Treatment For Baldness In Men

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can hair loss treatment such as Rogaine be used to help facial hair growth?
    I am a 22 year old man and my facial hair is still fine and patchy. I only have to shave about once or twice a week. Could rubbing a hair loss treatment for baldness onto the face every day cause my facial grow to grow out thicker and faster? If so, how long until the effect is noticeable? Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Like menopause, the story of unwanted facial hair is often all about estrogen, or to be more precise, the relationship between levels of estrogen and testosterone. Since rogaine will take over on the hormonal imbalance that it happening on your body it will likely cause some unwanted hair to grow. But typically, any rubbing treatment that was originally made for scalp care won't be effective if it will be use on some facial purposes.

  2. QUESTION:
    what impede scientist to develop an effective treatment for baldness?
    Today they can clone ewe, cat, dog, they can change a person`s sex, they make the viagra, the man can go to the moon and is it impossible to grow hair in a head?
    Jesus Hernandez, I think you are wrong because actually the baldness industry takes 1 billion US on products that don`t work very well. More money is invested in a cure for baldness than a cure for malaria.

    • ANSWER:
      We scientists have too much hair hanging in our eyes to develop a treatment for baldness.
      We do transplant hair.
      Viagra is financially much more rewarding than hairypills. And those of us who do not do it for the money don't care for cosmetic stuff and go for the real diseases like hiv, plague, hepatitis or malaria.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    Ayurvedic Treatment to prevent premature hair whitening in men?
    I am only in my late 20s/early 30s and all of a sudden I have started getting grey hair. I am baffled as to why, because my diet is very healthy and I go to the gym regularly.

    Does anyone know of any ayurvedic tips to prevent hair whitening in men?

    • ANSWER:
      The best I could suggest and tried on many people.. Good phyarmacy's Brahmi Amla hair oil used for head massage. (A good pharmacy, if you don't get result is not medicine is the company's fault!) Also Aamlaki Rasayan can be used for oral use-1-2 spoon with water 2x a day. If you have lost your hair in some part and has baldness, try Hanthi dant ki Bhasm and Gunja ki Bhasm (Ask any Ayurvedic specialist near you) which you put on the head-affected areas. Gunjadi Tailam is also good. Avoid food that increases Pitta like spicy and hot. After your try, please comment and vote-whether you found any improvments or not. You may have to use it long term, you would not just get result after a week or so if you dont change your lifestyle

      Vitamin A, C, E tablets should be taken regularly
      Juice of carrot, apple etc is very good remedy.

  6. 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.

  7. 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/

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way to cure baldness without paying money for the rest of my life?
    What I mean by "paying money for the rest of my life" is that there are lots of hair growth treatments that PROBABLY work, but, even if they do work, I would have to pay for them the rest of my life, because they do not last forever. They are temporary. I could pay for surgery, and that would last forever, but it is extremely expensive. One place charges you ,000 for either a surgery or surgeries. I do not know if it takes more than one surgery to cure baldness forever.

    • ANSWER:
      Shave your head.

      A confident man with a shaved head is much sexier to women than a guy with a toupee, plugs or any other fake hair who is worried about his appearance all the time.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are we going to do about societies problem with bald guys?
    It appears that young men in western countries are still going bald, and they either neglect or disbelieve that they can do something about it. Should men who have early signs of baldness be on community treatment orders to take Propecia or Avodart?

    • ANSWER:
      Our societies have little issue with bald men. It's men who are going bald who seem to have the issues with this!

  10. 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)

  11. QUESTION:
    What Can I Do About My Receding Hairline?
    Rogaine and other minoxidil products are not recommended for receding hairline or frontal baldness. But I need something! There has to be a hair piece or something I can wear.

    • ANSWER:
      It's not that minoxidil is "not recommended" for frontal hair loss, it just hasn't been shown to be all that effective in very many men with that pattern of hair loss. Who knows? It may, or may not work on you. You have to try it to see if it will.

      I have that pattern of hair loss and I would recommend a daily regimen of finasteride, 5% minoxidil, and 2% ketoconazole shampoo. It has been clinical proven in human studies to actually work but you should see a dermatologist first (approx. for an office visit if you don't have insurance). You can find credible and reliable information about treatments that work at the links below.

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why can you not use minoxidil without history of hairloss?
    I currently have a hair-thinning problem and was looking to minoxidil for treatment. However when I was reading the warnings it reads that people without any family history of hair loss shouldn't use it. I was curious and tried looking up the reason as to why with to answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I looked at the Pfizer MSDS on Minoxidil, and found that it seems the 2% solution is advised for thinnning hair, while the 5% solution is advised for men only with baldness. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, meaning that it expands the blood vessels in the muscle wall to where ever it is applied. I see no reason why someone would not be able to use the 2% solution, however if you display any of the side effects listed in the medication pamphlet, cease application and seek medical attention.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is baldness curable at all? What about the ads we see everyday in TV?
    I see expensive hair loss treatments and formula everyday on the web and on TV.

    If hair loss treatment is possible at all then why some of the most valuable Hollywood movie stars (Nicholas Cage, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Steve Austin, and numerous others) are fully or partially bald?

    They have no short supply of money.

    What about hair building formula like Ervamatin or Hair Building Fiber?

    • ANSWER:
      At this time, there isn't a guaranteed effective hair regrowth method. I have heard of products like rogaine somewhat working, but it is not guaranteed and not very effective. If there were a product that worked extremely well, we would know about it.

      The latest I've heard is a treatment for eyelash growth that may also be effective in hair regrowth:

      "A group of topical medications called prostaglandin analogs have recently began undergoing testing for potential hair regrowth. They may be used in men and women, These drugs are not currently FDA approved for scalp hair loss. Most of the current market, FDA approved products are primarily used for eyelash enhancement. One of the new medications is called bimatoprost. Further testing and studies are required to assess the efficacy of these products in scalp hair loss."
      http://lagunaskincenter.com/MalePatternBaldness.aspx

  15. 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!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to Reduce dht in scalp and in body also naturally ?
    I'm gonna gym for 3 months nd i m suffer from male pattern baldness...
    Did Nizrol shampoo is best shampoo for reducing dht in scalp ?
    Did Drinking indian masala tea is help in reducing dht ?
    and
    What are side effects of applying Mintop oil in hairs ?

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      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."

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/11/how-to-cope-with-going-bald/#ixzz1s4W9LZAf

      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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

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

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

      Try a Natural Hair Loss Treatment

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

      Prevention Is Better Than Cure

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

  21. QUESTION:
    How long can men have their hair in the army?
    Like I know not covering the ears but like does anybody know by inches and whatnot? Plz answer and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Male haircuts will conform to the following standards:

      The hair on top of the head must be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of the hair may not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance. The hair must present a tapered appearance. A tapered appearance is one where the outline of the soldier’s hair conforms to the shape of the head, curving inward to the natural termination point at the base of the neck. When the hair is combed, it will not fall over the ears or eyebrows, or touch the collar, except for the closely cut hair at the back of the neck. The block-cut fullness in the back is permitted to a moderate degree, as long as the tapered look is maintained. In all cases, the bulk or length of hair may not interfere with the normal wear of headgear or protective masks or equipment. Males are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkempt, twisted, matted, individual parts of hair) while in uniform or in civilian clothes on duty. Hair that is clipped closely or shaved to the scalp is authorized.

      Males will keep sideburns neatly trimmed. Sideburns may not be flared; the base of the sideburn will be a cleanshaven, horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening.

      Males will keep their face clean-shaven when in uniform or in civilian clothes on duty. Mustaches are permitted; if worn, males will keep mustaches neatly trimmed, tapered, and tidy. Mustaches will not present a chopped off or bushy appearance, and no portion of the mustache will cover the upper lip line or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corners of the mouth. Handlebar mustaches, goatees, and beards are not authorized. If appropriate medical authority prescribes beard growth, the length required for medical treatment must be specified. For example, “The length of the beard will not exceed 1/4 inch.” Soldiers will keep the growth trimmed to the level specified by appropriate medical authority, but they are not authorized to shape the growth into goatees, or “Fu Manchu” or handlebar mustaches.

      Males are prohibited from wearing wigs or hairpieces while in uniform or in civilian clothes on duty, except to cover natural baldness or physical disfiguration caused by accident or medical procedure. When worn, wigs or hairpieces will conform to the standard haircut criteria as stated above.

      Males are prohibited from wearing cosmetics, to include nail polish.

      All personnel will keep fingernails clean and neatly trimmed. Males will keep nails trimmed so as not to extend beyond the fingertip.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you burn lower belly fat and "Love Handles" fast without doing a lot of dieting?
    I do a lot of crunches and a lot of moving around but i just some how still have lower belly fat. Can you buy pills that burns fat?

    • ANSWER:
      In reply to the first post there was a treatment that was meant to cure baldness even in scared areas reported on the BBC about ten or so years ago. They are no doubt still running the advert in papers but the truth is the drug was never really any use. There are only two drugs that help grow hair or stop hair loss, in men primarily.

      Fat accumulates in certain areas for men and women, it hits them differently. For men it's mainly in the gut, giving the beer belly.

      It doesn't matter how many crunches you do, unless you lose weight you will not see any improvement.

      You seem to have little idea about what it takes to get a good body. You need to really look at what you eat, check the fat content and carbo content. Perhaps, as I do forget about rice and potatoes and use more veg. Eat 6-8 times a day instead of 3. Smaller meals equal to what you would eat over three meals and try to eat as much protein as possible. Chicken is a great source.

      You can not buy pills that burn fat, just because they show them on tv does not mean jack, would you trust your daughter to go to a school full of Pedophiles just because CNN reported that repeated convictions are unlikely?

      You want a lazy way out. Face it, the only way right now to get in shape is burning more calories than you take in. You first want to see a nutritionist, avoid fatty foods and so on. You really seem like the person who buys ten Big Macs with a diet coke in the hope that it does something.

      I really mean no offense but you need to do cardio work and diet is key. Possibly getting in shape is about 70% work out and don't believe this crap about a pill can help. Guy want's to profit from you or some other factor is involved.

      Would you really believe me if I told you holding my phone to my head for ten mins each day helped? No difference, no proof, no evidence, useless in every way though I suspect you will use the easy way and go with his pointless sale, it's a sub domain I see. I also see after googling the domain that he is spamming many other sites.

      Please forget it and go with tried and proven methods. If you want to take drugs you might aswell go with amphetamines or cocaine..probably do more good for weight loss...also help you get into the nut house.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of Men's Rogaine Extra Strength Topical Solution working on a receding hairline?
    It says it is meant for balding on the vertex (Top back of the scalp, try searching google images for FRIAR HAIR). I want to know if it will work on a forehead receding hairline...

    • ANSWER:
      Doubtful that it will help at all. It sometimes will help male pattern baldness, which is the vertex as you say. Receding hairline is different.

      Other balding "treatments" available, seem to be the same way, i.e. Kevis or the pill propecia

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

    • ANSWER:
      The Truth About Hair Loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    How do 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a treatment or solution to stop or slow down male pattern baldness or receding hair?
    i've heard that there are treatments and shampoo's that you can buy, which work well. If so how much are they.?

    • ANSWER:
      Male Pattern baldness refers to the way in which a man loses hair in a certain pattern when they have genetic hair loss. You can try propecia, which is an oral prescription drug that is used to treat male pattern baldness and also to prevent further hair loss. But you need to check with your doctor if this treatment is suitable.

  28. QUESTION:
    Male pattern baldness may be due to testosterone in the form of 5 alpha reductase. If this is the case?
    could a man take 5 alpha reductase inhibitor and have his hair grow back?

    What is it in the 5 alpha reductase that makes hair fall out?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, finasteride as trade name Propecia is marketed for this.

      5 alpha inhibits testosterone being reduced to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes baldness and prostate enlargement.

      cut and paste

      In men with male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), the balding scalp contains miniaturized hair follicles and increased amounts of DHT compared with hairy scalp. Administration of finasteride decreases scalp and serum DHT concentrations in these men. The relative contributions of these reductions to the treatment effect of finasteride have not been defined. By this mechanism, finasteride appears to interrupt a key factor in the development of androgenetic alopecia in those patients genetically predisposed

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good hair growth treatment i can use. (for men)?
    My husband is very young, 24, to be exact. And he is completely losing his hair like an old man. I recently suggested he go bald until i can find some type of hair cream that really works. So, if you can, plz give me some creams that really work. nothing that only work for so long and you keep buying more. Something that's going to help him get his natural hair and stay that way. Well, not forever of course. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but once it's gone it's gone. If the folicle is dead you can't get it to grow again. Premature baldness can be caused by lots of things from stress to genetics so you may consider speaking with the doctor. Good luck

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

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

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

  31. QUESTION:
    How to regrow the hair in head's baldness?
    Is any treatment possible for a 28 years man without harmful side effects?

    • ANSWER:

  32. 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).

  33. QUESTION:
    I want to know the benefits of oat grass?
    Ok I want to know the benefits of oatgrass, and im not talking about garden benefits, Im talking about what it does to your body. I already know it stops the process of testosterone converting into dehytestosterone. But what else does it do for you? Can it make you stay young forever if you drink it everyday for the rest of your life?? ( im 18) Doesnt dehytestosterone cause you to get old or something? Anyways, I want somebody who really knows what they're talking about to answer this question ok, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you need to worry about dihydrotestosterone [DHT] unless you had something amiss with your prostate gland, affecting mostly older men. Though DHT** is also implicated in male pattern baldness but that is specific to the affected hair follicles so a local treatment ONLY should be sought.

      ** DHT or rather more specifically its activating enzyme 5-alpha reductase.

      Healthy men should not seek to lower DHT/ 5-alpha reductase levels...that is not necessary and in fact may cause some harm. The enzyme looks to play a role in male fertility and probably the health of the prostate gland under normal conditions. A DHT cream even has some role therapuetically....and has been looked at in clinical trials if you would like to do some research.

      Anyhow, oat straw [Avena sativa] extract may not be a potent DHT/ 5-alpha reductase inhibitor....I could find no scientific evidence for that. Though it may be of interest to some body-builders as it might boost testosterone levels somewhat. But it is known to have many health benefits, one of which is cholesterol lowering, which Susan mentioned. It is also said to help lower anxiety levels thereby promoting restful sleep. You could just add oats to your diet to reap some of the benefit.

      A short article on oats you might like to read:
      http://www.healthywaymagazine.com/issue36/08_.html

      "Staying young" has more to do with the mind and its impact on health.

      Look to have an inner calm in your life......a key to good health...insha'Allah.

      All the best.

  34. QUESTION:
    What exactly is POLYCISTIC OVARY DISEASE?
    What are the symptoms and what are the treatments? What meds do you take if you have it. Is is life threatening.

    • ANSWER:
      Basically, PCOS looks like a strand of pearls [many cysts] that ring the ovaries. It is rarely life threatening. It is often genetic. And men can get it, sometimes diagnosed in them as male menopause, etc. There are great books and info on-line about PCOS. Talk to your doctor about symptoms you have that may possibly indicate PCOS.

      I have had it forty years, with no idea why I kept getting pregnant and miscarried 6 times. PCOS has many symptoms, but is rarely diagnosed until the woman gets testing due to infertility. Some symptoms include storing weight in the belly area, depression, "alligator skin" patches [my armpits and my daughter's neck look like small cobblestones sitting on the skin - I scrubbed that poor kid so much, I cringe to think of it]. Skin tags, male hair patterns [girls with mustache and / or beard may have PCOS], baldness or thinning hair in the top-front area. Sleep apnea. Adult acne [my skin can't decide if I'm 50 or 15] or excess oil in the "T" zone. A steady weight increase of 5 to 20 pounds, no matter how hard you diet or exercise. A family history of late life and/or unexpected pregnancy. There are more symptoms...

      Good news: my daughter, now officially diagnosed, is simply taking a basic birth control pill. Each person is, of course, an individual and should be evaluated and treatment ordered by their personal medical provider...not everyone is going to respond to BC pills like my daughter did.

      How she reacted to treatment: she has energy, she is always optimistic and happy again, she went from a very stretched and strained size 3X to a size 2 in just a matter of weeks. Her skin is clear again. Her sleep apnea has improved [I no longer spend most of my days trying to get enough naptime so I could wake her up several times during the night when she stopped breathing.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    what are the advantages and disadvantages of being bald?
    People, i have got an essay to do. i have had it for a few day and am doing quite well in it. but now I AM STUCK!!!! i cant figure out the advantages and disadvantages of baldness (morals and ethics). Can you guys tell me any? and please, only serious answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Disadvantages:

      - You do not look younger than with hair
      - Not every girl likes bald men
      - People think you are in cancer treatment
      - People think you are a gangster member, a skinhead German, and you might be a victim of racist.
      - Your close friends and family members like to touch you head
      - You will not feel you are normal because you has bad genes that make your hair lose.
      -You will miss to go to a barbershop where you can chat with old men, sexy hair styler.
      - You will have a boring head style. (it is the same every day)
      - You could not attract girls with different hair style (could not use hair to attract girls)
      - You will miss your hair, the ones who grow up with you and stay with you for many years.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with a bald patch (about the size of a quarter) about a half inch past my hairline in the front?
    I am 31, have a lot of hair, no history of baldness.
    My front hairline is intact, there is just his quarter size bald patch I never noticed before (about a half inch past my front hairline, at my part). No other signs of thinning. is this the begining of me going bald? How do i stave it off? is there a product I could use. How expen$ive would it be to have an implant in that area? I have longish (and a lot of it) hair, so you can't really see it when my hair is combed, but man, I know its there. Don't tell me to get used to being bald!

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like alopecia areata. Look it up. You probably want to see a doctor because while the condition is not necessarily dangerous, it could be a sign of other health problems. Some doctors prescribe ointments, etc, but unfortunately there is no cure and the various treatments have limited success rates. The good news is it can spontaneously reverse itself and the hair will re-grow, but the bad news is you might lose a lot more hair before that happens and the condition tends to recur throughout your life.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can steroids permanently affect my friend?
    One of my friends has done steroids a couple yrs ago and i think it stunted his growth, gave him acne, and more body hair. Will he ever grow taller and have the other symptoms go away?? Also how long does someone have to take them before they start working?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      I have found some interesting info...

      Steroid abuse can lead to serious, even irreversible health problems. Some of the most dangerous among these include liver damage; 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 reported effects include renal failure, severe acne, and trembling. In addition, there are some gender- and age-specific adverse 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—stunted growth due to premature skeletal maturation and accelerated puberty changes; risk of not reaching expected height if AAS is taken before the typical adolescent growth spurt

      There has been very little research on treatment for anabolic steroids abuse. Current knowledge derives largely from the experiences of a small number of physicians who have worked with patients undergoing steroid withdrawal. They have learned that, in general, supportive therapy combined with education about possible withdrawal symptoms is sufficient in some cases. Sometimes, medications can be used to restore the balance of the hormonal system after its disruption by steroid abuse. If symptoms are severe or prolonged, symptomatic medications or hospitalization may be needed.

  38. QUESTION:
    What would you do if you were making out with a person and this happened?
    Men: your making out with a women and you put your hands in her hair and realize she wearing a wig and the wig pops off

    Women:Same thing just that its a hair piece for males

    • ANSWER:
      keep on kissing her and don't ask at least not right then and there. For all you know she could be a cancer patient and lost her hair in treatment or has a condition that causes or caused baldness. Point is don't judge and don't jump to conclusions.

  39. QUESTION:
    Im 18 years old, is it safe to take Finasteride tablets 1mg daily ?
    I consulted a skin specialist due to baldening and thinning of hair. My hair is lossing in a normal pettern. cause for the baldening is purely hereditary. My father is bald. Doctor said that there is no treatment for baldening that comes as hereditary problem. But im only 18 and now i look like a man above 30. Doctor prescribed me the FINASTERIDE tablets and a minoxidil topical solution.
    Doctor warned me that there is a lot of bad comments about that tablet in the internet as it has many side effects . He added that latest studies shows that there is no side effects for this tablet and can be taken continuosly. I want expert advice from the people with experience and doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      Finasteride is used for Male pattern baldness
      as well. Measured by hair counts, in a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of finasteride daily regrew some hair. In contrast, all of the men in the study who were not taking finasteride lost hair. In the same study, based on photographs that were reviewed by an independent panel of dermatologists, 48% of those treated with finasteride experienced visible 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. 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.In clinical studies, finasteride, like minoxidil, was shown to work on both the crown area and the hairline, but is most successful in the crown area.

  40. QUESTION:
    I getting bald is there some product that can help me?
    Damn i just 24 i getting bald like a lot of my old man and uncles, there is some product i can use to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      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. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head.

      Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss.

      Medicines may also help slow or prevent the development of common baldness. One medicine, minoxidil (brand name: Rogaine), is available without a prescription. It is applied to the scalp. Both men and women can use it. Another medicine, finasteride (brand name: Propecia) is available with a prescription. It comes in pills and is only for men. It may take up to 6 months before you can tell if one of these medicines is working.

      Now if you’re looking for a safe, natural solution to re-growing (and keeping) hair check out this product.

      Dihydrotestostrone (DHT) the Main Culprit in Male Hair Loss--DHT is a hormonal byproduct of testosterone that has been shown to shorten the growth phase of hair by retarding follicle growth. While DHT is essential for early development, it can attach to hair follicles as men get older, which causes the follicle to get smaller and smaller, and the hairs to get thinner—eventually falling out. The result is fewer visible hairs, and if left untreated, can result in male pattern hair loss (Androgenetic Alopecia). Inhibiting DHT formation can help prevent early thinning and hair loss.

      My personal recommendation is Provillus™ because it uses a proprietary blend of botanical products that naturally inhibit DHT formation, while also providing nutritional support for prostate health . Saw Palmetto and Nettle are two key ingredients, both of which block DHT and have been used in traditionally for many years. See our ingredients page for complete list.

      You see a strong, healthy hair begins with the proper nutritional building blocks, and Provillus™ provides essential minerals and vitamins helpful for hair follicle support, such as Zinc, Magnesium, Biotin and Vitamin B6…which are also essential for immune function, skin and nail health, protein digestion and healthy red blood cells.

  41. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Treatment Return to top

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Outlook (Prognosis) Return to top

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

      Possible Complications Return to top

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

      When to Contact a Medical Professional Return to top

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

      Prevention Return to top

      There is no known prevention for female pattern baldness.

  43. QUESTION:
    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)

  44. QUESTION:
    How to get more and thicker hair?
    I had thicker hair when I was a teenager. In my 20s, I've noticed less hair and they are thinner. Is there something I could eat or use a product that will increase the number and the thickness of my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      men's rogaine actually works for women with this problem.. also volumizing shampoo..

      Steps for healthy hair growth.
      First of all you have to do the basic hair care routine. That will give hair a healthy condition. Make sure you don’t have dandruff or splitends or dryhair or oilyhair or hairloss etc. which will affect hair growth. If you have any of these things then give care to avoid that. Do hot oil massage and protein treatment once in a week. Applying any of the fruit pack also helps faster hair growth.

      Hair is made up of protein. If you have lack of protein it may affect hair growth. Have protein food. Meat and egg contains protein. If you are vegetarian then use soy protein or use green dhal etc.

      If your hair is not healthy use mild hair products. Excessive hair coloring may affect not only your hair growth but it damages your hair also.

      Generally hair growth rate is half an inch a month is normal, though even a third of an inch is also pretty common. Hair growth depends on many factors, like what you eat, the season of the year, etc. so there are limits beyond which you can't go. For instance, you can't expect that your hair will grow 2 inches in a month only because you wash(using shampoo etc.) it everyday. On the contrary, when you wash (using shampoo etc.) it everyday, chances are that you will exhaust it pretty soon. It is true that if you wash your hair frequently, it will help hair growth faster but never forget that frequent washes also lead to hair loss.

      Besides washing your hair frequently, trimming tips often also stimulates hair growth, by avoiding splitend formation. There is no optimal recommendation that is valid for everybody but washing your hair once a week and trimming the tips once in 6-8 weeks is generally the best combination to stimulate hair growth without stimulating hair loss. Washing your hair (this of course means using a shampoo) stimulates hair growth but you can achieve similar results even if you only wet it from time to time – i.e. just dampen it a little without using any soap or shampoo. Wetting your hair a couple of times a day, which is probably what you subconsciously do in the heat of the summer, is a fine way to growth. You can use rosemary sprays instead of water for wetting.

      Cutting your hair regularly is also useful. As hair grows long, it tends to get damaged at the ends, so if your stylist removes the damaged ends, this will also help you grow longer hair.

      A really powerful way to encourage hair growth is by massaging it gently and by using special masks, balms, pastes, lotions, etc. Even good old combing a couple of times a day is a great way to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn stimulates hair growth. There are even special formulas for hair regrowth (i.e. when you have lost your hair, how to make it regrow again), though even most of the conventional remedies for hair care and for hair loss prevention also work. The assortment of recipes, remedies, masks, etc. for stimulating hair growth is really great and one thing that you can do is to check about some national recipes.

      Vitamins for hair growth.

      Hair loss or baldness is caused mainly due to the lack of Vitamin B supplements. Vitamin B5 contains pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin that is vital for hair growth). B6 is equally important to the body, as it contains the nutrients of zinc, sulfur, magnesium and biotin.
      The body also requires Vitamin A. Fatty acids such as primrose oil, flaxseed oil or salmon oil need to be consumed for enhancing hair growth.

      Vitamin E is meant for stimulating the oxygen intake in the body and improves the blood circulation. If there is proper blood circulation, hair growth is enhanced. Vitamin C assists the normal functioning of capillaries that carries the blood to the scalp. Even zinc is an important supplement, which should be consumed as it assists hair growth.

      Biotin is necessary for hair growth. There are many sources of biotin such as brewer's yeast, brown rice, bulgur, green peas, lentils, oats, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. It is present in some shampoos, so you can use shampoos, which contain biotin. It is advised to consult a physician before taking any vitamins or medications for hair growth.

      Nutritional tips to hair growth.

      1. Eat adequate amounts of protein.
      Protein is composed of the amino acids essential for the building of new cells, including hair. Five amino acids are of particular relevance to hair growth - cystine, cysteine, methionine, arginine and lysine.
      Inadequate protein intake over a lengthy period can force hair into the resting phase with shedding a few months later. It is obvious then that sufficient portions of protein rich foods should form part of your daily diet to get back the hair growth. The best sources of dietary protein are lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, nuts, grains and seeds. At least 15% of your daily calories should come from protein-rich foods.

      2. Eat adequate amounts of useful carbohydrates.
      Carbs are an essential source of energy and help in the growth of body tissues, including hair growth. They are an important source of the B vitamins that are vital to healthy hair growth.
      It is important that you concentrate on consuming non-refined carbs rather than the sugars and white flour that are so prevalent in many over-refined carb products. You should place an emphasis on consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, brown rice and potatoes. It is recommended that you obtain 55-60% of your daily calories from the carbohydrates found in these foods.

      3. Achieve a healthy balance of dietary fats.
      Fat is used in energy production and can be found in both animal and plant foods. Your body needs sufficient levels of fat to maintain good health. That fat should be obtained from a mixture of lean animal and plant sources. Roughly 25-30% of your daily calories should come from these sources.
      Together with all these facts, certainly you can expect a good and healthy hair growth. Another important factor is that we cannot make hair growth super fast, as asked by many girls.

  45. 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:

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    Just out of curiosity, do transgendered people use aldactone/spironolactone as an anti-androgen?
    I am NOT transexual, only curious. The reason I ask is that some men use it to treat many things from male pattern baldness to blood pressure. But it is also an anti-androgen so I was wondering, is it used by transexuals too in order to block androgens? Does it work or do they need something stronger like cyprotone acetate, etc.? I mean does it work like any other anti-adrogen for people who want to transition?
    I'm sorry I'll just make it simple. :P
    Do Transexuals use Aldactone/Spironolactone as an anti-androgen or is it just not strong enough for people who want to transition?
    Thank you
    Oh, and is it safe for Long term use?

    • ANSWER:
      You asked this elsewhere. To address the "safe for long term use": it depends. Spironolactone is a very safe drug in those who are young and don't have kidney problems. Its risk factors (mainly hyperkalemia) increase in the over-40 population and those who have poor health (especially kidney disease). At-risk populations (which represent most non-transsexuals treated with spiro, mainly for advanced heart disease) have a single-digit percent chance of being hospitalized and needing treatment for hyperkalemia.

      More seriously, if you stay on it your whole life without any estrogen, you increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. So for transsexuals, using spiro alone is generally only done to delay puberty.

      After surgery, it is no longer needed.

  48. QUESTION:
    What baldness pattern is suspected in women and how it can be diagnosed?

    • ANSWER:
      It is surprisingly to note that like men, even women face baldness issues. But unlike men, their baldness patterns are not easily recognizable. It takes time to differentiate between ordinary hair falls on usual basis and baldness.
      Hair loss patterns vary among women with respect to their age, hereditary characteristics, genetic makeup, internal bodily responses with respect to environment, encompassing various illnesses, pregnancy and various other reasons. Not just a single pattern is identified for female baldness. In addition to this, a recent research proves that women tend to have reported less hair fall than men.
      Mostly women get disoriented why they have started losing hair. It does not provoke any single cause apparently for hair loss. Some females are even reluctant to consult dermatologist and specialized physicians to pursue hair loss treatments and they feel homemade hair loss remedies are accountable. This is really not the right approach. If you are facing severe hair loss and your age is around 50, then it’s a matter of serious concern but this not something to deal with hereditary patterned baldness. The thinning of hair from the temporal areas and scalp depicts non pattern baldness.
      Just a simple physician is not the right person to be contacted. It would be almost equivalent to the ineffective self diagnosis. Rather women should seek professional advice and take proper consultation of certified dermatologists dealing with skin and hair issues. The diagnosis of the right type of baldness is mandatory. The treatment is followed by the identification of the precise pattern of baldness.

  49. 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

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

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

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

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


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  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:
      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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. QUESTION:
    What does everyone think the best way to battle hair loss is (24 y male)?
    i been been having some hair loss mostly receding hairline past few years but very gradual mabye a little thinning to. i know MPB runs on my mom side but i want to prevent it. so whats the cheapest products out there people use and remedies. thanks in advance!!

    • ANSWER:
      The great hair loss debate question. My opinion of course, stay away from 'remedies, shampoos, formulas etc..They don't work. Of course, I don't know every single product out there that claims to stop hair loss or re-grow your hair, but that vast, vast majority, produce zero results and only some have an effect on a very small percentage of people who use it.If you are going to use a product, use Finasteride (Propecia) or Rogaine. even Rogaine only effects a percentage of users, but Finasteride has proven over and over again to at least halt any further hair loss in the vast majority of users. I use Propecia and my hair is holding strong. Best solution after you halt your hair loss, is to have a transplant. Here's some great sites for hair transplant information: www.hairtransplantinsider.com and www.hairtransplantmagazine.com. At the end of the day (IMO), the best combination to combat hair loss, is a transplant and Finasteride.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there no solution to hereditary hair loss?
    I really want to know if there is still some solution to hereditary hair loss. I m loosing hair really fast at very young age and I see no end to it. Can anyone suggest me if there is any treatment to help stop it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, sorry to hear you're going through losing your hair at such a young age. Maybe there's a solution for you I can share, so read on.

      Hereditary hair loss does not happen overnight, which means that treatment can be started immediately when it is detected.

      A condition called androgenetic alopecia affects about ninety-five percent of all males and about seventy percent of all females. This condition is hereditary, and it can affect you no matter what your race or ethnicity is.

      Androgenetic alopecia can be treated by surgically transplanting hair onto the affected areas. This procedure can be expensive though and can take a long while for recovery. However, the results have been good for quite a number of men and women that have undergone the treatment.

      Minoxidil, a chemical that has been proven to increase hair growth and stop hair loss is another avenue. Minoxidil is applied twice a day and is available commercially as a lotion. Yet another hair treatment is finasteride, which is available as a pill.

      Finasteride, which is often prescribed for men who are going through male pattern baldness, can block hormone formation that would allow for hair to be lost through weakening of the hair follicle.

      Hope this helps.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there any painless way to get my hair back ?
    I am 31 year old male and i am going really bald. Is there a permanent hair loss solution.

    Thankyou !!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes! of course there is!!

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

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

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

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

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

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed or/and Provillus (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 him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed and Provillus 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

      (TrichoZed™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 30 to 45 days. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within 6 months. Further use shall maintain optimal health of your hair.)

      and here

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

      (Provillus™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 40. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within ~5 months.)

      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 husband`s own personal experience + working as a family physician

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair fall for teens?
    I'm 17, male . And my hair is falling too much.
    1 month before I consulted a doctor and he gave me minoxidil tropical solution USP 5% which I pour 1ml 2 times a day with a tablet called finalo which is to be taken 1 time .
    So what could be the reason of my hair fall.

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.
      Contact a qualified Homeopath for a proper remedy.

  18. 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/

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

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to stop a dog from humping excessively besides neutering?
    I am watching a friends dog, who happens to be one of my dogs pups. I also have one of the pups, they are a year old. The male dog keeps humping his sister. She is spayed. I have him for a week and it is non stop. Not just dominance, acutally trying very hard to mate with her...help...any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      A good thing that you said besides neutering.

      Firstly:

      Lets not forget that the surgical removal of a dogs testicle is a very uncomfortable process for the dog, despite the administrated anesthesia. The wound after the operation tend to swell up and can cause the dog a lot of pain and post-surgery infections are not uncommon. The dog will also have to wear the very uncomfortable “lampshade” for several weeks. These “problems” might not be relevant considering the advantages of the neutering but its nothing I would want to but my dog though for no apparent reason.

      Secondly and most importantly:

      There are some negative medical aspects that most vets tend to ignore. For example, neutered male dogs are more likely to develop prostate cancer. About 2% of neutered male dogs eventually contract prostate cancer, compared to less than 0.6% of intact males.

      Neutered dogs are at a twofold excess risk to develop osteosarcoma and there is an increased risk of hemangiosarcoma and urinary tract cancer – the last problem has been increasingly common among dogs lately, probably due to more dogs being neutered. Neutered have a 27% to 38% increased risk of adverse reactions to vaccinations and neutered dogs have also been known to develop hormone-responsive alopecia (hair loss). There I bunch of other problems to deal with as well. In a study of 29 intact male dogs and 47 castrated males aged 11–14, the neutered males were significantly more likely suffer from disorientation in the house or outdoors, changes in social interactions with human family members, loss of house training, and changes in the sleep-wake cycle. This might be the result of depression or drastically hormone change.

      The hormoniall change and altered testosterone production have other effects as well. One is the dogs metabolism. Neutered males are known to be mood food fixated. This is not a myth. Castrated male dogs develop a new appetite, making them prone to weight gain This can be dealt with more exercise and changing the dogs food habits. However, through personal experience, ive found that there are very few owners that are experienced or responsible enough to deal with obvious health problem at all.

      Lastly:

      Dogs are extremely intelligent animals and it would be not only naïve but irresponsible to assume that the removal of their male organs does not affect their personal lives. Though there are no official numbers yet – ive had contact with countless of owners claiming that their dogs have lost much of their former energy and zest. Particularly young dogs are known to change their behavior and become more passive and less playful. Some for of doggy depression perhaps?

      (Ive also noted a huge difference in the American and European approach to neutering. In American neutering is literally being marketing to dog owners. As if the veteran profession was trying to sell owners surgical operations in the same manner companies would try to sell you dog food. Its preposterous and it is more certainly not a appropriate approach in the nation that is known for their fast-solutions, shortcuts and impulsive consuming. (America that is) Things are different in Europe. In Norway for example, it is illegal to neuter your dog without distinguished medical motivations. Just as its illegal to breed and even buy dogs in my country without the permission from the government.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you make your hair stronger?
    I have long hair for a male and whenever I shower and shampoo my hair my hair starts falling out, I am 17 so I don't believe it is hair loss. I know that it is normal to lose hair especially if you have longish hair but I feel I might be losing more hair than normal, so what can I do to lose less hair?

    • ANSWER:
      The average person loses about 100 hairs a day. Do not panic. Especially when it's longer, people start freaking out a bit. If you're dealing with breakage, a cheap and effective solution is Garnier Fructis Long and Strong. It's just a cream you let dry in your damp hair. I haven't had a split end since. If you feel that your hair is actually falling out faster and more frequently than usual, consult a doctor and/or get some Rogaine. Not in a bad way, but it's always good for prevention.

  23. QUESTION:
    I am a 27 year old male and starting to see more hair falling out of my head. Normal?
    When I rub my hand in my hair, hair falls out and when I take a shower at least 5 hairs comes not when shampooing (maybe more hairs). Is this normal and if not what can I do to correct it? Some parts of my head are thinning out.

    • ANSWER:
      As mentioned, DHT is the most likely cause (though it is possible it can be caused by environmental factors, etc.).

      Everyone loses hair and then regrows it. Hair follicles that are exposed to DHT gradually get smaller. The hair from those follicles will get thinner and won't grow as long until it basically disappears.

      For most guys, this takes a long time. It may take several years of this before anyone can even tell that it is happening.

      I think Propecia (or Finesteride) is the best solution, especially if you just started losing hair. It blocks DHT receptors. It typically does not regrow much hair that is already gone, but it is good at stopping anymore hair loss.

