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Topic: Hair

Hair is one of the primary ectodermal structures affected by ectodermal dysplasias. Symptoms can vary greatly but sparse hair is common. In this article, Rylee Moody, MD Candidate and Elaine C. Siegfried, M.D., provide information and practical tips for how to care for your hair if it’s sparse or brittle.

12 Tips to Help Prevent Hair Loss and Breakage

If you have ectodermal dysplasia, you are more at risk of having your hair break. Learn different ways to help optimize your hair health and prevent more hair loss from happening.

Hair Care Products

Discover what shampoos are most helpful and how Toppik FiberHold Spray and hair oil may be options for you.

Hair Growth

Have you wondered whether hair growth products like Rogaine work for individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias? While there is limited data, find out what was discovered in a few studies.

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

There is minimal scientific evidence for products on the market that claim to stimulate hair growth. Learn more about when vitamins may be beneficial for you.


Some individuals with ectodermal dysplasia and hair loss may choose to wear a wig to improve self-image and self-confidence in social situations. Follow these tips for purchasing a wig and caring for it. You can also read about two women who share their hair journey and choice to explore wearing a wig.

Hair Implants/Transplantation and Hair Extensions

Should you get implants or extensions? Find out if they work for ectodermal dysplasias.

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