Struggle with Alopecia
I had visible symptoms of Alopecia Areata in November 2016. However, I didn't pay too much attention until my hairdresser pointed it out in May 2017. Since it was in the back of my head, near my neck, I assumed it would grow back on its own. I had one dime to nickel sized bald spot in the back of my head. I was going through many transitions: work, life, love and uprooting myself again, already the second time in 12 months. That was two out of state moves in 12 months! My family suggested seeing multiple doctors which I did. And they all said it was stress. As I analyzed my situation and weighed my options, fear crept in. I took the cortisone shots once and tried the cream too. Learning later that the cream has a 10% effective rate, I stopped it immediately. I moved out of state with my fiancé to Europe as he had a job offer there. I tried to see what over the counter meds they had and what other forms of treatment they had as well. As I tried some more things, the Alopecia got worse. My little spot, turned into another spot and it started getting bigger and spreading to other areas in the back of my head. In addition, my hair by this point was coming out immensely in the shower, thinning all around, and each time I brushed my hair, I would see the whole brush covered as if I just brushed a shaggy dog. I had never seen so much hair come out in the shower or on my brush at one time. This continued for many weeks and months. As winter approached my depressive state worsened. I had a trip planned to see family in California, where I saw some more doctors and received treatment. (the one time head shots and cream) The cream didn't work and the shots were a mere bandaid as my condition got better slightly, then worsened. After the New Year I started looking at natural medicine and holistic healing. I had another trip planned to the States in April 2018. Armed with information, I purchased supplements, drank teas, used essential oils, attended conferences, worked out, ate specific foods to aid health and hair growth. I nursed myself back to health, realizing certain things I needed. As our time ended in the Netherlands, I also ran into many people on the street who also had Alopecia. The more I researched, the more I was determined to heal myself and help others. Coincidently, the more openly I spoke about it, the more people I came to know who were dealing with it, and many for longer than I had. The desperation in their eyes were the same as mine. Now, with results on my head, holes filling up, feeling better, and regaining my normalcy, confidence has boosted and the integrity to my hair had come back. I've always been known for my mane, big curly hair, easily spotted! I know and understand how you are feeling. To make matters worse I was also dealing with grey hairs.... but that's another story. I am happy to report with pictures to prove, that my plan and methods work! My only desire it to spread the word and help everyone possible. As there is an effective way to naturally heal yourself. Effort and time are needed along with patience, as most likely your body didn't erupt out of now where. Your body was triggered, and it could have been cumulative. Over years or months but it somehow overflowed and reacted with Alopecia. Many people want a quick remedy or solution, but many times in life, and in regards to health, its a full circle approach. This is what I invested in and continue to invest in myself, to ensure all areas of my life are at optimal levels. This is what's needed to heal. This is how I healed and am happy to help you through your journey too!
Holistic Approach to Wellness + Healing
The Alopecia Angel Way
Our approach to healing, hair growth, wellness and overall well being is holistic. We consider mind, body and spirit. We take into account your environment (home, work, school), toxins, food + nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle. In order to have the greatest results, all areas of your life are examined and modified. Everything we use, recommend and promote is safe, healthy, and natural. Obtained easily from any health food store. Results and side effects include hair growth, healthier environment, increased peace, increased energy, new learnings, happiness and holistic natural way to approach illness. Everyone wants a pill or a one solution cure to their problems. As I realized I needed to take inventory in all areas of my life, I was able to get to the root cause and heal from the inside out. My objective is to help everyone with Alopecia. I believe in the natural way of healing. It has worked for me, and with time and patience, you too, can see results.
First haircut after alopecia, back to healthy hair and optimal health. Alopecia has reversed and I am healthy again as before. Patches have filled in and hair continues to grow at a rate of an inch each month.