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Hair - General Care Of The Older Scalp

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The scalps of older persons deserve as much attention as those of younger people. Appropriate Figure 2 Patterns of Male Baldness SOURCE: Hamilton in Diseases of the Hair and Scalp. Dawber, Rodney, and Rook, Arthur, eds. Oxford, U.K. and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science, 1997. Figure 3 Balding in Females SOURCE: After Ludwig in Diseases of the Hair and Scalp. Dawber, Rodney, and Rook, Arthur, eds. Oxford, U.K. and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science, 1997. grooming, including washing, combing, and brushing is required for a healthy scalp. Normal cosmetic attention, including waving and setting, should not impair scalp health, so long as there is not undue tension on the hair. Dyeing and other forms of hair coloring can also be used without adverse consequences.

J. BARRIE ROSS

See also ANDROPAUSE; MENOPAUSE; SKIN.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ARNDT, K. A.; ROBINSON, J. K.; LEBOIT, P. E.; and WINTROUB, B. U. Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, section 8, pages 1245–1294. Philadelphia, Pa.: W. B. Saunders, 1996.

CHAMPION, R. H.; BURTON, J. L.; BURNS, D. A.; and BREATHNACH, S. M. Textbook of Dermatology, 6th ed. Edited by Rook/Wilkinson/Ebling. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1998.

SINCLAIR, R. D.; BANFIELD, C. C.; and DAWBER, R. P. R. Handbook of Diseases of the Hair and Scalp. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1999.

WHITING, D. A. "Chronic Telogen Effluvium: Increased Scalp Hair Shedding in Middle-Aged Women." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 35 (1996): 899–906.

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