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Int J Trichology. 2011 Jul;3(2):118-20. doi: 10.4103/0974-7753.90832.

Bubble hair and other acquired hair shaft anomalies due to hot ironing on wet hair.

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Departments of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. drsavithasomaiah@gmail.com

Abstract

Bubble hair is an acquired hair shaft abnormality characterized by multiple airfilled spaces within the hair shaft. It is a result of thermal injury. We report a classic case of 22-year-old female who complained of dry brittle hair of two-week duration. Patient had used hot iron on wet hair twice to straighten hair. Hair microscopy was diagnostic and showed multiple air-filled spaces within the hair shaft.

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Bubble hair; hair ironing; thermal injury

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