Can Hair Grow Back After Falling Out

I get a lot of correspondence from women who are trying to figure out why their hair loss is happening and what to do about it. I recently heard from a female who said, in part: "what can you do when you're a woman whose hair is falling out,thinning, or shedding? Because so many treatments andrecommendationsare geared toward men, I feel left out and lost."

Female hair loss is somewhat of a difficult topic on so many levels. While men can just shave their head if they are dealing with this issue and be socially accepted, the same isn't true for a woman. And while there are plenty of straight forward treatment options for men, the same isn't always true for the opposite sex.

In the following article, I'll offer some suggestions that will hopefully help the female readers who are dealing with this situation.

Look At Potential Reasons For Female Hair Fall: When you're a man, it's a relatively decent bet that your hair loss is due to hormones (and most likely androgens.) But when you're female, this is only one option of many. With that said, it's become somewhat common to see androgen driven hair loss in both sexes, so it's sometimes a mistake to assume that you can just rule this out because you're female. And sometimes, this type of hair loss in women is diffuse rather than patterned, which makes it even more confusing.

Like men, hormonesare typically one place to look when women lose their hair. Sometimes, what you are dealing with is lessening hormones due to age. And other times, you are dealing with a sensitivity that develops over time. And it's also important to know that these lessening hormones can lead to medical conditions that cause hair loss like hypothyroidism.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does ur hair grow back after it falls out because it was damaged?
    So my hair has been falling out and I can feel the difference in my hair..and I think it's because I straightened my hair alot and I use products like mousse and hairspray..I jus want to know if my hair will grow back..I can see some baby hair but it's not as much as it use to be

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  2. QUESTION:
    will my hair ever grow back after its fallen out so much?
    i used to have a lot of hair, very beautiful and thick, but then i became very stressed and seriously depressed for a long time, which i think caused my hair loss. now im trying really hard to gain back the nutrients that i lost (i was starving myself) im exercising and doing everything possible from trying to keep it from falling out, but it just wont :( ...i finally made a doctors appoinment...but will my hair stop falling??

    can i get it back to how it was??

    • ANSWER:
      Starving doesn't make hair fall out. Sorry, I've been there, none of my hair fell, mostly during HS years!

      During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm127988.htm
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118527.htm
      Those are 75% the reason why.

      Have you been taking supplements? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs) Another 5% why.

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

      Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Another 10% why you have hair falls.

      Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that look to start the hair loss. Your hair will grow back to the way it was.

      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/feature…
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/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 tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      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. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 to 4 years, and cut 2x a year

  3. QUESTION:
    Can my hair grow back after it falls out?
    Ive been straightening my hair everyday for about a year now.
    And now my hair got a lot thinner ( I mean that a lot of my hair has fallen out because of the heat), my hair was naturally thick.
    I heard that shaving your head makes your hair grow thicker.
    Will my hair grow back like it was (thick) if I shave my head? ( I will if I have to)

    And if I DON'T shave my head, will the fallen hairs grow back out?
    And how long do you think it will take for my hair to go thick again ?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm guessing that your hair isn't really falling out but breaking off because of the heat... It will grow back, don't shave it, it's not going to come back any thicker because the hair follicles are not going to change if you shave it off...

      try to use leave in conditioner and make sure your hair is completely dry before using the flat iron

  4. QUESTION:
    My daughter's hair fell out after using Jam and Elasta QP? What can I do to make it grow back quick?
    My daughter has somewhat course dry hair and she has a mild perm. I used Elasta QP dpr and shampoo and it made her hair brittle. I just Jam and her hair only fell out in the areas where I used the Jam.

    What hair products can I use to make her hair grow? Note: I am using Aphogee shampoo which is wonderful.

    • ANSWER:
      as crazy as it may sound go to the closest feed store {farm supply store} get a shampoo used on horses it will make it grow quick and thick. i use it once a month.

  5. QUESTION:
    Will Hair Grow Back After A Perm Caused It To Fall Out.?
    I used to have really thick, long curly hair. I got a perm to straighten it for awhile because my hair would never stay straight after flat ironing it. Anyways I put a perm in my hair, and I think I left in it too long, and when I went to rinse it out big chunks of my hair fell out. I was crying and screaming. Well now my hair is really thin, isnt as full as it used to be, really dry and grows slowly.

    I just want to know what can I do to get back how it was and would my hair ever grow back and be as thick and full again???

    Oh BTW I am Black, Puerto Rican and Italian. So I have biracial hair but it wasd curly and Mid back length. I havent used anything yet to try and fix it.

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  6. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for my chihuahua's hair to grow back after it falls out?
    I gave him 2 flea baths and treatments (a month apart), which I'm pretty sure is the problem. Is there anything I can do other than a vet visit that I can't afford at this time

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  7. QUESTION:
    does your hair grow back when it naturally falls out?
    i heard that a healthy head can lose up to 100-150 hairs a day. so after you hair falls out, does it grow back? or is there a certain age when it stops growing back?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, hair regularly falls out. "Dead hairs" normally grow back. Some people go bald, where hair gradually falls out without growing back. It really has nothing to do with age, as some people go bald in their 20s or 30s, some not untill their 60s or 70s, and some never go bald.

  8. QUESTION:
    will my hair grow back after the hair dye made it fall out?
    i had dyed my hair blonde, it burned my scalp bad, and my right side of my head looked buzzed. then it was growing out, i dyed it blonde again seemed, fine but it was very fragile and soft, once i dyed it black it started falling out in chuncks in the shower or when i brushed my hair, now it doesnt, it grew out some but i was wondering if it will grow back where it fell out? i dont have no bald spots, but i can tell my right side of my head is thinner than the left, and i have very thick hair, a lil been growing back, bus if it was falling out like that you dont think that my hair foliculs would be damaged to the dye, and that my hair will grow back???

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair seems really damaged. Don't dye it for a while or use any heat on it either. Try putting mayo in your hair. It has egg which have protein and it'll help your hair a lot.

  9. QUESTION:
    Will hair folicles grow back after it falls out.?
    im loseing alot of hair. I need help. How can i stop baldness.

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  10. QUESTION:
    When you bleach your hair and a lot falls out, does it grow back?
    I bleached my hair about 6 months ago and I got at least a handful of hair that fell out and I can wrap the elastic around my ponytail an extra time because it's so much thinner. I'm still waiting for my hair to grow back, mostly was lost from the crown of my head.'

    Someone had told me that it NEVER grows back again after you bleach it and it falls out, is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason it fell out was because the bleach was left in your hair too long and it basically "burned" (chemically) your hair out. It will grow back eventually but it will take longer because there was damage done to your scalp. Even when it does grow back it may not be as thick as before.

  11. QUESTION:
    can hair grow back after stress?
    i have been very stressed. most of my hair has thinned and is falling out. only 2 weeks and then i`ll be bald.

    the hair has receeded at temples, but i have no bald spot, just thinning. if it is stress and not Male pattern, will the hari grow back? i am worried it wont as no new hair is growing, its all just falling out!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the hair will grow back -- as soon as the stress is removed. But if you are going to be worrying about whether the hair is going to grow back or not -- well, that's not going to be helping, is it?

      The hair will grow as long as the hair root is getting the nutrition it needs to make hair. Stress, and other factors, will stop the flow of blood, or if you are not eating well, and the hair literally starves. There is nothing you can do on the outside to fix that, other than remove the stress, and regain your health.

      Hair is not necessary for survival, so the loss of hair is not really that important. It can be a forewarning that something is not going right in the body, so take heed. If it indeed is stress, you will have to learn how to manage the stress. And stop worrying about hair!!

  12. QUESTION:
    can my hair grow back naturally after alopecia?
    i always wear my hair in a tight bun and now the front is falling out mainly in the sides i found out that this is called traction alopecia. I want to know if my hair going to grow back? what can i do to make it grow back and stop it from falling out besides not wearing it in a tight bun anymore which obviously i'm not going to do anymore. Please help i'm too young to be bald

    • ANSWER:
      Lola,

      There is an Australian women who has recently done a documentary about alopecia.

      I don't know a lot about this condition myself, but maybe if you visit this site you will find an inspirational film that will give you some hope.

      Not ignoring other peoples guidance as well, it might offer some hope.

  13. QUESTION:
    Itchy scalp and hair falling out after relaxer?
    Hello, I'm just wondering if you can help me with a problem I'm having.
    I used a home relaxer about two weeks ago. About a week after my scalp
    got very itchy and now this week I'm starting to loose my hair from the
    roots. This morning I brushed my hair and about 20 hairs fell out from
    the root. I know its the root because I can see the white bulb on the
    end. I've been very upset about this. I will never be relaxing my hair
    again. I am just wondering what I should be doing and if my hair will
    grow back. Please help me your time is very much appreciated.

    PLEASE do not put things that irrelevant. I realize that relaxers are dangerous and will not be using them ever again.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are not getting a relaxer ever again, does that mean that you plan on going natural?

      If so, Then I suggest you go to youtube.com and type in transitioning to natural hair and you will get so much information on how to care for your hair if you would like to drop the chemicals and go back to your roots!

  14. QUESTION:
    itchy scalp and hair falling out after relaxer?
    Hello, I'm just wondering if you can help me with a problem I'm having.
    I used a home relaxer about two weeks ago. About a week after my scalp
    got very itchy and now this week I'm starting to loose my hair from the
    roots. This morning I brushed my hair and about 20 hairs fell out from
    the root. I know its the root because I can see the white bulb on the
    end. I've been very upset about this. I will never be relaxing my hair
    again. I am just wondering what I should be doing and if my hair will
    grow back. Please help me your time is very much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      That's another money making propaganda that commits fraudulent to customers, that's why I keep posting this on YA HAIR. The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they don't even give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss 'due to abuse'. They don't tell you why, what, when, or how. They don't teach people of the side effects. Why not? It is a business and we are all the victims!

      There are many brands of hair straightening out there and they call them anyway they want to get your attention. Coco is another name brand. Some Japanese hair straightening processes can damage the hair and leave it flat and lifeless.
      None is better than the other.

      Keratin are not approved by the FDA. Visit their website & search for it in their web. If you're thinking about the Brazilian treatment, there's a danger about using formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer. The FDA does not restrict the use of that chemical in cosmetics.

      Relaxers are for permanent, but they are damaging to hair.

      Go to the FDA website & type in permanent or relaxers so you understand what are the side effects.
      http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudien…

      Here's the newest news:
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently seized tens of thousands of bottles of "Rio" hair relaxer products after determining they can cause severe hair loss or turn hair green.
      http://blog.taragana.com/business/2010/0…

      The FDA last month warned consumers not to use "Rio Hair Naturalizer Systems," a product imported from Brazil and sold through television infomercials by World Rio Corp. of Los Angeles.

      The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
      Example of what one suffering severe hair loss after Japanese Hair Straightening from YA HAIR:
      I got my hair rebonded back in March and have lost more than a third of it since then. Everytime I run my hands through my hair, I lose 7-10 strands on average!
      In the shower I lose clumps after shampooing and conditioning.
      Bald spots are showing up in my hair.
      I used to have beautiful thick hair, ho can I get it back?

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

  15. QUESTION:
    I just had cellulitis on the side of my head and my hair is falling out, can i stop this? will it grow back?
    I had the infection a little more than 2 weeks ago and and i was literally too sick to move. i was prescribed Zyvox 600 mg tablets to take twice daily for 10 days, and my infection went away. i have been under an abnormally high amount of stress during this infection because my grandma died last sunday. my hair didn't start falling out until after i was off of the antibiotics for about 2 days, initially the amount of hair that fell out was about the size of a penny, and it stayed that way until today. i scratched my head and looked at my hand and it was covered in hair, it came out like it wasnt even attached. now the size of the bald spot is slightly larger than a 50 cent piece. i am beginning to worry. please help, does anyone know if there is a way to stop my hair from falling out? or if it will grow back? and if it does grow back is there a way to make it happen faster?

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  16. QUESTION:
    if oyur baby had fine hair and it fell out after birth, when did his/her proper hair grow?
    she was born with long fine hair all over head but its all fallen out except the back at the bottom - shes now 7 weeks - im wondering when it will be when her real hair starts growing - like whats average? i know it can differ baby to baby, jsut want to know on average or when your babies did..

    • ANSWER:
      my son lost his hair at 3 months and had a full head of hair @ 6 MONTHS.

  17. QUESTION:
    Doe hair grow back after stressful situations?
    Hey,
    I'm 21, I just got out of prison and when I went in had a full head of hair.. When I came out, I've lost a lot... Inside I was smoking, eating a poor diet... and stressed about the outside etc...

    I've been out now for two weeks, and have been eating healthy, went to the health shop to get some V E, C, iron ,B6... I've quit smoking, not drinking as due to my parole conditions and going back to university and in th Progress of joining up to a gym again

    I am a bit stressed still, but not much... Mainly the stress now is when is my hair going to stop falling out and if its going to grow back??

    Anyone who has had stress, and lost hair, and had it grow back, can you let me know'
    or anyone with what I should do??

    Cheers

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  18. QUESTION:
    Does facial hair grow back after radiation therapy?
    Hi I had radiation therapy on one side of my face after a tumor was removed below my ear. All of my hair from my beard on one side of my face has fallen out and the hair on one side of my head as well. Does anyone know if the hair does grow back and if there is anything to do to quicken the process? Its been a few months and so far i don't see anything happening. Is there anyone that knows anything about this or has experienced this and can give me some information?
    This is a very difficult time for me as i am suffering from many other side affects as well like no tear ducts in my eye and no salivary glands in my mouth but the hair is something that everybody sees and it is very uncomfortable for me going out in public this way.
    Thank you so much in advance!
    Joe

    • ANSWER:
      From experience from my brother who had radiation, and from my dog as well, no, it is unlikely that the hair will grow back. But....read the bottom, too.

      My brother had a cancerous salivary gland removed, and lost the ability to produce saliva from the remaining gland on that side of his mouth. The other side was not affected. His beard, and his hair remained thin. It never all fell out. But it never all grew in, either.

      My dog had a cancerous tumor in her hock (hind leg joint) removed, and endured 21 days of radiation. The hair never returned, but both my brother (this was 30 years ago) and my dog, (3 years ago) are alive, and well. And I'd take that over having hair and dead any day.

      I'm thinking a plastic surgeon could use your chest or pubic hair (it has the same type of follicle) to transplant in plugs for a beard, and other hair at the back of your head to replace hair above your ear....., like that which is done for balding men.

      Check into it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does hair grow back after being pulled in a fight?
    I've already asked this, but only got 2 responses..I got jumped by 4 girls today and got my hair pulled on one side. I didn't see any in her hand but it was falling out later on..My hair dresser said it doesn't look too bad. If you're wondering I broke my black berry phone smashing it 4 times on the brod's head that yanked my hair out...Anyways does anyone know if the hair will grow back or how long it takes? What can I do for now to help it heal. I got Alter Ego & biotin vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you'll be okay. Biotin is a good way to go.

  20. QUESTION:
    my sisters hair is falling out even after she saw a doctor!?
    My sister has seen a doctor and even uses the hair regrowth treatments and her hair is still falling out!im worried about her and she ight even need to get a wig!she is only 15 so can anybody tell me how she can grow her hair back?like vitamins or anything really..im really starting to worry about her.thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      Is she bulemic or anorexic? Because that could be causing her hair to fall out. :/

  21. QUESTION:
    Why would A LOT of hair fall out then grow back in (female)?
    Hi all,
    Every couple years A LOT of my hair falls out. There's about 4 times as much as usual in my brush and the shower drain everyday. I can run my hands through my hair and several strands fall out easily.
    It falls out for a few weeks then slows down back to normal hair loss. Then it all starts growing back. About 6 months after it grows back I have TONS of regrowth that's all the same length and only about 4 inches long all over my head. Looks kind of funny since my hair is past my shoulders and the regrowth sticks out all over since it's short.
    The problem is that it is happening more often now. About every 6 months I go through this hair loss for several weeks. My ponytail is getting very thin! I'm only 37 and I don't think it's thinning from age since it always grows back.
    Ever experience this? What is it? I have appointment with doctor in a week.

    • ANSWER:
      Some medication may cause you to lose hair. Stress can also cause you to lose hair. Not sure but I believe some BC pills do that. Maybe even hormones.

  22. QUESTION:
    does fallen hair grow back ?
    Of late i noticed that my hair had been thinning badly and also i was loosing a lot of hair . After a lot of research on the net i found out that the reason was my shampoo. I was using Lo'real which contained SELENIUM SULPHIDE since i had dandruff. I used to use it everyday. after 3 months of usage i found out that i was loosing my hair and also my hair started thinning and now my scalp is seen . I used to have thick and dense hair before. I have stopped using that shampoo now. Will my hair grow back ? can i have hair like before ? If yes, then how long will it take for my hair to grow back? I'm just 22 yrs old . i dont want to loose my hair so soon . PLS HELP......

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.Most hairs have a life expectancy of three to six years and On an average, hair grows at the rate of 6 inches annually. The secret formula for hair growth is to see that hair remains healthy. Try http://solutionsforhairgrowth.blogspot.com/ for more details.

  23. QUESTION:
    Will hair grow bak although it has fallin out b4?
    My hair has been falling out a lot, and i'm only 13. i use 2 hav thick hair b4, i want 2 know if hair can grow back after it has fallin out, at age 13. and i dont hav any diseases like cancer or anything

    • ANSWER:
      Yea. It'll grow back. Hair falls out anyway. It'll never quit growing! I had thick hair, then it started falling out. Now I have thick hair again! It'll grow!!

  24. QUESTION:
    a lot of my hair fell out because i wasn't taking care of my diabetes, will it grow back?
    i'm a 25 year old diabetic and my hair fell out a lot in the shower after having a yeast infection for almost 6 months and not taking care of my diabetes, it's very thin in the front and on the sides, i had a problem where some of my hair fell out when i was 19 because a girl burned my scalp, but after that it wasn't falling out, once i got diabetes, after a few years of not taking care of myself it fell out, it's growing back really tiny hairs in the front, i can't tell about the sides though, will it keep growing?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you might be experiencing telogen effluvium. This type of hair loss is usually temporary and reversible once the cause is determined and corrected. There are many possible causes for this type of hair loss, including chronic yeast infection. Essential oil scalp massage can help stimulate new hair growth get the rest of the hair healthier. The new hairs you are seeing should eventually thicken and darken. The sides can be more stubborn and take longer but the essential oil massage treatments should help.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do relaxers make your hair fall out and...?
    I'm talking about the relaxer/perm for black people that make their hair straight, not curly. I'm an African-American female, 16,. My last perm I think was in October 2010, I have stopped using them because I heard that they make hair fall out and stop your hair from growing. But now my mother is saying that my hair is falling out and is breaking. I don't know what breaking is, but I definitely don't notice it falling out. My hair now is very frizzy but washing it is always sufficient enough to make it come out very good looking but I think eventually my mother will force me to get a perm whether I like it or not.

    So my questions are do relaxers really stop your hair from growing and make your hair fall out because my hair is pretty long and I dont want that to happen, what can I do instead of perms - should I just wash my hair more often? I've also heard of texturizers, would they work? and how hard would it be to go back natural if my mother does make me get another perm?

    also how hard would it be to make your hair grow after relaxing it? Sorry for so many questions, I know it's a lot but I would really appreciate your help, my hair is almost my life. Thank you, best answer to most helpful advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Relaxers don't make ur hair fall out unless its over processed or u don't take care of it (I.e) leaving the perm in too long or not keeping it moisterized...it could take over a year to get back to ur natural hair...I haven't had a perm since oct 08 because I wanted my natural hair texture back and now I have my curls back but it is sometimes hard to manage the natural look...its not hard to grow ur hair if u keep it healthy, but keeping it moisterized and keeping ur split ends clipped...u could try a straightener if u don't want a permtheres one called ogalvee that works really good and u can get it from walgreens or cvs...hope this answers all of ur questions

  26. QUESTION:
    Hair falling out after Dying?
    Ohkay, So my hair is Blueblack, and i bleached my bangs. And it turned out orange. so 2 weeks later i dyed it back.
    But now my bangs are soo Short , over my eye brows and all dry and damamged.
    How can i grow them out ? Or help them in anyway?
    Help. :]

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you, I would go to a hairdresser for help. Maybe she can help, but I bet time is the only answer.

  27. QUESTION:
    my hair fell out after a relaxer?
    well about 3 months ago my hair fell out after a curly perm not all of it but alot, it used too be past my shoulders now its just uneven and horrible ii have tried braids thats working but what other products can i use to help my hair from growing back?

    • ANSWER:
      Good LUck

      &

      Enjoy life when you can!

      For Frizzy hair.. these ussually work really good.. and i have some more tips at the bottom.. which are great for healthy hair... so good luck!
      - Anything from the brand FrizzEase works preety awesome. So does Infusium 23 shampoos.

      *Hair still frizzy? Take a curling iron to the top layers. It will only take a second, and the heat will zap the frizz out.

      *1 advacado, and 1 tsp. Olive Oil. Mash the advacado, and add the olive oil. Mix. massage into hair, leave in for 20 minutes. Wash hair as you normally would. You can double this 'recipe' if your hair is exceptionally thick or long.
      * Mayonnaise. Yeah, sounds pretty gross.. But it will make your hair smooth and soft. Apply it to hair, leave it in for 10-15 minutes Rinse out, wash hair as you normally would.

      Washing your hair everyday damages your hair.. read on more tips below!

      Having Hair Problems??!?!?

      Check this ouT!

      Take good care of your hair! It will add to your charm - who can resist a person with lovely, silky hair? So do try out the above tips! Hope these littles tips have been useful! :)

      Tips To Stop Hair Loss & Keep Healthy Hair Here are some hair care tips that you can use to help stop hair loss and keep your existing hair healthy and looking great. Please don't take these tips lightly. They are very important . The only thing they require is your time and commitment.

      - Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head.

      - Essential oils & tea . To stimulate scalp circulation, massage the scalp with rosemary essential oil or rinse hair with tea made from sage.

      - Comb or brush your hair and scalp gently in the morning and at night. This helps break up hardened oils (sebum) that are clogging your hair follicles. Doing this alone has produced new hair growth. Do not over do combing or brushing.

      - keep a distance from dryer's heat. When using blow dryers, always keep the heat a good distance from your scalp and hair. Avoid heating the scalp and hair excessively. Excessive heat will increase hair loss, and excess fallout.

      - Avoid getting hair creams, lotions, styling gels and sprays directly on the scalp as they will clog your hair follicles. Use a light hold spray if you must.

      - After swimming in a pool, shampoo your hair as soon as possible to remove any chlorine residue. Chlorine is extremely damaging to the hair and scalp.

      - Avoid over-exposing your hair and scalp to the wind and sun. Good hair care over a long period really makes a difference!

      - Avoid tight hats and caps as they contribute to poor circulation, depriving the hair of proper nutrition and stunting new hair growth. The sweat, dirt and grime around the rim inhibit follicle health and contribute to build-up.

      - Always consult your health care provider for extreme causes of excess fallout and thinning. A medical condition or medication could be causing hair loss side-effects.

      - Strive for balance and harmony in both your personal and professional lifestyle. High stress factors can cause your body to react by fluctuating hormone levels. This in turn causes excessive oil secretion (sebum) which results in hair loss.

      - Pregnancy, nursing, menopause, and even birth control medication can cause constant changing factors on your nutritional needs and hormonal levels which contribute to hair loss and excess fallout.

      - Avoid "crash and fad" diets. Proper nutritious meals along with vitamin and mineral supplements are a key factor for healthy hair and skin.

      - Good hair care starts with awareness. These hair care tips, if followed consistently, will reduce excess fallout, hair loss, and promote new hair growth.

      - Reduce hair loss effects by increasing your intake of vitamin C found in fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruit and juices, parsley, broccoli, green peppers and black currants. Take a vitamin B complex everyday or brewers yeast. Increase your intake of protein found in meat, fish, liver, wheat germ, dried cooked beans and peas, tofu, cheese, milk and eggs.

      - Take dietary supplements such as Vitamin B6, zinc & saw palmetto. Supplements are useful when you can't get enough from natural food sources.

      - The Chinese believe that hair is nourished by the blood, and therefore influenced by the kidney & liver. Treatment is aimed at these organs using fleece flower root, wolfberry fruit or mulberry fruit.

      - Eliminate stress or else it can be disastrous to your precious hair!

      - Get enough sleep. Sleeping well is essential for the health of your hair as well as for the rest of your body.

      There are ways you can help stop the grease from appearing but you have to work at it.

      Do not wash everyday. The cleaner your hair is the more it can seep into your glands and harder it is to get rid of. When you do wash make sure you are washing with a cleaning shampoo and scrubbing the build up off. Take in mind that you also have to have a ph-balanced mild shampoo and lite scrubbing is recommended. Try to avoid conditioner at the roots, apply in the middle or on the ends.

      Try to avoid oil in your daily food intake. And do eat more vegetables. You could visit your doctor but only after you check and consider your diet, drugs, alcohol, and your fatty food intake. Let's face it we see what McDonalds can do to your heart in a month, can you image your hair. You would be dripping everywhere.

      Maybe it's time to change your shampoo. Ask your stylist what she or he would recommend. Avoid using shine products at all costs. Keep away from two-in-one shampoos and conditioners and any frizz serums.

      To fix at the moment, rub a little Talcum Powder on your dried hair at the roots. Just make sure you wash it out. I wish they would event that magic product, but this will help until they do.

      Here are 10 tips for to keep your hair strong, smooth, shiny and beautiful!

      1. Keep your diet balanced, and eat protein and calcium rich foods. Stay away from junk foods! This is essential for healthy hair.

      2. Foods and supplements to nourish your hair:

      * Beans
      * Yogurt
      * Almonds
      * Vitamin B
      * Fish
      * And of course, the magic potion for beauty - WATER

      3. Before washing your hair, comb it well to make sure all knots has been loosened from your hair.

      4. Before applying shampoo, use warm water (35 to 38 degrees Celsius) to run through your hair to rinse and wet it thoroughly.

      5. When applying shampoo or conditioner, don't use your fingernails to scrape through your hair. Instead, use your palm and fingertips to massage your scalp and hair gently, in circular motions. This will help the circulation and also help to keep your hair shiny and smooth.

      6. After rinsing away all the shampoo, run water over your hair for at least another half a minute (3 minutes is best) to ensure there are no remains of shampoo remaining in your hair, since this will cause a great deal of damage to your scalp.

      7. When applying hair treatment products, do so just after you have washed your hair, so that your hair can absorb all the good stuff while it is half wet. This will be the best time for it to absorb nourishment.

      8. NEVER go to bed with your hair wet! Hair that is half wet is most easily broken, and if you sleep during this time, your hair will be rubbing against each other, damaging your hair in the most terrible way.

      9. Too much pressure may lead to hair loss! Relax... try some good relaxation methods such as soaking in a nice scented bath, listening to music, and eating healthy comfort foods such as strawberries and grapes.

      10. Perming and coloring seriously damages your hair. Avoid it as much as possible. Also, when using hair setting products such as gel or putty, use as little as possible, because they hurt your scalp and hair. Wash them out thoroughly afterwards with a shampoo specially created for removing styling products.

  28. QUESTION:
    Help!!! my hair is falling out and thinning what can i do?
    I am 26 and i noticed my hair is falling out alot. More hair is falling out than growing back. I had a baby 6 months ago and i know woman lose hair after having a baby, but i lose to much my hair is getting so thin u could even see my scalp. What can i do? Does anyone now of a good shampoo, treatment, or pill i can use for this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      after i had my son i lost so much hair i thought i was dying. no kidding. i would lose so much in the shower...i dreaded taking one.

      i did a lot of research and it is really normal...some women like you and i...lose a lot. i couldn't wear a ponytail for a long time because my temples were more skin than hair...

      now for the good news.

      it all grew back.

      i think it fell out for about a month....then it finally, mercifully stopped falling out and it all grew back just fine.

      now i just had my little girl in june.

      she is approaching 3 months old and i started losing my hair again. last night i stood in the shower brushing it while the conditioner was in it just to get out as much as i can....i'm not scared or worried or freaking out this time because i know its going to happen and then it will grow back.

      being anemic can sometimes worsen your hair loss so you may want to increase your iron intake.

      you lose the hair because there is a hormone introduced during pregnancy that inhibits "normal" hair loss....that is why your hair is so think and healthy during pregnancy... after a baby when that hormone leaves your system (3-6 months post baby) you lose all the hair you typically would have lost during the past nine months.

      its a tad more involved than that...but that is the jist of it.

      not all women deal with it on the level that you are dealing with it...but you and me both are!

      hang in there...you won't go bald and soon the shedding will be over and your hair will grow back the same as pre-baby...

      i just wanted to add....after reading some of the other posts that hairloss after childbirth isn't something that can be stopped by oils, shampoos or pills (i wish) it has to run its course. and the RN that answered about the thyroid. i did have mine checked and it was fine...you may want to have yours checked to be safe...if your hair loss lasts for longer than a month (you will always lose some hair...but i'm talking about the massive loss) i would give your family doctor a call...

  29. QUESTION:
    How Can I Re-Grow My African-American Hair After A Relaxer Hair Loss?
    My hair just recently fell out from a perm. I would like to know what should I use to help it regrow back in fuller, because I had a pretty decent amount of long hair and now it is very thin and has a very few bald spots. How often should I conditon my hair and what products should I use, also my hair is color-treated...? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Sally's beauty supply and buy Wild Grow Oil, it will work wonders! Best of luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    1yr after perm and hair still falling out?
    In May 2008 I had my hair permed. Not only was my hair not healthy enough for this (as I found out later), but it was over processed and all around ruined. Since then I have gone from having hair thats to thick to hold in one hand to so thin I can see my scalp. It falls out mostly when washing/conditioning (which I keep to a minimum every 3 or 4 days to let my natural oil nurish my hair) and I've noticed that alot of the ones that have fallen out are broken..but then alot are from the root too (they still have the ball on the end). Aside from a repairing serum shampoo, leaving conditioner in it over nite (Once a week), leave in conditioner and olive oil, How long will it take for my hair to finally stop falling out and when will it start growing back? My hair is still growing..as the perm is about half way grown out, but my hair is still falling out..And ideas???? Any help/tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      o wow i have the same problem... well i permed my hair a couple of times... lets say 3 times then everytime it got ruined i went to the salon and did it again then recently my hair started falling out, im talking about a lot of hair so now i went to the doctor and they recommended me to a dermatologist so maybe u shud do the same =) hope that helps

  31. QUESTION:
    Does hair stop growing after a certain age? Or does it just slow down?
    Like for example when you reach a certain age (women 50+) your hair falls out, but does it grow back? Or can you go bald :O

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  32. QUESTION:
    my cousin lost all her hair after having chemotherapy. how long will it take to grow back?
    i have a little cousin called nicole, who is four years old. she is a very spoiled little girl, who always gets upset when she doesn`t get her own way. she was an only child raised by her single mother. aunt rose had recently got married again. her husband is a man called harry, who was a single father. he has a six-year-old daughter called jade. jade had also been greatly spoiled by her father, who doted on her. after the wedding, the two girls did not get along. nicole often tattled on jade and got her into trouble. jade thought nicole was an annoying little sister. unfortunately, jade got cancer and was in the hospital for ages. she had to undergo many treatments, including chemotherapy, which made all her curly hair fall out. when she got home, people gave her most of the attention. they let her have her own way because of her illness, which made nicole jealous and bitter. nicole feels ignored and left out. she threw temper tantrums and became greatly attention-seeking. she had even tried to fight with jade on some occasion.. there were times when she was mean to her sister. nicole had teased jade, called her names and took her anger out on her. when they go out as a family, jade might not feel well and they have to hurry her home. nicole would cry and scream because she wants to stay and play. aunt rose and uncle harry would just comfort her, saying"we have to go home now because your sister is tired. we will play later." also, aunt rose is now pregnant and there are a pair of identical twin girls on the way. their names will be grace and emma. what can i do to help them?

    • ANSWER:
      Human hair typically grows at a rate of around half an inch (1.25 centimeters) per month, and this rate of growth is consistent across the head. Several factors can influence both the rate and quality of hair growth, including diet, age, and general health. As a general rule, products which claim to increase the rate of hair growth are not effective, although such products can encourage the development of stronger, healthier hair.
      As for your other question that is more difficult especially since you are not living with Jade and Nicole and so can only help a little when you are with them. About all you can do is give them both equal attention and as far as possible ignore the fact that Jade is ill. I knew a young guy who died of cancer when he was about 12 and he resented the fact that people "mothered" him all the time , but that was just his attitude , small children like lots of attention.

  33. QUESTION:
    my hair fell out after taking certain meds-any advice?x?
    my hair started falling out after i took a certain medication-how can i help it grow back-diet, any medication, massaging the scalp, shampoo's or conditioners-what really works? thanks guys-its so depressing :(

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that. I can imagine that would be depressing. Your doctor should have discussed this with you. The good news is that after finishing most medicines which cause hair loss, your hair will grow back. There's no quick fix but omega-3 fish oil capsules are said to speed up hair growth (not sure if that's a fact but it worked for a friend). In the meantime, you can experiment with extensions or cute hats to hide any hair loss if you want.

  34. QUESTION:
    After a Head Injury, Will hair grow back? any solutions?
    At college i fell on my head from a bacolny, noticed my head was bleeding. Used Hydrogen Peroxide to clean the wound (wasnt large it was a slit). After healing, everything was fine, but this year the wound was a little swollen, i pressed it and puss came out. about since then, there has been a patch of hair missing the size of a quarter. Ive grown my hair out long so nobody can see it. But I hate having long hair, will it every grow back? is their anything I can do to fix this? I have been discussing with my parents getting a hair transplant for the patch ( I figure it shouldn't be TOO expensive since its smaller, so it should be cheaper than a full scale transplant). But any feedback is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      it depends if the follicle was damaged. if the follicle is damaged your out of luck but if not your hair will come back

  35. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair from falling out?
    Last week I noticed my hair was falling out more than usual. I am 14 years old. I started using a new shampoo on my hair (Samy 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner). I had really long thick hair and it feels like i have so little now. I dont know if it's the shampoo or if it's something else. I rarely use any heat now to style my hair since it's summer so I dont think that's the problem.
    Today I grabbed all the hair that fell out when i took a shower and after I combed my hair and showed it to my mom. She did say that it was a bit too much, which worries me.
    I didn't use the Samy shampoo the last three times i washed my hair.

    I want to know if there is any way to make you hair stop falling out.
    I know that hair grows back and I know you're suppose to lose hair
    I just dont want lost any more.
    Also, I'm also suppose to dye my hair a darker shade in a week or two. It will be the first time I've ever dyed my hair. I've heard that hair falls out more when you dye it. Should I?

    Just wondering if anyone out there can help.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    HELP!! Why does it seem like my hair is not growing, and why does it seem like it's falling out?
    I got a relaxer at the end of the summer and when I got it I didn't get my hair trimmed or anything but my hair looked really really short. Also the last time I got my hair trimmed was at the beginning of October for my homecoming and after that my hair never grew splits or anything. I don't understand how can I make my hair grow back. I'm so sad I need help!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      see a hairdresser and ask them bout it.

      i think maybe its the relaxer or just your scalp might be like really dry and flakey (like dandruff)

      but idk :) good luck though!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    hair growth after hair loss?
    i am 15 years old and i have lost lots of my hair about more than half of my head really. can anyone help with this bit because i am really mudddled up. the hair that i have lost was because of low levels of iron in my blood, i want to know if that hair will ever grow back. i mean is it for definet that hair grows back after it has fallen out or is it one thoses where there is a cetain chance. i just want someone to give me a true honest and straightforward answer. i have been up and down og google and doctors and this and that and im just so fed up so im relying on you guys out there to help me please. thank you and believe me your answers are very well appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      okay there is alot of options look in india we do this for hair loss go to a indian grocery store and get almond oil and castor oil make sure its 100%. i want u to mix the oils together and heat it up. when the oil is warm u have to message it on ur scalp and hair. message it for 15 min. leave this on overnight or for 5hr or so. then i want u to get fuit of pack u know shikakai powder,amla powder, and reetha powder. mix the powders and add egg to it leave it on for 3 hrs and wash it off with a herbal shampoo. do this 3 times a week. u can also try medaicated indian oils like arnica go to a website and find mediacted hair oils because my spelling is horrbile and i cant even spell them correctly

  38. QUESTION:
    Can a slightly receding hairline grow back after stress?
    I've been under a crapload of stress and it seems to me that my hairline is receding only slightly. I'm sure this is completely natural, but it might just be that my hair is falling out at a ridiculous pace. It's as though my hair is shrinking instead of growing.

    What can I do to make my hair grow back? Why does stress do this? I've heard of shedding but THIS is obnoxious, and I am trying to ask for the best possible ways that help hair growth and relaxation. This is super important to me and I really appreciate all the responses. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have never, ever heard of a receding hairline returning. sorry.

  39. QUESTION:
    My hair will NOT grow back! HELP!!!!?
    I had mirena put in 6 weeks after my baby. It is not due to me having a baby i can tell you that now. I lost so much hair then I had it taken out in november of last yr. Because of the stupid IUD my thyroid went out in jan of 2010. So I lost more hair due to that. Now my body is back to normal everything has been checked. people say it takes 3-4 months to grow back...my ass it does! I have been taken saw palmetto, 5000biotin, evening primrose oil, green tree abstract, zinc, hair supplement pill, vitamin D (helped stop the hair falling out) and a multivitamin. I have also taken this other thing with lysine named vitamins too....its been a yr and a half and i lost 90% of my hair. and I can see my scalp and i can wrap my hair in a bun and a small clippy can cover the whole thing in place. Is there anything I am missing? I been doing this for a yr and a half and i do not see little tiny hairs growing in at all....I am eating healthy too....Oh yeah during this whole time i have been using minoxidil too so dont suggest that! I saw 2 different dermatologists and told me nothing! that i will grow back.... this pic was taken right before i lost it all....please help me get my hair back!

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    HELP ! Hair falling out?
    I am 22 male. And my hair is really started thinning its self out in the past 2 weeks. My hair always falling out but never quite so much. Every time I wash my hair I can count at-lest 50 strands of hair, and at lest 20 strands when put my hand in my hair when dry .

