The name "loose anagen syndrome" has been given to a condition in which hair in the anagen (growth) phase is easily pulled from hair follicles by combing, brushing or simply by running the fingers through the hair. The incidence of loose anagen syndrome appears to be highest in fair-haired people, especially in fair-haired children. The condition is familial and thus probably genetic in origin. Symptoms may slowly improve with advancing age. In some patients, loose anagen syndrome is accompanied by features of other familial conditions that cause hair to be wooly and uncombable.
Hair Loss and Its Causes