One of Sussex Trichology’s patients Catherine’s agreed to share her hair loss story on video. As with Shuna Hammocks, she wanted to help raise awareness of the sometimes taboo subject of losing one’s hair.
My name is Catherine, and I started to be worried about my hair because it had always been thick, fine but thick and I noticed it started getting thinner. It was a subtle process, but I got to the stage where I thought “oh my goodness my hair feels quite different, effect” but because it was so subtle it took a while to notice.
I was going through a difficult time in my life with a lot of stress, but my hair had always been something that behaved itself. It was something I could rely on, that my hair would be ok, but then it started feeling different, it felt, unlike my old hair. If I put my fingers through it, it felt less thick. We know our hair changes over the years and different shampoos or if it’s beeaffect the hair and with the cycle of life the hair changes over the month especially as a woman.
But then I noticed the consistency of the hair not feeling the same, the changes happened over a year, and I particularly noticed it looking a bit thin particularly in the front. This worried me sufficiently to want to see a trichologist and I already was aware of trichology. I had been to an organic hairdresser in the past and they were using specialist trichology products. I googled “trichology in Sussex” and Shuna’s name came up, as I live in this area so the location was perfect and easy to get to.
I am a little skeptical of products available, even though they are a lot better products available on the market now but I wanted to get a specialist opinion first. I found talking to someone like Shuna gave me a profound sense of relief, Shuna is calm and reassuring. She can paint the picture without frightening you too much, but at the same time, I have a condition that will never go away. She paints a realistic yet hopeful picture of how you can manage your hair loss condition. That yes there are good prescriptive products based on science that can help you manage this.
My partner has lovely hair but has also noticed the hair changing; while his hair loss is subtle, he has noticed after a few months that the treatment is causing the hairs at the front to grow through thicker. We think there are signs of “life” and yes we are delighted. We have and do recommend to people we come across to consult Shuna.