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Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp.[1] The term derives from Ancient Greek θρίξ (thríx), "hair"[2] and -λογία -logia. In most jurisdictions the title of a trichologist, not the field of trichology, is considered a para-medical discipline.[1]

The Institute of Trichologists was founded in 1902.[3] [4] The first journal for the field, International Journal of Trichology, was founded in 2009.[5]




Trichology includes subspecialties that deal either with certain diseases or diseases of certain parts of the hair. Some of them are:



Trichology community


  • International Association of Trichologists (IAT)
    • American Hair Research Society (AHRS)
    • Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society
    • European Hair Research Society (EHRS)
    • Hair Research Society of India
    • Korean Hair Research Society (KHRS)
    • Russian Hair Research Society (RHRS)
    • Society for Hair Research Japan
    • Ukraine Hair Research Society (UHRS)
    • World Congress for Hair Research
  • The Institute of Trichologists
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • The Trichological Society


Notable trichologists



  1. ^ a b "What is a Trichologist?".
  2. ^ Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert. "A Greek-English Lexicon, θρίξ". www.perseus.tufts.edu. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ "A Brief History". Institute of Trichologists. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  4. ^ Penney, Alexandra (9 December 1979). "Beauty THE YEAR OF THE TRICHOLOGIST". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Yesudian, P. (2009). "Why Another journal?". International Journal of Trichology. 1 (1): 1. doi:10.4103/0974-7753.51913. PMC 2929549. PMID 20805965.