      You need a prescription for it, but a dermatologist will just give you an Rx after a basic visit. You need to take it daily and the pills are about each, but this is cheap compared to the alternative (bald).

      I've heard that biotin, which is a B vitamin, promotes hair growth.

      Also, I have heard that people on extremely low-fat diets experience hair loss (but it will grow back when you eat normally).

      Historically, people have attributed hair loss to stress. This is a fallacy and it is highly unlikely that is causing yours. Most likely, people have gotten this impression because dudes losing their hair are often stressed out about it.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do i keep from losing my hair?
    I feel like I will be bald before I'm 25 and i'm only 21.I would lose lots of hair before I had a baby but now,it is scary. Please help.Has this happened to anyone and is there a real solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia (or the generic equivalent) is the *only* thing on the market that blocks the hormone that prevents you from losing hair. You probably wont regrow much of what you have lost, but you can salvage what you have. No I do not work for Propecia :D

      In a situation like this, you should get to the doctor ASAP. It's a pain in the neck, but it beats the alternative. Ive been losing some hair for a while, and I felt the same way as you.. but honestly there is nothing you can do without real medication. Right now I am using a combo of generic propecia (finasteride) and generic Rogaine. I have seen some improvement.

      By the way, your pretty young to be losing hair. Another reason you could be losing hair is stress. If you have been under a great deal of stress lately, this might also cause hair to fall out. But unlike male pattern baldness, hair loss due to stress is reversible. Talk to your doctor, soon.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why are strands of my hair falling out hourly?
    I'm 13 and male and for the past 5 days, I bought some shampoo and conditioner for "falling hair". It is still falling out when I swipe through my hair with my hand, usually 2-15 strands at a time every time I do that.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm...

      Well I just washed my hair yesterday, and a lot fell out in the shower. I am 21 year old male (22 in one week). I just ran my fingers through my hair with both hands and one strand came out, so I consider that pretty normal, actually better than normal in my case.

      I had been having a similar problem since you starting just before I turned 18. I lost a lot of hair in the front part of my head (hairline), although it doesn't show at all-- most people think I have really thick hair lol. But I agree, it was nerve-wracking to keep running my fingers through my hair and have all those strands coming out. I was like wtf am I going bald? At the time, I didn't realize it, but I was going through A LOT of stress with family issues and big changes in my life. Things have cooled down now, and that's why I think I'm not shedding it as fast.

      I use a shampoo called Pantene Fine Hair Solutions. It's supposed to be gentler on your hair and it's a combination shampoo and conditioner in one bottle. I found that switching to it slowed down the amount that was falling out, so I have never switched back. You could consider trying that or another brand.

      If you are overly concerned, please mention it to your family doctor, or better yet, to a dermatologist. I mentioned it to my dermatologist because I also have acne, and she said that it was normal to be shedding up to a certain number of hairs per day, but fast hair loss in young people is called "alopecia" and is often linked to high levels of stress in your life. So... are you stressed? If so, please try to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you can, and it might improve. One last theory but I'm not sure... It might be due to puberty. You are 13, which would place you right around the starting point for that. (most guys start at between ages 12.5 to 14, but others start later). The higher amount of testosterone in your blood might be triggering it.

      I hope this helps. Good luck man!

  26. QUESTION:
    Hair loss products online that work for men?
    what is a good hair loss product out there that works for men
    that are starting to loose hair, just thinning and want something that
    is economical and make hair look fuller in the back.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi !

      Natural Hair Loss solution is the best !

      All those unnatural ways to grow hair with harsh chemicals and by plugging in hair transplants are earning huge corporations billions of dollars and doctors hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

      Why would they be foolish enough to promote something that would cost you less than in grocery store stuff that are able to naturally regrow your lost hair ?

      Side Effects Of Common Drugs For Hair Loss Treatment :

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

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

  27. QUESTION:
    How to cure rough n tough hairs and also hair fall?
    Hey , i am 21 male . I have very rough n tough hairs . I also have huge hair fall . Plz help me guys . Suggest me something for that .

    • ANSWER:
      Find the 'cause' before you can find the solution, then eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.
      For your rough n tough hairs, towel dry, scrunch with gel like Samy or DEP, they started the whole gel thing, and it's main ingredient is water so no alcohol to dry your hair even more. Finger comb.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  28. QUESTION:
    I went to the Polyclinic near my home, and consulted the Doctor regarding my hair fall and am just 25 and Male?
    He prescribed me " Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution " and said it would cost about S (Singapore Dollars). Is it worth buying it? Will hair fall stop if I use this lotion? Are there any side effects? If I use and stop it half way, what are the consequences? Pour out your suggestions please.

    • ANSWER:
      My dad bought one at a pharmacy just weeks ago. It costs him just slightly over . Why is yours so expensive? It's usually used to diagnose both male and female pattern hair loss. The doctor advised that hair would continue to fall if you stop using it. Side effects include dizziness, immense hair loss, or unwanted hair growth in areas that you don't want your hair to grow. It's easier for your hair to grow back since you are only 25 years old, but according to what I know, only 50% of patients saw their hair growing back after a while (usually two months), but it's still worth giving it a try. It's a very common condition nowadays, perhaps due to stress. My cousin is having the same condition, and he's only 23.

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    I want to ask a very important Q about my HAIR LOSS (baldness) which is as under :?
    I am a 28 year old male and I am losing hair from the top of my head so that I can easily notice the baldness coming with a mirror. I am very much concerned about it and need URGENT help for it. I have read about two medicines, one is Regaine Extra Strength (solution) which contains minoxidil, and the other medicine is Finasteride which are oral tablets. I want to ask if anyone has ever used it for the same purpose and the affects of it or if anyone else knows any other remedies for baldness other than treatments shown in ads. PLZ HELP !!!

    • ANSWER:
      Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride are the only two treatments currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration [USA] for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Both of these medications prevent further hair loss but are only able to partially reverse the baldness. Both require continuous use to maintain effectives. As effectiveness may take 6-12 months to become apparent, these agents should be used for at least 1 year before deciding whether to continue treatment.

      Please check the source link below for additional information. And by the way, a worthwhile mate won't worry about your hair. Unless it ends up on someone else's collar...!

  31. QUESTION:
    What can I do to grow my bald spot on my head w/o drugs and lotions?
    Last winter I noticed that my hair was falling off more than usual. Later on I noticed that I had about an inch wide bald spot on my head and as weeks went by the bald spot grew to about two to two and half inch wide. Good thing is that the center part had grown back a little but the remainder is still a not coming back. I have limited access to such lotions and drugs to help with the regrowth. So I need some advice as to how I can make it grow faster to let it grow at all. Thanks for your concern if you reply to this question.

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to the Club!
      I suffer from male pattern baldness and I use Rogaine Foam for my remedy, I have noticed significant improvement in the amount of hair in the "Vortex" (top-back) area of the head in the past few months. Since you don't have access to these medications like Rogaine or Propecia, which i think are the only two drugs approved by the FDA to actually re-grow hair I will say that your eating habits usually contribute to hair loss. Buy a multivitamin pill to ensure that you ingest your daily recommended dosage of vitamins and minerals and eat well. For more information on hair loss, visit the following website, this has cleared some of my doubts on hair loss and it will also give you direct feedback on today's solutions for baldness.

      http://www.hair-loss.org/forums/

      PS. Consider also a hair transplant, if you can afford it, for which you will obtain information on the web site as well.

  32. QUESTION:
    how to reverse hair fall and get rid of dandruff?
    i need help.really.

    my hairs are falling.i am 20 years old , male.
    their is a lot of dandruff in my hairs.

    please suggest me some effective ,herbal solution for this.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sameer,

      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.

  33. QUESTION:
    Has anybody used IHT 9 hair loss shampoo?
    I have been searching for a hair loss solution and found this IHT9 shampoo for hair loss and hair growth. I want to know if it works for male pastern hair loss and baldness. They claim it to be Natural and Ayurvedic.

    • ANSWER:
      I have been using IHT 9 as my regular hair care shampoo almost since last 2 years. I had been experiencing severe hair loss at that point of time and IHT9 stopped it within couple of weeks. The fact that this shampoo contains only natural herbs prompted me to fix this as my regular shampoo. Now, all of us do require a shampoo and since it does not have any harsh chemical it is a wise idea to use IHT 9. As far as male pattern baldness is concerned, IHT 9 has Fenugreek as one the 9 Ayurvedic ingredients. Fenugreek has beneficial effects on hair growth, lustre and health. Fenugreek is thought to work by increasing the dilation of blood vessels to the scalp, thereby improving blood circulation and nutrient supply to this area. Minoxidil also works in the same way for male pattern baldness condition.

      Since, IHT9 does not have chemicals - it is safe and without side effects.

      One point that all of us should keep in mind that any therapeutic product's efficacy on all individuals can not be same. So you can use it for couple of days (not big money required) and within this period you would realize if it suits you!

      The herbal ingredients (also used in IHT 9 shampoo), their action and benefits are explained in this page:

      http://www.herbal-hair-shampoo.com/herbs-hair-loss.php

  34. QUESTION:
    Can I use a separate conditioner with Selsun Blue shampoo?
    I have a lot of dandruff and heard that Selsun Blue shampoo works really well. The first time i used it my hair was really dry because i didn't use a conditioner. I was wondering if I can use a conditioner with the shampoo and if i do, will my dandruff still be able to go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff / DryHair / Hair fall / Thinning / Oily scalp is a problem that is affecting many people. Some of the reasons include poor diet , Hormonal changes , Stress , Hard water , Excess fungus called Pityrosporum ovale in the scalp.

      The MAJOR MISTAKE people make is that they use SHAMPOOS , Hair Creams.STOP using shampoos, Hair creams, soap on your head at once. All shampoos and soaps contain SLS Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This is a poison. It irritates the scalp and worsens its condition.SLS is used in car wash solutions, Dish wash soaps, hand wash etc. How can you use something that is used to clean car grease on your head ?? SLS strips the scalp of its natural oils causing dry scalp, flaking like dandruff.The excessive drying makes the scalp produce more oil later leading to oily scalp.
      SLS is also absorbed into the body from skin application.SLS compounds are used as detergents and surfactants. They are used widely in hair conditioners and in approximately 90 percent of all shampoos and products that foam. It is possibly the most dangerous of all ingredients in personal care products. According to the American College of Toxicology SLS causes eye malformation in children.It causes skin layers to separate and inflame due to its protein denaturing properties. Hair is made of protein and is affected by SLS leading to poor quality hair, corroded hair follicles and inhibited hair growth, contributing to hair loss. SLS can cause cataracts through skin absorption, even without direct contact with the eyes.
      SLS absorbs through skin into blood and then concentrates in organs such as the heart, liver or brain. This is potentially dangerous since SLS is a mutagen, capable of changing the information in the genetic material of your cell and organs.
      SLS causes PMS and drops male fertility.
      Most Shampoos also contain " Propylene Glycol ". It is a cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.In industry, propylene glycol is used to break down protein and cellular structure (this is also what skin is).It is a synthetic petrochemical used as a emulsifying base in creams, shampoos and hair conditioners. On skin, it makes the skin look smoother, but ultimately ages the skin faster

      Go to a supermarket and check the ingredients of shampoos , soaps , detergents yourself. You will find Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Ammonium Laureth sulfate , Propylene Glycol in it. For more info google " SLS "

      I suffered frm dandruff and severe hairfall for 4 years. I tried all the anti dandruff shampoos in the market. The dandruff cleared for a couple of days after the wash , but it reappeared within 2-3 days again. So I had to shampoo again and again.My scalp's condition worsened with every shampoo wash and my hair was falling at an abnormal rate.I nearly went bald !~

      Finally, i found the solution. Mix 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda in about half a glass of warm/normal water. Dissolve it well and use this solution to massage & clean your scalp/hair for about 1 min.Then, Wash off.Do NOT use HOT water. Next , dissolve 2 table spoons of any vinegar ( Preferably Apple Cider Vinegar ) in a big cup of water and use this as the final rinse and massage on scalp. Pat dry hair.You can perform this wash method every 2-3 days until your scalp improves and then do it every week.Dont wash hair everyday
      Massage coconut / olive /almond oil on the scalp for about 10 mins every week. This increases blood circulation to the scalp and gives the hair strength and shine.If you really feel like shampooing.. I recommend " Aubrey's SLS free Organic Shampoos "

      Now , The science behind this method. Bicarbonate of soda effectively removes dirt and shampoo chemical residues without drying the scalp. Vinegar closes the cuticles of the hair, Gives hair shine, and changes the PH of the scalp to slightly acidic. Healthy skin is slightly acidic.Vinegar is also highly effective in eliminating dandruff and itching.Eat Zinc and Iron tablets

      My hair has grown back fully after I QUIT shampoos and creams. Its thick,strong and dandruff free.The results are mind blowing ! You will notice a difference in your condition within 1 week.

      Now, Why do all these doctors and media recommend shampoos ? The answer is " Consumerism " ..If everybody had healthy hair , The multi - billion dollar hair care product industries would run out of business. They need to destroy the health of your scalp with shampoos so that they can sell their anti - hair fall Solutions and so called " magical " oils.
      Look at the old pictures of people in (1960-70s).They had good hair.Shampoos hit the market after 1970s.Then started Trouble ! Just Think - If 1 bottle of shampoo can cure dandruff/strengthen hair as they advertise , why do so many people still have hair problems?

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    Hair thinning and I'm only 18 (Almost 19)...How can I prevent hair thinning and get my hair to grow back?
    Hi,
    so I:ve been noticing that my hair has been thinning out at the very front... my moms hair is EXTREMELY thin at the front so I'm guessing this runs in the family -.- is there anyway to stop this? why am i inheriting all the bad traits!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know the 'cause' why they got thinner, before you know solution or treatment for them. Otherwise they won't improve.

      During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandI…
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudien…
      Those are 75% the reason why.

      Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why.

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

      Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      HAIR LOSS ON WOMEN:
      1. Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. During telogen effluvium, hair shifts faster than normal from its growing phase into the "resting" phase before moving quickly into the shedding, or telogen, phase.
      2. Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family, though you're more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.
      3. Millions of people, most of them women, suffer from thyroid disease.
      4. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks healthy tissues. The condition affects about 1.5 million people and tends to strike women during their childbearing years. See a rheumatologist if your hair loss is accompanied by joint pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of lupus, which is treated with oral medications such as prednisone. If you also have a rash on the scalp, you need to see a dermatologist, who is likely to prescribe a topical cream.
      5. Women who have heavy periods or don't eat enough iron-rich foods may be prone to iron deficiency, in which the blood doesn't have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen to cells throughout your body, giving you the energy you need.
      6. As many as five million women in the United States suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. The condition, which can begin as early as age 11, is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones. PCOS often causes infertility.
      7. An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it difficult for hair to grow. Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm.
      8. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles. It affects about 4.7 million people in the United States and occurs equally in men and women. The cause is unknown, but it may be triggered by stress or illness.
      9. Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. Often, it's a combination of treatments—keratin, coloring, and blow-drying, for instance—that does the damage.
      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'.

      Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that look to start the hair loss.
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

  38. QUESTION:
    Do you think the Doctor will be annoyed if I go to them because may hair is thinning at age 16?
    I really don't want to waste the doctor's time, but this is a big issue for me because as a teenager having thinning hair is just humiliating.

    Thanks for answering

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. It is the job of a doctor to help their patients find solutions to their problems. Several factors may be causing your particular hair loss. The most common type of permanent hair loss is Androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male/female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness usually begins at the hairline, causing hair loss on the forehead and at the temples first. It can occur as early as the late teens and early 20s, and usually works backwards from the temples to eventually cause partial or total baldness on the top and sides of the scalp.

      Alternatively, poor or unbalanced nutrition may be a contributing factor to your early hair loss. Some foods you should add to your diet to increase hair health include: fruits, vegetables, dairy, lean healthy meats, fish, legumes, unsaturated fats, and water. Make sure your diet is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, silica, calcium, and iron to reduce or prevent hair loss. Avoid eating high amounts of fat, animal protein, and salt. As you can see, the foods necessary to achieve healthy hair are the same that are necessary for overall body health.

      However, to precisely pinpoint the source of the hair loss, you should consult a medical professional, like those at Bosley Medical. These physicians are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause of your case & recommend appropriate treatment options. The consults at Bosley Medical are conducted free of charge so at the very least you receive the information you need to move forward in addressing your problem. Bosley physicians have treated many cases similar to your situation, so they are very knowledgeable and willing to help.

  39. QUESTION:
    I see there are a lot of wealthy men with bald heads. Is hair replacement expensive?
    Or do they just not care? Perhaps it's time consuming or too hurties for princess?
    I believe hair is natural. The environment that we live in which causes is to fall out isn't.

    • ANSWER:
      The permanent hair loss solution for most males who have enough hair in e donor area is hair transplants. The costs Aries from 5000 to 15000 for up to 4000 grafts.

      They are natural looking and long term . I know males who have it done and it looks natural and undetected. You can wait for diet to kick in or you can fix it over a sorter period, it depeneds how much it means to you

  40. QUESTION:
    What is reason for my hair fall and how to restore ?
    My hairs r falling & thinning day by day.
    My dad's hairs r intact at the age of 60.

    What remedy should I use (Homeopathic, alopathic, aurvedic....) ?

    Do I have to consult demetologist for treatment ??

    Does hair transplant & hair weaving r solution ???

    • ANSWER:
      1) See a trichologist if you have severe problem.probably they would write some effective medicine like minoxidil topical solution.it instantly works on hairfall.especially for males.but it has got some side effects like loss of libido etc. so don't self medicate and see a doctor and ask him if you should take it or not.

      2)I have heard homeopathy works but it takes much longer.so its your call .but i would suggest allopathy (trichologist or dermatologist)

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

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

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

      Hair Thinning Causes

      Hormonal changes

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

      Stress

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

      Hair Care

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

      Hair Thinning Treatments

      Topical treatments

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

      Pharmaceuticals

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

      Natural Products

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

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

      Dealing with Hair Thinning

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

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

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

      Conclusion

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

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  42. QUESTION:
    what is the best shampoo to control hair lose for hyderabad (AP) citizens (male) ?
    I tried many shampoos. But no use. I am loosing much hair. Can any one suggest me the best result oriented shampoo to control hair lose.

    • ANSWER:
      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 months even years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      Other reasons why that happens:

      Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs), steroids, hereditary, hair dyes, perming/relaxers, straightening (have read many on YA HAIR, and have responded to them since 2009), http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118527.htm
      diet, having babies (yes I read twice it happened to them), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything.
      Ex. of relaxed hair. http://monicabtheorganicstylist.wordpress.com/tag/hair-relaxers/

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head. Shampoos do not prevent or CURE hair loss.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX, FDA http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ProtectYourself/HealthFraud/default.htm
      CNN Health Supplements Library, Slate.com, MSN "Vitamins can do more harm than good", Consumer Reports, Vogue Dec. 2010.
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  43. QUESTION:
    Getting stomach pain after did masturbation?
    I am 29 years old man, about to marry. i have the habbit of masturbation weekly 4-5 times. Now a days i am getting pain in my stomach(bottom, and both sides) after did masturbation. Everybody is saying that Masturbation is not injure to health. But I don't know why it is happening to me. Anybody can give me a solution to get the better sex after i get married.

    • ANSWER:
      Sriran,

      Don't listen to those kids. As they are kids, they are immature. Today, they are just learning.

      Give up the habit of masturbation TODAY...! Otherwise, you may face even more problems in the future.

      The traditional medical science says...
      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      According to the traditional medical science, sex or masturbation may be done at intervals of 35 days or more than 35 days to prevent any adverse effects on the body. During these activities, many important minerals, hormones, and fluids responsible for the following are rapidly lost.

      [1] Masculinty ----------> masculine behaviour, body hair, body shine
      [2] Growth of the body ----------> increase in height and weight
      [3] Strength of the body ----------> density, stamina, and resistance to diseases

      Why you should give up this habit
      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      You are making your body dry, loose, weak, and impotent just for pleasure. You eat. You masturbate. It is like "a tank getting filled through one pipe and getting empty through another pipe".....!

      All the three-----masturbation, nocturnal emissions, and sex-----are very harmful to health. A man's semen is his masculinity, energy, and life. Each time semen is wasted, his masculinity, energy, and life decrease. This is simple Mathematics.....!

      How semen is formed
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      Just as milk cream is the cream of milk, semen is the cream of the males' blood. It is very precious. Semen is created by the secretory glands from the food we eat. According to a book I have read, only about 20 g semen is produced from the food that a man consumes in nearly 35 days.

      (1) From 32,000 g food, approximately 11,153 g chyle is formed.

      (2) From 11,153 g chyle, approximately 3,887 g blood is formed.

      (3) From 3,887 g blood, approximately 1,355 g flesh is formed.

      (4) From 1,355 g flesh, approximately 472 g fat is formed.

      (5) From 472 g fat, approximately 164 g bone is formed.

      (6) From 164 g bone, approximately 57 g bone marrow is formed.

      (7) From 57 g bone marrow, approximately 20 g semen is formed.

      Where semen is located
      """""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      A common misconception is that semen is located only in one part of the man's body, and that, after the man loses it due to nocturnal emission, masturbation, or sex, it gets filled within the next few hours "automatically". This is completely wrong...!

      Semen is located throughout the man's body, mixed with blood. A small proportion of this semen is located at one part at the centre of the body. After the man loses it due to one of the afore-mentioned reasons, the semen from the other parts of the body is brought to fill this part. As a result, the density of the blood, and so, the density of the body decreases, and the man looks a little less masculine than before. If such loss takes place frequently and over a long span of time, the man may become impotent. In some cases, the situation is so grave that the man looks like "an eunuch".

      Relation between semen and testosterone
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      Another huge misconception is that there is no relation between semen and testosterone. This is completely wrong...! Testosterone is mixed with the semen itself. Each time semen is lost, the testosterone mixed with that semen is lost too. Testosterone is very important for three things:

      (1) Masculinty----------masculine behaviour, body hair, body shine
      (2) Growth of the body----------growth in height and weight
      (3) Strength of the body----------density, tightness, and stamina

      Effects of frequent semen loss
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      According to the traditional medical science, a human male should not do masturbation or sex before the age of 24 years at least. Later, he may do sex at intervals of 45 days or more than 45 days to prevent any adverse effects on the body. Otherwise, some or all of the following effects may occur:

      Effects on the head region
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      -----weakening and falling of hair
      -----mild or severe headache
      -----pale face with anaemia
      -----acne or eruptions on the face
      -----dark circles around the eyes
      -----sunken eyes
      -----short-sightedness
      -----incomplete beard

      Effects on the trunk region
      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      -----pain in shoulders
      -----palpitation of the heart
      -----dyspnea - difficulty in breathing
      -----back pain
      -----stomach pain <------------------------------ Your problem
      -----gradual degradation of kidneys

      Effects on the genetal parts
      """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      -----wet dreams or nocturnal emissions
      -----incontinence
      -----discharge of semen along with urine
      -----premature ejaculation (only 10-15 minutes instead of the normal 35-40 minutes)
      -----enlargement of the testicles
      -----pain in the testicles
      -----involuntary urination in sleep

      Effects on the legs
      """""""""""""""""""""""
      -----pain in thighs
      -----pain in knees
      -----pain in ankles
      -----foot pain
      -----palpitation of legs

      Effects on the whole body
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      -----phthisis - wasting of tissues
      -----boils on the body
      -----early exhaustion
      -----physical and mental lethargy - lack of energy

      Other effects
      """"""""""""""""
      -----sudden irritation
      -----sudden anger
      -----physical, mental, and moral debility
      -----drowsiness
      -----laziness
      -----gloominess
      -----mental imbalance
      -----lack of masculinity
      -----effiminate or womanish behaviour
      -----loss of memory
      -----fickle-mindedness
      -----lack of thinking power
      -----bad dreams
      -----restlessness of mind
      -----sudden jealousy
      -----sudden fear

      In short, just dreary, cheerless existence... :(

      I hope you have realized that you have to preserve your semen. Hence, give up the habit of masturbation FOREVER.

      PRESERVE SEMEN..... PRESERVE MASCULINITY.
      PRESERVE SEMEN..... PRESERVE ENERGY.
      PRESERVE SEMEN..... PRESERVE LIFE.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is a great hair growth pill?
    I have shoulder length hair and my hair takes forever to grow. My friend says that she uses a pill called Nioxin to make her hair grow fast. I want to know were I can purchase this pill or what other pill can help. I do not suffer from hair loss just want my hair to grow faster. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know that's there's really a legitimate hair growth solution if you don't suffer from hair loss. If you are male, there's always Propecia as an option, however this is not something that can be prescribed for women. Hair growth treatments for women are far more limited, especially when you don't suffer from any conditions that would warrant medical consultation.

      There are many products on the market that claim to help you grow longer, thicker hair-- but ultimately, they don't really do much. You can always try using an over-the-counter topical minoxidil product, better known as Rogaine.

      Honestly, your best bet is to take good care of the hair you do have. Keeping a clean scalp and making sure your hair is healthy ultimately promotes growth,

  45. QUESTION:
    Im 18 years old, is it safe to take Finasteride tablets 1mg daily ?
    I consulted a skin specialist due to baldening and thinning of hair. My hair is lossing in a normal pettern. cause for the baldening is purely hereditary. My father is bald. Doctor said that there is no treatment for baldening that comes as hereditary problem. But im only 18 and now i look like a man above 30. Doctor prescribed me the FINASTERIDE tablets and a minoxidil topical solution.
    Doctor warned me that there is a lot of bad comments about that tablet in the internet as it has many side effects . He added that latest studies shows that there is no side effects for this tablet and can be taken continuosly. I want expert advice from the people with experience and doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      Finasteride is used for Male pattern baldness
      as well. Measured by hair counts, in a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of finasteride daily regrew some hair. In contrast, all of the men in the study who were not taking finasteride lost hair. In the same study, based on photographs that were reviewed by an independent panel of dermatologists, 48% of those treated with finasteride experienced visible 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. 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.In clinical studies, finasteride, like minoxidil, was shown to work on both the crown area and the hairline, but is most successful in the crown area.

  46. QUESTION:
    how many women do actually cheat on their partner?how does it all start and what happens in the end?
    asking this coz i wonder if most women think like i do,..does an affair always remain a secret

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to cheating, many people automatically visualize men who cheat on their girlfriends or even wives. Of course, this is a common event, but women are simply as capable as carrying with extramarital relationships as guys are. In fact, women do. In case you believe that your spouse or girlfriend is cheating on you, you could be questioning to why.

      Relating to determining the reason why women cheat on their boyfriends or partners, a reply is actually not easy to discover. This is simply because most women, as well as males, cheat for lots of different factors. Just because, a single female loves to be a cheater because it can be easy to do this, it doesn't mean that is the same goal and motivation of your mate.

      Even though it is difficult to target the actual cause why women of all ages cheat on their men, there is a variety of common motives. A few of these reasons are outlined below. They could be what are causing your partner or girlfriend to cheat on you.

      • Unsatisfied Needs in the home.

      Do you have an inclination when it comes to sex? Almost all men do. But did you also realize that the majority of females do too? Have you questioned your lady or girlfriend what she would like in bed? If you're not, you may not be completing her fantasies. It is essential to remember that ladies do have lovemaking needs too. In case your sex-life is dull, monotonous, or cutting down, there is a possibility that your spouse is being unfaithful. Bear in mind, she may be doing so to fulfill her intimate desires or her fantasies.

      •To Get Out of a Marriage.

      There seems to be a place in time when a simple break up notice or simply a mobile phone call was an easy way to terminate a loving relationship. At this moment, it seems as if cheating could be the least difficult solution. Lots of women employ cheating as a way to escape their romantic relationship. Several ladies worry the answers that they can be getting when attempting to breakup with a man or ask for a divorce. Physical violence is one of those worries. In the event that you have pointed out that your romance has been struggling for a time now, there exists a chance that your woman is intending to discover an easy way from your romantic relationship.

      •To Experience Young Once again.

      It is no secret that ladies concern growing older. Actually, many ladies go into catastrophe mode when they discover aging evidence on their own body. These types of warning signs might include creases, grey hair, or excess weight. Some women choose to improve their visual appearance through getting a facelift or starting a weight loss method, others consider going out and having an infidelity. In most of these circumstances, extramarital affairs usually are short and may also just be one night stands. Certain women only desire to be capable of go out temporarily, have a good time, feel adolescent once more, and return home.

      •Convenience.

      Convenience is yet another typical motive why most women cheat on their males. Say your lover or wife is out to dinner time or within a pub with a group of good friends. A man presents them with attention and pays them compliments. Many adult females will eat this right up. It matches the above mentioned cause of feeling vibrant once more and improving self-confidence degrees. At this specific point in time, a lot of women think "why not?" If they have a male there who is willing to give them fire, perhaps just for one nighttime, many ladies decide to go for this because of convenience.

      As underlined previously, it is very important not forget that men are commonly typecast, as the cheaters, yet adult females can cheat the same. When you believe that your wife or honey is definitely being unfaithful, you might like to spend less time concentrating on the why or the how and much more time determining what action you may consider. Do you wish to keep your romantic relationship or perhaps is it certainly not worth the suffering?

      What if you discover that your partner has been unfaithful? Do women cheat [http://www.infidelityemotionalanswers.com/do-women-cheat/]? I understand how hard it is to go through this heartbreak, One of the problems is we do not know what to do when we suffer infidelity of women. If you want to learn how to survive this betrayal, you must learn a simple method, but at the same time works amazingly well. Do not lose hope,
      Good Luck>r

  47. QUESTION:
    I am female and recently having a severe hair loss. Will Medicare cover a visit to a dermatologist?
    a dermatologist?

    • ANSWER:
      What makes you think a dermatologist can help you with hair loss? Those guys only solutions to these kinds of problems are drugs. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If his hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. If it is male pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      Solve your problem in a natural way and make your body healthy.

      good luck to you

  48. QUESTION:
    Should I take a DHT blocker even though I'm not experiencing hair loss?
    I'm not experiencing hair loss at the moment (aside from the normal fall outs here and there), but since DHT is one of the leading causes of hair loss in males (stress is another, I take vitamin B6 for that) I was wondering if it would be wise to take a DHT blocker anyway so I never have to experience hair loss or balding.

    • ANSWER:
      There are certain vitamins that help promote the growth of hair in the body. Changing to a healthier diet is vital not only for hair growth but also for the general well being of your body.

      Some of the most important include:

      - Essential Fatty Acids

      - The B Vitamins

      - Antioxidants

      - Sulfur

      - Zinc

      But vitamins and diet are only one part of it, you should also consider adding excercise and hair loss products into your hair growth solution.

      There's more detail regarding the vitamins and the hair growth stategy in the source link below:

  49. QUESTION:
    how common is it for guys to start loosing hair at around 20 years old?
    i know a few people like this and i was really surprised cause i thought only when your pretty old, if you have that gene that , that is when it occurs.

    • ANSWER:
      It began to happen to my father around that age. It was very gradual but from what I heard it began at about nineteen:( A familial trait. His grandfather and male cousins as well. I remind my son to enjoy his hair while he can and hope that they have better hair re-growth solutions when he has to face that issue in the future:) And yes, my father was still extremely handsome even with the hair loss.

  50. QUESTION:
    which is the best tonic for male hair regrowth? are there any solutions for receding hairline?
    no pills please! because some of the pills interfere with sexual activity. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      lol wouldn't want to mess with that....okay this stuff rocks
      http://www.organicrootstimulator.com/loss/index.htm
      its this grease you put on twice a day or once a day into the head massage it.....it has special oils that stimulate the follicle and increase the oxygen encouraging it to grow...after taking Imuran for a long time i started to experience a horrible side effect from it called alopecia..i stopped the medicine and started using this stuff...i noticed a difference in a week...also some vitamins that help
      biotin 1mg
      folic acid 1mg
      centrum vitamin
      vitamin e
      these vitamins will not affect ur sex drive they will probally increase it since they will give you more energy
      the bottom line is massage the scalp alot that really stimulates the follicles
      also some shampoos that help mane and tail
      or doo grow products
      Joico kpak line...this has 25 amino acids found in hair...and human hair keratin protein that has been scientifically proven to reconstruct hair from the cuticle out...sallys carrys the stuff i mentioned and a beauty salon carrys Joico...cvs walgreens stores like that carry vitamins...and drink alot of water...eat protein like eggs they have biotin...meat cheese beans and whole grains hope this helps you out


male hair loss solutions

Faster Hair Growth

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any good products that actually help with faster hair growth?
    I don't have bald spots or anything! I want my hair to be longer- I have had short hair all of my life, and I've grown tired of it- and I was wondering if there are any big brands of hair care supplies that help with faster hair growth. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      yes there is such a product that can help your hair grow faster and it is called name is Mira hair oil and it works like a charm what I like about it is that it combines lots of herbs that not only promote faster hair growth but stop all hair problems.
      get more info at
      Other ways to help hair growth include
      Take biotin
      Take saw palmetto
      Take some prenatal pills

      You will grow hair faster with these tips

  2. QUESTION:
    What vitamins are good for faster hair growth?
    i cut my bangs and wanted to be able to have faster hair growth.

    • ANSWER:
      BE CAREFUL! Vitamins may assist in hair growth but it doesn't necessarily mean on your head. You may wake up one morning with a mustache! And you can overdose on iron.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the good hair care product for faster hair growth?
    I want my hair to be longer than now. I am wondering if there are any big brands of hair care supplies that help with faster hair growth. Any recommendations?

    I found one product on the internet http://www.arganrain.net is there anyone using this product?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried FAST shampoo? Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is a deep cleansing shampoo that is specially made to make hair grow faster. What's great about this product is its totally made of natural ingredients, so it's safe even after years of use. Give it a try!

      Argan oil by the way is great for hair too.
      http://www.fasthair.co.uk/

  4. QUESTION:
    What can be done for faster hair growth?
    I've been trying to grow my hair out for about a year now and have barely made any progress.
    I've heard that taking Biotin is good for hair growth but I'm always a little weary about taking pills.
    Has any one tried Biotin with good results? Also, any other tips on faster hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not recommend things that advertise themselves as "for hair growth." How fast your hair grows depends a lot on your genes, but there are things that you do to speed you the growth. Make sure that you eat plenty of fruits and veggies! Drink lots of water and you might want to take multivitamins. Also, have your hair clipped at least every 2 months to keep it healthy and deep condition your hair once a week (leave the conditioner in your hair for 30-45 minutes before rinsing it.)
      You should see the growth of your hair speed up in no time!

      Good LucK!

  5. QUESTION:
    What are good shampoos for faster hair growth?
    I am desperately searching for a kind of solution for longer hair
    I have thick hair that is now in line with the lobe of my ear and I hate it!!! I live in Dubai and I would like to know if there are any kinds of shampoos that absolutely GUARANTEE faster hair growth

    Much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Dont waste your money on Mane N Tail shampoo - It does not make your hair grow (nor does biotin , vitamins, folic acid etc)

      Mane n tail shampoo is a very simple cheap formulation based upon sodium lauryl sulphate - a cheap and quite irritant detergent

      see ingredients : http://manentail.com/products/the-origin…

      see sodium lauryl sulphate : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_dode… ("SDS is mainly used in detergents for laundry with many cleaning applications" It has been shown to irritate the skin of the face with prolonged and constant exposure (more than an hour) in young adults.SDS may worsen skin problems in individuals with chronic skin hypersensitivity, with some people being affected more than others. In animal studies SDS appears to cause skin and eye irritation." - ex Wiki)

  6. QUESTION:
    How to achieve faster hair growth?
    Besides prenatal vitamins, what can I do for faster hair growth?

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

  7. QUESTION:
    Is six inches in six months fast hair growth for african american hair?
    And also tups for faster hair growth would be find as well. And curing nappy newgrowth, My hair is starting to grow thick and thicker at the roots of my scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes that is a lot for African American hair! Even for any hair type, it's pretty long! I'm biracial black/white and my hair grows a few inches a month. Tips on making your hair grow faster and healthier Is to drink plenty of water and take vitamins. DONT USE HAIR GROWTH VITAMINS trust me it will make more than just the top of your hair grow. At your local drugstore they have products for African American hair, I haven't tried all of them because my hair is a lot thinner. But when using the treatment, apply at your new roots, but not on the rest of your hair because it will increase your hair to be more nappy and dry! P.S. Try getting your hair trimmed every few months, split ends are part of what makes the thickness of your hair

  8. QUESTION:
    I have very fast hair growth - Which is a problem because of the eyebrows?
    I have really fast hair growth which means i have to tweeze everyday. The thing the hair grows too fast that it's noticeable just not tweezable. I have very sensitive skin, so every time i tweeze i get a red bumpy irritation.

    • ANSWER:
      if you can afford it you can do something which permanently prevents the hair from growing

  9. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a supplement to promote fast hair growth in women?
    I'm looking for a supplement to promote faster hair growth that is NOT a huge pill - or if it is, it can be cut in half.

