My Daughter Is 6, and Her Hair Doesn’t Grow. Our Doctor Suggested the Diagnosis Is Short Anagen Syndrome.

This is an unusual genetic condition. Topical Minoxidil may help, but reports are not well documented. When she gets older, try oral Minoxidil as it may have value. I don’t like using this drug in someone of your daughter’s age.  For the readers’ education, the short anagen syndrome means that hair, which usually grows out about 3 years in a child at a rate of about 1/2 inch per month, has a short growing cycle that does not allow the hair to grow out long. If the rate of growth is a 1/2 inch per month, and the anagen cycle lasts two months, for example, the length of hair will be limited to one inch or so.

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