What Is Uncombable Hair Syndrome?
There is more to rare uncombable hair problem than just tangled hair:
According to New York City-based hair restoration physician Alan J. Bauman, MD, it is a "rare inherited hair shaft condition."
The name comes from the silvery-blond or straw-colored hair that is typically disordered,
strands out from the scalp, and cannot be combed flat, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the hair is frequently coarse in texture, straw-colored, and has tightly curled curls (NIH).
Only about 100 cases of uncombable hair syndrome have been documented in the scholarly literature
since it is so uncommon. However, according to Sejal Shah, MD,
a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, there are probably cases that have not been identified or published.
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