What is "Scab Hair"? Scab hair – Newly grown hair that is dry, wiry and crinkly. If you recently big chopped and previously had a relaxer, the follicle may have been damaged previously from using the relaxer. Scab hair doesn’t represent the actual texture of your natural hair and will need to grow out and snipped off to show your true texture. http://www.naturalhaircommunity.com/natural-hair-dictionary#S I was reading an article on CurlyNikki.com (click here for article) about scab hair. The reason being, my hair looked completely damaged and just not right after doing the B/C. Parts of it looked decent while others looked just like how the definition describes. There has been some debate as to whether this phenomenon is real or not. I tend to believe it is real, because relaxers can and do damage your hair all the way down to the scalp. One would have to think about how it burns on your scalp when the chemical is left on your hair after a period of time...This must do critical damage to the follicles of the hair as well. This picture below is what Scab Hair may look like....This is not my hair, but of a woman who thinks it might be. Has anyone else experienced this? Do you believe this fact or fiction?