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Are there really vitamins available for hair loss ?

While there are vitamins you can take for healthy hair and to help prevent hair loss, the downside of this is that taking excessive amounts of vitamins can actually lead to hair loss. Some of the most important vitamins for hair loss are the B vitamins because they contain: · Folic acid · Magnesium · Biotin · Sulfur · Zinc · Inositol Through laboratory experiments with theses vitamins for hair loss, scientists have seen a decrease in thinning hair in lab animals. These results show that a diet low in magnesium cause hair loss in patches, while one low in biotin or inositol results in total baldness. If you look at taking vitamins for hair loss, you will notice that these are vitamins essential for good health as long as you take them in moderation. Vitamin A is one of the vitamins to increase hair growth, but if you abuse it, it can also result in hairloss. Before taking any vitamins for hair loss or to increase hair growth, you should contact your doctor to find the underlying cause for the hair loss. A blood test will determine if you have a deficiency in any of the necessary vitamins. There are other foods that also help to promote hair growth. Fatty acids, for example, while they are not vitamins for hair loss, do help to improve the texture of your hair and prevent dryness and brittle ends. Instead of taking vitamins to increase hair growth, you can make sure that your diet contains the foods in which you find the vitamins you need. Having healthy portions of vegetables, such as beans, carrots, peas and cauliflower can go a long way to helping you keep your hair. The same thing applies to eggs, nuts and bran. These foods also help the organs of the body work the way they should. Doctors will tell you that proper nutrition is as important for healthy hair as regular washing. You can also get shampoos and conditioners that contain vitamins for your hair, but you should not rely on these alone. Many experts recommend using a hot oil treatment once or twice a month to keep you ha
Asked On : Thu, 11 Dec 2008
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* Use a shampoo & conditioner that suits your hair type. Choose products that are gentle, preferably without any harsh detergent like the sulfates. For daily washes, use a shampoo that is mild, gentle & moisturising. * Using too much conditioner makes hair greasy. For oily hair, apply a light conditioner at the ends of the hair. * Ingredients such as coconut oil moisturizes dry hair, makes hair softer & soothes the scalp; tea conditions & softens hair; jojoba moisturizes permed or chemically treated hair & makes hair manageable; silicone makes hair silky; lemon gives hair a natural shine & conditions; honey conditions deeply; henna leaves are natural hair dyes; apple cider vinegar & rosemary oil encourage hair growth & control dandruff. * Eggs contain lecithin which helps to moisturize dry hair. Before shampooing, beat an egg & apply it onto dry hair & cover with a plastic bag for about 15 minutes (body heat intensifies conditioning) then rinse off totally with cold water. * Olive oi
Answered: Fri, 12 Dec 2008
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hi me mallikarjun pati an my age is 23 i find every day hair falls so me getin tired of this what to me.............

Answered: Sat, 7 Nov 2009
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shampo made from natural plant do protect hair fall email for details about product

Answered: Sun, 8 Nov 2009
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Well...well...well Its now a HAIR RAISING FACTS
Answered: Sat, 13 Dec 2008
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Take Tab H-Vit/Keraglow/BTN , all contain biotin, the vitamin required for hair growth. Take 1 tab two times a day

Answered: Sat, 14 Nov 2009
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