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 I have very thin hair from birth and I want thick hair. What can I do about it? (photo)

People are born with fine, medium, and coarse hair. Some people have very fine hair which is probably your case. You can use hair products that force water absorption in the hair shafts to thicken the hair. For example, there are volume-enhancing hair shampoos. These products are available in your local pharmacy.

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Genetics dictate where the hair loss starts. No one understands why, but it is “observational”. It often starts at the hairline and in the crown then spreads from there according to your inherited pattern. Look at your family’s pattern (mother and father’s side) to see what might happen to you.

Why does hair loss start at the temples or the crown? from tressless


If a woman takes finasteride while she is in the first trimester of pregnancy, finasteride will impact the sexual development of the fetus. There are no documented cases where a man who has taken the drug finasteride has produced a child with sexual defects because the drug does not impact the fetus during intercourse.

Does finasteride lead to birth defects? from tressless


Here is a list of some of the effects of an overdose of vitamin A:

  • Loss of eye lashes
  • Dry and rough skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry and cracked lips
  • Severe headache
  • Weakness
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (false sensation of a tumor, due to pressure of fluid surrounding the brain)
  • Increased risk of fractures (especially in the elderly)
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Sleeplessness
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Bone and joint pains
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Nose bleeds
  • Brittle nails
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Petechiae (pinpoint red dots on the skin)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Ataxia (problems in muscle coordination)
  • Swollen optic nerve
  • Double vision
  • Swelling
  • Birth defects of fetus


As your widow’s peak is showing very well, the tip of the widow’s peak is a good marker for where your hairline was when you were a child. This tells me that you have developed a mature hairline at this time. I can’t comment on the future. I wrote a medical article on this process (see here:

am I receding


Minoxidil is a hypotensive agent, so maybe your blood pressure came down a notch. Check your blood pressure and drink more fluids to see if it solves your problem.

Heart rate issues with Minoxidil after only 9 days – need some advice from tressless


Your doctor is worried about the possibility of introducing an infection if you constantly touch your hair grafts.  Some people constantly touch their grafts, even when their hands are dirty. This brings bacteria to the recipient area. In the first week, the grafts are sensitive to being exposed to bacteria which can cause folliculitis.


This is a good post from Reddit that is worth reading about. A man assesses his focus on hair loss and puts it in perspective.

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The original study on Finasteride almost 20 years ago showed that the larger dose was not more effective than the 1 mg dose.

Anyone have experience taking doses of finasteride bigger than 1/1.25mg? from tressless


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