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Clinicians recommend hair pull test of up to two hairs for all textures


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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Reuters Health - 14/01/2021 - A hair pull test with up to two hairs pulled, indicated in 2017 clinical practice guidelines, may be effective for evaluating hair loss disorders in individuals with Afro- or Asian-textured hair, a recent study suggests. Researchers conducted a study of the hair pull test in 198 hair salon clients with either Afro (n=104) or Asian (n=94) textured hair to see if clinical practice guidelines established based on studies of Caucasians were also appropriate for people from other racial and ethnic groups with different hair textures. In the study, the normal range of hairs pulled was no more than two hairs for both Asian and afro textured hair, comparable to results from previous research in Caucasians, researchers report in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. "Pull tests are one of the most important ways to diagnose a form of hair loss called telogen effluvium and also helps to give an indication of active alopecia a...


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