Hot Comb Alopecia

A rare form of alopecia characterised by centrifugal scarring of the scalp; it was originally described in women who straighten their hair and was thus linked to the use of hot combs. The aetiologic role of the hot comb in this form of alopecia has been challenged given the poor correlation between hot comb use and the onset or progression of disease.
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It is almost exclusively used to describe hair loss in African American women and replaces previously used terms such as hot comb alopecia and follicular degeneration syndrome.
Another common type of hair loss among Black women is hot comb alopecia or central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, which begins at the central portion of the scalp and progresses rapidly.
1,9 Traction alopecia, hot comb alopecia and follicular degeneration syndrome are common in Afro-Caribbean's because of their hair styling procedures.