guy, and I'm losing my hair. It's thinning, there's a noticeable partial bald-spot at the crown of my head, and the front is really thinning out. To top it off, my hair is blond and very fine in texture, making it appear even thinner.

    So today I shaved my head. I'd rather be bald than get bald slowly. But my mom said that I'm too young to be getting bald, and that there has to be a real solution out there. Is there anything that's scientifically proven to restore hair loss? What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      I think yours is male baldness. but Male pattern baldness affects up to 30 per cent of 30-year-old men and 50 per cent of 50-year-old men.
      Treatment:
      * Minoxidil is a lotion available from the pharmacist that you rub on to the scalp. It comes in two strengths - 2% and 5%. The latter is more effective, although it does not seem to be effective for everyone. It is not clear exactly how it works but it may slow down the process of hair loss and can cause new hair growth but it usually takes at least four months to start to show an effect you have to keep on using it or it will stop being effective. It may work for women with male pattern baldness too.
      * Finasteride (Propecia) is an oral drug treatment. It works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and so the hair doesn't thin. It can take several months to start to show an effect and may take up to two years for hair to re-grow, but works for the majority of men, although not all and cannot be used by women with male pattern baldness. In the UK it's only available on private prescription from your GP and is only effective during a course of medicine.
      * Surgical techniques. Scalp surgery was originally used, moving flaps of skin with hair to areas without, but is less used now because hair transplant techniques have become refined, transplanting hair follicles from areas such as the back of the head by the removal of a thin strip of scalp and then the follicular units in it are replanted into the bald area.

  26. QUESTION:
    I'm a 21 year old female and scared I'm going bald! What does a receding hair line look like?
    I noticed that at the crown of my head my hair seemed a tiny tiny bit thin, and when I slick back my hair, two areas on the either side of my upper head don't have any hair on them! Is that normal, or am I going bald? Female pattern baldness does NOT run in my family, my hormones are fine (in fact I'm pregnant) and I'm only 21! Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      some tips.....

      only use shampoo once a week and if you do use it.... only use a little.

      don't brush your hair after you take a bath..... brushing your hair after you take a bath makes you loose hair....

      and who knows... may be it is just a hormone from bein pregnant....

      i hope you get through this!!!!

  27. QUESTION:
    I'm a 21 year old female and scared I'm going bald! What does a receding hair line look like?
    I noticed that at the crown of my head my hair seemed a tiny tiny bit thin, and when I slick back my hair, two areas on the either side of my upper head don't have any hair on them! Is that normal, or am I going bald? Female pattern baldness does NOT run in my family, my hormones are fine (in fact I'm pregnant) and I'm only 21! Please Help!

    • 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 father and I 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) [Work with me] It works like a supplement working from inside with vitamins and herbs etc. I even had hair loss for a stress, and use the Hair Genesis (I bought from this store > http://rds.yahoo.com/**http%3a//bit.ly/1FdwM9 ), and my hair returned to normal shortly.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bald spot on top of head?
    Hi, i'm a teenager and for quite a while i have been troubled by a bald spot right by the crown on the top of my head. This is really affecting my self confidence, as it is only partially covered by other hair and can be visible if you were above me or probably just behind me. My mom says i might have cut my head there when i was younger but im not sure. Also there seems to be some flakey skin there? Please Help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Alopecia Areata (SPOT BALDNESS) 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

  29. QUESTION:
    why does baldness always start at the back of the head?
    can it be reversed by natural methods like oiling ,vitamin supplements etc?

    • ANSWER:
      I suppose it starts where the crown is. A lot of men also start receding at the front. You can buy supplements from a health food shop that will assist with hair growth and vitamins can only make your hair stronger and in better condition so it's worth a go. I have heard of bottles called 'Hair Restore' but not sure whether it works. :-)

  30. QUESTION:
    Does a receding hairline always mean you will go bald soon?
    I am 20 years old. And i have a noticable receding hairline but no major bald spots on the crown of my head. I had chicken pox a month ago. Is a receding hairline always followed by male pattern baldness? Or can it be caused by the chicken pox?

    • ANSWER:
      Chicken Pox has nothing to do with hair loss.

      Genetics rule - you cannot re-program genetics. You can slow the hair loss down a great deal by - no smoking - no beer/ale - no booze - no drugs of any kind. Avoid stress. Get 8 hours sleep. Eat a healthy diet. Get adequate fresh air, sunshine & exercise.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can a lack of sleep lead to thinning hair or hair loss?
    I know a person who has started a new job sixth months ago which causes him to routinely get about 5 or less hours of sleep a night. He has begun to notice the hair at the crown of his head is thinning. There is no history of baldness in his family. Is it possible this lack of sleep can be the cause of the thinning hair? What should he do?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, indirectly. Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep induces the body to release stress hormones, which can contribute to thinning hair. This is a temporary condition. It is more likely that your friend's diet is contributing to his hair loss. Research has shown a direct link between eating a fatty saturated fat and increased male pattern baldness. Your friend's hecticwork schedule has probably also deteriorated his eating habits. This is the reason Asian men do not go bald as often as Amercian and European men.

  32. QUESTION:
    can hair sensitivity be a sign of impending baldness?
    The hair at the crown of my head has become sensitive. Well, not the hair, of course, but when i brush my hair or wash it, or anytime the hair is pulled a little it hurts. It's just a small area at the crown of my head (classic male pattern baldness spot). Any thoughts or experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      Best have a dermatologist have a look at it:you can't do that yourself.
      Might be all kinds of things.
      Sky.

  33. QUESTION:
    what is the average age for hair loss in males?
    I have lots of friends with bald dads and with them being only 15-16 year old can already see that baldness is striking them. Whether it being a receeding hairline or thinning or even both! 1 m8 is only 15 and already is developing a noticable bald patch at his crown with a really bad M shaped hairline. Another is really thin and a far back hairline. you see these two had straight hairlines about 1-2 years ago so what age does baldness start?

    • 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

      It restores hair follicles by blocking DHT!!!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  34. QUESTION:
    Ladies do you think guys that are going bald are ugly and bald guys are ugly?
    Be truthful with me because I'm 35 and my hair is going bald on the crown and in front.I tried Rogaine but it doesn't work and it only made my scalp itch and very dry.My doctor put me on Propecia but it didn't work and only gave me sexual side effects.I'm single and I'm worried I will be single for the rest of my life.I have a big head that's funny shaped so that doesn't help.

    • ANSWER:
      If everything else, your face, your body, your gestures, your personality, are attractive, baldness won't matter.
      There are some bald guys are very attractive such as Pitt Bull :D LOL
      Good Luck

  35. QUESTION:
    Why do barristars in a crown court wear wigs and gowns?
    Where does this tradition come from and how did it start?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different stories about this. The provision of anonymity is the most quoted one but in fact this is just a coincidental advantage to the wig and gown.

      Originally, members of the Bar had only one item of uniform - a beard, believe it or not!

      The wig was an item of fashion stemming from the baldness of King Louis XIV of France. He wore a wig and his courtiers backed him up by doing likewise, to save him from embarrassment and perhaps curry favour.

      This fashion developed in England (at the time of Louis XIV, France and England were very much intertwined) and wigs grew more and more flamboyant with time. When worn in Court they were, to begin with, frowned upon by Judges who saw them as needless fashion accessories.

      Over time, they became standard Court dress. Like most things, it's just something that has developed over the years. If I were to appear in Court without my wig then the Judge could in fact refuse to hear me. I had to speak for a colleague of mine once because he had forgotten his robes and wig. And it was no joke! So from being fashion accessories unpopular with the Judiciary they are now compulsory at the Bar and optional for Solicitor Advocates.

      They do provide a degree of anonymity but Advocates are referred to by name in Court and the newspapers anyway and therefore easy enough to track down. I don't consider my wig to be a disguise of any usefulness against someone with a grudge.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had good results with Proscar/Propecia?
    I've been taking Proscar(generic brand of propecia) as recommended by my doctor. He said it would help control hair loss in the crown area of the head. Has anyone used it with good results?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, everyone will respond a little differently. So take any of your responses with a grain of salt.

      That said, I'm happy to share my personal experience. I used propecia and rogaine together for about 7 years-- age 25 to 32. As far as new hair growth is concerned, I never developed new growth beyond 'peach fuzz'-- transparent and not more than 1 mm long-- effectively none. However, it did seem to slow to a crawl and maybe even stop further hair loss.

      In short, I highly recommend that you not expect more than slowing (maybe halting) hair loss after your first couple of months of use.

      I know how distressing it is to see your hair evaporate. For me, I stopped using the products when I got married and had kids. The hair that was maintained during the 7 years, eventually fell out. My wife is cool with that. Once you're with someone for enough years, outside appearances give way to personality.

      I do still consider getting a hair transplant later on in life. If you look closely at men with thinning hair, you may notice that a sparse bit in the front, just enough to 'suggest' the presence of hair, can go a really long way. I'm holding off on the transplant. I want to get an idea of where my baldness is going. I want something that is going to age well with me. Can you image how bad it would look to have the crown and frontal region completely filled in, only to have everything bald.

      I hope that helps. Take Care.

  37. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when a fair falls off your head and has a follicle attached to the bottom of it?
    Is there a significance to that compared it just coming off without a follicle attached to it? I am wondering this because my hair has been continuously thinning over almost a year and a half now. I was wondering if my hair was in the rest phase, but that shouldn't last over a year right?

    • ANSWER:
      If a hair falls out with the follicle attached, it was it's time to fall out. If it falls off with no follicle that means it broke off.

      But if your hair has been thinning, it could be due to medical reasons like diabetes or thyroid. Certain medications also cause that, like high blood pressure medications. And not sure if you are a man or woman but male pattern baldness happens at the corners of the forehead and at the crown. Female pattern baldness happens all over.

      And all hairs go through a growing, resting, and a falling out stage. But that doesn't happen so that one would notice it. It's very staggered throughout the head and it doesn't happen in clumps. So I'd say it's another cause.

  38. QUESTION:
    How Do You Get A Lower Hairline and Prevent Hair Loss?
    Alright I am a teenager. I have a little bit of a high hairline and everyone else in my family (men) lose their hair as they age.

    1. What can I do to lower my hairline now?

    2. And also, what can I do to prevent hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      If a receding hairline is in your genes, then it's inevitable. While you can't prevent it, don't hasten it by treating your hair roughly with over-processing. A good cut can minimize a high hairline as well. Unfortunately, Rogaine won't restore a receding hairline, it only works on crown baldness, who knows why.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent my hair from getting caught onto the zipper that's on th eback of my shirt?
    I'm a girl who has medium length hair, and I have a shirt that has a long exposed zipper on the back. A strand of my hair every so often gets caught onto the zipper. Is there anything to prevent that from happening besides pulling my hair back?

    • ANSWER:
      Female Hair Loss Treatment - Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone

      Female Hair Loss Treatment: Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone?Female hair loss can be a devastating and socially debilitating condition. As our society glorifies beautiful, long, full, thick hair, sufferers of hair loss are cowering under hats and wigs, feeling alone and depressed, and experiencing great discomfort during intimate times with their husbands or significant others. On the job can be just as bad. There is always that feeling that others are whispering their comments or giving sorrowful looks of sympathy. No one really knows how it feels unless they experience it for themselves.Treatments vary widely, dependent upon age, cause and general body condition.The first step is to see a physician. Hair loss can be an early sign of some diseases, like Diabetes, and these need to be ruled out. As well, if your scalp is itchy and scaly, it is possible that a bacterial or fungal infection is at work. Fortunately, these can easily be resolved. Women who experience hair loss during or immediately following pregnancy or after surgery should not be alarmed. Chances are, these are temporary conditions and will right themselves. Poor diet and lack of exercise can be culprits as well. The important thing is to rule out any of the simpler, temporary causes and set your mind at ease.For others, hair loss is considered a permanent condition. Whether a result of heredity or hormones, it is there to stay unless treatments can be successful.There are separate treatments for the reduction in the rate of hair loss and for the potential regrowth of hair that is already gone.For reduction in rate only, the following suggestions are widely made:1.Stop using harsh shampoos – those with surfactants(lathering ingredients) are tough on hair and can cause early demise of hair strands.2.Stop using dry heat methods of drying and styling. Get a hair style that does not require so much blow-drying or, worse, curling irons.3.Stop coloring and treating so much – these processes damage hair, and, as it is brushed or combed, greater loss will be the result4.Fix your diet – well-balanced meals, particularly high in protein and natural oils can help.5.Exercise more to increase the blood supply to your scalp. Increased blood supply can help to keep follicles healthy and producing.6.Try to reduce your reactions to stress and anxiety. If you have normal stressors that are typical in your day, find time to relax and get peaceful. Yoga and other forms of meditation can help to reduce your stress and anxiety.7.Try “natural remedies” – these include essential oils and herbs which, in various mixtures, can be spread on the scalp and help follicles to remain open and healthy. For reduction in rate and the potential of regrowth, there are a variety of medical options. These are advertised through all media, and most include research results which show the levels of effectiveness. Some contain both man-made chemicals and natural ingredients, some one or the other. Solid investigation and some experimentation are warranted, so that you find the one that works best for you. This can be a lengthy process, because you may have to wait 3-6 months to determine effectiveness. Female equivalents of medicines such as rogain, Provillus, and Propecia are available – and be certain you use the ones for women only.Wigs and hair extensions can provide relief, and some women accept these as their permanent solutions.Surgery is expensive, but many opt for it every day. Female pattern baldness responds best to this method, because hair is still relatively thick in the back and can be transplanted to front and crown areas. Hair grafts are also an option when there is an overall balding concern.Fortunately, a great deal of money is being poured into this problem. Research labs across the world are working continuously to develop medical preventions and cures. Progress is being made, and the wise sufferer of hair loss will keep abreast of any new research which surfaces.
      For more information visit: http://www.onlinsolutions.com

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I stop form my hair shedding excessively?
    I'm 17 years old and my hair won't stop shedding! I stopped dying it a while before it started happening and I don't put any heat to my hair. I just wash it and brush it. I use the Mane and Tale shampoo but that doesn't seem to help. I know it's normal to shed a bit but this beyond normal. My hair has thinned out SO much. How can I make it stop or what's causing it?
    Oh and I actually did get a haircut but that didn't seem to make much of a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Threre are many causes for hair fall.
      * Stress: Stress is one of the main causes of hair fall.
      * Deficient diet: People who are on low protein diet or who have abnormal eating behaviour may develop protein malnutrition. In lack of protein body shifts the growing hair to resting phase, after few month hair fall starts.
      * The most common cause of hair loss in men is considered to be androgenetic alopecia. Also known as ‘male pattern baldness’, the problem is caused due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone on hair follicles. Front, top, and crown area of scalp are sensitive to DHT.

      Tips to prevent hair loss:
      1. Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil - olive, coconut, canola - and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.
      2. Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.
      3. Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.
      4. Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
      5. Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.

  41. QUESTION:
    What shape is my face and what suggestions for hairstyles do you recommend?
    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7610/sam0814.jpg

    Sorry for the scary looking person in this photo, he got a new haircut, size 2 buzz all around and thinks he looks horrible!

    • ANSWER:
      Your face shape is oval with some squareness in the jaw or some might call it a combination of oval and rectangular or oblong.
      http://i54.tinypic.com/16ke64j.jpg
      "Oval: The oval face is the ideal shape. It is designated as the "egg" shape. It is wider at the forehead and tapers to a well rounded chin. This type of face looks equally becoming with hair worn low or high on the head; and likewise, either a center or side part or no part at all is becoming. depending somewhat on other facial characteristics."
      L.S. Trusty, "The Art and Science of Barbering" pg 129.
      Heart is broadest across the cheekbones.....
      "Heart: The heart shaped face is broadest across the cheekbones and has a wide, broad forehead. It is narrow at the jaw line and wide at the eyes. The jawbones curve either to an oval or pointed chin that completes the heart shape. Almost any style is becoming on this normal type of face.The hair may be either short or long, but preferably a little fuller on the top than on the sides."
      L.S. Trusty, "The Art and Science of Barbering" pg 130.
      A short butch will more fully suit if the sides are tapered closely so that there is more scalp show through on the sides than on the top. In that photo, there is a lot of scalp show through on top but there does not appear to be on the sides. This is a very common issue with self cut and stylist cut butch haircuts. George Eads is an example. When he wears a butch, it appears that he has thinning of the top that is common with male pattern baldness because the top is usually cut the same as the back and sides.
      A well designed edge to a butch especially at the nape of the neck and appropriate length sideburns if they are not tapered off, will also help the style to more fully suit. With a butch, if there are sideburns, should extend to where the ear cartilage attaches to the skull- traditional short sideburns. Note the taper on the sides of the butch worn by the Olympic track athlete on the right:
      http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/16bf90afbbce04e9_large
      Most short to medium styles can be designed to fully suit including a regular layer or taper cut, or one of the short pomp(pompadour) styles-crew cut, ivy league(long crew cut), flat top crew cut. Find a barber with a good aesthetic sense. If you decide to grow your hair out, go for a slightly longer short haircut every three weeks or however often you get a haircut. Assuming an average rate of hair growth of 1/8" per week -- it is not a coincidence that clipper guards are denoted in eighths of an inch. Each full guard number represents a week's hair growth left on the scalp. So as I was beginning to state, assuming an average rate of hair growth and haircuts three weeks apart: butch; short crew cut; medium crew cut, short ivy league, ivy league, long ivy league, short regular taper cut, regular taper cut. This guy has a similar face shape and hairline and fully suits a flat top crew cut:
      http://i51.tinypic.com/2qsscaq.jpg
      regular taper cut:
      http://i56.tinypic.com/2642snt.jpg
      crew cut:
      http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9655e4d21019bc04_large
      [crew cut above illustrates an outlined edge around the ear arches and an edge tapered to the skin at the nape of the neck. His crew cut is about 1.4" at the front hairline; 0.35" at the back of the crown; #1.5 blade around the ear arches and sideburns; #000 blade at the edge of hair growth at the nape of the neck. Guys often imagine a crew cut or ivy league is a lot shorter at the front than it actually is.]
      To know the approximate length of a hair in a photo of a particular style: measure the face length in the photo from the center of the front hairline to the tip of the chin; measure the hair in the photo; assume an average eight inch adult male face length; proportionally adjust the lengths of the face and hair in the photo by assuming the length of the face in the photo is eight inches.
      Basic short cuts:
      http://i56.tinypic.com/2m2dye9.jpg
      http://i54.tinypic.com/102vacz.jpg
      http://i51.tinypic.com/2958em9.jpg
      http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/02_04/old_yale.html
      Clippers, Guards and Blades:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Crew_cut#Clippers.2C_Blades_and_Guards
      Grooming any of the short pomp(pompadour) styles- crew cut, ivy league, flat top crew cut- is basically the same and takes about a minute or two.
      1) Towel dry hair.
      2) Barely dip fingertips in jar of wax.
      3)Transfer wax to palms.
      4) Smooth palms over hair.
      5)Brush hair off forehead to form short pomp front.
      Whichever style you decide on, be sure to take a photo to help describe the desired haircut to the barber. If you need more photos of any of the styles discussed above let me know. It would not let me add any more links than I did.
      Good Luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be for a hair transplant in the uk.?
    Hello.
    Im soon to be 18 and i already have male pattern baldness.. the crown, near my ears...
    I dont think any one could ever know what im going thought.
    so if anyone answer this thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Danny, might be wise to consider seeing a hair transplant specialist for a full evaluation and to discuss the findings. You'll know where you're at regarding the hair loss process and more importantly, will have a good idea of how it may, or may not, progress. Your provider will also discuss treatment options for your specific case. For example, if only the crown is affected your provider may suggest Rogaine, a conservative approach which works fairly well as it's effects are crown specific. Transplantation is more involved. The main item is professional evaluation of where you're at so you have a baseline to work from. I had hair transplantation in 2011 and it turned out good. Had hair loss in the crown also, but Rogaine is working well. I **do not** recommend the use of the controversial medication Propecia (Finasteride) based on personal experience - email me if any questions. In any event, thank you Danny, for your time and consideration. Hope what I've shared helps. Good luck to you!

  43. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be for a hair transplant in the uk.?
    How old do you have to be for a hair transplant in the uk.?

    Hello.
    Im soon to be 18 and i already have male pattern baldness.. the crown, near my ears...
    I dont think any one could ever know what im going thought.
    so if anyone answer this thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Where do you get your body hair genes come from?
    My dad has close to no facial hair, but my brothers do. Well, Two of my brothers do. One of them doesn't have much. I'm scared that i'll have little chest, facial, arm hair because it seems like they had a lot more than i do at my age.

    I've heard that you get you hair genes from the grandfather on your mother's side. So in other words, my mom's father. Is this true? Or total wack? Does it happen most the time, but not all the time?

    • ANSWER:
      One or more genes that cause male pattern baldness (baldness that starts on the crown and spreads over time) are on the X-chromosome. Since men always inherit their X-chromosome from their mothers and the mother gets one of her X-chromosomes from her father, there is a greater likelihood that a man will have male pattern baldness if his maternal grandfather had it. You can read more about the genetics and other causes of baldness here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_pattern_baldness

      However there are other genes on other chromosomes that contribute to baldness as well as distribution of body hair, facial hair, etc. The distribution of hair is not a simple genetic system so it is not possible to say exactly what will pattern you will have. There is also a role for hormone levels such as testosterone and growth hormone. There may even be an indirect role for exercise and other environmental effects as they can change hormone levels. All in all it is a complex, not completely predictable trait.

  45. QUESTION:
    What should I use for early signs of balding?
    I'm 29, and in the past 6 months I've noticed the front of my hair (not sure the technical term) starting to thin. I've looked into Rogaine, which I see can actually make matters worse before improving, and propecia, which has sexual side effects. Neither sound appealing!

    Any advice, or other drugs out there that may help??

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      My crown began thinning so... I thought I was balding and freaked, but I came to terms with it within 2 days. Then I found out it only happened because of a medication I was taking. I'm 20, so yeah, it's a much bigger deal since balding at 20 means "drug user" to most people.

      Causes for going bald:
      1) Poor health
      2) Poor circulation to the scalp
      3) Pulling on hair too much
      4) Medical problem (thyroid issues, diabetes, skin cancer, etc. may be causes of hair loss)
      5) Too much dihydrotestosterone - testosterone gets converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) after some time, which is one of the reasons why boys start puberty a bit later than females. Having too much of that means you might go bald. DHT is responsible for secondary sex characteristics, which basically means "the things that make you a man" (such as muscle mass and growth, sexual efficiency, etc.) It makes you go bald because it's a stronger form of testosterone and it winds up weakening hair follicles from the root due to how it works.

      How Propecia works:
      It basically kills off any Dihydrotestosterone it can find. DHT is responsible for your secondary sex characteristics. So basically, your manliness is being cut in half which is what can lead to sexual dysfunction FOREVER. DHT is actually a good thing if you enjoy being a man. If it works well for you, you won't have much of a problem and your "manliness" will stay intact. However, weight gain is possible due to having less DHT which means the testosterone-to-estrogen ratio will be off.

      How Rogaine (minoxidil) works:
      It's a topical solution placed on the balding spots, specifically designed for the crown area. It has been shown to work on the front part of the scalp, but not always or efficiently. What it does is weaken the DHT at the scalp, leaving the rest of the DHT in your body alone. All it causes is dryness of the scalp, which can easily be fixed with dandruff shampoo. This is the safest way of dealing with baldness. However, you must use it twice a day for the rest of your life/until you decide you don't want hair any more. Kirkland's Minoxidil works just like Rogaine, but it costs less than HALF the price of Rogaine.

      If you put it on hairs that aren't being affected by DHT, it'll just weaken the follicle and make it fall out. Shedding is possible, but it's actually a very uncommon side-effect. So you might be in luck there.

      Keeping hair naturally healthy and thick:
      1) Stock up on protein and many other nutrients (One-A-Day Men's multi-vitamin is a very good thing to have in the morning). Your hair is basically dead protein.

      2) Gently rub the thinning areas with the pads of your fingers for about 5 minutes. You can do this a few times a day (like 2~3 times). It also helps calm you down and ease stress, so go nuts. Just don't do it too hard or for too long in one sitting.

      3) Try not to wear hats, try not to tug on it, don't brush your hair while it's wet, don't use dye, don't use any hair styling products (a lot at one time), don't use a blow drier. To dry your hair, gently dab it with a towel.

      4) Use gentle shampoos and great conditioners. 2-in-1 Dandruff shampoos seem to be sensitive, since it's designed for people with sensitive and dry scalps, but you might be better with certain Herbal Essence or Sauve brands. Stay away from Pantine.

      All in all, the best way to deal with this is to come to terms with your baldness. It's common for men to start losing their hair around 30, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. After all, you're still you with or without the hair. But seriously, if it gets really bad, just shave it off. Nothing looks more pathetic and out of place than a young-looking guy who has a bald spot or two and keeps their hair.

  46. QUESTION:
    What does the bible say about piercing your ears?
    I always wanted to get my ears pierced but my parents won't let me. They are christian and super religious, they think it's a sin if you make a hole in your body. That gets me so mad because I'm 17 and I think I can make my own decisions, and isn't this my body?
    What does the bible say about piercing your ears, is it really a sin?

    • ANSWER:
      When you read the passages in context, what the Bible has to say about piercing your ears has nothing to do with someone getting their ears pierced so that they can wear earrings.

      Rather those passages have to do with what's going on in a person's heart.

      Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD says: "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with outstretched necks And wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, Making a jingling with their feet, 17 Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the LORD will uncover their secret parts." 18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery: The jingling anklets, the scarves, and the crescents; 19 The pendants, the bracelets, and the veils; 20 The headdresses, the leg ornaments, and the headbands; The perfume boxes, the charms, 21 and the rings; The nose jewels, 22 the festal apparel, and the mantles; The outer garments, the purses, 23 and the mirrors; The fine linen, the turbans, and the robes. 24 And so it shall be: Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench; Instead of a sash, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, baldness; Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.

      It isn't that they are wearing jewelry that they pierced their bodies to put on. It's about people being "haughty, And walk with outstretched necks And wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go"

  47. QUESTION:
    Any good supplement to control hair loss or regrow hair naturally?
    Can someone share his or her good experience with any treatment ?I am getting married in 4 months.I want to regrow my hair desperately.

    • ANSWER:
      You are going through the same experience as me.I too tried alot o stuff before I could find something wortwhile.I am taking sessions of hair regrowth treatment called Regrowsure in Bandra in Revital Trichology clinic and it has helped me. My hair is not falling anymore and are growing faster.It has been 1 and half month and i can see feww new growth in my hairline. the procedure is pretty painless. it is a process of microinjection of some amino acids and vitamins inthe sclp hair roots to revive them. they also inject DHT blockers. No side effects.there is no need for any oral medicine. go for the treatment.11 my friends have also regrown hair there. you can visit

      www.indiahairloss.com or call 022-26419022

      for your reference the details taken from the website are as below.

      RegrowSure Scalp Therapy &
      StrongSure Scalp Therapy

      We have pioneered in establishing a Protocol to increase Telogen hair Reactivation by two proven result oriented therapies RegrowSure Scalp Therapy and StrongSure Scalp Therapy. These procedures consist of a series of few sittings of painless transfer of FDA approved Nutriments of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, copper peptides, DHT blockers etc. directly into the dermal layer of scalp as close to the dermal papilla of dying hair follicles as possible. Therapy involving Injecting Nutriments in the dermal layer was introduced in France and has been practiced around the world with proven results. The formulation or the blend used for the treatment are highly standardized concoctions made in USA with proven results and Clinical studies show 91% efficacy in Hair loss cases. These Therapies have been designed to stimulate new hair growth by rejuvenating damaged hair follicles and to create a healthy environment for new hair to grow naturally.
      RegrowSure and StrongSure Scalp Therapies can eliminate the need for hair transplant in many cases.
      What is the need of microinjections of the Nutriments into the scalp when I can take them orally?
      Hair is the most neglected part and receives the minimal nutrition as compared to other parts of our body. All the vital Nutrition is distributed to the other organs as hair is not vital for life. In patients suffering from hair loss the nutrition does not reach the hair follicle in required quantity. Sometimes there is malabsorption of the nutrition from the gut inspite of a good diet or oral nutritional supplements. By these microinjections we bypass the gut and supply the dermal papilla enough nutrition and growth factors which results in awakening of dormant follicles and they start living again naturally.
      There is another scientific reason i.e. Androgen or male hormone Testosterone which is circulating in the body gets converted into DHT and this DHT or Dihydrotestestorne is the one which is responsible for hair loss as it binds to the hair follicles and reduces blood supply and brings about its miniturisation. Conventionally to treat Male Pattern Thinning physicians and dermatologists prescribe Antiandrogens or 5 alpha reductase enzyme inhibitors for oral intake to prevent excess conversion of Testosterone to DHT and it can lead to side effects like sexual dysfunctions in some cases.
      The important fact is that most of Androgenetic Alopecia sufferers do not necessarily have high levels of DHT as revealed by the lab tests but they do have the receptors for DHT in the hair follicles of crown region of scalp and most of the DHT responsible for Pattern baldness is formed within the scalp from the circulating Testosterone. The DHT thus formed gets itself attached to the receptors present on the hair follicles resulting into hair loss. This explains why with the normal levels of DHT in the blood a person can have Androgenetic Alopecia and oral intake of Antiandrgens lowers the DHT and testosterone in the blood and leads to sexual side effects.
      Our RegrowSure Scalp Therapy blocks the DHT in the scalp where it is formed from the Testosterone and blocks its action on the hair follicles and revives them by using absolutely safe DHT inhibitors and growth factors which stimulate the stem cells in the hair follicle to regrow. Thus eliminating the need of any oral medicine which can lead to undesirable side effect.
      Can’t I massage the medicines in the scalp instead of taking microinjections?
      When one massages any medicine into the scalp there is minimal absorption and rest of the medicine goes waste leading to an ineffective treatment and with our therapy we are sure that the medicine reaches the desired destination in precise amount to show results. Also this method needs little maintenance later on.
      Are there any side effects?
      The procedure is painless. The medicaments used are in minimal doses only enough for the hair follicles and with the special technique of delivering them close to the hair follicles there is no systemic absorption and no side effect.
      Procedure:
      RegrowSure and StrongSure Therapies are emp
      Source(s):
      www.indiah

  48. QUESTION:
    When people get bald naturally, is it possible to lose all hair?
    I've never seen anybody go bald 100%. Is it possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Losing all body hair is not baldness and is a sign of disease.

      1. having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person.

      baldness, thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness, functional disorder, or hereditary disposition; also known as alopecia. Male pattern baldness, a genetic trait, is the most common cause of baldness among white males. It is carried by females, but they are rarely susceptible inasmuch as it develops under the influence of testosterone, a male sex hormone; women, however, may experience an overall thinning of the hair. Hair loss begins at the forehead and crown and is slowly progressive. Male pattern baldness may be cosmetically disguised by hair-follicle transplants. Drug treatments with minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia) have been used with limited effectiveness.
      Diseases characterized by high fever (e.g., scarlet and typhoid fevers), malnutrition, chemotherapy, and glandular disorders can all cause balding. Treatment of the disease or dysfunction will usually halt the loss of hair, and if the scalp and hair follicles are not severely damaged, hair will usually regrow spontaneously. Scalp infection, oiliness or dirtiness of the scalp and hair, and excessive teasing and lacquering of hair are also conducive to baldness. Alopecia areata is a disease of unknown origin characterized by noninflamed bald patches in the scalp hair and beard. It is recurrent but is usually of short duration.

  49. 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:

  50. 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the provillus hair treatment?
    Has anyone tried the provillus hair treatment? I have gone to multiple customer websites and hair websites and they all claimed that is was by far the best hair treatment out there for thinning/balding men. I am 18 years old and have really thin hair and im starting to lose it. all provillus is, is natural vitamins and a topical treatment of fda aprroved mindoxill. if you have tried it let me know, because i have a feeling this stuff is legit.

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently using it, been on it for 5 weeks and i must say there is a major improvement in my part. I got the pkg which incl both the vitamins and the topical. I use it once a day every evening. The area which i was balding in was the top middle portion of my head, not sure why cause no one in my family is loosing hair accpet me so its not genetic. I have regrowth in that area, few strands are coming up and my wife says its so much better than it was before. I still have time to go, think you are suppose to expect good results in 4-6 months. So far 5 weeks and i do see improvements so my hope is up. So from my point of view, it works and no side effects.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair loss treatment out there?
    I am 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment I can buy?

    • ANSWER:
      It is easier to prevent the aging and falling out of healthy hairs than to regrow hair in follicles that are already dormant. Finasteride (marketed in the U.S. as Propecia) and minoxidil (marketed in the U.S. as Rogaine, and some places as Regaine) have shown some success in partially reversing loss. In a one one-year study of finesteride, evaluation after one year showed five of 21 subjects (23.8%) had two-grade improvement in MNHS grade on a modified Norwood/Hamilton scale and 12 of 21 subjects (57.1%) had one-grade improvement; the others remained at the same grade.[6] However such treatments are generally ineffective at treating extreme cases of hair loss. [7]

      The prospective treatment of hair multiplication/hair cloning, which extracts self-replenishing follicle stem cells, multiplies them many times over in the lab, and microinjects them into the scalp, has been shown to work in mice, and is currently under development, expected by some scientists to be available to the public in 2009-2015. Subsequent versions of the treatment are expected by some scientists to be able to cause these follicle stem cells to simply signal the surrounding hair follicles to rejuvenate.*

      Topical application of ketoconazole, which is both an anti-fungal and a potent 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, is often used as a supplement to other approaches.

      Interestingly, placebo treatments in studies often have reasonable success rates, though not as high as the products being tested, and even similar side-effects as the products. For example, in Finasteride (propecia) studies, the percent of patients with any drug-related sexual adverse experience was 3.8% compared with 2.0% in the placebo group.[8]

      Regular aerobic exercise can help keep androgen levels naturally lower while maintaining overall health and lowering stress, though weight training may have a detrimental effect on hair by increasing testosterone levels.

      Stress reduction can be helpful in slowing hair loss.

      Immunosuppresants applied to the scalp have been shown to temporarily reverse hair loss, though the possibly lethal side effects of this treatment make it untenable.

      Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is an herbal DHT inhibitor often claimed to be cheaper and have fewer side effects than finesteride and dutasteride. Unlike other 5alpha-reductase inhibitors, Serenoa repens induces its effects without interfering with the cellular capacity to secrete PSA. [9] Saw palmetto extract has been demonstrated to inhibit both isoforms of 5-alpha-reductase unlike finesteride which only inhibits the (predominant) type 2 isoenzyme of 5-alpha-reductase. [10] [11] [12]

      Polygonum Multiflorum is a traditional Chinese cure for hair loss. Whether the plant itself is useful, the general safety and quality control of herbs imported from China can be questionable.

      Beta Sitosterol, which is a constituent in many seed oils, can help to treat BHP by lowering cholesterol. If used for this purpose, an extract is best. Consuming large amounts of oil to get at small quantities of beta sitosterol is likely to exacerbate male pattern baldness.

      Resveratrol, from grape skins, is a lipase inhibitor. By decreasing the body's ability to absorb fat through the intestine walls, it reduces the total fat and calorie content of a person's diet.

      While drastic, broad spectrum anti-androgens such as flutamide are sometimes used topically. Flutamide is potent enough to have a feminizing effect in men, including growth of the breasts.

      In March 2006, Curis announced that it had received the first preclinical milestone, a ,000,000 cash payment, in its hair growth program with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, a division of The Procter & Gamble Company. The program is focused on the potential development of a topical Hedgehog agonist for hair growth disorders, such as male pattern baldness and female hair loss.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair look better before my wedding?
    I have quite thin hair that is brittle and always has split ends. I really, really want to improve its condition before my wedding in August 2011. Does anyone have any advice? It seems to fall out a lot, which I don't help because it feels so coarse that I continually run my hands through it in an attempt to smooth it out, and I end up pulling more hair out.

    Can anyone recommend a product/home treatment that will make my hair softer/shinier/thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you say you have thin hair and it's brittle, has split ends? Treat your hair like that of a baby's hair, LOTS OF TLCs. I know you're an adult now with adult hair, but there are symptoms for bleaching, hair straightening, relaxing, crimping hair even to normal hair types. Imagine that happening to your hair, I mean as you've experienced already no product can improve your style. That's another reason why the hair industry is a billion dollar business, but they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', and hair loss happen more to people with thin or coarse hair.

