Follicular Degeneration Syndrome

A rare form of alopecia characterised by centrifugal scarring of the scalp characterized by premature desquamation of the inner root sheath followed by histologic events leading to complete follicular degeneration
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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.40,41 Hot-combing was a method of straightening curled hair; it is now replaced by chemical methods.
The follicular degeneration syndrome in black patients: hot comb alopecia" revisited and revised.
Some African-Americans are afflicted with follicular degeneration syndrome. Though its cause is unknown, it is generally blamed on hair treatments such as relaxing and heat processing.