Alopecia Barbae is a form of alopecia areata. The immune system attacks the hair follicles by mistake thinking that they are an invader. Alopecia Barbae occurs as small patches around the jawline first and then can make you lose the whole beard.
It happens to people who already have an autoimmune disease, like lupus, vitiligo, thyroid disease, type-1 diabetes, and colitis.
Alopecia Barbae is not a serious illness but as most alopecias can cause sadness.
Can Alopecia Barbae get cured?
There’s not treatment found out till now that applied can ensure hair regrowth.
However, there are certain directions one can go in order to help hair regrowth back.
Usually, alopecia areata and Barbae are getting recovered within a period of 1 year. So best is to wait and try no permanent treatments.
As I mentioned before people do not ever need treatment as it regrows on its own in a year. But there is plenty of products that could help to speed the process and they are:
It removes the toxins from the hair and it has to be applied directly, topically to the hair or as a part of a diet. It should become a part of your daily routine.
The problem with garlic is the unpleasant odor, but luckily there are odorless products on the market we can use:
The best would be to use onion in its natural look chopped or minced and directly applied to the affected area.
But if that’s not manageable there already prepared products we can purchase on Amazon:
It stimulates the blood flow hence circulation that is crucial in hair regrowth at the root level. It is used as a daily drink in the form of a tea or topically as a herbal tonic.
According to a study posted on the International Journal of PharmTech Research, this herb leads to “hair regrowth, through combined effects on proliferation and apoptosis of the cells in the hair follicle thus suggesting potential as a hair tonic.”
Aloe Vera is known to dermatologists for years. It is a part of a variety of cosmetics. It restores the pH balance, nourishes and moisturizes the hair roots and follicles. The International Journal of PharmTech Research reports that aloe vera “gel is used traditionally for hair loss and for improvement in hair growth following alopecia.”
This herb also has got a moisturizing, soothing and stimulating hair regrowth follicles effect. It could be used topically applied directly to the hair roots or used as a part of a drink.
It helps blood circulation at the roo level, premature greying, moisturizing of the roots and thus helping follicles to grow hair.
Thanks to one of its ingredients silica it helps strengthen the hair and bones. It has to be taken with a lot of water as it is a diuretic. It helps to make hair less brittle which helps to decrease the reasons for hair loss.
The lavender is very well known as a bacterial cleaner. It removes fungus, parasites, toxins from the affected area and thus helps hair regrowth. It is used topically on the affected area in a form of oil and applied by massaging.
This herb is known for its fatty acids and phytosterol that help to soothe the irritated affected area and thus promote a healthy scalp and hair regrowth. It is also used in treating psoriasis.
The most important ingredients of nettle are agglutinin and lectin and it blocks the excessive production of DHT and helps the restoration of hormone balance. It also cleans the affected area from any kind of bacteria and fungus.
It helps to blood circulation that is needed for hair regrowth and strengthens the hair texture.
Same as nettle it helps the excessive production of DHT and restoration of hormone balance. If combined with nettle could result in amazing regrowth support.
A study published on the pages of Spring Link made by Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science reports that: “Seventy-eight patients were randomly divided into two groups. 43 cases in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture and pricking of plum-blossom needle therapy. 35 cases in the control group were treated with oral administration of Cystine tablets, Vit B1, and topical wash with Minoxidil Solution. The therapeutic effects were assessed after 4-month treatment in the two groups. (.. )The curative effect and total effective rates were 58.1% and 97.7% in the treatment group, and 34.3% and 77.1% in the control group respectively, with statistical differences in the curative rate and total effective rate between the two groups (both P<0.05)”
This terrific outcome leads to the fact that acupuncture mixed with herbs is better than medications in the treatment of alopecia barbae.
Intralesional Corticosteroid Injections
Corticosteroids that are injected into bare patches of skin with a tiny needle. These injections are repeated about every four to six weeks and are usually given by a dermatologist. The hair regrows in a month but there is no guarantee that it won’t fall again. It is not very painful or if there’s a pain it’s just temporary and disappears after the procedure is done.
Minoxidil was first found as a cure for high blood pressure but ultimately noticed that it promotes hair regrowth. Traditionally women use a less percentage of 2% but recently this has increased to 5%. With alopecia areata, the effect is been achieved only in a combination with topical corticosteroid medications. I (the author) have heard that there is a dependency on it once started but doing most recent research found in the National Alopecia Areata Foundation made me thinking that it could be stopped.
It is applied to the bald patches for 30-60 min or more and afterward washed. It is also been used for psoriasis. The new hair regrows within three months. The disadvantage is the changed skin color to brownish therefore some people use it a shorter period of time that doesn’t affect the outcome.
They come in any type or form: gel, lotion, cream, foam, solution and help hair regrowth at 25 %, reduce the hair loss.