      You have several problems with your hair here, let's go each one:

      1. Split Ends: Even healthy hair like mine get split ends, due to normal hair brushing & styling. Hair protectant doesn't protect hair 100%. Like sunscreen, you still get sunburned. Same with hair, as you've already experienced. Spend 5-10 mins. trimming your hair strand per strand, section by section when the sun is shinning so you'll understand how the hair is split in several places, and not always at the end, even somewhere in the middle. Do it yourself trim, is the best. Use a 2" folding shears for trimming. Allowing healthier hair to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good trim.
      It may grow very slowly or none at all if you've straightened your hair in the past.

      2. Thin hair comes from your good genes, You can set your hair in plastic curlers, after you towel dry, then curlers, briefly dry, take the curlers out & style as usual, or finger comb. Shampoos that says it makes your hair more volume, it's all marketing gimmicks to get your attention, it is a billion dollar business. Plastic curlers have been used for over 5 decades in the fashion & hair business. They're still being used today

      3. You hair fall out a lot: touching your hair has nothing to do WHY your hair falls out. Reasons why hair falls out easily: Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs), steroids, hereditary, hair dyes, perming/relaxers, straightening (have read many on YA HAIR, and have responded to them since 2009), 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!
      Ex. of relaxed hair. http://monicabtheorganicstylist.wordpress.com/tag/hair-relaxers/
      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.

      4. To get healthier, softer, shinier hair: Eliminate the chemicals and heating tools to style your hair. 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.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair/best-food-for-healthy-hair.php

      Any OTC Shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair texture. None is better than the other, and salon is not better than OTC. Shampoos are meant to clean and conditioners are meant to condition curly/wavy, chemically treated & damaged hair.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would it do good for my hair to leave coconut oil and almond oil in it over night?
    I have thin, damaged hair and I've heard that coconut oil + almond oil together is very good to use as a hair treatment and I was wondering if you could use it over night? How to apply it and what the outcome would be? And don't go on about the "what about your pillow? yuck!", of course I won't lie directly on the pillow.

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair is thin & damaged, putting oil on your hair is not going to fix the damaged overnight, maybe temporary but not permanently. And yes, oil is smelly & yucky period! You need to rinse it off.

      Taking care of damaged hair is to eliminate what causes your hair to get damaged in the first place, and only YOU know what that is. Cutting the split ends, stop straightening, or whatever . . . . until new growth starts. The strength comes from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature not made by man.

      Remember you said you have THIN hair. Treat your hair like that of a baby's hair, even though you're an adult now, you wouldn't do the stuff to a baby's hair that is damaging, same with your hair. If it's damaged now, the next step for your hair is hair loss. When that happens, it is too late to do anything about it, your hair is crying for help and oiling it is not going to fix that or reverse the damage. That's another reason why the hair industry is a billion dollar business, their main job is to make tons of profits and they don't give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss, due to 'abuse'.

      I've already answered your question before. Bonus 10 points!

  5. QUESTION:
    How long does hair grow in 6 months and how can i make it grow faster?
    Hi, some time this year (I cant remember when) i cut my hair to shoulder length. It was REALLY long and I loved it but i cut it short so it would grow out thicker (I have always had really thin hair). Now I am growing it back out again its a really weird in between length and I got a lead part in a play that is on the 22nd of June 2013 and they want my hair as long as it can be so I have about 6 months to grow long hair. I didn't really care about making it thicker because it is growing out thicker. At the moment my hair is about 19 inches down from my scalp so not to long but not short. My hair is very healthy and has never been died/ is only straightened or curled rarely.

    Please can you give me an idea of how long my hair will probably be by then and if there is any thing (cheap) that I can do to make it grow faster (I have heard that I should wear it up all the time, use special hair growth shampoo/conditioner etc.)

    • ANSWER:
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days. In 6 months? Do the math.

      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. If you want perfection, you NEED patience.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      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.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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
      Google Shanyna Isom Grows Nails Instead Of Hair Due To Skin Condition. Huffington Post By Rebecca Ballhaus
      Posted: 08/09/2012 12:08 pm Updated: 08/09/2012 1:36 pm

      "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.

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can women use Rogaine Foam for Men once per day?
    I have thinning hair. Rogaine does not make foam treatment for women. I heard the topical solution is watery and hard to apply plus it makes the hair look drab. Would it be harmful to apply men's foam once per day instead of 2 times per day? Does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Would taking a viagra give you a boner?

  7. QUESTION:
    What effective products are out there for hair loss, thin hair, and hair re-growth?
    I'm 25 and beginning to lose hair and my hair is also thinning out.

    Have you tried any products that you recommend for hair re-growth, thinning hair, etc?

    Thank you :)

    • 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. 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
      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

      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.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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.

      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' 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

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

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter treatment for thinning hair?
    I have been shedding more hair recently, I think due to stress. I have found several over the counter treatments but am unsure which is best for a 24 year old woman. Any suggestions or experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      I am 22 years old (female) and i've been having thinning hair due to genetics. It's really devestating! I asked around, and I was told to try Saw Palmetto. I did, and though there isn't a HUGE difference it's stopped the thinning. What it does is, it blocks the chemicals that make your hair thin. With me my hair wasn't falling out, but just shedding normally, but it wouldn't grow back as it shed..so very slowly over years i have dispersed thinning in the crown area. VERY UPSETTING. Saw Palmetto wont' bring back all of your hair though, just the hair roots that havn't died yet. i have no idea how long it takes for a root to die, however it will prevent it from thinning out further. I've been taking two pills a day.

      you can find it very cheap on Ebay, I got mine for 6 bucks with 2 dollar shipping. I recommend it, but you must let it work for about 2 months before you really notice anything. it does work and its okay for woman, though it is more pointed for male use because of the benefits it gives to men, but for woman all it does is help the hair problem if it's genetic.

      BUT your hair thinning problem could be something eles unrealated to what saw palmetto treats. it could be your thyroid, or PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome) or other things. First get checked by a doctor, IF he says it's genetic and there is nothing you can do, Try Saw Palmetto :) I wish the best for you, i know exactly how it feels to be a young lady with hair loss :(

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some good methods or products to use for men with thinning hair?
    I know it's balding is bound to come, but I would like to hold it off for as much as possible. I know that there are many products out now that promote thicker looking hair. Is there any worth mentioning?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product called Nioxin. It is a product for thinning hair. Remember hair only grows 1/2 inch per month so it will take awhile to see the results but keep using it. Nioxin removes build up around the hair shaft so the hair can breath and grow faster. There's a shampoo, conditioner and a treatment. Use all three.

      Nioxin
      Makers of a full system of cleansers, conditioners, treatments, and styling products designed for people with fine and thin-looking hair.
      www.nioxin.com

  10. QUESTION:
    Does any hair loss treatment work?
    I am 22, and my hair is very thin. Did anyone use a thinning hair/ Hair loss treatment that worked?

    • ANSWER:
      The commonest cause of thinning hair is hormonal, and whether you suffer from female pattern baldness which is hereditary or not, the main culprit is a hormone called DHT and any quality hair loss treatment for women should be able to block it.

      DHT is a by-product of testosterone which women have as well as men, and it attaches itself to the follicles, causing it to gradually get smaller until the hair falls out, and no new growth can occur.

      This is particularly common after the menopause as estrogen levels which effectively keep the DHT in check fall rapidly, leading to an excess of DHT.
      Minoxidil 2% is the only topical medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for female-pattern hair loss.While Minoxidil does not grow new hair, it works by blocking the DHT and prolonging the growth phase of hair - providing more time for hair to grow out to its full density and returning your full head of hair.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the best shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment for thinning hair?
    After going to the dermatologist and having a scalp biopsy, I was diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia. This means that my hair will be progressively thinning all over for the rest of my life. I have been trying to research the best hair products like shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatments for it but I keep getting mixed reviews on most of them. I would love to hear some great products. Thank you!

    If it helps, my hair is color-treated, frizzy, curly, and very damaged from heat styling tools.

    • ANSWER:
      nioxin brand shampoo and conditioner, its quite expensive so if thats not in your price range try nutri ox. sameee stuff. just wayy cheaper. there is also syrums and other stuff for that brand you can use. if you dont see any results.. i suggest you use rogain. they have it for men and women and it works wonders.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow thicker?
    About a year ago I had cut my hair short and for whatever reason the cosmetologist decided she was going to thin my hair as well. I haven't gotten a hair cut since, so my hair is long and I feel as though I am loosing a lot of hair. I had very thick hair before the hair cut, but it's continued to grow thin. How might I be able to easily make my hair thicker? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You're losing a lot of hair, you mean like in clumps?

      Let your hair grow, the part that was thinned was thinner, but they will grow back.

      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.

      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 very long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a way I can get rid of my frizz without treatment?
    I"m kinda cheap, and I want thin sleek hair. But of course I have thick frizzy hair. Is there a way I can have that hair without buying product? ( i already have a straightener) Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      You bet, they've been done for centuries WITHOUT treatment.

      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.
      Shampoo. Condition. Towel dry, scrunch with gel like Samy, blow-dry using a diffuser briefly, tousle 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! Google Haley Rinehart - American Idol she's got long beautiful curly hair! When my hair was permed in the 80's, my hair looked like hers. Look @ my hair now.

      In a pinch lip balm can double as hair wax to add definition and get rid of hairline frizz.

      One method to make it look fuller, add body, tame the curls, bouncier, thicker, SEXIER, softer & shinier hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers (not Velcro) 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, even used on Oprah's hair . . . . 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. Think of JLo's hair, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman by People magazine!

      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 or VOLUME, or SMOOTHER, they're lying. It's all about marketing to attract more buyers.

      Washing less often, builds the natural oil your hair needs, to get them smoother, shinier, silkier, softer. Man-made products are just temporary, until you wash them again, and at the same time washing off the natural oil your hair NEEDS. Hair product just absorbs on your hair if they're dry, like a sponge.
      HAND LOTION: Matthew Morrison keeps his hair soft and smooth by using body lotion instead of styling products.
      Matthew Morrison uses body lotion in his hair. The 32-year-old actor- best known for playing teacher Will Schuester in musical TV drama 'Glee' - claims his biggest beauty secret is his unusual choice of product for his locks, which he says makes them smooth and soft. He said: "My hair is very soft, right? It's because I put Lubriderm in it. It's just body lotion. "I used to use gel and products, but my hair got kind of hard. Then, one day I ran out of whatever I was using and that was the only thing there, this lotion. It ended up being the best my hair ever looked." Matthew's hair is often the subject of jokes in 'Glee' but he insists he doesn't mind because everyone is mocked on the show.
      My dh have used that since Aug. 2011. His hair is softer, smoother, silkier & not frizzy or pouffy.

  14. QUESTION:
    How many different reasons are there for hair loss or thinning hair?
    i know someone who im very close with that her hair is apparently beggining to thin and some of it comes out when you comb it and she got tested for a thyroid and its negative so were really afraid it might be cancer and im really scared
    This girl is 17 she had a blood test for a couple things including cancer which came out negative along with the thyroid but shes going in for a sonogram to make sure in a couple days.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer doesn't cause hair to fall out. treatments for cancer like, chemotherapy, or radiation cause hair to fall out. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells. A reason that her hair falls out might be

      Seasonality which makes you lose the most hair in the fall -- typically November and December when hair reaches maturity in its growth cycle.

      Androgenic Alopecia, which is the prodominant cause of hair loss in both men and women. it occurs as the result of a build-up of the hormone DHT in the bloodstream. DHT binds itselt to your hair follicles and- long story short, it strangles them to death.

      Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies
      People with poor dietary habits are far more likely to experience thinning hair in their lifetime. Vitamins and minerals keep us functioning. They are the catalyst for all of our life's functions. Specifically, vitamins A, B, C, and E... along with magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper all work together to keep our integumentary system (skin, hair, and nails) tip-top and growing properly.

      Poor pH Balance

      This is one of the most overlooked principles in the entire world of health. Our bodies are only as healthy as the state of our blood. When we become acidic (as opposed to alkaline), all sorts of health challenges arise. Among these, dermatological conditions such as severe acne, cysts, psoriasis, and hair loss are not only possible, they're to be expected.

      I hope this helps and you guys figure out whats wrong.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does any hair loss treatment work?
    I am 22, and my hair is very thin. Did anyone use a thinning hair/ Hair loss treatment that worked? Or know somebody that used the treatment and it worked?

    • ANSWER:
      10 or 15 years ago, everyone with thinning hair screamed "WHY ISN'T THERE A MEDICATION THAT WILL STOP MY HAIR LOSS AND REGROW THAT WHICH I'VE ALREADY LOST!?!?!?"

      So... Scientists developed a NUMBER of goddamned drugs and what do people say?

      "OH! But that's a PRESCRIPTION! That's not "Natural"! I want something that promises almost MAGICAL results yet is nothing but snake oil!"

      If you want to throw money away, go for the "Natural Cures" and nonsense...
      If you want something that works, go talk to your freaking doctor!

      These medications, shampoos, etc. have been around for MANY MANY years and all people do is b*tch about them and then use Holistic Nonsense.

      I'm sorry for the attitude but this is just one out of HUNDREDS of posts about not wanting to use things whose efficacy has been proven because of some nonsense about "Big Pharm".

      "I have horrible anxiety that stops me from leaving the house. What herbs can I take to help this?"
      "I have horrible depression and want to kill myself. What can I do at home to cure this?"

      Our culture is so fu*ked up that we refuse to use what exists to do nothing but HELP!

      If you don't trust the FDA, fine... You're stupid but there's no cure for that... But if thats the case, choose another 1st world country and check out what THEIR equivalent of the FDA says about the MANY products for men and women to prevent more hair loss and help re-grow that which has already been lost...

      Australia, the UK, France, Whatever... Go see what THEIR scientists have to say about these medications and then go to YOUR doctor and get them.

      But if you want to refuse to use products which MUST prove their efficacy before the Medical Community and REALLY REALLY want to piss away your cash, send me your money and I'll mail you a tub of Vaseline that I've sprinkled magic fairy dust in that I GUARANTEE* will grow your hair back instantly... At least you'll know you're being conned.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anything help to regrow and maintain hair for a woman?
    both my mom and grandma have thinning hair - they have tried some shampoo's n different oils but so far nothing has helped. My grandma wears a wig and my mom doesn't want to wear one yet - is there anything out there that can help my mom regrow some of her hair w/o surgery?

    • 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!

  17. QUESTION:
    Saw Palmetto , does it stop hair loss or indeed help grow more ,I was using a high dose product cant see much?
    I was using a high dose Saw Palmetto tablet from EarthRise foods ,not sure if really making any difference in my thinning crown area .Anyone have comments or experience of this herb for hair loss treatment in men or proof that it it helps .Its supposed to stop a process that promotes hair loss due to hormones .Makes sense but I cant see much results after 8 months usage

    • ANSWER:
      No, Saw Palmetto will work on Prostrate Health. You're probably having an increase in semenial fluid both Quality and Quanity.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are there any recommended products for adding weight to light wispy hair or products that help hair grow long?
    I am a former cancer patient who received chemotherapy and radiation treatments. My hair is now frail, thin, and wispy (I like to say I look like Medusa when it's windy out; my hair looks like a tornado). Are there any reliable products for cancer patients that can strengthen my hair or help it to grow it out to a length where I can tie it back? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You can't change the texture of your hair, but hormones can affect how your hair texture turns out.

      You get ALL THE STRENGTH from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature not made by man since there are side effects taking anything from medication, acne products, supplements, etc.

      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results.

  19. 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).

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent thinning hair?
    I use to have a lot of hair on my head until recent years. I started noticing more hair at the bottom of my bathtub and even more on my brush. My hair is especially thin in the crown region on my head. I don't have enough money to do the hair transplant. What are my other options?

    • ANSWER:
      On average, a person may shed anywhere from 40-100 hairs a day. So if you see some hair on your brush or in the shower, don’t panic. Chances are you are shedding the normal amount. Keep in mind that if you have long hair, it may appear that you are shedding more than you actually are.

      Hair loss is associated with hair follicles exposure to hormones, specifically, testosterone and DHT. Testosterone is converted to DHT by an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. Once DHT is formed, it can interact with androgen receptors found in hair follicles. This association lowers follicle activity, shrinks the hair follicles, which then slows the hair growth cycle, and eventually leads to a reduction of hair growth. For females, the source of androgen is generated from the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Thus, hair loss is often associated with pregnancy and menopause and their effects. However, this phenomenon does not occur equally on all parts of your scalp, thus, thinning is observed only on specific regions of your head.

      If you are shedding more than normal, don’t feel like you’re the only one losing hair. Nearly 50-80% of Caucasian men experience pattern baldness (Androgentic Alopecia). Women’s hair loss is the best kept secret. For women, 20-40% of the population are affected by alopecia. Yikes! That's nearly half of the female population! Thinning hair is a result of a combination of environmental and genetic factors. For example, the number of Chinese affected by pattern baldness is only half that of their Caucasian counterparts. As you age, your hair follicles shrink. So if your hair appears thin, it’s just a part of life. Even celebrities can't get out of this. It has been reported that actress Kate Beckinsale and Brit Victoria Bechham are struggling with hair loss - like the rest of us.

      Other causes of hair loss: physical stress, emotional stress, medication, hormonal changes, chemotheraphy.

      Will Perming my Hair Cause Hair Loss?
      This is a common myth. Permanent hair loss is NOT caused by perms, colors, and other chemical treatments. This also applies to shampooing your hair too often.
      Here are several common hair loss myths:

      Permanent hair loss is caused by perms, colors, and other chemical treatments
      Shaving your head will cause hair to grow back thicker
      Dandruff causes permanent hair loss
      Stress causes permanent hair loss
      Hair loss does not occur in the late teens
      Smoking causes hair loss – though this myth is attractive, little scientific data supports this statement.
      With that being said, perming your hair can cause temporary hair loss (not permanent). Anytime you apply chemicals into your hair, you are changing the molecular structure and characteristic of your hair. As a result, the deformed hair will be more fragile (brittle) and can easily break. Also, be careful not to apply chemicals (relaxer, perming solution, dye, etc) to the scalp. These chemicals may destroy the hair shaft and irritate the skin. In extreme cases, permanent damage to your hair follicles may occur, which will result in irreversible hair loss. Thus, if you constantly use rollers and roll your hair into tight curls, you are inducing stress to your hair. The same applies to heat style. Introducing heat stress to your hair will damage it and cause it to become more brittle and fragile. In summary, hair styling and hair treatments do not cause hair loss if done properly and sparingly.

      Here are some tips to protect your hair:

      Apply chemicals to hair and not to your scalp
      Use minimal tension when styling hair
      Wear large, loose braids
      Use products with glycerin and not mineral oil or petroleum
      Use a mild relaxer at home
      Avoid applying chemicals to your hair when possible
      What are styling tips to conceal hair loss?

      Go short. Long hair draws attention to your hair loss. When choosing a hair cut, select a style that is above the short. Your hair may be a little longer if your hair is wavy or curly. Get a graduated or blunt layer style to add more volume to your hair. The best way to disguise hair loss is adopting a zigzag part and let the layers fall naturally. If this isn't your style, try combing your hair straight back if you are thinning at the top. Avoid using gel alone. This tends to clump hair together and emphasize your thinning hair.

      How to fix the hair loss:

      Thanks to modern techology and scientific research, hair loss is treatable. Doctors can implant, acutally transplant, hair follicles into the region on your head experiencing hair loss. This may be time consuming and a burden to your wallet. In recent years, several FDA approved topical products have been shown to promote hair regrowth (i.e Provillus(http://www.provillus.com/?aid=587078)). If you are interested in using any of these methods of treatment, please consult with a physician. This article is not sufficient information for self diagnosing.

  21. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for hair to....?
    How long does it take for Mane n Tail to actually start working? And Biotin pills? Any other recommended pills? (I have thin hair)

    • ANSWER:
      Google horse shampoo, you'll get about 2,840,000 results (0.16 seconds) of yes and no. Example of someone posted on YA HAIR: "DO NOT USE MAIN N TAIL IT IS SUPER UNHEALTHY FOR YOUR HAIR IT WILL DRY IT OUT & BREAK IT " ~ im in beauty school.
      Mane & Tall should have been the number 1 shampoo in the industry for growing hair. Mane & Tail is another shampoo meant 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. Google Shampoo it will tell you that, on Wikipedia.

      Do you know what's in the biotin?
          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. One YA poster caused her to have major breakouts from supplements.

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. 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.

      Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,320,000,000 results (0.13 seconds) 

      THEN Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 211,000,000 results results (0.17 seconds). Some can actually shorten your life!

      Google: Hair growth caused other men nationwide in class-action lawsuits. About 1,640,000 results (0.10 second.

      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" - Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

  22. 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.

  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:
    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.

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a really good shampoo for my hair?
    I have long dirty blonde hair (and when I say long I mean if I ti my head back it brushes my butt) and I have noticed that by the third day without washing it, it is really greasy. I currently use Suave Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, as well as the shine spray. Is this normal for my hair or what other shampoo should I be using?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I use Garnier, and that's for the past 16 years no conditioner since we have soft water. When traveling, I briefly rinse with bottled water. Celebrities rinse theirs with Perrier water - InStyle mag.

      I do not recommend using hair products that makes your hair smoother. Read below:
      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.

      Soft, shiny & healthy hair comes from: Good genes. Good hair care. Good foods from Mother Nature not made my man like John Frieda or supplements found @ GNC. Those products can only do more harm than good.. You'll get 12 responses, suggesting 12 different brands.
      Causes for greasy hair:
      You're using the wrong shampoo. Many are formulated for damaged, curly hair or fine hair. I'd take them back. One hotel sample shampoo I have, made my hair greasy by the 2nd day, and I started itching, they normally sell for . JLo's New Loreal Commercial? Her hair is greasy & flat there!
      You're having conditioner buildup. Many don't even need conditioner. I don't, haven't used it for over 16 years.
      You're using oil on your hair, to protect your hair from straightening/curling tools.
      You're eating too many oily foods.
      You're shampooing frequently.
      You're using too many hair products: gel, mousse, you're not letting your hair breath. Too much product can limit natural hair movement, clump hair together, weigh it down and make it look greasy and thin.
      You're going to bed with damp hair.
      Your liquid make up or moisturizer can evaporate and touches your hair. Rinse your face well before going to bed.

      After shampooing, use two towels (long hair) to absorb most of the water from your hair. Blow-dry only for 5 mins. concentrate on the roots, before going to bed, if you're shampooing before bed.

      Find the cause then eliminate them.

      I DID AN EXPERIMENTATION, and this was for one day: I used the same shampoo. Since I was in a hurry, I only blow dried my hair just the roots, leaving half of my hair not dried. So, I put it up in a bun. Eight hours later, I decided to take the bun out, and my hair was still damped, stringy, greasy! I tried blow-drying it, but it didn't get dried, there's no way to get them dried, and I used my blow-dryer. I even stood by the air fan, since it was hot, and my hair didn't go back to normal, but the roots of my hair was as silky, soft, smooth like always. The following day, my hair was as greasy, but the roots remained normal. WHY? Because the shampoo ingredients, and not getting them 95% dried, tampered the hair. Good way if you have frizzy hair, but not to my normal hair.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there any cures for frontal hair loss or anything that will slow down the process of thinning hair?
    all of a sudden my hair started thinning... first it started with a very tiny spot no bigger then the tip if my nail, on the top of my head and within a month i have thin (almost bald) spot all over my head, mostly in the front. and i know rogaine help to regrow hair on the vertex of the head but is there anything that will help for the front? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are several forms of hair loss. If it is male pattern baldness (Androgenetic alopecia) then the hair loss cannot be fully cured in most cases, but just frozen for some time with the treatments availiable on market today.

      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.

      Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same side efefcts(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal crap 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 for 1mg propecia.

      also see
      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 the link for side effects stories www.propeciahelp.com

  28. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any pointers on how to make your hair grow?
    I have fairly thin, extremely curly hair. I deep condition my hair once a week, use Moroccan oil, and take biotin pills. anybody have any other tips that they've used to let their hair grow fast?

    • ANSWER:
      You massage your scalp when you shampoo, but you HAVE FAIRLY thin & EXTREMELY CURLY hair:
      "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.

      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. If you want perfection, you NEED patience.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.
      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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
      Google Shanyna Isom Grows Nails Instead Of Hair Due To Skin Condition. Huffington Post By Rebecca Ballhaus
      Posted: 08/09/2012 12:08 pm Updated: 08/09/2012 1:36 pm

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      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.

      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  29. QUESTION:
    What's a good non-surgical way to "cure" thinning hair?
    I dyed my hair a lot in the past and on some parts of my head, my hair is thinning and I would like to know a good non-surgical way to "cure" my thinning hair because I get upset when i look at old pictures and see how full and thick my hair was, and right now its not terrible but you can still see a difference. Please help me. Thank you.

    P.S. I'm only 16 so I know its not an "ageing process"..trust me LOL

    • ANSWER:
      Men, women, and even children may deal with thinning hair at some point in their lives. Some people are resigned to the progressive baldness, while others seek out measures to halt present hair loss and prevent future loss. There a few things that could cause this hair thinning.

      Hair Thinning Causes

      Hormonal changes

      In women the use of birth control, pregnancy, and/or child birth may cause some hair loss. Once hormone levels return to normal, you will see re-growth after time. In men, excessive amounts of male hormones testosterone and DHT-dihydrotestosterone will cause hair loss.

      Stress

      Physical stress- serious illness, extremely high fevers, and injury may trigger hair loss. Emotional stress-anything that is unusual (loss, illness, financial or family issues) may also cause hair loss. Nervous habits such as hair pulling, pulling out hair, or rubbing your scalp too frequently will break hair and weaken follicles causing hair to fall out.

      Hair Care

      Washing your hair too often and blow drying your hair too much can damage the proteins necessary for hair growth. It can weaken the hair making it prone to fall out. Hair styles such as pulling your hair into a pony tail or the hairs lying in unnatural positions for too long causes hair loss. Combing through or brushing through your hair too roughly, causes breakage and pulling out hair thus resulting in hair thinning and loss.

      Hair Thinning Treatments

      Topical treatments

      These are applied directly to the scalp to help block DHT- dihydrotestosterone that shrinks hair follicles preventing growth and causing hair loss. It helps to re-grow hair over time.

      Pharmaceuticals

      Oral medications are available that are used to treat hair thinning. These medications may have sexual side effects in some men. Other side effects that are more serious include swelling in the lips, breast pain and growth, lumps, or nipple discharge. If any one or more of these occur stop the medication immediately and contact a physician.

      Natural Products

      Oral supplements may contain a blend of herbal extracts, minerals, and vitamins.
      They are specifically formulated to benefit hair loss. They may come in gel or capsulized forms.

      Hair transplanting and hair cloning are both surgical procedures. They take healthy hair and transplant into thinning areas, or in cloning they take healthy hairs and reproduce them in great quantities and then place them in balding areas.

      Dealing with Hair Thinning

      Many people resign themselves to the fate of going bald. Others do whatever they can to cover up the loss by changing styles or using sprays. Others will seek the help of their physician and use medication or topical treatments, but these are not without side effects.
      Many people are turning toward natural products such as supplements to treat their hair loss. Natural products have few if any side effects and are less expensive than other treatments. Still others simply use wigs, hair pieces, weaves, or extensions to give the illusion of a full head of hair.

      If the treatment is the result of medication such as that used in chemotherapy or radiation, pregnancy, childbirth, or thyroid problems once these situations are done, hair will grow back. It may take some time to get acceptable results.

      Hair loss is or can be an emotional problem for some. Consultation with your doctor, looking into options such as wigs, and doing research will help you feel more in control of things. There are solutions.

      Conclusion

      Hair thinning is not necessarily inevitable and can be treated in most cases. Treatment methods are varied and you and your physician can determine the one that best meets your needs. Take an active role in your treatment plan and you will likely feel better and more in control.

      For more resources, visit;
      http://tinyurl.com/beasnm
      http://tinyurl.com/b968wa

  30. QUESTION:
    What should i do about faster resulta for longer hair?
    Im african american and native american. I guess i got the short end of the stick. My sister hair looks like shes straight indian but my mines is like a black persons with just a tad bit of indian. It used to be at my butt unil i cut it. Now its a little past my shoulders. What should i do to grow it past my boobs??? Still natural because my hair is silkier and finer and a better grade than the average black persons... Also braids work well too.

    • ANSWER:
      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. My 4 years old grand daughter knows how to let her hair grow. It's almost down to her waist. If you want perfection, you NEED patience. Even anorexic models have long hairs, and they're not considered 'healthy'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2250422/Frightening-words-4st-anorexic-Valeria-Levitin-gets-FAN-MAIL-shes-thin.html
      I was one, and had long hair when I weighed 85 lbs.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      Watch the movie "Side Effects". Hair products are not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair loss, they are a trillion dollar business and they also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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
      First Published Sep 29 2012 05:25 pm • Last Updated Sep 29 2012 10:56 pm
      Fact or Fiction: http://www.pantene.com/en-US/hair-science/pages/myths-of-hair-growth.aspx

      "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.
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.
      Google: The 5 biggest hair myths and one unfortunate truth January 24, 2013

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get your hair to grow faster?
    I cut my hair about a month ago and i hate it. Any suggestions to make it grow. Anything will help!

    • ANSWER:
      NEVER take supplements without your doctor's OK.
      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. My 4 years old grand daughter knows how to let her hair grow. It's almost down to her waist. If you want perfection, you NEED patience. Even anorexic models have long hairs, and they're not considered 'healthy'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2250422/Frightening-words-4st-anorexic-Valeria-Levitin-gets-FAN-MAIL-shes-thin.html
      I was one, and had long hair when I weighed 85 lbs.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      Watch the movie "Side Effects". Hair products are not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair loss, they are a trillion dollar business and they also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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
      First Published Sep 29 2012 05:25 pm • Last Updated Sep 29 2012 10:56 pm
      Fact or Fiction: http://www.pantene.com/en-US/hair-science/pages/myths-of-hair-growth.aspx

      "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.
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.
      Google: The 5 biggest hair myths and one unfortunate truth January 24, 2013

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can i get stronger hair after I go Bald instead of my weaker hair?
    Hi. I'm 19 years old and facing a serious hair fall and weak hair problem. Its just very embarrassing at this age to have hair fall. That is why I have decided to go Bald and see if my hair can grow stronger. But I am not sure of this.
    Will the hair regrowing after going Bald will be stronger or will be the same and weaker hair that was before going Bald?
    Can someone please tell me? Any help or suggestion will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Strength comes from your foods, that you eat daily.

      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' 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

  33. QUESTION:
    What do I do about my thinning hair / receding hairline?
    I'm only 18 years old and I've noticed dramatically over the last year that my hairline is receding alot and I've always had thin hair but it's becoming thinner. When my hairs wet you can see alot of scalp and I'm just getting super self conscious about it because I'm only 18 and I don't want to have no hair by the time I'm in my 20's .... Who can I go to to find out why I'm losing hair ?

    • 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. Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, hair oil, birth control pills, pollution in the water, to name just a few . . . ALL HAVE 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
      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.
      Source: Health Magazine, FDA, Slate dot com

      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. Beware. 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.

      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

      Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is responsible for more than 95 percent of male hair-loss. According to the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), by 35 years of age, approximately two-thirds of American men will experience some form of appreciable hair loss.

      Losing hair is common. Coping with baldness can be difficult, and it is tragic that people would take advantage of others while in this vulnerable state. Consult with an experienced medical professional rather than a salesman to figure out what is best for you.

      A new study published 7-12-12 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that for some men, the sexual side effects of Propecia may last for months to years, even after they stop taking the drug.
      Researchers from George Washington University interviewed 54 men under age 40 who reported side effects for three months or more after taking Propecia, also called finasteride, to treat their hair loss. None of the men reported having any sexual, medical or psychiatric problems before they took the drug. Some of the men took the drug for a few weeks, others took it for years, but all of them reported side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual drive, problems with orgasms, shrinking and painful genitals, even some neurological problems, such as depression, anxiety and mental fogginess.
      For 96 percent of the men, the sexual problems lasted for more than a year after they stopped taking the drug.

      ALSO: Researchers are reporting that bald men who underwent biopsies of the prostate were more likely to have cancer than were those with more hair on their heads.
      "Bald men should be aware that they may benefit from being screened earlier and perhaps, if necessary, from being biopsied sooner," said study author Dr. Neil Fleshner, a professor of surgical urology at the University of Toronto. "In the study, the more bald people were, the more likely they were to have prostate cancer. We're 95 percent sure this is real."

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best solution for regrowing hair?
    I am in my early twenties and have been going bald since 18. it runs in my family and i want to do something about it. It is thin all over the top and i have tried rogaine and propecia with no results, I am going to look into Does anyone know about the other options like Bosley? Hair club for men? And laser treatment for thickening?

    • ANSWER:
      Yah, if you can grow a beard and leave face stubbles, shave the head and you can have the whole Chris Daughtry thing going...

  35. QUESTION:
    How to grow back thick hair?
    im a 14 year old guy with very thin hair and a little receding hair. How can i grow back the hair at the front thick as well as my other hair thick. I look ridiculous when my hair is wet because of the bald spots and thinness. I am also noticing some hair loss. I want thicker hair and more hair, how can i accomplish them?

    • ANSWER:
      A MAIN CAUSE OF LOSS IS TOXIC SHAMPOOS. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Do a Google "Men's shampoos: Skin Deep Database" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." ....and you will see which are the most severely harmful and many others which are safe (or only minimally harming). Toxic shampoos sicken and`harm scalp causing loss and the blocking of hair ducts

      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 alone. 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 almost straight away and forced new growth. Many years later I still have all my hair. My hair is`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 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 also find shampoos with no harmful toxic ingredients in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      P.S. One of my near bald brothers is now using the treatment after seeing my great success. We had not seen each other for 15 years and he and my other 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

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get myself to stop shaving my pubic hair?
    Every night I shave my pubic hair and I can't seem to stop I always feel uncomfortable but I want to grow them out and have a different look and natural feeling any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly many confuse shaving with a safety razor and lather-in-a-can as being the sole method of shaving. Many years ago this was true but these days a good quality electric shaver with a foil/guard designed for sensitive skin is the best, cheapest and most convenient answer to any body hair removal or trimming.

      It is a fact that any razor blade or safety razor, whether made for men or women, scrapes away not only the unwanted hair but also the top layer of your skin - the epidermis - from which the hair grows. This wet shaving damages the skin and causes shaver rash, bumps, lumps, ingrown hairs and also discoloration of the skin which can become permanent.

      Also a razor used "with the grain" trains the hair to bend & lie down against the skin. The blade then slices the end of the hair shaft diagonally and not straight across at the base. If this is cut close to the skin, the thin jagged end can bend inwards & downwards growing into the skin where it can become ingrown and infected. The razor blade also strips away not only hair but precious natural skin oils, which leads to skin dryness, rash and bumps called follicultis barbae.

      NEVER SHAVE WITH ANY NAKED RAZOR BLADE.

      The explanation for the myth that many believe - "shaving & other hair removal methods, cause the hair to grow back thicker" - started out because eeryone shaved with a razor blade or so called safety razor. The water used during razor blade shaving, gets absorbed by the skin cells though a biological process called osmosis and so they swell up with water. You will have seen this effect if you stay in the water too long and your skin gets the wrinkled "prune" look. This makes it impossible for a blade to cut the hair close to the skin. This water absorption causes the skin surface to puff up and the swollen skin cells ride up the hair shaft, concealing the base of the hair so that the blade cannot reach it to cut it low down and next to the skin for a smooth long lasting shave. Once you finish shaving the skin dries out & the skin cells deflate as the water evaporates. This causes the thicker uncut portion of the hair to "magically" reappear making you think it has regrown thicker or faster which is just not true. Any doctor will tell you such increased hair growth is not biologically possible and is simply an old wives tale. See http://www.bestbodyshaver.com/shaving-myths/ for a renowned Mayo Clinic doctor's advice. The real cause of this illusion is an imperfect cutting of the hair and the skin drying out. It makes no difference to the smoothness of the shave if you apply a ton of lather or skin conditioners or use a new razor blade each time.

      If you want to avoid shaver rash, bumps and a poor shaving result - use a rotary shaver like the Bare It All personal shaver to shave DRY. This has a well designed foil that allows the hair to be cut close to the skin but without the blades touching the skin. Then you will get a longer lasting shave without pain, bumps, rash or discomfort. You won't have to waste money on repairing your damaged skin after having shaved, using expensive salves, conditioners and bump treatments. This can be a big money saver.

