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GLOSSARY : Hair loss

Your scalp

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The scalp, which covers our skull, is a continuous, supple, resistant outer layer. It can be afflicted with skin disorders, such as scalp psoriasis or alopecia areata. Normally, the scalp is covered with hair and has several functions, including physical barrier and thermal insulator.

This word also belongs to the categories Dandruff, Sensitive scalp.