Dermatologist Investigates Hair Loss

November 1, 2003
Lisette Hilton

Lisette Hilton is president of Words Come Alive, based in Boca Raton, Florida.

Chicago - The elaborate and dramatic headpieces that performers wear during Lion King productions worldwide wow audiences. But some performers have paid the price of being a part of this production, with temporary hair loss that they attribute to their on-stage work. A study investigating the problem, which occurred in female African-Canadian performers, provides insight for dermatologists into the special problems associated with black patients' hair.