A story of a happy little girl who re-grew all of her blond hair after suffering from Alopecia Areata.
In March of 2011, I woke my five year old daughter up to get her ready for school. While picking her up out of bed, I noticed a big clump of blonde hair on her bed. Since her daddy and she liked to cut the hair on her Barbie dolls, I didn’t think anything of it. That morning, I washed her hair as usual, and when I went to blow dry it, I noticed a quarter shaped bald spot on the back of her head. The Barbie hair in her bed was not Barbie hair at all, it was her hair, and I had absolutely no idea why it had fallen out. I called my mom, who is a hairdresser, and had just cut her hair a couple days before. I asked her if she had noticed anything. She hadn’t. She thought the neighborhood kids were probably playing and pulled her hair out on accident. Okay, maybe, but why was it in her bed? So I let it go.
One month later, in April of 2011, the one bald spot on the back of her head began to grow and expand. Not only did it start to grow but other spots showed up on her left and right sides. You have no idea what goes through your mind as a parent when your child is losing their hair in clumps, basically, going bald before your eyes. You think they have every disease known to mankind. I called my daughter’s pediatrician and got her in for an appointment. They did blood work and took a hair sample. Blood work and hair sample both came back normal. I called for a dermatology appt. With an HMO, it was going to take 4 months to get in, and “we’re sorry, there is nothing we can do about that.” I was not willing to stand by and watch my beautiful little kindergartner go bald.
By May of 2011, Lindsay had lost approximately 1/3 of her beautiful blond hair. Thank goodness she is fair and her hair is light, as the bald spots were easily concealed. But I could not stand by and watch her hair fall out. I was not going to have her show up to first grade with a bald head. So I did some research on the internet. What I found was alopeciacure.com. I read Trichologist Holly McGuffin’s story, saw her before and after photos, and said, “I’ll give it a try, I have nothing to lose.” So I emailed her some pictures and we scheduled a phone consultation. She explained that based on Lindsay’s balding pattern that she had a type of alopecia called “ophiasis alopecia areata” because of the shape and severity of her hair loss. She explained the treatment program, that it involved massaging oil on her head every night for a year and a half and putting a mud mask on her head every two weeks. The thing that appealed to me the most was that the treatment involved the use of topical ayurvedic herbs with absolutely nothing to be taken internally and absolutely no side effects. This seemed like a safe approach and if it worked, well worth the commitment of a nightly application.
Lindsay started her treatment in July of 2011. By February of 2012, 7 months after starting treatment, every single bald spot on Lindsay’s head had filled in with new, thick, beautiful blonde hair. I am still using the treatment for little while longer as recommended to avoid a reoccurrence. Lindsay can now wear pony tails with no bald spots showing and I don’t have to worry about my little girl being self conscious about her hair. This product is truly amazing and wonderful. I tell everybody about it in the case that they may have a friend who is suffering from a similar condition. The reason I feel compelled to spread the word is because my experience with the medical field in America is that they know absolutely nothing about using natural substances to enhance hair growth. Dermatologists will give you all kinds of expensive medication that only has a minimal and temporary impact and often is accompanied by many unpleasant side effects. This is not like that. This is long term and it fixes what is broken, it doesn’t cover it up and create a reliance on a product. Though the company does not claim long term effects, just look at the testimonials. Many people have tried this and have had lasting results. I’d rather have evidence than empty claims, and the testimonials speak for themselves.
It is now April of 2012. It is one year almost to the day that Lindsay developed her first quarter shaped bald spot in the back of her head. She now has a beautiful full head of hair, she can wear pony tails with no fear of her bald spot showing, and is she actually growing her hair long “like a mermaid”. I am so thankful for this product. It works. It gives hope where the medical profession provides absolutely none, at least in my experience.
The other thing that we did as part of her treatment program was to supplement her diet with zinc and biotin, as these two minerals are supposed to aide in hair growth. I think the combination of the three treatments really worked to help my daughter grow back a full head of beautiful hair. Thank you Holly McGuffin for your story and help in coordinating Lindsay’s treatment plan. Thank you Dr. Rohit for offering hope and a solution to people who are suffering from hair loss.This product is a very real, very solid solution. This has been a blessing to my daughter and my family and I hope that her story will inspire others to try this product as well.
Our experience with the dermatologist
Here is my dermatologist visit story. One month after starting the herb treatment, and four months after her hair started falling out; we had the pleasure of visiting the dermatologist. This is how the visit went. Doctor looked at my daughter’s hair for about 5 seconds and then left the room. He came back in with two textbooks from 1986 and began reading a passage about “alopecia areata”. He held up his hand mid stream and said, “I know this is a lot to take in.” I said, “Actually it’s not, I read this all on the internet, I know what she has, I’m here to figure out how to fix it.” He then proceeded to tell me about steroids and medication and all of these horrible things with side effects but “the prognosis is not good.” I just have to say, thank God I had the hope of the ayurvedic herbs on my side or I just would have gone home and waited for my beautiful daughter’s hair to fall out. So I told the Dr., “You know, I know you’re a medical doctor and you may not believe in alternative medicine but I want to tell you about something we’ve been using.” I proceeded to tell him about the oil and the biweekly mud mask and he stopped me before I could finish and said, “In 80% of the cases, the hair grows back, so I hope you’re not spending too much money on whatever it is you’re using.” He then proceeded to tell me that I could take mud from his back yard and rub it on her head and her hair would probably grow back. Not only was this insulting and insensitive, I felt horrible for people that would come see this doctor looking for answers to be given information like this. Thankfully, Lindsay and I had hope in our back pocket and were already witnessing a response to the treatment. It was a month into treatment with the oils and her bald spots had little bitty blond stubbles in them. They were no longer smooth and shiny. I knew it was working. The doctor was so short sighted and rigid, with his 1986 medical books, that he failed to appreciate possible alternatives to hair loss and actually put them down and discouraged their usage. I feel sorry for families who look to dermatologists for answers and get treated like this. It’s really shameful that they are even allowed to say they know anything about hair loss. Barring a medical condition that is causing the problem, use this product, save your money and skip the dermatologist. It was a disheartening experience that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. So skip the Dr. and try something that really works and has had long lasting effects on many of Holly & Dr. Rohit’spatients worldwide.
Trina Brown, (mother of Lindsay)
15 may 2012