Male Pattern Baldness In Women Causes

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What nutrients do you take to help grow thining hair?
    Male pattern baldness, thinning hair on women.

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair is made of protein and most people do not consume enough. You can check this out on the internet. A great book that is extemely helpful tothe health conscious individual is titled: Healthy Healing by Linda Page. This book makes describes diet solutions, lifestyle help and sub-categories to help you target various aspects of a health issue. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did. I’ve worked in the health food industry for nearly 17 years and this book has been my bible. Causes for this condition varies. Stress, medication, exposure to toxins and other reasons that may require the help of a professional if the above answer doesn't help. Again, the body never stops needing the nutrients already described. Hope it helps.

  2. QUESTION:
    Some hairs are becoming brittle, limp and crinkly and then eventually fall out, what is causing this?
    For the last 6 months my hair has been falling out, first it was thinning all over, but that has stopped. Now hairs on the hairline are becoming brittle, limp (they sort of fall on the forehead different from the other hairs), and they get some crinkles in them (I have straight hair). These hairs eventually fall out.

    Is this male pattern baldness or something else causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Most common reason hair can fall out is due to of lack of certain nutrients such as B6 and folic acid.
      Even a partial lack of almost any nutrient may cause hair to fall out. Though the lack of B6 and/or folic acid can cause you to go completely bald. But the hair grows normally after the liberal intake of these vitamins. If you are really concerned about your levels of B6 and/or folic acid, your doctor can do a simple blood test of this.

      Another important cause of falling out hair is stress. Stress leads to a severe ten­sion in the skin of the scalp. This adversely affects the supply of essential nutrition required for the healthy growth of the hair. It makes the roots of the hair weak, resulting in the falling of hair. Unclean conditions of the scalp can also cause less hair. It weakens the hair roots by blocking the pores with the collected dirt. Make sure your scalp is clean.
      IF you don't believe you have any of the above problems, I would say that you definitely need to go to your doctor. You most likely need to have your hormones tested, especially if you are experiencing any other symptoms no matter how small they may seem. It could be due to hormonal changes, maybe even thyroid problems.
      ** IF it is a hypothyroidism, which is the main cause of hair loss in my family (even in the women), you could possibly also experience other symptoms, such as your fingernails becoming more brittle and easier to breakage and/or more tired or sluggish feeling sometimes.

      BUT, if it is only a slight case of hypothyroidism, then the doctor may say that you're within "normal" levels though you could actually be borderline.

      ***To test for this, use the iodine tincture test. It's cheap and available at any drugstore usually found near the wound cleaning items.
      Iodine tincture test: Use the dip stick and "paint" a quarter size dot on your inner thigh after a shower. Let it dry before putting clothes on so you don't cause a stain. If the stain on your skin is absorbed and gone within 24 hours, then your thyroid should be fine. If it takes longer, then you most likely have hypothyroidism. (The less time it takes for it to fade and be absorbed, the worse the hypothyroidism is.) Definitely see your doctor and have your thyroid checked if it takes less than 12 hours to fade on it's own.
      *** To fix slight/borderline hypothyroidism, continue to use the iodine tincture method about once a week until it no longer takes less than 24 hours to fade on it's own. Retest with the tincture every 3-6 months.
      Hope this helps, and Good Luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    Can men avoid pattern baldness, even if they had it in their genes ?
    Is it possible to skip pattern baldness ? If so, how ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Shak,

      In androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), some hair follicles genetically produce a substance that reacts with male hormones. Hormones play the dominant role when talking about androgenetic alopecia. Simply put, both men and women produce testosterone which 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 you get older, this reaction eventually causes the follicle to shut down and as a result the falling hair is not replaced.

      There are several treatment options that may help to stimulate and encourage hair growth. If hair loss occurs as a result of an underlying condition or disease, then the condition needs to be treated first. The various types of hair loss are treated with specific medication which includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, or steroid injections. For more serious episodes of hair loss, surgical procedures such as hair transplants, scalp reduction or skin grafts may be performed to replace hair loss.

      Natural and holistic therapy offers a gentler alternative for people experiencing hair loss than the harsh effects of conventional medication. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning.

      Herbal remedies along with good nutritional diet (supplements in case of severe deficiency or if directed by your doctor) help hair grow stronger and more plentifully by nourishing it at the roots. They achieve this by stimulating blood flow and supplying nutrients to the hair follicles and hence promoting healthy hair growth and slowing down excessive hair loss. Although the process begins within a few days, as the hair grow slowly, the results are visible only after a few months.

      Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis help to promote strong, abundant hair. Other powerful herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea are effective combating hair loss and nourishing hair follicles.

      Hope that helps

      Good Luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the real cause of hairloss and balding?
    if a kid as young as 22 starts experiencing hairloss(thinning) what could be the causes of this....at that age he's supposed to have hair,are there any causes other than the scientific DHT level cause. are there any spiritual causes? or dietary causes for male pattern balding.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes

      About 90 percent of the hair on most people's scalps is in a two- to six-year growth (anagen) stage at any given time. The other 10 percent is in a two- to three-month resting (telogen) phase, after which time it is shed. Most people shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, the growth stage begins again as a new hair from the same follicle replaces the shed hair. New hair grows at a rate of approximately one-half inch each month.

      Hair loss may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches.

      What causes androgenetic alopecia
      Androgenetic alopecia is caused by heredity. Although it's most common among men, it can also affect women. A history of androgenetic alopecia on either side of your family increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the developmental speed, pattern and extent of your baldness.

      What causes alopecia areata
      Alopecia areata is classified as an autoimmune disease, but the cause is unknown. People who develop this type of baldness are generally in good health. Some scientists believe that some people are genetically predisposed to develop alopecia areata and that a trigger, such as a virus or something else in the environment, sets off the condition. A family history of alopecia areata makes you more likely to develop it. With alopecia areata, your hair generally grows back, but you may lose and regrow your hair a number of times.

      Other causes of temporary hair loss include:

      Disease. Diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorders can cause hair loss.
      Poor nutrition. Having inadequate protein or iron in your diet or poor nourishment in other ways can cause you to experience hair loss. Fad diets, crash diets and certain illnesses, such as eating disorders, can cause poor nutrition.
      Medications. Certain drugs used to treat gout, arthritis, depression, heart problems and high blood pressure may cause hair loss in some people. Taking birth control pills also may result in hair loss for some women.
      Medical treatments. Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy may cause you to develop alopecia. After your treatment ends, your hair typically begins to regrow.
      Recent high fever, severe flu or surgery. You may notice you have less hair three to four months after events such as an illness or surgery. These conditions cause hair to shift rapidly into a resting phase (telogen effluvium), meaning you'll see less new hair growth. A normal amount of hair typically will appear after the growth phase resumes.
      Infancy. Newborns often lose hair during the first several months of life. This baby hair (vellus) is eventually replaced by more permanent hair. It's also common for babies to lose a patch of hair on the back of their heads from rubbing against mattresses, playpens and car seats. Hair will grow back once a baby begins to spend more time sitting up.
      Childbirth. Some women experience an increase in hair loss several months after delivering a baby. This is because during pregnancy the hair is shifted into an active growth state that then goes back to baseline soon after delivery. This increased hair loss usually corrects itself.
      Hair treatments. Chemicals used for dying, tinting, bleaching, straightening or perming can cause hair to become damaged and break off if they are overused or used incorrectly. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair too tightly also can cause some hair loss. This is known as traction alopecia.
      Scalp infection. Infections such as ringworm can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally regrows. Ringworm, a fungal infection, can usually be treated with a topical or oral antifungal medication.

      Treatment
      Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, can't be cured. But treatments are available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. For some types of alopecia, hair may resume growth without any treatment.

      Medications
      The effectiveness of medications used to treat alopecia depends on the cause of hair loss, extent of the loss and individual response. Generally, treatment is less effective for more extensive cases of hair loss.

      The types of drugs for treatment of alopecia that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration include:

      Minoxidil (Rogaine). This over-the-counter medication is approved for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Minoxidil is a liquid that you rub into your scalp twice daily to regrow hair and to prevent further loss. Some people experience some hair regrowth or a slower rate of hair loss or both. Minoxidil is available in a 2 percent solution and in a 5 percent solution.

      New hair resulting from minoxidil use may be thinner and shorter than previous hair. But there can be enough regrowth for some people to hide their bald spots and have it blend with existing hair. New hair stops growing soon after you discontinue the use of minoxidil. If you experience minimal results within six months, your doctor may recommend discontinuing use. Side effects can include irritation of the scalp.

      Finasteride (Propecia). This prescription medication to treat male-pattern baldness is taken daily in pill form. Many people taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show some new hair growth. Positive results may take several months. Finasteride works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that shrinks hair follicles and is an important factor in male hair loss. Rare side effects of finasteride include diminished sex drive and sexual function. As with minoxidil, the benefits of finasteride stop if you stop using it.

      Finasteride is not approved for use by women. In fact, it poses significant danger to women of childbearing age. If you're a pregnant woman, don't even handle crushed or broken finasteride tablets because absorption of the drug may cause serious birth defects in male fetuses.

      Corticosteroids. Injections of cortisone into the scalp can treat alopecia areata. Treatment is usually repeated monthly. Doctors sometimes prescribe corticosteroid pills for extensive hair loss due to alopecia areata. Ointments and creams can also be used, but they may be less effective than injections.
      Anthralin (Drithocreme). Available as either a cream or an ointment, anthralin is a synthetic, tarry substance that you apply to your scalp and wash off daily. It's typically used to treat psoriasis, but doctors can prescribe it to treat other skin conditions. Anthralin may stimulate new hair growth for cases of alopecia areata.
      Surgical procedures
      Hair transplants and scalp reduction surgery are available to treat androgenetic alopecia when more conservative measures have failed. During transplantation a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon takes tiny plugs of skin, each containing one to several hairs, from the back or side of your scalp. The plugs are then implanted into the bald sections. Several transplant sessions may be needed as hereditary hair loss progresses with time.

      Scalp reduction, as the name implies, means decreasing the area of bald skin on your head. Your scalp and the top part of your head may seem to have a snug fit. But the skin can become flexible and stretched enough for some of it to be surgically removed. After hairless scalp is removed, the space is closed with hair-covered scalp. Doctors can also fold hair-bearing skin over an area of bald skin in a scalp reduction technique called a flap. Scalp reduction can be combined with hair transplantation to fashion a natural-looking hairline in those with more extensive hair loss.

      Surgical procedures to treat baldness are expensive and can be painful. Possible risks include infection and scarring. If you're interested in these procedures, consider only board-certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons or cosmetic surgeons, and check local and state medical boards for a record of patient complaints before choosing a doctor. Consult with this doctor to confirm the cause of your hair loss and review all treatment options, including nonsurgical ones, before proceeding with plans for surgery.

      Wigs and hairpieces
      If you would like an alternative to medical treatment for your baldness or if you don't respond to treatment, you may want to consider wearing a wig or hairpiece. They can be used to cover either permanent or temporary hair loss. Quality, natural-looking wigs and hairpieces are available.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-loss/DS00278/DSECTION=4

  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:
    Why does the bottle of saw palmetto say intended for use by men only?
    I have read many positive effects for women. Are there specific doses or extracts for men and women?
    I realize women wouldn't benefit from prostate health obviously, just wondering if it is safe for women.

    • ANSWER:
      Saw palmetto interferes with the conversion of steroid hormones - specifically, it interferes with the testosterone and estrogen pathways (which are inter-connected.) That's the mechanism of action for using Saw palmetto to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and/or male pattern baldness.

      For women who have no difficulties with hormonal balance (especially with normal testosterone and estrogen levels), this herb can CAUSE imbalance.

      It's safe for use in women, but like all drugs (herbal and otherwise) it must be properly applied!

  7. QUESTION:
    How exactly do sex changes work?
    I know that guys take estrogen pills or injections so they grow boobs, but what about genetalia? Do guys get their penis cut off? Do women have a penis surgically attached? I would look this up on google but I'm afraid of the pictures I might run across. Plus I don't want something like that in my internet history. Just describe it in the best detail you can.

    • ANSWER:
      As many times as this has been asked here its amazing that there are people who don't understand it.

      First, its not a "guy" who transitions male-to-female. She's a woman who was born into the wrong body.

      MTF SRS, Sex Reassignment Surgery, doesn't involve cutting anything off. As Diane mentioned above, most surgeons use the inversion technique. Imagine turning the finger of a glove inside out and you have the basic idea. An opening is made to make space for the new vagina. Skin from the penis is used to line that and skin from the scrotum is used to form labia. The result is indistinguishable from the home grown variety. More than a few women born wrong are married or living with a partner who does not know of her background.

      Transition doesn't simply mean getting your genitalia altered. That only happens after a process that includes many hours of painful electrolysis (in my case over 100 hours worth). Taking estrogen and testosterone blockers goes a long way toward feminizing the TS woman's appearance.

      Also required is a year of full time life in her new gender. Not everyone who thinks that they want to be a woman can do that. This is the acid test that separates the cross dressers from the transsexual women.

      In the case of female to male transsexual guys the surgery is not as good in appearance as the opposite. Constructing a penis is very expensive (north of 0,000) so most of the guys go with a mastectomy (removal of breasts), and hysterectomy. Plus taking testosterone, which causes a male hair pattern to develop (whiskers, body hair, maybe male pattern baldness). They also add muscle mass and strength and have other effects.

  8. 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.

  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:
    How long does it take for testosterone levels to return to normal levels?
    I am 16 and I took three testosterone boosters because my friend said that they would make me ripped. and i know it wasn't a good idea but now i am getting really angry at everything and i need to know how long to seclude myself so i don't cause any trouble also if there is anything i can do to lower it please tell me soon. thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      If your friend told you it was OK to jump off a cliff - - - would you ? ? ?

      Just give it a few days to work it's way out of your system.

      HORMONE BOOSTERS SIDE EFFECTS"

      Acne
      Testosterone boosters can over-stimulate the sebaceous glands of the skin and result in severe acne, especially on the face, chest and back.

      Masculinization
      Women who use testosterone boosters may experience masculinization of the voice, enlargement of the clitoris and an increase in body hair.

      Baldness
      According to the Mayo Clinic, men who take testosterone boosters may increase the pace of male-pattern baldness.

      Diabetes
      The use of testosterone boosters can cause sudden spikes or drops in blood sugar levels, which can be life-threatening for diabetics.

      Enlarged Prostate
      Men taking testosterone boosters may experience an enlarged prostate, which can cause painful and frequent urination, and difficulty starting urination.

      Liver Damage
      High amounts of testosterone in the body can cause liver damage, including cirrhosis (scarring) and liver cancer.

      Breast Cancer
      Testosterone boosters can cause the development of new breast cancers in both men and women, or advance the growth of existing breast cancers.

  11. QUESTION:
    I found out from my doctor that I have an elevated testostorone level?
    Is there a reason that some women have a higher testostorone level? Im a 20yr old female from wisconsin, sorry I'm not sure of any numbers, he just said it is elevated.

    • ANSWER:
      Abnormally high testosterone levels in women can lead to a variety of symptoms. Most often, women with high testosterone levels develop male pattern hair growth (hirsutism), especially on their faces and chests. More rarely and over time, some women may experience virilization, which is increased muscle mass, redistribution of body fat, enlargement of the clitoris, deepening of the voice, male pattern baldness, acne, and/or increased perspiration. It is important to note that some women develop hirsutism without having a high testosterone level.
      Increased testosterone levels in women are most often caused by polycystic ovaries. Less commonly, when testosterone levels are very elevated, ovarian cancer is a concern. Adrenal gland problems may contribute as well.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does adding a minimum amount of testorone have any affect on a male?
    24 year old 6'1 160 pounds healthy male. Would adding 50 mg of testosterone daily have any affect on his body?

    • ANSWER:
      HORMONE BOOSTERS SIDE EFFECTS"

      Acne
      Testosterone boosters can over-stimulate the sebaceous glands of the skin and result in severe acne, especially on the face, chest and back.

      Masculinization
      Women who use testosterone boosters may experience masculinization of the voice, enlargement of the clitoris and an increase in body hair.

      Baldness
      According to the Mayo Clinic, men who take testosterone boosters may increase the pace of male-pattern baldness.

      Diabetes
      The use of testosterone boosters can cause sudden spikes or drops in blood sugar levels, which can be life-threatening for diabetics.

      Enlarged Prostate
      Men taking testosterone boosters may experience an enlarged prostate, which can cause painful and frequent urination, and difficulty starting urination.

      Liver Damage
      High amounts of testosterone in the body can cause liver damage, including cirrhosis (scarring) and liver cancer.

      Breast Cancer
      Testosterone boosters can cause the development of new breast cancers in both men and women, or advance the growth of existing breast cancers.

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      The best way to increase testosterone levels is exercise.

      EXERCISE REGULARLY

      In addition to improving mental and physical health, regular exercise promotes healthy sexual function and helps to improve sexual virility. Aim to exercise at least 4-5 times per week, incorporating moderate cardiovascular exercise in addition to strength training. Regular exercise promotes healthy blood circulation and increases testosterone and growth hormone levels, all of which promote increased sexual virility and sexual function.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why do men start going bald with age?
    Does anyone know the scientific reason behind why men (and some Women!) go bald the way they do?...
    ..
    ..
    And I heard that if you're mother's father is bald, then you are more likely to be bald yourself... Is there any truth in that?

    • ANSWER:
      Its genetic yes. 60% from your mothers side and 40% from your fathers side. Male pattern baldness is caused by a bi-product of testosterone so baldness can begin at puberty. You can use a product called Propecia to block this bi-product and keep your hair. So the moment you see you're losing hair you should get on this drug and it will stop the baldness or slow it down greatly.

  14. QUESTION:
    What kind of symptoms of PCOS can arrise in males?
    I was told by an IVF specialist that symptoms of PCOS can also arrise in men/males.

    She didnt explain how or what exactly, but I find it very hard to believe that men could suffer any symtoms of PCOS, as they do not have ovaries.

    Does anyone know any better than I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I guess they could be overweight, and have excessive facial hair, and male pattern baldness. Oh, and not get their periods. LOL

      PCOS is a problem in women. Men can have their hormones out of whack (which is what causes PCOS), but that doesn't mean they have PCOS. It means their hormones are out of balance, which would cause other problems in men.

      I guess that's the problem, is that if a man's hormones are out of balance, it would affect HIS fertility. But it's a HUGE stretch to say that a man has symptoms of PCOS. Because most symptoms of PCOS are those that cause women to tend to be more masculine than they would like (due to excessive male hormones). If that were the case with men, I don't think they'd notice.....??

  15. QUESTION:
    How to solve Hair falling problem dependent on location?
    I am 29 year old (male) and I have good dense hair. I am from Orissa and I donot have a hair falling problem at all as such. But after I came to A.P.(I service there), Hair falling started. Still my generation rate is good and I am not balding but I cannot tolerate the fall. When i go home or any other place, again hair fall stops. I installed chlorine filter, didnot work. I washed hair with shampoo in a week once and without shampoo twice, not to use much water on hair. It didnot work. I tried SESA oil, AMLA oil, didnot work. What to DO?

    There is a alcohol factory at 6 KM distance? can it effect the atmosphere? Please suggest.

    • ANSWER:
      Many people in INDIA have water pollution causing them to 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.

      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.

      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.

      http://gma.yahoo.com/men-propecias-sexual-side-effects-may-long-lasting-215732153--abc-news-wellness.html

      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."

      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
      Survey says two-third of women in UAE suffer from hair loss
      This is significantly more than the other most-reported beauty problems experienced by UAE women, including weight gain (45 per cent of those surveyed), dark circles (31 per cent), eye wrinkles (28 per cent) and aging (26 per cent), said the research which was commissioned by INVERSION and conducted by research experts Nielsen.
      The research is based on a survey of one hundred Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based women aged 25–60. It includes UAE nationals, Asians, Western and Arab women.
      The survey results showed that hair-fall concern was highest amongst expat Arab women, with 92 per cent experiencing some degree of hair loss in the UAE.  Expat Asian women were similarly affected with 80 per cent experiencing hair loss.
      Many different environmental culprits are held responsible for the concerns of the UAE’s ladies, who are thought to be amongst the most beauty conscious women in the world.  Whilst some blame the UAE’s desalinated tap water, others hold the extreme climate of the Emirates responsible.  The truth is probably more complicated, according to esteemed tricologist (hair specialist), Mike Ryan. 3-7-12.

  16. QUESTION:
    Have any women ever used saw palmetto supplements?
    I wanted to know if any women have used saw palmetto and for what reason and also what were the results if any? I know its a supplement for men, however women take it as well for acne,increase in breast size,and also to help prevent unwanted hair. Im curious to know if this is true? And if so how soon can you expect to see results for either cause?

    • ANSWER:
      Saw palmetto blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT, which is the "bad" testosterone that causes an enlarged prostate, acne, male pattern baldness and facial hair. In general it's also stronger than regular testosterone, so the conversion results in an increase in overall testosterone effects.

      Women might not take saw palmetto for the prostate they don't have, but they might try it for acne, facial hair or to reduce testosterone. Testosterone fights against estrogen, so a change in breast size is possible but since it's indirect it's a small effect and there are other factors involved besides estrogen. And since testosterone is involved with libido in women, some complain about reduced libido.

      If you want to try it then make sure you get a 320 mg saw palmetto extract with around 90% fatty acids. For example the NOW brand extract is good. A lot of unscrupulous sellers will sell whole saw palmetto rather than an extract, which gives you almost nothing if you only take what fits in a pill.

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    The causes and solutions for hair thinning?
    Im 18 and a male and found out my hair is thinning, is it stress related because it doesn't run in my family and what are some ways I can thicken my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Cause:
      * Alopecia areata: Generally thought to be an autoimmune disorder, causes "patchy" hair loss, often in small circular areas in different areas of the scalp.
      * Alopecia totalis: Total hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata).
      * Alopecia universalis: Hair loss of the entire body, (also an advanced form of alopecia areata).
      * Traction alopecia: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows etc.
      * Telogen effiuvium: Hair loss Caused by Physical stress, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females.
      * Anagen effiuvium: Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle.
      * Trichotillomania (TTM), or "trich" as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, eyebrows or other body hair, often resulting in noticeable bald patches.

      Treatment:
      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.

  19. QUESTION:
    Would the following argument be the solution to baldness?
    Considering that women brush their hair many times a day, it is rare to find a bald woman or one with a receding hair line.. They are massaging the hair follicles thus stimulating the blood vessels in the scalp and revitalising the hair roots. Men, also do the same but only when they are proud of their looks. However, men tend to not brush so often thus hair begins to recede and resulting in hair loss due to lack of scalp stimulation.

    How about that? Not a complete statement but you get my drift.
    Yeh, ummm ...well ..but ...

    • ANSWER:
      Scalp stimulation is good for hair growth. It can slow but it can't totally stop male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). It is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Other reasons for balding could be illness, high stress, medical or thyroid-related. I've posted some links to articles about scalp massage and it's benefits below.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the leading causes of baldness?
    If my mother's father was bald, will I be bald? Nobody else in the whole family tree is bald except him.

    • ANSWER:
      the #1 cause of baldness is a horrible gene. Can pass from EITHER mom or dad's side of family - when guy reaches puberty , the hormone dihydrotestosterone interacts with hair follicle cellular receptors, giving them instructions to gradually die & stop producing new hairs. This is THE cause of men's & women's hair loss, period. Other causes are so rare. This same hormone excites hair follicles in the rest of the body , face, pubes, chest, limbs, to grow thick hairs which stop after a certain length.

      Gene therapy is the answer to this horrible disease. I would take all the billions spent on cancer, AIDS, MS, etc. & put it all on male pattern baldness. they have never really made all all-out WAR ON BALDNESS. but they should.

      Reason is that big business is not convinced that they will make enough profits from curing men's baldness. If they felt it profitable, dammit, you would already see a real remedy available.

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

    • ANSWER:

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

  22. QUESTION:
    How do transsexual men get rid of their facial hair?
    I am curious about this. I am a women. I was in a conversation with some friends and this came up. No one had an answer. So I pose it to all of you. For men going into and completing the transexual stages, how do they get rid of the facial hair? I mean I have never seen a transgender man with facial hair.
    Please post serious answers only. Thank you
    I understand the shaving, but don't they give them some sort of hormone therapy also?
    I would like to apologize to all I may have offeneded by not referring to you the proper way. I was not aware of this, but thank you for the education and answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Typically it's polite to call a transsexual by the gender they become not the gender they started as. (thus transsexual man would typically refer to someone who was a woman and became a man)

      That said I'll go ahead and answer your question. The two main types of permanent hair removal used are electrolysis and laser. Laser works best on people with dark hair and light skin tone, and even with ideal candidates usually never gets rid of all the hair. Electrolysis is slower and must treat individual hairs. A probe is inserted into the hair follicle and electric current is used to create either heat or chemical energy (or occasionally both) to destroy the root of the hair. Electrolysis is more likely to be permanent but is slower and thus can be more expensive.

      Transsexuals do undergo hormone therapy with the hormones of the gender they are transitioning to (estrogen or testosterone depending) and in male to female transsexuals there is also generally use of drugs that block the action of testosterone. However, hormone treatment almost never causes beards to disappear on its own, thus the other techniques used. Hormone treatment causes certain secondary sexual characteristics to manifest.

      Estrogen generally lowers or eliminates male pattern body hair, sometimes slows the growth of the beard but almost never stops it, causes softened skin, and redistributes body fat a little resulting in a more feminine appearance.

      Testosterone on the other hand increases muscle growth, causes the growth of facial hair (which is generally permanent even if hormone therapy is later stopped), causes the growth of male pattern body hair, can cause male pattern baldness if it runs in the family of the person taking it, and causes the voice to lower.

      Edit: it wasn't part of the original question but since one of the other answers mentioned it I thought I'd add that in male to female transsexuals estrogen has no effect on the voice. Unfortunately when testosterone causes the voice to drop it's a permanent change, male to female transsexuals simply have to change their voices through hard work, some do so on their own and some have enough trouble that they need to work with a voice coach to get it right. There are a few forms of surgery to raise the voice now, but they tend to produce bad results and are risky. Based on everything I've seen and heard of them, I wouldn't recommend them except in the most dire situation.

      Edit redux: and yes as Phaedra said... permanent hair removal HURTS!

  23. QUESTION:
    What shampoos are the best for anti-balding?
    I'm a male in my late teens. I still have a full head of hair, but it has definitely been thinning out, and I have a history of hair loss in my family.

    Lately I have realized that the shampoos and conditioners I use seem to dry out my hair. It gets
    brittle; so much so that I often don't want to wash my hair at all. It seems like I've tried everything, and nothing is gentle enough.

    I'm not looking for a medication, or prescription brand.
    I also realize that products/genetics play a much larger role in hair loss. I only wish to find the shampoo that will do the least amount of further damage to my hair... while I still have it!

    Any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Most shampoos don`t do what they say but you can try
      Firstly consult your doctor or hair clinic.
      He will inform you of the actual cause of your baldness and advice you accordingly.
      In medical terms hair loss is known as Alopecia. The most common type of Alopecia is Pattern baldness or Androgenetic alopecia and is permanent. Alopecia areata is another type of alopecia, which involves hair loss on the scalp and other body parts.
      • Androgenetic Alopecia: Effecting men, this type of baldness, or hair loss starts at the temples and crown resulting in partial or complete baldness. In women with androgenetic alopecia they have hair loss that is characterized by thinning of the hair at the front, sides or crown. Complete baldness is a rare occurrence in women.
      • Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata, is characterized by baldness that occurs in small patches. A person may lose only scalp hair,

      ANTI-BALDING SHAMPOO
      Male hair loss is caused by a chemical called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). A naturally occurring enzyme in your body called 5 alpha-reductase transforms the male hormone testosterone into DHT. DHT is the main cause of thinning hair and receding hairline in men.
      Certain herbs and minerals, in the proper mixture, can bind with 5 alpha-reductase and block DHT formation. Supplements with the correct ingredients can halt the effects of DHT, and even assist in the regrowth of hair, particularly in men ages 18-40.

      Many of the supplements on the market today lack some of these essential active ingredients to help stop hair loss and promote regrowth. Others require a prescription, or have potentially serious side effects.

      It is important to find a product that is designed specifically for men (hair loss in women is caused by different factors). You should also look for a guarantee from the manufacturer ensuring your satisfaction with their product."

  24. 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).

  25. QUESTION:
    what is most perfect tretment to reduce the FSH hermon to its normal level?
    my FSH hermon was found to be 19.9 and this is very high.

    • ANSWER:
      FSH is often used as a gauge of ovarian reserve. In general, under 6 is excellent, 6-9 is good, 9-10 fair, 10-13 diminished reserve, 13+ very hard to stimulate. In PCOS testing, the LH:FSH ratio may be used in the diagnosis. The ratio is usually close to 1:1, but if the LH is higher, it is one possible indication of .PCOS.

      Next question what is PCOS.

      What are the symptoms of PCOS?
      Infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles
      Lack of ovulation/ Infertility
      Increased hair growth on face, back, chest, or toes
      Obesity, particularly weight around the waist (apple shaped body)
      Male pattern baldness or thinning hair
      Type Two Diabetes
      Elevated insulin levels or insulin resistance
      High Cholesterol
      Many cysts on the ovaries
      Acne
      Pelvic pain/ PMS
      What causes PCOS?
      We have not discovered what causes PCOS. Some women do have other family members with PCOS but we have not discovered a genetic link to PCOS. There seems to be a relationship between obesity and PCOS. PCOS researchers are looking at the link between insulin production and PCOS. Some women with PCOS produce too much insulin. The insulin in their body does not work properly so their body has to produce more to control blood sugar. Researchers believe there is a link between insulin production and PCOS. Because these women are producing too much insulin, this in turn, causes their bodies to produce excess testosterone. The extra testosterone results in facial hair, acne, and cysts on the ovaries.

      How is PCOS diagnosed?
      Diagnosis is generally made based on three observations, physical appearance, hormone testing, and ultrasound observations. There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Your doctor may, perform a physical exam, review your medical history, check your hormone levels and glucose levels, or perform an ultrasound to look for possible cysts on the ovaries.

      PCOS Treatment
      Birth Control Pills – For women that are not trying to conceive, birth control pills will help regulate the menstrual cycle, help reduce male hormones, and help with skin’s complexion and acne.
      Diabetes medications such as Metformin (or Glucophage) – Metformin affects the way the body responds to insulin. It helps to make the insulin you have work better, it does not actually lower blood sugar itself. Metformin helps improve the way your body uses insulin so that it does not need to produce as much to control your blood sugar. Because insulin levels are reduced, male hormone production decreases as well. With this decrease in androgens women may see improvement in male hair growth and ovulation may return.
      Fertility Medications such as Clomid - Fertility medications may be used to induce ovulation.
      Anti-androgen medications such as Spironolactone - For women that are not trying to get pregnant, anti-androgens may be effective in treating skin conditions or excessive hair growth.
      Weight Loss – Obesity is linked to PCOS. Losing weight may help improve insulin regulation and glucose levels. However, because insulin regulation may be a factor in weight control, losing weight may be difficult.
      Surgery – If other methods of PCOS treatment do not work, your doctor may suggest ovarian drilling. This is not done as a first response to PCOS but sometimes used if other methods do not work. Ovarian drilling is done by inserting a small telescope into the abdomen. Small holes are drilled into the ovary with an electrosurgical needle. This procedure destroys a small portion of the ovary, which may reduce androgen levels and bring about ovulation.

      The easisest way would be to go on the pill it would hopefully stop some of the symtoms which are assosiated with this.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can a man make his hair quit balding?
    I'm only 27 but feel like I'm much older as I have the fashionable Dr. Phil look. I've tried Rogane but it doesn't work for me. Is there anything that is guarenteed to work for 100% of the time?

    • ANSWER:
      The only !00% sure cure for male pattern baldness is castration. It's true. Male pattern baldness is caused by testosterone. Get rid of the hormone and you can have all the hair you want. This was discovered when they used to castrate males kept in mental hospitals. One hairy castrated patient had a twin brother that was a chrome dome. I think you ought to just learn to live with the evolving scalp. Believe me you will be much more attractive to women that way than if you take the radical cure.
      PS castration only prevents hair loss it doesn't regrow lost hair so it's really only effective if you do it before hair loss starts.

  29. QUESTION:
    How does Testosterone pills affect the body?
    Does it affect growth of your penis? And does it promote facial hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Read the following article to the end - showing side effects.

      A man with testosterone deficiency experiences decreased sex drive, moodiness, and fatigue. Testicular function deceases with age. This phenomenon is usually found in men after the age of thirty. The supplementation of the hormone sometimes tends to slow down the body?s natural ability to produce testosterone. This is the major side effect found in men.

      Vomiting, nausea, swelling of the arms and legs, yellowing of the skin and eyes, and prolonged and painful erections are the early signs of serious side effects. Using excess amount of artificial testosterone causes serious allergic reactions such difficulty in breathing, swelling of the tongue, lips, or face. In women, hoarseness, male-pattern baldness, deepening of voice, excessive hair growth, and menstrual irregularities are the main side effects. Prolonged use of testosterone in higher doses may result in shrinking of testicles, gynecomastia (breast growth in men), decreased or increased sex drive, and a number of less serious side effects such as acne, decreased sperm production in men, clitoral enlargement, male pattern baldness, and water retention. Liver damage and cancer are the other serious side effects caused by testosterone.

  30. QUESTION:
    Why so some people have such silky thick hair while others have such dry, lifeless hair?Biological reason?
    What can i eat to make my hair thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair is produced by a skin organ called the follicle. The follicle is a group of cells which form a pocket, which produces the hair shaft. It is the width of the follicle that determines the width of the hair. There are also oil glands in your scalp which secrete oils which coat the hair when you brush it frequently. The brush quills start by grabbing oil from your scalp and then spreading it along the length of your hair.

      Part of the state of your hair is genetic. Part of it is how you treat it.

      Narrow, thin, hair can be caused by the collection of a chemical called DHT or dihydrotestosterone inside of the follicle. This is a male hormone by-product. The DHT collects in the follicle and makes it narrow, which makes the hair shaft thinner and weaker. This is what causes male pattern baldness in men, and in some cases women. When the follicle dies, then the person becomes bald in that section of scalp.

      One natural technique to have beautiful long hair is to brush it frequently after shampooing it, using long even strokes. This spreads the skin oils along the hair.

      A hair treatment you can get at a beauty salon is a hot oil treatment. This replaces the oils lost by frequent shampooing and exposure to the sun and wind. There are also many shampoos on the market with additives to add protein to the hair, add body to the hair, etc.

      Your diet also affects your hair. Here is a quote for a webpage I reference below: "Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to stay healthy. That's why this food plan contains a rainbow of fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, whole grains for minerals, nuts and seeds for minerals and vitamins, and lean protein for iron. A fortified breakfast cereal will help your body get all of the other good stuff it needs. Water not only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. This diet includes eight to 10 glasses of water and juices a day for maximum hydration. The fiber from fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes is good for your body and your hair. This meal plan features lots of fiber-containing food as an option at each meal. Soy products contain phytoestrogens -- estrogens from plants -- that may boost your health, so this diet offers soymilk as a beverage choice and soy nuts as a snack option."

      Women also have the luxury of wearing beautiful wigs. If you look at certain models and movie actors, they wear wigs a lot in public. It is all about their image.

  31. QUESTION:
    what are the benefits of taking metformin with pcos and ttc?
    i have been hearin about it alot and am interested to know more...
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Metofrim is a medication for diabetics, and it works by controlling blood sugar levels which can cause insluin problems. In women with PCOS it helps because most women with the condition do have some degree of insluin resistence. This in turn leads to over production of hormones, or homal imbalances- mainly testosterone, which inhibits ovulation and causes the PCOS symptoms of excess hair, acne and male pattern baldness.

      It is not a fertility medication and there is no guarantees it will help you get pregnant. But it may help cpntrol some of the PCOS symptoms that are preventsing you from conceiving.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to prevent your hair from falling out and make them thicker?
    In the past few months my hair has gone really thin as i have been losing a lot of hair, I have been to the doctors but they wont prescribe me anything....i am really stressed about this could you please suggest me any hair products to use so my hair starts growing.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you a woman? If so, see below:

      1. Get a hormone test to ensure that your levels are not out of balance (too much or too little of certain hormones can cause hair to fall out).
      2. Do the same with your thyroid levels
      3. Are you under stress, or pregnant, or on a very sever/protein-deficient diet? These can cause hair loss.
      3. USE ROGAINE! I have no health problems (questions 1-3 were non-issues for me), and it turns out i just have mild "MALE-PATTERN baldness," or androgenic alopecia. I'm a woman but my hair is genetically predisposed to get thinner and thinner. You can google this; there's lots of info on it, as more women that you think suffer from hair loss. Men's Rogaine foam (used twice daily) almost never works for men, but it often works for women to stop or slow further hair loss and possibly regrow some of the hair you lost. Be sure to use the men's 5% foam, as the women's is weaker.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it too late to treat my hair loss?
    I'm 20yrs old and my hair's been thinning since 19, and the derma doctor told me its because of male pattern baldness. He may be right but still, i'm i not a bit too young to lose hair now?

    So i was just wondering, if i treat my hair good, like getting good amount of sleep, oil massage, exercises, good nutrition and protein for the body and avoid stress and all those things, can it grow back to normal 100% like it used to be or will it just get stronger and stop the breakage and slow the baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use a hair treatment 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.

      If you would like more information on what a natural hair re-growth product can do for you. I urge you to visit the url in the source box below.

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    What other disorders have the same symptoms as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
    I'm being tested right now for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and other disorders. However, my doctor wouldn't tell me what these other disorders are. What other disorders have the same symptoms as PCOS?

    • ANSWER:
      Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may have any of several signs of varying severity. Criteria for diagnosing the disorder include having at least two of the following indications:

      *Irregular or no menstruation. This is the most common finding in PCOS. Irregular menstruation means having menstrual cycles that occur at intervals longer than 35 days or fewer than eight times a year. The condition may begin in adolescence with the onset of menstruation.
      *Excess androgen. Elevated levels of male hormones may result in physical signs such as long, coarse hair on your face, chest, lower abdomen, back, upper arms or upper legs (hirsutism), acne and male-pattern baldness (alopecia). However, not all women who have polycystic ovary syndrome have physical signs of androgen excess.
      *Enlarged ovaries with multiple cysts. A doctor may detect ovarian cysts by ultrasound. However, a woman may have ovaries with multiple cysts but still not have polycystic ovary syndrome. And a woman with PCOS may have ovaries that appear normal. You must also have abnormal menstrual cycles or excess androgen levels to be diagnosed with PCOS.

      Several other disorders can cause signs and symptoms similar to those of polycystic ovary syndrome:
      Hypothyroidism. In this condition, your body produces too little thyroid hormone, which can lead to an absence of menstruation (amenorrhea).
      Hyperprolactinemia. This condition causes your pituitary gland to produce too much prolactin, a hormone that stimulates the production of breast milk and suppresses ovulation.
      Certain tumors. Tumors of the ovary or adrenal gland can be responsible for excess androgen levels.
      Doctors rule out the above conditions before diagnosing PCOS.
      Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome are obese. The distribution of fat seems to affect the severity of symptoms. One study found that women who have central obesity — fat in the midsection or trunk of the body — have higher androgen, sugar and lipid levels than do women who have accumulated fat in their limbs.
      Other possible conditions associated with polycystic ovary syndrome are:
      Infertility
      Acanthosis nigricans — darkened, velvety skin on the nape of your neck, armpits, inner thighs, vulva or under your breasts
      Chronic pelvic pain

  36. QUESTION:
    what exactly does high testosterone in females cause?
    ok. uh... just some facts about me that might help:
    i have irregular periods, i get them once every few months. occasionally i do spot though.
    i'm a lesbian.
    i have lots of hair on my arms, back, tummy, etc
    i have a higher sex drive than a lot of people
    my voice sounds kinda androgynous or whatever i guess... i dunno it kinda sounds manly sometimes

    so do i have high testosterone or something?

    • ANSWER:
      High levels of Testosterone may be just one possible answer. There are genetic reasons as well this is very rare and is called
      Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Instead of being an XX female your and XY female like a man. It's complicated and probably isn't your problem.

      http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C621300.html

      Abnormally high testosterone levels in women can lead to a variety of symptoms. Most often, women with high testosterone levels develop male pattern hair growth (hirsutism), especially on their faces and chests. More rarely and over time, some women may experience virilization, which is increased muscle mass, redistribution of body fat, enlargement of the clitoris, deepening of the voice, male pattern baldness, acne, and/or increased perspiration. It is important to note that some women develop hirsutism without having a high testosterone level.

  37. QUESTION:
    My friend says she keeps fainting and her hair is falling out?
    I think it may be stress. I told her that she should go see a doctor. She says she will. But does anyone know what may be the problem. She is 17 by the way
    I dont think she has an eating disorder. she is definetly not anorexic or bulemic.

    • ANSWER:
      heat, heart problems, meds, stress, hypothyroidism,
      Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
      does she have any mood swings?

      Early symptoms of PCOS include:

      * Few or no menstrualAbnormal menstrual periods
      Breast - premenstrual tenderness and swelling
      Depression and the menstrual cycle
      Menstrual cramp relief
      Menstrual periods - heavy, prolonged, or irregular
      Painful menstrual periods
      Premenstrual bloating
      Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
      Premenstrual syndrome
      Relief of menstrual cramps
      Vaginal bleeding between periods periods.

      * Heavy, irregular vaginalAnterior vaginal wall repair
      Causes of vaginal itching
      Culture - endocervix
      Hydrocele
      Hysterectomy
      Transvaginal ultrasound
      Vaginal bleeding between periods
      Vaginal cysts
      Vaginal discharge bleedingBleeding
      Bleeding between periods
      Bleeding disorders
      Bleeding gums
      Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub)
      Ear discharge
      Gastrointestinal bleeding
      Hemorrhagic stroke
      Nosebleed

      * HairHair loss
      Hair transplant
      Folliculitis, decalvans on the scalp
      Head louse infestation - scalp
      Ringworm of the scalp
      Tinea capitis
      Wood's lamp test - of the scalp and hairHair loss
      Hair transplant
      Male pattern baldness growth (hirsutism) on the faceFace pain, chestAcne, cystic on the chest
      Adenocarcinoma - chest x-ray
      Bronchial cancer - chest x-ray
      Chest mri
      Chest pain
      Chest tomogram
      Chest tube insertion
      Chest tube insertion - series, backBack pain - low
      Back strain treatment, stomachAbdominal pain
      Abdominal pain diagnosis
      Esophagus and stomach anatomy
      Feeding tube insertion - gastrostomy
      Gastric cancer
      Gastric suction
      Gastric ulcer
      Ileus - x-ray of distended bowel and stomach
      Nausea and vomiting
      Roux-en-y stomach surgery for weight loss
      Stomach, thumbs, or toes. More than 70% of women with PCOS complain of these hairHair loss
      Hair transplant

      * AcneAcne
      Acne - close-up of pustular lesions
      Acne on the back
      Acne, cystic on the chest
      Acne, cystic on the face
      Multiple basal cell cancer due to x-ray therapy for acne and oily skinActinic keratosis
      Aging changes in skin
      Allergy skin prick or scratch test
      Allergy testing
      Basal cell carcinoma
      Birthmarks - red
      Cellulitis
      Circumcision
      Cutaneous skin tags
      Dry skin
      Fair skin cancer risks, caused by high androgen levels.

      * DepressionAdolescent depression
      Bipolar disorder
      Depression
      Depression - resources
      Depression among the elderly
      Depression and heart disease
      Depression and insomnia
      Depression and the menstrual cycle
      Depression in children or mood swings. Hormonal changes are a known cause of emotional symptoms.

      http://www.webmd.com/hw/womens_conditions/tw9106.asp

  38. QUESTION:
    Why are people so uneducated about anabolic steroids?
    I am always reading and hearing people say that steroids make a man's penis smaller. Number one, the penis is a muscle and anabolic steroids make muscles bigger with training and proper nutrition. Actually your testicales are what shrinkes not the penis because you are giving your body synthetic testosterone that is normaly produced by the testicles. Your LH in your brain tells your body to stop producing testosterone at its normal rate. Just wanted to clear that up for people.

    • ANSWER:
      You have just shown how dangerous a little bit of knowledge can be. You've made anabolic steroids sound safe. First, the penis is NOT a muscle, it is an appendage that becomes engorged with blood when erect and totally flaccid when otherwise, it cannot move on it's own, the pelvic floor muscles can make it twitch but that is all. Anabolic steroids are NOT giving the body synthetic testosterone, that is not how they work, they are andronergic in nature and do some of the work of testosterone in individuals with delayed growth problems. This is what they are used for legally. As for illegal use, see below:
      Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. “Anabolic” refers to muscle-building, and “androgenic” refers to increased masculine characteristics. “Steroids” refers to the class of drugs. These drugs are available legally only by prescription, to treat conditions that occur when the body produces abnormally low amounts of testosterone, such as delayed puberty and some types of impotence. They are also prescribed to treat body wasting in patients with AIDS and other diseases that result in loss of lean muscle mass. Abuse of anabolic steroids, however, can lead to serious health problems, some irreversible.

      Today, athletes and others abuse anabolic steroids to enhance performance and also to improve physical appearance. Anabolic steroids are taken orally or injected, typically in cycles of weeks or months (referred to as “cycling”), rather than continuously. Cycling involves taking multiple doses of steroids over a specific period of time, stopping for a period, and starting again. In addition, users often combine several different types of steroids to maximize their effectiveness while minimizing negative effects (referred to as “stacking”).

      Health Hazards
      The major side effects from abusing anabolic steroids can include liver tumors and cancer, jaundice (yellowish pigmentation of skin, tissues, and body fluids), fluid retention, high blood pressure, increases in LDL (bad cholesterol), and decreases in HDL (good cholesterol). Other side effects include kidney tumors, severe acne, and trembling. In addition, there are some gender-specific side effects:

      For men - shrinking of the testicles, reduced sperm count, infertility, baldness, development of breasts, increased risk for prostate cancer.
      For women - growth of facial hair, male-pattern baldness, changes in or cessation of the menstrual cycle, enlargement of the clitoris, deepened voice.
      For adolescents - growth halted prematurely through premature skeletal maturation and accelerated puberty changes. This means that adolescents risk remaining short for the remainder of their lives if they take anabolic steroids before the typical adolescent growth spurt.

