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Uncombable hair syndrome: new study finds the genes responsible

By Gill Westgate, Business Development Manager, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford
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It’s a hair condition that has frustrated parents for decades, now scientists believe they have found the genes responsible for “uncombable hair syndrome”. Yes, it really is a thing.

Uncombable hair syndrome is more than just difficult hair. As its name suggests, it’s hair that sticks out at all angles, making it almost impossible to tame let alone comb. It usually starts in children between the ages of three months and 12 years and is characterised by straw blond or silvery blond frizzy hair. It’s usually wavy,…The Conversation


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