It’s been long since I did a post and I am sorry for that. The good news is that after two years of study I got certified to be a Trichologist by the International Association of Trichologist. I would love to tell you that it was easy - because I am a guru like that *wink*- but it wasn’t. Switching courses meant that I had to read much more than I was given and put in more effort than I am used to if I wanted to finish the course on time without reseating any of the tests or exams. To God be the glory all things worked out for good and today I am better equipped to help people who suffer from hair loss and scalp conditions. Of course, this did not happen overnight because as a lot of you know, I have been in the hair industry for sometime now.
What is Trichology?
Trichology is the science of hair and scalp and other related problems. A trichologist is someone who has been trained and has successfully completed a trichology educational programme (this programme usually includes theoretical and clinical training). After completion, he or she can then work at helping clients with hair and scalp conditions.
As an organiser of hair meet-ups in Nigeria, I have had the opportunity of meeting and talking with a lot of you lovely ladies and gents and I have heard some very funny stories indeed. People walking up to perfect strangers and telling them that they have a particular hair problem that they don’t have, “bad hair” pulling with coconut oil as a solution for hair thinning, clean shaving to allow "good hair" grow as a solution for traction alopecia… and the list goes on.
The reality is that anyone can claim to be a trichologist but you have to ensure that they have been trained and have actually completed an educational programme. There’s a lot of information online so if you ever feel uncomfortable do your research and get educated before trusting any one.