Alopecia & Trichotillomania

The Hair Club has been specialising in providing products and services with clients experiencing a range of hair loss conditions for over twenty years.   

Alopecia is considered to be a generic condition that generally runs in the family. However, alopecia can also relate to hormonal issues or stress. Many of the symptoms of this sudden hair loss are also similar to female pattern baldness like losing hair in clumps, developing bald patches and itchiness.  more...


Generally most of our clients that have alopecia prefer a quality human hair wig over synthetic. Also some clients only have small bald patches and require custom made hair pieces over wigs to cover the affected areas.

Trichotillomania is an OCD condition that generally relates to teenagers and young adults. Also know as Trich, this condition effects around 2% of the population where people affected have an urge to pull their hair out from the root.

As we have the largest selection of wigs in Ireland, clients with Tricho can choose from our extensive range from Ellen Wille and Raquel Welch wigs.  

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Alopecia Areata 

Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss that affects both men and women but it is more common in women. It is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. This results in hair loss in round or oval patches. Many clients that experience Alopecia will contact the Hair Club in Dublin to source a wig or hair topper. The hair loss typically occurs suddenly and can range from a few patches to total baldness. Alopecia Areata is most common in individuals between the ages of 15 and 29, but it can affect people of any age. It is not contagious, and the cause is not known. In some cases, it may be triggered by stress or illness. While it is not a life-threatening condition, it can be emotionally distressing.

What we general see In most cases at the Hair Club is that Alopecia Areata is temporary, and the hair will grow back after a few months. However, it can recur in some cases, and the hair may not grow back. Treatment options for Alopecia Areata include topical corticosteroids, topical minoxidil, and light therapy. In some cases, oral medications may be prescribed. For those living with Alopecia Areata, it is important to seek medical advice and find ways to cope with the emotional distress. Wearing a wig or scarf can help to cover up the hair loss, while counseling and support groups can provide emotional support. Alopecia Areata is a common condition that can cause emotional distress for many women. While there is no cure for the condition, there are ways to cope with the hair loss and manage the symptoms. It is important to seek medical advice and find ways to manage the emotional distress associated with the condition.

Alopecia Totalis 

Alopecia totalis is a type of alopecia or hair loss that affects women and men across Ireland. It is a form of alopecia areata, a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, causing them to become inflamed and to eventually stop producing hair. Alopecia totalis is a more extreme form of alopecia areata, and it causes total hair loss on the scalp. Alopecia totalis is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. In this case, the immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing them to become inflamed and to eventually stop producing hair. Women with alopecia totalis typically experience complete hair loss on the scalp, although some women may experience patchy hair loss.

The exact cause of alopecia totalis is not known, but there are a few factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing the condition, including a family history of alopecia, stress, and certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders and lupus. There is no known cure for alopecia totalis, but there are treatments available to help reduce the symptoms and prevent further hair loss. These treatments include corticosteroid injections, minoxidil lotion, and laser therapy. Corticosteroid injections can help reduce inflammation and may help to prevent further hair loss. Minoxidil lotion can also help to stimulate hair growth. Laser therapy is a newer treatment option that can help to reduce inflammation and promote new hair growth.

Women with alopecia totalis may have difficulty finding a wig or hairpiece that fits their head, as wigs and hairpieces are typically designed for people with more hair. For women with alopecia totalis, custom-made wigs or hairpieces may be the best option. Women with alopecia totalis may also benefit from wearing a headscarf, hat, or other head coverings to help cover up their baldness. Living with alopecia totalis can be difficult, both physically and emotionally, but there are ways to cope. Talking with a therapist or joining a support group may be beneficial for women with alopecia totalis. It is also important to practice self-care and to focus on the things that make you feel good.

Alopecia Universalis

Alopecia universalis is a rare type of hair loss condition that affects men and women in Ireland. It is characterized by complete hair loss on the scalp and body, including the beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, and body hair. While alopecia universalis is not life-threatening, it can be emotionally devastating for those affected. The cause of alopecia universalis is not entirely known but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder where the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles. This leads to the hair falling out and not growing back. As see in our video with Sarah, this condition can result in hair loss at a very young age. There is no known cure for alopecia universalis, but there are treatments that can help slow the hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth. These treatments include topical immunosuppressants, biologic injections, and topical minoxidil. Patients can also use wigs, scarves, and hats to cover the affected areas. Many woman that visit the Hair Club choose our human hair wigs or hair pieces.

For women with alopecia universalis, the emotional impact of the condition can be particularly devastating. Not only is there the physical discomfort associated with hair loss, but it can also lead to feelings of insecurity and depression. Women may feel like they don't fit in or are not attractive, which can lead to social isolation. Fortunately, there are ways to manage and cope with the effects of alopecia universalis. Support groups, counseling, and lifestyle changes can all help women with alopecia cope emotionally. It is also important to remember that alopecia is not contagious, and that with the right treatments, it is possible to regrow hair in some cases. Overall, alopecia universalis is a rare but serious condition that can have a devastating impact on women's lives. With the right treatments and support, however, it is possible to manage the condition and lead a fulfilling life.