Will Alopecia Hair Loss Grow Back?
There is every chance that your hair
will regrow, but it may also fall out again. No one can
predict when it might regrow or fall out. The course of the
disease varies from person to person. Some people lose just
a few patches of hair, then the hair regrows, and the
condition never recurs. Other people continue to lose and
regrow hair for many years. A few lose all the hair on their
head; some lose all the hair on their head, face, and body.
Even in those who lose all their hair, the possibility for
full regrowth remains.
In some, the initial hair regrowth is
white, with a gradual return of the original hair color. In
most, the regrown hair is ultimately the same color and
texture as the original hair.
What Can I Expect Next?
The course of alopecia areata is
highly unpredictable, and the uncertainty of what will
happen next is probably the most difficult and frustrating
aspect of the disease. You may continue to lose hair, or
your hair loss may stop. The hair you have lost may or may
not grow back, and you may or may not continue to develop
new bare patches.
Source: Adapted from National
Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Part 1: What is alopecia areata?
Part 2: Is alopecia heredity?
Part 3: Is my hair loss a serious disease?
Part 4: Treatments for alopecia
Part 5: Will my hair grow back?
Part 6: How can I cope with alopecia?
Part 7: What can I expect later in life?