    It started falling out like this after I try a new shampoo....(Head and shoulder's witch I stopped using ) I have very difficult hair, and to find the right shampoo is very hard. I have tried at lest 60 diffrent shampoo's, but my hair, is ithere, to oilily, dry, thin, frizzy I just cant win.
    I have tried a quite a few treatments witch work great for the first to uses but then stop working.

    What can I do to make my hair stop falling out. Apart from the Dr. I know that to grow horses hair back they use, Cocoa oil, would that work on human hair?

    Any one any ideas . I don't wont to go bold at 23.
    I am the only one with this hair problem in my family.

    And guys I wont help not silly-ass comments. If you have nothing helpful to say, then don't say anything at all!
    Stress has been a big part of my life of late. Allot is ridding on my shoulders at the moment with no resolution in site . So I am quite freaked out.

    • ANSWER:
      i say start using an organic shampoo like J.A.S.O.N.
      my hair was falling out for a bit, and I prayed about it and started using that shampoo. so if you pray, i say pray (for sure! cuz thank God my spot filled in!!!!!!! :D DDD) and use an organic shampoo cuz they don't have all the crap in them.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I get my hair to stop falling out and start growing back?
    I'm 25 y/o female deployed to Afghanistan. I noticed about a couple months after I got here that my hair was falling out from the roots...not breaking off. They use disinfected water here so maybe that's what is makin it fall out. Every time I wash my hair at least 10 strands come out. I've started washing my hair with bottled water. What vitamins can I take or what shampoo or lotion or whatever can I use to promote hair growth?
    It could be stress and I don't eat much at all. I've been skippin meals. There are no other changes with my body. I'll be home in about two months so I've started using bottled water because we'll be heading back out here in July.

    • ANSWER:
      You can take biotin supplements and eat alot of omega-3 foods like fish, you can also get and omega-3 supplement, and take a good vitamin for women. Aveda scalp benefits and balancing shampoo and conditioner is awesome for hair that is thinning or falling out, you have to use it for a while but the key is to keep using it.

  42. QUESTION:
    My cat's hair is falling out and Ive noticed her skin is ripped any help plz?
    My cat is about 3 years old. Ive had her neutered and after the operation her hair has never grown her hair back. Just recently I have seen under her arms there ARE holes of some sort and i can see red flesh. I'm really scared i love her alot and i want her to be cured does anyone know what is wrong with her?

    • ANSWER:
      No I don't because I'm not a DVM. You need to take your cat to the vet. That is the only option. No one here can say, "Oh don't worry about it" or "Put her to sleep". The cat needs to be brought to a vet ASAP.
      Worst case- it's an infection or a tumor of sorts
      Best case- it's a rash or irritated skin.

  43. QUESTION:
    can I grow my hair long like 24 inches after I have experienced hair loss from hair dye?
    I died my hair with a semi-permanent hair color that caused it to fall out..I know that it will take time to grow back, but will I be able to have long hair again? I also experienced some loss in my hair line along with some baby hairs, will those come back?

    • ANSWER:
      wow after just one dye your hair fell out? that is really weird. it usually takes dying your hair over and over again in a short amount of time to make it fall out. i am talking about some really excessive dying. I did my hair four times once in one day and it never fell out.
      But dont worry! your hair is not gone forever, it will all grow back, just will take time like hair does to grow =]

  44. QUESTION:
    HELP! How can I make my hair grow back to the way it used to be?
    Summer of last year I was a natural blonde, my hair was kinda thin but you couldn't tell. So, I wanted to dye my hair brown, I was stupid and decided to go to Hair Cuttery, biggest mistake of my life. After I got it dyed there my hair started falling out, not really bad, but small pieces, to the point where the shower drain was clogged. So my mom made me go on vitamins, use special kerotin shampoo, and waited 4 months to see if my hair got better, it sort of did. I got my hair dyed recently again and now my hair is doing the same thing again, (this time I went to professional stylists).
    What can I do to get my hair to grow back? Like, if I lift up the top layer of my hair, you can see skin, kind of a lot. I can't even pull my hair back into a ponytail anymore without making sure no skin is showing.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is my hair not growing back after a year?
    I had my hair bleached in Mar. of 07 3 x's in one night by a salon. Afterwards my hair was fried and started falling out bad leaving me with bald spots. I've seen a derm. and endo. Both say due to bleaching. All blood work for hormones and ph is normal. I do take multi liquid vitamins & just started taking hair skin & nail vitamins. Will my hair ever grow back in? Is there anything else I can do to help it come in faster? My hair looks healthy now just lots and lots of thinning on top. The back and underneath of my hair was never touched therefore it never thinned. Sorry to go on, I'm just really scared of the loss I have. Thanks to all who post answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe because the roots were damaged permanently

  46. QUESTION:
    What is hair breakage and does hair grow back if you cut it?
    I can't find the answer to this anywhere. Does it mean your hair falls out? Please answer simply. And does hair grow back if you cut it? My hair was cut last year and it was not my choice :( It's almost been a year now and my hair is still pretty much the same length. I wonder if it's from hair breakage because I hear heat causes that and I use a flat iron to straighten my hair. I'm black so I need to straighten my hair, I can't let it air dry after a wash and comb through it like white people or something. That won't work.
    Also, I forgot to add this. I was wondering if shaving helps your hair grow? I've heard many times before that when your hair is shaved, it grows back thicker and faster than before, and that proves true because I see guys like that who shave their hair and it grows back so fast in like just a month and before you know it they're getting it cut again o.O Is this true because it seems so, from my observation of men/boy's hair.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Hair breakage is just what it says. Breakage. It breaks off. Like if you break a stick. That's what's happening to your hair.
      2) Hair grows until you die.
      3) Yes, if your hair is the same length it's most likely breakage.
      4) "I'm black so I need to straighten my hair" ~ That's the most bs I've ever heard. Go onto naturallycurly.com, curlynikki.com, nappturality.com, even youtube (type in "natural hair") NONE of those women straighten their hair and they do what white people do (at least white people with curly hair) add gel, scrunch, and go! Our hair isn't hard to manage if you know what you are doing.

      If you are relaxed you can air dry with styles like braid outs, twist outs, bantu knot outs, pin curls, flexi rod sets, straw sets, and wear styles like buns, braids, twists, chignons, and french rolls as well that do not damage your hair. You don't have to wear straight hair constantly..

      But, if your hair is natural our hair is tightly CURLED hair. We have curly hair! If you let it be curly it will grow with no problem! If you straighten it and try to make it into something it's not that's when you have issues.

  47. QUESTION:
    laser hair removal - can I shave it after?
    I am female and have some facial hair so am considering laser hair removal. I read that you cannot pluck or wax leading up to the treatment, only shave. Then the hair takes a few weeks to fall out. I usually pluck and wax as I don't want anyone to find out about my problem, so waiting a few weeks for the hair to fall out would be awful! Can I shave the hair just after the laser treatment? Also, do I need to let the hair grow back before a consultation?

    • ANSWER:
      i start plucking them out immediately after the treatment and never have a problem. And yes you can shave right afterwards. And actually if it is your face, a good electric shaver will do the trick. do not use razor like for your legs. if the hair follicule is truly dead from the laser, the hair will slip right out. I can usually pull it out with my fingernails.

      My dermatologist usually doesn't let me come back for another treatment for at least 3 months. it takes time for hair to grow and it grows in 3 - 4 cycles. your hair doesn't really have to be that long when you get the laser. it is not like waxing where it needs to be a certain length. I have had my stomach done, and they actually told me to shave it as short as I want. just don't wax...that is pulling the hair out from the root and the laser may or may not get the job done.

      As far as hair growing back for a consult. just make sure it is long enough that whoever you are going to (hopefully a dermatologist with a liscense) can see what you want removed.

  48. QUESTION:
    hair falling out during pregnancy?
    Im terrified. This is my second pregnancy they happen to be close. However this time my hair is falling out in heaps everytime I brush it. I know that it can be common but how long will it last for and will it all grow back after the pregnancy? Is there anything I can do to stop or slow down the amount Im loosing? Terrified I will be bald by the end Im loosing so much. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/hairloss.html

  49. QUESTION:
    After illness losing my hair and it won't grow?
    I was seriously ill in July and since then I have lost over 50 pounds and my hair which use to be thick and long is now short and falling out alot. What can II do to help it grow back to the beautiful thick hair I had, keep it from falling out, and grow again in length? Can stress also be a factor?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress and illness form a big factor, just like unhealthy diets can do. When you were ill and stressed, it has effect on your hair due to the tension it caused in the blood vessels. Also, missing vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc. that were used to cure your illness and cope with the stress were taken away from other parts of your body, and one of the most visable effects you have is on your hair.
      The best thing you can do is getting your food intake balanced again and making sure you rest a lot, drink a lot of water and eat healthy foods.
      Wash and condition your hair, stay away from chemical treatments like coloring, bleaching, perming, etc.
      The best thing you can do in case you don't know what nutrients you have to take is to visit a doctor and take a blood sample, so they can analyse it in a lab and see what is missing in your blood or at a too low/too high level.

  50. QUESTION:
    My Hair Keeps Falling Out But I Don't Think It's Growing Back?
    A lot of my hair has been falling out. I think it's more than 100-120. I've dyed my hair, but I'm not so sure that's that cause. I dyed it in early January, but even in April it was falling out like crazy. I looked at my roots and it didn't look like it grew very much. I dyed it again 2 days ago. It's falling out still. (Not like I expected it to stop after I dyed it) I don't exercise very much, due to my scoliosis. Even just walking a little ways it really bothers my back. I'm getting surgery in early June though. I'm talked to my doctor, and she tested my thyroid levels. Both of my parents have an over-active thyroid, and my sister has it too. But my levels came back just fine. What can I do to stop my hair loss? I don't dye it very much, I'll probably do it one last time in a few months (Maybe late July, early August) to a color close to my original.

    I've asked some people what they think may be the issue and they said "CANCER!!" Uh, no. You have to go through chemotherapy to have major hair loss.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? Please and thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      People who think that cancer causes hair loss are REALLY misguided.

      That being said, I think you need to relax to look at the root of the problem.

      Are you stressed? Stress is a huge reason for hair loss. You would be surprised at how much hair you can lose by just being stressed out. Try relaxation techniques - for me running does the trick. Swimming is another one that is a nice break from the real world. Some do yoga, knitting, etc. Do what works for you.

      Are you on any medication? Even birth control pills can cause some interesting side effects?

      Do you have any other symptoms?

      My advice is to just go to your talk and talk to her about. Explain that you're losing a LOT of hair on a daily basis. Describe how it's coming out. Does it come out in clumps? Be descriptive. That's really the best advice I can give you.


Can Hair Grow Back After Alopecia

Everyone seems to be giving out tips or secrets to cure baldness; some are reasonable and some just ridiculous. Some are so far out there that either the person giving the advice is just having fun, has never experienced baldness or is truly misinformed.

You may have asked yourself will vitamins or supplements help my baldness and what about topical solutions or natural herbs. You may have even tried some of the "miracle creams or wiz bang gadgets" that you saw on TV...but none of them worked. You still have baldness. Let us explore some of the natural ways to regrow your hair that really do work.

Tip #1. Vitamins and supplements can they really help? Research has proven that the lack of nutrients and minerals can cause baldness. It is true our diets no longer contain the nutrients and minerals that we need. Even our fruits and vegetables no longer contain the amount of minerals and vitamins that they once did. The lack of natural fertilizer and over planting has contributed to this problem.

This leaves us with the fact that we need to add dietary supplements in order to promote healthy hair growth and reverse the baldness. The most important nutrients to consume to promote healthy hair growth is vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium and biotin. These can assist in a fuller and stronger head of hair and improve the immune system.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can my hair grow back naturally after alopecia?
    i always wear my hair in a tight bun and now the front is falling out mainly in the sides i found out that this is called traction alopecia. I want to know if my hair going to grow back? what can i do to make it grow back and stop it from falling out besides not wearing it in a tight bun anymore which obviously i'm not going to do anymore. Please help i'm too young to be bald

    • ANSWER:
      Lola,

      There is an Australian women who has recently done a documentary about alopecia.

      I don't know a lot about this condition myself, but maybe if you visit this site you will find an inspirational film that will give you some hope.

      Not ignoring other peoples guidance as well, it might offer some hope.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to grow hair once you lose it to alopecia?
    Ever since I was eight years old my hair started to gradually decline in numbers. Also, I went to the doctor to receive treatment and he could only give one advice and it was to go completely bald by shaving it. I did this a couple of times because the hairs on my head were not growing constantly; therefore, the hairs were not growing equally. After following this procedure, it never grew back again. Now that I am 23, I want it back, but what can I do about this problem? Please provide a reasonable answer!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid theres nothing you can do about it, sometimes it comes back and sometimes it doesn't with alopecia. My mother lost her hair at 19 and now shes 44 and her hair won't grow any further than half an inch. Some people get lucky others don't but hey its alright. A lot of people live their whole lives happily with this condition and I'm sure you'll be fine.

  3. QUESTION:
    Facial hair removal after alopecia treatment?
    I had alopecia areata (a 1 inch diameter bald patch right above my forehead, unlucky spot!) but thankfully it's all grown back now after I changed by job.
    The problem is, the treatment I undertook has caused some facial hair to appear on my forehead reaching all the way down to my eyebrows, darker hair on my cheekbones and fine but dark hair like sideburns. I really hate it as I've got very fair skin and it makes me feel so self-conscious that I'm wondering if I can wax it.
    The hair is supposed to fall out by itself as I've stopped the treatment, but I'm getting impatient. Will waxing it somehow make the hair "permanent"?
    Thanks! :)
    No, I didn't think to ask because I always cut short alopecia-related questions at the chemist, idiot that I am. I was going to ask the doctor, I just didn't want to wait til monday!
    Thank you, but I don't need advice on alopecia treatment as it's already cured.

    I need to know if waxing the "baby hair" or "milk hair" that has appeared on my face because of the medicine's after-effects is a bad idea: it is supposed to fall out naturally but I wanted to get rid of it now.

    • ANSWER:
      It shouldn't make it permanent. Talk to your doctor about it. Did they give you a time reference for how long the excess hair would stay?

  4. QUESTION:
    Alopecia - is my hair growing back?
    Hello there, Im 17 and I have had Alopecia Universalis for 2 years now. I have also been receiving "topical immunotherapy" from the NHS for almost a year now and I had a strong reaction to the treatment in January this year. She said after this strong reaction I would see signs in 6 months time. Along came June.. Still nothing.. until I was sat in the garden at my friends house having a drink and noticed fine small hairs growing on the right side of my face! (This was due to the sun shining on my face making it easier to notice these hairs) I was speechless! Since then they keep coming and are now are growing on the left side of my chin. My Doctor said that facial hair usually is the first thing to come back in males undergoing this treatment. It would really give me some shed of hope if there is anyone who can relate to this subject or have their grown back with this treatment, Thanks Tom

    • ANSWER:
      There is no specific remedy nor protocol for alopecia universalis. For my patients, i challenge them with immunotherapy every three weeks, up until 16 weeks, to see if the hairs come back. When they do, they often will come back as fine white hairs, before they thicken up and turn darker. However, with alopecia universalis, most dermatologists would treat that with systemic therapy, as the extent of involvement is generally too large to treat topically. It's great that you've started to grow hair back. Best of luck to you. I hope that you've become associated with the national alopecia areata foundation.

  5. QUESTION:
    HELP, HOW TO MAKE HAIR GROW BACK?
    I'm worried because i'm 19 and male and i have hair thinning already like it isn't growing as strong as it used to be. I went to the doctors but they said its normal but i forgotten to mention that i actually pulled it really hard before with gel for ages just to style it right. I think its traction alopecia type of hair loss i have. The doctor said there was no treatment but is there any shampoos that can help my hair grow strong again and it would continue growin strong even i don't use the shampoo after?
    What fruits/vegetables help? and how often do i have to eat them? Thanks

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  6. QUESTION:
    African hair? Damaged scalp follicles repair!Can you answer it ^_^?
    So a few years ago i suffered from alopecia (bald patches of hair loss) due to a unknown factor it's but i believe about 70% it was due to a ''bad'' chemical service.Thanks God my hair grew back after a bald cut and lot's of patience and care.Now my hair ok is medium length but i think my hair follicles might be still damaged because my new growth is super dry,super unmanageable, and no product organic,petroleum free,deep conditioning,co washes,leave in ,salon product, e.t.c. works on my new growth i tried to transition to natural before (11 months) but due to this fact i stopped also because i wasted so much money to find the right products and as i student i need to have a low budget on stuff like that.

    I'm relaxed now ok but i was thinking of maybe trying once more of going natural but i can't due to this reason.There is a patch in my head with soft,hydrated hair strands about the size of a card but the rest of my new growth is just unmanageable and dry.

    Do you think that soft patch of hair is actually my really hair texture instead of the dry,unmanageable parts? (1st question)About 85% of my hair is having that dry texture.What can i do to heal my hair follicles in order for the so called ''scab hair'' to stop growing and allow the softer hair strands to grow in place of the dry ones (2nd question)?

    Thanks:)
    And pls no rude answers!
    First of all thanks Dr Lisa for taking time to answer but actually I'm not fully covered.I know about scalp massages e.t.c.But you really didn't answers my 2 questions specifically.

    • ANSWER:
      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 I used herbal treatment - Provillus (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      It is 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 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=221781

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

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

      good luck!

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

      http://www.mybeautynhealth.com

  7. QUESTION:
    Can smoking cigarettes make Alopecia Areata worse?
    I have had Alopecia since I was 15, and I am now almost 19. My hair grew back about a year and a half ago and it has been like that until just recently.

    You see I have started smoking recently, and shortly after I started smoking this attack happend where all my hair started falling out again, and I am wondering if it's just a coincidence or if cigarettes could be the cause of this attack.

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  8. QUESTION:
    what products to use for bald patches if you can't afford to get treatment from a hair clinic?
    Long ago I had Alopecia areata spreading through my hair when I was 15 I have visited a Dermatologist for to cure my problems and I was prescribed Derma Smooth. Well A year past and I finally notice that my hair was growing back.
    Well, after a while a bump grow on my head and I popped the bump because before I had Alopecia 5 years before that I had a fungist affection when I was 10. Well the doctor told my father that I would have to have the blood drained out of my head to get rid of the fungist. Bumps were all over my head and it was pusk growing out it and all just thinking it was a regular ring worm but it was a way worst experience. Anyway, thinking that it was a fungist growing in my head again I pop the bump before it could start doing damage. Now in that spot my hair isn't growing back. I even got a hair transplant in the area where the bald patch is but after the operation i was told that I would need to let my head heal and see the results. Well, that was 2009 and I still don't see hair growing like it is suppose to. I want to know is there something I could use (not Rogain I know that it wouldn't work) is there something that I could use that is legit to grow my hair back if since I can't afford to go to a skin clinic. because the only success I know is when I was prescribe the Derma Smoothe but but you can't get that from the Pharmacy if it isn't prescribe to you. So PLEASE IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS PROVEN TO WORK FOR MY SITUATION LEND ME YOUR ASSISTANCE. On that note the method I am using right now is Doo Gro (lotion, shampoo,oil). I put the Oil on my bald spot and then I masage it in the bald spot and then put a shower cap on my head to trap the heat. This is the same method that I was instructed to do from the Derma Smoothe instructions I don't know if the results will be the same because the Derma Smoothe was prescribe and the Doo Gro was something that I brought from wal mart saying it strengthens damage hair. Does anyone know what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Since it is Alopecia Areata (SPOT BALDNESS) it must be an autoimmune disease. It causes bald spot that can spread to the whole scalp and sometimes even the whole body. Stress has been known to be the main cause.

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

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

  9. QUESTION:
    I have alopecia and need advise if i should cut my hair all the way off.?
    When I was 24 and younger my hair was down past my bra line. Then I got sick and it never grew back.
    For 10 years I have had very little or no hair. I have had to wear a wig since I was 25.
    Well this summer it has grown past my ears. I have two bald spots by my temples still. And one small one on top.
    This is the most hair i have had in years.
    Here is my question.
    Do i go in and get it cut in a style of some sort.
    Or do i shave it off?
    It wants to stick straight up or out unless I gel it.
    I feel like Rodney King in the morning lol.
    It sticks up and is curley because of the hair folicles pinching it as it grew.
    I want to look half way nice in my house walking around.
    It is not long enough for me to go outside without my wigs.

    I am told how attractive I am all the time. But I feel like a freak most days. I just want to feel better about myself.
    I do like that I can run my fingers in through my hair now. after 10 years
    Thnx

    • ANSWER:
      i know someone who had alopecia, and all of their hair came back. i also know someone whos hair hasn't, but that hasnt stopped them. i think you should keep your hair and see what else grows for a while and what you can do with it later. just feel confident because people think your beautiful and probably wouldn't even know about your condition! good luck

  10. QUESTION:
    Hair loss worry...need help?
    Hi i'm 20 yrs old and I am experiencing some hair loss. I have thyroid and I think that is one of the reasons and wouldn't alopecia have balded me after one year or so of hair loss? Well a guestion I have is I KNOW we loose about 80-100 strands of hair a day...but when we loose that hair does it grow back? If we cut it of course it grows right but if it just falls out with the entire root will the hair grow again or is it gone forever? I had cancer when I was little and I was damn lucky to have big, thick, long black hair grow back. I remember being little and the hair tyes with the marble balls in the end wouldnt even go around my hair all together I had so much now it's like half of half. I'm starting to get depressed. I just keep seeing hair everywhere and I can't believe I still have some with so much that falls out. Anyways.....help me...anybody out there experiencing same....please tell me I'm not alone :(

    • ANSWER:
      Massage the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes after bathing with water. This stimulates the blood circulation and strengthens the hair follicles in the scalp.

      Massage the scalp and hair with coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for ½ hour, and then rinse with warm water. Repeat 3 times a week.

      Massage into the scalp and hair honey with egg yolk. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then rinse.

      Massage almond oil on scalp 2-3 times a day, daily. This will stop further hair loss.

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

      Scrub the bald portion with onions till it becomes red. Then applying honey.

      Make a shampoo by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai and boil in two liters of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for your hair for at least one month. Your hair will become thick.

      Mix equal amount of warm castor and almond oil and massage over scalp at least once a week.

      Make a hair pack by mixing amla (Indian goose berry) powder with one egg. Apply it to your hair and leave for half an hour. Wash hair.

      Grind lime seeds and black pepper in equal number in some water and apply on the scalp regularly.

      Place raw mango pulp in some oil for a year. Massage this oil on the scalp frequently.

      Apply a paste of hot olive oil, honey, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder before bath and keep for 15 minutes.

      Apply a mixture of Aloe Vera with herbal powder triphala to the hair for a period of three to six months. It will result in growth of new hair.

      Apply juice of coriander leaves on the head.
      Mix soaked fenugreek seeds (Dana methi), shikakai powder, reetha powder, amla powder, dried lemon or lime peels, and two eggs, and grind to make a paste. Massage this paste onto hair and scalp and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo. This is good for making hair thick. Boil 1-cup mustard oil with 4-tablespoon henna (mehandi) leaves. Filter and bottle. Massage on the scalp regularly.

      Make a paste by mixing olive oil, honey and cinnamon (dal chini) powder. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo. Repeat it for 3-4 times a week.

      Make a paste by grinding fenugreek seeds with water. Massage on the scalp after oiling the hair and leave it for one hour before washing. Repeat it every morning for a month.
      Make a paste by mixing two eggs, two tablespoons each of amla, reetha and shikakai powder. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo. Repeat it for 3-4 times a week.

      Drink 1 teaspoon cider vinegar mixed in 1 glass of water with meals for 2-3 weeks.

      Drink a smoothie of banana, honey, yogurt, and skim milk.
      Drink daily a juice of alfalfa + fresh spinach or fresh coriander. Your hair will grow fast.

      To remove copper deficiency, drink juice of carrot, lettuce, capcicum and fresh alfalfa. This is good remedy for gray hair and hair loss.

      Apply a paste of seeds of lemon and black pepper on the bald patches

      above you see all natural tips. You can select a suitable hairloss tip. All are homemade tips you can make of your own.

      A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice of alfalfa mixed with that of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to take.

      Daily application of coconut oil mixed with limejuice on the hair is also beneficial. Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good.

      Washing the hair with a paste of cooked Urad dal (black beans) and fenugreek (methi) 2-3 times a week is also good.
      A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches. It induces hair growth. A paste of seeds of lemon and black pepper may also be applied on the bald patches. All homemade hair loss tips are natural and the effects are instant.

  11. QUESTION:
    I don't know if I have Alopecia areata?? PLEASE HELP!!!?
    This past summer my mom noticed i had a bald spot over my right ear and i freaked out. After a while though i forgot about it and then the hair grew back slowly. Then a couple months later a bigger bald spot formed in the middle of the back of my head and i started to freak out again. I did some research and found out about Alopecia areata and had a breakdown after seeing some pics... But once again, after a couple months, the hair started to grow back little by little. It didnt grow back completely like the first one. So i decided to get a haircut today and didnt expect for there to be more bald spots!! The one on the back of my head is the same size but i can feel the hair getting longer than before. Now there are 3 smaller bald spots, 2 in the middle and one towards the top, but they are all very small compared to my first 2. My first one was small and horizontal, second one was circle the size of penny or dime, and the 3 new ones are even smaller than a dime. Now i think i definitely have it, but i think it might be temporary because the first one grew back COMPLETELY. It might be a temporary form or a completely different disease or autoimmune issue...PLEASE REPLY WITH HELP!!! :( (

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  12. QUESTION:
    I'm a young, cute african american princess with ALOPECIA.?
    My first bald spot arrived at the tender age of 11 when my father passed away. Throughout my teen years bald spots came and went. Nothing really drastic. At the age of 20 my first born made herself known. I became semi-bald. I went to HCM to get a hair transplant (matrix). Where they had to shave the remaining to give me a glued on wig. I was dissapointed and after 3-6 mos I stopped going. My hair started to grow back soon after. Now I'm 25 and my second born just arrived. Now I'm totally bald as her bottom. I don't really want to go back to the matrix. Is there any medicine, shampoos anything out there I can use? Am I in the dark about anything? I feel like there's this magic alopecia pill that everyone's taking to have hair down their back and I'm stuck bald in the dark. Let me know.

    PS- I'm newly single. Did I mention how big of a damper this can do to a young woman's self esteem?

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia can be autoimmune in nature...do you also have vitiligo,pernicious anemia or another autoimmune disease? I have a book called women and autoimmune disease by Robert Lahita,MD. There is a small section in there on alopecia. It seems that stress is playing a major part in your hair loss which is what makes me think it is autoimmune in nature. If you have a reputable rheumatologist in your area you could start there...in the mean time get a cute wig! the plus side of wigs is that you can change your style as often as you like!

  13. QUESTION:
    concerning donating hair?
    Why does it matter if the hair is permed and/or colored so long as it's healthy.Like they say they can't use gray hair. b4 they use the hair, they're gonna hafta change the color 2 match 4 the wig anyway.
    o.p. say the hair texture color etc won't b an exact match. Who cares? If I lost my hair, & had an opportunity 2 receive some, I would b happy 2 accept it, even if it didn't match my hair 100% Besides, look @ all the kids that dye their hair purple & blue, etc.
    Also, what do these kids do w/the wigs after they grow their hair back?
    I feel sory 4 the kids that lose their hair from chemo. Ppl seem 2 have a prob w/kids w/alopecia. That's a permanent thing, it usually gets worse & is very ugly. The kids will b more humiliated & have permanent emotional scars from living thru that than cancer.
    AND...I feel that if I donate my hair 2, I’m giving from a pure heart. If whoever I donate it 2 is misappropriating the $$ 4 personal gain, then that’s between them & God.
    Only God can judge the heart of man. I know if I bless some 1 that is undeserving of the blessing, it bounces off them & comes back 2 me multi-fold, in many forms.
    Some call it karma, some call it other things, but I call it the law of reaping & sowing. If I plant tomatoes, I don’t expect 2 get watermelon or cucumbers.
    How many apples do u get from 1 seed?
    Just sayin’
    Donna

    • ANSWER:
      Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
      Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can your hair change its color naturally?
    I have alopecia (the kind where you lose every hair on your body).
    I have pubic hair, facial hair, eyelashes, and armpit hair and they are all red/light colored.

    A patch of hair started to grow on my head, but it was dark black.
    Why is this?
    Could it fully come back black? and still have red body hair?
    Could it change colors after it grows so long (length)?
    Was it black because of the sun not hitting it because I had a wig?

    p.s. the patch fell out anyway, but i'm just wondering.

    thanks.
    ... and i made a promise to myself: when it grows back, if it grows back any color than red, i'm going to shave my head and just wear wigs. i'm not going to dye it!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I think your hair can change color, when i was young my hair use to be dirty blonde and as i grew my hair got darker brown. But my mom said it was the type of shampoo i was using, when i was young she use the some chamolie extract shampoo and she said that is what kept my hair looking lighter, and when i she stopp using it on me my hair got darker. So im not sure what made my hair change color, but i do know it did change for sure.

  15. QUESTION:
    does head lice cause hair loss?
    Yes, head lice does cause hair loss! I am a mixed (black and white) woman who probably had head lice for years without realizing because it is assumed that black people (I have black hair) don't get head lice which is a farce! I thought the nits were dandruff and I thought the itch was just a normalcy! Wow The only reason I found out I had head lice is because I actually saw the bugs!!!!
    I braided my hair with extensions, (the packs of hair has bugs in them so if you are braiding, you should wash the hair thoroughly) and upon completion of braiding my hair, I noted the back of my neck burning and then an itch that was undescribable. When I removed the braids, I noted white looking bugs for which I tried some home remedies. The olive oil DOES work in that it calms the itching and biting. The olive oil is a natural deterant for these little bastards and I think it kills the adults. However, the olive oil just wasn't working overall in the removal process. I got drastic and put bleach on a wash cloth and preceded to scrub my scalp with the washcloth and lo and behold, I noted that white balls were coming off my scalp and became noticeable (thousands, ughhhhhh) in my hair and on the wash cloth for which I removed them (eggs) As you rub your scalp, rinse out the nits, bleach add water and scrub some more. I continued this process until I didn't see any more eggs. When you do this process, you can actually feel the eggs on your scalp with your fingers. There is some kind of sticky stuff attached to the egss and to your scalp! The process is drastic but it worked like a charm. However, it does cause some burning and irritation. I waited for two-three days and did the process again because I knew I had missed some (eggs).

    I don't recommend using this remedy on children, especially under the age of 12 but whatever works as the lice were making my life a living hell because the scratching became very noticeable and because I knew what was going on, my personality changed dramatically.

    After I washed my hair the second time after the bleach procedure, I noted bald patches. Particulary around the nape of my neck and my edges. Prior to my realizing that I had head lice and the lice episode, I thought I was having alopecia problems but my hair is growing back in those areas which I think was due to the fact that so many eggs were laid and this cut off proteins or what ever to my hair shaft.

    Therefore, from living this experience, lice does cause hair loss but this procedure definitely works!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      One of the leading causes of hair loss and damage to the hair is infestation by parasites. It's an unpleasant subject and one most people don't like to talk about, but the good news is that parasite problems are usually quite treatable and your hair should grow back normally afterwards.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have Alopecia areata, the Dermatologist I saw last week detected very low B12 and high red cells in my blood
    My hair has grown back, white and weak but lots of coverage. I also have onychomycosis, which I have not told my GP about yet! Many off my teeth have broken and I have noticed that I can not stay awake after meals high in Carbohydrates, I am worried to what all of this could mean. Any clues?
    I am 36 years of age and no one else in my family has suffered from any thing like this.

    • ANSWER:
      Take good care of your self.

  17. QUESTION:
    Transitioning to natural hair ?
    Hi i've been transitioning for about 6 months and i've gained 2 1/2 inches of new growth is that good or bad . Is my hair growing fast or slow? Also I've been having this problem with the left side of my hair i have what you call areata alopecia and I've been using fertilizing temple balm by organic root simulator it's been working well but then it stopped working and it looks like its getting worse but not as bad as before. i've been using it for 2 1/2 months and its taking forever to grow back can anyone give me some advice to help my allopecia . the reason why i have it is because of bad relaxers and from using this lotion called pink by luster's i don't know what happened when i used it for 2 weeks it just broke most of my hair at the left side and then my mum relaxed my hair that was when i was 8 years old i really didn't hvae a choice she basically forced me then after she relaxed it it went bald . :( :( :( SOME 1 HELP ME PLZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks deb.peg 1 and erin for the information, :) erin do you know any cream that can help my alopecia?

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair grows relatively fast -- certainly a lot faster than mine!
      I don't know what you might be able to do about the alopecia. From what you describe, it sounds almost like the hair follicles may have been damaged or destroyed with the products which were used on your hair. I don't know to what extent or how much expense you may be willing to have this checked. It may be that you could have some "plugs" of hair removed from a thicker part of your scalp and implanted. I don't know what type of physician may perform this procedure (a plastic surgeon, or dermatologist?). Maybe you could start with your primary physician and get a referral from them. In the mean time, keep doing what you're doing by staying away from the harsh chemicals and perhaps a good stylist can help it not be so noticeable while you do further research.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can i use olive as a heat protectant for when i press comb my hair?
    I'm a 22 year old female and i'm on a mission to leave perms alone and just go pressing comb natural or natural just as long as no chemicals are involved. My scalp is so sensitive, and my skin as well, so its hard for me to control everything. Also i have prsorias i think thats how you spell it, its a skin condition like alopecia but not that serious, on my scalp due to perms and braids, and wearing ponytails aka WATERFALLS, throughout my life. And now i just realized how i have damaged my hair, so last year i cut my hair to an inch, i went to a stylist that was fragile and caerful with my hair. she grew it, i permed it, she grew it and now , i don't think my scalp can take enough, the rash has gotten to a point where my hair is thinning(NOT BALD) around my temple, and now for this month i am treating it sith selenium sulfide for a month, next month i will get cortisone steriod shots to the scalp to grow it back, then after that month, i just want to leave the perm alone. And i want to know the best thing to use to keep the pressing comb from burning my hair( some type of heat protectant).Also i want to in the near future get the kinky twist i think thats what they call it and get a line up around my edges to add that cleaness. Also one more thing i want to start using organic products in my hair like i said olive oil, but what i want to know is has anybody every used Carols Daughters hair products. They seem organic and natural, and when she was on Tyra she made most of the products on the show. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil isn't a heat protector; you need to buy a real heat protector for your hair.

      I don't think Carol's Daughters products are organic, though I think they're natural. Just remember that most of the products that claim to be natural and organic might not be. There aren't any legal standards for companies that claim their products to be organic/natural. A product can include just one natural or organic ingredient and slap the word "natural" or "organic" on it. You'll find that many natural and organic products only have a percentage of those ingredients. For instance, look at the Giovanni, Yes to Carrots, and Burt's Bees brands, as well as the other popular "natural/organic" brands like Jason Organics, Organix, Avalon, Alba, ect. None, of those brands are 100% organic/natural. Giovanni is "certified organic" but is not 100% organic; though it is 100% natural. Burt's Bee's and Yes to Carrots brands have over 90% natural ingredients, but they're not 100% natural. I've found that if you want a truly organic or natural hair care product that you'll have to buy the raw ingredients and mix your own products, or buy online. Bonners is 100% natural, though. Just something to look out for and remember that many claim to be natural and/or organic, but you should check the ingredients and the wording on the package, but this is if it's something that you're concerned about. Also, there's a difference between organic and natural. If it's completely organic then it is natural, but not all natural products are organic.

      I'm sure you'll benefit from vising some natural hair forums, websites, and hair journals. Good luck with your journey.

      http://www.nappturality.com
      http://forum.blackhairmedia.com
      http://www.motowngirl.com

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the reason why people suffer from Alopecia?
    I been suffering from Alopecia for a couple of years, on and off. I have a patch of hair that falls out from the back of my head near the neckline then grows back, but the hair that grows back is very coarse and after a couple of months falls out again. I have tried all types of steroids prescribed by the doctor, but with no result. Recently my left eyebrow seems to be losing hair and I have become very concerned. Can anyone please help and tell me the reason for this type of hair loss and also a cure! My husband seems to think its because I don't eat properly, but the doctor said its stress related. Why do doctors always say that?

    • ANSWER:
      Current evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. This particular abnormality leads to autoimmunity. As a result, the immune system attacks particular tissues of the body. In alopecia areata, for unknown reasons, the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation. Biopsies of affected skin show immune cells inside of the hair follicles where they are not normally present. What causes this is unknown. Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes and heredity.

      A study reported in the journal Archives of Dermatology (vol. 134, 1998;1349-52) showed effectiveness of aromatherapy essential oils (cedarwood, lavender, thyme, and rosemary oils) in some patients. As with many chronic disorders for which there is no single treatment, a variety of remedies are promoted which in fact have no benefit. There is no known effective method of prevention, although the elimination of emotional stress is felt to be helpful.

      You can read more detailed information at this site http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/a/alopecia/intro.htm
      which also contains a video for hair loss treatment.

      FYI, eating properly has nothing to do with it. I have systemic lupus and my hair falls off quite a bit, grows back, but fortunately it's not coarse.

      Good Luck and try not to stress. Stress doesn't help when you have a chronic disease.

  20. QUESTION:
    im so sure i have alopecia!?
    i have a spot of baldness on my scalp. kind of on top of my head located more to the left side. the first time i seen it it was kind of small, but i swear it has gotten bigger, i went to the doctor and she checked and said that she doesn't think its alopecia because the skin is pink, so it might just be a normal hair loss that would grow back, gave me an appointment for a month after to check again and see if it has grown more, but i really think i did grow, and its smooth. im a girl and my hair is one of the most precious things to me, i feel so down and horrible when i think that my hair might all fall out, my nxt appointment is coming now may1st but i cannot wait that long, i think the spot is going to et bigger and bigger! is there anyway she can be wrong, she checked it and checked my whole head nd she said since its only one spot she doubts it is. but i read about it all the time and the spot has all the characteristics that alopecia spots has! help! should i be freaking out about it or not!