      In addition, people who inject anabolic steroids run the added risk of contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, which causes serious damage to the liver.

      Scientific research also shows that aggression and other psychiatric side effects may result from abuse of anabolic steroids. Many users report feeling good about themselves while on anabolic steroids, but researchers report that extreme mood swings also can occur, including manic-like symptoms leading to violence. Depression often is seen when the drugs are stopped and may contribute to dependence on anabolic steroids. Researchers report also that users may suffer from paranoid jealousy, extreme irritability, delusions, and impaired judgment stemming from feelings of invincibility.1

      So, you see, your misinformation is dangerous, anyone that makes use of anabolic steroids illegally is an idiot.

  39. QUESTION:
    Why does the appearance of human hair turn grey, then white as a person ages?
    Why does the appearance of human hair (and that of related apes) turn grey, then white as a person ages?

    • ANSWER:
      Aging causes changes in human hair.

      Older people tend to develop grey hair because the pigment in the hair is lost and the hair becomes colorless. Grey hair is considered to be a characteristic of normal aging. The age at which this occurs varies from person to person, but in general nearly everyone 75 years or older has grey hair, and in general men tend to become grey at younger ages than women.

      It should be noted however, that grey hair in itself is not actually grey; the grey head of hair is a result of a combination of the dark and white/colorless hair forming an overall 'grey' appearance to the observer. As such, people starting out with very pale blond hair usually develop white hair instead of grey hair when aging. Red hair usually doesn't turn grey with age; rather it becomes a sandy color and afterward turns white. In fact, the grey or white appearance of individual hair fibers is a result of light scattering from air bubbles in the central medulla of the hair fiber. Some degree of scalp hair loss or thinning generally accompanies aging in both males and females, and it's estimated that half of all men are affected by male pattern baldness by the time they are 50. The tendency toward baldness is a trait shared by a number of other primate species, and is thought to have evolutionary roots.

      It is commonly claimed that hair and nails will continue growing for several days after death. This is a myth; the appearance of growth is actually caused by the retraction of skin as the surrounding tissue dehydrates, making nails and hair more prominent.

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I do for the hair loss? My hair seems to be falling off a lot from the front area.?
    Is there a good Product to regrow hair or any natural way I can do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Look to your diet first. It can be caused by nutritional deficiencies. Especially if you are a young girl. If you are a vegetarian or don't eat healthy it could very well be a matter of diet.

      It could also be caused by low levels of estrogen. You'll notice that's why older women's hair falls out, less estrogen (and therefore increased ratio of testosterone to estrogen, also the reason roid junkies that lift weights hair falls out). Conversely, that's why pregnant women's hair gets so thick, increased estrogen.

      If your hair is falling out in clumps or big pieces or even more than a few dozen on your brush, you should definitely keep track of what you're eating and see a doctor for blood work. Whether nutrition, hormonal imbalance or something else it isn't good for a young woman's hair to fall out. There must be a reason besides simple genetics (which is the case for male pattern baldness).
      It could even be heavy metal poisoning, such as mercury. Or it could be a thyroid problem, which is increasingly common in our poisoned world. You should take this very seriously.

      Don't worry, but be concerned. It seems you are. Good luck! I hope you will be well.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you have PCOS and still have a normal period cycle?
    What are the symptoms of PCOS. And when they say increased hair growth, what does that mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Normally PCOS sufferers have irregular periods or no periods at all. But there may be times when their cycle is normal (ie regular at 30 +/- 5 days). It all depends on how many cysts, progesterone levels, testosterone levels, and so on.

      The hair growth is a result of testosterone. Not all PCOS sufferers have this, only some. What they mean is male pattern hair growth, which may include face, arms, chest, and even male pattern baldness. But as I said, only a minority of PCOS sufferers may get this to any significant extent depending on testosterone levels.

      Most common symptom amongst PCOS sufferers, apart from menstrual disturbances, is a tendency to be overweight. Other symptoms include oily skin, acne, under-developed breasts, dandruff ans skin darkening in skin folds. But PCOS can manifest itself in different ways (at least 5 ways have been identified) so there is no one set of symptoms.

      PCOS is primarily caused by insulin resistance. this means that your body doesn't respond to insulin in quite the way it should. So your body puts out more insulin than normal to compensate. It is the elevated insulin that interferes with ovarian function, in that it prevents follicles from developing properly and launching their eggs. The consequence of this is no corpus luteum and low progesterone. In response to this, the body puts out more LH (luteinising hormone) in an attempt to get the follicles to develop. But this in turn causes the ovaries to produce excess testosterone. And therein lies the excess hair growth. Its like a fourth stage knock-on effect of the elevated insulin.

      At the end of the day, their are varying degrees of insulin resistance, and each woman reacts to elevated insulin in different ways. So yes, you can have periods.

      That said, if you have been a 30 day cycle girl all all of your life then I would have to look hard at the evidence to be convinced. Some doctors might make a diagnosis based on multiple cysts seen in ultrasound alone, but that maybe a bit too simplistic.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is hormon therapy like for mtf transgenders?
    I just want to know.

    • ANSWER:
      First off, it depends on your age. The younger you are, the greater the effects you'll see.

      There are a number of different pills you can take, but they break down (more or less) into two types: testosterone blockers and estrogen/progesterone.

      The first comes in two types: one prevents your body from producing testosterone, the other prevents it from absorbing it. I'm on the second kind.

      As for the estrogens, I'm currently on two types - a little blue pill I take twice a day and a topical gel I use once per day.

      The effects? Your skin will get softer (and drier - in case you've ever wondered why women tend to use moisturizers so much). Whatever beard you have you will keep, but if it hasn't come in fully, the rest will remain dormant. I suspect you haven't had any male pattern baldness yet. If you do, the hair won't regrow, but no more hair will be lost. You will not get a higher pitched voice, but your voice will stop chaning. The fat in your body will redistribute - women store fat in their faces, men do not. You will find it much more difficult to achieve an erection. If it's still possible, it will be intensely painful. Your upper body strength will decline. You'll find that your emotions are closer to the surface than they were, and you'll have to learn to deal with them. We joke amongst ourselves about crying at cat food commercials.

      If it means anything, it's definitely worth it despite the minor difficulties. Suddenly I'm having trouble lifting things that never caused me problems before, for instance.

      Good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is my sister hai falling out she 14 and and gettIng bald patches ?
    Hi my sisters 14 and still really young and is getting Bald patch at the top of her head and her hair falls out a clump a day :/ what should I do and why is this happening ? Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      Before you go to the doctor
      worried about a major vitamin deficiency,
      take deep breaths. Hair loss is typically
      normal, especially in the fall months. Why?
      Read on.
      Everyone loses between 40 and 120 strands
      a day, depending on how much hair you
      have, your age and your hair's growth
      cycle. People with fine hair tend to have
      more of it and
      therefore will
      lose more of it
      than their thicker-haired sisters and
      brothers. Your hair also thins as you get
      older, particularly after menopause for
      women. But unlike aging men, the thinning
      tends to stop after awhile.
      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.
      It could also mean she is pulling out her hair by BRUSHING OR HEAT OR PULLING OR IF THE RUBBER BAND IN HER HAIR BROKE AND IT RIPPED IT OUT

  44. QUESTION:
    What is PCOS and what are the symptoms of it?
    My friend said she was disgnosed with it and I have no clue what it is or the symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      "What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's hormone levels, periods, and ovulation. This can affect fertility and pregnancy. It can also cause male-type body changes.

      If you have PCOS, your hormone (endocrine) system is out of balance. This can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.
      What are the symptoms?

      If you have PCOS, you may have problems with:

      * Acne.
      * Weight gain and have trouble losing weight.
      * Male pattern baldness or thinning hair on the scalp.
      * Hair growth on the face, back, or chest.
      * High blood sugar (hyperglycemia).

      PCOS also can cause menstrual and pregnancy problems, including:

      * No periods or irregular periods.
      * Trouble getting pregnant.
      * Repeat miscarriages.
      * Gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

      Living with PCOS symptoms can affect your emotional well-being, sexual satisfaction, and overall quality of life. This can lead to depression.1
      What causes PCOS?

      The cause of PCOS is not known.

      PCOS problems are caused by hormone changes. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another. This makes a "vicious circle" of out-of-balance hormones in your endocrine system, including:

      * Ovary hormones. When the hormones that trigger ovulation are not at the right levels, the ovary does not release an egg every month. In some women, cysts form on the ovaries. These cysts make androgen.
      * High androgen levels. High androgen in a woman causes male-type hair and acne problems and can stop ovulation.
      * High insulin and blood sugar levels. About half of women with PCOS have a problem with how the body uses insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn't use insulin well, blood sugar builds to high levels. If not treated, this can lead to diabetes.
      * High cholesterol levels. This is common with PCOS.

      Experts do not yet fully understand what triggers PCOS hormone changes. But they have found that lowering insulin levels seems to improve PCOS problems.2

      You may have a high risk of PCOS if members of your family have had PCOS or type 2 diabetes.
      Does PCOS increase your risk for other health problems?

      PCOS raises your risks of infertility, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and diabetes. (Of women who have PCOS, about 1 in 10 have type 2 diabetes by age 40.2) If you do not have menstrual bleeding for a year or more, your risk of uterine cancer increases.

      Treating PCOS can lower these health risks.

      With PCOS, you also have higher risks of miscarriage and gestational diabetes. This may be linked to high insulin levels.3"

      " Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms tend to start gradually. Most often, hormone changes that lead to PCOS start in the early teens, after the first menstrual period. Symptoms may be especially noticeable after a weight gain.

      With PCOS, you may have only a few symptoms or many symptoms. It is common for PCOS symptoms to be mistaken for other medical problems.
      Early symptoms

      Early symptoms of PCOS include:

      * Few or no menstrual periods. This can range from less than nine menstrual cycles in a year (more than 35 days between cycles) to no menstrual periods.2 Some women with PCOS have regular periods but are not ovulating every month. This means that their ovaries are not releasing an egg each month.
      * Heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding. About 30% of women with PCOS have this symptom.5
      * Hair loss from the scalp and hair growth (hirsutism) on the face, chest, back, stomach, thumbs, or toes. More than 70% of women with PCOS complain of these hair problems caused by high androgen levels.6
      * Acne and oily skin, caused by high androgen levels.
      * Depression or mood swings. Hormonal changes are a known cause of emotional symptoms.

      Living with PCOS symptoms can affect your sense of well-being, sexual satisfaction, and overall quality of life. This too can lead to depression.1"

  45. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a bald spot caused by a relaxer?
    A long time ago, i used a relaxer and it left a minor bald spot on the front of my head. More like a line. I feel hair over there but it hasn't grown. Why? It isn't smooth either. That does it, no more relaxers. Even though it's not noticible. I don't feel comfy 'bout it. Why is that place hairy but hasn't grown. I hadn't even noticed it earlier on even though the spot was there for years. Please help. It makes my front hairline uneven. And I don't have alopecia whatever. :(

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How is Allopecia diagnosed and what are the differential diagnosis'?

    • ANSWER:
      Either by looking at it (if it looks like a fungus a KOH prep can be done or a fungal culture of the hair); by doing a punch biopsy that goes to pathology.
      The most common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which involves thinning hair or balding of the scalp. Alopecia means hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is caused by heredity (a characteristic passed down from parents to children) and may also be called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. In men with androgenetic alopecia, hair loss occurs in a typical pattern on the forehead area and on top of the head. In women with androgenetic alopecia, hair loss occurs throughout the scalp with overall thinning of hair.

      Other, less common types of hair loss can cause hair shedding (when clumps of hair fall out) or hair thinning. These types of hair loss may be caused by an illness (such as alopecia areata, trichotillomania, traction alopecia, and telogen effluvium).
      * Certain diseases that do not affect the whole body. Diseases such as ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitus), which is common in children, can cause hair loss.
      * Age. As people age, their hairs tend to break easier and hair follicles are not as productive. Many people have some hair loss by the age of 50.
      * Stress. Mental stress (such as anxiety) or physical stress (such as surgery) can cause hair loss.
      * Hair care. Chemical treatments can damage hair. Rough combing or brushing and hairstyles that are tight and pull on hair can cause hair loss.
      Other causes of hair loss include:

      * Certain diseases that affect the whole body. These include thyroid disease, lupus, severe infection, or severe flu.
      * Inadequate protein in the diet. Lack of protein in the body can alter the hair growth cycle and cause hair to shed after a couple of months. This can be reversed quickly by adding adequate protein to the diet.
      * Injury. Injury to the scalp can damage hair follicles and cause hair loss.
      * Medications. Some medications may cause hair loss (which is usually temporary). These medications include those used for arthritis, depression, heart problems, or blood thinners. Some cancer treatments can also cause hair loss.
      * Changes in hormone levels. Childbirth, taking birth control pills, or changes in a woman's menses etc.

  48. QUESTION:
    I'm feeling sleepy through out the day. Not sure if I should take iron supplements for this?
    Hello guys, I'm a masters student and I feel sleepy through out the day, I don't know why. Some people say I'm anemic and suggested taking iron supplements. In another unconnected incident, I learned that when some one is anemic, they may suffer hair loss in the head, which is true for me. Do you know if taking iron supplements will help? Is there any other reason why I'm feeling like this?
    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Anemia, as you know, strictly means that your blood is under-strength in "hemoglobin," the red pigment inside the red blood cells, which is responsible for the blood's power to carry oxygen around the body from the lungs. The gas oxygen is not soluble in water; that's why blood needs a bit of help to carry it.

      The normal hemoglobin level is about 140, (14 in old money). The lower the level, the lower the amount of oxygen which the blood can carry around. This implies that the brain can be starved of oxygen, even though a normal amount of blood is getting to it, if the person is significantly anemic. Women who suffer with heavy periods, and lose a lot of blood like that, typically have hemoglobin levels of 100 to 110. You start getting short of breath on effort as well, when the hemoglobin drops for any reason to about 80, (8 in old money), or below.

      A low hemoglobin can also make you feel tired, as well as short of breath on effort, if the level is low enough.

      The subject of how much hemoglobin will be found in the blood, is perforce related to the red blood cells which carry it inside them. The red cells are produced in the bone-marrow, and as they are produced, they are each "charged" or "loaded" with a slug of hemoglobin.

      Anything that impairs the production of red blood cells also produces anemia. It's like, to have a military force of cavalry, you need two things: a horse, and a rider on top of it. A shortage of horses, necessarily implies a shortage of cavalrymen. It's the same with the red blood cell, (the horse), and the hemoglobin, (the rider).

      All this implies that there are many, many causes of anemia. Certainly one of the most common causes of anemia is a shortage of iron, which is the central element needed in a hemoglobin molecule. Normally iron is found as an iron-complex (ferritin) dissolved free in the blood, and this iron is derived from your diet plus a lot of re-circulated iron from old, broken-down red blood cells.

      I am trying to explain why there are 2 levels of possibility in your case,

      - (1) Are you anemic,
      - (2) If you are, is it iron deficiency that is causing it, or some other cause of anemia.

      Of course, the line of reasoning the other way around, is much easier: - if you are not anemic, it follows that your iron levels are adequate. Since you are a Masters student, it is simple formal logic, ... If P or Q then S, but if not-S then not-P,

      Unless you are just so pale that it is obvious, you need a simple blood test (full blood count), to tell if you are anemic. The picture from a full blood count is fairly diagnostic itself, of iron deficiency- type anemia, but to be sure you need your serum iron level measuring as well, (serum ferritin).

      There are disadvantages to taking oral iron. It makes your poo black and tarry. I don't recommend you do it without a bit more solid (scientific) evidence.

      Hair loss is certainly described with iron deficiency anemia, but if yours is in the classic "male pattern baldness" areas, that is probably more likely.

      I feel I have gone on for too long. I hope this is of some help.

      Best wishes,

      Belliger
      retired uk gp

  49. QUESTION:
    Does testosterone replacement therapy work in older men?
    I'm 64 years of age and married. Testosterone blood levels were discovered to be in the low normal borderline range. I feel all the symptoms of low T. Took the test. Doctor said I would be a candidate for TRT if I wish. He also explained the side effects. My question is...is anyboy my age out there who is on TRT? Is is safe? Does it work? How did it change your life? I don't know whether to live with the symptoms or start therapy. Some of the side effects bother me.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to increase testosterone levels is exercise.
      EXERCISE REGULARLY
      In addition to improving mental and physical health, regular exercise promotes healthy sexual function and helps to improve sexual virility. Aim to exercise at least 4-5 times per week, incorporating moderate cardiovascular exercise in addition to strength training. Regular exercise promotes healthy blood circulation and increases testosterone and growth hormone levels, all of which promote increased sexual virility and sexual function.

      HORMONE BOOSTERS SIDE EFFECTS"

      Acne
      Testosterone boosters can over-stimulate the sebaceous glands of the skin and result in severe acne, especially on the face, chest and back.

      Masculinization
      Women who use testosterone boosters may experience masculinization of the voice, enlargement of the clitoris and an increase in body hair.

      Baldness
      According to the Mayo Clinic, men who take testosterone boosters may increase the pace of male-pattern baldness.

      Diabetes
      The use of testosterone boosters can cause sudden spikes or drops in blood sugar levels, which can be life-threatening for diabetics.

      Enlarged Prostate
      Men taking testosterone boosters may experience an enlarged prostate, which can cause painful and frequent urination, and difficulty starting urination.

      Liver Damage
      High amounts of testosterone in the body can cause liver damage, including cirrhosis (scarring) and liver cancer.

      Breast Cancer
      Testosterone boosters can cause the development of new breast cancers in both men and women, or advance the growth of existing breast cancers.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there any difference between what causes baldness in men and women?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually yes. Hormone intolerance in men, (male patterned), along with genetics, causes baldness. In women it usually is genetics and older age. Men generally bald first at the crown, and women experience thinning on top in front of head....

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  2. QUESTION:
    Can AVODART prevent hair loss and help me get rid of unwanted body hair?
    I was prescribed this medication off-label for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. I'm also hoping it will help me get rid of unwanted body hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Been using it for 7 years.It's been awesome. As the other person said, correct, it won't get rid of body hair.

      Here's some great hair loss sites as well that can help you

      http://www.hairtransplantinsider.com, http://www.hairtransplantmagazine.com, http://www.hairtransplantcost.tv

  3. 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.

  4. 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:
      try hair oil; it really works! put it on at nite before bed and wake up and shampoo it off. usually coconut hair oil works the best but try others to suit ur hair

  5. 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:
      hiar doesn't regrow except under miraculous circumstances. one you start to lose it, its gone

  6. QUESTION:
    What countries prescribe dutasteride (Adovart) for male pattern hair loss?
    What countries prescribe dutasteride (Adovart) for male pattern hair loss?

    It's currently not prescribed in the USA for male pattern hair loss. What countries do prescribe it for mphl?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Chemically, Avodart is similar to Proscar (which is also called Propecia). Based on some of the studies available, it appears that Avodart has similar property as well, help grow hair.

      However, Avodart is not approved in this country for treatment of hair loss due to lack of studies from the company. Some of the doctors in US are using it for that purposes.

      If you want something approved, try Propecia. It you really want Avodart, ask your doctor.

  7. QUESTION:
    My hair is getting thinner in volume and keep falling out?
    I'm a male in my 20s and when i was around 12, my hair volume was thick but i dont know since when, my hair suddenly keep falling out and keep getting thinner...usually i notice it when i try to wash my hair, and when i look at my hand, i see like around 4 strings of hair each..this also happens when i try to scratch my head...

    The main problem is it wont grow back properly (my hair grow unevenly, the hair grow spread far to thinly, like the distance between a strand of hair with another is ).

    heres a link of similar hair loss to mine, (left side picture) http://hairlosstreatmentcenter.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/male_hair_loss_treatment.jpg

    it tend to get noticed more when my hair is wet or under a light (if i walk into a bright room or under a bright sunlight, people can notice my thin hair),

    I try to cut my hair bald just so it would grow but no changes

    i think this is very serious for a 20 yrs old male.

    What can i do? I prefer not using any brand of shampoo or hair products since i dont trust them, if can i want something that i can do or make personally..

    i search in the internet by applying olive oil + onion mix together, it can help...i dont know if its true...anything tips similar way ?

    • ANSWER:
      Not trying to insinuate that you have any sort of eating problem, but have you been eating properly? Assuming by your age you might be in college, and a lot of college age students don't eat nutritionally balance, I know because I didn't always eat the best through-out college. Even slight changes in your diet can cause you to be deficient in the vitamins that help hair stay healthy. Maybe just take a lot at what you've been eating and see if it's balanced.

      Other than that, stress can also cause hair loss. So can exercise if you aren't eating for the exercise you're doing, if that makes sense.

      As far as growing it back, other than trying the vitamins that claim to help hair growth/regrowth, I've heard coconut oil is supposed to work really well.

      Good luck :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there any hair care specialist in Malaysia which could prevent hair loss and regrow hair?
    Im 24 male and have severe hair loss. I also have patches (areas on my head where hair does not grow anymore). My parents and grandparents have good hair so its not genetics problem. Can someone please a solution or where can I seek for help ?

    • ANSWER:
      You can prevent those yourself, find the 'cause' and eliminate them, and your hair will improve.
      Hair specialists, sometimes causes hair loss, (see below) since I don't have a clue how you've taken care of your hair.
      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.

      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.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chiew how are you = D

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

      Tips to combat hair loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      I hope this help in something.

      Have a nice day :)

  10. QUESTION:
    Any good treatment for a male with temporal recession hair loss?
    My husband was told by a hair loss expert to try rogaine but it obviously didn't work, since it is for a different type of hair loss than the temporal recession type. Any suggestions on anything you've known works really well in this area with the least side effect? Any advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Minoxidil and Finasteride are some of the most common medical treatments for hair loss or a receding hair line, but I would recommend getting your information straight before you see a doctor. A lot of doctors recommend products because they get paid for them. There are plenty of effective alternatives available to you: http://www.hairlossbalding.net

  11. QUESTION:
    Is hair grafting a good treatment for hair loss? Is there any side effect of this treatment?
    I have heard of this treatment for hair loss but I am not sure whether it really works. Can someone tell his own experience on this treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Now a days hair grafting has become a common mode of hair loss treatment. With the advancement of cosmetic surgery, people suffering from hair loss go for hair grafting for re-growth of hair effectively. Hair grafting is mainly done to treat male pattern of baldness.The process of hair grafting is quite complex and surgeons who carry out the operation are well trained and experienced enough to perform the operation for a long period of time with immense patience and dexterity.

      There are mainly two types of hair grafting that are done for hair fall treatment, Strip Harvesting Technique and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique.

      There can be several side effects too of this treatment. Some of them are:
      1. Hair can be different in appearance.
      2. Poor growth of hair in the bald region.
      3. There can be scars of the surgery, etc.

      For more information try the link

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/what-is-hair-grafting.html

  12. QUESTION:
    What can a doctor do against hereditary hair loss?
    I'm 19, male and I think I've got an early stage of hair loss. What can be done against it? Which doctor to ask? Or am I "lost"?

    • ANSWER:
      Early on there is a lot you can do to slow the loss and retain more of your hair. First thing is to reduce your stress-- hair hates stress! Next, you should probably see a dermatologist that specializes in male hair loss.

      The doctor can test you for vitamin deficiencies (vitamin d, iron, and others can help speed up hair loss). There are prescriptions for preventing and slowing male hair loss like Propecia that your doctor can prescribe, if he or she thinks it's a good option for you. Some people see results mixing prescription DHT-blockers with L-lysine, as well.

      Selenium, MSM, Biotin, Zinc, and Vitamin B Complex are other supplements that are often associated with improving hair loss. Even though these are all over the counter, it's best to learn about what you're taking. Finding a doctor that takes your health issue seriously can help you find a supplement or prescription cocktail that is safe for you and doesn't interfere with any other medications.

      Finally, some dermatologists can treat you with red light laser therapy to help regrow your hair, if you're willing to shell out for it.

      Most of these treatments will only work as long as you take the pill or receive the treatment. If you stop the routine, the hair will continue to fall again. But if the hair loss is in an early stage, you have the best chance of holding onto more of it. Easier to keep hair than to regrow it once it's gone.

      Do what you can, but try not to think about it too much and stress yourself out.

      Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    Do hair laser treatments help to stop hair loss?
    I have read that hair laser treatments are an effective way to stop hair loss and grow new hair. Does anyone know what the best hair loss laser treatment there is. Do you have to go to a hair loss clinic or can you buy a hair laser to use at home?

    • ANSWER:
      According to the FDA, low level laser therapy is effective in treating male pattern baldness. The Hairmax is the most highly publicized product on the market. However, the price may be inconsistent with their product. My findings suggest that the Hairmax comb may be effective but it would be much more effective if it offered more laser diodes. The Hairmax sold in the US includes a single laser, which is refracted on a plastic mirror to create 8 or 9 beams of light. The laser therapy found most effective includes 650 nw lasers concentrated on the hair loss area for 20 minutes, three times per week. Ideally, a laser device would have multiple lasers to concentrate on one area for 20 minutes. In contrast the Hairmax has one laser refracted and combed over an area for 15 minutes. To you your question of products – consider checking out a website that reviews hair loss treatment products for thinning hair. A comparison site will offer information about thegoods needed to treat your hair loss. Laser therapy may be a good compliment to supplements or vice versa.

  14. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss on the back of the head?
    I am a balding male but I recently I noticed bald spot on the back of the head about the size of a quarter. I thought hair would come back but I noticed that it is growing bigger. A quick online search indicated that it could be Alopecia Areata but I thought it would only cause hair loss on the top and at the crown. Is there any treatment for hair loss at the back and can it be stopped?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely sounds like Alopecia Areata - an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been known to be the main cause.

      For a start you can compare with the images in www.curespotbaldness.com. Following this, a skin biopsy should be carried out by a trained medical doctor or a dermatologist. This is the best way to diagnose and confirm. It will show any abnormal concentration of T-cells (immune cells) at the affected area.

      My bro did the same when had this problem. However he managed to recover using a treatment he found in the website. Wish you a quick recovery

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can wearing a hat or hoodie every day cause eventual hair loss?
    I wear my hoodie (which is the hood of a sweatshirt or jacket) every day, about 5 hours of the day to keep extra warm. Do you think that doing this can cause eventual hair loss? That is, with time. You know, maybe in 20 years or so, I will start losing some hair since I wore a hoodie every day as a kid. I'm 19 and am a male.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless the hat is worn so tight as to cut off circulation to the hair follicles, wearing a hat does not cause hair to fall out. Instead, hats can contribute positively by blocking the sun and preventing sunburn.

      Wearing hat for too long especially in hot and humid climate, however, can contribute to the excretion and accumulation of sebum and oil on your hair. Sebum is a waxy substance that is secreted by the sebaceous glands in your skin onto hair follicles. Overtime, sebum can react with cholesterol to create a hardened sebum plug that cuts off oxygen circulation to the hair follicles and cause it to fall out. Sebum plug can also accumulate dirt and become a breeding ground for bacteria and contributing to hair loss.

      http://www.retane.com/hair-loss-treatment/hair-loss-myth.htm

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

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

      GO TO A DOCTOR!

  19. 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.

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

      w w w . regrowmyhair . info

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

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

      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

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

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

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the solution to thinning hair - desparate?
    Now I have done a lot of internet search but I can't find a satisfactory answer.

    My hair has now really thinned out and I am quite desperate. I really don't want to use the concealers.
    I am 31 yo male living in Canada (Toronto area).

    Is there some kind of hair clinic I can go to that can advise me on my best options?

    I am not getting a straight answer from the doctors.
    I do have dandruff, and use head and shoulders, which I also think is hurting my hair.

    What kind of treatment should I use, which shampoo and conditioner?
    I read something about regular shampoos rinsing away the essential hair oils, is there any truth to this. If so, which shampoo should I be using which will be healthy and beneficial to my hair and scalp and will give my hair volume.

    Is there any treatment I should use after washing my hair such as some sort of hair oil or something? Just to help the hair and scalp and give it some volume.

    What other treatments can I use? Some grandmother recipes include massaging head with hot virgin olive oil or something. Does this help?

    I will also be starting Rogaine soon.

    Please help. Kinda desperate here!

    The objectives are:
    Dandruff gone
    Fungal/viral/bacterial infection (if any) gone. The doctor didn't see any, but I dont know to trust him.
    Hair loss stopped.
    More volume in my hair.

    Thank you much!

    • ANSWER:

  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

      Hope it helps ! =)

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      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

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

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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:

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

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

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

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

      Hope it helps ! =)

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      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

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

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

  28. QUESTION:
    How much Biotin is suggested for hair growth?
    I recently finished my Accutane treatment and have suffered from hair loss as a side effect. I heard Biotin helps hair growth and also nail strength. How much is suggested (5 mg, 1000, 3000, 5000)? Is there a formula depending upon weight? (i.e. 107 lbs) Are there any other vitamins suggested? Since Accutane is still in my system, I want to avoid any type of multivitamins since they contain Vitamin A. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe any study that says a vitamin will make hair grow faster. Hair is a waste, made up of keratin, a protein that is not alive. Hair grows on average 1/2 inch a month. Biotin may make new growth stronger, but I don't believe faster. Biotin is found in many common foods such as eggs, milk, carrots, lots of things.
      Nevertheless, here are the recommendations.
      Recommended Adequate Intake* for Biotin
      AgeBiotin (mcg/day)
      Infants0–6 months5
      7–12 months6
      Children1–3 years8
      4–8 years12
      Males and Females9–13 years20
      14-18 years25
      19–70 years30
      70+ years30
      Pregnant<18-5030
      Lactating<18-5035

  29. QUESTION:
    what are the most effective products against hair loss today?
    do they just prevent hair loss or hair can start to grow back...are there any side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      There are many hair loss products available on the internet. Unfortunately some of them are bad but there are some good ones.

      I suffered from hair loss three years ago and bought a lot of treatments, over 00 worth. Basically, I wasted my money on a lot of uneffective products before I finally found one that worked.

      The hair loss treatment below is a product that an old friend recommended to me and it has really helped me.

      The product shows both male and females how to strengthen, restore AND revitalize hair naturally without side effects.

  30. 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!

  31. QUESTION:
    Any tips for an 18-yr old male with hair loss?
    It started at age 16, I thought it was initially due to use of hair-gel, but now I don't use gel anymore but I still have the hair-loss problem increasing on the temple of my head. Hair falls off easily sometimes while combing and after showers.... Also I sweat easily on that part of my head. Please, do you have any tips of any natural oils or supplements I may take?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      The use of hair gel, as well as, showering are not reasons why you are experiencing hair loss. It could be a combination of stress, hormonal imbalance and genetics. Don't worry though, you are not alone, around 25% of males experience balding before the age of thirty. There are some natural remedies that you could try, but I would recommend finding the source of your hair loss before you choose any treatment. I'd suggest scheduling a free consultation with a Bosley physician at one of our many regional offices (all listed on our website).

      Our people are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause of your case & recommend appropriate treatment options. Best of all, the consults are conducted free of charge so at the very least you receive the information you need to move forward in addressing your problem without having to spend a dime for it.

  32. QUESTION:
    What would you like to ask?how much effective ervamatin as treatment of male pattern baldness?
    I want to use Ervamatin for my male pattern baldness. Now I'm somewhat confuse either it work or not.
    some time i think it just lose my money. it'll pleasing if Ervamatin can stop any further hair loss. Please answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Ervamatin is a natural product, created exclusively to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. Men and women of all ages with all types of capillary problems can use this revolutionary product. All the ingredients used in this formulation are recognized by the CTFA (The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association based in New York - USA). It is also recognized and accepted by WHO (World Health Organization).
      So go ahead..........Give it a try. You have nothing to lose.

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a treatment for melasma that actually works?
    It appeared on my face about 4 years ago. I've seen many doctors, tried all sorts of creams, always using sunblock and trying to stay away from the sun. It's not only not going away, but actually spreading further. Cannot identify the cause - the usual culprits - pregnancy, pills, etc. - are not the reason in my case. Does anyone know any effective treatment?

    Don't know if this is related, but have also been suffering from hair loss since about the same time as melasma appeared. Any clue?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      FIRST OFF, AN ADD: if you can, see a doctor specializing in Endocrinology or Endocrinologist, IF YOU CAN'T, ask that your doctors TEST these GLANDULAR levels, because SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE. Or this wouldn't be going on.

      hmm, perhaps below for the hair loss, but it could also be caused be excess male hormones, have u increased in male symptoms, like an Adams Apple, or greasy face, or perhaps a small "mustache." If not, what about "female changes." Or, even if NONE of these, the hair alone could be the sign. . . , or perhaps its its just alopecia . . .

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia_areata

      However, for the Melasma (or Mask of Pregnancy) I'd go to a department store like Dillards, Sears, or a High End one (or even Walgreens drug store) and look for a CREAM with 4% HYDROQUININE in it. This will lighten your skin, hopefully removing the blemish. However, if it isn't enough, you can see a dermatologist to get an 8% Hydroquinine cream, or Retin-a that will remove the dermise. Also, it sounds like an overproduction of "melanin" and your dermatologist may need to "paint" you to remove the offending skin color permanently (much like Michael Jackson) but this is usually done ONLY to the collar line and not in such a DRASTIC manner. I have a condition called Vitiligo where I have "white" patches appear (the opposite problem as you) and I decided simply to "stay out of the sun" instead of getting "painted." It has now been 10 years out of the sun and I'm as pale as can be, but you can't see any white spots either! Woot! So good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Where in the Philippines could I donate my hair?
    I am a male cancer patient and I want to donate my 18-20-inch hair to little girls in the Philippines suffering from hair loss. Where can I find one?

    • ANSWER:
      Shalom!! That is VERY nice. I've been growing mine out for about 7 months now to do the same!!
      Ask at the Hospital you visit for treatment.
      If in the Philippines check out local charities.

      Here are some leads:
      www.pantene.com/en-us/beautiful-lengths-cause/default.aspx
      www.locksoflove.org
      Previous Y!A - http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080605011723AAaWjCf
      www.cutsforcancer.net/hhair.php

      Good luck and blessings!

  36. QUESTION:
    Best flea and tick treatments for cats for someone allergic to topicals?
    My cats are 11 years old and not once have I ever had a flea problem with them! I moved to my new condo last January '12 from my moms house (were 6 cats and three dogs all lived together without a single flea using no treatments!) and in the last couple months or so have been battling fleas! (they have been stricktly in door cats their whole lives, they never go outside)
    It was really bad in feb but I treated my dogs with Comfortis, my cats with a natural topical (Natural Defense) sprayed the house with a sentry product and cleaned everything! I hadn't seen a flea since so I thought it was under control.
    However my male has developed what looks like a flea allergic reaction at the base of his tail, I thoroughly cleaned everything again and found one flea. So I bathed all the animals and cleaned all the fabrics again, though I found no fleas on the animals themselves.
    So clearly the Nature's Defense all natural topical is not strong enough for my cats, however tropicals like Frontline and Advantage cause a serious reaction to my skin. My dogs are on Comfortis, an oral pill, but my vet has no oral pills for cats, so they weren't a lot of help with this.
    What can I do for them, my female has no scabs or hair loss but my poor boy is going bald! Are there natural products that are more effective? Are there oral pills you can recommend? Is there something I can offer him to sooth his skin, I bought a spray specifically for cats with flea dermatitis reactions and it seems to help.
    Thanks for the help!
    Hi, it's more that I can't touch the animal until it's completely absorbed, as long as it's still 'moist' on their back I can't get that on me. And since my cats spend all their time in my bedroom all over my bedding, I can't avoid it!

    • ANSWER:
      Comfortis is now available for use in cats. I tryed it but my cats had some side effects from it. That being said, it was the best flea treatment I had used. I hate I just cant use it on them. Just weigh the pros and cons of it if you consider it. I wrote about my cats issues here if interested.

      http://voices.yahoo.com/comfortis-cats-side-effects-cats-11848779.html?cat=53

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there any real, effective hair loss treatment?
    So many ads, but so little faith. Are there any actually effective hair loss treatments on the market?

    • ANSWER:
      First, do a web search "Hair restoration scams" You will find dozens of them and some who have tried them all and found them insffective. We are seeing a hair loss epidemic in both males and females and it´s occurring at ever younger ages - as young as 14 and 15. One of principal causes of loss is shampoos and other products containing harsh harmful ingredients and medicated shampoos only make the problem worse. They also cause dandruff, premature graying, inhibited growth and many more problems. Washing hair too frequently removes beneficial natural oils and harms scalp and also is a cause of loss. I found this NATURAL, safe, low cost treatment that gives remarkable results - it stops the loss almost straight away. Scalp needs stimulation to clear blocked hair ducts, remove dead follicles so it can start producing strong, well anchored, thicker hair. Massage with natural oils, olive oil is excellent, and then brush vigorously (best with a short bristled palm held brush) so you feel it stimulating scalp (35 /45 strokes or more) preferably each day. A little shedding and some breakage occurs but only to begin with - quickly stops as hair gets anchored and stronger. Hair will grow faster, become thicker and It will also force new growth overtime (expect to see in about 2 months) My bald patch on the crown has completely regrown. Where it had receded at temples new growth was a slower process but I found, week by week , the hair line inched forward. (Initially the hairs are sparse then overtime become denser). Do at night and sleep with it that way and wash off in the morning (because of treatment - washing daily will not be detrimental). Keep up treatment and DON´T BE AFRAID OF LOSING NEW GROWING HAIRS - THEY WILL RE-APPEAR EVEN STRONGER. Maintain a regular brushing and oiling routine and you will see even better results. Using this treatment you have to have patience and persevere day in, day out but it truly works . Also do a web search "Shampoos harmful?" MANY contain sodium laurel sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate and propylene glycol, all of which are harmful. First two are dangerous and both damage hair follicles and cause hair loss. They also harm eyes.- the eye stinging you get is telling you that. Fetuses subjected to these substances do not develop functioning eyes, and both can cause cataracts in adults. Propylene glycol - antifreeze - is a known skin irritant and is thought to cause mouth ulcers. It also damages the kidneys and liver. Do a web search for safe, non harming products for hair and skin. Balding tends to be genetic. My father, two younger brothersall had severe hair loss problems. I truly believe this treatment has saved me from the same fate.

      SOURCE(S): 20 +years of research and self experimentation using natural treatments to correct skin, hair and scalp disorders

  38. QUESTION:
    How long does it take biotin to yield results?
    Even though, I started taking biotin vitamin tablets (20 mg per day) for the past two weeks, I cannot see much progress. My question is, how long does it take to see the results?

    (Biotin tablets are used for the treatment of hair loss)

    • ANSWER:
      I have not used biotin tablets myself, so I can't really comment, but most hair loss remedies that I've heard of require at LEAST 3-6 months to see any sort of progress. It seems to me that 2 weeks is way too soon to expect anything.

      By the way are you male or female? If you're male, you could also look into finasteride and/or Rogaine to combat the problem. I'm currently taking finasteride and planning to try biotin as well.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there any harm to combine ayurvedic with homeopathic?
    I taking Ayurveda treatment for my cough and I have hair loss problem should I go for homeopathic treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably fine. However, homeopathy can be thrown off by strong medicines and strong scents. So if you do decided to try it, make sure you cover what you're taking with your Homeopath.

      PS: Male hair loss is caused by DHT in the hair folicles. Best remedy I've found to halt that is oat grass.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the reason for thinning of hair and hair loss?
    I am a 22 year old male and I am suddenly getting lot of hair fall and hair loss and having dandruff as well, What could be the reason and some hair in moustache and beard turning reddish brown, what could be the reason and solution?

    • ANSWER:
      This link will get a reply to lot of your questions:

      http://www.segalsolutionsindia.com/causes_contributing_factors.html

      I came across this site and believe me, I was taken aback by the honesty in approach of this site. I couldn't believe somebody in India could be so fair to any consumer. I read all on this site and am closer to the best for my hair with their Segals Solutions products. It has helped me a lot in gaining my confidence after I had severe hair loss. I had spent almost close to 40000 rupees on various treatments but nothing worked till one of my doctor friend suggested me this. It worked great and astonishingly fast.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some early symptoms of male pattern baldness (hair loss)?
    I am 18 years old and the back of my top/back of my head (hairline area) is a little irritated.

    Hair loss runs in my family, so I just want to know when to start doing something about it.

    My dad said that he started experiencing the same irritation as I am now when he first started to lose hair, so that is why I am concerned.

    Would that irritation be a symptom? What are some other symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      HI dude, the typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually recedes to form an "M" shape. The existing hair may become finer and shorter. The hair at the crown also begins to thin. Eventually the top of the hairline meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides of the head.Hair loss in patches, diffuse shedding of hair, breaking of hair shafts, or hair loss associated with redness, scaling, pain, or rapid progression could be caused by other conditions. So that irritation is part of the symptoms of baldness. So dont panic, as there are known cure for this one.

      Try Procerin, a natural male pattern baldness treatment that uses all those ingredients, is one of the most well known natural supplements that can compete with the chemical treatments in terms of how effective they are, except Procerin ( http://www.procerin.com )has no side effects. I hope you may find this one as helpful to you.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the various ways to deal with baldness? How can it be prevented?
    I'm 23 and very much scared of baldness. It's really frightening when I see some bald people around. I have hair loss problem and don't want to be bald. Is there any method which can effectively stop the hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry, even if you get bald there are many treatments available in the markets .

      Here is the answer of your question:

      Among all kinds of hair disorders, baldness is the most common and troubling condition for millions of individuals across the globe.It is mainly experienced by the male gender.There are several baldness solutions available in the market.
      1. Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil) reduce thinning of hair and covers the entire scalp with hair.
      2. Hair replacements can also be a preferred choice for those who are looking out for a permanent hair loss therapy.

      For Prevention of baldness here are some tips that you should keep in mind
      1. Take proper healthy diet.
      2. Use of drugs like Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride)
      3. Daily oil massage of the scalp etc.

      For more information try the links
      1. http://findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/baldness-prevention.html

      2. http://findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/baldness-solutions.html

  43. QUESTION:
    Can skin care products recede hair line?
    I read somewhere that skin care produts for your face can recede your hairline (on a male) or cause a type of hair loss. Is this true? I use Neutragena and Clean and Clean. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I doubt that those specific products will cause any serious hair loss for you, you can always check the labeling or online to see if there are any major side effects that come with usage though. Also, if on the off chance you do begin noticing significant hair loss, I'd suggest scheduling a free consultation with a Bosley physician at one of our many regional offices (all listed on our website).

      Our people are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause & recommend appropriate treatment options, if necessary. Best of all, the consults are conducted free of charge so there's no worrying about any major bills. Again though, this is only a last case scenario as I personally think you'll be ok with what you are using now.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the best ways to promote healthy hair?
    I'm 19, male. If it's true that your hair growth and loss come from your mother's side, I might be okay in the long run. However, around 16 or 17, probably due to increased stress, big psychological issues, and traumatic experiences, and being kind of rough on my hair (various products, forcing my hair straight because I didn't like my "wavy" hair), my hair seemed thinner, and there was some loss at the front. I'm not sure I'd call it "receding" because it didn't progress any further in 3 years. It mostly stayed put after the initially thinning/loss.

    After an eventual diagnosis of bipolar, I'm finally getting treated, and I eased my work load (I used to put way too much weight on my shoulders with excessive and difficult classes and working 25-30 hours along with my other problems). I'm feeling better due to the treatment I'm getting and the lessened stress. I'm also being less forceful with my hair. It's definitely thicker in the back and top, and I'm pretty sure it's coming back more in the front.

    From what I understand, hair lost to stress can come back. I'm on my way if that's the case. I've also heard washing less can help. Ideally, for wavy, or curly, not too oily hair, how often should I wash? Every other day? Or less frequently? Is just rinsing it in the shower but still putting gel or mousse or hairspray in it on those days acceptable? Are there any less harsh hair products I should get? Now I'm just towel drying, and trying to get it fairly neat. I don't do much actual brushing at all though. No more blow drying, or even worse, straightening, either. Should I do it differently from how I have recently? Should my hair come back? Is the idea about hair loss from stress right? Any other tips? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      For your hair type, washing around 3 times a week is enough. Remember to use sulfate free shampoos so you don't dry out your hair and roughen it up. Try not to use gel, that's very drying. Don't towel dry, squeeze it dry with the towel to absorb excess water but no rubbing! Yes, hair loss is mostly due to stress or a bad diet. You'll get better slowly. For good products that are gentle on your hair and you can use often if you want to, look up the pro naturals system, they use argan oil and no alcohol, sulfates, silicones, etc. So they're really healthy for your hair. Look them up online because you can only get them on the internet since they're a salon brand.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why people loose hair after coming to US?
    Hi, I moved into US very recently. Currently i am in North East Pennsylvania. I don't know from the day one I am loosing at least 50 hairs daily. Is this because of the very cold weather or the water. Within a 3 months i feel like i became bold. Can someone please help me how can i control my hair loss. Is there any medicine or treatments ... I would really appreciate your help. thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      1) The US has NOTHING!!!!!, to do with your hair loss so stop blaming my country!!!!

      2) A healthy person generally loses up to 100 hairs per day weather you realize it or not.

      3) Your hair loss could be genetic look at the males in your family are they bald? Your father especially.

      4) Go to a Dr.

      5) Go to wal-mart and get some rogane.

  46. QUESTION:
    What hair loss product for men has the best results.?
    Gels, lotions, vitamins that would help with male hair loss

    • ANSWER:
      I would say ultimately there are only about 5 REAL products that work and they include:

      1.Propecia-Rx only
      2.Saw palmetto-natural form of propecia
      3.HairMax Laser Comb-FDA approved even, will grow back about 10% density
      4.Minoxidil 5% foam-works for some and then not for others, not the most effective treatment, but it DOES work for some men
      5.Hair transplant surgery. This is your BEST BET for hair loss.

      Another word of advice is to have a healthy diet. Take a multivitamin supplement along with b complex vitamin daily.

