Although it is not talked about as often , women as well as men experience hair loss. For anyone who has experienced serious hair loss, it is probably a good idea to see a professional. A specialist in hair loss and hair and scalp conditions is called a trichologist. It will be difficult to treat severe hair loss if you do not know what has caused it.
Trichology is the branch of medicine that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp. One who deals in the science of the hair and scalp is called a trichologist. They are not licensed doctors although members of the medical profession can undertake courses and/or careers within trichology.
"But why do I need to see a trichologist?", Hair Loss can be caused by a myriad of problems, and may not just be solved by lathering various cremes and potions from boots on it. As you have no way of really knowing what caused your hair loss in the first place, seeing a trichologist is a good idea befor it is too late. Most Afro-Caribbeans will experience hair loss from the harmful chemicals we use to relax or straighten our hair but hair loss can be genetic, caused by a bacteria or funghi or can even be caused by stress.
It can be a very personal subject and you may not want to go and see someone about it but it may only get worse.
Some useful links for finding a trichologist