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Why am I such a walkover? what can I do to up my confidence and stop people hurting me?
    I was bullied severely from the age of 8 it started because I had alopecia areata and dyspraxia so I was bad at sports and had bald patches as well as being very quiet and sensitive people im my school used to make fun of me relentlessly. Then when I went to secondary school I thought it would be a new start but it wasn't I had my hair cut and burnt my back jumped on, was pushed onto the road in front of the bus and constant insults hurled at me. My hair grew back but i've always been a pushover. I've had people who I thought were friends asking me to borrow money and coming to me as a shoulder to cry on then never paying me back and I've heard people who are meant to be friends making fun of me behind my back.

    I have had 4 what I would consider serious or at least semi serious relationships in my dating life the first I was 17 and went out with him for nearly 3 years until he cheated on me with my best friend when we were on a night out for my birthday then I went out with a guy who was the only person that didn't cheat on me but he hit me instead so I got out of that relationship quick while i could we were together for 1 year and 3 months. Then I had a boyfriend for 6 months and found out the whole time i was with him he had another girlfriend and was leading a double life he also started to hit me towards the end of our relationship when I questioned why he was so secretive, although his beatings weren't as bad as my previous boyfriends. Then my latest ex was sweet charming my family loved him, he really seemed different and we were happy then he dumped me for seemingly no reason after 1 year and 8 months. That was 3 weeks ago and ive now found out he's got another girlfriend and that he dumped me for her.

    I have such low confidence and I don't know how to try and improve it I have tried drama clubs and meeting new people but I'm so shy I find it hard to speak to anyone properly. Is it my fault people hurt me all the time? am I a bad person and is that why people think its ok to make fun of me?

    I work, I'm clean and dress well and exercises to maintain my figure so I don't know whats so repulsive about me? I have a slight lisp and people make fun of that too. I've been told it's not as bad as I think but I'm so paranoid about it I find it hard to talk to people. Whats wrong with me? I really wish I wasn't me and sometimes don't know why I go on.

    • ANSWER:
      Confidence is not something you have or do not - confidence is the total absense of fear. To be confident you have to understand your fears.

  22. QUESTION:
    Peroid problems please help me?
    hi, ok first off i have no strong realtionship with any females in my family, im the sort of person who finds it very hard to trust people. Basically when i first started my peroid at 13 my first TWO peroids where regular, and from then on they have just slowely got more and more iffegular so much so that i missed a whole year at 15. I never told anyone this so i took it apon myself to go to family planning and go on the pill as i was worrying myself about not having my peroid i was soo stressed i got alopecia and lost a big patch of hair on my head. However ive been on the pill for about 6 months now and have been told my bp is too high for the pill so i have had to come off. When would someone with regular peroids come on there normal peroid after coming off the pill? And what will my peroids be like now? ( i think i lossed my peroids due to stress i can tell this by loseing my hair however over these 6 months of being on the pill my hair has grown back, i feel perfectly happy) will my peroids be more regular? Also if i go to the doctors about my irregular peroids what will they do? What do i tell my mum as she doesnt know about me being on the pill? How long do i wait untill i go to the doctors? I started my peroid at 13 and am now 16. Im soo sorrry if this makes no sence but i need answers

    • ANSWER:
      im 17 and my periods are irregular too. Anything can cause a late period but going a whole year withoug one is nto healthy. I got put on birth control too and it helped but I would go see a doctor and talk to them privately and see if there is anything else you can do. Dont wait too long becuase it could be something serious. I wish you the best.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to grow hair once you lose it to alopecia?
    Ever since I was eight years old my hair started to gradually decline in numbers. Also, I went to the doctor to receive treatment and he could only give one advice and it was to go completely bald by shaving it. I did this a couple of times because the hairs on my head were not growing constantly; therefore, the hairs were not growing equally. After following this procedure, it never grew back again. Now that I am 23, I want it back, but what can I do about this problem? Please provide a reasonable answer!!

    • ANSWER:
      hmm...not sure. see a specialist maybe or try alternative treatment like homeopath medicines or chinese etc. I dont know really to be honest. google and there mightbe chat rooms and websites for that health issue and you might get further info via that. Hope you find a treatment.


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  1. QUESTION:
    hair loss treatment product where can buy in the philippines?
    where i can buy hair loss product here in the philippines?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try this. About 50 to 100 milligrams a day of vitamin B6 taken for one or two months helps decrease hair fall. A medicine rich in sulfur is also recommended as sulfur plays an important part in the structure of the hair. Check out http://usefulinfo-hairloss.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair loss products you can buy ? Will they work if you have had hair loss for a few years?

    • ANSWER:
      I had hair thinning due to medication and surgery (stress) and got new hair growth in a few weeks time by using Nioxin, sold at most mall beauty salons. I took the entire treatment from shampoo, conditioner and scalp vitamins and kept the ends trimmed. My hair is fuller and thicker again.

  3. QUESTION:
    Hair products cause hair loss? Well chemicals are bad so what then?
    Hello.

    I'm just an average guy. None of my family was bald.

    I have used many hair products for years. After few years, my hair felt different. It felt as if I have lost quantities of hair.

    I have heard that hair products don't matter. Do people say that this is a myth so that people would buy hair products or is it true.

    Chemicals are bad. I can't see how hair products don't cause hair loss.

    Please give me some good information.

    And help me.

    • ANSWER:
      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:-- Dandruff
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      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:-- Hairloss/Hairfall
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  4. QUESTION:
    whats the best product to buy for hair loss?
    looking to grow hair at crown of head,any suggestions?looking for over the counter products.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not unusal for someone as young as yourself to start showing signs of hair loss. If you are showing signs of thinning and receding hair, Now is the time to start doing something about it. Rather than wasting money on over the counter lotions and potions that mostly don't work, you can do something that works with the HairMax Laser Comb, so that you might be able to stop your hair from thinning and grow back what you lost.

      The HairMax LaserComb provides stimulating laser energy in a hand held, at home treatment to energize the weakened hair follicle. The HairMax LaserComb’s success combines increased vascularization and an increase in cellular metabolism. Laser energy has been demonstrated to increase the blood flow and circulation in the scalp. This increase in blood flow is crucial to promoting a healthy hair follicle. The increase in blood flow brings the important nutrients into the follicle, while taking away harmful waste products such as DHT.

      The HairMax LaserComb has undergone rigorous clinical testing is FDA cleared for marketing and has been proven effective in over 90% of users. It is also safe, having been shown to cause no unwanted side effects and is free from on-going costs. Used 3x a week for 10-15 minutes at a time, the Laser Light of the HairMax effectively stimulates the hair follicle causing increased density, increased rate of growth, and an overall normalization of the scalp. The HairMax LaserComb is the easiest, most effective way to reverse thinning hair.

      To find out of the HairMax Laser Comb is right for you - visit http://www.hairmax.com/OrderNow/IsTheHairMaxRightForYou.aspx

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  5. QUESTION:
    How to stop hair loss and grow new hair? Suggest a site to buy hair care product with discount coupons.?
    Since a year or two, I have been facing the problem of hair loss rough and split ends. I am 27 years old, female plz somebody help..thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hair care is really a big need I have heard about the online shopping site which can offer you a pretty nice discount on a hair care product Honestly, the site is http://www.kristisway2save.com/index_inner.php?id=24&title=Beauty I've tried there for hair solution product and got all brands with free coupons and discount too. when my hair was getting rough and split ends then I visited there and find all the hair care product I hope will also enjoy to shopping there good luck to you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can I wash my hair with baby shampoo to reduce it falling off?
    I'm an 18 year old female, but my hair is falling off a lot. and I'm not balding (because it's falling by the strands) and no I DON'T have cancer.

    I went to a family doctor already and he was no help at all. All he told me to do was to go to the drugstore and buy hair loss products.

    If you have any answers, it would greatly be appreciated. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cherry,

      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.

  7. QUESTION:
    Good treatment for women hair loss?
    I've been experiencing hair loss and I wondered if any women out there have bought any hair loss product out there (in store or online) that they felt work for them. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello. Yes I also experienced a severe hair loss problem when I was 32 years old. I used aromatherapy essential oil scalp treatments. This was very effective for me. All my hair grew back. My story was published in Natural Health Magazine and other publications. You can read my story at the link provided below. I found out I have chronic telogen effluvium so I still have periods of excessive shedding. The essential oil treatments always help.

  8. QUESTION:
    hair loss anybody?
    has anybody tried any hair loss products and see real positive results? anybody tried Provillus? I want to buy a hair loss product , but with real people experience is much better to decide.
    Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      This is a really trick area.

      I'm partial to Chinese herbs because I just think that the Chinese have an incredible tradition when it comes to herbs.

      Go to this page for more:
      http://www.herbalremediesworld.com/chinese-herbs-hair-loss.html

      Also, a key may be to be or get as healthy as you can and relax, if you can.

      ___________________________________________________
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      HEALTHY WORLD
      "Natural, commonsense approaches to a Healthy World"
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  9. QUESTION:
    where can i get an hair loss product called THYMUSKIN in UK. i need places like stores and shops but i don't?
    want it to be online stores. i need a place to go - where i can see the product, so if anyone knows of a store to buy this or any hair product, pls reply back. thnks.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    A question about hair loss products, please help me, specially if you're a hair stylist. Thank you?
    Hello.. So I',m a guy who is 25 and apparently I'm already losing my hair, man, this sucks! anyways, I'm trying to take measures as fast as possible in order to avoid losing my hair. Right now I'm taking zinc and biotin, and I think is working...about a month ago I tried eucalyptus oil, however, it didn't work for me.. one night I applied eucalyptus oil to my hair and the very next day when I woke up I was shocked when I saw that I had lost several hairs from the left side of my head... anyways... I have also read about rogaine.. apparently such product is pretty good, however, I don't like the fact that in order for such product to work you need to apply it to your hair for the rest of your life.. I'm very interested in natural products... today I went to a natural store and asked about hair loss products... they recommended me a shampoo which is made with herbs ... it was a shampoo from China... I didn't buy the shampoo... because first I would like to ask any hair expert a question.... if I use such shampoo, do I need to apply it to my hair for the rest of my life?

    • ANSWER:
      If it's hereditary, there's not much you can do. But you can try Hair, Skin, and Nail vitamins. I use that a lot and it seems to help. Can't hurt, plus i'm sure it's cheaper. Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    my wife losses hair so which hair product shuld i buy for her? patene or loreal or treseme which one?
    which hair product can help prevent the loss of hair?

    • ANSWER:
      just not pantene, it s not good.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is Hair Control product for hair loss from Sanhorial suitable for kids?
    My friend bought this product for hair loss however I couldnt find information on the site if kids can you use it, I have a son age of 8 years old who suffers from hair loss? here is the link to the product
    http://www.sanhorial.com/index.php?content=showprod&id=32

    • ANSWER:
      You can actually ask them directly through their site Contact Us. At the same time I would strongly recommend you to consult the doctor instead, since is pretty rare for a 8 years old kid to suffer from hair loss

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there any real working hair growth products for hair loss? 10 POINTS!?
    Hi I'm buying a gift for someone in their mid 50s that is resulting in hair loss. I would like to know if there any products on the market today that actually helps hair grow back from the scalp? I don't want to know about eating right, or products that makes your hair FEEL thicker, or products that create an illusion of thicker hair. I just want to know a legit product, fda approved that literally helps your hair grow. Also, I'm not interested in vitamins or castor oil. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hair growth products containing minoxidil are the only over-the-counter FDA-approved topical treatments shown to halt hair loss and regrow hair

  15. QUESTION:
    Are there any commercial products with essential oils to help with hair loss?
    I know there's no common cure, but I've been doing research to find a product to lubricate and massage my scalp while, hopefully, promoting hair growth. I see lots of home remedies that require buying oils, mixing them together, etc......isn't there a product with these oils (like thyme and rosemary) already mixed in?

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

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

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

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

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

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

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)

      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

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

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

      good luck!

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

      http://www.naturalherbalmedicine.org/vito.php

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce hair loss? I want as many suggestions as possible?
    I am 16 and I have a bald patch on the back of my head. There must be thousands of things that I should do to improve the growth of my hair, or not do to stop more hair being lost. I intend to buy some products from superdrug in the UK. What products should I look out for? What should I do, or avoid doing in the meantime?

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  17. QUESTION:
    is Essentials Hair Care FDA approved?
    I buy Essentials hair loss product and want to know if it's FDA approved

    • ANSWER:
      no, except that it must comply with manufacturing processes and content.

  18. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy Sorciere Hair Treatment from? Their website is not working.?
    It is a Japanese Hair Loss Prevention product.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this,http://www.laserhair-comb.com ,it works very nice.

      All the best

  19. QUESTION:
    Hair Loss! Help!!?
    I had anorexia and so my hairline receded. I've been eating healthy for about 4 months but there are still only a few tiny hairs. How can I make my hair grow back? Faster? Should I buy hair growth products or take supplements? Will I ever have my full head of hair again?? :( I'm only 14-had anorexia for 1.5 yrs. Should I stop straightening and blow-drying my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      A safe suppliment is a high does of Biotin. I take 5,000 mcg. It's supposed to kick start hair growth and make it grow faster. It works for some people but not all. It's not that expensive and you can find it in almsot every store that has a vitamin section. Blow drying kills the hair so I wouldn't do that anymore, not until your hair is back to normal anyway.

      Also, with things such as excessive weight loss and anorexia, hair usually will grow back FROM WHAT I HEAR. It just takes time! I hope this helped and good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    Do you think Ojon should warn of the hair-loss possibility of their products?
    I purchased some Ojon restorative treatment as well as some shampoo and conditioner, daily treatment spray and shine serum about 3 1/2 years ago and used only the Ojon products. I LOVED how conditioned and in control my hair was, it was the BEST stuff I had EVER used on my hair!!!!! After a few months I started to notice I was loosing a LOT of hair... I didn't put the two together... I got my Mum to use it when we were visiting the US. While there my little brother made a comment about my hair-loss and how bald I was going... I was CRUSHED!!!!! I hadn't thought it was as bad as it was!!!! I still didn't associate the Ojon with the hair-loss... Then, about 3 months ago as a treat for a favour my sister-in-law did for us, I bought her a couple of Ojon products... About a month later she asked me if I had noticed after using the Ojon that a lot of hair fell out... I laughed, but kept thinking about it and that night I realized that my hair-loss started when I started using Ojon products!!!!! Not only that, but I had remembered that my Mum had lost a lot when she had used the restorative while we were sitting there talking... I had to agree with my SIL, Ojon was making me bald!!!!!!!!! I have found other women online who used the products and the same thing happened to them...

    So for the question (sorry this was so long!!!), Don't you think Ojon should state that their products could cause hair-loss?

    I have a whole bunch of Ojon stuff left too but I am leery about giving it to anyone else!!!! That stinks cuz its expensive stuff!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes, they should. did u contact the company to ask why ?

  21. QUESTION:
    where to buy himalaya products?
    somebody plz tell me where to buy himalaya hair loss cream in malaysia...in perak plz or nearby

    • ANSWER:
      go on an indian website and get it shipped from there i guess. i saw quite a bit of himalaya products in india.

  22. QUESTION:
    Im only 15 and my hair is falling out???help!!!?
    Im only 15 and i always had good, strong,thick hair but resently my hair has been falling out alot.it has been because i have dyed it alot and it has ruined my hair.i have stuck to using the same brand now and im not going to dye it again for a good while.my auntie cut my hair only yesterday and i have stared to brush my hair gentely and use lots of condisioner but nothing has worked and this is really upsetting me.my mam cant afford to bring me to the hairdressers at the moment and i cant afford to buy any expensive hair loss products...so i am looking for any simple way that will stop my hair from falling out...plzzz any help welcome!!xxx

    • ANSWER:
      the head naturally loses 100s of hairs a day but if you are genuinely worried you should see the doctor for there are many causes of hair loss which need a proper examination but in the meantime do not use perfumed shampoos and only wash your hair once a week until the doctor says different and do not use dyes or other hair products except a gentle unperfumed conditioner. good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    BAD HAIR DAY EVERYDAY!!!..... ANY HELP!?!?
    my hair is something i worry about like...EVERYDAY!!! its all messed up, curly and almost impossible 2 B combed without any hair loss. i always wanted my hair 2 B straight with side bangs....sorta like Adam Gontier, Anthony Padilla, Adam Lambert...or even like my yahoo avatar pic!!! my mom wont let me buy hair products like hair straightener, hair dryer or flat iron. all im left with is shampoo, conditioner and a comb.

    ps- ive asked this question b4 and NONE HELPED A BIT!!!

    • ANSWER:
      you should use a detangling shampoo...
      and use a hair serum also
      try dove's new breakage therapy or any good shampoo which is not harsh and nor too mild
      use a wide toothed comb
      dont let them be open when you are at home time them into a pony or a plate

  24. QUESTION:
    is there any hair gel products that or natural?
    or any hair gel products that wont cause damage/ hair loss , in the long run.That you can buy in England

    • ANSWER:
      Check out Nioxin products. They are specifically formulated to encourage a healthy scalp and stimulate growth. This is a salon brand, so check their website to find a salon near you that sells Nioxin shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatments and styling products.

      http://www.nioxin.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Recently I have been using a lot of products on my hair thinking that it will do no damage.?
    My hair basically takes forever to grow & have been using a flat iron everyday. I noticed that I did not break out in split ends while using SunSilk (purple bottle think its for straight hair) sorry forgot the name.. I noticed that I did not get as much split ends while using this product. I thought that the product actually helped my hair from my daily straighter. So I it I ended up buying more products. Ok, honestly this may sound stupid but I thought the more products on my hair mean less heat damage from the heat. So I bought the pink(I think this one is the hydrating) & yellow bottle (yellow for volume). How I start my typical hair day is shampoo and conditioner. put all the sunsilk products on my damp hair along with Garnier's sleek & shine.. Spritz heat protector & blow dry upside down. Since then I have notice my hair loss is more than normal. I guess my question is.... is this the reason for my hair loss? Did I suffocate my hair follicles? I am scared. I swear, my hair is everywhere. Can somebody pls help me to see if it's really the hair products that damaged my hair.. What do I do now? I don't really straighten my hair as much now. I stopped using the sunsilk since I noticed it lead back when my hair started to fall out more than normal. My hair did shed but not this much. Is there a way to help my damage hair from more loss? I want thicker longer hair. My hair is thin so I am guessing that's why my hair is falling out so much.. IDK pls help

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for me!

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

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

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced hair loss from the new AXE hair styling products?
    I was visiting my friend in D.C. and we both decided to try the new AXE styling products at the same time. I saw it worked so well on him that I bought it the very next day. I left later that week and used it for about a month and a half. Over that period of time I began to notice hairs began to fall out at my desk. Not one or two, but every time I put my hand in my hair they would come out in 10s, 20s. I came back to visit my friend after a month and he noticed the same thing. I was suspicious that it was the product, but not completely sure that a trusted company would have released that. We were about to go out, and I asked him If he had any gel. He said that he still had the axe "but I think". I read his mind. Its making your hair fall out right!!! I felt so relieved that it was the product and not mother nature..... His hair had significantly receded and reduced, worse than mine. He said he had to wear his hair down. Has anyone else experienced this??????

    • ANSWER:
      i had read about that problem! it happened not only to you and your friend!
      dont use AXE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for me!

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

      good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Why am I losing hair at such a young age?
    I am 17 years old and my hair is really thin, and falls out a lot. My dad is almost bald, my mom on the other hand has thick hair. I started noticing my hair falling out around 15 years old. I used to put on gel, but now i dont put on gel, or any other hair products, i dont blow dry my hair, or dye. THis is really depressing me because at school ppl mention I have a bald spot, and i feel bad because ppl who put products in their hair have a full head of hair, and i dont. I feel embarrassed and isolated. Can ppl mention natural ways to thicken or prevent further hair loss. I am not gonna buy products because i feel to embarrassed.

    Any answer will be appreciated plz and ty

    • ANSWER:
      It is perfectly normal to lose 50=100 hairs per day, however if you are getting a bald patch... to you pull, twist or over brush your hair? Here are some tips to help it grow strong naturally:Vitamins A and E are helpful for creating healthy shine and elasticity, which will prevent the need for frequent trims. Your body actually sends proteins that it does not need for nutrition out through the hair and nails (they are dead proteins!). So, to encourage growth it is helpful to eat protein rich foods that are easily expelled by your body (such as Jello. If you don't like to eat jello, there are gelatin drinks such as Knox, which is like hot orange tea, and has been on the market for years). And take vitamin A and E capsules every morning. Also, scalp stimulation (massage, vibrating tools, etc) will help increase blood flow to your follicles. :)
      A Healthy diet helps because it helps to grow good, strong fibers. So eat well! And exercise will help circulation throughout the body, including the scalp. So, keep the body moving too. Cleanse with mild shampoo, only when dirt, perspiration, or oils necessitate washing, one to three times weekly. Keep it conditioned, and protect it from heat as much as possible. Remember, if you wish for shiny, healthy hair, treat it like fine silk! (not like denim or canvas). Also be gentle when you comb or brush it to reduce breakage. Good luck. :)

  28. QUESTION:
    Is Pantene good for your hair?
    I was about to buy a Pantene hair product today, but I remembered there was a problem with the formula. Has anyone used this and had bad results? Like hair loss? Some people say they're great and some said they've lost A LOT of hair. I don't know what to believe. Should I use this?

    • ANSWER:
      You cant believe everything you read. Or hear. I did hear that there was wax in it but that could have been another brand trying to knock out pantene. They do that you know. My hair dresser told me that it has alcohal so it dries your hair out, but I've never heard of it falling out. I've used it before and it was fine. My hair kinda felt dry though. just a little. but just the shampoo. Everything else is fine.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to prevent hair loss?
    one of my makeup artist friend told me that i having hair loss problem and it's getting flatter compare last time, so she recommend me of hair tonic (any brand). But i'm not the kind of guys spending too much money on hair products, so i hoping to get more information before i buy it.

    but my question is what are the products that you use to prevent hair loss? i was planning to get redken shampoo (for thinning and revive) and conditioner (for thinning and revive) and their hair gel.

    Previously i was using gatsby moving rubber for styling my hair but i decide to stop using it because i heard is not good for your hair?? hopefully you guys have better suggestion thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      >>>Tips for Preventing Hair Loss<<<:
      * Avoid overwashing These can cause excess oil production.
      *Avoid shampoos that have harsh chemicals, use a mild shampoo also wash your hair twice a week instead of every day.
      * Bleaching and dying hair so often is that the chemicals are harsh and can lead to hair loss, coloring your hair every six months, highlights should be done every two to four months.
      * Avoid daily heat styling, you should also try to stay away from high heat things such as such as a flat iron, curling iron or blow dryer
      * Keep stress under control. Stress can cause hair loss,

      >>>Best Practices<<<
      * Shower with warm water instead hot water.
      * Use a heat protectant when you use a heated styling tool and your hair is most variable when it wet try dry your hair on medium or low heat rather than high heat of the hair dryer, If you use a towel take good care of your hair, do not scratch or damage your scalp.
      * Massage your scalp with essential oils.
      * Use brush with rounded teeth, harsh nylon bristles and sharp teeth may damage the hair and scalp.
      * Eat loaded with omega-3 fatty acids like fish, walnuts, flax seed and fish oil supplement other recommended food like egg, milk, green tea, avocado also avoid animal fat food like red meat

  30. QUESTION:
    Hair Loss Problem? :'[?
    My Grandma is 66 in good shape, her hair is very thin, and fairly long a little past her shoulders, But lately her hair has been falling out...I notice on her black shirts its like she sheds,
    and in the shower she says it comes out in "chunks"
    She's not bald, but you can see her scalp on the top of her head and near her bangs....

    Lately she's been eating fast food ALOT, she's diabetic,

    Any help? on what she should eat, Vitamins? exercise? hair products? she's been using pantene, and bought Fat hair...to stregthen her hair...
    Please help. Her mom and dad have a full head of thick hair...

    help help help

    • ANSWER:
      being low on iron and vital nutrients such as vitamin E can make your hair fall out. Unless it is hereditary in which case there isn't much you can do. She should try eating foods rich in vitamins and that have a lot of iron. Also go to a salon they may offer many products to help coat her hair to prevent future hairloss and breakage....

  31. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used Therapy G products for thinning hair?
    And if so did they help? I'm only 25 and i've been shedding a lot of hair over the past year and my hair was already thin to begin with. I just bought Therapy G's starter kit and was wondering if it worked for stopping excessive hair loss for anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have and so has my wife, who was recommended by her hair stylist. It has made a huge difference. She first tried the starter kit just like you (also because of the 90 day guarantee) and is now a big fan. She has been using the products for nearly 1 1/2 years now. She now also uses the hairspray and takes the vitamins.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is Revivogen effective in controlling hair loss?
    Is the product Revivogen effective in controlling hair loss.I saw the product on www.revivogen.com . Has anyone used it personally or knows someone who has been benefited from the product? It is bit expensive. So before buying I would like to know about its effectiveness .

    • ANSWER:
      yes! I have had tried this product and with no luck! I don't know why! maybe it is only because of me but it didn't worked!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      It worked and still works for me!

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

      good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    when i use the hair straightening product it damaged my hair and bald looking in the middle of my head?
    i got my hair permed but i dnt like the results,after 3 months i buy hair straightening but it damaged my hair.when i apply it i got alot of hair loss and after it dry i noticed that in the middle of my head my hair is cut so short that when u look at the mirror it look bald.

    • ANSWER:
      SORRY TO HEAR THAT BUT U SHOULD HAVE USED HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY

  34. QUESTION:
    What hair products are actually successful at stimulating regrowth post chemo and radiation?
    I only experience a partial hair loss during chemo for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but it did become more fragile and less lustrous. It began to grow back in fairly quickly after I went into remission, but was finer and more prone to breakage for a while. I just used gentle shampoos and conditioners and never bought anything specifically for hair regrowth. Now I really would like to find something as soon as possible. My hair has been falling out throughout the summer and is now substantially thinner. I'd been having some other weird issues, so I had tests done and found about this stomach issue that is apparently contributing to anemia. Chemo isn't directly responsible for the hair loss, but I think it's been a factor. I am getting treatment for anemia and modifying my diet (I'm a picky eater vegan and I'm going to be eating more things with iron and getting more calories every day from this point forward) but I want something that will directly help with my hair. I am completely freaking out about it now. It's noticeable to other people and I'm getting bombarded with questions about whether I've relapsed.

    If anyone knows of hair regrowth products that aren't gimmicks and will actually work please let me know. Also, if there are any vitamins or other things I should try I'd be grateful if you could tell me about them.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Atlas,

      You could try Rogaine. My ex who is a urologist used it when it was prescription, it is over the counter now. He noticed a difference. The only problem is that it only works as long as you use it, but that may be enough until your body is able to do it on its own.
      Also, use conditioner only on the bottom half of your hair.
      Cooking with cast iron pans add iron to the food cooked in them.

  35. QUESTION:
    What do I need to buy to get my hair looking like this??? (Simple/straight)?
    http://www.curlyhairsalon.com/images/straight-hair.jpg

    I'm not looking for anything fancy, but I've never used any type of hair products except shampoo/conditioner so I'm at a total loss! Can anyone give me some brands to buy? Should I put some type of frizz-something in my hair & hair spray, or what? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Biolage makes good anti-frizz products if your hair is frizzy. If your hair isn't straight, get a hair straightener. Finish it off with some hair spray.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the best products for treatment of a flea allergy in cats that you can buy at a store?
    I know that i will have to get something that will repel fleas and get rid of them, what would be the best product for that? And also, what is a good topical medication to reduce the itching and and help the hair loss and and scabs?

    • ANSWER:
      Frontline, or Advantage. Many years ago, when I had my first experience with fleas, we tried to be cheap about it, buying flea shampoos and some cheap brand to put on their necks and neither worked, at all. Frontline and Advantage kick flea butt.

      You can get them at this wonderful website (subscribe to get their catalogue in the mail.. has nifty stuff in it!). Just go to the cat section, then the flea & tick section. Their prices are much, much better than what my vet sells them for.
      http://www.drsfostersmith.com/

  37. QUESTION:
    Am I going bold and can I stop hair loss?
    I am in my 40's and losing more hair than usual, I need a good product to stop the loss. Can you recommend what I should buy and what supplements can I take to avoid losing more hair? thanks
    I do not blow dry nor iron my hair and wash it twice a week, shoulder length

    • ANSWER:
      hair products like (shampoos or conditioners) can never regrow your hair but they stop your hair from falling so if you want to regrow your hair i think you should go see a doctor.but anyways,tresemme anti breakage shampoo is a good shampoo :)

  38. QUESTION:
    How Can I Stop Hair Loss, While Making My Hair Look Good?
    I have very fine hair; it is curly, silky, and thin.
    At first, I would wash my hair twice a week, to keep it healthy. Then, my mom blow dries my hair, but I don't like to sit in a chair for 45 minutes, or more.
    So I started to wash my hair every other day, waiting until it gets curly, then putting mousse on it, to keep it from getting wild. I've been doing this for 2 weeks now, and I've already lost a pile of hair.
    My mom tells me it isn't good to leave my hair wet, and that if I keep this up, I will lose a lot of hair.
    Yet, I want to keep styling my hair this way. Is there anything I can do, or any product can I buy to reduce the hair loss?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    can anyone help with my hair loss?
    i have been noticing that a lot of hair has been falling . i want to know if theres any hair product or shampoo that i can buy that can stop this.

    • ANSWER:
      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 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

  40. QUESTION:
    does procerin really work for hair loss?
    I just turned 20 years old and i notice that my hair is starting to thin on the side of my forehead. i started to lose alot of hair everyday but ever since i been dieting and drinking alot of water my hair has stopped falling out. I heard procerin for men really works for young men my age. I was really considering buying this product. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Where to buy minoxidil 15%?
    I have been using minoxidil 5% for years to stop hair loss but it hasnt been effective as it was in the past. I've heard of minoxidil hair loss products that are stonger like, minoxidil 15%. I wanted to try this hair loss product as I have heard its worked for many. Where to buy minoxidil 15%?

    Has anyone purchased it before and can recommend a place?

    • ANSWER:
      If minoxidil 5% isnt working for you anymore than you do have a couple different options. One option is to add another hair loss product into your regimen such as Propecia or nizoral shampoo and see if that helps. Or you can move up to a stronger minoxidil solution. I believe there are 6% solutions out there and but there are definitely minoxidil 10% products so you dont have to jump all the way up to minoxidil 15% right away.

      Most people people with hair loss and using minoxidil go up in increments so they can adjust to the stronger strengths. For example, jump from minoxidil 5% to minoxidil 10% and use that until it either isnt effective anymore or at least take it for 6 months. But why make the jump to a stronger solution if its still working. But its your call on jumping to minoxidil 15%.

      As far as where to buy minoxidil 15%. There are some online stores that sell the products but I've purchased it from www.solutions4hairloss.com which has minoxidil 10% and minoxidil 15%. Others as well as myself have purchased products from them with no negative issues.

  42. QUESTION:
    Hair Regrowth treatment for hair loss?
    am looking anf review for some most rated and world's best solution for hair loss so i found Provillus and profinast hair loss treatment solution at http://www.gordoniihoodia.net , so i have a simple question that which one would be the best solution for losing of hair bcoz i can only able to buy one product so be carefull to answer, your answer would make a difference. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:-- Hairloss/Hairfall
      http://geebal.blogspot.com/2006/08/natural-homemade-hairloss-tips.html#name1

  43. QUESTION:
    has anyone in Canada used Zulvera Shampoo for hair loss?
    Can you buy it in Canada or is there a different product that is natural for hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Culver hair wash?
      http://www.alberto.com/?

  44. QUESTION:
    Whats going on with my hair loss?
    My hair has been falling out these past 6 months. Its ridiculus how much hair i pull out when i take a shower. I've tried everything from taking vitamins to switching hair products and shampoo and conditioner. I recently read on WebMd that it could be becuase I have a hormonal imbalance which completely explains why..becuase when I was younger I had to take growth hormones (the shots that make you taller) ..becasue my body wasn't up to date with my age. I have stopped taking the shots about 4 years ago and now my hair is thinning dramatically and falling out. What should I do?
    please serious answers only..dont tell me to buy a wig or anything
    Thanks so much in advance

    • ANSWER:
      call your doctor and tell them your having this problem they maybe able to give you a supplement that will avoid this from happening hair loss is normal i pull out a ton of hair in the shower or when i take my hair down from being up i mean you can make a wig from what i pull out but my doc told me it was ok and it was normal and yes it can be caused from hormonal inbalances that is what mine is from having so many hormones being changed from pregnancy and surgeries will casue this to happen as well but if you are really worried call your doctor and ask to set up an appointment and they will go over options with you on what is normal and what isnt

  45. QUESTION:
    which is best garnier or herbal essence products and where can u buy those from?
    i really want your honest opinion, so plz tell me which one is useful cuz my hair are long and falling mostly and i wanted to know which is good one to prevent hair loss plz help me...

    • ANSWER:
      If your hair is falling out I would try a shampoo that is made to help stimulate growth. Thymuskin hair loss shampoo works wonders. But if you really want to use Garnier or Herbal Essence, I like Garnier better because it is made with natural fruit waxes. You can get them practically anywhere like Wal-Mart or Target. Good Luck

  46. QUESTION:
    Stress-related hair loss - any remedies that work?
    I used to have very thick and full hair and over the past year and it has thinned out to the point where you can almost see my scalp on the top of my head. A hairdresser said that it was a stress-related problem because hairdye, while damaging your hair, will not make it fall out that much and since it was only on the top and the rest of my hair isn't falling out. Is there anything I can do for the hair to grow back? Any products I can use?? I am an 18 year old female and as you can imagine, this is kind of embarassing. I'm really worried that it might keep falling out. I have stopped dying my hair (just in case) and I use thickening shampoos (I don't think those work, but whatever) but it's still the same.

    If anybody has any solutions; store-bought, home-made, change in diet, vitamins, ANYTHING, I am willing to try it.

    • ANSWER:
      try biotin supplements and also takes steps to reduce your stress level.

  47. QUESTION:
    Growing hair product?
    Hi,

    A few years ago my mom bought this one hair product for me due to hair loss. But the store that she bought it from closed down. It's been a while and my hair is getting thin so I was wondering if anyone of you guys would happen to know about the product. Here is a little description on it.

    It is an India product. It was a glass bottle and had like a picture of an India girl with long hair. It was kind of like green gel just that it's a little bit greasy when you put it on your hair. It basically helps grow your hair. Back then it really helped my hair grow long and thick.
    Well, this is all that I got recorded in my head. If anyone know, please I would really appreciate your help. :D Thanks a lot!!!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    URGENT! PLZ HELP! HAIR LOSS CUZ OF STRAIGHTENING IRON!
    Hello, I've been using an iron for the past 4 months. IT was pretty cheap (30 dollars).For the 1 month ive been using it 3 times a week.In may july I used it allot. 2 weeks ago i noticed i didn't have that much hair I had before .Since I used the iron on top and in the front i have less hair there. I'm only 15 so I don't think im losing my hair cuz of age.My mom said it might be the hormones but I don't know about that. I know there are conditioner, or other stuff that helps protect the hair or make it grow. I have wavy-a bit curly hair. If you know some products I could buy ( not too expensive and that I could easily buy that is).I I also wanted to know if that means i can't use the straightener anymore.Thnx
    Oo,btw im a guy

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I cope with hair loss?
    I am a 21 year old male who sadly has genes for early hair loss from my family. I do not want to use products to increase hair count because they are expensive and you are required to use them for months as a result, or the hair will thin again.

    I am interested in shaving it all off, and going for the shaved head look, but I am wondering what kind of maintenance this requires? Does anyone have any experience with tools and care needed for something like this? What type of razor is best to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      well. i used to shave my head, and i used a premium razor like a schick or gillette, but i always made sure that my head was moisturized well and that i used a good shaving lotion (not cream) also remmember to shave in the direction that offers the least resistance, and just remmeber that your gonna get some cuts until you get comfortable shaving your head, after a few tries you get used to which way to shave over which areas of your head.

  50. QUESTION:
    Hair loss , and i am only 17 i need your advice please and as soon as POSSIBLE?
    So i am only 17 years old, and recently ive found that on the right side of my head i have EXTREMELY thin hair. i dont know what do i have to constantly keep switching my hair and running my fingers tit because ui dont , you see a small line of my scalp and it is very emberessing.
    its like so incredibly thin, that if you lift the hair that I DO HAVE on that side, you see part of my scalp. i dont have ANY MONEY to buy any products or anything and im just wondering, is there any home remedies i can do to help my hair grow ?

    • ANSWER:


Can Coconut Oil Regrow Hair

Hair seems to be one of those things that most guys take pride in. But what can a man do if his hair is starting to fall out or has fallen out to a certain degree? You will find a lot of natural hair remedies. The natural remedies are safe and risk free. If they do not work for you, you do not have anything to lose because it would not do any further harm to your hair.

1. Massaging the hair and scalp with oil is said to be the best natural remedy for regrowing thinning hair. For hair massage, you can either use olive oil or a mixture of rosemary and jojoba oils. Other than this, even almond, castor and coconut oil are said to be good for hair. Before applying the oil, heat it first and then directly apply on the scalp, gradually moving towards the hair. To ensure hair regrowth, massage your scalp vigorously, especially on the areas where you are experiencing hair loss. It will be good if you can leave the oil on your hair for the whole night. However, if this is not possible, apply the oil and let it stay for half an hour to one hour, before you wash it off with a good shampoo and conditioner. Hair oil massage should be done at least three times a week to achieve best results.

2. India has produced some very interesting hair loss remedies, many of which involve nuts, berries, leaves and eggs. For instance, taking the uncooked yolk of one egg and massaging it into your scalp is known to help hair loss. Keep the yolk on your scalp for about an hour before you wash it off. The healing qualities found in the egg are said to stimulate the hair follicles and recharge hair growth. Another treatment involves applying castor oil to the scalp and roots of the remaining hair. Do not put the castor oil on the hair itself, just the root and the scalp. Wrap a cloth or newspaper around your head and leave it on throughout the night. Wash it off when you wake up in the morning.

