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Does dry hair affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Dry hair does not affect children and adults differently. However, changes in a child's hair condition could be a sign of serious health problems. For example, dry hair could be a sign of malnutrition, which is typically caused by child neglect in the Western world. Anorexia may also be a cause. As children grow into teenagers, they are more likely to have oily, not dry hair. Teens with dry hair may be overstyling it or washing it too frequently.

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