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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi,
I want longer and healthier hair, but no matter how hard i try, the hair i have is short, and a mess. I have tried various hair products such as do gro and motions conditioner and now im sick of it. Is there any medicine i could take to help my hair get longer. By the way, in ase u are going to say vegetables, i need to tell u first that i throw up whenever i eat vegetables. and i am 19 and i am black( i only said that because most of the time, blacks and whites have different hairs textures)
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   i am 19
User :   and i am a female
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hair conditions are genetically predetermined and modified by certain factors
User :   ok.... and when u break that down.. what does that mean
Doctor :   such as nutrition, stress, pollutants and so on.
User :   okay
User :   so does that mean there is really nothing that can help
Doctor :   No, not that nothing can be done.
User :   but what
Doctor :   I meant to say that this problem is going to be a chronic one and methods are available to prevent them.
User :   my problem is chronic..?
User :   what methods..?
Doctor :   Yes, but with few modifications, that include good hair care, proper nutrition and proper stress management, symptoms can be gradually reduced.
Doctor :   Let me put it across in simple words.
User :   okay.. now that will help :)
Doctor :   1. Use measures to prevent dandruff.
Doctor :   Good antidandruff shampoo and hair oil will be useful.
User :   i dont have that much dandruff though
Doctor :   NIZARAL antidandruff shampoos are good. You may use them.
User :   and what else
Doctor :   2. After a bath, avoid wiping wet hairs with a towel.
Doctor :   Instead air dry them.
User :   i dont was my hair everyday in the shower
User :   i meant to say wash
Doctor :   3. It's necessary that you clean your hair atleast on alternate days to prevent pollutants damaging the hair.
User :   but im going to lose all my hair if i do that
User :   i wash my hair like once a week
Doctor :   I would suggest you to increase the frequency of hair wash, atleast twice or thrice a day.
User :   but i have a sew in
Doctor :   4. Life style modifications such as proper stress management with good sleep are beneficial.
Doctor :   5. Vitamins play a major role in treating hair conditions.
Doctor :   If you cannot tolerate vegetables, use multivitamin pills - one pill a day.
Doctor :   6. There are few drugs adrenergic group of drugs
Doctor :   which are available both in the form of hair solution and tablets that can help
Doctor :   improving the blood circulation to the hair,
User :   ..? what are adrenegic drugs
Doctor :   there by help hair improvement.
Doctor :   Drugs containing minoxidil.
Doctor :   However since this drug is a prescription only medication,
Doctor :   you will need a qualified doctor- a physician or a dermatologist who can prescribe you the medication.
User :   i want something i can get
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