Wigs are in high demand in Northern Ireland, often as a result of cancer treatment or alopecia.Read more
BBC News NI Health Correspondent
Laura Lattimore, 28, says her dozens of wigs now make her feel "mischievous and a part of me".
A South African dermatologist's study suggests that one type of hair loss among women of African descent could be genetic, reports IOL news.
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.
Alice Austin - who has alopecia - says she wants to be a positive role model for her daughter
Tobi Lasekan, a wig maker from Lagos, tells us why she thinks they're still a better option than natural hair in Nigeria.
Film star John Travolta has posted an Instagram picture of himself with a newly shaved head and no wig. Darren and Paul discuss their experiences of using hair systems to help them with their own baldness.
Josie Sanders, 16, who has alopecia, came up with a routine to inspire others "to be themselves".