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The instant scalping hex shaves all the hair off a target's scalp. Harry Potter came across it while browsing the index of Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed, trying to find a way to fight the dragon he knew he would have to face for the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. He quickly decided it would be ineffective, because dragons do not have hair.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)