Philip Kingsley was recently posed a question regarding a pair of 6yr old twins with alopecia areata and asked if they would grow out of it. Here is his response: The word alopecia simply means hair loss. But it is the words attached that denote the type of hair loss. Areata means ‘in areas’, in … Read more
Hair loss or hair thinning is an issue many people encounter. In both men and women, hair loss can be attributed to stress, improper diet, illness and prescription medications to name a few. However, here we will be dealing specifically with two causes of hair loss unique to women: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Oral Contraceptives … Read more
An age-old hair myth is that hair can turn grey or white overnight. Scientifically, it is impossible for your hair to turn grey or white overnight. The hair that you see on your head has its colour genetically formed. Hair colour can only be changed by applying a bleach or colouring agent. Therefore, unless someone has snuck into … Read more
At one time or another most women play with their hair whether it be fiddling with it or twirling it. But some take this to the extreme in a condition called Trichotillomania.
This nightmarish title is taken from a recent article from The Daily Mail about one woman’s story of hairloss.
In the run up to “exam season”, those taking GCSES, A Levels and University Final Exams bury their head in books as they set about their revision. But how does exam stress impact upon hair loss? And what can be done about it?