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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a hair disorder?

You can start by knowing what kind of hair disorder they have. You will know better how to treat them if you understand how they became inflicted with the disorder and how to treat it. You will need to know what makes them more comfortable, whether it is removal of unwanted hair, covering unwanted hair, covering baldness, or the use of medications to decrease baldness. Whatever it is, support of their wishes is the most important component to caring for someone with a hair disorder.

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