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Have thin hair. How to increase the hair growth and density?

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Hi doctor,
My hairs are very thin, less and straight.How can i increase the dense and length of my hair?Currently i am using Pantene shampoo and Figaro Olive oil.Are they suitable??
Posted Fri, 22 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 10 minutes later
Thanks for the query posted . I would be pleased to answer your query .

You can increase the hair growth and density by application of Minoxidil 5 % lotion twice a day on the scalp area.
Avoid any external hair treatments and treat any underlying hormonal issues.
Increase your protein in diet and Hemoglobin levels if low .
You can also get a Dermaroller treatment done for the scalp area once a week for 3 months from your Dermatologist .
Continue with Figaro oil and Pantene shampoo as they are safe and suitable.
Avoid Hair Blow drying
thanks and take care
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Follow-up: Have thin hair. How to increase the hair growth and density? 39 minutes later
thanks for your advice.

is there any side effect of Minoxidil?
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 2 minutes later
Thanks for the query
There are no significant side effects of Minoxidil.
In some individuals it does cause a dryness of the scalp which can be managed with a mild shampoo and oiling the scalp once a week which you are already doing.
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