    I found Shen Min Hair Nutrient For Women at the Vitamin Shoppe, has anyone used that?
    Also forgot to mention, I have acne prone skin - so the very popular Biotin is not an option for me (sigh)

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried FAST shampoo? This is a special made shampoo specifically made to stimulate the hair follicles to produce more hair. What's great about FAST is its made of natural ingredients so its safe even after years of use. Give it a try.
      http://www.fasthair.co.uk

  10. QUESTION:
    What is better for fast, healthy hair growth? vitamin e oil or olive oil?
    I want my hair to grow faster and and it Is a little damaged. So which one promotes faster hair growth? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil is good at making your hair look shiny but it won't do much for health since it doesn't penetrate. Vitamin E oil is a better option, especially if it's argan oil, which contains this vitamin so it makes your hair stronger and healthier. Pro naturals has an awesome argan oil that helps for damage and dryness. Also, to make your hair grow faster, massage your scalp daily, get regular trims and eat protein.

  11. QUESTION:
    does biotin work for faster healthier hair growth?
    i am african and want healthier happier and faster hair growth, i've heard biotin supposedly works well for this purpose, but i wanna know, does anyone have any personal experience with this?

    • ANSWER:
      I se bounty hair skin and nail vitamins which have biotin. I heard biotin helps too but I'm not sure. Vitamin E supposedley works too and castor oil if massaged in the scalp and left in for ten minutes.

  12. QUESTION:
    Faster hair growth during pregnancy ? Did it indicate a boy or girl?
    Did your hair grow faster or slower during pregnancies? Apparantly faster hair growth indicates a boy. Was this true for your pregnancies? Has anyone had a girl and experienced faster hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Those are all old wives tales. Hair doesn't exactly grow faster some of that perception is because you shed less hair while you are pregnant. The extra vitamins that most women take (as well as eating healthier) can promote hair growth but that is kind of indirectly related to being pregnant.

      I always just knew what I was having. All 5 times I was right. From the time I first knew I was pregnant I would only be attracted to items for whatever sex I was having (little dresses, toy trucks etc).

  13. QUESTION:
    Anything to help with faster hair growth?
    Does anyone know from personal experience anything that helps with faster hair growth? Not anything you have heard about but something you have actually used and seen that it has worked. products or home remedies? My hair is a little slightly past my shoulders now and I would love for it to be about half way down my back by the middle of summer?

    • ANSWER:
      No matter what you do, your hair will only grow up to 1/2 an inch per month.
      However, if you take a supplement with folic acid then it will grow in stronger and healthier, making it less likely that you'll grow less than half an inch per month and less prone to splits and breakage.

  14. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should i take for hair growth?
    Im trying to get my hair to grow and im going to get some vitamins. So witch ones should i take for faster hair growth? Biotin? Silica? .......... What works the best?

    • ANSWER:
      None.

      Per NIH website and other research site, nothing you ingest will make hair grow faster. A healthy diet including vitamins will help hair be stronger, but not grow faster. The sales media has lied to the public for years above buying "heath" products to do what they will not.

      Those products useless use in excess will not hurt you, however they will make someone else richer off you money.

      Go to the Nation Institution of Health and research from there outward to other sites.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there any product good for hair growth?
    I had my hair cut last summer, and I really miss my long hair! I was wondering if there was any product I could use to aid faster hair growth. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Take biotin.
      Every other day massage olive oil in your hair for 20 minutes then shampoo it out.
      Get Garner Fructis Length and Strength Shampoo and Conditioner.

      Take daily vitamins.
      Exercise (sounds weird but exercising circulates the blood flow which makes your hair grow faster)
      Wash your hair every other day!
      More tips here.
      http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Your-Hair-Faster

      I am growing my hair too.
      This really works :DD

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the medcine for fastest hair growth?
    what is the Medicine for fastest hair growth in male body....and also how to prevent hair in female body

    • ANSWER:
      it will grow as the system none of medicines will work but u need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables because hair needs a lot of nutrients so bit will help u besides apply olive oil and aloevera to ur hair

  17. QUESTION:
    Anybody with Naturally Black Hair - Do you have fast hair growth?
    I have very dark black hair, and i have extremely fast hair growth. The thing is the dark hair makes it worse because you can easily see it.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it depends on which body part. But yeah, my hair does grow very fast also--and it does suck because you can see it easily.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the home remedies for hair growth?
    My wedding is about to come this summer. What are the best home remedies for hair growth also which gives lustrous and health hair, currently m using olive oil massage twice a week giving very slow result. Is there any other solution for fast hair growth? i've waist length hair and want more growth.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a myth that oil actually helps your hair grow long. Oil just acts a a coat and protect your hair from pollution, dirt etc. It only coats your hair, makes it stronger, and shiny.

      If you hair is stronger it wont break as fast, therefore instead of loosing 50 hairs a day you may loose 10. Thus oil prevents hair fall rather than helping hair grow long. ;-)
      You hair will grow at its normal speed but use oil to prevent it from falling and thus beginning the growing process from scratch.
      I hope this help and obviously for more tips on your hair care you can have a look at the article. It will give you advice recommended by experts.
      Good luck

  19. QUESTION:
    Ways to encourage faster hair growth?
    I'm really trying to let my hair grow but it grows so slow. Are there any natural or home remedies that encourage faster hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Prenatal vitamins & drink lots of water.

  20. QUESTION:
    If i use Electrolysis or Laser hair removal to get rid of hair, will it take longer if i have fast hair growth?
    I have very fast hair growth. I want to remove some of my facial hair but i want to know if i get it done with Electrolysis of laser hair removal, will it take longer than usual to permanently remove the hair if i have very fast hair growth
    Nancy that isn't the question. If i use laserhair removal or Electrolysis will my hair take longer to remove than if i had normal growing hair speed

    • ANSWER:
      Laser should be the fastest way to get rid of hair. Electrolysis requires each hair to be done one at a time Hope this helps (*.:.*) C 2009

  21. QUESTION:
    When you are putting egg yolk into your hair what are you doing?
    Is it helping faster hair growth? How long do you keep it in for? I need tips on faster hair growth, shinier hair, thicker hair thank you so much! And please tell me everything there is to know about putting egg yolk into hair, like what you do before and after and during.
    The egg yolk is fresh, I just got them from Albertsons. And please don't be ridiculous.

    • ANSWER:
      hi eggs make ur hair shine and it strenghtens it. this is a protein treatment. it does work just put the eggs all over ur scalp and hair lenght and leave it in for 20-30 min. make sure u wash it off using a herbal shampoo. do this once a mth because using too much protein in ur hair can break ur hair.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good DIY hot oil treatment that promotes hair growth?
    I want to grow my hair out. The only problem is that I don't know how to promote hair growth. I don't want to spend too much on pricey argan oil products. I want to know a good hot oil treatment recipe. What are some effective hot oil treatment recipes that don't cost too much and promote fast hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      A few drops of lavender oil in coconut oil. Works to help grow hair, penetrates the hair strands to make hair stronger, and smells really good.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some fast acting hair growth masks?
    And What are some good homemade deep conditioner for fast hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me start by stating that there is not a shampoo or conditioner that promotes hair growth unless is it prescribed by a physician and contains either "Rogaine", "Minoxidil", “Propecia” or “Nioxion”. The only draw back to using these products is you have to use them for the rest of your life. If you stop you will lose what the product has grown in.
      Normally you will lose up to 100 hairs a day; every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement, a new follicle is pushing an old one out. The most common reasons for hair loss is ether medication, stress, or illness. If you feel your hair loss is excessive you should see your doctor to make sure it is not caused by the latter.
      The only way you can grow healthy hair is to eat a healthy diet high in protein (Hair is composed of “keratin” hard protein) and take prenatal vitamins (If you are an adult woman.) If you are underage or male eat a healthy diet high in protein and take hair and nail vitamins.

      I had a client who was pregnant and taking prenatal vitamins and her hair grew twice a fast as normal. It normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
      Do not forget to exercise regularly. Not only is it great for you but it will get your blood flowing and feed the follicles fresh nutrients.
      Hair usually grows ¼ to ½ inch every 4-6 weeks.

      Shampooing
      When you shampoo your hair you should manipulate your scalp vigorously; every other day.
      In order to grow healthy hair your scalp needs to be clean; by not shampooing you are defeating your efforts to grow healthy hair. I recommend shampooing every other day using a shampoo for chemically treated hair; even if your hair is not chemically treated. Shampoo that has been formulated for chemically treated hair has less detergent than a shampoo that has been formulated for normal hair. Detergent will remove to many natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
      Shampoo will not make your hair thicker. In order to do this the shampoo would have to create more hair follicles in your scalp; man cannot create a hair follicle.

      Split ends
      Also you need to have a trim every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends. A hair shaft that has a spit end is damaged beyond repair. If you do not have your hair trimmed to get the split end off they will eat there way up the hair shaft like a “Pac-man” and you will end up with split ends from tips to roots. There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will repair a split end. The only repair for a spit end is to have it cut off. While there are shampoo and conditioners out, that make the claim of repairing split ends all they do is put either a wax or plastic coating over the hair shaft; when the coating wears off the spit is back.

      Thickening
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner that will make your hair thicker. In order for this to happen the product would have to create a new hair follicles in your scalp. Man cannot create a hair follicle. The only options open to you is either hair transplantation or extensions.

      In closing let me state that trimming your hair will not make it grow. Hair does not grow from the tips like grass; it grows from the roots.

      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to make my hair grow faster?
    I, being the idiot I am, decided my bangs were too long and I'd take care of them myself. I have a concert on Tuesday next week and I really don't like how my hair now looks. Since, like fingernails, hair is made of keratin, would speeding up keratin production (somehow, but all I know about keratin is that it's dead skin cells) make for faster hair growth? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:-- How can you get a faster hair growth
      http://geebal.blogspot.com/2007/01/hair-growth.html#name1

  25. QUESTION:
    How fast does hair grow on average?
    Just wondering how fast hair growth is. I was asked this by my 12 year old and wasn't sure so I figured I would ask.

    • ANSWER:
      i think it is 1/2 an inch a month.

  26. QUESTION:
    Which of the two are better for hair growth?
    Someone I know has been taking pre-natal pills to grow thier hair and I have noticed her hair growing noticeably. Is there something in pre-natal tablets that hair-growth pills don't have and which is better for faster hair -growth?

    • ANSWER:
      it has more minerals. I've heard that zinc is good for hair growth. And when you are preg, you need more Ca and iron, so prenatals have more of that. Try liquid silica too.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to make my hair grow faster?
    So, i used to have really beautiful long hair, then my ex boyfriend persuaded me to get it cut really short (like frankie from the saturdays). now its started to grow back but it's at odd lengths on either side so i always have to pin it up and its so stressful! my mum wont let me get extensions because she says they are 'chavvy'. I know that nothings going to make my hair grow overnight but does anyone have any tips on faster hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      http://beautyandhealthcare1.blogspot.com/2010/11/faster-hair-growth.html

  28. QUESTION:
    Are there any good products that actually help with hair growth? (No bald spots, just want longer hair)?
    I don't have bald spots or anything! I want my hair to be longer- I have had short hair all of my life, and I've grown tired of it- and I was wondering if there are any big brands of hair care supplies that help with faster hair growth. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Are there any foods that encourage hair growth?
    My boyfriend has pointed out that when he eats more protein, his nails grow faster. I was wondering if there are any foods that help encourage faster hair growth, too. I'm not looking for miracle grow or anything like that, but just foods that I can eat more of to get my hair to grow a little faster, and stay healthy. I've had short hair for a few years, and I miss my long hair!

    • ANSWER:
      vitamin c, protein, calcium, all those are good for hair an nails. and supposedly omega 3 fatty acids are like miracle workers but eating a healthy and well-rounded diet in general will make up for anything you may be lacking and would encourage hair growth

  30. QUESTION:
    How long does it take thinned hair to grow out?
    I recently got my hair thinned, i had thin hair before but the hairdresser thinned it anyway!! How long will it take my hair to get thick again?
    She also cut WAY to much off my hair i wanted a trim and i got about 2 inched off it :( :( .. how long will it take for it to grow back, are there any tips for faster hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      God, aren't hairdressers annoying!
      Tip one - never let them thin your hair, if you have thin hair keep it all one length, it'll look thicker despite what rubbish they might tell you otherwise.
      Hair grows pretty slowly I'm afraid - 1/2 an inch a month - you can try supplements, etc but a good diet is just as likely to help hair growth.
      Tip 2 - I've also heard evening primrose oil's supposed to be good for your hair. Worth a try!

  31. QUESTION:
    Are there any ways to make your hair grow longer faster?
    My hair is 10 3/4 inches and I'm waiting till it is 12 inches so I can cut it for locks of love. Is there anyway to stimulate faster hair growth? Or is there some kind of vitamin/supplement or shampoo? I'm not trimming my hair though.
    Luckily I don't have any split ends!

    • ANSWER:
      massage ur scalp...and take care of ur hair (deep condition and stay away from heat products like straighteners or curling irons) also i heard that mane and tail shampoo makes ur hair grow faster...im trying to grow my hair too and im gonna try it...good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    What will make my hair grow longer and thicker?
    I have thin hair and its shoulder length. it grows sooo slow and i have to layer it to get any volume. Are there any vitamins or old remedies for fast hair growth and volume? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      For healthy hair growth, try using FAST shampoo. This is a deep cleansing shampoo that contains nutrients and herbal extracts that encourages the hair follicles to produce more hair.
      http://www.body4real.co.uk/product.php?productid=17806

  33. QUESTION:
    what are the best fast hair growth products from either boots or superdrug?
    What are the best hair growth products that are fast and have a resonable price?
    Any ideas help:) Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried FAST shampoo? This is an all-natural/nutrient filled shampoo that's great in stimulating fast hair growth.
      http://www.fasthair.co.uk

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the best hair growth vitamins from rite aid?
    So I have shoulder length hair and I am really good with my hair I barley have any split ends and its very healthy but im so impatient, im not getting the results I want, I need a fast hair growth vitamin that I can get from rite aid or somewhere like that? Thanks(:

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Does this really work to make your hair grow faster?
    I've heard horse shampoo works to make hair grow faster, is this true? Also, where can I buy some?
    If you think this sounds bogus can you tell me some alternatives for faster hair growth, please?
    Thanks everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      From me and my husbands experience, it made both of our hair thicker. So I suppose that equals longer too. His hair type is oily bone straight and mine is dry & very curly. I'm not sure what your hair type is but the name of the shampoo is Mane N' Tail and it can be found in certain hair stores but is mainly in the pet grooming section. We got ours from Wal-mart.

      It's not going to grow your hair like 5 inches every 5 days but it does help your hair stay healthy, especially if you leave the conditioner in your hair for 3-5 mins and rinse thoroughly. You can even leave it in w/o rinsing I believe for extra split end protection.

      Hot Oil treatments do work the best, and celebs get them done also. Try those as well. I hope you find whats best for you and your hair type.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ways to grow my hair really long over the summer?
    My hair grows really fast especially in the summer.
    What are the best vitamins for super fast hair growth?
    What diet is Best?
    What is the best Shampoo and Conditioner?
    And what are some really good home remedies for super fast hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      What I do is rub olive oil through my hair once a week and leave it in for at least an hour. Sometimes the whole day. This strenthens and helps growth. But the thing is no matter what you do ur hair still will grow slowly. This will just help for maybe an extra cm. Or two with in 6 to 12 months. Hope I helped!

  37. QUESTION:
    Can prenatal vitamins actually help your hair grow?
    Im not pregnant but i bought some prenatal vitamins because I hear they promote faster hair growth. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      yes they also make your nails stronger. I use to take them when I wasn't even pregnant, I just asked my doctor to give me a prescription and I used the for years.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair to grow faster?
    I take biotin and stopped washing my hair everyday. I also used to brush my hair as soon as I got out of the shower, and stopped that also. I read that Folic Acid helps hair growth, is that true? Are there any ways to promote faster hair growth? Such as a certain hair brush, vitamins, food, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way is to keep it moisturised with a heavy conditioner/hair mask/hot hair oil and leave in aftercare treatment. Secondly you need to make sure it's trimmed regularly every 6 weeks - split ends (a result of dry/weak hair) are the biggest culprit in preventing hair growing long.

  39. QUESTION:
    Which is the best vitamin to make hair grow fast?
    Has anyone tried any vitamin and experienced super fast hair growth? Could anyone let me know which vitamin works best? I am trying to grow my hair long.

    • ANSWER:
      Any good multivitamin would help, I think, or, as another poster suggested, something like prenatal vitamins.

      But the most important dietary element in hair growth is protein, so make sure you get plenty of that!

      Prolonged scalp massages are supposed to help, too, and also cutting back on daily shampooing. A hairdresser told me years ago that both of these will help encourage hair growth.

  40. QUESTION:
    Products that can help you grow your hair faster?
    I have in mind:
    Shapely's MTG Original for horses
    Wild Growth Hair Oil
    Spring Valley MSM tablets
    Spring Valley Biotin tablets
    Hairfinity Vitamins

    If you have experience with these products please can you tell me how they worked and how fast and if you have recommendations for faster hair growth than please tell me. Please don't tell me faster hair growth is impossible. And I know to eat healthy and exercise, which I do.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I hear mane and tail help your hair grow and if you massage your scalp for 5 minutes a day . and also coconut oil and mashed up avocado works well too.

  41. QUESTION:
    What can I do to grow out my hair faster?
    My hair is finally shoulder length. But, it's not quite where I want it. I need tips, tricks and products for fast hair growth.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to get your hair to grow is to focus on your diet. Protein, healthy fats, and hydration (water) are important. You can also improve your hair growth with vitamins like biotin, pantothenic acid, Inositol, and MSM. I like Caribbean Hair Grow, because it has all of the supplements that I need in order to get my hair to grow quick, but you should talk to your doctor before you take anything.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to make my hair grow faster?
    I know there's no miracle method to make hair grow fast, but any tips on stimulating faster hair growth would be handy?

    • ANSWER:
      use good products, get regular trims to get the dead ends off, and avoid using heat on it...that should make it super healthy and help it grow...i hope i helped in some way =)

  43. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to massage your scalp in order for faster hair growth?
    I've been researching how to promote hair growth and to keep your hair healthy. A lot of people suggest to massage your scalp every day to get the blood flowing, so how long should I do this? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no general rule on how long or how frequent to massage the scalp to stimulate faster hair growth. What I do is I massage my scalp as I shampoo, this thoroughly clean my scalp at the same time.
      http://www.fasthair.co.uk/

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips on how to grow your hair longer and faster?
    Ok my hair was once like 3 inches down my back before I cut it. Now my hair is shoulder length. I know you can take vitamins everyday and to wash your hair with vitamins in the shampoo, but are there any other tips for longer and faster hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Growing hair should never be at an up and down pace. If your diet and lifestyle is consistent, your hair growth should be consistent.
      A few tips: of course you daily dosage of at least 5,000 micrograms of Biotin (vitamin located at any store that sells vitamins WalMart, Walgreens, Target, GMC) but also eating foods high in protein, low in fat and low in carbs will keep you on track....

      Good luck!!

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to get hair to grow quicker?
    i wish i had a little extra length and I'm wondering if the shampoo products that promote faster hair growth work or if there is an old way that might help me

    • ANSWER:
      Some people say using Tail and Mane horse shampoo works. My sister has used it and it worked. Normal hair grows about 1mm a day, this shampoo makes it grow about 3-5mm after around a week of using it daily

  46. QUESTION:
    do garlic pills really help with hair growth and shedding?
    as you can see i'm desperate haha but i find this enticing and i was wondering those it really work to produce less shedding and faster hair growth? cause i'm really yearning for long hair.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Can aloe vera help with faster hair growth?
    I really want my hair to grow faster and longer. I got a bob last month which I really hate, and I think it makes my face look kinda fat:( i used to have medium length hair that was pretty now i'm desperate to grow my hair past my shoulders. I heard that aloe vera can help with faster hair growth, but where can I get some? Does it even work? Thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      nothing makes hair grow faster but Aloe could be used to keep your hair moisturized and prevent damage. You can also give yourself scalp massages to give growing hair the proper circulation to give it a fighting chance during the growth cycle.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you know how to grow hair quicker?
    I want my hair to grow out quicker. Are there any tricks for faster hair growth. My hair is about three inches past my shoulders. I want about five more inches added to my hair length. I dont want to spend money on products, I need homemade tricks and tips. Please help.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      sorry, there is no true and proven way to make hair grow faster. I know thats not what you want to hear, but I dont want you to waste money on products either.

      You can, however, take care of your hair as it is growing out. Use good shampoo and conditioner, do conditioning treatments, and dont sleep with your hair in a ponytail.

      The average person's hair grows about a 1/2 an inch per month.
      -someone else seems to think it is 1/4 of an inch...but it is not

      www.ehow.com/how_4569866_how-fast-does-hair-grow.html

  49. QUESTION:
    Prenatal Vitamins for faster and better hair growth?
    I've heard that prenatal vitamins are briliant for faster hair growth. I'm already taking biotin.

    Where can I find prenatal vitamins, and are the ' Pregnacare' vitamins substantial to see results ?

    THanks. x

    • ANSWER:
      Any pharmacy (CVS, Walgreens, etc) and Walmart should carry them. If you can't find them-go to a health store specializing in supplements (like GNC).

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get your hair to grow?
    I had to get my hair cut pretty short, because I was stupid and fried it. So now about 6 months later, I am want my hair back! Anyone have any ideas to grow your hair? Not necessarily looking for FAST hair growth, although it would help.

    • ANSWER:
      I just read the above posters ehow.com link & I have to tell you that putting cayenne pepper on your scalp is a very bad idea. We all have slight, or sometimes large scalp abrasions on our heads & if you expose cayenne pepper to this, you'll jump out of your window in pain. Just scratching a little itch on your head causes abrading. The only tried & true remedies for making your hair grow are:

      1. A balanced diet
      2. Good sleep habits
      3. Taking Biotin supplements- Biotin is truly a miracle worker for hair growth.

      Genetics also play a role. Good luck


faster hair growth

Can Stress Cause Balding

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can lots of stress cause premature balding?
    My family has no history of balding before the age of 60.

    And I'm a very anxious person, will all my anxiety and stress cause me to go bald early? =(

    • ANSWER:
      Stress has been linked to do almost ANYTHING. Stress can kill, can cause immune deficiencies, rashes and break-outs, hair loss, aged skin, depression and mental disorders. Stress can just about be responsible for anything.

      But, it varies on each person. Everyone is different and how they and their bodies react to it. Bottom line: Try to limit your stress and related problems, because you never know what it could cause.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long does stress bald spots take to grow back?
    how long does stress bald spots take to grow back? And what can I put on it so it can help it grow back. I don't have a lot of money to get the shot from the doctor

    • ANSWER:
      If the stress that caused it disappeared, 3 months.

  3. QUESTION:
    I am still 17, but will depression and stress make my hair fall out?
    I heard that depression and stress causes hair loss. I don't want to be bald really young.(well Im not saying being bald is bad, I just really like my hair) btw im a guy.

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you focus on overcoming your depression? If your interested in this, here's a solution for doing so.

      Meditation is a proven technique which provides relief from depression/stress/anxiety/sadness and produce happiness. Meditation can be tried as a natural way to overcome depression and to also increase mental strength to face the problems of day to day life.I would recommend you to try mindfulness of breathing meditation and loving kindness meditation techniques. Going on a meditation retreat would help to a great extent. Having been a meditator for the past 4 years I can swear by the results of meditation.

  4. QUESTION:
    what are the sideaffects of having too much stress combined with many many small problems?
    i was at the gym the other day and i saw in he mirror what looked like a white spot! i have yet to look closly but could too much stress cause me to lose my hair? hair loss is not common in my family so i wounder. do i need to start shaving my head now? when i go see my psychiatrists should i ask about taking a drug that helps with stress? are there drugs like that? what about drugs to turn your brain off for a whial, kind of like you take the drug and your mind wont get side tracked for no damn reasion?

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair loss may or may not have anything to do with stress, you may be showing the early signs of alapacea(significant hair loss and balding). What u need to do is ask your family Docter to send you to a dermatologist and he or she can make the proper diagnosis.
      So u r feeling stressed as well???? Well most psychiatrists will not prescribe anything for u unless you are having symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, depression etc. So such drug will turn ur brain off but an anti anxiety drug can make u feel more relaxed and less edgey and also enabling u to focus for clearly in
      your day to day living.

  5. QUESTION:
    Could stress during pregnancy have caused blonde streak in my babies otherwise black hair?
    During my pregnancy my husband had an affair which obviously caused me serious emotional trauma.
    My 5 week old was born with mainly black hair, but she has a large patch of blonde hair on the left side of her scalp, could be due to stress caused to her while I was going through the discovery of my husband's affair?
    I googled Heterochromia and it is apparently different coloured eyes, not hair. but thanks anyway x
    Mandy - you could be right but I think that maybe its more that I find it hard to believe I could have such a bad pregnancy and yet still give birth to such a perfect baby. She's amazing. I hope that the only thing the affair has tainted are the memories I have of my pregnancy and not affected my baby girl, I really do.

    • ANSWER:
      I actually disagree with everyone saying its genes, and i will let you know why...
      When my pop died when i was five, i was terribly upset and got very stressed out, so did my brothers and sisters, and we dealt with it in different ways-i lost a whole bunch of hair, i was bald in a huge patch. But it was my sister who got a grey streak in her blond hair, overnight. (many people dont believe this, but its true) My mum took her to the doctors, and me, and he said both instances were caused by stress. My sister still has this streak in her hair and she is 27.
      My daughter has lots of black hair, and a tiny blond streak in her hair, on the right, near her ear. Im not sure that I was majorly stressed during my pregnancy, but perhaps just a little bit of stress affects the foetus, hence why your little one has a large streak of blond in her hair.
      I wouldnt worry too much, im sure she will not be affected in her adult life, and her lovely hair will be a topic of conversation when she is older!

  6. QUESTION:
    What would be the reason for my cat's bald spots?
    My cat is really still just a kitten. I noticed that she has a bald spot on her tummy and a few on her hind legs. She is a half inside cat because she really likes to be outside. I have read that stress can cause this but i really cant think of how she can be stressed, she acts like she has since i got her. The skin isn't red or anything. It isn't ringworm cause i know what that looks like. So what is going on?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably ringworm (it doesn't always look the same), but it could also be a bad flea infestation or allergic dermatitis (a skin allergy).

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is my hair starting to fall off in huge chunks causing bald spots?
    I have had problems where my hair has been falling out by the minute and everytime i comb it these huge chunks fall out. It scared me. Its like the side and back of head are falling out and going bald and I cant fix it. I am afraid I am sick. What do I do?
    I am not taking any medications at this point but I do allegra once in a while for allergies. Thats it! Its like the right side and back of my head are so short and bald.

    • ANSWER:
      you might have a condition called alopecia.
      I have alopecia and that's what happened to me.
      alopecia is hair loss for no reason.
      but don't be scared! it's scary at first but it's not that bad.
      I was diagnosed with it when I was 11. I am now 15.
      I've grown quite used to it.
      there is no known cause for alopecia. it can happen to anyone at any given time.
      they believe that puberty, genetics, and stress can trigger it.
      but there's no definate answer.
      it does NOT effect your health at all.
      it's just hair lose. if the spots are freakishly smooth, you may have alopecia.
      see a doctor as soon as possible.
      and remember, try not to stress out too much, more stress can cause more hair loss.
      I hope this helps.
      p.s. it's NOT cancer. you lose hair when you have cancer from kemo therapy. if yer not on kemo, it's not cancer.

  10. QUESTION:
    Could this be the cause behind my hair symptoms?
    I noticed as of yesterday a pain and tugging feeling on my scalp with potential hairloss.
    I'm not sure if im balding or what because that area DOES seem thinner than before however I am not certain it could just be my nervousness talking, I did sleep on that one side everyday without change for almost 2 years now and recently myhair has gotten much longer so could the pillow be pulling on my hairs at night? can nervousness and extreme stress cause my hairs to fall as well?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the more you stress about it the more you are going to get paranoid about it. If you are really worried, see a doctor. I don't think it's any form of alapechia because that is when the hair all falls out at once.
      Anyway, I would see a doctor if you have noticed a significant change

  11. QUESTION:
    Could this be the cause behind my hair symptoms?
    I noticed as of yesterday a pain and tugging feeling on my scalp with potential hairloss.
    I'm not sure if im balding or what because that area DOES seem thinner than before however I am not certain it could just be my nervousness talking, I did sleep on that one side everyday without change for almost 2 years now and recently myhair has gotten much longer so could the pillow be pulling on my hairs at night? can nervousness and extreme stress cause my hairs to fall as well?

    • ANSWER:
      being nervous, rubbing against the pillow on the same side of your head for 2 years, are logical explanations for your "hair loss". but also remember you may not be getting enough vitamins. are you losing weight in an unhealthy manner? being malnurushed causes your hair to fall out, and all kinds of other things. if you see a significant amount of hair loss and youre sure thats what it is, maybe go to a dermatologist? Im not sure what doctor to go to other than the skin doctor.

  12. QUESTION:
    What could be causing a 16 year old boy's hair to fall out?
    I'm concerned about this. Everything i have looked at so far has not really helped me. To sum up the frequently asked questions, I don't have any stress that isn't caused by thinking im going bald, i sleep a lot, I exercise every and eat very healthily. The only things I do bad are drinking once or maybe twice a week, and taking supplements like pre workout, creatine, and glutamine.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    should i drink tonight? ive been losing hair and having infections on scalp that caused balding a lil bit?
    I have folluculitis on my scalp. Stressed. Losing hair
    Depressed
    I could use a drink. With my friends since they planned it.
    Shouls i join?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Is balding genetic or is it caused by dieting, stress and the things that can be controled?
    Also is it true that balding skips a generation? My grandpa had great hair even at his old age but my dad started balding early, lol I'm just hoping I take after my grandfather.

    • ANSWER:
      There really is no such thing as a trait that "skips generations". Usually that term is applied to homozygous recessive traits. Now it requires that you have two recessive alleles for the trait, which usually is only achieved once every other generation. However the term "skipping generations" is misleading because #1 a trait can appear at any point in a family tree. There is nothing preventing it from showing up every generation and #2 traits don't get to pick when they are expressed.

      Male Pattern Baldness is a sex linked trait, so it is not recessive, so no it would not fall under the "skips a generation" label. YOU CANNOT GET MALE PATTERN BALDNESS FROM YOUR FATHER. MPB is carried on the X chromosome, your father gave you a Y, your mother gave you the X. So you can't look at your dad's side of the family and determine if you will have this gene or not. You have to look at your mom's side.

      -Connor

  15. QUESTION:
    How do i fix this bald spot?
    I am 16 years old and my mom said i had this bald spot since i was a kid and back then, the doctor said it was stress that caused it. I never noticed it because my hair used to be long but now its short.
    What can i do to fix this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using Rogaine. I'm not sure if it would really help, though, since you've had the bald spot since you were young. I would recommend growing your hair back out long enough to cover it. I also have a small bald spot on the back of my head from where I fell on wet concrete as a kid and busted my head open. The way I have my hair styled is I have it shaved on the sides but longer on top and in the back to cover up the spot. Kind of a faux hawk if you will. It's a trendy hair style that doesn't take too much work and I get compliments all the time. Hope this helps!

  16. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you get sudden bald spots that eventually grow back?
    Since 2004 I have had 4 bald spots suddenly appear about the size of a silver dollar and very smooth. The hair first grows back grey and then fills in with my normal color. It always grows back but I am in the middle of my fourth spot and there always in different areas of my head. I was only 26 when the first one appeared.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have alopecia. Coincidentally, I was just at a family gathering with a young niece the other day, and she showed me a bald spot on her head about the size of a silver dollar. She said she has alopecia, and that it is caused by stress. This article, however, mentions immune system problems, also.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/alopecia_areata/article.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some natural causes to baldness?
    besides genetics, what other factors can cause a person to become bald?
    Sports cause baldness? That is kind of hard to believe.

    • ANSWER:
      STRESS

  18. QUESTION:
    What could be the causes of eyebrow hair loss?
    besides stress?
    and what can you do to stop the loss?

    please just take a minute and answer.
    i need more answers! please helppp
    what do i do about "Hypothyroidism"?

    • ANSWER:
      *** My Success with Natural Techniques To Re-grow Lost Hair

      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 bald spot after skeptically trying out the various natural techniques to re-grow lost hair @ http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I would highly recommend this easy to follow step-by-step guide with pictures 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.

      Anyway, its also a cheaper and effective way of re-growing lost hair compared to those unnatural ways which may involve harsh chemicals that may have side effects.

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    How does crash dieting and extreme work out at the same time cause hair loss in men?
    What are the areas that will be affected and will it be treated?can we see regrowth if you have no history of balding in your family or if we do have history of balding..the case is about 21 year old male?

    • ANSWER:
      a majority of the times the hair will come back, especially at your age. you loose hair naturally and when you crash diet and work out like crazy you put to much stress on the body and it doesn't know what to do.

  22. QUESTION:
    I'm 21 and had a fairly thick head of hair. I recently went to China could that have caused rapid balding? ?
    I also experienced a break up about 6 months ago. Could these have contributedto such rapid balding? If so is there anything I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      well it sounds like stress was the key factor here, and that make's me think it might have been temporary. see if it starts to get thicker again.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some of the non-genetic causes of male pattern baldness?
    My dad didn't start balding until mid 40s, and he didn't start greying until even later.

    I am 26, and my hair is starting to reduce in density, particularly toward the front and to my right side especially. The hairline has receded a little, but hasn't got any worse during the last 2 years. The thinning hasn't got worse either, but what can I do short of using rogaine or propecia to restore my density?

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the non-genetic causes:
      1. Liver problems.
      2. Malnutrition.
      3. Stress.
      4. Regular intake of oily or spicy food.
      5. Dry skulp.
      6. Lack of cleanliness of hair.
      7. Too much androgens( specially testosterone) in the body.
      8. Poor circulation. *

  24. QUESTION:
    What could cause my cat to be losing her hair?
    My cat is 7 yrs old, a long hair, and has always lived indoors. The only change in her life right now is that we are getting ready to move again. She has been through 5 moves throughout her life, and has never seemed to stress about it.
    I should have mentioned along with my original details that she is going bald. It's not too bad right now, but it just started and seems to be progressing.

    • ANSWER:
      cats loose hair the same as humans do, its just dead fur/hair. Unless its leaving massive bald patches you dont need to worry. Our cats shed enough fur to make a quilt in one brushing lol.

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    Is my hair falling out because of stress?
    Im married with a one year old son. I go to school and I really believe is getting to me. Is it possible that stress could be causing my hair to fall out in massive amounts. Its really scaring me. I really dont want be a bald 22 yr old. Any advice please!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, alopecia areata is common happening as a bald spot in the scalp skin due to severe stress situation. In general, stress makes hair to become brittle and the aforementioned disease only come in severe stress states, which I hope you do not have. The pathophysiology for why stress causing brittling of hair follicles is due to increase cortisol hormone, while it is beneficial in a short period of time, long exposure to cortisol, or stress hormones in vernacular, causes abrupting and halting of non-survival bodily function from growth and development, including the non-essential auxillary beautiful vestigial, in my consideration, structures such as hair to drop and become dead.

  27. QUESTION:
    My Russian dwarf hamster has a bald spot on his back and shakes a lot, whats wrong?
    I just recently noticed that my hamster has a bald spot on her upper back about the size of a dime, and when I see her in her cage she shakes constantly. I've had her for almost 2 years so I wasn't sure if it was just from old age. Could it be mites?

    • ANSWER:
      Mites will usually cause small little bald spots with cuts, kind of bullet hole looking.
      It could be many things, mites, lice, Cushings Disease, too much estrogen, even OCD. And sometimes rodents will do a thing called "barbering" which is stress causing them to obsessively clean themselves making them bald, they even do it to others.
      The shaking could be that she is cold, not only because of the new haircut, but also because she is old. Make sure she is warm.
      Whatever is wrong with her, she needs to see a vet. If left untreated, many of those causes will result in infection and/or death.
      Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can certain medications cause a dog to shed excessively?
    Magic is taking furosemide, pimobendan and enalapril. Can any of these meds cause that? I'm brushing her 2-3 times daily and it never gets ant better! It just keeps coming out. There are no bald spots or anything, but I'm a bit concerned about that too if this keeps up.

    (She is a 7 year old dobie with congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy.)
    Thanks for any info!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure that they could, although I have never heard of hair loss as a specific side effect for any of those medications. However, a more likely cause of the excessive shedding is her heart disease. Stress will cause a dog to shed excessively (ever notice that most pets shed more while they're at the vet than when they are at home?) and disease certainly does cause stress to the body.

  29. QUESTION:
    What causes alot of men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?
    I'm 17 and I'm scared I'll be bald when I'm older, I've never met my real dad so I have no clue what his family look like and if there bald now. Why do men go bald and Is there a way to not to bald!

    • ANSWER:
      An Alot of men will go bald when the men start falling out. If you do not stress the Alot, it will not go bald.

  30. QUESTION:
    How did I get a bald spot?
    I am a 13 year old boy. I am wondering how I got my bald spot. I'm wondering if it was my shampoo that caused my bald spot or stuff like that. I am really tired of see my bald spot and everyone at my school is bothering me about it. Please list reasons how I got it and how to heal it!
    Say you were looking at the back of my head. It would be located at the corner right.
    It also seems like I'm getting another one almost connecting to my first one. And when I take a shower, hair falls off.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what shampoo you are using.
      It could be that shampoo, or if you are smoking, drinking, or doing drugs that would contribute. Abnormal amounts of stress or inadequate sleep would also do something like this.

