What is Trichology?
Trichology (from Greek , gen.: τριχός, "hair") n. n. Trichology is concerned with the structure and function of human hair. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp.
Healthy hair is beautiful hair.
Philip Kingsley has made Trichology, the science of hair, his life’s work- helping clients maintain healthy beautiful hair.
Whether you require a clinical consultation and treatment or if you simply want the very best products for everyday hair care our expert knowledge and experience can help you have beautiful, healthier hair. No one in the world has our Trichological experience. The experts at Philip Kingsley have an honest ethical consultancy approach. Clients expect the right diagnosis and experience from a consultation at a Philip Kingsley clinic. The Trichologists take time to listen to clients. Each Trichologist uses their experience and expertise to help the patient understand what is happening with their hair. Our hair can make our day or ruin it, make us elated or feel incredibly miserable. Philip Kingsley coined the term 'Bad Hair Day' because he truly understands the relationship between our hair and our happiness, self image, and sexuality. We spend more time grooming, maintaining and nurturing our hair than any part of our body. Our anxiety about it is often beyond belief. We can love it and caress it, loathe it and curse it, but the joy of good-looking, well-behaved hair framing our face gives a psychological boost like no other. Our hair is a very public symbol of our health and crucial factor in our overall wellbeing. We use hair to draw attention to ourselves, to express our personalities, to attract a mate. It is impossible to understand the importance of human scalp hair without appreciating its sexual role - there is a vital link between sexuality and hair. Hair is a secondary sexual characteristic. You obviously can’t flaunt your primary ones in public, but you can flaunt your hair. If your hair looks good you feel better and more attractive.
What is normal?
What is normal? We challenge the prevailing standard of dry, normal and oily hair.
At Philip Kingsley we assess hair by its texture (fine, medium, coarse, afro), and shape (straight, wavy, curly, frizzy) then consider what has been done to the hair. Only then are we able to create a regime and hair care routine as individual as you are. People with fine hair have more hair follicles on their head. Thick hair covers a larger area so there are in fact fewer hair follicles on the head than with fine hair. Each hair follicle has its own natural oil supply. Since there are more fine hairs, fine hair has more oil sources. Thick hair produces the same amount of oil per follicle but thicker hair absorbs more oil and there are fewer oil follicles which means there is less oil production compared to a scalp with thin hair. As a result, thick hair is often described as 'dry' and fine hair is often described as 'oily'. These differences in hair diameter lead to different hair needs.The scalp hair you see is physiologically speaking, 'dead'. It has no blood, muscles or nerves. Hair grows from a single follicle, an indentation in the skin, and each follicle has its own blood, nerve, muscle and oil supply. For a 'dead' fibre, scalp hair is remarkable.A healthy hair can stretch up to another 30% of its length, can absorb its weight in water and can swell up to 20% of its diameter.It has extraordinary insulating powers, rivalling that of asbestos. Its strength is greater than that of copper wire of the same diameter. A single scalp hair can support a weight of 100g and an average head of hair twisted together can support 23 tons.
‘Maintaining a healthy scalp will always improve the quality of your hair’ -Philip Kingsley