tri·​chol·​o·​gist | \ tri-ˈkä-lə-jist How to pronounce trichologist (audio) \
plural trichologists

Definition of trichologist

: a person who specializes in hair and scalp care and treatment of associated conditions (such as hair loss and thinning) We've consulted the experts, from trichologists to hairstylists to find out exactly what may be causing your hair loss and the preventative steps and treatments you can use to see improvement.— Louise Whitbread [Philip] Kingsley, who coifs the likes of Mick Jagger, Liza Minelli and Cher, is a trichologist trained in hair science.— Liz Brody

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Other Words from trichologist

trichology \ tri-​ˈkä-​lə-​jē How to pronounce trichologist (audio) \ noun

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Although you can accurately call the person who cuts your hair your "trichologist" if you want to, the term is usually applied as it is in our example sentence: to someone who studies and treats hair and scalp ailments. The "trich" in "trichologist" is the Greek trich-, stem of thrix, meaning "hair." This root makes an appearance in a number of other similarly technical-sounding words, such as "trichiasis" ("a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball"), "trichome" ("an epidermal hair structure on a plant"), and "trichotillomania" ("an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair").

Examples of trichologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cult favorite Biologique Recherche remodeling facial is available here, as is a Biologique treatment for the scalp, and there is even a trichologist on staff to help with the health of your hair. Beth Landman, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 This line bridges the gap between scalp care and hair care, says Bridgette Hill, a trichologist at Paul Labrecque Salon in New York City., 14 Sep. 2020 Applying an exfoliating scalp mask once or twice a week can help quell or prevent dandruff flare-ups, Anabel Kingsley, a trichologist at Philip Kinglsey Trichological Clinic, previously told SELF. Emily Rekstis, SELF, 10 July 2020 Seek out trichologists and dermatologists or endocrinologists who specialize in hair problems. Ning Chao, Marie Claire, 1 May 2020 Bosley Professional Strength Certified Trichologist Gretchen Friese, trichologist (that's a hair doctor, FYI) and stylist, recommends a diet rich in proteins and healthy fats. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, 6 May 2020 There are three types of alopecia that trichologist and expert colorist Evie Johnson typically sees with Black women that result in hair loss. Shalwah Evans, Essence, 7 July 2019 Keep scrolling to see what a handful of derms, trichologists, and hairstylists had to say about reclaiming your time and edges. 1. Janell Hickman, Allure, 8 Aug. 2018 Developed by New Zealand holistic trichologist Nigel Russell, this natural botanical line comes in eco-friendly packaging and is made with aloe vera and manuka honey, which is known for its soothing and antibacterial properties. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 29 May 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Trichologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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