alopecia areata

JAK inhibitors in Trichology

‘Janus kinase’ (JAK) inhibitors are a group of pharmaceutical drug – principally Ruxolitinib/Tofacitinib (1) – which clinical trials have shown to be ‘promising’ in the medical treatment of autoimmune (scalp) hair loss, androgenic alopecia and other dermatological conditions (2).

The Principles of Follicle Hair Growth

Hair is considered a NON-essential skin appendage in nutrient-metabolic-hormonal terms, and is frequently the FIRST tissue to have support for growth withdrawn when body balance is disturbed.  Shedding/thinning of your scalp hair density is often an initial primary symptom* of internal disturbance, deficiency or emerging…

Hair Loss in the post-menopausal woman

Menopause is often termed ‘the getting of wisdom’ – a time when a woman has fulfilled her childbearing years, and begins the journey toward a deeper level of self-discovery and spiritual awareness. Unfortunately this journey is occasionally beset with some decline in health or physical…

The ticking (hormonal) time bomb in Women

I wrote an article: Hormonal (contraceptive) therapy – its effects on hair & health; here are the graphic effects of Copper toxicity produced by the taking synthetic oestrogen in oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT):

Problems of the Gut and its effects on the hair

I’m unsure how much other practitioners see the links between health, hair loss and a ‘problematic’ gastrointestinal tract (Gut), but I regularly find there is a strong causal association in many Clients.

Vitamins, Minerals and your Thyroid-what your Doctor may not know

Upon completing my Trichology studies I decided to specialise in female hair loss issues. I’d discovered early – contrary to general opinion – female hair loss is quite complex in what both influences and impels it. Moreover there seemed to be few Practitioners around who…

Thinning scalp hair in Indian + sub-continent Women (+Men)

Throughout the world, Women of Indian heritage have long been admired for their luxurious, true black hair that shines like polished ebony. The scalp hair is strong, coarse and possesses a gentle, rolling wave that flows as they walk.  Most can grow their hair ‘Rapunzel-like’…

Why Iron levels remain Low

Iron is arguably the most important nutrient to our body’s functioning because it ’switches-on’ most body systems; very little is activated within the body without sufficient iron. Iron storage (termed: ‘Ferritin’) is the accepted stable + most reliable indicator of the body’s true iron status.

The Erosion of clinical Trichology – my distress

I may be traditional in my views on ethical behaviour but to me the ‘raison d’etre’ of a qualified Trichologist is: Investigation (of the patient’s presenting problem) Explanation (as to the type of hair or scalp problem the patient exhibits and contributing causes through evidential…