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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 210-212

Sudden hair “felting” during styling procedure: The puzzle is solved

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIN Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Dermatology, Queen Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Enas A. S. Attia
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, AIN Shams University, P. O. 11566, Cairo

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_113_21

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Acute scalp hair “felting” is a rare acquired condition that presents with sudden severe twisting, entangling, and matting of scalp hair into a stiff tightly packed mass, in otherwise healthy individuals. In such conditions, the mechanism of hair matting is almost like the process of “felting” in wool and textile industry, where adjacent fibers are compacted together in a warm liquid medium. Herein, a case of acute hair “felting” during styling practice is discussed with the possible predisposing factors, prophylaxis, and treatment.

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