      Wash hair with head n shoulders. It has zinc oxide which is really beneficial for thinning hair and hair loss in general

      DO NOT buy into any other magic potions offering you nothing but false promises and stealing your money.

      Do research on the products I mentioned above.

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    Has anyone received treatment for male pattern hair loss? Does it actually work?
    Can you please elaborate on the method of treatment you received and the outcome. Did you have any side effects? I am 29 and suffering from this condition - I would therefore be more interested if you are between 26 and 35. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There are medications that help with this problem, but all of them produce only a temporary solution to the problem. If you stop taking your medication, your hair starts falling out again (so it's a great money-making machine for the drug companies). In the long run, a hair transplant may provide the best, most permanent and cheapest solution. Alternatively, you can come to terms with your hair loss - remember, many people find baldness to be the epitome of masculinity and extremely sexy.

  49. QUESTION:
    What food /drink /shampoo should I take NOW to prevent hair loss or balding in the future?
    I really dont wanna lose hair like my father!!

    I know I've asked this forget but I forget things!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually the genes that cause male baldness are passed on from your mother, not your father.
      Another thing to keep in mind is that baldness can skip a generation.
      There are no foods, drinks or shampoo's that will help to prevent baldness either despite the many advertised claims on TV, they are ALL B-S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Being bald myself and at first very vain about it, I can tell you it's not anywhere near as bad as you think. In fact I've found many women who truly and actually prefer it.
      Better yet is the amount of money I've saved over the years in haircuts lol, seriously.
      The only two bad things are cold weather, you definitely want to at least get a ballcap, and summertime from burning.
      Hair is the one thing on your body that is truly not needed for anything except vanity. It's a very small amount of insulation for the head in cold weather but not that much.
      Personally I am extremely happy being bald and I'd rather not go back to having to mess and fuss like a girl with hair.
      It's actually very liberating.

      If your dead set though you can contact your family doctor who can advise you on the few medically approved treatment methods. I think after you see the potential and often real side effects, you may want to heed my advice.

  50. 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).


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Hair Growth Solutions For Men

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair to grow quicker?
    My hair has always takes a long time to grow unlike many girls I know; they gain an inch to their hair every 2 months or so! Is there a way I can get my hair to grow quicker without buying expensive products? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      NEVER take supplements without your doctor's OK.
      5 MYTHS - BUSTED
      http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_story/21407373/article-5-Hair-Myths-–-Busted--?instance=lead_story_left_column

      “Old wives’ tales and ineffective products that claim to treat or rehabilitate hair often have a placebo effect because people want them to work,” says Davis-Sivasothy, author of “Hair Care Rehab,” (www.haircarerehab.com). “But many of these ideas and products actually do the opposite of what’s intended, and they delay the user from seeking out real solutions.”
      Davis-Sivasothy debunks the following common hair-care myths:
      • Myth: There’s a magic pill (or oil, serum or balm) to grow our hair faster, stronger or thicker. Unfortunately, no. Hair growth is genetically predetermined and controlled by our hormones. Unless the magic pill affects our genes or hormones, there’s no hope that it might make our hair grow. (This includes prenatal vitamins. Credit the upsurge in hormone levels during pregnancy for those vibrant tresses!) Basic vitamin supplements can offer slight improvements in hair quality, but only if our body truly lacks the particular vitamin or mineral being taken.

      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.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to regrow hair on bald spots ? onion is good for regrowing hair and how many days it takes to regrow ?
    the hair follicles is just closed on bald areas and friends help me how to reactivate and opn the hair follicles in natural way ?

    • ANSWER:
      If there is such a simple solution there will be no bald politicians, actors or rich men. Hair growth and graying are hereditary factors and ordered by one's gene. One medicine called Minoxidil is proved to grow hair if follicles are alive.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do hair growth inhibitors really work?
    I'm tired of shaving. I just want all the facial hair gone. Do those growth inhibitors really work? And if they do for how long?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair growth inhibitors. are natural, made up of plant extracts. They do not damage the skin. After some months, many users find the hair growth has stopped completely. At the very least, virtually everyone will find their hair grows back finer and thinner like baby hair, making hair removal much easier. In the main, users should expect a reduction in hair growth after using a hair inhibitor for a period of months.

      Hair growth inhibitors are not miracle products that make your hair vanish overnight. Just like laser treatments, the hair follicle is treated over a period of months. With every applicaton, the hair follicle is weakened, until it eventually stops producing hair altogether. The problem is that there are many different types of hair growth, ranging from fine to very coarse. Coarser hair is much harder to treat and as a result can take longer to reach the desired results. Essentially, each individual using a hair inhibitor is advised to continue using the product over a period of months before judging the results.

      After extensive product research, we have found the best two products on the market are Kalo and Ultra Hair Away. Both result in permanent hair growth inhibitation for the vast majority of users. Both products are used post hair removal by a method of your choice. However, it should be noted that these products work best when the hair is removed from the root.

      Ultra Hair Away was available from Body4Real, but has now been replaced by Kalo. Kalo requires fewer applications and comes in spray & lotion preparations. The following information pertains to this product.

      Kalo works particularly well with waxing, sugaring, tweezing and threading. It also works with shaving and will even greatly reduce the number of times a man has to shave facial hair. Because it is completely natural, it is perfectly safe on genital areas and the bikini line.

      After removing unwanted body hair using the preferred method of hair removal, the exposed base of the hair follicle is saturated with this clear, topical solution which then begins the process of slowing down growth.
      Because it is all natural and completely safe, you suffer no side effects. Kalo simply mimics the way our natural hair inhibitor system works as in male pattern baldness.
      It works equally well on women and men.
      Kalo is applied only after a hair removal session. You apply it 3 times on the day of hair removal and then 2 times the following day. Results should be visible after 4 hair removal sessions. It works fast on fine hair. It even works on thick coarse hair.
      Kalo is safe on sensitive areas of the body including the genital and anal areas and the bikini line.
      You don't have to worry about oily residue as Kalo permeates the skin quickly and evenly leaving no residue.
      You can apply Kalo to the skin before other cosmetic products as it will not interfere with perfumes, aftershaves and skin creams.
      Kalo will not clog the pores of your skin or resurface with perspiration.
      Your skin will benefit from a conditioning effect protecting it from dryness.
      If you prefer to shave to control unwanted body hair, simply apply twice a day for one week and once a day thereafter until the desired results are achieved.
      If you really want a hair solution that is economical and safe to use then always follow up your present method of hair removal such as waxing, sugaring, shaving, tweezing or threading, with an application of Kalo.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do I get long healthy hair?
    Okay so my hair is moderatly long and i have heaps of split ends, i dye my hair ever couple of months and straighten my hair every single time i wash it. Obviously my hair is fucked.. Is there any way i can fix it without cutting it really short? Also i would leave it natural but its just too frizzy and curly to wear.

    • ANSWER:
      Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies. If you don't cut it, they will continue to split, break on their own, and they will only get shorter & shorter, instead of longer.

      Hair products are NOT made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged, or hair loss, or make them grow . . . . they are a trillion dollar business. They also do NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      NEVER take supplements without your doctor's OK. Buy/use supplements at your own risk.
      If 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.

      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. . .

      "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.

      5 Hair MYTHS - BUSTED
      http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_st…

      “Old wives’ tales and ineffective products that claim to treat or rehabilitate hair often have a placebo effect because people want them to work,” says Davis-Sivasothy, author of “Hair Care Rehab,” (www.haircarerehab.com). “But many of these ideas and products actually do the opposite of what’s intended, and they delay the user from seeking out real solutions.”
      Davis-Sivasothy debunks the following common hair-care myths:
      • Myth: There’s a magic pill (or oil, serum or balm) to grow our hair faster, stronger or thicker. Unfortunately, no. Hair growth is genetically predetermined and controlled by our hormones. Unless the magic pill affects our genes or hormones, there’s no hope that it might make our hair grow. (This includes prenatal vitamins. Credit the upsurge in hormone levels during pregnancy for those vibrant tresses!) Basic vitamin supplements can offer slight improvements in hair quality, but only if our body truly lacks the particular vitamin or mineral being taken.

      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.

      2. 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.

      BTW: Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.
      > > > Hair dye chemicals linked to cancer
      London, Feb 20, 2013 I've been saying that since 2009.
      Hair dyes, which include home hair colouring kits and those used at pricey salons, are linked to deadly cancer-causing chemicals, warn scientists. In 2009 the Mail revealed that women who used hair dyes more than nine times a year had a 60% greater risk of contracting blood cancer.
      A year later the European Commission banned 22 hair dyes which put long-term users at risk of bladder cancer. < < < <


      Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair.

  5. QUESTION:
    Should i apply topical hair growth solution on bare skin?
    I recently bought Kirkland Signature extra strength hair regrowth for men in hopes of helping my beard grow better. I currently have a beard but do i need to shave it put the solution on bare skin for it to work or just massage it in to my face through my beard?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Why does my hair get frizzy after a shower?
    I'm serious my hair is impossible.
    I can't blow dry it because it becomes frizzy like a poodle.
    Naturally air drying it makes it frizzy like a poodle too.
    And i gave up on straightening.
    My hair is naturally wavyish and healthy. I've used many frizz serums which never seem to work. Is there any possible way to create less frizz after showering?

    • ANSWER:
      You said: "My hair is naturally wavyish and healthy. I've used many frizz serums which never seem to work. Is there any possible way to create less frizz after showering?"

      Your hair gets frizzy after a shower. That's NOT HEALTHY, sorry!

      Solutions:
      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.

      2. 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, Keri Russell are examples who has hair like yours and they've got beautiful wavy hair. Google them.
      Shampoo. Condition. Towel dry, scrunch with gel like Samy, or hand lotion, 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. Give it a final rinse with carbonated or sparkling water. Sparkling water reduces frizz because of its low pH level. This is a good treatment if you often let your curls air-dry because it will help to eliminate the frizz caused by humidity.
      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.

      Reasons why your hair gets frizzy:
      1. 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.

      Eliminate the causes:
      1. Hair gets very dry from too much sun exposure, same with the skin.
      2. Shampooing in Hot water & chlorine in the pool causes the skin to get 'dishpan' hands look, so does the hair. So use warm water.
      3. Blow drying too long. If you need to blow dry, towel dry first air dry some, then blow dry for 5 mins.
      4. Don't use products containing alcohol. Gel has alcohol, so does hair spray.
      5. Perming, relaxing & dyeing all causes hair feeling like hay. Get frequent trims, allowing new growth to take over.
      6. The pool, sea air and salt water can really do a number on hair, especially when combined with sunlight. Not only does chlorine discolor hair, it damages proteins in the hair cuticle.
      7. If you’ve been swimming regularly, use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week to remove mineral buildup and pollutants.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can a black man grow their hair longer and faster?
    hello.im a black 16 year old who really wants to grow their hair really long really fast please tell me an idea without using certain products but if I must use products then you can tell me witch ones!anyone have any tips!

    • ANSWER:
      Can you really make your hair grow faster? The answer is no. The speed of growing is on your genes. But because of different factors our hair does not grow with its maximum speed. If you eliminate things that slow down hair growth, hair will grow faster. What factors slow down hair growth?

      1: Nutrition

      2: Wrong Hair Care

      3: (and the list goes on)

      There are more factors and solutions for you and you can read them all from the following web page;

      http://www.iknowhair.com/how-to-make-your-hair-grow-faster/

      Check it when you have time and you will get more information regarding to your question.

      Source(s):
      IKnowHair.Com articles and my own experiences. I have answered hundreds of similar questions as yours, even answered one like 1 minute before yours and the information provided is really good from articles, they helped hundreds of people and may help to you too, hopefully.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest a good hair product to apply after washing hair?
    Everybody says that you should apply a product containing almond,olive and jojoba oil every time after washing your hairs. I am having hair loss and my thick hair has become thin. So can you please suggest me one such hair product.
    Also if you can suggest me some methods (natural) to prevent hair loss and get back thick hair, i will be very thankful of yours.

    • ANSWER:
      EVERYBODY? I don't use or apply anything for MY HAIR.

      I just shampoo, when my hair gets oily, and blow dry, then brush my hair, and I'm good to go.
      I don't even use conditioner, we have soft water. When traveling, I briefly rinse (last rinse) with bottled water.

      Hair loss is caused by many things. It could also be a bad reaction to supplements since you don't know what's in them.no agency in the United States approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11. Chemicals can cause hair loss. How you style what product you use to style your hair, can cause hair loss. Know the cause, before you find solution, eliminate them, and your hair will improve.

      Even HAIR OIL, can do more harm than good, to hair. There are more hair oil on the shelf now, than 30-40 years ago, and it's because it is a billion dollar business! There are more hair loss now, too, than 30-40 years ago!

      There are many hair oil brand out there, man-made oil, none is better than the other. It can very well even harm your hair, even causes hair loss, since you don't know exactly what kind of oil they say it is. In the lab, they add other ingredients that can prevent from spoiling.
      Read the labels if they state that it contains like for fish oil: "one or more of the following: Cod, English Whiting, Shark."

      It does NOT make hair grow, it does not make hair thicker, it does help keep the hair moisturized, that's about all it does, they're not glue to fix split ends or reverse the damaged hair. Anything else they say on the label, it is to attract your attention. It is a billion dollar business and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'.
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra is ready to go on record saying that most manufacturers in the Rs 3,000-crore Indian cosmetics industry are rampantly misleading consumers with tall claims. This affliction goes beyond hair oils. 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. The industry, of course, sees the whole issue differently.

      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. . .
      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'.

  9. QUESTION:
    How often can i put olive oil in my hair and have it still be absorbed?
    My hair being oily is not a concern, I have a solution for that. I would just like to know how often I can treat my hair with olive oil or other deep conditioners with them still being effective.

    I am also trying to grow my hair longer, and olive oil makes it healthy and moisturizes the ends, any other tips for natural, healthy hair?

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      If you have a solution for oily hair, WHY then are you using olive oil to keep your hair moisturized and healthy?

      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'. Chemicals and heating tools are a form of abuse.

      Healthy hair begins from good genes, good hair care, good foods from Mother Nature, not made by man like John Frieda, Paul Mitchell, GNC supplements, etc. (that could do more harm than good).
      Not only your hair, your lungs, kidney, nails falling off, even HAIR LOSS.

      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 7,430,000 results (0.15 seconds). THEN Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 4,250,000 results (0.14 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. . .

      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.

  10. QUESTION:
    What should I do so that I will not have the much hair on hands and legs??
    What should I do so that I will not have more hair growth on hands as well as legs.Plz tell me a good solution.

    • ANSWER:
      How old are you? Men tend to acquire a lot more hair as they age. Then again, a lot of women are into that boyish lookm but please don't try putting Rogain on your knuckles

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes a woman to have facial hair?
    Is it normal? What is an easy inexpensive way for a woman to get rid of it, if they can? If it is normal (which I heard), then why do so few woman have a problem with it? I guess I can ask the same thing for chest and back hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Some women are more prone to increased facial hair than others usually contributing to hormonal balance. With age, change in hormonal balance can increase the appearance of darker or coarser facial hair compared to when one was younger with finer and lighter hair coloring.

      Hormone levels are the biggest contributing factors to any body hair overall. The simplest way for women to remove facial hair is through an over the counter facial hair wax removal kit.

      American women are more likely to "perceive" a greater annoyance with facial hair and most likely will deal with it as it is our society's standards to be smooth body and little or no hair ALL over. American men seem to be of the same vanity with body hair as well. Especially, if they are fitness buffs who want to accentuate the clean lines of their defined muscle build.

      http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/women/9911/29/excess.facial.hair.wmd/

      What's abnormal

      The disorder in which excessive hair growth is stimulated by androgenesis is called hirsutism. Hirsutism can be accompanied by other changes, such as balding, deepening of the voice and cessation of menstruation. In other words, excessive hair growth is usually not the only symptom of a true medical disorder.

      Most hirsutism is caused by overproduction of androgens from one of the two natural sources of androgens in women: the ovary or the adrenal gland.

      The most common condition associated with excessive androgen production is called polycystic ovarian disease

      Treatments

      With PCO, or when the cause is elusive, birth control pills can be used to limit hair growth. The birth control pill works by rendering some of the circulating androgen inactive. Adrenal hyperplasia is treated with a different hormonal antidote.

      For women with minimal facial hair, there are a number of options, but all have drawbacks. Temporary solutions such as shaving and depilatories can irritate skin. Electrolysis is costly and uncomfortable, but it does yield results. Laser therapy is similarly costly, and it should be used with caution by women with dark skin, since permanent skin blotching can occur.

      The most encouraging development is a cream called Vaniqu

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Whats a good way to make your hair grow out faster?
    Im trying to grow out my hair, but my hair is really slow. I don't want to use extensions or anything like that. I want it all natural.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Angela,

      Natural Hair Loss Remedies

      Natural Hair Loss Remedies: “Medicine Men” May Have Had Some Answers. Before the age of modern medicine and chemical laboratories, healers and medicine men had natural products for hair growth and replacement. Some of these are still used today with varying results. Strictly speaking, all hair loss products could be considered “natural,” as they are produced from elements found on Earth.

      A “natural” remedy refers to any ingredient as it is found in nature and not altered or treated in any way before its use. Some people claim success with these methods and products, so it is worthwhile to examine a few of the most popular.

      ESSENTIAL OILS: These are concentrated oils from certain plants, such as lavender, soybean, and bay. They are massaged into the scalp and are purported to assist with circulation and follicle stimulation.

      EXERCISE: Any form of exercise increases and improves blood circulation to all parts of the body, including the scalp. It is believed that increased blood supply to the cells in hair follicles will maintain their health and stimulate hair production.

      HERBAL COCKTAILS: (NOT FOR INGESTION): A variety of herbs are recommended, to include Rosemary, Sage, Nettle and Burdock. The advice is to boil them together, strain off the leaves, and wash the hair with the solution every day.

      JOJOBA OIL: Widely used in Mexico for hundreds of years, it is massaged on the scalp, and many claim it is highly effective in stimulating new hair growth.

      LOWERING DHT: DHT is formed when an enzyme in a man’s body acts upon testosterone and is believed to be responsible for the “closing-up” of hair follicles. Provillus shows a lot of prospect and may block DHT production and thus shows promise as an aide for male hair loss sufferers.

      Homeopathic physicians usually recommend that some of these treatments be used concurrently. Some have had success, but, as in all cases, different bodies respond differently to any treatment. Still, they are worth a try before more expensive methods are considered.

      For more information visit: http://1goodhealth.com/gothair/

  14. QUESTION:
    Does minoxidil really work for hair loss?
    I know it might depend on why a person's hair is falling out in the first place. I'm not losing but know people who are, and, I might start losing hair later!

    • ANSWER:
      American Academy of Dermatology, one of the most influential dermatology associations in the world, has stated in its campaign in August 2003, that the 2 most efficient solutions for people suffering from hair loss were: minoxidil topical solution, finasteride (better known as Propecia) oral drug and hair transplant.

      This in itself could be implied that minoxidil does work because it had undergone many tests to prove its effectiveness before being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

      Minoxidil and finasteride can be ingredients for many drugs, but only Rogaine and Propecia are approved for hair loss problems by FDA (first one in 1988 and the other 10 years later).

      Both of these hair loss treatments were discovered by chance: initially minoxidil was used for high blood pressure problems and finasteride was used for increased prostate.

      Minoxidil grows hair but does not stop hair loss

      Rogaine, having minoxidil as active ingredient (in 80% ethanol solution, water and Propylene Glycol) is applied topically twice a day and helps the hair growth with visible effects on the crowns of men's heads and on the forehead areas for women (but it does not cure the hair loss).

      Propecia, having 1 mg of finasteride, is taken orally and decreases the level of androgens, the hormone that causes the hair loss.

      While we don't no exactly how minoxidil works, for finasteride is quite clear: restrains the action of 5 alpha enzyme and that shrinks the transformation of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone ). The positive effect is that having less DHT, the miniaturization of the hair follicles will also be decreased. But having a diminished level of testosterone can lead to side effects like: depression, a loss of muscle mass, a decreased sex drive, an erectile dysfunction.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do modern day solutions to male pattern baldness really work?
    What causes male pattern baldness? If modern day solutions really work, why do so many men go untreated? Are there negative side effects? Does it depend on the type of hair you have? Which treatments are scams? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment approved by the FDA is finasteride and minoxidil.

      Finasteride is a synthetic antiandrogen that inhibits type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This medication can only stop hair loss, if the hair has gone, it won`t bring it back. Side effects of finasteride include impotence (1.1% to 18.5%), abnormal ejaculation (7.2%), decreased ejaculatory volume (0.9% to 2.8%), abnormal sexual function (2.5%), gynecomastia (2.2%), erectile dysfunction (1.3%), ejaculation disorder (1.2%) and testicular pain.

      Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication also known for its ability to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Common side effects of minoxidil include burning or irritation of the eye; itching; redness or irritation at the treated area; unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body, severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dizziness; fainting; fast heartbeat; sudden, unexplained weight gain; swollen hands or feet. ronically, hair loss is a common side effect of minoxidil treatment.[12] Manufacturers note that minoxidil-induced hair loss is a common side effect and describe the process as 'shedding'. Although this phenomenon demonstrates that minoxidil is indeed affecting hair follicles, manufacturers offer no guarantee that the new hair loss will be replaced with hair growth.

      The speculated reason for this "shedding" is the encouragement of hairs already in the telogen phase to shed early, before often beginning a fresh, healthier anagen phase.

      But, there are people speculating that in the future there will be better treatments that are being developed by these companies: Follica, Histogen, Aderans and Trychoscience. Check this:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12112673

      http://www.follicabio.com/news/follica-co-founder-and-scientific-advisor-george-cotsarelis-md-publishes-new-research-on-hair-follicle-stem-cells-in-ithe-journal-of-clinical-investigationi-44/

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a real natural way to regrow your hair?
    I'm don't have a lot of money so I can't afford hair transplant but I desperately want my hair back. I'm a 35 year old man please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      There are only three methods that have had any success in re-growing hair and none of them will re-grow ALL of your hair. These include the following:

      1. Finasteride (commonly marketed as Propecia). This is an oral pill that you take once a day. It reduces the amount of dihydrotestosterone (the enzyme responsible for male pattern baldness) in the bloodstream. This is a great medication to take for maintaining hair. It has also been proven to regrow some hair in the back and top of the scalp (typically the "bald spot"). Many men who have had hair transplants take this medication in order to keep the hair they have.

      2. Minoxidil (marketed as Rogaine). This is a topical solution that you apply to your scalp twice a day - every day. Like finasteride, it will work best on the bald spot, but can be used to help maintain hair around the entire scalp.

      3. Laser therapy. This is relatively new, but it has also been proven to stimulate some hair growth in dormant hair follicles.

      None of the above treatments will restore your hair back to the way it was before hair loss. In fact - if your hair loss is fairly significant, you will probably not notice much of a difference at all.

      I would recommend looking into a hair transplant if your hair loss isn't worse than a 3 on the Norwood scale (Google it if you're unfamiliar). This means that you don't have severe hair loss yet. Hair transplants will fill in the missing places really well, and then I would recommend using finasteride to maintain the rest. If your baldness is REALLY bad, I would strongly suggest just buzzing it down and learning to live with it. A hair transplant on a severely bald man looks plain stupid because it's impossible to conceal everything. So you'll have hair at the front and nothing in the back and that just screams of insecurity. Do what's best for you, but know that if you go the hair transplant route that you can finance it so that you don't have to pay it all upfront.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is technology close to finding a real cure for balding men?
    I already know about the lotions, pills and potions, the transplants and wigs. I would like to know about the latest 2010 breakthroughs, does anyone know about any new discoveries or hair loss medication thats "in the works"?

    • ANSWER:
      Organin as the easiest solution to hair loss

      Organin as the easiest solution to hair lossOrganin is a new solution for hair loss or balding hair. It is formulated uniquely from natural fibers. It is not like paint or a cream that would cover your scalp. It is a fine textured fiber substance that combines with your existing hair and forms a complete later of hairs on the scalp. Organin does not come out shiny nor glossy. It looks like just a normal hair and comes in color black, medium brown, dark brown, brown, light brown, dark blonde, ash blonde, light gray, to match the color of your hair perfectly and look natural.Amazingly Organin is a fastest and easiest way to fix hair loss problem. Thinning of men or women hair is easily answered by this instant solution.

      Hair Organin is an alternative for hair transplant and other hair re-growth medicines like Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Propecia. Stopping hair loss is generally what hair Organin job is. It is very effective way to conceal the bald spots or bald areas of your hair, especially while still having hair re-growth therapy. The only consequences of using Hair Organin are, it will not restore your hair growth back to normal. But it can be very useful to go with those other hair solution as a temporary hair while you are still under medication.Organin offers many colors of hair to match with them. It is safe for the skin and can be easily removed by washing. Aside from it is an instant and convenient to use, it looks so natural that people wont even notice it. It is not that expensive and very easy to apply.

      Advantages of using it as mentioned it is inexpensive and easy to use. You just need to sprinkle it on the area with thin hair and you will get instant results as fast and as easy like any other solutions. Before going into any medications or other hair solution it is a must that you know the causes of hair loss. To avoid mistaken beliefs and myths that might be the cause of hair loss or baldness.

  19. QUESTION:
    What's a good product for hair loss in women?
    I've noticed some of my hair getting thinner. Other people don't but I can cause it's been on my head for 28yrs ;) It's obviously thinner after having my son. Any suggestions on what products really work? Ookisa particularly. Does it work?
    Thank you everyone. These are great answers!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use a hair treatment 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.

      If you would like more information on what a natural hair re-growth product can do for you. I urge you to visit the url in the source box below.

  20. QUESTION:
    I am taking a biotin vitamins since one month ago is this good for hair growth?
    I started to take a biotin vitamins and vitamin c cause i am lack of eating less protein. I don;t eat that much meat, over the summer i was sick and lost a lot of weight and lost some hair. What should i do to regrow my hair. my weight is fine now but it just my hair

    • ANSWER:
      If you dont eat much meat you should try substitute proteins like protein bars and protein shakes.

      You need to use a hair treatment 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.

      If you would like more information on what a natural hair re-growth product can do for you visit:

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

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how a man can make his hairline fuller?
    I'm 27 years old and I have noticed over the past few years that my hairline has receded some. I know it has alot to do with heredity and most men in my family are bald. I don't want to be bald though. Does anyone know of any hair restoring remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      You should try Avelon hair-fall control and hair re-growth series as this is the perfect solution to your hair loss problems, whether you are male or female, young or old and whether the cause of your hair is hereditary, stress-related or pregnancy-induced, etc. Averon works no matter how long ago the hair loss occurred.

      It says to dramatically reduces hair loss dtimulates hair follicles to regrow healthier, denser & thicker hair in just 12-14 Days !

      Avelon works to address the root cause of hair loss thanks to its potent combination of Avelon Amino Peptides (a bio-technological breakthrough), hair-restoring plant extracts such as Shou Wu, Gingko, Licorice Root, Aloe Vera, Algae and a host of multi-vitamins.

      With Avelon, you benefit in two ways within weeks of usage - hair roots are strengthened, dramatically reducing hair loss; hair follicles are stimulated, restoring hair growth. And you actually grow healthier, denser and thicker hair!

      Read more about it here:
      http://cgi.ebay.com/Prevents-Hair-Loss-Restore-Hair-Growth-In-Just-14-Days_W0QQitemZ120108581411QQihZ002QQcategoryZ11853QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

      or

      You can try Jamu (Javanese Herbs) - Martina Martha Tilaar Jamu Seri Rambut (160 pills) [For Healthy Hair & Scalp]

      Traditionally used to keep hair lustrous and healthy. The combination of herbs likes Botor, Kecambah Kacang Hijau and Nutmeg improves blood circulation to the scalp. This provides nutrients to the follicles promoting healthy hair growth.

      Suitable for both men and women.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/Traditional-javanese-herbs-for-lustrous-healthy-hair_W0QQitemZ120108563998QQihZ002QQcategoryZ11853QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

      or

      Another safe and reliable way to restore the thickness and color of your hair is Chinese herbal solutions.

      To promote healthy, lustrous black hair, traditional Chinese herbal medicine focuses on invigorating the liver and kidneys. The best known herb for this purpose is Fleeceflower or Shou Wu in Chinese, which means head of black hair.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/Healthier-Lustrous-Black-Hair-Shou-Wu-Fleeceflower_W0QQitemZ120103182975QQihZ002QQcategoryZ11853QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    how can a black man grow their hair longer and faster?
    hello.im a black 16 year old who really wants to grow their hair really long really fast please tell me an idea without using certain products but if I must use products then you can tell me witch ones!anyone have any tips!

    • ANSWER:
      Can you really make your hair grow faster? The answer is no. The speed of growing is on your genes. But because of different factors our hair does not grow with its maximum speed. If you eliminate things that slow down hair growth, hair will grow faster. What factors slow down hair growth?

      1: Nutrition

      2: Wrong Hair Care

      3: (and the list goes on)

      There are more factors and solutions for you and you can read them all from the following web page;

      http://www.iknowhair.com/how-to-make-your-hair-grow-faster/

      Check it when you have time and you will get more information regarding to your question.

      Source(s):
      IKnowHair.Com articles and my own experiences. I have answered hundreds of similar questions as yours, even answered one like 1 minute before yours and the information provided is really good from articles, they helped hundreds of people and may help to you too, hopefully.

  25. 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 :-)

  26. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair loss and re-grow hairs?
    Past 3 years, I ve been shedding hairs and the density is very poor now. I am applying some stuffs like sidha( Kind of Auyurvedic). They ask me to tonsure and apply on the scalp. Cant go on tonsuring.. Its Boring.

    • ANSWER:
      The hair loss treatments outlined here cannot provide definitive cures for all hair loss conditions, but they do represent regimes that many sufferers have found useful. In other words, they are examples of potential solutions that many patients have chosen after honestly assessing the causes of their hair loss together with their expectations.

      This article will focus on four basic approaches:

      1. A drugs based approach for those who don't mind taking strong medications.

      2. A commercial product approach for those who prefer a non-drug solution but who still want a treatment that has a track record.

      3. A natural remedy approach for those who prefer to follow the natural route.

      4. A nutritional approach for those who wish to adopt a more holistic perspective.

      It remains a fact that only two hair loss treatments have been approved by the FDA and both can be classed as strong drug-based medications. Propecia (finasteride) is the treatment of choice for many men with good reason - it tends to work! It is a powerful drug that inhibits the formation of DHT in the system, eventually to a level that is sufficiently low to encourage a normal growth cycle. Rogaine (minoxidil) acts differently in that it stimulates hair growth in both men and women by overriding the prevailing hair loss symptoms. These drugs can be used either on their own or in combination. Women should seek professional medical advice before using Propecia.

      The world of commercial hair loss products is much less clear cut and it is here that many scamsters ply their trade to rip-off unsuspecting customers. The best advice I can give here is research, research, and more research! Many useful products are available on the market but none have been approved by the FDA. Probably the best, and certainly most popular, commercially available products are those containing natural ingredients that have been shown in field trials to reduce hair loss and encourage regrowth. You can find out more about these products by visiting the site listed at the end of this article.

      Increasingly, people are turning to natural hair loss remedies as they seek to combat thinning hair. This has an obvious appeal for many sufferers and there is growing evidence to support the view that some natural remedies may be effective in curtailing hair loss. The most popular ingredients of natural hair loss treatments include ginko biloba, green tea, he shou wu, pygeum, saw palmetto and stinging nettle. Each of these is described in more detail in an supplementary article entitled "Herbal Remedies That Offer Hope".

      It is becoming increasingly evident that poor nutrition and modern lifestyles can have a negative impact on health, and hair loss is no exception. At the most basic level, improved nutrition can minimize shedding and support other treatments that encourage regrowth. This can be achieved by:

      - eating adequate amounts of protein.

      - eating appropriate levels of useful carbohydrates.

      - achieving a healthy balance of dietary fats.

  27. QUESTION:
    How many natural treatments can be used a week on damaged hair?
    I have long hair that is badly damaged by heat and basically i haven't looked after it properly and also used to many treatments that were bad for my hair which made it look nice short term but trashed it in the long term.

    I have really bad split ends and I know I need a trim as I haven't had it cut for about a year, I need a lot take off but I have been trying to grow my hair so want to take as little off as possible.

    So anyway I have been trying to stay away from bought treatments full of chemicals and have been making my own such as honey mixed with olive oil, egg yolks and oil, coconut milk/oil, avocado and rinsing with a vinegar solution. I put one of these on probably about 3 times a week, is this too much? I never use the same treatment twice in a row. Can I damaged my hair in anyway by over use of these treatments?

    I have bought some emu oil and am waiting for it to be delivered, as my hair has got quite thin. I'm not sure why it used to be really thick but has got quite thin over the past few months....

    If there is anything else I can do for my hair (I know I will never fix the split ends and I'm going to get a trim but is there anything I can do to improve them other than what I'm doing, my hair feels a bit better but still dry....really don't want to have to cut all my hair off! Any help appreciated thanks for any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Without side effects like hair loss?

      Hair treatments DOES very little benefits to weak and damaged hair.
      I'll let YA POSTERS respond about hair mask: "i have naturally black hair but i hate it so i dye it brown + blonde highlights .. and bcuz of that it got really super dry .. i use olive oil and bunch of different oils every week ( as a hair mask ) , and they do help but not that much."
      "Avocado masks are made to make soft and shiny. I made one and put some jojoba oil in it and it made my hair feel really dry after I washed it out, even before I rinsed it my hair felt like straw and it was soft before I did the avocado mask."

      And one from bad hot oil treatment:
      "I used a store bought hot oil treatment a week ago and the results I had were horrible. From the minute I rinsed it out I could tell my hair was in worse shape. It turned out dry, brittle, and very tangled. What can I do to fix the effects of the got oil treatment?"

      And one with seriously damaged hair:
      My hair is ridiculously damaged, mostly due to the fact that I've been coloring it or bleaching it for several years now. A few years ago, my hair was so badly damaged after a color reconstruction that it all broke off to about 4". Since then, it's gotten longer, and I've taken it back to the closest color to my natural one that I can get it, but it is still so broken that I don't know what else to do. I've done hair treatments, hair masks, used several different deep conditioners, moroccan oil, and I only straighten it once a week- if that. Nothing seems to be working, and I just want healthy hair again.

      And yet another example:
      Okay, so yesterday afternoon, I put some hot oil on my hair, to wash out in the evening. But I forgot and I went to bed with it still in. I woke up and my scalp felt really itchy in an intense and painful way. I went to have a shower, and when I stepped under it, putting my head under the water. It hurt so much. It was like my scalp was burning. I thought it would just go away, so I put shampoo on my hair. It even hurt when I touched my head. I put my head under the shower again, and it hurt even more. I din't even bother putting the conditioner in, because it hurt so much. I don't know why it's like this???

      "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.

      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.

      Care:
      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.

      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.

  28. QUESTION:
    What's really the best product on the market out there for thinning hair?
    I'm close to 40 and my hair is starting to thin a little in the back of my head.What's really the best product out there to restore some of that lost hair???

    • ANSWER:
      rogain is really popular, but you have to keep using it or the hair will start falling out again... i would suggest going to a dermatologist, they can give you ideas for a more permanant solution... i had a case of allopecia(by the way, im female!!) i one day woke up with a spot the size of a half dollor of bald on my head... went to the dermo. they gave me a steriod cream and hair vitamins ,also said ot was probably related to stress OR the chemicals i work with at my job. also i was on a diet and lost alot or weight. it was hard for them to pinpoint exactly where the problem started from, but i worked on all of it, and within 3months i had grown almost an inch or new hair growth.
      this probably isnt interesting you, but there is a point to my story
      a dermotoligst can advise you as to what the best method for you to use, and yes, hairloss is common after 40, but because the treatments can be so expensive, your best bet is advice first from a professional, then your $ will be well spent. not everything works for everybody.. you may want to go with something more permanent... ask the doc!!!
      and by the way, women dont mind if a man has hairloss, actually, i think its kinda sexy!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men?
    Are there any genuinely effective holistic or alternative hair loss treatments for men that do not impact upon your health? The available chemical solutions mess with your hormones, which seems far too risky, to me ... and drugs like finisteride are still relatively new drugs and only time will tell if there are side effects. Hair loss should simply be accepted, but it is something I am not able to do yet.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several treatment options that may help to stimulate and encourage hair growth. If hair loss occurs as a result of an underlying condition or disease, then the condition needs to be treated first. The various types of hair loss are treated with specific medication which includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, or steroid injections. For more serious episodes of hair loss, surgical procedures such as hair transplants, scalp reduction or skin grafts may be performed to replace hair loss.

      Natural and holistic therapy offers a gentler alternative for people experiencing hair loss than the harsh effects of conventional medication. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning.

      Herbal remedies along with good nutritional diet (supplements in case of severe deficiency or if directed by your doctor) help hair grow stronger and more plentifully by nourishing it at the roots. They achieve this by stimulating blood flow and supplying nutrients to the hair follicles and hence promoting healthy hair growth and slowing down excessive hair loss. Although the process begins within a few days, as the hair grow slowly, the results are visible only after a few months.

      Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis help to promote strong, abundant hair. Other powerful herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea are effective combating hair loss and nourishing hair follicles.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/hairloss.htm

  30. QUESTION:
    Why does my hair look full most of the time and at one point I feel/see that Im losing hair?
    My scalp sometimes hurts a little bit, and my hair looks fine. Only when I try to examine it, I find some bald spots or bald lines in the middle 2 inches before my bangs.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem and is going to be worst from now...You need to use a hair treatment 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.

      If you would like more information on what a natural hair re-growth product can do for you. I urge you to visit the url in the source box below

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the best shampoos for hair loss?
    Am looking for a lagit one since am balding and would like to stop it. Or is it best to see a dermatologist? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Find the 'cause' before you find 'solution'. Eliminate them, 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.

      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

  32. QUESTION:
    Can you give me some tips for waxing?
    It's my first time. I have Sally Hansen no-heat gel wax strips. My hair isn't very long right now, should I let it grow a bit more before waxing? How painful is it? Also on the box it says "For body, face, legs, bikini and More". What's the "More"?

    • ANSWER:
      ubic hair removal is now a matter of concern for both men and women. For hygiene reasons alone many individuals choose to remove unwanted body hair in the pubic area, hence, the search for the best pubic hair removal method.

      Waxing is one very popular method. It is inexpensive, it can be done from home, and the results last for some weeks in many cases.

      Use these tips to get the best results if you choose to use waxing as your pubic hair removal method of choice:

      * Avoid showering and making the hair wet prior to waxing. Hair absorbs the water making it soft and less likely to adhere well to the wax. Tough hair is easier to pull off.

      * Be sure to test a small area of skin first to make sure there is no acute sensitivity or allergic reaction to pubic hair removal using waxing.

      * Hair should be at least 1/8 inch long. If it isn't wait until it reaches this length.

      * Be sure to wash the skin thoroughly and dry it well beforehand to remove any lotions or oils which may prevent the wax from adhering closely to the skin.

      * Heat the wax carefully so as not to overheat and thus burn the skin when applying. Test on a small area first.

      * The consistency should be soft rather than runny.

      * If pain and discomfort is a main concern use a pain reducing gel or cream available from pharmacists. These solutions should be applied 30 to 60 minutes before waxing so the skin is numbed beforehand.

      * Apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of the hair growth and peel back with a rapid movement close to the skin.

      * Do not pull up or out, rather pull back.

      * Clean the skin with a warm moist towel afterwards to remove excess wax.

      * Avoid wearing tight clothing over freshly waxed areas to minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs. 24-48 hours after pubic hair removal waxing, exfoliate the skin (with a Loofa sponge for example) to prevent the dead skin from accumulating and causing hair to become ingrown.

      Best Positions When Performing A Waxing Pubic Hair Removal Session:

      * Option 1: Sit in a chair with your feet up above your waist and legs spread apart.

      * Option 2. Sit with one leg propped above your waist and the other leg resting on the floor.

      * Option 3. Lie on your back with legs wide apart and raised in the air so that all the waxable areas are spread taut.

      * Option 4. Lie on your side with the bottom leg straight out and the top leg bent at the knee and tucked behind the straight leg.

      * Option 5. Bend the knees and keep the legs wide apart so the genital areas are easy to work on. Put a mirror on the ground if necessary for better control.

      Many persons prefer to have the waxing pubic hair removal procedure carried out at a salon by a professional. See the resource box for a helpful article on what to expect from what is called Brazilian Waxing.

  33. 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!

  34. QUESTION:
    Can black tea rinse help to reduce hair fall in men?
    I read an article somewhere that black tea rinse can help to reduce hair fall is it true if yes how should men apply black tea on hair.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Do you know the 'cause'? Then black tea is the solution.

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

      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any of those on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, hair oil, birth control pills, pollution in the water, to name just a few . . . ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. Watch the movie called SIDE EFFECTS. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12. Four men are charged in federal court for selling home-brewed hair growth drugs online. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54991911-78/ahn-growth-hair-kim.html.csp
      As for Rogain, once you stopped, hair loss begins. Read the following blog> The Horrors of Hair Loss
      Posted: 02/04/2013 2:19 pm
      Any reactions to a drug - like Vitamin B complex which is a supplement - 'side effect' is a negative reaction to a drug - this is your body telling you that what you just gave it is toxic to it, and instead of helping you, it is actually hurting you.  It is your body's way of telling you to stop.  All drugs have side effects, and are toxic...even lethal...to some people at some dosage.  Another term for toxic is poisonous.  We owe it to ourselves to try less toxic treatments first.  Especially since too many drugs merely cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying cause of the symptom in the first place. Another example: Green Tea supplement: Green tea extract supplements have been linked to several cases of liver damage. Green tea extracts might make liver disease worse.
      Source: Health Magazine, FDA, Slate dot com
      Another example: Vitamin D posted on Facebook: "I'm regretting reading the small print on my bottle of Vitamin D capsules. The source is "wool oil." So... sheep sebum? I can't get the (hopefully imagined) smell of wet sheep out of my mouth now."

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

      "You find people oiling hair every single day, the hair sweats and it doesn’t get washed. What do you think happens? It goes limp and becomes thin because it is not breathing,” Shamillah Mohammed, a hairstylist at SUQA, says.

      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11.

      Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone."

      When hair starts to fall out MORE, there are no hair products or treatment, that are made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged or hair falls. It is a trillion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair falls.

      Eliminate the 'causes' before you find 'solution' and your hair will improve.

      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

  35. QUESTION:
    20 yrs old- New to Acne- Out of Solutions- What should I do?
    Ever since I stopped using the Ortho Evra patch I have experiencing extreme breakouts. I use topical medicines that are oil free and for sensitive skin. Nothing seems to work. Everything thing I use seems to irritate my skin and make the problem worse. I also have been experiencing facial hair growth on my cheeks where the acne is prominent. I've tried using other birth control products like Orth Cept to even my hormones but that's also not working. What other options do I have?

    • ANSWER:
      THIS WORKS FAST & CHEAP!!!
      I used Tetracycline, Proactive, Retina A and had many expensive facials with less than good results. This has worked for me and many many other happy people.

      Go to pharm., Drug store, or Wal-Mart, buy "PURPOSE" bar of soap - Blue box - Made by Johnson & Johnson - wash your face with this 2-3x's per day. Also pick up a LOW strength Benzoyl-peroxide cream, apply the cream by dabbing to the individual blemishes.... DON’T rub it in works using a oxidation/reduction reaction. It will unclog
      dry it out and bring it to a head...DON’T over use this or put anywhere else on your face. It will cause drying and make you look worse.

      Salicylates such as found in regular aspirin among other products work very similar but also remove layers of skin...other over the counter creams with this product will dry out pimples but maybe too hash and cause surrounding skin trauma.. I have seen many people recommending crushing aspirin and making a paste which probably will dry out the blemish but again pretty strong and probably will cause more tissue damage and bigger scars as an anti inflammatory probably would take the redness out... again pretty harsh for sensitive skin.

      Also, If need which probably will for moisture ASK FOR "NUTRADERM lotion" - the original not the new stuff, this works great and wont clog pores or leave a residue on your skin...Any lotion that is completely oil free and hypo allergic should work but again I recommend Nutraderm. I have heard from people online that "Purpose" also makes a lotion that is good, Neutrogena, and Nivea make good products also. I recommend Nutraderm from experience and my dermatologist.

      "Purpose Bar" & "Nutraderm" are oil free and hypo allergic they contain no perfumes and are great for both men and women. I have also heard great reports of this soap helping improve skin tone. Some people recommend the "Purpose liquid soap" saying
      that the bar did dry out their skin some. The rational behind using the bar is that there are no ingredients in it that will clog pores, and according to dermatologists they recommend the Bar. I have also heard good responses from "cetaphil soap". These products are safe for all skin colors and tones. I highly discourage use of Proactive and other harsh chemicals for people with some natural color in their face due to the bleaching and drying effect it has shown in many many people.

      Additional TIPS: acne, pimples, etc are frequently cause by a bacteria or hormone issues that cause clogging of pores. DON’T PICK POP POKE (your hands are the dirtiest part of your body) and will cause: infections, spreading of germs, more breakouts and scarring DON’T EVER listen to people online who tell you to scrub your sensitive skin or use harsh chemicals such as: Lemon juice, vinegar, alcohol, etc... DON’T EVER use that APRICOT CRAP!!! DON’T USE PROACTIVE- this is expensive and harsh it may kill the bacteria because also Benzoyl based wash but will irritate skin and cause bleaching of face and neck.... Other similar treatments may work.. Also things such as Accutane but have SERIOUS side effects such as Major Depression, & birth defects in unborn children, among others
      If you wear make up make sure it is oil free, & hypo allergic...Eating healthy...Drinking plenty of water.. Changing pillow cases freq. ...avoiding dirty sports equip. such as helmets...can not hurt...Washing your face with first warm water to open pores and next a cool rise…
      Acne/pimples again are caused by pores/hair follicles becoming plugged up, this plugging then causes an inflammatory reaction - redness and infection (pimple)..black head is dirt or old oil trapped in pore, while a white head is the same thing you just don’t see the dirt instead you see white pus (lymphocytes that accumulate in the area to fight the infection) It has been shown in many studies this most often not caused by what you eat (chocolate etc... or how clean you are) but most often by either excess oils plugging pores or a bacteria on the skins surface. - Proactive works in some people because it is a strong Benzoyl peroxide based washed but is most freq. to strong for people with sensitive skin - this is why alot of people get excessive drying and flaking, rashes, bleaching or breakouts from the product. Retina-A does decrease the bacterial growth on your face but also removes dead/living skin, this can work well in some individuals and has been shown to reduce wrinkles and scars but again I feel this is pretty harsh on sensitive skin prone to breakouts. If you choose Retina-A never use this product during the day only at night due to the sensitivity it will give you to the sun. You must also get a prescription for this product and I really don't believe it is worth the damage it does to your skin. Defferin is a very similar to Retina-A. In some rare cases for very deep/large boils and cyst types of pimples oral antibiotics maybe needed but I would first recommend trying "purpose" and a low dose "benzoyl-peroxide cream" along with a good oil free moisturizer "Nutraderm... etc" this does work well.

