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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, it is considered a para-medical discipline.[3]

The Institute of Trichologists was founded in 1902.[4]


  1. ^ Nkwate, Jeanette (8 July 2020). "What is Trichology?". Afrocenchix. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert. "A Greek-English Lexicon, θρίξ". Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ "What is Trichology?". Optima Hair Specialists. 2019-11-12. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  4. ^ "A Brief History". Institute of Trichologists. Retrieved 2019-12-28.