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Bamboo hair

Bamboo hair: Introduction

Bamboo hair: A defect in the hair shaft. The hair shafts have nodules which are weak points at which the hair can break off easily. This results in the hair having a poor, damaged overall look. The anomaly is associated with conditions such as hypothyroidism or Netherton's syndrome. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bamboo hair is available below.

Symptoms of Bamboo hair

  • Hair breaks off easily
  • Hair appears to grow poorly
  • Damaged hair appearance
  • Nodules or thickenings along hair shaft
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Treatments for Bamboo hair

  • Hair should be treated gently when brushing and harsh hair treatments should be avoided or minimized. Harsh shampoos should be avoided and hair conditioners and moisturizers should be used
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Bamboo hair: Complications

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Causes of Bamboo hair

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Misdiagnosis and Bamboo hair

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Bamboo hair: Animations

 

Prognosis for Bamboo hair

Prognosis for Bamboo hair: The symptoms can be improved significantly by treating the hair gently.

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