WHAT IS TRICHOLOGY
Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp. It stems from the Greek word 'trichos', meaning 'hair' and the suffix 'ology', which means 'the study of'. A trichologist specialises in all matters relating to hair and scalp health.
At Myhairdoctor we are concerned with treating and addressing both the medical and cosmetic side of the hair and scalp. This ranges from severe hair and scalp disorders, such as scarring alopecia and alopecia areata, to your hairs' general condition, texture, health and appearance.
- HAIR, CHEMOTHERAPY and RADIOTHERAPY
HAIR SCIENCE - HAIR BIOLOGY
Your hair is composed of keratin, a strong fibrous protein, and is built from cells similar to those of your skin. The average number of hairs on the human scalp is 120,000, although blondes tend to have more and redheads less. Hair is a remarkable fibre. A healthy hair can stretch up to 30% of its length, can absorb its weight in water and swell up to 20% of its diameter. A single scalp hair can hold a weight of 100g and an average head of hair twisted together can support 23 tons. However, this is only if your hair is in good condition.
HAIR TYPES - PHILOSOPHY
At Myhairdoctor we challenge the prevailing standard of ‘dry’, ‘normal’ and ‘oily’ hair. We believe you should assess your hair by its size and shape: whether your texture is fine, medium, coarse, or Black/Afro Caribbean and straight, wavy, curly or frizzy.