Me and my bald spot

Have you ever had a bald spot in your hair anywhere? Well I do.

This is my bald spot and I am not ashamed to show it!

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 wordTongue out) 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-

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.

Ringworm-

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 -

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.

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17 comments on “Me and my bald spot

  1. Tierra Jackson on said:

    I loooove this article!!!! … I think I will use JBCO to try to grow in my temples… They are thin from excessive braiding… Thank you for sharing! :0)

  2. I am glad that this would help someone. Often times we try to hide things, when in reality they can actually help someone else, just like in ministry. You are welcome.

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  4. Absolutely LOVE you blog!!! on said:

    I truly love this blog!!!

  5. admin on said:

    Thank you for stopping by, I really hope that you can learn something or teach us something. Have a great day!

  6. Cynthia on said:

    Thank yo so much for the article on balding. I am a lifetime natural. However, I wore a press n curl for years and the last 10 yrs I wore braids with synthetic hair which eventually tore my hair out due to excessive pulling from the so called, “professional braiders”. I also have scalp eczema which caused me to have an allergic reaction and flare up. My Dermotologist who is Latino, encouraged me to wear my hair in its natural form in order to preserve my hair and I love the natural journey but I can honesty say, at times I get discouraged when I look at my bald spot. I ordered my Jamaican Black Castro Oil today, and I ran across your article. Between the devotional quotes and the article I have hope. Thank you for your testimony, I was encouraged by it.

  7. admin on said:

    I am glad that you were able to receive something from my experience, yaaaay. This is why I do what I do. Have a blessed day.

  8. Thank you so much for bringing this to light. I was going to ask you though because it looks like my bald spot is in the exact same place like yours. How exactly do you hide it with your natural hairstyles like the bantu knot or twist/twist out? I have been wearing braids and its almost summer and I want to wear my natural hair hence the question. Thanks

  9. admin on said:

    Hey , I hid my bald spot by doing twist outs and wearing flat twists going to the center of the head where the spot is. You can flat twist your style to the bald spot and then pin the ends up and just keep the spot moisturized so that is it left alone. Make sure that any oil that you apply to the spot, you massage it in for at least 1 minute so that the blood will get to circulating and the oil is received in the scalp and hair.
    So after taking out the twist outs I just fluff so that some hair covers the spot, but try not to make it too obvious. So another good one for me is the puff, back where the spot is and no one can see that. After I got enough healthy growth in the spot, I got some kinky twists put in and left the bald spot out of the twists so that I could apply the Jamaican black Castor oil to it, eventually I got enough growth to add two kinky twists in to help the ends rest. It just takes time, at least 6 months worth of time for me to get this far.
    Hope that this helps and thank you foreseeing your kinky hair as being healthy, by taking care of it today!

  10. malika on said:

    About August 2011, I went through a very stressful situation and my hair suffered. I lost a lot of hair in the crown area and went to the dermatologist. Found out I had a bacterial infection. I have getting Kenalog injections since February and using jbco and its really growing back

  11. admin on said:

    That is just awesome to hear. The JBCO will also help with the thickness. I am so happy for you. Congratulations

  12. I was diagnosed with Alopecia 4 years ago. In the spring of 2012, I went cold turkey from wearing a wig to cover up bald spots. What freedom I’m enjoying. I am on a natural journey with God, and declaring Luke 21:18, not a hair of my head shall be missing. I am also applying Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I won’t relent. I keep looking up, for I know God is looking down!

  13. Amen girl, thank you for the encouragement to keep on fighting because “we’re on the winning side!” Let me know how the JBCO is working for you after a couple of months, it is slow, but it works. Thank you for stopping by!

  14. Shara on said:

    Omg??????!!!! This is exactly what has happened to me! I believe it is a stress/mental thing! I was soo sad I have a big afro and its like that middle spot just broke off. :-( I literally cried. I was also stressed out bad. My hair is always effected when I stress. I am so tempted to chop it all off again but I am gonna fight it….thank you for sharing this!!!!

  15. You are so welcome girl, we have to stick together and help each other overcome things in life.

  16. Alisa on said:

    This same thing happened to me also! It was a couple of weeks before my wedding. My spot is almost the size of my hand. I think it was a combination of stress, DepoProvera, and a hairdresser who said she knew what she was doing but didn’t. I have been patiently waiting on my hair to come back and I was about to chop it all off but I will try JBCO and see what happens. I originally started growing my hair out to teach myself patience. I guess this bald spot is Phase 2 of the lesson!

  17. admin on said:

    Yes and stress has a lot to do with it. Remember to massage the JBCO into the spot for at least one minute when applying. Please come back and tell us your update in a few months. Thank you for sharing

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