Trichotillomania: What You Need to Know

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder, often triggered by stress, which causes the sufferer to pull his or her own hair out, ultimately leading to noticeable hair loss and bald patches over time. While the most common area on which the hair pulling occurs is the scalp, sufferers may also pull out their eyelashes, eyebrows… Read more »

Cicatricial Alopecia: What You Need to Know

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Cicatricial Alopecia

Cicatricial alopecia, most commonly known as scarring alopecia, refers to a collection of different hair loss disorders and afflictions, almost all of which are incredibly rare. These disorders and afflictions target the hair follicle, destroying it and replacing it with scar tissue, eventually leading to permanent hair loss. Who Does It Affect? As mentioned, scarring… Read more »

Traction Alopecia: What You Need to Know

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Traction Alopecia

Love those stylish up-dos or experimenting with dreadlocks? Unfortunately, if hair loss is a concern of yours, it might be time to consider letting your hair down a bit more – quite literally! The fact of the matter is that when it comes to hairstyles that pull tightly and relentlessly on the hair follicles, especially… Read more »

Alopecia Universalis: What You Need to Know

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Alopecia-Universalis

Did you know that there are many different types of hair loss, each of which responds differently to various forms of treatment? This week, we take a closer look at Alopecia Universalis and answer some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding the condition. A free consultation with one of the specialists at Hair Clinic… Read more »

Alopecia Areata: What You Need to Know

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a rare autoimmune condition that results in hair loss. Those who suffer from the condition lose their crowning glory in patches, which if left untreated, can lead to Alopecia Totalis or Universalis. We take a look at a few more details regarding the condition below. Who is Most Commonly Affected by it?… Read more »

Androgenetic Alopecia: What You Need to Know

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androgenetic-alopecia

Never heard of the term ‘Androgenetic Alopecia’? That’s probably because you know it better as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness – a condition that leads to hair loss at the top and front of the scalp. It usually presents itself gradually and gets progressively worse over a period of months or years. Is… Read more »

Winter and Your Hair

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Unfortunately, thanks to the massive dip in humidity, very few people are able to escape the perils of dry hair during the wintertime. That is, unless you take action before the winter chill really takes hold, of course! Here are our tips for avoiding a straw-like mess and enjoying beautiful, healthy hair all year round…. Read more »

Looking After Your Scalp in Winter

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Aside from dry hair, one of the most common complaints during wintertime is that of the fear of wearing dark tops and jackets, in order to avoid the white flakes. Sadly, we aren’t talking about soft white snowflakes falling gently around us, but rather the arid ‘D’ word – Dandruff. Dandruff is generally caused by… Read more »

Autumn Hair in the Highveld

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If you have curly hair and have ever been to Durban for a holiday in the summertime, you will know full well what high humidity can do to your locks (Diana Ross has nothing on that ‘fro that you sported during the December holidays last year!). However, if you live in the Highveld, you will… Read more »

Different Signs for Different Types of Hair Loss

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As most of us know, hair loss can be caused by a variety of different things from stress and illness to genetics and everything in between. However, did you know that the main areas of your scalp on which you are experiencing the hair loss can be indicative of its primary cause? Here’s what to… Read more »