‘Trichos’ is a Greek word that translates as ‘hair’. With the suffix, ‘ology’, Trichology means the scientific study relating to scalp and hair health. Trichology is the science of the structure, function, diseases and care of the human hair and scalp. It covers the anatomy, chemistry, physiology, nutrition, genetics and microbiology.
Modern Trichology was discovered in England in 1912 as the Institute of Trichologists. It is the world’s oldest professional association for Trichologists and the largest Trichology training provider in Europe. At over 100 years old, it is also the longest instituted organisation of its type in the world.
Since then, Trichology is the core competency in rigorous and scientific analysis to aid millions of cases of hair-related problems all around the world.