      THIS WORKS FAST AND CHEAP!!! I no longer get expensive facials, take oral antibiotics, or even NEED makeup... I am very happy - Have very good skin... and have many many other happy friends... THANKS again to my WONDERFUL DERMATOLOGIST... TRY THIS!! GOOD LUCK.... PS. "PURPOSE" costs about ---------------------------------------------
      ----PSSS---sorry so long I have to keep adding more information to this to address common questions that always being asked....

      OK more additions to this here are 2 links to yahoo question and answers... given from people who used Alcohol and toothpaste to try to cure pimples:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmzOIbplZR3F9am.9lClrzvsy6IX?qid=20070320000738AAGNkw4&show=7#profile-info-MykwsVrgaa

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnI6PETXLwBFMhXf3GTNhRkAAAAA?qid=20070318151922AATb6bm&show=7#profile-info-cAExBdQdaa

      TO SUM ALL THIS UP ********PURPOSE OR CETAPHIL FACE WASH 2 TIMES PER DAY - LOW STRENGTH BENZOYL PEROXIDE CREAM - A MOISTURIZER THAT CONTAINS NO OIL AND IS HYPO ALLERGIC SUCH AS NUTRADERM

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best solution to have facial hair growth...Is there any medicine related to facial hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      I know you probably want it to feel manly, but most of the men I know find it a pain to shave and maintain their facial hair. When it comes, it comes, so try to enjoy having a non-hairy face it's not a bad thing at all!

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to remove the body hair for men?
    So much hair on body,stomach can u plz suggest me that how can remove the hair???

    All answers appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like he's got an excess of male hormone, that causes extra hair growth on the body. there are several ways of dealing with this: shaving with a razor and cream, hot waxing, and depiliatory creams. shaving can be difficult in hard to reach areas, and can leave stubble growth after a short time. hot waxing removes the hairs by pulling them out, a patch at a time. the hair will grow back slowly. it becomes a question of agonizing tugs or one heart rending yank to pull the patches off. depiliatory creams work well at removing hair, but they can cause the skin to form scar-like cells on the skin surface. i haven't mentioned electrolysis, it's a permanent solution as is laser treatment. the great problem is that these methods are very expensive.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you soften a beard?
    I've grown a beard & moustache for the first time in years, and it's come out very wirey. I've tried combing skin lotion through it, which has helped a litte.

    Any good tips on making facial hair softer (and more kiss-able)?

    • ANSWER:
      Since every body's hair is different there will be different methods that might work. It will be a process of elimination. First I would suggest growing it out a little, then use a harsh alkaline shampoo like baby shampoo to help break down the coarseness, next I would suggest a heavy conditioner and leave it in and apply the hottest towel you can stand around it, let it cool down and then LIGHTLY rinse it out almost leaving some conditioner, after that take a natural bristle brush and brush into place. You will be amazed at the difference plus the more you do it the better it feels until you stop because the hair is not that long and there is always new growth. If at that point you don't feel it is working then you can always try perm solution because it always makes the hair softer right when it's applied. Heat from a blow dryer will also make it feel softer...picture that blow drying your mans beard, brushing it with a brush...Smile and Good Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    as i am man how can i improve my hair on my chest?
    as we all know that the man is perfect when they have the hair on the chest,i dont know why but my hair growth is not there on my face and chest only.and now my age is 26.so please give me a best solution.

    • ANSWER:
      be happy with what you have, dude. we can't have everything, you know. but if you insist on having chest hair, do what "Bruce F in CA" suggested --- apply rogain on your chest and be nude. just find something to do while you're nude, okay? cheers!

  41. QUESTION:
    The causes and solutions for hair thinning?
    Im 18 and a male and found out my hair is thinning, is it stress related because it doesn't run in my family and what are some ways I can thicken my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Cause:
      * Alopecia areata: Generally thought to be an autoimmune disorder, causes "patchy" hair loss, often in small circular areas in different areas of the scalp.
      * Alopecia totalis: Total hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata).
      * Alopecia universalis: Hair loss of the entire body, (also an advanced form of alopecia areata).
      * Traction alopecia: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows etc.
      * Telogen effiuvium: Hair loss Caused by Physical stress, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females.
      * Anagen effiuvium: Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle.
      * Trichotillomania (TTM), or "trich" as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, eyebrows or other body hair, often resulting in noticeable bald patches.

      Treatment:
      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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can you grow hair longer for men quickly?
    I am going to kill myself. and don't give me this shiit about get help Just want a yes and a solution or a no then i will go kill myself after my thoughts are correct. Please answer asap I Look like a girl with my hair short or long but I cut it too short in the back I want my hair longer right now and if that can't happen well looks like the world loses me tonight.

    • ANSWER:
      try some hair growth stuff

  43. QUESTION:
    Can i use Nutrasome REVLON thickening serum on bleached, damaged, snapping + strands falling out hair?
    ...Its for really thinning hair. It works accerlating the scalp circulation and icreases supply of blood and nutrients to the hair folicles to optimise and nuture new hair growth

    • ANSWER:
      No. Your hair is thinning, and it could be from allergic reaction, that's like hiding the 'cause' under a rug.

      Your hair is also bleached, damaged, and snapping (reasons why now it's getting thinner). Your hair had been crying for help, and you've ignored it. I've responded to many girls under 15 experiencing in hair loss since 2009. 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!

      When it does that, it is too late to do anything about it. That's another reason why the hair industry is a billion dollar business, their main job is to make tons of money and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss, due to 'abuse'. And certainly not from REVLON.

      Google hair dyes & cancer also. 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. 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.

      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?
      It may grow very slowly or none at all if you've straightened your hair in the past.

      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, type it in.
      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthie…

  44. QUESTION:
    Does Finast (finasteride) pill has permanent side affect? Will it work against frontal hair loss?
    My brother(32 years old) has genetic frontal hair loss problem. He takes Finast (finasteride) 1mg dose daily with doctor's prescription. But he is scared about it's side affects? please give your advice and opinion about this. If you know any other treatment for this problem please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Finasteride
      Originally used as a treatment for prostate cancer, finasteride is the chemical name for Proscar (5% finasteride) developed by Merck. Merck discovered one of the side effects Proscar was the stop of hair loss, and hence consequently created Propecia (1% finasteride) as a non-surgical solution for hair loss. Merck’s Propecia’s patent will expire in November 2013, and Proscar’s patent expired on June 19th 2006. Currently in the market, finasteride is available under the following brand names: Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Finasterid IVAX, Finasterid Alternova

      How Finasteride stops hair loss.
      It inhibits the production of an enzyme (type II 5-alpha reductase) that plays an important role in the development of DHT. The reduction in DHT stops the miniturisation of hair follicles and consequently stop hair loss.
      Clinical Trial
      Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Finasterid IVAX, Finasterid Alternova In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 48% of those treated with Propecia (finasteride 1mg) experienced some regrowth of hair, and a further 42% had no further loss. Average hair count in the treatment group remained above baseline, and showed an increasing difference from hair count in the placebo group, for all five years of the study. In clinical studies, Propecia, like minoxidil, was shown to work on both the crown area and the hairline, but is most successful in the crown area.

      Treatment
      Finasteride is effective only for as long as it is taken; the hair gained or maintained is lost within 6-12 months of ceasing therapy. The clinical trials were based on men aged from 18-41 years old, who had mild or moderate hair loss at the crown and frontal areas. Hair growth was seen within in a period of 3 to 12 months. No studies have been carried out to test the effectiveness of Finasteride on individuals who are over 41 and who experienced severe hair loss.

      Side - Effects
      Around 1% of finasteride users experience side-effects: erectile dysfunction and gynecomsastia. Side-effects cease after the user stops medication, however this means that hair loss returns.

      Finasteride reduces DHT production, this causes a rise in testosterone levels, because testosterone that would normally be converted into DHT remains testosterone. Continual high levels of testosterone in the body could possibly have negative side effects.

      Finasteride reduces DHT production, this causes a rise in testosterone levels, because testosterone that would normally be converted into DHT remains testosterone. Continual high levels of testosterone in the body could possibly have negative side effects.

      At the same time, artificially low levels of DHT is also harmful to the body. Men also produce a small amount of the female hormone estrogen. DHT works as an antagonist of estrogen, by reducing DHT with drugs, a man’s protection from the effects of estrogen may also be reduced. This could result in gynecomastia.

  45. QUESTION:
    Which option of hair removal should I choose if I have a significant amount of hair?
    I am trying to find the best way to permanently remove all the hair.

    • ANSWER:
      For a permanent hair removal solution, you shld consider laser hair removal. laser hair removal is a true blessing for women and men who have a chronic problem with unwanted hair growth. This is not the fine, peach-fuzz hair hair that most people have on their faces, but the coarser, darker hair that sprouts in areas of th ebody where it is not desired. These include the chin, upper lip, underarms, legs and the hairy chests of men. Nearly, 20 percent of those seeking laser hair removal are men.

      You can find out more abt the benefits of laser hair removal treatment from here: http://hair.my-fashion-house.com/

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow really long?
    Any homemade hair masks/solutions to make my hair grow longer really fast? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Good genes, good hair care & all the healthy foods from Mother Nature not made by man. They can also do more harm than good to a healthy hair.

      Hair products does not make hair grow, they are products that helps keep hair moisturized. You can do that, too, by not washing them everyday. 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.

      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. . .

      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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to prevent facial hair from growing back really quickly?
    i get my eyebrows threaded and the next morning you can see the roots coming back thru, this happens when i waxed too.
    how can i prevent this?
    my ahir is dark too .
    Hair*
    not
    ahir

    • ANSWER:
      You cant some people just have faster hair growth than others I have the same problem you can try to pluck the hairs that are coming through.

      The only other method is Laser treatment which can be very expensive!

      Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser.

      Unwanted hair is a common problem in women and men. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing only produce temporary results and can generally only be carried out on relatively small areas.

      Laser hair removal treatment can be used to permanently treat and remove small and large areas of unwanted hair from the body.

      Best results occur in those with light skin and dark hair, and hair removal works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair

      Visit the harley meddical group
      http://www.harleymedical.co.uk/non-surgical-solutions/laser-hair-removal/

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there any solution to grow the beard?
    I need to know about any creams or oinments which could make my moustache and beard long.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair growth is different for everyone, and it just depends on your genetic make-up. if the men in your family do not have thick long beards, more than likely you will not either. there is no cream for it. get some rogaine, or other hair treatment. but when you stop using the expensive hair treatments, the Hair will fall out.

  49. QUESTION:
    Hair removal cream, does it actually work?
    Id like to get rid of a bit of hair on my upper cheeks, back of my neck, and a tad on my shoulders. I've heard of Dermology's cream, but it seems a bit sketchy. Any creams out there that work well and eventually lessen the growth of hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Depilatory Cream - Win-win Of Inexpensive & Effective

      Cream are solutions that dissolve the protein portion of hair down in the root which causes it to fall out. There are many different hair removal creams, and some are even designed specifically for the removal of back, stomach, chest hair in men. Creams generally get rid of unwanted back and chest hair for 2-4 weeks, meaning you only need to reapply them on average every 3 weeks. And the cream can even make your hair grow back finer and slower.

      There are 7 Best Selling Depilatory Cream For Men

      1 Nad's Hand Free Hair Removal Cream
      2 Nair For Men Hair Remover Body Cream
      3 Veet For Men Gel Cream
      4 SoftSheen Carson, Magic Shave Cream Smooth
      5 Andre Extra Strength For Men
      6 Skin Doctors Hair No More System
      7 Vigor Mens Depilatory Cream

      http://www.hairlaserremoval.co.uk/hair-removal-products-men-depilatory-cream.htm

  50. QUESTION:
    Would the following argument be the solution to baldness?
    Considering that women brush their hair many times a day, it is rare to find a bald woman or one with a receding hair line.. They are massaging the hair follicles thus stimulating the blood vessels in the scalp and revitalising the hair roots. Men, also do the same but only when they are proud of their looks. However, men tend to not brush so often thus hair begins to recede and resulting in hair loss due to lack of scalp stimulation.

    How about that? Not a complete statement but you get my drift.
    Yeh, ummm ...well ..but ...

    • ANSWER:
      Scalp stimulation is good for hair growth. It can slow but it can't totally stop male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). It is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Other reasons for balding could be illness, high stress, medical or thyroid-related. I've posted some links to articles about scalp massage and it's benefits below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a bald spot on my head?
    :[ i have this bald spot in the middle of my head and yes it is noticeable. I try covering it up with my layers and parting it a different way but it still doesnt seem to work. When people are talking to me i feel thats all theyre looking at. How can I get rid of this? I know about Nioxin but its quite expensive. Any cheaper or better ways? Im only 14, thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      If the spots are in the size of a quarter and has a smooth surface. Check out the images in the website below, if its similar then it must be Alopecia Areata.

      My bro managed to find a website called http://www.ALOPECIA-AREATA-CURE.com when he had the same problem that explains about the condition and suggests treatment. He gave it a try and to all our surprise he recovered.

      Its quite informative. You might want to give it a try. Wish you a quick recovery.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the right medication for bald spots forming in your head?
    My Best friend has developed some kind of skin problem. He is only 20 years old and has bald spots forming in his head. It all started like a joke but as time went by it has been getting serious as he finds a bald spot almost every other day. He went to the doctor and he was given some medicines but it was just been getting worse and worse. WHAT can help him...? i really care about him and seeing his confidence deteriorate and him always having to shave his head bald just for them not to look AS bad really hurts me...What medicines are out their for him? :( :(

    • ANSWER:
      There is a number of treatments available but he will need to speak to his doctor first.

      The main treatments include Rogaine, Propecia and Nizoral to stop the hair loss and Caboki to cover up the bald spots in the short term.

      I wish you and your friend all the luck in the world.

      I started going bald in my 20s so I can understand his pain.

  4. QUESTION:
    how can I make the hair in the bald spots grow up again ?
    Hi , I have bald spots in my head (embarrassing thing ) what should I do , want my hair to grow up in those spots , please help ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you might have alopecia areata. The spots will be totally hairless around the size of a dime. This is a form of autimmune disease. Try viewing the images in www.curespotbaldness.com to get some ideas of how it looks.

      My bro had the same problem and managed to recover through a treatment he found in the site. You might want to tke look. Wish you a quick recovery.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to cure bald spots and falling hair?
    Help please! What shampoo should I use or what should I do? Or not to do? Please. I just turned 17 my hair has been falling a lot for a while now and I just discovered a bald spot. :( any remedies or treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use a straightener/blow dryer beccause the heat damages your hair.

      Take a vitamin everyday, buy Hair, Skin, & Nails Vitamins.

      Don't wash your hair everyday, wash it every other day. And always use cold water.

      Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

      Exercise!

      Massage your scalp everyday for 10 mins.

      Once a week put olive oil on your hair, wrap it in a towel, leave it in For an hour and wash it.

      For shampoos, I use Garnier Fructis Fall Fight & Mane 'N Tail.

      I also lose my hair, & I have 7 bald spots. I have Alopecia, & maybe that's what you have so go to a doctor ASAP.
      & today I got shots in my head to help my hair grow, it's pretty painful but worth it.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grown back in my random bald spot?
    I have natural hair, but for some odd reason i have a random bald spot on the left side of my head. I've been using coconut oil in in attempt to grow my hair back in that area. Any suggestions on what I can use to make it grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Alopecia Areata an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been suspected 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. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I cover up a bald spot?
    I got an extremely bad haircut the other day and there is a bald spot on the back of my head. Even worse, it looks like I have a bowl cut. How do I cover up the bald spot and get rid of this weird bowl cut hairstyle without having to do it myself(I tried to cut my hair myself once and it was disaster)?
    Also, I'm not Jewish but funny answer!

    • ANSWER:
      If the spot is completely hairless around the size af a dime, it might be Alopecia Areata - an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been suspected 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 practioner. This is the best way to diagnose and confirm. It will show any abnomal concerntration 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

  8. QUESTION:
    what would cause the scalp of an adult and toddler to start itching and having balding spots suddenly?
    for the past couple of weeks i have noticed bald spot appearing throughout my 3 year old daughters head. about a week ago i noticed her scratching at her scalp while she was sleeping. i myself, who is 33 years old has been experiencing severe itching of my scalp for about a week now and the past couple of days i have also been getting an extreme about of bald spots throughout my head.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a discussion that might prove helpful here:

      http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Dermatology/messages/30178.html

      You may wish to consult a dermatologist though. Your situation is beyond the scope of anyone in YA for diagnosis and suggested treatment.

  9. 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).

  10. QUESTION:
    Why does my cat have pink bald spots on her head?
    My cat usually has 2 almost bald spots by her fur that are white but this morning I noticed they were pink and one of them goes from her ear to her eye. It's really pink and it feels weird when you touch it. My cat is only 6 months old. It doesn't seem to bother her but I'm really concerned. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      It may not seem like an infection but it could be caused by something viral that you are unaware of. Its certainly not normal and I am very concerned that its spreading towards her eye. It may not seem to bother her but I'd take her to the vet and make sure of what it is and get treatment if necessary. Better safe than sorry.

  11. QUESTION:
    What do I have if a symptom is a bald spot?
    There is a bald spot on the top of my head, right in the middle. I am able to cover it with my hair, its only a little one. I am a 6"1' 14-year-old female. What could I have? Please Help.

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Alopecia Areata an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been suspected 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. This is the best way to diagnose and confirm. It will show any abnormal concentration of T-cells (immune cells) at the affected area.

      My bro did the same when had this problem. However he managed to recover using a treatment he found in the website. Wish you a quick recovery

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I tell if my cat has ringworm, VS our small dog who plays too hard?
    He has a bald spot on his head, and the vet says its a possibality that it may be ringworm.
    We just got him 2 weeks ago and he started to grow a bald spot on his head. The vet said that our small dog might like him too much and lick his head a lot and watch out for that. it has been 2 days and I can see little hairs starting to grow back. The vet also said that if he DOES have a ringworm then we will see more spots on him. The vet concluded it all with a " Give it a week and if his hair grows back, he's ok. but if it gets worse, with more spots, etc, take him back and we will test him." He is not acting different, always playful. I looked up a piture of a at with ringworm on googe and I saw a cat who also had a bald spot, but it was orange looking. My kitten, Oscar, just has a regular bald spot and there is no orange, just a little "boo-boo" from our 3 year old dog who may have been playing too rough. PLEASE tell me what my kitten may, or may not have.

    • ANSWER:
      Seriously, take him to the vet and DEMAND a test. or better yet, take him to a different vet. It's a very simple test for the vet to see if it's ringworm... which is WAY more likely than a puppy licking a very specific spot repeatedly!
      Ringworm can be VERY contagious so you need to take care of it ASAP unless you and everyone else in your houshold want to be covered in ugly, itchy sores!

      Treatment is usually a topical antifungal cream applied twice per day for 6-8 weeks (yes it does take that long) though in extreme cases there are oral medications for it.

      the test is simple, they take a couple of hairs from the area put it in a cultue and in a couple of days they'll know for sure if it's ringworm. I don't know why your vet wouldn't test it immediately.

  13. QUESTION:
    What can I do for my cats loosing hair from a flea treatment?
    I used the Sergeants Natures Guardian flea treatment (please let everyone know this is a bad product) and it burned the skin on my 12 year old cat. She has very short thin hair to begin with. This was a week ago and I got as much of the treatment off her that I could. The problem is now she dropping clumps of hair and there are some bald spots on her neck where she has scratched herself. I don't find any signs of infection or redness, just bald spots that look scabbed over.

    • ANSWER:
      The scabbed over bit is very disturbing. It sounds like she got poisoned or burned from the chemicals. You should take her to the vet for an examination and blood work to see what the problem is. Keep a good record of everything in case you need to file a law suit against Sergeants. I hope she will suffer no permanent damage!
      Do not call the pest control people, unless they are there to "flea bomb" for you. Frankly, it's a waste of money. You can do the "bombing" yourself. Otherwise, thos people just dump chemicals in your house - a lot of bad chemicals and those do not necessarily help you or your cat.
      Your cat can be treated with a flea bath (Dawn dish washing liquid works great to kill fleas - leave the lather on for 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly) if she gets healed up. Then she can be treated with either Advantage or Frontline drops on a monthly basis.
      Meanwhile, you'll need to get your house clean from fleas. Thank goodness the weather is not too hot or cold now. First you'll need to "bomb" as mentioned before, and it has to be done twice. You'll have to vacate your house along with all animals for 4 hours, then air it for at least an hour or two while everyone is still out. Follow instructions carefully.
      Next, your carpets must all be cleaned (including a cat tree if you have one). If you shampoo them, then vacuum when they a dry and if you have a lot of carpeting you may also have to spray a tiny bit of Advantage or Frontline into a cloth and rub it lightly over the carpeting. Send orientals out to be cleaned. If you have a spare bedroom that has carpeting that no one is using now, you can mix Borax and table salt 50/50 and work it very deeply into the carpeting. Let it remain for a week then vacuum it all up.
      Meanwhile, you'll need to vacuum the whole house every day until the fleas are gone. You'll need to dispose of the bag every day after you do this and put it into a ziplock bag (or even 2) before it goes into the garbage.
      Also, you'll need to gently comb out fleas and flea dirt from your cat every day until fleas are gone and not hatching out further (2-4 weeks minimum). You can stick the fleas you catch to a lint roller and then cut off their heads. Dispose of the sheets in ziplock bags.
      There is no easy way to get rid of a flea infestation once it has established itself in your home. Dumping a lot of chemicals will not help and only can make everyone sick.
      Regarding Frontline and Advantage, the fleas in your area will respond to one or the other, but not both. Call your vet to find out which work better in your area. All other products are either dangerous or worthless.
      I hope your kitty is OK! Sorry to have to tell you all this, but you'll want to know it before you have further problems. When you begin to think "fleas are my life now!", just realize that it will all work out fine if you work to get control this way.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can i prevent my guinea pig from getting mites?
    Well my three month old guinea pig had mites (well at least I'm 99 percent positive that's what he had.) Well anyway he was shedding like crazy and eventually got a bald spot on his head! I was wondering how to prevent the next guinea pig from getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't totally prevent them, because they are in the environment, but you can make sure your piggy is less likely to have them by keeping the cage clean, and getting the appropriate treatment when necessary (and completing the treatment is important too, or they will come back if the mites haven't been caught at each stage of their life cycle).

  15. QUESTION:
    My mini dachshund has bald spots does anyone know what it could be?
    My mini dachshunds has dry bald spots on his left side. Their are about for small spots and one ver large spot. He also has had some fleas. Does anyone know what it could be? THey dont seem to bother him...

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds Like Demodex (Mange) Pretty common with this type of dog. How old is your dog? If its just a pup it may pass once his immune system is fully developed. Sometimes pups immune systems have a hard time keeping the amount of demodex mites in the hair follicles under control. If the dog is older I would start by getting him some doggy vitamins and seeing if that helps. If the vitamins don't work and it is indeed mange prepare yourself for a bit of a battle. My dog needed 2 months of treatments (shampoo/conditioner/ and 5 different meds daily) It was time consuming expensive and frutsturating but we beat it and it was totally worth it. Good luck! Try some Immune sytem bolstering vitamins 1st before heading to the vet.

  16. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss on the back of the head?
    I am a balding male but I recently I noticed bald spot on the back of the head about the size of a quarter. I thought hair would come back but I noticed that it is growing bigger. A quick online search indicated that it could be Alopecia Areata but I thought it would only cause hair loss on the top and at the crown. Is there any treatment for hair loss at the back and can it be stopped?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely sounds like Alopecia Areata - an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been known to be the main cause.

      For a start you can compare with the images in www.curespotbaldness.com. Following this, a skin biopsy should be carried out by a trained medical doctor or a dermatologist. This is the best way to diagnose and confirm. It will show any abnormal concentration of T-cells (immune cells) at the affected area.

      My bro did the same when had this problem. However he managed to recover using a treatment he found in the website. Wish you a quick recovery

  17. QUESTION:
    Can I apply flea treatment on my cat that has open sores?
    He seems to have a flea allergy...he has licked and scratched so much that he has a few bald spots under his chin, behind his head and at the base of his tail
    thank you everyone for your advice, I will make sure to get his sores healed first then apply the flea treatment, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure your cat is having an allergy to fleas by taking it down to the vet. Don't put the flea collar on the cat until you are sure that it is not allergic to the flea collar as well. In the vet hospital you also ask for a flea bath (if they will with the bald spots). I brought home a kitten to my home but I first stopped at the vet's and had her thoroughly checked. She was infested so badly with fleas that she required an extensive flea bath period and iron drops as well due to the anemia that she had from all the fleas. They are able to bath your cat and this will temporarily take care of the fleas. By allowing the cat to go out is not going to aid in the control of fleas. You will need to keep the cat indoors to control the fleas. Many people do not want to keep their cat in the house for many reasons. Remember a cat will live a longer life if it is kept indoors rather than allowed to roam outside.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    How to regain thickness after hair thinning?
    I had been suffering with extremely itchy scalp and flakes for over a year. So I went to a dermatologist and I had a bad case of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. I didn't know I had suffered from this I thought I just had really bad dandruff. I had lost a lot of hair from itching my scalp literally for over a year every single day. My hair is extremely thin now and I had a few bald spots. After getting the right treatment I have been itch free for over a month. Now I am starting to regrow a lot of hairs. But when I part the back of my head it looks like my roots are very thin. How long do you think it will take to regain thickness. Or what horemediesies can I do to fix this?

    • ANSWER:
      Tips for thick hair
      * Massage your scalp regularly using your fingertips. since blood circulation is needed for your hair.
      * Massage olive oil into your scalp and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash it off with a mild shampoo.Olive oil helps in getting clean hair.
      * Extract aloe vera gel from a couple of leaves. Mix the gel with an egg. Apply the mixture to your scalp every two weeks.
      * Mix water and a spoonful of white vinegar and use this to add volume to your hair.
      * For about 10 minutes a day, lie with your head down so that more blood comes to your scalp. Comb hair from the back of the neck toward the front to revitalize weakened roots of hair.
      * Avoid ponytails and other hair styles that pull and stretch the strands of your hair.
      * Stop sizzling.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it always necessary to get a scalp biopsy when determining types of alopecia?
    I recently noticed a rather large bald spot with a small bit of red irritation on the back of my head and one more near the top of my head. I am 23.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had alopecia since I was 11 months old. I am now almost 27. I have dozens of friends who also have alopecia (one form or another) for both long and short amounts of time. NONE of them have ever gotten a scalp biopsy. So, no it's not always necessary.

      Since you have red irritation the doctor might assume it's not alopecia areata - since that usually leaves the skin smooth. So it could be another type. But the main thing to remember is - you do not have to have a biopsy if you don't want one. Alopecia (no matter what type) is not life threatening - or even health threatening for that matter. You won't get sick or die from it. So unless you just REALLY need that hair to grow back, and the only way the doctor would know how to treat you is to take a biopsy, then you don't need to go that far. A lot of people do not find a permanent cure with any type of treatment, so it just makes me sad to see people go so far as to have a biopsy or injections only to have their hair continue to fall out.

      I don't mean to disappoint you or make you feel like it's hopeless - I just want to be honest. If you really have alopecia areata, it could stop at that one bald spot, or it could progress to your entire head and/or body. In my opinion, the best thing to do is focus on the emotional healing, because the treatments for the actual hairloss are not always effective. A positive attitude will help you through that. Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    What does ringworm on cats look like?
    I took my kitten to the vet today and there was a bald spot on his head. We thought it just might of been a chunk of fur that was taken out while he was playing with my other cats,but the vet said it could be ringworm. I looked up on Google pictures of ringworm on cats,but I couldn't get any good ones. Does anybody have a picture or can describe to me what it looks like? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Ours didn't have the 'classic' red ring around the bald spot, and my vet said it rarely presents that way anyway. Usually you have a spot of no fur, and the edges of it you can lift at the fur and it'll pull out. that's what ours looked like. We had a culture done to be sure it wasn't skin mites/mange, and he did test positive for ringworm.

      If the fur along the edge is nice and firm, then don't worry, he probably 'shaved' it off against the side of a cardboard box like my other cat is prone to do. If it does pull out, it's either mange or ringworm. Ringworm can be treated with Miconazole cream (its a 2% cream, get it at any pharmacy for about ). If it's skin mites, that's a different treatment, talk to your vet on that. They identify skin mites/mange by doing a scraping and looking under the microscope.

  22. QUESTION:
    my cat has a bald spot on his head that seems to be getting bigger?
    I think he may have gotten in a fight a little while ago, and he used to just have a little nick on the top of his head, but now it seems to be getting bigger, and more noticeable, almost like he is loosing hair.
    What do you think could be wrong, he doesn't have any other noticeable physical damages, is well behaved, plays outside quite a lot.
    How can i prevent the bald spot from growing even bigger? I don't want him to be bald!!

    • ANSWER:
      Is the bald spot flat or swollen? If it's swollen, and seems to be "soft" inside, he probably has an infection / abscess......which need vet treatment. If you don't take him to the vet, and it IS an abscess, it will get bigger until it ruptures.......and the infection needs to be drained before it causes more problems.

      If there are any little red areas in the "bald spot", he may have ringworm, which can be treated with Lamisil Anti-fungal Ointment. I've cured ringworm with this, so I know it works.

      Hope this helps........Good luck.......Hope your kitty feels better soon.......

  23. QUESTION:
    Will my hair grow back after pulling it?
    I’m 16. I’ve been pulling my hair for 8 years (since 2005).
    When I first started, It was one of those things that my parents thought I would eventually grow out of, but I never did. I first started on the top of my head.

    I started doing it around the sides of my head, around my ears, and the back of my head where my hairline begins. I had tons of little bald spots. I started doing this around 2006. From 2007 on, It was the same. It got so bad, that in 2007, my father had to start buzzing my head. I don’t recall doing in on the top of my head, It was only really bad around the sides.
    I remained with a buzzed head for about three years. Sometimes, my father would have to use a razor around the sides of my head to only cover the bald spots. I didn’t know how to tell my parents that It is something that is completely out of my control.
    In early 2009, my father had shaved my whole head first with a buzz cut, than a razor. I looked like a cancer kid. It looked terrible. The next morning was church, and the worst thing is that everybody would be looking. I was completely bald. After having that buzz cut, my parents insisted they weren’t going to buzz my head. They wanted me to grow my hair out. By May 2009, I had grown my hair out long enough to actually my first haircut. I turned 13 that month. This would be my first really nice haircut in years. I had very few bald spots, unfortunately, but I hadn’t had my hair that long in years. I loved it.
    I was pulling really bad, and by August 2009, I had pulled a huge patch (about the size of an egg) from the back of my head. It did grow back not too long after. My hair is really thick.

    2010, and 2011 were the same. But I never had a bald spot on my head as big as an egg again, the biggest it would get would be about the size of a quarter. I would stop in one area at a certain point. I never went back to having a buzz cut. But, around September/October 2011, I started to slow down a bit. I noticed that every time I got a haircut, I wouldn’t do it as much. By October, I was hardly doing it at all. In November of that year, I was 15; I got a cancer diagnosis that required chemotherapy right away. I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I started chemotherapy in late November, and I completely lost my hair by mid December. Going through chemotherapy, your hair literally comes out every time you touch it. My last chemotherapy was in February of 2012. My hair started to grow back in late March. I completely stopped pulling my hair out. By my 16th birthday in may, I had a full head of thick black hair (It was still fine at the very tips), and I got my first haircut, which I loved. I remained completely sober from that time on, but unfortunately I began hair pulling again in September 2012. From what used to be doing it around the sides, I now do it on top. I wasn’t at all bad when I first started. From September to December, I had never had a bald spot, I would only do it here and there. As of January 2013, I had created a bald spot so large on the top of my head, I don’t think now that there is any hope for me. I’ll never stop this urge. It’s February 1, 2013 today, the bald spot on the top of my head is massive. It’s never been this big in all of the yeas I’ve been pulling. Two weeks ago, I didn’t have this bald spot.

    I need help! I’m afraid it will continue to get worse, and worse!
    Will my hair grow back after what I did? I really want to stop.

    • ANSWER:
      The impulse to pull your hair out is due to a psychiatric condition called trichotillomania, and it's important to seek out professional help to recover from it. It's frequently misunderstood, and people incorrectly assume that those suffering from it can just snap out of it or find another way to keep their hands occupied. It's not as simple as that at all. A cognitive behavioral therapist can often work with someone with trich to help her overcome it. There are techniques you can learn to manage the impulse to pull. In the meantime, don't abandon your hope of hair regrowth. Though it's possible that you might have permanently damaged your hair follicles, the body tends to be quite resilient, especially when you're young. Chances are, your hair will grow back.

      I also had Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and at my hospital all minors were assigned to an oncology social worker who helped with numerous issues we faced, including hair loss. If you had one you might contact her / him and ask about wigs. Many hospitals have wigs that are donated to them by various organizations for those undergoing chemo, and you can have one to keep. They might still be willing to let you have one since you only recently finished active treatment. It's worth checking. This might help with your self-esteem and to feel more "normal" out in public.

      This girl is a popular YouTuber who has shared her experiences with Trich. It might make you feel less alone with the problem if you knew more about how other girls have coped with it:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiBIXMBEqgE

      Good luck to you!!!!!!!

      ~ skylark

  24. QUESTION:
    How long does ringworm usually last if being treated? Will it spread to other parts of the body?
    I think I have ringworm. My cousins pets had it and I stayed there for a week and since I've been back home I noticed it. I haven't yet been on any medicine but I plan on it soon. My brother once had it and it caused him to get a bald spot on his head. Can it spread to my head easily?? How long will it last!?!?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      It could 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

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a bald spot caused by a relaxer?
    A long time ago, i used a relaxer and it left a minor bald spot on the front of my head. More like a line. I feel hair over there but it hasn't grown. Why? It isn't smooth either. That does it, no more relaxers. Even though it's not noticible. I don't feel comfy 'bout it. Why is that place hairy but hasn't grown. I hadn't even noticed it earlier on even though the spot was there for years. Please help. It makes my front hairline uneven. And I don't have alopecia whatever. :(

    • ANSWER:
      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:
    Do anyone know a cure and/or remedy for bald spots?
    I have had bald spots for 10 years thanks to ring worms. I thought it would have grown back by now, but it hasn't. I have gone through elementary, middle school and im currently in high school. I would love a full head of hair please. Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be due to Alopecia Areata, a type of autoimmune disease. Take alook at the images in www.curespotbaldness.com to get some idea. Its quite informative too. My bro used the treatment and managed to recover. You might want to seriously consider. Good luck.

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair to grow longer faster?
    I need an easy way to get my hair to grow longer stronger faster, can someone tell me what realy works. I have thick and thin hair with two bald spots, I realy need help.

    • ANSWER:
      You should try taking Biotin. 5000 micro grams a day. You can get it at walmart, sams club, cvs, riteaid, I think everywhere. It's not just good for growth/nails, but it makes your hair shinier/thicker/healthier.
      Also, mane & tail shampoo/con. (walmart, amazon, kmart, Sallys) is great.

      My tips:

      Massage your scalp everyday to make the blood flow. As well as holding your head upside down for 30 seconds a day.

      -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.

      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.

      All this works for my hair, so it should work on yours. I hope it does!
      Drink lots of water, and eat healthy.

      Good luckkk!

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    What to do when a nine year old is pulling her hair out and grabbing a knife and wanting to stab her self?
    Nine year old girl is pulling her hair out of her head and leaving bald spots, and has pulled out all her eyelashes, and has recently grabed a knife and said she was going to stab her self and her father. trying to figure out what to do to get her help

    • ANSWER:
      There is a psychological condition that involves hair pulling. I am sorry, but I forget the name of it.I have witnessed it however. She needs help post haste. She has a actual condition and needs proper treatment in order to heal.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to Grow hair on a Bald Spot?
    I have this Bald Spot on the Right side of my Head. It's like an Inch long and Half an inch wide. I got this from my Brain surgery because of Blood Clot. My mom told me it's shiny and soft. So how do I grow back my hair on this bald spot?

    • ANSWER:
      They're bald for a REASON, and there's no way to add hair or grow hair there.

      Hair products, or growth supplements are not made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair damaged or hair loss.

      I'm not a doctor or scientist, but if it's your lucky day that for some reason your bald spot gets healed, it may grow back, just like that. . . . just wait & see.

      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.

  32. QUESTION:
    Sudden bald spots on head the size of a quarter? what could this be?
    My mother had 1 bald spot in her head earlier this month and now she has 2 more in her head the size of a quarter. What could this be is it serious im really worried.

    • ANSWER:
      If the spots are in the size of a quarter and has a smooth surface. Check out the images in the website below, if its similar then it must be Alopecia Areata.

      My bro managed to find a website called http://www.ALOPECIA-AREATA-CURE.com when he had the same problem that explains about the condition and suggests treatment. He gave it a try and to all our surprise he recovered.

      Its quite informative. You might want to give it a try. Wish you a quick recovery.

  33. QUESTION:
    blue bald spot on the top of my hamsters head?
    i have a dalmatian hamster (about a year and a half old) and he has this dark blue bald spot on his head. that is the most noticeable area, but there is also spots near both eyes, and between his ears. Three days ago there was no sign of this at all, but it has started to show fairly fast and i don't know what it is. also there is no way i can see a vet, would cost too much and my parents are in bankruptcy.

    • ANSWER:
      Might be ringworm-often characterized by round patches of missing fur. A lot of the small pets at my work get it. Not being able to go to a vet kind of leaves you up the river without a paddle here...try getting your hands on these drops called Conofite lotion 1%. You can ask a vet if they will sell it without an appointment, or you can order it online for about 13 dollars (including shipping). If you can get it, you just put a single drop on the affected areas...***Please note, I am not a vet. XD My advice comes simply from experience at a part time job where an actual vet diagnoses pets with conditions similar to your hamsters, and prescribes similar treatment. Essentially a vet would be the best thing here, so I'm really sorry you can't take him to one. =( Unfortunately, it will not just go away without treatment. Also, wash your hands very thoroughly after handling him, as ringworm is contagious to you if you come in direct contact with it.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where did this bald spot come from?
    I touched my hair yesterday and there was a bald spot the size and shape of a quarter at the top of my head. :( No hair there at all. I have thick full hair so I dont understand how could this be. The rest of my hair is still strong in my scalp. I didnt even see any of this hair come out. My family doesnt have a history of this. What could it be? Will it grow back? Could it be my birth control pills? Please help. Should I go see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be stress induced. its happened to me a few times during my life. or it could be caused by chemical treatments done to your hair,; colours or perms. my doctor prescribed a cortisone cream and it took care of it. u could also try a multi vitamin called 'stress complex' which doesnt make any stress go away but may alleviate some of the physical symptoms we get; hairloss, skin rashes.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow?
    So about 4 years ago I started getting bald spots in the middle of mead from wearing ponytails. So I ended up shaving the middle of head bald. The back & the middle of head doesnt grow like it should. So I wear weaves to hide how damaged my hair is. Its short dry and brittle. I dont know what to do. I dont want to cut all my hair off & I dont want to go natural. I just want healthy hair thats even.

    • ANSWER:
      Black hair, due to its dry condition requires special care. The best techniques for minimizing breakage and promoting healthy growth:

      1. Pre-wash weekly with a good oil product. Organic Virgin Coconut oil is the best pre-shampoo because it actually penetrates the hair, unlike most oils which only coat the hair. You can use this oil like a hot oil treatment, covering with a plastic cap for 30 minutes without heat (or 15 minutes with heat). Then continue to wash hair with a gentle shampoo.

      2. Wash weekly with a gentle shampoo. Only wash and rinse once. Over washing can cause a dry condition, which will ultimately lead to breakage. While washing, massage your scalp. This will reawaken sleeping follicles and promote thicker healthier hair.

      3. You need two types of conditioners: one for protein, and the other for moisture and sealing. Or, alternatively you can have only one conditioner, and add an egg when you want to do a protein treatment. You must do deep conditioning with both separately. First, apply the protein treatment. After allowing the recommended elapsed time and following the manufacturer’s instructions, rinse your hair. Second, apply the moisture treatment following the instructions and rinse. If you have done a pre-shampoo treatment, you may not need to deep condition with the moisture. Instead, you can leave in for about 5-10 minutes to seal the cuticle.

      4. Now this is where all of your washing and conditioning treatments can either pay off or be sabotaged by damage. First of all, do not relax your hair more than once a month. Be careful not to relax hair “bone straight.” This robs the hair of its natural elasticity and causes it to break easily. Assess your hair before attempting to relax it. It may only need to be washed, moisturized, and straightened with a heat tool. If you must relax it, choose a mild relaxer.

      It is best to have someone else apply the relaxer because they have a full view of your head. Before you begin, rub a generous amount of scalp protectant in your hands and apply to the entire hair shaft. Petroleum jelly can be used. Pay close attention to the ends of your hair when applying the protectant. This is to protect hair that has already been processed. Next, apply the relaxer using the manufacturer’s directions. Follow the timing chart so you do not over process your hair. Be sure to wash out all of the relaxer with warm water. Apply a neutralizing shampoo and wash and rinse at least three times. If there are still traces of relaxer in your hair, continue to ash until all traces have been removed. Once all traces of relaxer have been removed, apply the neutralizing shampoo to the hair again. Leave the neutralizer in for 10 minutes. It is very important that you leave the neutralizer in for 10 minutes. Do not skip this step. Next, the neutralizer can be rinsed. Now you can apply the protein treatment, and then follow with the moisture treatment as previously discussed.

      5. Your hair needs to be moisturized daily. You will need two different types of moisturizers: water based and oil based. To use the two effectively, you will need to apply your water based moisturizer first, then the oil based.

      Some examples of water based moisturizers are:

      Organic Root Stimulator Carrot Oil
      Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in
      Profectiv Anti-Tangle Leave-in
      Profectiv Mega Growth
      Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong
      Elasta QP Mango Butter
      Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in

      Use a light oil moisturizer following the application of these water based moisturizer to seal moisture in the shaft.

      Products
      1. Essentious Shampoo, Mizani Botanifying Shampoo, or any shampoo that does not contain harsh sulfates (Gentle Shampoo)
      2. Essentious Protein Treatment, Any regular conditioner with an egg added, Mizani Kerafuse Intensive Strengthening Treatment (Protein Treatment)
      3. Essentious Moisture Treatment, Mizani Moisturefuse Moisturizing Conditioner, or Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Moisturizing Treatment)
      3. Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil (Pre-shampoo Treatment)
      4. Mizani Phormula-7 Neutralizing / Chelating Shampoo (Neutralizer)
      5. DOO GRO Stimulating Growth Oil ( Oil Based Moisturizer)
      6. Organic Root Stimulator Carrot Oil (Water Based Moisturizer)

      your hair care regimen should be as "hair friendly" as possible. That means you should be following the steps outlined above to minimize breakage. Second, you should increase your anagen (growth phase) which will allow you hair to grow much longer before it enters the resting and shedding phases. One way to do this is to incorporate vitamins for hair growth in your diet.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have a cowlick on the back of my head, how do i fix it, it wants to leave a bald spot?
    It wants to spread and then i have a bald spot!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Alopecia Areata (SPOT BALDNESS). It is an autoimmune disease that 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

  37. QUESTION:
    Is hair transplant surgery worth it ,what kind of results can I expect?
    Next month I will be getting hair transplant surgery, it will cost about 00. I have a bald spot on the crown of my head about the size of a softball and I am 38 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      If you truly want to regrow your natural hair and have a natural looking hair line, then hair restoration surgery is your best bet. Aside from hair restoration there's only three other hair loss treatments approved by the FDA - Propecia, Minoxidil, LaserComb. Propecia is great for keeping the hair you already have, but isn't proven to regrow lost hair. Minoxidil will regrow moderate amounts of hair, but only in some cases. Finally, the laserComb is still too new to be proven effective, but who knows - it may regrow hair as well.

      I had a Bosley hair restoration procedure done back in July and couldn't be happier with the results. Since receiving the procedure I have kept a blog called BattleAgainstBald.com. The blog details the results of my Bosley hair transplantation and I also provide a wealth of information on hair loss and the other methods used to correct it. I'm sure the blog will answer any questions you have.

      Best of luck to you in your battle against bald and let me know if you have any questions.

      -Seth

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I restore a bald spot on my head after brain surgery?
    I realize that once scarring occurs hair will not grow back but I have two questions:

    1) Will FUE treatment work and if so permanently?
    2) Will 15,000mcg of biotin per day or Collegan be able to naturally reproduce the hair???
    Thanks for the reply......it has been 14 years

    • ANSWER:
      How long has it been since treatment?

      Then, no there isn't.

  39. QUESTION:
    Bald spot where my part is on the top of my head?
    So a couple of months ago, my side part on my hair had a small line come horizontally out of it. It seemed to be getting worse, so now I part it more towards the center. If I part it how it was before, there is a bald spot about the size of a quarter. I've been looking online for cures/treatments, but there are so many of them. I was wondering which ones seem to work best and if I will get my hair to grow back?

    Thanks!

    • 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

  40. QUESTION:
    Can the bald spot on my dog be caused by a flea treatment?
    So my dog was given advantage II for fleas about 3 months ago. The med was put behind her head down between her back shoulder blades. After the treatment I noticed there was some oily stuff in the same spot but didn't think much of it. Now she has broken off hair in that same spot and its pretty much bald. Does that mean she is allergic to it? She can't reach the bald spot to scratch at it and she didnt scratch as much. What could be the issue

    • ANSWER:
      After years of using the topical stuff and putting up with the monthly oil slick I gave up that stuff and switched over to the oral meds.

