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The following articles are provided to supply additional information on hair loss and hair care.

Hair Loss in Younger Men
Losing hair is often seen as part of the ageing process, and is typically an issue for men aged over 40 or 50. However, figures suggest as many as three in ten 30-year-olds have some degree of hair loss, and this can even affect boys who are still in their teens. More...

Hair Care During the Summer Months
The summer can be a particularly hazardous time for our hair. Not only does it have to cope with changing temperatures, but also a change of scenery if we go on holiday More....

Hair Care During the Menopause
Are you currently going through the menopause and noticing hair loss, thinning hair or loss of condition? Hair loss for women can be distressing, because hair is often seen as a symbol of femininity – but, if you are worried, help is available. More...

Top Tips to Reduce Hair Breakage
Your hair is just like the rest of your body in that it benefits from lots of care and attention. So if you start to notice hairs breaking off during a routine wash or brush, that could be the sign that something is wrong. More...

Trichology Consultants – London Centre of Trichology
Trichology is the study of the human scalp and hair conditions. A Trichologist will advise on the different types of scalp problems including: hair loss, hair thinning, localised and diffuse baldness, hair breakage, scalp itch, scaling problems and the overproduction of sebum and conduct non surgical treatments of those conditions. More...

Female Hair Loss – The Link to Hormones
Unlike males in whom the majority of hair loss cases can be linked to hereditary male pattern baldness, hair loss in women is often caused by changes in the body’s delicate hormonal balances. These changes can result from any one of the following; pregnancy, miscarriage or termination, use of the contraceptive pill, polycystic ovary syndrome, teenage hormonal changes and the menopause. More...

Female hair loss and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Hair loss in females is quite a common complaint affecting approximately one in ten women. Science is still chasing the definitive answers to this issue, the problem being, there are so many possible causes. With few exceptions, the symptoms are very similar and for this reason, many tests need to be carried out in order to properly diagnose the cause. More...

Is there a link between hair loss and baldness and wearing headgear?
At whatever speed your hair loss occurs, whether slowly, a few strands at a time or more quickly, coming out in clumps, there can be no denying that hair loss is extremely stressful. Male or female, the experience can be life changing in its profundity and not just a little bit scary as you face up to the very real possibility that your looks are changing. More...

Alopecia
Originally from the Greek “alopex” meaning Fox’s disease, it has come to be defined simply as a sudden and random hair loss disease that frequently re-occurs in men, women and children of any age. More...

Hair Loss and Tooth Infections
At the London Centre of Trichology we are experts in diagnosing, treating and preventing male and female hair loss. In this section of our site, we provide free hair loss articles to help our visitors understand some of the common reasons for male and female hair loss. More...

Male Hair Loss Treatment and Prevention
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting more than fifty percent of men over 50 years of age. A person’s proneness to balding is decided upon through their genes. If one or both parents carry the baldness gene, the probability is very high that the male child will suffer from male hair loss at some point in their life. More...

Stress Related Hair Loss
Stress is a cause of hair loss in both men and women. Whilst some people thrive on stress, others experience a detrimental effect to their physical and mental health if they are under pressure for too long. In this article we will be discussing the connection between stress and hair loss. More...

Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women
Stress is often cited as a major cause of hair loss in women and many people are quick to assume this position. Whilst it is true that heightened stress levels can lead to increased hair loss, it is not the only cause. Throughout a woman’s life, changes occur in her body and the delicate hormonal balance is upset. These changes in hormones are often the cause of female hair loss. More...

Trichology Consultants
Trichology consultants deal with all problems relating to the hair and scalp. These include hair loss, hair thinning, hair breakage, scaling problems, excessive sebum production and itching. During a consultation, a trained trichology consultant will diagnose the cause of the hair or scalp problem and provide a treatment programme to improve the condition. More...

Hair Loss - the effect of vitamins and minerals on hair
Whilst most cases of hair loss in men and women are caused by genetics, medical problems or hormonal imbalances, nutrition plays a part in maintaining healthy hair. This article discusses the importance of good nutrition and how deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead or contribute to male and female hair loss. More...

Diffuse Hair Loss
Diffuse hair loss is the gradual thinning of hair from all parts of the scalp. The thinning is usually fairly even and without definite bald patches. In nearly every case it is shown to be a disturbance of the normal growth cycle of the hair with a large number of hairs entering the telogen phase (cessation of growth) at the same time. More...

The effect of brushing on hair
Has no therapeutic value whatsoever Hair, although the strongest natural fibre in the world will, like any other material eventually wear out. The more you brush your hair, the greater the damage you will cause to the outer layer (cuticle) and very greatly increase the risk of fracturing or splitting the hair shaft, particularly if the hair is long. More...

Hair Shaft Disorders
There are many hair shaft disorders, the most common of which is split ends. Others include Hair fracturing, Genetic hair shaft disorders, Monilethrix, Pseudo monilethrix, Twsited hair, Menkes kinky hair syndrome, Bamboo hair. More...

Colouring your Hair
There are an infinite variety of hair colourant products available and the choice of which to use can be highly confusing. In many countries product labels are not very clear on the type of colourant that they contain. More...

The Affect of Drugs and Nutrition on Hair Growth
Many drugs or medicines, whether taken for treatment of ailments or taken for pleasure have a harmful effect on the growth cycle of hair. A few such as Tetracyclines which are a group of antibiotics may actually slightly increase hair growth but not enough to be worthwhile. More...

What are Medicated Shampoos?
These deserve a particular mention as generally they are used far too widely and indiscriminately. They fall into three categories. More...

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