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Just found a very strange strand of hair on my head

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 15, 2007
  • 02:32 PM

I stroked my hair, and found a very odd strand of hair. This hair is alot thicker in size compared to my normal hair. My hair is also normally very straight, however this hair appears to have an almost zig-zag shape to it. Also this hair is very stiff compared to my normal hair. I can hold one end it'll remain parallel to the ground without any sort of bending or slouching. If I flick it, it bounces around wildly and returns to its normal position. It is very much like a hair off a dustpan. I have seen this type of hair before on my head, however it was in the form of a white hair. I no longer get white hairs, but now have this type of hair in my normal hair colour.

I was just wondering if anyone knows what this is called, or where I can find more information on this

Thank you

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  • It could have resulted from an ingrown hair, follicle damage, wax build up, etc. If you find yourself with a significant number of these hairs (like 1/4 of your hair) then maybe ask a doctor about it to check for any kind of scalp condition.
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  • Have a look at this site...it has some information which might be relevant. I too have strange hair strands but not just one, quite a few of them....http://smultronstellet.blogspot.com/
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    • September 15, 2008
    • 00:31 AM
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