3. Men can benefit from various remedies aimed to treat the thinning of their hair. Two of such remedies you can probably find the ingredients to right in your kitchen are honey and lemon juice. They seem to work wonders for the growth of men's hair when used together.

Massaging a mixture of the two together into the scalp and washing away a half hour later helps to not only treat dandruff which can lead to severe hair loss, but it also cures excessive dryness of the hair and prevents further loss.

4. Nutritional deficiency can lead to hair thinning and slows or even stops regrowth. Iron, vitamins, and minerals promote healthy hair growth and without them, the hair can weaken and the hair follicles may become damaged which can lead to hair loss. Eating healthy and staying well hydrated is important to healing the hair and scalp back to health. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will keep your body nicely hydrated. A word of caution about excessive vitamins intake: certain vitamins, such as Vitamin A, if taken more than the recommended daily intake can cause hair loss as well as other health risks. For instance, if you are taking Vitamin A supplement, the recommended daily intake should not exceed 5,000 IU daily for adults. The best approach is to spread the foods you eat in good proportions. Your health physician can better assess your overall nutritional deficiencies and recommend the right vitamins and diet plan.

5. In your endeavor of how to naturally regrow lost hair, you can also try some home remedies that have been proved to be quite effective. One such method is to use the mixture of cinnamon and honey on your hair. Take cinnamon in a mixing bowl, add honey to it and mix them with olive oil to make a paste. Apply this paste on the entire hair, including on the scalp and rinse it off after fifteen minutes with shampoo. Another natural method of regrowing lost hair is by using aloe vera gel on the scalp directly. Drinking aloe vera juice is also said to help in the regrowth of lost hair. Rubbing the scalp with onion or garlic is also believed to be a good home remedy to regrow thinning hair naturally.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how good is coconut oil for ur hair?
    im half indian,and my hair is just recovering from split ends.I had hair about 6 inches below my shoulders and i had to cut off all of it because of split ends.Im trying different oil moisturizer products so it can regrow healthy.ive tried them all i think so now im using natural coconut oil.

    How good is it?
    Will it cause breakage or more split ends?
    i use it every morning when i comb my hair

    • ANSWER:
      Read the bottle it says it work good and protects your hair. I use it but i dont every morning or my hair will get too greasy. I think it works good for my frizzy/curly hair.
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgPwNm24Fb9RZL1OEsZBtkzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080513184556AAzOgpE

  2. 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:

  3. QUESTION:
    Some of my hair is thinning and my hair line is receding, is this a sign that im going bald?
    Hi im 17 years old
    im a male and losing allot of hair, especially when washing my hair or even itching it.
    My hair line is getting higher, the top part of my hair is getting thinner. I can see my scalp at the top of my head. Ive been losing hair since i was 10 years old due to over dose use of hair gel. Am i going bald?
    I heard Olive oil and Coconut oil treats hair loss, and simulates hair growth?
    Would this prevent my hair loss and regrow my lost hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil or coconut oil is another form of moisturizing your damaged hair.
      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 my hair.

      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!

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you restore thinned/little bit of lost hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?

    • ANSWER:
      95% of mens hair loss is caused by DHT. DHT is also the thing that causes body hair to grow. If you notice your body hair starting to grow then your hair loss might get worse. You should start taking a herb called saw palmetto. Saw palmetto prevents the formation of DHT and will save and most likely allow your hair to grow back.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can you restore a little bit of thinning hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?
    @ rawr ben: haha just last night i switched to baby shampoo. whole new feeling of fresh :)
    let's see if the mildness and less chemicals have impacts!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a similar problem.

      What I have done is simply switched to baby shampoo. It is much less hair on my hair, and has seemed to help it out in the past couple months.

      I am sure there are more, bigger, and costlier things you can do, but I have found this to be at least a small stepping stone that is easy and cheap.

  6. QUESTION:
    seeking professional hair sylist advice please help?
    I just feel like crying! My hair was overbleached when getting blond hghlights. The whole top layer of my hair was burned off and came out in the foils. I have highlighted my hair for over ten years and always kept it healthy because I had a great stylist who knew my hair and knew how to handle it. I went to someone new when I came to visit my parents. My hair is so damaged and I got it cut two inches and then again another inch. I dont want to keep cutting it because I love to have long hair. How can I regrow it? I know it takes time but what can I do to keep the hair I have healthy. What is the best protein treatment/conditioner ? Should I use almond, coconut and olive oil on my hair or my scalp? I read that the oil is good for the hair. It really makes me feel ugly every day now that my hair is ruined, I always wear it in a bun because of the split ends and how it looks. Please help to get it back to normal or at least on the way back to normal. Thanks for you help

    • ANSWER:
      you need to get a hardcore reconditioner.

      Redken Extreme - CAT and Anti-Snap
      - these to products are amazing together. The CAT treatment you spray on towel dried hair, leave it in for 5 - 10 minutes and then rinse it out. Anti-Snap you put in after you get out of the shower and style as you usually would

      Aquage Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
      - AMAZING. They strengthen the hair, you'll notice a difference within the first week. They smell great AND they protect color all in one shampoo.

      Scruples ER
      - is a very thick reconditioner. You wash your hair and you can leave it on 5 minutes or all day, it really gets into your hair shaft and helps not only maintain the protein and disulfide bonds that your hair has left but helps those bonds to create new ones.

      Also if you can, find a salon with a good reputation and someone that's been there awhile and go in once a week or once every two weeks for reconditioning treatments as well as doing them at home.

  7. QUESTION:
    hair loss at fourteen?
    I've lost a lot of hair because of trichotillomania and straightening. I obsessively straightened my hair for 2 years without hair protection spray and it's shocking how much hair I've lost. I'm definitely paying the price. for the past 3 months I've been putting coconut oil once a week and leaving it in overnight, using hair protection spray whenever I straighten, not using a hairdryer at all, straightening a LOT less- like once a week. also for a few weeks I've been eating 10-20 almonds a day for protein etc. I'm really upset about this so please can you suggest how I can regrow all that back? im a patient person so don't expect overnight results but any advice is greatly appreciated. also, if you can, can you give me tips on managing trichotillomania?

    • ANSWER:
      If you ALREADY knew the 'cause', then why do you continue to use hair straightening? Did you want your hair to grow or not?

      There are more hair oil on the shelf now, than 30-40 years ago, and it's because it is a billion dollar business! There are more hair loss now, too, than 30-40 years ago! They hair industry also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. Hair straightening, you've found that out, is another form of abuse. Heat protectant doesn't protect hair 100%. Like sunscreen, you still get sunburned. Same with hair.

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

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

      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.

      Shampoos are meant for cleaning hair, eating is for growing and you can't speed up time, nor can you speed 'perfection.' "If you have no patience, you have no right growing long hair." ~ Hair expert of the 80's.

      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010, Vogue Feb. 2011 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, fish oil, etc. . Fish oil for example: Read the labels if they state that it contains: "one or more of the following: Cod, English Whiting, Shark."

      The FDA don't even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11

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

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Best advice from Hollywood's well known hairstylist in the 80's once said: "Keep foods in your mouth and hair products on your hair."

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in.

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

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

  8. QUESTION:
    hair loss please help me?
    I obsessively straightened my hair for 2 years without hair protection spray and it's shocking how much hair I've lost. I'm definitely paying the price. for the past 3 months I've been putting coconut oil once a week and leaving it in overnight, using hair protection spray whenever I straighten, not using a hairdryer at all, straightening a LOT less- like once a week. also for a few weeks I've been eating 10-20 almonds a day for protein etc. I'm really upset about this so please can you suggest how I can regrow all that back? im a patient person so don't expect overnight results but any advice is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A MAIN CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS (and other harmful products we use). An alarming number have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Those recommended in the other answers have been found to be seriously hair and scalp harming.
      See this site "Skin Deep Database" ( "Skin deep Database: A Feelgood Resource" tells you how best to use the Database) and "Not Just a Pretty Face." In the Database search box enter "Shampoos* " (the asterisk is IMPORTANT) and you will see which are the most harmful and others which are safer or only minimally harming. Then do the same for conditioners, etc.

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

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

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

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger. Then no matter how much you brush they will not be uprooted

      My hair completely regrew on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results. But the effort is truly worth it. I know I would have ended up as my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew did - completely, or very nearly completely, bald. I truly know this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

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

  9. QUESTION:
    I have read many, many answers to regrowing hair and stimulating scalp....?
    some say use almond, coconut, olive, lavendar oils etc on the scalp. Others say scalp massage every night stimulates the calp and hair roots. Others say eat plenty of spinach, greens, vegetables, lots of protein, alot of water, vitamins, get regular hair trims, dont over heat and dry hair, exercise more etcetc. My question is this, what am i doing WRONG?!! I am not losing hair but it still looks and feels thin every since a girl messed up my highlights with too much bleach and literally melted off the top layer. It has been over a year and a half. My scalp feels okay, she didn't burn it or anything as far as I can tell. Please give me professional advice only. I am desperate.

    • ANSWER:
      year and a half? that should be about 9 inches of growth. With all the oils and massage and vitamins you might get an extra inch or 2, but nothing is a magical cure, those promote healthy hairgrowth, not faster hairgrowth. if she didnt burn your scalp, then she didnt do any permanent damage. maybe it just your hair growth patterns changing convientiently after she fried your hair. have you gone through any hormonal changes? pregnancy or menopause can really change your hair growth patterns. maybe too much testosterone? that can cause baldness or hairloss especially on top of your head *male pattern balding*. check with a doctor or dermatologist to see if its hormone or health related. if not, just eat healthy, be active, and scrub yoru scalp really well in the shower, it stimulates blood flow to improve hair growth. you could try a scalp stimulating shampoo/conditioner like nioxin. it worked for me when i burned my hair off and fried my scalp from way too strong bleaching. my scalp was blistered and horribly sore/dry. nioxin has essential oils which make your scalp all cool and tingly and fresh and it really accellerated the healing and helped grow my hair back. once again, stimulating bloodflow to the scalp, it dialtes the capilaries which draw blood too your follicles, causing a greater flow of blood, maximizing hair production. it has about a 90% satisfaction rate, so its worth a try. sorry, i cant be more direct.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you restore thinned/little bit of lost hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      It can only be replaced with new hair follicles currently, using
      hair transplants.

      Once DHT binds with the hair follicle the follicle shrinks then dies.

      Follicles damaged by the DHT can be maintained with monixidil but it will never return to what it was.

      Oils can clog pores and follicle and actually exacerbate the situation.

      Some people have been able to grow "peach fuzz" from their damaged follicles using natural remedies for a slightly improved look but nothing sufficient.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you restore thinned/little bit of lost hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?

    • ANSWER:


Can Fish Oil Regrow Hair

There's no doubt about it, fish oil omega 3 for puppies can help with their development and protect them from degenerative diseases in the future.

They can help puppies in the same way they do for us by lowering the risk of heart disease, keeping the cholesterol levels healthy which can be a real problem as they get older and keeping their joints healthy too.

Fish oil omega 3 for puppies is among the most commonly used supplement in all of veterinary medicine, to the point that they are not even recognized as an alternative treatment anymore.

It is the essential omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA that provide the benefits as they have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation lies behind most health problems in puppies and older dogs which is why these oils are so effective.

They also help to heal dry or irritated hairless patches, helping the hair to regrow and promoting a healthy shining coat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have dyed and straightened my hair for about a year and a half and now its very thin can I get my hair back?
    I know the cause of my problem is obvious: dying, bleaching and straightening but I really want to know if I can get my hair back to its original thickness naturally without having to use treatments? I am a 17 year old male and have dyed my hair black numerous times and its been bleached and I have been straightening for about 2 years with very good quality straighteners (GHDs) that get very hot. So question is: Can I regrow my hair to its original thickness without expensive treatments and medications? In other words, grow it back naturally? I went to see a hair specialist and he said it would cost me New Zealand-00 for a four month treatment programme.... Im a student so I dont have that sorta money... I have a vegetable juice every day which consists of 1 beetroot, 3 apples and 4 carrots which I am taking for the vitamins and minerals to provide my hair. I am also taking omega oils and fish oils. My thin hair is doing damage to my teenage self-esteem.

    Thanks in Advance!
    Jamie

    • ANSWER:
      You done and killed your hair.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do I do in this situation (Pics & Details inside)?
    've been growing my hair out since January and in March or April, I got a cut like this (LINK BELOW of WILL SMITH) only a little lower 'cause my hair wasn't as high as his.

    http://www.scifisite.net/stud/images/Will_Smith.jpg

    Well the faded part on the sides have been growing back IRREGULARLY slow. I just want to know what I should do about that. Should I cut my hair (not all off, just low & even) and then start the regrowing process with no styles like the one in the pic... just grow out an afro. I mean, the parts on the sides are BARELY an inch right now and it's been 2-3 months since my hair was cut like that. At least it'd grow back evenly if I just got a Caesar or something.

    Is there supplements I can take? I take daily multivitamins & fish oil supplements but idk if that has anything to do with anything though related to hair. Any haircare products? Mane & Tail? Any help would be appreciated. I just want my hair to be more even looking & growww!

    • ANSWER:
      if you trim it a little bit, it will grow faster. the more you cut your hair - the faster it grows and the longer it gets, the slower it grows


Body Hair Loss Causes

The adult scalp contains about 100,000 hair follicles. Everyday the scalp loses about 100 hairs and they will grow back in 5-6 weeks. Starting at age 40, the levels of by-product prolactin of testosterone of men increases, stimulating the production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that causes the conversion of testosterone to gihydro-testosterones DHT causing our hair to grow back thinner or not grown back at all. This causes an androgenic alopecia hair loss problem, since DHT shrinks the follicles causing hair thins and hair receding at the forehead, crown and temple for men and thins over the entire scalp for women. What causes hair loss.

1. The Causes of Hair Loss
a) Aging
Human aging is the biological process that is unavoidable but controllable with healthy diet with complex carbohydrates, green foods, garlic, onion, water and juices that will help to decrease the aging process in some degree. It also helps to reduce the amount of DHT produced in our body, result in postponing hair loss to our scalp.

b) Mineral deficiency
Minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, chromium, iodine, zinc, and magnesium are necessary to maintain healthy hair growth. Mineral deficiency will reduce the chance to regulate the blood circulation that promotes healthy hair growth and thyroid hormones that prevent dry hair and hair loss as well as defects in hair color. Too much iron is toxic to your body. Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any mineral supplement.

c) Oxygen deficiency
Oxygen deficiency in your blood weakens the hair follicles, leading to dryness of the scalp and hair loss. Uncontrolled diet that is high in saturated fat causes cholesterol building up in your arteries resulting in less oxygen in your blood stream. Also cigarette smoking and second hand smoke reduces the blood flow and increases the blood clotting activity of cells which would clog the blood flow and damage arteries causing oxygen deficiency and results in weaken of the hair follicles.

d) Side affects of medication taken
Some medications contains elements that might cause hair loss such as lithium, warfarin, heparin, and amphetamines. When hair loss is a side effect of a medication, hair growth usually returns to normal once the drug is stopped.

e) Genetic hair loss
Hair loss is due to heredity. It is passed down from generation to generation. Genetic hair loss appears predominately in men, but may also appear in a few select women.

2. Food to Avoid

Foods that can cause hair loss and diminish hair growth.

a) Saturated and Trans fat
Foods such as meat, poultry, and fried foods contain high saturated fat. Foods such as margarine, cheese, and butter contain high amounts of trans fat. These foods cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries and small veins in your scalp resulting in less oxygen being delivered to the cell in your body, including the cells on the follicles.

b) Foods that contain Aspartame and Monosodium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate contain chemicals that causes weight gain, increased appetite and also causes various kinds of health problems such as hair loss.
Aspartame contains toxic chemicals that make you gain weight, increases hunger and causes medical problems like migraines and poor blood circulation.

c) Smoking
As we mentioned in the previous article, smoking can reduce blood flow to the scalp causing hardening in the arteries, limit blood flow and make hair loss worse.

d) Artificial Color
Artifiicial color contains chemical compounds that take their toll on the body's natural balance.
Specific foods to avoid include colored drinks, color-coated candies, gummy and chewy candies, and many colored cereals.

e) Preservatives
These are potentially toxic to the liver and kidneys that cause hair loss and prevent hair growth as we mentioned in the article "Hair loss part IV--regrow hair with Chinese herbs".

f) Food Packaging
Polyvinyl chloride is a known carcinogen, and it's often used as plastic food wrap. It is toxic with high amounts causing damage to the kidney and liver resulting in hair loss.

g) Salt
Eating too much salt can lead to fluid retention and increased blood pressure that cause less oxygen to be delivered to the body's cells including cells in your scalp in result of losing hair.

3. Hair Loss Prevention and Treatment

I. Here are some important minerals that may help to prevent hair loss and promote hair re-growth:

a) Iron
Iron is involved in the oxygenation of your body's red blood cells. It is essential for normal hair growth and maintaining healthy hair. If the amount of iron can not be replaced with food intake, iron deficiency will cause hair loss because of oxygen deficiency.

b) Zinc
It helps to secrete the scalp with much needed oil and avoid dandruff that may cause hair loss.

c) Copper
Study shows that these tripeptide complexes may actually be able to regrow hair, even in patients with total hair loss due to alopecia. Healthy tissue concentrations of copper lie between 1.7 and 3.5 milligrams. Everything else will cause hair loss.

d) B vitamins

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone Know of a supplement or pill that causes body hair loss? or hair loss in general?
    I read about something called DHT which attacks the hair follicles? any suggestions thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    What causes body hair loss?
    I was wondering what cause body hair loss. I have a 3 month old, breastfeeding, prenatal vitamins. I took a shower yesterday and noticed that almost all my body hair is gone. About half of the hair on my legs is gone too. This has never happened before, and I am really really curious. I don't know if pregnancy has anything to do with it, but just putting it out there. Any illnesses, something to do with any organs, anything? I mean, women pay for hair removal. Any answers???

    • ANSWER:
      Lucky you.

  3. QUESTION:
    what disease causes loss of all body hair except for scalp and fingernails and toenails to fall out painlessly?

    • ANSWER:
      Alopecia can do that. A lot of people think that it's on the scalp, but it can even be in patches all over the body. It attacks any kind of follicle.

  4. QUESTION:
    diseases that cause body hair loss? or any pills that cause body hair loss?
    Ive been dealing with stubborn body hair and i'm looking for a solution other than laser,wax,etc.

    • ANSWER:
      anorexia nervosa and bulimia but if you thinking of loosing weight just to get rid of hair, that's a really stupid thing to do.

  5. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroidism lead to body hair loss?
    I know hypothyroidism can cause hair loss on your head, but i have been experiencing body hair loss as well ( Chest, Armpit) Fall out or very easy to pull out.

    My story- Im 20 years old and about 8 months ago my doctor found a small goiter on my thyroid. After a few blood tests and even a thyroid scan my hormones came out to be normal, but i am still not convinced.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually hypothyroidism can cause hairloss all over the body not just the hair on the head.. thats normal.. when yur TSH value comes back to normal.. yu will not experience this problem any more

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there something I can do that would cause natural body hair loss?
    Not like just removing it, like actually cause me to lose it naturally

    • ANSWER:
      Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss. Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they've had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones. During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall out. ... Can my doctor do something to stop hair loss?
      i have a site for the hair health and care...must visit http://www.ilht.com/celebrity-hair-transplant.html

  7. QUESTION:
    can chlorine cause body hair loss/?
    I USE THE JACUZZI IN THE HEALTH SPA 4TIMES A WEEK,AND NOW I HAVE NO MORE BODY HAIR ON MY ARMS LEGS ,AND ARM PITS.IS TOO MUCH CLORINE IN THE POOL CAUSING THIS?

    • ANSWER:
      I swim 10 hours a week, and I've found that chlorine bleaches your skin and hair (but only slightly if you don't swim as much as I do)

      Are you sure its gone? And not just lightened? (:

  8. QUESTION:
    does hysterectamy cause hair loss and excessive body hair?
    Im a 26 year old mother of two. I had my hysterectamy at 19 during the birth of my child. Doctors could not stop my uterus from bleeding because it had collapsed. Both of my children were delivered by c section. My first child i was in labor for 18 hours with no dialation and they believe that put to much strain on my uterus so i had a planned c section with my last child. Now at 26 im not on any hormones and my hair is thinning and i have excessive body hair and facial hair i never had before.

    • ANSWER:
      MTSAFIRE wrote:
      "a hysterectomy can affect your hormone levels, may no longer produce the same or any level of estrogen depending on the female organs that were removed, without the estrogen it is not uncommon to have a higher level of testosterone and therefore the facial and body hair" That is very good advice and very true. The only thing I would add is to see a doctor who specializes in female hair loss and to see what can be done from different drug treatments to hair restoration. Because you have had a hysterectomy you may be a candidate to take propecia, which is usually taken by men because it can cause birth defects in children if taken by a woman when conception is a possibility. But many older women(post-menopause) take propecia and have had great results. Hope that helps!

  9. QUESTION:
    Are excessive body hair and hair loss related? ( for men)?
    This is a quote from a site "Excessive body hair for men indicates a greater chance of premature hair loss; 50% greater risk if a man has complete chest hair; 70% greater risk is a man has chest, shoulder and back hair; and 90% greater risk if a man has total body hair." I can't seem to find the reason why I am becoming bald at 20. I dont' think its a genetic or a diet prob. I am not stressed either. However I have quite a lot of hair on my arms, back and around waist area for an asian. Just wondering if that is why I am losing my hair.

    the quoted website is : http://www.nioxin.com/go/en/scalp-and-hair-health/health-info/hair-loss-causes/

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, the quote is true. The same thing that makes you grow body hair makes you lose it on your head.

      If you are concerned about your hair loss, use a good shampoo. Try Rodaine and see your doctor. There is a drug that can stop the balding.

  10. QUESTION:
    Products that cause hair loss anywhere on the human body?
    Are there any products that cause hair loss in any part of the human body ?

    • ANSWER:
      Nair

  11. QUESTION:
    Hair loss caused to hairy body.?
    Well heres the story. I'm asking if I'm going to lose my hair if I have a hair body. I have somewhat hairy stomach and thighs and legs. arms not really. Will this cause me to lose hair on my head? I mean no homo, but my dad is hairy and is bald... so will I be?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    how to control the heat in body. it causes loss of weight, hair fall, tiredness.?

    • ANSWER:
      Regular exercise, food rich in carbs and fats (and fever :P ) - increases body heat
      Water intake, calming activities (meditation) - bring the temperature down.

      Increase in body heat may reduce weight and make you feel tired, but I am not sure it has anything to do with hair fall, which is usually from malnutrition, illness or genetic causes.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is It True That Men Who Lose Their Hair Have A Lot Of Body Hair?
    I heard that testosterone causes hair loss and it also makes ones body hair grow.

    My brother and father both went bald and they have lots of body hair; mainly chest and legs.

    I was wondering if this is true.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it's a scientific fact, but it seems to be a common theme.

  14. QUESTION:
    is masturbation is good for health ... ?? some people are saying that masturbation can cause hair loss?
    some people are saying that masturbation can cause hairloss bcz it increases the D.H.T level in our body which causes hair loss ... and many people are saying that masturbation can also effects eyes ... is this true ... ???

    • ANSWER:
      You don't lose hair. It grows on your palms and you go blind...this is what the old wives's tale is.

      And no it is not true. Masturbation is completely natural and fine for you health.

  15. QUESTION:
    If you take Hair Loss medicine does it cause you to grow excessive body hair too?
    I'm referring to the pill form medication

    • ANSWER:
      No.

  16. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss and bruising?
    I have recently started noticing I am loosing a ton of hair and my hair is becoming really thin. I also have huge bruises all on my legs and other parts of my body. Is there something majorly wrong? I am starting to worry alot.

    • ANSWER:
      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 wife suffered from hair loss too and she started trying everything you can imagine to stop her hair loss. the things that really worked for her 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 her!

      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 wife`s own personal experience

  17. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in rabbits?
    She is already very sick and being treated but she has a ton of hair loss all over her body. She is sick because she has a large tumor under her chin which is causing her not to be able eat. I am force feeding her for now. She is 6-7 years old and broke her back leg and is unable get up from lying down alone. She has lost control over some areas on her body too. She is very willing to eat though. She also has a hard time urinating. What should I do and what causes the hair loss? I know I have to take her to the vet but what can I do until then?
    She eats plenty of carrots!

    • ANSWER:
      Her general condition and age is causing hair loss.
      I really do suggest that she is put to sleep by the vet asap.
      A rabbit that has lost control of its body and cannot eat is suffering in pain through the broken leg and the tumour and is going to die anyway as the liver will be damaged through not eating. She will possibly not make it through an operation for either the tumour or broken leg due to her age and lack of fitness
      It is the kinder option

  18. QUESTION:
    Does body fortress whey protein and lifting 3 times a week cause or speed up hair loss?
    i read about testosteorne being converted to dht, which is bad for hair?

    so does it speed up or cause hair loss

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Whey protein is not a testosterone booster directly or indirectly. You have nothing to worry about.

      There are also better whey proteins out there. Optimum Nutrition makes some of the best stuff.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can one decrease athe ammount of DHT in their body? (suffering from hair loss)?
    I heard this is what causes your hair to fall out

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia or Rogaine (Topically)

  20. QUESTION:
    Does maulnutrition in dogs cause hair loss?
    My family and I just got a dog not even a week ago. He was definitely not fed much because you could see his bones. He also has a lot of hair loss throughout his body. Is this because his prior owners did not give him the nitrition he needed to survive?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, this could be one possibility but, it could also be external or internal parasites. Or it could a different kind of medical issue.

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    Why can stress cause hair loss?
    Why can stress cause hair loss? And where can it cause hair loss on your body?

    • ANSWER:
      i have no idea. let me know when you get an answer

  23. QUESTION:
    Essential oils that cause hair loss?
    I want to thin and lose excess body hair so I wanted to make a hair minimizing blend.I've heard clary sage eo works, but i don't know if that is true.

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of hair loss isn't always easy to pin down, often it's a combination of things that is causing it. One thing is for sure it's best not to wait to do something about it. The earlier you identify the cause of the problem and address it the better your chances of curing it.

      In the source box I added a couple of links on hair loss, one has the various causes and solutions and the other lists vitamins you should add to your diet to better aid in hair growth.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does Working Out / Exercising at the gym causes hair loss?
    I've been working out since September of last year, but I've only really starting working out on a consistent basis (3 times per week) since January. Oddly enough, I find that my hair has thinned out, on the top of my head, considerably over the past five months. I already have a little bit of a receding hairline, but it's not noticeable at all, but now that my hair around it is thinning out, I'm beginning to look noticeably balding.

    I know male pattern baldness is unpreventable, but I find that it's pretty coincidental that my hair overall is thinning out at the same time as I began to seriously work out.

    Exercising DOES increase testerostone (DHT) in your body, but does it ever increase it enough to accelerate hair loss this rapidly? I'm not taking anything (supplements, drugs, medication) at all. I am working out au naturel. Has anyone ever had this experience, or know of anyone who had this happen to them?

    • ANSWER:
      I hope not because I have been working out hard for the last couple years hard and I have a whole head of hair. I believe it is strictly genetics and luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    hair loss, head, body and facial hair?
    it seems like all the hair on me is falling out by the roots,
    why would something like this happen? and what could cause it?
    background info
    im male, 19, 5ft 11 inches, 13 stone, quite hairy, generally active ( not so over the past month because of a accident) diet is ok, hygiene is good,
    the only thing i can think of what would cause this is stress, were im living now and who im living with means im always on edge, my nerves are shot, sleeping habit is all over the place, plus ive got stuff to do with the accident looming,
    can stress really cause this much hair loss, i thought it could cause some hair loss but not this much

    anything else it could be?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Stress and male pattern baldness direct from your DNA. You aren't taking care of yourself. This can happen when you don't if it is the right person. I think that and your male pattern baldness dominant gene have interacted. Look at how many doctors, lawyers, and people who have high stress jobs have hair loss. You don't see it as often from someone working selling phones for Verizon lol

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a hair product that if used wrong could cause permanent hair loss?
    Trying to remove unwanted body hair permanently without spending a bunch of money

    • ANSWER:
      You're going to hurt yourself. Please, if you really want it, save your money and do laser hair removal because I'm sure using a product wrong, if it causes permanent hair loss, can cause some other side effects you'd probably not want to have at all.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does the chemotherapy drug Paclitaxel causes everyone's hair to fall out?
    I know that not everyone experience the same side effects while taking chemo because everyone's body is different. But I just wanted to know does this cause hair loss in just some people or maybe all?

    • ANSWER:
      Its not a given that hair loss will result but as shown below thinning certainly will. Of course not everyone gets the same side effects ...
      Side Effects
      Common side-effects include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, change in taste, thinned or brittle hair, pain in the joints of the arms or legs lasting 2-3 days, changes in the color of the nails, tingling in the hands or toes. More serious side effects such as unusual bruising or bleeding, pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, change in normal bowel habits for more than 2 days, fever, chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, shortness of breath, severe exhaustion, skin rash, facial flushing and chest pain can also occur. A number of these side effects are associated with the excipient used, Cremophor EL, a polyoxyethylated castor oil. Allergies to drugs such as cyclosporine, teniposide and drugs containing polyoxyethylated castor oil may indicate increased risk of adverse reactions to paclitaxel. Dexamethasone is given prior to beginning paclitaxel treatment to mitigate some of the side effects

  28. QUESTION:
    What causes dog hair loss?
    Our 13 year old Yorkshire Terrier has been losing his hair in spots all over his body. Lately he's been chewing at his skin till it's raw but he doesn't have fleas! His vision and hearing are both going bad due to old age, so could his hair loss be because of old age too?? Or could there be another probable cause? The hair loss is not due to his chewing on himself...so count that one out.

    • ANSWER:
      Terriers are nortorious for terrible skin problems and he could also have an allergy.

      Age may bring on other kinds of mental problems as well, and the dog could be chewing out of some reaction within their mind

  29. QUESTION:
    body hair loss please answer?
    lately it seems like im having less and less body hair. my legs look almost bald and so does my arms and stomach. what can cause this? I dont want people to think i shave my body. Im only 22.

    • ANSWER:
      it will be better if you will go to your doctor!!!

  30. QUESTION:
    Is Hair Loss caused by Hyperthyroidism reversable if treated?
    A symptom of Hyperthyroidism (Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive, and makes too much thyroid hormone (called thyroxine [T4 ] and triiodothyronine [T3 ]). Hormones are substances that affect and control many important functions in the body.) is hair loss. And its totally curable by

    Antithyroid medications
    Radioactive iodine (which destroys the thyroid and stops the excess production of hormones)
    Surgery to remove the thyroid

    But Im wondering, would hair grow back if it was treated or would it just stop whats happened so far?

    I know this is a weird/hard question but anything would be awesome. thanks!

    • 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.

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

      was:

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

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to

      melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a

      few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or

      sesame oil base with massage;

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

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

      It worked and still works for him!

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

      http://www.trichozed.com/?id=fc7a24

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

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

  31. QUESTION:
    Would exposure to high level of chlorine in the hot water used everydday cause loss of hair on a persons body?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, it can be for some very sensitive individuals

  32. QUESTION:
    what cause hair loss with the hair style braids?
    I have been having my hair braid for about 4 years now. my hair in the middle has hair no less then an inch. the lady said that I need to put grease in my hair to help it grow. I have not seen my hair fall out. do any body know what could be causing this? im just 20 years old

    • ANSWER:
      if you try to braid you hair too much then your hair can break off..this is due to tightness of braids. It usually happens in the front, but it can happen all over your head. You should take sometime off from braids, relaxers, etc. and just let your hair be natural. You can also use olive oil, carrot oil, grease, etc. to help with the growth.

  33. QUESTION:
    Will a combination of cardio + moderate weights cause hair loss?
    I've heard that it increases testosterone and can therefore contribute to hair loss. Is this true?

    I don't want to become a body builder figure, I just want to gain a moderate amount of muscle and burn some fat - but i'm worried about these baldness rumours!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is an answer I found online, it is a response to a question about a 24 yr old who was asking about hair loss from working out. This response was made by Dr. William Rassman, founder of the New Hair Institute.

      This may seem logical, but there is no proof to it. Since you are 24 years old and at the peak of the early balding process when genetics generally tend to kick in, it may be coincidental with your training process. Realistically, if you have genetic hair loss you should have a diagnosis made, then probably treat it with Propecia, which should stop the hair loss impact of DHT reasonably well. As a medical student you should approach this process the correct way.

      I hope this helps some.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there anything that can be done about Epival causing hair loss?
    I'm a 22 year old girl on Epival and it's causing my hair to fall out. I'm scared it won't stop and I will lose my long hair. Is there anything that can be done to stop it? Will it cause baldness or does it stop falling out when my body gets "used to the drug"?

    • ANSWER:
      You could check out this site and perhaps find an alternative to Epival .
      Divalproex Sodium Epival and Depakote. Divalproex Sodium Epival and ... Before you take Divalproex Sodium Epival and Depakote, find out the side effects and look for a natural alternative. ...
      www.prozactruth.com/divalproex.htm
      Wish you the best

  35. QUESTION:
    Does Cancer cause hair loss?
    I know the treatment for Cancer does, but I was wondering if the disease itself can cause hair loss (all over body).

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer doesnt cause hair loss. Its the Chemotherepy which is used to cure the Cancer casue the hair loss. For side effects of Chemotherapy read here http://www.medicinenet.com/chemotherapy/article.htm

  36. QUESTION:
    Pantene and hair loss?
    I found all the other Q & A's not satisfactory.
    Pantene will cause hair loss depending on your hair type. I'm of Asian descent and I have fine to oily hair. Recently (summer time), I been experiencing DRAMATIC hair loss (20+ strands of hair after every time I touch my hair.) I went to the doctors, she did blood tests which included thyroid... ADCE?? (Which is a chemical in men's body causing male pattern baldness.. and etc.. I'm fine but on my way out my dr mentioned it to another dr (who happens to be Indian) and she said her daughter experienced bad hair loss using Pantene. So I've switched to a basic shampoo and eliminated the excess protein caused by Pantene. My hair hasn't fallen like it was. Thank goodness.

    In case, here are some things you may do to help your hair if it's thinning:
    1. Nioxin Shampoo/ Conditioner--Scalp Therapy: use it to wash and condition. u can only find this at nice drug stores... like ones on 5th ave in NYC.
    2. Jalco- K pack 1ce mon. it reconstructs

    • ANSWER:
      I heard from a professional that Panteen is so horrible for your hair. It puts a nasty wax coating on the hair shaft. Gross.

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

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

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

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

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

  38. QUESTION:
    Hair loss in my cat: possible causes?
    I have an 11 year old neutered male who has recently had some hair loss. I noticed that there was a rectangular patch of hair missing. It stared to grow back so I thought nothing of it until around 3 weeks later (today) I noticed a similar bald spot on his other leg.
    I have not noticed any extra red spots or itching/licking of these areas and they are the only bare spots on his body. He has no other symptoms other then the bare spots.

    • ANSWER:
      From what you mentioned, it doesn't sound like his skin is agitated. His coat could just be drying out from hotter weather, or something could be missing from his diet. If you can, maybe try upgrading to a more balanced type of cat food such as science diet or blue wilderness.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can sex cause hair loss? (preferebly males to answer this one)?
    I've heard that when we have sex, the testosterone that is left over in our body turns into DHT which contributes to hair loss. So if I masturbate daily(say about 3-4 times a day), would that contribute to hair thinning?

    Another question. Putting this rumor aside, Have any of you males experienced hair loss dure to excessive masturbation or sex for past years?

    • ANSWER:
      Only thing I can suggest is try and see a doctor to check your DHT levels because like you said, that's the main cause of hair loss since it causes it to grow really thin & weak until it stops growing altogether. My dad dealt with the same thing and went through Bosley to fix it, worked out really well in his case and I'd suggest it to anyone interested.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does lifting weights cause/speed up hair loss?
    I was reading about lifting weights and saw several posts saying lifting weights can cause hair loss because in order to restore muscle tissure your body produces testosterone and then that is converted to DHT. Is this true? Any scientific documentation? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There has been scientific evidence linking weight lifting to hair loss due to increased testosterone levels. Hair loss is also accelerated by the use of steroids or any other muscle-enhancing supplement. While many men’s follicles are not genetically programmed to miniaturize and bald in response to their male hormones, around half do carry the genetic predisposition to lose their hair because of androgens. It is known that the main driver of male pattern hair loss, if you have the genetic make-up, is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is 5 times more androgenic than testosterone and has been implicated in two scourges of being male, prostate enlargement and hair loss. When it comes to your hair, any steroidal supplement or medication that falls within the androgen pathway has the potential to be converted into DHT and should be avoided.

      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.

  41. QUESTION:
    does purple k(creatine) cause hair loss?
    i've been reading around that creatine causes hair loss because it elevates ATP in ones body. Now all the people saying that, took mono creatine that ends up transforming into to creatinine( toxic creatine). the good thing about purple K is that it doesnt do that. The people that had hair loss werent taking purple k and i havent heard or read from anyone that by taking purple k you could have hair loss. So, i just wanted to know does anybody know that if i take purple k i might lose my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      During exercise, ATP and pcr breakdown triggers the build-up of acid in your muscles - this state is called acidosis - and this build-up causes ph changes inside your muscles resulting in muscular failure.

      By increasing ATP and pcr - two potent muscular fuels - Purple-K produces real strength gains rep after rep. So if elevating ATP causes hair loss... Do the math!

  42. QUESTION:
    Loestrin 24 fe birth control.. does it cause hair loss? HELP.?
    I already have a very irregular period.. I get it maybe 5 times a year.. sometimes more, sometimes less.. I also have dry skin, increased body & facial hair, and hair thinning/dry hair/hair loss.. I'm in my 20's, so this shouldn't be happening. Will loestrin help/worsen these symptoms? What have you experienced w/ this OC? I've never been on birth control before this.

    • ANSWER:
      The better hair loss treatments contain monoxidil. Monoxidil has been FDA approved to promote hair growth.

      One of the most successful hair growth products on the market is Provillus. The main reason it's so succesful is because of the natural ingredients that they use in their product.

