Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
Forum Home Forum Home > Hair Care > Hair Growth
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Autoimmune Conditions and Hair Growth
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
 

Autoimmune Conditions and Hair Growth

 
 Post Reply Post Reply






Author
 Rating: Topic Rating: 1 Votes, Average 4.00  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
dreamlover View Drop Down
New Member
New Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 02 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 72
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreamlover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Autoimmune Conditions and Hair Growth
    Posted: Apr 09 2014 at 9:59pm
Hello Ladies, 

Thought I would start a thread for those of us with autoimmune conditions trying to grow out our hair. It's frustrating to see people with much longer hair than me who have started their hair journey years after me. I thought anyone in a similar situation as me might benefit from hearing about others' progress with similar issues and what has and has not worked for them.

I'll start: I've been natural since about May 2010 (almost 4 years). I was diagnosed with lupus shortly after. I had a couple flares which I'm sure have hindered my hair progress, but I am only shoulder length. 

I will admit that I haven't been great at retaining all my length, but a large part of it is that my hair just grows so slowly. It's kind of embarrassing, when I was relaxed a couple people used to comment about whether my hair wasn't growing or whether it was just growing straight. I've used vitamins, growth aids, etc. I most recently tried HairFinity. I had been using that since about mid-January but I haven't seen any real progress from it. So I'm taking a break from it momentarily. I don't know if I'm having trouble absorbing the nutrients I'm taking in or what. I've also been eating a much more nutrient-rich diet than I have in the past. 
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
dreamlover View Drop Down
New Member
New Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 02 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 72
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreamlover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2014 at 10:03pm
Also, I should mention that I began having a very weird scalp issue. Dry, flaky, itchy scalp for about a year. From that, I stopped shampooing and only cowashed, but that didn't help. This had been going on for a year.Also in one section, it looked like I had ringworm but didn't spread to other parts of my head and I couldn't get rid of it even with creams. I took garlic for awhile and that worked although it was very stubborn. I seem to have found some relief from going back to regular weekly shampooing with sulfate-free shampoos. I still struggle with a couple patches of dry scalp but SO MUCH MORE improved than what it was. 
Back to Top
dreamlover View Drop Down
New Member
New Member
Avatar

Joined: Jul 02 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 72
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreamlover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 11 2014 at 1:30pm
I know you're all out there. Come on in!
Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
House of CB London
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
The Elite Hair Care Sorority
Electric Cherry Hair
Hair Extensions Wefted Hair Wigs and More
Human Hair Wigs
Wefting Training
Dime Curves Enhancement Shake
Brazilian Hair
Brazilian Hair
Switch Up your Look with a protective Style
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down