  37. QUESTION:
    How Do I make my Hair grow faster?
    My Hair is shoulder length, brown and curly. I cut it last year and want its middle phase to go a little faster, so my hair is long again.

    • ANSWER:
      NEVER take supplements without your doctor's OK.
      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. My 4 years old grand daughter knows how to let her hair grow. It's almost down to her waist. If you want perfection, you NEED patience. Even anorexic models have long hairs, and they're not considered 'healthy'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2250422/Frightening-words-4st-anorexic-Valeria-Levitin-gets-FAN-MAIL-shes-thin.html
      I was one, and had long hair when I weighed 85 lbs.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      Watch the movie "Side Effects". Hair products are not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair loss, they are a trillion dollar business and they also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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
      First Published Sep 29 2012 05:25 pm • Last Updated Sep 29 2012 10:56 pm
      Fact or Fiction: http://www.pantene.com/en-US/hair-science/pages/myths-of-hair-growth.aspx

      "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.
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.
      Google: The 5 biggest hair myths and one unfortunate truth January 24, 2013

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    How much will my hair grow in 5months?
    I straighten my hair 4 days a week, and i shampoo and condition everynight. How much will it grow?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. If you want perfection, you NEED patience.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-health… - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/0…
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      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.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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/549919…
      Google Shanyna Isom Grows Nails Instead Of Hair Due To Skin Condition. Huffington Post By Rebecca Ballhaus
      Posted: 08/09/2012 12:08 pm Updated: 08/09/2012 1:36 pm
      "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.
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

      Sources:
      5 decades of hair know how, previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. Have used cheap shampoos for 15 years, no conditioner, but good hair care helps, and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature not made by man

  40. QUESTION:
    What should I do to prepare my hair for a perm?
    I am getting a perm for my hair on August 11, 2012. My hair is slightly wavy(especially since I am the daughter of a man with really curly hair And a woman with that straight baby soft hair) the only problem that I have is that my hair doesn't survive the "float test" so I have cut some split ends and tried deep conditioning. What else can I do to keep my hair healthy, and possibly(maybe:)) grow a little more until the 6 weeks is up? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      "have cut some split ends and tried deep conditioning." By the sound of it, your hair STILL NOT HEALTHY.

      Let me fill you in about what to expect when it comes to perming hair, then you decide if you still want one or not.
      Going to the salon is not like buying clothes, or as easy as getting a manicure, there are risks and there's no money back guarantee. Google hair perm horror. About 14,200,000 resultsresults (0.08 seconds) 
      What you can NOT do when you just got a perm:
      1. Don't be out in the sun, even humid weather can fry your hair, that would be like sitting in a helmet hair dryer at the salon for 20 mins.
      2. Don't straighten your perm at anytime!
      3. No swimming, chlorine will discolor & damage your perm.
      4. Don't go using curling iron.

      Do use a diffuser to briefly dry your hair, or low heat.
      Do use gel to scrunch, like Samy, after you towel dry. Toussle the hair, and finger comb to style.
      Use conditioner ANY conditioner formulated for permed or damaged hair.
      Set your hair using plastic curlers, it will tame the curls, make it softer, silkier and shinier. It is less damaging to hair. Blow-dry briefly, remove & finger comb.
      You don't need to wash it everyday. In the morning, spray with water/conditioner, scrunch to wake the curls up & finger comb & you're good to go.
      Since you've never had it permed before, there's no guaranteed it will be permed 100%, but let the salon know it didn't take, she'll re-perm no charge.

      If you have thin hair, I do not suggest you getting a perm. You can set your hair with plastic curlers, to STILL make your hair look thicker, shinier, silkier, bouncier, softer & look fuller.

      Since your hair is straight, after you towel dry, braid your hair in several small sections. The smaller the braids and more sections, the tighter the curls. The bigger the sections the larger the braids, the looser the curls. Should last for days. FINGER COMB. Less frizzy, adds volume!

      Example from YA HAIR with a bad perm:
      my hair 24 hours ago looked super silky smooth but now it looks like a dry mop.
      i need to fix this right away. Is it possible for me to get a straightening treatment like those japanese straightening treatments after my perm? I can't live my life looking like this help! please, i'm on the verge of tears

      Once you get the perm, you just can't wash them, like shampoo or conditioner and your hair is normal again. It needs frequent cutting to get them all off, to allow new growth to take over. Hair products, no matter how often you deep condition, they're not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse damaged hair.

      One method to tame the curls, add body, bouncier, thicker, softer, shinier & silkier 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, Toddlers & Tiaras . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. Even Oprah uses them! 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.
      Frequent get a trim, allowing new growth to take over. Cut the split ends yourself spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, then 2x a year get a good hair cut.

      One example who just had a perm: "So 2 days ago my mother permed my hair. (as usual) but this time it burned soooooooo bad. so my mom washed it out in 2 mins. but when she washed it out it still burned and even when she put conditioner in my hair it burned. she said something about my pores being open bc i might not have washed the conditioner fully out(last time i washed) before she permed it, but now theres stuff like oozing out my scalp and theres hard stuff stuck to the roots of my hair. im so scared idk what it is! my mom said its just gonna turn into a scab."

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some shampoos,conditioners,mousses for knotted hair?
    I shower in the morning but then my hair gets knotty during the day ( I have straight hair). I feel embarrassed when I have to take out my hairbrush and brush my hair in front of people. Any shampoos, conditioners, mousses, creams, tips, etc...?

    • ANSWER:
      Instructions
      Things You'll Need:

      * Large-tooth comb

      1.
      Step 1

      Always start at the lowest point of the tangled area. While lifting the weight of the tangled hair, release a section of hair with a large-tooth comb.
      2.
      Step 2

      Starting at the ends of the hair and progressing toward the scalp, comb downward through the hair. You might want to hold the hair at the base to minimize discomfort while de-tangling. Keep in mind that chemically treated hair tends to tangle more easily than normal hair.
      3.
      Step 3

      Continue combing this section until all tangles are removed. To remove stubborn tangles, use short, gentle strokes.
      4.
      Step 4

      Part off another section immediately above the first section.
      5.
      Step 5

      Remove tangles in the same manner as previous steps, starting at the ends. Comb through these untangled sections and blend together.
      6.
      Step 6

      Continue this procedure throughout the crown, sides and finally the top section.

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  42. 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.

  43. 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:

  44. QUESTION:
    How to get your hair to grow past your shoulders?
    My girlfriends hair get's to her shoulders and then it gets frizzy. She ask me if she used rogain for men if it would help? I'm sure if it would. Does anyone know what I can tell her?

    • ANSWER:
      Have her ask her stylist why it gets frizzy once it's past her shoulders. She may just need some sort of treatment (special conditioner, etc.).

      Ladies should NOT use Rogaine for Men - it doesn't work properly for women. Rogaine is a topical treatment for thinning hair - it would not help with frizziness.

      Good luck & happy growing! : )

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow faster?
    I went to get a trim last night and instead of cutting off 1 inch she cut off 4 :/ I take Vitamins and i'm pretty good with my hair for the most part. But i'm not liking this whole "Short Hair" going on. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Another reason why I seldom visit the salon, once I asked them to cut 4" off, I have them re-cut because they were choppy, and by the time they were finished 1 1/2 hrs. later, they've cut off 9". Mom & son could do it in less than 5 mins, but they're even!

      If you're healthy, & very active, your nails are growing, your hair should be growing RIGHT NOW. My 4 years old grand daughter knows how to let her hair grow. It's almost down to her waist. If you want perfection, you NEED patience. Even anorexic models have long hairs, and they're not considered 'healthy'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2250422/Frightening-words-4st-anorexic-Valeria-Levitin-gets-FAN-MAIL-shes-thin.html
      I was one, and had long hair when I weighed 85 lbs.

      Babies can do that, by drinking their milk. . . . so can you, so can any of us without any help. From your: good genes, good hair care and all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, that's where you get all your vitamins & minerals for growing from head to toes. Shampoos are meant for cleaning the hair, not for growing.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-healthy-hair.html - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/03/10-best-foods-for-your-hair/
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. Hormonal changes can have a big effect on hair.

      Watch the movie "Side Effects". Hair products are not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair loss, they are a trillion dollar business and they also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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
      First Published Sep 29 2012 05:25 pm • Last Updated Sep 29 2012 10:56 pm
      Fact or Fiction: http://www.pantene.com/en-US/hair-science/pages/myths-of-hair-growth.aspx

      "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.
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.
      Google: The 5 biggest hair myths and one unfortunate truth January 24, 2013

      People giving advice here, should list their sources, and not try to sell you products.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is a good product for hair growth in men?
    I been looking at a few things and I just want to know if there is a good product out there for hair growth for men. I'm only 19 bout to be 20 and my hair has gotten really thin and I have started to get patches. I really don't know why because I used to have a lot of hair and it was really thick too. If someone knows of anything please let me know. I currency have a huge bald spot about the size of a quarter if not maybe a little bit bigger.

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      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.

      Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,320,000,000 results (0.13 seconds) 

      THEN Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 211,000,000 results results (0.17 seconds). Some can actually shorten your life!

      Google: Hair growth caused other men nationwide in class-action lawsuits. About 1,640,000 results (0.10 second.

  47. QUESTION:
    Other than Rogaine for men, what can I (a female) use for thinning hair?
    I am a 56 year old female and have thinning hair. What is the best product to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Nioxxin. It's a good treatment and they just came out with their latest treatment which is a once a month only. They have a whole line of hair care and styling products for thinning hair.

  48. QUESTION:
    What can I use to treat a spot on my head that is losing hair?
    Please help me! I am in need and on my head, there's this one spot where it looks like I'm bald or something. My hair is thin but it looks bad. What kind of treatment can I use? Please. I am being made fun of all the time and I feel really terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      There are severeal forms of baldenss. If it is Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) then the hairloss cannot be fully cured in most cases, but just frozen for some time with the treatments availiable on market today.

      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.

      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 crap 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)

  49. QUESTION:
    What should I do if my hair is breaking off and falling out?
    I have naturally dark hair but I bleach my roots blonde every 2-3 months when they grow out. I've been doing this for over 10 years and no problem. But this time it feels a little weaker and I've been losing more than a 100 hairs a day. It is also breaking off a lot in the weaker areas. I bleached it about a week ago. I need to strengthen my hair fast before it gets thinner or I lose more hair. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      The chemicals on top of chemicals is making your hair weaker & weaker & weaker, the next thing that's happening to your hair is falling out.

      When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo.

      It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo . If you're having cavities, or teeth falling out one after another, you don't change toothpaste.

      Google hair dyes & cancer spec. black hair dyes which is made from tar. Some people smoke & tan all their lives and do not get cancer. But there are 2nd hand & 3rd hand smoke who are now carrying their oxygen tank so they can breath or have cancer. Same with hair dyes. I've responded 3 in the last 15 mins. 9-26-10. If you're not affected today, or next month, you may never be affected and you're one of the lucky ones. It doesn't take overnight, it takes years of hair experimentation with hair dyes. I've responded to many girls (guys now too) under 15 experiencing in hair loss since 2009, due to hair straightening, relaxers and hair dyes. Women 60-90 have those same symptoms but it took them years to get there. But for 15 & under, giving advice here? They can't predict the future of their hairs, until they're in their 30's, but 15 & under with hair loss? C'mon! I've responded 7 in 2 hours 9-3-10 alone.

      Here's a new article I found re: henna, which is supposed to be better for you than reg. box dye. It's a good read!
      http://www.hennaforhair.com/ppd/pjackson.html

      One example on someone who had re-bleached her hair now they're falling out.

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100717233532AAFk6f9&r=w&pa=AptqD2bwHTHc6eiPYKA0tpdDGjt2NBPtjz3M.sEZY.iYLg--&paid=voted

      You get the strength & all your vitamins & minerals & proteins FREE from the good foods you eat from Mother Nature, not made by man like John Frieda or GNC, 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, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair/best-food-for-healthy-hair.php
      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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Why does a lot of my hair fall out when i am taking a shower?
    When I take a shower, ill always have like loose strands on my arms and stuff, which I know it is normal for strands of hair to fall out. Lately i've had like quarter sized balls of hair fall out when I run my fingers through my hair in the shower.. I don't think that's normal, and suggestions? Please help.. Thank you.

    • 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.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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.

      Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/27… 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' 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

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


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does Rogaine really work? Is there any other hair restoration products that work better?
    The mr. is having some self esteem issue due to a receding hairline. I can't even tell but he thinks he can. He's been asking a lot of questions about Rogaine...but I always assumed it was just a gimmick. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      It really works; thus the FDA approval. Being old enough to remember it going through the approval process, I am also old enough to have lost a lot of hair. My thoughts from experience are - age with dignity, not vanity. Don't worry about your hair; in the end you have to accept the aging process, and drugs and transplants don't fully replace your hair any more than you get to be 23 again. Also, a wife who's obviously still very attracted to you does wonders for the self-esteem. Finally, I don't think self-esteem ought to come mostly from one's hair.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to fix a receding hairline?
    I'm a 14 year boy and me and my sister have a small receding hairline. How can we fix that without getting surgery? Vitamins? Shampoos? Please help! We don't want to be bald!

    • ANSWER:
      Look for a product called activ/8, it can only be found at a hair restoration clinic, the product is by new image out of flordia...But first check with your family doctor, to check for any medical problems,, good luck

  3. QUESTION:
    How much is a hair transplant in the uk?
    I have a head full of hair but was born with thin hairs in one area (at the front top left corner). Its not noticable but sometimes it makes my hairline look uneven.

    • ANSWER:
      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 . . .

  4. QUESTION:
    Where is the cheapest place in GA for hair transplants?
    I am a female with NO hair loss. I just have a large forehead, so I would like to bring my hairline down about an inch. Can someone tell me how much it will cost per graft and how many grafts it takes to lower hairline an inch? I live in GA. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to YELP in GA and ask in their message board or read reviews of one who does hair transplants. I'd check them out under the BBB, first. We live in Oregon.

      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.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for women to get hair restoration?
    I'm a sixteen-year-old girl with a large forhead..is it possible to get my hairline moved down? There is definitely no hair growing where I want to get it restored

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can get your hairline moved down, but its going to cost plenty. They take hair from the back of your head and transplant it to where you want it to be. Guys have this done all the time so I don't see why you can't use this procedure to get what you want.

  6. QUESTION:
    Will my insurance cover a hairline lowering?
    I have general anxiety disorder, and it has caused me to lose so much hair. I used to have beautiful thick hair and now it's quite thin, and my hairline has receded at least 2 inches.

    I'm an 18 year old girl so I shouldn't be losing hair like this! I don't have cancer (been checked) by the way. The hairline lowering procedure costs about ,000

    • ANSWER:
      Most cosmetic procedures are not covered, unless they are for restoration after an accident. They will cover therapy sessions.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is Bosley Hair restoration a good idea for me?
    I'm only 21 and I have a receding hairline and very thin hair on the crown on my head, probably what's considered stage IV.

    Like I said, I'm only 21 and don't want to live the rest of my "youth" with no hair. I feel I have an attractive face, but not when I'm bald, it makes me look less attractive than I could be and it makes me feel bad about myself. It is inherited, it happen pretty much to my mother only she didn't lose all her hair, just got really thin young, so I'm screwed being male.

    My hair is still very thick on the sides and back of my head, it's just the on the top and my hairline.

    • ANSWER:
      No it doesn't. They are a trillion dollar business.

      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.

      Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 58,000,000 results (0.13 seconds)

      THEN Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 results (0.17 seconds). Some can actually shorten your life!
      Google: Hair growth lawsuits. Hair growth caused other men nationwide in class-action lawsuits. About 1,640,000 results (0.10 second. Jan. 24, 2011.
      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.

  8. QUESTION:
    What do i use to get scratches off a flute?
    i have a flute and i was careless with it when i was younger i found it recently in my attic and i would like to restore it i need to get the bunch of hairline scratches off of it to complete my restoration any ideas that won't hurt my flute

    • ANSWER:
      You don't. My wife has several flutes, and she will not allow anybody except the factory to polish them. Never allow anyone to buff it. The only proper method is to completely tear it down, and use a special silver polish, by hand. It requires skill, and most won't do plated flutes. Let's not even discuss the care of 24K head joints!

  9. QUESTION:
    Does the Bosley Hair Restoration procedure really work?
    I'm 23 years old and my hair is REALLY thinning out on my scalp and i'm greatly considering going to Bosley but not sure if the commercial is being honest on how the results really are. I don't want to have a doll hair looking scalp when i'm done with it.

    Have you or anyone you've known tried it? What were the results?

    • ANSWER:
      The Bosley Restoration treatment is one of the best surgeries out there right now. Their doctors are required to have at least ten years of experience if not more before performing surgery on patients. So at least you'll know you're in good hands. They also used some of the most advanced techniques, which helps them create natural-looking results. Basically during the surgery, your real hair is taken from the back of your head and then put in the area of your scalp that has experienced hair loss. Then the doctors take the time to make sure they reconstruct a hairline that fits your facial structure.

      If you are still having doubts about how you'll look after having hair transplant surgery, you can always meet with someone from Bosley. The website I found says that they do free consultations, so you can ask them anything, and I'm sure you can get a look at some before and after photos.

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the cost for hair replacement surgery?
    I am not completly bald but have a receiding hairline and small bald spot.

    • ANSWER:
      The cost of hair implants is determined by the amount of hair that needs to be transplanted, as well as other factors. Hair implants allow some people to regain self-confidence and a youthful appearance. Here are some of the different types of hair implants and how they vary in price and results.

      Time Frame
      The average length of a single session is between 5 and 10 hours. Results can begin to show within three months after all procedures have been completed. The cost of hair implants is determined by the total amount of time and sessions needed. The average price of each graft used during a session is ; the price may be lower for those who require many sessions.

      Considerations
      The cost of hair implants is calculated by the total number of grafts needed. If you have excessive balding, the cost can be ,000 to ,000. Hair implants do not require continual sessions or yearly replacements, so you'll save about ,800 when compared with nonsurgical hair-restoration treatments, which require replacements and special grooming.

      Types
      There are three main types of hair implants. The first is Single Hair Follicular Unit, which transplants a single hair at a time. This procedure is mainly used to form hairlines and softer edges. The second procedure is called Follicular Units, which transplants two hairs at a time for a denser appearance. The last procedure is the Modified Follicular Unit. With this procedure, three to four hairs are used to add bulk.

      Warning
      Choose a surgeon who specializes in hair implants and has extensive experience. One risk of the procedure is further hair loss. Scarring in the area where the hair is retrieved, as well as bleeding and infection, are common risks. Not following your doctor's post-operative orders will increase your risk of negative side effects.

      Misconceptions
      Hair implants are not the ideal procedure for everyone. If you have typical male-pattern baldness, this procedure will yield the best results. However, if you have hair loss over the entire scalp, hair implants will not provide positive results. Within six months, positive results will be prevalent and--by following your doctor's orders--your hair will grow evenly and healthy.

  11. QUESTION:
    My hairline is receding towards left of my forehead?
    I tie my hair tightly into a bun for office.Please tell any home remedy to grow back my hair.

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I HOPE THIS ANSWER IS FOR YOU..YOU DON'T HAVE TO ACCEPT GOING BALD.. PICK ME AS YOUR BEST ANSWER. HAVE YOUR HUSBAND READ THIS!

      Main points:

      IN ORDER TO KEEP YOUR HAIR DO THESE STEPS:

      1) PURCHASE PROPECIA
      2) PURCHASE ROGAINE
      3)PURCHASE THE HAIRMAX LASERCOMB
      4) PURCHASE NIOXIN 33.8 OUNCE CLEANSER AND CONDITIONER

      LAST RESORT.....HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

      I know how it feels. For me, I was in my senior year of high school, playing football, popular with the girls and I started noticing losing my hair. It started affecting my dating life and it was all i thought about. Constantly in the mirror! It can be a horrible stress in a man's life and a big insecurity. Then all these old farts started telling me to shave my head and accept it! There is no way I am going to accept me going bald!

      Alright, I started losing my hair around the age of 18 and it grew worse till about 20. My best advise to you, is don't listen to all these negative comments of people telling you to accept it. Now, you have to come to the realization of what is causing your hairloss, if it is stress, stop stressing so much but, it's most likely due to male pattern hairloss, also known as a receding hairline. The reason why we go bald is because testosterone is converted into DHT in our bodies and this DHT hormone causes our hair to fall out.

      Now, your next step should be to inhibit this DHT hormone. Don't let testosterone turn into DHT. You can do this by only one way....take finasteride (aka: Propecia). Now propecia is a powerful drug and it does have some side effects like itchy scalp. ALSO, less than 1% of the users who use it report negative sexual side effects. What this means is that less than 1% of the people who use it say that they don't feel like they want to have sex anymore. For that 1% that this happened to, 80% of the sympotoms went away with continued use. To be honest with you, IF you are young like me, THEN these side effects won't effect either of us because we have a lot of testosterone unlike older men in their 50s. I have been using propecia without negative side effects and it has stopped my hair from falling out. It is not covered by your insurance because it is a cosmetic drug...If you are not sick, insurance won't cover the medication. Period. But, it's my hair and ill pay whatever to get it fixed. Now, they do sell generic propecia (finasteride) online (this is where i buy it) for about 50 cents a pill. This is much better than the for 30 pills i was paying at the kaiser permanente pharmacy in orange county, california. I buy my propecia (generic finasteride) at http://www.4rx.com... It usually takes about 10 days for it to arrive. I buy the 180 pills which lasts me 6 months (1mg pill--Once a day). It's . That is sooooOOOO cheap compared to anything else! The reason why it is so cheap, is because it is produced in India where labor is cheaper. MERCK is the company that produces finasteride under the name of propecia in the united states but, they have a patent on it and they cannot sell generic propecia in the united states until 2013 when that patent is expired but, not all patents apply internationally and a reputable indian company called CIPLA makes generic finasteride (same high quality) at a lower price. This is because labor is much cheaper in India. CIPLA is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and they are a multi billion dollar reputable company. You can buy their generic propecia (finasteride) called finpecia listed in the above link. Now, finasteride only stops hairloss. The only thing that has worked for me in growing back hair is the hairmax lasercomb. Try to find one on ebay. They are really expensive, so I would save up your money. Research it online but, it really works at growing back hair for me.

      Now, I am 21 years old and I have not lost anymore of my hair and I have grown most of my hair back (IN THE FRONT WHERE I WAS LOSING IT). If you are losing it in the back (crown) this could work even better for you because finasteride has shown signs that it did not only stop hairloss but, 80% of the patients who used is, experienced increased hair growth in the back (crown). By using a combination of finastertide, the lasercomb and ROGAINE foam- which you can purchase on ebay or costco as well (the costco version of rogaine (minoxidil 5% for men; it is generic rogaine) is just as potent and works just as well!)--you will experience no loss of hair and growth of hair not only in the back (crown) but also in the front.

      Now here are the break down of costs: I know it's expensive, so this is how I started buying them.

      1) I saved up 0 and bought the generic propecia (that lasts 6 months---1 mg ---1 pill a day)

      2) I saved up 0 and purchased the lasercomb off of ebay. It has been growing hair back for me and works very well with propecia.

      3)I saved up and bought a 6 month supply of rogaine foam on ebay.

      4) purchased NIOXIN SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

      If you cant afford to buy them all at once, buy them one at a time but, I'm telling you!!! definitely buy the propecia first. It will stop your hairloss!!! This is the most important!

      And don't listen to these 50 year old guys telling you that they have 1% chance of losing some sexual desire. You are 16 and I am 20! we have plenty of testosterone and I haven't had any sexual side effects, I'm still like a race horse. That 1% chance is even less because we have so much testotsterone.

      Very Important: NIOXIN SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER...these products remove all the dht serum from your scalp and inspire new hair growth. You feel a tingling sensation in your scalp after you use it because it increases blood flow to the scalp which increases hair growth. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU BUY THIS!

      First go to www.nioxin.com and find out which is best for your hair (they have system 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 , 6, 7 ,8 ) I use system 2 because my hair is fine...If your hair is more coarse, you might want to use another system such as system 5. but anyway, take the survey online and it will let you know what kind of shampoo and conditioner you need.

      Then go to ebay and purchase the 33.8 ounce conditioner and shampoo for about -50 for both!! It will last you at least 9 months!

      That's a huge savings!!!

      HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY: It works but, we're both too young! especially you! Why is this? because we have a limited amount of donor hair which is taken from the back of our head and if they start using it to fill in the front of our head, we won't have any left later on in life when we need to fill in the back. Consequently, we will look funny. The best thing to do is to take the propecia for a couple years and take care of your hair. And save up for a hair restoration surgery. I plan on getting mine way later in life, when I really need it but, you are too young and the consequences later in life would be severe. Not to mention it would be expensive and you have to go about finding the perfect doctor because there are a lot of BS doctors at places like bosley and hair club for men. Do not trust them! They are sharks!

      Next thing I want to tell you is to be careful of other products out there. potions and creams and all that crap. It doesn't work....Don't use it! they are all out to scam you! do your homework and you should be chill!

      (Remember the slogan...if it ain't broke, don't fix it!) and propecia, the lasercomb, rogaine, AND NIOXIN SHAMPOO are the tried and true 4 punch combo. You should be chill.

      I would write more but, I gotta go. If you need anything or you got any other questions, just email me: mrkaveh88@yahoo.com.

      Peace, love and respect!

      STOP IT BEFORE IT GETS BAD!

  12. QUESTION:
    How did Charlie Townsend's secretary become the worldwide leader in hair restoration and replacement?

    • ANSWER:
      And yet he himself had a receding hairline and thus did not once bang any of the Angels.*

      What a well woven tapestry this question truly is.

  13. QUESTION:
    How many hair transplant sessions would i need?
    I have two small bald spots in the back of my head where hair will not grow unless I get a follicle transplant. How many sessions will i need to undergo so the spots are completely unnoticeable?

    • ANSWER:
      This is something best left to a hair restoration physician to answer. It's going to depend on a few things:

      1) the size of the area that needs to be covered

      2) the amount of your available donor hair (typically the hair on the back of your head, between the top of your neck and your ear lobes)

      3) the quality of your donor hair; is it thick or thin, curly or straight, etc.

      4) Your past medical history, your age, and whether or not the hair restoration physician considers you a candidate for a hair restoration procedure. Only he or she can make that determination. No reputable hair restoration place would even think about doing a procedure until the patient has been examined by a qualified phsycian first.

      5) Financing. Hair restoration is not cheap. They usually charge per graft, and depending on where you go, this could be anywhere from to per graft, give or take. A graft could be one to three individual follicles, depending on your donor hair.

      I had some work done last October. I was between class 4 and class 5 on the hairloss chart. I think they did about 2200 grafts, if I recall. My hairloss was teardrop-shaped, with a rather large spot on the crown, working its way to the front. They did an amazing job restoring the hairline. As for the crown area, it's still a bit thin up there, but much, MUCH better than before the procedure. (keep in mind, this was only 6 months ago, and it's still growing in, slowly but surely) I am able to style it in such a way that I'm comfortable with it, and I no longer look like I'm losing my hair. After I pay down the bill for the first procedure, I will probably have a second one done to add some density, especially on the crown area. (I have my 6-month follow-up appointment in 3 weeks. At that time, we'll evaluate my progress and I should have a better idea of what, if anything, I wish to do next. So far, I am very pleased with the results.)

      Good luck to you. I hope this helped.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I treat hair loss in its early stages??
    I am a 22yo male and am daunted of the fact that i may loose my hair.. Generally, i have thick, dark hair and am only experiencing a slightly receeding hairline.. Can any one advise me of any products that have proven results of hair loss prevention and hair restoration without the adverse side effects associated with most? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Well there are only two "approved" options. Minoxidyl and Propecia. Minoxidyl is a liquid or foam that you put on your scalp. It, generally, works best at the top rear of your head (the crown). Propecia is a pill that inhibits DHT. Propecia might be more effective but it may also have more side effects. You will have to use each of these for the rest of your life to maintain any benefits they may bring. Another, new, option is the Laser Comb! It's basically a brush with a couple LED's attached. They are said to stimulate hair follicles back into a growth mode. Other then these, everything else is basically a crap shoot of hard marketing and half truths coupled with large price tags.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you fix a receding hairline?
    Please help I don't want to go bald!

    • ANSWER:
      FUE Hair Transplant to Restore Frontal Receding Hairline & Receding Corners www.mhtaclinic.com
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsLZCmDVShM

      Female Receding Hairline Lowering Surgery Hair Loss Transplant Restoration www.mhtaclinic.com
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgh4_Ofi5qk

      Omaha Hair Transplant for Receding Hairline & Corners Restoration Nebraska www.mhtaclinic.com
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmWWoM1z8uU

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    does hair transplant stay on and grow to be full scalp? and will not ever go away?
    because I am 22 and recently had some hair lost and I was wondering to know if hair transplant would resolve the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair restoration is a permanent and relatively simple procedure that actually restores hair and the hairline.

      However, I'd like to address the possibility that your hair loss could be temporary, due to factors like stress or diet. There are many things that can bring upon temporary hair loss, but the only way to know for sure is to schedule a free consultation with an expert physician, like those at Bosley Medical. These physicians are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause of your case & recommend appropriate treatment options. The consults at Bosley Medical are conducted free of charge so at the very least you receive the information you need to move forward in addressing your problem.

  18. QUESTION:
    Any advice on how to reverse hair loss with pcos?
    For the past year my hair has been getting thinner and thinner due to pcos. Does anyone know a good way to stop this?

    • ANSWER:
      I know this is kinda long but it is good advice on hair loss with PCOS

      Around 15% of American women are suffering from female pattern baldness caused by androgenic alopecia. For a female, losing hair can be a much more devastating process than it is for a male. Women are very much judged on their personal appearance, and thinning hair may seem like a de-beautification process. Self-esteem is thus impacted and confidence levels dwindle. In women who are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome, it is thought that the excessively high levels of male hormone and its byproduct, dihydrotestosterone, are primarily responsible for follicle fallout. This is problematic in menopausal women, as well.

      In polycystic ovarian syndrome, hair is thinned just like it is when a male loses his hair. The difference between the two is that when the hair begins to stop presenting new growth, the follicles continue to remain alive. Traditionally, this process kills off the follicle root completely. This means that hair growth and PCOS hair loss treatment is still a very real possibility since hair death has not occurred.

      Hormonal fluctuations of the male hormone testosterone seem to be the main cause of hair thinning in women. Women shed hair during menopause, birth control use, post menopausal conditions, and after a recent pregnancy. Estrogen fluctuations are different and are not as directly involved with thinning hair.

      Polycystic ovarian syndrome also is commonly paired with hypothyroidism. This malfunction of the thyroid can contribute to weight gain and continued hair problems. This triggers a woman's confidence in her appearance to drop even lower. There are ways to combat this transformation and regain hair. PCOS hair loss treatments begin with modifying your diet. Consuming better foods rich in iron, magnesium, and other minerals will begin you on your journey to a full head of hair. If you are unable to consume a healthier diet that aids your body nutritionally, add a multivitamin supplement to your diet.

      Cease smoking, if applicable. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome can build up certain cigarette smoke chemicals, which in turn can wreak havoc on one's hairline. This will also assist oxygen flow though the veins and improve health overall.

      Supplements are a highly recommended PCOS hair loss treatment option. B vitamins are strongly suggested. The male hair restoration drug Propecia is FDA approved for growing hair in men only. Studies have shown, however, that the supplement saw palmetto is just as efficient in growing hair in women. This supplement also combats hirsutism, which is where a female has facial hair that grows in thick and coarse. Provillius is a supplement that utilizes saw palmetto and other essential vitamins to restore hair growth. This may be a more favorable option over having to consume multiple tablets and capsules on a regular basis.

      If you which to counter the problem with medication, the only FDA approved PCOS hair loss treatment for women is Rogaine. This topical approach to hair loss in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome has shown improvement in up to 30% of women. It is recommended that you only use the 2% concentration, not the 5%. This is a good way to restore hair, but it will cease growth once treatment is stopped. It is an expensive road to choose, but within six months you will see results.

      A women's last PCOS hair loss treatment option is to undergo a hair transplant. This is where your own hair is moved from an area where thinning is not occurring, usually at the base of the neck and scalp, and placed where hair recession is prominent. This is an expensive procedure, but it is permanent. This process usually takes one to two years to complete.

      There are many very simple way to combat a hair thinning problem with a PCOS hair loss treatment option. It is a matter of pooling your hair restoration knowledge and changing your lifestyle to one that support a beautiful head of hair.

  19. QUESTION:
    Receding hairline or male pattern baldness?
    I had noticed that I was losing lot of hair in my early twenties through until a year back and my hairline was receding near the temples...But in my late twenties...it seems to have stopped for 6 months to a year on its own..The hairline is not receding more..Is it Male pattern or is it just normal and I wont get totally bald?

    • ANSWER:
      The first and most important step is to do some self-diagnosis of your hair loss. Because you are young- under the average age of hair loss: (for men, anything younger than 30-45)—you should begin by determining whether or not this hair loss seems temporary or permanent in nature. If large bundles of hair are coming out when washing your hair or very quickly, it is likely that your hair loss is temporary and caused by a stimulus other than genetic predisposition. If so, consult your physician first to ensure a proper diagnosis. If your hair loss seems permanent in nature—no regrowth of hair follicles, gradual loss, etc., there are a few steps to take. Primarily, though, you should start looking for treatment options to either completely halt the hair loss, retain what is left or promote new growth. In your case, it appears that your hair loss in permanent in nature.

      Propecia is a prescription hair loss treatment that is prescribed for men only. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is rubbed directly onto the scalp and works for both men and women. Both can be effective in retaining existing hair – but it is rare for either to regrow cosmetically significant amounts of hair. It usually works best for hair loss at top and back of the scalp, where there is still some remaining hair. With both Propecia and Minoxidil treatments, consistency is key – once the treatments are stopped, any hair retained or regrown because of the drug will be lost in a matter of months.

      Well chosen hairstyles can often hide hair loss effectively. Partial hairpieces or wigs are recommended if hair loss is severe.

      Finally, there is hair transplantation- the only permanent solution to restoring your hair and hairline. Bosley has been hair restoration experts since 1974. During a hair transplant, healthy hairs are harvested from an area of the scalp with normal hair growth. Individual hairs are then placed into areas of hair loss. With over 200,000 procedures under its belt, Bosley physicians are experienced in producing results that are extremely natural looking. To learn more about hair restoration, you should contact a Bosley medical professional for a free consultation.

  20. QUESTION:
    Where's the best place to get my hair restored?
    Is Hair Club any good? What about Bosley? I'm only 20 and my hairline is receding. The hair on top is thinning and this is a huge dissapointment since I like having longer hair, but I can't because it looks bad with my dying hair. I'm stuck with a buzz cut or a very short regular haircut. This style is overused and I want to be original! Will I even be a candidate for the whole hair restoration process?

    • ANSWER:
      OK - all the hair restoration places give you the same medication / liquids at vastly inflated prices (just wrapped up in a fancy sales package and they try to tie you into a contract).
      Heres what you need - see your doctor and get a script for Proscar, also get Regain extra strength and follow the instructions.
      Basically, the Proscar will stop any more loss, and the Regain helps to regrow the lost hair (in some cases).
      These are the active ingredients that you will be sold from an overpriced clinic.
      Your doctor should be able to give you advice about these products and it will be much cheaper.

      Hope this helps

  21. QUESTION:
    There is a famous painting by Diego Velazquez called "Juan de Pareja"?
    I looked at it in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. A white blotch appears on the hair near the hairline on the right side (as you face it). It looks like it doesn't belong there. It also does not appear any of the images I see of it online.I asked a guard who indignantly insisted that Velazquez painted it on purpose. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      It may well be in need of restoration as it is several hundred years old. Why not just write to the curator of that school of art? He or she would be pleased to tell you what it is and if there are any plans for cleaning or restoration in the near future. A guard wouldn't know anything in the technical sense.

  22. QUESTION:
    What's a good approach to a receeding hairline?
    Shaving it bald is out of the question. Anyone know of any oils, gels or anything?
    I'm tired of trying to cover it up... it only looks worse. I comb back and it looks somewhat too thin.
    I've been using clippers to cut it, wonder it that is part of the prob.