      I have seen dogs experience hair breakage and bald patches, including one of my own. It can certainly be a sensitivity to the treatment. It happens.

      Comfortis is a monthly treatment for fleas. Trifexis is a monthly treatment for fleas, ticks and heartworms (if I'm remembering correctly). ... I much prefer these oral meds. Much less messy.

  41. QUESTION:
    I started having bald spots on my head only about 5 days ago and its rapidly getting bigger.?
    What it is and why is it getting bigger so fast and now more little ones all over my head. I just started taking my hyperthyroidism medication on Friday, will this bald spot start to go away and stop spreading or will it continue. Will I lose all my hair and how long before I do.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have an autoimmune disease called Alopecia Areata. Its a very unpredictable health condition. It can spread to your whole body inactivating all your hair follicles throughout your body. Take a look at the images in www.curespotbaldness.com to see if there are any similarities.

      My bro found this website when he had the same problem and managed to recover using a treatment he found in the website. you might want to try. Wish you a quick recovery.

  42. QUESTION:
    hair loss and want to make my hair look full and thick?
    I have very little hair do to chemo treatment when I was a little girl. I never really grew most of my hair back so I have some bald spots on my head. I hate wearing wigs, they just make me feel awkward and they seem fake looking to me. I've also been trying the bumble and bumble black spray and it does cover the bald spots but it's so messy and it smudges when rubbed on or wet.
    I want something that would make my hair look fuller and thicker.
    Any suggestions?

    :)

    • ANSWER:

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have a 10 yr old daughter that is having scalp problems, what could this be?
    She has really bad dandruff troubles and has developed a bald spot in the top of her head. I noticed the spot about two weeks ago. It is the size of my fingertip (dime) and I keep checking it and it has not grown in size. We have a doctors appointment with the skin specialist; but I just wanted to know what I would be up against when I get there.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be alopecia or another skin condition...

      Nizoral shampoo is good and a topical steriod lotion like Elocon that her Dr might recommend (to grow back the hair).

      When she is washing her hair, she needs to scrub her scalp vigourougly with her fingertips to get the natural hair oils flowing and lessen dandruff.

      I had a small bald patch about 10 yrs ago and the above treatments were effective.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I grow a bald spot back?
    I am a black female and I have Eczema all over my body including my head. I had naturally curly hair before I got a perm. Since I have had a perm put in my hair for about 4 years, I noticed that I developed a medium sized bald spot in the back of my head. The hair dresser said it would be no problem for her to fix it but she just made it worse. Is there any way I can grow it back

    • ANSWER:
      What you need to do is go with a dermatologist... they'll know what to do... My hair used to fall a lot :S and i ended up with very little hair haha its not like i went bald or anything but it was annoying. got into a treatment... my hair grew back and its stronger now!! dont trust your hairdresser with such delicate things, go with a doctor. the soon you go the faster you are gonna recover.

      Good luck!! xx

  46. QUESTION:
    Why is my hair coming back finally in my bald spots ever since I quit my job?
    I have alopecia and I find it weird that it is growing back since I quit my job. What could the cause be pinpointed too? Last time I quit a job it started greowing back also. What kind of treatment can be done so it stays growing back if I start another job? Sometimes I feel I should finish college and then worry about working if it means having hair growing back.

    • ANSWER:
      Your case of alopecia is from stress. I suffer from alopecia also and mine never really came back. It got worse. I had to shave my whole head and take the Howie Mandel look. There IS NO cure for alopecia. Sometimes for people they get it and it comes back and that is the end of story, and some people get it and comes back and falls out again, some people get it and it takes all the hair and they never get it back. Your best bet is to go to a dermotologist. They can't make it stop, but they can give you cortizone steroids to help it. It comes in a cream form and even a pill form you take by mouth. There are different types of steroids they may prescribe you, but cortizone ones are most common, but that is really all they can do for you since little is know about alopecia. I can't control mine at all...even my eyebrow hairs fall out and I have missing patches in them. If it gets worse...you will have to adopt the howie mandel look like me, but hopefully you won't. Definetly go to a dermotologist though. They can help you for the time being! Good Luck!!! I feel your pain!

  47. 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)

  48. QUESTION:
    Would a beijing hair coloring cover my bald spot?
    I have about a quarter shaped bald spot on the back of my head from gymnastics, I was wondering if I get a beijing if it would make it not stand out as much?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have Alopecia Areata. My bro had the same condition and he managed to recover through a treatment he got from www.alopecia-areata-cure.com. You might want to take a look.

      Wish you a quick recovery.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can repeated hits or rubbing on the head cause hair loss/thinning?
    I'm 20 years old, and since i was about 17 the hairs in the front part of my head have been very thin, i wrestled for years and alot of trauma and rubbing happened to this particular area, i was wondering if this is a possible explanation of my hair thinning, and if it is can it be fixed with conventional methods like rogain or laser treatment or something lie that? I'm young and having a bald spot on my head isn't exactly ideal, and surgery is expensive.

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    with all the products out there guaranteed to make your hair re-grow?
    are there any guaranteed to make your hair STOP growing?

    im so sick of shaving my head to hide the bald spots and i really don't want hair anyway.
    and yes, i have tried nair, and shaving powders.. i just want it to go away forever!

    • ANSWER:
      I went bald while doing an Interferon treatment, would not recommend it. There is this stuff out called Vaniqua that is a pill that slows facial hair growth for women. There is also a topical for the legs and such which slows growth but the name of the product escapes me. Why not get your hottie to get all sexxxy and shave it for you? Into pain? You could try hot wax! hahaha, if you do I wanna watch! hahaha


treatment for bald spots on head

Cures For Hair Loss In Men

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can i glue the hair on my balls to my head?
    I'm balding and I just came up with this (what I consider to be) brilliant idea. Would it cure my hair loss for good. I heard it's practically what the hair club for men does.

    • ANSWER:
      I found an herbal product that worked for me called clairs hair treatment it works on most hair loss types and its not very expensive.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. QUESTION:
    I am 18-should I start using propecia to prevent future hair loss?
    My entire family has a history of male pattern baldness. Also my hairline is quite far back for someone my age.

    Should I use this drug to prevent future hair loss now? I assume I would be needing it some time in the future anyway, but would it be more effective if I used it later when I really need it?

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia/ finasteride is used to treat male pattern hair loss, you should know that finasteride controls hair loss, but does not cure it.

      Any medicine has major side effects. With Propecia usage, you might have inability to have or maintain an erection or have decreased sexual desire or decreased volume of ejaculate (amount of semen) and pain in the testicles

      Some side effects can be rather very serious.
      Like changes in the breasts such as increased size, lumps, pain, or nipple discharge, rash, itching, hives,swelling of the lips and face

      Now expecting something might happen or will happen and taking a medicine will lead to dangerous side effects. As such millions of men wear hair systems or shave their hair and many women do feel bald is beautiful. I am sure in next 10 years there will be advances in medical science like hair cloning or some better version of hair transplant! I personally would not suggest taking a drug for rest of your life. If at all you are still interested, talk to your doctor. Good luck

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there not a serious hair treatment for hair loss that really really works?
    I am just wondering if anyone knows an serious hair treatment that really works for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      A multimillionaire will be made one day – the day a scientific researcher finds a simple, inexpensive, universally successful hair regrowth product. And that day will come. The amount of money being funneled into hair loss research is phenomenal, and as long as our society puts such great stock in appearance and beautiful heads of hair, the research will continue until that simple cure is found.Until then, men and women must investigate and experiment with a variety of products which will have a variety of results, dependent upon the individual. Each human body is unique, with unique levels of hormones, chemicals, and enzymes. For this reason, to date, there is not a universal cure. Some people experience reduction in hair loss and solid regrowth, while others using the same product may not see the same result. As stated above there is no universal cure that works for everyone. There are some companies that allow you to try out their products for a small fee and even free. So if the product isn't working, you haven't spent a dime and can move on with your experiments - which is what you'll need to do to find the solution for you because the effects differ from one person to the next.

      For more information visit: http://www.provillus.com/?aid=333123

  9. QUESTION:
    Is technology close to finding a real cure for balding men?
    I already know about the lotions, pills and potions, the transplants and wigs. I would like to know about the latest 2010 breakthroughs, does anyone know about any new discoveries or hair loss medication thats "in the works"?

    • ANSWER:
      Organin as the easiest solution to hair loss

      Organin as the easiest solution to hair lossOrganin is a new solution for hair loss or balding hair. It is formulated uniquely from natural fibers. It is not like paint or a cream that would cover your scalp. It is a fine textured fiber substance that combines with your existing hair and forms a complete later of hairs on the scalp. Organin does not come out shiny nor glossy. It looks like just a normal hair and comes in color black, medium brown, dark brown, brown, light brown, dark blonde, ash blonde, light gray, to match the color of your hair perfectly and look natural.Amazingly Organin is a fastest and easiest way to fix hair loss problem. Thinning of men or women hair is easily answered by this instant solution.

      Hair Organin is an alternative for hair transplant and other hair re-growth medicines like Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Propecia. Stopping hair loss is generally what hair Organin job is. It is very effective way to conceal the bald spots or bald areas of your hair, especially while still having hair re-growth therapy. The only consequences of using Hair Organin are, it will not restore your hair growth back to normal. But it can be very useful to go with those other hair solution as a temporary hair while you are still under medication.Organin offers many colors of hair to match with them. It is safe for the skin and can be easily removed by washing. Aside from it is an instant and convenient to use, it looks so natural that people wont even notice it. It is not that expensive and very easy to apply.

      Advantages of using it as mentioned it is inexpensive and easy to use. You just need to sprinkle it on the area with thin hair and you will get instant results as fast and as easy like any other solutions. Before going into any medications or other hair solution it is a must that you know the causes of hair loss. To avoid mistaken beliefs and myths that might be the cause of hair loss or baldness.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you save your life when all seems lost?
    Let's keep this as brief as can be:

    I'm 22 and male.
    At 15, I took a medical drug (Accutane) that screwed with my health and put me in a very bad place. I have various symptoms, and after spending hours researching and after getting tests, I know that:

    1) I have adrenal fatigue and some degree of hypothyroidism
    2) There is no cure for my side-effects right now - Some people claim to have them after over 20 years, which is concerning. I have seen a few reports of recovery, but usually if the problems (ranging from depression, anxiety, fatigue and hair-loss to digestive problems and sexual dysfunction) are still there after a year of coming off the drug, they don't seem to go away and things can get worse. It's been nearly 7 years since I stopped taking the drug.

    Along with my health, my whole life seems to have collapsed.
    I feel like I'm having a mid-life crisis and haven't been able to be happy in a long, long time, despite my best efforts.

    I'm really just looking for some advice, words of wisdom perhaps, from someone who may have been in a really difficult position like mine. I need to believe things can get better.

    My main concerns:

    1) Having to put up with feeling tired and unwell for the rest of my life
    2) My unhealthy relationship with my girlfriend of nearly three years - It's a mess because we both have individual problems (Mine are mostly mentioned; Hers are: Low self-esteem, OCD where she has to check my phone and facebook every day - very annoying for me - and has built into her mind, somehow, that she can't trust me). I don't know what to do. Sometimes I think I love her, and other times I think she makes me feel worse and isn't worth my time. We argue a lot, and get on eachother nerves. I find it hard to just give up on someone though.
    3) I have social anxiety and get very low sometimes with depression. I think this problem was brought on by Accutane, though I was never overly-confident as a kid. I'm seeing a counselor starting next week. This makes me feel very alone and uncomfortable around others and I've tried a few things to deal with the problem, but it's pretty rough. I'm trying to follow my heart and do Music, but this problem makes me want to give up.
    4) Lack of security - I lost my job a couple of weeks ago. I was working in a very busy bar. I tried my absolute best, but my social anxiety made it nightmarish and they decided not to keep me after the 90-day trial period. This, of course, did wonders for my self-esteem.

    That's a lot of information and it still doesn't give you the full-picture, but any words of advice would be much appreciated!

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      I took acutane for 18 months with no side effects. I personally think it is all in ur head man.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I avoid hair loss if I am at a genetic predisposition?
    I probably worded that wrong so:

    When I think about all the men in my family, most of them are balding. My dad a bit, my uncle a bit, my other uncle, my grandad a bit, my other grandad a lot, my great grandads...
    Is there anyway I can avoid balding? I am 16.

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

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

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

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

  17. QUESTION:
    Does minoxidil really work for hair loss?
    I know it might depend on why a person's hair is falling out in the first place. I'm not losing but know people who are, and, I might start losing hair later!

    • ANSWER:
      American Academy of Dermatology, one of the most influential dermatology associations in the world, has stated in its campaign in August 2003, that the 2 most efficient solutions for people suffering from hair loss were: minoxidil topical solution, finasteride (better known as Propecia) oral drug and hair transplant.

      This in itself could be implied that minoxidil does work because it had undergone many tests to prove its effectiveness before being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

      Minoxidil and finasteride can be ingredients for many drugs, but only Rogaine and Propecia are approved for hair loss problems by FDA (first one in 1988 and the other 10 years later).

      Both of these hair loss treatments were discovered by chance: initially minoxidil was used for high blood pressure problems and finasteride was used for increased prostate.

      Minoxidil grows hair but does not stop hair loss

      Rogaine, having minoxidil as active ingredient (in 80% ethanol solution, water and Propylene Glycol) is applied topically twice a day and helps the hair growth with visible effects on the crowns of men's heads and on the forehead areas for women (but it does not cure the hair loss).

      Propecia, having 1 mg of finasteride, is taken orally and decreases the level of androgens, the hormone that causes the hair loss.

      While we don't no exactly how minoxidil works, for finasteride is quite clear: restrains the action of 5 alpha enzyme and that shrinks the transformation of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone ). The positive effect is that having less DHT, the miniaturization of the hair follicles will also be decreased. But having a diminished level of testosterone can lead to side effects like: depression, a loss of muscle mass, a decreased sex drive, an erectile dysfunction.

  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:
    Who to see for hair loss and growth?
    I have been experiencing for a long time now hair fall. My hair used to be super thick and straight, now it is curly and thinned way out. When I am stressed, hair falls more than when I am not. So, what I want to know is if a dermatologist is the right doctor to see for these issues. If anyone has any suggestions for products I can use at home or some sort of home treatment please feel free to suggest some.

    • ANSWER:
      PROVILLUS: A PREVENTIVE CURE FOR HAIR LOSS

      To prevent hair loss from occurring Provillus, an all natural supplement has a positive outcome. Provillus is a supplement built to block the DHT(Dihydrotestoterone) in the body. Provillus contains compound ingredients such as, biotin, gotu kola, magnesium stearatern Muria Puania, pumpkin extract, Saw Palmetto, silicon dioxide, vitamin B6, and zinc.

      These compound ingredients help prevent thinning hair follicles form becoming thinner-leading to baldness. The nourishing blend of nutrients in Provillus helps the hair become thick. Provillus hair loss treatment is FDA-approved. No prescription is needed because it is stored as a supplement; therefore, it can be bought from over-the-counter from a local drug store.Provillus was created by the Ultra Herbal Company. It is a natural treatment for men and women suffering from hair loss, also known as Androgenetic alopecia. With men hair loss is caused by hormone testosterone.

      When DHT(Dihydrotestoterone) enters the body the hair follicles thins and cuts off the blood flow in the body. The more DHT in the body the more the man is at risk of experiencing baldness. In the United Stated two out of eight women experience hair loss. There is no pattern for hair loss in women. Few women experience hair loss at a young age, but it mostly occurs in older women. Unbalanced hormones, thyroid disease, and menopause are common risk factors of hair loss in women.

      Child birth is also a common risk factor for hair loss in women. However, hair loss in women is far more harder to deal with than for men experiencing hair loss.An effective cure for men and women who experience hair loss is Provillus. Not only will Provillus prevent hair loss from happening-it will also regrow the hair. With only being on the market for less than five years, Provillus has been rated the number #1 treatment for hair loss prevention. The topical ingredients in Provillus are FDA-approved and guaranteed to get hair back to being strong and healthy. No side effects have been reported from users of Provillus. Before using Provillus you should read the information provided carefully. You should also consult a doctor if any problems occur after usage.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can the side effects caused by excessive masturbation be cured in time?
    i have been researching some physical problems i have had myself and i am convinced these are due to excessive masturbation. These are man boobs, back pain, hair loss, eye sight gettin worse, pain in other joints such as wrist and fingers. Advice from a pro would b much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      You should google Post Orgasmic illness Syndrome(POIS). There are forums out there with hundreds of sufferers with similar symptoms to yours who can help you.

      I also have back pain and joint pain after ejaculation and I take a combination of treatments that reduce these symptoms a lot as long as I take them before an orgasm. My treatments include Claritin, benadryl, fenugreek+garlic/green tea, saw palmetto, nutmeg, and niacin.

      I have a lot more info I could tell you, but I'm out of time so if you want I can tell you more if you email me. Or you could just find me on the POIS forums.

      I know a few others who have been completely cured.

  21. 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. im only 16 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Saw Palmetto: This herb is sometimes used to treat enlargement of the prostate. This is because Saw Palmetto blocks the production of DHT (a metabolite of testosterone), a contributing factor to enlarging of the prostate. Because DHT production also causes hair loss, Saw Palmetto has been shown in some small studies to be effective for preventing hair loss in some men. It was first used by the American Indians to treat and maintain healthy hair and skin.

      Vitamins: Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp. 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.

      In addition to these ingredients, which help stop hair loss naturally, 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    how can I get rid of an infection of the hair follicle?
    Hi all,

    Basically, about a year ago I got what I thought was a rash on the back of my neck. To cut a long story short, I saw a doctor, who took a sample, and told me it was an infection of the hair follicles. He prescribed me a lotion (which had antibiotics in it) plus some oral antibiotics. I took the oral antibiotics for 2 weeks and the lotion for four months. But the infection did not clear up. I returned to my doctor who told me that the stuff he prescribed me should have worked, and basically there was not much else he could do. I looked up the condition on the internet and found that such infections are common, but last on average just a few weeks. Ive had the infection for almost a year now, and am well aware of complications which can arise. I am seeing another doctor about this in a week or two, but I was wondering whether anyone knew of any treatment I could have or anything I could do to get rid of the infection? Ive tried many things, but nothing works. Im desperate. If anyone has any experience of this that they could share or if anyone has any solutions, Id be very grateful.

    • ANSWER:
      Listen man sort this out now or you will regret it for the rest of your life
      These skin infections can cause permanent hair loss. If the treatment isnt working go straight back to the doc and tell them. They may have to put you on the oral antibiotics for anything up to 6 months to cure this for good, believe me, that's what it takes. the lotions aren't worth a feck as they just get soaked up in your hair
      Don't let it lie or you'll look like my avatar in 2 years
      GO TOMOR|ROW !!!!!!!!!!

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    How is testosterone levels related to hair growth/loss?
    I heard that one cure to balding is castration. How does this help?

    • ANSWER:
      It would seem to me that your cure would be far worse than the existing problem. However, it is uncertain that it would even help. According to Wikipedia, "Men with androgenic alopecia typically have higher levels of 5-alpha-reductase, lower levels of total testosterone, higher levels of unbound/free testosterone, and higher levels of total free androgens including DHT." So, like the previous answer, there is a definite correlation with DHT, but uncertain with testosterone. I would advise retaining all operational parts...

  25. QUESTION:
    How can a women stop hair loss?
    I am 68 and really looseing my hair I have short in front and long in back but my brush is always full of hair afer i brush

    • 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!

  26. QUESTION:
    What are some good vitamins and meals to cure and slow down hair loss?
    I don't wanna take Prescriptions because they do cause side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      I tried Rogaine a while back. It did not do much for me. My head itched like crazy though.

      What causes baldness or hair loss? The term "common baldness" usually means male-pattern baldness, or permanent-pattern baldness. Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. It is caused by increased sensitivity to male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp, and is passed on from generation to generation. Vitamins will most likely not help here.

      On the other hand, diet and nutritional deficiencies can be a contributing factor to hair thinning or baldness. You can have your blood tested for different vitamin deficiencies. Finding this out could save you a lot of money on vitamins in the long run.

      Hair loss can occur when the diet is inadequate in the B vitamins - especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid; and the minerals magnesium, sulfur and zinc. The B vitamins, especially B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin), are especially important for hair growth.

      Essential fatty acids (flaxseed oil, primrose oil, and filtered fish oil are good sources) improves hair texture. Prevents dry, brittle hair and nails.

      For men, balding process can be slowed down by taking a low-fat diet. Some scientists postulate that the male pattern baldness is tied to increased testosterone levels during puberty. A high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. For example, in Japan, male pattern baldness was very rare prior to World War II when the diet was lean and healthy. The Japanese now consume a more fatty, Westernized diet. Baldness is now increasing substantially among Japanese men. Eating low-fat foods may not stop hair loss; but it might help slow down the hair loss.

      Quality vitamins are hard to find. The Comparative Guide To Nutritional Supplements is an independent study done on over 1500 vitamins. They rated them with a 5 star system as to effectiveness, bioavailability, purity and potency. Centrum and One-A-Day got 0.5 stars or less. Click on the following link to read about which ones got 5 star ratings.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair loss and re-grow hairs?
    Past 3 years, I ve been shedding hairs and the density is very poor now. I am applying some stuffs like sidha( Kind of Auyurvedic). They ask me to tonsure and apply on the scalp. Cant go on tonsuring.. Its Boring.

    • ANSWER:
      The hair loss treatments outlined here cannot provide definitive cures for all hair loss conditions, but they do represent regimes that many sufferers have found useful. In other words, they are examples of potential solutions that many patients have chosen after honestly assessing the causes of their hair loss together with their expectations.

      This article will focus on four basic approaches:

      1. A drugs based approach for those who don't mind taking strong medications.

      2. A commercial product approach for those who prefer a non-drug solution but who still want a treatment that has a track record.

      3. A natural remedy approach for those who prefer to follow the natural route.

      4. A nutritional approach for those who wish to adopt a more holistic perspective.

      It remains a fact that only two hair loss treatments have been approved by the FDA and both can be classed as strong drug-based medications. Propecia (finasteride) is the treatment of choice for many men with good reason - it tends to work! It is a powerful drug that inhibits the formation of DHT in the system, eventually to a level that is sufficiently low to encourage a normal growth cycle. Rogaine (minoxidil) acts differently in that it stimulates hair growth in both men and women by overriding the prevailing hair loss symptoms. These drugs can be used either on their own or in combination. Women should seek professional medical advice before using Propecia.

      The world of commercial hair loss products is much less clear cut and it is here that many scamsters ply their trade to rip-off unsuspecting customers. The best advice I can give here is research, research, and more research! Many useful products are available on the market but none have been approved by the FDA. Probably the best, and certainly most popular, commercially available products are those containing natural ingredients that have been shown in field trials to reduce hair loss and encourage regrowth. You can find out more about these products by visiting the site listed at the end of this article.

      Increasingly, people are turning to natural hair loss remedies as they seek to combat thinning hair. This has an obvious appeal for many sufferers and there is growing evidence to support the view that some natural remedies may be effective in curtailing hair loss. The most popular ingredients of natural hair loss treatments include ginko biloba, green tea, he shou wu, pygeum, saw palmetto and stinging nettle. Each of these is described in more detail in an supplementary article entitled "Herbal Remedies That Offer Hope".

      It is becoming increasingly evident that poor nutrition and modern lifestyles can have a negative impact on health, and hair loss is no exception. At the most basic level, improved nutrition can minimize shedding and support other treatments that encourage regrowth. This can be achieved by:

      - eating adequate amounts of protein.

      - eating appropriate levels of useful carbohydrates.

      - achieving a healthy balance of dietary fats.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does sundown new life hair with silica really work?
    I recently purchased these at a drug store and was wondering if it worked? What does it do for your hair? And how long does it take to kick in? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      No it doesn't, it's a billion dollar business.
      DISCLAIMER: While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented and that you always read labels, WARNING, and directions before using or consuming a product. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer. Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Amazon.com assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.

      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. 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'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. . .

  29. QUESTION:
    How much does Hair transplant cost in the UK?
    Hello,

    I am Male, about 23 and have a really nice i noticed in the past 6 months my head is receding. I am very worried because i really like my hair and do not know how i would look without it. Chances are i might go bald since some on my mother's side have it. So i just want to consider a decent Hair transplant in the future. So please give me a rough idea how much it would be and what things to consider.

    Thanks for your time and brain. Very much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Call the surgeon doing the transplant or call for a brochure.

      London: Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

      Doctor Bessam Farjo told Newsbeat some clinics are not doing enough to warn under-30s about the long-term risks.

      He said that while the publicity in celebrities like Wayne Rooney getting the procedure is making it more popular, it is not for everyone.

      “When a celebrity comes out with it, you only hear the good things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

      “You don`t hear the cautions or the potential complications.”

      He says that if you get surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place.“If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don`t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss,” he said.

      “You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald forehead which isn`t pretty but is also hard to fix.”

      Google hair transplants gone wrong. About 5,980,000 results. 12-11.
      Google also: Wayne Rooney's hair appears to be thinning... just months after £30,000 transplant.
      Google: Hair Wars: Transplant firm Bosley sues Ziering over defection
      The effort has helped turn the company into a nationwide leader in the field of hair restoration, with annual sales of more than 0 million. The company spent about 0000 training Dr. Yates, who had no experience with hair transplants . . .

      Example who had a strip hair transplant done:
      "i had my strip hair transplant done 6 months ago, and the area they had stripped and stiched back on still hurts when i touch or when i lay back can someone with strip hair transplant recomment a cure for the wound, anyone oil or cream so it could heal and not hurt.thanks a ton".

      If your hair loss is genetics: Prince William, Prince Philip, Prince Charles for example . . .Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in the U.K., says the only way the prince can restore a reasonable amount of hair density to his head is through a procedure in which 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This procedure isn’t available through the British National Health Service, and costs around ,600 a year.

      But most blokes don’t realise there are many different types of transplant to choose from – some using your own hair while others using donor hair – and various procedures can set you back anything from £4,000 to £30,000.

  30. QUESTION:
    How could a female stop depression having no cure for hair loss? wyl pushin her 2 depart from intimatin others?
    A scientific research or helpful guide need to be introduced enabling such patients to keep their spirit well. Though it may seem so trivial, it really hurt their feminine charm and confidence a lot!!!! thanks.

    • 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!

  31. 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

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to stop hair loss?
    I'm 16 now and my hair is still OK, but I feel that it started to slowly fall of. My father started to lose hair when he was around 20 years old, and at the age of 30 he was pretty bald. Is there any way to prevent it from falling of? I saw a lots of products that say that would 100% work, but i'm not so sure. Are they really effective, and what should I do, if theres anything I could do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, there are no 100% cures to hair loss, but there certainly are effective treatments that work for most people (85-95% success).

      The main reason we go bald is increased DHT production. DHT is just a hormone our bodies produce as we age. The good news is there are effective ways to decrease DHT production, allowing us to keep our hair.

      The most effective way to lower DHT is to use Propecia. Propecia is a prescription drug that works in 95% of men with few side effects (which occur in about 2% of users). The second most effective way to lower DHT is to use minoxidil. Minoxidil is just a solution that you apply to your hair twice a day, and as it is absorbed into the scalp it helps lower DHT levels. The third most effective way is to take a natural supplement or vitamin. The one that has been known to help hair loss the most is saw palmetto, but Vitamin B6 and Biotin are also generally accepted.

      Since you are watchful, and ready to catch your hair loss early, I think you'll have a full head of hair for a long time! Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    I've noticed my hairline receding. What could be causing this and what can I do to reverse my hair loss?
    I'm a 19 year old male college freshman and I'm taking a lot of biotin daily. I shampoo my hair with Garnier Fructis. I started noticing this after high school graduation, but it didn't amount to anything worth worrying about. After a few months into college it started to fall out much more rapidly, are there any certain lifestyles, supplements or hair care products could I look into?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi dude, at some point in our life, at least 10 to 25% of all men will suffer from some type of balding. Balding occurs over time, and even if you are suffering from less of a hair loss problem than someone else, you could have been balding for longer which is why your hair loss is as it is.Balding is strictly a psychological problem. How much balding effects you relates directly to how badly balding affects your self esteem and are self confidence.

      To effectively treat balding and stop it from getting any worse, you need to make sure that you start using some type of treatment that is going to be effective right away - and you need to make sure that you find a treatment that you can trust to treat your balding without causing your body any side effects that may cause the exact same self confidence and self esteem issues that you would experience if you continue to allow your hair go bald.

      One of the only ways to treat balding in this manner is to use a product known as Procerin. Procerin is an all natural balding cure that will not cause any side effects and will start working right away before your hair loss gets out of hand.

  34. 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

  35. QUESTION:
    I have heard about this new hair growth factor QR 678.Can somebody give me more information?
    I have heard about this new hair growth factor QR 678.Can somebody give me more information? Has anyone ever tried this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I was waiting for something like this to happen! I am sure a lot of men like me are facing the trauma of losing hair day after day.I was fed up of medicines like finpecia and minoxidil, and was contemplating a hair transplant though not knowing which doctor to approach for the same.I was`still trying to look for some new inventions in the hair growth market which I could try to avoid a transplant.That is when I came across a research by two Indian doctors Dr. Debraj Shome and Dr. Rinky Kapoor, this was published in the times of india, India's biggest news paper. However, I was very sceptical. Every day, one reads one incredulous claim after another talking about 'inventions' which grow hair and we all know how useless most of these claims are! But, apparently this research had been don by one of India's best institutes and the doctors, Dr. Debraj Shome & Dr. Rinky Kapoor were both very renowned in their fields, so when you are a dying man, you clutch at straws, that is what I thought of doing! The medicine had an interesting name and was called QR 678.

      The QR 678 are growth factor injections which are injected into the scalp and cause hair growth I was told. I received eight injections at 3 weekly intervals. I now have a scalp full of hair - It is unbelievable what the QR 678 can do. It is truly a wonder of modern medicine and Dr. Debraj Shome is the best plastic surgeon in the world and Dr. Rinky Kapoor is the best dermatologist/ skin doctor in the world. I would recommend the QR 678 growth factor injections for anyone who has androgenetic alopecia. The QR 678 growth factor injections are a wonder cure for growing hair, stopping hair loss and curing alopecia.

  36. QUESTION:
    How can i naturally thicken my hair?
    I used to have nice hair not super thick or anything, but nice. I started to die... a huuuge mistake and its much thinner now, and i would love to have it be thicker gain like it used to be.

    • ANSWER:
      Some people dye their hair all of their life, but do not have dye problem like hair loss and they're one of the lucky ones, who'll never have that problem. Same with smoking. But there are those with 2nd hand and 3rd hand smoke who are now carrying their oxygen tank so they can breath or have cancer. Same with hair dyes. Same with tanning.

      Your hair is thinner, due to hair dyes. It's not a good thing already. You're one of those that are more sensitive to hair dyes than others. When I was dyeing & perming my hair, I had migraines for 10 years, but I hardly get headaches, before & after I was putting chemicals on my hair.

      The only way to solve your thinning hair is to eliminate the cause - you already know what that is, and start taking better care for your hair. 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.

      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

      Hair products is what caused your hair to get much thinner, and hair products do not prevent or cure thin hair, if you've added chemicals. It is a billion dollar business, but they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss, due to 'abuse'. You kNOW how it was before you dyed your hair, and you can have that again!

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a product that can acctually reverse split ends?
    I've been using Herbal Essance's Long Term Relationship shampoo, conditioner and split end protector. All three are amazing products and have been dong wonders for my dry bleach damaged hair. But I was wondering if there would possably be a split end treatment that will acctually get rid of split ends. I know I should just simply cut my hair, but if there is a way I can avoid that please let me know. It would be greatly appriciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The only cure for split ends is a 2" scissors.

      Even healthy hair like mine get split ends due to normal brushing & styling. Spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can easily spot them, trim them strand by strand, section by section. My hair down to my knees didn't get that way, without the frequent trims. Then 2x a year, get a good hair cut.

      Shampoos are meant to clean. I don't use conditioner. No brand is better than the other. It is a billion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. We also have soft water. When traveling, I briefly rinse with bottled water. But it helps if you've got good genes and eat all the healthy foods from Mother Nature, not made by man.

      Split ends also caused from tagging, and from heating styling tools. Heat protectant doesn't protect hair 100%. Like sunscreen, you still get sunburned. Same with hair.

  39. QUESTION:
    Where can I donate my hair in the US?
    How long and weight? My hair IS color processed! The organizations I'm looking to find have to accept color processed hair! know of any?

    • ANSWER:
      locksoflove.org
      The following formation is copied from their website:

      Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

      We accept 10" minimum hair length (tip to tip). We cannot accept wigs, falls, or synthetic hair.
      Please bundle hair in ponytail or braid.
      Hair needs to be clean, dry, placed in a plastic bag, then padded envelope.
      We need hair from men and women, young and old, all colors and races.
      Hair may be colored or permed, but not bleached or chemically damaged (if unsure, ask your stylist).
      Hair swept off the floor is not usable.
      Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
      Hair that is short, gray, or unsuitable for children will be separated from the ponytails and sold at fair market value to offset the cost of manufacturing.
      You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10".
      The majority of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children.
      Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails for donation.
      Please note: Anyone can cut your hair as long as the above guidelines are followed.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair loss in men?
    I am 34/male and on Hydromorphone for last three years. I am loosing my hair (head) very fast. any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      A MAIN CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS (and other harmful products we use). An alarming number have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Those recommended in the other answers have been found to be seriously hair and scalp harming.
      See this site "Skin Deep Database" ( "Skin deep Database: A Feelgood Resource" tells you how best to use the Database) and "Not Just a Pretty Face." In the Database search box enter "Shampoos* " (the asterisk is IMPORTANT) and you will see which are the most harmful and others which are safer or only minimally harming. Then do the same for conditioners, etc.

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

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this natural, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth.and completely regrew my hair. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger. Then no matter how much you brush they will not be uprooted

      My hair completely regrew 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. But the effort is truly worth it. I know I would have ended up as my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew did - completely, or very nearly completely, bald. I truly know 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 disorder

  41. QUESTION:
    Where i can find a low price & reliable hair transplant clinic in Hyderabad ?
    I mean to say one which guarantees successful hair transplant .

    • ANSWER:
      We live in OREGON. Go to YELP or Craigslist and read reviews or post on their message boards there from your city.

      FYI: London: Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

      Doctor Bessam Farjo told Newsbeat some clinics are not doing enough to warn under-30s about the long-term risks.

      He said that while the publicity in celebrities like Wayne Rooney getting the procedure is making it more popular, it is not for everyone.

      “When a celebrity comes out with it, you only hear the good things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

      “You don`t hear the cautions or the potential complications.”

      He says that if you get surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place.“If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don`t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss,” he said.

      “You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald forehead which isn`t pretty but is also hard to fix.”

      Google hair transplants gone wrong. About 5,980,000 results. 12-11.
      Google also: Wayne Rooney's hair appears to be thinning... just months after £30,000 transplant.
      Google: Hair Wars: Transplant firm Bosley sues Ziering over defection
      The effort has helped turn the company into a nationwide leader in the field of hair restoration, with annual sales of more than 0 million. The company spent about 0000 training Dr. Yates, who had no experience with hair transplants . . .

      Example who had a strip hair transplant done:
      "i had my strip hair transplant done 6 months ago, and the area they had stripped and stiched back on still hurts when i touch or when i lay back can someone with strip hair transplant recomment a cure for the wound, anyone oil or cream so it could heal and not hurt.thanks a ton".

      If your hair loss is genetics: Prince William, Prince Philip, Prince Charles for example . . .Dr. Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in the U.K., says the only way the prince can restore a reasonable amount of hair density to his head is through a procedure in which 3,000 to 4,000 hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This procedure isn’t available through the British National Health Service, and costs around ,600 a year.

      But most blokes don’t realise there are many different types of transplant to choose from – some using your own hair while others using donor hair – and various procedures can set you back anything from £4,000 to £30,000.

  42. QUESTION:
    Have scientists found a cure for male pattern baldness for men who have it running in their family?
    I know they identified the gene responsible, has anyone heard whether they are any closer to finding a genetic “cure” to fix the gene responsible, or stop men who have it from going bald?

    • ANSWER:
      A genetic marker has been discovered, the "G" variant on the androgen receptor, but it doesn't guarantee that a man will go bald, only that he has a higher likelihood due to a genetic susceptibility to DHT related hair loss. For men that have this gene expression, typically using a DHT blocker (e.g. Procerin or Propecia) can help to control premature hair loss, though not actually "cure" it.

  43. QUESTION:
    What products actually help stop hair loss and encourage hair growth?

    • 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

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had experience with something called Biofen for reducing hair loss ?
    It contains stuff like :
    fenugreek seed extract, saw palmetto berry extract and flax lignans.

    Is this stuff effective ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are severeal forms of baldenss. If it is male pattern baldness (Androgenetic alopecia) 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.savemoneyrx.net/generic_propecia.html . It is under per pill as I buy the 90 pills. (89$ for 90)

  45. 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!

  46. QUESTION:
    What makes your hair stop falling out?
    im 15 i have a reciding hairline. i dont wanna bald out anymore. wat product do i use so i will stop loosing more than the average amount of hair on my head. Which product is guarentee to work?

    • ANSWER:
      I did start loosing my hair when i was 17. However, just like too curios on finding some cure, my brother told me to use some hair loss suplement like procerin.

      Procerin blocks DHT without reacting with testosterone (as some prescription medications do). This reduces, and can even halt, the further loss of hair from the scalp, without causing the sexual side effects of prescription drugs like finasteride (Propecia). Men of all ages, and all levels of hair loss, can benefit from Procerin. Whether you are concerned about stopping hair loss before it becomes a problem, or already have significant loss of hair, Procerin can help. Heres there site: http://www.procerin.com/ .

      This one guarantees you that i really works...My hair is growing back again when i used this supplement.

  47. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had hair loss because of illness? What can I do to cure it?
    I had pneumonia and pleurisy in May. Months on and I am still suffering with pleurisy pain and I have a pleural effusion which I am hoping it will clear on its own, now too add to my problems i have noticed that my hair is falling out and getting thin, has anyone had the same problem because of illness? Any ideas on what I can do and any treatment I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      There could be several causes for your hair loss; genetic predisposition is the most common in both men and women although severe stress may also trigger it as well. This could be more likely in your case given the severity of your illness and the physical toll it has taken on your body. While regrowth is possible, I would check with a doctor to see if it is a side effect of your disease itself or if it is hormonal imbalance. If it is hormonal, the lost hair likely will not regrow.

      There are solutions though to help prevent further loss and stimulate regrowth. Medications like Rogaine and Propecia can work over time and after frequent dosage. Bosley though solves the problem almost immediately through microsurgery and healthy hair follicle harvesting & insertion into the affected spots. This is done in a predetermined pattern to create a new hairline that looks as natural as possible & can regrow with little trouble to sustain itself.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair loss in teenage boys?
    I am 16 years old and have started to develop bald spot....i have a family history of baldness but not every male in my family is bald and i have read that baldness is not hereditary but now i wonder if its true...i wouldn't have had any problem if i were in my 30s or 40s BUT I AM ONLY 16! and its the worst when girls say that i am losing hair...what can be the reason for this? is there any way to cure this problem when there is still time? please help....

    • ANSWER:
      Educate yourself
      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.

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/11/how-to-cope-with-going-bald/#ixzz1s4W9LZAf

  49. QUESTION:
    What's the best dandruff shampoo and conditoner?
    I've got quite thick hair and it goes past my cleveage and I've dyed it red recentley but I've always had bad dandruff and it gets dirty quite quick what would be the best shampoo and conditoner to use?

    • ANSWER:
      1. The sun causes skin to get flaky. Same with hair. Massage your scalp when you shampoo.

      2. Using hot water & frequently washing, makes ME have dishpan hands add sun to the formula both damaging, so does the hair. Use warm water and less washing. Rinse well.

      Google: How to Cure Dandruff Using Only Cool Water
      Rinsing Off with Cool Water, Can Cure Dandruff!

      Re Head & Shoulder anti-dandruff shampoo: Zinc pyrithione, an effective antifungal and antibacterial agent, is an often-prescribed medication to treat dandruff and other symptoms related to scalp and hair. It is most known for being in the Head & Shoulders brand of anti-dandruff shampoo, at 1-percent potency.
      An estimated 10 million men in Taiwan suffer from scalp and hair irritations, with 5 million men in danger of hair-loss. One in two men report symptoms of dandruff, itchiness and excessively oily hair and scalp.
      Apart from using an inappropriate shampoo, the increasing rate of hair-loss and scalp irritation is due to Taiwan's humid climate, which promotes symptom-inducing bacterial and fungal growth.
      According to studies, the genus of fungi Malasseziaa globossa is often identified as the primary cause of hair and scalp irritations among men. Doctors urge the public to consult physicians and pharmacists before conducting treatmen

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent my hair loss?
    I'm 16 years old and I've started losing a bit of hair on the top of my head.
    According to a chinese doctor, It was because of the amount of Hair Food I applied on my hair and then I didn't shower my hair often so my scalp got greasy and my roots died.
    I need urgent help, please :(

    • ANSWER:
      1.Take care of your hair. This is the most important thing. The overuse of hair dyes, curling irons and hairdryers is one of the leading causes of hair loss in both men and women.

      2.Never color your hair more often than 6 to 8 weeks and for hair loss prevention, letting your hair turn naturally gray is the best thing you can do.

      3.Never stretch the hair by braiding very tightly and this can lead to significant hair loss as well. Eating the right foods is something else you can do for hair loss prevention.

      4.Add calcium in your diet is very important to strengthen the hair follicles and roots in the scalp.

      also:

      Effective Hair loss Treatment

      Hair loss treatment tactics commences with the selection of the supplement. Go through the details and adhere to the tips to fight against hair loss effectively.
      Select the Supplement

      There are plenty of natural and chemical hair loss prevention products that have flooded the market. Prior to using any product, it is important to see the ingredients of the product. DHT is the main cause for the reduction in hair growth. If the product that you are going to purchase contains the substances, which inhibit DHT activity, then your job is easy. The only other constraint is that the contents of the product have to stimulate the growth of hair and give strength to it. The ability to block DHT is the first and foremost requirement of any product that promises to fight against hair loss.
      Select the Products with Zero Side Effects

      For the product you are looking for how to prevent hair loss should not do any harm to you. The product should contain natural herbs in it. Normally they are safe for your hair and you will not suffer from any side effects later on. Be cautious about the side effects create by some products such as little sex drive, difficulty in controlling stress and anger and creating the situation of infertility.
      Go Naturally

      If you are not interested in purchasing a ready made product, then try the natural remedies first. Hair needs sufficient amount of Vitamin E and Iron for its growth. Soya beans hold abundant quantity of iron and Vitamin E in it. Iron produces substantial amount of hemoglobin and it is responsible for transporting oxygen to different parts of the body and hair follicles. Good amount of oxygen increases the hair growth. Vitamin E absorbs oxygen and increases the blood circulation on the scalp. When the blood flow is more then it stimulates the nutrients that assist in hair growth. Consuming more soy beans can really help in this regard.
      Whole-wheat food is helpful in hair loss treatment. The contents of silica biotin and iron are good boosters of hair growth. Silica absorbs all the useful minerals and vitamins. Silica promotes hair growth efficiently.
      Things to Remember

      Select a product, which inhibits dihydrotestosterone or DHT which is the main cause for reduction in hair growth.
      Eat balanced diet, which contains protein, vitamin and minerals.
      In case, if you find that a product is not suitable for your hair, discontinue it immediately.
      How to Prevent Hair Loss

      Hair loss and baldness paves way to a huge dip in self-confidence, frustration and embarrassments. Even if that is the case, do not go for a cheap and instant cure for the problem of hair loss. Deal with this problem patiently and you can definitely succeed with time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used a topical solution for hair loss in women that they have found results with?
    I am interested in using a topical cream for hair loss in women, however I would like some feedback on some good choices. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, sorry

  3. 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

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    I am looking for an all natural way to solve my hair loss problem.?
    I hate this hair loss in women. I am allegic to drugs. So please tell me if you know any all natural way to cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      I have also experienced similar women hair loss. And through countless research for a solution, I found the most natural answer. And if you want to see the details, just go to
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlyvzcoOoY to see the details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Cherick314,

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

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

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

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

      Take care ;)

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kinnixme,

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

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

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

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

      Hope this can help you.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are ways to stop hair loss without a doctor?
    Especially those who have experienced hair loss and made it stop.

    Woman, 21.. I moved to a new climate, which is drier than where I used to live. when I lived in a humid climate, I lost a little but not near as much as now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for hair loss in women?
    help me please, my scalp is gonna bald if i don't fight this hair loss. what is the best treatment for hair loss in women? thank you for every answers

    • ANSWER:
      >>>Tips for Preventing Hair Loss<<>>Best Practices<<<
      * Shower with warm water instead hot water.
      * Use a heat protectant when you use a heated styling tool and your hair is most variable when it wet try dry your hair on medium or low heat rather than high heat of the hair dryer, If you use a towel take good care of your hair, do not scratch or damage your scalp.
      * Massage your scalp with essential oils.
      * Use brush with rounded teeth, harsh nylon bristles and sharp teeth may damage the hair and scalp.
      * Eat loaded with omega-3 fatty acids like fish, walnuts, flax seed and fish oil supplement other recommended food like egg, milk, green tea, avocado also avoid animal fat food like red meat

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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

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

  19. 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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

  21. QUESTION:
    what do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females targeting the hair loss problems,acne,unwonted hair?
    My hormon level of testosteron tested on II and III day of menstrual cycle didn`t show excess levels but I have understood that the levels are not important for hair loss but the hair folicules sensitivity to 5-aDHT?? Is it true? I`m 26 years old female. And do anyone on this whole world knows something exact about long-lasting problems with hair loss in women? Is it effective to use antiandrogen pills(androgen blocators)or they are more harmfull then usefull?

