A bald spot is a sign of hair loss or alopecia. If untreated or ignored chances of regrowth are drastically decreased. Here are 5 Things You Should Do If You Notice A Bald Spot.
A variety of factors can contribute to alopecia from diet, hormonal changes, age, stress, and the list goes on. In most cases, alopecia is completely preventable and treatable but should be diagnosed at the first sign by a professional. A bald patch the size of a dime can easily grow to the size of a quarter and larger in a period months or even years. Once you notice a bald spot:
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Schedule an appointment with a professional
First, it is important to visit a hair care professional and in some cases a dermatologist to diagnose these issues. If you notice hair loss (bald spots or thinning edges), see a dermatologist sooner than later. A good hair professional will be able to distinguish between traction or traumatic alopecia that is caused by over-manipulation or other more serious types of alopecia that require a dermatologist.
Assess your hair routine
There are many cause of breakage or trauma alopecia. But most causes of hair breakage are self-inflicted by improper detangling or other hair breaking practices. And if you don’t determine the cause you will continue to see more and more hair loss.
Implement a Healthy Hair Care Regimen
Regardless of what you’ve read or seen online all hair care professionals agree, a healthy hair regimen consist of shampooing and conditioning frequently and moisturizing as needed. Shampooing with a sulfate-free shampoo at least every two weeks remove dirt and product residue this create optimal conditions for hair growth. Using protein deep conditioner can help to rebuild hair.
Limit Use of Direct Heat
If you are experiencing alopecia, your hair is in a very fragile state. Using direct heat can worsen the problem; limit or forego flat irons and blow dryers use.
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Wear Your Hair in Low Manipulation or Protective Styles
As previously mentioned the most common types of alopecia are a result of over-manipulation. Wear hairstyles that reduce the need of daily manipulation such as protective styles. I’m currently protective styling with Marley Twist.
After given the all clear that your hair loss is unscarred, you may begin to treat with castor oil or other natural remedies but only under the advisement of your hair care professional.
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How do I know the difference between a bold spot on my hair or the hear stylist that ran her klipper to hard size 2 klipper attachment to hard?
Great hair testimonial. I’m using plain castor oil, shea butter and peppermint oil on my bald crown. Hope it works. The nest part about your testimony was, “Lord I don’t want to think about my hair amymore.” I don’t want to think about it either. I just want to to flourish and grow long! The only problem is when I didn’t think about it, it didn’t grow! It was dry and short! So now I have to feed and water it! However, I think what you really meant, was that you didn’t want to STRESS about it anymore! Amen to that!
I have a genetic form of alopecia which was diagnoses by a dermatologist. At the time I was told my hair would not grow much as I was in the final stages. The crown of my hair was the nearly bald. The dermatologist first gave me some oral antibiotic to calm the area and itching I was experiencing, along with a prescribed shampoo and topical ointment. I also take hair vitamins and use natural hair products on my hair. I started out w/ Jamaican Black castor oil, shea butter, jojoba and almond oil mixtures. The shampoo prescribed would have drying affect so I would also use a product that had shea butter in the shampoo as well as conditioners, both deep and regular.
As it stand now which has been 6 yrs later my hair has grown back not to the full crown that it was previously but you would be unaware that I was ever bald in that area no camouflage or cover ups. Each person will be different in why they are having hair loss so I agree getting professional help is a key. I also stopped obsessing over my hair I just did want to think about the balding or anything. So along with it all I stated was a simple prayer, ” Lord, I don’t want to think about my hair anymore” I am thankful to the LORD that I have the growth I do have, because I have two sisters who have significant hair loss.
I’m glad you have your hair back. I am interested in the products the Dermatologist gave you even though it may not helpful to me because everyone situation is totally different. Thanks.