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't want to comb over and don't want to shave your head, then you will have a bald/balding area visible. Get used to it. Some "thickening" shampoos do make your hair look a bit thicker, but they won't undo receding hairline.

      Most of the creams, tonics, pills, and shampoos that claim to help are worthless. Yes, they will "guarantee" regrowth and will claim that they are the only product that really works. They are lying to you.

      Three things that work to some degree are topical Rogaine, Propecia pills, and surgical hair restoration. Rogaine and Propecia are OK for minimizing or stopping falling hair, mostly from the middle and back of your head, but most people think that they provide disappointing if any regrowth. Plus you have to keep using them for the rest of your life. Medical/surgical restoration is expensive and painful but, cosmetically, works better than anything else.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does Rogaine stop a receding hairline?
    I'm an 18 year old guy and I have a receding hairline. If I use Rogaine, will I stop my hairline from receding?
    PS: My dad and grandfather still have their hair.

    • ANSWER:
      I think consult a dermatologist.
      The following info. i have got from net:
      Hereditary hair loss (HHL) is the most
      common cause of hair loss in both men and women.
      ROGAINE® is the only topical brand FDA-approved to regrow hair.
      ROGAINE® is not indicated for other causes of hair loss. Below are some questions on
      the causes on other types of hair loss and answers by expert Dr. Robert Leonard.

      Dr. Robert Leonard, Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, has specialized in hair restoration surgery for more than 23 years. He is a past president and a member of the Board of Governors of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Leonard has treated men and women with hair loss with medical therapies including ROGAINE®, Propecia, and low level laser light therapy with great success.

      God bless you and Good luck

  24. QUESTION:
    Thin hair and residing hairline?
    I had two 6-month rounds of chemo and lost all my hair, i had craploads of steroids and other meds. Now my hair is thin, and i have a huge residing hairline. I atleast want my original THICK black hair i used to have. What can i try besides those expensive hair restoration procedures? Any natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Hun i just want to say I'm very sorry and Ur very brave i know someone that went trough something really bad to chemo and everything but now she has long beautiful well that that long but its nice and u know for now she wearing a wig but the thing is her hair grows fast and Ur hair is not done growing for give it time maybe u should still wear a wig or u can put on clip on exsticons....

  25. QUESTION:
    I am a 21 year old male and balding, what are my options?
    I'm 21 years old and already have lost enough hair on my hairline to obviously tell i've started balding. It's not horrible yet but it has been getting progressively worse since I was 18. I also have a buzz cut so it is decently noticeable.

    I'm wondering what are my options? I've heard of Rogaine foam, surgery, etc
    If any dermatologists out there know prices or maybe links to sites that would help, any hair restoration techniques would be helpful with a description, thanks..

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What are some careers involving a microscope?
    Are there any besides Microbiology, forensic science, histology or pathology?

    love wratty

    • ANSWER:
      Engineering fields sometimes use microscopes to identify hairline cracks in structures, or other signs of fatigue.

      Art restoration experts sometimes use microscopic analysis to determine how best to preserve a painting or a sculpture.

      Computer chips and other micro-technology devices require microscopic examination for assembly.

  27. QUESTION:
    Bosley Hair Replacement For Male Pattern Baldness Cure - How Effective Is It?

    • ANSWER:
      Bosley hair replacement is one of the leaders on the market today for hair restoration for men. Most men suffering from male pattern baldness look for a solution to their problem and hair replacement is currently the most effective option.

      The surgeons who perform hair replacement are trained to pursue healthy and natural looking hairline to make the head of the hair look real. It's a process perfected over 30 years, resulting in a look that doesn’t need a traditional comb-over to hide the transplant.

      With Bosley hair replacement, grafts are taken from the back of the head and placed in the right places to overcome the baldness. If you are keen for a solution to male pattern baldness then the Bosley hair replacement should be a fine option. But if price is a concern then you should consider hair restoration formulas available at the local grocery store or hair clinic.

      Specially look out for those little-known solutions that have worked for others.

  28. QUESTION:
    what to do with a receding hairline?
    i got a receding hairline it looks like a v . like a widows peak should i keep my hair short and start wearing hats or what else should i do i aint exactly a fashion person i am trying to get a better style.

    • ANSWER:
      Q: what to do with a receding hairline?
      A: shorter haircut, wear a cap or no but it's a myth that they "accelerate" hair loss, they do not. Your hair doesn't need to "breathe" or any rubbish like that. Only the root of the hair is alive, and it gets it's oxygen from the blood in the scalp i.e. wearing hats does not cause hair loss.

      There's simply a chemical, which you're genetically predisposed to, accumulating at the roots of your hair and it's killing the hair roots. The chemical is called dihydrotestosterone or “DHT."

      Rogaine (Minoxidil) is mostly used to delay baldness i.e. prevent further hair loss. It does help some men to regrow a bit of “peach fuzz”, if you’re actually interested in sporting that kind of “hair", but peach fuzz ain't really hair, is it?

      Propecia (Finasteride) is yet another option. It comes in pill form and is marketed to regrow hair. Like all pharmaceuticals, it has a laundry list of side effects – including sexual ones.

      Hair restoration is a more modern cosmetic term that refers to surgical procedures that transplants (removes) hair from healthy areas of the scalp to areas where hair is thinning or bald.
      http://www.hairclub.com/new/types-hairloss-surgery.php

      Those three options: surgery, Rogaine, or Propecia are the only options that “work.” I use the term work loosely because in my opinion, all three of them give less than satisfactory results i.e. your head as you’ve come to know it will never be the same again. It's also important to note that any results gained using drugs will be lost should you stop using it as your hair will once again start to thin without continued treatment.

      I shave my whole head once a week and still look good. If you got a decent head shape then go with a shaved head. If you want to hold onto your illusion a while longer then wear a short haircut for a few years. I know it's hard to accept but do it anyways.

  29. QUESTION:
    What would you do to improve your looks: opt for surgery or personal training ?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on whats "wrong" with you. If your nose is crooked, working out wont fix it, a rhinoplasty will, if you hairline is receding, working out wont fix it, hair restoration surgery will, if your boobs are too small for your body, a boob job can fix that. So you get the idea.

      If you are fat, and you really want to change, work out and eat less. Once you get to the right weight, surgery can help give you that edge that will give you the attention you desire.

      Yeah its a crappy world, but surgery is not always bad. I would recommend it for anyone that is realistic and sensible with their choices and expectations.

  30. QUESTION:
    what kind of doctor should i see about my hair loss?
    i have a receding hairline that i hate so much im willing to go see a doctor what kind of doctor should i be looking for?

    • ANSWER:
      you don't need to see a legitimate doctor you need to see a hair restoration specialist or some garbage like that

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your tooth is cracked and can it be saved?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a dentist.

      Cracked teeth can be a little tricky to diagnose, but if your doctor is meticulous about it, he.she will find the tooth.

      Your teeth contain a pulp, which consists of blood vessels, lymphatic tissue, connective tissue, various cells (ranging from tooth-specific cells to all of the immune cells immune cells normally found in your body with the exception of mast cells), and of course, nerve tissue.

      Unlike the rest of your body, the nervous tissue inside your tooth consists only of pain receptors. If someone were to touch you on your arm gently, the nerves that sense pressure would transmit to your brain the information of a soft touch. In contrast, if someone were to touch you gently on the nerve of your tooth, you'd scream bloody murder. Any stimulus, be it touch, temperature, vibration, pressure, to the nerve of the tooth results in pain.

      So why, you might ask, don't we experience constant pain from all of our teeth? Simple, because under normal circumstances, the stimulus is not enough for us to characterize it as pain. Our pulp is protected with as much as 1/2 centimeter of dentin and another layer of dense enamel. Drill a hole in the tooth so that the protective layer is thinner, and you'll hurt when the tooth gets cold.

      A cracked tooth is a tooth with a hairline split, usually down the middle. Your tooth, believe it or not, is slightly flexible, and when you bite on one side of the fracture line, the tooth will flex open. When you release the bite, the tooth will pull itself back together. This opening and closing serves as a stimulus for the nerve, and as I mentioned above, any stimulus to the nerves inside a tooth are sent to your brain as pain. In fact, what people with a cracked tooth will frequently notice is that the pain is sensed only at the instant when they bite and the instant when they release the bite (because these are the times that movement is occurring around the pulp), and not inbetween these events.

      Cracked teeth are also typically sensitive to cold stimuli. Even though the teeth may appear completely normal on the surface, the repeated opening and closing of the crack often causes varying degrees of hyperemia (increased blood flow) and inflammation of the pulp, which makes it hypersensitive to otherwise non-injurious stimuli (such as that from ice water). We call this hyperalgesia. Also, the crack can serve as a direct path for pathogens to reach the pulp itself. These pathogens can infect the pulp, causing the same condition.

      Cracked teeth are associated with large amalgam restorations, but can (and do) occur with small amalgams or even composites. Remember, fillings do not strengthen teeth. They invariably weaken them, and amalgams do so more because they are not in any way glued to the tooth. They simply fill a void, unlike composites, which are glued.

      The treatment for a cracked tooth is anything that covers the cusps of the tooth. Usually a crown or an onlay. These prostheses essentially prevent the tooth from flexing open and closed as you bite. Over time, the pulp will usually heal and no longer be hypersensitive. Keep in mind, though, that not all cracked teeth can be fixed. It's up to your doctor to determine whether or not yours can be saved.

      Sometimes, however, the pulp doesn't heal and the tooth ultimately needs a root canal after the crown is placed (which is done through the crown). It is important for your doctor to evaluate the condition of your tooth's pulp prior to placing the crown. If there are signs of irreversible pulpitis or pulpal necrosis, the root canal should be performed prior to preparing the tooth for the crown (it's better to not have a hole in the top of your crown, obviously).

  32. QUESTION:
    How will you manage female pattern baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      Female-alopecia is caused by hormones, aging and genetics. Unlike male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness is an over-all thinning which maintains the normal hairline.
      If you are a woman who is worried about loss of scalp hair, you should consult a physician hair restoration specialist for an evaluation and diagnosis.

      http://www.ishrs.org/hair-loss/hair-loss-female.htm

  33. QUESTION:
    Girls: is a receding hairline on a guy a turn off?
    i'm asking this question, because my friend has got a receding hairline and he hasn't got a girlfriend and he thinks it's because of his hair. so any girls out there that can help on this question and do you think that a full head of hair is definately more attractive.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how he looks. For example, if he's the bad-boy type, he could get away with shaving his head completely and still look hot. But if he can't get away with that look, then yea a full head of hair would look more attractive. Unless he's Hef! Why doesn't he look into hair restoration surgery?

  34. QUESTION:
    male baldness: Is it really a factor in attraction?
    How many women are actually turned off or repulsed by men with thinning or bald heads?? Almost all the women I have ever ran into say "Baldness is not a factor at all".

    • ANSWER:
      There are some men that are just sexier bald (Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery). On the other hand, there are those that need to visit Hans Wiemann http://www.hairtransplant.com.ar/details/MO/Saint-Louis/Hans-Wiemann/877486 for hair restoration (no one famous comes to mind - only people I have personally met - sorry). Then there are those rare men that look good either way (Billy Zane).

      More often than not, it's not a man's hairline (or lack there of) that will repulse or attract a woman. Usually it's the man's attitude. After all, a great sense of humor really does go a long way!

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    which one is cheaper for a hair transplant?
    i live in texas and as for as i know they have hair club for men, medical hair restoration, and bosley medical. hair club for men is a hair piece but they also do hair transplants which is what i want. which one would be cheaper

    • ANSWER:
      I have been to Bosley, been to hair club for men, etc.

      Trust me when I say this. In the long run, hair transplants will save you the most money but it depends on who you go to.

      Bosley and Hairclub for men are just money makers. They get you to try their products and fall for their service. It is not top notch service as they portray and it is really expensive.

      I have personally seen a family member of mine undergo two surgeries for hair transplantation with Bosley. Not only were they terrible, they left him with a scar, and they overcharged him way too much money. Their surgeons are more like rookies I think and they are used to creating very mature looking hairlines. Another family member went to hair club for men and they got him to buy a hairpiece for a grand or two. The hairpiece was hideous and they did not refund his money. Not only that they get you to join their vitamin/supplement program with their "special" shampoos to maintain or regrow your hair. That program costs thousands of dollars over the years.

      I'll tell you what works for sure. If you have not tried Rogaine or Propecia, then you should. They definitely are the only known remedies that work to preserve or grow hair. Talk to your doctor about them.

      If you want an outstanding hair transplant that is affordable and high quality, well then I can recommend a doctor by the name of Dr. Rahal. I have seen his work and I am interested myself in getting a transplant done by him. He is a lot cheaper then other surgeons and his work is absolutely amazing. I have been researching on the best hair cures and transplants and that is the conclusion I have come to after one year. I was really scared of the whole process, but in the end, the transplant will save you the most bucks and headache.

      Look at it this way, you wont have to rely on special shampoos or vitamins or hair concealers and etc. Once you have your hair transplanted, that is it, then you just live your life.

      I personally have not contacted the doctor I chose for surgery yet but plan on doing so in the future as I want to have my procedure in the summer.

      Good luck. And remember, if you are going to do something for your looks and well being, then you might as well do it right.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone here used Bosley for hair restoration, or recommend any other facility?
    Is there any company out there that actually works at transplanting hair?

    • ANSWER:
      I looked into this when I started losing my hair at 21. I was losing it at the corners of my hairline, in spanish its called entradas. I was really depressed and went to my doctor about this. He said that before deciding to do anything try Rogaine. My hairline has almost completely been restored. They even have a new Foam version, which unlike the other greasy oily version, absorbs quickly into the scalp, and leaves no evidence of its use. I know the box says its only for the back of the head, but thats BS, it works in the front too, they just didn't test it there, so they can't claim it.

      Try it out before you invest in a transplant, the shit works miracles

  37. QUESTION:
    Does swimming cause hair loss?
    I was wondering if anyone knows if swimming in a pool everyday (with chlorine) makes you lose hair? I have been swimming a lot lately and my hairline appears to be receding, which could be due to genetics, but I was wondering if the chlorine contributes to the hair loss. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      While chlorine will certainly exacerbate the problem and cause damage, permanent hair loss is due more to genetics and other internal factors like stress. So I wouldn't worry too much at this point but if it does look like the damage is permanent, there are ways to fix it. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    how much just generally would hair restoration cost for me
    I am 19 and going to college. I unforutinately have a bit of a receeding hairlines on the sides of my head. One of my clients I work with is a hair restoration expert and she told me she would get me a discount with the doctor. I am just looking for a general price idea and also if my hairline keeps receeding... Can I just keep having it done? I figure it would just be paying in smaller amounts over time. Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      I heard its in the thousands

  39. QUESTION:
    has anyone had the bosley hair transplant?
    i am 24 yrs old and am quickly losing my hairline in the front. (it runs in my family) i am just wondering if i should look to bosley as an option to fill in the lost hair. I guess i would have to keep filling the hair in every several years to keep up with the hair loss. I really like my hair and would much rather have it then not have it :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hair transplant is a procedure performed routinely. Bosley or No Bosley, you can still have your hair transplant. Contact ISHRS. www.ishrs.org . It is The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a non-profit medical association of over 700 physicians specializing in alopecia and hair loss. Check with them find out a hair transplant surgeon near your place. Go ask them all the questions. Probably you will need drugs too along with the surgery.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the BEST medicine to regrow hair? ive loss my hair because of stress..we didn't have family history ?
    losing hair, is it possible my hair might still regrow if i will use right medicine to re threat my hair? please help me.. thanks alot & god bless you all

    • ANSWER:
      To begin with, the most useful measure of any hair loss treatment may be found via the published scientific literature. The reason for this has to do with the strictly objective nature inherent in this body of work.

      However, let us step back a bit and consider the strengths and weaknesses of the options currently available to treat pattern hair loss.

      The first option is to do nothing and simply let nature take its course. The advantage here is that you are letting nature take its course. The disadvantage here is that you are also letting nature take its course.

      The second option is artificial hair replacement. Some people call these hair systems, or hair additions, or hair extensions. The thing they all have in common is that they are non-growing prosthesis that are applied in some fashion to the scalp. The advantages of this methodology have to do with the instant gratification that comes from suddenly having the appearance of much more hair. Unfortunately, because the hair is non living (not growing out of the person's scalp) it deteriorates fairly quickly and must be serviced regularly in order to maintain some semblence of aesthetic utility.

      In other words, the hair unit typically requires regular and expensive maintenance to keep it looking good. And the hard anterior leading edge (hair line) is also generally a dead giveaway that the hair is not real but an artificial prosthetic. More disturbingly, to greater or lesser degrees, hair pieces generally tend to cause further hair loss due to a phenomenon called traction alopecia. Basically, traction alopecia is the result of the artificial hair unit's pulling and rubbing on the underlying scalp hair. This is because the living scalp hair is under constant tension from the artificial hair piece which adheres to the scalp.

      The next option is surgical hair restoration or hair transplantation. Here, living growing hair follicles are transplanted from the rear of the scalp to the frontal thinning areas. The advantage of this approach has to do with the permanent growing hair that results. In the proper surgical hands, and with an acceptable amount of donor area, remarkable restoration results can be achieved.

      There are several inherent disadvantages to surgical hair restoration. The first has to do with the highly variable degree of artistic skill found from one surgeon to the next. In less than highly artistic surgical hands, a hair transplant can be one of the most aesthetically displeasing, as well as one of the most permanent, mistakes any person can bring upon themselves.

      There are few things more dysaesthetic than a bad hair transplant. Other issues relate to the limitations inherent in harvesting hair bearing tissue from a limited donor resource. When one runs out of donor hair one cannot simply "borrow" hair bearing tissue from one's brother or uncle or friend. Hair transplantation is, in fact, more accurately described as skin transplantation. The donor skin contains hair follicles but because it is skin, the tissue is particularly unsuited to transplantation from one person to another. So when you're out of donor you're out of hair and you're also out of luck.

      Another option is medical treatment. There are currently three drugs that have been approved for the treatment of pattern hair loss. The first is minoxidil. Minoxidil, AKA Rogaine™, was originally developed as a blood pressure medication. It's use in hair loss came about by a fortuitous accident. It was observed that patients being treated with oral minoxidil often manifested an unusual level of hair growth across the face and scalp. When the drug was applied topically the hair growth was localized to the scalp. However, it was also found that the results of topical minoxidil usage were often quite limited and did not seem to benefit the anterior or hairline region of hair loss.

      The second drug approved for use against pattern hair loss is finasteride AKA Propecia™. Unlike minoxidil, finasteride is administered orally and works systemically. However, because finasteride is thought to work by modifying the androgen hormone testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone, this drug comes with potential serious side effects and is not indicated for use in women.

      The third drug is dutasteride, aka Avodart™. Dutasteride works like finasteride but inhibits both isoforms of 5-alpha reductase. A similar side effect profile to that found with finasteride is noted with this drug.

      As you may already realize, many drugs in widespread use were originally derived from naturally occurring substances. For example, common Aspirin contains the active ingredient acetlysalicylic acid, (ASA). ASA is a synthetically produced compound derived from the naturally occurring salicin, found in the bark of the Willow tree.

      Aside from the common approach of synthesizing drugs from organic molecules, another strategy has been to iso

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to prevent hair loss?
    My hair isnt falling out or showing any signs of falling out I was just wondering how to prevent it

    • ANSWER:
      Keeping it clean, avoid stress, etc. are some basic ways to avoid premature hair loss. Much of it though is genetic, for both men and women, due to DHT sensitivity. There isn't much to stop that if it occurs, although there are a number of solutions to remedy it. 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 if it comes to that point.

  42. QUESTION:
    Hairline restoration?
    I am 21 and ever since I was 16 iv noticed iv had a receded hairline, one of the main reasons iv always had a fringe, to hide it, its not horribly receded but it still bothers me, I have a widows peak kinda, iv been to a hair doctor and he said that I'm to young for a transplant, he also said that I have a normal male hairline, he said if he was to transplant hair to the temples were the hair has gone then later there won't be as much hair if I go bald on top and a transplant now would give me what he described to be a female hairline, I guess that I would love to have a female hairline then, I'd be happy if I had a nice youthful hairline and if I go bald later I'll just get a good hairpiece for the top of my head and I'd still have a great hairline visible, are there any suggestions anyone can offer?? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      He gave good advice. His advice is not financially benefiting him since he did not suggest getting any transplants. The hair in the temple regions is finer than other hair on the head and is impossible to replicate with transplants.
      There is currently research along two lines:
      1) Propagating hair in a lab that is identical to a guy's natural hair that can then be transplanted.
      2) Injecting stem cells taken from the hair on the back and sides into the thinning/balding areas on the top of the scalp to induce the thinned hairs to once again produce thick terminal hair shafts instead of fine nearly invisible vellus hairs.
      There is potentially so much profit to be made when either of these methods becomes commercially available that market forces are going to cause enough resources to be devoted to research so that a viable method is discovered sooner rather than later.
      For now wait for one of the above methods. Even short styles that fully suit can often be designed for guys with widow peaks. Every time I try to add links of photos of short styles on widow peaked hairline that suit I keep getting an error message, sorry.
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  43. QUESTION:
    Hairline Restoration plastic Surgery?
    I was born with a big/tall forehead. I am not balding and have no family history of balding, I just want to make my hairline shorter and more porportional to my face. I am young and want to go ahead and get this done
    I know there's different kinds of hair restoration.

    What kind of hair restoration surgery would be best for me and how much would it cost?

    I don't think mine would be expensive as most would because it's not that far back

    • ANSWER:
      Please select me best answers.

  44. QUESTION:
    is hair restoration for women effective?
    i have thining hair and i'm 25 years old (female). it's been really depressing and humiliating. does anyone have advice on this?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a thin spot at the top corner of my hairline. When I got my hair straightened, it all broke off and I had this weird place at my hairline with short fine spikes and it wasn't growing back out. I am an Arbonne consultant and we have this product called Thermal Fusion Hair and Scalp revitalizer. I had some on hand because it comes as a free product with the men's skin care set that I bought for my hubby. So I tried it and my hair started significantly growing back out within 3 weeks. It may take a few weeks or even a little over a month to see the results because it is causing changes at the cellular level, but if you want to try it, I could arrange for a free sample. Arbonne also has a return policy if you ever are not happy for any reason. If you do like it, you can always sign on as a wholesale buyer even if you don't want to do it as a biz.

  45. QUESTION:
    hello i have lost my 60% of hair as i am suffering from male pattern baldness and i am only 23 years old....?
    though i am using minoxidil 5% daily 2 times....but there chances r very less to improve me.....so i am planning to use hair pieces or wigs to hide my bald head from others....so do any one knows the possible side effects of wigs or hair pieces....can i use it....will it hide my bald head from others

    • ANSWER:
      Well chosen hairstyles can often hide hair loss effectively. Partial hairpieces or wigs are recommended if hair loss is severe.

      A further step beyond topical treatments like minoxidil is hair restoration, the only permanent solution to restoring the hair and hairline. During a hair transplant, healthy hairs are harvested from an area of the scalp with normal hair growth. Individual hairs are then placed into areas of hair loss.

  46. QUESTION:
    Do you think in the next few years, they'll be a better procedure for hair loss than doing a hair transplant?

    • ANSWER:
      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. It avoids the old, doll hair look of prior hair plug surgery as well as offering shampoo/conditioner systems for both men and women.

  47. QUESTION:
    Ladies.. what do you think about hair restoration?
    Slight receding hairline at 31. The horseshoe hairline. What would you think about your man getting that done professionally. Turn off? Embarrased? Please advise.

    • ANSWER:
      I think if it makes him feel better about himself he should do it.

  48. QUESTION:
    HOW MUCH WILL I SPEND FOR A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
    I am 22, and i start balding.. :(

    • ANSWER:
      hair transplants cost anywhere between £3000 and £7000. what i suggest you do is save up now and have the procedure when you need it. it is also worth noting that you may end up with extensive baldness due to you going bald at such a young age. this would mean that the transplant may not give you the results that you want. baldness is rated based on what is called the norwood scale.

      stage 1 = full head of hair.

      stage 2 = receding frontal hairline

      hair transplant effectiveness = you could have a transplant at this stage however you would have to bear in mind that if you loose any further hair it will look strange.

      stage 3 = further receding and possible bald spot at the crown.

      hair transplant effectiveness = you could have a hair transplant at this stage to give you back a full head of hair however you may want to take medication like rogain or propecia to stop any subsequent hair loss.

      stage 4 = temples have receded to the top of your head and a very noticable bald spot.

      hair transplant effectiveness = again you could have a full restoration of your hairline at this stage, medication recommended.

      stage 5 = hair line has receded to a point where there is only a thin line of hair seperating the bald spot at the crown and the receding frontal hairline.

      hair transplant effectiveness = you could have a very succsessfull hair transplant procedure at this stage however medication is still recommended.

      stage 6 = where the bald spot at the back has joined the bald spot at the front.

      hair transplant effectiveness = now this is where it gets tricky. you can still have hair replacment at this stage however it will not give you a full hairline. at this stage what surgeons do is restore all of the hair on the top of the head but leave you with a natural looking receding hairline.

      stage 7 = this is the most sevier stage where all you are left with is a thin line of hair which sits above the ears and around the back of the head.

      hair transplant effectiveness = you may choose to get a transplant at this stage however you must remember that you will have limited donor hair. what surgeons typically do at this stage is leave a natural looking bald spot at the back and also leave you with a receding hairline at the front. depending on how you view things it will certainly look better post op than pre op.

      if you are not happy with this then you could always consider wearing a hair peice. modern hair systems are completely undetectable and are also very durable. ie you can exercise, shower, and go swimming underwater with them. however wigs should allways be viewed as a last resort.

      good luck in what you choose to do.

  49. QUESTION:
    what is the best hairstyle to combat a receding hairline?
    buzz cut? regards

    • ANSWER:
      try a hat...
      actually, you're right. The guys i work with that are starting to get a widow's peak all buzz it down pretty short and it's not as noticible

      and, there's also bosley hair restoration

  50. QUESTION:
    what is hairline enhancement?
    what is this treatment?? & what are the DIFFERNT TYPESS OF TREATMENT you can get for hairline enhancment??

    • ANSWER:
      Hairline enhancement is basically lowering a receeding hairline. They usually use a procedure on women called follicular unit micrografting in which they take very small donor strips from the back of your head and transplant them into your hairline. It's the most common surgical hair restoration proceedure with the most natural results.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    How come my hair keeps falling even after a year of using various shampoos, lotions and vitamins?
    I still suffer from hair loss; I am a 23 year old female, under no stress, no problems except this one- I am going bald, can someone help me?
    I dont`t die my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Some people lose their hair in small amounts and some in large it does not mean your balding. You lose your hair so that new hair can grow back i would say dry less blow drying and hairspray and try using a dove shampoo. it helped me i thought i was balding to but it is normal to lose some hair.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What to do About Hair loss for women?
    I am a 24 year old female and I think I am starting to loss my hair. Every time I wash my hair then style it I brunch out or pull clumps of hair in my hand. This is starting to upset me because it happens ever time and I loss hair during the day. I am not very stressed out so I don’t know why it is happening. What I want are some tips for early hair loss. What are some things that I could add to my diet? What might I be lacking in my diet? Or is there something else I need to do? Should I go to the doctor about this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a professional stylist. There is a great shampoo called Nioxin it works great to stop hair loss and regrow hair. I use it myself and I am only 21 because my hair was shedding really bad and it stopped it within a couple weeks you can buy it at most salons also take prenatal vitamins I know that sounds weird but it has everything your body needs in it and is great for your hair skin and nails.

  6. QUESTION:
    What could cause hair loss (no pattern) in a 24 year old female?
    Over the last few days, I've noticed strands of my hair everywhere and today when I've run my fingers through my hair, it comes out with several strands attached. There's no history of early hair loss in my family. Tonight I have a fever as well, don't know if it's related or not. Any ideas what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia. That is one of many things it could be so I would see a doctor about it. It is something like an autoimmune disease or disorder that causes patches of hair to fall out. My brother had it happen when he was in his early 20's, and my grandmother in her early 60's. Stress brings the disease on. Hormonal imbalance can also cause hair loss, so again, a doctor is the way to go. For more information on Alopecia I provided a link, if you think that may answer some of your questions.

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the neg side effects of using provilllus (Hair loss medicine for female hair loss?
    Let me hear from some of you who have used this product. I'm a female with some balding in the top. I've had this problem in past but it's been almost 20years ago. But, sudden it's back. Help, Help, Help.
    Wearing a wig not an option for me. I'd rather shave my head.

    • ANSWER:
      Provillus is an over touted formula like many other products that flood the Internet taking advantage of good people. I've been studying hair loss disorders for over 15 years, so let's give this one a go!

      I will answer in two difference scenarios to narrow down your specific circumstances.

      Scenario 1: If you're still menstruating you'll want to check your thyroid and iron and ferritin levels (iron stores). Frequently menstruating female hair loss can be related to an iodine deficiency. It can also be PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), but fortunately high-dose iodine can actually normalize this condition. PCOS creates very similar conditions the negative hormone consequences that men face.

      See this site for more info on this matter: http://www.immortalhair.org/physiology.htm

      Scenario 2: If you're no longer menstruating, the rise in iron storage (causes oxidative stress/free-radicals) and the precipitous drop in estrogen loses a natural protection from hair loss. The solution in this case is 100 milligrams of stabilized R-Lipoic acid (+ biotin (negates the adverse effects of excessive iron storage). Finally and most important, to compensate for the loss of protective estrogen I recommend 500 milligrams of Pueraria Mirifica. If you prefer not to use it internally, you can also use a liquid extract of it topically. One place that is very reasonable in cost for this is www.Ainterol.us

  9. QUESTION:
    how effective is hair transplantation to treat female pattern hair loss?
    how effective is hair transplantation to treat female pattern hair loss? or is there any other procedure which actually works like stem cell therapy.....?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss or hair growth can also be a part of stress or may be particularly during a particular season. This experience is a common one and generally resolves itself without external treatment.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possibile to lose hair temporarily and grow back over time?
    This is for a female in her mid 20's experiencing hair loss!

    • ANSWER:
      You really should consult with a dermatologist to find out why you are losing your hair. Yes, you can start to regrow hair, it could be something as simple as stress or nutrition causing your loss.

      In addition, it's important to get involved with a good haircare regimen that has been developed to improve scalp conditions and stimulate growth. You have to stick with it day & night, as it can take 3 months or more to see a difference.

      There's a professional beauty salon brand called Nioxin, that makes shampoos, conditioners, scalp treatments & supplements for men & women. Visit their website to find a salon near you that sells Nioxin.

      http://www.nioxin.com

      In addition, there are a lot of vitamins and foods that stimulate growth. But again, you have to stick to it, daily, before you see results months down the line. Here's a link to healthy foods & vitamins that help with hair growth.
      http://hairloss.about.com/od/preventinghairloss/a/Vitamins.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    What do I do for an abnormal amount of hair loss?
    I've always had very thick hair, thank goodness. I've let my hair grow and have it colored/highlighted about every 5-6 weeks, but I've done that for years. I can run my hand through my hair and come up with 20 to 50 hairs in my fingers and I'm not pulling hard. My brush is full after brushing my hair once. When I would pull my hair back in a ponytail it was very thick and lots to work with, but now it's only about 3/4 inch in diameter. I don't pull it back anymore for fear that that is one of the problems. I am not taking any new medication and there doesn't seem to be a logical reason for the hair loss. My mother said it was "seasonal shedding," but I've never had it like this ever! I have it trimmed just a little each time to prevent split ends damaging my hair. Can anyone help? Any suggestions? I would appreciate any reasonable solution.

    • ANSWER:
      Meg, hair loss can vary from person to person, and in some cases it can be a sign of iron deficiency, and/or high stress levels. Are you experiencing any kind of stresses, either in your outside life or internally? Poor diet can also lead to hair loss. Have you been cutting corners on nutrition?

      I know it can be scary to experience hair loss like this. While some loss is always normal, and "seasonal shedding" as your mom said is also normal, you know your body best. If something is not normal for *you* and how your body normally is, then there is reason to investigate. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your physician. Explain the problem your having, and s/he will probably run a blood test on you to check for anemia (iron deficiency) and some other things. If this is simply no big deal, you'll feel so much better hearing it from your doctor. If there's anything at all to help correct or treat---big or small--you'll be so happy you asked!

      In the meantime, you may wish to begin taking a multi-vitamin that includes iron in the formula. Try your best to eat healthy, nutritious, non-processed foods whenever possible, and don't overstyle your hair. Coloring every 5 to 6 weeks may just be catching up to you. Let your hair dry naturally, and go very gently with it in terms of how you wear it for now. Hair loss, simply genetic, can also occur in females and it's possible this is happening, though I'm guessing it's more vitamin and stress related.

      Try to be very gentle with yourself and if there is anything upsetting you or worrying you inside, talk it out and try to let it go if possible. Life has so many wonderful open doors for all of us, and if one moment is rocky, the next will be smooth. Good luck to you and I hope this helps! :D

  12. QUESTION:
    How are the airforce with females that have aleopicia and want to join the airforce active duty?
    My wife wanted to go to the airforce when she graduated high school then later on that year at the beginning of the next year she started noticing hair loss but she thought she was jus stressed but she started losin hair other places eye brows eye lashes her private area and under her arms but she still want to join how can she said this condition is annoying but she deals with it pretty well she really want to join is there people in the airforce with extreme hair loss or with alopicia areata anything can help thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      The hair loss itself is not a problem, though there are few bald women in the military. What may be an issue is the cause of the hairloss.

      Iron deficiency is reported as the leading medical cause. Another is mentally related where the person literally pulls hair from their scalp. Stress and hormones are others but these are usually correctable.

      Are there other people in the military (all services) with hair loss problems - you betcha though the majority are male. Women with the problem typically wear wigs and if lucky, have enough hair to make it appear to be trimmed short - depends on the extent.

      As far as enlisting, MEPs will determine if the cause is medical, mental, or hormonal. Hopefully she has seen a doctor (usually dermatologist), had lab tests, and now on a corrective therpy e.g. increased iron supplements.

      My wife started loses massive amounts of hair after our daughter was born. None of the dermatologists test identified a problem. After about 18 months, all the lost hair returned - obvious hormonal.

      Lieutenant Colonel, U S Marine Corps-Retired

  13. QUESTION:
    Are there any remedies for hair loss due to stress?
    A female friend of mine had a couple of traumatic experiences a few years ago. She experienced a small patch of hair loss after the first incident. It eventually grew back. Months later after another near nervous breakdown, the spot came back on the other side of her head. Since then her hair has become very brittle and breaks easy. Not sure what she's tried. Just want to check options for myself to help her overcome this.

    • ANSWER:
      I've experienced this and have found a couple of things that helped:
      -see a professional & really deal with the issues causing the stress.
      -black currant oil (omega-3 &GLA) mentioned in a Dr. Andrew Weil book.
      -eat salmon and flaxseed
      -get some exercise where you sweat, increasing circulation
      -get scalp massages w/oil
      -use "ethnic" hair care products, even if you aren't
      -cut your hair short for awhile.

      Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    What is most effective treatment for female hair loss?
    I have had some hair loss. Ive had anesthetics, weight loss , stress and hormornal changes which have caused it...I am looking for effective methods to help treat the hair loss although it is an even loss, not in patches! anyone with experience...please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the first answer. Also my doctor told me to see a dermatologist because they are the specialists in that area.

  15. QUESTION:
    Has any females here experienced hair loss?
    My friend is experiencing hair loss and she doesn't know why. She is 30 years old. Her hair is coming out in handfuls. Any ideas?

    • 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 I suffered very much from 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 I 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 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

      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

  16. 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!

  17. QUESTION:
    What are ithe best products for hair loss ?
    can you tell mi what are the best products for hair loss ?

    • ANSWER:
      Find the cause before you find solution by ELIMINATING them your hair will improve. You DON'T need products.
      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 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 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. All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
      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.
      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 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.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  18. QUESTION:
    what are the causes and treatments for itchy scalp with hair loss?
    I am a 30 year old African American female who is expecting. I currently start to experience a severe itchy scalp with some hair loss (hair shedding). This all occured about 2 weeks ago. I have yet talk to my doctor because I have been trying to treat it with a product called Sulfur 8 ( shampoo and hair conditioner). I still have not found a relief as of yet.

