Alopecia

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    Video caption: ‘I don’t need a relationship with my hair to be a woman’

    Fleur Scott has been making headpieces using her friend’s hair to raise awareness of alopecia.

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    Video caption: Girls with alopecia get confidence back thanks to hair technician

    A hair technician from Leeds provides free hair systems to cover the bald patches of girls with alopecia living in the city.

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    Video caption: Tricologist recognised for helping hair loss patients

    Lynda Hutton has been working with more than 4,000 people suffering all sorts of hair loss for decades.

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    Video caption: Woman with alopecia 'wouldn't change' her identity

    A young woman with alopecia says she has never worn a wig and is "proud" of her identity.

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    Video caption: Trevor Sorbie styles wigs for hair loss in Gosport

    Trevor Sorbie has trained more than 1,000 hairdressers how to style wigs for people with medical hair loss.

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    Video caption: Alopecia: It all fell out within a space of two weeks
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    Video caption: An 11-year-old boy who has alopecia is hoping his hair will grow back before September.

    An 11-year-old from York who has alopecia is hoping his hair will grow back before he goes back to school in September.

  8. Watch: York boy hopes hair will return before school

    A young boy from North Yorkshire hopes his hair will return before he goes back to school in September after living with alopecia.

    Ernie, from York, says he found the condition "embarrassing" - but a free cream prescribed when he lived in London helped his hair grow.

    However, since moving to Yorkshire, the family have to pay for the treatment:

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    Video caption: An 11-year-old boy who has alopecia is hoping his hair will grow back before September.
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    Video caption: Alopecia: I lost my hair aged one

    Laura Lattimore, 28, says her dozens of wigs now make her feel "mischievous and a part of me".

  10. South African scientist 'discovers women's hair loss gene'

    A South African dermatologist's study suggests that one type of hair loss among women of African descent could be genetic, reports IOL news.

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    Chemical straightening, braids and heat combs are often blamed for hair loss.

    But Professor Ncoza Dlova's study showed that the gene which helps hair shaft growth had mutated in women with the type of hair loss that radiates outwards from the centre of the crown. This mutation causes destruction of the hair follicles leading to scarring and permanent hair loss.

    She made the breakthrough after she followed 15 families for five years, Heath24 adds.

    “This has huge implications on early diagnosis, prevention and possible future targeted therapy of CCCA [Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia]” the news site quoted her as saying.

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    Video caption: Flamenco dancer, 25, opens up about alopecia hair loss

    Dancer Josie Sinnadurai, from Brecon, realised her hair was falling out in December.