Hair loss in women

Bald to Beautiful

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs in women, caused by damage to the deep hair follicle, preventing it from growing through.

This type of hair loss is commonly seen as round bald patches of hair loss on the scalp and can be one or many patches of completely bald skin in many shapes and sizes.

Good news is that it is NOT permanent and much can be done.

Mainstream doctors hypothesize that the bodys’ own immune cells attack the follicle (but don’t know why!)….and it seems their treatments revolve around wigs, steroids, surgery and harmful medications.

The genius body, I believe, does not try to attack itself. Its’ goal is always to strive to survive and only knows how to heal…so let the healing begin!

I always found it so much FUN to treat alopecia areata, because it was a condition where we achieved fast results. It was instantly visible when the hair starts to grow through the bald patches.

I liken it to watching grass grow, measuring and photographing such conditions always blew me away, when my patients followed my advice they would get so excited to ‘feel’ the hair growing back in the bald patch areas!

What’s Normal Hair Loss?

Shedding up to 100 hair strands each day is normal. Anymore than that, you may be shedding too much and if left untreated could result in alopecia.

Interesting Statistics for Hair Loss in Women:

  • 64% of Australian women experience some form of hair loss between 20 & 80 years
  • 21 million American women suffer from alopecia
  • 4 out of 10 women suffer thinning hair during menopause
  • Over 50% of women over age 65 have reported thinning hair

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Dihydrotestosterone (causes the hair follicle to shrink)
  • Oral contraceptive pill or HRT
  • Nutritional inadequacies
  • Chemical toxicity
  • Hair dyes and colours
  • Stress and shocks
  • Postpartum (after pregnancy)
  • Menopause
  • Medications

Natural Treatment and Remedies for Hair Loss in Women

  • Stop taking any form of hormone replacement or oral contraceptive pill
  • Stop taking any medications that could have the side effects or adverse reactions of hair loss or inflammation of any kind
  • Deal with stress in the form of meditation and nervous system herbs
  • Eat a nutritious diet of lots of fruits and vegetables and vegetable protein
  • Eliminate dairy, red meats, sugar and packaged foods
  • Eliminate synthetic oestrogens in eggs, chickens and other animal products that are NOT organic
  • Eat one clove of garlic each day
  • Drink fresh ginger, sage and honey tea
  • Use my DIY Hair Growth Tonic daily

As you can see, alopecia areata in women is treatable.

You can achieve thick luscious hair again within months and the good news is, as your health improves … you can literally watch the hair grow!. Toss away those wigs and let the hair growing race begin!

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I'm an Australian Naturopath and Contemporary Artist, I share my mission to inspire great health and encourage creativity. With over 20 years of experience writing books and media articles on a wide range of natural health subjects and forms of treatments - my motto is "Living in two worlds through transformation, love and creativity".


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