      The cause of hair loss isn't always easy to pin down, often it's a combination of things that is causing it. One thing is for sure it's best not to wait to do something about it. The earlier you identify the cause of the problem and address it the better your chances of curing it.

      In the source box I've added a link on hair loss and what can be done about it.

  43. QUESTION:
    does using the patch ortho evra cause hair loss or weight gain?
    if it does cause weight gain is it because it gives you appetite or because it put something in your body to make you gain weight and if it causes hair loss is their anything that can help prevent that thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      I used it for about a year, I guess.......I never had any problems with side effects, although I do think that weight gain is listed as a side effect with any type of birth control.

      I never gained any weight with it, never felt hungrier than usual either. For me, it was a great method b/c I'm not so good at taking pills every day. This is just a once-a-week deal. And it regulates your period REALLY well.

      For what it's worth, I really liked it while I used it.

  44. QUESTION:
    What caused early man to lose hair off body?
    In the evolution from chimp to man, what factors contributed to the gradual loss of hair on the body? If hair was useful to keep the body warm, why did the hair begin to disappear?

    • ANSWER:
      As we learned to keep ourselves artificially warm, and as we moved to warmer climates, thick hair became a burden. It would be easy to imagine a child in the tropics occasionally overheating if they were hairy, whereas a child with slightly thinner hair might not, and would have an increased chance of survival. Also warmer weather and hair tends to encourage parasites. anyone with thinner hair would be more easily groomed of parasites, and less prone to infections.

      To respond to another answerer concerning Darwin - he was certainly not the only one to postulate natural selection, many others were also working on the theory before him, and contemporaneously, notably Wallace. Darwin had the bravery to put it all together, with evidence and logical discussions, conclusions, and so he is remembered for it.

      The theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the most robust yet elegant theories, whose only detractors are religious, not scientific.

  45. QUESTION:
    can pelvic inflammatory disease cause hair loss?
    can it also cuase tenderness all over the body, not just the abdomen or pelvic region?

    does it also cause abcsesses (bumps) in the groin?

    • ANSWER:
      It often causes hair loss and occasionally causes abscesses to develop (but not in the groin). Abscesses are internal (fallopian tubes or ovaries) and not detectable externally. There are lymph nodes in the groin that are expected to enlarge when there is a pelvic infection. The bumps you are feeling are likely to be enlarged lymph nodes. The main sign of an abscess is a high fever and intensified pain in the pelvic area.

      Tenderness all over the body is not a usual symptom of PID but if the ovaries are infected, it seems logical that it might cause hormonal disruptions resulting in generalized pain.

  46. QUESTION:
    is there an anitidepressant or anti-psychotic that doesn't cause hair loss?
    I was diagnosed with major depression, body dysmorphic disorder and ocd. My pdoc puts me on lexapro for 2 months and the hair loss was horrible that leads me to be even more depressed

    • ANSWER:
      All anti depressants specially when prescribed for long time treatment can cause such side effects. Unfortunately, there has been still no drug ever developed 100% cure without having any after effects to the person taking it. Aside from this, long treatments can cause the body's immune system to weaken thus enabling the patient to take higher doses which can be more devastating. I suggest you inquire from your doctor if it will be possible that you take these anti depressants alternately giving time for your system to adjust, like a change of drug for this specific dates and back again. In this way, your body cells will not be bombarded with this particular ingredients often but alternately. If the effects are good, your immune system will be much safer and tendency of hair loss is minimal.

  47. QUESTION:
    why do antidepressants cause hair loss? (on scalp)?
    any reasons why, such as if antidepressants change the hairs?, or does it change the way your body produces hairs?, does it release a chemical that inturn kills the hairs?

    also any solutions to fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have side effects that Bupropion (Wellbutrin) does not. You might check with your doctor to see if he thinks Wellbutrin would be effective treating your symptoms.

  48. QUESTION:
    is getting a hard on good or bad for your health?
    i heard ejaculation causes hair loss and excessive body hair, can the same be said about getting some wood?

    • ANSWER:
      No, neither getting wood nor ejaculation cause hair loss or the growth of excessive body hair. Neither are unhealthy in any way unless carried to extremes.

  49. QUESTION:
    Will masturbating say 2-3 times a day, increase production of the hormone testosterone in the body?
    I have heard too much testosterone can cause hair loss in men. Im 18 and male, with minor hair loss. Also where in the body is testosterone produced?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not be afraid of lossing of hairs.
      All of them were talking nonsense.
      Masturbating 2-3 times a day is normal.
      Some even experience 5-7 times a day !
      Doing these things would reduce chances of getting cancer !

  50. QUESTION:
    what is the cause of my VERY obese pet mouse with hair loss on face?
    I have two pet mice, the silky colored kind, which I got at PetsMart, unfortunately. They eat a diet of normal mixed mouse food, with seeds and so forth, and I just fill up their dish when it gets low. Well my issue is that one mouse is very thin and looks like a normal mouse, and the other grew to be probably five times it's size very quickly after I got them (they were babies). Also, after about six months of owning them I recently noticed that my fat mouse has lost all the hair on her face, but her body hair appears unaffected. What could be causing this sudden loss, and any ideas on why one grew so enormous when they have the exact same lifestyle? I know every living being is different and some pets tend to become overweight more easily, but I have owned rodents and bigger animals my whole life and have never come across anything like this! It is seriously ridiculous to look at them side by side.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a pet mouse named Liversnap that was very chubby even though he ran on his exercise wheel pretty much every waking moment, and he lived longer than any of my mice. Your mouse might just be like that. However, it could be something more serious.I really don't mean to scare you, and this is most likely not the case, but pet rodents, like mice and rats, are prone to getting tumors, especially if they are mixed breeds. Luckily, although some tumors will eventually cause death, many are benign, or at least very slow in growth. I had a mouse named Pikachu who had a tumor that was very large, almost the size of a smaller mouse. She, however, managed to live a full life, and was only outlived by two of our mice, out of all 23 of them. Another one, named Chessie, managed to survive two pregnancies despite her tumors, that were internal and not noticed until she was near the end of her life. As for the hair loss, I can only suggest that she may have mites, or that she is getting "barbered" by your other mouse. Barbering is when an animal chews on its own fur or another animal's fur because it is bored. I would check with a vet or a book about it.


Bosley Shampoo For Thinning Hair

Hair thinning during adolescence can indicate an individual could possibly be sick or just not eating right. Quite a few medicinal drugs or medical treatments, including chemotherapy treatment method for cancer, additionally cause baldness.

Dropping hair can be stressful during a time when you're already worried about appearance. Usually, baldness throughout the teen years is temporary. With temporary baldness, the hair usually develops back after the predicament that causes it is corrected.

Thinning Hair Solutions

1. Sixty grams of henna leaves ought to be steadily dropped in 250 ml of slow boiling mustard oil until they're nearly burnt may be filtered and stored for normal scalp massage. One more most reliable hair loss home cures is implementing coconut milk squeezed from ground coconut shavings and rubbing into the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth.

2. Hair loss may also be treated by consuming up to half a liter of an assortment of lettuce and spinach juice every day. Alfalfa juice in equal proportion to carrot and lettuce juice when taken orally have beneficial effects to hair growth.

3. Rinse your hair with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair develop.

4. Take Saw Palmetto, this herb unblocks hair follicles and heals the prostate (just like the drug associated with Rogaine) lessening residues of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inside the scalp.

5. Rosemary and sage are 2 herbs that have proven benefit ordinarily when used externally. Boil collectively in water rosemary, sage, peach leaf, nettle and burdock. Then strain the loose herbs from the liquid and utilize the liquid to wash the hair each day.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Bosley Hair Restoration Issues...?
    I went to Bosley Hair Restoration in Atlanta because I saw the info-mercials and thought the company could help my slightly thinning hair. I am 25 and have a (mostly) full head of hair and thought they could add a few grafts in the front to thicken it up. I was greeted by a sales guy and he recommended that I go through (what I later find out is highly invasive) surgery without first seeing a doctor and I was given a surgery date for 800 grafts (because he said more is better than less even though I only wanted 100)

    This snake of a man persuaded me into it, stating that it is guaranteed for life and showed me some of the same pictures in a booklet as you see on the late night infomercials and i was charged 4,000 dollars, plus the 500 dollar deposit that they were disappointed I didn't have with me. He said, it's ok, just pay before the surgery date to guarantee a spot, but they were perfectly happy to charge my credit card for 4 grand on the spot. Keep in mind, this was all before I had even seen a doctor.

    I later talked to a plastic surgeon friend who I spoke with (before the surgery was scheduled, thank god) and he said that it was highly unethical and unprofessional that they recommended surgery without first seeing a medical professional. The guy who set the surgery up didn't even tell me what they would be doing to my scalp.

    Thanks to a little research and my plastic surgeon friend who told me Bosley constantly butchers people's scalps and causes more hair to fall out than was there to begin with with little or no growth with the unnatural and noticeable (the slimy sales guy said it was be COMPLETELY unnoticeable) grafts coming in with missing hair all around the area, not to mention giant scars on the back and front of my scalp. My plastic surgeon friend asked me how a blonde at my age would even consider this, I told him that the commercials and brochures fooled me into thinking it would help. He said I was duped and I have plenty of hair, he said if I'm insecure now about my slightly thin hair, imagine how I would feel after being made into a hamburger head.

    I am SO glad I chose to get my money back, they had no questions about returning my money once I threatened legal action for their unethical "medical" practices. The plastic surgeon friend said that there are only a handful of docs who can actually perform this surgery correctly and with decent results. He described them as "private sector physicians" with an expertise in this field. He also said that not only should I have seen a doctor first before being scheduled, but also see actual before-and-after pictures of my actual doctors patients, not a glossed over magazine of the same patients that I have seen in the infomercials.

    My plastic surgeon friend said that Bosley is particularly awful (and more expensive) than most hair restoration places, but that they are also known as a "mill" that churns out poor suckers that fall for this scam on a regular basis. He said there are only a few doctors in the country that he would recommend to perform this surgery, and even they can't guarantee complete success, but at least those few qualified doctors don't lie and deceive people and use salesmen as stand-ins to get people on the operating table and money in their pockets of course (before the actual surgery). He consulted a friend whom he knows actually performs this procedure and sent him a digital picture of my hair that he took in his office. The man said he would absolutely NOT recommend hair restoration for me because I have most of my hair. He recommended hair thickening shampoo and said that if I ever want this procedure 15-20 years down the road then to go to a private doctor to have it done, not this place. He said they are notorious for ruining people's scalps and scamming them into more procedures after multiple failed promises and thousands upon thousands of dollars (stating, "this will be the procedure where you see results")

    This all made me sick to my stomach. I am so glad I went with my gut and got a second opinion before having my scalp and self image destroyed by the chop-shop known as Bosley. The fact that this place hasn't been sued into the ground or shut down by now is beyond me.Don't fall for their multi-million dollar marketing scheme.

    MSNBC Investigates did an investigating on Bosley in 1997 and exposed the liars for what they are... greedy con-men. By the way, Bosely has made sure any video clips of the MSNBC Investigates special have long since disappeared from the net since then, but you can find information on that episode and read transcripts from it. If anyone knows where I can obtain clips from the original airing of that MSNBC episode please let me know.

    Anyone considering Bosley, think again. I'm sure Bosley will make sure this post disappears soon after it is posted but... Please save your money and sca

    • ANSWER:
      Good information dude, i wish you luck getting it out there to the masses!

  2. QUESTION:
    good shampoo/conditioner for dry scalp and falling out hair?
    My hair is pretty thin and sometimes I think I'm going bald, but I'm only 18! Is there a good shampoo or conditioner that will help? I take showers and take out like 30 strands of hair sometimes. it's ridiculous. Right now I'm using Bosley, but I don't really know if it's working.

    • ANSWER:
      Pantene Pro-V

  3. QUESTION:
    is there a way to keep my hair after using minoxidil?
    i understand that minoxidil increases blood flow to the follicle and makes the growth phase longer but the dht is still there. i read that when you stop using it, the accumulated dht will take effect and your hairloss will be right back where it was when treatment started.
    so i have this bosley shampoo (step 1 for thinning non color treated hair) that says it removes "toxins" such as DHT and i was wondering why that wouldn't be enough to keep hair on my head i gained with minoxidil.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    My Hair Doesn't Grow!!! It took me 20 Years to get my hair to my shoulders!!?
    Ever since I was born (bald) I have never had long or beautiful hair. As I grew up to be a toddler I had thin ratty hair...it resembled what hair a newborn would have. As a child I watched girls my age put their hair up in cute little ways and I could only brush what little hair I did have. Once I hit puberty my hair did start to grow a little thicker and start to get a "hair style" which was right above my ears, pretty much a bowl cut! As a teenager my hair continued to get thicker and grow, but it went very slow. I am now 20 years old and this is the longest my hair has ever been, to my shoulders. It is still VERY thin. I have been using hair extensions now for 2 years to give myself long hair for once. I used the glue in extensions and those ruined my hair! So now I just use the clip in ones. I trim my hair myself because I am so afraid to go to a salon in fear they may cut too much off!

    What I have done to help my hair:

    -When I lived in Florida, I went to a salon thinking it was something they could do. The man gave me some powder (I don't remember the name i was only 8) and I had to use that powder with a little bit of water and massage that into my hair like shampoo. The reason he gave me that was he thought it could be the hard water that was causing my hair to act the way it did.

    -When I moved to Wisconsin, my hair never really improved. So when I was 13 my parents took me to a specialist in Milwaukee at the children's hospital. He took a strand of my hair and put it under the microscope and came to a conclusion.

    What the doctor came up with was because other parts of my body were growing hair normally, and my nails grew normally he said my hair technically never grew out of the "baby stage" hence the thin straggly hair. That's the best way to describe it. He told me to try a shampoo and conditioner called Nioxin. It seemed to work, but not dramatically.

    Since I was 15 my hair has grown a total of 3 inches (in 5 years) I have only had one hair cut my entire life. Otherwise its very few trims here and there. I go to a salon once a year to get a decent trim, but even then I wont let them cut what they need to.

    So now, I see all of these commercials out for people who are balding (like Bosley) and these things tend to work. Is there anything out there yet that can help me with my problem?

    -Vitamins, Shampoos, Salons and doctors haven't solved anything so far! PLEASE HELP!!
    A Response:

    I have used castor oil in the past, that really didnt do anything either. I do have a very healthy diet, its improving with age and still nothing lol. I also took vitamins for years with no improvement. When I was pregnant with my daughter my hair did sprout a good inch in those 9 months and it did get a bit thicker. But now I am back to normal. I do switch salon brand shampoos every so often because I notice it stops working after a while.
    What doctors have told me is my old growth falls out faster than my new growth comes in. It almost seems like a scalp problem that doctors have overlooked. When I was a child I could pull out chunks of my hair with no pain. I tried the "brush for 100 strokes" thing...yeah right. I have seen reports where this could be genitic, but all of the women in my family have long beautiful thick hair. My mom is the only one with thin hair, but back in the 70's she had that long "hippy hair". I dont care that its thin, I just wish it would grow

    • ANSWER:
      U made no mention about using any oil???

      It hot climate - cooling oils like coconut will help
      and in cold places, heating oils like mustard oil will ehlp..

      I suggest u do this
      Mix castor oil, almond and coconut oil in 2:1:1 ratio and store it in a bottle...use it every night and wash it off the next morning with a good moisturizing shampoo that doesn't dry out.....

      steaming your hair before washing is a good idea (either dip a towel into hot water and wrap around ur hair or buy a facial steamer and lie facing up and holding up ur body by ur elbow with ur head back..u dont need to get a head steamer that''s a saloon product)

      I positive it should show improvement..

      My secret though has been curry leaves oil.
      Just heat a bottle of coconut oil and put big bunch of curry leaves into it...heat the oil till it starts turning greenish or blackish...
      when cool, pour into a bottle after straining off the leaves..

      the oil will have sediments so u can shake it before u use it..and heat is slightly before use....

      the castor,almond,coconut oil is also good. Use both alternately ..

      Including curry leaves in your diet will also help.


Black Women Can’t Grow Long Hair

Are you always spending your time on beauty salons as you are finding a way on how to grow black hair quickly? You may find it disappointing when your hair is still at the same length like it was before.

If your hair has undergone a relax, you may be very happy with the length that it gained, but after applying the relaxer, the hairdresser will always cut some portion at the end thus making you lose the progress of achieving the hair length you desire. I'm not saying that split ends should not be snipped, in my opinion; it should be snipped when the need arises to and not just for the purpose of getting rid of it. This is one of the usual ways of making your hair reach its utmost length.

If you are tired of seeing the same results in beauty salons, then it's time for you to let nature take over and achieve your goal! You no longer need to wear weaves and wigs; you can show off your thick and fabulous long, black silky hair that you're destined to have. A healthy hair grows naturally for about an average of 6 inches every year which goes for inch every month. On the other hand, if you are used to ironing your hair frequently, brushing it rapidly, combing it roughly or dying it often, you are actually making a deadly damage to your hair therefore causing it to grow slowly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why can't black women grow long hair?
    I know some black women have long hair, but the majority don't. And I know a lot of black women who have told me they've never had hair past their chins. Why is this? Not being racist, just curious...

    • ANSWER:
      African American hair and ethnic hair in general is harder to grow because of the natural curl pattern.With hair in a tight curl pattern,it makes it difficult for the hair's cortex to absorb moisture.Over time,it becomes dry and breaks off at the ends,making it look as though the hair is not growing.The hair is in fact growing,but as fast as the new hair comes in,the ends are steadily breaking off.Making look as though the hair is at a stand-still.

      It does have a lot to do with the bad hair products geared toward ethnic people,products that have terrible ingredients and make hair grow slow.Growing long black hair starts with deep conditioning to make hair strong.If your ends are strong and not breaking,you will notice more length in time.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone assume that black women can't grow long hair?
    Just because curly hair shrinks up does not mean its short. Everyone can have long hair including black women if you take care of it properly.

    • ANSWER:
      ughh people think black people cant grow long hair because our hair grows tightly coiled and we have up to 75 percent shrinkage with afro textured hair or thick curly hair.

      http://thankgodimnatural.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/shrinkage-2.jpg
      http://curlscoilsandkinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/before-and-after.jpg

  3. QUESTION:
    Black Women Cant Grow Long Hair?
    At least this is what some people seem to think. I am black and my hair goes a little past my shoulders, and I can't even count how many times someone has asked me if it is real or fake.It is usually caucasian people no offense, but african-americans do it too. They will like run their hand through my hair just to "check" lol and sometimes if I am wearing a pony tail they will like give it a little tug. It's so annoying. I have even had people tell me they didn't think it was possible for a black girl to grow her hair past her neck. Ha ha, how stupid is that? I'm tried of all these people thinking we can't grow long hair, just because of the texture of it. The truth is, any body of any race can grow their hair long as long as they take proper care of it. My hair didn't get to the way it is now, by leaving it alone. I moisturized it daily, washed it, ate healthy, etc. I have many black friends with long hair, so it is not impossible. Still some people want to be arrogant, some people even insist that I am mixed, because of my lighter skin and hair, but I'm not! Whats with this generalization? It's getting kind of old.
    I'm not mixed "Pedro". My parents are from Nigeria and my sisters and I where born in the US. My question was, "whats with this generalzation? If you read, clearly.
    Una Hora- That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. If a black women takes proper care of her hair like I mentioned, it WILL grow. White people and asian hair does not grow faster than black peoples hair. It depends on the care taker, not their race! If a black women properly moisturizes her hair, trims it every six weeks, and yada yada yada, it WILL grow. Everyones hair on average grow up to 1/2in a month, if you take care of it, even more. Don't give me that BS.
    Haha yeah, I don't perm my hair, dye it, or anything like that. It's all natrual. If I want to have it straight I just hot comb it and flat iron it. Works like a perm, with less damage.
    Una Hora- Oh no, I read what you said perfectly and clearly. You where ebing arrogant about it. By saying our hair does not grow as fast as others, and a black women with long hair is "less likely to happen". Where the f*ck are your statistics? If a black women grows her hair natrually, it will grow, and it will grow long. All my black friends that have long hair, went natrual, and it was not less likely to happen for them because it happened. Yeah I know our hair is natrually dryer, but thats where MOISTURIZING comes in!
    Well I mean long, considering most damn people think the only length a black girls hair can grow is her neck and above. When I say pats my shoulder, I mean like the middle top of my arm. I consider that long. Medium legnth to me is at, the top of the shoulders.
    Una Hora- We'll dumbas*, when did I ever say out hair doesn't require alot of care, I know that! But you are insisting that is rare, and there is a small chance of it happening. Which is not true. I am not going to repeat myself, from something I have said twice, but whatever. I get pissed of because Americans are so f*cked up in the head, and have all these sh*t standards of black women. The most thing you guys want to be concerned about is our hair. It's not being black, ro having black hair that causes some not to grow, but its the CHEMICALS, like I said. Once again, any black girl that grows her hair natrually, can achieve long hair! It is usually the ones that do all that harsh sh*t to their hair, that doesn't grow so long . So don't imply that sh*t to all of them. Also, since our hair is so coarse and "afro" whatever people want to say, it is of course going to give it a shorter apperance when it is in it's natrual state, I am talking about when it is straightened.

    • ANSWER:
      I've had a similar problem like your's with my hair. Some black people literally digged in my hair or yanked it to check if it was fake (my hair length was on my shoulders, I cut it to my neck now) or real. Another thing that annoyed me was when some touched my hair (whites, asians, and blacks) and go "oooohhh it's very soft",especialyl when they pet me like I was some type of dog. Black people can grow they're hair though, all they need to do is eat healthy, not put too much heat in their hair, and also not over perm they're hair. Over doing the weaves, extensions,pressing and perming damages the hair more. Those things should be only temporary.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why can't Black women grow their hair long without straighten it?

    • ANSWER:
      ummm they have a different hair type from their backround and their hair will become puffed out like an afro

      im not trying to be rude =]

  5. QUESTION:
    How come Dominican Girls can get their hair to grow long but some black women can't how do they do it?
    How do theey get their hair that long and whats their secret to it?

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely they wear their hair in braids or wear it natural. Hair straightening products are SO harmful to African textured hair. It stops hair growth and burns what's left of it. Including the hair follicles on the scalp. My daughters have natural textured hair and wear braids. The length of their hair is way past the middle of their backs. We're always getting compliments on the length and healthy condition of their hair.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why can't black woman grow real hair?
    The majority of black woman have wigs or "Weaves" they call them. Why can't they grow long real hair?
    Not meant to be racist.

    • ANSWER:
      We can, we just destroy it w/ harmful chemicals. When we're little girls, we have huge hair like Rudy Huxtable, lol. Then we start relaxing it, and it gets destroyed. That's what happened to mine until I went natural, and now it's much thicker and longer.

      That's why more and more black girls are going natural.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do some people think that black women can't grow long hair?
    I was just wondering because as far as I know it's not true hair just grows wild and free I know that most people of African decent have very natural-ly curly not kinky not nappy hair and when you straighten it it looks much longer at least that's what I have found and I can only speak for myself. What do you think? Also speaking for myself not anyone else I have used chemicals like perms and flat irons and straightening combs and this damages the hair the more you use them the more damage and the shorter your hair gets sometimes I was told if you're going to use those things you may as well cut it off and fry it up in a skillet.... but I'm just speaking for myself What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      They CAN grow their hair long, but it is harder than it is for women of most other ethnicity's hair to be long because their hair is very dry and usually grows slower even if they don't use relaxers on it.

      It can grow long if they don't use relaxers on it, but it takes a long time and does not appear as long as it does due to how curly it is.

      I have also never heard anyone say that they CAN'T...
      I had a friend in junior high that was black and had hair down to the middle of her back.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why do people say black women can't grow their hair long?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkG9kC9-R18&feature=channel_page

    That girl is actually the daughter of native Africans
    and she has very long, very thick hair and it's
    natural, non-relaxed.
    Me, I don't wear weaves and that's not
    weave in my avatar either.

    I do relax my hair, to soften it and
    straighten it, but that's about it.
    To Ayanna: No homo, but you're quite pretty. Nice hair.

    • ANSWER:
      ...because they don't know anything about Black women or Black culture. The reason why Black women have shorter hair is because it is damaged with chemicals.

      Look at "male" rappers like Ice-T, Snoop, DJ Quick, Ludacris (i know he cut his hair). Black men and women have the same type of hair, but the women damage theirs. Thus, if the aforementioned men can grow their hair, so can Black women.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do people assume black people's hair can't grow long?
    i used to have super long hair when i was little. it was difficult to do with a perm, and really expensive, some of it was breaking, and other pieces i pulled out. i didn't care back then, now it is growing back, but yeah well afro curly hair, has a lot of shrinkage. so it takes more time to show length unless i press it straight. why do people assume once someone cuts their hair it can't grow back, or that black people can't have long hair. i rarely see a real black woman with long straight hair, but i have seen a lot of black men and women with long afros and dreads, i guess its because they aren't using chemicals. it isn't that black people are genetically inferior that our hair can't grow. its the media that is doing this right. i mean its the pressure to chemically process our hair, right? why do people assume black people's hair can't grow long, or long hair that a black person has is a weave, its dumb. black people can grow long hair, even if it takes time. our hair an grow.

    • ANSWER:
      Do they assume that?? No-one remember Bob Marley any more?

  10. QUESTION:
    How come black african women's hair is so hard to handle and grow when women of other races have it easy ?
    The reason why I am asking that is because caucasian women grow their hair easily and have a hair texture that is easy to handle while us black african females go through terrible pain during childhood when our hair is being done because of its texture and when we grow up it's a whole lot of different issues : can't leave it undone too long otherwise it breaks , if braided with extension pulls off all the hair at the front of our head and does not grow back , if braided with our natural hair we are said to have a male hairstyle (since nowadays black males braid their hair and sometimes have it even longer than a black woman) , if relaxed it damages the hair , if wearing a weave we are said to be too fake and the length at which it can grow is limited !!! I mean how unfair is that ??? We are obviously not equal because some women have advantages that others don't have......

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a caucasian with very hard to manage hair. It's just a part of your genes. We are all equal. Some women have things others don't, but it's always made up for in other areas. We're ALL unique. You just need to embrace it and find what works best for you. Don't be jealous of what other women have or let yourself believe that other races have it better than you; just love yourself for who you are and know that you're special the way you look.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why do so many black women still hold on to myths like we can't wash our hair?
    When people comment on my hair and how much it grew people are quick to tell me that my methods don't work.Now if that would be true we wouldn't have this conversation right?
    And I got all my information online from other black women that grew their hair longer by trying something new.If all those things would work there should be black women with long hair and I mean really long not just beyond shouder length hair everywhere.
    The question is why are they to scared to try something new like washing your hair often when the old stuff obviously doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      Some people aren't as open to new things like you and me. I wear a short bob...I like hair color and I like to try new things. I'm open to different things and I was brought up that way. Think about the people you tend to talk to our they older than you??? Age or even how one was raised seems to be your problem. Also, my sista what may have worked for you may not work for the next. Be Blessed!!!

  12. QUESTION:
    What makes you think Black women can't grow hair?
    Can we not be rude here :-) Thanks!

    My friend and I are both Black women and we get really offended of how people of other races always questioning us about our hair and it's really mean to me. I don't like it all.

    My friend and I have really long hair. My hair is thin and my friend hair is thick. People always ask us is that our hair and then they want to feel it to make sure it is real. My friend and I were in class and it was a group of white girls and they were LOUD so we could hear. One of then said, "I'm glad I don't have to put weave in my hair for it to be long and pretty." Yes her hair was long and pretty but why can't the hair on my head be mine? I never wore weave or even got a perm. I know that there are TONS on Black women who wear weave but you can't assume that all of us do. My hair doesn't even look like weave.
    @ viva-lad..: My hair is not super curly lol. I get my hair done at the salon every two weeks by a women who is really good with ahir and she told me and even other hair dressers that my hair has extremely LOOSE curls in it. When my hair gets wet you see very loose curls. That's why my hair is easy to manage.
    @ Katie: Then why do people tell me(once they find out that it's my hair) that my hair is so pretty? lol. My hair is pretty. It's really pretty actually. Very full and not stringy.
    @ Friend: You probably don't care but evidently A LOT of people do since they continue to ask me if my hair is my hair. DUH

    • ANSWER:
      I can't tell you how many Black Women I've seen with damaged hair--but it's been alot. I really think that perms are ruining your hair, it is too weak to use such strong chemicals. Additionally it is difficult to care for because it is weak and breaks off easily. I think that someone needs to go into Black neighborhoods or hold seminars to educate them on the best ways to care for their hair. I don't think that weaves and wigs are the solution.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why do black women use the excuse that their hair can't grow for the reason why they wear weaves?
    this African girl has long natural hair:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC0XIB9utFw

    I think black women just hate their natural hair and result to straighten it so much that it breaks off and now they have to wear weaves. Black women should just accept their nappy/kinky hair, your hair will never been like mixed or latina girl's hair.

    • ANSWER:
      why do we care about weaves so much.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why do black women think their hair has the potential to be long?
    One of the answerers on here said, "Our hair can be long like any other race but perming damages it and slows down the growing process."

    I know quite a few West African girls with natural hair: no perm, no flat ironing, no nothing. If you stretch their hair, it's only at their shoulders; that's not long.

    Why can't black women just accept the fact that their hair does not have the potential to be long? Their ancestors originated from Africa where it's hot, that's why their hair is short. Their ancestors did not need long hair to keep them warm.

    If a black person today has natural lengthy hair, it's most likely because the person is mixed. East Africans tend to have longer hair than West Africans because many are mixed with Arab, which is Caucasian. And even if it's just 1/8th Arab or so, it will still make them have longer hair than pure Africans.
    Tiffany, you don't know for sure if you're fully black because you look mixed to me. No black person in the Americas can be too sure they're fully black because during slavery the whites mixed with the slaves, and natives mixed with them also.
    Kendrick, that's odd. I always thought black people are the ones that look plain and boring. Everything is dark: dark hair, dark skin, dark eyes, dark lips, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      If they grow it out yes it can...

  15. QUESTION:
    for black girls/women with long hair,do u get offended if ...?
    do you get offended if people just come up and feel your hair WITHOUT your permission? or tries to call you out infront of the public?

    i'm so freakin tired of people doing that. it's like they don't want to face the fact that black girls can rock their own REAL hair. my hair wasn't always this long. my hair is midback now. it took me a year and two months to grow it from shoulder length to this length. i'm only 5'3 so i know my hair looks very long on me. i just think it's so sad that most black girls or women think it's impossible for a black girl like me to grow very long hair. it's VERY possible. most girls have it in their genes,and most girls like me just take our time to grow it.

    i even had these pack of black girls,follow me from store to store. wft?!!? is not even that serious. it's not. i rather have them ASK me instead of following me around,insulting me or pull on my hair. i can't even enjoy going shopping or hang out with my friends or go out to eat with my family without someone being ignorant about my hair.
    hair grows. it just takes more time for some people. i know some people are curious,but that doesn't mean that they have the right to go in my head without my permission or tug on it.

    have any of you ladies ever been through this?

    do u have any stories or bad experiences like mines or worse?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it's very sad we ourselves have been made to believe we can't grow long hair. And if a Black girl has long hair it is weave. If it's a weave or not is nobody's business. And it's not just other Black girls. I have had White guys put their hand in my hair without my permission to feel if I had weave tracks. Just complete lack of home training.

      This video speak of this:
      THAT'S NOT HER HAIR!:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDoSS_q9yy8&feature=channel_page

      Freaking Korean woman yelling at her her hair is FAKE!

      I love what she says about the two Black girls: "Don't be jealous of what you can achieve." So so true.

      And she has another video. There are people in the Netherlands that think Black hair doesn't grow and she totally owns them:
      BLACK HAIR CAN'T GROW
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf1LCBFYVWs&feature=channel_page

      When my hair was still relaxed my hair grew down my back and other Black girls would say it was becuase I was part White. Black hair can't grow like that, they said. It was frustrating becuase I am part White so I could never convince them their hair would grow like mine but it had more to do with the fact that I hardly ever flat ironed my hair, I treated it like silk and it grew. Now that I just went natural my hair isn't that long but I imagine when I get a huge Afro or long twists there is going to be someone trying to ask me it's a weave.

      I once heard someone say and it's very true: Black women's hair is treated like public property. Everyone is fascinated by Black hair. And there are so many myths about it we ourselves have bought into that do make it difficult for some Black girls to grow long hair. Not becuase it can't grow but becuase we treat it like straight hair which is isn't. For example I always endorse natural hair, so many women out there relaxing it and flat iron it daily and don't do deep conditioning treatments, they don't do protein treatments. And then wonder why their hair doesn't grow. Our hair is already very fragile and if you are going to relax it and flat iron it on top of that damage, you need to know it needs even more care.

      Next time, confront them and tell them not to be jealous, they can achieve it. If it's fellow black women direct them to the below websites. It's sad but you may never be able to convince some people. They have so much hatred or self hatred in them about being African and part African. They will forever believe you must have that "good hair". Oh and don't even put up with people putting their hands in your head. That is beyond rude. And honestly some people are just trying to make you feel ashamed becuase it might be weave. Long hair and racial superiority has become tied up in people's minds and many people want to pick on weave on Black women, knowing it is a sore spot for some people.

  16. QUESTION:
    Im a White Man who likes and wants to like and finds Black Women very exotic my only issue is that I have been?
    Im a White Man who likes and wants to like and finds Black Women very exotic my only issue is that I have been told by some people that Black Women's hair can only grow into big Afros and Black Women can't have long natural hair unless they use hair straighteners is this true ? The reason I ask this is because I prefer Women with long hair.

    • ANSWER:
      no thats not true at all.. black women can have long natural hair

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for African hair to grow long ? Do you have any advice for Black hair maintenance?
    The texture of my hair is pretty close to hers: http://blog.treasuredlocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/straightening-hair.jpg

    My hair is so inflexible and kinky that the wind can't even make it move an inch no matter how hard it blows. All I want is to be able to comb through my hair easily, be able to feel the wind blow through it and make it grow, but i can't.
    The length of my hair is another problem, I haven’t cut my hair in my entire life and it doesn’t even reach shoulder length. I had shoulder length hair when I was little, but it progressively became stiff as I grew up. Apparently, my hair has the ability to just shave itself as there are places on my head where it isn’t any longer than 1 cm (the areas around my ears mostly). The rest must be around 5 centimeters long.
    While my hair length was pretty much stagnating, I have White friends whose hair grew from shorter than shoulder length to butt length hair. It made me wonder. I’ve never seen a 100% Black African woman with 100% natural butt length hair, is that possible? Or is there something proper to Africans that prevents their hair of growing that long? This is a serious question.

    I’ve tried relaxers such as “Just For Me” (when I was little) and now “Olive Oil” and “Dark and Lovely” and it worked…For a couple of days. When my hair gets in contact with water after relaxing, the relaxer loses its effects and my hair becomes just as stiff and hard as it was before.

    Do you know any good products I could use to solve my hair problems? No regular shampoos that have only been tested on (Cauc)Asian people please, I’d like products that have been found to be efficient with inflexible and dry African hair such as mine.
    @Anabella: Uhm...What ? At least three times? No i didn't, i've asked it only once before and i didn't get any answers, that's why i shortened the text (i thought people didn't answer because they thought the text was too long to read) and asked this question once again one last time. All i wanted was reading some Black African's personal experiences on the subject (most Black hair maintenance sites i found only had long articles, but very few or no people commented or/and talked about their personal experiences).
    Anyway, thanks for the links.

    • ANSWER:
      You've asked this question at least 3x.
      Yes, African hair can grow long, really long.
      please visit some black hair care sites and find out what will work for your hair.
      http://myspace.com/steffiefrancaishaircare
      and http://forum.blackhairmedia.com are just two of the many sites dedicated to dispelling the myths about African type hair and beautifying our unique and lovely locks.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do people always act like there's such a difference with a black women's hair than other races?
    I always hear that people try to say a black women's hair can't grow as long or that it's hard to manage or that it's different from people of other races. I don't know many black people besides myself and my mother's family. However, my mother's family from what I know really to me don't seem tohave any difference in hair texture from other white people. I mean their hair is curly like any jew has curly hair. Why do people act like there's a dfference?
    if it i different then how come none of my mother's family has straight to curly hair. And never has really much of difference in maaging and it moves. Why is that then?

    • ANSWER:
      Why does this really matter? One of the most beautiful Black women I knew had short kinky hair. She was such a beautiful and confident person that I never paid that much attention to her hair. My point is why must black women constantly live up to the standards of other people? Black women are beautiful as they are for who they are. Short hair, long hair, straight hair, nappy hair it does matter. Beauty is not determined by hair. People that think so are hollow and empty individuals.

  19. QUESTION:
    waht is an alternative to perming your hair and making it grow(black woman)?
    i am 15 years old and i reallly want long hair. my hair is supppper kinky and i am all african!!! if i don't perm it every 3-4 months, it blows up like a baloon and hardens like a statue! after that i either perm it or braid it! my hair has never been past my sholders. i want long, healthy, hair down my back. i love haveing sfot, managable hair, but it keeps my hair from growing. can someone help a poor girl, or can't i have my cake and eat it too?

    • ANSWER:
      You can have your cake and eat it too. There are plenty of women who do.

      I suggest you start by browsing websites such as

      www.nappturality.com or www.motowngirl.com

      These sites specialize in natural hair.

      If you want healthy relaxed hair check out the website
      www.blackhairmedia.com.

      You don't have to cut your hair every month if you don't have split ends. Simply search these sites, get some good ideas about what COULD work for your hair and go from there.

      Your hair is growing but your have to work on maintaining your length. Try braids for awhile

      www.growafrohairlong.com

      Hope that helps.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do people think that Black/African people can't grow their hair long?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpbtbvF10LM&feature=related-This woman has very long hair and she's black.

    Plus all the ladies on Long Hair Care Forum http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6

    When I was younger, I had very long hair to the middle of my back. But when I started to do crazy stuff to my hair like dying it red, relaxing it too often it was severely damaged and I went natural.

    I wish I would have knew about different methods of straighten hair without using a chemical relaxer, like blowdrying it, flat ironing it before I damaged it.

    My goal for my hair is to be waist lenght.

