Hair loss or clinically known as alopecia areata seems to be a major predicament for many nowadays. According to statistics, about 70% of men suffer from this illness and is becoming an increasing problem for women as well. Even though, female hair loss is rare, about 2/3 of women face this problem at some point in their lives. This is mainly due to stress, anemia, menopause or pregnancy. Hair being a synonym for beauty in all cultures, alopecia areata is a pretty big problem for women since it greatly affects their confidence and makes them feel less feminine.
Even though there isn’t a miracle drug for this illness since alopecia cannot be cured, but mitigated only, there are many ways to slow hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. Since alopecia is often associated with poor nutrition, the best alopecia treatment would probably be a healthy and balanced diet. Avoid food high in fat and increase the intake of organically-grown vegetables and fruits and food high in protein. Also, try to use supplements such as vitamin B complex, folic acid and amino acids. Please consult your dermatologist regarding needed vitamin intake.
Aside from improving your diet, there are many natural remedies that have been proven to help slow the process of hair loss. Many say stinging nettle is best alopecia areata treatment. Place two handfuls of fresh or dry nettle in a pot of boiling water (5 liters) and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Drain, cool and wash your hair daily for visible results. Another natural remedy many praise about is honey/cinnamon mixture. Mix honey, warm olive oil and cinnamon, apply to hair, leave on for 15-30 minutes and then wash your hair.
If, however, you’re suffering from alopecia totalis the best way to hide your illness would be a wig. Wigs are very versatile and extremely durable. They are made of either synthetic material or natural human hair. With many styles, colors and makes wigs come in, you’ll surely find one that will suit you best. And there is no reason to worry over maintenance. Wigs are easy to take care of – you can shampoo and style as you would your own hair.
It is of utmost importance to consult your dermatologist if you notice thinning hair and profound loss of hair. With proper therapy this illness cannot be cured but it can be stopped or lessen. There are many hormonal treatments or topical gels that have been proven to help in treating alopecia.