Trichologists diagnose and treat human hair and scalp problems and provide care for the general health of human hair.
Duties & Tasks
Trichologists may perform the following tasks:discuss scalp problems with clients
examine the scalp and identify the problem
determine the cause of the problem and decide on appropriate therapy
treat scalp problems such as dandruff, itchiness of the scalp, hair loss, baldness and excessive oiliness
carry out a microscopic examination of the hair
apply ointment or lotion to the scalp, massage or use electrotherapy machines and ultra-violet lamps
prescribe nutritional supplements
advise on the correct use of hair colouring, permanent waving and straightening products
treat damage sustained by the hair or scalp (as a result of the misuse of hair colouring, for example)
where necessary, refer clients to medical or paramedical practitioners.
enjoy contact with the public
patient and tactful.