      How to get rid of it?
      Swich shampoos, relax, take it easy, and lay off the sauce.

  31. QUESTION:
    What causes hiccups and how to stop them?
    I can't stop hiccuping for the last two days, so please what causes hiccups and how to stop hiccups?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Jonathan,

      What causes hiccups?

      Hiccups are normally caused by a spasm of diaphragm, which occurs when an irritation happens on "nerve phrenicus". Hiccups normally last for several minutes, but anything longer than that requires medical assistance. Causes of hiccups can vary, but if they don't stop after a glass of water, you should look for any psychological causes of this. Stress, depression, social disorders, personality disorders, etc., are just some of the causes of hiccups.

      How to stop hiccups?

      We all know about water, but you can also try one neat trick:
      Try to remember a name of seven bald men, and it could just work out fine for you!

      Good luck!

      Linda

      http://feelgoodtime.net/what-causes-hiccups/

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair to grow faster?
    I am not balding, pregnant, or taking chemo. My hair is plenty thick already, it is just to short. I have shoulder length hair that I want to grow to my lower back without waiting two years. Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Just make sure you condition your scalp, massage it for circulation, follow a high-protein Vitamin E and Vitamin D diet, get a dead-end trim, and brush your hair starting at the bottom to prevent breakage. Also, if you hold your head upside-down for about 20-30 seconds a day, it promotes hair growth by awakening your hair follicles. I hate the thought of waiting for it to grow, but don't stress! In a few months you'll look in the mirror and say to yourself, "Wow, it is growing."

      Increase blood flow by gently massaging the scalp. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and plenty of protein. Soy (i.e., tofu) and a variety of beans are a good source of protein. Drink plenty of water. Stay away from drugs and alcohol. Stick to a healthy diet. This regimen should be followed for several months, as hair only grows about a half-inch per month.

      Do not brush hair when it is wet; this causes breakage. Use a wide tooth comb. If hair has been damaged (perm or coloring), use a good conditioner. You can blow dry your hair but make sure to use a heat protection product.

      Mane-N-Tail shampoo is used to make hair grow faster.

      Take Just make sure you condition your scalp, massage it for circulation, follow a high-protein Vitamin E and Vitamin D diet, get a dead-end trim, and brush your hair starting at the bottom to prevent breakage. Also, if you hold your head upside-down for about 20-30 seconds a day, it promotes hair growth by awakening your hair follicles. I hate the thought of waiting for it to grow, but don't stress! In a few months you'll look in the mirror and say to yourself, "Wow, it is growing."

      Increase blood flow by gently massaging the scalp. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and plenty of protein. Soy (i.e., tofu) and a variety of beans are a good source of protein. Drink plenty of water. Stay away from drugs and alcohol. Stick to a healthy diet. This regimen should be followed for several months, as hair only grows about a half-inch per month.

      Do not brush hair when it is wet; this causes breakage. Use a wide tooth comb. If hair has been damaged (perm or coloring), use a good conditioner. You can blow dry your hair but make sure to use a heat protection product.

      Mane-N-Tail shampoo is used to make hair grow faster.

      Wash it every week and don't put too many chemicals in your hair. Wrap it every night and put a silk scarf on it -- regular scarves can pull out your hair, but not silky scarves.

      I recommend that you wash and condition it at least once a day. Don't use cheap conditioner. Take niacin or other vitamins to maximize the growth potential. It is good to get a trim every 6-8 weeks to cut off the dead ends. It will help it grow faster.

      Washing hair every day does not help it to grow faster. ONLY eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water with the addition of a multivitamin will help. Also, exercising increases blood flow in the body therefore will increase blood flow to the scalp as well. Multivitamins from a nutrition store are the best because of the potency.

      The best advice I can give you is proper nutrition. Eat food rich in protein (like eggs) and as much fruits and vegetables as you can.

      I suggest you buy a high quality hair growth product that is all-natural. Find a hair growth product that contains hair growth stimulating essential oils such as Rosemary and Sage, natural herbs, and vitamin rich nutrients your hair needs to grow. Extracts are not as powerful as essentials oils. Also, look at every product's ingredients. Most products available in drugstores and retail stores contain phosphates, sodium lauryl sulfate, petroleum, mineral oil, and other lab-created humectants that damage your hair. Also, stay away from hormone- or chemical-based hair-growth stimulants if at all possible. These will all damage your hair.

      Remember to eat a lot of protein, especially fish, for essential fatty acids. If you are a vegetarian, eat lots of legumes and beans. Drink 8-10 glasses of water and take B vitamins.

      First try using Garnier Frutis long and strong shampoo. Then massage your scalp on a daily basis. Braid your hair before you go to bed.

      First, you need to trim split ends! Then buy ORGANIC SHAMPOOS. If you don't trim the split ends, it will just curl up and make it look shorter and unhealthy. Organic shampoos are better than the regular ones as they don't have that many chemicals. Use olive oil for shine. Try vegan/vegetarian foods. Drink lots of water

      Stress also thins your hair and does not help the growth of your hair.

      You can also use the Dpctor Mirecal's hair treatment; it works really well.

      Everyone's hair grows at different rates. The only way it will grow at its best is to look after it: cut off split ends, wash it when it needs to be washed, and protect it when you are applying heat to it.

      :]

  33. 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!

  34. QUESTION:
    What can cause hair loss in a healthy, twenty year old male?
    I use Safeguard Anti Bacterial soap on my hair and body. My dad is bald but he says it's from stress. His dad (my grandpa) has a lot of hair and he is 70-something so I do not think it is genetics. Help! What can I do? My hair line is vastly receding!

    • 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

  35. QUESTION:
    Are relationships in America being hurt by financial stress as well as a fast paced society?
    Or is there something else that's causing people to break up or get divorced?

    • ANSWER:
      Males and Females in America are dishonest from the onset. They start the relationship by lying, then are suprised when 3 years down the road, one or both spouses get caught cheating, and it ends in divorce.

      Women: If you're not going to go to Yankees games with the 5 or 10 game packet your hubby buys in year 5, don't pretend to be a Yankees fan in week 1.

      Well, the men's game is a little more straightforward. In his 20s, he wants to have a bunch of one night stands. In his 30s, he's ready for a family. In his 40s, he'll miss his 20s, but most mature adults won't cheat, rather they'll buy a sailboat, or take golf vacations. In his 60s, men and women both get a lot out of having been married since their 30s.

      Many women wait until their 30s to start a family, so they can marry someone their age. Others find a man in his 30s when they're in their 20s. There are a few (mostly religious) men who are ready to be married in their 20s. But, there is something inherently gross about a 40 something man, balding and trying to pick up chicks in the local bar. What we accept at 25 as a society, is a major faux pas at 45.

      My suggestions: Be honest from the outset. If you're a chick and love scrapbooking, but won't watch Monday Night Football every week, tell him in week 1 or 2.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    Does stress really cause grey hair, or is that just a myth?
    Im starting to notice quite a few grey hairs on my head and being only 24 years old, it got me thinking: can stress cause grey hairs? Ive been going under alot of stress lately, could that be the reason ? Because im pretty sure its nothing to do with my age. .Any body know ?

    • ANSWER:
      Its a myth, it actually makes it fall out. Why do you think most bald men are married.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why does my pet rat have bald shoulders?
    My pet rat, Frida, has started losing big patches of hair off her shoulders, it doesn't seem to be causing her any problems but I'm still worried. It doesn't look sore, just bald. Could it be stress or diet related? We just moved house and I'm feeding them a different rodent mix. She shares a cage with her sister, so if it were mites wouldn't they both have it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called barbering. Rats will often participating in an activity called barbering and it can leave them with bald patches on their own shoulders, heads, etc.

      Here's a link for you, and below it you'll find one for the main rat behavior glossary that is very helpful.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I hide my super thin hair caused by trichotillomania?
    It used to be really bad with a little bald spot...i'm a teenage girl so this is really hard to deal with...plus i love looking good and having my hair done.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I have had trich since I was 14. I went through a tough time with child abuse and parents divorce back then and this habit started around this time. I am recovered from it now and my hair has grown back in places, I only pulled from behind my ears where it could not be seen, although It spanned around three inches diameter on both sides. I left home and got rid of my stress and automatically stopped pulling. I recommend taking horsetail extract to make hair grow thicker and faster. I also recommend deep hair conditioners every other day to condition your hair. I think there are some nice hairpieces to use out now as well, I got a jessica simpson one the other day to add length and thickness. It is real hard having trich. I went to the hairdressers and they would all make such a big deal of baldness in patches like I was diseased in some way. I now am a qualified psychiatric nurse and can say this condition is definitely related to maladaptive stress reactions, so treat the cause, help the condition. Please email me for any other tips. take care

  40. 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why has my rabbit developed a bald spot under her neck?
    She is a dwarf bunny, two years old. Today I noticed a bald spot under her neck, only visible when she has her head fully looking up. What might be the cause for this, and is it serious enough to have a vet treat it?
    I've had my bunny since she was maybe a month or two old. She hasn't had any recent diet or environment changes.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know all the facts- I'd like to know how long have you had her? you say she is two years but that doesn't mean you have had her two years. Next I'd like to know did you change her diet, change her cage around ?
      Most likely it's a simple sign of stress... to fix the problem make sure she has a hide (to hide in) enough space in her cage to move around, and if you have any loud company or anything let them know about the situation... many things can stress animals but this is the number one reason they begin to lose hair and most of the time they pull it out themselves because their stressed.

  42. QUESTION:
    What could cause a ferret to lose hair?
    My Ferret is losing hair on his back, and you can really see his back, I am just wondering what could cause this. I love my ferret and I really want to know what is going on, I don't think its anything serious, because he is being himself, all hyper and cheery but it still scares me. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss on just the tail is generally nothing to worry about. It can be caused by stress, such as a change of environment or the arrival of a new animal in the household. Even the normal seasonal coat change can be enough stress to make your ferret's tail go completely bald, and sometimes it will take several months for the fur to grow back. Often this seasonal "rat tail" shows up with tiny black spots.

      If your ferret is losing hair other places, there's something wrong. Apart from shedding, by far the most common cause of hair loss in ferrets of any age is adrenal-associated endocrinopathy, a serious, but treatable, disease of the adrenal glands. Even if the hair comes back at the next coat change, it's probably still an adrenal problem. There's a separate Ferret Medical FAQ for adrenal disease, which you should take a look at if you even think your ferret might have this problem.

      Other possibilities include poor nutrition, fleas, a severe mite infestation, a bacterial or fungal infection, dry skin, or allergies to food, detergents, or cleaning products.

  43. QUESTION:
    What could cause a cat to lose it's hair on it's hind quarters?
    This has been noticed on two strays in the area. It is a gradual loss, something like if they were going bald. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely fleas as they are stray cats, but also cats can lick at themselves too much when they are stressed and gradually cause baldness.

  44. QUESTION:
    What would cause hair to turn orange for unknown reasons?
    My 21 y/o brother's hair has always been thick and hazelnut brown in colour. Over the past 1 or 2 years, his hair has increasingly thinned to the point of nearly balding and colour has changed to an orange-like hue. He does colour his hair. What could be the cause of this?
    CORRECTION: He DOESN'T colour his hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia is hair loss from unknown reason. could be disease or stress or medications he might be on. When you have alopecia, the new hair frequently grows back a different color and texture.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the neg side effects of using provilllus (Hair loss medicine for female hair loss?
    Let me hear from some of you who have used this product. I'm a female with some balding in the top. I've had this problem in past but it's been almost 20years ago. But, sudden it's back. Help, Help, Help.
    Wearing a wig not an option for me. I'd rather shave my head.

    • ANSWER:
      Provillus is an over touted formula like many other products that flood the Internet taking advantage of good people. I've been studying hair loss disorders for over 15 years, so let's give this one a go!

      I will answer in two difference scenarios to narrow down your specific circumstances.

      Scenario 1: If you're still menstruating you'll want to check your thyroid and iron and ferritin levels (iron stores). Frequently menstruating female hair loss can be related to an iodine deficiency. It can also be PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), but fortunately high-dose iodine can actually normalize this condition. PCOS creates very similar conditions the negative hormone consequences that men face.

      See this site for more info on this matter: http://www.immortalhair.org/physiology.htm

      Scenario 2: If you're no longer menstruating, the rise in iron storage (causes oxidative stress/free-radicals) and the precipitous drop in estrogen loses a natural protection from hair loss. The solution in this case is 100 milligrams of stabilized R-Lipoic acid (+ biotin (negates the adverse effects of excessive iron storage). Finally and most important, to compensate for the loss of protective estrogen I recommend 500 milligrams of Pueraria Mirifica. If you prefer not to use it internally, you can also use a liquid extract of it topically. One place that is very reasonable in cost for this is www.Ainterol.us

  46. QUESTION:
    What causes people to look older or younger then their age?
    (Sorry! This might not be in the right category)

    I know lifestyle is a factor.
    Like whether or not you do drugs.
    Whether or not you take care of your body (exercise, taking showers, lotion (haha))
    And other things...

    But what are the biological factors that deal with this? Like, what kinds of genes cause this?

    BQ: What causes premature graying besides stress?

    • ANSWER:
      It's all in the genes. If you have good genes then you can drink and take drugs, smoke or live the high life and still look young, albeit you may age inside and still die youngish. Genes dictate everything, whether you go bald early (look at the crown princes William and Harry, who are already looking like their father and their grandfather in this respect), when you go grey, whether you develop arthritis, wrinkles, etc etc.
      Scientists are finding out more and more about genes and our DNA make-up, such that in a few years time we'll be able to repair the genes that tell the body to wear out, allowing us to live even longer healthier lives. Not sure this would be a good thing though...
      BQ. Premature greying is not caused by stress, but by the actions of enzymes on the hair follicles which provide the colouring. These are also dictated by genes, so those people that go white "overnight" will usually find so did their mother, and their grandmother, not because of their stressful job. Don't forget, some people inherit genes that their mother would rather not tell them about, so sometimes "stress" is blamed, when perhaps one should check whether the postman is also prematurely white!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  48. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your hair falls out?
    Everytime I shower, I have about 5 or more strands of hair that has fallen out in my hands. Then as I rinse, apply conditioner, rinse out the conditioner, more and more falls out. It also comes out when I brush my hair, run my hands through my hair, etc. I'm so tired of my hair falling out! It's getting really thin looking and I used to have extremely thick hair. In fact, it's probably a good thing I did cause I might be bald. :( It's been falling out for the past few months.

    Anyway, does anyone know what this means? Does anyone share the same problem?
    I have been under pretty extreme stress for a while now. At my last job, they were commiting fraud and I wanted to get away as quickly as possible, but I couldn't quit until I found something else.

    • ANSWER:
      You can lose between 30 & 100 hairs a day, it is completely normal. Your hair has three stages of growth (the gowing, resting & SHEDDING), once a strand is shed it will begin to grow again. I also think that the longer your hair is the more prone to shedding it becomes, just because it puts more stress on the follicle itself. Every time I wash,brush or just run my hands through my hair i have a few strands that come out too, it's perfectly normal.

      If you honestly notice that your hair is actually becoming thinner you may want to see a doctor as it could be signs of a serious problem

      if you need anymore help feel free to ask, or visit my forum:
      http://mysticbeauty0.proboards74.com/index.cgi

  49. QUESTION:
    What can a 16 year old do about thinning hair?
    My hair's always been on the thin side, but now it's gotten to the point where no matter how I comb it, people will always see a ton of scalp. This is especially pronounced when it's wet. It's so embarrassing.

    While some males in my family are bald, none of them lost their hair anywhere near this early. My mom insists it's stress; could that be a cause?

    Do I have any options? Rogaine? Those hair-transplant things you see on infomercials, like Bosley?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many possible causes of teenage hair loss, including stress. You can read about some of the causes in the article listed below. Essential oil scalp treatments are very effective to stimulate new hair growth and nourish the follicles and roots. It is safe, natural, very potent without adverse side effects from other synthetic remedies. You can make your own fairly inexpensively.

  50. QUESTION:
    I am about to lose some weight. How to deal with inevitable hair thinning?
    I am not over weight but I want to be slimmer. In the past when I lost weight accidentally due to extreme stress my hair thinned alot. I know that it was due to weight loss. What can I do to make my hair still look as thick as it does now when I lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of weight loss causing hair loss. But I have heard of stress causing it. Anorexics arent all bald, for example. But Gail Porter put her alopetia down to stress.
      You may be ok this time, if you diet sensibly rather than starving suddenly.


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New Hair Loss Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  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:
      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!

  4. QUESTION:
    Would you consider using hair loss treatments?
    I have a friend that is 29 and slowly losing his hair. Right now it is long and he is afraid to cut it because it might show more that he is losing his hair. This is genetic and can not do much about it. Would you suggest him to cut it and start using hair loss treatments such as Rogaine? I don't know much about hair loss treatments and would love get an opinion or review about them from you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are more important things than hair loss treatments.
      Let a scientist explain WHY it became genetic and you will discover they are pseudoscientific applied statistical nitwits.

      For sure there are taoist (or maybe other) exercises and herbs that could help, but it's all very delicate and what might help for one may not help for another.

      When you get involved in these type of exercises, the attention for how much hair you have will disappear quickly :).

  5. QUESTION:
    Can hair loss treatment such as Rogaine be used to help facial hair growth?
    I am a 22 year old man and my facial hair is still fine and patchy. I only have to shave about once or twice a week. Could rubbing a hair loss treatment for baldness onto the face every day cause my facial grow to grow out thicker and faster? If so, how long until the effect is noticeable? Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Like menopause, the story of unwanted facial hair is often all about estrogen, or to be more precise, the relationship between levels of estrogen and testosterone. Since rogaine will take over on the hormonal imbalance that it happening on your body it will likely cause some unwanted hair to grow. But typically, any rubbing treatment that was originally made for scalp care won't be effective if it will be use on some facial purposes.

  6. QUESTION:
    Where can I get hair loss treatment shampoo not thickening shampoo?
    Where can I get hair loss treatment shampoo not thickening shampoo?

    • ANSWER:

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. QUESTION:
    Best place for hair loss treatment in Hyderabad ?
    Please recommend me the best place for hair loss treatment or atleast what kind of doctor do I consult? I have no idea where to start. And PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST ME R BATRAS.

    • ANSWER:
      hairloss happens due to hormonal changes

      get your endocrine hormones tested meet an endocrinologist and also meet an dermatologist

      these both can help you

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there any stem cell treatment for hair loss?
    Minoxidil, Fenisteride, Ketokonazole, steroids -- these are medicines used in hair loss treatment. Minoxidil works temporarily Other drugs also cause adverse reaction in the body. And big promises announced by other herbal or something else formulas dont really work. Hair transplant requires surgery. Is there any other safe but sure methods for raising hair? Is stem cell treatment available now for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Follicle hair transplant therapy is still in a stage of research and testing, and so is not yet available as an alternative to conventional hair transplants.

      However, this treatment (which is also known as follicular cell implantation) will involve the following procedure - A scalp biopsy is first taken to obtain a few healthy hair follicles. (This uses a local anaesthetic and takes about 30 minutes).

      The extracted follicles are then dissected to obtain the papilla, each of which contains between 200 and 400 dermal papilla cells (DPC's).

  13. 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    Who is the best doctor for hair transplant at Ludhiana?
    I am suffering from hair loss and want to go for hair loss treatment.
    I am confused about which doctor should i refer?
    Please suggest me the best doctor for hair transplant in ludhiana.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for sharing! hair transplant is latest technique for hair loss

  15. QUESTION:
    20 Year old male with hair loss, What Medicine or Vitamin Can i take to REGROW MY HAIR! 10 POINTS PLEASE HELP?
    hi,

    I am a 20 year old male. I have hair loss all around my head not just one area. I am completely out of solutions and help.

    does segals hair loss treatment help? have anyone tried this before?

    What else can i do to regrow my hair?

    Please Help.

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

    • ANSWER:
      there are completely NO CURE for hair loss till today.

      hair lose is due to environmental influences, inappropriate consumption which led to lack of certain nutrition/vitamins, mood(stress) and genes.

      all kind of drugs, medications and remedies available may only prevent and to contain, mostly mythical and even there is result, it will not last long.

      speak to a nutritionist, smoking can cause hair lose and moderate drinking is fine. physical exercises are great + personal hygiene too.

      after all, hair will not be the main important in a man, what's more valuable are self esteem, charisma and etiquette.
      look around, some young men even famous celebrities look great with no hairs.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does hair loss shampoo make your hair thicker and how does it work?
    My hair has gotten so thin lately and i usually have really thick hair. i'm only 15 and was wondering if there is any cheap hair loss treatments i can afford? I'm from the UK btw

    • ANSWER:
      Supplement your diet with biotin capsules. That would help and you can take a lot of it without getting sick or overdosing. I've known people who have had success in reversing thinning hair with biotin supplementation.

      Also, if you aren't doing so already, start taking a green powder supplement daily. VerdiSyn is hard to beat for this. Perfect Food by Garden of Life is another good green powder. A tablespoon of a green powder a day in water or juice (preferably the former, without sugar) will ensure that you are getting all the B-Vitamins that you need in your diet, as well as some essential enzymes and minerals as well.

      By the way, you are right to avoid meat as much as possible and to only eat organic meat once in a while (if at all). The antibiotics, hormones, and other additives injected in regular meat plays havoc on the body, and makes one fat from the hormones, among other things. Not to mention the fact that meat is also hard to break down and often goes undigested for long periods of time, especially among big meat eaters. Pork, pork sausage, and ham should especially be avoided completely, as these are very hard to digest - not even taking into account all the other problems, like the nitrates and nitrites added.

  17. QUESTION:
    Should I stop taking my BC pills because of the hair loss side effect?
    Should I keep taking my birth control pills?
    I've been using sprintec birth control pills for about 3 years and i have been noticing that I have some scalp hair loss. I'm really self-conscious and worried it will get worse. Should I get off of the bc? and what are some hair loss treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely stop taking the birth control pills. Birth control pills are not good for you in general.
      Go to your gynecologist, or whoever prescribed you the birth control, and tell the doctor about your problem. They'll either give you a prescription to help with the hair loss or refer you to another doctor who can.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    What to use to make my hair grow faster?
    I'm 15, and since i have been straightening my hair a lot, it is thin and falling out a lot...I am planning on ordering a product from amazon "Rene Furterer RF 80 Hair Loss Treatment", but the people who reviewed it had very serious hair problems. It is used for 12 weeks and makes your hair grow longer and thicker. So, will it work for me too? If not, does Rene Furterer Complex 5 really work, or only when used with the Forticea Shampoo? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Some simple tricks to make your hair grow would be to cut off all the dead ends, stop using any type of heat product, wash hair every other day, drink plenty of water, take vitimins and eating healthy. You don't need to order any special pill

  20. QUESTION:
    How good the hair recovery treatment of Dr. Shahid Shamsher??
    I am taking the hair recovary treatment from Dr. Shahid Shamsher. Earlier finished the first part of the treatment that is hair loss treatment. Now from the last two month I am taking his medicine for hair growth, But still now I am not able to see any hair growth. Can anybody tell me how many days it will take to observe the new hair growth?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a cancer patient. I had 6 sessions of chemotherapy, not fully recovered yet but lost my hair which I was forewarned by the hospital staff. I am not taking any medicines for the last two months eversince I am discharged from the hospital, just I am advised to take rest at home and try to gain weight. They are now preparing me for radiotherapy. After two months when they completed my chemotherapy, my hair growth has started, I am told it should be just like before in two & half to three months time. Having gone through such a grave illness who cares for hair?

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    Should I Stop taking my BC pills because of the hair loss side effect?
    Should I keep taking my birth control pills?
    I've been using sprintec birth control pills for about 3 years and i have been noticing that I have some scalp hair loss. I'm really self-conscious and worried it will get worse. Should I get off of the bc? and what are some hair loss treatments?

    • ANSWER:

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    i am 23 yrs old i start lossing my hair in the middle of my head and im worry about this soo scary i cant?
    sleep becouse of thinking i didnt sleep last night i start looking hair loss treatment clinic and reading nhs is anyone can tell me do u know sameone who recovery from this problem? and can you tell me the best hair loss treatment clinic in uk? please tell me about it and if you know your friend he fixed this problem ? or if you know the best hair loss treatment clinic in uk?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of options for you.. nowadays treatments ranging fmo laser to hair implants are said to have a 98% success rate. Go to a hair loss clinic and have a consultation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have information about the hair loss treatment drug called Provillus?
    A little about my family hair loss history. My grandfather is bald. But my fathers side of the family have some or little hair loss. I'm starting to bald, but by the looks of it, it looks like i'm inheriting my fathers side of the family hair loss. I'm wondering if this is the right drug for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Provillus has been designed as a natural cure for those whose bodies have a lack of nutrients and vitamins which are essential for hair growth.

      It is a two-part treatment which uses a "topical solution" to prevent any further hair loss and "nutrient tablets" to help your body start regrowing your hair itself.

      Provillus wasn't designed to help genetic baldness but it is very effective in the most common form of hair loss - where your body doesn't have the right nutrients to keep hair growing healthily.

      As far as I know - it's impossible to know for sure what type of hair loss you have (genetic or otherwise) so if I were you, I'd just get some sort of natural treatment and try it out for a few months BEFORE the condition gets much worse.

      If it don't work, then you know you're probably dealing with genes :)

      You can see what other customers though of Provillus with this report about it: http://www.regrowreport.com/provillus-review.html

      hope this helps?

  28. QUESTION:
    What would happen if I put Rogain on my face?
    I'm trying to grow a beard and I'm wondering if I should apply Rogain (the hair loss treatment) to my face to help my beard grow faster and thicker.

    Am I able to do this? Any negative side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt they would have printed on the side of the packaging: For Scalp ONLY - if they had meant it could be used on other parts of the body.
      There's nothing you can do.
      Genetics rule - you cannot re-program genetics.
      You cannot MAKE hair grow.
      If it is meant to be - then it will happen - sooner or later.

  29. QUESTION:
    If spironolactone is used to treat hair loss then why did my doctor prescribe it to me?
    I have increased testosterone levels and have hair growth on my face (like on the sides, nothing compared to a man growing a beard) but obviously more hair than a woman should have. If spironolactone is used for hair loss treatment, why would my doctor prescribe it to help stop the extra hair growth...? yes, i know ask my doctor but clearly at midnight i cannot call my doctor and ask

    • ANSWER:
      Well spironolactone is used to prevent testosterone from acting on its receptors, that are found in certain parts of our body. Therefore, it is a testoterone antagonist.

  30. QUESTION:
    Any one can recommend good trichologist in singapore ?
    Hi, I am looking for a reference or recommendation for trichologist (Hair and Scalp Expert) for hair loss treatment. Please provide consultation / rough treatment cost if you have some prior experience.

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

      year ago 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

      (TrichoZed™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 30 to 45 days. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within 6 months. Further use shall maintain optimal health of your hair.)

      and here

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

      (Provillus™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 40. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within ~5 months.)

      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

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I get hair thickening shampoo; not hair loss treatment shampoo?
    I'm looking for a good shampoo that will make my hair more voluminous and thicken the hairs that are in my head already. I'm not looking for any shampoos that contain hair-loss inhibiting or hair regrowth drugs... just something that will make the hair thicker and stronger.

    Anyone have suggestions?
    Thanks for the tips, Miissa. However, everything I've seen says that henna will also color your hair. I don't want this.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.paulmitchell.com/Products/PaulMitchell/Extra-Body/Pages/ExtraBody.aspx

      I love the Thicken Up product. Theres nothing out there that will permanently change the thickness of your hair, but using the right products will strengthen your hair, making it easier to add volume .

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair loss treatment (non-surgical)?
    What is the best hair loss treatment (non-surgical)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for me!

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

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  33. 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

  34. QUESTION:
    Is baldness curable at all? What about the ads we see everyday in TV?
    I see expensive hair loss treatments and formula everyday on the web and on TV.

    If hair loss treatment is possible at all then why some of the most valuable Hollywood movie stars (Nicholas Cage, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Steve Austin, and numerous others) are fully or partially bald?

    They have no short supply of money.

    What about hair building formula like Ervamatin or Hair Building Fiber?

    • ANSWER:
      At this time, there isn't a guaranteed effective hair regrowth method. I have heard of products like rogaine somewhat working, but it is not guaranteed and not very effective. If there were a product that worked extremely well, we would know about it.

      The latest I've heard is a treatment for eyelash growth that may also be effective in hair regrowth:

      "A group of topical medications called prostaglandin analogs have recently began undergoing testing for potential hair regrowth. They may be used in men and women, These drugs are not currently FDA approved for scalp hair loss. Most of the current market, FDA approved products are primarily used for eyelash enhancement. One of the new medications is called bimatoprost. Further testing and studies are required to assess the efficacy of these products in scalp hair loss."
      http://lagunaskincenter.com/MalePatternBaldness.aspx

  35. QUESTION:
    Does Mukunda M Hair Loss Treatment Work?
    I have been reading recently on-line about the user Mukunda M and his treatments, specifically his hair loss treatments. I am a bit sceptical about his treatments since surely if it works everyone would be using his treatments to cure hair loss, acne etc. Can anyone please confirm whether or not his treatments are legit? I have ordered olive oil and a military brush and will begin this week, but am unsure if this would damage hair follicles? Anyone who has used this treatment, has it worked for you or not? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      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.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Ayurvedic, Chinese or Alternative Medical Treatment For Hair Loss?
    I am in my mid 20s and my hair has started falling out. Is there any ayurvedic, chinese, herbal or general alternative medical treatment for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      MOST SERIOUS CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS. Many have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. See this site "Skin Deep Database -:A Feelgood Resource" and "Not Just a Pretty Face." Look in shampoos and you will see which are the most harmful.and others which are safe or only minimally harming.

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

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this NATURAL, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they will re-appear even stronger.

      My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results.

      I only wash hair with a totally safe, totally pure soap bar with no toxins - no coloring, no fragrances, no preservatives, no harmful additives of any kind.
      You can find similar ones in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and some natural & health foods stores.

      I believe I escaped the fate of my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew through this treatment. All are, or were, completely, or very nearly bald. So I feel this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

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

  37. QUESTION:
    Nutri-Ox hair loss treatment kit does it cause some hair loss in the beginning due to cleaning out hair pores.?
    I have experience some hair loss and read good reviews on nutri-ox hair loss treatment. Tried the shampoo for first time had some hair come out that worried me. Read some where this might happen due to clogged pores that the nutri ox shampoo cleans out. Please advise I have been researching on line every where and can not find the information I need.

    • ANSWER:
      you can find quite a few hair loss informations here:http://www.hairlosshairtreatment.com

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    I just want to know about those treatments and where clinic I can check my hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Using amla oil

      Amla oil, prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. A mixture of an equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice, used as a shampoo also stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

      Using lettuce

      Lettuce is useful in preventing hair loss. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is believed to help the growth of hair if taken to the extent to half a litre a day

      Using mustard oil and henna leaves

      Mustard oil, boiled with henna leaves, is useful for healthy growth of hair. About 250 ml of mustard oil should be boiled in a tin basin. About sixty grams of henna leaves should be gradually put in this oil till they are burnt in the oil. The oil should then be filtered using a cloth and stored. Regular massage of the head with the oil will produce abundant hair.

      Using coconut milk

      The application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair roots is also beneficial in the treatment of hair loss. It nourishes the hair and promotes hair growth. Coconut milk is prepared by grinding the coconut shavings and squeezing them well.

      Using onion

      Onion has also been found beneficial in patchy baldness. The affected part should be rubbed with onions morning and evening till it is red. It should be rubbed with honey afterwards.

      Using other remedies

      Daily application of refined coconut oil, mixed with lime water and lime juice on the hair, prevents hair loss and lengthens it. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considered beneficial. Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black gram and fenugreek lengthens the hair. Regular use of castor oil as hair oil helps the luxuriant growth of the hair.

      Daily diet

      The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet. Persons with a tendency to lose hair should take a well-balanced and correct diet, made up of foods which, in combination, should supply all the essential nutrients. It has been found that a diet which contains liberal quantities of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits would provide adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients. Each food group should roughly form the bulk of one of the three principal meals. These foods should, however, be supplemented with certain special foods such as milk, vegetable oils, honey, wheat germ, yeast and liver.

      Also you can buy a wig. :p

  39. QUESTION:
    Do gels and hairsprays interfere with hair loss treatments ?
    Can I still use hair gel and styling aids along with my topical hair loss ointments?

    • ANSWER:
      It's dependant if your taking oral hair loss treatment then no if your applying the hair loss treatment to your scalp them possibly if the hair products are getting into you scalp as well. To be safe I'd leave off the gels etc while your going through the treatment. Hair spray may be safer as it attaches to the folicles. Good luck

  40. QUESTION:
    Can I Use A Hair Loss Treatment to Increase Hair Growth?
    I hate the haircut that I have, and I was wondering if using a treatment for hair LOSS could help my hair to grow longer. Would that work?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. It'll stimulate your follicles. And haircuts don't kill follicles. Chances are, they're working. They're just not working fast enough. NOTHING will help your hair grow faster. Taking care of it by using professional products, drinking lots of water, and taking vitamins will help it to break off less.. but NOTHINGGGGG will make it grow faster.

      And don't believe the Pantene Beautiful Lengths commercial. They're full of crap. That'll just break it off with extended use.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    A friend of mine has "alopecia areata" (patchy hair loss) and he would like to find out what treatment is best for this type of hair loss. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My bro had alopecia areata and managed to recover through treatment he found through a website called www.alopecia-areata-cure.com. It is costly but it worked for him. You might want to try. Wish you a quick recovery.

  42. QUESTION:
    has anybody used rogaine to fill out eyebrows?
    I've read that using rogaine (the hair loss treatment for men) can help fill in sparse or patchy eyebrows. Is this true? Has anybody tried this?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't, but that sounds like an interesting thought.

  43. QUESTION:
    Where can I get tocotrienol supplement or Tocomin in India or Mumbai to be precise?
    Can somebody help me out in finding where can I get tocotrienol supplement or Tocomin in India or Mumbai to be precise? Its a type of Vitamin E and related to Hair loss treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      It is under clinical trial
      and is not yet introduced in India
      You are welcome to become an agency

  44. QUESTION:
    Is There a Product that can Stop Hair Loss from Chemo?
    Long story short, my mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will need 4 treatments of chemo therapy. Someone had mentioned a product that can prevent hair loss from the chemo treatments, however I do not know what the name of it is. Any ideas or suggestions?? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of things have been tried, because we all know that no one wants to lose their hair from chemo. Nothing has been proven or approved yet, but it is being worked on. Some ladies have tried using a 'cold cap' or ice on their head at the time of infusion to try to temporarily shrink the follicles so they won't release the hair, but this is not very effective at all.
      Remember that the point behind the chemo is that it kills all fast-growing cells, which include cancer cells and hair follicle cells. Her hair WILL grow back. Just get a nice wig to use for a few months.

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a saw palmetto oil in UK to use as a topical treatment for hair loss?
    Saw Palmetto is traditionally used as a topical treatment to help improve skin and scalp conditions and combat hair loss by reviving the follicles.
    I am trying to find saw palmetto oil in UK which can be used as topical treatment to try it for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, does it really work?? I know that rogaine and propecia work, also hair transplant (FUE) is a good option. Can you update your anwer and tell if saw palmetto has really been a good dht blocker and stopped your hair loss?? I could try it, tried just all the stuuf below so far.

      1) Hair transplant (FUE technology) creates really natural hairline, no scars, the best way to go if you have enough donor hair and money of course.

      2. Propecia (Finasteride) and Minoxidil are the only ones approved by FDA and proven to work in most men so far.
      http://www.propecia.com
      http://www.rogaine.com

      But before you consider to start propecia you must really study about the side effects. It can mess your hormones real bad if you are not
      lucky, so you must choose, hair or these side effects. Quite a big perecent have these side effects, more than Merck - the company that holds
      Propecia trademark is saying. see www.propeciahelp.com
      Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same sides(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal c..p before it and laser combs, so far the only thing that prevents my hairloss, not much regrowth, but has stopped my hairloss completely.
      I buy from this pharmacy for the last 2 years - http://www.1rx.biz/generic_propecia.html . It is under per pill as I buy the 90 pills. (89$ for 90)

  46. QUESTION:
    How Laser hair restoration is different from other hair transplant treatments?
    I am planning to go for a treatment of hair loss so I am little puzzled which treatments to go for, laser hair restoration or some other. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Laser hair restoration can be a good option for individuals having problem of hair loss. There are some other treatment also but it is much more effective than any other treatment because of the reason that it is cost effective and does not involve any sort of medicinal treatment on a regular basis.The post laser treatment visits are for a very brief time period and the entire treatment process is painless.

      Laser treatments can be of different types.
      1. The Laser Luce LDS 100®
      2. Low-Level Laser Therapy
      3. Home Laser Hair Therapy Device
      4. Laser hair restoration, etc.

      For more information try the below link

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/hair-loss/laser-hair-restoration.html

  47. 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 :)

  48. QUESTION:
    How does Folifast hair tincture medicine help to stop hair fall ?
    How does Folifast -hair tincture containing -
    benzyl nicotinate .02%
    Vitamine K .2%
    Salicylic acid IP .1%
    Alcohol (95%) IP 61%
    -effective for hair loss treatment ?

