JAK inhibitors

DO YOU KNOW JAK? One of the most important new treatments that many people in the trichological field are talking about are JAK inhibitors.  As Dr. Brett King, MD, PhD said at the summer 2018 American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Chicago, Illinois, “JAK inhibitors will be a very important — maybe the most important […]

Genetic Hair Loss: Problem Solved

  This is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. Genetic hair loss is caused by more than one gene so both sides of your family can influence your hair loss. Your hair colour and texture could also be a combination of your maternal and paternal hair types.   Genetic […]

Hair Loss Caused by Stress: Problem Solved

  Stress can affect your hair cycle, and losing your hair can cause a lot of stress! Under most circumstances, increased hair shedding occurs between four and sixteen weeks after the stress trigger has occurred. Although it is often difficult to pinpoint a specific stress episode as the cause of your hair loss, acute and […]

Hair Loss Caused by Diet: Problem Solved

  Your hair needs a plentiful supply of protein, energy producing molecules (carbohydrates) and certain vitamins and minerals for optimal growth to occur. As the hair follicle is a nonessential tissue and, therefore, one of the last tissues to receive nutritious substances (or the first to have them reduced), any long-term deficiencies may lead to […]

Hair loss: Problem Solved

  Losing hair can be devastating. An increase in the amount of hair falling out or a widening of the hair parting can cause you anxiety and distress, affect your self-esteem or cause you to cancel your social life. Although the most common cause of hair loss is genetics, there are many other factors that […]

Summer Hair and Scalp Advice

During the summer your hair and scalp often become harmed from too much exposure to the sun and to chemicals in the swimming pool. Below are a few tips to help you reduce the potential damage: Swimming: With frequent swimming in the sea or pool during the summer the salt &/or chlorine really takes a […]

The 7 H’s of Hair Loss

Hair loss is often not caused by just one problem, but by a combination of two, three, or even more factors that affect the hair cycle. In order to properly treat your own hair loss it is important to first recognize the specific reasons that may be responsible for why you are losing your hair. […]

Stress and Hair Loss

Most people’s lives are very stressful at one time or another, but not everybody loses hair during these stressful episodes. This is because people’s bodies react in different ways to stress. It seems that people who are more susceptible to stress-induced hair loss are the ones who are more susceptible to hair loss in the […]

Hair Cloning

Although the procedure for hair cloning is still being studied, it appears that the favored option is to first clone some hair follicle cells in a test tube or Petri dish and then carefully position these cells in the scalp. The placement of these cells should encourage them to grow into a functional hair follicle […]

Women’s Hair Loss: More Now Than Ever Before?

When I first qualified as a Certified Trichologist in 1980, about 80% of my patients were male and 20% female. Now, the reverse is true. Does this mean that more women are losing hair? In my opinion, the answer is “yes”. I find that women today have a greater amount ‘on their plates’ than ever […]