African hair length in a school population: a clue to disease pathogenesis?

@article{Khumalo2007AfricanHL,
  title={African hair length in a school population: a clue to disease pathogenesis?},
  author={N P Khumalo and Freedom N. Gumedze},
  journal={Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={6}
}
Background  Anecdotal data suggest that combed natural African hair reaches a length steady state. Easier grooming and anticipated long hair have made relaxers popular. 

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