A Headlight On Hair Loss

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A headlight on hair loss

Hair today, gone tomorrow! – That’s the sad reality of a host of our clients from the world over, who are pulling what little is left of their hair out before they come to us. They are at the end of the road and feel as though they are down to the last follicle!  … Read more »

Dreadlocks & Hair Loss: Is There A Link?

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Dreadlocks & Hair Loss

Certain hairstyles like dreadlocks are – as the idiom puts it – sacred cows. This hairstyle can mean so many things to different people; it can serve as a trendy hairstyle, link to social groups and even has undertones whereby it is perceived to be an integral part to connecting human beings with deity.  … Read more »

10 Facts About Your Hair That You Might Not Know

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10 Facts About Your Hair

Hair is an amazing thing. Probably more interesting and intricate than many care to admit. Hair can affect our perceived self-image or in some cases, even potentially communicate our health status (eg with cancer patients undergoing treatment) as well as religious, social and cultural affiliations. Okay, we admit that maybe being Hair Clinic International, we’re… Read more »

What’s All The Fuss About Laser Hair Regrowth?

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Laser Thearapy

If you’ve tried lotions, ointments, potions, old wives tales, homemade concoctions and just about anything under the sun that you could think of and you’re still struggling with hair loss; then you should consider laser hair restoration therapy as an intervention. It is not just for those who are suffering from hair loss of one… Read more »

Unplaiting The Truth About Braiding

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Unplaiting the truth about braiding

There are certain hairstyles that never seem to go out of fashion. Braiding falls proudly within this category. Depending on the hairdresser, braids can be styled for casual, business and just about every day wear. It’s the go-to hairstyle for almost every occasion. However, what many don’t know (until they see it on their head)… Read more »

Trichotillomania: What You Need to Know

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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 Totalis: What You Need to Know

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Alopecia totalis

Alopecia totalis is an autoimmune condition and a more severe form of alopecia areata. There are two main types of alopecia totalis, one that is characterised by gradual, round, ‘patchy’ hair loss (starting off as alopecia areata) which eventually leads to a complete loss of hair on the scalp, and another which is characterised by… 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 »