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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Does caster oil work for hair loss in men?


There are actually two views amongst dermatologist about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss, some supports some doesn’t. but the biologically following are the properties of castor oil.

  1. moisturizes scalp and hair
  2. antioxidant properties which prevent hair loss from free radicals
  3. stops split ends
  4. maintains scalp Ph
  5. improves circulation
  6. treats itchy scalp
  7. it has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action

Above all factors are helpful in preventing hair loss, in other hands, it also contains omega 6 fatty acids and proteins which are very helpful in preventing hair loss. it also contains ricinoleic acid which is a very important nutrient for good hair growth which is very rare. thecombination of all ingredients make castor oil a very unique and robust hair loss product.

Few dermatologist is against this, they say castor oil gives the false effect of hair thickening of hairs as castor oil sticks to hairs and cause thickening which is temporary ( here is the blog for negative approach about castor oil)

though there is no research has been conducted on the effectiveness of castor oil, but in 30 years of my dermatological practice, I have not seen a single patient with side effects of castor oil. So even if there is no proven study about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss there is no harm also. so use it.


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Useful Guide on how to apply castor oil.


and castor oil is not only helpful for hair loss but other skin problems also.

But please keep in mind that hair loss is not a simpler problem as it seems. there are huge number other causes of hair loss you will get those in following video.


So I would suggest not to rely on these home remedies as there is no scientific proof against their effectivity.

So consult a dermatologist before its too late.


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Male Hair Loss

There are many reasons for hair loss in male ranging from genetics or family history of hair loss, daily or work life stress etc. Hair loss may be genetic or non-genetic. The following section briefs you about few top causes of hair loss and treatment for it.

The most important type of hair loss in males is male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. Almost 70% to 80 % of males suffer from male pattern baldness. The main causes of hair loss in men are usually changing in eating habits or crash dieting, change in environment or stress induced due to work or personal reasons. HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, provides our patients with proven hair loss treatment which are based on 28+ years of successful clinical experience Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV & proven medical research. The mainstay of treatment for male pattern hair loss is finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride blocks the hormones i.e. 5 alpha reductase in the body which are responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth in bald patches or spots. Apart from finasteride and minoxidil various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro-needling (derma roller), low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) are some of the ways to treat hair loss.

In PRP for hair loss, concentrated growth factors are extracted from the blood of the patient and then transferred back to the scalp of the patient. In micro-needling (derma roller for hair loss treatment) thousands of micro punctures are created in patient’s scalp with the help of derma roller. These micro punctures result in the release of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a cold laser (red laser waves) is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. This treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair. All these treatment procedures along with medicine are responsible for the great results. We are able to give to our patients suffering from hair loss.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long-term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologist or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.