The Card Test For Darker Hair Colours.

Card Test For Darker Hair Colours.

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The contrasting hair card tests for darker hair colors. The use of a piece of paper of contrasting color to the hair is an excellent means to evaluate recent changes in hair growth. Here, a white paper is placed behind dark brown hair. In this patient we can see thay signficant growth has occured in the last 3-4 months. This immediately informs me that either a massive telogen shed occured 4 months ago or a growth promoting agent was started 4 months ago. In this case it helped pinpoint regrowth from use of minoxidil.

See Also "The Card Test for Lighter Hair Colors"


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887



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