    • ANSWER:
      wanna stop hairfall really?
      apply mustard thoroughly oil twice a week, avoid commercialized shampoos.
      .....

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

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

  50. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any ACTUAL success with hair-loss treatments?
    I've seen a lot of suggestions for preventing hair loss and regrowing hair, but I was wondering if anyone has had any PERSONAL success with any natural solutions, or products on the market?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Diet and lifestyle are two major factors that influence the health of the hair. Poor diet, illness and deficiencies of any particular vitamin and mineral affects the quality of hair and problems like dandruff, thinning hair, balding, premature graying etc. spoil the hair. Check out http://usefulinfo-hairloss.blogspot.com/ for more info.


new hair loss treatments

Cause Of Male Baldness

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can exercise, in particular weight training and cycling, cause male baldness?
    I understand that testosterone levels increase when weight training. As I have read that testosterone causes male pattern baldness, will someone with the male pattern baldness gene go bald quicker if they weight train regularly. If so could cycling also accelerate MPB? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Only if you drop the weights on your head or drag your head against the pavement while cycling.

      lance Armstrong ain't bald. neither is Arnold Schwartzenegger

  2. 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/

  3. QUESTION:
    Does the Sulfate in Shampoos really cause hair loss?
    Many people swear it damages hair over time, that it causes male pattern baldness.

    • ANSWER:
      not good for hair, get loreal brand sulfate free its great

  4. QUESTION:
    How is stress a culprit to weight gain?
    We've all heard that this stress hormone "Cortisol" is one of the major contributors to weight gain. I was wondering if there's anyway I could get a test for that hormone if it's present in my body?

    Along with it, I'm carrying a set of tires on the abdomen, including the love handles. Is that again caused by "Cortisol"?

    Add to that, can stress be a major cause for male pattern baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      I ain't buying it.

      You need to exercise, eat a decent lifestyle menu and you'll be good to go. Stress will cause you to LOSE weight, roughly 600-900 calories a day.

      Let's start over:

      READ LABELS.

      To attain a healthy lifestyle, ( NOT A DIET!!), you need to change your eating habits.
      You follow this safe plan and I PROMISE IN WRITING you will lose weight and keep it off!

      Remember when I said to read labels?

      You have to keep ALL DAILY carbohydrates and sugars to 100- 120 grams a day.

      That's a combined number.
      For instance:

      30 grams of sugars PER DAY, and 70 grams of carbohydrates PER DAY equals 100 grams TOTAL PER DAY.

      Eat smaller meals, 4-5 a day to remain full.

      Drink plenty of water.

      WATER, not some damned sugary crap, WATER.
      EXERCISE:
      walk a mile a day, and be sure it is a full mile...for 5 days, then on the 6th day increase it to 2 miles,
      After a month you should be able to walk 2 miles briskly and be back home within 30 minutes.
      S-P-R-E-A-D O-U-T those carbs so you don't feel hungry and count count count those sugar and carbohydrate grams.

      Sounds a bit harsh, but I assure you it works.
      I am a diabetic and in 2003 I started this regime and lost 130 pounds in 8 months.
      And if I can do it, anybody can. Now get out there and get a new you going!

      Get Crackin'

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    What kind of hormonal imbalance can cause allopecia?
    What kind of hormonal imbalances can cause baldness in males? What are the causes and treatments for these imbalances..
    Im not looking for causes I know all the causes of alopecia I want to know specifically about hormone imbalances as they pertain to baldness...

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes no hormonal imbalance causes allopecia some times it is genetics, stress, vitamen deficiency, etc... I

  7. QUESTION:
    Does receding hairline always mean that you have male pattern baldness?
    I noticed a receding hairline but no major bald spots. Im 20 years old and i had chicken pox a few months back. My hairline has receded more from the left and is now receding gradually from the right. Is this a symtom of male pattern baldness at an early age or is it beacause of the chicken pox? And also, Can my hairline be fixed with any natural ingredients with no side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Once your hair goes it's gone. sorry. Hair loss can be caused by lots of differing factors, hormones, genetics even stress. Try not to worry about it if you are speak to your doctor. Good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    Is male pattern baldness a factor of degeneration?
    Because male pattern baldness is tied to a loss in the Testosterone hormone can one suppose that balding men are more sterile, weaker, or degenerating? Is there a connection between balding males and intelligence levels compared to men with full heads of hair in let's say their 40-50's?

    • ANSWER:
      Experts say they have discovered what they believe is the cause of male pattern baldness.

      It is not simply a lack of hair, but rather a problem with the new hair that is made.

      A manufacturing defect means the hair produced is so small it appears invisible to the naked eye, giving the classic bald spot or receding hairline.

      The US team told the Journal of Clinical Investigation the fault lies with the stem cells that make new hair.

      It may be possible to 'cure' male baldness by restoring the normal function of these cells, the experts hope.

      Ultimately, they hope to be able to develop a cream that could be applied to the scalp to help the stem cells grow normal hair.

      Using men undergoing hair transplants as guinea pigs, the University of Pennsylvania team compared hair follicles in bald patches and hairy areas of the scalp.

      Although bald areas had the same number of hair-making stem cells as normal scalp, there were fewer of a more mature type, called the progenitor cell.

      This difference means that hair follicles in bald patches shrink rather than disappear and the new hairs made are microscopic compared to normal hair.

      Dr George Cotsarelis who led the research said: "This implies that there is a problem in the activation of stem cells converting progenitor cells in bald scalp.

      "The fact that there are normal numbers of stem cells in bald scalp gives us hope for reactivating those stem cells."

      Until now it has been unclear what the exact cause of male pattern baldness is, but experts believe the male hormone testosterone is involved and baldness also tends to run in families.

  9. QUESTION:
    My 19 yr old son's hair is thinning. My father was bald. Are there new remedies for male pattern baldness?
    I know that male pattern baldness comes from a gene passed from the mother's father. My father was bald. My son wants to know if there is anything he can do while he still has a full head of hair, rather than waiting until he is bald. Are there any new drugs or homeopathic remedies that help to slow or stop the hair thinning caused by male pattern baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. Go to a hair restoration surgeon. Rogaine only works as long as you use it. As soon as you skip, it all falls out.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does putting gel in your hair for males cause loss of hair and male badness?
    idk because i feel like i am losing hair in the front??

    am i just thinking it??

    tell me if gel in your hair leads to hair loss or male baldness.

    • 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 sites 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!

  11. QUESTION:
    where can i find what is a normal rate of hair loss for male pattern baldness?
    i have a male friend wo had thick hair the last time i saw him 4 weeks ago and now he is bald on the top of his head. is that a normal rate for male pattern baldness or should i be concerned that maybe he is some kind of sick. where is a good website i can find this info?

    • ANSWER:
      If your friend has lost substantial hairs within 4 weeks itself then it most probably is not male pattern baldness but rather due to some other medical reason. Accute illness or infections do cause short term hair loss but hairs lost in such conditions usually regrow when the health gets back to normal. Normal hair loss is considered to be below 100 hairs lost per day anything above that is not normal and would eventually lead to baldness in most cases unless treated properly.

      If you would like to access your condition for male pattern baldness i suggest you to visit the following website link :

      http://www.hairfallguide.com/hair-loss-prevention/male-pattern-baldness.html

  12. QUESTION:
    Does surgeries cause thinning hair and hairloss?
    Do 4-6 surgeries (2-3 hours per a surgery) within a 3 year period cause thinning of the hair and temporary signs of male patterned baldness? Does bleaching your hair also contribute to any of these symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Male pattern baldness can be hereditary. The first born son is the one most applied to in that he has the hair outlook of the mother 's father. If he had good, full hair later then that first born male is in luck , if not then ..well, that is a preview. I feel that surgery doesn't have to do with that. If someone had work surgically on a knee how would that affect hair folicals? bleaching hair makes it dryer and coarser and more brittle which can cause it to be damaged to include some hair loss if this is ongoing or repeated. Bleaching really is bad for you.

  13. QUESTION:
    Male pattern baldness is an X-linked trait. It is caused by the lack of a critical protein and is recessive (X?
    Male pattern baldness is an X-linked trait. It is caused by the lack of a critical protein and is recessive (Xb). (a) If a mother has the following genotype XBXb and the father has the following genotype XbY what percentage of their sons will inherit male pattern baldness? (b) If a mother has the following genotype XBXB and the father has the following genotype XbY what percentage of their sons will inherit male pattern baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      A). 50% of sons will inherit male pattern baldness.

      Crossing XBXb x XbY yields the following genotypes:
      XBXb, XBY, XbXb, XbY
      50% of males would be unaffected while 50% of males would be affected

      The same results of 50-50 would also apply to the females.

      B). 0% of any progeny would have male pattern baldness with the following cross:
      XBXB x XbY

      The males would now have a genotype of XBY
      Females would have a heterozygous genotype of XBXb.

      While female progeny would carry the recessive trait; none of the males would be affected. They would get one of the Xs from the XBXB mother. Since XB is dominant, there could be no male pattern baldness.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do thinking and daydreaming cause the hairline to recede?
    I'm a 20 year old male. Though my forehead isn't too big I can clearly see that its bigger than it used to be a few years back(i.e my hairline has receded to some extent). I understand that its a sign of maturing and male baldness pattern but I'd like to know if thinking/day dreaming contribute to this in any way . I'd really appreciate it if you guys can tell me where you got your answer from.

    • ANSWER:
      No but stress could contribute .

  15. QUESTION:
    Does taking gelatin powder as a daily supplement actually help with hair loss?
    I've had some male pattern baldness developing, but I've heard that taking gelatin powder can actually stimulate hair growth. I'd like to know if anyone has seen positive results. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      no! it is a myth!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for him!

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

      It restores hair follicles by blocking DHT!!!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    Will there be any good/bad for persons who can move their skull for hair loss?
    If a person who can move his/her skull is having hair loss. Can he use moving skull as exercise for not having hair loss or will it increase it. Will it going to metabolize or circulate DHT so that not allowing them to accumulate on hair follicles reducing hair fall? Will it Cause wear and tear of hair follicles/hair causing more damage. Will it improve blood circulation in that area (all areas or any particular area? Will it be good for whole area of male pattern baldness? Will it affect any hormones (including hormones in brain). Any answers and suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      yes exercise does help loss

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Whats the cause of my teenage hair loss?
    I'm a 16yr old male and I have noticed that my hair line has receded and thinned in the temples. I'm scared it might be male pattern baldness but it isn't prominent in my family. I've had a very dry scalp for at least 2 years. I also have dry flaky skin under my eye brows that causes them to shed a lot. The reason I think it may be temporary is because I have small hairs regrowing where my hair had receded.

    Thanks In Advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      Do you wear hats all the time?
      You need protection from the sun but not indoors.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why do hairs on the side of head resist male pattern baldness?
    The hairs on your face and side of head don't fall out usually for this with male pattern baldness

    • ANSWER:
      One theory is that the sides of your head touch the pillow and get scalp stimulation, The top does not get as much and that causes the pattern of baldness

  22. QUESTION:
    Does testosterone normally decrease with age or increase?
    I've heard that male baldness was caused by increased amounts of testosterone. I've also heard that testosterone levels decrease with age. This doesn't make sense. Does anyone know the answer to this dilemma?
    Thank you navigator. However, there is modern data which also indicates that increased levels of testosterone cause baldness. Because of this, drugs which inhibit testosterone production are prescribed to balding men. They have even found in certain male animals that increased levels of testosterone can also cause some types of hair loss (such as the maneless lion pride in Tsavo National Park, Kenya).

    • ANSWER:
      Testosterone levels decrease with age, true. As for the relation with baldness, it is not that increased testosterone causes baldness. For those men that will become bald (mainly due to genetics), only a normal level of testosterone is needed to make it happen.

      The misconception probably comes from centuries ago when it was noticed that eunuchs and castrati didn't lose their hair. People incorrectly assumed that the reverse was also true, that bald men must be exceptionally virile since losing the balls made guys KEEP their hair.

      Once medical science advanced to the point where we knew about testosterone, the misconception also was modernized to incorrectly assume that the cause of baldness was high levels of testosterone. Hope that answers your question!

      EDIT - adding more in response to your details: The data you speak of is news to me, but interesting. It's still true, though, that for men, in the natural course of things, testosterone levels peak around their mid-20s and decline thereafter.

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    Does rogaine bring back hair that was lost from thinned hair caused by dyeing?
    The hair on top of my head got thinned out because i left dye in it for too long! It isn't male pattern baldness or whatever...
    If i used Rogaine would it bring back hair?

    • ANSWER:
      if it is thinning because of Dye it should be able to grow back on its own
      but the rogaine could speed up the process.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why do we lose hair on the head but not other parts of the body?
    If male pattern baldness is caused by testoterone, why didn't other hair on the body part fall as well?

    • ANSWER:
      hahaha,, too funny i was thinking this the other day. And why does the hair n our head keep growing longer and longer but the hair in the rest of our body stops at a certain length. And notice bald guys always have hair chests. Too funny. Love to know answer.

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

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

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. QUESTION:
    how to delay or prevent male pattern baldness?
    I've heard about DHT blocking shampoos, Rogaine, and saw palmetto. I don't even want to go near propecia or finasteride cause the side effects scare me. I am a 19 year old male, and my hairline has receded a bit and it looks like my hair might start thinning. What is the best way to prevent or delay male pattern baldness and what are the pros and cons of the things i mentioned. Also, is saw palmetto as dangerous as propecia? thanks in advance?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but its genetic. But don't sweat it, people hardly ever even notice MPB since it is so common?

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some of the non-genetic causes of male pattern baldness?
    My dad didn't start balding until mid 40s, and he didn't start greying until even later.

    I am 26, and my hair is starting to reduce in density, particularly toward the front and to my right side especially. The hairline has receded a little, but hasn't got any worse during the last 2 years. The thinning hasn't got worse either, but what can I do short of using rogaine or propecia to restore my density?

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the non-genetic causes:
      1. Liver problems.
      2. Malnutrition.
      3. Stress.
      4. Regular intake of oily or spicy food.
      5. Dry skulp.
      6. Lack of cleanliness of hair.
      7. Too much androgens( specially testosterone) in the body.
      8. Poor circulation. *

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies work to reverse baldness?
    What natural remedies work to reverse and prevent baldness? My doctor says I have the early symptoms of a classic case of female pattern baldness. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female pattern baldness are from the sae problem. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If your hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. Since it is "female" pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      I found a great source for the Oat Grass in capsules that contain no excipients and works for most of my clients. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Oat Grass and take lots of it. I think you will see a big difference. I would also get two other nutrients they sell. The Oat grass comes in a product they call "Greens Mix" and I get it in capsule for (they also sell it in powder, but most prefer the capsules). It is part of a 3 nutrient combination they call, "super food trio." I would get all three because this will give you most everything your body needs as a supplement each day and will only make you healthier.

      Also, if you are experiencing excess testosterone or a low estrogen issue, you may want to consider an endocrine issue that could be contributing to this problem. Sometimes, PCOS happens because the ovaries are enlarging due to deficiencies in fat. If you are on a LOW FAT diet, or LOW SALT diet, you need to free yourself from the lies you have been told about fat and salt that is rampant misinformation being spread by people, doctors, etc. that have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to nutrition.

      I strongly urge you to seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist (not just a nutritionist) and have them test you for deficiencies. They can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients your body is lacking and help you with the correct supplements and quantities of that specific to you deficiency and also recommend diets that will make you healthy instead of that "make believe health" you get from drugs that ALWAYS damage your body in some way.

      good luck to you

  34. QUESTION:
    I was wondering what really causes male pattern baldness?
    Is there a diet to slow or reverse it? No pills, please.

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet will not affect it because it's the effect of hormones on the hair follicle that produces male pattern baldness. It's a genetic predisposition.

      You've escaped the pills so far!

  35. QUESTION:
    Can weight lifting cause patterned baldness in males?
    We were discussing this in my health class and I was wondering:

    Is it possible that lifting weights can cause baldness in men?

    We all agreed that the majority of men that we know who lift weight are bald, or balding.

    Is this simply a coincidence or is there more to it?

    • ANSWER:
      No, this is like associating masturbation with blindness. It's a myth. It depends on your genes. True, the more you exercise, the more testosterone (male hormone) you produce. And if you're genetically predisposed to producing more DHT (dihydrotestosterone, a product of the reaction of testosterone with the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase), then this could potentially be associated with baldness if baldness is also hereditary.

      To sum up, high levels of testosterone (through working out) does not mean baldness. It's all about the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase and your genes.

  36. QUESTION:
    What causes a loss of hair on just one side?
    I am only 19 years old and don't take any medication or have any health problems that I know about, but my hair is way thicker on the left side than it does the left. That side has always been easier to brush for as long as I can remember, but you were never able to tell it was thinning by looking at it until just a couple weeks ago. My dad is bald, but I don't think he went bald at this young age. What could be causing it? I also lost hair in my left armpit months ago that hasn't grown back and it was rather itchy for a long time. I worry that it is cancer. I'm sure my parents notice but haven't said anything yet.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be the start of male pattern baldness, or possibly even alopeica, a hairloss condition. I'm not sure, but it would be best to see a doctor.

      I also highly doubt that it is cancer. The only time you lose hair with cancer is when you are having chemotherapy.

  37. QUESTION:
    What changes occur for an ftm transgender who is taking testosterone?
    What changes does the testosterone cause, including changes in appearance, behaviour, etc? Is it true that the genital area also changes?

    • ANSWER:
      A trans man can expect:

      Skin becomes rougher and oilier.
      Body hair
      Facial hair
      Voice becomes deeper.
      Increased upper body muscle/bulk.
      Fat redistribution to a more male pattern
      Face become somewhat "harder" looking
      Possible male pattern baldness
      Breast may shrink a bit
      Clitoral enlargement
      Vaginal dryness

      Many of these changes are permanent.

      He will feel a great increase in both energy and libido. While he becomes accustomed to this he may not be himself and act aggressive or rude. Give him time to settle in.

      That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

      Inspiration: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TransMen.html
      .

  38. QUESTION:
    How much is too much hair blow drying to the point of baldness?
    I'm a Male. Between the ages of 13.5(5 months before 14)-14, i used to blow dry my hair every weekday and sometimes on weekends. I'd blow dry it to dry the Hair-Jel that I'd put on before I would go to school. I would put the hair dyer close to my forehead to dry the hair Jel on my hair.
    Can blow drying that much cause baldness? How much is too much?
    Can putting on Hair Jel cause baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      No, but the gel you're using if it contained alcohol will.

      When your hair is falling out too much - you'd know when that is - that's when you know you've gone too far, and it's not only getting better your hair is crying out for help, and that's when it is too late to do anything about it.

      Causes for 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.

      My mom had cancer, and her hair didn't even give an indication she had cancer, but she had bloody noses for over 50 years. Mom permed her hair often. My sister had double mastectomy by age 35, and the only symptom she had was her eyebrow hair never came back when she shaved them. She did dyed & permed her hair much longer than me.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the evolutionary significance behind male balding?
    A lot of people will attest otherwise, but it is a general trend that women are not attracted to bald men.

    However, isn't male balding usually a sign of higher testosterone levels? (Since balding is caused by high DHT, the same hormone that increases penis size.)

    Baldness is a distinctly male trait. So why is it that women usually find this trait unattractive? Biologically speaking, wouldn't it be expected that women are attracted to more male traits/characteristics?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure it has any evolutionary significance. Baldness usually occurs with age. You're not going to find many 20 year olds with a bald patch. As such, it's not reproductively significant.

      It might actually work as a signifier for age, which would be consistent with women finding it unattractive.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can Scalp Psoriasis cause Receding Hairline and Thinning Hair?
    I'm only 18 and I think i have scalp psoriasis but only like a mild version of it! Can this accelrate hair loss and cause similar effects to what male pattern baldness can? plus does anyone know of any natural or decent shampoos to get rid of psoriasis? and if you get rid of it could hair grow back and thinning patches get thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      yes to all your questions apart from the one about your hair growing back as thats down to a lot of factors, try T-Gel shampoo but it will take about a month to have any real effect, also dont wash your hair every day as that can make things worse

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it true masturbation causes baldness ?
    Ok now I have heard some silly rumors in my life but this one just sort of takes the cake seriously. I heard about some chemical within the male body that is called DHT. Now explain if you can what it does. I have heard that once a man ejaculates he releases DHT into his bloodstream which buildups and travels to the head where the follicles are and kills/fries them which causes baldness lol. Is this true because if excessive masturbation caused this wouldnt excessive sex do the same technically ? Now I dont mind any joking about this because its a lilttle funny but at the same time I want a serious answer. Can someone explain this or is this just more foolery ?

    • ANSWER:
      No it can not.

  43. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for him!

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

      It restores hair follicles by blocking DHT!!!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  45. 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.

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

      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.

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can you know for sure that the hair loss you are experiencing is MALE PATTERN BALDNESS?
    and not another cause for the hair shedding?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are experiencing excessive shedding fairly evenly from all over your scalp it is not mpb. Male pattern baldness does not cause excessive shedding. With male pattern baldness you will notice hair in certain areas becoming thinner and weaker, providing less scalp coverage but you will not see hairs falling out all over the place. Essential oil scalp massage can help mpb in the early stages and can help most other types of hair loss.

  48. QUESTION:
    I want to know the benefits of oat grass?
    Ok I want to know the benefits of oatgrass, and im not talking about garden benefits, Im talking about what it does to your body. I already know it stops the process of testosterone converting into dehytestosterone. But what else does it do for you? Can it make you stay young forever if you drink it everyday for the rest of your life?? ( im 18) Doesnt dehytestosterone cause you to get old or something? Anyways, I want somebody who really knows what they're talking about to answer this question ok, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you need to worry about dihydrotestosterone [DHT] unless you had something amiss with your prostate gland, affecting mostly older men. Though DHT** is also implicated in male pattern baldness but that is specific to the affected hair follicles so a local treatment ONLY should be sought.

      ** DHT or rather more specifically its activating enzyme 5-alpha reductase.

      Healthy men should not seek to lower DHT/ 5-alpha reductase levels...that is not necessary and in fact may cause some harm. The enzyme looks to play a role in male fertility and probably the health of the prostate gland under normal conditions. A DHT cream even has some role therapuetically....and has been looked at in clinical trials if you would like to do some research.

      Anyhow, oat straw [Avena sativa] extract may not be a potent DHT/ 5-alpha reductase inhibitor....I could find no scientific evidence for that. Though it may be of interest to some body-builders as it might boost testosterone levels somewhat. But it is known to have many health benefits, one of which is cholesterol lowering, which Susan mentioned. It is also said to help lower anxiety levels thereby promoting restful sleep. You could just add oats to your diet to reap some of the benefit.

      A short article on oats you might like to read:
      http://www.healthywaymagazine.com/issue36/08_.html

      "Staying young" has more to do with the mind and its impact on health.

      Look to have an inner calm in your life......a key to good health...insha'Allah.

      All the best.

  49. QUESTION:
    can your hairline recede without any balding?
    I swear my hairline has moved back a half to full inch over the last few years. I don't have any baldness or wicked temples ( a la Jude Law), no perceivable thinning of any kind - just that my hairline has literally just moved back somewhat. Kind of makes me insecure about my growing forehead but I suppose I have hair to cover it up still. Is this possible - that your hairline can move back without the traditional male pattern baldness being a factor?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be seeing things, then again if you're really unsure you can check with your doctor to see if you're sensitive to DHT; it's a hormone we all have that's the main cause of male pattern baldness. I learned about it with my Dad when he went in to Bosley for a consultation meeting before he did their procedure. They schooled us about it then and there. Luckily, they did a great job on him and the results have been great without any major hair loss so if worst comes to worst, it may be a possibility for you to consider.

  50. 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.


cause of male baldness

Alopecia Solution

The subject of hair loss prevention, diligence and knowledge on proper hair care play important roles in avoiding hair loss. However, not all causes of hair loss are within our control, a good majority of the leading reasons for such a condition can be avoided with the correct regimens in caring for our scalp.

An effective hair loss prevention technique is supplementing your diet with the vitamins and nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. Vitamin B6, vitamin E, biotin, amino acids and zinc are essential components for the continual stimulation of the hair follicles. Being able to acquire a daily recommended dosage of these vitamins and nutrients will help you correct any hormonal imbalance that could potentially damage your hair. And since heredity is one of the leading causes of hair loss, balancing your hormones would also ensure that your descendants won't have to suffer the curse of Alopecia.

Some of the natural hair loss solutions that are more accessible are:

Aloe Vera:

This has been used for centuries by Indians, Caribbean's, and Native Americans. They use it to promote healthy hair and to also as an agent in preventing it from falling out. This works by balancing the ph levels in the scalp, it also acts as a healing agent. Another thing that it does is clean out the pores. Usually Aloe Vera gel is combined with coconut milk and also a small quantity of wheat germ oil, it is then used like a shampoo. This has been shown to help greatly in preventing hair thinning.

Jojoba:

The natural product Jojoba is used by people who are affected by hair problems including eczema, dandruff, and seborrhea. This has been used for centuries by the Native Americans and Mexicans to help control dandruff and to prevent hair loss.

Saw Palmetto acts as a hair loss solution for baldness because it blocks the hormone dihydrotestosterone, called DHT for short, from causing hair to fall out. What DHT does is attack hair follicle cells and weakens them. Eventually you will see a baldness pattern forming on your scalp as a result of DHT killing healthy hair cells. The suggested amount of Saw Palmetto necessary to fight DHT and prevent loss of hair is 1500mg daily.

A natural way to stop hair loss is to start taking saw palmetto. You can get this herb at any health food center and you should take 1,500 mg per day. This should be split into three doses of 500 mg each. Take a dosage with each meal and you will be able to prevent hair loss.

Herbs such as Bhringraj, Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Amalaki (Indian gooseberry), shikakai and mehndi (henna) have been prescribed to treat various hair problems since many centuries. Ayurvedic texts have good description about these herbs and their actions.

Using a Trichogen-based formula combined with Panthenol, Soluble Collagen, Jojoba Oil and Hydrolized Keratin, protein bonds are strengthened, elastici

Causes & Solutions

Thinning hair is often caused by one of several reasons - poor nutrition, lack of protein structure, poor hydration, or deficiencies of base vitamins, mineral or amino acids.

A hair follicle shampoo is formulated to address each of these issues while helping to neutralize or block DHT. Wheat germ and silk protein infuse amino acids helping to improve strength and minimize breaking.

Soluble collagen and hydrolized Keratin are building blocks of proteins needed for softness and bounce (elasticity), and topically applied vitamins - through use of Panthenol and extracts increase healthy of the cuticle, root and scalp.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can i buy Onion Juice for Alopecia hair loss spots?
    They say if you put onion juice on your Alopecia hair loss spots it cures it in 8 weeks.I have 3 spots size of a nickel on both sides of head.Don,t want to buy on line.And don,t want to make it myself.

    • ANSWER:
      A perfect solution for your problem awaits you here-
      http://drwheatgrassantioxidantskinrecove.blogspot.com/

      With no problem of running around this is a tried and tested solution for Alopecia hair loss. I know that this can be frustrating problem to solve but trust me this could put an end to all your worries and leave you with just smiles.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can buy spray hair concealer? Like on the infomercials?
    I have alopecia. I have these pesky bald patches and I need to cover them up. If you could let me know any retail stores that might sell them.

    • ANSWER:
      Informercials have been rehearsed over & over, and are reading from scripts.

      Cher stopped doing informercials because she knows it's deceiving!

      The photos you see in the magazine ads or TV advertisements, took a lot of manipulation: hairstylists to do hair, photographers & his assistant to adjust lighting, and several shots of films, and the model 8 hours to be photographed. It's the trick for the hair industry to sell and temp the buyers. Their job is to make tons of money, but they don't tell you everything why, what, when and how. They also don't give you money back guarantee for damaged hair.

      If your hair is stick straight & you want curls to last for days or until your next shampoo, braid them in several small sections, finger comb & you're good to go. You don't need products for that. Same with curling your hair, using plastic curlers. The more sections, and smaller the braids, the tighter the curls. The bigger the braids, less sections, the looser the curls.

      My style took 3 mins. to do, bathroom lighting, 1 cell phone and posted online in 3 mins.

      Find the 'cause' before you can find the solution, then eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.About 23-25 if I shampooed/brush my hair, which is every 4th day.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing from girls under 15. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  3. 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!

  4. QUESTION:
    Is moisturizer a good option for those with dandruff and a bald head?
    My thinking was, if dandruff was caused by a dry scalp, and moisturizer cures dry skin, then if it's not getting on your hair (if you don't have any, how can it?) you can just apply it directly to your scalp.

    Is this a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      I have alopecia and my head gets REALLY dry and itchy. I not only use moisturizer but also a dandruff shampoo in the shower. Even though I don't have hair, it helps to have the medicated shampoo on your scalp. Sometimes I use the medicine "scalpicin" that's supposed to be for itchy scalp. I guess you may not be wondering more about a dry scalp than an itchy one, but I think these things help the basic problem - dry skin! Good luck!

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    does stem cell therapy work for hair regrowth in case of alopecia?
    does stem cell therapy work for hair regrowth in case of alopecia? has anyone undergone that treatement? Is PRP a better option?

    • ANSWER:
      I am doubtful if stem-cell therapy has reached this advanced stage; i am doubtful as stem-cell research is still in an infant stage and they would work over everything else in the body before thinking of hair. Hair, for them wouldn't be a priority. So, I am doubtful and even if it's there, it would not have that perfection, rather have some unknown risks, which they won't tell you.

      I don't know what's PRP but I got a fair degree of my hair back with Segals Solutions. It's not 100% back but my scalp is no longer visible now and the top portion is pretty dense. Hair is also with a better texture and strength. It took me more than 6 months and I am still using it. I feel I am still gaining, not only hair but self-esteem also ! Regrowth is always a gamble but when you have something that's side-effect free and that's safe, that costs you a pittance compared to surgical techniques and without the associated risks, it's always worth a try (Provided) you have a little patience. It takes a while ! And Segals fits the best in this criteria, given my experience.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair fall for teens?
    I'm 17, male . And my hair is falling too much.
    1 month before I consulted a doctor and he gave me minoxidil tropical solution USP 5% which I pour 1ml 2 times a day with a tablet called finalo which is to be taken 1 time .
    So what could be the reason of my hair fall.

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
      There are two main types of alopecia. When the body's immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it's called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that's inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
      About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
      Signs and Symptoms:
      Symptoms of alopecia may include:
      Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
      Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
      Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
      What Causes It?
      Causes may include:
      Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
      What to Expect at Your Provider's Office:
      Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
      Treatment Options:
      Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.
      Contact a qualified Homeopath for a proper remedy.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there no solution to hereditary hair loss?
    I really want to know if there is still some solution to hereditary hair loss. I m loosing hair really fast at very young age and I see no end to it. Can anyone suggest me if there is any treatment to help stop it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, sorry to hear you're going through losing your hair at such a young age. Maybe there's a solution for you I can share, so read on.

      Hereditary hair loss does not happen overnight, which means that treatment can be started immediately when it is detected.

      A condition called androgenetic alopecia affects about ninety-five percent of all males and about seventy percent of all females. This condition is hereditary, and it can affect you no matter what your race or ethnicity is.

      Androgenetic alopecia can be treated by surgically transplanting hair onto the affected areas. This procedure can be expensive though and can take a long while for recovery. However, the results have been good for quite a number of men and women that have undergone the treatment.

      Minoxidil, a chemical that has been proven to increase hair growth and stop hair loss is another avenue. Minoxidil is applied twice a day and is available commercially as a lotion. Yet another hair treatment is finasteride, which is available as a pill.

      Finasteride, which is often prescribed for men who are going through male pattern baldness, can block hormone formation that would allow for hair to be lost through weakening of the hair follicle.

      Hope this helps.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to do tree braids if you have long hair.?
    So.. I really want to have tree braids, but there's a big problem.. I have long hair :(
    (about shoulder length)
    I really like the style, and the look of tree braids
    but my mom says there is no way to have tree braids sense I have long hair.
    I definitely don't want just braids because I absolutely hate that look.
    And most utterly don't want weaves or ANYTHING like that.
    Does anyone know a solution for me please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not recommend it if you've got thin LONG hair, thinning hair, or Afri-Amer hair.
      Leaving your braids in longer than a month can only make your hair thinNER.

      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.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to control hair loss and baldness?
    Is there any solution for baldness? Like transplantation..... does that make any problem with us? How much will be the cost? Please tell me the details of transplanting and how to control hairloss.

    • ANSWER:
      Depending if your baldness is hereditary or stress related.
      Also if you are on a new medication it can also play havoc with hair growth. So first determine whether or not it's going to be a permanent thing. Alopecia can come in different forms, and not all are permanent. When baldness is attributed to stress, or new surroundings, then there a high chances that it will grow back.
      If you are on a medication, perhaps you can ask for a lower dosage. Skin care medication has been well known to cause baldness.
      Also a persons diet can affect the way in which their hair grows.
      Vitamins are good for promoting stong hair growth.

      By massaging your scalp regularly it can help to stimulate the hair follicle, which could in turn give it strength to continue growing, however it's not going to be a permanent solution, just a preventative... or slowing the process down.

      Redken makes a product called Vivagen, im not sure if they still do make it, but I recommended it to clients, who were sure that it was helping their hair, along with the scalp massage.

      Hair transplants can be very expensive, and im not sure where you are from. The process is like inserting small plugs of hair into the scalp. I believe that it could be painful, but if it's something that you really want to do, then thats they price you pay for vanity.
      The downside to hair transplants is that it's obvious. The hairline is 'too' perfect, and you it's not just a single hair put here and there. Think of alfalfa sprouts of hair coming out of your head.

      Good luck with whatever you choose. You may want to get a more professional opinion before paying the money out to get transplants.

  11. QUESTION:
    how can i cover alopecia patches; has anyone ever had a temporary tattoo to cover them?
    the patches are about the size of 50p ,i have 9 ,some smaller . any ideas or tips would be very helpful. Does any one have any experience of things to stimulate growth?

    • ANSWER:
      firstly stop worrying as this will not help your condition.

      I'm assuming you have "alopecia areata" - small baldness in circular areas of the scalp!

      i trust these r not alopecia traction? - caused by the pulling or tight braiding?

      my best and "quickfix" solution to u is to go on the sallys hair and beauty website (or a wholesaler- they sell to both trade and non trade) and get the american dream quickfix clip-in extent ions. they are about £16.99 for one. (this should be enough to cover what need them for). plus they are 100%human hair so u can heat style them

      simple cut to lengh and size clip-in and away u go.

      tattooing is not only painful and expensive it is only going to cover the pieces you have now, should ur condition occur again it would not necessary be in the same places.

      my mum had to have a skin graft done an the "scar" is as big as a jam jar lid, right in the front of her hair in the hairline. we use these and they work a treat. sadly for her her hair will never grown back but yours will!!!

      hope this helps.

  12. QUESTION:
    Any solutions for bad hair fall without going to a hair clinic?
    I'm having bad falling hair. I don't know what shampoo would work or treatments that I can do at home. I don't want to spend too much on going to clinics.

    • ANSWER:
      read this:
      FALLING HAIR -

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

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

      Here is what you can do to prevent hair fall

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

      Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

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

      Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Homemade remedies for preventing hair fall:

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

      Quick Hair Care Conditioner

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

      Honey Conditioner

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

      Alcohol Conditioner

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

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

      ESSENTIALS FOR FALLING HAIR -

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

      Wide-toothed comb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Best treatment for patches of thining hair?
    I have recently noticed i have been getting small patches of thinned hair on my scalp alopecia like.
    What is the best treatment for that? Would it be minoxidil preferably lotion than pills or a brand like Rogaine that includes minoxidil or is it best just to go to My Gp and then be referred to a Hair Specialist/Dermatologist in uk Manchester?
    Much Appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, you need to establish what is causing the hairloss. This means going to a doctor, after all, hairloss can be as a result of something more serious, therefore you should really get it checked out. Other than that, Rogaine is the best thing on the market for helping the hair thicken, however it is not a miracle treatment. It only works with limited effect and any regrowth will be instantly lost when the treatment is discontinued. Honestly, I think it is best to go to a GP first so that you can be sure what is causing the hairloss and then know of an appropriate solution.

  14. QUESTION:
    My son has alopecia areata. Does anyone know of any solutions to help with the condition?
    My four year old has alopecia. I'm not sure why, but now he has bald spots on his head, and I'm searching for solutions. Does anyone know of anything that could help? Some medicine that you know of that might actually work? I know there are wigs, but considering he's four...I'm not sure he'd be one to wear a wig. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is take him to a dermatologist. Most likely he will prescribe cortisone in either the form of a cream (most likely a cream since he is only 4) or shots right into the bald areas. I know this because I had it twice. I had it when my father died and right before my wedding. It is usually triggered by nerves. Does he go to preschool? If so he could be going through some kind of separation anxiety that may be causing it. Don't worry too much it will grow back. I am also a hairdresser and I have seen this many times. Best of luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    I want to ask a very important Q about my HAIR LOSS (baldness) which is as under :?
    I am a 28 year old male and I am losing hair from the top of my head so that I can easily notice the baldness coming with a mirror. I am very much concerned about it and need URGENT help for it. I have read about two medicines, one is Regaine Extra Strength (solution) which contains minoxidil, and the other medicine is Finasteride which are oral tablets. I want to ask if anyone has ever used it for the same purpose and the affects of it or if anyone else knows any other remedies for baldness other than treatments shown in ads. PLZ HELP !!!

