Blog | HairMD | June 1, 2021
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Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease where the immune system, instead of protecting the body, starts attacking it, especially the hair follicles. This sudden hair loss may occur on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and face, as well as other parts of the body. It usually develops slowly and recurs after years between instances. When the condition is limited to the head, it is referred to as Alopecia Areata Totalis and in rare cases, Alopecia spreads to the whole body, which is called Alopecia Areata Universalis.
In such a case the Immune system can be boosted or backed up with the help of medicines, a good diet, and topical solutions. Although they are not a cure for the condition, it may help mitigate some hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
The good news is, there are also many natural remedies & treatments which help in hair regrowth. After all, this disease induces hair fall but the hair follicles are still intact and there is a possibility of new hair growth in those follicles.
If you are getting bald patches on the head, here are some home remedies for you. In this blog, we have listed down a few effective natural ways and alopecia areata home remedies to boost hair growth.
This lotion contains a mixture of essential oils such as Rosemary, Jojoba, Geranium, and Carrot oil, which are known for their restorative properties. It also contains Apple Cider vinegar which acts as a natural conditioner and boosts hair repair.
To make this lotion, take 50 ml of rose water, add 50 ml of distilled water, 15 ml of Apple Cider vinegar, add 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil, 6 drops of Jojoba oil, 3 drops of carrot essential oil, 3 drops of geranium essential oil. Mix this well and your lotion is ready.
To use this, take 2 teaspoons of this mixture in the hand, and massage it onto washed and partly dried hair every morning. You can store this in a closed container in the refrigerator to use it later.
The simplest remedy for alopecia is to use Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera can be applied to the scalp. Scrape the gel from Aloe Vera and you can also add a Vitamin E serum in it. Apply this gel on the scalp and leave it for half an hour, then wash and rinse it off with mild shampoo. Aloe Vera juice can also be consumed to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.
Onion juice is one of the easiest alopecia areata home remedies one can use. The sulfur in onion juice boosts hair regrowth. Fresh garlic and fresh onion juice when applied together, does wonder to the hair. Apply onion juice directly on the scalp twice a day. You can see visible results within 2 weeks. You can also make different homemade topical solutions for hair with the help of onion juice, oils, and aloe vera, etc.
Hibiscus is known for its rejuvenating properties. It nourishes the hair, prevents premature greying, and helps to cure dandruff. When used regularly hibiscus helps combat hair loss and promotes thick hair.
Coconut oils contain useful fatty acids that bind to the proteins of the hair and protect the root and strand from breaking. It seals in the moisture and improves blood circulation promoting hair growth.
To make this alopecia cure home remedy oil, take 5 crushed hibiscus flowers and add one-fourth cup of pure coconut oil. Mix this well and apply this paste onto a slightly damp scalp and hair. Leave it for about 2 hours and then rinse off gently with cold water and mild shampoo.
This remedy can be used every alternate day to prevent hair fall. While massaging the hair, make sure that you do it gently so as to avoid stretching and breaking the hair.
Aromatherapy is a safe and effective alopecia natural treatment. Treatment with essential oils significantly improves hair growth and rejuvenates the scalp. You can use Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Thyme, Clary Sage, and/or Tea tree oil. Different oils can do everything, from helping hair grow to adding strength and shine.
Use cedarwood extract with lavender and rosemary to reduce hair loss. Mix a few drops of cedarwood essential oil with 2 tablespoons of any carrier oil. Massage it into your scalp, and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it out.
In addition to the above-mentioned ones, there are a host of various other home remedies that you can try to treat alopecia areata. Reducing your stress level is one of those key remedies. Stress can be a big trigger for this disorder. So, keeping your stress under control through meditation, yoga and other means can be an effective measure to combat alopecia areata.
Similarly, adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle can be just as helpful. What you eat or your daily nutrition-intake can play a vital role in managing alopecia areata. So, go through your diet, audit it, and make the necessary changes. Add to it nutritious fruits and vegetables, protein-rich foods, fish, nuts, and other healthier alternatives.
Naturally boosting the immunity of the body to fight off the condition is also recommended. Including the intake of probiotics, topical application of aloe vera, and onion can also be helpful.
Live healthily and stay well. Do not get disheartened thinking that there’s no cure for Alopecia. There are so many alopecia areata home treatments that are natural and completely safe. However, in case that these home remedies are not effective in your case, you will need to consult with a dermatologist for a permanent solution. From topical applications, creams to hair transplantation, your dermatologist can suggest the right combination of treatments to help you get back to a head full of hair.
At HairMD, we take pride in the work we do and our patients feel safe, comfortable, and confident when treating their hair-fall-related conditions with us. The collective experience of our specialists bring decades of experience when it comes to treating and managing the symptoms of this condition.
Till date, we have been successful in helping patients of Alopecia areata counting more than 15053+ at our hair loss clinics in Pune, Karad and Kolhapur under the guidance and leadership of Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV- one of top skin & hair specialist in Pune.
Our expert cosmetologists, dermatologists and skilled surgeons will ensure that you get the best medical care required to manage your hair loss condition. We take the time to understand you, your daily routines, your lifestyle and then draft a treatment process that causes minimum stress that will produce the best results for you.
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