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I am suffering from consistent hair loss for the past few years. During the day, wherever I go, I see my hair strands lying around. If I apply oil or wash my hair, the scene is disastrous. I used to have long, shiny, bouncy and very smooth hair. I have hypothyroidism but that is under control as I am under regular medication. My hair started greying when I was around 17 year old and since the last 6 years, the greying has accelerated. I touch-up the roots every month and occasionally straighten my hair using a hair straightener, but I make sure not to touch the roots. My hair has become brittle, not so much dry though, but it also tends to get tangled a lot lately. Please suggest on how to take care of my hair and how to proceed with treatment, if required.

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Hello lybrate-user I understand your concern and from the information you have provided I can see three causes straight ahead 1. Hypothyroidism - it does affect even if levels r normal because eltroxin is keeping them normal and not naturally 2. Hair coloring 3 straightening - even though you avoid the roots, the hair loses moisture and becomes brittle. Also I need to know if you oil your Hair or not, if not please oil them 2 / week 1 hour before shampoo or overnight. Get your HB levels done to rule out anemia. Also start homeopathic treatment to control the fall and improve health in general. Be gentle with your Hair and avoid vigorous massage or rubbing of towel on Wet hair. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns.
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