Entries by Sophia Emmanuel

What is cicatricial alopecia?

Cicatricial alopecia is also known as scarring alopecia.  This type of hair loss results in destruction of the hair follicle.  When the hair follicle is destroyed, scar tissue is formed on the scalp and the hair follicle can no longer produce hair.  Cicatricial alopecia is becoming more common.  Research shows that the rise in auto […]

Hair Breakage vs Hair Loss

The Difference between Hair Breakage and Hair Loss There is a distinct difference between hair loss and hair breakage.  Hair breakage is a fracture on any area of the hair shaft. If there are short pieces coming out when you brush or comb your hair, you are experiencing hair breakage.  Some of the causes of […]

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune problem. An auto immune problem occurs when one group of white blood cells attack some cells in the skin or hair. Groups of white blood cells circulate our blood and lymphatic system.  White blood cells protect our bodies from viruses, bacteria and micro-organisms. What are the signs of psoriasis? Signs of […]

Androgenetic alopecia in women

Women’s Hair Loss – Androgenetic Alopecia in Women                   Androgenetic alopecia in women is defined as thinning of hair in the front and top areas of the scalp.  This type of thinning does not lead to complete loss of hair. What causes androgenetic alopecia in women? Androgenetic Alopecia is […]

Hair Loss and Nutrition

                As a Trichologist, I am more concerned with helping you identify the cause of your hair loss rather than treating the symptom. When you are experiencing hair loss it could be an indication that there is an nutritional imbalance inside the body.  Improper nutrition, unhealthy lifestyles, and crash […]