Xanthotrichia (Yellow Hair) Due to Selenium Sulfide and Dihydroxyacetone

July 2008 | Volume 7 | Issue 7 | Case Reports | 689 | Copyright © July 2008

Noel Prevost PA-C, Joseph C. English III MD

Hair shaft discoloration has been documented to be caused by disease states, medications, and exogenous chemicals. After researching the literature, xanthotrichia or yellow hair has been determined to be caused predominately by exogenous chemicals. Two cases of new chemicals causing yellow hair shaft discoloration are reported. The chemicals include selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo and dihydroxyacetone.