Hair Therapy

Kate Holohan

Cultivating the conversation around Hair & Scalp health and Hair Loss. Whether you are in the Hair industry and would like to delve deeper into Hair Loss & Scalp conditions, have experienced or are suffering from some kind of alopecia or scalp problem, or would like to offer support to someone who has, think of this as your audio resource Library for everything you would like to know about all aspects of Hair & scalp health & hair life! Delving into all the aspects of: ~ Trichology ~ Expert Interviews ~ Real life stories ~ Nutrition ~ Hair products ~ General and mental wellbeing ~ Treatment options ~ Hair replacement systems & wigs ~ Hair transplants ~ SPMU & micropigmentation ~ DNA testing and much more. read less
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Episodes

Supporting hair growth through chemical burns, scarring alopecia and menopause.
Jun 24 2024
Supporting hair growth through chemical burns, scarring alopecia and menopause.
Supporting hair growth through chemical burns, scarring alopecia and menopause. Angela Fields is from Florida. She first experienced issues with her hair when she suffered from chemical burns, following the use of relaxer to straighten her hair. She then began to experience thinning in perimenopause, and discovered that she had a deficiency in Vitamin D. After these issues were resolved, she then developed a scarring condition, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, known as CCCA, and has had to undergo scalp injections and biopsies to help to identify and treat this . Hair health at this point became extremely important to Angela, but, as she has an allergy to fragrances, she found that she was unable to use  96- 98% of haircare on the market that contains fragrance. She decided to make something for herself in her kitchen, but after being laid off from her job in the corporate world she was pushed to take the product range to market. She now works to help & support those with hair health concerns, particularly leading up to the menopause, and has created a supportive community where she offers education and advice. Connect with Angela:  Virtual Course - Ageless Tresses: Navigating Hair Health Through Menopause And Beyond Curl Quiz LinkedIn Instagram Tiktok Pinterest Private Facebook group Dermatologist search Hair & Scalp Salon Specialist course Support the Show.Connect with Hair therapy: FacebookInstagramTwitterClubhouse- @Hair.Therapy Donate towards the podcast Start your own podcastHair & Scalp Salon Specialist Course ~ Book now to become an expert!
What happens when Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia goes undiagnosed
May 20 2024
What happens when Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia goes undiagnosed
What happens when Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia goes undiagnosed Lesley Rutter lives in Newcastle, around 10 years ago, at the age of 40, she began to notice severe hair shedding. The front of her hair began to be itchy, her hair follicles became raised & inflamed, and her hairline began to recede away.She went to the doctor, and he told her it was just stress related,, and it would go away on its own. She returned to various doctors over a period of six years, where she was repeatedly sent away and told that it was just because of stress.She was left undiagnosed, not knowing where to turn or what she could do to treat her condition. She had bouts of severe shedding, including loss of eyebrows and lashes, which means her eyes are constantly itchy.Eventually, a nurse noticed that her confidence was being severely affected, and that this was having an impact on her life, and encouraged her to advocate for herself and demand to be referred for treatment. This led to her being sent to a dermatologist, who finally diagnosed her with FFA. By this time, however, she had lost around two inches of her hairline, and was shocked to discover that this would not be reversible. She now has a treatment plan, and has made connections with others, who can understand what she is going through, which she says has made a huge difference.Brain aneurism UK Hair & Scalp Salon Specialist course Support the Show.Connect with Hair therapy: FacebookInstagramTwitterClubhouse- @Hair.Therapy Donate towards the podcast Start your own podcastHair & Scalp Salon Specialist Course ~ Book now to become an expert!
Alopecia Areata Incognita, Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex & Pili Torti
Mar 4 2024
Alopecia Areata Incognita, Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex & Pili Torti
Alopecia Areata Incognita, Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex & Pili Torti Lottie lives in West Yorkshire. She has a rare skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa simplex, which she has had since childhood, which had a big impact on her life. Then just as that started to improve, at the age of 14 she developed alopecia areata incognita. She also has pili torti. She began working in the hair loss industry when she was asked to take over Verve hair loss salon in 2020, where she used to be a client. The owner wanted to choose someone to hand the business over to who had experience of hair loss and also an interest in business. She now runs the salon with her mum.Lottie is also now studying with the institute of Trichology, where she is enjoying learning more about her conditions within her course.We discuss her conditions, what they are and how they impact her day to day life, how she has dealt with her alopecia and the strategies she has employed such as psychotherapy.She also shares her decision to change from a fitted hair system to wearing wigs, to give her more choice and freedom, and how her Instagram account has helped her come to terms with being hair free.Connect with Lottie:InstagramVerve hair lossInstagram Hair & Scalp Salon Specialist course Support the Show.Connect with Hair therapy: FacebookInstagramTwitterClubhouse- @Hair.Therapy Donate towards the podcast Start your own podcastHair & Scalp Salon Specialist Course ~ Book now to become an expert!
Persistent Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia
Feb 19 2024
Persistent Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia
Persistent Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia Jo had chemotherapy and radiotherapy in 2017, following breast cancer. She has had a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy, which plunged her into medically induced menopause. She also lost her hair due to the treatment. She had been advised that this would probably happen, but was given the impression that it would grow back. She was not really given any information or advice regarding the cold cap, and after treatment, her hair didn't really start to grow back.Jo sought help from her doctors, dermatologist and even a trichologist. She tried minoxidil, which yielded no results, and eventually was advised that her hair follicles seemed damaged, and after seven years, her hair has never fully grown back.It wasn't until she spoke to a scalp cooling expert that she heard the term Persistent Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia, and found out how common it is. Jo set up her instagram account 'Titless Wonder' to help to spread awareness around breast cancer, the options available, and the reality of the possible side effects of treatment, such as PCIA. She is determined to ensure that people know all the information to be able to make a fully informed decision on their treatment plan. Connect with Jo:InstagramPreloved RelovedScalp cooling Hair & Scalp Salon Specialist course Support the Show.Connect with Hair therapy: FacebookInstagramTwitterClubhouse- @Hair.Therapy Donate towards the podcast Start your own podcastHair & Scalp Salon Specialist Course ~ Book now to become an expert!