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Trichology Knowledge

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Trichology is a fancy sounding word for  “the science of the scalp and hair in health and disease”. This scientific study itself has been around for centuries but the word trichology came about in 1902 with the foundation of the oldest professional association, the Institute of Trichology,  founded in London, England and took up the study to advance the science of hair. Trichology provides knowledge on the various causes of hair loss and the foundation for understanding the function of the hair and scalp Trichology comes from the Greek word, trichos, meaning “hair”. 

Coming Events

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St. Louis, Missouri, May 19th & 20th 2 Day Hair Prosthetic Course for Licensed Barbers and Cosmetologist whose looking to expand the ability in the hair - loss industry.  Today’s average hair loss client are spending anywhere from $2000 to $6000 yearly! Right now, you have potential Hair Prosthetic clients sitting in your chair! Why send them elsewhere? 

Raw Elegance Hair Prosthetic Certification Courses

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Learn how to apply the Hair Prosthesis & allow them to look natural.  We teach vital information pertaining to severe hair loss and  different strategies to cover hair loss area. Learn the difference between custom & commercial hair systems. You will also be fully prepared to provide your clients with the best technology on hair prosthetic systems for women, men & children. This course has hands-on experience, revenue generating techniques & skill sets to help you grow your business. Once you graduate our course, you will have the hands-on training, expertise & information you can’t get from Hair Replacement Courses, our information will help you better service your clients & help you profit financially. 

Bridging the gap between Trichologist & Dermatologist

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  A dermatologist,  a medical practitioner qualified to diagnose and treat skin and scalp disorder and diseases. Make sure you "Visit your dermatologist yearly for a full-body skin check. Trichologist certain amount of schooling and training to obtain their titles, whereas not anyone can call themselves a ‘skin specialist’. What determines a dermatologist is determined at the national level (as with all physicians).  Dermatologist qualifications state board. Whenever considering treatment for any kind of medical skin condition, a dermatologist should always be your first choice, as that is what they are meant for. 

While a trichologist can be very helpful because they specialize with hair and scalp  treatments.   Many cosmetologists don’t know who to send their clients to alleviate these issues - whether a dermatologist or trichologist.  Hair loss and the different therapies that trichologists provide that will help your clients. 

Hair- Loss Myths and Facts

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Myth # 1: Shampooing causes your hair to fall out.  False - Shampooing your hair simply removes dirt,  build up and hair that is already loose.

Myth  #2: Blow drying and hair products cause hair- loss. False- But Excessive blow  dying and using styling products can weaken the strength of your hair, and repeated exposure to heat from straighteners and curling irons can also cause healthy hair to break. However, none of this causes damage to the underlying follicles, which are ultimately responsible for hair growth. 

Myth #3: Products can help you grow new follicles. False - Although advertising can insinuate that it’s true, the fact is, no treatment on the market today can regrow new follicles. Even the most advanced treatments – such as the ARTAS robotic technology – simply extracts existing follicles and moves them to a different place. Make sure you research before using any treatment and talk to your doctor.

Barber & Cosmetologist FAQs

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(Q) What is a Hair Prosthetic Specialist ? (A) Hair prosthetic is a custom-made specifically designed for patients who have lost their hair as a result of medical conditions or treatments, such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, trichotillomania, chemotherapy, or any other clinical disease or treatment resulting in hair loss.  

(Q) What is the X-strand method?  (A) It's a  hair loss solution service  that adds fullness and density to your thinning hair without surgery.  (Q) Can I use adhesive on my client head who has chemotherapy?  (A) No, you can't, using adhesive on your client with chemotherapy can lead to skin irritation you don't need.  (Q) What is a Trichologist ? (A) Trichologists are hair and scalp specialists (one type of skin specialist) who diagnose the causes of hair fall, hair breakage, hair thinning, miniaturization of hairs, diseases of the scalp, and treat according to cause. 

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