[Frizzy hair pathology]

Med Trop (Mars). 2011 Oct;71(5):443-9.
[Article in French]


Frizzy hair syndrome is frequent. It is due to sideways growth and tight coiling of the hair fiber. It is often secondary to unsuitable grooming practices causing ingrown hair (pili incarnati) followed by infection and\or damage. The fragility of frizzy hair promotes alopecia due to chronic traction, use of hair relaxers, and perming. Treatment of complications is difficult so awareness of precautionary measures is important.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / etiology
  • Alopecia / pathology
  • Hair Diseases / complications
  • Hair Diseases / congenital*
  • Hair Diseases / pathology
  • Hair Preparations / adverse effects
  • Humans


  • Hair Preparations

Supplementary concepts

  • Woolly hair, congenital