A small study by Israeli researchers found that too much hair-combing may lead to balding, Agence France-Presse reports.

The study recorded the combing habits of 14 women and found that those who combed their hair most were more prone to hair loss.

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"The women who combed twice a day lost three times more hair than those who combed once a day," the head of the study, Alexander Kirdman of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was quoted as saying.

The study was published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment.

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