    • ANSWER:
      I have read about a number of different home remedies such as using lemon juice or egg whites massaged into the scalp to stop hair loss and itchiness. I think both might work in your case. Also, since you are expecting, you are probably under a lot of stress (as my wife was when she was expecting and had a similar problem.)

      If this doesn't seem to correct the problem, it may be a bigger issue. I did a quick search and found this website:
      http://www.hairlossspecialists.com/forwomen.cfm

      Let's hope that it doesn't get to that point though. Best of luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What are causes of hair loss at a young age?
    I'm 15 and I think I'm losing hair. I'd swear my hairline has receded at the temples and other people notice that it's thinner than it used to be. I'm pretty worried and don't want to go bald. Here are some details, I'm not sure which are relevant but yeah -
    - My grandpa (mum's side) was bald by 30
    - My dad started going bald at 35
    - I try to sleep enough but my sleep patterns fluctuate and during school times I don't really sleep enough
    - My diet mostly consists of home-cooked food, but also pies and energy drinks
    - I occasionally smoke weed and get drunk
    - I game on PC a fair amount
    - I haven't done a sport since I quit swimming two years ago
    - I use typical hair repair or deep clean shampoo
    - I'm male
    - I'm fairly skinny and fit
    There seems to be plenty of advice to slow/stop/treat hair loss but I'm wondering if there are many known CAUSES of hair loss? Apart from genes, general bad health and lack of sleep, what things should I watch out for? I'm aiming to turn my life around and enter a healthy lifestyle these summer holidays, but there are things that I never really would've thought of that apparently impact on hair loss - my friend mentioned that washing your hair daily removes the natural oils and is bad. Another thing: there is plausible evidence to suggest smoking restricts bloodflow to the scalp and so increases hair loss, but is there any Definite evidence that weed might have a similar effect?
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Your friend is right not good washing hair daily, and the maternal side of the family is the deciding factor for baldness due to the female carries the " bald" gene, but stress is a major factor in hairloss especialy in the young! Try anything to calm your psyche daily, take a nap, yoga,meditation, or a sport that helps you release pent up energy! Also energy drinks and caffeine are major factors for alot of peiple in hairloss, change your diet to include more protein cause hair foliciles are only dead protein! Stimulate your scalp with messauge, heat, and brushing, also check with your local salon, ask about a shampoo that helps stimulate the scalp to prevent hairloss there are acouple that really work well, but are expensive and worth it, you dont have to use usually more than a month then you can quit cause its done all its going to do by then and you can go back to a pretty normal but hairy life!
      Oh! And weed, has little or no contribution to hairloss statistically speaking

  20. QUESTION:
    What kind or brand of hair supplement worked for you to stop stress-related hair loss?
    From a female baby boomer with a normal thyroid function, generally in good health. I do not want to go with Rogaine-type products since you must take them forever and I've read that they only work on the crown.

    • ANSWER:
      Apply a mask made from two spoons of olive oil and an egg (only the yellow part) once a week. Keep it for 30 minutes. Stress plays a major part in hair loss, but there could be other causes too like: birth control pills, lack of vitamins etc. I am reluctant to treatments with pills, as they can affect the liver.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair loss treatment out there?
    I am 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment I can buy?

    • ANSWER:
      It is easier to prevent the aging and falling out of healthy hairs than to regrow hair in follicles that are already dormant. Finasteride (marketed in the U.S. as Propecia) and minoxidil (marketed in the U.S. as Rogaine, and some places as Regaine) have shown some success in partially reversing loss. In a one one-year study of finesteride, evaluation after one year showed five of 21 subjects (23.8%) had two-grade improvement in MNHS grade on a modified Norwood/Hamilton scale and 12 of 21 subjects (57.1%) had one-grade improvement; the others remained at the same grade.[6] However such treatments are generally ineffective at treating extreme cases of hair loss. [7]

      The prospective treatment of hair multiplication/hair cloning, which extracts self-replenishing follicle stem cells, multiplies them many times over in the lab, and microinjects them into the scalp, has been shown to work in mice, and is currently under development, expected by some scientists to be available to the public in 2009-2015. Subsequent versions of the treatment are expected by some scientists to be able to cause these follicle stem cells to simply signal the surrounding hair follicles to rejuvenate.*

      Topical application of ketoconazole, which is both an anti-fungal and a potent 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, is often used as a supplement to other approaches.

      Interestingly, placebo treatments in studies often have reasonable success rates, though not as high as the products being tested, and even similar side-effects as the products. For example, in Finasteride (propecia) studies, the percent of patients with any drug-related sexual adverse experience was 3.8% compared with 2.0% in the placebo group.[8]

      Regular aerobic exercise can help keep androgen levels naturally lower while maintaining overall health and lowering stress, though weight training may have a detrimental effect on hair by increasing testosterone levels.

      Stress reduction can be helpful in slowing hair loss.

      Immunosuppresants applied to the scalp have been shown to temporarily reverse hair loss, though the possibly lethal side effects of this treatment make it untenable.

      Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is an herbal DHT inhibitor often claimed to be cheaper and have fewer side effects than finesteride and dutasteride. Unlike other 5alpha-reductase inhibitors, Serenoa repens induces its effects without interfering with the cellular capacity to secrete PSA. [9] Saw palmetto extract has been demonstrated to inhibit both isoforms of 5-alpha-reductase unlike finesteride which only inhibits the (predominant) type 2 isoenzyme of 5-alpha-reductase. [10] [11] [12]

      Polygonum Multiflorum is a traditional Chinese cure for hair loss. Whether the plant itself is useful, the general safety and quality control of herbs imported from China can be questionable.

      Beta Sitosterol, which is a constituent in many seed oils, can help to treat BHP by lowering cholesterol. If used for this purpose, an extract is best. Consuming large amounts of oil to get at small quantities of beta sitosterol is likely to exacerbate male pattern baldness.

      Resveratrol, from grape skins, is a lipase inhibitor. By decreasing the body's ability to absorb fat through the intestine walls, it reduces the total fat and calorie content of a person's diet.

      While drastic, broad spectrum anti-androgens such as flutamide are sometimes used topically. Flutamide is potent enough to have a feminizing effect in men, including growth of the breasts.

      In March 2006, Curis announced that it had received the first preclinical milestone, a ,000,000 cash payment, in its hair growth program with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, a division of The Procter & Gamble Company. The program is focused on the potential development of a topical Hedgehog agonist for hair growth disorders, such as male pattern baldness and female hair loss.

  22. QUESTION:
    does hair regrow with use of iron supplements?
    I am a post-menopausal female with a long term severe case of hair loss. I have checked my thyreoid and have been treating it to no avail. I guess stress is the culprit. I read that iron deficiency is one of the possible culprits. Anyone had any experience with iron and hair regrowth? As for that matter, any ideas about helping to regrow long gone female hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't simply guess at the cause of your hair loss. Iron is usually not the reason for most menopausal hair loss.

      If you are post menopausal the likely culprit is low estrogen and progesterone. You may not test low from a blood panel but it may be low enough for your body to start shedding hair. Also if there are other people in your family suffering from pattern hair loss, that will make you more likely to be susceptible to hair loss due to low estrogen or progesterone.

      A few very basic things will help. Take Evening Primrose Oil 1300mgs twice daily with food. If you want you can double that dosage with no potential for side effects. I would also recommend a natural progesterone cream with phytoestrogens. You can get these products at Whole Foods nearly anywhere in the US. This will be the primary platform to stop the loss.

      Once your hair loss has stopped, you can add other things like a good B-Complex vitamin and possibly over the counter minoxidil. What you are dealing with is very common. You simply need to methodically remove the possible reasons for loss.

      The most commons reason is hormonal change in females over the age of 35. Nutritional issues and stress are factors but less likely. You can eliminate the nutritional factors and stress issues with a good multivitamin high in B vits and Vit C. You can lower the stress issue with exercise and a good adaptogen vitamin that contains Ginseng, Resveratrol, and Alpha Lipoic Acid among others.

  23. QUESTION:
    Could dieting over a prolonged time without success, still cause hair loss?
    I have dieted off and on for the past two years, mainly weight watchers. I would be very strict during the week keeping under my points and then taking a day off on the weekend. I have lost fat %, but not pounds. Unfortunately, I have lost quite a bit of hair as well. Even though I didn't lose weight could the hair loss still be due to the restriction of calories and protein?

    • ANSWER:
      Extreme dieting, especially with inadequate protein and nutrients is just one of the many possible causes of female hair loss. If you are experiencing excessive shedding you should consider all the possibilities to try to determine the particular cause. In many cases there is more than one contributing factor. Possibilities include starting or stopping any medication, recent illness especially if high fever was involved, trauma, surgery, extreme stress, flu shot etc.... Hair loss is also a symptom of many medical conditions.The manner in which hair is lost also provides clues to the type of hair loss.
      See resource below to learn about causes and types of female hair loss. or see this article on female hair loss tp://ezinearticles.com/?Common-Causes-of-Female-Hair-Loss---Telogen-Effluvium&id=1699407
      Essential oils such as basil, rosemary , peppermint etc are very effective at stimulating new growth and minimizing loss.

  24. 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).

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent my hair from getting caught onto the zipper that's on th eback of my shirt?
    I'm a girl who has medium length hair, and I have a shirt that has a long exposed zipper on the back. A strand of my hair every so often gets caught onto the zipper. Is there anything to prevent that from happening besides pulling my hair back?

    • ANSWER:
      Female Hair Loss Treatment - Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone

      Female Hair Loss Treatment: Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone?Female hair loss can be a devastating and socially debilitating condition. As our society glorifies beautiful, long, full, thick hair, sufferers of hair loss are cowering under hats and wigs, feeling alone and depressed, and experiencing great discomfort during intimate times with their husbands or significant others. On the job can be just as bad. There is always that feeling that others are whispering their comments or giving sorrowful looks of sympathy. No one really knows how it feels unless they experience it for themselves.Treatments vary widely, dependent upon age, cause and general body condition.The first step is to see a physician. Hair loss can be an early sign of some diseases, like Diabetes, and these need to be ruled out. As well, if your scalp is itchy and scaly, it is possible that a bacterial or fungal infection is at work. Fortunately, these can easily be resolved. Women who experience hair loss during or immediately following pregnancy or after surgery should not be alarmed. Chances are, these are temporary conditions and will right themselves. Poor diet and lack of exercise can be culprits as well. The important thing is to rule out any of the simpler, temporary causes and set your mind at ease.For others, hair loss is considered a permanent condition. Whether a result of heredity or hormones, it is there to stay unless treatments can be successful.There are separate treatments for the reduction in the rate of hair loss and for the potential regrowth of hair that is already gone.For reduction in rate only, the following suggestions are widely made:1.Stop using harsh shampoos – those with surfactants(lathering ingredients) are tough on hair and can cause early demise of hair strands.2.Stop using dry heat methods of drying and styling. Get a hair style that does not require so much blow-drying or, worse, curling irons.3.Stop coloring and treating so much – these processes damage hair, and, as it is brushed or combed, greater loss will be the result4.Fix your diet – well-balanced meals, particularly high in protein and natural oils can help.5.Exercise more to increase the blood supply to your scalp. Increased blood supply can help to keep follicles healthy and producing.6.Try to reduce your reactions to stress and anxiety. If you have normal stressors that are typical in your day, find time to relax and get peaceful. Yoga and other forms of meditation can help to reduce your stress and anxiety.7.Try “natural remedies” – these include essential oils and herbs which, in various mixtures, can be spread on the scalp and help follicles to remain open and healthy. For reduction in rate and the potential of regrowth, there are a variety of medical options. These are advertised through all media, and most include research results which show the levels of effectiveness. Some contain both man-made chemicals and natural ingredients, some one or the other. Solid investigation and some experimentation are warranted, so that you find the one that works best for you. This can be a lengthy process, because you may have to wait 3-6 months to determine effectiveness. Female equivalents of medicines such as rogain, Provillus, and Propecia are available – and be certain you use the ones for women only.Wigs and hair extensions can provide relief, and some women accept these as their permanent solutions.Surgery is expensive, but many opt for it every day. Female pattern baldness responds best to this method, because hair is still relatively thick in the back and can be transplanted to front and crown areas. Hair grafts are also an option when there is an overall balding concern.Fortunately, a great deal of money is being poured into this problem. Research labs across the world are working continuously to develop medical preventions and cures. Progress is being made, and the wise sufferer of hair loss will keep abreast of any new research which surfaces.
      For more information visit: http://www.onlinsolutions.com

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow faster?
    I have hair just below the shoulders, but I want it longer and I'm impatient. Supposedly, prenatal pills make your hair and fingernails grow faster, but I'm not sure. Anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair is a fairly exact science called trichology and there is not much that we do not know about hair structure, chemistry and growth. Most of the Hair Voodoo out there dates back before the onset of modern science. All sorts of conclusions were drawn from what seemed like reasonable observation, but was more often than not just pure conjecture based on coincidences.

      Although there is nothing that you can do to make your hair grow faster with current technology, there are a number of things that may actually slow the process such as; a poor hair care regimen, poor diet, illness, medication, male and female pattern hair loss, and emotional stress.

      Some of these things don't actually affect the growth rate per se, but they affect the hairs' health and unhealthy hair will probably not grow to its full potential. Besides regular shampooing and conditioning with good quality products, the only other thing that you can really do is take an inexpensive daily multi vitamin such as Centrum or even Flintstones. Don't waste your money on super vitamins. Zinc and Biotin in particular seem to be good for hair and are both found in the above recommendations. Unless you are pregnant or very ill with cancer or the like, your body only requires so many vitamins per day and simply flushes out the excess. In other words, you can't put twenty gallons in a ten gallon tank.

      I frequently hear of people taking pre natal pills to make their hair grow faster, even men. The reason that an expecting mother's hair may grow slower or faster has to do with hormonal activity and not the pills. So please, stop doing that.

      Well, there it is. You may not like the answer, but that is the scientific facts of the matter.

  27. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if hair starts to fall out in more heavy clumps than just single strands?
    Can this just be stress - or thyroid problem maybe?
    My thyroid blood test came out fine a few years ago but I didn't trust they got to the bottom of it. I have other symptoms of underactive thyroid too.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Carmen: Hair that falls in this manner is a sign that the body has recently gone out of balance. Any time the body experiences a change, disturbance or imbalance in which it has a difficult time dealing with, the hair growth cycle can become disrupted. More hairs than usual retreat to the resting (telogen) phase where they will be shed 1-3 months later. It may be helpful to think back to the months preceding the hair loss for clues. Even a minor disturbance can cause this reaction. Some common causes include vaccination-including flu shot, infection, medication. medical procedure, extreme stress, illness, extreme dieting, low ferritin/iron levels. etc.
      I lost most of my hair from this condition when I was 32 years old. I was able to regrow my hair using essential oil treatments which I blended myself. You can learn more about the types and causes of female hair loss and about using essential oils for hair loss at the links below. I have included a link to my story which was published in Natural health Magazine.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest some good lotions for body/face and also products for hair loss?
    I was looking for some good body and face lotions/creams/moisturizers. Also, my hair is thinning as it falls almost everyday.Can you please suggest some good products for both? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Vaseline Intensive Lotion or Cetaphil. For face, Oil of Olay, the orig. pink bottle.

      For hair loss, find the cause, before you find solution. Eliminate them and your hair will improve.
      Find the cause before you find solution. Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      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 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 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. All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
      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.
      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 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.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  29. 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).

  30. QUESTION:
    what are the possible hairstyles for a female who is losing her hair?
    I have been losing my hair pretty bad in the front of my head and in the back area mostly, but there is thinning on the sides too. Are there possible hairstyles that could disguise this? I don't want to go to a salon unless i know for sure because I have been let down a lot about this issue. Websites of pictures will also help too please.

    • ANSWER:
      there are not to many hairstyles that will accomodate your problem. one of the first issue you need to address is why it is thinning so badly. other than regular heredity, are you stressed, have bad diet, on medications... these are things that could lead to hair loss.
      i would suggest you leave your hair alone and treat it properly with protien treatments and correct shampoos for thinning hair. i would wear wigs that are tracked to your face. find a local hairstylist that will make you two wigs taylored and cut just for you. something that looks natural, made of human hair and can be curled differently. if this is done correctly! always keep your hair tied with a scarf at night when sleeping. good luck to you and invest in what you need to to make your hair healthy again or embrace your other options and move on with your life. take care.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there anything besides minoxidil for female hair loss?
    There has to be something better than minoxidil for female hair thinning and loss. This problem seems to get brushed off by alot of doctors when the question of hair loss comes from a female.

    • ANSWER:
      Female hair loss is diet, genetic, hormonal and/or stress related

      If you are not getting enough protein you can lose hair.

      Thyroid problems often cause hair loss. I have been on thyroid medication for 30 years but because I was eating too many soy products - they were blocking the thyroid in my body and also caused my hair to fall out. I quit soy and 3 months later my hair is starting to come back.

      Vegetarians often lose their hair.

      Go to the doctor and see if you can determine the cause of hair loss then take steps to try to prevent the problem

      Food manufacturers are now putting soy in everything. I had to quit the Nutrisystem diet because it almost made me bald and they admitted to me every bite of their food contains soy.

      Soy is a huge problem in the USA

      Here is a link on the toxicity of soy

      http://www.campaignfortruth.com/Eclub/220903/soy.htm

      http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/index.html

  32. 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!

  33. QUESTION:
    Is my hair loss hereditary or because of some other reason?
    I'm a 19 year old guy. When I was 16, I had encountered a lot of hair loss and my scalp became very visible. My friends also pointed this out. But then after about 2 months or so, my hair grew back and went back to its normal state. Then again, when I was 17, I went through a huge amount of stress for a period of time and I noticed that my hair started to fall out again and it also started to become very thin. For a long time I was under stress, and I noticed that my hair remained in this thinning state. I'm not under that much stress now, but my hair is still thinning. My hair loss is very different from regular male hair loss. A lot of people say that when men lose hair, they lose more hair on the top of their heads than any other place. However my hair loss is evenly spread out throughout my head....the top, back, and sides. And my hairline is NOT receding.

    Anyways, when I go through tough times like exams or something, I notice that my hair gets thinner than it already is and my hair fall accelerates. However when the stress is over, my hair gets better. In reality I have a little stress 24/7. Many of my friends have said that I worry too much about stupid things and I am very paranoid person in general so this is why my stress levels are high, because I'm always worrying about something.

    As for hereditary factors, my dad is in his 40's and he's got thinning curly hair. When he was young he actually had extremely thick and curly hair. My Mother's dad went bald when he was 35. So is my hair fall hereditary? Or is stress or something else causing it? I'm asking because my hair grew back after I lost it when I was 16, so I think it is some external factor that is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      heredity is one of the reasons. Now read on:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.

  34. QUESTION:
    How much hair loss is normal for 20-25 yo?
    Lately (past 2 months) I've been noticing a lot of hair in the bathtub and in my brushes. Even when I run my hands through my hair, it comes out easily. After I shower, 25-30 strands come out...I have thick hair. Is this normal? This is really freaking me out! Please anyone who can answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Young female hair loss can be due to several reasons though stress, pregnancy, medications and hormonal problems like thyroid disease can be the more common reasons.

      1. Illness

      You may consult your family physician and go for any necessary tests and/or procedures that he/she may recommend.

      Things like hormonal imbalance eg thyroid disease can lead to hair loss. It may be an early sign of a medical condition but please don't freak out now. Talk to your family physician.

      2. Pregnancy

      3. Stress

      4. Improper Care of Hair

      Improper care and treatment of hair can lead to inflammation then scarring hence hair loss.

      I still think the best way is to consult your family physician and see what he/she can do for you :)

  35. QUESTION:
    what is the best way of stopping hair fall and thinning?
    I am 21 yrs old and i m suffering from massive hair fall and thinning. They are also turning Grey in large numbers. I am situated in New Delhi,India. So please give me a feasible solution. I need this advice urgently as it is a cause of major worry for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can cause hair loss, so find ways to rejuvenate yourself to keep your hair.
      Vitamin A helps keep your scalp healthy. So snack on more carrots, as they are full of vitamin A.
      Eat enough protein (fish, meat, milk, cheese) for stronger and healthier hair.
      If you are damaging it by using abusive hair products or pulling your hair too tight (such as braiding) this can cause hair thinning.
      If your taking new medication, you can ask your doctor if it cause hair loss.
      Hair thinning is the most common female pattern hair loss and its called androgenic alopecia.
      Usually the hair on the center part of your scalp goes first, then the sides start to thin.
      A topical 2 percent minoxidil solution applied twice a day can help this type of hair loss.
      After 32 weeks, youll see results.
      im no expertise but i hope this helps!

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my hair from shedding?
    I have thick, straight, blonde hair and it sheds A TON! It can get really gross when you're hanging out with people and when you get up, everything is covered with blonde hair. Especially on dark backgounds like a trampoline or someone's sweatshirt. How can I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      The type of hair loss associated with excessive shedding is called telogen effluvium. There are so many possible causes this it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Any change, disturbance or imbalance can disrupt the hair growth cycle causing more hairs than usual to retreat to the telogen (resting) stage where they will then be shed 1-3 months later. It may be helpful to think back to the months prior to hair loss for clues. Some common causes include medication, birth control. recent vaccination, illness, infection, low ferritin levels, extreme dieting/weight loss, stress, etc. This type of hair loss is often temporary and self-correcting but it can become severe and chronic as mine did. I used essential oil scalp treatments very successfully for my own hair loss condition. You can read my story and also learn more about the types and causes of female hair loss at the links below.

  37. QUESTION:
    What doctor should I see about thinning hair?
    I've noticed for the past month now that the front area of my hair seems to be getting thinner. I saw myself in a mirror outside today and it looked considerably different. Now I'm starting to freak out and want to see someone about this.

    I'm only 19 so thats why I'm so concerned.

    • ANSWER:
      Your primary doctor, will recommend you a doctor to see. He may even know what is wrong, he knows more about you than we do.

      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 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 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.
      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 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.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can i make my hair to stop falling out?
    I'm just a teen girl and it falls out like crazy! Its horrible, i feel sad every time i brush my hair and it falls out. What should i do so my hair won't fall out?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, am pretty sure that your hair loss is due to stress. this is the first step, identify the trigger .. you need to know hair loss is a symptom of other problem.

      read what are the most common causes of female hair loss.

      http://womenhairlossinfo.com/basics/possibles-causes-female-hair-loss

  39. QUESTION:
    How to rejuvenate your hair after it is thinning?
    I'm 20 years old and I wore a beanie like everyday for a year hot cold all day an now my hair is thinning. I have no family balding at my age it really sucks. Anybody know anything that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      It is unlikely that your thinning hair is a result of wearing a beanie everyday. There probably is another reason why you are experiencing thinning hair. The good news is is thinning is not necessarily the result of permanent hair loss, but rather temporary hair loss. Your first step should be to analyze potential factors that might be affecting your overall health—stress, drastic change in diet, weight loss or gain, etc. All of these factors can easily contribute to someone temporarily losing their hair, but hair loss will cease as soon as the source is alleviated or placed under control. Your itchy scalp could be the result of an allergic reaction or a medical condition; you may want to consult with your physician or dermatologist for a full diagnosis. The genes for hair loss and hair loss itself are actually passed down from both sides of the family. Baldness genes may also skip generations and are completely random in terms of which siblings (male or female) they will affect. They may even have very different effects on siblings in the same family. So your hair thinning could be due to genetics as well.

      One of the easiest ways that you can achieve thick hair is through your diet. There are a variety of vitamins and minerals that should be included in your daily diet in order to help reduce the loss of hair. Make sure your diet is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, silica, calcium, and iron to reduce or prevent hair loss. These minerals and vitamins can be obtained through a balanced diet.

      Some foods you should add to your diet to increase hair health include: fruits, vegetables, dairy, lean healthy meats, fish, legumes, unsaturated fats, and water. However, when your diet is lacking in proper nutrition, or when you make drastic changes to your current diet, hair loss can result. Try to avoid high amounts of fatty foods and high amounts of Vitamin A in your diet as these have been shown to cause hair loss. As you can see, the foods necessary to achieve healthy hair are the same that are necessary for overall body health, so not only will you be helping your hair, you'll also be taking care of your body.

      For more information about hair problems and available treatments, you should consult a medical professional like those at Bosley. These physicians are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause of your case & recommend appropriate treatment options free of charge. Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    What is a good product to help with my hair loss?
    I'm female and for the past few years my hair has been falling out from the root. I used to have very thick and curly hair. Now you can see my scalp in front. I know that stress and family history play a role but surely there is something out there to help .

    • ANSWER:
      best to check with your doctor before trying anything

  41. QUESTION:
    Has anyone got any good NATURAL remedies for hair loss?
    I'm looking for something that will naturally help me keep my hair. I'm not interested in products from the shop etc, I'm talking about herbal things that I can use and techniques I can use without purchasing any "hair loss cures". For example, I heard castor oil is good?

    • ANSWER:
      You found a solution, but do you know the cause? Eliminate them and your hair will improve.
      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 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 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.
      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 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.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  42. QUESTION:
    What can be done for hair that is shedding/ falling out everytime its combed and split ends?
    Whether I comb my hair or not, my hair is falling out/ shedding. The ends are also breaking off badly. I don't know what to do at this point. HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      This happened to me also. The hair growth cycle is very sensitive and can be disrupted when there is any type of disturbance within the body. Usually the hair starts fallin 2-3 months after the disturbance. It could be something like virus, illness with high fever, hormonal change, starting or stopping medication, trauma, stress, extreme dieting. etc or it could be an impending medical condition.

      If you want to learn everything about female hair loss:
      http://www.vzbotanicals.com/cbinto.html

      I used essential oil formulas very successfully to regrow my hair.
      I'd be happy to give you more info if you're interested.

  43. QUESTION:
    If you lose hair because of tangles does the hair grow back?
    i'm losing lots of hair from stress and possibly health problems but i think about 60-80% of the hair i lose is due to tangles. im 21 by the way and im a girl, do you think the hair will grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      Doesn't matter if you're female.

      Hair loss can be chalked up to genetics, stress, medical illness or disease, nutrient deficiency, etc.

      See your doctor and see what's going on.

      It's not unusual to lose hair...it's normal. Yes, it grows back unless you have a illness that would prevent it or a deficiency, etc.

      We aren't medically trained and neither is the internet.

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    What Is The Best Way For Me To Grow My Hair Out?
    I am an African- American female please don't answer if you ain't of my race or gender? Currently I have short hair but I look better with long hair (I know because I wierd weave) and I would like for my natural born hair to be long? Any tips, hair product, anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Tips for Hair Grow

      Hair is continuously growing and is being shed simultaneously. At any time, hair is growing and replacing shed hair. When this process gets disrupted, hair loss may occur. We lose 20 and 100 hair each day without noticing it. The first step is to locate the root cause in your diet or lifestyle that may be increasing the hair loss problem. Many of us suffer from many ailments due to our modern lifestyle and diet. Intake of too many chemical medicines, low blood circulation, anemia, general weakness after disease, stress, anxiety, and mental tension are also prime causes of hair loss.

      Home made beauty recipes based on herbs and natural ingredients help improve hair growth. To make gorgeous hair grow longer, oxygen and nutrients should reach the hair follicles. We offer the following tips to help your hair grow .

      Herbal Hair Growth Tips.
      1. Cutting down your extra calories in your daily diet and your way of life are two main factors that influence the health of your hair. Cutting down on fried snacks, salt, sugar and aerated drinks helps in general skin and hair care.

      2. The diet should contain more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts. Take more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, soybean and vitamin A.

      3. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth.

      4. Drink juice of Aloe. This drink is an excellent blood purifier and skin cleaner.

      5. Always use a natural shampoo . Oiling and massaging of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the hair loss.

      6. Mix 1 egg, 2.5 tablespoons milk powder and 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

      7. An excellent hair tonic can be prepared by mixing almond oil and olive oil in equal proportion. Massage this daily into the hair to stimulate hair growth and improve hair texture.

      8. Take 20 ml olive oil and add one teaspoon honey and one teaspoon cinnamon powder to the mixture. Mix well to create a smooth paste. Apply this paste to the scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

      9. You could try aromatherapy. Mix six drops of lavender and bay essential oil in a base of four ounces of either almond or sesame oil. Massage the mixture into your scalp and leave it for at least 20 minutes. The scents and herbs have been known to stimulate hair growth.

      10. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar . It will keep your scalp healthy and reduce hair loss.

      11. Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      12. Massage the oil of arnica, marigold and rosemary into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      13. Regular trimming of hair ensures that damaged hair is removed and this in turn promotes hair growth.

      14. Regularly cleaning and brushing the hair is very important. When the hairs are brushed, oil-producing glands in the scalp get stimulated. This natural oil makes the hair glossy and healthy.

      15. To give extra shine to the hair, after washing rinse the hair with some lemon juice mixed in a cup of warm water.

      16. Hair under stress is not vitalized. Tight braids or coils weakens roots and prevents hair from growing longer.

      17. A proper diet supplemented adequately by vitamins and minerals will optimize the genetic growth cycle. Protein is also very important because hair depends on protein for sustenance.

      18. Crash diets and low calorie foods could deprive the hair of vital nourishment, so do not eliminate fat and carbohydrates from your diet . The luster in your hair will depend on what you eat and also on how you treat it.

  46. QUESTION:
    What could cause female hair thinning and what are some remedies for it??
    I have not had a baby recently. I do not smoke or drink alcohol. I am 35 years old.

    I color my hair 3 times a year at most.

    Any suggestions? I was told taking a B complex vitamin helps.

    • ANSWER:
      As a hairstylist, I first evaluate the hair condition. If it's not hair loss due to breakage from damage, I ask the following:

      Are you wearing your hair in a pony tail more than you used to?

      Are you wearing your hair curly more often?

      Are you shampooing less frequently?

      If you answer yes to any of these questions, then it might just be that you only see your hair shed when you shampoo it. If hair is straight & you have your hands in it a lot, you won't notice when you drop hair.

      Have you had a change in stress levels?
      Stress can cause hair loss. The only solution in this case is to lower your stress levels.

      Have you just had a baby/pregnancy?
      Has there been a change in your birth control meds?
      Hormonal changes can cause temporary hair loss. Your body will correct itself in time.

      Do you have an eating disorder? If you're not getting the proper nutrition, your body will not waste resources on producing hair (even if you take vitamins).

      If this doesn't apply to you, I suggest you do some blood work. Hypo-thyroidism can cause hair loss. Doctors argue about what's considered a normal level of TSH. Ask for a copy of your bloodwork to be mailed to you. It might be that what one Dr considers normal, another won't. You can read more by following the link below. Lots of people have a thyroid condition that goes untreated due to this.

      http://thyroid.about.com/od/gettestedand...

  47. QUESTION:
    Any female with Stressed related hair loss actually had their hair grow back?
    My dermatologist said my hair is falling out because of stress... Has any female had this happen to them.. and if so, did your hair grow back, how long did it take, how thin did it get, any additional information would be good too. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      i used some of these tips in this article i found last year .hair loss has nearly stopped but i need time to go to the doctors.

      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.

      What can I eat to prevent premature greying?

      Eating seafood is possibly one of the best things you can eat to promote all-over hair health. It is rich in zinc, iodine and protein, which are excellent for the hair. So if you enjoy seafood, make it a point to have fish several times a week. Remember that eating canned fish will not give you the same benefits as eating freshly cooked fish. If you don?t eat fish, consider fish-oil supplements.

      Iron is good for hair and is found in dark green vegetables, meat and some pulses. If you are unsure about whether you are getting enough iron, include an iron supplement every once in a while in your diet. Remember that too many iron supplements can be bad for you. Women lose iron while menstruating, so perhaps during or after your cycle you can have iron-fortified supplements for a few days.

      Eating foods rich in Vitamins B and C will ensure that your hair stays strong, does not break easily, and does not grey early. Pork, vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, soymilk are all rich sources of Vitamin B, while citrus fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C. Eating adequate Vitamin C helps increase absorption of iron. Try and have a glass of orange juice daily.

      Your hair will never be healthy if you do not drink enough water. Drink at least eight to ten glasses a day.

      What oil can I apply to my hair?

      Rosemary oil is believed to gradually darken grey hair over a period of time. Soak rosemary leaves along with a few basil (tulsi) leaves, in jojoba oil, for a period of four weeks. Massage your scalp and hair with this oil (after warming it up).

      Most oils are not easily absorbed by the hair, which is why you need to leave oil on for at least forty-five minutes. It helps greatly if you steam your hair after applying oil.

      Boil dried amla pieces in coconut oil until the pieces turn black and the oil darkens. Apply this oil to the hair. It strengthens hair and prevents greying.

      Boil tealeaves in water and rinse your hair with this liquid 20-30 times. Then, leave on for 15-20 minutes before the final rinse.

      What else can I do to promote hair health and delay greying?

      Washing your hair with very hot water or using hair-dryers excessively weaken roots, and may lead to premature greying. When using a hair-dryer, take care not to point it to your scalp. Similarly, try and wash your hair with cool or lukewarm water.

      Will Yoga help?

      Inverted yoga poses bring a rush of blood to the scalp. This stimulates circulation and enhances hair health. Do the following poses regularly:

      Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

      Sarvangasana

      Chakrasana

      Other easy ways to stimulate circulation are:

      When you wash your hair, keep switching from hot water to cold water.

      Comb your hair regularly. A hundred strokes every night should do the trick. If your hair is curly, use a wide toothed comb

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some reasons someones hair would fall out?
    I'm a 20 year old female.
    And i have started to notcied that alot of my hair has been coming out, when I wash, when I brush it, when i put it up.. It just keeps coming out.
    and i was just wondering what some of the reasons for this could be..
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hair fall could be the result of a range of problems. It could be the shampoo you're using has some chemical that is too harsh for your scalp, stress or even poor nutrition.

      For nutrition wise, take some good protein from fish or get a diet supplement.

      As for the shampoo problem, switch to something that is organic and natural so that it will not hurt your scalp. If you're truly worried, you can go ahead and grab the Smart Organics Stop Hair Loss Kit for free at http://www.stophairlosskit.com.

      It's highly raved in magazines and it has personally stopped my hair fall problem.

      give it a try if you're keen.

  49. QUESTION:
    My 3 months old puppy developed dark spots on her skin. What could that be?
    I got my Chihuahua when she was 7 weeks old. She was perfectly fine. She started biting and itching herself when she turned 11 weeks that led to hair loss. Now she developed dark brownish spots on her back, but mostly on her legs and strangely on her butt! Can anyone help me? My local Vet couldn’t!!! I live in Kuwait. Unfortunately we don't have good veterinarians here.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like your puppy has mange ,its cause by mites.
      Demodectic Mange
      Demodectic mange is caused by Demodex canis, a tiny mite that cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope. This mange strikes puppies from three to 12 months old.

      The demodex mite is commonly present in the pores of puppy skin and usually does not cause symptoms, and it not at all certain what causes them to activate. The mites can produce a substance that lowers the dog's resistance to them and make use of an opportunity to multiply.

      It's also possible that some lines of purebred dogs carry lowered resistance to the mites, and that stress can trigger an active infestation. In any case, demodectic mange symptoms include thinning of the hair around the eyes and mouth and on the front legs that evolves into patches of hair loss approximately one inch in diameter. This mange may correct itself within three months or may require treatment.

      However, demodectic mange can also begin as a localized infestation and develop into a generalized case with multiple hair-loss sites on the dog's head, legs, and body. This is a far more serious condition and requires veterinary attention. The dog's skin is sore, crusty, and oozing; the hair follicles are clogged with mites and debris. Treatment is extended and requires bathing in medicated shampoo and application of an insecticide to kill the mites.

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

      Cheyletiella mange
      Cheyletiella mange is also known as walking dandruff. It affects puppies and is caused by a large reddish mite that can be seen under a magnifying glass. This mange is identified by the dandruff dusting that occurs over the dog's head, neck, and back.

      Walking dandruff is highly contagious but short-lived. It causes mild itching. The mite that causes the mange dies a short time after leaving the host.

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

      Sarcoptic mange
      Sarcoptic mange, also known as scabies, is caused by a microscopic mite. The female mite causes the characteristic intense itching as they burrow under the skin to lay their eggs. The eggs hatch in a few days, develop into adults, and begin laying their own eggs in less than three weeks.

