Posted by: Ganny | 2009/02/02


Hair not growing

Please help! My grand daughter turned four in January and still has baby hair! It has grown slightly - enough to make a tiny pony on top but it is just strange it will not grow! She eats healthy foods and has no other problems - normal four year old. Any suggestions???????

Expert's Reply



This problem may simply be a familial condition. However, there are several conditions seen in young children such as low thyroid [hypothyroidism], zinc deficiency, biotin deficiency and problems with copper metabolism which need to be excluded.Please ask her paediatrician to see her.

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Posted by: Tam | 2009/02/02

Hi Granny,

My daughter had the same problem plus i was very brittle!! I was advised to use Horse shampoo cant remember the name but it is a big black bottle!! And I must say she is 10 today and has beautifull thick hair!!

Good Luck!!

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