By Gary M. White, MD

Uncombable hair syndrome

Uncombable hair syndrome is a a very rare hair disorder in which the hair is impossible to comb flat.


The hair is unruly, disorganized and impossible to comb flat. It is however, structurally strong and is not removed easily with traction. Its growth and quantity are normal. The eyelashes, eyebrows and the rest of the hair on the body are normal.


There is no definitive treatment, and most cases improve with the onset of puberty. The use of a zinc pyrithione-containing shampoo is said to help.


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