Abrupt Onset, Excessive Hair Fall (Telogen Effluvium)

Body hair has played a key role in the evolutionary success of all warm-blooded creatures that inhabit the Earth. Heat insulation is perhaps the most crucial, but other important functions of hair are the communication of social and sexual maturity – such as a lion’s…

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Alopecia Areata – time to think outside the square?

Alopecia areata (AA) is known to be an inherited condition which occurs in ‘atopic’ families.* AA is autoimmune in origin; one’s immune system becomes distracted, over-stimulated – and produces attacking antibodies against the host.

“It just won’t help (in any lasting way)….”

Dear Readers – As I’ve completed pathology reviews for my Clients to confirm the ’cause/s’ of their respective hair or scalp complaints, I’ve been reflecting on the orthodox treatments for hair loss by multi-national hair loss companies, Dermatologists and some Doctors.

Interview with Mama Mia Women’s Network

To any interested readers, I recently gave an interview on female hair loss to Brittany from ‘The Glow’ (part of the Mama Mia Women’s Network). Here is the link: http://www.theglow.com.au/hair-and-nails/causes-of-female-hair-loss/ Warm wishes to all my readers – Anthony Pearce

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Skin Mites as a cause of hair loss & scalp problems

There are numerous mites, bacteria and fungi that reside on or in our skin’s outer layers (epidermis). Some are helpful in maintaining skin pH or preventing other harmful microbes from establishing themselves. Others such as Ringworm (Tinea), head lice or scabies are not ‘human skin…

Hormonal (contraceptive) Therapy – its Effects on Hair & Health

When reading a younger female patient’s pathology testing, health providers might note ‘elevated-out-of-normal-reference-range’ Copper levels, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) – and if tested – Reverse T3 (rT3). Conversely they may find this patient has low or depleted iron stores, zinc deficiency (absolute or relative…

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Female pattern hair loss not always Genetic

As a Trichologist specialising in female hair loss since 1999, I’ve treated thousands of women across the world for thinning scalp hair density. The trends I’ve observed in many women has led me to believe – despite prevailing medical opinion – there are two forms…

Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss – an Interpretation

Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss – an Interpretation As a continuously growing & metabolically-active tissue, hair requires high levels of available nutrients for hair cell DNA synthesis & development. In terms of nutrient supply however, hair is a ‘non-essential’ tissue – receiving its full nutrient…

Insulin-induced ‘pattern’ hair loss

From the time I resolved concentrate on female hair loss issues as a professional specialism, I was never convinced – or more honestly asked by my female clients not to be convinced – that ‘pattern’ hair loss (in women) is always ‘inherited’. After almost 20…

Hair Loss in the Pregnant and Post-Partum Woman

Nothing reveals the unique beauty of a woman quite like a healthy woman displaying her pregnancy. The additional life growing inside her presents a glow that no cosmetic make-over could ever replicate. Her hair too is usually at its most lush density and soft manageability….