    • ANSWER:
      Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride are the only two treatments currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration [USA] for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Both of these medications prevent further hair loss but are only able to partially reverse the baldness. Both require continuous use to maintain effectives. As effectiveness may take 6-12 months to become apparent, these agents should be used for at least 1 year before deciding whether to continue treatment.

      Please check the source link below for additional information. And by the way, a worthwhile mate won't worry about your hair. Unless it ends up on someone else's collar...!

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I grow new hair naturally?
    How can I grow new hair naturally.

    I am a teen and having a bit of Alopecia, and I want to regrow my hair back, I'm now using Coconut oil, it works better as a moisturizer, conditioner, and smooth the hair, but the less amount of hair on my head is annoying, so please say me what is the solution,

    Which oil does it. Olive, Amla, Almond, Onion Juice. Guide me the uses also.

    • ANSWER:
      This method is a type of acupressure rub your both hands nail with each other like show this picture (this method is tell us respected swami ramdev ji founder of patanjli yog pith haridwar India his website is http://www.divyayoga.com/ so we thankful to swami ramdev ji). Your nail nerve is connected to hair root nerve if you rub your nail with each other it created a lot of energy that stimulated blood circulation in hair and regenerated dead hair root cell. Try this method 5 minutes morning and 5 minutes evening without forgetting. After 1 month, you see some results. You see 5-10 percent more hair grow on your scalp and all new generated hair is in dark color. After 9 months, you see 80-95 percent result. So, take this acupressure continuous with patience

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the solution to my hairfall problem?
    if i keep my hair long hair fall occurs so i cut my hair and made it short but still my hair falls what should i do to keep my hair long?

    • ANSWER:
      All of us lose a couple of hundred of hairs every day. If it is excessively (called alopecia), you may first have to start looking at your diet. If this seems to be in order and you are still concerned, see your physician. In South Africa we have a medication called Propecia which helps for hair loss.

      You will, however have to make up your mind as to exactly how bad the problem is, as well as what is more important, as Propecia surpresses the libido. Unfortunately, Viagra causes hairloss, thus this situation will leave you between: Do you want hair, or do you want an active love life?

  18. QUESTION:
    Are there any aromatherapy treatments for alopecia ?
    I have one big bald patch and another smaller patch.
    The dr gave me some cream and said that if the cream didn't help, I'd get shots in my head.Anything that gets my hair back is fine with me.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional medicine uses cortisone injections to stimulate hair regrowth. Twenty to thirty injections per patch are required once a month. The injections are uncomfortable and some patients do not respond to cortisone or any treatment.

      Self- Care Treatment

      Eat a balanced and sensible diet to ensure you are getting essential nutrients.

      Use a mild shampoo. Afterward, gently towel hair dry and use a conditioner.

      Avoid exposing hair to chlorinated pool water or any other chemical solutions. If you use perms, straighteners, or dyes, you may need to compensate for the damage they cause by babying your hair with gentle shampoos and extra conditioners.

      Avoid excessive dry heat such as that from blow dryers and curling irons.

      Protect scalp and hair from damaging sun rays by wearing a comfortable hat.

      Massage your scalp weekly to stimulate blood flow and relieve stress. Sluggish blood flow and stress can both cause hair loss.

      Alopecia areata, a specific type of patchy hair loss common to men and women, was recently shown to respond to essential oils of thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood. These were added to a carrier oil of jojoba oil and massaged into the scalp daily. After seven months, researchers found that 44% of the patients had noticeable results, compared with only 15% of the controls.

      Don't wear tight wigs or hats that can cause hair to rub off ( called friction alopecia).

      Keep braids or ponytails loose. Otherwise, hair can fall out due to the tight pulling (called traction alopecia).

      For women with thinning hair, a short hair style can make hair look fuller. Mousses, gels, and hairspray can lend extra body and hide thinning hair. But be kind to your scalp: Use only small amounts of these products so the cells and hair follicles can breathe.

      Quit smoking. British scientists found that smokers were four times more likely to have gray hair than nonsmokers and were more prone to hair loss.

      Supplements -

      B-Comlex supplement, 1/day
      Multi Vitamin / Mineral - with Zinc, Selenium, Copper and other trace elements. 2/day
      Fish oil supplement - 2/day

  19. QUESTION:
    How do u prevent alopecia frm happening all over again?
    Its happening again after a yr ago what causes this and whyy again?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the type of Alopecia you may have been previously diagnosed with. I would suggest talking with your dermatologist for possible causes and solutions. If you have Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune condition, there are not a lot of options. Some folks do have positive experiences with cortisone shots, but others do not and they tend to be a short term solution. I would suggest checking out the following links: www.naaf.org (the National Alopecia Areata Foundation) and www.alopeciaworld.com (a free, social networking site for those with many different forms of Alopecia). I've had Alopecia Areata for over 25 years. You are welcome to check out my personal story at my website www.2ndnaturehair.com. I hope this was helpful. Good luck. ~Kim

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you keep your confidence up when you have a receding hairline?
    I mean, I feel like people are going to perceive me differently if I lose my hair, and I hate that feeling. Even if people do perceive me differently, how do I keep my confidence level up?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude, I had the same problem...Alopecia, patches of hair disappearing from my head...simple solution, just shave your head....it'll give you a new look and a look that's acutally kinda fashionable right now. You won't have any hairline to worry about. Believe it or not, women really seem to like the clean cut look of guys who shave their heads. Check out the site below.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are hairstyles for black women in the summer heat?
    Ok so I don't want to wear weave and I don't have a perm so my hair doesn't stay straight in the summertime. I want cute hairstyles that I can manage myself wit my shoulder length hair. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Google: "Why Viola Davis Ditched the Wig at the Oscars"

      I do not recommend weaves or perms which causes cancer.
      HAIR WEAVES & BRAIDS: Some hairstyles, including tight braids and weaves, may increase the risk of developing an irreversible form of scarring hair loss, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology.
      Seen predominately in African-American women, this type of hair loss, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, centers on the vertex (crown) of the scalp and spreads peripherally.
      “Any style that causes too much tension and traction on the hair, such as braiding with artificial hair weaved in, can possibly lead to scarring hair loss,” says study author Angela Kyei, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
      In the study, 326 African-American women answered questionnaires about their hair-grooming methods, health status, and other demographic information. Dermatologists then performed a scalp examination to grade hair loss.
      Nearly 60% of the women showed signs of advanced central hair loss with scarring. The women were also more likely to have type 2 diabetes and bacterial scalp infections, and sport hair styles associated with traction, including braids and weaves, the study showed.
      “But hair loss is permanent, meaning that we can inject steroids or creams but it won't bring your hair back, so it’s very important to seek help with dermatologists early on,” she says.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 1,980,000 results (0.17 seconds) 1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      Five months ago, the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.

      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, there are hundreds on the market. Nov. 11-11

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

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

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

  23. QUESTION:
    How to stop a dog from humping excessively besides neutering?
    I am watching a friends dog, who happens to be one of my dogs pups. I also have one of the pups, they are a year old. The male dog keeps humping his sister. She is spayed. I have him for a week and it is non stop. Not just dominance, acutally trying very hard to mate with her...help...any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      A good thing that you said besides neutering.

      Firstly:

      Lets not forget that the surgical removal of a dogs testicle is a very uncomfortable process for the dog, despite the administrated anesthesia. The wound after the operation tend to swell up and can cause the dog a lot of pain and post-surgery infections are not uncommon. The dog will also have to wear the very uncomfortable “lampshade” for several weeks. These “problems” might not be relevant considering the advantages of the neutering but its nothing I would want to but my dog though for no apparent reason.

      Secondly and most importantly:

      There are some negative medical aspects that most vets tend to ignore. For example, neutered male dogs are more likely to develop prostate cancer. About 2% of neutered male dogs eventually contract prostate cancer, compared to less than 0.6% of intact males.

      Neutered dogs are at a twofold excess risk to develop osteosarcoma and there is an increased risk of hemangiosarcoma and urinary tract cancer – the last problem has been increasingly common among dogs lately, probably due to more dogs being neutered. Neutered have a 27% to 38% increased risk of adverse reactions to vaccinations and neutered dogs have also been known to develop hormone-responsive alopecia (hair loss). There I bunch of other problems to deal with as well. In a study of 29 intact male dogs and 47 castrated males aged 11–14, the neutered males were significantly more likely suffer from disorientation in the house or outdoors, changes in social interactions with human family members, loss of house training, and changes in the sleep-wake cycle. This might be the result of depression or drastically hormone change.

      The hormoniall change and altered testosterone production have other effects as well. One is the dogs metabolism. Neutered males are known to be mood food fixated. This is not a myth. Castrated male dogs develop a new appetite, making them prone to weight gain This can be dealt with more exercise and changing the dogs food habits. However, through personal experience, ive found that there are very few owners that are experienced or responsible enough to deal with obvious health problem at all.

      Lastly:

      Dogs are extremely intelligent animals and it would be not only naïve but irresponsible to assume that the removal of their male organs does not affect their personal lives. Though there are no official numbers yet – ive had contact with countless of owners claiming that their dogs have lost much of their former energy and zest. Particularly young dogs are known to change their behavior and become more passive and less playful. Some for of doggy depression perhaps?

      (Ive also noted a huge difference in the American and European approach to neutering. In American neutering is literally being marketing to dog owners. As if the veteran profession was trying to sell owners surgical operations in the same manner companies would try to sell you dog food. Its preposterous and it is more certainly not a appropriate approach in the nation that is known for their fast-solutions, shortcuts and impulsive consuming. (America that is) Things are different in Europe. In Norway for example, it is illegal to neuter your dog without distinguished medical motivations. Just as its illegal to breed and even buy dogs in my country without the permission from the government.

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have Alopecia Areata, it took over my head and I wear hats all the time.?
    I basically have no hair on top and back of my head. I am thinking of shaving it but I am really scared of the new look. Is there any solution? Anybody going thru that?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't be scared! Shave your head :D It may be the look you've always wanted and never tried!

  26. QUESTION:
    I have Alopecia Areata, it took over my head and I wear hats all the time.?
    I basically have no hair on top and back of my head. I am thinking of shaving it but I am really scared of the new look. Is there any solution? Anybody going thru that?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend with the similar condition. He had bald spots in the middle and on the sides, it just didn't look good, sort of embarrassing for him, so he just shaved his head completely bald. It looks good on him. Its pretty much up to, you have to feel comfortable bald, i could imagine its a bold step (no pun intended.) you could try growing you hair back with rogaine,if all fails then i guess you have no choice, but to shave it off.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the possible solutions to androgenetic alopecia in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy a wig.

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    My pomeranian has lost his hair exept his head area. Can you tell what should I do?
    The pom has hair only in the head area and legs. The vet has done several exams and eveything is ok.He said it could just be hormonal problem.Because his overall health is good.

    • ANSWER:
      The very first thing is to research the problem so you are better able to make good judgments about the solution.
      --------------
      You may want to read the information at:
      http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20060207153941
      --------------
      A condition called Alopecia X causes the same type of hair loss as you describe and for a complete run down on this, as well as information about various tests to determine it and other conditions that cause hair loss with this breed, the following web page is a wealth of information:

      THE PET HEALTH LIBRARY
      By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
      Educational Director, VeterinaryPartner.com
      Alopecia X
      http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1487

  31. QUESTION:
    Why are strands of my hair falling out hourly?
    I'm 13 and male and for the past 5 days, I bought some shampoo and conditioner for "falling hair". It is still falling out when I swipe through my hair with my hand, usually 2-15 strands at a time every time I do that.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm...

      Well I just washed my hair yesterday, and a lot fell out in the shower. I am 21 year old male (22 in one week). I just ran my fingers through my hair with both hands and one strand came out, so I consider that pretty normal, actually better than normal in my case.

      I had been having a similar problem since you starting just before I turned 18. I lost a lot of hair in the front part of my head (hairline), although it doesn't show at all-- most people think I have really thick hair lol. But I agree, it was nerve-wracking to keep running my fingers through my hair and have all those strands coming out. I was like wtf am I going bald? At the time, I didn't realize it, but I was going through A LOT of stress with family issues and big changes in my life. Things have cooled down now, and that's why I think I'm not shedding it as fast.

      I use a shampoo called Pantene Fine Hair Solutions. It's supposed to be gentler on your hair and it's a combination shampoo and conditioner in one bottle. I found that switching to it slowed down the amount that was falling out, so I have never switched back. You could consider trying that or another brand.

      If you are overly concerned, please mention it to your family doctor, or better yet, to a dermatologist. I mentioned it to my dermatologist because I also have acne, and she said that it was normal to be shedding up to a certain number of hairs per day, but fast hair loss in young people is called "alopecia" and is often linked to high levels of stress in your life. So... are you stressed? If so, please try to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you can, and it might improve. One last theory but I'm not sure... It might be due to puberty. You are 13, which would place you right around the starting point for that. (most guys start at between ages 12.5 to 14, but others start later). The higher amount of testosterone in your blood might be triggering it.

      I hope this helps. Good luck man!

  32. 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,

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is your experience with cold fusion/keratin exensions?
    I'm trying to grow my hair out and am thinking about investing in permanent extensions. I've been using clip ins, but they are time consuming, don't allow me to put my hair up and I worry about the damage the clips are causing. Anyone with experience with keratin fusion (NOT glue or tape)?

    • ANSWER:
      Cold fusion is a new method, and is meant to be gentle for the hair. This method uses a keratin-based polymer to attach extensions to the root. As this method uses no heat, it is good for fine or thin hair. The polymer offers more flexibility than hot-glue, and results in more natural-feeling hair. For cold fusion hair extensions, many hairdressers use SoCap extensions and a clear bond. These extensions can last up to six months.

      Cold Fusion bonding uses ultrasound waves that are transformed into mechanical energy. The vibration caused by the ultrasound energy is directed only to the area where the 100% keratin tip of the extension meets the client’s natural hair. This vibration crystallizes the bond, forming a strong, invisible and long-lasting hold. This occurs without using any heat, which can cause damage to the hair or a weaker and more visible bond.

      The earlier hot fusion method, requires a special heated tool known as a hot fusion connector to melt the bond into the hair for it to adhere securely. The tool will not allow for extension to be added near the scalp due to the heat. With cold fusion, however, the bond is attached with a polymer that isn't affected be heat. Cold fusion will allow for addition of extensions in the front of the head. With cold fusion, you can wash and style your hair as you normally would.

      Other benefits include adding more volume to thinning hair. Women experiencing alopecia can now have hair extensions bonded directly to their fragile and thinning hair, effectively filling out scalp with beautiful real hair. In addition, topical hair re-growth solutions such as minoxidil can still be applied without concern.

      One especially wonderful benefit of this new cold fusion technology due to its ability to bond very close to the scalp, is helping chemotherapy patients feel like themselves again, while looking more normal. Hair extensions can be bonded to the short and newly re-growing hair of people who have undergone chemotherapy, giving them a full head of real hair without the use of uncomfortable and noticeable wigs.
      x10D Cold Fusion Removal
      The X10D Cold Fusion Hair Extension System is a revolutionary way to add length and volume to hair using non-surgicalskin grafting. These extensions do not created cross links, are faster to put on and they are more aesthetically pleasing.

      With X10D, no weaving or heating is required to secure hair to the scalp. Human cuticle hair from India is grafted into a skin-like plastic. This plastic is then stuck to the scalp with cold fusion glue. It takes on the color of the scalp and the hair is grafted on non-surgically.

      X10D cold fusion extensions can be applied quickly, look like they are growing directly from the scalpm and fall like natural hair. Because the hair in X10D extensions is grafted straight from the cuticle, the hair is tangle free, and more resistant to damage. The extensions last about six months, and can be easily removed by dissolving the bond using a solvent.
      Cold Fusion Removal

      Cold fusion hair extensions can easily be removed by dissolving the bond using depolymerizing lotion.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. QUESTION:
    Is anyone familiar with Alopecia areata-hair loss?
    I have a bald spot on the side of my head and the only thing so far that makes some sense is being Alopecia Areata. Is anyone familiar with this or have had any experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      my mom has alopecia. she at first started to lose her hair in places, then she kind of lost it all. she wears a wig. you can try rogaine, or another such product. there are certain places that make special wigs for cancer patients, people with alopecia, etc. and they look like REAL hair, not a wig, because they're made of real hair. the company is called peggy knight solutions. good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to prevent or stop hair loss?
    Ok so I'm 13 and I hava serious problem with my hair. Help please. Oh and natrual cheep remedies please

    • 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.

      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.

      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.

  41. QUESTION:
    which is the best tonic for male hair regrowth? are there any solutions for receding hairline?
    no pills please! because some of the pills interfere with sexual activity. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      lol wouldn't want to mess with that....okay this stuff rocks
      http://www.organicrootstimulator.com/loss/index.htm
      its this grease you put on twice a day or once a day into the head massage it.....it has special oils that stimulate the follicle and increase the oxygen encouraging it to grow...after taking Imuran for a long time i started to experience a horrible side effect from it called alopecia..i stopped the medicine and started using this stuff...i noticed a difference in a week...also some vitamins that help
      biotin 1mg
      folic acid 1mg
      centrum vitamin
      vitamin e
      these vitamins will not affect ur sex drive they will probally increase it since they will give you more energy
      the bottom line is massage the scalp alot that really stimulates the follicles
      also some shampoos that help mane and tail
      or doo grow products
      Joico kpak line...this has 25 amino acids found in hair...and human hair keratin protein that has been scientifically proven to reconstruct hair from the cuticle out...sallys carrys the stuff i mentioned and a beauty salon carrys Joico...cvs walgreens stores like that carry vitamins...and drink alot of water...eat protein like eggs they have biotin...meat cheese beans and whole grains hope this helps you out

  42. QUESTION:
    Can Minoxidal (Rogaine) increase the rate at which my hair grows back?
    I'm 18 years old and have no signs of androgenic alopecia. My mother took a shot at cutting my hair and left a few noticeable short patches. I don't want to shave my head fully. Can anyone answer my question or provide an alternate solution?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    How to grow my hair the proper way!?
    I permed my hair and left it in for to long and had to cut it again what are proper ways to grow it back ASAP

    • ANSWER:
      ake sure you clip your ends at least every 4-6
      weeks. When you have split ends and you don't cut them,
      they will continue to split all the way up your hair which will
      cause hair loss. The key to gaining length is to condition your
      hair weekly, and deep condition it monthly during the
      summer months. During the wintry months, deep condition
      the hair more often (every 2 weeks).
      The most effective way to wash your hair is with a
      solution of 50% shampoo plus 50% warm water. Mix
      the diluted solution ahead of time (about 5 minutes) and
      pour it over your hair when you are ready to wash it. Very
      gently work the solution through your hair at the scalp
      without tangling the length. Tresemme Moisture Rich and
      KeraCare Hydrating are both excellent shampoos. Wash hair
      as needed depending on your hair type and health. This could
      be every week with products designed for dry hair and which
      do not contain alcohol or harsh sulfates and which are pH
      balanced. Do not over-wash (once is usually enough), as over
      washing can cause damage, which will ultimately lead to
      breakage. While washing, rub your scalp very gently. This will
      reawaken sleeping follicles and promote thicker healthier
      hair. If your shampoo is normally thick, dilute it with warm
      water before using it on your hair. This will make the
      shampoo easier to rinse out which will allow you to treat
      your hair more gently as you wash it.
      Use a regular moisturizing conditioner after every
      wash, but deep condition at least once a month.
      Tresseme Moisture Rich and KeraCare Humecto Cream are
      wonderful conditioners. Once bi-weekly use a moisturizing
      deep conditioner. After your relaxer, or at least once every
      month, use a protein reconstructor. Aphogee Protein
      Reconstructor is excellent for dry hair types. Doing so will
      make your hair healthy and strong.
      Use a daily moisturizer or is prone to dryness. Before
      applying the moisturizer, wet your hair with water. Apply a
      moisturizer (which does not contain petroleum jelly,
      petrolatum or mineral oil) to the hair. Start about 2 inches
      away from the roots and apply the moisturizer all the way to
      the ends. Do this daily or as your hair requires--you want
      your hair to feel soft and pliable. You may have to experiment
      with what works for you but Ultra Black Hair Creme
      Moisturizer, Curls Milkshake, ORS Carrot Oil Creamor
      Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk, Cream or Butter PCA
      Moisture Retainer,ion leave in conditionerare good
      moisturizers to try.
      A light oil (olive, soybean)applied sparingly may be
      used on your hair after applying a water-based
      moisturizer in order to seal moisture into the hair
      shaft and give your hair a nice natural shine. These
      oils should never be applied directly to the scalp because it
      may block your pores and lead to alopecia or hair loss.
      when using blow-dryers (also known as blow fryers)
      make sure you use a heat protecting oil, moisturiser
      or shampoo/conditioner,as the excessive heat
      causes dryness, damage and breakage. Air drying hair
      is a bad method for medium or long hair as water gets locked
      into the top of your hair and it can cause colds and brittle
      roots.If the volume of your hair is increased with air drying
      you can do one of two things: first: apply moisturizer, then
      air-dry. This will decrease the volume without causing
      damage; or second: apply moisturizer and use a dome or
      bonnet dryer on a cool or warm setting. Neveruse the
      highest setting unless you have strong hair.
      To get your hair to grow long, you also need to comb
      it carefully. Be sure to use a very wide-toothed comb with
      no seams and comb it gently from the ends first, as combing
      from the ends will detangle hair as you comb higher and
      higher. Never comb from the roots to the ends until your hair
      is completely untangled.
      Avoid daily and/or excessive brushing of your hair,
      as black hair is fragile. Excessive brushing can strip the
      hair of its protective layers. If you are trying to smooth your
      hairline, brush gently, use a soft boar bristle brush, and
      make sure your hair is completely dry and moisturized.
      Treat your hair from within by taking a multivitamin.
      Use a hair vitamin that will increase your hair growth rate
      and lengthen your natural anagen (growth phase). Also drink
      at least eight cups of water and eat healthy foods such as
      fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts, and by exercising regularly
      to provide good circulation to the scalp.
      Consider going natural if you wish. However, relaxers
      have come a long way in the last 30 years and it is quite
      possible for African American women to have beautiful and
      healthy relaxed hair. Do your homework on both relaxer
      products and hairdressers. You will need a quality relaxer
      and an excellent hair dresser to achieve healthy relaxed hair.
      The long hair forum is a great source of information.
      Relaxing - Now this is where all of your washing and
      conditioning treatments can either pay off or be
      sabotaged by damage. First of all

  44. QUESTION:
    What do you think about people wearing wigs?
    I'm a couple hundred to a thousand on a lace wig probably.
    I wanted to see what other people thought of wigs first. I didn't know if you would consider it weird or what. >_>

    I personally don't, it's just like weave. Beyonce even has it done, so. :x

    Thanks!
    I meant a front lace wig. It would be glued actually...

    • ANSWER:
      The days are gone where people use to wear wigs to disguise Alopecia. These days wigs are used in every industry (fashion, movies, party and the list goes on). Wigs help you change your look with respect to changing fashion. Trying different patterns on your regular hair may damage within a short span, so the alternate would be going to a wig. If you need a quick look for a party the solution is wearing a wig.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does garlic really helps treating hair loss, by rubbing it to your skin in the head, before shower?
    I heard it from my cousin and she said it works? but I wanna know more about this matter? Can you please suggest, anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic are good for a lot of things, hair loss is NOT one of them.

      What makes your cousin an expert?

      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.

      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.

      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 ageing (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.

  46. QUESTION:
    Best Conditioners for hairloss and great look?
    Hello i am looking for recommendations of a conditioner only. I am not bald went to the dermathologist told me is just minor hairloss and told me to use any off counter shampoo and conditioner for hairloss.

    Any recommendations? Brand and line and which one. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair products, like shampoos & conditioners don't have MAGIC FORMULAS to prevent or STOP hair loss. Sorry. They're meant to clean & condition the hair.

      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

      If I were you, I'd go find another dermatologist, because she's totally WRONG! I went to a dermatology to ask about a skin disorder, that she diagnosed me right. But she's got hair problems more than I and when I asked her about itching scalp, she said to me: "you must be doing something right about your hair because your hair is beautiful but my hair hasn't grown in years! but continue doing what you've been doing, maybe change your shampoo?"

      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.

  47. QUESTION:
    My 3yr old has been getting up 105 fevers, rashes and hives, no weight gain off and on 4(1 yr) Whats going on?
    3 Yr old daughter has been getting sick ever since we moved to Japan(military). She has been getting recurrent high fevers(105) and rashes or hives that soon follow within weeks. She has also had viral and bacterial infections left and right. I am so tired of not getting any answers as to why this happens every other week. My 10 month infant is showing signs of all this too. The only thing I do know is that she was just diagnosed with alopecia(hair falling out in some places) and eczema which is seasonal and does not relate to the stuff she is getting.
    I do not know what else to do as far as these fevers and rashes, because they are causing problems. Also I just found out that she has not gained any weight in over 3 months. I do not know what is going on. Any suggestions? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Please, get them both a good dr-asap! They may be allergic to something they are eating/drinking over there. There may be parasites or something going on. Insist on getting them thoroughly examined-asap. When I was little, my mom knew there was something physically wrong with me when I was a baby-and she kept going to dr's. until they finally figured out the problem. My father was military as well.
      Please insist (request rather storngly) ct scans, blood work, etc. to check them out and see what the problem is. I believe families should stay together when possible in the military, but if no solution is found in Japan, you may need to bring tem stateside, at least until the answer to what is going on is found out. I wish you and your family the best. Take care.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you think the Doctor will be annoyed if I go to them because may hair is thinning at age 16?
    I really don't want to waste the doctor's time, but this is a big issue for me because as a teenager having thinning hair is just humiliating.

    Thanks for answering

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. It is the job of a doctor to help their patients find solutions to their problems. Several factors may be causing your particular hair loss. The most common type of permanent hair loss is Androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male/female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness usually begins at the hairline, causing hair loss on the forehead and at the temples first. It can occur as early as the late teens and early 20s, and usually works backwards from the temples to eventually cause partial or total baldness on the top and sides of the scalp.

      Alternatively, poor or unbalanced nutrition may be a contributing factor to your early hair loss. Some foods you should add to your diet to increase hair health include: fruits, vegetables, dairy, lean healthy meats, fish, legumes, unsaturated fats, and water. Make sure your diet is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, silica, calcium, and iron to reduce or prevent hair loss. Avoid eating high amounts of fat, animal protein, and salt. As you can see, the foods necessary to achieve healthy hair are the same that are necessary for overall body health.

      However, to precisely pinpoint the source of the hair loss, you should consult a medical professional, like those at Bosley Medical. These physicians are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause of your case & recommend appropriate treatment options. The consults at Bosley Medical are conducted free of charge so at the very least you receive the information you need to move forward in addressing your problem. Bosley physicians have treated many cases similar to your situation, so they are very knowledgeable and willing to help.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can I trim, cut, color, add hair extensions while I have Alopecia Areata?
    I have a skin condition called Alopecia Areata which is an immune disorder that attacks healthy cells causing bald patches on the head. I have one bald patch a little bigger than a half dollar. Its been about two months since I was diagnosed. I recently got the cortizone shot for it to stimulate the growth. I'm scheduled to go in a few weeks to get another one and see how the progress is doing. So far I've had a little hair growth. A few strands but mostly stubble. The dermatologist said its normal for it to grow slow and that it will take a while, but I'm happy that's it growing at all. :) Well my question is do you think it would okay to get a haircut, dye, or get hair extensions? I haven't had a haircut in about six months and I can't wait any longer for the bald patch to grow out before I get it cut. There is one stylist who I spoke to who knows my situation. (She was the one who referred me to a dermatologist) so I'm thankful for her. Also dying my hair. I'm leary about this because I'm afraid I will dye my bald spot by accident and have color on my skin. The reason I want to dye it is because I have a bunch of gray hairs from all the stress I've been through lately. And finally I've been debating getting hair extensions. I've asked a few hair stylists about this but they said they can't cover the patch because it is more on the crown of my head but I've read video blogs saying that you can. My only concern is most use a glue adhesive on the bald patch to apply the extensions and I would be afraid the glue would cause more damage to my scalp, and ruin the growth process of my bald patch. Any advice would be great. If anyone can give me a professional opinion that would be even better, or someone who has dealt with and is experienced with Alopecia Areata and hair extensions. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this as this disorder can have a traumatic affect on people. Fight Alopecia Areata!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you heard of hair integration? If not, you should research it. For your condition, hair integration will be a much better solution than hair extensions. Hair integration will conceal your bald patch while allowing your scalp to breath during the re-growth cycle. No adhesive is applied to the scalp and the blend of the added hair will flow seamlessly into your natural hair. A lot of salons offer different variations of hair integration, so be sure to ask what type of procedure they use. At Suisse Natural Hair Salon, we perform what's called the "invisible attachment" technique. This process utilizes the natural hair surrounding the bald areas. The added hair is anchored to the natural growing hair so no scalp adhesives are needed. Hope this information helps you to achieve your goal. If you need any further assistance, you can call us toll free 800.675.7779.

  50. QUESTION:
    What Kind Of Weave Should I Get If I Want To Avoid Heat Damage?
    I have naturally curly hair and would like a straight weave , but im scared of heat damage..

    • ANSWER:
      Heat & chemicals are hair's worst enemies and I do NOT recommend them.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

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

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

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

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      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.


alopecia solution

Natural Hair Loss Treatment For Men

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a saw palmetto oil in UK to use as a topical treatment for hair loss?
    Saw Palmetto is traditionally used as a topical treatment to help improve skin and scalp conditions and combat hair loss by reviving the follicles.
    I am trying to find saw palmetto oil in UK which can be used as topical treatment to try it for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, does it really work?? I know that rogaine and propecia work, also hair transplant (FUE) is a good option. Can you update your anwer and tell if saw palmetto has really been a good dht blocker and stopped your hair loss?? I could try it, tried just all the stuuf below so far.

      1) Hair transplant (FUE technology) creates really natural hairline, no scars, the best way to go if you have enough donor hair and money of course.

      2. Propecia (Finasteride) and Minoxidil are the only ones approved by FDA and proven to work in most men so far.
      http://www.propecia.com
      http://www.rogaine.com

      But before you consider to start propecia you must really study about the side effects. It can mess your hormones real bad if you are not
      lucky, so you must choose, hair or these side effects. Quite a big perecent have these side effects, more than Merck - the company that holds
      Propecia trademark is saying. see www.propeciahelp.com
      Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same sides(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal c..p before it and laser combs, so far the only thing that prevents my hairloss, not much regrowth, but has stopped my hairloss completely.
      I buy from this pharmacy for the last 2 years - http://www.1rx.biz/generic_propecia.html . It is under per pill as I buy the 90 pills. (89$ for 90)

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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:

  7. QUESTION:
    How safe is provillus and its interactions ?
    I want to use provillus for hair loss and greying of hair. Few questions-
    - Can it interact with any medicines (psychiatric) or any supplements ?
    - Can I still use a gel with it or not required ...Can someone suggest me a good gel ?
    - Are scalp irritation etc real side effects and can they lead to something bad?

    -Any better product than provillus.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to check with your doctor or a pharmacist....
      One side effect of using Provillus hair loss products is that the use of Saw Palmetto has reportedly caused difficulty urinating and sleepiness later on at night for many patients, the other drawback is that Provillus hair loss prevention solution also contains Nettle Root, which interacts negatively with blood pressure medications. Provillus hair loss treatment also takes as much as 6 months to actually start working while Procerin is a faster acting, all natural formulation that contains nettle root in controlled measures so as to ward off any potential side-effects of its potency affecting human health dangerously. Thus, we find that Provillus hair loss treatment formulation does have it's problems and needs more proper documentation made available to customers with specific reservations about side-effects, perhaps with the addition of more trace minerals in the formula

      From another site...
      According to the National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine, minoxidil has few side effects, including itching, dryness and irritation of the scalp. Azelaic acid may also cause these symptoms--a rash is considered a serious side effect. Certain herbs listed in the ingredients interact with blood thinners and antibiotics and should be avoided by people with heart disease. Provillus is gender-specific, and the dosage of minoxidil and saw palmetto in the men's formula would pose problems for pregnant or lactating women.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best method for treating men's hair loss?
    What treatment/medication is effective for stopping and growing men's hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      hey, i faced the same problem..hairfall and initially i didn't care much about it but soon i realized that i was beginning to loose a lot of hair..den my friend recommended dis free trial offer and it did miracles for me..its actually a natural approach to promote hair growth in men & women that works to help you grow and nourish new hair—without side effects! u don't have to pay anything, its totally free for the first two months so u don't even have to buy it unless u r convinced for yourself. So go a head and do try it.Afterall u have nothing to loose so y not give it a try.Its totally worth it. My personal guarantee! try it.Gud luck!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get my hair loss grow back?
    on my top of my hair i have a hair loss. does anyone knows how can i grow it back?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of ways to address the problem; Bosley's own hair restoration program harvests your remaining healthy, hair follicles and implants them into affected areas using microsurgery to create a new, healthy, natural hairline. There are also special shampoo/conditioner treatment systems we offer as well designed specifically for men and women in case you are interested in pursuing that route. Either way, your hair loss does not have to be permanent.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to keep my hair healthy and prevent hair loss?
    My dad has a bald head, and he says that i might get it too because of genetics. Is there anyway i can prevent this and keep my hair healthy, so that i won't lose hair when i get to his age (he's in his 40's).

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but i'm warning you- it's going to take a little work. First, start by your shampoo. Do not use ANY shampoo that is sold in your local grocery/pharmacy stores. Most contain two ingredients: Sodium Laurel, and Sodium Laureth Sulfate. These two ingredients were added to shampoo in the 90s to create a "lather". You will find these same two ingredients in common household products like dishsoap and grease removal. In reality, you don't need the lather to have a good shampoo. If you have products with these ingredients, get rid of em. Buy an all natural shampoo- go to a natural food co-op and find an all natural shampoo that appeals to you.
      One of the reasons why men go bald is because of a hormone called DHT (Dehydrotestosterone). When stress occurs, this hormone pumps out in your body and over time, kills hair follicles. This is why men lose their hair more easily than women. There are shampoos that block DHT. Try "Revita" shampoo. It's expensive, but available online. Also try "Awaken and Replenish Shampoo" available at hairenergizer.com. This website also contains great vitamins, oils, and hair treatments that are fun to try.
      When possible, reduce your stress level at all times. Try to avoid tension in your scalp, which will block blood and nutrients from reaching the follicles. Eat healthy, especially foods like avocado and salmon, which contain vitamin E. Take a multivitamin for maximum hair growth. Good luck!

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

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

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

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

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

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

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

      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12. Four men are charged in federal court for selling home-brewed hair growth drugs online. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54991911-78/ahn-growth-hair-kim.html.csp
      First Published Sep 29 2012 05:25 pm • Last Updated Sep 29 2012 10:56 pm
      Fact or Fiction: http://www.pantene.com/en-US/hair-science/pages/myths-of-hair-growth.aspx

      "You find people oiling hair every single day, the hair sweats and it doesn’t get washed. What do you think happens? It goes limp and becomes thin because it is not breathing,” Shamillah Mohammed, a hairstylist at SUQA, says.
      HAIR TRIVIA:
      • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. Mine grows 3/4" in 29 days.
      • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
      • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship.
      Google: The 5 biggest hair myths and one unfortunate truth January 24, 2013

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

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

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

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

  20. QUESTION:
    What natural hair product can i make at home to make my hair silky smooth?
    my hair is kinda wavy and fluffy and i don't like it fluffy i want something to make it smooth and less wavy but i don't like straighting my hair alot

    • ANSWER:
      Until they're washed again? 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.

      Silky, shiny, soft, smooth hair comes from: your good genes, good hair care (no heat & chemicals hair's worst enemies), and all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature = not made by man found @ GNC stores, or John Frieda.

      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. Watch Deandre Brackensick on American Idol. 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. Add a small dollop (size of a quarter) of gel to keep hair from frizzing. 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 waist-length hair looked like hers. Look @ my hair now.

      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.

      Wear a scarf on windy days to avoid frizz.

      One method to make it look fuller, add body, tame the curls, bouncier, thicker, SEXIER, softer & shinier hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers (not Velcro) after you towel dry, you'll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry briefly while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. When you're finished, use your fingers to shake your hair allowing it to fall naturally into place. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, America's Next Top Models, EXPRESS, Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, Dancing with the Stars, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, even used on Oprah's hair . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they're not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style or lightly brush. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair. You can use large, medium or small curlers, that depends on the length of your hair. Think of JLo's hair, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman by People magazine and Glamour's Woman of the Year 2011.
      Better yet, watch Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts's hair in that movie! In the 90's, they didn't have many hair products or heating tools and they also styled her hair many ways!

      To create Kate Middleton's curls: To create her curls, her stylist waits until it's "80 percent wet and then uses a good blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle and a real-bristle brush."
      BTW: Kate's hair was voted the most iconic hairstyle of 2012!

