Alopecia: is castor oil the only thing that works? Because I tried it and it was working at 1st but now my edges are at a stand still!
Response by Dr. Kari Williams
Alopecia is another word for hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia: Scarring and Non-scarring. Non-scarring forms of alopecia can be autoimmune, hereditary, or triggered by stress, medications, illnesses or anything that interrupts the systemic environment. When hair loss is experienced under these conditions, the hair will grow back once the body is back in balance.
There are essential and stimulating oils that can encourage hair growth in areas of the scalp where the hair follicle is still present and unscarred. Castor oil is full of essential fatty acids that deliver nutrients to the hair and scalp. (Buy: Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil) If castor oil is no longer working rosemary, ylang ylang, and sage oils are stimulating essential oils that encourage hair growth.
It is important to note that if the alopecia around the hairline does not improve it may be a sign that there are some additional factors contributing to the hair loss. These factors could be health related, hormonal or a sign that there’s scar tissue in the area, which is a characteristic of scarring alopecia (which is permanent hair loss). Scarring Alopecia can be diagnosed and treated by your dermatologist.
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