    • ANSWER:
      I only hear comments like these from black people surprisingly. Most white people cannot grow much pass shoulder length hair unless they are mixed with another ethnicity that has thick hair like black or some black mixture like indian. 90% of white women in hollywood wear extensions so don't go there. I grew up with white people and their hair is long but stringy. once it gets pass shoulder length it get too thin and look weird so by highschool they all wear fake hair

  21. QUESTION:
    Why do people think that full black women can't have nice hair?
    Ok so I'm mixed and I hear from people INCLUDING black people " the only reason why you have nice hair is because you're mixed". I think that's a load of bull$hit! Why do people think only mixed black people can have nice hair? Some of my closest friends are full black and have beautiful long hair and it's not weave its their own naturally grown hair from their own head! Why do people only associate bad hair with black hair?
    When I say nice hair I'm not talkin bout a specific hair type I mean hair that is takin care of whether it be an afro or curly or straight. And when I say mixed I dont mean I'm black & black I mean black & polynesian(pacific islander samoan)

    • ANSWER:
      because people don't have brain, they watch too much tv which pollutes their mind into thinking that. black hair is beautiful

  22. QUESTION:
    Don't you think its rude that people come up to black women and say...?
    "hey is that your real hair?" i was actually offended when i was waiting on the bus, this black man comes up to me becuase he had a question but then when he saw how long my "hair" was, he asked if it was mine. now i wear a wig thats real hair and my normal hair is just about the same length as the wig, but i want my hair to be longer which is why i'm trying to leave it alone by wearing a wig.

    but the point i'm trying to make out is that people are so stereotype these days to think that black women can't grow hair, we didnt ask to have the type hair that we have and i'm sure many black women desire long hair but we just need alot of extra help then white women. so what do you think?
    Criag, you may not understand because your not in our shoes, i mean having to face the world who think so worse of us, yes the wig looks real becuase he couldnt tell, but i think he should have just left it alone, its my business if its mine are not. and i was just totally offended i mean i didnt choose to feel that way, but it was just a sudden feeling i had
    thanks short n sweet :D

    • ANSWER:
      It's rude for anyone to ask anyone any kind of personal question. A stranger no less!!!

      You answer with one of your own. "Why would you ask me such a personal question?" "It's very rude."

      And do not answer!!!

  23. QUESTION:
    Black and mixed women: what would you like to see in a beauty blog?
    As a black woman, I've noticed that there are very few black fashion bloggers and sites where there are tips for makeup for black women, hair tips, etc. So I've decided to start my own blog. What I would like to ask you is what kind of questions, posts, topics, and other things you'd like to see on it? I've already made one post and I have many more in mind but I would like to know what you would like to see.

    Things I am already working on in case you might think to suggest these:
    -Makeup styles for prom, how to grow hair longer, beautiful hairstyles for natural hair, how to style curly hair, healthy eating and lifestyle.

    Thanks for your answers. :)

    I've already made one post. I can't link my blog here since the question won't show if I do so I put it in my profile. Please let me know what you think, I welcome all feedback. Thanks again.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, make up would be a great one. Especially for women ALL shades of brown.Also discuss how to apply it (tutorials) and which make up brands are the best for the skin. Even ones that don't use animal for experimentation. Have a section on natural hair and relaxed hair. Discuss how to grow both types of hair and different styles we can put them. Also hair product reviews. I would like to know what is good for my hair and what is bad. Discuss eyelashes.So many black women seem to put them on wrong or they choice the wrong ones.Clothing is important. For the women with TRULY curvy bodies. Not fat but curvy. How they need to dress i.e cover the booty. And weight problems. So many black women say they are "thick" but they are fat. Not all of us are thick (Beyonce body).

  24. QUESTION:
    how to make black hair grow?
    I am a mixed African American, Caucasian, and Native American woman w/naturally wavy hair. I have been perming my hair w/a light perm that allows my natural waves to come back every 3 to 4 weeks. My problem is hair growth. My hair is shoulder length but I can't seem to get it to grow longer than that before it breaks. I am currently taking Vitamin E, C, and Biotin; but not religiously, as I should. I also use Pantene (as I have been for over 3 yrs now), coconut oil, heat protectants, and occasionally deep condition at least once a month. Are there any tips to get my hair longer? I am also considering going back to my natural waves but managing it is an even bigger pain than my growth issue.

    • ANSWER:
      It very well could be the chemicals you're putting in your hair that's causing it to break off. I have super curly hair and don't have a problem with managing, but that's because I know how to take care of it. I dont' put any chemicals in my hair and just let it grow without doing too much to it. I don't wear intricate or tight hairstyles. I only comb/brush my hair when I need to detangle, which is about once a week or so. Other than that, I just wake up in the mornings, wet my hair, add a leave-in, add an oil to seal, and shake and go. I have super curly hair, so I can't imagine your hair being more difficult to handle than mine; you just have to know how to handle your hair for your hair type, so you can't treat your wavy hair like people treat their straight hair. As long as I can keep my hair from becoming too dry and detangle it before it gets too tangled then I'm fine. My hair is growing quite well and went from 1/3 of an inch to shoulder-length in 14 months and it's approximately collarbone length and it hasn't even been 2 years since my hair cut, so I've experienced very little breakage.

      I'm suspecting that if you leave your hair alone and don't do too much to it then it it'll get longer. It's the chemicals we put in our hair and all the manipulation (brushing, combing, heating, etc) that makes hair break off and not get longer.

      Biotin will make your hair stronger and stronger hair is less likely to break. You can also do protein treatments to keep your hair strong. Make sure you're not using too much heat on your hair because heat also causes breakage, so your breakage could very well be from the flat ironing.

  25. QUESTION:
    why do most people think that when a Black girl has long hair,it's fake?
    i'm so tired of hearing this crap. there are lots women of any race that wear weaves,but it's mostly Black women (i'm not gonna sugar-coat). i hate when i see someone post a pic of a Black woman with long hair,and 9/10,most people would say or think it's a weave. i know that anyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to hair (weaves,wigs,etc.) but not EVERY Black woman,is ALWAYS gonna have fake or short hair. i have long REAL hair to my waist and i can't even wear my OWN hair down around certain girls (you know the kind of girls i'm talking about haha ),because they try to say that i'm wearing a weave or my hair is fake or they try to pull on it and embarass me. TO THEM: don't get mad or jealous at me because my hair is real,long and healthy and yours isn't. two words for them: GROW IT! it took me a year to go from shoulder-length to my waist and it wasn't hard at all. and the worst part of it all,is that i constantly get weave-checked!!!! even in the public!!! i get so humiliated and embarassed when people,I DON'T EVEN KNOW,weave checks me or tries to call me out.

    i'm sorry i just had to rant a little lol. there are TONS of Black women out there with REAL long hair.

    why do most people think this?
    are there any other Black women that goes through this?
    i haven't gotten a relaxer since last year. i just moisturize and put it in a bun or a tucked french braid. so i'm not going to get relaxers anymore. i didn't like the way they made my hair feel anyway haha.
    and i'm 5'2" haha. i'm short. my waist is about 13 inches from my shoulders so of course long hair is gonna look long on me. but hey if you don't want to believe me like 'everyone else' then don't. i guess Black girls like me are just not 'suppose' to have long hair like everyone else. *shrugs shoulders*

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's quite logical that people will assume a black woman with very long hair is wearing a weave. Lets be real - most do. It's very rare that you'll find a black woman with relaxed hair who has mid-back to waist-length hair. It's so rare that many blacks don't think they (blacks in general) can grow hair that long. Couple this with the hair abuse from blacks abusing their hair with heat, rough combing/brushing, and tight hairstyles (braids, etc), and bad weaves that leave thinned hair, edges, and bald spots. We're not taught how to properly care for our hair, so we cover up the damage with weaves. Plus, relaxers are extremely damaging chemicals that make our hair weaker and more prone to breakage. Even if you take good care of it it'll eventually break because the chemicals will take a toll.

      Growing long hair isn't easy for blacks because our hair is more fragile that any other race, so it breaks if it's combed or brushed the wrong way - especially if you have a relaxer. Most people with long hair have to keep it in protective styles and can't really wear it down or it'll break. Many of them wear weaves and wigs as protective styles. So, don't underestimate how much work is put into taking good care of your hair in order to grow it as long as you did. You've done something most black women don't have the knowledge or patience for, and it's not easy. It takes knowledge about proper hair care, patience, and "hiding" your hair to grow it long, and it's easier without the chemicals. I went natural last year in part because of constant breakage and my hair is already longer than many people who have been relaxed their whole lives, so it's definitely much easier to grow longer hair without the chemicals than with.

      Why do most people think this? Because it's true. It's rare that a black woman with a relaxer can grow hair that long because it easily breaks off, and most blacks abuse their hair.

      Are there any other black women that go through this? Yes. All those with long-ish hair. Keep in mind that "long" hair for blacks is something that's shoulder-length or longer, hahah.

      If you find someone trying to embarrass you just loudly let them know that it's all yours with a smile.

      Okay, no offense, but I don't think you went from shoulder-length to waist-length in 12 months, not unless you're a very short person. I have average height and average hair growth and my hair wouldn't go from shoulder-length to waist-length in a year. It takes about two years to get full shoulder-length from being bald or somewhere close to it. So, your hair grows double the amount of the average woman's, which I doubt; you're very short, so the distance between shoulder and waist is short; or you're exaggerating.

  26. QUESTION:
    Any hair growth tips for women of colour?
    All suggestions please.

    But I won't accept the suggestion that black women "can't" have long hair and that it "can't" grow fast, because that's not true.
    By the way I can't order from the Internet.

    • ANSWER:
      Is there something that will make my hair grow really fast?

      There are medications that will make your hair grow. For men, there is Minoxidil (aka Rogaine®) and Propecia®. For women, there is Rogaine. There are also supplements that can help with hair growth (see the link above for our Hair Growth Supplements). If your hair is damaged, your nutrition is not optimal (and whose is?) or you have a scalp condition there are things that can promote normal hair growth that will make it appear your hair is growing faster. Also, if you hair is breaking off, it will appear that it is not growing. By preventing that breakage, your hair will become longer. Before you run out and buy a super pill or an ointment, make sure you're doing the day-to-day things to give your hair a chance to grow on its own.

      Our Treasured Locks H2G Hair Growth Serum is a topical (you rub it on your scalp) product that can help with hair growth. Our hair growth oil is a carefully selected blend of Emu Oil, Shea Butter Oil and other plant oils along with some Essential Oils that have been clinically shown to improve circulation, provide moisture, reduce inflammation and help hair grow to its fullest potential. See our Hair Growth Supplements for more information.

  27. QUESTION:
    Question for black women ..?
    I have a old friend that i recently found again on facebook. From when I knew her back in jr high to today She has all ways had a weave . Or wore hats if she didn't have a weave. Her hair is so short that you can easily tell its a weave. I mean her hair is not even a quarter of an inch. And her weaves don't look right at all.. I feel real bad for her because after all these years and even she has a good job I see that she still can't grow her hair. I never ask her about it we are not hanging around each other all the time. But I think I want to finally ask her about her hair and I thought maybe I could get some Information first from a black women that may now about what i am talking about. Even her hair line on her forehead is really high .. Is their anything she can do to help her? I know I heard one time that If a black women damages her hair IT takes to long to grow and you have that difficult time in between and end up just cutting it all the time.
    But with her It is the same lenght from way back. Less than a quarter inch really really short. i know in my heart she doesn't just like weaves so I am sure it's something wrong with her growth of hair..
    Thanks for your time...

    • ANSWER:
      You should recommend that she starts to use either Paul Mitchell's tea tree shampoo and conditioner, or another option I sometimes use is the Garnier Fructis Length and Strength conditioner and the Sleek and Shine shampoo. Using black people products on weak hair can be a disaster. A product I also recommend is Doo Gro Mega Thick in a white container, black top,and blue writing. Another tip is.. NO PERMS!! she should go natural for her hair to grow, with all of the tips her hair should grow.

  28. QUESTION:
    Natural Hair and length..?
    Why is it that some African American Women can grow hair down there backs when they go natural and others can't. Women with natural hair always say there hair wouldn't grow past there shoulders when they relaxed there hair and now since going natural there hair is all the way down there back...I know that women of other races grow hair so long because there hair isn't damaged by relaxer's, perms, curls, etc, so then if a black women stoped putting chemical in there hair is will grow long to, but it still seems like so sista;s hair grow hecka long when natural and others do not. Why is that, what are they doing differently.................
    Here are a few pic's to see what I mean by long..
    http://public.fotki.com/Poetist/december-2007/dsc00417.html
    http://public.fotki.com/Sera252/all_about_hair/beyond-5-years-natu/5-years--beyond/dsc05756.html
    http://public.fotki.com/kemi21/hair/september-2008/dscn1745.html
    http://public.fotki.com/taliamqz2/one-year-comparison/72509flatironed.html

    That's just a few examples........

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on that person's growth rate as well as what they're doing to their hair. If someone goes natural, but then doesn't keep up with their hair, it's won't grow as long as someone who puts more energy into their hair.
      And for most people, the problem isn't growing hair, but retaining length. Your hair can be growing like a weed, but it might also be breaking off due to split ends or other problem, so you don't see any growth. The best thing to do in that situation is protective styles, moisturizing and learning what works best for your hair

  29. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me some encouragement to stop relaxing my hair?
    Hi I'm nineteen and i have made the decision to stop relaxing my hair. AND I AM TERRIFIED! Wemon like India Arie and this woman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8G9BVqygY&NR=1
    have inspired me as well as smashing the myth that black women can't grow past their shoulders. not people with relaxers can't grow long hair but all the years i have had it hasn't grown gotten longer because of breakage from the perm. Any way i really need some encouragement, tips on keeping it healthy and strong i'm not ready to chop it off yet so any transition hair styles would be great. Again I am so terrified and i need some encouragement from my Sitsas
    This girl has beautiful natural hair!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFlbT81Urxk&feature=related

    • ANSWER:
      Read these

      http://blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-are-we-doing-to-our-hair.html

      http://blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com/search/label/accepting%20natural%20hair

      http://blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com/2009/07/sunday-retrospectivenatural-girls.html

      From one Natural sista to another, believe me when I say you will be alright. The first step is to Free yourself!

      If the first three posts didnt encourage you enough, maybe the journeys of these lovely ladies will

      http://members.fotki.com/Nigerian-Queen/about/
      http://members.fotki.com/LiberianGirl/about/
      http://members.fotki.com/okorolina40/about/
      http://members.fotki.com/Asabi22/about/
      http://members.fotki.com/Delushious/about/
      http://members.fotki.com/Sera252/about/

      Also, check out this blog for more tips, secrets, stories and uber encouragement and plenty of love

      http://bglhonline.com/

      I recommend you start with the haircare tab esp since you are a newbie, and read as much as you can so that you are armed with knowledge and have realistic expectations of your journey.

      Wish you all the best xx

  30. QUESTION:
    What do you think about hair relaxers for blacks?
    *** BE PREPARED TO READ A LONG PASSAGE. DON'T BE LAZY****

    Im a still a kid (14), but when i was even younger one of the physical traits i didn't like about myself was my hair. I didn't like it because it is kinky/coarse or "nappy" I always had some kind of braids or every once a while(like once a year) my mom would use a hot comb to make it straight. I remember one day in elementary school my mom didn't braid my hair so i just had a ponytail with an afro poof. I cried on my way to school because i didn't want to get made fun of because of my hair. lmao. So anyways, when i was 12 i got my first relaxer since i was FORCED to by my mom and i actually liked it. It was shiny and pretty long. After months though my hair was starting to break off and become shorter. I was shedding like a dog D: and i haven't gotten a perm since and i don't want to since my hair can't handle the chemicals. Ever since that i never appreciated my long hair until it was gone (Im still growing it back) so i guess im against perms and i now love my natural hair.

    After learning about some of the harsh chemicals and seeing damage much worse than mine i think it's sad how far black women (mostly) will go to accieve that straight hair. What's so wrong about nappy hair? I have a bi racial friend with nappy hair (she gets relaxers) and i asked her why and she said "Because it's more manageble" I honestly don't bielve that excuse. Black women have been doing their hair for thousands of years before chemicals and all of a sudden it's just so hard to manage? Having to worry about breakage, shedding, getting appointments to salons, and trying not to get your hair wet is "managable" huh? Their are people who act like it's just IMPOSSIBLE to get a comb through their hair. Just take your time, and don't be lazy and it's not that bad. Now there is the debate that straight hair is more professional looking, or some people are really busy and can't deal with the hair god gave them or you just really want a new style which i can understand. I blame white washed media, bad traditions, and slavery for why some black women hate their hair and their features.

    I asked my cousin who uses chemicals on her hair if she likes her real hair and she said no. Why would someone want to risk damage to their long kinky hair to get it straight? It's beautiful. I think that where people get the sterotype that blacks can't grow any hair and if u have long hair it just HAS to be fake. Your hair in some cultures repersent your beauty and strenght. I heard about how relaxers were actually found. During slavery slave masters would dip there servnts hair in acid for punishment and to cause pain but after they were done they seen how their slaves hair would become straighter like theirs. Looking more like your master was a good thing because you could be excepted by them more. So im guessing people created relaxers so that black women could fit in more with white society. (just a guess). I swear media makes it seem like the lighter the brighter the better is good so we go with it. Im not saying all black women want to be white but i think were adjusting to that idea and continue to.

    So what are your thoughts about this? Im not trying to start any fights this is just my opinion. I know hair isn't everything and that other races do drastic things to but im only talking about this since it sort of bothers me and i want to get this off my chest. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Just be proud of what you have..it doesnt matter what kind of hair you have because I bet you have other features about you that balance that aspect out. Im biracial myself and I dont have kinky hair..just curly hair but its still not straight hah(The kind of hair that on my avi pic) So I think people should just embrace what they have...even though I have a hard time believing it myself sometimes. Oh and I recommend using Fructis Curl Shaping spray gel. It helps to define the curls naturally without using curling iron or something, plus it gives it a soft wet look when it dries.

      P.S. I dont agree with hair relaxers because they damage hair.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why do so few black people let their natural afros grow out?
    Remember Pam Grier, the sexy black actress from the 1970s blacksploitaion films? She was hot- and there was somthing about most black women in the 70s that was super hot- Black men and women rarely straightened their hair out back then, but kept their hair natural, and grew out full afros. I think the afro was natutal and sexy. When white peole tried to change their hair into afros, it looked silly on them.....

    Will the afro come back? A sexy black woman with a real and natural afro is hot- 100 times sexier with hair thats straightened and dyed blond...Many black women wear extensions- why can't they see their real hair is sexy?
    These days, black men seem to either shave their heads outright, keep it cut very very short- or if long, its in dreadlocks- but I haven't seem a black man with a full afro in years....The afro was awsome, and should come back..

    • ANSWER:
      I am black and have an afro right now. I agree, natural hair is so attractive on us. I wish more black people would agree with me. And for the girl that said afro's are hard to manage, that's not true. It's a lot easier and quicker for me to do my hair now than it was when I was getting relaxers. My hair is so much healthier and is growing so fast. For the first time in my life, I LOVE MY HAIR!! That's a beautiful feeling.

  32. QUESTION:
    I NEED help growing my african-american hair ! ?HELP ! ?
    Okay , so I'm not sayying that afro american women can't grow hair but I need help . I have ear length hair/ at the very top of my neck . I have really bad split ends . When school starts I'm getting it cut . I've had it cut before and it didn't seem to help . But I know it was because idk how to take care of my hair. I need to know how to care for my hair properly ? I want long hair , I'm tired of having short hair . Is there anything I can do to use less heat and chemicals ? I also need products to use that are not too ecspensive and that I can find in walmart or a hair store ? I need to know some techniques to doing my hair on my own and not breaking it off. . I want to proove that black hair can grow . PLEAASSEE HELLP ME !

    • ANSWER:
      Umm.. I guess you could try using less heat on your hair. After washing your hair let it dry just a little (your hair should still be damp) put some olive oil products on your ends. When your hair gets dry use a hair lotion or leave in conditioner. Condition your hair at least once a week. Deep condition once a month. Wrap your hair before you got to sleep with a silk rag. Clip your ends once every 6-8 weeks

  33. QUESTION:
    Why Do Black Men and Women Straighten their beautiful Hair?
    Of course it has to do with whatever you like. But do some do it thinking their hair is not beautiful enough? I absolutely love afro's! They are so beautiful and really bring out a person's eyes and compliment the face. I have seen many different ways to wear an afro some have different type curls and some highlighted, some are let to grow free and some are kept shapely. Some are kept short and others long. No matter what when I see them I can't help but stare. It's beautiful, unique and sexy.

    • ANSWER:
      Baby, I see what you are saying. This board is filled with hate for black people and how black hair is ugly. You are just trying to show the beauty of the black race in an ugly environment. If some of the women and men here had bothered to read your question, then they would see you already know they change it because they like it. But the key is SOME. Do SOME do it thinking their hair is not beautiful? Sadly, yes. Society and television tell you if you have kinky hair whether you are white or black that it needs help. It needs the new frizz tamer or straightner. To Handsome and your ugly answer. Honey you need to be thankful there are people like her on this board trying to make somethin beautiful out of all this mess. Don't go attackin people when they are trying to help. You are right afro's are sexy!

  34. QUESTION:
    Why are black women so angry at other women of a lighter race or longer hair?
    Growing up I have had to encounter torture from black girls who would always try to beat me up or make fun of me in school. Now that I am an adult I have noticed that it still goes on. At the clubs, they are always trying to fight me for no apparent reason. I mind my business and I am nice to everyone. They always say I am trying to get with their man or that I think I am cute. Its really sad because I would like to have friends that are black, but I can't because they just don't like me? Can I get some feedback from black women on why this occurs and also from women who have experienced being tortured by black women. It has to go deeper than they are just jealous...
    I just wanted to add that I am a hispanic female, but I can pass for black but from my features you can tell that I am not black or that I am mixed. Also, I am not saying EVERY black woman wants to beat me up, but everytime I go to the club with my friends some black girl is always tryin to try to fight with me for ABSOLUTELY no reason. This has never happened to me with spanish, white, or asian women. Only black women.
    i also wanted to add that the reason why I asked this question is to find out WHY..... if i was doing something to bring attention to myself or if i walked around thinking i was cute that would be a totally different issue. I dont think I am cute, and I honestly don't think i am all that good looking, but the point is i mind my business and most of the time stay to myself but yet I still getting women who pick fights with me for no reason.
    Also, why did you all mark the people who had something good to say as bad answers. I don't agree with all answers that were maked the worst but a few of them were true.... maybe those that made hating comments are the ones that marked the good comments bad. That just shows me what you are about...

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the pain you've been put through. No one should be discriminated against based on appearances! As a black woman, I can say that western society is obsessed with this euro-centric view of beauty. From the womb, many black women are taught to believe that there is only ONE idea of beauty: fair skin; bone-straight hair; lighter eyes; slender physique. Black skin, kinky hair, African features, and a curvy body are rejected. I believe this way of thinking stems back thousands of years. As a result, I believe women of African descent are more than a little angry....
      If we lived in a society where blond hair was worshipped and believed to be the ultimate sign of feminine beauty (and we do!), women all over the world would be burning their poor scalps with chemicals and dyes just to mimic that look. And those who decide to stick with their natural color (whether it be brunette or red or gray) would be judged as anything but__"brunettes are more serious", "redheads are bitchy", "gray hair indicates old age/dying/death/infertility, etc..."
      It's all rather silly. This idea of the "ultimate beauty". I believe the notion of beauty is debatable. My God is an AWESOME God. He did not make any mistakes when he made my thick nose, my plump lips, my mahogany skin, my wirey hair, and my round buttocks. No, not every man or woman that I encounter will think I'm drop-dead-gorgeous. And I'm okay with that. You should learn to be okay with yourself, too.
      And get new friends!

  35. QUESTION:
    How to comfort my mum who had cut her super long hair?
    my mum used to have very long hair that beyond her knees.It was black and shiny and smooth.She started to grow her hair when she was in her 30's.Now she is 46 years old.

    Short hair maybe is the fashion of women in middle age.But my mum didn't cut her hair short.My mum used to put her black straight mane into a huge Granny bun that fixed on her head with a big hairnet.It was her only style choice due to the hair length.

    More and more friends of hers had began to think my mum's hairstyle was a totle failure,out of fashion,ugly.The saddest thing was my mom cut her hair to neck length today,At first,my mum's friend wanted to have a haircut.But after she finished,she put my mum into the chair.She told my mum that she should had a bob cut,she should have a new life and keep all the cut hair.And the stylists all joined my mum's friend. After a short thought,my mum agreed the cut ,But when her hair was cut short,she burst into cry.The haircut made her cry almost for one hour.And even now she is very unhappy,holding her braid and with tears in her eyes.

    My mum can't keep hair that long again because of the age.What would ladies feel when she cut her super long hair.I want to help my mom,how to comfort my mum ?
    here is the my mom beautiful hair.The hair has been history now.

    pix here
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52261287@N02/?saved=1

    It was my mum's long hair.I thought it was so beautiful.I couldn't believe my mum really cut it short.Neither could my mum.

    • ANSWER:
      Your mom CAN grow her hair long again! Age has nothing to do with it! Her friends talked her into it and now she will start her journey over! She has the ability to grow her hair to very long lengths and she CAN do it again!
      I would cry too if I did the same and cut my hair to a BOB cut! I have hair that is to my calves and I am over 40! I wear my hair in buns all the time. Society thinks a woman over 40 had to have short hair.This is nonsense! I bet all moms friends were simply jealous of her long hair! Please encourage your mom to start growing her hair again. DO NOT donate the braid! Keep it or sell it. People pay a lot for hair that long. Donating it would be a waste since it is mostly sold. If you keep it, store it in a place where it is safe and clean and out of sight if it upsets her.
      Tell your mom to join the longhaircommunity where she will find many women growing their hair long.She will love this place!
      Tell you mom that I hope she will grow it long again. Just have her start a new journey to long hair.
      Be there for her and encourage her. There are so many buns to make with long hair!
      Granny bun is silly!
      Your mom was unique and beautiful wearing her hair long over 40! She can grow it back!

      JJJLONGHAIR- a long hair lady over 40!

  36. QUESTION:
    Afro hair, how to make it grow and all that?
    ok first of i'm 13, and i'm in 8th grade (YAH!)

    ok so when i go on the internet and ppl are sayin they have afro hair idk if it's the same as me. I am 100% african, and sometime my hair is so hard to mange. everyone at school loves it cuz it can stick up on it's own. I try to keep it straight. I can't take showers in the morning cuz if i blow dry it looks like pom pom's. Puls it's really hard to grow out. Sometime i complaining how short it is and my friends like why don't you grow it out, and i'm like it won't grow. I try cutting off the ends, i put in extensions like :http://www.black-women-beauty-central.com/image-files/micro-braid-styles-02.jpg and http://www.cedarartworld.com/african_braids/long_braids.jpg . i almost want to get weaves cuz my cousins got them too and they look really good on them, so maybe next year when i start highschool cuz it'll be a fresh start and then i won't really care wat ppl think but right now just a little even though i knoe i shouldn't.

    if anyones been though this can you please help. i've seen ppl online that get relaxers, does it work ? is it recommend? were can i get it? and any other further details (if u want)

    it's not that i don't love my hair don't get me wrong i love it it's just that my number 1 concern it that it won't grow. So plz plz plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing you can do for your hair, is keep it clean and chemical free while using a good leave-in conditioner and moisturizer.Healthy hair grows damaged don't. Dry brittle split ends slows the growth of your hair. You need to start with a good professional hair cut and "never" use a home perm, go to a good saloon ask your mother or your friends or relatives, especially those with real nice looking healthy hair. If you opt for a perm, make sure you have a pro do it and tell you the hair products you need to use between visits.

      I love Cream Of Nature products, cause they leave my hair fully moisturized.
      A pro will tell you one of the best things you can do to get your hair to grow, is get a good cut!

  37. QUESTION:
    What should I do with my hair?
    Ok so I'm a 21 year african american female and of course my hair is like kinky curly like if i put conditioner on it then it curls up but if i just let it dry it gets kinky(nappy). I am in a period of transitioning right now because I am about to graduate undergrad school and going to grad school then I am going to enter into the job market. And I have tried almost everything in my hair. I have had relaxers, texturizers, afro, tight curls, loose curls, braids, cornrows, weaves. I color my hair once because it naturally sandy brown and I color it darker to blue black which made it jet black. I had cut it all off and I had a bald head for awhile. Since then I have let it grown back and the ends are relaxed but the roots is not. And I seriously was considering getting dreadlocks since that's the only thing I haven't done yet but I have a terrible time finding a salon to get them started so I'm taking that as a sign that I shouldn't get them because if I can't find someone to start them it's going to be hard to find someone to maintain them. So I am considering just let my natural hair grow because eventually what will happen is the relaxed part will break off and the natural hair will just get longer. But I am also thinking of the future and professionalism so I was wondering if just letting it grow is the right thing to do. Last thing I want to do is start dreads and can't maintain them so they become a nappy mess. I have seen that happen since most people my age are doing dreadlocks now. I don't want to do anymore chemicals since I don't like how they make the hair look when a person get older (I have seen many older black women have thinning of the hair due to poor maintenance and chemicals). I do a pretty job of taking care of my hair I condition it alot and wash it often and try to keep the styling to a minimum. All those things I said I did before that was over a course of 5 years. My hair grows rather quickly for example I cut my hair bald in January and by the summer I had a mini afro. A year later my hair had grown a little past my ears. I am sort what of a free spirit so that why I am a bit confuse as to what I should do to my hair. I'm not afraid to try something new so I guess you can say what I can do is limitless. I don't like weaves they are annoying. But to sum it up I am pretty much looking for a healthy way to maintain my hair but at the same time if I need to be professional then I can do that as well. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      dreadlocks once u dread you'll never want anything but dreadlocks ever again

      you do not want a salon to dread thats the worse thing u can possibly do
      dreads are very easy to start and maintain yourself
      read up on site in sourse

  38. QUESTION:
    Where can I find some high quality bars or clubs in NY bars where I can find black professional women?
    I consider my self Afro-Dominican. I grew up watching Latin TV and I have always liked the light skin Latin females with straight long hair etc. I have dated all types of females especially Puerto Rican girls.Most white girls I been with have always approached me instead of me approaching them. The girls I go for are usually always light skin latin girls but even though they seem like we get along, it always seems like there is something telling them not to bother with me. I have always thought this has to do with my skin color regardless of the fact that I am also "Latin". Not to say that these girls are fully racist but a lot of Hispanic whites are against blacks. I feel like this is what they thinking: "God forbid I bring this guy close to my family and friend what would they think about me." In my opinion, Hispanics are the most racist people in this world and I'm Hispanic lol.Just turn tune in to the Spanish channels to find out, you rarely see any blacks. Now that im older, I want to experiment more with back girls and see how those relationships can work out for me. I've always noticed black girls staring at me in a club or bar and some even flirt, but I never approach since I'm always looking for that Hispanic girl. I never had major issue with black females, however, I did grow up in bad neighborhoods where the black girls where ghetto. And although I'm from the ghetto, I can't stand a ghetto girl because I never turned out to be ghetto my self. I have a variety of friends from different backgrounds and I know how to move around them. It's just not my preference to hang with people that are always going to fight and be boisterous. Do anyone know where can I find High quality Bar or Clubs in NY city or LONG ISLAND were professional, smart African American Females attend? Feel free to speak your mind if you agree with me or not on my outlook.

    • ANSWER:
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  39. QUESTION:
    Serious responses please! Difference btw. Hair Fusion and Sew- in weave.?
    I know that fusion is supposedly fused to the individual strands of the hair by wax, and that sew in weaves are sewed into braids. What I really want to know is that with either method will it break your own hair off. My hair is alittle past my shoulders and it took me a long time to grow my hair out from previous damage and I just want to try something new, but not at the cost of my own hair. What is the process of getting fusion off of your hair? How long will they last? What is the average price for both procedures? What hair is the best kind of hair to buy? Keep in mind that I am a black woman! I want the look to be like Tyra Banks or Beyonce. I don't and can't have perms in my originial hair, will that interfere with either process? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide. I live in Norfolk Virginia so if there are some good shops here that someone might know about please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting a weave sewn in is better than getting it bonded (glued). Its less damaging, it last longer and it usully lays better too. Any type of stress to your hair that involves pulling on it will cause some type of damage. So its good take a break if you ever were to get them year after year. Getting a weave sewn in can last up to six months if you maintain it well and if you get it done by a good beautician that specializes in weaves. You are in VA so you should probably have an abundance of good hair dressers out there, i dont know of any I am in Cali. The fact that you dont have a chemical relaxer ("perm") in your hair should not matter, since your hair will be cornrowed anyway. A good weave will be anywhere from 0 to 0 and greater depending on the length of your real hair and the length of the weave. It is best to get human hair rather than synthetic, i cant recommend any brands off hand but you should go in for a consultation with a stylist first so that they can recommend some. However, if your hair is already long as you mentioned and if its of a healthy texture you may want to just consider a really good wig if you just want a change. I have a friend that wheres wigs just for a new look every week, it looks cute and looks like a good weave. Beyonce wears lace fronts you can read more about those at the link I provided below.

      Good luck girl! ;)

  40. QUESTION:
    Cut my hair without my permission. Can I sue?
    Ok. I got my hair done at a super wal-mart. It was for my sister's wedding. I had extensions at the time. Which cost me 0.00 bucks. But this was done by my other hairstylist. So the lady wash my hair and everything. Then when she started doing my hair she started cutting it without my permission. Not only did she cut my extensions, but she also cut my real hair. I asked her how short is you cutting m y hair and she said that she was just trimming it up and layer it. She did not asked me or anything. And she said that my hair was still very long. So she styled it and curled it up for me, It was nice I won't lie. But after the wedding. The next day when the curls fell out, My sister pointed out that my hair was actual cut short and also my real hair was cut short. I am so hurt by this because as a black woman, it took me a long time to get my hair to grow long and also that My extensions caused me 0.00 I can't stop crying. What can I do? Is this my own fault. Please help. I didn't know she cut it this short until the curls fell out, I can't go to work this upset.

    • ANSWER:
      You can sue, but you won't win. Damages are paid only when there's measurable damage. Having one's hair cut too short is awful (we've all been there!), but it's not permanent or even temporarily disfiguring.

      The fact that you knew she was cutting and did not stop her would probably lose the case for you.

      You might win if she'd shaved your head or used chemicals which caused baldness. Beyond that, though, a terrible salon job won't get you anything in court.

      Which doesn't mean you're totally out of luck. When you've calmed down, visit the salon and ask to speak to the owner in private. Explain what happened and how distressed you are. Make sure you keep both temper and tears in check. Ask if s/he can compensate you in any way. They may offer free or reduced cost services, possibly even on extensions, to keep you happy.

      Or not, but you won't know if you don't ask.

  41. QUESTION:
    The Damm Dominican salon cut my hair again and now I'm gagging!!!!?
    i'm freekin 25 and a lil too old to still be insecure and still have low self esteem over small things but i can't help but cry every time i look in tha mirror and feel ugly cause my hair is chin lenght
    and i don't like it! I've never liked my hair shorter than my shoulders.
    I kno there's more stuff in tha world to be miserable over but i can't help but to be jealous of women with long hair......It seems like every time i stop going to tha hair salon an wash my hair myself and let it dry naturally it grows but i can't tell cause i don't put heat to it then i go to the Dominicans.........mind you they don't speak English and let them tell me that my ends are damaged so i agree to let them TRIM it but it always to seem to cum out a hair cut and shorter than i expected

    Now i'm gagging cause i can't stop crying everytime i look at it and no one understands me!"It's only hair......it will grow back"!!!That's what they tell me but if n e 1 has been insecure bout their looks they know hair is a security blanket and i just wanna ball up in a corner a cry and i can't stop
    What's wrong with me? Am i really that petty and shallow or do i have a reason to be upset.
    Mind you i'm a black girl with fairly good hair but it won't grow back overnight!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      i don't blame you.
      drink plenty of water, excercise, take vitamins.
      your hair will grow back, promise =D

  42. QUESTION:
    What's Your Opinion? Are Braids Considered A Weave?
    I wear braids(kinky,micro,etc) in my hair and never had a problem with it until I changed careers. Most of the black women there calls my hair a weave even though I see a weave as hair braided up and sewn in but they keep stating it's a weave. I wear my hair in braids for convenience(My hair is natural and it takes my hair out if I have it pressed every week) I work out,I can't wear it natural in a afro because it doesn't frame my face(heart shape?) and I don't won't dreads or locs because I like wearing my hair out.

    Right now braids are my only option but I feel anxious because one girl keeps saying it's a weave(She has a relaxer her hair is long but so is mine but I won't take it down for a while trying to grow my hair longer) and now some people(White,latino) keep calling my hair a weave too. Are Braids a weave? How can I tell them nicely that it gets on my nerves when they try to degrade my hair without being a bitch?
    Y!A bleeped out witch but replaced the w with a b.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah they are a weave, I have in braids right now as a matter of fact lol. I consider them that but I don't get mad when people say it is a weave. Think about it, some women wear weave just to cover up their hair which is severely damaged and short. While on the other hand, you are using the braids as a protective style (Same here, I am transitioning to natural hair) so therefore you aren't covering up what you have but are retaining length and trying not to damage your hair. That is why I don't get bothered when people call my braids a weave because I know I am not hiding behind a weave like some other women are and not taking care of their hair. But maybe to shut them up, wear your hair out one day and let them see how nice and long it is for one day. I understand you are trying to keep the protected but to burst their bubbles you can do that. But I wouldn't let it get to me just ignore the haters.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my hair?
    I don't know where to start. I'm a 14 year old girl and I'm 50% black 25% white and 25% mexican. I don't really have any other women of color to give me advice about my hair and none of my colored friends have similar hair. It's barely shoulder length and I used to over use relaxing chemicals but that was over 3 years ago. For some reason the top 1/2 of my hair is really thick and frizzy and clumps together but the bottom 1/2 is stringy and the very very end is thick with split ends. My hair isn't as curly as it used 2 be. I used to have cute little ringlet curls but now it's all clumpy and the curls are about as wide around as a #2 pencil!They are ugly little tangled frizzy messy coils. I've tried keeping it short so the curls aren't weighed down but that doesn't work. I want to grow my hair but can't because my bottom layer gets the most HORRIBLE split ends! I straighten my hair about every 3 days and i would just wear it curly if it wasn't such a frizzy tangly rough ugly mess. My hair isn't really oily or dry. It's soft foR the most part except the ends of my bottom layer and I just don't know what to do. I want to grow it long (down my back) but I can't Because i always have to chop it to get rid of the split ends and I get split ends because I straighten it and I can't stop straightening it until I can figure out how to wear my natural "curls". I'm not really sure how anyone can help but I just need some advice... preferably from other mixed girls with similar hair but all answers are greatly appreciated...thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you're gettnig a matted-together psuedo-dred...the hair starts to clump and make semi dred-locks, and frizzes out at the end.

