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    Default Hair stopped growing

    We moved nearly 2 years ago from a humid area to a more dry climate. I had long hair when I got here in October. By February My hair was shoulder length, thinner and has not grown at all since then. Nothing in my diet has changed and I am healthy otherwise. It saves on getting my hair cut, but this is crazy.
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    Have your fingernails stopped growing, too? This happened to me about six years ago, no idea why. What has fixed it is daily folic acid. They're tiny little pills; I get the "400" dosage. I take my folic acid - hair and fingernails grow. I stop - they stop growing.

    I don't know the science of it and I don't take any other vitamins or supplements, so it's definitely the folic acid.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    My nails grow fine ( when I don't bite them) and are strong and not brittle. I will try the folic acid though. Thanks!!



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    Went to the doctor and had a complete physical including blood work. Everything was normal except Vitamin D was extremely low. I am on Vit D3 2,000 iu a day.

    So for those who may have a similar problem getting blood work may be the way to go.

    I don't know yet, if it will help my hair to grow again, but that was one of the things that she said could be a cause.



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