The word Tricholgy comes from the Greek work ‘Trikos’, meaning “hair”, and ‘logy’, meaning study of.
In addition to the usual hair salon services, I offer advice on scalp issues otherwise known as Trichology.
I studied here in Perth with The Australian Institute of Trichology and obtained an associate diploma, giving me the expertise to help you with the health of your hair and scalp, on an intensive level most salons don’t offer simply because they don’t have anyone qualified to do so.
There are many things potentially going on within your hair and scalp that could be affecting the strength, condition and even amount of hair on your head. The sorts of conditions I can help you get under control are dandruff, psorisis, dermatitis, sensitivity, itchiness and hair loss in women as well as assisting pregnant and breastfeeding women with the hair loss sometimes associated with this time in your life, know as Postpartum Alopecia.
With the help of a Trichoscope (microscope specifically for the hair and scalp), we can look intensely at your scalp to see whats going that we could be missing with the naked eye. We can also record this information for you to keep an eye on your progress and also for you to take to a specialist if required.
Its an amazing thing to be able to see whats happening at such a magnified state and even better when you see the improvement between visits.
I take a holistic approach with this service, which means we look at what is happening inside your body as well. Its so important that before we start dealing with the issue from the outside of your body, that we know for sure you are getting everything you need internally as even the best products won’t help you, if you’re not helping yourself.
In some cases we can also take samples of your to send away for testing, this is known as Tissue Mineral Analysis. TMA looks at the concentrations of minerals and heavy metals in your body. The reason we use hair to test for this, is that it shows not just what is happening in your body right now as a lot of other testing does, but also the lead up to it which is helpful in cases where deficiencies or even an overload of toxic metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury or cadium.
Once we have this information we can look at how to rectify, usually with regards towards nutrition.
If you would like to book a Trichology Scalp Analysis session with me, please contact me and we will make an appointment for you soon.
The photographs to the right show the before and after for one of my valued clients who came to me after experiencing many challenges with her scalp. After completing the trichology scalp analysis I was able to advise her on appropriate treatment to address the issues. The second image shows the results after two months of treatment and you can read below to understand the positive difference this has made for her. I haven’t included her name out of respect for her privacy.
“I have experienced issues with my scalp for a number of years. I have tried different products over time but the problem kept coming back. Four weeks ago Sam literally put my scalp under the spotlight with her tricology camera…oh my goodness, what a sight it was up close!!! Sam offered a shampoo and leave in spray which I have used solely on my hair since my last appointment. This week when we had a second look, the improvement was absolutely incredible…I finally feel like we have found a solution to this persistent problem! Sam is a hairdresser that cares about her clients and is genuinely interested in not just making us feel fabulous and looking good but she also takes a holistic approach to every individual. I also love our chats, your trashy mags and great coffee…thanks Sam!”