What are Trichology, Trichoscopy, a Trichologist and a Trichiatrist

The word Trichology is derived from the Greek language and means hair. In the general sense, Trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the human hair. From a clinical perspective, trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of scalp and hair disorders and diseases. A proper medical diagnosis in regard to the underlying cause […]

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

  A hair transplant procedure is sometimes not a client’s first choice, for a variety of reasons. In suchcases, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) can be a very useful cosmetic technique to create a permanentillusion of hair. When well executed, SMP can convincingly look just like shaven hair and benefit those who can, and prefer, to have […]

 Hair Products and Caring for your Hair

 Caring for hair starts with proper cleansing with a good shampoo and by using conditioners to coat and seal the cuticles after washing. Shampoos and conditioners are formulated and marketed to suit various skin types and hair textures. Hair should be washed with warm, not hot, water to wash away build-up. Dedicate three minutes to […]


 Dandruff is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory condition of the scalp. It is also known as seborrheic dermatitis and can occur on the scalp, face, ears, eyelids, and trunk. In milder forms of dandruff, the scalp is covered in fine white flakes and the skin may or may not be itchy. In more severe forms […]

Diet, Stress, Childbirth & Hair Loss: The Connection

 Hair follicles on the scalp do not continuously produce hair. They cycle through a growth stage for up to two or more years, then regress to a resting stage for up to two months before going into a fallout stage with the beginning of a new growth cycle. At any time on a healthy human […]

Impact of Perms, Blowouts, Dye & Heat on Hair

 Permanent hair styling can lead to hair damage due to the loss of the chemical bonds that maintain the shape of the hair. Permanent styling formulations are alkaline and it is the release of free sulphur from the hair proteins that gives off a foul odour during the process. So whether straight or curly hair […]

The Link between Stress and Hair Loss

 Shedding hair is natural, and more hair is shed at certain times of the year. However, internal and external stressors can result in large fall out of hair which can lead to significant distress and concern. There seems to be a link between stress and how it changes hair follicle biochemistry.  Hair follicles on the […]

 Hair Thinning and Hair Loss in Men

 Male pattern hair loss also known as male balding or androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in healthy men. The condition is characterized by the gradual thinning and loss of the thick and shiny hairs on the scalp following a characteristic pattern. Male pattern hair loss is considered an inheritable disorder. […]

Cancer treatments and their relationship with Hair Loss

 Hair loss involving the whole scalp can develop as a consequence of taking cancer treatments or by ingesting other toxic products or medications. The medical terminology for this type of hair loss is Anagen Effluvium. The onset of hair loss in these cases is rapid and individuals who start taking these medications can literally pull […]