Help, DD's hair is breaking off
A couple of weeks ago, I found a couple of chunks of hair about 8" long in our bathroom. It looked like the hair had been cut with scissors. I questioned both our girls and they denied knowing anything about it.
Tonight when DD was shampooing, 3 large clumps of hair fell onto the floor. I checked her scalp and found several patches on the top of her head where the hair was broken at or near the scalp. Again, it broke off in an even straight line, like it was cut with scissors not just broken or torn out.
DD was near hysterics. Any ideas as to what would cause this? She has wavy hair past her shoulders and wears a loose poneytail at the back of her head occassionally. The area with the breakage is not where her ponytail is. It's on the top of her head right in the middle. We don't use hairdriers, curling irons, etc. She's only 8 so no color, perms, etc either. My first instinct is to call her Ped. Am I overeacting?