Around 2% of the global population suffers from alopecia areata. It is an autoimmune disease, but it doesn’t cause pain. It also doesn’t make you feel sick. But psychologically, it can be devastating. Alopecia areata involves losing hair on the scalp, face, and other parts of the body. There are no warnings, and it can come at any time. The autoimmune system attacks hair follicles.
Conventional Hair Treatment Options
There are many conventional medications and creams often prescribed to help with alopecia areata. Many of them help with temporary hair growth, but most of them have a lot of unpleasant side effects. There are also a few natural remedies that help boost your immune system and reduce inflammation. For many people, hair will begin to regrow on its own. Some treatments, however, can help hair grow back faster and help accelerate remission. Conventional treatment options for Alopecia Areata include:
- Corticosteroids: These steroids are injected to help reduce inflammation. The injections are repeated every four to six weeks. It’s not effective at preventing new hair loss, but it can help hair grow back in bald areas. One of the side effects of corticosteroid injections include dells or depressions in the skin. Other side effects include lightening and thinning of the skin at the injection site and soreness.
- Minoxidil: This common hair growth medicine is applied topically. It is usually used in conjunction with other treatments as it’s not effective on its own, especially when there is extensive hair loss. Unfortunately, once you stop using this medication, your hair will start falling again and you will eventually go back to the same stage as when you started.
- Diphencyprone: This cream is used to stimulate hair growth by causing a mild allergic reaction, which causes white blood cells to race to the affected area. It’s a type of immunotherapy used for treating severe cases of alopecia areata.
- Immunosuppressants: Methotrexate and cyclosporine are immunosuppressants. They can block the immune response that may be causing hair loss. Side effects can include nausea, pale skin, tiredness, sores, or diarrhea.
Natural Hair Treatment Options for Alopecia Areata
Probiotics – are often used as a natural treatment for autoimmune conditions like alopecia areata. Probiotics can be taken as a dietary supplement and can help improve the immune system and help reduce inflammation. Consuming probiotic foods like kefir, yogurt, cultured vegetables, kombucha, and apple cider vinegar can help also.
Zinc – is a natural supplement that can help boost the immune system. This mineral is also useful for functional activities in the body, like hair follicles. Foods high in zinc include cashews, yogurt, spinach, lamb, chickpeas, and pumpkin seeds.
Hair Oils – Lavender oil is beneficial for helping heal and protects the skin. It has antioxidant properties that can help reduce inflammation. Rosemary oil is known to help enhance the thickness and growth of hair. Mixing hair oils like lavender, rosemary, cedarwood, and thyme can have a therapeutic effect on the hair and scalp. Mixing natural oils with carrier oils like jojoba and grapeseed oils can improve hair growth and help treat alopecia areata. Oils such as rosemary oil also help with treating dandruff and a dry scalp.
If you are suffering from hair loss or alopecia areata, natural hair oils can help offer improvement and relief. Massaging the scalp with Lilyam natural oils can help stimulate new growth.
Our Liquid Gold C+A contains both rosemary and lavender oils along with other natural oils and ingredients to encourage hair growth and a healthy scalp.
Our Liquid Gold Atomic hair oil is designed to treat and prevent hair loss on specific areas on the scalp. People suffering from alopecia aerate can definitely benefit greatly from this extremely potent oil mix. The presence of pure sulfur and the amount of sulfur found in onion juice that is present in this oil mixture support strong and thick hair, thus preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Sulfur may also help promote collagen production. Collagen in turn helps the production of healthy skin cells and hair growth.
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