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accutane and hair?

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so im a guy but normal have longer surfer type curly hair and i recently got a hair cut...like the secind since starting accutane back in may and my hair is shorter but looks dry and damaged and just disgusting i hate it, im just wondering if this could be a side effect cuz ive been on accutane for a while now? i am clear by the way since like month 3 1/2 so about 2 1/2 months perfectly spotless thank you!!

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my hair is shorter but looks dry and damaged and just disgusting i hate it, im just wondering if this could be a side effect cuz ive been on accutane for a while now?

Yes, drier hair is definitely a side effect of accutane.

When I was taking it, there was a noticeable reduction in the oiliness of my hair - happened at the same time as my skin reduced in oiliness.

I'm surprised that your dermatologist didn't point out that this was a side effect, when prescribing the accutane.

I'd suggest using the mildest shampoo you can find, and using oil to condition your hair, if it is very dry.

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mmmmm most of the time i dont even use shampoo because i normally have drier hair so yeaa im on my 6 month tho and this is really the first time ive noticed this side effect

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Hi -

Yep, drier, limp, and thinning a little. Noticed it in month 6 (I'm on low dose Tane). I use very good shampoo (and shampoo less) and hair masks. It still is lifeless. Hey, my skin is clear though since month 2 !! :)

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