    • ANSWER:
      You are correct in noting that it's the level of 5alpha reductase, and consequently the DHT levels in the tissue, that would deternine the resulting hair loss. However, in this day of law suits, it'd be very dangerous to give a potentially fertile female any antiandrogen medicine, because were she to become pregnant, and the fetus happen to be a male, then he would grow up with ambiguous genitalia, as there wouldn't be any testosterone present to help develop male genitals. If the female were sterilized, however, then it would be a possibility.

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

    • ANSWER:
      yes! it is possible!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for me!

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

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

      and here

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

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

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

      good luck!

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

      http://www.trichozed.info

      http://www.provilluss.info

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

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

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

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

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

  28. 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. ^__^

  29. 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.

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

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

  31. QUESTION:
    Does Rogaine for women work for teenage girls experiencing hair loss?
    I used this John Frieda crap on my hair that caused a lot of breakage and hair loss. Will Rogaine help with hair regrowth?

    • ANSWER:

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

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

  33. QUESTION:
    Can hormone levels effect hair growth or loss in woman?
    I've been experiencing hair loss and think it may have to do with my hormone levels. I've been taking prenatal vitamins so that i know im getting a high dose of iron and other nutrients to help but it does'nt seem to be doing anything.
    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Women Can Lose Hair from From hormones but in most cases its heriditary. The best resolution would be treatment. The human body is a complex organism and each individual responds differently to drugs and medications. What works for some may not work for others. Provillus contains the clinically tested ingredient Minoxidil 2% approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair. Minoxidil 2% is FDA approved topical ingredient clinically shown to help re-grow your own natural hair. It is a blood vessel dilator and has anti-androgen properties. Women Me sure you take the 2%. For more information check out This site..

      http://bit.ly/8ZZ2E3

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

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

      GO TO A DOCTOR!

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to style curly hair for men to prevent hair loss?
    I don't know if there's a link between wearing your hair up and preventing more hair loss this way or not, but I would love to find out what the best hair-maintenance styles for men with curly hair are in light of the above...

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if there's a link between wearing your hair up and ... I have found some good tips in following link, It may be good for you too do highly recommend using products to prevent frizz and keep hair in control. ... Here are some thoughts on balding and hair loss. Men's Hairstyles - Picture ... Here are some professional tips on how to style curly hair. ... And speaking of bald, buzz cuts are the right way to go if your hair is thinning out..The best Black and Curly hair care and hair growth products on the market. Natural relaxer for ethnic hair, black women, men and children, Black Hair style pictures. ... to keep your hair smooth and prevent breakage where the two textures meet. ... Our products stop breakage, stop hair loss and make hair healthy

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    What to women think of a young guy (in 20s) with hair loss?
    I have noticeably thinning hair. I wear hats when i go to class. But when im not wearing hats, im so self conscious about the hair. I cant stop worrying about it, its affecting my day to day life. I just want to know is hair loss on a man a turn off for women?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont let it bother me , I now many men with thinning or bald heads , it can look very manly .
      I think the worst thing to do is try and hide it , its happing to you so just ignore it
      ...............Katie♥

  38. QUESTION:
    How can you prevent hair loss (in women)?
    My aunt is in her 40's and she is losing a lot of hair. There is hair all over the place. Is there any shampoo or something that she can put in her hair to stop hair loss?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there any women who are married to men with hair loss?
    I know a lot of women are turn off by men with receding hairlines and they wouldn't date them, which is petty. Everything is petty to me

    I'm a young man who's been experiencing hair loss (thinning on the top) since high school. Every time I shave, it immediately comes back.

    Are there any women who are married to men with receding hairlines? Are women that obsessed with men's hair, as well as their entire physical appearance?

    • ANSWER:
      I think someone that gives up a guy because of their hairline is ridiculous..because it could be hereditary for all we know..but my husband is bald. completely. and I have no problem with that, because I love him despite the fact that he's a baldy (:

  40. QUESTION:
    Do you think there is a correlation between postpartum hair loss and weight loss?
    I had a baby 4.5 months ago and am exclusively breastfeeding. Just recently my hair began to fall out big time and my weight has also been coming off more easily. I realize that the hair loss is normal, but I'm wondering if there is a correlation between the two. Perhaps the hair loss signals that the pregnancy hormones are out of our system which in turn lets our bodies know that we don't need the weight anymore. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Yay! I'm so glad I can help you with this question! I have a 6 month old and I was constantly losing my hair in the shower. I was losing my mind over it so I called my ob... he told me that when you are pregnant, your body grows more hair and hair follicles to prepare for the baby. (one of many changes your body goes through, as you know) lol... so the hair that you are losing really isn't your "hair" as it is what grew in during those nine months. Remember that you were pumping TONS of iron and vitamins into your body, which promotes growth, not only of the baby, but of hair and other things in your own body. Also, keep in mind that if you are losing the weight, but still taking in a correct amount of nutrients and calories, you should be fine, talk to your ob about it, I hope that he or she can help you... but I wanted to tell you that I found this wonderful website that helped me through my post pregnancy "issues" and it helped me to gain my confidence back through weight loss and nutrition after I had my baby. I recommend it to everyone. It helped me get into shape and the woman who designed it is so helpful and kind... she helped me with a lot of questions that I was having and with a lot of "issues" that I was having because I could not lose my baby weight. It is absolutely phenomenal and it helps to know that there is a woman out there who can help with a REAL story and not just listening to these "fads" of weight loss. I hope this helps you, as we all want to look great and feel great after eating everything and being so big for 9 months! The website is: www.postpregnancyhealth.com

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

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

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

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

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

      w w w . regrowmyhair . info

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

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

      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

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

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

  43. QUESTION:
    I am 18-should I start using propecia to prevent future hair loss?
    My entire family has a history of male pattern baldness. Also my hairline is quite far back for someone my age.

    Should I use this drug to prevent future hair loss now? I assume I would be needing it some time in the future anyway, but would it be more effective if I used it later when I really need it?

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia/ finasteride is used to treat male pattern hair loss, you should know that finasteride controls hair loss, but does not cure it.

      Any medicine has major side effects. With Propecia usage, you might have inability to have or maintain an erection or have decreased sexual desire or decreased volume of ejaculate (amount of semen) and pain in the testicles

      Some side effects can be rather very serious.
      Like changes in the breasts such as increased size, lumps, pain, or nipple discharge, rash, itching, hives,swelling of the lips and face

      Now expecting something might happen or will happen and taking a medicine will lead to dangerous side effects. As such millions of men wear hair systems or shave their hair and many women do feel bald is beautiful. I am sure in next 10 years there will be advances in medical science like hair cloning or some better version of hair transplant! I personally would not suggest taking a drug for rest of your life. If at all you are still interested, talk to your doctor. Good luck

  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:
    How long does it take for hair loss to stop once re-starting birth control pills?
    My Dr. recently diagnosed my hair thinning as loss of hormones following endometrial ablation. I have just started taking Necon 1/50 (birth control pills containing 1 mg of norenthidrone and 50 mcg of mestranol). I was curious as to approximately what the time line is for when I will stop seeing so much hair falling out.
    I have regrowth. I also started using women's Rogaine and
    taking hair, skin and nail vitamins for about 2 weeks now.
    The hair loss has been going on for approximately 2 months. I am 40 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      It might be due to hormonal levels in your system, but sometimes hair loss is due to stress. Try giving it a month, if you see no changes try a product called Nioxin. It has several different levels, and they all work better than Rogain. I provided you a link to their web site - my hair dresser recommend this for me when I was under stress, as the Dr's. were not able to give me concrete answers. My nephew is now currently using the product as well, with great results after about 30 days.

      Best of luck to you.

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    About men: How to minimize or stop hair loss, or to make hair thicker?
    Anything that can help stop hair loss, or minimize it. Or make the hair thicker - maybe that way hair won't be so thin and easier to fall out.

    Thanks alot in advance

    • ANSWER:
      It has been said that the Vitamin B6 can stimulate the hair growth. But why care? Baldness is cool and modern, especially if you are completely bold. I have thin hair myself, and shave it all off in a daily routine as normal shaving.

      However I can understand it can be more difficult if you are a woman.

  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:
    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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If my dad and my grandpa has male pattern baldness will i have it?
    im a girl .. yes i know MALE pattern baldness but still im scared cause i think my hairline is receding on my left side maybe im just paranoid? im 16
    also if i have a child and its a boy will he be bald too?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read that the genes affecting hair loss are from the Mother's side, so do the Men on Your Mother's side of the Family prematurely go pattern bald?

      Not sure about Your Child, since You are a Girl, it seems like it might.

  2. QUESTION:
    What countries prescribe dutasteride (Adovart) for male pattern hair loss?
    What countries prescribe dutasteride (Adovart) for male pattern hair loss?

    It's currently not prescribed in the USA for male pattern hair loss. What countries do prescribe it for mphl?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Chemically, Avodart is similar to Proscar (which is also called Propecia). Based on some of the studies available, it appears that Avodart has similar property as well, help grow hair.

      However, Avodart is not approved in this country for treatment of hair loss due to lack of studies from the company. Some of the doctors in US are using it for that purposes.

      If you want something approved, try Propecia. It you really want Avodart, ask your doctor.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can i stop my hair loss? I have been suffer hair loss for around 5 year and need some solution.?
    I think i have suffer a male pattern hair loss and need some solution here.

    • ANSWER:
      Does anyone know hair transplant is good to go? Thanks

  4. QUESTION:
    A male pattern baldness over the counter treatment?
    I think it would be better if it was a pill because my husband has some what sensitive skin. Are their any pills or vitamins or tablets you can get for male pattern hair loss over the counter with minimal fuss?

    • ANSWER:
      why are some people so rude on these type of forum?
      Solution:
      pills you should use some vitamin supplement, the best thing that could help in brewers yeast but this will only reenforce the hair but if they are falling already you should help with a local treatment, if he has a sensitive skin, use a herbal product, i kniw a great one that worked on me and many of my relatives, it is called UK Hair Solutions, he only apply it once a week on his scalp and leave it overnight and after few weeks he wont lose any hair and hair will grow back slowly slowly after few months, you wont find more effective than that on the market, as i had a fight of 3 years before finding that product, talk about it to your doctor or pharmacist, or you can buy it online on their website, free delivery www.ukhairsolutions.com
      Good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the Pill to improve your condition?
    I have acne and hirsutism (male-pattern hair growth) and I'm on Diane. I was just wondering how long it has taken you (regardless of which Pill you're taking) to see improvements and how long it took for your condition to completely improve?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually a week when it takes into effect by the latest as long as you follow your medication ^_^

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to counteract the negative sexual effects of Avodart?
    Been taking 0.5 mg a day for almost a year to prevent male pattern hair loss. The main side effect I've noticed is decreased orgasmic intensity, and I'm guessing this is because of its atrophic effects on the prostate.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk with your doctor for information on how to counteract the side effects.
      It may correct itself if you stop the Avodart.
      Is vanity more important than your health? You decide.

      Side Effects of Avodart - for the Consumer
      Avodart
      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 Avodart:

      Breast enlargement and/or tenderness; decreased sex drive; decreased volume of ejaculate; inability to have an erection.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Avodart:
      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness).

      Read more: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/avodart-side-effects.html#ixzz103Fvd7jG

  7. QUESTION:
    if i brush my short hair downward can that change the way it grows?
    If i brush the sides of my short hair downward can that change the way it grows or maybe the hair pattern? ( black male 13)

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, nature is nature!! You can dry it and force it with heat, irons and product to do what you want it to do but how it grows is all up to God!

      My grandson has two swirls in is growth pattern on the back of his head, everyone in my family does. In my case, if I don't fluff it up in back at the crown it makes my hair very flat! In my grandsons case he looks like he's growing a comb over!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Male Pattern baldness - why did natural selection work in favour of males with signs of hairloss ?
    The Females at some point in the distant past must have decided a male with no hair is more desirable. Hence - male baldness is so common today . Is there any advantage ?

    • ANSWER:
      Our understanding of genetics is still fairly primitive. It could be that male pattern baldness is also associated with other qualities that are desirable. For starters, those genes don't trigger baldness without an abundance of testosterone. Testosterone is a good thing to have in a male for many reasons including muscle growth, virility, speed, etc. I could speculate that the lack of hair might help keep the brain cooler which might improve intelligence.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the pros and cons of shaving my head?
    I've got the typical male pattern baldness: thin front and top, thicker on the sides and back.
    Chickened out and got a number one buzz. Thanks for the encouragement; I can always change my mind.

    • ANSWER:
      I can see no pros to shaving it.
      The major con is having to shave every day(or at least frequently), and that is a major project.
      You certainly will look no better being bald vs. balding as you are. Others do no judge you on your thinning hair, but on the person WHO you are.
      Leave your head the way it is.

  10. QUESTION:
    For a black male, how do you get hair to grow back after the hair line is receding?
    My boyfriend is VERY self-conscience about his hair. He's a 24 (almost 25) black male. & the hair on the front of his head (right above the forehead) is starting to fade out, whereas the rest of his hair is extremely thick & is considered really good hair for a black male. Is there any other way, besides Bosley, to make the hair start growing again?

    • ANSWER:
      Rogaine or surgery. There are no known ways to regrow hair in male pattern baldness.

  11. 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

  12. QUESTION:
    Why is the male body considered utilitarian?
    Males develop beards (natural ornaments), intricate body hair patterns and even baldness (as stupid as it is) which have no purpose but to transmit a visual message.
    Even nipples are pointless in guys.
    How is that utilitarian?.

    • ANSWER:
      Behind the quasi absurdity, maybe unintentional, this really is a great question.
      One that men need to understand and ask of themselves.

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone underwent therapy for hirsutism from an endocrinologist and gotten substantial results?
    I am a 24-year-old Caucasian blonde female. I am going to begin evaluation and therapy by an endocrinologist for my symptoms of severe hirsutism (male pattern hair growth i.e. coarse hair growth on the face, chest, tummy, etc, and irregular periods) I don't have PCOS so my case is a bit rare. I just wanted to know if anyone else has undergone therapy and gotten substantial improvement and results and how long it took to acheive such progress and discontinuation of hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      My aunt had that on her face and though I can't tell you how long it took it did work.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to grow a Jedi Braid?
    I'm a Filipino male teenager to be specific (if my hair growing patterns has to do with my ethnicity,gender, or age), but what other hair styles should I try? I'm getting bored with my shaved head. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      if u want a "jedi" braid (or an extreamly long rattail) mayb go to the hairdressers when ur hair get a lil longer so in a week or 2 and get a cupple of extentions on the back then plat them prb only set u back like AUD

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is my hair thinning on top when my mom's dad has a full head of hair?
    Male pattern baldness comes from the mother's side of the family if you didn't know.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know the reasons it could be from bad eating habits , genetic or even from showering with hot water anyways you can buy hair vitamins from GNC to stop the hair loss and also get a hair growth spray that contains minoxidil 2% if you're a girl and 5% if you're a guy.

      Massage ur head too that always helps

  16. 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!

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between candida, hair loss with moderate dandruff?
    I recently found i had candida and cured it but i have male pattern hair loss which i was lead to beleve was because of genetics. I found i had candida years after my hair loss started. Now im rid of candida my hair seems that bit stronger and doesnt fall out with the roots and everythn still attached. I have moderate dandruff- nothn to be self consious over but it is there.

    Jus wondering if there is a link?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people feel there is a link between hair loss and candida.

      See some of the comments people have made...

      "Hypothyroidism frequently accompanies candida overgrowth, and is well known to cause hair loss."

      "Candida can also cause mineral imbalances. A zinc deficiency is also well known to cause hair loss. White marks on the fingernails are often an indication of a possible zinc deficiency."
      source: http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=294841

      I personally went through Candida and once the yeast was out of my system, my hair was much healthier. My naturopath prescribed Biotin for my hair as well.

      Another great source of info on candida is:
      http://www.yeast-infection-answers.com/what-is-candida.html

      Hope this helps! That's great you have gotten rid of your Candida!

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I speed up my male pattern baldness?
    I love the look of Jason stathams hair or the captains cut, I think it's called.

    I'm going bald at the temple, how do I speed up this process?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can make hair fall out. Maybe you'll get laid off your job. You might not have any income, but a chrome dome is right around the corner. Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried anything that will work for male pattern baldness?
    Other than a hair transplant?? I have tried propecia and Rogaine and nothing has worked. Would be interested in anything that has worked for others.

    • ANSWER:
      Bosley?

      xD I don't know, don't have any hair loss. D= Sorry D=

  20. QUESTION:
    how much Minoxidil preparations is effective for Male pattern baldness?
    how much Minoxidil preparations is effective for Male pattern baldness?
    wts the optimum duration for effective result... n plz also provide me which trade product (using minoxidil as a constituent)is to b used topically?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a doctor or pharmacist and wouldn't try to answer your question with a dosage needed to prevent baldness. What I will say is this:
      Why bother? Why spend the money? What does the lack of hair on your head have to do with your ability to be a man?
      Some men, when going down the road to baldness choose to be proactive and shave their heads. You could try it too when the time comes.
      I'm not bald, but began graying very early (16 years). I had some issues with it as I was mostly gray by the time I was 30. You are still the same guy with the same sex appeal regardless of the amount of hair on your head.
      If you like yourself, others will too.

  21. QUESTION:
    What age does male pattern baldness take effect?
    What age do men start losing their hair. I have the baldness gene in my family but my older brother isn't losing his hair.

    • ANSWER:
      It can start at any time. It may be in your 40's, it may be in your early 20's. Usually it will be around the time your family members begin to bald, so just take notice when that is.

  22. QUESTION:
    does your hair pattern change as you get older?
    Ive noticed on my right tempal their isnt as much hair their as it was and on my left side it hasnt changed is it simply getting older my hair pattern is changing?

    • ANSWER:
      It does if you have a genetic condition called male pattern baldness.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to control male pattern baldness? Anyone cured?best product available to control it?
    My hais is thinning, also weak.Just facing the problem of hair falling.Plz share your experience.How to control it ? Only prob, I am always remain in stress but I can't eliminate factors which causes stress soon. is genetic hair fall can be prevented? hair has removed from my front sides ..Plz help & suggest the best products available.

    • ANSWER:
      BEST Product: Segals Solutions. And if this doesn't work, nothing else will. It is scientifically developed, clinically tried, pH balanced, acclaimed, effective - fast and safe. They get you everything relating to your hair and scalp health. Largest range dedicated to hair health across India.

      Genetic hairloss can only be delayed but not stopped beyond a point

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for male pattern baldness?
    Also what causes it to premature bald? Iknow there are allot of scams out there, has anyone had proof of effective treatment to make hair thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Holland and barret have a very good hair balm which is supposed to increse the oxygen flow through the follicles...since I started using it I noticed that I am no longer losing hair.

  25. QUESTION:
    when does male pattern baldness usually start?
    Is there a certain beyond which a guy won't lose his hair if he hasn't already started to?

    • ANSWER:
      Male pattern baldness usually starts at age 18 onwards.

      In most men it will start in their mid 20's to late 20's. If it is hereditary in both parents then it might start sooner, like 18 or 19.

      If a guy is like 40 and hasn't lost hair already then it's most likely it's not genetic in his case. He might lose just a little with old age onwards.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is male pattern baldness a part of the evolutionary process?
    If it is should people really be joining Hair Club for Men?

    What about women, why do they go bald?

    Doesn't that go against the evolutionary thinking that she would have to remain attractive in order to insure finding a mate and continuing the species?

    Are all humans going to be hairless one day? I mean we spend so much time and money: shaving, waxing, tweezing and plucking.

    • ANSWER:
      The dirty little secret is that, according the laws of nature, all life on the planet is deteriorating, not evolving.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you remove cowlicks in your hair?
    my entire head is full of cowlicks. one section of the cowlicks annoys me to no end. how can i get rid of these cowlicks so that when this area of hair grows back, i can male the hair grow the way i want it to.

    • ANSWER:
      A cowlick can't be removed because it's the way the hair grows, it comes out of the follicle in a spiral pattern and sticks up. But you can use tricks to style them. For example 'confusing the cowlick' is a technique with a hairdryer where you blow dry the cowlick combing it rapidly in different directions until it lays flat...or try styling your hair with more volume so that the cowlick's have a purpose in helping the hair stay voluminous.

      Alternatively, if these don't work, have a chat with your hairdresser about perming to see if they can put a perm solution on the cowlick to flatten them chemically - not always possible but ask just in case.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can male pattern baldness be foretold by baldness in babies?
    This has interested me for some time now. I've noticed that, say, men who are now bald showed a receding-hairline hairline in baby pictures. Also, men who have full heads of hair now did not. I understand that when babies are infants/very young a lot of the time they are bald, and usually when their hair grows at this young age it tends to take on a hairline similar to that of male pattern baldness (to me). Especially in English males, their baby pictures take on the distinct shape of English male balding. I know this may be pretty ridiculous of me.

    • ANSWER:
      It is. Male pattern baldness is a sex-linked trait, obviously, considering the name. Most likely, the male will end up being bald, despite the infant's receding hair line.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can male pattern baldness be reversed or cured?
    Basically is there any type of procedure or medication that can help reserve my hair or even reverse without going away after use. Is Bosley good?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How can i reduce hair fall? Also, can male pattern hair loss be controlled?
    I'm not sure if my problem is the male pattern baldness or stress related ( i go through lots of it ). Is there anything at all that can prevent, control these problems. Thank you. Your advice would mean a lot. I'm just 17 and loosing my hair is sooo not good.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor and get a thyroid test to check whether it is stress. If it is not that and your father is bald and his father is also bald then it is hereditary. There are lots of suggestions as to how to prevent hair loss; look them up on Yahoo answers.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can Male Pattern Hairloss start once you start to have puberty ? HELP?
    I am a 14 year old boy who is having a very severe hairloss for the past 2 year , I have very obvious bald spot and thinning hair but no receding hairline . Could it be possible that I have male pattern hairloss ?

    • ANSWER:
      It's unusual at age 14. You need to see a Dermatologist for confirmation.
      It could be caused by some 'other' condition.

  32. QUESTION:
    Do modern day solutions to male pattern baldness really work?
    What causes male pattern baldness? If modern day solutions really work, why do so many men go untreated? Are there negative side effects? Does it depend on the type of hair you have? Which treatments are scams? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment approved by the FDA is finasteride and minoxidil.

      Finasteride is a synthetic antiandrogen that inhibits type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This medication can only stop hair loss, if the hair has gone, it won`t bring it back. Side effects of finasteride include impotence (1.1% to 18.5%), abnormal ejaculation (7.2%), decreased ejaculatory volume (0.9% to 2.8%), abnormal sexual function (2.5%), gynecomastia (2.2%), erectile dysfunction (1.3%), ejaculation disorder (1.2%) and testicular pain.

      Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication also known for its ability to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Common side effects of minoxidil include burning or irritation of the eye; itching; redness or irritation at the treated area; unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body, severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dizziness; fainting; fast heartbeat; sudden, unexplained weight gain; swollen hands or feet. ronically, hair loss is a common side effect of minoxidil treatment.[12] Manufacturers note that minoxidil-induced hair loss is a common side effect and describe the process as 'shedding'. Although this phenomenon demonstrates that minoxidil is indeed affecting hair follicles, manufacturers offer no guarantee that the new hair loss will be replaced with hair growth.

      The speculated reason for this "shedding" is the encouragement of hairs already in the telogen phase to shed early, before often beginning a fresh, healthier anagen phase.

      But, there are people speculating that in the future there will be better treatments that are being developed by these companies: Follica, Histogen, Aderans and Trychoscience. Check this:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12112673

      http://www.follicabio.com/news/follica-co-founder-and-scientific-advisor-george-cotsarelis-md-publishes-new-research-on-hair-follicle-stem-cells-in-ithe-journal-of-clinical-investigationi-44/

  33. QUESTION:
    Jamie Foxx uses hair spray to cover recending hairline?
    Jamie Foxx has male pattern baldness pretty bad, but he uses some sort of a cosmetic product to create a fake (but almost natural-looking) hairline. I'm trying to find out about this product or any products similar. I NEED IT.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    What nutrients do you take to help grow thining hair?
    Male pattern baldness, thinning hair on women.

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair is made of protein and most people do not consume enough. You can check this out on the internet. A great book that is extemely helpful tothe health conscious individual is titled: Healthy Healing by Linda Page. This book makes describes diet solutions, lifestyle help and sub-categories to help you target various aspects of a health issue. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did. I’ve worked in the health food industry for nearly 17 years and this book has been my bible. Causes for this condition varies. Stress, medication, exposure to toxins and other reasons that may require the help of a professional if the above answer doesn't help. Again, the body never stops needing the nutrients already described. Hope it helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to handle my curly, long and dense hair?
    Hi, I am a male have long hair up to shoulders.It is very curly and dense in nature (greasy). I have very difficult time in managing it as it gets tangled at the endes and gets broken on forcible combing. Is there any gels or tips that ll help get rid of this nature of my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      I am female. but still have the same problem
      Step No !. get someone to give you a razor cut.where they razor underneath the bush.taking out some of the Volume. They are not layering. that would make it worst.
      when you wash your hair. use a decent conditioner.
      Very important, Take a towel. and dry your hair thoroughly , don't comb .yet. Put some stay in conditioner. and then take your fingers gently through one area of the head at a time. Never put a hair dryer on it. you will blow away. separate the knots with fingers. always put more conditioner on your ends. so they do not tangle. ,,,I you must dry your hair. used a diffuser. which lets another pattern of hair flow that does give you a bouffant.
      I am 50. been working on it for years. enjoy the waves and curls. don't brush ,don't comb. use your hands and fingers. or a large wire comb gently. send me a picture, you won't beelive the different.

  36. QUESTION:
    Are there really any successful cures for male pattern baldness?
    You hear of these companies who claim to be able to regrow your hair, Ashley and Martin for example bragging about a 98% success rate, and some other company I hear advertised on the radio offering a money back guarantee, those ads for the Leimo thing, but do any of these things actually work.

    You see, I am 17 and already have a receeding hariline, so I've accepted I will go bald young. I just want to be able to rely on one of these methods to grow my hair back one day.

    • ANSWER:
      No there is not a CURE.
      Don't go to those companies. A doctor is far more qualified than those quacks.

      They can only prescribe one of the 2 FDA approved and proven methods

      Rogaine
      or
      Propecia

      (They are not Cures because you have to keep using these products for your life)

      The rest of the things they do or say are smoke and mirrors.

      Hope for some R&D breakthrough or shave your head

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you deal with an increase in body hair?
    I just found out that people who have Polycystic Ovaries can have an increase in body hair, with the pattern of a male. This is freaking me out. I have been diagnosed, and I am having the weight gain...how do I make sure I don't get an increase in hair?? And, if I do...how does a woman get rid of it?
    Is shaving, waxing, tweezing and depilatories the only options? Is there not a pill? How do drag queens do it ? lol

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I have PCOS, and have been blessed (ARGH!) with the increased hair growth. So here's the scoop... IF you end up with the symptom (and not all PCOSers do), the method by which you choose to remove hair is up to you, whatever you are most comfortable with. There is no way to prevent it from happening, if it's going to happen it will. You may be one of the lucky ones that doesn't experience this symptom.

      Many women choose to just simply shave, some wax, some use cream hair removers, laser, etc. There is also a drug spirolactane (I'm not sure that I spelled that right), that is said to help level out the androgrens (male-like hormones) and would thus reduce the hair growth. Drugs are not an overnight fix, they take months to see any dramatic results.

      Personally, I tweeze the few "stray" hairs, shave where needed, use creams and waxes when I feel that it is necessary. It's really not as horrible as it sounds, and as long as you stay on top of things no one will know that you have these... hairs.

      I have found the following website very helpful since my diagnosis, there's a message board, and the women there are VERY knowledgeable. www.soulcysters.com

      It's really not as scary as it all sounds when you are first diagnosed. Having PCOS means making some lifestyle choices, but nothing really drastic. Please don't get stressed out about the diagnosis, just inform yourself about the syndrome, and how you can help yourself to remain healthy.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is the stigma for male pattern baldness the same around the world compared to America?
    I'm having the genes of male pattern baldness kick in at age 23. I am very aware of the stigma this brings living in America in 2008. Is there such an emphasis placed on mens hairlines in other countries around the world, say Europe for example? Do they spend as much as we do advertising and consuming "remedies" to deal with mens hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      no they are not that vain!!!

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to male pattern baldness a swear word onto your head naturally?
    what do you think the odds that a guy's hair will fall out and leave a swear word?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like someone might have been pranked with Nair hair removal.

  40. QUESTION:
    what style of eyeglasses would fit me best?
    I'm 29, work in an office, am white with dark thinning, balding hair. I have peach fuzz on top down muddle but your typical male pattern baldness hair like Dr Phil on sides and back. I know I don't want Clark Kent style or anything too wild nor do I want rimless. Any suggestions? I am a really conservative guy (shop at old navy the gap etc) and typical non work outfit would be a button front it Henley with sneakers and jeans in the fall for example.

    • ANSWER:
      Trying to pick out styles for someone else is nearly impossible. Maybe try looking at frames on some of the larger on-line eyeglasses sites (try www.go-optic.com) and you can see what is available (some of the sites even list most popular frames so you know what others are wearing). Also look around you when you are out and see what kind of glasses others are wearing where you live. Some of these sites have a way for you to down-load a picture of yourself and put various frames on it to rougly approximate what you would look like. Make a list of the frames you like and you will have a head start when you go to get your glasses.

  41. QUESTION:
    Whats the bests cure for male pattern baldness ?
    Is laser treatment suitable/effective for male pattern baldness when you are on propecia ?What is your opinion on hair transplant ? Yesterday i saw this article that there will be a new drug coming to repair stem cells in bald area.
    Only thing i might have to wait 10 years .

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia shouldn't have a negative effect on possible hair growth from laser restoration methods.

      http://hairmax.com/google%5Fsavingsoffer/?gclid=CK-f56DCqqYCFQTNKgodDCfOog
      http://www.docshop.com/education/dermatology/hair-loss/non-surgical/laser

      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when a male guinea pig bites the female?
    My male guinea pig is biting my female what should i do?
    he has been chasing and biting my female

    • ANSWER:
      It is true that he is ready to begin a family, if she is willing.
      You may want to get separate cages if neither of them is neutered. However, you will most likely get no more than 3-5 babies, especially if this is her first litter.
      If you do want babies, they are very cute! They come out like miniatures of the parents and may exhibit characters of recessed genes. Such as hair patterns, color patterns and the such. They also come out with open eyes, squeaking like the parents, running around and will eat food pellets even!
      What ever you decide, in my humble opinion, you have chosen one of the most wonderful caged pets in the whole animal spectrum!

  43. QUESTION:
    What ethnicities are least prone to male pattern baldness?
    People in my family don't suffer from male pattern baldness(immediate family)and I would like to keep it that way, I'm considering having children but I want the girl that I have them with to come from a family that doesn't have a high likelihood of mpb, especially the kind where all the hair disappears from the top of the head and only the hair on the sides remain

    • ANSWER:
      Native Americans.
      Have you ever seen a bald Indian?

  44. QUESTION:
    Does weight loss encourage hair growth or stop male pattern baldness?
    Can it reverse the process of male pattern baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      No - it does not.
      Genetics rule - you cannot re-program genetics.
      Weight loss is a great help to lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides & helping with diabetes issues & heart disease.
      Taking a B-Complex tablet daily helps promote healthy hair growth -but it will NOT make hair grow.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why hasn't the Medical industry come up with a Balding cure for men without transplants or creams?
    The science seems to simple that involves male pattern baldness.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a cure.

      If you change your diet and balance your hormones you can keep your hair but most people lose their hair and after the hair follicles die, hair can't grow back. People don't try any changes - they just watch their hair fall out and look for a modern science miracle.

      Oily foods can plug the follicles and poor diet can change your proper hormone level.
      The oils in modern processed, packaged, junk and fast food are bad for that. Also, the cooking oils most people use for frying and salads.

      Cold pressed coconut oil from a health food store is the only oil I know of that is still super healthy after being heated to normal cooking temperatures.

      Also, the fluctuations in blood sugar levels are suspected to be a major cause too and this is also diet related.

      Even though you don't develop diabetes, the so called western diet makes your blood sugar levels fluctuate more than they should.

      Your body produces insulin to control the blood sugar levels and studies are now pointing to too much insulin being a cause of hair loss.

      Too much refined carbohydrates will cause that such as all the refined pastries people eat that are loaded with sugar which also drives up blood sugar. Not nearly as many people lost their hair in primitive societies because their diet was more natural.

      My hair stopped falling out when I started reading all I could about health and making radical changes in my diet. Of course the medical profession is still mostly in the dark because each doctor has his own area of practise, and if they don't do a lot of research, they don't know what is going on in other branches of human research.

      For example, a doctor specializing in natural hormone therapy will understand hair loss from that standpoint, but many other doctors won't have a clue because they are focused in other areas.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is a common remedy for male pattern baldness?
    Need to know for my father, he is worried about his appearance now that his hair is starting to thin out

    • ANSWER:
      there is no remedy if it runs in his family hes going to have some degree of baldness
      some men wont lose much hair it depends on the genes
      look at richard hamond off top gear

      once the follicle is dead no more hair will grow

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I know if it's male pattern baldness or just stress or weight loss?
    Since I was about high school age, I"m 21 now I go through periods of time when my hair falls out in a about 4 quarters worth of space on my head but it always grows back. How can I tell if it's from stress, weight gain or male pattern baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to get an answer is to see your doctor.
      It could be through stress, illness, hormone imbalance and only your doctor can give you a diagnosis

  49. QUESTION:
    What is a Good product for a receding hair line prevention or Male Pattern Baldness?
    I am 21 yrs old and after my last hair cut (I beleive the barber cut too far back from my natural hairline anyway)I started noticing temple hair thinning or Male Pattern Baldness.I see that in the future baldness may be a problem for me I am just trying to find a product that will help fight baldness as long as possible. I DO NOT WANT TO GO BALD!!!

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    What is more effective Saw Palmetto, Pygeum Africanum or both together for Male -pattern baldness?
    I have been researching about hair growth and Male Pattern Baldness. So far I have been drinking Saw Palmetto but I am wondering if i should add in pygeum africanum. If I should what store sells it?

    • ANSWER:
      Here i s an excellent site with some wonderful options for you. It will definitely help you. Have a look. http://webmd12.notlong.com/AAtokQb

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what is the best hair restoration method ?
    I am a female experiencing alopecia, have used minoxidil for about 10 years and tired of using it. Thinking of trying biomatrix hair restoration, any suggestions or recommendations for a best doctor or a method to restore my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      mega tek and jamaican black castor oil grows hair fast and regenerates hair follicles this website sells it

      http://naturalhairandskinproducts.com/page3.htm

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the reasons and cure for alopecia?
    I have come across many cures on alopecia but still I am not convinced. Do these cures needn’t be effective on everybody? Does one need to first consult his/her Doc? Some cures are really scary; the impact would be on one's hormonal imbalance. Can anybody, who is an expert in this field, advice me on this?

    • ANSWER:
      having been in the hair buisness for 30 odd years i have seen a lot of alopecia in all ages both male and female ,
      the cause seems to be stress related ,being put under pressure in many different ways you might not be aware or show outward signs of this but your body can and does so in different ways .the scalp normally pales in the affected area .
      the hair can return in your natural colour but usually returns white but it always comes back, doctors are grasping at straws for a cure with no success . so no cure but yourself, so unwind and take life as it comes without any pressure on yourself.
      hope this helps

  3. 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.

  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:
    How do i get rid of Traction Alopecia?
    I am a African american female, I have a huge loss of hair in the middle of my head, had it for about 2+yrs. Its probably caused by perming it. My question is how do I grow it back!?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop "perming" your hair. No race should ever perm their hair. You have natural curls. Use a product that brings your curls out and then buy yourself the most expensive ionic hair drying you can afford with a diffuser attatchment so you can make those curls tighter and with no fly-aways. I have nappy dry hair also and this has been my saving grace. Queen helen makes a great "tea tree oil"product that I apply after my hair wash right before I dry it and it really locks the moisture in. Use a hair paste to set your style. Redkin makes a great hair paste that lastes forever and will last just as long. Use it sparingly.

  6. QUESTION:
    What do I have if a symptom is a bald spot?
    There is a bald spot on the top of my head, right in the middle. I am able to cover it with my hair, its only a little one. I am a 6"1' 14-year-old female. What could I have? Please Help.

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Alopecia Areata an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been suspected 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. 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

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why can I pull my hairs out so easily?
    I'm a 19 year old female and I've been noticing thinning hair for about ten months. If I even tug on the hairs at the front of my hairline and right above my ears, I can pull out four or five and it doesn't even hurt! I've been going through a lot of stress lately but I'm not so sure that's the cause.

    • ANSWER:
      There's a hair disease called alopecia, you might want to talk to a doctor. That's all I can really tell you. :/ I hope everything's okay.

  9. QUESTION:
    Help my hair is thinning and my hairline is almost gone?
    i have traction alopecia and thinning hair. what cani use that might help regrow some of the hair back. also i have worn tight ponytails for a long period. any info you can give will be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      Essential oil scalp treatments can help increase blood circulation, oxygen and nourishment to the follicles. These treatments also cleanse the scalp of bacteria, fungus, pollutants, debris etc, that can inhibit healthy hair growth. They work to get the scalp in the best condition possible so hair can grow with ease.
      Prolonged traction can eventually damage follicles. Once follicles are destroyed they will not be able to produce hair. It is best to wear your hair loosely from now on. The links below will provide more information on female hair loss and using essential oils for hair growth.

  10. QUESTION:
    Will this reduce my chances of getting a job?
    I'm female and have a hair condition called alopecia. Meaning i lose hair at random. At the moment my hair is only about 1cm high and is really patchy. It looks like i've failed at shaving poka dots in my hair.

    I'm going to apply for a dvd shop. Do you think my hair condition will make it hard for me to get a job?

    • ANSWER:
      Any customer service positions will be more difficult for you "win". Cosmetics and appearance are a considerable advantage in customer service (no matter what they say, a shop will generally want a "pretty face" up front). You will just have to try that much harder to get your personality across and sell yourself that way.

  11. QUESTION:
    I am in the teenage years but I am having hairloss?
    Hi, I am 15 female but I am having problem which is hair loss.
    And yes, I often use the hair Straightener and hair dryer.
    But I do not use it like how salon do.
    I just take some parts of my hair that I think is disturbing and iron it for just few seconds and it is only the lower part.
    How should I deal with this?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have alopecia. This is definitely something you should take up with your doctor.

      Everyone naturally loses up to 150 strands of hair a day, so if it is much more than that, you ought to see a doctor.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why does my hair keep falling out?
    I am a 17 year old female and for the past 8 months or so, my hair has been falling out. It was the usual shedding, then a little more, then the past month, it has been falling out in clumps after every shower. I have really thick hair, and I've noticed by feeling in the back that it has gotten really thinner. I am not stressed at all and I don't put heat on my hair much nor do I dye my hair. What is the cause of this? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hair falling out in clumps could be telogen effluvium or alopecia areata. If the hair is falling fairly evenly throughout scalp it is probably telogen effluvium. If there are any bald spots it is probably alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes an attack on hair follicles. Your condition sounds more like telogen effluvium.
      Some of the common causes of teenage hair loss include birth control, oral acne medication, hpv or other vaccination, infection, anemia, nutritional deficiency, illness, extreme stress, exposure to toxins, etc. You can learn more about teenage hair loss through the articles linked below.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between a female and a male italian greyhound?
    my family wants to get an italian greyhound,but we don't know which gender to get.mybe boys are more active or something.if that's true then we should get a girl.you tell me,what's the difference?

    • ANSWER:
      The IG boys I've known have been VERY difficult to housebreak. Some have been clingy and some have been aloof and skittish. Some have been goofy silly dorks. One was protective and aggressive towards other dogs.

      My IG is a girl and is needy, energetic, and sometimes skittish.

      My friend's Female IG is a grumpy poo-poo head most of the time.

      It's more important to get a dog that you get along with - male or female.

      IG's are a pretty needy breed to own - be sure you've done ALL the homework - http://italiangreyhound.org/pages/200about_igs.html

      And be sure to use ONLY an EXCELLENT breeder. They are loaded with health concerns like

      PRA
      Luxating Patellas
      Horrible Teeth
      Alopecia
      Epilepsy
      Brittle Bones and more.

      Bad breeding makes these things show up more, and badly bred dogs are usually much more temperamental (and mental).

      And don't forget rescue. More and more are showing up. http://www.italiangreyhound.org

  16. QUESTION:
    my bunny keeps wiping her chin on things?
    my young female lop likes to wipe her chin on new things, is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Your bunny has, from what it sounds like, a rare case of alopecia. I would take it to the vet immediately before it begins to spread. Once it spreads the rabbit will begin to scratch off all its fur leaving it exposed to the elements. Too much exposure to harmful bacteria through skin pores could potentially kill the rabbit.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can I be in the military with alopecia?
    Im a 20 year old female and I have alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that makes your hair fall out. It doesn't affect your health in anyway. Would I be able to be in the military?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can. I'm a female and served 6 years with alopecia.
      I never had "bad" alopecia, I just get little bald spots once in a while, and in the military, you wear a hat most of the time. Problem solved.

  18. QUESTION:
    Cat scratching itself; ulceration on the bald belly skin. What can be done?
    A 7 years old female cat with post-castration endocrine alopecia (no hairs on the lower belly) has itch, probably a kind of allergic dermatitis, and is constantly licking herself in this area. Since 3-4 weeks she has permanent excoriations (superficial ulcera) on the lower belly up to 3 cm without any signs of infection. Food was changed, it might have become somewhat better after that, but she continues licking, and the ulcera remain. What can be done?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to take her to the vet pronto. This could well be out of your control to handle only at home

  19. QUESTION:
    What would be the most -likely- cause of a (5p size) bald patch appearing at the crown of a female human head?
    It may appear over the cause of either several days or weeks and go unnoticed until discovery. There is no hair on the patch, and it is -just- off the parting near the crown. It is unnoticable unless looked for, but when found, appears as if a small 5 pence piece size hole has been completely shaved off.
    It may appear over the cause of either several days or weeks and go unnoticed until discovery. There is no hair on the patch, and it is -just- off the parting near the crown. It is unnoticable unless looked for (the head is thick with long otherwise healthy hair), but when found, appears as if a small 5 pence piece size hole has been completely shaved off.

    • ANSWER:
      It does sound like alopecia,my father had it and at the time the family was going through a bad time,the hair usually grows back but it could take weeks months or even years.His was about the size of a fifty pence and his hair grew back but i would get it checked out to give you peace of mind.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to mix Birth control pills with skin oil to try and treat Alopecia?
    I just need to know if this is safe, and if there are any adverse side effects.

    the oil is:Aceite 3
    and the pills are Microgynon.

    heh. and they're in Spanish soooo...

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, lessee here. You're male, and you want to mix birth control pills w/ "skin oil" to treat hair loss/baldness...and the Darwin award goes to...???

      a) Birth control pills are for women. ONLY. b) They contain hormones which are absorbable through the skin, (remember the patch???), whether you are male or female. c) And what happens when men take female hormones??? Can you say breast growth, voice changes and uh, hair loss, weight gain, loss of muscle tissue (ie increase in fat, especially around hips and belly)? d) Birth control pills can cause DVT and both coronary and pulmonary thrombosis. Why would anyone, even someone like you with an IQ in the negative numbers endanger their lives like this?

      Go right ahead. Treat your alopecia with this concoction. It's very, very safe. So is eating D-con as breakfast hot cereal.

  21. QUESTION:
    Hello. Can anyone recommend an effective hair loss treatment for a female?
    Hi. I am a 55 year old female with thinning hair and some hair loss. Even before the menopause my hair was nothing fantastic but now of course it is much worse. I suspect it is genetic so I am not expecting miracles but I would be very grateful indeed if anyone can recommend something that is effective. I feel really desperate! Many thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You have some good answers here and I just want to add to them. Hair loss, as I found out, can be caused by so many things. You definitely need to talk to a doctor to make sure you don't have thyroid issues, low iron, low B12, or your hormones are out of whack,,,,just to name a few things you need to check on.
      It can be your diet, so if you are not eating a well balanced diet, you would need to start. You may want to start a multivitamin (senior formula since you are menopausal). It can be genetic and there really is nothing you can do except check into transplants, or good hair pieces.
      There are many types of alopecia--traction (from pulling your hair back), androgenic (from having too much DHT), telegen effluvium (all over hair loss),,,the list goes on. I had a scalp biopsy to try to help me figure out which battle I am fighting. I am waiting on the results. Gotta tell you, that kind of hurts, but it could be worth it.
      As far as shampoo, you can buy Nizoral in walmart, it is a bit more affordable than Nioxin and has the ketoconazole that is a mild DHT suppressant. But that will only work if DHT is the culprit. You can also try Mens forumla Rogaine (or walmart equivalent!!). I know they say its not for women, but my derm and many other derms have said its just fine and more effective. Its kind of oily but if you apply it at night, then rinse your hair out in the morning, and then later in the day, you can apply more, and wash your hair before you go to bed. It has to be on for 4 hrs to be effective.
      If you can determine any kind of nutritional deficiency, like iron, B12, B6, Biotin etc, then you might be on to something. You could try B12 sublingual (not the regular kind) to see if you notice a change. It this is the cause then you should notice your hair loss slowly rather quickly.
      I know if frustrating. I am 41 and suffering. I am desperate, I had pretty hair one time. I have considered, and that is a big CONSIDERED, bioidentical hormones, but it is so expensive, insurance does not cover it and I don't know if it would work, or make things worse. I hope you can find a resolution. Good luck!!!!

  22. QUESTION:
    What causes hairloss in pubescent females?
    I'm currently eighteen and I feel like if I continue losing hair at a constant rate, I'll be bald by my twentieth birthday. It perplexes me. I used to have the thickest head of hair I had ever seen, and now I have average to thin hair. I've talked to a number of girls who have told me the same thing happened to them when they went through puberty.
    What are, if any, the chemicals/horomones responsible for this madness?

    • ANSWER:
      My sister had this happen to her. She had what was called alopecia areata, and hers was believed to be caused by stress. I have read many different theories, but I am definitely not a great resource of information. I do not recall the treatment that she had, but I do know that she ended up cutting her hair very short. I know that she decreased her stress level and it ended up growing back.

