Remedy for Hair Loss Due to Alopecia Areata?

I don't usually use a mirror to check the back of my hair, but I did this about 2 months ago and got the fright of my life. A big bald spot (approximately 4cm diameter) smiled back at me. It looked like a full moon on my head. So I have seen my doctor about it and I'm being told it will grow back, but I'm not getting any real help.


I am a female in my 50s and this is so embarrassing. My chemist gave me a photo copy of info for "". I'm looking further into this, but I need some feedback from others who may be going through the same. How can I camouflage it? When will my hair grow back? It's really embarrassing for me, especially if I nick out and remember when I'm in the shops that the full moon is shining on the back of my head! I'm constantly aware of it and it's driving me mad. Any feedback much appreciated.

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March 19, 20180 found this helpful
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There are sprays you can put on your hair to camouflage the spot. The spray has some fibers in it, and it will mix with your own hair, giving the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.

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March 21, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks. Do you have any idea of where I can purchase this product?

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March 20, 20180 found this helpful

So once I was really concerned because I noticed I was getting a receding hairline (I am female late 30s). So I did all this research on things some people say help with hair


Some of those links as you see point to other techniques

Another one I hear good results from is doing cayenne pepper and castor oil for your hair.

I never tried it long enough to see if it had good results for me personally but why not try

Of course, there is cover up spray and simply hats.

what I would want to see is if you have any nutritional deficiencies, especially at 50 what with hormone changes?

Biotin is a great vitamin, as well as collagen supplements, all can help with hair loss, also with nails and skin. Definitely up your Vitamin D and iron intake, or go check your levels make sure you're not low (don't take too much vitamin D because it's toxic but most people are way too low on Vit D because we don't get out in the sun more)


Best of luck!

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March 21, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for all the links. I will check them out. Yes, my vitamin D levels are extremely low. I went through menopause at 30 so it's not related to that. My son, in his early 30's also experienced this so it can be genetic I'm presuming. His was put down to stress.

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March 23, 20180 found this helpful

I have the same problem. I went to Sally's hair product store and bought Toppik'. It is the greatest stuff to camouflage the bald spot. the fibers adhere to your natural hair and they do not stuff off onto your shoulders. If you don't see your color, ask the clerk. She had my color behind the counter. It is expensive, but lasts a long time and much better than buying a wig.

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