      You're using too much heat and straightening your hair too much. You're gonna have to go natural for a while to repair the damage, and lop off the split ends.

      Look, first you'll need to clean up your diet. The outside of your body is only as good as the inside. Eat more lean meat, eggs, nuts, green veggies...cut out the sugar, alchohol. Ramping up your egg intake should help quite a bit. Good hair has to be grown, and to grow it you have to put good stuff in your body, as well as on it.

      Get a multi-vitamin for women, and take it. Get a hair vitamin, too...should contain things like extra biotin, paba, etc.

      Cut out the curling iron, straightening iron, hair spray, mousee, gel, etc. Cut out most shampoos, too. Go to the grocery store and get ....

      1) a big box of baking soda (bakind SODA, not baking POWDER)
      2) some lemon juice (check the juice aisle for a small bottle)
      3) some olive oil
      4) in the pet aisle, a big bottle of "Mane & Tail" shampoo

      Get a plastic dish or cup, and toss like 1 cup of baking soda in it. Take that along with the oilive oil and lemon juice into the shower. Take a fine-toothed comb, too. Hose yourself down, rinse your hair out, and toss some lemon juice on it. Work it in, comb it through, let it sit for a minute or so. Rinse it out, and then pour some olive oil into your hand and work that into your hair. You just want enough to oil up your hair and coat your scalp in a light layer...not like dripping wet with olive oil. Massage it in, comb it through, etc. Let it sit for a minute or two. Next, dump some baking soda into your hand and work it into your hair. Baking soda is a natural exfolient, ph balancer, deodorizer and degreaser. Work a lot into your hair. Don't get too rough...it can get sand papery if you rub too much. Just gently work it in. Give it a minute, then rinse it out. Your hair should still feel just a tad oily, but not like oozy, greasy. Hop out of the shower and dry things off. Let your hair air dry and comb it through.

      If you don't have dandruff, then you can swap each day...every other day you'll either just rinse your hair through, letting the natural oils build up to keep it manageable, or you'll wash it. Soem girls go a day without even rinsing their hair. It depends on your scalp. Some girls can get away with it, but some girls head will stink if they don't at least rinse it out.

      Avoid drying products, like mousse, gel, etc. Just let it go natural. The extra oil should help it be manageable. It may be just a tad oily after drying it off with the towel, but that should work itself into yuor hair and scalp in an hour.

      Use a toothed-comb, or use a wire-toothed loose brush. Don't use one of those synthetic bristle brushes with tightly packed bristles...those can be harsh and strip away cuticle from the hair.

      On days you wash your hair, you can either use the baking soda or use the Mane & Tail shampoo. Mane & Tail is a very gentle shampoo meant for bathing horses. Some women prefer it as it's very gentle and inexpensive compared to a lot of over-priced hair care crap on the market. Baking soda is good, but sometimes just a good shampoo'ing helps. Lemon juice helps to clarify and invororate the scalp. The acid helps eat away pollution and impurities. The olive oil obviously adds extra oil.

      You'll need to experiment to get the amounts down. You may find switching the order of operation beneficial, too. I don't recommend ending with applying olive oil in hair, because it can smell during the day. But ending with lemon juice instead of shampoo/baking soda may be useful. Or, just using lemon juice as a rinse by itself.

      Cut off the split ends, eventually the clean eating and vitamins will kick in, and your hair will start to be more manageable. Focus on styles that don't require a lot of hair care products...that crap is bad in the long run. If hair gets really unmanageable, then take an evening and just coat your hair in oil and let it sit under a towel for an hour or two before shampooing it out. Oil is one of the key ingredients African, Asian & Indian women use for awesome hair.

      PS: Baking soda makes for a great body wash and facial scrub, too.

  44. QUESTION:
    Leg hair problem for men?
    Ok, this is gonna be embarrassing to ask, but it's ok since i'm hiding behind the internet lol :)

    First off, i'm a guy, and i'm asian. It's currently summer in my country, and it's bloody hot, so obviously everybody will be wearing shorts and t-shirts etc.

    Well, for me it's a bit of a problem. I can't wear shorts, otherwise I'll feel really embarrassed because my leg hairs will be shown. You might think, WTF you're a guy, wot's wrong with that? Well really, nothing should be wrong with this, especially for asian guys since most asians don't even have any visible leg hairs or not as dense or thick or obvious, or whatever. Basically, asian guys just aren't hairy.

    My leg hair wasn't that hairy in the first place, even if there're lots, they're not so obvious as they're not dark or thick like leg hairs on a black guy for example. (I'm not being racist or anything btw, just giving examples). The thing is, i party a lot and played one of those games where you lose and you have to face the consequences, and one of which is having your friends shave your legs, using whatever method they want. I'm sure everyone has been through this before.

    So finally my point is, i never wanted to shave my leg and never had a problem with my leg hairs or anything, but after being shaved like 3 times, my leg hairs just grows longer (as it should) and it's now more obvious and thicker. It's so bad to the point that if you stand like 20m away from me, you can see my leg full of hairs, like a bush. It's obvious like hairs on a very hairy person.

    I don't want that, i want it to look less obvious and not as dark. Since asians have black hairs, having thick and dense leg hairs, and also black colour, is just embarrassing to me.

    Sure if you might say that women loves hairy men, or that it's a masculine or manly thing to be hairy, and i don't have any problems with that but i'm seriously not exaggerating, my leg hairs are everywhere and looks really MESSY and just all over the place. It's not natural looking basically, i can't really explain this.

    So my point is, is there a way to fix this? I don't want to shave my leg hairs off completely or anything, i just want it to look less obvious and shorter or whatever...
    @Kobe, what a fail. I JUST posted this and got a reply within 30 seconds. U didn't even read the whole thing, don't answer if ur just gonna spam crappy answers.

    • ANSWER:
      bleach

  45. QUESTION:
    What should I name it?
    I am writing a book about a world in chaos (how original). Essentially the Before-Plot is.....

    The cities of the world had expanded to such a point that the entire above sea world is covered in buildings and roads. To fix this problem the government began to build on the sea floor. The first city down there discovered a new drug that can essentially make your life easier (i.e. making you stronger, faster, taller, shorter, etc.). The people below the surface are reluctant to give up their drug and thus, break ties with the surface. After a while people begin noticing side effects, they need more and more of the drug, if they do not get more they will suffer physical and mental degradation. But, like all great drugs, people can't always afford it, and, as with every situation like it, an underground system begins. The underwater government tries to control the people, and fail miserably. People start fighting. People start dying. People go crazy. Almost the entire underwater city is insane with lust for the drug. Now obviously if there is fighting over it that means there is a deficiency and thus the people star changing into nightmarish creatures the likes of which even Dante couldn't dream of. Some have their fingers grow long and sharp, they climb walls and rip others to shreds. Others have their bones rearranged and their teeth grow sharp and they become more like crocodiles and walk on all fours. While others (and this is a rare type) have their eyelids melded together and their jaws become detachable making them predators. With these new forms they still retain something like humanity (Y'Know they can talk and be friendly *sorta* and be *somewhat* civilized). In order to (somewhat) keep the city alive the government begins to experiment on those who hadn't used the drug to try and find a way to reclaim their city (i.e. FIND A CURE), no such luck. However they do make another discovery children (primarily girls) that are exposed to a certain strain of the drug gain the ability to sense it and track it. Believing this to be the answer the government sent the children out to obtain it. But something they didn't realize was that they were still children and therefore had little way of protecting themselves from the people of the city. So to MAKE the plan work they create another strain of test subjects to protect the children. The new pairs of child-and-protectors are sent into the city to harvest the drug from the dead.

    Lets go above ground shall we?
    A woman (black hair, glasses, white skin, green eyes, and, well, over all sexy) is accused of a series of murders (she did not commit them) after god-strong evidence is found pointing to her. She is a special agent for the above ground police that specializes in survival. In an attempt to escape she stows away on a plane. The above ground government, noticing that it is a CARGO plane shoots it down. The plane crashes in the sea near one of the old, abandoned descent towers (used to access the city below the waves). Seeing this as an opportunity to escape into a (she believed it to be peaceful below) paradise beneath the sea that would know nothing of her crimes (once again SHE DID NOT COMMIT THEM!). So she activates an old pod and descends into "paradise".When she arrives she sees the degredation of the city and even witnesses a man being ripped apart by one of the more spider-like monstrosities described above. The pod opens and breaks down. She is trapped in the city with no one to guide her but a voice that has hacked her internal earpiece (wave of the future man).

    Pre story needs work eh?

    Anyway I need help naming the city, the woman, the drug, the creatures, the voice, and the book itself. There are certain guidelines each needs to follow. *SEE BELOW*

    The city- something Paradise-esque
    The woman- a name that dictates strong, smart and sexy (how cheesy)
    The drug- make it something biblical
    The creatures- think horrific
    the voice-Greek mythology please
    The book- 1-3 words some thing like "Paradise lost"
    OR maybe the book could just have the same name as the city.

    THANK YOU for your help.

    This is gonna be a hard book to write.
    Thank you roflmao!
    Finally someone besides me sees it,
    Unfortunately thogh this is or english final and I have no choice
    book has to be 200 pages long
    we have until the end of the year
    Has to be a dystopia
    So...yeah I'm screwed
    Another thing. The eyelid peoples can sense the world around them (think echolocation). The lady is more of one of those people you send in alone to take down the terrorists (think Die Hard) and the protectors have something of a juggernaut thing goin on.
    If you think I'm copying something please say so as it's always fun to know what I'm plaugerizing. This will not be published (thank god) and is it is okay to end the story somewhere where a sequel would be required. (i.e. she meets the voice in person and they begin their plan to escape.)

    • ANSWER:
      You're a bad author, don't write

  46. QUESTION:
    High quality synthetic lace wig for WHITE girl?
    I have been searching for a lace wig online store that sells transparent/blonde wigs and I can't find any, Im assuming they are mostly geared toward black women, but I have extremely thin hair and have been unable to grow it out. I want long hair and this seems like my best option. Any advice or sites you can direct me to? thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I have the perfect place for you! They sell a lot of synthetic blonde wigs and even full lace wigs in Remy and virgin in blonde.

      Here are where they are located: http://thelacewigsstore.com/xcart/Lace-Front-Wigs.html

      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Is the beautician right or she is just scaring me in order to sell her own product? Are hair colors really bad?
    I am just 30 year old female but my hair is growing white like older women. I never had habit to care for my hair and put oil regularly since teenage. During teenage itself I had some white hairs but I didn't cared. As my hair was oily I always needed to shampoo it 4 times in a week. I was using sunsilk black 2 Rs.pouch earlier, then switch to Nyle, fructis and now loreal. During marriage many of my hair from front became white and I was doing heena to cover it. But after divorce which happened one year ago, I became overweight, suffered from tension and depression. I have hypothyroid and insulin resistence, I also don't eat nutritional food. And now day by day whilte hari is growing. Almost 70% of my hari from front is white which appears clearly and it has become necessary to cover it. In order to cover it, I gone for hair color of loreal ammonia free, but the color don't even last long for even one month. And I observe after color not much but few more hairs became white. I am scared that all of my hair will turn white and am feeling suicidal. I can't tolerate this and feel like to want to commit suicide.

    How do I stop to happen my hair white more further? Which shampoo, conditioner and oil I should use. My hair type is oily and which way I should use to cover white hair.

    Okey I agree I made mistakes but now how can I improve it and how can I stop hair become more white further. Can kali mehendi make my hair more white? If I use heena it will make my hair look red which I don't like. Should I use kali mehendi or hair color? The beautician who did my hair color is telling that hair color make all hair white due to chemicals so I am selling kali mehendi which u should buy. She is scaring me by telling that eventually all your hair will turn white. I don't know if she is telling true or want me to buy kali mehendi from her. Please give me honest advise and tips.
    ok, what wrong have I did with you and why are you abusing me. I already have tensions of my own, what is your problem with me, a stranger to you. And u hv no right to ask me to go away from this site, it is open to all and u are not even a moderator of it. You don't even know me, how can u call me disgusting. Why are you throwing ur frustration on me.

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot stop your hair turning all white, whether or not you use anything on your hair. I live in the west and have been colouring my hair for 40+ years. I am in my 60s now and still have some brown hair! But I do use hair colour. ("Natural Instincts" by Clairol, but any of the reputable ones like L'Oreal will do). In your case if you have long hair you should probably use 2 boxes for better coverage. Also did you know, if you just have a clump of white hair but the rest is ok, you can just mix half quantities of hair dye and colour that bit? Do not mix the whole 2 bottles in the box, just take half out of each and mix in another container.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you think I'd look with dreads [pictures included]?
    I'm really thinking about going natural (i have gotten relaxers/perms for like 4 or 5 years now) and getting dreadlocks/sister locks, whatever you want to call it. i'm just kinda tired of getting the chemicals put in my hair and having to go get my hair done like every 2 weeks. I just want to let my hair be free and grow naturally. My hair is pretty lengthy right now...I'm not sure of the exact length but it comes to my shoulders when it's all down. I really like the dreadlocks look but before I try it, I want to know how some of you think I would look with them (would they fit my face?)

    I wouldn't want super long dreads but something like this length:
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.black-women-beauty-central.com/image-files/lauryn-hill-freeform-dreadlocks.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.black-women-beauty-central.com/how-to-do-dreadlocks.html&usg=__E438dr6NMl23-aOJqNEPN1wQ5fE=&h=386&w=363&sz=60&hl=en&start=88&sig2=NovgiGOdxtLeoFpqG4g9IQ&zoom=1&tbnid=vkbJ7U2o6CfTJM:&tbnh=144&tbnw=135&ei=Gj-1TICiNYOC8gbri6nrCw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddreadlocks%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ACAW_enUS354US360%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2062&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=896&vpy=163&dur=753&hovh=232&hovw=218&tx=184&ty=102&oei=hD61TMq0J8P98AaAsYSIDQ&esq=2&page=5&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:88&biw=1259&bih=610

    or close to this length:
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.naani.com/contents/media/Drea%252B5%252BDays%252BAfter%252BMaintenance.jpg&imgrefurl=http://fromgrandmaskitchen.com/Natural-Hair-Beauty/articles/3450/1/Dry-Dreadlocks/Page1.html&usg=__bZzKClrMF6s4apVPxBywhGutpGU=&h=518&w=500&sz=75&hl=en&start=109&sig2=95I-C6HUIxOoHdNt6Fa9qg&zoom=1&tbnid=qF_QYcQBnrUjiM:&tbnh=144&tbnw=141&ei=pending&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddreadlocks%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ACAW_enUS354US360%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D610%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2349&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1012&vpy=222&dur=744&hovh=229&hovw=221&tx=173&ty=121&oei=hD61TMq0J8P98AaAsYSIDQ&esq=3&page=6&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:109&biw=1259&bih=610

    Here are a few pictures of me:

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx90/Sammich09/34442_1414567256810_1611438965_1021794_6705842_n.jpg

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx90/Sammich09/33415_1404430843406_1611438965_995904_7678084_n.jpg

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx90/Sammich09/20046_1240104255344_1611438965_624482_848272_n.jpg

    So what do you think?
    And I heard that I'd have to cut off all of my hair to get the locks...is that true? I can't just go without a relaxer for a month or so and then get the locks?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend it. I think they look better on guys than girls to be honest because of the scruffy masculinity of it. I mean, if you are a true rastafarian, I would say go for it. But if you're doing it to seem cool, I wouldn't do it. Plus, dreads need a lot of care.

      Looking at your pictures, couldn't you just leave you hair kinky? Or do the thing that Whoopi Goldberg does?

  49. QUESTION:
    IS is wrong to wish you were another race sometimes?
    Lately I have been wishing I was another race, I am a Black women and my sister is married to a white woman.. and most of the men in my family do not like Black women. I a shade lighter from mocha complexion, and I often get told well you are beautiful but I like women who are lighter with long good hair. I have a fine texture of hair, it is really curly when it is wet and it grows fast, so I love to cut it into nice hairstyles but their have been moments that I let it grow long. Anyway, where I live light skinned women are seen as more beautiful then dark skinned. I admire all shades of Black but some days I wish I was something else, or born in a foreign country where Black women are admired for their complexion. Not trying to be a downer, I can't understand why I feel this way, but I guess I'm just having one of those moments.

    • ANSWER:
      I think black women are really pretty. I'm the oppisite lol, i'm part russian so i'm as pale as a gaost, sometimes i wish i was part jamiacan or mexican to have a nice tan and thicker hair. I guess we just need to make aour races work for ourselves

      xxx

  50. QUESTION:
    Would I be someone you could befriend, or possibly be with (lots of detail, long)?
    Do I seem like someone you could befriend, and for girls, someone that you could aslo be with? Because I've been feeling lonely lately (for about a year now), and was just beginning to grow curious. I'm not going to be egotistical, so I'll make a list of my negatives, alongside a list of my positives:

    Okay, now let's make a list of the good:
    -I have a GPA over 4.0.
    -I take all applicable AP classes.
    -I am in the 93 tier on the PSAT, one year early.
    -I am going to college high next year (college block days)
    -I took it upon myself to help my friend (15 y/o) raise her child, since she screwed up, and the dad left.
    -I have helped two of my friends off drugs; they've been clean for about one year now.
    -I have a job at Best Buy.
    -I have a construction management apprenticeship.
    -I am in the National Honor Society
    -I am in the National Key Club
    -I am in several college prep classes
    -I am going to be attending a trial period at Brown U. for my performance this summer
    -I am indefinitely loyal to my fiends, and would give my life to spare even a stranger
    -I have never been in any legal trouble
    -I am involved in a large amount of recreation (martial arts, swordplay, archery, school basketball, swimming, charity/volunteering)
    -I am a tutor for grades 1-9
    -I am at class rank 1 (in senior year, I'll be valedictorian)
    -I have a very little sexual mind (no porn, masturbation, or attemtps on girlfriends, chose to not have sex (or second base) because I cared for the few that wanted to go that far)
    -I have no prejudice against race, gender, religion, etc. (well, actually, I am more respectful to women, since a lot of guys are pricks, but I give everyone a chance)
    -I spend the majority of my remaining time working out
    -I'm a goth
    -I'm not a teen who lives on the phone or Xbox, and things like that.
    -I stay quiet
    -I try to seem optimistic towards everyone, to help them hope and be positive.

    Now for my negatives:
    -I go to therapy, and it's my fourth therapist (I am bipolar, have ADD, OCD, and am showing signs of future dementia and psychosis, plus some NOS (not otherwise specified) disorders)
    -As stated, I drink when upset (not often though, I've only been drunk three times in the past two years)
    -I am very violent mentally (to where I burst out laughing when I saw an animal get hit, or at videos of the holocaust)
    -I am very, very skeptical and paranoid
    -I hurt myself, not out of suicide or any other emo reson, but because I feel I can trust no one, and that I can only trust a weapon that can gouge future people betraying or trying to hurt me, and can't "connect" witht them, without knowing what they can truly do, to myself, and others
    -I have a sarcastic outside
    -I "bottle up" emotion
    -I'm a goth
    -I am an introvert
    -I don't know how to step forward in relationships, I just try to stay respectful, and that leads things too slowly
    -I procrastinate (but never fail to finish)
    -I curse some (not a lot though)
    -I make it a point to be abnormal (usually)
    -I am a knife and sword fanatic, I know about a lot, and own even more.
    -I am so skeptically violent that, in the last month I've made 255 pages of either doodles or descriptions of torture, that suprass Saw or the Nazis, all of wich I've checked on extensively, and are physically possible.
    -I am pretty pessimistic in my head

    Looks:
    I'm tall (6'1"), have brown hair (that I often die black) that is about shoulder length. I'm not insanely buff, but I have a pretty decent amoung of muscle (from martial arts, basketball, swimming, swordplay, and archery). I have some acne, but not real bad, and cover it up. I usually wear sketetons and things like that. I'm pretty white, not gohstly, but not even somewhat tan. I wear contacts.

    Last notes: I keep to my head, primarily my morbid styles. I try to do the best I can to please others, only breaking sometimes if it is very trivial. I'm an unbiased agnostic believer. Also, I'm age sixteen, permit, no liscense.
    @Destroyer of Dumbàsses: I can defend myself just fine, should you have read, you would know that I'm quite athletic.

    But besides the point, 1/4...? Oh well, so long as there is hint of hope, I don't care how many people hate me. I really don't give a crap as long as I know there will be some people in this world who like me.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I feel even more like a creeper answering this considering I found it off of your Y!A profile (Nothing too stalker-ish here btw...while I may have the potential and the urges to track you down in Vegas with everything I now know, I won't. I simply find it fun to browse through your questions and answers for a few minutes sometimes.

      Anywho, back to the question. I can see myself easily befriending you with everything we have in common. We're both pretty damn acedemically advanced so conversation would be quite intriguing and I wouldn't feel as if I were talking to a rock (: While I don't do many sports other than running, I hang around a lot of people who are into mixed martial arts, which is something I've been meaning to learn but can't find the time nor the passion to follow through with. I, too, spend some time fantasizing about gruesome acts that would make not so much the Nazi's but Jigsaw jealous. Although, instead of doodling the depictions on mere paper, I usually end up painting or carving huge portrayals of them on canvas and occasionally my walls. I could go into detail about everything we have in common but, seeing as I already have a tendancy to write lengthy responses, I'll spare you.

      As with actually having a relationship with you: Even though you are looking for the perfect insane and murderous girl that would love you unconditionally, which without a question I could be, in my opinion I think that looking for the most distraught chic you find a connection with would hurt your chances of success in life, and maybe end up with some nasty scars and internal bleeding in my case. But that's just my opinion, not necessarily what's best for you.

      I also think any girl would be lucky to have you and I'm having trouble believing your not surrounded by people who adore you :/. You sound stunningly handsome (and gosh you're almost as tall as my dad!) and you probably get more attention than you'd like from slutty girls. Idk maybe that's just me. I do tend to find the beauty in everything.


Black Hair Regrowth Treatments

No matter where you turn, you're bound to see someone who is losing their hair or suffering from it thinning. It is unfortunate that happens all the time. And, in case you haven't noticed, more and more women seem to be subjected to this as well. It leaves people feeling insecure and self-conscious. That's why hair regrowth in men and women is extremely important.

Of course, in the past, people who were dealt this hand just had to grin and bear it. But a lot has changed and there are all kinds of solutions that can help. Certainly, there are also products available on the market that are just there to take your money. They really don't have any scientific proof that they work and they just flat out don't work.The problem with that is that you aren't only throwing your money away on these particular products, you're also losing time.

The fact remains that whenever there is a hungry crowd, as with balding, there is always manipulation by ruthless people and corporations. They simply make millions of dollars by fooling innocent people who have a problem.Unfortunately, they cause a lot of damage. When thinning and balding occurs, it is important that you act as quickly as possible to help regrow hair. If it's left dormant too long, it may be too late.Therefore, it is important to make wise choices.

Look at the products that the FDA has a approved. These are the ones that promise to regrow here and they really work. Often, they contain minoxidil which is the active ingredient. But in addition to that, you should also be looking toward your diet as it can be the culprit with regards to your hair loss.In order to have the healthiest of hair, you should know that it will rely on your diet. If it is lacking in certain vitamins and nutrients, then your hair will be unhealthy, start to thin out, and eventually fall out without ever regrowing.

Therefore, supplementation might be necessary. In addition to it growing back, it will do so shinier and healthier.Of course, anyone could help themselves by taking the supplements on their own. However, the ones that have proven to promote hair regrowth are specific concentrations of different types of vitamins and minerals. If you're looking for success, then you should definitely turn to these which are not only approved by the Federal drug administration, but also have been proven in clinical studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Home laser hair removal treatments?
    Has anybody had any experience of using home laser hair removal treatments, and did you find that they worked?

    What system did you try? I am looking at the Rio Scanning LHR system, which apparently treats up to 20 hairs at a time?

    How difficult was your system to use, how many treatments did you try and how much regrowth was there (and how soon)??

    If you also wouldn't mind saying whether you are black/white etc and your hair colour that would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The Rio laser is very underpowered, the hair just grow back. Unfortunately if you really want to do laser hair removal at home you are probable going to have to buy something medical-grade, something like the Tria. But they cost about £700. It really is a situation of you get what you pay for.

  2. QUESTION:
    bleaching hair any hair laser experts/ experienced?
    i have a problem with facial hair, i used to bleach but it would be too thick and obvious since my skin colour was brown and my hair is black. then i would thread, and it broke out very badly in spots (waxing has same effect) and i am going to laser as hair removal cream makes it return thickly and doesnt remove from the roots. problem is, my hair regrowth is pretty fast, almost weekly. and the laser treatments are monthly. i can only shave and and trim in between ---- but which girl wants to have her face shaven?!?!? the person i was making an appointment with said i could bleach as long as the roots return to black... is there anyway of using some kind of liquid or chemicals to get rid of the bleach and blond hairs on my face before an appointment??? i am not willing to dye the hairs on my face black, wont it make them really obvious and thicker??? and laser works best on black hair. help me please

    • ANSWER:
      I had laser on my face as well. I was told never to bleach it during treatment cycles. You really just better of shaving it. Honestly if you shave it every day or every other day no one will ever notice. The more times you get lasered the less hairs will be growing back anyway so it is not like you are going to develop man-stubble in the process. There are only 5 weeks in between each treatment so suck it up and do the shave thing so you don't risk making your laser treatments less effective ( huge waste of money!)

  3. QUESTION:
    After the 7 or 8 initial treatments how long before regrowth?
    I am an EXTREMELY HAIRY indian female (with pale skin). Believe me when I say I am as hairy as a hairy man with corse black hair ALL over my body. I am finding it quiet distressing and I am getting married soon so I'm planning to save up for laser hair removal on the whole of my back and front. I was just wondering after the initial 8 treatments how long will it be before the hair starts to grow back, so I can budget for touch ups as well. Also, if there are any females (or males as my back hair probably matches that of a male more) out there who have had laser treatments on the back and front I would appreciate some genuine feedback.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    hair bleaching to strip colour?
    about a year ago my hairdresser put a colour mixture in my hair which had a small amount of black hair dye in it. about 2 months ago i decided i want light brown hair, so i went to my hairdresser and she said that theres no way that would be possible without removing the pre-existing black colour. So she said to put 3 of these special colour removal treatments in it and lifted a considerable amount of the colour but not all. Today I went to the salon and got a permanent light brown colour put in, and it did absolutely nothing to the bottom half of my hair, but lightened my regrowth even more. Hairdresser said its because of all the build up of black hair dye over the past few times Ive got my hair coloured. I was very upset with how it turned out, because all it did was make my regrowth stand out even more (my natural brown hair colour is a shade 4.5, and it got lightened to a 6) and I had paid a lot of money for those 3 colour removal treatments. She offered to strip the colour with bleach for free, but said it can be quite damaging on the hair depending how long its left.

    So my question is, what is everyones experiences with bleach? Does it damage the hair badly? Does it leave a brassy tone? Will it remove the black build up from my tips (which are currently dark brown)? Im very upset, please help!

    Oh also to anyone considering dying their hair black, DON'T DO IT, IT WILL HAUNT YOU FOREVER!

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Laser tattoo removal & body hair loss?
    I'm two months into laser tattoo removal on a large solid black band that I have around my calf. So far I'm seeing a significant amount of fading and small patches of the tattoo are starting to turn skin colored. All in all I'm very pleased with the progress to date.

    Here's my question -- I'm kind of a hairy guy and my legs have a medium amount of brown hair on them. So far I haven't seen any regrowth of the hair after the treatment and I'm starting to get a little concerned that I will be left with a weird hairless bald spot that goes around my leg. My doctor indicated that there *may* be some hair loss but he didn't think it would be anything too major. I'm very concerned since I don't know if having a bald calf would be any better than having the tattoo that is already there ;)

    I'd love to hear from other guys who got tattoos removed and if they had any issues with body hair loss.

    Thanks for any information you can provide!

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What hair color would suit me?
    I have a stupid picture of me, i just took it on webcam coz i dont have any photos on this computer, i couldnt do a serious face haha http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/madeline200392/yeh.jpg Well as you can tell i have black hair, i dont know my ethnicity (im assuming asian/pacific islander), tanned skin, i want to die my hair a light brown ( i was thinking this but without those blonde highlights http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a72/shishirendan/gorgeoushyolee.jpg)

    ALSO! how would i go about this? (of course im going to a salon, but anyone know what i can expect, preferbly hairdressers answer this) Would i have to bleach my whole head? Or do you think a full head of foils would do it? How dry will my hair be? Would it look completely fried and gross? IF so, how long would i have to use treatment for to get it back to healthy and good looking? How would i fix my regrowth also?

    Thanks :)

    p.s Should i lighten my eyebrows??
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a72/shishirendan/gorgeoushyolee.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      leave ur color now, just get caramel highlights

  7. QUESTION:
    bleaching hair problem , parts white parts orange and yellow?
    well i recently bleached my hair about 4 times from black to blondish so now my regrowth is white , and the rest is orange yellowish , ive been using that toner stuff for a while and the orange and yellow tones have gone away alittle its not as bright but ive finished the bottle of toner and now im thinking ill prob have to bleach it again to get it to the blonde i want * which is a really light blonde possibly white * , for those who have bleached there hair know that it becomes horrible and dead , which my hair is , can anybody recomend a good hair conditionar or treatment for me to use after i bleach my hair?
    home remidies?
    bought products?
    thanks
    yes i know its damaged , but i havnt bleached it in a while since i went from black to blonde which is about idk 1 and a half months or so , so its getting healthier and im going to give myself a trim and stuff get rid of the dead ends so dont worry lol

    • ANSWER:
      maybe go to ur hairdressers and get a treatment done on ur hair which will help alot. But i went from brown to blonde.. and i went to hairhouse warehouse and got RPR moisture shampoo & conditioner which basically puts all the moisture and protein back into ur hair which was lost in the process of bleaching, but RPR 'smooth my ends' works really well on my hair making it shiny and smooth, which considering ive bleached my hair alot, its good i found something that actually works.

      Good Luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Help with color correction? Cosmetology student here!?
    Last night at work, one of my managers came up to me and asked if I would do her hair. (I'm a cosmetology student who takes boards in May). I asked her what she wanted done, and she said that she wanted highlights all throughout her hair, and had already bought a frosting kit for me to use. I told her that I couldn't highlight her hair in its current state... she has about three inches of dark (slightly reddish) blonde regrowth, and the rest of her shoulder length hair has been colored jet black. I told her that if I attempted to highlight her hair, the regrowth would process much quicker than the strands that were dyed black.

    So, we formulated a plan: I would strip the black from her hair, recolor it, then add highlights. I plan on using extra strength Color Oops to remove the black (I've used this product on my own color mistakes with EXCELLENT, non-damaging results). To recolor her hair, I plan on using either a light golden brown or a dark golden blonde permanent color with a 20 volume developer. Then, after using a deep conditioning treatment, I plan on pulling her hair through the cap and giving her fine highlights throughout her hair, then doing another conditioning treatment and styling as usual.

    Like I said, I'm a cosmetology student (not to mention I have been coloring and highlighting my own hair for the past seven years with no noticeable damage)... so I have a grasp on what I am doing. I've never had to do anything like this though, and I want to make sure I do it right.

    1. I want to do all three services in one day. Is this possible, or should I recolor her hair and then wait a couple weeks to do highlights? Like I said, her hair is pretty healthy, and I plan on doing deep conditioning treatments to insure that it remains healthy.

    2. Would 20 volume be the best choice when recoloring?

    3. When I apply the color, I plan on coloring her regrowth first, then putting it all over. I know the ends will be more porous than before, where I'm gonna be removing color.

    4. Should I use any fillers or additives in the color? I was thinking it would be a great idea... can someone recommend one?

    Any advice or product recommendations would be GREAT, by the way! I have a feeling this will be a GREAT learning experience.

    • ANSWER:
      it is possible to do all 3 services in one day,Pravana makes a really good color extractor,you need to determine her natural color and tone.then decide what base color to apply.If you use pravana extractor it would eliminate the conditioning in between.you need to use a porosity filler like instacure to moisten the midshaft to ends before applying the base color. once you have applied the base color (20 volume ? depending on the natural level and the desired level0you could always foil the hilites through the color.speeds up the whole process.

  9. QUESTION:
    MAJOR HAIR LOSS HELP!?
    hi so im losing incredible amounts of hair, my hair is long - well used to be, it had layers and even now i've noticed a difference that my longer hairs - just arent there! i could lightly run my hand along my hair and each time get about 4-5 hairs. i only wash my hair 2 times a week because the amount of hair i lose while doing so is EXTREME. it will be all over the shower, - i let it dry naturally and when i come to brushing *not with a brush, just combing with my fingers gently) and styling a bit there is hair everywhere!
    i have noticed a huge difference i have hardly any hair anymore, i eat properly (although had low iron for a while) i wash it with the shampoo my hairdresses suggested, i do treatments, i only even straighten briefly for a few seconds on small areas of my hair) and im freaking out! i love my hair but i cant do anything with it anymore and it just keeps falling out :/ is it possible to regrow?
    but i DO have one little thing.. my hair is naturally a caramal/orangey/brown blonde. I permanently dyed it black about a year and a bit ago. but have never redyed all i ever do it buy the supermarket colours to touch up about 1cm of regrowth, but it washes out im assuming because i have to do this 'regrowth' every 2-3 weeks! (the dye just doesnt stay in for the 6-8 recommended) .. i cant leave my hair, like i cant NOT dye it because the regrowth or 'under colour' is blonde and it looks horrible and makes me look bald at the roots :/ ..
    im not sure what to do!
    someone suggested bleeching my hair and going blonde to avoid regrowth in the futher, the hairdresser did a test and she had to do it 3 times just to get back to my natural colour(was on sep. cut out hair) so i dont think that will be healthy at all!

    please help what can i do to keep my hair in its place.
    i dont think that those 1cm redying at the roots are doing that much damage.. is it?
    should i have it permanently coloured again?
    isnt that worse/

    • ANSWER:
      Cat poop.

      it works every time

  10. QUESTION:
    What can you do if a hairdresser ruins your hair? (In CA)?
    Recently got my hair colored-the woman (first time I tried her) did a horrible job, burned off my hair and has been difficult to resolve this with. I have long blond hair and went in to get highlights (usually they just do regrowth at roots). She ended up putting bleach all thru the bottom of hair (didn't need that-already so light) , left roots dark-some highlights were to scalp, some were partway, and some were untouched. She put me under a drier and flatironed my hair when wet( never had that done before). I saw steam and clumps of hair coming out but was shocked and hoping it was hair from previous customers. The hair did not look like it had been colored at all and looked like it needed a touch up.
    After I washed my hair it was all broken off and so frizzy that I had to cut 3+ inches off (that is after putting in serums, conditioner, reconstucter and anti tangler in). Other parts of my hair were so frizzy on the side that I would have to have it chin length if I wanted to cut all the damaged hair off, so now part of it just is gross but I can't cut it off (my hair was to my elbows and now a little past shoulder)
    I went in 2 days later to show her about and ask why she didn't do my roots (did not like the coloring job) and the hair damage. She said "that happens" and to use mayonaise and she could do it different if I came in again in 6 weeks.
    I then went to my regular hairdresser where she did the roots, put in a few lowlights, protein pack. Several of the hairdressers there were shocked at how bad it was, couldn't believe how sloppy it was and how bad my hair was ruined. My hairdresser has seen me for 10 years and said she'd never seen my hair so damaged and it was horrible because I'd always had pretty, healthy hair.
    I had a photo shoot the day after the bad hairdresser, that was ruined. I had a big family event I flew cross-country for that week that I hated my hair in (still hate my hair). I have had to buy expensive products to keep my hair from breaking off and it still looks bad and breaks(although way better than the black roots, whited -out- breaking frizz she did to my hair)
    Today I called her to see about getting my money back (and to not embarrass her in front of clients or the owner.) She refused and said I paid her so I had to have liked it (despite me coming in complaining) and I chose not to have her fix it. I don't think I should have to go bald when she has already proved her incompetence that I face every day!
    I called back to get name of the owner. I was told they did not know and they hung up on me. I then called back again to speak with hairdresser where I was told she was busy and hung up on me again!
    I have had my hair done for 26 years and never had anything happen like this before!
    Can I complain to a board, BBB, small claims court? How can I get this resolved?

    Originally, I just wanted my money back but due to how terrible this has been I now think she should pay my money back in addition to expense of getting it fixed at other place also? Maybe more... I'm so mad and devastated by my hair!

    (No one has ever ruined my hair like this. If I ever didn't like how someone did my hair -I would go in -they'd say sorry and fix it how I wanted instead of arguing. If they thought my hair needed something they would put in treatments even when they hadn't done the damage at all! And I have never had it frizz, break off and had to have it cut off so short!)

    Thanks so much for your advice, experience or suggestions! I'm in shock and devastated!

    • ANSWER:
      One simple thing and that is...get YOUR MONEY back!

