Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Will shaving the head lead to an increase in the thickness and density of hair ?

how will shaving your head benefit the health and volume of your hair? Dear Doctor , I am a 24 year old female and I have very thin, soft hair and everyone keeps telling me that for a woman I have little hair so I have been considering shaving my head, will this help my hair grow thicker?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Aug 2011
Answers:  2 Views:  193
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The thin hairs you have may be genetic that is even your mother/grandmother may be having thin hairs and if not please see-
- if you have suffered any disease like typhoid;malaria;after which the volume of hair is reduced due t hair fall.
-see if you get tired easily ;and have generalised weakness and if so you need to get investigated to find the cause like anaemia; or any thyroid problem like hypothyroid which can result in excessive hairfall.
If there is any problem like i have listed then you need to get treated and your hair volume will increase.So if you have hair fall then you can start on multivitamins;minerals and calcium tablets and if you have anaemia then even iron supplements.Also consult a skin specialist for help regarding hair growth.As far as shaving is concerned it may not help you much in increasing the volume.If you have any trouble get treated and the volume of hairs will increase.
Answered: Wed, 3 Aug 2011
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Thank you Dr., yes I have anaemia :) thank you for your great advice. I truly appreciate it
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor