Hi everyone. I'm 24 years old and have always suffered from an oily scalp and dandruff since hitting puberty. In the last six months i've experienced incredible thinning of my hair and what i've noticed is many of the hairs that i lose have some kind of hard sebum ball surrounding the follicle. Don't be mistaken, it is not the typical white tip of a telogen hair but a waxy ball surrounding the follicle. I've never noticed this before and I'm afraid this is the cause of my hair loss. I went to a dermatologist who examined my hair and diagnosed telogen effluvium and said that my hair will grow back, she said those white balls are just sebum and it's not doing any harm to my hair. Has anyone ever experienced this? Do you think these plugs are suffocating my follicles causing the hair to fall out? are these plugs sebum or could it actually be dht?? I'd really appreciate your opinions....thanks in advance!!