What Your Hair and Scalp Say About Your Health

A young woman untangles and examines her hair.
A man brushes dandruff off his shoulder.
A woman shampoos her hair.
A close-up of yellow dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis).
Strands of hair left in a hairbrush
A photo of telogen effluvium
A photo of alopecia areata
A man with hair loss shows his receding hairline.
A photo of a woman with hair loss
A blonde  in the sun.
A young woman eats breakfast outdoors.
A grilled salmon salad
A man examines his gray hair in the mirror.
Pulling hair too tight can damage hair roots and cause hair to break or fall out.
A woman brushes her hair.
A woman gets her prescription medication.
A woman enjoys getting her hair shampooed at a salon.
A magnified photo of uncut human hair (left) and a hair cut with scissors (right)

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Reviewed by Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD on Thursday, September 19, 2013

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