      It may be something else, but this is a good possibility. Take a look at these links to get more information and make an appointment with your physician.

      http://www.naaf.org
      http://www.medicinenet.com/alopecia_areata/article.htm

      Good luck.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Cherick314,

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

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

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

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

      Take care ;)

  24. QUESTION:
    I'm a teenage girl and my hair is falling out?
    I'm in my early teens and for the past few weeks, my hair has been falling out and thinning at an alarming rate.

    When I wake up it's all over my pillow and I'm terrified I have alopecia, like my mum did.
    Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Teenage hair loss is becoming more and more common. There are many possible causes including recent vaccination, infection, extreme diet/weight loss, birth control, illness, etc. Excessive shedding is usually temporary and reversible. Essential oil scalp massage treatments are very helpful but it is still important to try to determine and treat the underlying cause. The links below have information on female hair loss, teenage hair loss and using essential oils for hair loss.

  25. 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).

  26. QUESTION:
    How often it is recommended to wash your hair?
    I heard that it is better to wash your hair only once or twice a week. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair care is an overall term for parts of hygiene and cosmetology involving the hair on the human head. Care of the hair and the scalp skin are often separate, but in the care of hair are intertwined of necessity since the hair springs forth from under the skin. The alive part of hair is the hair follicle which contains the hair root, the sebacious gland, the vessel for delivering nutrients (via the blood), and other parts. Hair itself is dead; however, much can be done to manage hair such that the outer surface of hair, the cuticle, will remain in tact and protecting the inner parts of the hair shaft: the cortex and the medulla. Hair care means for many a visit to a professional stylist. The discussion of hair is a major world industry from the salon to products to advertising and even magazines on the subject. Indeed, it is displayed and discussed in various forums available on the internet. The most important element of hair care is one's hair type. Hair care will differ according to one's hair type and according to various processes that can be applied to hair. All hair is not the same; indeed, hair is an expression of human diversity on the planet.

      When hair behaves in an unusual way, or a scalp skin disorder arises, it is often necessary to visit not only a qualified physician, but may become necessary to visit a dermatologist, or a trichologist. Examples would include but are not limited to forms of alopecia, hair pulling/picking, hair that sticks straight out, black dots on the hair, and rashes or burns resulting from chemical processes.

      Hair care also includes hair dressing, where the hair is blown dry, combed and/or styled. Hair dressing may include perms, weaves, coloring, extensions, permanent relaxers, permanent waves, curling and any other form of styling or texturing. Styling tools may include flat irons, curling irons, hair dryers, flat brushes, round brushes, hair rollers, and diffusers and various types of scissors. Hair dressing might also include the use of product to add texture, shine, curl, volume or hold to a particular style. Hair care, for this entry is focused upon hair on the human head, yet mention should be made of other services available in salons such as barber shops which include men's beard and skin care for the beard, and possibly also waxing services of other sites on the human body where hair may be removed. This can also be done via laser applications, but often this is not offered in a salon and is conducted under physician care. Hair dressing, and resulting care requirements in many ways is often more strongly associated with the female gender, but hair care and dressing is no longer just for females. Indeed, many males benefit from improved care considering that males also color (music industry, to cover gray) and enjoy alternative shapes and styles, too.

      Haircuts may also include services mentioned under hair dressing. Cutting hair is a way of creating a specific shape and form, and to maintain such sculpture. It can also be used to define a hemline along the ends and edges of longer lengths and amongst longer lengths. Hair cutting may indeed cover shaving the head, and then scalp skin care will be required. In some settings, hair cutting, creating forms and shapes are an expressive art form. Hair cutting often involves considerations of body proportions, hair density and hair type, face and head shape from all views (profile, 3/4 and 360 degree, from above and from below), overall bone structure, and pattern of how hair lies or falls.

      Hair shapes and various lengths are often derived from concerns regarding personal expression and aesthetics (examples, dreadlocks, punk hair, the business haircut/style, very long hair), religious (for example, Pentacostal faith among others), social and cultural values. In short, hair is a physical expression of one's sense of themself, how they desire to present themself to and amongst their community, social status and roles, cultural values, and often involves adding ornaments to the hair, or partial or full hair coverings (such as a Kippa, Hijab, or a Turban).

      Hair care also includes hair washing, an often necessary practice to cleanse one's hair and scalp skin. Scalp skin that is not cleansed regularly may result in a prime breeding ground for bacteria which sometimes may result in scalp disorders. However, not all scalp disorders are a result of bacterial infections. Some arise inexplicably, and often, only the symptoms can be treated for management of the condition (example, dandruff). There are also bacterias that can affect the hair itself, but in first world countries, this is much rarer. Head lice is probably the most common hair and scalp ailment world wide but can be rid of in time with great attention to detail and studies show it is not necessarily associated with poor hygiene. (Indeed, even well-to-do households can experience head lice. More recent studies reveal that head lice actually thrive in clean hair.) Hair washing as a term may be a bit misleading as what is really necessary is cleaning the surface of the scalp skin, the way the skin of the body requires cleaning for good hygiene. Often hair is washed as part of a shower or bathing with specialized soaps called shampoo. Conditioner is recommended after rinsing out shampoo to replace removed moisture in the hair shaft, the cortex, as well as to protect the hair strands from breakage to impart moisture to the hair and assist with easing detangling and manageability needs.

      Scalp hair grows at a rate of about half an inch per month, on average, and shampoos or vitamins have not been shown to noticeably change this rate. Hair growth rate also depends upon what phase in the cycle of hair growth one is actually in (there are three phases). The speed of hair growth varies based upon genetics, gender, age, hormones, and may be reduced by nutrient deficiency (examples, anorexia, anemia, a zinc deficiency) and hormonal fluctuations (examples: menopause, polycystic ovaries, thyroid disease).[1]

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any supplement that really helps women with thinning hair?
    Products like Scalpmed are so expensive. My hair is thin on top - is there anything, like a vitamin or supplement that might help? I had my blood tested, and there is nothing wrong - no thyroid problem, etc....Not old enough for it to be a menapause issue either! Help!

    • ANSWER:
      If the individual hairs are becoming thinner in certain areas (bang/top/crown) without seeing excessive shedding, it may be androgenetic alopecia. If you have excessive shedding it may be telogen effluvium. I used essential oils for my own hair loss condition which was very severe. They can help both types of hair loss but it is best to know what type of hair loss you are dealing with. If it is telogen effluvium you will need to get to the underlying issue. You can learn more about the types and causes of female hair loss and using essential oils at the links below.

  29. 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!

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent my hair from falling out? (I'm a fifteen-year-old female).?
    I suspect that it is falling out due to stress. I cannot take a shower, brush my hair, or run my fingers through it without loosing several strands. Any suggestions?
    I have been experiencing an increased amount of hair loss within the past few months. I had blood tests a few weeks ago with everything normal. It has made a noticeable difference in the appearance of my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      you need blood work you could have THYROID issues hair loss, anemic , low b 12 low D increase your vitamin drink propel vit water, we lose 100 hairs a day, you could have ALOPECIA you need to go to the Drs.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to care hair losing?
    I'm an Indian girl. I have a thick wavy hair since small. Recently, about few months ago, my hair begin to fall more frequently. Any home remedies to care for hair losing? I'm worried about my hair. It's getting thinner now. My grandma always use coconut oil. Does it really works? Thank you for your opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      I will recommend not to waste time in Home remedies, first thing first, you need to diagnose the correct reason of hair loss. In most cases it is "Alopecia Areata" or some kind of "Alopecia". There are many homeopathic doctor who are present and could help for treatment of the same but depending upon the severity of hair loss you may select treatment by yourself. If you feel it is severe, immediately seek medical attention, if not, then try using Himalaya Herbal products, you should be able to make out results within a month. They had been found to be very helpful. If it doesn't show any improvement within a month then you should seek medical attention for sure.

      You being a female hair are something very special for you, you have been taking care of them since you were a child, do continue taking good care of them.

  34. QUESTION:
    What do men think of bald women?
    I have alopecia and I have no hair anywhere, I am 20 years old and female. I was wondering what men think of women with no hair that can't help it. Will they be fine with it? Or do they hate it? I have such a hard time dating because once the men I date here find out they think I am a freak and stop talking to me.

    What do guys here think?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the woman. Some women can pull off the look, and look really good bald.

  35. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to get your hair to grow back? pls help~?
    i can see an almost empty 'spot' on top of my head. im only 27, female and my hair is falling everyday, and its abnormal to see it fall more than 100 strands per day. how do i make that 'empty spot' to grow new hairs and what do i use to get my hair to grow more? T_T plz help i dont wanna lose my hair >.<

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a doctor but try reading this Article:

      FALLING HAIR - by Meenal

      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.

  36. QUESTION:
    what can you tell me about follicular mucinosis?
    Please tell me medications that prove effective.
    Is this a chronic illness or an acute illness?
    How did I get it?
    I am a 68 year old female

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia mucinosa (follicular mucinosis) occurs in the 3rd to 4th decades. There are various presentations. In the patients with progression to lymphoma, a monoclonal T cell population has been identified in all cases and in over 50% of cases associated with the primary disease. Long term follow-up of 27 months did not reveal progression to lymphoma but obviously long term surveillance is needed.

      The pathologist finds a perifollicular, follicular, and perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate. The hair follicle and sebaceous glands show mucin which may coalesce to form small cysts. In cases associated with lymphoma, the inflammatory infiltrate is deeper and more intense. In addition, there is atypicality of the lymphocytes as well as Pautrier microabscesses.

  37. QUESTION:
    My hair is falling out. Does anyone have the same problem?
    I am a 32 yr. old female and I usually get a handful of hair in my brush or hand daily since the age of 22 or 23. I use nice products on my hair and have always taken a multi-vitamin. It has gotten so thin that I have to perm my hair to try to add fullness so I can cover the bald spots. I have male pattern baldness. Everyone in my family has a nice head of hair and I have thin and dry hair. ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?

    • ANSWER:
      I see this problem alot in women older than you, unfortunatly you're starting early. Some tips I have for you based on experience with my clients:

      -The vitamins mentioned in the previous answers help. As well as Cod liver oil (ewe, I know) and vitamins containing Biotin.
      -A product line called Nioxin. You can get it at salons and it helps stimulate the blood flow in the scalp to try and keep the hair you still have from falling. It's basically a shampoo and Conditioner and/or a serum. Often it helps to re-stimulate follicles that are damaged to help re-grow hair.
      -Try to give up perming, it's so damaging on your already fragile hair. It could possible just make it worse. Try to set it in rollers instead if you want the curls for fullness.
      -Talk to your Doctor and see if you have Alopecia, he/she might be able to provide a prescription to help.

      Female baldness isn't quite the same as male pattern baldness, as it's harder to get genetically. Men require only 1 gene for baldness from either parent while Women require 1 from each parent, 2 total. So if in fact your family has thick healthy hair, you might be looking at another underlying problem so talk to your Dr.

  38. QUESTION:
    My siberian husky is getting bald spots?
    I have a 3 year old female siberian husky and she is having her usual coat shed. i have noticed her iching and she is getting bald now.i thought it was fleas and check and even treated for them and it still isnt working.(she is an inside dog) i went to the vet last year about the bald spots but it was more of a rash back then ,now its not, she gave us and anti ichin cream and it really didnt do anything. i have an idea that it could be from her getting in our pool but i dont now how to treat it.

    • ANSWER:
      Balding spots can be a number of things...it could be fleas, alopecia, a thyroid problem, allergies (in some cases).

      The best solution is to go see a vet. This could be a very simple fixable problem or it could be more serious.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the recnet therapy of female pattern alopecia ?

    • ANSWER:
      check out http://www.naaf.org for a support group. They are regularly informed of new treatments for the condition.

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I do about thinning hair at 24 years old?
    My mom's hair is somewhat thin on top and she has it cut short and uses Rogaine everyday. I am only 24 and I think my hair is thinner than hers on the top all the way down where I part it in the middle. Does anyone know of any haircare treatments or anything that can be done to help my hair grow or thicken?

    • ANSWER:
      Essential oil scalp massage is a very effective remedy for all types of female hair loss including genetic hair loss. If you are showing early signs of androgenetic alopecia it is important to treat it right away to slow the progression and improve the quality of your hair. With androgenetic alopecia the hair does not actually fall out. The follicles begin shrinking, producing thinner, weaker hairs. It is a slow, gradual process. Essential oils increase blood supply and oxygen to the hair follicles and roots. This nourishes and energizes the follicles. The essential oil formulas also cleanses the scalp of excess sebum, bacteria, fungus, product build-up and pollutants. This action helps minimize the effects of dht and miniaturization. It is important to use a potent formula. A custom formula may be more effective. The link below provides a lot of information and solutions for female hair loss,

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a treatment for melasma that actually works?
    It appeared on my face about 4 years ago. I've seen many doctors, tried all sorts of creams, always using sunblock and trying to stay away from the sun. It's not only not going away, but actually spreading further. Cannot identify the cause - the usual culprits - pregnancy, pills, etc. - are not the reason in my case. Does anyone know any effective treatment?

    Don't know if this is related, but have also been suffering from hair loss since about the same time as melasma appeared. Any clue?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      FIRST OFF, AN ADD: if you can, see a doctor specializing in Endocrinology or Endocrinologist, IF YOU CAN'T, ask that your doctors TEST these GLANDULAR levels, because SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE. Or this wouldn't be going on.

      hmm, perhaps below for the hair loss, but it could also be caused be excess male hormones, have u increased in male symptoms, like an Adams Apple, or greasy face, or perhaps a small "mustache." If not, what about "female changes." Or, even if NONE of these, the hair alone could be the sign. . . , or perhaps its its just alopecia . . .

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia_areata

      However, for the Melasma (or Mask of Pregnancy) I'd go to a department store like Dillards, Sears, or a High End one (or even Walgreens drug store) and look for a CREAM with 4% HYDROQUININE in it. This will lighten your skin, hopefully removing the blemish. However, if it isn't enough, you can see a dermatologist to get an 8% Hydroquinine cream, or Retin-a that will remove the dermise. Also, it sounds like an overproduction of "melanin" and your dermatologist may need to "paint" you to remove the offending skin color permanently (much like Michael Jackson) but this is usually done ONLY to the collar line and not in such a DRASTIC manner. I have a condition called Vitiligo where I have "white" patches appear (the opposite problem as you) and I decided simply to "stay out of the sun" instead of getting "painted." It has now been 10 years out of the sun and I'm as pale as can be, but you can't see any white spots either! Woot! So good luck!

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you lose your hair months after childbirth? I am a 37 year old female and my hair is falling out like mad!?
    Not chunks but handful of hair everyday. I am afraid to wash or brush my hair..I have had tests done at the Dr. and everything is normal.

    • ANSWER:
      No everything is not normal,and you need a new doctor . The most common causes are thyroid imbalances, so get your lab results and see if your tsh is in the ideal range of .3 to 2. outside that you could be having hair loss.
      The other common or not so common cause is chemical poisoning.
      Polycystic ovarian problem
      trauma
      medications
      alopecia areata
      extreme diets
      and after child birth the changes can cause hair loss.
      You have to find a doctor who will find the cause of it, so you can then get treated. Find Dr House if you need to. See an experienced female doctor.
      the chinese treat alopecia itmonline.org read articles

  44. QUESTION:
    If a female has no testosterone receptors, would she have alopecia universalis?
    would she also have
    a) decreased libido?
    b) higher probability of being colourblind?

    • ANSWER:
      b

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is my hair falling out so much?
    I'm a 16 year old female and I don't understand why my hair is falling out so much, my hair is really thin too. I don't want to go bald and I'm pretty sure that i don't have any diseases that would affect hair loss. I only want serious answers please.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, It depend of many factors ... but by your age I would say it is hair loss due stress. first you need to identified why kind of alopecia type are you suffering and then look for a treatment.. I recommend you to read.

      good luck

  46. QUESTION:
    Hair has really thinned out these last couple of years, any success stories of reversing it?
    In the last couple of years of University, my hair has thinned out a lot. I have been on stress overdrive for a couple years now and not eating as healthy as I should, and not being as active as I should. I have now vowed to turn this around and concentrate on my health. I am going to eat balanced meals 3 times a day, and incorporate exercise into my daily routine. I will also take a multivitamin. Any other suggestions in helping with my hair and skin?

    • ANSWER:
      It your hair is shedding excessively you may have telogen effluvium. If the thinning is caused by individual strands becoming thinner and weaker providing less scalp coverage you may have androgenetic alopecia. I had chronic telogen effluvium. I was able to grow all my hair back with essential oil treatments. There are may possible causes for this type of hair loss. It is usually temporary and reversible. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    does anyone know anything that can help alopecia or any cures cures?
    does anyone know anything about curing alopecia? anything to prevent hair loss or stimulate growth?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use a hair treatment 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.

      If you would like more information on what a natural hair re-growth product can do for you visit:

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

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best way of dealing with losing hair at an early (age 20-23)?
    I just want to gain my confidence back. i feel paranoid and have become very judgmental to myself when out in public.. I have kind of fell short in everything i use to partake in. I'd like to hear everyones thoughts. Thank you
    PS: I dont have the head shape to pull off a buzz cut if i did i would have no problems with shaving it all off and balding would not be an issue.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to find out the cause of your hair loss. There are many reasons of hair loss and the most common ones are 1) Alopecia Areata (a genetically disorder related to your immune system), 2) Telogen Effluvium (precipitated by an event such as severe ilness, infection, surgery or psychological stress) and 3) androgen hair loss.

      There is no cure for alopecia areata. Hair will regrowth but relapse will occur. Corticosteroid and minoxidil are the best treatments.

      For Telogen Effluvium, hair will regrow after the underlying stressors or precipitating medical conditions are removed or corrected.

      If your hair loss is not related to your genes (i.e. no family members have hair loss) or is not related to a precipitating event, you might have male pattern hair loss, which is due to too much androgen inside your body.

      You can try Rogaine or Propecia. These are only two products approved by FDA for male and female pattern hair loss. However, not everyone responds to these products. Furthermore, these products need to be taken for at least 6 months before you see the benefits.

      If you have tried these products and are not satisfied with the results, you can try Bawang Anti-fall and Renewal Shampoo. A number of friends have used the product and told me it prevents hairs from falling and makes the hair thicker.

      I have also seen the following video from YouTube. The product looks quite promising.

      My Hair Loss Story + Hair Care Routine
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=742d0W-2T-k

      The product contains Chinese herbs extracts which can restrain and balance the sebum, nourish hair follicles, strengthen the hair root to make hair stronger and prevent hair loss. You can find the product at the oasisherb or ebay.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/BAWANG-Anti-Fall-Renewal-Shampoo-Hair-Renewal-Liquid-/250796482548?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a64a29ff4

  49. QUESTION:
    What can i do to keep my hair from fallin out ?
    Im 30 i dknt use hair products n barley ever hair spray i blow dry after i wash but not completly dry i dnt straighten but mayb on occasion i curl it its long just more than half way down my back but its so thin n stringy n it just looks so blah its not really dry but breaks so easily what r some home remedies for fuller healthier hair mayb even over the counter

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      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

  50. 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.


female alopecia

Hormones Cause Hair Loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why do they say birth control might cause hair loss?
    It's written as a side effect. But why would it? it makes your hormones the ideal way-- like the right amount of estrogen and everything. Why would it cause hair loss or facial hair growth? shouldn't it fix all those if you have problems with facial hair or hair loss on your head because of hormone problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Birth control dooesn't necessarily make your hormones at their ideal level. It actually throws your hormones into a totally wacky range so that you can't get pregnant or have a period (which is bad, not healthy.) Sometimes since it is throwing off the balance that your body has in hormone levels it makes your body deplete certain vitamins from your hair follicles, causing hair loss. Of course this doesn't happen to everyone, but it happens to some people, which is why they must list it as a side effect.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a hat eventually cause hair loss or thinning?
    I have heard that if the head is not able to breathe, then the hair follicles become weaker and fall out. I heard hat wearing a hat prevents the scalp from breathing. Is this true? Assuming that the hat is not worn tightly, can it cause hair loss? Or is this simply a myth?

    • ANSWER:
      Wearing hats do not cause anyone to go bald or have thinning hair. All research indicates that hair loss is due to a combination of genetics, the hormone known as DHT ... Myth: Having your hair permed or colored will eventually cause permanent hair loss.
      I have a site for the hair health, care and transplant...must visit http://www.ilht.com/celebrity-hair-transplant.html

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the normal amount of hair loss on a daily basis?
    What can I do to get thicker hair ,and does stress cause hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my very rapid hair loss?
    I am 24yo, and within the last year I have been balding at an increasing rate, Im wondering if it could be health related, what could cause rapid hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Stress is a huge reason for thinning hair. This can be your run of the mill stress from work/kids/school etc. It can also be stress from odd life situations. Long illnesses, surgery, and sudden life changes are a few examples. Sudden life changes like buying a home and getting married can cause an underlying stress.

      2. Nutritional deficiency can cause your hair to thin. Your body needs the right balance of nutrients in order to keep running like the well oiled machine it is. If you start to neglect your diet you can see the results on your head as well as your waist. Eating pattern changes occur most when you are under stress, so this leads back to the first one.

      3. Hormone imbalance is another leading cause. This could be due to sudden body chemistry changes. Pregnancy wreaks havoc on proper hormone balance. Most post pregnant mothers go through a temporary hair loss which corrects itself within a few months. Typically, if hormone imbalance is the cause the hair loss will be temporary.

      4. Illnesses can cause tragic amounts of temporary hair loss. This one ties in with a few of the others. An illness can cause an imbalance of hormones which will lead to hair loss. Also, stress/depression can lead to an illness that will cause the lost hair. Any surgery can also cause hair loss due to an underlying bodily stress.

      5. Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss. This huge word is nothing more than the medical term for pattern baldness. This cause is genetic, but the old wives tales of skipping generations, etc don't apply well. Due to the genetics base of this, it is too difficult to tell when, who, and how fast this will take root.

      So there you have the top five causes of hair loss.

  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:
    How is hyperthyroidism causes hair loss?
    The thyroid hair loss is mostly caused by hypothyroidism due to decrease of metabolism in scalp follicles. But i'm not sure how can an increase of metabolism (hyperthyroidism) causing a hair loss..Can someone please help to clarify?

    • ANSWER:
      A large gland in the neck that functions in the endocrine system. The thyroid secretes hormones that regulate growth and metabolism
      Indian medicine is the best

      http://medicine-clinic.com/order_thyroid_en-us.html

  8. 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 !

  9. QUESTION:
    Which hormones cause pregnancy female hair growth?
    I have had female pattern baldness (which after testing was not due to thyroids, blood problems, etc) since I was in my teens, and it runs in my family. However, during both of my pregnancies, my hair filled back in to an acceptable level (and of course, it fell out again a few months after each birth). What hormone caused the hair to begin growing again, and is there a way to take it (like the birth control pill) to combat female hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair thinning after pregnancy is usually caused by over production of testosterone. While pregnant, this hormone is kept under control and this makes your hair flourish. Correcting hormonal imbalances then is the key to control hair thinning or hair loss. It would be best to see your doctor as he can give you the proper treatment.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does Revolution for cats cause hair loss?
    I don't mean hair loss just at the application site; I mean a general thinning. I brought my cat to the vet but no parasites were found and blood work showed that her kidneys etc were fine. Then I mentioned applying Revolution and the vet said that that might be the cause. Has anyone experienced this before?? How long does it last?

    • ANSWER:
      Your cat may be having an allergic reaction to the Revolution; check with your vet about an alternative. Also, if your cat is a female and has been spayed she may need hormone replacement. I have an indoor cat that had similar symptoms but a once a week hormone pill has "cured" her!

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

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

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a simple way to reverse hair loss if it's caused from hormonal imbalance?
    I'm young (19) and i've noticed my hairline has been thinning over the past 2 years. I haven't gotten around to talking to my doctor yet about possibly having a hormonal imbalance but i'm pretty sure i do (seeing as there are other factors). My hair loss isn't severe, though I would still like to know if maybe a certain hormone pill could restore it. Any help? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
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  14. QUESTION:
    What could be causing low testosterone levels in a 19 year old male?
    My hormone levels were tested a little bit ago, and my testosterone is low. What could cause that? I also have gynecomastia and hair loss, are they related?
    I don't do drugs, and I am not overweight either

    • ANSWER:
      Apart from your genes! Maybe your environment and lifestyle?

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it healthy or non healthy to use conditioner?
    I used to only shampoo my hair before. now im trying on conditioner. I dont know if its good or bad for the hair..:S
    does using conditioner cause hair loss?? does it make the hair thin?? i know it makes the hair silky and shiney ..... but i dont know if u should use it all the time.... is it good or bad for the hair? does it cause hair loss?? thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      ur supposed to condition ur hair everyday if u wash ur hair everyday. ur supposed to only shampoo ur hair as many times as u need to when ur hair is dirty or too oily...for most its about 3 times a week...conditioning wont cause hair loss it helps keep in moisture and it helps make the hair look healthier...it does what the name says, condition...like the lady said, if ur hair is oily, u do the ends only if ur hair is dry, u do it from the ends to the roots. conditioner helps prevent breakage...hair loss can be hereditary, from ur daily diet, from stress to the hair (like a too tight ponytail over a long period of time of doing the same thing) and from health problems like a hormone change or illnesses. the only way a conditioner would cause ur hair to fall out is if there was an abnormal chemical reaction with ur hair...which wont happen because everyones hair is made of exactly the same thing...protein...so the only way the abnormal chemical reaction to occur is if u doused ur hair in something that can react with certain things in the conditioner...

  16. QUESTION:
    Does showering right after exercising cause hair loss?
    I take a shower right after exercising and I think it is the reason for my recent hair losses. Can someone please tell me if my assumption is correct? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Personally I doubt it, noticeable hair loss is caused more by factors like genetics, malnutrition, scalp/skin conditions, extreme stress, hormone imbalance, etc. It's always best to see a doctor when you can for testing to see if it is more of a permanent condition (i.e. genetics) or a temporary malady.

  17. QUESTION:
    Anybody know anything about birth control pills and hair loss?
    Does switching brands or levels cause hair loss?? Please help! I need to know soon. I am about to switch to Yasmin from Ortho Tricylen Lo. I'm thinking I shouldn't switch cuz it might throw my hormones off and I will lose more hair. My hair is already thinning.

    • ANSWER:
      weird..im on the pill and my hair has been falling out like crazy...i didnt think it was related!

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

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

      GO TO A DOCTOR!

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    could taking plan B once cause increased hair loss?
    I suffer from hair loss due to my PCOS. I currently take 100mgs spiro daily to control the shedding. I had very unexpected unprotected sex and need to take a single course of plan B to prevent potential pregnancy. Will a single course cause significant hair loss or will the blip in hormonal shift further affect my hair loss or spur a new TE shed? My preference would be to hear back from someone in the medical or endocrine field or someone who has taken Plan b and is already on spiro for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      unfortunately it can cause you to lose a bit of hair. But it is worth not worrying about a baby. The stress and hormones from that can also cause you to lose your hair. It should be temporary and your hormones will be back to normal in no time. You may not lose any hair but I lost a little.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to stop masturba*ting because of hair loss?
    So I started reading things about how too much j*cking/ejac. off can cause hair loss. Well I noticed I started losing hair but I recently got my head shaved 5 months ago and my hair is only 2 index fingers high. So is it bad or is it just weak hair. Can you please give me ways where I can stop j*cking off and how I either strengthen my hair or revive the messed up hormones. Thank you. I am a guy too.

    • ANSWER:
      if that were true than every man over the age of 14 would be bald.

  24. QUESTION:
    is it genetic or stress that causes hair loss?
    im a regular 18 yr old kid (turning 19 in 2 weeks) and im experiencing hair loss last 8 months. Everyone on my dads side all lost their hair when they got older but i thought the hair issue came from the moms side? maybe i stressed out a little bit cuz of school and the family issue. anything i can do to prevent this?
    my moms side is normal, no one loses their hair

    • ANSWER:
      Permanent hair loss is the result of genetic and hormonal factors. Hereditary baldness is the most common form. In fact, it is so common that many people think it is a normal part of the ageing process

      Some causes of hair loss include:

      1.Heredity – the effects of testosterone, the male sex hormone
      2.Hormonal changes – such as thyroid disease, childbirth or use of the birth control pill
      3.Alopecia areata – an autoimmune disorder
      4.Medications – such as cancer chemotherapy or corticosteroids
      5.Nervous habits – such as continual hair pulling or scalp rubbing
      6.Rough handling – brushing too vigorously, tight rolling of hair curlers, over bleaching or the use of harsh dyes and chemicals
      7.Burns or injuries
      8.Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp)
      9.Long-term illness, major surgery and high fever – may cause temporary hair loss.

  25. QUESTION:
    Will birth control make your hair fall out?
    I have been on birth control for a year now, ever since I have exsperienced alot of hair loss while in th shower. It seems like it started after I had my son witch is the same time I started the pill. Does anyone know if the pill can cause this or is it just my hormones after having my son? Will it go away? Can I do anything about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Please ignore the other two replies. Birth Control pills ARE hormones yes, but did you know irregular hormones are the ROOT CAUSE of hair loss in women? That is why you will see women who are pregnant or just given birth complaining of hair loss. When your hormone levels change drastically for whatever reason ( pill, pregnancy, menopause) Hair loss IS a side effect. The pill is almost 100% to blame for this. I know this because I have just been to my own doctor (yesterday) with the exact same complaint. I first started noticing A LOT of hair loss while in the shower, then combing it out afterwards. Then I started seeing it all over my shirts ( I have black hair so it's very noticeable) My white bathroom floor is COVERED in my hair after I blow dry mt hair, and my brush is filling up fast. My ponytail is about half the usual thickness! It is scary isn't it? I have NEVER been pregnant, and was scared something may be wrong. The doctor has taken me OFF the pill, and has recommended taking a vitamin for "hair and nails" sold at GNC. I have taken several brands of BC pills and the two that most noticeably caused hair loss were YASMIN and ORTHO-TRICYCLEN. The doctor told me that MOST side effects go away after being on a pill 3 months, ( your hormones level out in that time ) Hair will grow back (SLOWLY! ) but if the pill you are on is causing hair loss, don't expect it to stop. You should see your doctor, perhaps the pill you are on is not the right balance of hormones for you. AS for DEPO PROVERA...stay away! It is hormones just like the pill, and causes all of the same side effects but generally they appear in a more extreme and dramatic fashion. If you lose hair on the pill, you will lose more faster on depo. If you gain weight on the pill, you will gain weight faster on Depo. See your doctor about a new birth control option, even if it is another combination pill. Congrats on the birth of your son:)

  26. QUESTION:
    Is having my baby the cause of losing my hair?
    I've always had medium to long hair. But about 3 months after I had my baby my hair started coming out a lot. I thought it was just because it got so long (the longest I've ever had it) and heavy. So I cut it above my shoulders. Still have the same problem. My mom said she lost hair after she had us kids. Does this happen to every one? When will it stop? Is having a baby the cause of my hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      It happened to me too! My hair was thick before now it's just normal thickness. I think it happens to a lot of women. It has to do with your postpartum hormones. It tends to get better sometime around 6 months I hear. Here is a good link on it:

      http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/hairloss.html

      I'm almost 7 months postpartum now.. and it started to improve at about 6.5 months for me. I think I started losing it around 3 months.

      EDIT: I don't know if you are or not.. but taking your prenatals postpartum does help with this.. as it can be linked to anemia as well.

  27. QUESTION:
    What can cause numbness in both hands, swelling in both hands and weakness in forearms and thighs?
    I also have hair loss on legs and arms. I had hyperthyroidism and was given an iodine radiation treatment for it about a year and a half ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I am not sure about your numbness, but peripheral swelling, weakness in the arms and legs and hair loss are all very common symptoms of hyperthyroidism. If your symptoms are changing or getting worse you should speak to your doctor and get your thyroid hormone levels checked.

      Other common symptoms include weight loss, large appetite, poor tolerance to heat, tremors and shaking hands, hot skin and heart palpitations or fast pulse.

      Hope you feel better soon

  28. QUESTION:
    Can an increase in metabolism cause hair loss?
    If your body's metabolism suddenly or slowly increases, can you experience hair fall, or to be more specific Telogen Effluvium?

    • ANSWER:
      hi friend, because hair is primarily made up of protein, hair loss can be caused by insufficient protein in your diet. If you're troubled by hair loss, it might be helpful to increase the protein in your diet. In genetically susceptible people, certain sex hormones trigger a particular pattern of permanent hair loss. Most common in men, this type of hair thinning can begin as early as puberty. Hormonal changes and imbalances can also cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, childbirth, discontinuation of birth control pills or the onset of menopause.

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

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

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

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

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

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

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. QUESTION:
    What hormones cause loss of skin colour?
    It seems like there are so many hormones that cause growth but not many cause atrophy (loss). For example, prostaglandins can cause hair growth, testosterone causes muscle growth, estrogen causes femine development.

    Heres my question - what hormones could cause skin to lighten in colour (via loss of pigment)???
    @BP-LO

    I know about melanin and melanocytes, but you didnt answer the question - What hormones could potentially lighten skin. Neither melatonin or MSH do this

    • ANSWER:
      MSH- melanocyte (pigment cells in the skin) stimulating hormone from pituitary can effect colour changes but not in man. Melatonin -a hormone from pineal was originally evolved to effect pigment cells in the skin but in mammals it is concerned with circadian rhythms. Changes in skin colour in animals is not due to loss of pigment but due to concentration and dispersal of pigments within the melonocytes.

  34. 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.

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

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

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to handle hair loss?
    What can I do to best deal with hair loss along my front hairline?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss is a genetic/hormonal process that can affect both men and women. Hormones that bind to hair follicles can cause an imbalance in the biological processes that cause hair growth. Eventually, excess hormones on the follicle cause hair to stop growing and the follicle dies.

      Shampoo, wigs, creams, pills, powders, and just about anything else you can imagine has been marketed as a hair loss product. Hair loss products, if they are at all serious, work by either promoting hair growth, reducing the amount of hormones in the body, reducing inflammation at the follicle, or handling the autoimmune response that occurs as a result of too many hormones at the follicle site.

  37. QUESTION:
    Saw Palmetto, does it really help to control hair loss or is it waste of money ?
    Not sure if I should spend the money monthly on this product .My hair is falling out so much .Combined with vitamins supplements and good diet will this product stop hair loss .

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tony,

      Saw Palmetto. The oil of the saw palmetto is treats minor hyperplasia in men. The palmetto is known to react with sex hormones including DHT which causes hair loss. The saw palmetto oil guarantees the same result as that of the use of the propecia or finasteride drug.

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to maintain muscle tone but keep testosterone levels low?
    Hi there, I'm a young male and have been doing resistance training for a few years. However, I'm reading that weight training can increase testosterone (and maybe DHT) production in the body, which is a good thing for the bodybuilder since it reduces bodyfat and helps build muscle, but is a bad thing for those concerned with cholestrol levels, cancer, and/or hair loss.

    My question is, are there resistance training methods (ie: low intensity, high-rep workouts, adding cardio to your workouts, etc) that would not stimulate the production of testosterone? Is it true that cardio helps lower testosterone levels? Basically, I want to maintain my muscle tone but keep those testosterone levels low. Is that possible?

    Thank you very much, all suggestions are appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      the source of your information is highly inaccurate. test and dht are both neccessary for the human body to function properly. how these hormones may cause certain illnesses, etc. has nothing to do with the levels of them. it has to do with how "your" body reacts to them and that is based on your genetics.

      take dht for example. it does cause hair loss but the level of dht is irrelevant. a person can have low dht levels and great hair loss, another can have very high levels of dht and no hair loss. it is how the androgenic receptor on the hair follicle reacts to dht and that is based purely on genetics.

  40. QUESTION:
    So, how much hair loss provides me with a reason to be concerned?
    I'll give a few details about myself, namely I am 16 years old. I do not take any medication. My hair is medium in length, I use this Fruictis shampoo and conditioner. I take a shower usually every day in the morning.

    Yet, I'm not sure how much hair loss is normal for me. My hair does not come out in clumps or anything, but I Think I do loose more than natural. For example in the shower after rubbing my hair with shampoo, I can look on my hands and I'll find maybe five to ten strands of hair. Is this okay?

    When I get out, I go to brush my teeth and sometimes I'll notice a hair or two fall out and land in the sink too..

    Right now it's really just an inconvinience (it sucks to clean up hair), my hair itself looks very healthy and I don't appear to have any thinning spots, but it's still seems to be reason for concern. Like, after a week if I sweep the floor I'll find quite a few hair strands in with the dust and whatnot.

    • ANSWER:
      What you are describing seems normal to me. It's what my friends & I experience too.

      Here's the best article I've found for you:

      "Hair Loss

      Baldness or hair loss is typically something only adults need to worry about. But in a few cases, teens lose their hair, too — and it may be a sign that something's going on. Hair loss during adolescence can mean a person's sick or maybe just not eating right. Some medications or medical treatments, like chemotherapy treatment for cancer, also cause people to lose their hair. And people can even lose their hair if they wear a hairstyle that pulls on their hair for a long time, such as braids.

      Losing hair can be stressful during a time when appearance really matters, but the good news is that hair loss that happens during the teen years is often temporary. Once the problem that causes it is corrected, the hair usually grows back.
      Hair Basics

      Our hair is made of a type of protein called keratin. A single hair consists of a hair shaft (the part that shows), a root below the skin, and a follicle, from which the hair root grows. At the lower end of the follicle is the hair bulb, where the hair's color pigment, or melanin, is produced.

      Most people lose about 50 to 100 head hairs a day. These hairs are replaced — they grow back in the same follicle on your head. This amount of hair loss is totally normal and no cause for worry. If you're losing more than that, though, something may be wrong. The medical term for hair loss — losing enough hair that a person has visibly thin or balding patches — is alopecia.

      If you have unusual hair loss and don't know what's causing it, it's a good idea to see your doctor. A doctor can determine why the hair is falling out and suggest a treatment that will correct the underlying problem, if necessary.
      What Causes Hair Loss?

      Here are some of the things that can cause hair loss in teens:

      * Illnesses or medical conditions. Endocrine (hormonal) conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease, can interfere with hair production and cause hair loss. People with kidney and liver diseases and lupus can also lose hair. The hormone imbalance that occurs in polycystic ovary syndrome can cause hair loss in teen girls as well as adult women.
      * Medications. Some medications that have hair loss as a side effect may be prescribed for teens. These include acne medicines like isotretinoin, and lithium, which is used to treat bipolar disorder. Diet pills that contain amphetamines can also cause hair loss. Chemotherapy drugs for cancer are probably the most well-known medications that cause hair loss, but some cancers including leukemia and lymphoma can cause hair loss even before treatment begins.
      * Alopecia areata (pronounced: air-ee-ah-tuh). This skin disease causes hair loss on the scalp and sometimes elsewhere on the body. It affects 1.7% of the population, including more than 4 million people in the United States. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disease, in which the hair follicles are damaged by a person's own immune system. (In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs in a person's body.) Alopecia areata usually starts as one or more small, round bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total hair loss, although total hair loss only happens in a small number of cases. Both guys and girls can get it, and it often begins in childhood. The hair usually grows back in 6 months to 2 years, but not always.
      * Trichotillomania (pronounced: trik-o-til-uh-may-nee-uh). Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which people repeatedly pull their hair out, often leaving bald patches. It results in areas of baldness and damaged hairs of different lengths. People with trichotillomania usually need professional help from a therapist or other mental health professional before they can stop pulling their hair out.
      * Hair treatments and styling. Having your hair chemically treated, such as getting your hair colored, bleached, straightened, or permed, can cause damage that may make the hair break off or fall out temporarily. Another type of baldness that results from hair styling can actually be permanent: If a person wears his or her hair pulled so tightly that it places tension on the scalp, it can result in a condition called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia can be permanent if the style is worn for a long enough time that it damages the hair follicles.
      * Poor nutrition. Poor eating can contribute to hair loss. This is why some people with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia lose their hair: The body isn't getting enough protein, vitamins, and minerals to sustain hair growth. Some teens who are vegetarians also lose their hair if they don't get enough protein from non-meat sources. And some athletes are at higher risk for hair loss because they may be more likely to develop iron-deficiency anemia.
      * Disruption of the hair growth cycle. Some major events can alter the hair's growth cycle temporarily. For example, delivering a baby, having surgery, or getting anesthesia can temporarily stop the hair growth cycle. (Because the hair we see on our heads has actually taken months to grow, a person may not notice any disruptions of the hair growth cycle until months after the event that caused it.) This type of hair loss corrects itself.
      * Male-pattern baldness. Among adults, particularly men, the most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic (pronounced: an-druh-juh-neh-tik) alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness. This condition is caused by a combination of factors, including hormones called androgens and genetics. In some males, the hair loss can start as early as the mid-teen years. It can also occur in guys who take steroids like testosterone to build their bodies.

      What Can Doctors Do?

      If you see a doctor about hair loss, he or she will check your scalp and, in some cases, may take hair samples. You may also be tested for certain medical conditions that can cause hair loss.

      If medication is causing hair loss, ask the doctor if a different drug can be substituted. If your hair loss is due to an endocrine condition, like diabetes or thyroid disease, proper treatment and control of the underlying disorder is important to reduce or prevent hair loss. Using a product like minoxidil that can discourage hair loss and speed up hair growth also may be helpful. Alopecia areata can be helped by treatment with corticosteroids. And if a doctor finds that nutritional deficiencies are causing your hair loss, he or she may refer you to a dietitian or other nutrition expert.
      Catastrophic Hair Loss

      Hair loss can be the first outward sign that a person is sick, so it may feel scary. Teens who have cancer and lose their hair because of chemotherapy treatments go through a difficult time, especially girls.

      It can help to feel like you have some control over your appearance when you're losing your hair. Try some of the many options for disguising hair loss — such as wearing wigs, hair wraps, hats, and baseball caps. For most teens who lose their hair, the hair does return — including after chemotherapy. And hair loss during chemotherapy is usually a sign that the treatment is working to destroy the cancer cells because you can see how it's working on the good cells (your hair!).
      Taking Care of Your Hair

      Eating a balanced, healthy diet is important for a lot of reasons, and it really benefits your hair. And don't forget to treat your hair well. For example, some doctors recommend using baby shampoo, shampooing no more than once a day, and lathering gently. Don't rub your hair too vigorously with a towel, either. Many hair experts suggest you consider putting away the blow-dryer and air drying your hair instead. If you can't live without your blow-dryer, try using it on a low heat setting.

      Style your hair when it's dry or damp. Styling your hair while it's wet can cause it to stretch and break. And try to avoid teasing your hair, which can also cause damage. Finally, be careful when using chemicals — such as straighteners or color — on your hair.

      Reviewed by: Eliot N. Mostow, MD, MPH
      Date reviewed: June 2004
      Originally reviewed by: Patrice Hyde, MD, and Lee Lucas, LCSW"
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/skin/hair_loss.html

  41. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for these iron pills to work?
    Recently, I've been suffering from severe hair loss. My hair stylist told me to take iron pills and I have. It's been about two weeks since I started using them, but I am noticing that my hair is falling out more and my hair is growing much more rapidly on other parts of the body. How long will it take for my hair to stop falling out?

    • ANSWER:
      My best advice for you is to go see your physician or dermatologist for a complete diagnosis of your hair loss, as only medical professionals can pinpoint the cause of your hair loss and then recommend the appropriate treatment options. You should not solely rely on your hair stylist's advice, especially if his/her advice has not been effective, and instead is making the situation worse.

      Your hair loss can be attributed to temporary factors such as diet, medication, hormone changes, and stress. The extent to which these factors affect an individual varies from one person to the next. 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. A lack of good blood circulation to the scalp may also contribute to hair loss. When the hair root is well supplied with blood it is stronger and less susceptible to the shrinking effects caused by hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When not, the roots and follicles can weaken and eventually lead to hair falling out. However, your hair loss can be an early sign of a serious medical problem.

      You should educate yourself and determine the severity and scope of your hair loss by visiting a physician. I recommend scheduling a consultation with a Bosley professional to address any questions you might have on hair loss and hair loss treatments. As always, Bosley consultations are free of charge and there is no obligation to move forward to doing a procedure.

  42. 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

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I get my girlfriend to do something about her hair loss?
    Ok, I'm requesting people's opinions because this is a very difficult thing to approach someone about. My girlfriend is head over heels for me & I think she is a great girl, but she is losing her hair to the point where you can see scalp (she's in her earlly 30's) and I just can't deal with it. I know it sounds really shallow and I feel terrible about this, but it's a reality. What would be the best way to bring up the subject and suggest doing something about it?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the best way is to show her that you care for her health ...for example tell her .... the last few month I noticed your hair is falling down..and i am worried about your health cause hair loss could indicate illnesses in the body like anemic....or hormone imbalance or so many other things why don't we go and see a skin Dr.....and he will tell us what to do?

  44. 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for hair loss?
    I'm 15 and my hair is thinning. I was wondering if there is any natural treatment to prevent hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      The majority of products on the market make use of a variety of chemicals that can have harmful side effects and actually cause damage to your hair and scalp. Moreover, most of these chemicals are inconsistent at best when it comes to stopping hair loss. Provillus, a safe and all-natural hair loss solution, blocks the hormone DHT, which has been linked to 95 percent of hair loss. It also provides your scalp with nutrients that are essential to stimulating hair growth.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural alternative to spironolactone for pcos?
    I have elevated androgens, acne, mild hair loss, excess body hair. My weight is perfect though. I also have mild hypoglycemia due to insulin issues.

    I HATE DRUGS. Has anyone found an alternative to spiro? One of my holistic docs (the endocrinolist one) is suggesting spiro and metformin.

    Yes, drugs have plants in them. But they also have toxic man made ingredients.

    • ANSWER:
      You are very, very wise to try to avoid pharmaceutical drugs if at all possible. Yes, there are alternatives to spironolactone and metformin in the treatment of PCOS. Natural treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome is multifactorial. You should see a qualified naturopath for specific herbal remedies and diet recommendations, but the basics are below.

      Lifestyle. Exercise and weight reduction have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of PCOS and its symptoms. Exercise can helps reduce weight, regulate menstrual cycles, and reduce risk factors for diabetes and heart disease which are associated with PCOS.