  11. QUESTION:
    SEVERE HAIR DAMAGE! HELP!!?
    At the moment I am trying to grow out my revolting hair job.
    ~~It all started when I wanted to destroy my natural mousy ash blond hair colour so I started off with some bleach, I went well feeling too confident: I went over the top with the strongest bleach for hair possible. My hair was already fine in texture and very hard to make look decent. Now its thinning, chunks have fallen out and i have to pull it all back in old lady fashion, the blunt fringe I had is now a thin little sheet of yellow straw.
    I desperately want to sport the edgy black a-line bob with bangs look.
    but my hair is brittle and looks worse everyday (with the progressing regrowth)
    I really need some insight, I am yet to try a protein treatment.
    I was wondering, Is this hairstyle possible If I got it professionally done, with maybe some fake hair added to make the bob fuller and give it the desired shape? should I be dying at this point with only a couple inches of regrown hair? or should I continue to regrow my hair and start a treatment regime?
    this is literally destroying my life. If I could wear a wig I would. I can't go out in public, it looks absolutely ghastly.

    • ANSWER:
      My best advice is to take mulitvitamins everyday. And make sure there is biotin either in the vitamins or get biotin pills. It is a natural substance your body creates that helps hair, nails, and skin. DO NOT DYE YOUR HAIR YET! It will only make it worse. Get your ends trimmed. Do not get any extensions unless they're clip-ons. Extensions will damage your hair and cause breakage. Deep condition your hair everyweek and do not wash it everyday. Wash it only every other day. If you wash your hair everyday now your hair will get used to washing it every other day and not look gross and oily after a day.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to fix my damaged hair?
    When i say damaged i mean DAMAGED. I have been dying my hair regulerly (once every couple of weeks - onces every few months depending on what mood im in) for the passed 3 yrs. Its had bits bleached out & then dyed dark again, Its had purple, pink & blue in it & just recently i tryed to dye it all over a really nice red colour. so i did a test strand (of course) where i used a 40V bleach first & then put the colour over the top. The test strand came out lovely. Exactly what i wanted. And i know your all going to think im stupid but i then bleached my whole head. As my original hair colour is naturally a very stubborn Auburn red colour a high vol poroxide is the only thing that will lighten it. so i was then blonde. straight after i put the red on. & it came out the YUCKEST colour EVER. im not sure why. the test was great. so i found a black & put that over the top & that covered it mostly. (this was all in the same night) i then brought a dark brown to cover up the patchyness & that was the yuck colour problem fixed. However, as you could imagine, my hair was left feeling VERY sorry for itself. its usually amaizingly strong when it comes to dying/ bleaching ect but this time just shocked it completely. This was about 7 weeks ago. for about 6 weeks i barely straightened it, washed it lots with repair shampoo & conditioner & it was still falling out/ breaking off. So since last week i have been using MATRIX biolage hydratherapie shampoo & conditioner along with paul mitchell super strong treatment a few times a week & a semi si lino diamante essential oil (left on for about 3 hrs) every other day. All of this does seem to be having a good effect but will this fix my hair completely???
    how long before i can dye my hair again, because i have regrowth??? & if i wanted to use a colur stripper to lighten my hair would that completely wreck it??? because i want to go lighter for the summer but if itll wreck it then ill stay dark & just touch up the roots.
    PLEASE HELP i have so many questions.
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to leave your hair alone for a LONG while. I dyed my hair black once a few years ago, and had to have it stripped professionally to get it back to my natural brown, and it damaged my hair quite a bit in the process. It took several months for it to get back to a healthy state, and even then I waited quite a bit longer to dye it again.

      Your damage sounds much worse. Don't do anything to your hair - I wouldn't even straighten it, because that will kill it, too. Not even a blow-dryer, at this point. It's eventually all going to fall out or break off if you keep attacking it like this.

      Think about it this way - if you keep breaking a bone over and over again, eventually that bone will become very brittle and fragile - a single violent knock could shatter it. It's the same for your hair, sweetie.

      The repairing shampoo is a very good idea - Infusium is also a good brand, if you wanted to try something different. And when you use conditioner, leave it in for a good two or three minutes before washing it out. This will really help heal your hair.

      Leave your hair alone. DO NOT dye it again. And, if and when you eventually do start dyeing it again, do NOT do it so often. The normal span of time between dyes is supposed to be 4-6 weeks, 6 being the preferred length of time. I understand having a stubborn hair color - my dark brown can be a pain at times, and often my dyed color starts fading early - but you have to give your hair a chance to heal itself between EVERY dye, because you're damaging it each time you do it, even if you can't see it at the time.

      You need to leave your hair alone. Cut as much of the dead hair off as you can bear to live with and just let it do its own thing. Auburn is a beautiful color, let it grow out! And definitely give it a chance to heal.

      Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    MAJOR HAIR LOSS HELP!?
    hi so im losing incredible amounts of hair, my hair is long - well used to be, it had layers and even now i've noticed a difference that my longer hairs - just arent there! i could lightly run my hand along my hair and each time get about 4-5 hairs. i only wash my hair 2 times a week because the amount of hair i lose while doing so is EXTREME. it will be all over the shower, - i let it dry naturally and when i come to brushing *not with a brush, just combing with my fingers gently) and styling a bit there is hair everywhere!
    i have noticed a huge difference i have hardly any hair anymore, i eat properly (although had low iron for a while) i wash it with the shampoo my hairdresses suggested, i do treatments, i only even straighten briefly for a few seconds on small areas of my hair) and im freaking out! i love my hair but i cant do anything with it anymore and it just keeps falling out :/ is it possible to regrow?
    but i DO have one little thing.. my hair is naturally a caramal/orangey/brown blonde. I permanently dyed it black about a year and a bit ago. but have never redyed all i ever do it buy the supermarket colours to touch up about 1cm of regrowth, but it washes out im assuming because i have to do this 'regrowth' every 2-3 weeks! (the dye just doesnt stay in for the 6-8 recommended) .. i cant leave my hair, like i cant NOT dye it because the regrowth or 'under colour' is blonde and it looks horrible and makes me look bald at the roots :/ ..
    im not sure what to do!
    someone suggested bleeching my hair and going blonde to avoid regrowth in the futher, the hairdresser did a test and she had to do it 3 times just to get back to my natural colour(was on sep. cut out hair) so i dont think that will be healthy at all!

    please help what can i do to keep my hair in its place.
    i dont think that those 1cm redying at the roots are doing that much damage.. is it?
    should i have it permanently coloured again?
    isnt that worse/

    • ANSWER:
      I started losing hair around Halloween and it was the same thing, it would fall out all the time from the roots, not just breaking off, so I was even afraid to wash it or touch it.

      I went to a dermatologist and he said that when there is a set date that you can say your hair started falling out then it is not an issue of hormone levels, but rather something you ingested (or put on your hair). For me, it was a prescription I tried for my chronic pain 2 months earlier (usually it takes 2 months to see the signs of hair loss from something like that).

      He told me the hair loss with occur for about 4-6 months. He told me I could try Rogaine, which will help your hair start to grow back but it stops working when you stop using it and it is so expensive.

      Then he told me to take some Biotin pills (which are about for 100), about 3mg a day. The first day after I took them I showered and I noticed less hair fell out. A week after I started taking them I noticed the problem was cut in half, and now about 2 months later my hair is back to normal and even growing so fast I had to get it cut again. The pills are working great and I am so happy he told me about them. I'm only taking 2mg a day now.


Black Hair Regrowth Products

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what products are good for hair regrowth and thining for black men?
    My husband's hair is balding and I wanted to know are there any products that are proven to work on African-American males?

    • ANSWER:
      Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only product that has been proven to work for both men and women, it actually makes hair grow back. It has to be used consistently or hair loss will happen again and it won't work if it has happened for a very long time, since people who suffer hairloss also loose their hair folicules (the folicules die and will not grow hair). If it is just starting, Minoxidil will revitalize folicules and slow down the hair loss.

  2. QUESTION:
    HELP! black hair Growth problems?
    has anyone had hair Growth results with (Vitamins) (Home remedies) (hair regrowth products?) or oils like (Lavender oil carrot oil rosemary oil olive oil tea tree oil peppermint oil jojoba oil macadamia nut oil primrose oil Coconut oil ) or hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioners?

    • ANSWER:
      Need more info: do you have a perm? are you natural? I could direct you to websites that have information and supportive communities, if I had that answer.

      Make sure you have a good diet (fruit, veggies, stay away from junk and fried foods)

      Drink plenty of WATER

      Take a multi-vitamin

      A lot of problems stem from a lack of moisture and overuse of protein (e.g. Infusium 23, Aphogee)

      Remember, on average, hair only grows 1/2 inch per month so don't expect overnight results.

  3. QUESTION:
    hair regrowth for african american women?
    has anyone tried or heard of myregro.com also know as empress Re-Gro hair products. Im just wondering if it works. or do you know anything for re growing black hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamins that promote Hair growrth

      Vitamin A- An antioxidant that helps maintain natural oils in the scalp. Can be found in milk, eggs, cheese, meats, spinach, broccoli, and cabbage.

      Calcium – Helps hair growth. Can be found in dairy, nuts, and beans.

      Vitamin C – One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. Maintains healthy hair and skin. Can be found in fruits, potatoes, and green vegetables.

      Chromium – Helps regulate blood sugar levels, which affects hair loss. Can be found in beef and whole wheat bread.

      Vitamin E- An antioxidant that benefits scalp circulation. Can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, beans, and green vegetables.

      Copper – Strengthens the hair and prevents hair loss. Can be found in shellfish, green vegetables, eggs, beans, and chicken.

      Biotin – Produces keratin, which makes up the hair, skin, and nails. Can be found in eggs, whole grains, rice, and milk.

      Iodine – Prevents dry hair and hair loss. Can be found in fish, seaweed, garlic, and iodized salt.

      Inositol – Promotes follicle health. Can be found in whole grains and citrus fruits.

      Iron – Prevents hair loss and anemia. Can be found in eggs, fish, chicken, whole grains, green vegetables, and dried fruits.

      Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – Improves scalp circulation. Can be found in fish, chicken, turkey, and other meats.

      Magnesium – Helps hair growth by working with calcium. Can be found in whole grains, green vegetables, nuts, and fish.

      Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) – Prevents hair loss. Can be found in whole grains, eggs, and certain meats.

      Manganese – Improves hair growth. Can be found in whole grains, eggs, nuts, beans, fish, and chicken.

      Vitamin B6 – Prevents hair loss. Can be found in whole grains, vegetables, eggs, and certain meats.

      Potassium – Promotes circulation and helps hair growth. Can be found in bananas, brown rise, garlic, nuts, dried fruits, raisins, and yogurt.

      Vitamin B12 – Prevents hair loss. Can be found in eggs, fish, chicken, and milk.

      Selenium – Promotes scalp health. Can be found in fish, whole grains, certain meats, and broccoli.

      Silica – Creates stronger hair. Can be found in seafood, rice, and green vegetables.

      Sulfur – Creates stronger hair. Can be found in garlic, eggs, onions, milk, cheese, and fish.

      Zinc – Prevents dry hair and oily skin by working with Vitamin A. Can be found in mushrooms, spinach, whole grains, and red meat.

      By creating a natural diet that provides the above vitamins and minerals, you can help prevent hair loss and even stimulate hair growth. It is also beneficial to take a daily vitamin that provides the above ingredients

      (and also follow other hair tips to promote hair growth)

  4. QUESTION:
    What can I do to increase the volume of hair under my armpits and chest?
    I am 21 and wondering if a product like Rogaine or some other hair regrowth formula would work. Also, if there is any hair thickening products that work at all. I don't have a ton of hair under my armpits or chest and I am a late bloomer. My best friend has quite a bit of thick black hair in those areas and gives me a lot of flack over it. I don't let it bother me, I have always wanted more hair in those areas.

    • ANSWER:
      Look for the movie "the peanut butter solution" (1985) and get your answer there.

  5. QUESTION:
    Black/Afro Hair thinning and regrowth...?
    Hi ALL...My hair has thinned on top due to years of wearing buns and using bad hair gels and other products...do you know of any products that brought your hairs back in...I am thinking of trying natural medicine...will it help bring back hairs I wnat a product that will get me my hair back...

    • ANSWER:
      Aside from trying the herbal stimulants on your thinning spots, you should definitely:
      Keep your hair and scalp well oiled with natural light oils (like light olive oil or jojoba oil);
      Wrap your hair at night (without any pins or wrapping gel, though, just a natural wrap);
      Sleep with your hair covered in a satin scarf.
      Also, use a soft padded brush and wide toothed comb when addressing your hair.
      I had a thinning area in the middle of my head that was down to the nubs, and after caring for my hair and wrapping it at night now you can not tell the difference. It did take a while, though.
      All the best.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to strip a black hair dye and even out the colour?
    My hair is black and i get grey regrowth I am wanting to strip the black dye so that it is an even colour root to tip so that i can re-dye it a lighter colour, what would the process be and what products would i need? please help me! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Color Oops is what I used to remove the black dye from my hair. It's a product you can use if you mess up your hair color but I just use it as an alternative to bleach. You put it in your hair just as you would a dye only it washes out any dye in your hair. It takes the black back to my natural blonde in one use. If you have really long or thick hair you may want to use 2 boxes but just one works for me. It cost at CVS or even Target I think. My only complaint about this product is that it smells horrible! It smells like rotten eggs so if you do use it don't wear anything that your not willing to part with! I'm not sure if this is what your looking for but I hope this helps(:

  7. QUESTION:
    How to grow eyebrow hair back??
    So I was in the bathroom and i noticed these little light brown eyebrow hairs, and i decided to shave them off in case anybody noticed. Then my dog came running in and bumped me so now i have like a little bit of eyebrow hair taken off. THE RAZOR WAS NOT SHARP, so it looks like there are little black dots on the bottom of my eyebrow. I do not want to use any regrowth hair products, i just want natural home remedies!!!

    • ANSWER:
      ohh i feel for you. ive had eyebrow "issues" before too. first of all, NEVER use a razor! use a tweezer, get them waxed, or use a cream hair remover (doesn't work for me). now in order to fix your problem temporarily, just use a brow pencil or a brown eyeliner (something that matches your eyebrows) and lightly go over it until it looks right. in will probably grow back in 2 or 3 weeks. im italian so my eyebrow hairs, leg hairs, arms hairs (i shave them) grow super fast. since it's eyebrow hair it should grow back normal. to avoid irritation, put something with aloe or vitamin e on the place. good luckk- :)

  8. QUESTION:
    my hair is dyed red now i have regrowth what shall I do to keep my red hair?
    I have always been told my black hair porus hair was too damaged to have bleach and red colour put through.Anywaz I was in Brisbane for holiday Jan 2011,( Came back to Auckland in Febuary 2011 ) my daughter took me to this hairdresser home salon,told her how no one would touch my hair! because it was soo damaged? she just said of course! we can do it ! too my surprise she did wonders wow! Wow! awesome Reihana color, and she styled cut my hair to the utmost trend!! ( regrowth is bout 3 inches now, so wish she was here in New Zealand! the hairdresser told me new zealanders, were too mean to use the products to tone hair, because it was too expensive, the hairdresser's in NZ were lazy to tone the colurs haahaha.. too right she is !! took her 3 hours do my hair as I wanted black also. she lightened part of hair I wanted in red, of couse she sectioned it to be in style, than she did 2 dyes first she applied the brightest red! hot chilie red dye, than she dyed the black, she was so relaxed friendly , she was telling me she had dealt with much worse hair than mine,she is an Australian chick had lived in westside Auckland for awhile and moved back to Australia with her polynesian husband and child, better money !!! oh! it cost me 0 dollars , she said it was for colour, add on for coolio styled hair cut medium length, I get alot of complement how vibrant awesome the colour is and the hairstyle,people ask who coloured and styled my hair.. ;) now if any one can help me I want to do my regrowth in red colur pleeeze !!!! 0210790116

    • ANSWER:
      You will have to re-dye / touch up your roots. If you don't fina a parlor who will you could always try doing it at home.

  9. QUESTION:
    damaged hair , home remidies? or good store brought products?
    well im a bleacher lol i bleach it all the time i cant stand regrowth or ugly hair i cant help it , and i tend to dye my hair multi coloured and stuff , and black and red and brown and i always end up wanting to go back blonde , so now as u can tell its extremely damaged lol so i need some good tips , some good products?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      since u bleach ur hair like i do, i went to hairhouse warehouse, and got RPR shampoo & conditioner, which puts all the moisture back into ur hair.. which was lost from the bleaching process, so i would give that a try, oh and they also have RPR smooth my ends that makes my hair shiny and soft. Good Luck =]

  10. QUESTION:
    Dyeing hair blonde from black, please help...?
    I want to dye my hair platinum blonde, but I've been dyeing it brown and then black for the past 2 years, every month or so. I recently tried to dye it 'Nordic Blonde' when I got regrowth, but of course only that part of my hair ended up blonde.

    Can someone please tell me what I need to do in order to have it ALL platinum blonde? Like what products I need and if I need to strip the hair of its previous dyes first. I've never done this either, so I need to know what the products are called and how to do all this. I don't have the time to ask a hairdresser, so please help ASAP.

    Thanks! =]

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there. I'd love to help with your situation Let me start by saying that I am a professional stylist/colorist. Without seeing you in person, I will do my best to answer your questions.Yes, you would need to strip the color out of your hair first, as well as use treatments to get your hair back into excellent shape. By this, I mean that the strength, elasticity and moisture must be restored. Professional in salon treatments are a must in your situation. What you are looking for falls into the category of "corrective color". This is not a simple thing to accomplish, and should never be attempted at home. I would recommend that you seek out a highly skilled professional colorist in your area and explain to them what your goals are. Understand that because of the previous color, it might not be possible for you to go platinum in one day. Be patient, and know that the important thing is to get there with your hair in the best condition possible. It will happen. Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get my african american type hair to grow long, thick and healthy?
    I occasionally wear braids in my hair but not often. I have type 4 hair which is thick. My hair does not shed but I experience breakage... My hair falls above my neck. I get regrowth but my hair does not grow in length. I am a student so I will not buy shampoos and hair products for over each.

    I have relaxed hair. i use ORS olive oil relaxer and moisturizer. I use hair mayonnaise as a protein deep condition once every two weeks. I sometimes co-wash my hair with V05 conditioners. I would like my hair to grow to like bra strap length. My hair does grow very quickly, I have ancestors from the Horn of Africa. (Somalian and Ethiopian people) so my hair is not hard. I want to know do you have to oil your scalp? I know other black people who oil their hair with dax every day but it does not grow long.
    I want my HAIR to stop breaking and learn how to look after it properly so it can grow to its full potential. I drink lots of water and consume a balanced diet.
    p.s. thanks you very much. I will be picking a best answer
    I try to stretch my relaxer. I haven't relaxed it since October. I do not use heat products and let my hair air dry... My hair is between my neck line and shoulders
    my horn of african heritage is from over 300 years ago so Im not exactly mixed. I am from Uganda and Rwanda

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I do understand the frustration of growing type 4 hair long, but I am convinced that ALL hair grows. What a number of African-American women truly lack is a good education in how to care for curly/kinky hair types and retain length (that's the key). I have seen a number of women with type 4 hair grow it to and past bra-strap length.

      My suggestion would be to investigate and apply a good hair care regimen and try to use as many natural, chemical-free and pH balanced products on your hair as possible. Wear your hair in a protective style where the ends are covered and not hanging loose. Learn to use essential and base oils to care for your scalp and moisturize your hair often. There are some good tips for this referenced in the source link below - getting black hair to grow (check out her hair care regimen).
      Also referenced is a great video of a woman who has grown her hair to the length you referenced.

      You can do it! You can have the length of hair you desire.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I go from wave nouveau to natural afro without cutting off all my hair?Is there a product I can use?
    I am a black women with a wave nouveau style similar to a curly perm, and I am fed up with this style and wish to have a natural afro style again. However I don't have enough regrowth at the moment to cut all my hair off (and my hair takes AGES to grow), so was wondering if anyone knows of any product that can help get hair afro again as I wish to have natural twists and my hair keeps unravelling each day because it can't hold whilst this perm still in it.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      First to stop the breaking of your hair you a weaker perm until you don’t have to use it anymore. The hair will break between the perm and natural section if you don’t do this. After you hair starts to grow out, put weave in your hair that looks like dreads. Some people will not be able to tell the difference if it’s done correctly. After a while your hair will be able to lock. I have been natural for 2 years now and I done it the wrong way and my hair broke between the natural and perm part. If you keep relaxing it every 6 months with a light perm to a children’s perm, it should not break your hair.

  13. QUESTION:
    black to blonde in 4 days!?
    well im dying my hair platinum blonde in a few days.i will be doing it from thursday to sunday.
    i've had blonde hair a year ago and used filler and dye to go black and i haven't re-dyed my hair black for about since april, which is six months.my hair is very healthy at the moment and i have a lot of regrowth. my natural hair colour is blondish at the front and back and a medium brown in the rest.
    i know my hair isn't going to be healthy after this but life is about taking risks and this is one of them
    i would just like some tips, stories, products, after care and how tos.
    if you would like to add anything else that would be helpful that would be great :D

    • ANSWER:
      Remember to deep condition with Joice K-Pak after your bleach job. This will make your hair softer and prevent breakage. Awesome

  14. QUESTION:
    Why isn't my hair holding color?
    So, I had black hair back early march. Around April I had my hair color balanced and went from a 1 to a 6. we used 10v and did it twice. Then about a month after that my friend bleached it, with 20v (all of this was with Paul Mitchell products). Then two weeks ago I colored my hair a red/violet, with 20v. it didn't hold at first, so I did it again(with PM the color) with 10v this time, and now...my regrowth is purple and my ends are a light brown.
    is my hair so fried that it won't hold color? or is it because i used a red/violet color?
    I just cut about an inch off my ends all around last night. And after that...it felt ten times better. I want to color it a normal color, haha. But I don't want it to mess it up even more.

    • ANSWER:
      Red is the hardest color to hold.
      Try a color protectant shampoo.
      And wash your hair only every couple of days.
      Also use heat protectant, heating products can strip color.

  15. QUESTION:
    equine facial hair loss - Help!?
    Hi Guys please help I have just taken on a new horse of whom has bald patches over his face, that is not itchy! I have tried treating it with antifungal shampoo and betadine on a daily basis, but it seems to have got worse I have noticed that the skin is black where it is falling out he is a chesnut horse! please help, I am now applying cornecresent (i think thats how you spell it) to aid with hair regrowth and I have also ordered a product called MTG from america which aids in hair regrowth! does anyone have any ideas as to why he is losing his hair on his face, I feel so sorry for him.
    please only serious answers only

    • ANSWER:
      Check out these links:
      http://www.horsecity.com/stories/061202/hea_hairloss_ML.shtml
      http://www.horsequest.com/journal/health/skin.html

      I would advise you to refrain from applying anything to your horses skin until you have a clear diagnosis. Cornucrescine is great, but it will burn damaged or infected skin...

  16. QUESTION:
    Help? i need advice about my hair?
    ok. well i decided to dye my hair blonde. from black, didnt work regrowth went orange a week later i dyed it again went all orange, then i was stupid enough to wait 2 days and dye it. i know i shoudl have waited 2 weeks between dying

    desired colour: no . but i'm going to just live with it thats not my problem

    my problem is, i used to have beautiful ringletts and now my hair has a really fine sort of consistency and its straight, when i wash it , it takes forever to dry and it doesnt curl its pretty much straight, (oh the irony) , i'm trying masks and not washing my hair to hope that the oil will replenish itself.

    is there anyway to get my hair back?... or at least forming curls by itself without product?

    http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f59/shadowedprincess/ME/4paul.jpg thats me before very dodgy pic.

    and i dont have a now picture.... >.< 2 yrs old =P

    the irony - I've always wished for straight hair, now i have it i want my curls back!

    mind you more guys look at me now... figures.. BLAH!
    Thanks ultimate dude. cept that pics 2 yrs out of date =P

    • ANSWER:
      sorry babe, as far as I know it wont go back until it regrows. Perming might be an option but I wouldn't do it.

      word of advice though, please go to a colorist next time!

  17. QUESTION:
    Hair disaster help :) ?
    Basically im naturally like an ash dark blonde/light brown like this:

    http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/external/images/products/large/HCo12_22_large.jpg

    Long story short i dyed my hair black ages ago then got into a right mess trying to get it back natural. At the moment its like three colours - about 2 inches regrowth almost, the rest is kind of life this (only not so ginger and a little bit darker):

    http://www.deborahswigs.com/a756.jpg

    And then at the very ends its like (but a bit lighter) :
    http://www.bigwigaustralia.com/colour-guides/hair-pieces/11ginger-brown.png

    So yeah very bad! Its not like three distinct layers like a trifle btw.. it all kind of blends in. Anyhu i was going to let it grow out naturally but it looks awful! So i can't cope with it, its quite damaged and i dont want to cut too much off because its not that long now and i have a round face.. so i look stupid with short hair :/

    I would go to the salon but last time i went all they did was put a few highlights in and a toner which washed out in like 3 weeks anyway.. and that cost me £65 and i don't have that sort of money to waste when it only lasts a few weeks so i don't want to go back to the salon again.

    Soo.. any suggestions? :)

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    bleaching hair problem , parts white parts orange and yellow?
    well i recently bleached my hair about 4 times from black to blondish so now my regrowth is white , and the rest is orange yellowish , ive been using that toner stuff for a while and the orange and yellow tones have gone away alittle its not as bright but ive finished the bottle of toner and now im thinking ill prob have to bleach it again to get it to the blonde i want * which is a really light blonde possibly white * , for those who have bleached there hair know that it becomes horrible and dead , which my hair is , can anybody recomend a good hair conditionar or treatment for me to use after i bleach my hair?
    home remidies?
    bought products?
    thanks
    yes i know its damaged , but i havnt bleached it in a while since i went from black to blonde which is about idk 1 and a half months or so , so its getting healthier and im going to give myself a trim and stuff get rid of the dead ends so dont worry lol

    • ANSWER:
      maybe go to ur hairdressers and get a treatment done on ur hair which will help alot. But i went from brown to blonde.. and i went to hairhouse warehouse and got RPR moisture shampoo & conditioner which basically puts all the moisture and protein back into ur hair which was lost in the process of bleaching, but RPR 'smooth my ends' works really well on my hair making it shiny and smooth, which considering ive bleached my hair alot, its good i found something that actually works.

      Good Luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    some questions about hair dye!?
    I have just started dying my hair and am not that experienced with it.
    I got told that dying my hair permanently isn't a good idea because I am in my 20s and don't have grey hair. Is it only for old people? I thought young people used permanent too?
    The reason I used permanent dye in the first place was I accidently used permanent before I realised it wasn't semi. But it turned out a way better colour and I really like it.
    When my regrowth comes back, how do I dye it again? The last time I did it, it went black. I used the same dye but for some reason it went black instead of dark brown. I wasn't upset because I like the colour and luckily I did all my hair,but for next time, how do I make sure the colour is the same for my regrowth and the rest of my hair because it does fade off a bit by 8 weeks.
    Also, I used crema colour in a light blue box and creme' developer in a yellow bottle (mix the two together) from Price line (australia). I noticed on the box it says it has a bit of ammonia in it. Is it safe or can it cause cancer? I use this one because the shop girl said it's the same as the ones the hair dressers use. Should I change products? If so, what one? I use dark brown to black.
    Thanks for your help.
    PS - I can't afford to get my hair done at the hair dresser (which I know would be better because they would do it for me) so that is why I do it myself!
    I know to compare the colours on the box and match them with my hair colour, but what if my hair has faded a bit since I dyed it last?

    • ANSWER:
      Use root touch up dyes. They are really great when your hair starts growing out and it is better than doing an allover dye again because it does less damage. Just make sure you stick to the same hair color.. compare shades on the boxes. Goodluck!

  20. QUESTION:
    What can you do if a hairdresser ruins your hair? (In CA)?
    Recently got my hair colored-the woman (first time I tried her) did a horrible job, burned off my hair and has been difficult to resolve this with. I have long blond hair and went in to get highlights (usually they just do regrowth at roots). She ended up putting bleach all thru the bottom of hair (didn't need that-already so light) , left roots dark-some highlights were to scalp, some were partway, and some were untouched. She put me under a drier and flatironed my hair when wet( never had that done before). I saw steam and clumps of hair coming out but was shocked and hoping it was hair from previous customers. The hair did not look like it had been colored at all and looked like it needed a touch up.
    After I washed my hair it was all broken off and so frizzy that I had to cut 3+ inches off (that is after putting in serums, conditioner, reconstucter and anti tangler in). Other parts of my hair were so frizzy on the side that I would have to have it chin length if I wanted to cut all the damaged hair off, so now part of it just is gross but I can't cut it off (my hair was to my elbows and now a little past shoulder)
    I went in 2 days later to show her about and ask why she didn't do my roots (did not like the coloring job) and the hair damage. She said "that happens" and to use mayonaise and she could do it different if I came in again in 6 weeks.
    I then went to my regular hairdresser where she did the roots, put in a few lowlights, protein pack. Several of the hairdressers there were shocked at how bad it was, couldn't believe how sloppy it was and how bad my hair was ruined. My hairdresser has seen me for 10 years and said she'd never seen my hair so damaged and it was horrible because I'd always had pretty, healthy hair.
    I had a photo shoot the day after the bad hairdresser, that was ruined. I had a big family event I flew cross-country for that week that I hated my hair in (still hate my hair). I have had to buy expensive products to keep my hair from breaking off and it still looks bad and breaks(although way better than the black roots, whited -out- breaking frizz she did to my hair)
    Today I called her to see about getting my money back (and to not embarrass her in front of clients or the owner.) She refused and said I paid her so I had to have liked it (despite me coming in complaining) and I chose not to have her fix it. I don't think I should have to go bald when she has already proved her incompetence that I face every day!
    I called back to get name of the owner. I was told they did not know and they hung up on me. I then called back again to speak with hairdresser where I was told she was busy and hung up on me again!
    I have had my hair done for 26 years and never had anything happen like this before!
    Can I complain to a board, BBB, small claims court? How can I get this resolved?

    Originally, I just wanted my money back but due to how terrible this has been I now think she should pay my money back in addition to expense of getting it fixed at other place also? Maybe more... I'm so mad and devastated by my hair!

    (No one has ever ruined my hair like this. If I ever didn't like how someone did my hair -I would go in -they'd say sorry and fix it how I wanted instead of arguing. If they thought my hair needed something they would put in treatments even when they hadn't done the damage at all! And I have never had it frizz, break off and had to have it cut off so short!)

    Thanks so much for your advice, experience or suggestions! I'm in shock and devastated!

    • ANSWER:
      One simple thing and that is...get YOUR MONEY back!

  21. QUESTION:
    calling those with experience in colouring hair!!!!?
    about 6 months ago i dyed my light blonde hair to what was meant to be a light to medium brown (which turned out to be black), the colour itself has been great, have liked being so dark, but am ready to go back to my blonde (after discovering blonde regrowth with dark hair looks sillier than the other way around, and there is more maintainence to being dark than light)
    I tried to colour my hair to a light ash brown this evening, one that advises will recolour even the darkest black, it did nothing but lighten my regrowth a shade or two, otherwise my hair is still very dark.
    Can anyone reccomend any product that may help me start going back to my naturally lighter colours?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    my hair...dry and brittle and i dont know why?
    is dyed black an feels really dry and brittle i dont blow dry or straighten it unless its a special occasion and only fye it when theres aboout 2 and a half inches of root regrowth...i use shampoo and conditioner and noo styling products but yet it stills feel dry.... and advice on why or what can i do to help my poor hair ...i used to bleach it to an inch of its life and use gel hairspray blow dryers and straightners everyday ...but not for the last year or so...so im baffled ..will hot oils help...? my natural color is light brown

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  23. QUESTION:
    Help with color correction? Cosmetology student here!?
    Last night at work, one of my managers came up to me and asked if I would do her hair. (I'm a cosmetology student who takes boards in May). I asked her what she wanted done, and she said that she wanted highlights all throughout her hair, and had already bought a frosting kit for me to use. I told her that I couldn't highlight her hair in its current state... she has about three inches of dark (slightly reddish) blonde regrowth, and the rest of her shoulder length hair has been colored jet black. I told her that if I attempted to highlight her hair, the regrowth would process much quicker than the strands that were dyed black.

    So, we formulated a plan: I would strip the black from her hair, recolor it, then add highlights. I plan on using extra strength Color Oops to remove the black (I've used this product on my own color mistakes with EXCELLENT, non-damaging results). To recolor her hair, I plan on using either a light golden brown or a dark golden blonde permanent color with a 20 volume developer. Then, after using a deep conditioning treatment, I plan on pulling her hair through the cap and giving her fine highlights throughout her hair, then doing another conditioning treatment and styling as usual.

    Like I said, I'm a cosmetology student (not to mention I have been coloring and highlighting my own hair for the past seven years with no noticeable damage)... so I have a grasp on what I am doing. I've never had to do anything like this though, and I want to make sure I do it right.

    1. I want to do all three services in one day. Is this possible, or should I recolor her hair and then wait a couple weeks to do highlights? Like I said, her hair is pretty healthy, and I plan on doing deep conditioning treatments to insure that it remains healthy.

    2. Would 20 volume be the best choice when recoloring?

    3. When I apply the color, I plan on coloring her regrowth first, then putting it all over. I know the ends will be more porous than before, where I'm gonna be removing color.

    4. Should I use any fillers or additives in the color? I was thinking it would be a great idea... can someone recommend one?

    Any advice or product recommendations would be GREAT, by the way! I have a feeling this will be a GREAT learning experience.

    • ANSWER:
      it is possible to do all 3 services in one day,Pravana makes a really good color extractor,you need to determine her natural color and tone.then decide what base color to apply.If you use pravana extractor it would eliminate the conditioning in between.you need to use a porosity filler like instacure to moisten the midshaft to ends before applying the base color. once you have applied the base color (20 volume ? depending on the natural level and the desired level0you could always foil the hilites through the color.speeds up the whole process.

  24. QUESTION:
    Hair Dye Disasters!? Please help!!?
    i have colored my hair since i was about 15..im 24 now..i recently had 2 inches of regrowth from a previous dye job (the color was red) i wanted a chocolate brown so i used paul mitchell color and it is dark brown at the roots and black on my ends! What do i do? Ive heard alot about a product called color oops but i doubt it would work on years of hair color..please help???/

    • ANSWER:
      try http://www.hairdye.com or http://www.haircolor.com

  25. QUESTION:
    What should I do with my hair to make it better?
    I have naturally light-medium brown, straight hair. 7 months ago I used Loreal casting creme, dark brown and it turned out black. It is supposed to come out after 28 washes but its been 7 months and it hasn't washed out and I've got quite a bit of regrowth. Also its patchy and the ends are lighter too. I was thinking about getting foils or something as I want something lighter and make it look more even and nice.

    I also went through a hard stage for a couple of months so my hair keeps falling out and it breaks easy.

    So any product ideas for the damage?? and what should i do about the colour???
    I also never dyed it before i used the loreal casting creme.

    • ANSWER:
      Check to make sure your shampoo isn't colour last!
      It should come out soon, if it doesn't ring up loreal and complain.

      As for damage each morning and night take a fish oil. It sounds gross but it's really fine, just swallow with water. I found that helped my hair within weeks. It's also good for your skin and brains.

  26. QUESTION:
    Going to bleach out the old color = than add red? Will it work as planned.?
    Ok - before I begin = SAVE ME THE LECTURES OF GOING TO A PRO - I can if I want and I DO have the money - but I ENJOY messing with my own hair and REALLY wanna do it myself (I find it rewarding lets say)- as my mother always said (and surprisingly - so does my hair dresser - it always grows back). ANd if I do mess it up REAL bad - I'm just go to my hair dresser on tuesday......but I KNOW it won't be somehting I can't fix myself.

    Anyway - my hair is quite dark -I had colored it cherry black a few months ago and when it started to fade (lighten up) I bought some dark intense red and colored it - but it didn't work out - my regrown became bright red (the color I wanted) but the other parts of my hair where the cherrry black was - didn't become the same color - it was close - but it was still to dark...I had misjudged the shade my hair was...no one noticed the screw up though surprisingly.

    Well it's been a few weeks so I'm going to fix it.

    I have a hair stripper/bleach (kinds like blondisma), and I DO have experince using products like this. I was plaintum blonde for a year...on my own - no help from my hair dresser - and it looked fantastic.

    Now to the main question:

    Most of my hair is dark - but there is about 1cm or natural regrowth and about then about 2inches of red and then the darker red for the rest of my hair.

    I need it all to be even - and I haven't had to use a bleaching kit on something like this since I was a teenager - so I need a refresher.

    Now I'm not trying to go blonde. I have some intense red that I plan on putting on after to make it RED. So I only need to lighten it enough to even out all the color layers in my hair - it only really has to be in the orange stage or even a bit darker for me to do that.

    I know that if I put it all over my head it will be a disaster - rooms will be LIGHT - then the 2 inches of red will be light orange and then the rest will be orange - the end result would be what I h ave right now but in a different shade.

    DO you think it would be best to apply it to only the dark areas and leave it on for a bit = THAN when it lightens up to the other red shade - then add it to THAT part of my hair (you should never touch your scalp with it anyway)....

    Also has anyone tried applying red right over orange hair - I'm hoping for RED - very bright red would be fine too.

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  27. QUESTION:
    Dying a VERY dark brown a lighter colour...possible?!?
    About 3 weeks ago I asked my hair dresser to match my natural colour. According to the swatches she showed me that was a light brown colour. However, after she dyed my hair (it was kind of blonde before, with a lot of regrowth of my light brown colour) it turned VERY dark. It's basically black right now. (So I don't know what happened haha)

    I really wanted to just be my natural colour, so I wouldn't have to really dye my hair anymore. Two years ago I bleached it blonde, and although my hair wasn't completely dead, it definitely took a long time to be semi-healthy again.

    So, (sorry that was a long intro haha) my question is:

    Is it possible to get my hair back to a light brown colour without completely killing/frying my hair!? I have only been using Aveda products, and I deep condition my hair regularly...(Aveda is apparently 98% natural, so it's more gentle than regular dyes).

    Thanks in advance!! Professional opinions are preferred :)
    just a note: the very dark colour is not my natural brown!! it's a dye! will that affect lightening it!? (ie. will it go red?) thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      yes you CAN get back to your other color, but you only have 2 options:

      either bleach it
      or do a color removal process

      both of them are going to do damage, but get a good conditioning masque and do it once to twice a week in place of conditioning and after some tender love n care, your hair should be fine.

      dont just try to dye it, your hair will turn orange.