Alopecia Areata and the Best Treatments

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp. Hair loss usually begins as one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss.

What causes alopecia areata?
Is hair loss caused by alopecia areata reversible?
How is alopecia areata typically treated?
If I am able to regrow healthy hair, will it fall out again? When will it happen?
Is there anything I can do to prevent hair loss associated with alopecia areata?


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More Natural Alternatives

These natural remedies can help encourage healthy hair regrowth.


Hair-healthy nutrients

A balanced diet can help your hair stay strong and lustrous and help reduce further hair loss:

  • Essential fatty acids - especially omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, mackerel, sardines and other cold-water fatty fish; walnuts, almonds)
  • Vitamin A (milk, eggs, liver, fortified cereals, and dark-colored orange or green vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale)
  • Vitamin B-6 (bananas, potatoes, spinach)
  • Vitamin B-12 (meat, poultry, fish, dairy products)
  • Biotin (eggs, salmon, sardines, avocado, cauliflower, mushrooms, raspberries, bananas, cheddar cheese, nuts)
  • Vitamin C (parsley, broccoli, bell pepper, strawberries, oranges, lemons, papaya, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts)
  • Vitamin E (spinach, chard, turnip greens, mustard greens,asparagus, bell peppers, almonds, sunflower seeds)
  • Protein (fish, chicken, eggs, soy, nuts, beans, legumes)

Essential oils

Essential oils such as rosemary (verbenone ct), lavender, chamomile, and peppermint, along with cold-pressed oils including jojoba, argan, evening primrose, coconut, and many others, are rich in phytonutrients that can assist with maintaining healthy hair. They support a healthier hair growth environment by promoting circulation to the scalp and helping to regulate sebum (oil) production, moisturize the scalp and hair, and repair and rejuvenate damaged hair follicles. They can be massaged onto the scalp or used as a hair treatment, or you can add a few drops of essential oils to your shampoo and conditioner.



Although still a controversial treatment, the International Journal of Clinical Experimental Hypnosis (July 2008) published research suggesting that hypnosis can improve hair growth in patients with alopecia areata, as well as significantly reduce the anxiety commonly associated with the disease.