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Haorfall control
From previous 5-6 months I have been suffering from hair fall. Now I apply Castor oil to my hair twice a week and use dove shampoo to wash it. I have been reading blogs stating that for dandruff and hair fall don't use shampoo. Wat shud I use then to clean my hair?? I tried patanjali shampoo but that made hair hard. What shud I use?? Is Shikakai a good option for men. My hair density has become less. After using dove my hair remains soft should I continue using my existing shampoo or shud I switch to Shikakai? Pls advise I am tensed and confused
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Thanks for the query. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is an increasing problem in today's society. Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender, socioeconomic status and internal health. With increasing affordability people are more aware of the cosmetic appearance and hair fall forms a major part of the complaints. It is more difficult to manage if there is a family member with similar hair fall, it indicates genetics and we know that the person is destined to lose hair if not intervened and corrective measures are not taken. The treatment typically consists of usage of oral medication (Finasteride) and topical lotion (Minoxidil in 5% strength). One needs to be patient with the treatment protocol as it takes months to see initial improvement. Minoxidil is recommended by US-FDA for indefinite usage. Certain dermatologists supplement biotin, hair serum and advice procedures like PRP therapy which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. PRP needs multiple sessions (4-6) roughly at 6 weeks intervals. PRP therapy is increasingly being accepted by dermatologists all over the world. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. I cannot comment on such shampoos.
Next Steps
Start on biotin supplements and food rich in iron content. Use a milder shampoo and consider frequent shampooing and conditioning.
Health Tips
Avoid Self Medications.
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