My Alopecia – Nine Month Update

For the last 9 months, I have been working on getting my hair to grow back. Just in case you didn’t know . . . I suffered a case of alopecia in December 2015. After visiting doctors and a trichologist, I developed a plan to try and get my hair back. Now, it’s about nine months later. Let’s see how it’s going.

My Alopecia 9 Month Update - Don't Touch the Hair

(1) Take supplements consistently

I still take my Manetabolism Plus pretty regularly. I just started my last bottle recently. My fish oil (Omega-3 Fatty Acids) and Feroglobin B12 finished in last month. Once the supplements are finished, I don’t know if I will continue taking them.

(2) Improve diet

My diet is absolutely laughable at this moment. I’m a bit ashamed to mention what I’ve been eating. Sigh.

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(3) Maintain water intake

My water intake is somewhere around 1 to 2 liters per day. I haven’t been tracking it like I used to with HydroCoach app. I miss it. 😥 That app really helps me keep track of my water intake.

(4) Exercise at least three times per week

My exercise routine is a tiny bit better than the last time I checked in. I go on walks a few times a week. I still haven’t played tennis in a while.

(5) Using ketoconazole-based products

As I mentioned in the 3-month update, I no longer use Nizoral or any ketoconazole products.

(6) Focus on my hair regimen

I’m still pretty consistent with my regimen. My hair has been breaking but I think I know the cause. It’s not related to my hair loss.

(7) Manage my stress; Worry less

Things have been a little stressful lately but I’m handling it much better than I did last year. Then, I was having trouble sleeping, headaches, etc. Now, I’m learning to deal with what I can deal with and leave the rest.

(8) Don’t Touch the Hair

Most of the time my hair is in braids of some sort. I usually leave it out if I have to go to an event or something like that. My hair stays protected and I leave it alone. 🙂

(9) Be patient

Hair growth takes time. I’m glad I waited to see results.

On to the pictures . . .

Alopecia Update October 2016 - Don't Touch the Hair

The spot is covered! I can even see some length retention with the hair that’s growing there. It’s about 3.5 inches long. I’m glad that my hair is growing. However, I need to be careful so this doesn’t happen again.

Are you experiencing hair loss? How did you handle it?

Other Updates: 3 Months | 6 Months

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