      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. . .

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you take care of dyed relaxed hair?
    I have relaxed hair and want to get it dyed but scared that it can possibly fall out! So how can I prevent that from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      Relaxed hair alone can give you hair loss symptom, if you don't you're one of the lucky ones, but they contain chemicals causing cancer called formaldehyde.

      Relaxers Warning: they're not permanent, that's 0 - 0 each time you get them done. One I responded, she had hers done in March and that was now May when she posted it? It is a billion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', in this case, cancer.

      Brazilian Blowout are BANNED! Google keratin treatment warnings. About 1,460,000 results (0.17
      seconds). Past users of the product have complained of sore throat, skin irritation, headaches, chest pain and rashes, among other symptoms. That may have something to do with the fact that the levels of formaldehyde found in the product rival those typically used in funeral embalming. That’s a lot of formaldehyde.

      Reps for the company swear it’s all a misunderstanding. And the product labels itself “no formaldehyde” and “formaldehyde free.” The company has until September 12 to get its affairs in order, or risk having its product seized by the FDA. “We have been tested countless times by OSHA,” the company’s CEO Mike Brady told NPR. “And we have never exceeded a safety standard ever.”

      Add hair dye, that's DOUBLE the damage and symptoms.

      Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair.
      Example: "My hair is right about armpit length as it is, but I've severely damaged it by bleaching it all at once. As a student of cosmetology myself, I would have to say that it was probably one of the worst mistakes I could have ever made."

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      TREATMENT: Shampoo & condition the hair as usual, every 4-7 days, but continue to trim off the damaged hair, allowing new growth to take over. Use GENTLE shampoo. Applying a small drop amount of oil to wet hair can also act as a leave-in conditioner and provides excellent conditioning in preparation for the next shampooing.

      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.

      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 are a form of abuse.

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

  23. QUESTION:
    Would Clear brand shampoo be good for wavyish hair with recent hair loss?
    I have wavy-ish hair that tends to get frizzy, so I flatten it 2-3 times a week. I do use protectant, so I don't think of damage as a major issue, but for some reason lately I have been losing a pretty substantial amount of hair. I was watching a video on youtube by one of my favorite beauty guru's and she said she'd been using Clear and loved it. I am debating weather to try it, I have looked at reviews but they are ether "it worked great!" or "it burned my scalp!" so I am really in the middle here. The majority of the reviews I read are good, but I don't know if it's right for my hair type. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      I can't say that I know a whole lot about Clear shampoo, but I think my personal experience can help with this nonetheless.

      I started losing my hair when I was 17 and it was rough at first, but I essentially got it under control when I was about 22. I'm 24 (almost 25) now and I'm still losing hair, but really slowly due to the hair loss treatments I use.

      I like to use Nizoral shampoo every 3 days or so, and it's GREAT for both scalp health and hair loss. At least that's my opinion. I've never had any kind of a negative reaction to it. I buy it on Amazon. However, just shampoo alone is not going to really completely fix a hair loss problem.

      So, here's my advice. 3 years ago I started taking HairIntegro, which is a supplement and an FDA approved topical treatment. It's pretty strait forward. The topical minoxidil treatment (the same as rogaine) and improves bloodflow in the scalp. The oral supplement that is designed help correct hormone imbalances, which is BY FAR the leading cause of hair loss in women. HOWEVER, because it's a natural supplement with vitamins, minerals, and herbs, it does not have any negative side effects like stronger drugs might have.

      Now, i can't say it would work perfectly for you or anyone else, but I know that it worked for me and my sister who used it after having 3 babies. They have a men's an a womens formula, luckily. Honestly, I wouldn't have used it if not for the return policy they have, because I'm always a skeptic of stuff I find online.

      Minoxidil by itself is said to work on 85% of men, and HairIntegro apparently works on 93% of men and women. I am not a doctor (unfortunately) but hopefully this info helps you out a little. They're not too expensive to start off. I started with the 2 month package. Just google HairIntegro and you should be able to find their site. actually just go to http://HairIntegro.com. I just saved you a step in case you're interested :)

      I really do help this info works, cuz I know how much hair loss sucks. Good luck!

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

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

    Thank you :)

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

      HEAT & CHEMICALS are hair's worst enemies. You've got any of those on your hair?
      Supplements, medications, anti-acne products, hair oil, birth control pills, pollution in the water, to name just a few . . . ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12. Four men are charged in federal court for selling home-brewed hair growth drugs online. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54991911-78/ahn-growth-hair-kim.html.csp
      Any reactions to a drug - like Vitamin B complex which is a supplement - 'side effect' is a negative reaction to a drug - this is your body telling you that what you just gave it is toxic to it, and instead of helping you, it is actually hurting you.  It is your body's way of telling you to stop.  All drugs have side effects, and are toxic...even lethal...to some people at some dosage.  Another term for toxic is poisonous.  We owe it to ourselves to try less toxic treatments first.  Especially since too many drugs merely cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying cause of the symptom in the first place. Another example: Green Tea supplement: Green tea extract supplements have been linked to several cases of liver damage. Green tea extracts might make liver disease worse.
      Source: Health Magazine, FDA, Slate dot com

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

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

      Man-made products & supplements can do more harm than good.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, HAIR LOSS, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11. Pills like medications ALL have side effects. Beware. Example: "I used minoxidil drug to restore the hair on my head; however, I ended up with unwanted body hair. I don't know if it is temporary or I have to seek medical treatment." YA poster 9-27-12.

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

      Eliminate the 'causes' and your hair will improve.

      What should you do if you think that you may have hair loss? First, call your dermatologist today! If you don't have one, visit the "Find a Doctor" portion of the website of the American Academy of Dermatology. Secondly, when you visit your dermatologist, have a list of your medications, allergies, medical conditions and your hair care practices (for example: relaxers for 20 years, hot combs for 10 years, no weaves, braids with extensions for two years and natural styles for the last 5 years). Do not be afraid if your doctor suggests blood test, a scalp biopsy or culture. These procedures are recommended so that the doctor can determine the type of hair loss that you have and treatment can be started. ~Susan C. Taylor, MD

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

  25. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair soft and silky?
    I'm a 16-year-old guy and I have thick, coarse and wavy hair and I hate it. Is there some way I can make my hair soft, silky and straight? And also, is Keratin Straightening a safe option?

    • 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.
      HAND LOTION: Matthew Morrison keeps his hair soft and smooth by using body lotion instead of styling products.
      Matthew Morrison uses body lotion in his hair. The 32-year-old actor- best known for playing teacher Will Schuester in musical TV drama 'Glee' - claims his biggest beauty secret is his unusual choice of product for his locks, which he says makes them smooth and soft. He said: "My hair is very soft, right? It's because I put Lubriderm in it. It's just body lotion. "I used to use gel and products, but my hair got kind of hard. Then, one day I ran out of whatever I was using and that was the only thing there, this lotion. It ended up being the best my hair ever looked." Matthew's hair is often the subject of jokes in 'Glee' but he insists he doesn't mind because everyone is mocked on the show.

      My dh have used that since Aug. 2011. His hair is softer, smoother, silkier & not frizzy or pouffy.

      Keratin straightening are not permanent, that's 0 - 0 each time you get them done. One I responded, she had hers done in March and that was May when she posted it? It is a billion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', in this case, cancer.
      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google keratin treatment warnings. About 1,980,000 results (0.17 seconds) 1-23-12.
      Five months ago, the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.

      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, there are hundreds on the market. Nov. 11-11

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

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

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

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to use conditioning treatment twice a week?
    I am planning on alternately using the Conditioning Treatment Wax and Extra Shine Treatment Wax interchangeably.

    Additional info:
    I have thick but recently relaxed Asian black hair. I will be applying bubble hair dye on it in a few days. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm Asian, and I don't use treatment on my 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.
      Jessica Simpson have figured it out, she said she wash her hair every week. She used to abuse her hair, then start selling hair extensions because her hair starting falling from all the chemicals, but she woke up and found out how to keep her hair healthy AGAIN.

      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.

      The ONLY thing you should be doing to your relaxed hair is:
      Shampoo & condition the hair as usual, every 4-7 days, but continue to trim off the damaged hair, allowing new growth to take over. Use GENTLE shampoo. Applying a small drop amount of oil to wet hair can also act as a leave-in conditioner and provides excellent conditioning in preparation for the next shampooing.

      As long as you continue to 'abuse' your hair, your hair will not improve. Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google keratin treatment warnings. About 1,980,000 results (0.17 seconds) 
       
      Past users of the product have complained of sore throat, skin irritation, headaches, chest pain and rashes, among other symptoms. That may have something to do with the fact that the levels of formaldehyde found in the product rival those typically used in funeral embalming. That’s a lot of formaldehyde.
      Reps for the company swear it’s all a misunderstanding. And the product labels itself “no formaldehyde” and “formaldehyde free.” The company has until September 12 to get its affairs in order, or risk having its product seized by the FDA. “We have been tested countless times by OSHA,” the company’s CEO Mike Brady told NPR. “And we have never exceeded a safety standard ever.” Right now, they are fighting with the FDA, but will continue to give what customers want,. Buyer beware!
      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.

      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, there are hundreds on the market. Nov. 11-11

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

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

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

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

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

      Your hair is envy from us stick straight haired girls! If you know how to care for your hair type, you won't have this problem. Melina Kanakaredes is an example who has hair like yours and she's got beautiful wavy hair.
      Shampoo. Condition. Towel dry, scrunch with gel like Samy, blow-dry using a diffuser briefly, tousle the hair, finger comb, shake your head & you're good to go. If you don't have a diffuser, use a blow heat dryer on low for 5 mins.
      When you wake up, instead of shampooing again, keep a bottled water filled with water/conditioner and spray on your hair. Scrunch, finger comb and you're good to go! Google Haley Rinehart - American Idol she's got long beautiful curly hair! When my hair was permed in the 80's, my hair looked like hers. Look @ my hair now.

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

      One method to make it look fuller, add body, tame the curls, bouncier, thicker, SEXIER, softer & shinier hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers (not Velcro) after you towel dry, you'll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry briefly while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, America's Next Top Models, EXPRESS, Dancing with the Stars, even used on Oprah's hair . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they're not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style or lightly brush. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair. You can use large, medium or small curlers, that depends on the length of your hair. Think of JLo's hair, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman by People magazine!

      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, their aim is to make tons of profits, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss. Shampoo is meant to clean (Google it), and if they do other things like GROW or VOLUME, or SMOOTHER, they're lying. It's all about marketing to attract more buyers.

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

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    Treatment for hair loss ? What is the best treatment for hair loss?
    I really need to know this.Am looking for a while for a treatment for hair loss and I found some..but i need some opinions about what treatment for hair loss worked for you.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      In this busy world people do not get time even for themselves and therefore they cannot take care of themselves. Most of these people are also suffering from stress. This stress can cause a number of health problems as well as diseases. Among all these health problems hair fall is a serious and a frustrating problem.

      This is the reason why the people keep on looking for the best natural hair loss treatment. They look for natural treatment because only natural treatments will have no side effects. The natural treatments will be safe as well as effective and for them you do not need to spend a lot of money.

      If there was a product that was able to give back the hair you once had and rebuild your self confidence, with a money back guarantee. Would you use it? Being from many years on the market you might have heard of Provillus.

      Well, when you look at the feedback from people who have used this product, there are a number of reasons which led them to buy Provillus. This treatment not only stops the fall of hair but also stimulates regrowth of hair. It works by stopping the formation of DHT, a chemical compound on the scalp, which is responsible for loss of hair.

      And talking of safety, Provillus is one of the few products that contains the FDA-approved ingredient, Minoxidil. This is an ingredient which helps block the production of DHT (the hair loss hormone).

      This ingredient will also boost the naturally-occurring Azelaic Acid that stimulates new hair growth. Not to mention other natural hair loss herbs and vitamins, like Saw Palmetto, Biotin, Pumpkin oil extract and many others.

      Another important factor to consider is that Provillus have separate products for Men and Women. This is because studies have shown that there are varying hormones and other factors which differ between the loss of hair in men as opposed to womens hair loss. This is why the makers produce a separate formula for men, and a Provillus version for women.

      Provillus is NOT some fly-by-night company that is going to take your money and run with it. The makers have built a reputable brand and believe in helping as many men and women as possible. To underline this fact, they offer a 90-day money-back guarantee. This is a big factor which lead many folks to choosing this products as it gives them the option to try it for themselves. And if they are not happy with the results, a refund is requested.

      The company is also reported to be very good at respecting the privacy of the customer. There are a lot of hair loss sufferers that are shy about any hair loss they have suffered. Being in that situation, they do not really want anyone knowing that they have purchased a product to help with hair loss.

      With this in mind, Provillus requires no prescription. The product can be can be ordered discreetly online from the comfort of your home. And when the package is being delivered, nobody will know that it is a hair loss product - the packaging is discreet, and your bill will merely be from Provillus. If your ready to regain your hair act now and try Provillus .

      Check the url box below to get a free trial of provillus.It really worked for me...

  31. QUESTION:
    Which hair loss product do you think is best?
    I am confused about all these hair loss products on the market!I am looking for something for men that can help stop the frontal hair loss or help it regrowth.Did you,people,find one that really does the work?Thanks everybody.

    • ANSWER:
      Folligen Cream
      Natural hair nutrient system that aids hair growth by improving the health of damaged scalp tissue. Best suited for application to the frontal hair line or thinner areas of the scalp. Use the Folligen Lotion for thicker areas.

      Folligen Cream aids hair health by improving the health of damaged scalp tissue such as with seborrheic dermatitis or damage from harsh chemicals, sunburn, and hair dryers. It is applied to the scalp areas with thinning hair before bedtime, then shampooed off in the morning. Use of the product about four times per week is enough to experience these results reported by satisfied users.
      Men
      Best in age 25 to 45 group.
      Hair shedding often stops within one month.
      Some report hair re-growth after about 4 months.
      Hair shafts are often thicker.
      Often reduces scalp inflammation and seborrheic dermatitis.

      Women
      Best in age 40 to 70 group.
      Hair shedding often stops within one month.
      Hair shafts are often thicker.
      Some report strong hair re-growth.

      Folligen Cream is best suited for application to the frontal hair line or thinner areas of the scalp, for best results to thicker areas use the Folligen Lotion.

      Functions:

      Hair regrowth treatment for men and women.

      Directions:

      Rub it onto your scalp

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair loss naturally?
    My mum’s hair is losing, do you guys know some products to prevent her hair losing?

    • ANSWER:
      It is better using the natural products to stop the hair loss than using the chemical drugs hairstyles, and using the natural products would be cheaper than the chemical drugs. There are plant of natural products can stave off the thinning hair. Let’s start to stop the hair losing before the Christmas.

      1.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) hairstyles, 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

      2.Nettle root: Those little plants with the big sting are good for something after all hairstyles. Nettle root is another treatment which blocks the production of chemicals which enlarge the prostate.

      3.They are the same ones that can cause hair loss hairstyles. Evidence suggests that nettle root may not only stave off baldness, but may actually regenerate hair growth.

      4.Vitamins: Your mother told you they were good for you, but you may not know they're good for your hair hairstyles too. Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp.

      5.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.

      6.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.

      7.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).( but if your head gets wet you will be able to smell it )

      8.Try rubbing your hair with rangoli henna.
      Read the original article:
      http://hairstraightenerfashion.com/article-41-Using-The-Natural-Products-To-Stop-Hair-loss.html

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good recipe for homemade hot oil treatment?
    I have long, thick, semi wavy hair. I want my hair to be more silky, smooth, and shiny. My hair is also kind of dry. What recipe will work and what are specific instructions on how to make and apply it? Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hot oil treatment, store bought or homemade, does VERY LITTLE benefits to hair.

      HEAT & CHEMICALS ARE HAIR'S WORST ENEMIES. The sun, chlorine from the pool, washing in hot water and frequently, heating tools, etc. are all reasons why hair is dry.

      Soft shiny hair comes from: Good genes. Good hair care. Good foods from Mother Nature not made my man like John Frieda or supplements found @ GNC. Those products can only do more harm than good.. You'll get 12 responses, suggesting 12 different brands.

      I've used the same cheapest shampoo Garnier for Normal Hair for over 15 years (no conditioner - we have soft water). When traveling, I briefly rinse with bottled water. Celebrities rinsed theirs with Perrier water. ~ InStyle mag. You can also use plastic curlers to set your hair, to get them silkier, softer, smoother. Blow dry. Take them out. Brush to style or tousle with your fingers. Retro styles are back!

      Washing less often, builds the natural oil your hair needs, to get them smoother, shinier, silkier, softer. Man-made products are just temporary, until you wash them again, and at the same time washing off the natural oil your hair NEEDS. Hair product just absorbs on your hair if they're dry, like a sponge.

      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.

      In Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa where we stayed in Ireland, they have hotel shampoos bottled together as Body Wash & Shampoo in one. Why not, they are meant to clean. Their body lotion buttery serum, are meant for body AND hair. These products are sold in their spas for a bottle, much more than over the counter and they contain natural ingredients. The more I used them, the greasier my hair got.

      I've been using whatever shampoos they have in all the luxury hotels (Ireland) and it did the same as if I washed my hair with over the counter brand. The only difference? I briefly rinse my hair with bottled water, to help condition the hair because their water is not the same as Oregon water, but they taste the same. My hair still feel soft, silky, shiny & smooth. So salon, or spa products or over the counter, my hair doesn't change in texture.

      Hair products are not made of glue to fix, repair, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged.

      When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo.
      It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo.

      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"
      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.

      Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair. 5 decades of the same except when they were 'abused' by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's.

      Myth: Rinsing with ice-cold water after a shampoo will give you shinier hair.
      Truth: It might wake you up, but a dousing of cold water will have no effect on the shininess of your tresses.

      Read more: Common Hair Care Myths - Hair Care Tips - Good Housekeeping

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to lower your testosterone level?
    Most women have a small amount of the testosterone hormone however the amount in my body is abnormal. What are some natural ways to lower my testosterone level? What are some non-natural ways? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Taking an anti-androgen medicine will reduce the effects that testosterone has on you. I would strongly suggest getting regular blood tests though if you take this route.

      All the drugs listed can have damaging & unwanted side effects. If you fail to get checked on a regular basis, you could permanently damage your body.

      If you are diagnosed as having PCOS, there are plenty of useful places on the web where you can find a lot more useful information than I have placed here.

      I would also recommend that you find out why your body is producing high levels of testosterone if you do not have PCOS. There are several conditions that I can think of. Some are related to chromosome issues and will require careful diagnosis & specialist treatment.

      I've listed some popular drugs used to suppress the androgen levels (including testosterone) below.

      Androcur (Cyproterone acetate) was banned in the USA because it was used to chemically sterilise men, but will do this job effectively.

      Casodex (Bicalutamide) prevents testosterone from binding to any receptors in the body but again is not recommended for women.

      Proscar (Finasteride) is very effective for reducing one particular for of an androgen that affects hair-loss in men. There are some other side effects too and it is not recommended for women.

      Spironolactone creates a lot of work for the liver and does require an increase in fluid intake.

      Prostap & Zoladex will also reduce your estrogen levels so should not be used in your case.

      I suspect that you will require only small doses of these drugs. Each comes with some side effects and thorough research is required before you embark on taking any of them. I have listed some useful sites below to help with researching the side effects of the drugs that I have mentioned above.

      I am not a medical professional. My personal life has caused me to become interested in the above medications.

      Edit: Alcohol can actually increase the levels of testosterone in your body whilst you are drinking & getting drunk.

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    What other charities can I donate my hair 2 OTHER THAN Locks of Love?
    I know about LOL, But What other ones can get my hair and who does my hair go to?

    • ANSWER:
      ok so theres Locks of Love..but theres also Wigs for Kids.....Wigs for Kids gives hairpieces to kids who suffer hair loss due to burns, chemotherapy, radiation treatments alopecia, and other medical problems... Wigs for Kids sells hair donations it considers "unusable" in order to fund its programs. Families must demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for the program. Children who are accepted in the program are not charged for the wig that is created for them. You can send your hair donation by mail by using Wigs for Kids' online hair donation form....

      Heres some general tips for donating your hair:

      -10" minimum hair length (tip to tip)
      -You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10"
      -Bundle your hair in a ponytail or braid
      -Hair from men and women, young and old, and all colors and races are needed
      -Hair swept off the floor is unusable
      -Hair must not be bleached or over-processed
      -Hair cut years ago is usable if stored in a ponytail or braid
      -You may divide layered hair into multiple ponytails for donation
      -Anyone can cut your hair as long as the appropriate guidelines are followed
      -Natural human hair only; no wigs, extensions, or synthetic hair
      -Hair must be clean, dry, placed in a plastic bag, and then in a padded envelope

      Hope this helps! Go to wigsforkids.com for more info!

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the best hair products to repair damaged hair?
    Money is not a problem. I've dyed and bleached my hair a lot of times and I plan on dyeing it again soon. My hair is medium-thick and very dry. Can I get any recommendations to good hair products or treatments? Thank you! :-)

    • ANSWER:
      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'.

      Products does NOT repair damaged hair. They are not made of glue, to fix, prevent, and reverse damaged hair. When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo. It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo. All you need is shampoo & condition, but not EVERYDAY. Then start taking better care of your hair. I should know! Look @ my hair now.

      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.

      Best advice from Hollywood's well known hairstylist in the 80's once said: "Keep foods in your mouth and hair products on your hair."

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in.

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been 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.

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

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

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for a teenager to lose so much hair that the scalp is slightly visible?
    I am 17 years old and physically mature for my age. I never had to face major trauma in my life, but it is worth mentioning that i left school (and my friends) when i was 16. I continued my studies with the help of pvt. Tuitors. So i couldnt make any friends for the last year and have lost contact with old ones. This may have caused stress and hence, my hair problem. Everytime i run my fingers thru my hair 1 or 2 hairs fall along with the follicle (its something round). Does this mean my hair wont grow back where the follicles hav fallen out? In case you're thinking the problem is hereditary, my father had hair falling out in his forties. Plz reply.

    • ANSWER:
      I really wish i had been like you and started thinking about how to prevent my hair loss instead of just waiting around until it was almost too late! Lucky for you, with a good treatment plan, you should be able to level out your hair loss problem.

      I started losing my hair when I was 17 and it was rough at first, but I essentially got it under control when I was about 22. I'm 24 (almost 25) now and I'm still losing hair, but really slowly due to the hair loss treatments I use. My dad has never lost his hair, and my uncle is the only person in my family who is also going bald. he didn't start until he was way older either.

      Some daily hair loss is completely normal because most people naturally recycle about 100 hairs per day, but it seems like you must be losing more than that.

      I like to use Nizoral shampoo every 3 days or so, and it's great for hair loss. It helps to keep your scalp really healthy, which in turn encourages healthy hair growth. At least that's my opinion. I buy it on Amazon. However, just shampoo alone is not going to really completely fix a hair loss problem.

      So, here's my advice. 3 years ago I started taking HairIntegro, which is a supplement and an FDA approved topical treatment. It's pretty strait forward. The topical minoxidil treatment (the same as rogaine) and improves bloodflow in the scalp. The oral supplement that is designed to block the effects of DHT in the scalp which is BY FAR the leading cause of hair loss in men. HOWEVER, because it's a natural supplement with vitamins, minerals, and herbs, it does not have any negative side effects like Propecia does. Propecia is a prescription drug that also blocks DHT in the scalp but causes impotence in lots of men.

      Now, i can't say it would work perfectly for you or anyone else, but I know that it worked for me and a couple friends.

      Minoxidil by itself is said to work on 85% of men, and HairIntegro apparently works on 93% of men and women. I am not a doctor (unfortunately) but hopefully this info helps you out a little. They're not too expensive to start off. I started with the 2 month package. Just google HairIntegro and you should be able to find their site.

      I really do help this info works, cuz I know how much hair loss sucks. Good luck

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to do the Mayo Deep Treatment without the smell?
    I have found NUMEROUS home treatments that deal with mayonnaise. A lot of the reviews, however, complain about the smell. Is there anyway I can avoid that mayo smell in my hair after its rinsed out? Should I add something?

    • ANSWER:
      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." I own the book written by Jose Eber, Shake Your Hair Darling. He was famous for charging Hollywood movie stars for 5.00 haircut in the 80's, and created the famous Farrah Faucet hairstyle.

      I'lll 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."

      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.

      The secret is: 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.
      Jessica Simpson have figured it out, she said she wash her hair every week. She used to abuse her hair, then start selling hair extensions because her hair starting falling from all the chemicals, but she woke up and found out how to keep her hair healthy AGAIN.

      Remember: The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. Mechanical, chemical, or thermal styling. Hair straighteners and relaxers top the hair products pose the greatest risks. Hair relaxers, related products marketed heavily to African-American women, are dangerous because they may contain powerful chemicals such as lye, a toxic substance also used in drain cleaners.

      For as long as you continue the 'abuse' your hair will not get any healthier. When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo. It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo. Look @ my hair now!

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I revitalize my hair and get more defined curls?
    I use to have really pretty dark curly hair. I decided I wanted to go blonde and all the work it took get my hair from that dark to blonde really damaged my hair. It's been a few months since the bleaching and I've done numerous deep conditioning treatments on my hair that you buy from the store but they didn't seem to help. My hair is still dry and dead looking. My curls are dull and listless and have lost their bounce. I finally got tired of my hair looking like a dead mat of straw (no matter what shade of blonde I tried it looked awful and I kept using the healthiest possible dyes with deep conditioning treatments afterwards)
    Please does anyone have any ideas how I can bring my hair back to life and reverse some of the damage and get my pretty curls back?

    • ANSWER:
      "I've done numerous deep conditioning treatments on my hair that you buy from the store but they didn't seem to help. " I knew that! I've figured it out already, with 5 decades of hair know-how. No hair products are made of glue to FIX, PREVENT, OR REVERSE hair from getting damaged or hair falls.
      It is 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. When you use chemicals on your hair, it doesn't matter what they say on their box, they are chemicals, and there is no such thing as 'natural'. Chemicals are NOT natural. They're toxic and poison! I'm not scolding, it is the truth.

      Always choose a shampoo that's tailored to your hair needs. For example, certain shampoos are created for fine, curly, color treated, or dandruff-prone hair.
      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."

      CARE: 1. Washing less often, builds the natural oil your hair needs, to get them smoother, shinier, silkier, softer. Man-made products are just temporary, until you wash them again, and at the same time washing off the natural oil your hair NEEDS. Hair products just absorb on your hair if they're dry, like a sponge. Shampoo & condition is all you need.
      Jessica Simpson have figured it out, she said she wash her hair every week. She used to abuse her hair, then start selling hair extensions because her hair starting falling from all the chemicals, but she woke up and found out how to keep her hair healthy AGAIN.

      When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos or conditioners, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo. It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo or conditioner.

      2. If you want your hair soft, you can briefly blow dry it, set them in curlers or pin curls them, blow dry, let them cool off, take the curlers &/or pins, finger tousle the hair or brush lightly to style. They will be silky, soft, smooth & shiny (for straight hair).

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

      DIET: 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. . .
      RE: HAIR OIL: "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 answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy, shiny, silky, soft, smooth hair.

  45. 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

  46. 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!

  47. 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/

  48. 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

  49. QUESTION:
    What's are really good and really bad things you could put in your hair mask?
    I wanna make my own hair mask but I don't know what good things to put in it, and I don't wanna put bad things in it! So can someone send a list of good and bad things? And you needa be able to find most of the indergients is my house. Can it be detailed please? Thankss for the help !! :) <3

    • ANSWER:
      It does VERY LITTLE TO YOUR 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.

      Hair products (including hair masks) 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.

      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. If you want your hair soft, you can briefly blow dry it, set them in curlers or pin curls them, blow dry, let them cool off, take the curlers &/or pins, finger tousle the hair or brush lightly to style. They will be silky, soft, smooth & shiny (for straight hair).

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

      DIET: 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.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are good multivitamins for growing hair? transitioning to natural hair?
    I have been transitioning for 5 and a half months and I have read of Biotin, MSM, GNC ultra nourish hair, and Hairinfinity vitamins

    I read a lot of reviews that Biotin breaks people out really bad and I'm trying to stay away from that considering the fact that my skin is acne prone.

    Can somebody please give me some advice or recommend some vitamins to enhance and help my hair growth? I am leaning towards buying Hairinfinity but any other comments would be appreciated.

    And if anybody has any experience with any of these vitamins, please share! :)

    Thanks in advance
    And can somebody tell me about vitamin b-12 or b complex

    • ANSWER:
      NEVER take any supplements without your doctor's OK.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains all supply B-complex vitamins, like biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as vitamin A, copper and zinc, which are all necessary for remedying dry, brittle hair and nourishing a healthy scalp. Some prime examples of foods that contain these nutrients for healthy hair include:
      ·                     Folic Acid - asparagus, beets, broccoli, avocados, Brussels sprouts, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, oranges, fresh peas, turkey and spinach.
      ·                     Biotin - cauliflower, liver, salmon, carrots, bananas, cereals, yeast, and soy flour. Keep in mind that biotin content is reduced when food is cooked or preserved.
      ·                     Vitamin B12 - foods rich in vitamin B12 include animal protein (such as beef, lamb, and veal), clams and oysters, liver, fish, milk, and egg yolks.
      ·                     Vitamin A - butter, egg yolks, fish, fortified milk, organ meats (such as
      liver), and dark green, orange, red (pomegranate), and yellow fruits (persimmons, mangoes) and vegetables, which all
      contain beta-carotene.
      . Copper - oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes and organ meats are good sources of copper. Dark leafy greens, dried fruits such
      as prunes, cocoa, black pepper, and yeast are also sources of copper in the diet.
      •  Zinc – beef, eggs, liver, pork, poultry, and oysters. Also is also abundant in other high-protein foods, like cheese, legumes and nuts.

      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."


natural hair loss treatment for men

Men With Hair Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

  2. QUESTION:
    How often do young men experience hair loss?
    I mean, I started experiencing hair at 15 or 16 and back in high school, so-called cool teens made crack jokes of my receding hairline.

    How often do young men under 18 experience hair loss? How often do they face harassment from high school so-called cool teens? How often do you see or hear that?

    PS: This will be my final question on this section and I won't contribute on here no more.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, my brother started losing his hair while he was still in highschool. He had a noticable receding hairline when he was 16. He's almost 22 now and it looks like he's kind of got a comb over. I don't remember him saying anything about people harassing him because of it and he wasn't a "cool" teen.
      Most of it comes from the guys parents/grandparents/ect. My dad also lost his hair at a young age.

      Aw that's sad, I always like your questions, they're always interesting.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best method for treating men's hair loss?
    What treatment/medication is effective for stopping and growing men's hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      hey, i faced the same problem..hairfall and initially i didn't care much about it but soon i realized that i was beginning to loose a lot of hair..den my friend recommended dis free trial offer and it did miracles for me..its actually a natural approach to promote hair growth in men & women that works to help you grow and nourish new hair—without side effects! u don't have to pay anything, its totally free for the first two months so u don't even have to buy it unless u r convinced for yourself. So go a head and do try it.Afterall u have nothing to loose so y not give it a try.Its totally worth it. My personal guarantee! try it.Gud luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best product for men's hair loss?
    What is the best & most affortable product for men's hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a couple different options here - but if you are experiencing hereditary hair loss, or male pattern baldness, you want to get a product that is going to target the production of DHT in your system that is basically attacking the hair follicles.

      Hair thickening shampoos and conditioners like Nioxin can thicken your hair, but it will not target the DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Look to products like Rogaine, Propecia (finasteride taking in pill form) and Revivogen (http://www.revivogen.com). Revivogen is one of the few natural hair loss products that actually targets the production of DHT in the system. And it doesn't leave a nasty residue. Rogaine also targets DHT but it has the chemical minoxidil - it all depends on if you are looking for natural products or ones with chemicals. Propecia is a good medical therapy option as well. It's always important to ask a doctor too - especially to determine what is causing the hair loss to begin with.

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  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do Testosterone levels (men) affect hair loss?
    I also heard that sex play a role in hair loss for men.

    • ANSWER:
      Testosterone affects DHT level...!

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried regaine foam specifically for hair loss in men?
    Hi Folks

    Has anybody tried regaine foam specifically for hair loss in men?

    What do you think of it? Does it work? Are there any side effects?

    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes Regaine works pretty well as long as you catch your hair loss early enough you can pretty much stop it in its tracks, and if your lucky enough re-grow some of your lost hair.

      There is not really any side effects with Regaine Foam unlike Propecia which can cause mild erectile dysfunction.

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I grow a full beard quicker?
    I'm Wondering if all these hair growing creams for men with hair loss would work on my face. I'm 21 and I need a beard. How can I speed up this process? A nice thick beard is all this baby face is missing.

    • ANSWER:
      no! creams will not work !:D

      but you can try this because It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone)!

      http://www.trichozed.info

  9. 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

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

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

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it true the body chemical DHT causes hair loss in men ?
    I hear of many hair loss rumors. But does DHT cause hair loss in men. I mean like I read DHT happens when you exercise too much , have sex too much , or masturbate too much. I know it sounds silly I dont mind you guys joking about it but I would appreciate a serious answer as well thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  13. 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!

  14. QUESTION:
    How to prevent Hair loss in eyebrow for men?
    Hi,

    I am facing one problem. The problem is like I am noticing hair loss in my eyebrow. I am a 26 years male with good health. Can you please let me know what can be the reasons of this and how to prevent this?

    Thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      The majority of the cases of male hair loss are caused by a condition known as androgenetic alopecia. Men who suffer from this have a very high concentration of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in their scalp. DHT is formed when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase interacts with testosterone. Once DHT is formed, it bonds with the androgen receptors on your hair follicles and prevents them from maintaining a normal growth cycle. In order to prevent hair loss caused by DHT, you need to begin right away. The sooner you can stop the DHT, the more likely you will be able to keep your hair and the more likely you will be able to prevent hair loss. Use proven supplements which are designed in all aspect of hairloss without affecting the rest of your body like procerin.

  15. 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.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      There are different causes for hair loss.

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

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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    does hair growing shampoo work for a 15 year old boy even if he doesnt have bald spots?
    hi my cuzin is 15 and hes trying to grow long hair quikly. so hes using shampoo that men use for hair loss.. would the shampoo posibly work? and wat are the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it'll work for anyone. There is this great oil called Wild Grow Oil and it works very good, you can use it on anyone, even newborns.

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    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 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.

  21. 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. ^__^

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the average age that hair loss generally starts in men?
    I would also like to know what is the earliest possible age that hair loss could occur.

    • ANSWER:

  26. 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

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best men hair shampoo and conditioner?
    Hi guys, i used to use Clear for men hair shampoo but i started to think it's not the best shampoo for me i have kind of wavy and greasy hair and i have a hair loss problem , so any thoughts? thanks :)

    • ANSWER:

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. QUESTION:
    Does taking Creatine supplements cause hair loss in men?
    I read rumours that hair loss is a sideaffect of taking Creatine. Can anyone confirm or deny this please? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      nope.. i would find that very very unlikely... do not see how it could do that...

      and u cycle creatine on and off.. so once u hit 6 - 7 weeks u get off for a break... atleast1 month

      one thing that can make u lose your hair is steroids...

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a saw palmetto oil in UK to use as a topical treatment for hair loss?
    Saw Palmetto is traditionally used as a topical treatment to help improve skin and scalp conditions and combat hair loss by reviving the follicles.
    I am trying to find saw palmetto oil in UK which can be used as topical treatment to try it for hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, does it really work?? I know that rogaine and propecia work, also hair transplant (FUE) is a good option. Can you update your anwer and tell if saw palmetto has really been a good dht blocker and stopped your hair loss?? I could try it, tried just all the stuuf below so far.

      1) Hair transplant (FUE technology) creates really natural hairline, no scars, the best way to go if you have enough donor hair and money of course.

      2. Propecia (Finasteride) and Minoxidil are the only ones approved by FDA and proven to work in most men so far.
      http://www.propecia.com
      http://www.rogaine.com

      But before you consider to start propecia you must really study about the side effects. It can mess your hormones real bad if you are not
      lucky, so you must choose, hair or these side effects. Quite a big perecent have these side effects, more than Merck - the company that holds
      Propecia trademark is saying. see www.propeciahelp.com
      Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same sides(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal c..p before it and laser combs, so far the only thing that prevents my hairloss, not much regrowth, but has stopped my hairloss completely.
      I buy from this pharmacy for the last 2 years - http://www.1rx.biz/generic_propecia.html . It is under per pill as I buy the 90 pills. (89$ for 90)

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it true that keeping your long hair back too much can cause hair loss in men?
    I keep it in a bun all the time. It's very long now. Loosing a lot more hair in the past few years. I'm 43, just age? Or as my sister, who had a little cosmetology training said, "That's why it's falling out, you keep it back too much". Isn't that a myth? What causes hair loss? I didn't loose it at the age most men do. If not just stress or something, why now?