      PCOS Diet. Women with PCOS respond well to a low glycemic index, low simple carbohydrate, low animal product, high fiber diet which helps reduce weight, regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, and reduce inflammatory prostaglandins.

      Nutritional Therapy. Depending on your specific presentation of PCOS, there are a variety of nutritional therapies which will be considered. Nutritional therapies can help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce circulating androgens, improve ovarian function, improve fertility, reduce risk of heart disease, and support liver detoxification of estrogens.

      Herbal Therapy. Depending on your symptoms of PCOS, a variety of herbal therapies may be considered. The goal of herbal medicine might include: reducing circulating androgens, optimizing ovarian function, and supporting optimal endocrine function.

      By the way, just to let you know why you are so wise to avoid spirolactone: Even though the drug that your endicrinoligist is suggesting has been shown to be effective in hormone-induced acne it has various unpleasant side effects. Spironolactone is a diuretic [it causes you to pee a lot]. The side effects in low-dose spirolactone are:

      irregular menstrual cycle [most common]
      breast tenderness [most common]
      thirst, dry mouth
      stomach cramps, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
      headache
      dizziness
      increased blood potassium levels
      low blood pressure

      Both blood potassium levels and blood pressure should be checked periodically while you're taking this medication. Also, you shouldn't get pregnant while using spironolactone. And spironolactone isn't a good choice for you if you have kidney problems, or a history (or family history) of breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, spironolactone is known to have caused tumors in lab animals.

      Metformin is also much less desirable than the low Glycemic Index diet that is recommended for PCOS patients. Its side effects include:

      MALAISE.
      GI DISTURBANCE.
      VITAMIN B12 MALABSORPTION.
      ELEVATED HOMOCYSTEINE
      PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS.
      ANEMIA.LIVER OR KIDNEY PROBLEMS.
      MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS. You may be at risk for health problems or symptoms if you take metformin in addition to other medications.
      HAIR LOSS.
      LACTIC ACIDOSIS.
      BILE ABNORMALITIES.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does hair lost due to Telogen Effluvium grow back?
    At least once a year, I got through a period of fairly heavy hair loss. I've come to the conclusion that it's due to Telogen Effluvium. I was wondering if hair lost due to Telogen Effluvium ever grows back.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair grows in cycles

      Have you been tested for pcos? I would suggest you get your hormones tested asap and change your diet, you need to be eating every two to three hours, eggs, meat, fish, beans, veggetabes esp garlic, tomatos in olive oil and onions and avcados. whole milk, whole grains, water, greek yogurt, no junk food or white carbs or juice even as it's too high in suger

      take the following supplements:
      biotin
      silica
      gnc's women's ultra mega
      flax seed oil
      vitamin d magnuism high dosage check with doctor
      check your iron levels

      msm is good but you have to stick with it

      seaweed is great

      emu oil is proven to regrow hair rosemary oil is great for the scalp so massage with them and leave in for a few hours every now and then, nizrol shampoo is good for hair loss caused by dht, nioxin the other one good for hair loss

      it's important you remove stress, deal with past trauma.. see a therapist, try reflexology and accupuncture, chakra work, spirtual healing, yoga to help circulate the blood, medidation, cutting garlic cloves in half and rubbing them on your scalp then applying oil will help stop the loss, get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, massage, use epson salts and regular salts to detox, use eft to remove any negative emotions emofree.com download the mannual as all illness is caused by emtoions things you develop that is

      there is a laser treatment avialiable

      on this site soulcysters.net the forums

      search the laser they use for the loss

  48. QUESTION:
    Does constipation go away after taking medication for hypothyroidism?
    I've been having chronic constipation for a few years now. I definitely eat enough fiber from whole grains, fruits and vegetables (25+ grams a day) I'm a vegetarian so its definitely not a matter of having too much protein or anything. Also, i exercise enough and have always been active. I used to not drink enough water so I blamed it on that but for the past few months I've been having more than enough and nothing really changes. I absolutely never poop a lot and would say i go a little bit naybe once a week (sorry for the gross details). If I take dulcolax, I have diarhhea and then go back to being constipated and bloated the very next day.

    I was reading online about other causes not related to unhealthy diet/lifestyle and saw hypothyroidism. I've looked more into that and definitely have so many of the symptoms (chronic constipation, pretty bad hair loss, always being cold, and feeling tired a lot). I'm planning on going to my doctor soon and hopefully this will be the cause of my problems so I can fix it and move on with my life!

    My actual question is when you start taking meds to fix the hormone problem, will my digestion go back to normal? I'm not nearly as annoyed and concerned with the other symptoms as I am with the constipation (I can live with being cold, not chronic constipation).
    How long after correcting this problem (if this actually is the problem like I think) until I an start using the bathroom regularly?

    Anyone with hypothyroidism or anyone with any knowledge or experience please help! Also, don't tell me its causes by bad diet/low fiber/not enough water, I'm absolutely positive it's not. Im young and healthy and I'm so damn sick of this ridiculous problem.

    • ANSWER:
      My constipation cleared up after taking thyroid meds for about 2 months.
      Based on most forums, it takes 2 to 3 months though some people are OK after less time.

      They start you on a low dose and gradually creep up as finding the right dose is a bit experimental, so you sometimes have to wait a while.

      Definitely got tested for hypothyroidism as you have all the main symptoms.

      Also start reading about the condition on forums as there are very few good doctors in this field aand different people need different treatments
      eg I'm fine with T4 only, some people have to have T3 as well to get any results at all.
      You need to teach yourself about this as the doctors, like I said, seem not to care.

  49. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a treatment for melasma that actually works?
    It appeared on my face about 4 years ago. I've seen many doctors, tried all sorts of creams, always using sunblock and trying to stay away from the sun. It's not only not going away, but actually spreading further. Cannot identify the cause - the usual culprits - pregnancy, pills, etc. - are not the reason in my case. Does anyone know any effective treatment?

    Don't know if this is related, but have also been suffering from hair loss since about the same time as melasma appeared. Any clue?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      FIRST OFF, AN ADD: if you can, see a doctor specializing in Endocrinology or Endocrinologist, IF YOU CAN'T, ask that your doctors TEST these GLANDULAR levels, because SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE. Or this wouldn't be going on.

      hmm, perhaps below for the hair loss, but it could also be caused be excess male hormones, have u increased in male symptoms, like an Adams Apple, or greasy face, or perhaps a small "mustache." If not, what about "female changes." Or, even if NONE of these, the hair alone could be the sign. . . , or perhaps its its just alopecia . . .

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia_areata

      However, for the Melasma (or Mask of Pregnancy) I'd go to a department store like Dillards, Sears, or a High End one (or even Walgreens drug store) and look for a CREAM with 4% HYDROQUININE in it. This will lighten your skin, hopefully removing the blemish. However, if it isn't enough, you can see a dermatologist to get an 8% Hydroquinine cream, or Retin-a that will remove the dermise. Also, it sounds like an overproduction of "melanin" and your dermatologist may need to "paint" you to remove the offending skin color permanently (much like Michael Jackson) but this is usually done ONLY to the collar line and not in such a DRASTIC manner. I have a condition called Vitiligo where I have "white" patches appear (the opposite problem as you) and I decided simply to "stay out of the sun" instead of getting "painted." It has now been 10 years out of the sun and I'm as pale as can be, but you can't see any white spots either! Woot! So good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    Wife losing alot of hair--normal after a baby or is it female pattern hairloss?
    My wife is freaking out because for the past few months she has been losing alot of hair. Her hair is on the thin side anyways, so this is causing her to be a little depressed. She did just have a baby earlier this year and I tried to tell her it is the hormones that is causing it. She's convinced she has female pattern hairloss. What do you think? If it IS hormones, when should the hair loss stop?

    • ANSWER:
      The same thing happened to me after I had my baby. At about 4 months post-partum, I started losing a bunch of hair. I was worried that I had female pattern hairloss (or female pattern baldness, whatever) and there were times I thought for sure I'd lose everything! It continued for about 2 months and then leveled off. Tell her to take her vitamins and be gentle with her hair. This will help to minimize it, at least a little bit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any products that actually help grow hair from a little bald spot for women?
    I used a relaxer in my hair and it gave me a tiny bald spot. Its been bald for a month now. I thought it would grow back and it hasn't. Are there any products for women that help with this kind of problem?

    • ANSWER:
      rogaine, nioxin are both for thinnig or balding.

  2. QUESTION:
    How did women solve hair loss problems before the modern technology available?
    This is for my English paper, in which I am comparing old and modern techniques people used to treat cosmetic issues.

    I heard women back then (like in the 1970s) used wigs and color hair spray to conceal bald spots, but I NEED AN ONLINE SOURCE to cite.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hiee.......In Earlier days as well as now many people use coconut hair oil to get rid of hair loss problems.Coconut oil has many benefits and so they are also used along with home remedies as follows:
      Boiling a few hibiscus flowers in coconut based oil, Filtering it and using it regularly can help control hair loss and thinning ...
      A mixture of coconut oil, garlic and pepper is very effective in stimulating the growth of new hair.
      While bathing, it is better to massage scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage stimulates the blood circulation in the scalp. Do it everyday, which will lessen hairloss.
      Basically all home made remedies were used during that time.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is thinning hair and bald spots from wearing long use of hair extensions permanent?
    I started wearing clip-in hair extensions about 3 years ago, sometimes wearing them to sleep, but wearing them EVERY day. Then I found the microbead extensions about a year ago and started using that method. I did notice last year that my hair was thinner than it was before, but I figured it was because I had gotten so used to wearing these extensions. Well, now I have taken the extensions out for good and I am clearly seeing how much damage it has left me with. There is nothing noticeable, or no bald spots or anything that are visible, but I can sure tell the difference in thickness. I am reading online alot about traction alopecia from long use of hair extensions, but all the pictures and examples I am seeing are from the sides and front of the hair, and also from women who have been using the extensions for 5 years and more. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any experienced hairdressers who know about this condition? I need to know if my hair will grow back now that I am letting it breathe, and if not, how soon should I start panicking and go see a doctor? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      No, its not permanent :)

  4. QUESTION:
    How to grow hair on bald spots?
    So i am 15 years old and i have about 8 bald spots all around my hair. I've had them for about 5 months and it doesn't seem like its growing. It's not fun having to take your sweater everywhere so you can wear your hood especially during the summer. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      In today's world, hair loss in men and women is not at all a new scenario. Thinning hair and receding hair lines are crucial signals of hair loss which may ultimately result in baldness. In order to know how to grow hair back quickly, you most importantly need to realize the causes of the unusual pattern of hair loss. Some very common causes of hair loss are inadequate flow of blood to the scalp, and unhealthy lifestyle and habits. The application of hair care products which comprise harsh chemicals may also lead to unhealthy hair growth and consequently hair loss. Hence, for healthy hair you need to avoid the use of such products. Taking steps to grow hair faster naturally is certainly an inexpensive method to overcome baldness and hair loss.

      Scalp Massage
      Oftentimes, insufficient blood circulation in the scalp region and the hair follicle lead to hair loss problems. A mild hair massage for 5-10 minutes everyday with some amount of coconut oil is pretty capable to lead to healthy hair growth. Hence, individuals who want to get their hair back should get a massage done on the scalp for getting the anticipated results. Fundamentally, massaging stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, which is significant to natural hair growth.
      some other like Healthy Diet,
      Hair Transplant Surgery
      Doing Cardiovascular Exercises

  5. QUESTION:
    White ppl: How much do you pay for your hair extensions and toupees?
    What length do you get? Look, don't beat around the bush, white women love to wear hair extensions, whether its sowed in or clip ons. White men have the hair paint spray where they spray their bald spots, toupees ,and the hair transplants.

    So, tell me, How much do you pay for your hair "extensions" and toupees?

    • ANSWER:
      I have totally 100% natural hair. Never been dyed or permed or had any attachments.

      My little sister used to wear extensions to thicken her hair up- she got them sewn in and they cost around 200 british pounds.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is bald spots or hair loss a normal sign of pregnancy?
    Or is it something that happens to women when they get pregnant?

    I have a bald spot it is the size of a quarter or what else could cause this?

    Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss happens after pregnancy but I don't think it's associated with pregnancy in terms of a symptom. It's more of a postpartum thing.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best dietary supplement for faster hair growth for women?
    I do not have bald spots, but my hair is very thin and short. I'd like it to be thicker and grow faster. Is there a dietary supplement that is safe and works well?
    Any information will be greatly appreciated. :) Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      biotin is great! its a vitamin and dietary supplement. and it restores hair. check the link below if you dont take my word for it. im using it now!

  8. QUESTION:
    How could you cover up a quarter sized bald spot on a woman?
    I saw this one broad with a miniscule bald spot today and, short of tattooing the scalp or having ass hair transplanted onto it, I am not certain as to how you would go about covering that up.

    • ANSWER:
      Wait was this you? You might want to talk to your doctor, as this is a sign of Alopecia Areata.

      Anyway, this can be covered up with certain hair styles or just coloring the scalp with a marker close to the hair color.

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why did everyone have a bald spot in the 1970s?
    In every American 70s flick I've seen, even guys with full heads of hair are sporting bald spots. They were as common for men as the long, straight Cher cut was for women. Was it an attempt to bolster the yarmulke market? Was it a side-effect of perms being permissible for men? Surely someone else has noticed.

    • ANSWER:
      It was very chic back in the day. Legend has it, Cher would do lines off Sonny's bald spot and vice versa.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you deal with going bald in your twenties?
    for months my family has been making jokes that i have a bald spot in the back my head i thought they were kidding but i just happened to get a second mirror and look and i am going bald! the weird thing is i can feel hair there but you can't see it.how did this even happen my dad didn't go bald til he was in his late 30's so what happened to me.

    BQ:if any women answer this question are bald guys a turn off to you?

    • ANSWER:
      totally just shave it all off. truthfully bald spots are a turn off...bald guys aren't. be proud!

  13. 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).

  14. QUESTION:
    Does the Biota Botanicals Herbal Shampoo for Thinning Hair work?
    I am looking for something that makes my thin hair thicker. I have some bald spots here and there. When I put my hair in a ponytail of bun you can clearly see my scalp on the sides. I am on the hunt. If you know any products that do work please tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps this will help
      Vitamin Supplements For Hair Growth and Thicker Hair
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijE-emAdOTE

      How to Get Thicker Hair
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhwprbui4ds

      How to Get Thicker Hair for Women

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

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

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you grow out hair that has been torn out?
    I was in an abusive relationship and he had the habit of grabbing me by the hair ripping it out and left several bald spots. Hair started coming back and is growing but not as thick as before and very slow. Recently I had to be in contact with him and he did the same thing leaving it even thinner. I also just had a baby and am losing hair from that my hair used to be very thick and full is there anyway to regrow it faster and to get it back to being thick or at least normal looking?

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard that the prenatal vitamins women are given during pregnancy can help. Or even just regular vitamins. A healthy diet too. I've also heard that massaging your scalp for about 5 minutes a day helps stimulate hair growth, but I am not sure how true that is.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for a 64 yr old woman with diabeties to loose their hair?
    I am femail and suffer with diabeties and lately my hair is starting to fall out.Everyday I have a little less hair and lots of bald spots. I wondered if any of my medication may be causing this.I take metformin and gliclazide.Last week I seeked medical advice and my GP suggested a testosterone blood test which I am waiting for the results but he doesn't think he can really help me.Can anyone suggest anything else or is there someone out there who has a similar complaint? It is really depressing.I know the other alternative is a wig!

    • ANSWER:
      The loss of hair may not have anything to do with your diabetes or medication. To be sure, please check with your doctor.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some things women can take to make their hair thicker?
    In the past I have exspeirenced small bald spots which seem to fill back in after a while.I think i took some thing but now cannot remember what it was.I have developed another bald spot and want to get it out of the way quick.I have heard of shin men vitamins as well as molasses.Any ideas?Seems to be stress or vitamin related.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the biggest things that help with hair health would be Silica (often from Horsetail), Biotin, and L-Cysteine. There are some other products out there, including Shen Min, so you could take them all together as long as non of the ingredients overlap.
      As much as I wish I could say they would help your hair grow back thicker, that would unfortunately depend on your body chemistry. Some people have experienced regrowth and/or thicker hair, but I couldn't specifically promise it without being able to run specific tests on your system.
      Now, aside from that, stress can impact the health of your hair, including hair loss, so I would get that in check, too. If you would like something natural for that, you could try GABA, L-Theanine, Rhodiola Rosea, 5-HTP, or L-Tryptophan.
      In any case, I wish you good luck with everything!

  19. QUESTION:
    How to Grow Black Hair Faster Than Normal and How to Work With It In Certain Situations?
    I'm 13 years old and I have allopecia areoda... at least I think I do. I have a bald spot on the side of my head about the size of a golfball. Every time wind blows in my hair, it shows. Every time I put my hair up, it shows. Any suggestions on how I can grow BLACK hair faster than it's usual growing rate? Also, if I can't do anything to increase its growing speed, how can I work with this spot in doing new hair styles because as of now, I have to wear my hair down every day.

    • ANSWER:
      1.f you can stop the breakage you can grow your african american hair longer, faster. It's not hard to figure out all of the breakage is actually lost hair. Heed these tips and gain more hair:

      Don't brush your hair while it's wet

      Don't stress your hair while it's wet

      It is a fact that black hair (and any other hair for that matter) is very vulnerable while it's wet. See the hair itself gets broken down by water thus making your hair strands weaker. When your hair dries the molecules change and become strong again.... strong enough to hold 100 grams PER STRAND!!!

      2.If you make sure your black hair is wet with something like conditioner you can give it the lubricant that it needs in order to slip and not break when you are freeing the hair strands. Yet again, hair saved is hair gained = faster hair growth. You can take a look at some good conditioner below that'll help you grow your black hair out faster, naturally... which is the best way.

      3.A lot of my friend girls say they wrap their hair in a doo rag, bandanna or a silk cloth before going to sleep at night and this stops a TON of breakage. This is because you toss and turn so much when you are sleeping and ordinary pillows have rough material at a close level. This can yank and grab hair and break it very easily overnight.

      4.If you massage your areas of broken hair daily or weekly it'll have a very good chance of growing back. I have seen plenty of women that have grown hair back so well you'd never know it was gone!! Your body deserves it and it feels good. Massage your scalp today!

      5.You know those super thick pomades for hair? The ones that you love to use because of it's styling abilities....? Well you need to stop using those immediately, those bond hair down so well that it's a little, well, a lot harder for your hair to breath and absorb oxygen like that. If you must use anything, use some hair cream or some type of thin hair lotion.

      As a closing, as you see if you can treat your hair a little better you can influence it to grow so much over a very short period of time resulting in faster african american (black) hair growth!

  20. QUESTION:
    47 year old women who has noticed a balding spot?
    I work with a 47 year old women who noticed a balding spot 3 months ago on the back of her head. It is now about the size of an orange and it started out the size of a quarter. And now just recently another balding spot started near her bangs. There is no rash or irritation. Had this happend to anyone, personal accounts would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be Alopecia. Its an autoimmune disease; that's is when a persons immune system attacks their body,in this case their hair follicles. It usually starts off with a bald spot the size of a quarter, then more will fall especially in clumps around the head. some cases the person will lose body hair(eye lashes & eye brows) as well. This will happen over a period of several months. Most cases the hair will grow back later. There is no cure for this disease.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do women get such beautiful eyebrows?
    I have eyebrows where if my hair bumps them, the hairs move all out of place. there awful, how do girls get those almost shaved looking brows with great shape? I can't trim mine with scissors or there will be tons of bald spots, since my brow hairs are long. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Tweeze them out or go to someone to wax them.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do most elderly women have shorter hair then other women?
    I always see the older women having perms, or having curly short hair....
    I've wondered why that is, is it to cover up bald spots? lol.

    • ANSWER:
      haha, i wondur the same thing.
      i'm keeping my long hair.

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

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    Can stress cause your hair to thin if your a woman?
    No bald spots but definately thinner especially in the front. This has happened before then, the hair will fill in again. I just want to know why it keeps happening.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, stress can definitely do this.

  25. QUESTION:
    Whats the right way to be totally bald? In a professional environment?
    My hair sucks and I'm balding pretty bad. I shave my head. I think it makes me look more youthful and active than bad hair with a significant bald spot. I go with head stubble since my wife hates the feeling my scalp shaved down to the skin. I generally wear a goatie and sideburns. Any advise on this look or suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally wouldn't like the sideburns or the goatie (especially the sideburns), but bald is very cool. Supposedly women are naturally attracted to bald men because it shows us they have more testosterone and therefore are better at breeding... I have no idea if that is true but I think bald men can be hot.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it horrible for a girl to wear a wig?
    I'm 19 years old and my hair is falling out cause of some disease. I used to have full hair and now I have bald spots, they're not that bad yet but it's going to get worse. I think I'll have to wear a wig but I'm afraid of what people are going to think. Especially my boyfriend.
    If I wear a wig will people see it? I want to get one with real human hair.
    Extensions will make my hair fall out even more.

    • ANSWER:
      Who cares what people think?
      People who have the time to spend thinking one thing or the other about someone else; (being as you're 19 and no longer 11) have no life whatsoever.
      At the age of 19; even 18, teenagers begin to mature and see the world in a whole new perspective and any person who tells you anything about wearing a wig(which you should not tell anyone in the first place, if they're really desperate to know, tell them it's weave)is an idiot.
      To be honest with you, people who care about things as minor as wearing wigs or weaves are normally cretins and you should pay no attention to them; because they obviously have nothing else to do with their lives but to hate on other people. The more you show you care, the more they would feed off of your insecurities. Be confident in yourself and get a lace wig; those are nice and don't look cheap or tacky(badly made). If your boyfriend is not considerate to understand why you are wearing a wig (i mean even if you were not ill; wearing a wig is an option for any woman on a day she does not want to bother with her hair!!) you shouldn't be with him because he is not worth the hassle. And answer to your question, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a nice looking wig!
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  27. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a bald spot caused by a relaxer?
    A long time ago, i used a relaxer and it left a minor bald spot on the front of my head. More like a line. I feel hair over there but it hasn't grown. Why? It isn't smooth either. That does it, no more relaxers. Even though it's not noticible. I don't feel comfy 'bout it. Why is that place hairy but hasn't grown. I hadn't even noticed it earlier on even though the spot was there for years. Please help. It makes my front hairline uneven. And I don't have alopecia whatever. :(

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I stop loosing hair after giving birth?
    I just got my "bald spots" covered from my first pregnancy. My new baby is 1 month old... is there anything I can do to avoid loosing it again?

    • ANSWER:
      I had problems with this after my daughter was born, too. Basically it's just your hormones being all over the place. It will eventually settle down.

      Keep taking your prenatal vitamins, for one. They don't have to be just for prenatal. My ob/gyn says I can take OTC ones for as long as I want because it's a good all around women's vitamin.

      I used Nyoxin (sp??) that I got from a beauty shop. It helped so much! It didn't stop the "shedding", but it slowed it a great deal.

      Good luck, and congratulations on the new baby!

  29. QUESTION:
    can white women get hair weave to hide bald spots?
    I have very thin hair, i am white, could i get a weave that would start at the scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't matter if you're white, black or asian you can get a weave. You should find a shop that does weaves and ask them what they can do for you. I've heard there are some new techniques that makes it even harder now to know if its someone hair or not.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do i know if i will go bald?
    My dads dad is bald my dad is bald, but my moms family has hair and my grandpa on my mom's side, who is 75, only has a little bald spot in the back of his head. All the other people on my moms side have hair. My brother, who is 21, is already having a strong receding hairline. He looks like my dad, i look like my mom. Will i go bald and if so how soon do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Since I don't know your dad's and their history, here are some other reasons why that happens, and if you find the possible 'causes' why they all went bald, maybe it's possible you can find out how to prevent yourself from going there. "You" here is "they" - your dad and his dad . . . .

      During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm127988.htm
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118527.htm
      Those are 75% the reason why.

      Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why.

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

      Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Another 10% why you have hair falls.

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

      When I was watching the news in India, I noticed many women & men there have the same balding head or thin top head. I have a feeling, they're taking the same 'supplements'.
      China, which has repeatedly been caught exporting contaminated products, is a major supplier of raw supplement ingredients. The FDA has yet to inspect a single factory there.

      We have identified a dozen supplement ingredients that we think consumers should avoid because of health risks, including cardiovascular, liver, and kidney problems. We found products with those ingredients readily available in store.

      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, he experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm228052.htm

      Sources:
      Everyday Health, Consumer Reports, Slate.com, CNN Health/herbal-supplements, FDA.gov for consumers protect yourself health fraud, Vogue Dec. 2010 and Vogue Feb. 2011.

      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.

  31. QUESTION:
    I stopped pulling my hair, now how long for it to grow back?
    I have a bald spot on the entire crown of my head. (I have Trichtillomania) How long does hair grow in a 1 month period? Anything I can do to speed up the process? Now that I finally am able to NOT pull (amazingly since Ive been pulling for 14 yrs, Im 24) Please help, I have peach fuzz now!
    I pull from the center of my scalp. So I can hide my bald spot by wearing it in a ponytail.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so glad to hear you were able to stop pulling your hair out. What ultimately did you do to stop? I have a friend who's daughter suffers from the same diagnosis that you do. She started pulling her hair out at age 11. She is now 19 and still, occasionally, will pull all of her hair out over about a period of a week, keep in mind that she will have grown her out enough to where she can go without wearing a hat, bandanna or some sort of hair wrap & again, will pull it out. Based on reading I have done for this particular condition, the following is what I believe will aide in helping hair growth:

      1. Look for hair products that are completely alcohol free - alcohol is a drying agent for the scalp causing flakiness;

      2. Look for hair products that contain Silica, Biotin, Niacin, Panthenol, Eucalyptus (opens hair follicles and acts as a cooling agent for a dry, irritated scalp) and last but not least, ginger root. Some good hair products I swear by are Bio-silk, Matrix Biolage Hydrating, Bumble & Bumble Leave In Vitamin Spray, Redken Anti-Snap to name a few.

      3. Try and only wash your hair every other day and only condition 2-3 times a week with a light conditioner (to prevent build up and clogged hair follicles).

      4. Take vitamins like GNC Ultra Mega for Women (Multi Vitamin), Silica, Niacin, Biotin and Vitamins A, B & D. Folic Acid is also good to take.

      There is so much more a person can do to promote hair re-growth. I say read, read, read as much as you can on this subject and the more you are bound to learn, for sure! P.S. you might want to consult with a neurologist as I believe your condition falls under the care of this type of specialist. Long hair or bald, you coming forth and disclosing this problem you've had for years, makes you pretty inside out! Good luck girly!

  32. QUESTION:
    Why does my hair look full most of the time and at one point I feel/see that Im losing hair?
    My scalp sometimes hurts a little bit, and my hair looks fine. Only when I try to examine it, I find some bald spots or bald lines in the middle 2 inches before my bangs.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem and is going to be worst from now...You need to use a hair treatment 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.

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  33. QUESTION:
    I am loosing hair, i just had a baby January 2010 and had mirena IUD inserted last month?
    My hair has become so thin and i have very little. After inserted MIrena my hair loss continued falling out but now almost showing bald spots. I feel so ugly. I need to know what could this be from either from having a baby or side effects to Mirena, Can someone please help if you are familiar to this?

    • ANSWER:
      Many women exprience some level of hair loss after giving birth. Pregnancy hormones causes less hair to fall out when brushing and everyday that is why pregnant women often experience thicker hair during pregnancy. So when your hormones regulate after birth that extra hair starts to fall out. With brushing and in the shower. Its normal and will even out soon!

  34. QUESTION:
    I am constantly running my hands through my hair and pulling out un-smooth strands?
    I don't do it in excessive amounts to cause bald spots but its like a constant thing. this is going to sound really messed up but when i pull out these frizzly hairs I run them through my lips. I don't eat it that's disgusting. Is this a side effect of stress? I've been doing it in moderation for about a year now.

    • ANSWER:
      Could very well be from stress.
      Just to add....I seen a woman at an airport where I was waiting for my flight.
      This woman kept running her fingers through her hair,and also pulling out pieces of her hair....it also looked like she was putting her hair in her mouth too.

      Maybe this is stress related.

      Take care...

  35. QUESTION:
    What kind of braids should I get to cover a spot on the top of my head? (aimed towards african americans)?
    I have a bald spot about the size of a nickel on the top crown part of my head and I can't get mirco braids because Im getting them before I go off to school. I was thinking possibly cornrows....This question is aimed to African American women and any other suggestions and advice is greatly appreciated...so what kind of braids do you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Micros would be better for covering the spot, but cornrows would work too. But maybe if you have a bald spot you should give the braids a rest for the summer and let your hair get stronger. Maybe a quick weave or a ponytail would be a better option to give your hair a rest. The micros are going to be a lot of tension and are only going to make the spot worse if your hair is not healthy/

  36. 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
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  37. QUESTION:
    How do i grow longer and thicker hair ?
    My hair is so thin and for some reason im going bald on the top im only 18 i use extensions but i get tired of them everynow and then i just want longer hair and thicker hair basically MORE HAIR its not cute having a bald spot ;( maybe its because i part my bangs everyday to the side ? I need help befor i cut my hair really short :/

    • ANSWER:
      Tips for thick hair:
      * Drink plenty of water daily and eat more proteins, fruit and veg (dark green veggies are the best)
      * Massage your scalp regularly using your fingertips. since blood circulation is needed for your hair.
      * Massage olive oil into your scalp and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash it off with a mild shampoo.Olive oil helps in getting clean hair.
      * Extract aloe vera gel from a couple of leaves. Mix the gel with an egg. Apply the mixture to your scalp every two weeks.
      * Mix water and a spoonful of white vinegar and use this to add volume to your hair.
      * For about 10 minutes a day, lie with your head down so that more blood comes to your scalp. Comb hair from the back of the neck toward the front to revitalize weakened roots of hair.
      * Avoid ponytails and other hair styles that pull and stretch the strands of your hair.
      * Stop sizzling.

      Tips for longer hair:
      * Taking a multi vitamin helps a lot. Biotin and Hair and Nail tablets etc..
      * If you want your hair to grow out then get the ends dusted every three months not more than an 1/2 an inch. Most people will say trim it every 4-6 weeks. That’s only good if you’re trying to maintain the length you've already got or like maintaining bangs or layers. If you trim it that much it will never grow. Coconut oil is good too because it softens hair, Indian women keep their hair long and silky with a once and week massage using it.
      * When you put in shampoo don't mess up your hair so much just work it in gently then rinse and apply conditioner. Put most of the conditioner on your ends and the rest on the top so your hair doesn't get greasy. Rinse the conditioner out with the coldest water you can stand it seals the cuticles in your hair and makes your hair sleek.
      * Consider buying a soft bristle brush with nylon bristles as well. It really helps and don't over brush your hair! You only need about 20 strokes a day. If you blow dry your hair blows dry it on the medium high setting not the highest. When your hair is dry, blow the cool setting over your hair and use the soft bristle/nylon bristle brush and smooth your hair.
      * Extract aloe vera gel from a couple of leaves. Mix the gel with an egg. Apply the mixture to your scalp every two weeks.

  38. QUESTION:
    My dog just had puppies recently, and now her hair is falling off. Is there something wrong?
    She's losing a lot of hair from her back, and she has a bald spot on her tail. Should I take her to the vet urgently, or is it normal? What should I give her?
    Please no flaming, I don't need rude comments.

    • ANSWER:
      It is normal for females to loose hair after birthing. Some look like plucked chickens. But it will grow back. (women often have thining of their hair after giving birth). It takes a lot out of a dog or a person.

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are you more likely to be treated bad if you aren't good looking, especially if you are female?
    Ok, I don't think I'm good looking. I try to look nice, but it's very difficult. I have very fine hair, and have a tiny bald spot at the side due to stress. I have a few spots around my face, but very tiny. And the most annoying thing is that because I have a narrow smile, my jaw goes out more and makes it look like I've got a tiny chin. I also have small lips. The only nice feature is my eyes.

    And I'm wondering if that's why I receive a lot of dirty and disgusted looks from random women and why I don't have a boyfriend.
    Also by the way, I'm not overweight, I'm very slim and tall.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are taking everyone who looks at you too much to HearT . Some people need to take a good look in the mirror to see just what is staring back at them before they look down on others .
      You have confidence issues with yourself and you should deal with them before worrying what others think they see in you .
      I bet at HearT you are alot better looking than you give yourself credit for .
      As for good looking people YES they do get alot of attention and sometimes its for the wrong reasons . and some of those same good looking people dont want any type of attention regardless of their looks .

      Work on your appearance and your confidence for yourself esteem then when you feel good you wont care what anyone thinks

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you treat bald spots?
    I used to wear a tightly gripped headband, but it left a bald spot on my head. it's around 2 by .5 (length,width) inches big. is there any way to make the hair grow back faster, or anything that stimulates hair growth? and if possible, can it be a homemade remedy?
    i heard that garlic and paprika works, but isn't there another way? don't want my hair smelling bad. :I

    • ANSWER:
      They make a Rogaine for women that works very well.You can buy it at almost every Walmart or drugstore.Look for it in the haircare products.

  42. QUESTION:
    where can i buy cheap dark human hair extensions that ships to the uk?
    I really want some hair extensions i have some already but I can't straighten them and there not much longer than my real hair? Links and shops please?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
      READ: Health Hazards of Hair Extensions - ABC news. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/health-hazards-hair-extensions/story?id=18411026

      Bonding: Bonding or gluing is a temporary weaving method and usually involves longer hair wefts.
      Plus points: This method is quick to do.
      Red flags: Hair extensions attached by this method do not last too long.

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Randee Bank also had problems after using hair extensions. "I still have bald spots. The hair has not grown back," said Bank.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.

      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

  43. QUESTION:
    When we grow older why does our hair stop growing as much as it does now?
    it just seems that way, my parents are balding and have this bald spot on their heads and they don't seem to grow their hair as much, why is that? why does hair cease to grow as much when we age?

    • ANSWER:
      Humans frequently lose hair, and when we we're young this hair is replaced by new hair. However, as we grow older this ability weakens (like many others) and we start losing hair. The hair follicle (that's the organ responsible for producing hair found in all mammals) weakens with the passing of the years, and our hair turns gray and starts to fall off.

      However, why some people are more bald than the others and why some turn bald sooner, is not only tied to this. There are many reasons for this, but the most common culprit for this would be our genes, which we inherit from or parents, grand-parents, relatives, and so on. They are also responsible for how we look, the color of our eyes, our blood types, and many, many other things.

      In the end, you should look into it in some medical books, as there are hair-products that may cause balding (especially for women), so keeping your hair clean and healthy could help you fight this if you ever find yourself having problems with it. But sometimes, we are just destined to go bald if our genes command it so.
      I hope this was informative for you!

  44. QUESTION:
    with all the products out there guaranteed to make your hair re-grow?
    are there any guaranteed to make your hair STOP growing?

    im so sick of shaving my head to hide the bald spots and i really don't want hair anyway.
    and yes, i have tried nair, and shaving powders.. i just want it to go away forever!

    • ANSWER:
      I went bald while doing an Interferon treatment, would not recommend it. There is this stuff out called Vaniqua that is a pill that slows facial hair growth for women. There is also a topical for the legs and such which slows growth but the name of the product escapes me. Why not get your hottie to get all sexxxy and shave it for you? Into pain? You could try hot wax! hahaha, if you do I wanna watch! hahaha

  45. QUESTION:
    Dip dyed extensions? How to pull it off with short brown hair?
    Ok so I fried the ends off my hair trying to do the dip dye and now I have to cut it around shoulder length or a little passed my shoulders.Im planning in getting really blonde hair extensions and doing the dip dye on the but my real hair is brown.How will I do this to make it more natural looking and should I just dye the top of the hair extensions brown? Should I get my hair layered to make the extensions more real looking?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend them, specially if you've got thin or thinning hair, trying to grow hair or Afri-Amer. They will only make your hair thinner or hair falls.

      May 22, 2011: Model and businesswoman Katie Price, who was formerly topless model Jordan, is demanding compensation from a top Los Angeles hair salon after she spent ,000 on hair colourings and extensions that she claims were botched, leaving her hair so damaged it began falling out.

      "Hair extensions can cause some damage to your real hair," says Placid Braganza, a design artiste. "Since they are attached using thermal heat, knotting, braiding or gluing, they can hamper hair roots or even break, split or burn hair strands if not done carefully," he adds.

      Published 8-10-12: Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbell appears to be dealing with something far worse.
      A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.
      Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia — hair loss due to extensions.
      “Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair — no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape — it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”
      READ: Health Hazards of Hair Extensions - ABC news. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/health-hazards-hair-extensions/story?id=18411026

      Bonding: Bonding or gluing is a temporary weaving method and usually involves longer hair wefts.
      Plus points: This method is quick to do.
      Red flags: Hair extensions attached by this method do not last too long.

      Clip-on hair extensions give you a change of look without damaging your natural hair. "They are easy and quick to apply; usually taking five to seven minutes," says beauty expert, Sylvia Chen. "Moreover, in case you're not very comfortable, you can immediately pull them out," she adds.
      Red flags: These clip-on hair extensions need to be removed before you go to bed. You cannot sleep or swim with these. So you may not want to opt for them if you're planning to wear them on a daily basis; you'd have to follow the routine of attaching them every morning and removing them before sleeping. Moreover, they may also lead to hair breakage while removing the clips; some even tend to tangle and fall apart after a few days.

      Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
      Randee Bank also had problems after using hair extensions. "I still have bald spots. The hair has not grown back," said Bank.
      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the trillion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Google: Worst Celebrity Wigs & Weaves.
      Example from YA!
      So for a long time I wanted hair extensions. After a lot of research, I decided to get hairdreams hair extensions. I have blonde curly hair that is just past shoulder length, and when I went for my consultation a few days ago I asked if I should get curly extensions. The woman said that she didn't think so, but she could perm them before I got them, but she didn't think she would need to.

      I got them put in yesterday, and they straightened my hair to put them in. This morning I wet all my hair and the extension hair, because I wanted to see how it would look curly. Long story short, I have straight extensions bonded into my curly hair. I really don't like the way it looks, I tried scrunching it, I tried everything I possibly could without using heat on my hair, because my hair is really damaged and I don't like using heat on it.

      I want the extensions taken out. I really don't like the way they look, I should've thought about it more before jumping right in to getting them put in. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? They were really expensive and I feel like I just wasted my money.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kinnixme,

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

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

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

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

      Hope this can help you.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does growing your hair long prevent baldness?
    I've noticed how men who grow their hair long rarely go bald. And most women grow their hair long for most of their lives, and baldness is much less common in women than in men.

    Does growing your hair long force the root to become stronger since it has to hold onto that long of a hair, ultimately giving the root its "exercise," so it doesn't die out like men who have short hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry now that will not work. Just keep you hair and scalp clean - rub a product called "Sea Breeze" on your head once every other week are you can go to a salon and ask for a head and scalp treatment. Massage your scalp to help the pores to release some natural oils. Most men with long hair cover a bald spot by wearing a pony tail.

  48. QUESTION:
    Honest opinion about the start of a fiction story?
    Good, bad, ok, yuck, poo, blech! Be honest!

    “Mother,” Victoria Nix practically shouted, “White? Have you gone completely bonkers?”
    The fourteen year old beauty was goggling at her mother as if she had completely taken leave of all her senses. Alexandra Nix simply regarded her oft vivacious offspring with a cool look and a heavy sigh.
    “What are you complaining about now?”
    “You, of all people, should know I’m a human dirt magnet,” Victoria huffed, “I’ll end up looking like a child’s finger painting gone horribly wrong or something! I just know it!” She folded her arms tightly in defiance, “Do you just like embarrassing me?”
    “That’s enough Victoria!” Her mother snapped, shooting her daughter a dangerous glance Victoria knew all too well. It was a look that caused the darkest of evil creatures to cower in utter terror when they saw it.
    “Look, I realize how much you loathe dressing up but I’m not going to have you looking like something the cat dragged up out of the woods and left for dead on the stoop!”
    Victoria’s eyes and mouth went wide in indignation but before she could offer a scathing retort her mother continued.
    “That, my dear, is you embarrassing me. I want you to make a good first impression on Stanley. Is that too much to ask? Besides, you look radiant and lovely – and I hate you for it just so you know.”
    “What are you talking about mother?” Victoria replied agitatedly, “You make me look like a cross between a sloth and a troll! You turn guy’s heads where ever we go!”
    It was absolutely true. Her mother was a gorgeous woman of forty and did not look anywhere near her age – but Victoria – the girl was growing into a stunningly ethereal beauty. Taller than most youngsters her age, Victoria had not become the usual skinny and coltish teenager – all knobs and twigs. Her constant ventures out into the woods climbing trees, traversing creeks, streams and rivers and the occasional climb up a small mountain or two had turned her into a physically strong and capable young woman. Her long and wavy dark blond hair (when it was washed, combed and styled) made the girl look much older.
    Now, standing beside her mother at the entrance to a fancy restaurant about to be introduced to her mother’s boyfriend for the first time since they had started dating a few months ago, Victoria started to sweat. Her mother was right – she hated dressing up.
    I mean, after all, what kind of name is Stanley? The guy is probably a complete dork with thick glasses and a big bald spot! What could my mother possibly see in a guy named Stanley? And he has a son my age who’s probably Dork Junior – Oh God, if you can hear me please hit me with a lightning bolt right about…
    “There they are,” Alexandra said excitedly. When she glanced back over her shoulder at Victoria she frowned, “Would you please stop slouching and at least pretend like you’re a happy, semi-well adjusted young lady?”
    Victoria gave her mother a beaming smile but as soon as Alexandra turned back to greet the two approaching figures she stuck her finger in her mouth acting like she was about to gag herself.
    Just a little tickle on the back of the throat and this date night will be history!
    At the last minute she decided against such a blatant display of disdain and decided it would probably be in her best interest to just play along – for a while anyway. When she turned back around and regarded the man and the boy standing before her mother she practically fell over. She was gawking up into the blue eyes of one of the most handsome men she had ever seen in her life.
    Stanley Bender was gorgeous! That was the only way to describe him. Tall, broad shouldered with light brown hair cut short, styled and trimmed nicely. Victoria thought that smile could have melted the polar ice cap and the way he was looking at her mother suggested he was defiantly in love!
    Mom – This one could be a keeper!
    When Alexandra turned and gave Victoria a smile she returned it with as much genuine warmth as she could.
    “Stanley,” her mother said gesturing to Victoria, “This is my daughter Victoria – Victoria – Stanley Bender.”
    Victoria shook his hand a bit nervously beaming up at his rather bewildered gaze.
    “Good grief Alex,” Stanley stated in a gentle but vary masculine voice, “You weren’t exaggerating a bit were you? Your daughter is absolutely stunning!”
    Victoria couldn’t help but blush to the roots.
    Wow! Nickname already! That’s a good sign!
    “I’m sorry,” Stanley back peddled hastily, “That wasn’t a very proper thing to say. Please forgive me Victoria, I didn’t mean to embarrass you like that. It’s just…”
    Victoria just held up a hand letting him know she would survive.
    “Good Lord, where are my manners,” Stanley stated emphatically, “I’d like to introduce my son, Stewart – Stewart, Alexandra and Victoria Nix.”
    Thanks Myra and Cait! great responses and it really helped. I think you're right. It wouldn't let me post the whole thing so there's a bit missing here - Sorry about that - But I do agree with your assessments and your spot on about the age thing as well as the whole "raving" beauty. It's in a major rewrite. Thanks for all the great tips!
    Thanks Myra and Cait! great responses and it really helped. I think you're right. It wouldn't let me post the whole thing so there's a bit missing here - Sorry about that - But I do agree with your assessments and your spot on about the age thing as well as the whole "raving" beauty. It's in a major rewrite. Thanks for all the great tips!

    • ANSWER:
      I like the way you use other words insted of "victoria said" "mother said" "she said", you know? Like, you use words like "victoria shouted, mother snapped, etc..."
      Which is the no.1 thing a GOOD author uses.

      1 issue i have is that you introduced the character Victoria too quickly. I like the opening line, but i think you could just change it to "...Victoria practically shouted" insted of "...Victoria Nix practically shouted" you introduce the full name when it didnt need to be said.

      Perhaps when mother and Victoria are arguing over the way Victoria should dress, you should add in "Listen Victoria, we are the Nix family, we dont show such opression over little issues that you bring forth, now go get dresssd as i asked' announced mother"
      This sentece already gives the reader the extra info such as the family's surname and that the mother is a very proud woman (proud meaning she doesnt like giving in, she stand by her word)

      Sorry if i made no sence?
      But i absolutley love your way of writing, your really engage the reader :-)

  49. QUESTION:
    what causes your hair to fall out for no reason?
    my hair has been falling out for no reason in a hand full. I can run my fingers through it and get a hand full of my hair. i can brush it and my hair will just fall to the floor in big wads and its leaving bald spots.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair falls out daily, but yours seems a little more than a normal person and maybe excessive.

      Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones are out of balance.

      Are you pregnant? Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they've had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones.

      There are many causes of hair loss. If you are concerned, it's best to see a doctor.

  50. QUESTION:
    Are you a woman in your 20s who has thinning hair ? What do you do about it? How do you deal with it?
    It's horrible to notice your hair thinning! So like, what do you do about this? Do your friends/ family members notice it? How do you deal with it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. My hair started thinning at 22 and since then, I've been researching hair loss. It can be from stress, medications, thyroid problems, or in my case, heredity.

      Hair extensions can help, as long as you have enough coverage on your scalp so that the hair can be attached. I usually wear them but I have them out now. If you have very fine hair, DO NOT use "keratin bond" ones. It's another term for glue (self-explanatory). Do not get microlinks or "weaves" either - they ruin your hair. Your best bet is to get clip-ins or a new method called Microchet.

      If you have bald spots, it's best to get a wig. You can get pretty good ones at reasonable prices at Beautytrends.com, and they look pretty real. The really awesome ones with natural-looking hairlines can run you a few hundred to thousands.

      Most of all, do not feel embarrassed or ugly. It's not your fault. This can be a painful experience for women, I've been dealing with it for years.


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