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Why does dandruff shampoo loose effectiveness without shampoo alternation?

I've heard often 1 2 that alternation between anti-dandruff shampoos containing ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, coal tar, selenium disulfide or salicylic acid is needed for the treatment to stay ...
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How exactly does induced Scalp Hypothermia prevent alopecia (hair loss) during chemo therapy?

Recent studies 1 of women getting chemo for early-stage breast cancer have found that at least half of the women using one of these newer devices lost less than half of their hair. 2 Scalp ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

As we know hair turns gray or white hair due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin. This article and study from 2009 and 2013 suggest that accumulation of H2O2 is due to oxidative stress which can ...
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Does paste of Licorice root, Burdock root and Dandelion root reverses Hairfall?

I am suffering from hair fall from last five year. Whenever i comb my hair hard, small pieces of deal cell start falling from scalp. I tried PRP(Plasma riched platelates) and Minoxidill 5% but that ...
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Shampoos that are supposed to help hair grow - how long should they be left in before rinsing?

Some shampoos contain ingredients such as Biotin with the expectation that it will promote hair growth. Presumably the ingredient is in a format that can be taken up by the skin (or the hair follicles)...
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What is the mechanism of action of Alphosol dandruff treatment?

For around two years I have been using Alphosol 2 in 1, which is a coal tar extract based shampoo, to treat my dandruff which I believe is caused mostly by my Psoriasis. Each application would leave ...
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Why do my hair and scalp feel greasy and itchy until I shower?

I've recently noticed that I have dry, itchy skin - particularly on my shins and ankles - and I think this may be caused by the warm-to-hot 10 minute showers I have every morning. The problem is that ...
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Is one nit enough to produce a new generation of head lice?

The website below claims that one nit is sufficient to produce a new generation of head lice. Liceguard Link Regardless of which treatment you apply, it is recommendable to remove all (or as many ...
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Homemade shampoo make my scalp too dry?

I've tried to make DIY shampoo but it dries my scalp too much(not dandruff). My combo: 1 tsp almond oil 1 tsp virgin coconut oil 1 tsp raw honey 1 tsp vegetable glycerine a few drops of vitamin E 10 ...