    • ANSWER:
      My answer is – NO
      But I can give you some information on the subject:
      Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment ofandrogenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. It is marketed under many trade names. You can follow the link below to have a look or even try, but no less than six months.

      http://1righthealth.wix.com/gano#!healthy-hair/c1qit

      More info:
      http://www.americanhairloss.org/

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get testing for future hair loss ?
    Hi, I am a 20 year old female. My dad is 65, and is going bald. I seem to be losing a lot of hair recently .....Not a few hundred stand of hairs, but about 50 everyday. Even though this seems to be an average amount of hair loss that young people can have daily, but I am still concerned. Does anybody know of a way I can get tested to see if I will go bald in the future? ( I live in central California)

    • ANSWER:
      Looks like you need an expert advice because we don't know really if it is normal or not. Most of the time men are having that problem but for a female you need an expert advice. Visit this organization and ask them or read their articles about hair loss and types of hair --> http://losshair.org

  34. 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♥

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    what type of product i must use against hair loss?
    i am 33 y.o.man and i have a hair loss for last 2 years.i regularly use some hair styling products (since i have been 15 y.o.)i have heard about different hair products like Minoxidil and etc. is there anyone who had the same experience and problem and can give a good advice ? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Emel,

      Products like Minoxidil and Rogaine have been shown to work in terms of restoring hair loss but aren't really used for hair loss prevention per se; one thing you can try is applying natural oils to your scalp, which are known to help repair any hair loss damage as well as maintain a healthy scalp and follicles. Here are some different oils and their properties to consider:

      Basil: Massaging basil hair oil into the scalp helps strengthen follicles and improves scalp circulation, which may trigger hair growth.

      Sage: Using sage as a hair rinse helps darken the hair and delay hair loss

      Bay: By adding three drops of this oil into your shampoo, it not only helps restore dull hair and stimulates hair growth, but also helps resolve the problem of dandruff

      Rosemary: Stimulates hair bulbs to renewed activity, strengthens hair, and prevents premature baldness

      Arnica: Using a hair rinse with arnica extract has been used to treat Alopecia Neurotica

      Amla: From dried amla berries, amla oil helps hair from graying prematurely, prevents shedding and dandruff, strengthens hair, and stimulates hair growth.

      I hope this information helps and I'd definitely look into these first before spending money on any expensive medications. Best of luck to you :-)

  38. QUESTION:
    I’m wondering about the cause of bald head that occurs only in men, what about women?
    Many men have hair loss that cause their head to be bald but it is not noticeable in women what is the cause?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    For genetic hair loss I am planning to take Propecia with medicines to save from impotency.?
    Propecia is an effective medaication for hair loss but it has side-effect of impotency, so I am planning to take other medicine with propecia which reduces chances for impotency (like giloy satva or any other allopathy, avurvedic medicine to save me from impotency). Then will it be safe to take Propecia?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is the real skinny. Propecia is a one mg. tablet of the prostrate drug proscar. Propecia and Proscar do have an effect of limiting a form of testosterone. In some men this will cause a reduction of sex drive. Proscar is far more likely to reduce sex drive since it is 5 times the dosage of propecia. I have taken propecia and noticed no changes at all. I am now taking proscar for enlarged prostate and I now do experience a reduced drive but not impotence. I don't believe you will have any problems. Oh and those other drugs you plan on taking wont make any difference anyway. If you don't notice any improvement in hair growth after one year of taking propecia, it will not work for you. Some people simply go and get a generic form of proscar and cut them into 5, 1mg pieces and save big money. There is no generic for propecia.

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    are there any young men out there that have taken Propecia for hair loss?
    My 18 year old son is experiencing some hair loss and I am considering Propecia for him. I want to hear from users or family of users.

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia finasteride is the right solution. Keep it up. My husband using Propecia since last one and half year and today he have 80% improvement in his hair loss. I ordered it from easterndrugs (dot) com and you know what I got discount also, it like double bonus .. "my code - 7059r". this code should work for other meds also on this website. These guys are best in quality and fast in delivery. Propecia 1mg costs $ 15.99/- for ONE MONTHS OF SUPPLY - Just go for it and save 15% on Propecia purchase...
      It's work for my husband, Hope it'll helpful to you also...

  42. 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:

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to style curly hair for men to prevent hair loss?
    I have quite thick curly black hair and over the past year I've noticed it getting a little thinner around the front and back. This is mostly apparent when I wear my hair down (like Tom Welling), however when I've kept it up (which looks something like an afro) i've noticed less 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:
      no difference with amount of hair loss, so go the fro!

  44. QUESTION:
    Why is hair loss feared so much by men?
    It is nothing more than hair falling out, much like the body changing shape over the years, or hair going grey, or wrinkles appearing. But hair loss seems to be the ultimate cosmetic fear in men. Why?

    • ANSWER:
      Isn't it obvious? Women are more attracted to men with a head of hair. Hair loss shows aging...

  45. QUESTION:
    How can i prevent hair loss due to hair rebond?
    A week after i got my hair rebonded in the Philippines I been having hair loss. When i comb through them i get a few strands of hair left in the comb. Can anyone PLEASE help me prevent more hair loss!!! I'm still young and i don't want to end up bald!!!
    does the laser comb really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this: http://www.healthmedicalinformation.com/minoxidil-5-extra-strength-hair-regrowth-for-men-3-month-supply

      all the best

  46. 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

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

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

  48. QUESTION:
    What do you think of Nivea for men Hair Recharge Shampoo? Have anyone tried it?
    It claims that it treats hair loss by combining two highly active ingredients Carnitine and Creatine, supports hair growth. Carnitine increases energy production in hair root cells while Creatine facilitates energy storage (in-vitro proven). The System stimulates hair roots and reduces natural hair thinning.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to dash your hopes! I think all of the hair growth products are scams! It is a huge business and people still buy into to their fantastic claims. I have had clients try everything under the sun. Hair thins because of your DNA. Most likely your mothers father was bald or had thinning hair. Nothing stops that genetic make up.
      You can try it. BUT if you don't see NOTICEABLE improvement within three months, give it up.

  49. QUESTION:
    What do you think of Nivea for men Hair Recharge Shampoo? Have anyone tried it?
    It claims that it treats hair loss by combining two highly active ingredients Carnitine and Creatine, supports hair growth. Carnitine increases energy production in hair root cells while Creatine facilitates energy storage (in-vitro proven). The System stimulates hair roots and reduces natural hair thinning.

    • ANSWER:
      My neighbor:a dentist who always wants to look his best was pissed:his hair was thinning and falling out
      He tried this product and is very happy with the results.
      And indeed his hair looks way better
      Colors

  50. 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..


men with hair loss

Baldness For Women

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for baldness in women?
    I am 44 an old patient of CA Breast . General health is good ,diet is good .With the passage of time, thinning has increased many folds and i am near baldness. Its very embarrassing for me . Please help me to cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      I researched these for you. I hope they help. You should give them a try.
      Amla Oil and Shampoo

      Amla oil, also known as Indian gooseberry oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enhancing hair growth and is simple to use. Prepare by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil and apply it on the scalp.

      To prevent hair loss and use as a baldness treatment, make a shampoo by mixing 100 grams of amla, reetha and shikakai. Boil these items in two liters of water. This shampoo should be used for one month. Any of these ingredients can be found online or at your local grocery or pharmacy.

      Lettuce and Spinach Juice

      Drink half a liter of mixed lettuce and spinach juice daily to prevent hair loss. Prepare by mixing one bunch of lettuce and spinach in your juicer. When it is pressed, simply stir with a spoon to make sure the flavor is smooth and even.

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      Alfalfa

      Combine the juice of alfalfa with equal quantities of carrot and lettuce juice to help enrich hair growth. Drink this on a daily basis. Alfalfa juice can also be prepared by using fresh leaves of the plant, though these are more difficult to obtain.

      Coconut Oil and Milk

      Apply coconut oil mixed with lime water or lime juice on the scalp daily. If coconut oil cannot be found, coconut milk can also be used.

      Prepare coconut milk by grinding coconut shavings and squeezing them, or simply purchase it at the local grocery store. Massage the coconut milk into the hair roots and over the scalp daily.

      Coriander Leaves

      Daily application of the juice of green coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, is also beneficial to hair loss. Juice cilantro by using an efficient juicer that will not only crush the vegetable and press it firmly enough to juice it.

      Mustard Oil and Henna Leaves

      Boil 250 milliliters of mustard oil in a tin basin. Gradually drop 60 grams of henna leaves in the boiling oil till they are burnt in the oil. Filter the oil using a cloth and store it. Massage the scalp regularly with the oil to promote healthy growth of hair.

      Lime and Pepper Seeds

      Grind together lime and black pepper seeds to make a fine paste. This paste has been found to be one of the most valuable remedies for hair loss. Apply the paste twice a day for a few weeks on the scalp or patches of baldness. Although this paste has a mildly irritant reaction, it helps maintain blood circulation to the affected area and increases hair growth.

      Onion and Honey

      Rub the scalp with onion pieces every morning and evening till the area begins to redden. When it has turned red, apply a small amount of honey.

      Liquorice

      Apply a paste of liquorice over the bald patches before going to bed. Grind pieces of liquorice in milk and add a pinch of saffron to prepare this fine paste.

      Almond Oil

      To stop further hair loss, apply almond oil onto the scalp two to three times a day.

      Olive Oil Paste

      Prepare a paste with hot olive oil, honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this before a bath or shower and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off afterwards.

  2. QUESTION:
    What could be the argument for and against each possibility on the following?
    You has been part of the DNA Mapping programme. As part of the project you have been involved in finding particular genes. This project has successfully identified particular genes and how to stop or increase their capabilities. The company you work for has decided to set up a subsidiary as a commercial venture. Your team has been asked to decide between the following possibilities , these are:
    1. Gene manipulation to increase IQ
    2. Gene recognition capacity to eliminate baldness in women
    3. Gene recognition capacity for early detection of the gay gene
    4. Gene manipulation to change skin shades in Europeans
    5. Gene recognition capacity for non symmetrical faces

    • ANSWER:
      www.doomsdayguide.org/genetic_manipulation

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a woman's view on male-pattern baldness or just bald men by choice?
    and baldness in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, no..not all women prefer men with a full head of hair. I personally love bald men. If my husband had a nicer shaped head, I'd shave him bald. Look at Bruce Willis. Hot with his bald head!! If every ounce of confidence that you have as a man is wrapped up in those strands of hair on your head, then you have a bigger problem than worrying about going bald. Women love men with confidence, and who know themselves.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cover up your baldness using a comb?
    And more specifically, do women get repulsed by baldness or do most women accept it as a fact of life?
    *Asking on behalf of my friend.

    • ANSWER:
      Baldness can be attractive. It's best not to cover it up.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why do only guys celebrate their baldness?
    Except for Shiney O'Connor, and cancer patients, I've never seen a woman walking around all bald and proud of it.

    Do women go to all extremes to hide baldness? Or do women just never go bald?
    Ganster,
    Britney Spears doesn't really count becuase she just shaved her head to get rid of the head lice she got from her kids. Also, she wore wigs in the interim until it grew back.

    • ANSWER:
      You're forgetting Britney Spears.

      EDIT: Atleast she had the guts to shave her head. Unlike most women. Snaps for Britney. *snaps*

      Wow, I'm a loser.

  6. QUESTION:
    My friend thinks male baldness puts women off, or do most women accept it?
    I can see how women wouldn't like someone with a comb-over so I can see his point.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do women lie about finding baldness attractive?
    My hair started thinning my senior year of high school, and I can honestly say it didn't do me any favours. In college I remember girls staring at me, flirting with me, touching me, laughing at all my jokes, but when I took off my hat, they were suddenly busy, would ignore me, etc.. Why all the lies? Find me a 21-year-old girl who likes baldness. All the women who claim to are usually middle-aged and can't do any better if they wanted to.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    From personal experience only, how did you deal with being diagnosed with baldness, women around 35 years old.
    My daughter (35) who has always had long, thick, beautiful hair was just diagnosed with baldness and it has made her extremely depressed with anxiety, nearing panic attacks. She is a Christian and looking for lyrics, scripture, web sites to help her deal with it. How did you deal with it when you went through it and how can I best support her?

    • ANSWER:
      i just wanted to say happy birthday 'cause there was no other way of contacting you.
      good luck with the problem though, maybe she could try the implant surgery because i hear they do work. also my grandma says that wrapping your hair in aloe vera (cutting open the plant and rubbing the sap on the scalp) encourages hair growth (she suffers from it)
      unfortunately i do not know any sites though.
      support her by always lending and ear, she'll need you.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do some women think they need makeup to be beautiful?
    Why is it that women feel they need makeup to be beautiful, attractive, and have sex appeal?

    • ANSWER:
      Because makeup accentuates feminine features that can aid a woman to look more youthful, fertile, healthy, and just overall more attractive. Since most women wear it, then most women are being aided by makeup, and most women don't want to be the one who isn't aided lol. If 10 women are standing in a line, and 8 of them used makeup to help them look better, then you really don't want to be one of the 2 that didn't. Besides, it's the same for men... except about hair instead of makeup. Men dye their hair, try things like Rogain and whatever to make it grow back, or wear a toupee, or cover their baldness with a baseball cap or other hat. It's really the same thing. If 10 men are standing in a line, and 8 of them are hiding their baldness, then you really don't want to be one of the two that aren't. Boils down to social pressures.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way to cure baldness without paying money for the rest of my life?
    What I mean by "paying money for the rest of my life" is that there are lots of hair growth treatments that PROBABLY work, but, even if they do work, I would have to pay for them the rest of my life, because they do not last forever. They are temporary. I could pay for surgery, and that would last forever, but it is extremely expensive. One place charges you ,000 for either a surgery or surgeries. I do not know if it takes more than one surgery to cure baldness forever.

    • ANSWER:
      Shave your head.

      A confident man with a shaved head is much sexier to women than a guy with a toupee, plugs or any other fake hair who is worried about his appearance all the time.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the least chemically damaging hair dye for women?
    I dye my hair black usually every three months. I have also recently found out that I have inherited the gene for female pattern baldness and my hair is begining to fall out. I asked my dermatologist if dying my hair would affect this (make it worse) and she said probably not, but that I should use the least damaging hair dye I can find. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using a natural dye, like Henna. You may have to dye more often because it fades more quickly, but its just herbs.

  13. QUESTION:
    Do you lose more hair and does it start earlier if it's genetic baldness? If so, is there any treatment to it?
    I'm 17 and I've noticed my hair is thinning. I'm starting to get like the widow's peak thing going also. I was wondering if that was because of genetic baldness because it started so early. Also, when I'm in the shower a lot of hair comes out from my head. Does shampooing increase baldness or any water to the head?

    • ANSWER:
      Shampooing doesn't cause baldness.

      Find the 'cause' before you can find the solution, then eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why do women lie about finding baldness attractive?
    My hair started thinning my senior year of high school, and I can honestly say it didn't do me any favours. In college I remember girls staring at me, flirting with me, touching me, laughing at all my jokes, but when I took off my hat, they were suddenly busy, would ignore me, etc.. Why all the lies? Find me a 21-year-old girl who likes baldness. All the women who claim to are usually middle-aged and can't do any better if they wanted to.
    Not shaved bald, but genetically bald.
    I'm not looking for a 29-year-old to have kid with though . . .

    • ANSWER:
      Baldness. Not bald-ing. There's a difference.

      Shave it and you'll be better off. My friend, who is 27, btw, loves bald guys. Everyone I know who likes bald men- does not like balding men who don't shave.

      Having no hair and having a receding hairline or a bald patch are not the same thing. Biologically, partial baldness of any kind is a sign of unhealthiness or weaker genes etc. Which is why people find balding unattractive, even if on a subconscious level.

      For instance, which do you find more attractive, a girl with two B-cup breasts or a girl with one B-cup and one D-cup boob?

      Celebrities know this well, which is why so many balding actors, including Billy Zane, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Patrick Stewart keep their heads shaved- and in doing so don't lose as much of their perceived attractiveness as they would if they let what hair they do have grow out. Compare them to actors who let their balding flag fly, like Danny Devito, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, Paul Giamatti, Stanley Tucci and Nicolas Cage etc and you'll notice the difference, not only on their heads, but in their perceived attractiveness.

  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:
    Why do women lie so much about finding baldness attractive?
    If you're losing your hair, get a transplant.
    Women who find bald men attractive are few and far between, and many who claim to simply are forced to settle due to their circumstances or to make their provider husbands feel better.

    You don't see girls who are 8s, 9s, and 10s saying it's okay unless the guy's rich, so in all seriousness, why not be truthful?
    I can honestly say none of the girls at the University find baldness attractive. I live in Southern California.

    • ANSWER:
      In most cases, being naturally bald is far more attractive than having hair transplants. Most transplants just look ugly, while baldness can look distinctive.

      By the way, combovers don't fool anyone except the guy who's doing it.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a hat too much increase your chances of baldness?
    No one in my family went bald except my brother and father, they were/are in the army and have/getting a bald patch. They always wear/wore a beret.

    I was just wondering wether a hat makes you go bald. Or a tight hat?

    I also noticed a lot of men in the army are bald, or mainly just bald on top. (Where the hat is)

    I'm not sure about women.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for female pattern baldness?
    A woman i know who i am close to is suffering from female pattern baldness. I thought i heard that scientists had found a cure for baldness in general - does anyone know of a good/proven over-the-counter treatment for this condition.

    Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      The only scientifically proven treatment for female pattern baldness which has been approved by the FDA is topical minoxidil otherwise known as Rogaine. The sooner you initiate treatment the more effective it will be.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do women lie so much about finding baldness attractive?
    If you're losing your hair, get a transplant.
    Women who find bald men attractive are few and far between, and many who claim to simply are forced to settle due to their circumstances or to make their provider husbands feel better.

    You don't see girls who are 8s, 9s, and 10s saying it's okay unless the guy's rich, so in all seriousness, why not be truthful?
    I can honestly say none of the girls at the University find baldness attractive. I live in Southern California.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair transplants look 1000 times worse than bald does. I like bald men, always have, and it has nothing to do with how much money they have. There are tons of women who like bald men and tons who don't. You're obviously not meeting the right women.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is baldness a sign of virility or poor genes?
    It's often said balding is a sign of virility, which is obviously not true and an urban myth, however is balding a sign of poor genes? Are men with a full head of hair better off in love and with better genes?

    I notice that the latest British royal weddings with the ladies marrying balding or bald men, a sign ladies don't care? Or do many women care in general?

    • ANSWER:
      neither

      The only difference between men who are bald and those who aren't is that bald men spend less time washing their hair and in the barbers shop.

      I wouldn't regard the Royal Family as a typical model on which to base any judgment. I'm sure there are plenty of women who dislike bald men who would instantly forget their dislike if they had a chance of becoming Queen.

      Fortunately, there are also plenty of women who either like bald men or who prefer not to be so shallow and superficial

  22. QUESTION:
    I am a woman. If my dad is going bald, will I become bald?
    I have fine hair, but a lot of it. My mom has hair that is generally similar to mine. My dad's hair is balding, though. Can male pattern baldness genetically influence women's hair?

    • ANSWER:
      From my understanding the gene is on the x chromosone, and you would need to have it on both of your x chormosones to be bald.
      If you have a son he would have a 50-50 chance of being bald.

  23. 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!

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any hope for bald men, or should they quit trying to find a woman?
    Should bald men give up, or are there some of you ladies that would date them, and get to know them and give them a chance? Is baldness a dealbreaker no matter how good the guy is?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh behave Aj do you really think people are that fickle some go for dark hair some for blonde some for bald,some for the man n not the hair at all.I'm female but I'm engaged and I have a wheelchair my fiance doesn't he walks around when not driving his sports car that is.If I can find someone I'm bloody sure you can.Theres more to a person than hair theres more to a person than a chair with wheels but no one will come near you while you give off the air why bother.People like to know they are getting someone who will make them smile not someone you have to cheer up all the time that's the off putting bit.

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do attractive girls in their late teens/early 20s care about a receding hairline/baldness on a guy?
    This is more direct than my last question, because I got a lot of irrelevant answers. I've read that women on average don't care, but that could mean a 47-year-old woman.

    • ANSWER:
      Only if the guy obsesses over it. I went out with a guy when I was 18 he was 20 and was starting to loose his hair. I really didn't even notice it much. I would not have cared if he was completely bald, but he just kept talking about it all the time. He was always looking for ways to restore his hair.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is it true that men can retain their youthfulness longer than women?
    I saw many men around the age of 45+ yet still looks like they are in their mid 30's.Their hair does turn to grey for sure but still good looking with hardly any little wrinkles on their faces plus a muscular body and a strong sex drive.many of them are still fertile according to some research.Sometimes thier ladies just can't keep up with their sex crazed and often many women already gone to menopause in during this age.Is this why men in the old age can have many wives?What do you ladies think about this?

    • ANSWER:
      ok when you are 13-21 youremotional about relations, you want to exp. love and I know that youve been thru or seen boys act like jerks, b/c love hurts and this is when all they care about is their tool when the girls want a lovin b/f. then they start to loose there sex drive late20's early 30's about the time you girls like sex or love a lot more at the oppisite time (who says god dosent have sense of humor).well so we NEED emotionallly While you need to get your groove on. But guy's will never admit this(I'm a guy) Ha.ha. but really around the time your desire goes up around35-40 all we want is a wife and kids or nokids but to be loved. men are great at looking like teflon b/c we are young and virile then when we start to see grey, baldness and the worst erectile dys. we get MIDLIFE CRISIS and buy what kids would buy to make us younger (thats shallow) If your woman loves you she loves YOU! aBMW never fixes things ,but we feel it does. Hair can be died pills can make their tool work so your right they look virile and new but believe me many men over 50 cannot get it up and you gals from35-50 are sexcrazed. Your right
      that men can have children for life. and yes I think many religions accomadate this behavior. but believe you me. most men Its hard to see our soft little underbellies. and we get hair transplant we do what ever work out to keep this picture in our head of us in the mirror @16-21 the good years. It helps now that men dont work in the sun anymore well as much. Im not lady but dont shun my answer Im the rare one that'll tell you about us.you have a still virile man or you exp. show you men are virile ya my grandpa was a sneek. some never die sexually even at 70 but menopause if medicated thereafter you can still enjoy sex when I say meds I mean to keep up estrogen intake as well as a little test. But by the way have you been watching big love. J/k

  28. QUESTION:
    What happens if a normal man started taking estrogen tablets?
    1 Would he have less muscle?

    2 Would his voice become higher?

    3 Would he not need to shave his face as much?

    4 Would he feel less angry and aggressive?

    5 Would he become effeminite and have women wanting to be his "f*g hag"?

    • ANSWER:
      Men taking estrogen or men who take female hormones may notice...

      increased breast size

      darkening of nipples

      less acne

      slower growth of facial hair

      lowered risk of prostate cancer

      slower progression of baldness

      feminization of body shape

      more feminine complexion

      reduced chance of heart attack

      Also, men taking estrogen probably will have...

      increase risk of breast cancer

      increase the chance of liver or gall bladder disease or tumors

      decrease the size of testicles

      lower interest in sex

      mood or personality is altered in unpredictable ways

      increase the chance of blood clots which can be fatal

      TAKE CARE! Mama Bear

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    Could I use black tea rinses to get my hair to stop shedding?
    I was looking up some videos on youtube about it, and they feature black women. I am a white man. I know black people's hair is way different that white peoples hair so I was wondering if it will work for me. I have about 22 inches of hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Need more info. If you loosing your hair because of male pattern baldness, please read below:
      There is not a shampoo or conditioner made that promotes hair growth unless it is prescribed by a physician and contains “Proprecia”,"Rogaine" or "Minoxidil",
      The gene for male pattern baldness comes through the mothers side of the family; therefore it is your uncles on your mothers side you must look to. Keep in mind the gene will skip a generation every know and then. If male pattern baldness has progressed to the point of being smooth bald the only recourse you have transplantation.
      The most common reasons for hair is stress, medication, or illness. If male pattern baldness is not the issue, then you should see your physician to have some test run to make sure your hair loss is not due to the latter.
      Normally you lose up to 100 hairs a day. Every 30 days or so you will lose more due to replacement; a new follicle is pushing an old one out.
      I have been a licensed, practicing cosmetologist for 37 years +.
      Hope this helps.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is baldness a signal from nature that a man is somehow genetically unfit?
    No offence to any less-than-hirstute fellows, just that most pronounced physical traits in humans have an evolutionary explanation, especially ones the opposite sex has strong feelings on (e.g. men liking big breasts etc).

    As the large majority of women don't especially like baldness, and some consider it a "deal-breaker", is there some underlying biological explanation for this? Are bald men less fertile or do they have some other less desirable genetic trait?

    • ANSWER:
      Its in fact the opposite.
      Science has proven that bald men have more testosterone than none bald men.
      It's one of those weird hormone things. Men with a lot of testosterone tend to be bald on top but hairier on the body, where as men with no body hair and a full head of hair are basically as fertile as a dining table.

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why do some women go crazy for bald men?
    Or even balding men? What would make a women go crazy over a balding man? I know this happens. Why, genetically, physiologically would a female desire to procreate with a male that had a gene for baldness. I mean specifically the women who go crazy over balding men, and not just the women who have fallen in love with men who happen to be bald/balding. What is it about bald/balding men that some women find so appealing?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a psychological issue more so than biological. It has to do with the father/daughter psychological dynamic when females grow up. They subconsciously seek traits in a mating partner that their father or paternal up bringer has - in this case, baldness.

  34. QUESTION:
    Affordable Hair Transplant in Women in the Philippines or even in Asia, anyone?
    I want to find an affordable hair transplant clinic in the Philippines preferably in Manila which also specializes in women baldness. Please provide me any contact info or a website of your recommended women hair transplant clinic in the Philippines. My sincerest thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello! I let my self search for this site last year. Please consult Dr. Frank Manzanares. He is a very good doctor with 20+ years in hair transplantation mainly in USA. He is now in the Philippines and build his own office somewhere in Ortigas. Also, you may visit http://www.manzanareshair.net . Hope this helps...

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the use and purpose of an anti-androgen pills? Is it also available for men to prevent pimples?
    I found out from a TV ad that anti-androgen pills are taken up by women as a contraceptive, which is good for the skin. I'm having pimples because of my hormonal imbalance. I would like to know if I can avail to take in those anti-androgen pills for me to figure out if I'm going to have a good skin. Are those pills going to harm me? Or is it okay if I'm going to take it in?

    • ANSWER:
      Women take it to treat excessive curly pigmented terminal hair growth like on face.

      Men should not take Anti-androgen pills unless there is a clear indication. Antiandrogens are of different categories and have different indications. eg. Finasteride for male pattern baldness & bph. Others are given in prostatic cancer.

      So bottomline do NOT take it just like that unless you have a condition and your doctor has told you to do so !

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    Why does no one discuss the physical appearance of Warren Farrel?
    I ask because some posters just can't resist making rude comments about Andrea Dworkin's appearance. Why does physical appearance only matter when women are involved?
    Because women are still taken less seriously than men - that's the problem. Women are meant to be ORNAMENTAL.

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing most people in our society do when discussing a woman is to comment on her appearance and marital status. Look at the obsession of the media with Hillary Clinton's appearance, how many stories have been written about superficial issues to date? She's constantly being trivialized by the media.

      Often, appearance is not even discussed when discussing men, unless you're discussing presidential candidates-then it's perfectly acceptable to discuss how democratic men look, but haven't noticed anyone obsessing about the baldness, wrinkles, or outfits of republican men.

      As far as feminists go, the first thing commented on is a woman's and man's appearance. Rush is the one who said feminists are made up of women who can't get men (He doesn't think men can be feminists). He obviously doesn't know many feminists, since the majority are married, to men!

      Look how often Dworkin is discussed, even though she was married to a man twice, but Gloria Steinem is largely ignored, even though she's made plenty of sarcastic comments herself.

      Dworkin has been dead for how many years, and yet she is the anti-feminist movement's poster "feminist", since she made many outrageous comments about men, women, and sex. She's their fav, even though there are plenty of other women and men who've said fairly outrageous statements as well

      Farrell doesn't have a clue how to analyze statistics but he did make a few interesting comments. But no, in spite of how "mean" feminists are suppose to be, the majority of us don't harass anti-feminists or non-feminists, nor do we stoop to discussing their level of attractiveness or their appearance. That's a childish tactic that some anti and non-feminists do towards feminists.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do i have this additional suffering?
    i am an extreme hairy young man. If i keep all my extreme hair i feel gross, irritated and i look disgusting and repel other people esp women...and just to feel good and feel n look like other normal people i would have to go through a lot and spend a lot of time, money and energy, while other people are naturally that way...little hairy and good skin...
    Isn't it an additional suffering to me? Because i obviously have other worldly sufferings that even those normal people have?

    • ANSWER:
      Why do i have this additional suffering?

      ~~~ I did not make the rules, but we all experience the exactly Perfect amount, at the moment.
      You might not feel to personally comfortable with it, but it is feature of the One Reality nonetheless!
      There is no such thing (beyond the imagination/vanity) as 'additional suffering'.

      i am an extreme hairy young man. If i keep all my extreme hair i feel gross, irritated and i look disgusting and repel other people

      ~~~ Listen;
      There are those who will accept you for who and what you are!
      Please do not remove their wondrous soulmate by hiding in dishonest shadows.
      What if someone is attracted by your 'baldness' and then finds the hair where God planted it and if you have a problem, take it up with God!
      Know what I mean?

      Don't fall for the propaganda that you have to be accepted by every shallow, ignorant, superficial bit of fluff out there!!!
      You don't!

      If you give those who love the hair (and who cringes beneath it) a chance to find you!
      Be Humbly Grateful for what Is, and if some moron can't take a joke, they won't even register on your radar!

      esp women...

      ~~~ Perhaps if you didn't judge ("Judge not...") women (anyone) solely by their looks, you wouldn't be so afraid of others doing it to you?

      and just to feel good and feel n look like other normal people

      ~~~ There's that judgment again...
      Normal people are shallow and superficial?
      That is what you want to be, other than who you are?
      That could be called; 'selling your Soul'!

      i would have to go through a lot and spend a lot of time, money and energy, while other people are naturally that way...little hairy and good skin...
      Isn't it an additional suffering to me? Because i obviously have other worldly sufferings that even those normal people have?

      ~~~ Pain is Pain, and We all experience it!
      Enduring the Pain, experiencing it, is 'suffering', as in; "suffer the little children to come unto Me!" - Jesus.
      'Allow it', Humbly.
      'Suffering' is so much more Painful when you (vainly) 'judge' it as 'bad' or 'wrong' or 'evil'!
      Then do you not only have to endure Pain, but also endure that which is; 'bad', 'wrong' and 'evil'!

      Pain and Blessing/Bliss are One Reality!
      The only difference is in Perspective!

      "The immature run from the Pain, the Wise find the Blessing within!" - ..n..

      “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
      --- Rumi

      "I say that next to God there is no nobler thing than suffering. Right suffering is the mother of all virtues, for right suffering so subdues the heart, it cannot rise to pride but perforce is lowly." - Meister Eckhart

      "Harkee, all rational souls! The swiftest steed to bear you to your goal is suffering; none shall ever taste eternal bliss but those who stand with Christ in depths of bitterness. Nothing is more gall-bitter than suffering, nothing so honey-sweet as to have suffered. The most sure foundation for this perfection is humility, for he whose nature here creeps in deepest depths shall soar in spirit to highest height of Deity.' - Meister Eckhart

      Doktor (..nameless..) recommends;

      "Know ThySelf!", that 'others' might!

      'Self!'! is always the most difficult One to Love!

      "Perhaps it is the curvature of space that, like a funhouse mirror distorting our own reflection, we imagine strangers." - Mythopoeicon

      Life will be sweeter when you can accept yourself, whatever God planted on Our carcase!
      Going the ego route, the vanity, will always involve suffering, more than showing yourself Love and Compassion!

      Go ahead, no one's watching but me.
      Go ahead and give yo'hairyself a hug! No strings attached!
      Unconditional moment of Love and acceptance!!
      Just for a moment...
      You'll get it...

      breathe....
      peace

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why is it that as men grow older they bald, yet their ability to grow facial hair remains the same?
    This question struck me yesterday. I was trying to think of evolutionary(logical) explanations but I couldnt think of any. Much heat escapes through our head and not our face so why is that as we grow older we experience a high rate of baldness among males?

    • ANSWER:
      We are dealing with different structures here:
      a) even when hair grows from hair follicles, some of them, are sensitive to testosterone (male hormone secretion), and when the stimulus goes down (low levels of hydroxytestorterone), the hair just stops growing, because the stimulus is not there anymore---
      b).- Facial hair on the other hand, is sensitive to testosterone levels in male, during the first 16 years of life, however, the follicles of the hair that grows on the face, do not posess testosterone receptors....and keeps growing.....more slowly so in old people, however it keeps growing...
      The presence of receptors for testosterone in some caucasian women, may explain most of the cases of female baldness,,,,,
      By the way....the presence of receptors for testosterone in males, as well as the distribution, is an inherited pattern in males, and runs in families, that explains why some patterns of baldness can prevail in some families, and why some men, NEVER develop baldness,.,,,
      I hope it helps

  41. QUESTION:
    Howcome mostly men go bald? What does hair loss have to do with what sex you are?
    I'm not saying that women dont go bald but I'm just talking about the majority.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a X linked gene that gets expressed in men since they only have a Y so all genes on the leg that doesn't match up are expressed. Even so, the gene itself is expressed in men because of the presence of testosterone. Hence the gene is active because it is X linked and because of the presence of testosterone.

      Male pattern baldness is best predicted by looking at ones maternal grandfather.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some examples of sex-linked recessive alleles?
    I've got a list and it goes on.

    -naturally bald women
    -D.M.D.
    -being born with gray hair
    what else could pass as a sex-linked recessive allele?

    • ANSWER:
      There are alot of diseases that are sex linked recessives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_linkage has a good list of them. But more common would be color blindness hemophilia and male pattern baldness to name a few

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it unusual to like very hairy women?
    I am attracted to extremely hairy women. I love long underarm hair, facial hair, leg hair, etc. I like them to be hairy all over - especially downstairs ;). Does this mean there's something psychologically wrong with me? You should know that my mother actually suffers from baldness, and my father doesn't grow hair, even on his face or body.

    • ANSWER:
      No, but be sure to get that subscription of Chewbacca Women XXX.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it unusual to like very hairy women?
    I am attracted to extremely hairy women. I love long underarm hair, facial hair, leg hair, etc. I like them to be hairy all over - especially downstairs ;). Does this mean there's something psychologically wrong with me? You should know that my mother actually suffers from baldness, and my father doesn't grow hair, even on his face or body.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's actually quite common. There are websites dedicated to this preference. Find someone who will indulge it and be happy! I doubt very much that your parent's hair growth has anything to do with it. don't worry about it; we're all into things that we fear are strange. BTW, underarm hair is hot! Many European women still leave it natural.

  45. QUESTION:
    How do women feel about bald men?
    Just curious about how different women feel about bald men. I know baldness is something many men worry about and don't want to have happen to them. Some seem to be cool with it, but others are not (otherwise you wouldn't have Rogaine etc.) I know some women find it appealing and some don't. Of course to me, I would say that I don't find it visually attractive. However, if I loved a guy and he went bald, I would love him just as much.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you.

  46. QUESTION:
    Do Amount of Hair Really Have Anything to Do with Level of Testosterone?
    Some people say both men or women who have a lot of hair have relatively higher level of testosterone which affects their sexual desire or aggressiveness. So is there any truth in this?

    • ANSWER:
      There is some truth to that. Excess tesosterone doesn't always make someone more aggressive, but generally those with higher tesosterone have more hair. It can be darker, thicker, or just more of it. There can also be more male pattern baldness in those with high tesosterone who are a bit older. It really varies.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to Reduce dht in scalp and in body also naturally ?
    I'm gonna gym for 3 months nd i m suffer from male pattern baldness...
    Did Nizrol shampoo is best shampoo for reducing dht in scalp ?
    Did Drinking indian masala tea is help in reducing dht ?
    and
    What are side effects of applying Mintop oil in hairs ?

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      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."

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/11/how-to-cope-with-going-bald/#ixzz1s4W9LZAf

      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.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I start preventing baldness, right now?
    I've heard that these days, baldness is optional. I'm 20 years old and am noticing the starting of baldness on my head. I wanna start combating it NOW, so I don't lose my g/f, and if I do lose my g/f, then I don't wanna be unsuccessful with women.

    Any information on stuff that actually works - like the HairMax Laser Comb, Hair transplants, Rogaine, Propecia, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure you can prevent baldness, as it is genetical. You can just slow down the process.

      Nevertheless, what is wrong to be bald? You save a lot of time on combing; you save money on shampoo; of course less shampoo is less chemicals so it is more environmental.

      Vive la baldness!

  49. QUESTION:
    How would baldness be inherited in this case?
    Ok, if the man's side of the family all have baldness and from the mother's side as well but from the woman's side of the family all have a lot of hair, how would this show in the child?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way to know for sure. It depends which genetics the child gets. A well known family that comes to mind would be Prince William and Prince Harry. William is very obviously balding which he probably inherited from his father's side of the family while Harry has a full head of hair which he probably inherited from his mother's side of the family.

  50. QUESTION:
    Do ladies have a preference toward baldness down there?
    Do ladies like it better when men don't have hair on their junk the same way men prefer their women not to have a hairy...area?
    Trimmed or bald?

    • ANSWER:
      i think most women prefer when men dont have hair down there.


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