      Dogs with scabies dig and bite at themselves with great ferocity. Their skin reacts with oozing sores, and secondary infection may set in, requiring treatment with an antibiotic in addition to treatment for the mites. Unfortunately, the sarcoptic mange mite can be difficult to find in skin scrapings, and unless the veterinarian parts the hair and carefully examines the bare skin for the characteristic pin-point bite marks, diagnosis is difficult. Furthermore, the presence of a secondary skin infection can hamper the search for the mite bite marks.

      Telltale signs of sarcoptic mange are crusty ear tips, fierce itching, and hair loss, particularly on the ears, elbows, legs, and face in the early stages. Later on, the hair loss spreads throughout the body.

      Sarcoptic mange is contagious to canines and humans. If the dogs share sleeping places or if the infected dog sleeps on beds or furniture, everyone will begin scratching. It is not unheard of for the family dog to infest the kids, the kids to infest their playmates, and the playmates to infest their pets and parents with scabies. Fortunately scabies in humans is self-limiting, that is the mite can burrow under the skin and cause itching, but cannot complete its life cycle on humans and dies within a few weeks.

      Veterinarians now use Ivermectin in two doses, two weeks apart, to kill the mites. They may also prescribe steroids for short-term use to relieve the itching until the mites begin to die off and give the dog some relief. Itching usually begins to subside within a few days of the first dose of Ivermectin.

      Canine skin damaged by sarcoptic mange and secondary skin infections can take weeks or months to recover, depending on the scope of the problems. Frequent medicated baths may be necessary to soothe irritated skin.

      Mange damage can mimic that caused by other skin conditions, including autoimmune diseases, bacterial infections secondary to flea allergies, and contact dermatitis, making it impossible for the pet owner to diagnose with any success. If your dog suffers from irritated, itchy skin, make an appointment with the veterinarian. Early diagnosis of any of these problems will give you a head start on a cure and will be less uncomfortable for the dog and your wallet
      What to Do About It

      The best treatment for mange is prevention. Regular brushing and baths will help remove scaly skin and scabs caused by mange and can help keep your dog mange-free. If your dog has been infested with mange mites, thoroughly wash his bedding or other sleeping areas. Do not try any other treatment at home until you take your dog to the vet.
      Signs of localized demodicosis are patchy hair loss and scaly, reddened skin around the face or on the front legs. Generalized demodicosis has similar signs, but they are widespread and more severe, being especially likely to affect the feet. To diagnose demodicosis, your vet will gently scrape off some of the superficial layers of the dog's skin and examine them under the microscope to see if mites are present. If necessary, the vet will prescribe a dip and antibiotics to ward off any secondary infections caused by scratching. Unfortunately, demodicosis is persistent and recovery isn't guaranteed, especially in older dogs.

      Signs of scabies are hair loss, small red bumps, and intense itching. Like demodectic mange, scabies is diagnosed through skin scrapings and treated with a weekly dip that your vet will prescribe. If your dog is diagnosed with scabies, you'll need to isolate her until her course of treatment is complete, and thoroughly clean everything she's been in contact with. Sarcoptic mange mites are extremely persistent, so other dogs in the household should also be treated, even if they don't show signs.

  50. QUESTION:
    I am a female and i believe my hair is thinning on the top, could my story be contributed to the hair loss?
    I looked up what causes hair loss and one was shock and extreme stress from a loss of a loved one, and i had extreme shock and worry from one of my parents passing away. my hair is so thin and i used to have the biggest hair ever (made fun of for), but now its stringy and and i believe to be thinner on top and on one of the sides. Is this really true? or is it something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Kayk-

      Let me start off with saying how sorry I am for your loss. There is not a worse feeling in the world that the loss of a loved one or a friend.

      There are many contributing factors to hair thinning such as genetics, diet, hair styling habits, environment and stress. Stress and trauma are prone to produce increased levels of testosterone, which converts to DHT, and interrupts the hair growth cycle. I suggest you try Nioxin 3 Part System, which is a Cleanser, Therapy and Treatment (basically a Shampoo, Conditioner and after treatment) which cleanses the scalp and delivers results for people with thin looking hair.

      I work for Nioxin, and absolutely love the product (as does my father and girlfriends). If you send me an email, I would be more than willing to send you some to try!

      For more information on hair loss and Nioxin Product, visit our website:
      Nioxin.com

      As with everything else, time helps us to heal and makes us stronger. Continue to celebrate the life of your Parent though stories and photos and their love will always live on in your heart :)

      Good Luck!
      Ashley


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Reason For Hair Loss In Men

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to prevent Hair loss in eyebrow for men?
    Hi,

    I am facing one problem. The problem is like I am noticing hair loss in my eyebrow. I am a 26 years male with good health. Can you please let me know what can be the reasons of this and how to prevent this?

    Thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      The majority of the cases of male hair loss are caused by a condition known as androgenetic alopecia. Men who suffer from this have a very high concentration of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in their scalp. DHT is formed when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase interacts with testosterone. Once DHT is formed, it bonds with the androgen receptors on your hair follicles and prevents them from maintaining a normal growth cycle. In order to prevent hair loss caused by DHT, you need to begin right away. The sooner you can stop the DHT, the more likely you will be able to keep your hair and the more likely you will be able to prevent hair loss. Use proven supplements which are designed in all aspect of hairloss without affecting the rest of your body like procerin.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    My husband is having hair loss anxiety, How can I make him feel better?
    My husband is a very handsome man, with thick hair. He's starting to experience hair loss in the shower and when he combs his hair, and is getting serious anxiety about it. I know it's hard for him, and I have told him that I will still find him attractive even if he does lose his hair one day. I'm wondering what I can do to show my support and hopefully make him feel a little better about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Maam. Tell him the usual reason for hair loss is high levels of testosterone. So if you lose your hair you.......... Get my drift.

  4. QUESTION:
    the best hair products for hair loss for men ?
    I am 28 Years old I always suffered from hair loss.Its Very frustrating to lose your hair in such young age.What are the best hair products for hair loss for men?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      there r many reasons coz hair loss and many products for hair loss that "can cure hair loss" in internet,the best way is visit your doctor and you will spend lots of money.
      Some tips and precautions u can use rigt away:
      * Eat foods with reduced fat, low carbs, and high proteins.
      * Eat foods like soybean, fish, chicken, and liver.
      * Make sure that you stay away from harmful hair chemicals.
      * Holding enough rest, away from electromagnetic wave.
      I searched a free ebook(u can get it with doing nothing) maybe can help u,get it on:http://www.hairlossstopnow.com this site also sell a "cure hair loss product" seems to be ture,it has some reviews of the hair loss product and offers 2 bottles free
      u can have a try of all above methods,good luck!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    Can a growth spurt cause temporary hair loss?
    I am 17 years old and have always had thick, long hair. However recently, I noticed more hairs were falling out than usual and even my hairline was receding a little. Naturally, being only 17 years old, I am concerned. I was trying to come up with a few theories for why this could be happening, and then I thought perhaps it is the result of a growth spurt, because during growth spurts there can be high levels of testosterone which can lead to hair loss. So, my question is: Can a growth spurt cause hair loss?
    And, more importantly: is the hair loss temporary?

    • ANSWER:
      I would love to know where you came up with your theory because that's new to me. Not everyone has a "growth spurt". That is just a phrase given to anytime a young person grows a lot very quickly. Its not an expected thing that everyone will get.
      There is no truth to the fact that it will make your hair fall out. People often lose more hair at certain times of the year, usually spring and fall. Also, there is a chance that you are losing your hair very early as some young men do. No reason to panic either way.

  9. QUESTION:
    If a man starts losing his hair, does his sex drive go up due to the elevated testosterone levels?
    My husband is starting to experience some hair loss and I've heard that bald men cheat. I'm paranoid his hormones are going to spin out of control and he'll turn into a sex fiend or something.

    • ANSWER:
      Uh, you have some things wrong here. Some men who are balding have low testosterone and have to have replacement therapy for health reasons and no, they are no more likely to cheat then than any other time. Keep him worn down taking care of you in the bedroom and it will be a moot point.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the Sikh perspective on an natural or necessary loss of hair?
    I understand tht hair is precious in the Sikh ideology, but what is the perspective of natural hair loss? Such as from combing, age, or the natural bald spots babies get on the back of their heads?
    And what about when it is medically indicated? Such as shaving for surgery? Or combing a baby's hair to lift if cradle cap, which can take some hair off with it?
    (I'm a community nurse, and I want to provide more culturally sensitive care to my Sikh patients)

    • ANSWER:
      Sikhs keep their hair uncut because Sikhism believes God is perfect and whatever his creation is perfect . So , Sikhs keep uncut hair as a sign of respect for perfection of God created human body and also a sign of submission to his will ( submitting to God's will is central to sikh ideology and believed to be the one way to obtaining peace ) .
      Now , if there is a medical reason , then there is a genuine reason . Also , bald spots , hair falling from combing , etc are perfectly acceptable ... Bald spots are also natural . Man did not made them !
      Infact , a wooden comb is one of the 5 K's in Khalsa Sikhism , which signifies the importance of combing one's hair ...

      You being a nurse , my advice would be that whenever your are working with practising sikh patients , its best to always once ask them before shaving their hair for medical reasons , or any of their relatives !
      peace :)

  11. QUESTION:
    How many different reasons are there for hair loss or thinning hair?
    i know someone who im very close with that her hair is apparently beggining to thin and some of it comes out when you comb it and she got tested for a thyroid and its negative so were really afraid it might be cancer and im really scared
    This girl is 17 she had a blood test for a couple things including cancer which came out negative along with the thyroid but shes going in for a sonogram to make sure in a couple days.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer doesn't cause hair to fall out. treatments for cancer like, chemotherapy, or radiation cause hair to fall out. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells. A reason that her hair falls out might be

      Seasonality which makes you lose the most hair in the fall -- typically November and December when hair reaches maturity in its growth cycle.

      Androgenic Alopecia, which is the prodominant cause of hair loss in both men and women. it occurs as the result of a build-up of the hormone DHT in the bloodstream. DHT binds itselt to your hair follicles and- long story short, it strangles them to death.

      Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies
      People with poor dietary habits are far more likely to experience thinning hair in their lifetime. Vitamins and minerals keep us functioning. They are the catalyst for all of our life's functions. Specifically, vitamins A, B, C, and E... along with magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper all work together to keep our integumentary system (skin, hair, and nails) tip-top and growing properly.

      Poor pH Balance

      This is one of the most overlooked principles in the entire world of health. Our bodies are only as healthy as the state of our blood. When we become acidic (as opposed to alkaline), all sorts of health challenges arise. Among these, dermatological conditions such as severe acne, cysts, psoriasis, and hair loss are not only possible, they're to be expected.

      I hope this helps and you guys figure out whats wrong.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have itchy scalp accompanied with hair loss?
    I am a young man in his mid-20's. About 1 year ago, I started to experience very itchy scalp after sweating (especially after exercise) or eating spicy food accompanied with frontal hair loss. So far no doctor knows exactly why and they all tell me that it's just early male pattern hair loss. It could be true but considering there's no history of hair loss on either side of my family, I am thinking there may be something else to it.

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to the doctor and ask for a referral to a dermatologist as it could have to do with the skin more than anything male pattern baldness shouldn't make your scalp itch or anything like that so dermatologist!

      Good luck hope they find out what is going on with you and you get your hair back and if not don't stress chicks dig bald dudes! = )

      i chucked a link in the source that lists many reasons for itchy scalp and hair loss

  13. QUESTION:
    How to reduce hair loss for men?
    How to reduce hair loss for men

    • 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

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to improve men hair loss?
    My brother is in his mid 30s, but for the last 6 years his hair has been thinning up to the point now that his frontal hair is almost gone; he has a receding frontal hairline and hair from the top of his head is very thin. Could you recommend a good product that will help with this? If you have good experience from any product, would you let me know? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair fall 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.

      Easy access to bosley company below (i still advice you to check the article linked above also)

      http://www.iknowhair.com/bosley-company

      Hope this can help you.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best Kerastase product for hair treatment and hair loss for my wife?
    My wife loves her hair so much, its long but she is losing it and she is so depressed and always wearing hair extensions
    Could you please tell me what is the best product for that (kerastase or others), also i have heard that there is a new product (black kit, cream plus ampules or something like this), if u know plz tell me i want to cheer her up
    thx :)

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, hair extensions can cause further problems if you're losing your hair, when they tug on the sensitive roots and pull the hair out faster.

      Treating from the inside of the body is as important as treating from the outside. I am not sure of the product you're referring to but, I hope the information below gives you a place to start.

      If she is not trying hair supplements, that is a great place to start regrowing hair. Taking between 1000 mcg and 5000 mcg per day of Biotin can give some people results after a month to 3 months. Selenium (no more than 400 mcg per day -- more can be toxic) is also good at regrowing hair. These two supplements help encourage hair growth. Zinc, MSM, Vitamin B Complex, iron can also help. A good DHT blocker is important as well. This will help stop the hair fall. Saw Palmetto is a popular herbal DHT blocker, but other herbal and prescription options are available. Taking 1000 mg of L-Lysine with a DHT blocker can help it work more effectively.

      Another approach that can be added to these, is using Rogaine hair foam (Rogaine for men makes this, but many doctors will tell you that Rogaine for men is safe for women to use). If she oils her hair but wants to use Rogaine, using Rogaine on the scalp and oil only on the hair will work best. Shampooing with Nizoral shampoo is often recommended as well. It's an anti-dandruff shampoo, but it can reduce the inflammation of the scalp that can make hair loss worse, and helps Rogaine to work better.

      There are also lasers. Yeah, lasers. This is where things start to get really expensive, but it might be an option to look into. Red light laser therapy is thought to improve hair growth and help stop hair fall. Red light laser combs and other at-home devices are available for purchase, and red light laser therapy is available with a good dermatologist or hair growth centers.

      There are some dermatologists who are really good at treating hair loss, and others who don't really know too much about it. But if she hasn't had any blood work done yet or doesn't know the reason for her hair loss, you might try that as well.

      Good luck to her and to you!

  17. QUESTION:
    What are possible reasons for eyebrow and eyelash hair loss and are there any cures?
    When I was about 11 or 12 I lost all my eyebrow hair and eyelash hair. The doctor said it sometimes happens with children my age and they would grow back. I am not in my late teens and my eyebrow or eyelash hair have not grown back fully. I have hair on my eyebrows but the hairs are very tiny and very few of them. It is the same way for my eyelashes. What are possible reasons for why my eyebrow and eyelash hair fell out? Is there anything that can help them grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      it might be some kind of hormonal imbalance or disturbance. like some women who, after having had children, lose a lot of their hair and eyebrows. there are no cures. you can get some temporary hair growth with things like rogaine, but nothing that's permanent. that's why balding men and women have to have hair implants.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can women take extenze male enhancement pills?
    I read of the box of extenze that it is not intended for pregnant or nursing women. Also that women may experience facial hair growth, hair loss, acne, irritability, aggressiveness, increase in estrogen. If the product is for men, why is there advise on the box pertaining to women taking it. I have read that women can take the male viagra although the womens viagra is recommended.

    • ANSWER:
      Not that I am aware of, but the reason for the advisory on the box is because they know that a woman may try some of her husband's medication to see if it can help some of her issues.

      However, I would recommend checking with your pharmacist and doctor as well to see what they say.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why can you not use minoxidil without history of hairloss?
    I currently have a hair-thinning problem and was looking to minoxidil for treatment. However when I was reading the warnings it reads that people without any family history of hair loss shouldn't use it. I was curious and tried looking up the reason as to why with to answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I looked at the Pfizer MSDS on Minoxidil, and found that it seems the 2% solution is advised for thinnning hair, while the 5% solution is advised for men only with baldness. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, meaning that it expands the blood vessels in the muscle wall to where ever it is applied. I see no reason why someone would not be able to use the 2% solution, however if you display any of the side effects listed in the medication pamphlet, cease application and seek medical attention.

  20. QUESTION:
    How fast do hair pills start too work?
    How fast do hair pills start too work? Or see improvement. Btw I bought pills that were told too be the most fast & affective.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some really good tips on growing hair longer and faster?
    my hair is about neck length , and i'll be having a quinceanera in about 4 months and it would be nice if i could grow it longer to have more options in styling it . Any hair mask or shampoo brands are acceptable .

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  22. QUESTION:
    What can I do to make my hair longer and healthier?
    I've been waiting a long time to get my hair longer, but it really doesn't grow that much. My hair is about shoulder height, but it doesn't look good down. I always put my hair in a ponytail, especially when it's wet. I know I'm not supposed to, but like I said, my hair doesn't look good if down. I can't take showers at night because I sleep late anyway. The point is, how can I make my hair longer, yet healthy? Are there remedies I can use? Are there things I should avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  23. QUESTION:
    How does a teenage boy prevent future hair loss?
    I'm wanting to grow old and not have to worry about getting Bosley, or any hair restoration.

    • 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' and your hair will improve.

      Google: Prince William, his father Prince Charles and grand father Prince Philip = examples of hereditary hair loss.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to keep my hair healthy and prevent hair loss?
    My dad has a bald head, and he says that i might get it too because of genetics. Is there anyway i can prevent this and keep my hair healthy, so that i won't lose hair when i get to his age (he's in his 40's).

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but i'm warning you- it's going to take a little work. First, start by your shampoo. Do not use ANY shampoo that is sold in your local grocery/pharmacy stores. Most contain two ingredients: Sodium Laurel, and Sodium Laureth Sulfate. These two ingredients were added to shampoo in the 90s to create a "lather". You will find these same two ingredients in common household products like dishsoap and grease removal. In reality, you don't need the lather to have a good shampoo. If you have products with these ingredients, get rid of em. Buy an all natural shampoo- go to a natural food co-op and find an all natural shampoo that appeals to you.
      One of the reasons why men go bald is because of a hormone called DHT (Dehydrotestosterone). When stress occurs, this hormone pumps out in your body and over time, kills hair follicles. This is why men lose their hair more easily than women. There are shampoos that block DHT. Try "Revita" shampoo. It's expensive, but available online. Also try "Awaken and Replenish Shampoo" available at hairenergizer.com. This website also contains great vitamins, oils, and hair treatments that are fun to try.
      When possible, reduce your stress level at all times. Try to avoid tension in your scalp, which will block blood and nutrients from reaching the follicles. Eat healthy, especially foods like avocado and salmon, which contain vitamin E. Take a multivitamin for maximum hair growth. Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    Does your hair grow faster in the summer?
    I know your hair grows about 1/2 each month, but I was wondering if your hair grows faster in the summer time (june-august). Im really desperate for longer hair! Also, any tips you could give me for growing out hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are male all you can do is eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    Nisim hair loss products - have you tried them - did it work for you?
    Has anyone used Nisim hair loss products (shampoo, conditioner and hair stimulating extract)? If so have they worked for you? I understand they did a clinical study on men and had success. Would be especially interested in hearing from any women who have tried it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to understand WHY you experienced hair loss, before you can treat it.

      If you have cavities or teeth falling out, do you change toothpaste? Shouldn't you figure it out why they fell or what causes your teeth to hurt? Same with hair.

      You can eliminate the 'cause' and the condition of your hair will improve.

      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 + toxics 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. 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!

  27. QUESTION:
    How can my hair grow longer and thicker?
    My hair is mid-length, just below the shoulders long, and it's curly and sometimes, puffy and tangled. How can I make it grow longer and thicker? I don't have much hair, just a little bit, and I'm constantly annoyed and jealous of my friend, because her hair is long and black and she has a lot of hair. My friend does my hair a lot, and she styles my hair really nicely, but I'm really annoyed and I want my hair to be like hers.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair healthier and longer ?
    Does anybody have any tips or home remedies to help get healthier hair and to help it grow ? I straighten my hair alot so it isnt very healthy looking and it also does not grow fast at all . Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  29. QUESTION:
    Over 99% of hair loss in men is the resault of Androgenic Alopecia. How to stop that ???
    Doctors say that over 99% of hair loss in men is the resault of Androgenic Alopecia. most of men loss their hair and become bald because of Androgenic Alopecia which blocks hair recirculation in head. So what are the best ways to reduce Androgenic Alopecia ???

    • ANSWER:
      They do say that but they should say what the cause is of Alopecia is and how to prevent it. This is a reply I received from someone who is having success at ending loss by using the only safe natural treatment I found that actually restores growth.as well. "I would like to thank u alot for ur answer , about getting bald, and i was amazed by the results,,,, it worked!!!! finally something worked, thank u very much," See my Best Answers.
      Despite what you read about genetics and other factors being cause, some of principal reasons are harmful shampoos and equally harmful medicated shampoos and medications which we then use to correct problem. We are seeing a hair loss epidemic in both males and females and its occuring at ever younger ages - as young as 14 and 15. We compound the problem by over washing hair - some do so everyday - and that is promoted by shampoo manufacturers. Do a Google search "washing hair daily harmful?" See dozens of sites listing harm. Also compounding problem is use of countless other hazardous chemical filled products , use of hair driers, permanents, straighteners, etc.etc.
      See this site www.peterdunn.org.uk It's warning you of the hazards of shampoos."Shampoos damage your hair, so you should check the ingredients for sodium laurel sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, and propylene glycol, all of which are harmful to health.
      Sodium Laurel sulphate is a dangerous substance which foams readily, making the shampoo or gel thicker and therefore seem richer. Sodium laureth sulphate is a less harmful form, but both damage hair follicles and cause hair loss.
      They also harm the eyes, stinging is nature's way of warning you. Tests show fetuses subjected to these substances do not develop functioning eyes, and they are implicated in the formation of cataracts in adults. Propylene glycol - antifreeze - is a known skin irritant and is thought to cause mouth ulcers and even oral cancer when used in mouthwash. It also damages the kidneys and liver. But that is in some shampoos! Most of the chemicals we put on our skin are readily absorbed into the body, especially nitrates. One study showed that one shampooing can put more nitrate into your blood than eating a pound of bacon".
      Read much more about frequent washing dangers on this same site.
      I'm English and live in Mexico where there is a lot of poverty so the poor simply don't have hair loss problems as they can only wash hair (and body) infrequently. Also many men here oil hair or use oil dressing and wash infrequently. So you do not see the same hair loss.
      I started suffering from hair loss in my twenties and despite genetic factors indicating total baldness was my fate, I
      experimented to try to find what could halt and reverse hair loss using solely natural methods and have had remarkable results. Also stopped using harmful shampoos, found alternaives to washing , and only washed if absolutey necessary. I now have a full head of natural, healthy, thick, healthy hair and healthy scalp. Go to my profile and see the answers related to hair, hair loss, baldness, and other disorders. Many are Best Answers. Some have responded that despite their genetic tendencies, they tried treatments and also totally reversed loss and grew new hair.

      Source(s): over 20 years of research into natural treatments of skin, hair and scalp disorders

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get longer hair?
    I've always had a hard time growing my hair out.. I trim regularly, I use olive oil in my hair every week.. I use heat protectant everytime I style it.. What are some effective tricks to enhance hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine" or "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein.) and take prenatal vitamins. (If you are a woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicle fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles on your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a pac-man. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair split ends. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.
      The only way to thicken your hair is to have either a hair transplant or extensions: man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do i grow my thing hair really fast?
    My hair is extremely thin and fine. it breaks really easily and i get split ends even without using heat on my hair for weeks. i really want to grow it out in atleast 2 months. Right now it is about shoulder length and i want it to atleast mid-back. any tips on how i can achieve this?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair grow longer?
    I really want to make my hair grow longer and its curly so I know their are some products that dont work on curly like they most often do with straight hair so please give me tips, home remedies, or anything that works best for curly hair

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow faster?
    I have shoulder length hair and want to grow it 12inches longer. I know this usually takes up to two years to do but I would like to know if I can speed that up. Vitamins, shampoos, and home remedies I will try. Thanks! ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to help your hair grow longer faster?
    I want my hair to grow long.. What are some ways? And how long would it take if I use those methods?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to grow out my hair?
    My hair is a little above my chest but I would like it to be at least a few inches below my chest. I try to keep my hair very healthy by not using heat or anything like that to speed up the process but how long do you think it will take for my hair to grow? Thanks for answering!

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the exact causes of hair loss?
    Please recommend a hair loss product that has good consumer reputation.

    • ANSWER:
      Men are more likely to experience baldness than women; some men may even begin to notice signs of hair loss during their teenage years. But what really causes you to loose your hair? Is it determined by gender? Or is it caused by hereditary factors? In fact, there are many different causes of hair loss, a few of which are examined here.

      Medications

      Certain prescription medications have the unfortunate side effect of causing the scalp hair to fall out. The most common culprits are chemotherapy and steroids. Chemotherapy patients generally begin to lose their hair within the first three weeks of treatment; fortunately, this condition is reversible, and new hair should begin to grow when the drug therapy is complete.

      Anabolic steroids have many dangerous side effects, and these powerful drugs are well-known for increasing androgen levels; these hormones impede proper follicle function, often resulting in the loss of hair.

      In addition, medications used in treating high blood pressure, arthritis and even depression may also cause temporary loss of hair.

      Hair Growth Cycle

      Under normal circumstances, an individual hair has a growth cycle of about 2 to 6 years. After the growth cycle ends, the hair falls out, and the process begins over again. At any given time, about 90% of the hair is in the growth stage, while 10% of the follicles are in a resting stage.

      It is normal for some hair to fall out when you comb, brush, shampoo, dry, or even just rub your hair. Normally, about 50-100 hair strands may fall out on a daily basis. It is possible to lose as much as 40% of your hair before the thinning or balding becomes noticeable to others.

      Abnormal Hormone Levels

      Pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is caused by excessive levels of the male hormone testosterone. While this is ordinarily considered to be a men's issue, women can also experience hereditary scalp hair loss. This common problem is caused when testosterone produces high levels of DHT, an androgen that signals the follicles to stop working.

      Other hormone imbalances can also lead to hair loss. Thyroid disease and the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and menopause can cause thinning or balding on the scalp.

      Psychological Factors in Hair Loss

      Depression, anxiety, and major stressful events can contribute to hair thinning and permanent hair loss. If stress or emotional issues are affecting hair growth, it can be difficult to diagnose the problem. If you have symptoms of an emotional disorder such as depression or anxiety, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will be able to help you treat the underlying problem, as well as advise you on the course of treatment most appropriate for your hair loss issue.

      The good news for hair loss sufferers is that there are many options for treating hair loss. Whatever the reason that your hair is thinning or balding, there is a treatment that can help. Talk to your doctor and find out which choices are available, and which one is best for you.

      Click on the link below for a product that has helped me with my hair problems.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to massage the scalp for hair growth?
    I have heard massaging the scalp actually improves hair growth and I was wondering how to do that. The best way to explain it? How can you massage it and how often should you do it? And what difference does it make? Thankyou for any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      To start with let me state that growing your hair will take dedication and patience. It will not happen over night; do not expect your hair to grow over an inch a month; it simply will not happen. Your body is not designed to grow hair that rapidly. As I stated above if you are patient and have the dedication....
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 38 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  38. QUESTION:
    What would you recommend for quick, but safe hair growth?
    I'm a teenage male, and I'm not losing hair, but I want longer hair and it's taking forever to do so. Is their a shampoo or another product I could buy, or do you have any tips for hair growth? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil" or “Proprecia”.

      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein.)
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicle fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles on your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a pac-man. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair split ends. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.
      The only way to thicken your hair is to have either a hair transplant or extensions: man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do i make my hair grow faster?
    My hair is just below my shoulders how do i make it grow faster? I want it to my hips.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine" or "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow faster?
    I have hair just below the shoulders, but I want it longer and I'm impatient. Supposedly, prenatal pills make your hair and fingernails grow faster, but I'm not sure. Anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair is a fairly exact science called trichology and there is not much that we do not know about hair structure, chemistry and growth. Most of the Hair Voodoo out there dates back before the onset of modern science. All sorts of conclusions were drawn from what seemed like reasonable observation, but was more often than not just pure conjecture based on coincidences.

      Although there is nothing that you can do to make your hair grow faster with current technology, there are a number of things that may actually slow the process such as; a poor hair care regimen, poor diet, illness, medication, male and female pattern hair loss, and emotional stress.

      Some of these things don't actually affect the growth rate per se, but they affect the hairs' health and unhealthy hair will probably not grow to its full potential. Besides regular shampooing and conditioning with good quality products, the only other thing that you can really do is take an inexpensive daily multi vitamin such as Centrum or even Flintstones. Don't waste your money on super vitamins. Zinc and Biotin in particular seem to be good for hair and are both found in the above recommendations. Unless you are pregnant or very ill with cancer or the like, your body only requires so many vitamins per day and simply flushes out the excess. In other words, you can't put twenty gallons in a ten gallon tank.

      I frequently hear of people taking pre natal pills to make their hair grow faster, even men. The reason that an expecting mother's hair may grow slower or faster has to do with hormonal activity and not the pills. So please, stop doing that.

      Well, there it is. You may not like the answer, but that is the scientific facts of the matter.

  41. QUESTION:
    What can I do to make my hair grow or prevent it from falling?
    I am recently losing a lot of hair and i think its because i get stressed out or because i use moose but it is really starting to worry me and im still young(im 15). i hate it so much because i think im gonna go bold one day ! what should i do! any stories would be a help!

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine" or "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein.) and take prenatal vitamins. (If you are a woman, and an adult.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicle fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles on your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a pac-man and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.
      The only way to thicken your hair is to have either a hair transplant or extensions: man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is my hair loss hereditary or because of some other reason?
    I'm a 19 year old guy. When I was 16, I had encountered a lot of hair loss and my scalp became very visible. My friends also pointed this out. But then after about 2 months or so, my hair grew back and went back to its normal state. Then again, when I was 17, I went through a huge amount of stress for a period of time and I noticed that my hair started to fall out again and it also started to become very thin. For a long time I was under stress, and I noticed that my hair remained in this thinning state. I'm not under that much stress now, but my hair is still thinning. My hair loss is very different from regular male hair loss. A lot of people say that when men lose hair, they lose more hair on the top of their heads than any other place. However my hair loss is evenly spread out throughout my head....the top, back, and sides. And my hairline is NOT receding.

    Anyways, when I go through tough times like exams or something, I notice that my hair gets thinner than it already is and my hair fall accelerates. However when the stress is over, my hair gets better. In reality I have a little stress 24/7. Many of my friends have said that I worry too much about stupid things and I am very paranoid person in general so this is why my stress levels are high, because I'm always worrying about something.

    As for hereditary factors, my dad is in his 40's and he's got thinning curly hair. When he was young he actually had extremely thick and curly hair. My Mother's dad went bald when he was 35. So is my hair fall hereditary? Or is stress or something else causing it? I'm asking because my hair grew back after I lost it when I was 16, so I think it is some external factor that is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      heredity is one of the reasons. Now read on:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can i make my hair grow faster?
    I cut my hair a year ago and it was the worst thing i ever did. It hasnt grown much all year. Help me please!

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the BEST things I can do to grow out my hair fast?
    My hair is medium length. But I use to have it down to my waist until I cut it, which didn't turn out so good for me. But over this summer I want to grow it out again 5 inches at least. How can I grow it out that much in 3 months period? Do.you think there are really good ways to do that in which I could see noticeable results quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are male all you can do is eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  45. QUESTION:
    What effective products are out there for hair loss, thin hair, and hair re-growth?
    I'm 25 and beginning to lose hair and my hair is also thinning out.

    Have you tried any products that you recommend for hair re-growth, thinning hair, etc?

    Thank you :)

    • 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. 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
      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

      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.

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      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. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. 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.

      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' 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

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

  46. QUESTION:
    Can i get stronger hair after I go Bald instead of my weaker hair?
    Hi. I'm 19 years old and facing a serious hair fall and weak hair problem. Its just very embarrassing at this age to have hair fall. That is why I have decided to go Bald and see if my hair can grow stronger. But I am not sure of this.
    Will the hair regrowing after going Bald will be stronger or will be the same and weaker hair that was before going Bald?
    Can someone please tell me? Any help or suggestion will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Strength comes from your foods, that you eat daily.

      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' 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

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i make my hair grow faster, thicker, and longer?
    My hair is pretty short, its up to my neck. well sort of. but Im pretty tired of wearing weaves so I want my hair to be 16 inches if that IS possible . I heard eating right and exercising helps the process (which I already do). But anything else ?

    And if your hair use to be naturally curly as a baby but your parent put curl deactivator in it THEN relaxed it is it possible to get your natural curls back ?

    Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine" or "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein.) and take prenatal vitamins. (If you are a woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicle fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles on your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a pac-man. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair split ends. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.
      The only way to thicken your hair is to have either a hair transplant or extensions: man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the shampoo or conditioner would have to create a new hair follicle in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair to grow faster?
    I am looking for safe, cheap ways to help my hair grow longer faster. any suggestions?
    I've heard that gelatin helps.. does it?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  49. QUESTION:
    What could be the reason for losing hair and whitening beard at an early age such as 24?
    I am a 24 year old man and have lost almost 50% of my hair and I have been losing it since I was 15, my scalp also has a dense layer of dandruff and recently I have noticed that my beard is also whitening. I also look older than I am. This could be because of depression and smoking, I dont drink. The reason for depression could be again because of the same reasons probably from the age of 15. Please recommend some solutions. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      sorry guy. i lost my hair at an early age too. it just happens to some people. there are proven methods to inhibit hair loss like rogaine (however you spell it) and such, but i really didn't use them too much. in the end i just started keeping my hair shorter and shorter. of course i would wish to have it still, but i didn't want to constantly fight to try to keep something for the rest of my life, or have my self esteem tied up completely to my hair, especially when i was losing it. i do know that beards will make you look older. try shaving it off to look more youthful. you are only 24. try to seek some help for other possible underlying factors, like the depression you mentioned. a balanced diet also works wonders.

  50. QUESTION:
    Ways to make my hair grow longer and thicker?
    I have curly blonde hair about as long as my my chest area and is very thin. My hair has never grown past this point, I don't know why because I have extremely healthy hair, but are there any ways I can make it grow longer and thicker faster?

    • ANSWER:
      To start with let me state that growing your hair will take dedication and patience. It will not happen over night; do not expect your hair to grow over an inch a month; it simply will not happen. Your body is not designed to grow hair that rapidly. As I stated above if you are patient and have the dedication....
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 38 years +.
      Hope this helps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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. ^__^

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it true that keeping your long hair back too much can cause hair loss in men?
    I keep it in a bun all the time. It's very long now. Loosing a lot more hair in the past few years. I'm 43, just age? Or as my sister, who had a little cosmetology training said, "That's why it's falling out, you keep it back too much". Isn't that a myth? What causes hair loss? I didn't loose it at the age most men do. If not just stress or something, why now?

    • ANSWER:
      My answer is – NO
      But I can give you some information on the subject:
      Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment ofandrogenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. It is marketed under many trade names. You can follow the link below to have a look or even try, but no less than six months.

      http://1righthealth.wix.com/gano#!healthy-hair/c1qit

      More info:
      http://www.americanhairloss.org/

  7. 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~

  8. 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:

  9. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair thick and make them fall out less?
    i am only 23 y o and i am currently experiencing this crazy hair loss. I mean dont get me wrong I have a lot of hair on my head but I see I am losing relativly a lot too and I noticed they became very thin. I tried to take different kind of vitamins, use expensive doctor recommended shampoos and I am not experiencing any eating disorders. I am pretty healthy overall but I have this problem. I do stress a lot and mainly over lil junk but man it cant be such a major reason to cause this kind of hair behavior. I heared there is a vitamin or some oil people use for their hair and makes it stronger and healthier looking and it apparently same thing that they put in a food for horses so their fur and hair grows right. Have anyone heared anything about that?

    • ANSWER:
      Folligen or Tricomin products contain Ghk-Cu copper peptides that help increase the scalp's blood supply. This helps you to maintain your hair and maybe grow new thicker hair.

      However, male pattern baldness is not something that can really be avoided. If that is what you have, there may be little you can do to stop it in the long run.

      I have tried copper peptides on my hair and have seen improvement. It is documented in two of links below.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have itchy scalp accompanied with hair loss?
    I am a young man in his mid-20's. About 1 year ago, I started to experience very itchy scalp after sweating (especially after exercise) or eating spicy food accompanied with frontal hair loss. So far no doctor knows exactly why and they all tell me that it's just early male pattern hair loss. It could be true but considering there's no history of hair loss on either side of my family, I am thinking there may be something else to it.

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to the doctor and ask for a referral to a dermatologist as it could have to do with the skin more than anything male pattern baldness shouldn't make your scalp itch or anything like that so dermatologist!

