We were recently asked to write a post concerning thyroid function and its effect on hair loss and the scalp. While a healthy thyroid helps support hair growth, thyroid imbalances can negatively impact it. To our knowledge, thyroid disorders usually don’t affect the scalp itself. However, it can interfere with the hair growth cycle. If … Read more
Hair is the 2nd fastest growing cell in the body (intestinal cells being the 1st) and its growth can be influenced, both positively and negatively, by many factors. In this post we will talk about what you can do to get your hair growing at its optimum rate – and how to prevent hair loss … Read more
Thinning hair and hair loss can be a psychologically distressing experience for both men and women. How our hair looks and feels can play such an important role in our day-to-day morale and self-confidence – and even if our peers may not notice the hair loss issues we are experiencing, it can really effect how … Read more
Mad Men star, January Jones, recently revealed that her hair has been ‘falling out in clumps’ due to frequent hair colour changes. “I have been every colour and now my hair is falling out in clumps,” Ms. Jones told Grazia Daily at the Sundance Film Festival. “I’ve been blonde, red with extensions for this film … Read more
Iron deficiency is a common underlying cause of hair loss in women. Correct iron and ferritin (stored iron) levels are essential to hair growth as they support healthy hair cell proliferation and help to keep your hair in the growing (anagen) phase. Iron deficiency anaemia, be it mild or severe, can cause your hair to … Read more
If you have read past articles from our blog, you are probably aware that we are very passionate about nutrition, and not just in terms of your hair health, but your bodily and mental wellbeing too. So with the holiday season just around the corner, we would like to speak about pre-Christmas diets – something we … Read more
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week Philip Kingsley trichologist, and director, Glenn Lyons, addresses the impact of chemotherapy on the hair and scalp and how to cope with hair loss.
At Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinics we are often asked whether or not stress causes hair loss. While many common conceptions about hair loss are myths, the belief that stress can effect hair shedding is a fact!
Hair loss can cause huge psychological distress for women. However, in many cases much can be done to correct the problem before noticeable volume reduction and the emotional anguish associated with it occurs. Philip Kingsley notes that you need to lose ‘over 15% of your hair before you realise you have less volume’. In their … Read more