Trichorrhexis Nodosa

 

Trichorrhexis Nodosa –  one or more swellings which appear along the axes of hairshafts which show as highlighted spots under photomicrography.

Trichorrhexis Nodosa

Photomicrograph x 50  © B J Stevens 

 

Breakage occurs leaving the ends frayed (almost brush-like).

      The condition can result from: Excessive heat,

Exposure to hydrogen peroxide, Hair dyes, Alkalis,

Mechanical traumatism.

 

© 2009 – B.J.Stevens PhD FTTS

 

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