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