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August 10, 2009

Combing Contributes To Baldness

On Monday, the daily Haaretz reported that combing your hair throughout the day could lead to hair loss.

The researchers, led by Alexander Kirdman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said that 14 women were tested for daily hair loss and combing habits.

The team found that those combing more often were losing more hair.

"The women who combed twice a day lost three times more hair than those who combed once a day," Kirdman said.

"I was surprised by the results, as in medical circles the comb is believed to improve blood circulation and reduce hair loss," added Kirdman, whose study was recently published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment.

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