Alopecia and My 3 Month Treatment That Is Working

I would like to bring you up-to-date on what has gone on in my search for a cure for my alopecia.

Basically, my alopecia (hair loss)  had been doing all right and I was not losing much hair.

About 6 months ago, I had to see a doctor on another skin condition and he didn’t check my chart and he prescribed a prescription containing propylene glycol. I have a severe allergy to it. ( I had found out that information when I saw an endocrinologist for my alopecia in Chicago several years ago). Propylene glycol is in more that you might think: certain medications, hair products, skin creams and much more.

So, moving on…. for 2 months I had unknowingly been putting propylene glycol on my skin  2X a day for 30 days and then 1X a day for the  next month.

There was no improvement in my skin condition, in fact, the condition was getting much worse.

The doctor had given me 2 months worth of this ointment and as I was switching over to the next bottle, I saw that  Propylene Glycol was one of the main ingredients.

By then, so much of my hair had come out that I knew that I was in trouble.

This was, by far, the worst my alopecia had gotten.

Once I stopped using the medicine with propylene glycol the hairloss stopped but the damage had been done.

However, here I was where I could literally count the hair on my head.

A severe case of alopecia
Extreme bad case of alopecia

You can see that there wasn’t even enough hair that I could clip in extensions.

Luckily I still had the gorgeous wigs my sister had sent me.

I decided to go the scarf route because of how hot it is here in the Southwest.

My husband was so sweet ordering everything from the TV and Computer ads that promised to bring my (never great) hair back.  Every day there was something new that he had ordered. How sweet is that?

I was just so angry that the doctor had not read my allergy list. I guess it is my duty to double check everything I put on my body from now on.

If I could just say that I did try now, and over the years, all the different things out there for hairloss: Viviscal, Rogaine, Essential Oils….and many more. The only thing that worked was that I was losing more and more money.

So……. that brings me to March 3, 2016.

I actually decided I would try a natural approach as I’d heard so much about coconut oil and its great effects on hair.

I went on YouTube and found this YouTube of a woman with the most gorgeous hair and she had a recipe (a hair masque) that she said gave her this unbelievable hair. No, I did not expect to look like her. I just wanted some stinking formula to bring back a little bit of hair.

I had nothing to lose at this point.

DISCLAIMER:  I am not a physician, dietician or anyone that is in the medical field. Be sure to check with your doctor before using any of these things on your hair.

Here’s the Recipe:

1.) Coconut oil 16 TSP
2.) Apple Cider Vinegar 4 TSP
3.) Almond Oil 8 TSP
4.) 1 Whole orange

I mixed everything up in a measuring cup and from there, poured it into a spray bottle. I then plastered my head with this concoction.

If I could just add, I have nothing to gain or lose giving this information out. I am not in any hair business nor am I affiliated in any way with the woman or her recipe. I just got very lucky.

These 3 months have been outstanding.

The length has really grown and, more importantly, my hair has been filling in like crazy.

The top is doing much better than the sides, which are still very sparse.

I do the masque 2-3 times a week.

The woman, Muni Sanchez,  says to leave it in for 4 hours, however, I’ve been leaving it on all night and shampooing it out in the morning. My hair smelled like a salad.

Maybe my hair would have come back on its own, however, I tend to believe it wouldn’t.

I felt that it was best for me to go blonde during this time so that the scalp wouldn’t show as much.

Here are some pictures of my hair during the last three months:

alopecia hair growing in
1. My hair starting to fill in on the sides

hair masque for alopecia

hair in the sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I gave up using the safeway plastic bag over my head all night (probably not too safe) and went to Sally’s Beauty and bought those plastic shower caps that are like 6 for a couple of bucks  and that long string of cotton that I put around my head to keep the masque from falling onto me or my pillow. They work wonderfully.

 

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Here is the URL for the Youtube:

 

Here is my hair almost exactly 3 months later:

 

 

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I’ve been able to get back to my brunette shade.

I think the difference is astonishing.

No…it’s not beautiful hair, however, I can put in my extensions or put it up.

Tell me your thoughts.

I’m not exactly sure what happens if I stop the treatments.

I guess I’ll find out.

I hope you get some satisfaction from this as I have.

Sending all my best thoughts to makemeup89!

What a difference in 3 months!

Warm Regards,

Tovah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Alopecia and My 3 Month Treatment That Is Working

  1. That looks great. Keep it up! Who cares if you smell like a salad if you get that kind of results. Too bad with the coconut oil you don’t smell like a Pina colada.

  2. Ha ha. Thanks for the good wishes. It was pretty rough. I was trying one more thing before I gave up completely. I mean, who ever thinks the natural stuff is going to work? I know that I’ll never have ‘good hair’, but come on….this just really sucked.

  3. WOW!!!! That’s what I call results! I’ve got to watch the video for myself. I know coconut oil is great for hair, so is cider vinegar. Sometimes our best results come from natural resources.

  4. Robin:
    I never thought in a million years that this cheap,easy recipe would work.

    I’m not one of the “natural” type girls.

    I really didn’t expect it to work.

    What was also amazing was that my hair grew so much. My hair never grows.

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