Have you ever had a bald spot in your hair anywhere? Well I do.
I took this picture last night at home because I have been hiding my spot, like others do, but I want to be able to help someone else grow their hair back . A small amount of hair loss is normal and occurs in every one, but when it is a specific area, bald spots result.
Causes of bald spots:
Repeated pulling, tugging, braiding, tightly twisting or tight ponytailing(yes I made up a word) in the same spot everyday can cause hair damage which can result in a bald spot or patch. If you notice any bald spots, without any irritation, then it might be your hair styling. Consider changing your hair style so that it is not always being pulled in the same direction.
Alopecia Areata -
This is one of the most common causes of localized hair loss, in this condition, well defined circular areas of hair loss are usually about the size of a quarter but can be larger. Alopecia Areata is believed to occur when your immune system attacks the hair follicle, which is where the hair growth begins. Doctor’s do not know why this happens and some treatments or medications can help to grow the hair back. In most cases the hair will grow back in a year. If you are experiencing symptoms like these, please contact your health care professional about this issue.
Medications can cause hair loss, but the loss tend to be in different places no just in distinct spots. Chemotherapy treatment for cancer is probably the most dramatic and well known medication that causes this type of hair loss. If you notice hair loss after starting a new medication, contact your physician to discuss alternate options.
When there is scaling and skin/ scalp irritation along with hair loss, it may be cause by ringworm of the scalp. Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Getting treated right away will reduce the risk of permanent hair loss. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your health care professional immediately.
Now this is how I got my bald spot-
Stress is cold, it can damage your health and kinks. It does not care what color or age you are. I had been stressed out about a situation in my life and it caused me to constantly scratch the same spot in my head. After scratching I would pull and twist the hair in the spot until it came out. I would also pile grease onto the spot, but that was only a temporary soothing sensation and then it clogged my pores which resulted in loss not growth.
I decided to try the Jamaican Black Castor oil on my bald spot. I would massage a fingertip’s worth into my head, directly onto my scalp, about every 2-3 days or as needed. After about 2-3 months I noticed some growth. Peach fuzz! Ha Ha
So I have been leaving it alone and not twisting it into any of my styles and just going on with my normal hair routine and now it is really starting to grow in. When it starts to itch, I just add in some wild growth hair oil and it soothes my scalp and softens my hair.
What about you, do you currently have a bald spot that you are trying to regrow? Have you ever had a bald spot that you have grown back? If, so please leave tips and questions for other kinky naturals in the comments bag.