      Good luck hope they find out what is going on with you and you get your hair back and if not don't stress chicks dig bald dudes! = )

      i chucked a link in the source that lists many reasons for itchy scalp and hair loss

  11. QUESTION:
    How to reduce hair loss for men?
    How to reduce hair loss for men

    • 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

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it possibile to lose hair temporarily and grow back over time?
    This is for a female in her mid 20's experiencing hair loss!

    • ANSWER:
      You really should consult with a dermatologist to find out why you are losing your hair. Yes, you can start to regrow hair, it could be something as simple as stress or nutrition causing your loss.

      In addition, it's important to get involved with a good haircare regimen that has been developed to improve scalp conditions and stimulate growth. You have to stick with it day & night, as it can take 3 months or more to see a difference.

      There's a professional beauty salon brand called Nioxin, that makes shampoos, conditioners, scalp treatments & supplements for men & women. Visit their website to find a salon near you that sells Nioxin.

      http://www.nioxin.com

      In addition, there are a lot of vitamins and foods that stimulate growth. But again, you have to stick to it, daily, before you see results months down the line. Here's a link to healthy foods & vitamins that help with hair growth.
      http://hairloss.about.com/od/preventinghairloss/a/Vitamins.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    When i wash my hair i see little hairs that fall out?
    it isnt a lot of hair but like 6 small strands of hair. Is that normal?
    Also someone told me washing your hair with soap makes it stronger, only problem is i want to know if it makes ur hair fall out?

    im quite worried about hair loss, my dad and grandad, none have gone bald, but 2 of my uncles have slight baldness, they are in their early 50s, and are the youngest of the men in the family. Am i likely to be going bald as early as 17?

    • ANSWER:
      You are extremely unlikely to be balding at 17. Hair usually falls out because of stress or chemotherapy. Washing your hair with soap won't make it fall out. It is normal but if the hair loss persists you may want to contact a doctor. Hope I helped!

  15. QUESTION:
    20 Year old male with hair loss, What Medicine or Vitamin Can i take to REGROW MY HAIR! 10 POINTS PLEASE HELP?
    hi,

    I am a 20 year old male. I have hair loss all around my head not just one area. I am completely out of solutions and help.

    does segals hair loss treatment help? have anyone tried this before?

    What else can i do to regrow my hair?

    Please Help.

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

    • ANSWER:
      there are completely NO CURE for hair loss till today.

      hair lose is due to environmental influences, inappropriate consumption which led to lack of certain nutrition/vitamins, mood(stress) and genes.

      all kind of drugs, medications and remedies available may only prevent and to contain, mostly mythical and even there is result, it will not last long.

      speak to a nutritionist, smoking can cause hair lose and moderate drinking is fine. physical exercises are great + personal hygiene too.

      after all, hair will not be the main important in a man, what's more valuable are self esteem, charisma and etiquette.
      look around, some young men even famous celebrities look great with no hairs.

  16. QUESTION:
    Whats the best hair loss product for men?
    What is the best product I can use for hair loss on my head?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no sure way to get a best hair loss product to treat hair loss. Hair loss takes more than Propecia and Minoxidil. However, you have first got to make sure that your hair loss is directly related to Male Pattern Baldness before you take any of these 2 medications.

      You can also try adjusting your lifestyles and reduce stress, which is a main contributor of hair loss. The first step you should make is to of course, see your doctor and ask him from directions..

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Facing hair loss due to stress and depression?
    I am a 20 year old guy who occasionally gets depressed and stressed due to work I am facing severe hair losses and whitening of hair, what should I do. I want to grow my hair up already and I am tired of keeping them small to non.

    • ANSWER:
      You are attributing loss to stress and depression. Many do suffer from stress and depresion but.do not suffer hair loss. 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 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 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

  21. QUESTION:
    Is my hair loss hereditary or because of some other reason?
    I'm a 19 year old guy. When I was 16, I had encountered a lot of hair loss and my scalp became very visible. My friends also pointed this out. But then after about 2 months or so, my hair grew back and went back to its normal state. Then again, when I was 17, I went through a huge amount of stress for a period of time and I noticed that my hair started to fall out again and it also started to become very thin. For a long time I was under stress, and I noticed that my hair remained in this thinning state. I'm not under that much stress now, but my hair is still thinning. My hair loss is very different from regular male hair loss. A lot of people say that when men lose hair, they lose more hair on the top of their heads than any other place. However my hair loss is evenly spread out throughout my head....the top, back, and sides. And my hairline is NOT receding.

    Anyways, when I go through tough times like exams or something, I notice that my hair gets thinner than it already is and my hair fall accelerates. However when the stress is over, my hair gets better. In reality I have a little stress 24/7. Many of my friends have said that I worry too much about stupid things and I am very paranoid person in general so this is why my stress levels are high, because I'm always worrying about something.

    As for hereditary factors, my dad is in his 40's and he's got thinning curly hair. When he was young he actually had extremely thick and curly hair. My Mother's dad went bald when he was 35. So is my hair fall hereditary? Or is stress or something else causing it? I'm asking because my hair grew back after I lost it when I was 16, so I think it is some external factor that is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      heredity is one of the reasons. Now read on:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair loss treatment out there?
    I am 43 year old male and have thinning hair on top. What is the best treatment I can buy?

    • ANSWER:
      It is easier to prevent the aging and falling out of healthy hairs than to regrow hair in follicles that are already dormant. Finasteride (marketed in the U.S. as Propecia) and minoxidil (marketed in the U.S. as Rogaine, and some places as Regaine) have shown some success in partially reversing loss. In a one one-year study of finesteride, evaluation after one year showed five of 21 subjects (23.8%) had two-grade improvement in MNHS grade on a modified Norwood/Hamilton scale and 12 of 21 subjects (57.1%) had one-grade improvement; the others remained at the same grade.[6] However such treatments are generally ineffective at treating extreme cases of hair loss. [7]

      The prospective treatment of hair multiplication/hair cloning, which extracts self-replenishing follicle stem cells, multiplies them many times over in the lab, and microinjects them into the scalp, has been shown to work in mice, and is currently under development, expected by some scientists to be available to the public in 2009-2015. Subsequent versions of the treatment are expected by some scientists to be able to cause these follicle stem cells to simply signal the surrounding hair follicles to rejuvenate.*

      Topical application of ketoconazole, which is both an anti-fungal and a potent 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, is often used as a supplement to other approaches.

      Interestingly, placebo treatments in studies often have reasonable success rates, though not as high as the products being tested, and even similar side-effects as the products. For example, in Finasteride (propecia) studies, the percent of patients with any drug-related sexual adverse experience was 3.8% compared with 2.0% in the placebo group.[8]

      Regular aerobic exercise can help keep androgen levels naturally lower while maintaining overall health and lowering stress, though weight training may have a detrimental effect on hair by increasing testosterone levels.

      Stress reduction can be helpful in slowing hair loss.

      Immunosuppresants applied to the scalp have been shown to temporarily reverse hair loss, though the possibly lethal side effects of this treatment make it untenable.

      Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is an herbal DHT inhibitor often claimed to be cheaper and have fewer side effects than finesteride and dutasteride. Unlike other 5alpha-reductase inhibitors, Serenoa repens induces its effects without interfering with the cellular capacity to secrete PSA. [9] Saw palmetto extract has been demonstrated to inhibit both isoforms of 5-alpha-reductase unlike finesteride which only inhibits the (predominant) type 2 isoenzyme of 5-alpha-reductase. [10] [11] [12]

      Polygonum Multiflorum is a traditional Chinese cure for hair loss. Whether the plant itself is useful, the general safety and quality control of herbs imported from China can be questionable.

      Beta Sitosterol, which is a constituent in many seed oils, can help to treat BHP by lowering cholesterol. If used for this purpose, an extract is best. Consuming large amounts of oil to get at small quantities of beta sitosterol is likely to exacerbate male pattern baldness.

      Resveratrol, from grape skins, is a lipase inhibitor. By decreasing the body's ability to absorb fat through the intestine walls, it reduces the total fat and calorie content of a person's diet.

      While drastic, broad spectrum anti-androgens such as flutamide are sometimes used topically. Flutamide is potent enough to have a feminizing effect in men, including growth of the breasts.

      In March 2006, Curis announced that it had received the first preclinical milestone, a ,000,000 cash payment, in its hair growth program with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, a division of The Procter & Gamble Company. The program is focused on the potential development of a topical Hedgehog agonist for hair growth disorders, such as male pattern baldness and female hair loss.

  23. QUESTION:
    Did you experience hair loss after giving birth?
    I've read on to many sites of women losing their hair after giving birth, did this happen to you? If you did not experience hair loss what did you do? My hair has grown alot with my pregnancy and I would like to maintain the length..any tips or is this inevitable?
    My hair hasn't gotten any thicker, just longer.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is excited about the arrival of the new born and both of you are preparing for him or her. However you also noticed that after delivery, you started to notice that your hair is thinning and starting to fall off. If that is the case, you may be suffering from Telogen Effluvium.

      What is Telogen Effluvium?

      Telogen Effluvium refers to the increase loss of hair due to sudden change in life events e.g. severe stress or childbirth. It is usually temporary and will recover after that. However sometimes hair shedding continues until the root cause is fixed.

      For a woman, it is common to experience lose some locks and curls approximately 3 months after childbirth. Why is this so? The oestrogens levels during pregnancy are higher than normal and hence you may find your locks and curls fuller ad healthier. After childbirth, the oestrogens level go back to the pre-pregnancy level and the excess shafts shed off by themselves. This is a normal process and you should not be too alarmed. Generally, this recovers after approximately 9 - 12 months after delivery. However if this still continues, there might be a real genuine problem of falling follicles.

      This condition is something that can be treated. Certain doctors might prescribe some drugs such as Propecia. You may want to consult your doctor on possible side effects before taking the prescription. Other possible solutions include going to salons or doctors for transplants or to take on natural remedies.

      Natural remedies usually include natural botanicals such as Nettle or Saw Palmetto which are good for curbing the condition and promoting growth. There are no general side effects since the remedies are using natural ingredients. However it is important to read the labels and ensure that the product suits your needs. A woman's body constituent is different as from man and thus it is important to find one that is suited for woman.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the exact causes of hair loss?
    Please recommend a hair loss product that has good consumer reputation.

    • ANSWER:
      Men are more likely to experience baldness than women; some men may even begin to notice signs of hair loss during their teenage years. But what really causes you to loose your hair? Is it determined by gender? Or is it caused by hereditary factors? In fact, there are many different causes of hair loss, a few of which are examined here.

      Medications

      Certain prescription medications have the unfortunate side effect of causing the scalp hair to fall out. The most common culprits are chemotherapy and steroids. Chemotherapy patients generally begin to lose their hair within the first three weeks of treatment; fortunately, this condition is reversible, and new hair should begin to grow when the drug therapy is complete.

      Anabolic steroids have many dangerous side effects, and these powerful drugs are well-known for increasing androgen levels; these hormones impede proper follicle function, often resulting in the loss of hair.

      In addition, medications used in treating high blood pressure, arthritis and even depression may also cause temporary loss of hair.

      Hair Growth Cycle

      Under normal circumstances, an individual hair has a growth cycle of about 2 to 6 years. After the growth cycle ends, the hair falls out, and the process begins over again. At any given time, about 90% of the hair is in the growth stage, while 10% of the follicles are in a resting stage.

      It is normal for some hair to fall out when you comb, brush, shampoo, dry, or even just rub your hair. Normally, about 50-100 hair strands may fall out on a daily basis. It is possible to lose as much as 40% of your hair before the thinning or balding becomes noticeable to others.

      Abnormal Hormone Levels

      Pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is caused by excessive levels of the male hormone testosterone. While this is ordinarily considered to be a men's issue, women can also experience hereditary scalp hair loss. This common problem is caused when testosterone produces high levels of DHT, an androgen that signals the follicles to stop working.

      Other hormone imbalances can also lead to hair loss. Thyroid disease and the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and menopause can cause thinning or balding on the scalp.

      Psychological Factors in Hair Loss

      Depression, anxiety, and major stressful events can contribute to hair thinning and permanent hair loss. If stress or emotional issues are affecting hair growth, it can be difficult to diagnose the problem. If you have symptoms of an emotional disorder such as depression or anxiety, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will be able to help you treat the underlying problem, as well as advise you on the course of treatment most appropriate for your hair loss issue.

      The good news for hair loss sufferers is that there are many options for treating hair loss. Whatever the reason that your hair is thinning or balding, there is a treatment that can help. Talk to your doctor and find out which choices are available, and which one is best for you.

      Click on the link below for a product that has helped me with my hair problems.

  25. QUESTION:
    Any simple hair growth tips? Or cheap ways to help your hair grow faster?
    I heard that your hair grows faster in your sleep, but other than that I don't know anything, and none of the websites I've looked on help me any. Can anyone give me tips that work? Please?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow faster?
    I have hair just below the shoulders, but I want it longer and I'm impatient. Supposedly, prenatal pills make your hair and fingernails grow faster, but I'm not sure. Anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair is a fairly exact science called trichology and there is not much that we do not know about hair structure, chemistry and growth. Most of the Hair Voodoo out there dates back before the onset of modern science. All sorts of conclusions were drawn from what seemed like reasonable observation, but was more often than not just pure conjecture based on coincidences.

      Although there is nothing that you can do to make your hair grow faster with current technology, there are a number of things that may actually slow the process such as; a poor hair care regimen, poor diet, illness, medication, male and female pattern hair loss, and emotional stress.

      Some of these things don't actually affect the growth rate per se, but they affect the hairs' health and unhealthy hair will probably not grow to its full potential. Besides regular shampooing and conditioning with good quality products, the only other thing that you can really do is take an inexpensive daily multi vitamin such as Centrum or even Flintstones. Don't waste your money on super vitamins. Zinc and Biotin in particular seem to be good for hair and are both found in the above recommendations. Unless you are pregnant or very ill with cancer or the like, your body only requires so many vitamins per day and simply flushes out the excess. In other words, you can't put twenty gallons in a ten gallon tank.

      I frequently hear of people taking pre natal pills to make their hair grow faster, even men. The reason that an expecting mother's hair may grow slower or faster has to do with hormonal activity and not the pills. So please, stop doing that.

      Well, there it is. You may not like the answer, but that is the scientific facts of the matter.

  27. QUESTION:
    How fast do hair pills start too work?
    How fast do hair pills start too work? Or see improvement. Btw I bought pills that were told too be the most fast & affective.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to keep my hair healthy and prevent hair loss?
    My dad has a bald head, and he says that i might get it too because of genetics. Is there anyway i can prevent this and keep my hair healthy, so that i won't lose hair when i get to his age (he's in his 40's).

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but i'm warning you- it's going to take a little work. First, start by your shampoo. Do not use ANY shampoo that is sold in your local grocery/pharmacy stores. Most contain two ingredients: Sodium Laurel, and Sodium Laureth Sulfate. These two ingredients were added to shampoo in the 90s to create a "lather". You will find these same two ingredients in common household products like dishsoap and grease removal. In reality, you don't need the lather to have a good shampoo. If you have products with these ingredients, get rid of em. Buy an all natural shampoo- go to a natural food co-op and find an all natural shampoo that appeals to you.
      One of the reasons why men go bald is because of a hormone called DHT (Dehydrotestosterone). When stress occurs, this hormone pumps out in your body and over time, kills hair follicles. This is why men lose their hair more easily than women. There are shampoos that block DHT. Try "Revita" shampoo. It's expensive, but available online. Also try "Awaken and Replenish Shampoo" available at hairenergizer.com. This website also contains great vitamins, oils, and hair treatments that are fun to try.
      When possible, reduce your stress level at all times. Try to avoid tension in your scalp, which will block blood and nutrients from reaching the follicles. Eat healthy, especially foods like avocado and salmon, which contain vitamin E. Take a multivitamin for maximum hair growth. Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some really good tips on growing hair longer and faster?
    my hair is about neck length , and i'll be having a quinceanera in about 4 months and it would be nice if i could grow it longer to have more options in styling it . Any hair mask or shampoo brands are acceptable .

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent my hair from getting caught onto the zipper that's on th eback of my shirt?
    I'm a girl who has medium length hair, and I have a shirt that has a long exposed zipper on the back. A strand of my hair every so often gets caught onto the zipper. Is there anything to prevent that from happening besides pulling my hair back?

    • ANSWER:
      Female Hair Loss Treatment - Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone

      Female Hair Loss Treatment: Where Oh Where Have My Beautiful Trusses Gone?Female hair loss can be a devastating and socially debilitating condition. As our society glorifies beautiful, long, full, thick hair, sufferers of hair loss are cowering under hats and wigs, feeling alone and depressed, and experiencing great discomfort during intimate times with their husbands or significant others. On the job can be just as bad. There is always that feeling that others are whispering their comments or giving sorrowful looks of sympathy. No one really knows how it feels unless they experience it for themselves.Treatments vary widely, dependent upon age, cause and general body condition.The first step is to see a physician. Hair loss can be an early sign of some diseases, like Diabetes, and these need to be ruled out. As well, if your scalp is itchy and scaly, it is possible that a bacterial or fungal infection is at work. Fortunately, these can easily be resolved. Women who experience hair loss during or immediately following pregnancy or after surgery should not be alarmed. Chances are, these are temporary conditions and will right themselves. Poor diet and lack of exercise can be culprits as well. The important thing is to rule out any of the simpler, temporary causes and set your mind at ease.For others, hair loss is considered a permanent condition. Whether a result of heredity or hormones, it is there to stay unless treatments can be successful.There are separate treatments for the reduction in the rate of hair loss and for the potential regrowth of hair that is already gone.For reduction in rate only, the following suggestions are widely made:1.Stop using harsh shampoos – those with surfactants(lathering ingredients) are tough on hair and can cause early demise of hair strands.2.Stop using dry heat methods of drying and styling. Get a hair style that does not require so much blow-drying or, worse, curling irons.3.Stop coloring and treating so much – these processes damage hair, and, as it is brushed or combed, greater loss will be the result4.Fix your diet – well-balanced meals, particularly high in protein and natural oils can help.5.Exercise more to increase the blood supply to your scalp. Increased blood supply can help to keep follicles healthy and producing.6.Try to reduce your reactions to stress and anxiety. If you have normal stressors that are typical in your day, find time to relax and get peaceful. Yoga and other forms of meditation can help to reduce your stress and anxiety.7.Try “natural remedies” – these include essential oils and herbs which, in various mixtures, can be spread on the scalp and help follicles to remain open and healthy. For reduction in rate and the potential of regrowth, there are a variety of medical options. These are advertised through all media, and most include research results which show the levels of effectiveness. Some contain both man-made chemicals and natural ingredients, some one or the other. Solid investigation and some experimentation are warranted, so that you find the one that works best for you. This can be a lengthy process, because you may have to wait 3-6 months to determine effectiveness. Female equivalents of medicines such as rogain, Provillus, and Propecia are available – and be certain you use the ones for women only.Wigs and hair extensions can provide relief, and some women accept these as their permanent solutions.Surgery is expensive, but many opt for it every day. Female pattern baldness responds best to this method, because hair is still relatively thick in the back and can be transplanted to front and crown areas. Hair grafts are also an option when there is an overall balding concern.Fortunately, a great deal of money is being poured into this problem. Research labs across the world are working continuously to develop medical preventions and cures. Progress is being made, and the wise sufferer of hair loss will keep abreast of any new research which surfaces.
      For more information visit: http://www.onlinsolutions.com

  31. QUESTION:
    What can I do to make my hair longer and healthier?
    I've been waiting a long time to get my hair longer, but it really doesn't grow that much. My hair is about shoulder height, but it doesn't look good down. I always put my hair in a ponytail, especially when it's wet. I know I'm not supposed to, but like I said, my hair doesn't look good if down. I can't take showers at night because I sleep late anyway. The point is, how can I make my hair longer, yet healthy? Are there remedies I can use? Are there things I should avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  32. QUESTION:
    Nisim hair loss products - have you tried them - did it work for you?
    Has anyone used Nisim hair loss products (shampoo, conditioner and hair stimulating extract)? If so have they worked for you? I understand they did a clinical study on men and had success. Would be especially interested in hearing from any women who have tried it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to understand WHY you experienced hair loss, before you can treat it.

      If you have cavities or teeth falling out, do you change toothpaste? Shouldn't you figure it out why they fell or what causes your teeth to hurt? Same with hair.

      You can eliminate the 'cause' and the condition of your hair will improve.

      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 + toxics 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. 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!

  33. QUESTION:
    Does your hair grow faster in the summer?
    I know your hair grows about 1/2 each month, but I was wondering if your hair grows faster in the summer time (june-august). Im really desperate for longer hair! Also, any tips you could give me for growing out hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are male all you can do is eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can my hair grow longer and thicker?
    My hair is mid-length, just below the shoulders long, and it's curly and sometimes, puffy and tangled. How can I make it grow longer and thicker? I don't have much hair, just a little bit, and I'm constantly annoyed and jealous of my friend, because her hair is long and black and she has a lot of hair. My friend does my hair a lot, and she styles my hair really nicely, but I'm really annoyed and I want my hair to be like hers.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair healthier and longer ?
    Does anybody have any tips or home remedies to help get healthier hair and to help it grow ? I straighten my hair alot so it isnt very healthy looking and it also does not grow fast at all . Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  36. QUESTION:
    What hairstyle makes your hair breathe and grow faster?
    I just cut my hair so im staying completely away from heat. I need a cute heatless hairstyle for day and night. I heard a braid isnt so good because it pulls your scalp and it doesnt let your hair breathe. What hairstyle makes you hair grow longer faster? and my hair is naturally curly but w moose, what moose wont dry out my hair and is good?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can a hormone imbalance be completely fixed?
    Hi. I'm an 18 year old guy and I think I have a hormone imbalance. I haven't gotten myself tested but I do show a lot of symptoms such as water retention, hair loss, very little body hair, low libido etc. So I'm pretty sure that I have a hormone imbalance. I also have slight man-boobs which is also a sign of this. So I was wondering if a hormone imbalance can be completely fixed? I don't want it to be partially, or temporarily fixed. I want it to be completely fixed.

    • ANSWER:
      Those are signs of hormone imbalance in men. This usually occurs in men aged 45 to 55, however, younger men can now experience hormone imbalance and this is often due to various factors like having an erratic lifestyle, stress and poor eating habits. Excessive exposure to petrochemical products and pollutants can disrupt the levels of hormone within a man’s body, thus leading to an imbalance.

      Hormone imbalance in men can be treated using medications and HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy. This therapy can help overcome hormone deficiency, thus restoring hormone imbalance. Hormone precursors are also being used for HRT treatment.

      However, although these methods are effective against hormone imbalance, these can also result to various side effects. Therefore, before opting for any of these treatment methods, make sure that you consult your physician first and ask for supervision, especially in the consumption of the medications for hormone imbalance symptoms.

      Hope this helped.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get hair in very good condition at home?
    My hair keeps breaking. I don't know why. I use shampoo only when needed and cowash every other day. I protective style most of the time and get regular trims. I even where a satin sleep cap. But less then a month ago I got a trim and now I have splits ends. I'm going to get them cut soon but want to keep my hair from getting split ends for a while. And I'm vegan so don't say board bristle brush or mayo or anything like that or I won't even consider you for best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies. If you've got that on your hair, no hair products are made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from breaking, damaged, or hair loss. They are a trillion dollar business and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by those 2.

      f you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      DIET: Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" http://www.foodforhealthyhair.com/ http://sg.news.yahoo.com/food-for-health… - or 10 Best Foods for Your Hair.
      http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/07/0…
      NO MATTER which link you picked, they all suggest the same foods. Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results. Hair is dead, but hair also has electrical energy; the negative charge of damaged hair can lead to flyways and unruly hair.

      CARE: CARE: 1. Washing less often, builds the natural oil your hair needs, to get them smoother, shinier, silkier, softer. Man-made products are just temporary, until you wash them again, and at the same time washing off the natural oil your hair NEEDS. Hair products just absorb on your hair if they're dry, like a sponge. Shampoo & condition is all you need.
      Jessica Simpson have figured it out, she said she wash her hair every week. She used to abuse her hair, then start selling hair extensions because her hair starting falling from all the chemicals, but she woke up and found out how to keep her hair healthy AGAIN.

      When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos or conditioners, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo. It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo or conditioner.

      2. If you want your hair soft, you can briefly blow dry it, set them in curlers or pin curls them, blow dry, let them cool off, take the curlers &/or pins, finger tousle the hair or brush lightly to style. They will be silky, soft, smooth & shiny (for straight hair).

      3. Cutting your split ends yourself, spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, allowing new growth to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut. This won't speed things up, but it will make the hair look healthier while it's growing. Even healthy hair like mine get them, due to normal brushing & styling. but mostly from using stretchy chord for stressing the hair.

      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 tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I stop form my hair shedding excessively?
    I'm 17 years old and my hair won't stop shedding! I stopped dying it a while before it started happening and I don't put any heat to my hair. I just wash it and brush it. I use the Mane and Tale shampoo but that doesn't seem to help. I know it's normal to shed a bit but this beyond normal. My hair has thinned out SO much. How can I make it stop or what's causing it?
    Oh and I actually did get a haircut but that didn't seem to make much of a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Threre are many causes for hair fall.
      * Stress: Stress is one of the main causes of hair fall.
      * Deficient diet: People who are on low protein diet or who have abnormal eating behaviour may develop protein malnutrition. In lack of protein body shifts the growing hair to resting phase, after few month hair fall starts.
      * The most common cause of hair loss in men is considered to be androgenetic alopecia. Also known as ‘male pattern baldness’, the problem is caused due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone on hair follicles. Front, top, and crown area of scalp are sensitive to DHT.

      Tips to prevent hair loss:
      1. Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil - olive, coconut, canola - and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.
      2. Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.
      3. Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.
      4. Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
      5. Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest way to get longer hair?
    I've always had a hard time growing my hair out.. I trim regularly, I use olive oil in my hair every week.. I use heat protectant everytime I style it.. What are some effective tricks to enhance hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine" or "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein.) and take prenatal vitamins. (If you are a woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicle fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4 to 6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles on your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a pac-man. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair split ends. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.
      The only way to thicken your hair is to have either a hair transplant or extensions: man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i grow my thing hair really fast?
    My hair is extremely thin and fine. it breaks really easily and i get split ends even without using heat on my hair for weeks. i really want to grow it out in atleast 2 months. Right now it is about shoulder length and i want it to atleast mid-back. any tips on how i can achieve this?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  42. 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).

  43. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair grow longer?
    I really want to make my hair grow longer and its curly so I know their are some products that dont work on curly like they most often do with straight hair so please give me tips, home remedies, or anything that works best for curly hair

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair look better before my wedding?
    I have quite thin hair that is brittle and always has split ends. I really, really want to improve its condition before my wedding in August 2011. Does anyone have any advice? It seems to fall out a lot, which I don't help because it feels so coarse that I continually run my hands through it in an attempt to smooth it out, and I end up pulling more hair out.

    Can anyone recommend a product/home treatment that will make my hair softer/shinier/thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you say you have thin hair and it's brittle, has split ends? Treat your hair like that of a baby's hair, LOTS OF TLCs. I know you're an adult now with adult hair, but there are symptoms for bleaching, hair straightening, relaxing, crimping hair even to normal hair types. Imagine that happening to your hair, I mean as you've experienced already no product can improve your style. That's another reason why the hair industry is a billion dollar business, but they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', and hair loss happen more to people with thin or coarse hair.

      You have several problems with your hair here, let's go each one:

      1. Split Ends: Even healthy hair like mine get split ends, due to normal hair brushing & styling. Hair protectant doesn't protect hair 100%. Like sunscreen, you still get sunburned. Same with hair, as you've already experienced. Spend 5-10 mins. trimming your hair strand per strand, section by section when the sun is shinning so you'll understand how the hair is split in several places, and not always at the end, even somewhere in the middle. Do it yourself trim, is the best. Use a 2" folding shears for trimming. Allowing healthier hair to take over. Then 2x a year, get a good trim.
      It may grow very slowly or none at all if you've straightened your hair in the past.

      2. Thin hair comes from your good genes, You can set your hair in plastic curlers, after you towel dry, then curlers, briefly dry, take the curlers out & style as usual, or finger comb. Shampoos that says it makes your hair more volume, it's all marketing gimmicks to get your attention, it is a billion dollar business. Plastic curlers have been used for over 5 decades in the fashion & hair business. They're still being used today

      3. You hair fall out a lot: touching your hair has nothing to do WHY your hair falls out. Reasons why hair falls out easily: Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs), steroids, hereditary, hair dyes, perming/relaxers, straightening (have read many on YA HAIR, and have responded to them since 2009), 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!
      Ex. of relaxed hair. http://monicabtheorganicstylist.wordpress.com/tag/hair-relaxers/
      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.

      4. To get healthier, softer, shinier hair: Eliminate the chemicals and heating tools to style your hair. 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.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair/best-food-for-healthy-hair.php

      Any OTC Shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair texture. None is better than the other, and salon is not better than OTC. Shampoos are meant to clean and conditioners are meant to condition curly/wavy, chemically treated & damaged hair.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow faster?
    I have shoulder length hair and want to grow it 12inches longer. I know this usually takes up to two years to do but I would like to know if I can speed that up. Vitamins, shampoos, and home remedies I will try. Thanks! ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 36 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to help your hair grow longer faster?
    I want my hair to grow long.. What are some ways? And how long would it take if I use those methods?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  47. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to grow out my hair?
    My hair is a little above my chest but I would like it to be at least a few inches below my chest. I try to keep my hair very healthy by not using heat or anything like that to speed up the process but how long do you think it will take for my hair to grow? Thanks for answering!

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", or “Propecia”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      If you are male the only thing you can do is to eat a balanced diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) I had a client on prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh oxygen.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair follicle that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to massage the scalp for hair growth?
    I have heard massaging the scalp actually improves hair growth and I was wondering how to do that. The best way to explain it? How can you massage it and how often should you do it? And what difference does it make? Thankyou for any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      To start with let me state that growing your hair will take dedication and patience. It will not happen over night; do not expect your hair to grow over an inch a month; it simply will not happen. Your body is not designed to grow hair that rapidly. As I stated above if you are patient and have the dedication....
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off, it will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Brushing
      It is very important to brush your hair not only does it distribute the natural oils throughout your hair but it will stimulate the scalp and make your hair grow faster.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner or any other substance that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either a hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming/cutting your hair will not make your hair grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 38 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  49. QUESTION:
    Best product to treat hair loss in men?
    My brother is in his early 30s, and in the last few years his hair has become thinner, and a lot of his hair has been falling off. From your experience, what would you recommend as the product now to treat hair loss in men. Thank you for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      TOP 8 TIPS TO REDUCE HAIR LOSS

      1. Quit or cut back on smoking, caffeine and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.
      2. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.
      3. Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.
      4. Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
      5. Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair's shaft.
      6. Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
      7. Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.
      8. Massaging your scalp several times a day improves the blood circulation in your scalp area. As a direct result, the improved blood flow in the scalp area helps the transfer of oxygen and other growth promoting nutrients to the hair follicles. This will directly help you achieve healthier and thicker hair volume.

      Use this free FDA approved product--

      http://www.tinyurl.com/kszeod

  50. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair loss, for women?
    I used to have thick hair in elementary school (I needed two hands to wrap my hair in a pony tail!), but for a few years now I've noticed that whenever I wash my hair, brush it or even gently slide my fingers along my hair -- a bunch of hairs fall out all the time!

    I don't think I have any medical problems, I'm healthy overall (no allergies, no nothing!)

    I've tried changing shampoos. I've used Head and Shoulders, Sunsilk, Mane N' Tail (worst shampoo I've ever used), Tresemmé (used this a lot), Fructis, currently using Nisim Fast Shampoo to grow out my hair. But no matter which shampoo I changed to, same thing -- massive hair fallouts in the shower. Like continuously! You think it would stop, but no my hair is still falling out when I pat it with a towel! It might have something to do with stress (likely), I'm starting to sleep early, but I was wondering if there's anything I could do to slow down the hair-falling process.

    If you've been in a similar situation, what did you do to stop hair loss?

    Please help!

    • 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" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/27… 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone."

      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.

      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' 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it true the body chemical DHT causes hair loss in men ?
    I hear of many hair loss rumors. But does DHT cause hair loss in men. I mean like I read DHT happens when you exercise too much , have sex too much , or masturbate too much. I know it sounds silly I dont mind you guys joking about it but I would appreciate a serious answer as well thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      In male pattern baldness, dihydrotesterone is attracted to certain follicles. This weakens them, so that the hairs that they produce do not last.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it true that keeping your long hair back too much can cause hair loss in men?
    I keep it in a bun all the time. It's very long now. Loosing a lot more hair in the past few years. I'm 43, just age? Or as my sister, who had a little cosmetology training said, "That's why it's falling out, you keep it back too much". Isn't that a myth? What causes hair loss? I didn't loose it at the age most men do. If not just stress or something, why now?

    • ANSWER:
      My answer is – NO
      But I can give you some information on the subject:
      Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment ofandrogenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. It is marketed under many trade names. You can follow the link below to have a look or even try, but no less than six months.

      http://1righthealth.wix.com/gano#!healthy-hair/c1qit

      More info:
      http://www.americanhairloss.org/

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it ok for men to use hair conditioners everyday?
    Also, doesn't it cause hair loss for men?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, as long as you use it where it is supposed to be used.

  4. QUESTION:
    Will masturbating say 2-3 times a day, increase production of the hormone testosterone in the body?
    I have heard too much testosterone can cause hair loss in men. Im 18 and male, with minor hair loss. Also where in the body is testosterone produced?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not be afraid of lossing of hairs.
      All of them were talking nonsense.
      Masturbating 2-3 times a day is normal.
      Some even experience 5-7 times a day !
      Doing these things would reduce chances of getting cancer !

  5. QUESTION:
    Can a growth spurt cause temporary hair loss?
    I am 17 years old and have always had thick, long hair. However recently, I noticed more hairs were falling out than usual and even my hairline was receding a little. Naturally, being only 17 years old, I am concerned. I was trying to come up with a few theories for why this could be happening, and then I thought perhaps it is the result of a growth spurt, because during growth spurts there can be high levels of testosterone which can lead to hair loss. So, my question is: Can a growth spurt cause hair loss?
    And, more importantly: is the hair loss temporary?

    • ANSWER:
      I would love to know where you came up with your theory because that's new to me. Not everyone has a "growth spurt". That is just a phrase given to anytime a young person grows a lot very quickly. Its not an expected thing that everyone will get.
      There is no truth to the fact that it will make your hair fall out. People often lose more hair at certain times of the year, usually spring and fall. Also, there is a chance that you are losing your hair very early as some young men do. No reason to panic either way.

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried regaine foam specifically for hair loss in men?
    Hi Folks

    Has anybody tried regaine foam specifically for hair loss in men?

    What do you think of it? Does it work? Are there any side effects?

    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes Regaine works pretty well as long as you catch your hair loss early enough you can pretty much stop it in its tracks, and if your lucky enough re-grow some of your lost hair.

      There is not really any side effects with Regaine Foam unlike Propecia which can cause mild erectile dysfunction.

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    can big thick black bulky glasses cause hair loss on the sides?
    Just wondering. I wear bulky frames, could that cause some hair loss on the sides of my head?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you should really go and see a professional about this. However i know that men lose hair on their legs when their pants rub for long periods of time so i would imagine it may cause you to lose some hair if they were a really tight fit.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does taking Creatine supplements cause hair loss in men?
    I read rumours that hair loss is a sideaffect of taking Creatine. Can anyone confirm or deny this please? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      nope.. i would find that very very unlikely... do not see how it could do that...

      and u cycle creatine on and off.. so once u hit 6 - 7 weeks u get off for a break... atleast1 month

      one thing that can make u lose your hair is steroids...

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can masturbating to often cause hair loss in men?
    I heard somewhere that masturbating to often causes men to loss hair earlier on in their life. Is this true? Also what side effects can occur from masturbation?

    • ANSWER:
      I learned in one of my college classes that hair loss in men is caused by testosterone. So men that produce more testosterone lose their hair sooner in life than men who produce less testosterone.

  14. QUESTION:
    What mens body wash and shampoo should i get?
    For shampoo i want one which does cause hair loss but is still good to use.

