AREAS OF EXPERTISE
HAIR THINNING, HAIR LOSS, HAIR SHAFT & SCALP PROBLEMS.
Hair thinning and diffuse hair loss result in low density hair appearance. These include female pattern hair loss, telogen effluvium, and loose anagen syndrome.
Hair loss that causes bald patches is either scarring or non-scarring. Scarring alopecia include folliculitis decalvans, lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, ccca, pseudopelade, scleroderma, and lupus erythematosus. The non-scarring alopecia include alopecia areata, tinea capitis, trichotillomania, and physical causes of hair loss.
Scalp problems include those causing pruritis (lichen simplex, acne miliaris necrotica, pediculosis capitis), those that affect the sebaceous glands (seborrhea oleosa, and seborrheic dermatitis), and those causing scaling (pityriasis capitis, psoriasis, pityriasis amiantacea).
Hair shaft problems result in hair breakage (includes bubble hair, trichorrhexis nodosa).
How do I find out my hair profile?You can take the hair profile quiz, and for a more detailed analysis you can book a scalp and hair analysis consultation.
What is trichology?Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp. Clinical trichology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the hair, scalp and hair follicles.
Who is Botlhale Tshetlo?Botlhale Tshetlo is a clinical trichologist (IAT certified) and runs a trichology clinic in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa. She diagnoses and treats diseases of the scalp and hair.
What is a scalp and hair profile?The type of scalp and hair you have is determined by your genetics, although it will also be affected by other factors and can change with time. Follicle size and shape, hydration and sensitivity level, and sebum secretion, are the factors that determine your scalp and hair profile. Based on these characteristics, there are four profiles: dry, sensitive, fragile, and oily. If you need help with identifying your profile, a scalp and hair analysis will provide you with the answers.
How do I add a new question & answer?To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Add a new question & answer 3. Assign your FAQ to a category 4. Save and publish. You can always come back and edit your FAQs.
How do I edit or remove the 'Frequently Asked Questions' title?You can edit the title from the FAQ 'Settings' tab in the Editor. To remove the title from your mobile app go to the 'Site & App' tab in your Owner's app and customize.
Can I insert an image, video, or GIF in my FAQ?Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Create a new FAQ or edit an existing one 3. From the answer text box click on the video, image or GIF icon 4. Add media from your library and save.
Understanding your scalp and hair profile (whether it is dry, sensitive, fragile, or oily) influences important factors such as which products to use. Avoid a "cookie cutter approach" when it comes to your scalp as this can be detrimental for the health of your scalp.