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Hair Care

Hair care is the daily grooming and caring for your hair to prevent it from falling and taking care of the scalp hygiene. Depending on your hair type, there are various hair care routines that you can try to prevent hair fall and hair problems.

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Does hair combing frequency affect hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing to seek your professional advice regarding the frequency of hair combing and its potential impact on hair fall.Specifically, I am wondering how many times per day it is advisable to comb my hair. Currently, I have developed a habit of combing my hair multiple times throughout...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand that you are concerned about hair loss and looking for suggestions to address it. Hair loss can have various causes, and it is important to identify and address the underlying factors contributing to the issue. Although I cannot s...  Read Full »

I have substantial hair loss and looking for treatment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old, and over the past few years, I have seen substantial hair loss, especially in a pattern that seems to correspond with what I have read regarding pattern hair loss. Will you kindly explain pattern hair loss in detail, including its causes, normal course, and treatmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end and I understand your concern. Patterned hair loss occurs due to different causes which include hormonal fluctuations, genetic susceptibility, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, due to underlying medical conditio...  Read Full »

I am having receding hairline at 17 years of age. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old, and my hairline is receding, but I have hair in my whole head. No one has gone bald in my family, so it is not from genetics. My hairline is far back, and I have a widow's peak. Will I go bald and is there any way I can grow my hair back?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You certainly have a "M" shaped anterior, and it is characteristic of androgenetic alopecia (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you to use topical Minoxidil 5 % solution, half a teaspoon, twice daily along with a tablet of Finasteride 1 mg dai...  Read Full »

Can combining Cyclosporine and Finasteride cause problems?

Query: Hello Doctor, I have less dense packed hair with slight thinning in the hairline and on the vertex. I have this condition since 2003. I am applying Minoxidil 5% since 10 years and from 2005 for every single day. My concern is I was diagnosed for Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA), an autoimmune disorder ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to Thanks for sending such an excellent description of your medical history and reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I would like to say that both the dermatologists have recommended the best as per available literature in medical science, which clearl...  Read Full »

I damaged my hair with frequent bleaching. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have bleached my hair three times this year and have suffered a great deal of hair loss. My hair has been breaking very often and it has come to shoulder length. I have not used anything as yet as I am too afraid that it may get worse. The shampoo and conditioner that I use are called...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It's very sad to hear that you are going through this hair problem. Bleaching can make hair weak and thinner. It is temporary, and that is the good news. To regain hair strength, you need to have hair nutrients. Eat protein-rich food, eggs, chicken, fish, milk, curd,...  Read Full »

Can IBS be a reason for my healthy child's thin and little hair?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a young, little healthy child with no known medical conditions. He has very fine and very little hair, despite taking the vitamins and a healthy diet.He suffers from IBS so I got him tested for gluten sensitivity (not tested for celiac disease).  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. There can be multiple reasons for thin hair, genetic is the most common. Apart from this, infection from dandruff, hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia can be other causes. I would need your child's ...  Read Full »

What are the ways to maintain a healthy hair texture?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have been struggling all my life with how to manage my hair and maintain a healthy hair texture. My hair used to be curly when I was younger but then became wavy over time and for the most part, it is wavy (I feel like it would be slightly more curled if it was...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think your problem is very common and you should not feel so let down. Please get your blood tests for thyroid and iron profile. I hope your cycles are normal. If not then please get yourself checked by a gynecologist and follow a healthy diet like drinking lots of wa...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old female and desire to grow long hair similar to my mother and sister. Please help...

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19 years old female, and my hair has never grown past my shoulders in my life. My mom and sister have beautiful curly thick hair. Most women in my mom's family have nice hair, even the men. As well as on my dad's side, everyone has nice normal growing hair. Although, my dad is ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. The growth of the hair is dependent on the individual's genes. I would suggest you following: Take multivitamins tablet once a day daily for two months. Consult a specialist doctor and take these medicine...  Read Full »

Is my hair fall due to shampooing daily and dandruff?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a dandruff problem for very long. So, I started shampooing my hair every day. Even then skipping even a single day of shampooing leaves my hair full of dirt and makes it completely oily. And an itchy scalp is always there no matter what I do. I have started losing a lot of ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have told, you have a dandruff problem and oily scalp that is seborrheic dermatitis which can be mild or can be severe. And yes hair can fall due to dandruff problem. I will suggest a few things for this. For proper hair growth ensure proper diet with Vitamins...  Read Full »

I am 21 years old and need some hair care tips to make my hair healthier. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I need some hair care tips. I do not use any styling products for my hair. I apply oil twice a week at night and shampoo the next morning. What extra care should I take to make my hair healthy? Also, suggest me daily hair routine to keep my hair healthy. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To improve the health and texture of your hair, here are some tips you can incorporate into your daily hair care routine: Choose a gentle shampoo: Look for a shampoo that is sulfate-free and formulated for dry or damaged hair. These types of shampoos are less likely t...  Read Full »

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