    For body wash i was thinknig of dove men+ care, adidas orange bottle, adidas black bottle. IF you have other opinions for body wash, i might consider it.
    sorry i meant do not cause hair loss LOL

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know any shampoo that causes hair loss. I'm baffled though... I've never heard anyone wanting to lose their hair but rather the other way around! :)

      Body wash I can comment on. Two that I think smell fantastic are:

      1) Giorgio Armani's Armani Code Showel Gel... so masculine and fresh it's unbelievable!!!! However, it has more like an evening quality to it as the smell is a combo of bergamot and lemon.

      2) Calvin Klein's CK One Body Wash... very fresh and fantastic for early morning with the mix of citrus with the herbaceous tones!!

  15. QUESTION:
    I am a 19 year old vegan going bald, what deficiency causes hair loss?
    I am a 19 year old female and have been a vegan for 9 years. I started losing hair about a year ago and my once thick hair is so thin now that i have bald spots practically all over my head. The hair has been falling out evenly amongst my whole head. What am I missing that can cause this? zinc? B12? Protein? What deficiency can be causing my hair loss?
    I'm not going to stop being a vegan so don't try to convert me. I'm concerned about my hair and my health but I wont harm another creature for my benefit. There are always vegan alternatives, I am just curious as to what I might not be getting enough of.

    • ANSWER:
      Being a vegan has little to do with hair loss, you just need to find other sources of protein (something the body needs). A vegan is just a vegetarian that removes all animal and animal byproducts (such as eggs-a good source of protein) from their diet. Many "vegetarians" will eat fish, an excellent source of protein that has plenty of "good fats" (something the body also needs). A number of them have the "nothing with a face" sense of thought. It is a personal choice. If you are happy with it, AND, can supply your body with all it's requirements...I applaud you.

      Your problem sounds far beyond just possible dietary issues. You said "now that i have bald spots practically all over my head". Alopecia areata is a possibility. Initially it occurs in the late teenage years, early childhood, or young adulthood, but can happen with people of all ages. Inital symptoms are small, soft, bald patches that can come in any shape but are most often roundish in shape. It may also be caused by Vitamin B5 deficiency. The area may tingle or be slightly painful. It most often affects the scalp, but can occur on any hair-bearing part of the body.

      Yet you say "The hair has been falling out evenly amongst my whole head", so it's (hopefully) more likely not. Because it can be permenent (nonreversable). It very much sounds like more, there comes a time when one has to face the facts and do something about it.

      I'll tell you a bit about myself and how my experience may be able to help you = I am a master stylist of 20+ years. I have the skill as well as knowledge of the structure, function, and anatomy of the hair/scalp, but I can only do so much. That's where science has to step in. For years I have researched for the sake of my clients, something that would restore what some of them were losing. Especially my female clients, male clients as well, but women have a much harder time coping. Men would after surviving the jabs now and then as well as the stares, develop "thick skin" (or so they would say). My first priority was getting the job done. The second priority ( a major push via my male clients) was it not cost an arm and a leg! All the products we tried promised "much", but...some just promised and others didn't work too bad (some smelled awful). Until we found one that hit our "doesn't cost an arm and a leg" and really worked! http://www.amazing-results-now.com It was impressive, the hair starts coming in like fuzz. Fine and downy. My clients started to get excited (especially women, you know us guys, we’re...”yeah, not too bad”), but when it starts to thicken, then even the guys are “check it out!”. I take great pride in what I do for my clients. Oh, and they show me they appreciate it too (especially when Christmas rolls around). Although you're not my client, I hope that this information helps you, you could end up happy and whole once more. I wish you all the best. Take care.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does temporary coloring for men can cause serious hair loss?
    I'm thinking about coloring my hair as a 25 year old men for cosmetic purposes. But i'm concerned about, if coloring process would affect my hair volume negative in terms of hair loss? And also I've heard it damages hair in some degree, but does it get recovered after new hair grows and the damaged hair is cut off?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      While there is some connection between dying one's hair and a degree of loss, it is usually only a temporary condition. This is mainly due to hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and alcohol amongst other chemicals that strip the hair of its natural oils and nutrients. However, as long as you don't color it too frequently and make sure you have a healthy scalp without any surface irritations and rashes, then you should be fine overall.

  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:
    Can testosterone level controlled to reduce hair loss?
    High testosterone level contributed to male pattern baldness and high levels of libido. can it be reduced to slow down hair loss in men?

    • ANSWER:
      There are 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.

      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.

      Saw palmetto, an essential active ingredient in Provillus, is one of the few natural substances that have been approved by the FDA for use in hair loss programs. When you use our hair loss supplements, the saw palmetto will lower DHT levels by blocking receptor sites on cell membranes. As DHT levels subside, hair loss will subside as well.

      Along with saw palmetto, Provillus utilizes vitamins such as B6 and natural extracts that provide your scalp and hair follicles with vital nutrients. This means that you will not only keep the hair you have, you can actually gain back some of the hair you have lost!

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    Questions about Accutane and hair loss/ other side effects?
    I was wondering how severe the effects of accutane translate into hair loss for men, I am also wondering if it does cause hair loss/ thinning, will the hair regrow back to normal after the treatment is stopped?, any other comments from previous users is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I had a severe case of acne (the worst of the worst as my dermatologist told me) and I faced a lot of side effects but I had to keep being on Accutane because it was the last resort for me. I had a different level of hair loss along with a little bit of hair thinning than before I started but as soon as I finished I noticed my hair grew back again as thick as it was. The hair regrows back after stopping treatments. The only thing that hasn't been normal again is my tear quality and quantity in my eyes. I have dry eye syndrome at about the same levels like during the treatment and I'm using other remedies for it. Wish you good luck!! I know it's hard and sometimes you can't bear it but it will all get better!

  22. QUESTION:
    Does Masturbating increase the production of DHT?
    DHT is the most common cause of hair loss for men. It is produced from the testes. it shrinks your hair follicle and destroys it. any info will do.

    • ANSWER:
      that is pure false!!

  23. QUESTION:
    Does working out cause or accelerate hair loss?
    I go to the gym, I do deadlifts, dumbbell squats, and I get an intense workout.

    Does this cause or accelerate hair loss?

    I heard it increases testosterone, which converts to DHT?

    ANy help, ty.

    • ANSWER:
      Working out with weights increases testosterone to a small extent but usually not more than your normal level since your body needs and uses a little more to help build the muscles you tar down from working out. Not all testosterone is converted into DHT and the cells that convert the most are located in the prostate and the scalp. Some men convert more testosterone to DHT than others but you shouldn't worry about it unless you start going bald.

  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:
    Can hair loss treatment such as Rogaine be used to help facial hair growth?
    I am a 22 year old man and my facial hair is still fine and patchy. I only have to shave about once or twice a week. Could rubbing a hair loss treatment for baldness onto the face every day cause my facial grow to grow out thicker and faster? If so, how long until the effect is noticeable? Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Like menopause, the story of unwanted facial hair is often all about estrogen, or to be more precise, the relationship between levels of estrogen and testosterone. Since rogaine will take over on the hormonal imbalance that it happening on your body it will likely cause some unwanted hair to grow. But typically, any rubbing treatment that was originally made for scalp care won't be effective if it will be use on some facial purposes.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does Oxy Elite Pro cause hair loss in men?
    I am worried that me taking the Oxy elite Pro pills is causing hair loss. Is that possible? Should I discontinue use?

    • ANSWER:

  27. 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.

  28. 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?

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to prevent Hair loss in eyebrow for men?
    Hi,

    I am facing one problem. The problem is like I am noticing hair loss in my eyebrow. I am a 26 years male with good health. Can you please let me know what can be the reasons of this and how to prevent this?

    Thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      The majority of the cases of male hair loss are caused by a condition known as androgenetic alopecia. Men who suffer from this have a very high concentration of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in their scalp. DHT is formed when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase interacts with testosterone. Once DHT is formed, it bonds with the androgen receptors on your hair follicles and prevents them from maintaining a normal growth cycle. In order to prevent hair loss caused by DHT, you need to begin right away. The sooner you can stop the DHT, the more likely you will be able to keep your hair and the more likely you will be able to prevent hair loss. Use proven supplements which are designed in all aspect of hairloss without affecting the rest of your body like procerin.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. QUESTION:
    Can wearing a pony tail cause hair loss in men?
    I've been wearing a pony tail for 10 years now, and I'm worried that my hairline may be receding and the top maybe thinning out. (I don't think it's natural because every man on both sides of my family has died with a full head of hair). Should I cut my hair to save it?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on if the pony kicks you on the head

  36. QUESTION:
    Is It True That Men Who Lose Their Hair Have A Lot Of Body Hair?
    I heard that testosterone causes hair loss and it also makes ones body hair grow.

    My brother and father both went bald and they have lots of body hair; mainly chest and legs.

    I was wondering if this is true.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it's a scientific fact, but it seems to be a common theme.

  37. 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. ^__^

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Hair on the sides and back of your head is genetically immune to falling out right?
    Well it's starting to happen to me. I've been losing my hair since I was 18 and i'm 21 now but I noticed that hair is falling out from the back of my head pretty fast. I have a line forming that started down to where my neck is and it's slowly going upward and getting wider. It also seems like all the hair in the back of head is thinning. I'm now starting to think that it's not in my genetics because none of my blood relatives are bald and my maternal grandfather died with a full head of hair at 62. I don't have any health insurance so I can't see a doctor without paying a ridiculous amount of money :( From what I described what do you think could be causing my hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      You are a guy I suppose and I had treatments from a site specialized for men that works for me. I am telling it again it works for me. Jut visit to this site and inquire from them if you feel that is ok for you.

  43. QUESTION:
    How Much Should You Masturbate?
    Lately I've been doing it every night and I think it's become an addiction. I've read articles saying that is necessary to do it regularly to keep a healthy prostate. However, they say if you do it too much it can cause hair loss, memory loss, fatigue, etc. How much is enough?

    • ANSWER:
      Um, who has been telling you that masturbation causes hair loss, memory loss, or fatigue? It does NOT cause ANY of those things. You can masturbate as often as you like. Are you male or female? I'm assuming you are male. I know, as a male myself, that I personally can masturbate as much as eight times in a day, if I so desire. Masturbating more often is very good for you and your sex drive, as it will encourage your body to produce more sperm and to stay young and virile longer. Most men will masturbate as often as the have time and privacy to do so. There is nothing wrong with masturbating every night, and most men masturbate more often than that. If you like it, and you are in the mood for it, then masturbate as often as you like. It is natural, and there is no harm for doing it.

  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:
    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!

  46. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer of the buttocks is treated with chemotherapy that doesn't cause hair to fall out?
    I'm an actor and I'm playing the role of a young man with cancer of the "ass". He says that the chemotherapy he is taking to treat the cancer doesn't cause his hair to fall out? What is the scientific term for the cancer someone get on their ass?

    • ANSWER:
      A malignancy in this area would be a sarcoma - probably a rhabdomyosarcoma http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001429.htm of the skeletal muscle in the buttocks such as the gluteus maximus muscle. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.audreysmassage.com/images/medical/GluteusMaximus.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.audreysmassage.com/featurepage/gluteal.html&h=211&w=250&sz=23&tbnid=Y-PjsEjwZ-muSM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgluteus%2Bmaximus&usg=__77kVQFzXterlFY54rr2vcjJ94RM=&ei=2vlAS92cHIS1tgeKs7ht&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=5&ct=image&ved=0CBoQ9QEwBA
      - that is of course unless it happened to be a skin cancer in that area.
      Most chemotherapy regimens for rhabdomyosarcomas would cause hair loss.
      Of course in theater there is the audience's willing suspension of disbelief - you can change reality in a play. Sounds like a nutty script. Glad you don't really have a malignancy of the as*.
      - - -
      Hmmmm. Maybe you mean an anal canal carcinoma like Farrah Fawcet. These are becoming more common with sexually transmitted HPV infections. The treatment for these is radiation plus an IV cis-platinum / 5FU combination chemotherapy regimen with or without mitomycin. This might not cause hair loss.

      It sure would help us to know exactly which body part you are asking about.

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    For genetic hair loss I am planning to take Propecia with medicines to save from impotency.?
    Propecia is an effective medaication for hair loss but it has side-effect of impotency, so I am planning to take other medicine with propecia which reduces chances for impotency (like giloy satva or any other allopathy, avurvedic medicine to save me from impotency). Then will it be safe to take Propecia?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is the real skinny. Propecia is a one mg. tablet of the prostrate drug proscar. Propecia and Proscar do have an effect of limiting a form of testosterone. In some men this will cause a reduction of sex drive. Proscar is far more likely to reduce sex drive since it is 5 times the dosage of propecia. I have taken propecia and noticed no changes at all. I am now taking proscar for enlarged prostate and I now do experience a reduced drive but not impotence. I don't believe you will have any problems. Oh and those other drugs you plan on taking wont make any difference anyway. If you don't notice any improvement in hair growth after one year of taking propecia, it will not work for you. Some people simply go and get a generic form of proscar and cut them into 5, 1mg pieces and save big money. There is no generic for propecia.

  49. 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~

  50. 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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...

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a way to style my big curly hair so that it is a little less volume??
    like what are some good smoothing products and hair lotions?

    thanks!
    p.s. best inexpensive diffusing hair blow dryer that's good?

    • ANSWER:
      As a former hair stylist who loved working with curly hair, here are a few tips:
      1) Have your stylist use thinning shears in the area that is the heaviest (typically throughout the bottom which is why it looks big.
      2) Have layers cut into your hair
      3) CHI ION Blowdryer w/ diffuser attachment. I have had mine for 2 years and works incredibley well.
      4) There is a tool for curly hair that costs something like .50. I know for a fact that an Aveda Lifestyles salon would carry it. You could prob find it in a beauty supply store also. It's like a rounded comb if that makes sense. It has a handle and like 6 prongs coming out, you kind of twirl and comb your hair at the same time and it will make your curls look really soft and shiny.

      Hope this helps :)

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get curly hair thinner?
    I have naturally curly hair and its pretty thick.
    If i thinned it, would it get frizzier?
    How do they thin hair anyways?

    • ANSWER:
      Is your curly hair tight or loose? Either way, thinning your hair is all about how they do it. I have curly hair but its a medium curl and its pretty fine, so I don't have much frizz to begin with; but I've had my hair thinned to where it's frizzy. So it's all about how they thin it out. I would recommend seeing a stylist who specializes in curly hair, or even a salon. To keep curly hair from becoming frizzy is all about your product choice and aftercare. A big tip I would suggest is after you have chosen a style, whether you air dry or diffuse, LEAVE IT ALONE. Don't touch and play with curly hair, unless you want that tousled, frizzy look. Diffusing is a great way to quickly dry curly hair and leave it frizz free. Pay attention to the main ingredients of your styling products. Too much alcohol can dry your hair out, in turn causing frizz. Use a good moisturizing shamp and cond and treat it with care.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why would a healthy young womens hair be falling out?
    My sister has been diagnosed with Eczema due to all the peeling a severe dryness to her head, ears, neck, and hands. She has been seeing the same Doctor for a year now and about 2 months ago she noticed her hair has been falling out and it has been a real devestating time for her. She can't seem to find any answers. What do u think is the best way to find treatment and even a correct diagnosis?
    She ha been seeing a derm. for a year. They tell her its eczema.
    Stress could be why its getting worse because she is worried about her hair lol.
    I dont believe it has an odor, see she is only 25 and married with NO children. And no she doesnt live by a nucleur plant lol
    Thx for all the advise guys :) I really hope she gets better because i hate to see her go through so much devistation.

    • ANSWER:
      I think she suffers from alopecia, Seborrheic dermatitis, or eczema, is often associated with diffuse hair thinning and greasy, yellow scales on the scalp. Treatment usually involves tar shampoo and topical steroids. Read more on the link I've given.

      Certain treatments can also cause alopecia or baldness. Consult a dermatologist, I found certain cures for alopecia as I found out in TV, these are using a hair regrower shampoo, or have a hair transplant... or in some derm clinics, they sew a wig on the head... its better you go to a dermatology when it comes to this matters.

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    My curly hair needs more volume at the roots?
    I have really curly hair that I wash at night and leave wet through the night so it's dry when I wake up the next morning. The thing is, my hair gets really flat at the top sometimes and seems like my hair is in the shape of a triangle or something. I want more volume at the roots/crown of my head.
    Do you have any tips/tricks/products that I could use to get more volume but not dry out or frizz my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Try clipping the hair for more root lift. Look in the tips section of this article:
      http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair
      I don't know how comfortable that would be to sleep in however, so you probably want to diffuse at night (also explained in the article). To avoid stretching out the curls overnight (when dry) try sleeping with your hair up in a high, loose ponytail with a scrunchie. If you want to sleep with wet hair try plopping (step 12 of article).

      There's an excellent curl enhancer called AG Re:coil. Also try scrunching in your products, combing, and such upside down.

      Additionally, a good haircut with long layers could get rid of the triangle-shape. Just don't let them thin your hair with razors or it will look ratty at the ends. Anyways, this website is great for finding curly stylists:
      http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlsalons

      Some great curly care websites:
      http://livecurlylivefree.com/home.htm
      http://www.ylcf.org/gotcurl/ (outdated product recs!)
      http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/
      http://www.youtube.com/user/jessicurl

      I hope this helps! :)

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow faster?
    I want long hair, and right now my hair is right above my bra line. I have thin, curly hair, but I straighten it most of the tine. I also get frequent trims at a salon. I use Garnie Fructis Length and Strength shampoo and conditioner.

    I want to grow my hair longer, quicky, but without using extentions. How can I do this?
    I have long nails that grow extremely quickly and are very healthy. For some reason my hair grows really slowly.

    • ANSWER:
      If your nails are long a healthy then your diet and stress level is not the issue...Your hair is probally damaged from all the straighting that you do. I have curly hair myself and my high school years I used to straiten my hair all the time. When it was strait like i wanted i would use the flat iron until it was perfect...My hair NEVER grew! it stayed the same length for years...i would get trims only 2 times a year because I wanted to keep my length...and i would tell the hair dresser to cut very little so i had no shape...However when i went to college things change...I was no longer able to keep up with straitening my hair...I had to start wearing it curly...I would wash it every day and use a diffuser blow dryer and add mouse and a leave in conditioner. Slowly i noticed my curls look much better, i had thicker and longer Hair. i would straighten it on days where i wanted a change but i try my best not to use the flat iron everyday when i did this...and i would only have my hair strait for a week.

      I suggest that you keep using gaurnier fructis...i love that shampoo...but its not going to give you the same effects if thats the only shampoo that your using..Change your shampoos often. If you wash your hair every day rotate between 3 different shampoos and and conditioner...When you use the same shampoo all the time your hair will get used to it and the shampoo will no longer work in your hair...Also, wash your hair twice and massage your scalp add conditioner comb and wash it out...then add a different type of conditioner of your choice..and dont wash that out...add mousse and diffuse your hair or let it air dry...this will help in the texture of your curls and grow your hair...it also makes your hair look real nice..make sure you wash your hair either the next day or 2 days later...do this once a week....on a regular just wash your hair like normal and put in a leave in conditioner and mousse...and diffuse your hair....dont use gel unless it does not have alchohol...mousse is not as bad for your hair...

      When you chose to straighten your hair...put rollers in it and sit under a dryer if you have one....or go to a domican salon they charge between 15 - 30 dollars....sitting under a blower dryer is very healthy for your hair...if you cant do this then deep condition your hair yourself with a deep conditioner and heat activate it by blow drying it but put on a plastic cap so you can insulate the heat throughout the hair...wash it out let it air dry and then take a ceramic iron and straiten it...because you have curly hair you dont have to wash your hair when its strait too often...you can leave it strait for 3-7 days...sleep with a silk hair cap to prevent split ends...I hope this helps...This is my routine...and my hair is the longest it has ever been...from the neck line down to my bra strap...Also use a wide teeth comb...so ti wont tear your hair

  8. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair fall for teens?
    I'm 17, male . And my hair is falling too much.
    1 month before I consulted a doctor and he gave me minoxidil tropical solution USP 5% which I pour 1ml 2 times a day with a tablet called finalo which is to be taken 1 time .
    So what could be the reason of my hair fall.

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.
      Contact a qualified Homeopath for a proper remedy.

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a quick and easy style for stubborn hair?
    My hair is poofy (my dad has an afro) and wavy. It is VERY thick, straightens okay, but it takes about an hour to blow dry it completely. When I take a shower and let it air-dry it goes completely poofy, it's horrible. I have to use mousse to get it to curl/diffuse, but I don't want the crunchy look. It takes 20 minutes to straighten and only stays straight for about an hour or two. Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      because you have natural poofy hair maybe you should try putting your hair in curlers or curling your hair as it would stay in a lot easier. Also i find if i blow dry my hair it goes poofy which can be very annoying,]. If you brush your hair after you have washed it and put it into a low ponytail or tie it back and let it dry naturally that might help. Also i find that if you wash your hair every night instead of in the morning it should flatten your hair out while you sleep, even if you blow dry it. Also you could go to the hair dressers and get them to thin your hair and you could ask about products that could help with the poofiness.

      Hope it helped

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you scrunch your hair?
    My hair is naturally wavy and a little frizzy.
    Also my hair looks kind of nice when I don't brush it, but I'm afraid it will get messy later on if I don't brush it.

    • ANSWER:
      Parker S
      to much writing. you should stop copying and pasting things.
      i hope you know im not copying and pasting this to every question im taking my time writing this for you :)

      okay so here's what you need/do.

      products:
      Aussie scrunching freeze gel
      bed head conditioner&shampoo,
      Aussie flexible hairspray
      a towel
      a diffuser

      instructions:

      begin by using bed head conditioner&shampoo, in the shower after getting out (make sure everything's rinsed out) , i wait about 30 mins so my hair isn't soaking wet, you can do it right after you get dressed though, so then i apply more bed head conditioner , to all over my head underneath , top , and bottom without leaving any piece of my hair out i do this to both sides of my hair, then i take my towel and scrunch my hair with it i do this so any conditioner that doesn't need to be in my hair comes out, then i apply my gel i do just what i did with the conditioner i smooth from top to bottom without leaving any piece of my hair out from either side then i use my towel to scrunch out anything extra,i then test scrunch my hair , by that i mean scrunch a few pieces of my hair , and if i don't like the thickness of the curls i take more gel out of each side of my hair i repeat this until the curls are how i like them , then i begin on one side of my hair hair i scrunch from the bottom up , giving my hair volume i make the curls thin and full , then i do the same to the other side , then i fix both sides of my hair by scrunching both sides at the same time making my hair even fuller , without frizz . then i take my diffuser, and diffuse both sides of my hair making sure every part of my hair is dry , i then hairspray my hair, and then i clip everything but my side bangs up i then blow dry my bangs straight , after that i put everything down and hairspray my hole head, then im ready to go this takes me an30 mins at the most, i like to take a lot of time if i have it, at first you'll take time to get the routine.

      have fun with styling your hair!

      ps. you dont have to use the exact products*

  12. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to make a guy's eyebrows look diffuse?
    I'm a guy - i have very think and dark eyebrows kinda like anoop desai from american idol. I wanna make them look less significant and more diffuse or sparse. What's the best way to do this? Is it plucking? or can should I shave a bit off carefully using a moustache comb as a guide and restrictor?

    • ANSWER:
      im a beauty therapist..first thing is plucking between thee brows to get rid of the monobrow..do not shave! shaving cuts just the hair shaft causing it to grow back thicker and could result accidently in no brows! the inner brow should be in line with the inner corner of your eyes..use a pencil to measure up..pluck out any hairs that are stray and pluck the hairs one by one to your desired thickness...do not shape the brows or go too thin! not manly. lastly trim the bushiness with a brow trimmer (like a head shaver but smaller) voila! :)

  13. QUESTION:
    How to keep thin, curly hair from frizzing etc.?
    I've got fine hair with loose curls - they look quite pretty just when I've dried my hair after a shower! The thing is, after a while, my hair looses most of its curliness and just ends up a wavy, poofy mass, even if I put products in it. How do I make it stay curly all day, without using too much product?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Use mousse and a bit of hair spray while wet and try diffusing it with a hair diffuser. If you dont know what that is google it, they are relatively inexpensive.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I style my wavy almost curly hair?
    so I've been kinda bored with my hair style it's really wavy almost curly and the way I usually have it styled is just leaving it down really curly and I straighten my side bangs daily. Its also very hard to manage so if you guys could also give me some tips for how to handle it? I want to get it thinned out but I don't know you think its a good idea? Please help and thanks for your time and comments!

    • ANSWER:
      When you finish washing your hair do not wrap it up in a towel. Try wringing it out in the shower and towel blotting it.

      After you get out of the shower apply a leave in conditioner. The conditioner will help weigh down your hair and alleviate tangles, and give it the condition it needs.

      With the leave in conditioner applied you can brush your curls (comb them, actually!) - use a wide tooth comb and start from the ends and work your way up. The hair is weak when it is wet. It can stretch and break more easily so be gentle.

      Then apply your curly hair styling product.

      Make sure you are using a water soluble product so that it won't build up on your hair.

      For the most control in styling your hair try using a gel instead of mousse. Mousse is intended to make the hair lighter. A gel will give you more control.

      I like to style curly hair so the curls have structure when they are dry and do not feel crunchy. To achieve a defined curl try sectioning your hair, instead of just scrunching the gel in. Section your hair with clips, so you can focus on one section at a time.

      Make at least 4 big sections. If you take sections that are too small, your hair will look frizzy and flyaway when you are done styling it. If your hair is too short to physically clip into sections, just work on one part of your head at a time.

      Apply your styling product to wet hair from root to ends in each section, one section at a time.

      Use a good amount of gel so you evenly distribute it through the hair.

      (Use about a nickel size amount for each section. You can alter the amount of gel per section depending on your hair's density.)

      Use your fingers like a rake to move the product. Rake in big congested sections, encouraging your curls to stick together. Work the gel in really well.

      The better you apply the product, the more control you will have over your curls.

      If this is a different way to apply gel for you, realize it may take you a little longer to get ready. Once you continue styling your hair in this manner you will get faster and you will find what works best for you.

      While it's wet or damp, try to not touch your hair, or toss it around too much or mess with it - motion creates frizz and fluff. After you have raked, you can scrunch lightly. I prefer lightly lifting the hair in the palm of my hand to enhance the natural bend, as apposed to an intense "scrunch".

      Diffuse your hair till it is at least 80% dry. This will help enhance the curls. Gently take a big handful of hair and just hold it in place with your diffuser. After that section has a nice curl to it, do the next section.

      Then let it air dry.

      After your hair is dry and the gel is set then you can toss the hair and "rough" it up a bit if you wish.

      Curly hair often bounces up a lot when it is dry, but when you let your hair air dry with the product, applied as I have explained, gravity will be your friend. You can also create a little resistance for the curl by clipping some duck bill clips on the very ends of the curls while your hair is air drying.

      Try not to toss, touch or mess with it until it is dry. The less you manipulate your hair when it's wet or damp, the better.

      After the gel has dried take out the crunchy feel by pinching your curls and running your hands OVER the hair, not THROUGH the hair. This should help control the frizz.

      The pony tail and twist method is a great trick for taking the crunch out. Here's how to do it:

      place your hands palms down in the forehead area and push down on your hair. Move your hands firmly all the way to the back to form a pony tail. Once you have a pony tail take the whole amount of hair and twist it in one direction. Then, let the hair loose and the crunch should be minimized.

      Whichever method you choose to de-crunch just make sure you do it! My pet peeve is wet, CRUNCHY hair. The goal in the end is SOFT, structured curl.

  15. QUESTION:
    i want to know different ways to style my very CURLY HAIR?
    my hair is very curly, it is thin and its like 2 inches below my shoulders , i blow dry it most of the times but sometimes i just want to let my curly hair loose with out it lookin all frizzy and poofy...help?

    • ANSWER:
      i have curly hair too....sometimes i love it somtimes i want to shave it hear are some ideas...

      1. take shower at night wake up put it in a messy bun... and have some hair haning out by your hair but make sure its not to thick so it looks really tacky. but curl the left out hair and kinda shake it so its not a hard curl then if you have side sweft bangs your can either poof it or have it kinda flipped out

      2. If you don't have a diffuser i STRONGLY recamend a diffuser this thing is a major must have for curly hair it makes your hair less huge and frizzy. and sometimes when i let my hair dry with like mouse it gets all crunchy and ewww wet looking so yeah put some mouse and anti frizz serum and diffuse it till its dry or mostly dry hope i helpped a little bit...

      and don't feel like you have to streighten it cause i'm sure alot of people who have poker streight hair wish they had curls like your... but streighting it is cool for a big change once in a while

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have temporary hair loss only on the top of your head?
    Baldness only on the top of the head, not the sides or back. Can that be temporary or will temporary always be over the full head of hair? I use temporary in the sense of an iron deficiency.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chris,
      BTW I agree with your avatar- Cubs are gay. But not nearly as gay as the answers from the three previous morons who answered this question. God my work stopping these idiots is never done. First off that guy Joe always cuts and pastes that answer on every hair question- clearly this numbskull sells provillus. My favorite though is the idiot who thinks he's chef ramsey -olive oil and eggs mixed with sulphur will grow hair??!! What a flippin moron. I can't believe that none of the dipwads claiming wearing hats or using shampoo too often have come by the idiotfest yet.

      Anyway to answer your question, and I do this with heavy heart, it is highly unlikely that hairloss at the crown is temporary. A "Telegen Effluvium" (temporary shift of large amounts of hair into static (Telegen) phase) due to either extreme stress, medication, nutritional deficiency, etc will affect all the hair on your head evenly so rule out your iron or thyroid issues or the lack of putting foodstuffs on your head like that idiot Ray suggests.
      Your only realistic possibility is a Alopecia Areatus- a odd condition where patches of hair just randomly seem to eject and months later fill in again. While possible, this is most unlikely, particularly if you notice diffuse thinning through the crown and if this situation has persisted over a long time.

      It's time to look at your only 3 options at this point: acceptance, surgery, or the two medicines that actually work.

      If you opt for the medicine route, which is my recommendation, time is of the essence because the medicines take months- maybe even a year to work (if they work for you at all that is). It's far easier and less expensive to preserve or slow hairloss than it is to replace what's lost. While minoxidil (Rogaine) is effective, it's a PITA requiring 2X daily administrations and it really only has moderate performance. Propecia however is a simple once a day prescription medicine that inhibits the enzyme (5-alpha reductase) that causes male pattern baldness (Via conversion of Testosterone to dihydrotestosterone). The science is exquisite however the possible rare side effects aren't -so talk with your doctor about the risks. In general though- over 90% of men on this drug find it makes at least some improvement in the condition and about a third of them indicate major improvement.

      Thank you for your best answer vote, and now I unfortunately must return you back to the endless sea of Yahoo Idiots

  17. QUESTION:
    Is my hair loss hereditary or because of some other reason?
    I'm a 19 year old guy. When I was 16, I had encountered a lot of hair loss and my scalp became very visible. My friends also pointed this out. But then after about 2 months or so, my hair grew back and went back to its normal state. Then again, when I was 17, I went through a huge amount of stress for a period of time and I noticed that my hair started to fall out again and it also started to become very thin. For a long time I was under stress, and I noticed that my hair remained in this thinning state. I'm not under that much stress now, but my hair is still thinning. My hair loss is very different from regular male hair loss. A lot of people say that when men lose hair, they lose more hair on the top of their heads than any other place. However my hair loss is evenly spread out throughout my head....the top, back, and sides. And my hairline is NOT receding.

    Anyways, when I go through tough times like exams or something, I notice that my hair gets thinner than it already is and my hair fall accelerates. However when the stress is over, my hair gets better. In reality I have a little stress 24/7. Many of my friends have said that I worry too much about stupid things and I am very paranoid person in general so this is why my stress levels are high, because I'm always worrying about something.

    As for hereditary factors, my dad is in his 40's and he's got thinning curly hair. When he was young he actually had extremely thick and curly hair. My Mother's dad went bald when he was 35. So is my hair fall hereditary? Or is stress or something else causing it? I'm asking because my hair grew back after I lost it when I was 16, so I think it is some external factor that is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      heredity is one of the reasons. Now read on:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.

  18. QUESTION:
    i have a diffuse thin hair can i do permanent loose curl ?
    hi everyone.....my hair is very thin ...i cant do any style on it ....because of my hair i look more old then i am .....i just want to change my style ...can i do loose curl to my hair ???..because i am worried that if my hair start to fall more and look more thinner then right now by doing curl.

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you I would not curl to my hair permanently. My hairdressing advised to me about it. I think you would better doing some extensions to get volume in your hair.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I make my wavy hair look nice?
    I've been straightening my hair every day for over a year, and I noticed that a part in the front is beginning to thin (I'm only 20!!). This really freaked me out and I want to stop using a flat iron.

    My hair is naturally wavy, but I don't really like the way my waves are....they are not uniform and don't have a good shape. My question is what do I have to do to get my frizzy, messy wavy hair to look like nice, beautiful waves instead?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.naturallycurly.com

      This site has categories of curliness and all kinds of advice for anyone with even the slightest amount of curl in their hair. It talks about products to use and products to stay away from. It offers the "no poo" method, the ouidad method and various other methods for any level of curly hair.
      I, too, straighten my hair almost everyday and several years ago, I started getting sick of spending so much time doing this so I started wearing my hair curly and it wasn't pretty. The advice and information on this site turned my curls and waves into a beautiful sight. In fact, I know get so many compliments when I do wear my hair curly, that I feel like a walking infomercial for naturallycurly.com. You will need to spend some time reading over the material on the site and reading the forum for user advice, then you'll need to start experimenting with different techniques. And I know this sounds complicated but it literally takes me 5 minutes to do my hair when I'm going curly. I towel dry it, apply Redken Align to hold off the humidity (i know it supposed to be for straightening but it helps keep the frizzies from humidity away too) and then I use a volumizing mousse like Redken Guts, then I use a little gel over that for a little crunch factor just because I like some crunchiness. And then I diffuse. And I don't touch my hair anymore...the creates frizz and poufiness.

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair not poof?
    I have really curly hair and when its wet, I love it! There is no frizz and it is the length I want it and there is no poof. But when it dries (I let it air dry) it springs up about 2 inches and it gets really thick and frizzy! I use hair gel and hairspray but they don't work! Is there anything I can do to prevent poofiness? Will diffusing work?

    Thank you!
    I don't have the time to straighten it either!

    • ANSWER:
      I had that same exact problem! And let me tell you I've tried almost everything!
      I finally figured out a cure for that problem.

      Here's what I do

      I comb my hair in the shower and condition
      and after I get out of the shower i NEVER run my fingers through my hair. That's just asking for trouble!

      So then I add Aussie Tizz No Frizz hair gel and smooth it all over my hair. After that I add citreshine serum. To top it off I add just a little bit of leave in conditioner to weigh it down.

      Hope that helps :)

      EDIT::: next time you go for a haircut/trim ask to get your hair thinned out. I did that and my hair is SO MUCH better :)

  22. QUESTION:
    How To Keep Curls in Very Naturally Straight Hair?
    I have very naturally straight hair...
    I would love to curl or make my hair wavy for special occasions or for school or whenever but
    because my hair is straight and thin, curling it and putting in hairspray seems to be not very helpful
    by the end of the night my curls are gone or barely there
    any suggestions how to keep in curls without it looking pasted together???
    just curling it with a curling iron doesn't do the trick. i need something to hold it in...

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoo and condition with a hydrating formula(aussie moist shampoo and conditioner at drugstores).healthy hair will hold a better curl. Then towel dry. Apply a curl enhancing cream from midshaft to ends[dont apply it o you r roots] comb it through with a wide tooth comb. diffuse your hair with a blow dryer. if it still isn't curly follow up with a curling iron.Curl 1 and a half inch sections of your hair working from the bottom up.then, lightly mist your hair with high hold hairspray.
      Hope this helped!!!!!!!:]

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any vitamins i can take to increase the thickness and growth of my hair?
    i recently suffered from a diffuse thinning of my hair. At the moment it's not noticable and i'm hoping it will return to normal. Are there vitamins i can take to help my hair growth and thickness? Thankyou for the answers =)

    • ANSWER:

      What vitamins help prevent hair loss, stops hair loss and keep your hair healthy?

      Most of the hair problems are caused due to certain deficiencies in your diet. Often, the hair loss is associated with poor diet, but long-term hair loss and baldness are usually genetic. Scalp massage and a diet rich in nutrients can gre