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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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Is there any problem with hairline of my newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if you could shed some light on something for me. I recently had my newborn daughter and something looks off. The doctor at the hospital said it was her hairline and I wanted your input. In the middle of her head it is brown and normal looking but on each side of the b...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have got a beautiful daughter there. Please do not worry about the widows peak (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is too early to comment on it. It will be clearly noticed by the time the child becomes a year old. Frankly speaking even if there is...  Read Full »

Is consuming flax seeds good for hair growth?

Query: Hello doctor, Is consuming flax seeds good for hair growth? If so can I mix the powder in milk and have it daily?  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, flaxseeds have some nutrients that are good for hair growth. However, it is not the only food that promotes hair growth. Consumption of sprouts and nuts in general provides us many essential nutrients like protein, calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron, etc. You can take...  Read Full »

What factors impact hair health and what should individuals be mindful of?

Query: Hello doctor,Which conditions are associated with a person's hair health? Considering these conditions, what should individuals be cautious about or pay attention to to maintain healthy hair? What aspects should they be concerned about? What are the potential severe or harmful consequences of poor h...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand your concern. You should be concerned about certain hair conditions that may indicate nutritional deficiencies or hypothyroidism, such as dry hair. Oily hair could be a sign of seborrheic dermatitis or seborrheic capitis. If you notice powdery substances co...  Read Full »

Please suggest tips to get silky, long, frizz-free hair in male.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male with wavy, thick coarse Asian hair that frizzes, and I wanted to ask you how I could get my hair thick, long, silky, smooth, and frizz-free. I could send pictures of what hair I want. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. John H. Bocachica

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Given your natural type of hair described and what you would like it to look, there are some things you can consider. Wash your hair with shampoos that are intended to reduce frizz and will say so on the bottle. Also, use a conditioner that is intended to reduce friz...  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 »

Why is my hairline receding at 17 years of age?

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 »

How to repair damaged, frizzy and rough hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken smoothening fourth time with a gap of a one-year interval between each session. But, this time I have taken keratin treatment also. My hairs from the ends are damaged, frizzy and rough. Is it possible to repair them?  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Keratin treatment is for damaged, rough and frizzy hair. You should always take keratin treatment for hairs. Take biotin supplements for proper growth and good texture of hair. Get regular trimming of hair at the ends as weathering leads to dry and frizzy ends. Avoid...  Read Full »

How to stay fertile longer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have so many issues to discuss with you. Let me explain you one by one. Even though my scalp is very oily, the upper surface of the hair becomes quickly damaged and dry. I also have enough hair fall. I tried using a conditioner after shampoo and that helps certainly, but not much. I nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your hair, I suggest using Biotin 5000 mcg daily for strong hair, along with volumizing shampoos. For your stomach and acidity issues, I recommend taking Ranitidine or Zantac 150 mg once daily, 45 minutes before your meal. If you're planning to have more kid...  Read Full »

Is bleaching the cause of my hair loss?

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 »

I am wondering how many times per day it is advisable to comb my hair. 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 »

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