Trim-Pic Update: Lousy Pic, Better News?

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Hi all! Welcome back to my applied kinesiology/holistic health/alopecia areata/ophiasis/universalis journey!

Back in January, I dazzled you with a photo comparing the differences between my hair trim in October 2017 and January 2018 (yes, this is everything that I get when I trim the tiny bit of hair I have on my head…if you’re new to all this, check the previously linked post and then head back here for an update). As was apparent, things weren’t looking good. January was shortly after I’d stopped taking a supplement that I thought was causing a bit of havoc and I’d had a feeling that my hair had stopped growing. Not fallen out, but just not grown (at least, the longer hairs–all 100 or so of them–hadn’t fallen out, although the tiny bit of baby-chicken fuzz we’d found in August had flown the coop by November).

I recently trimmed again, though (a hopeful sign, because if it had totally stopped growing and was about to fall out, it wouldn’t need trimming, right?). And it could be wishful thinking, but I do think there’s a tiny bit more this time around (for reference and because the caption doesn’t seem to be showing, from left to right: Oct 2017, Jan 2018 and April 2018–and apologies for the lousy photo quality, but you get the idea).

What do you think?

To keep things in perspective, too, if I started growing hair today, anything above my ears wouldn’t make it into a trim (and, thus, a later trim pic) for at least a year. Such is the nature of the beast (slow growing, if and when at all). But if it is getting a tiny bit thicker now, that could be a good sign that the tiny sprouts that started cropping up about a year ago stuck around. And that would be amazing!

So, there you have it, for now. My eyebrows are still gone (both) but I think I feel a tiny bit of hair on my forearms again. And the ‘head sweat’ that I referred to in this post is happening again, too, which is typically a positive sign.

All in all, I’m encouraged and looking forward to our next trim-pic update.


{Note: These are my own experiences with applied kinesiology, which clearly aren’t meant as medical advice for anyone else. But I know a lot of friends and family members are grappling with a huge variety of autoimmune issues and other ailments, so I’m happy to share my experiences. And if this is your first visit and you’d like to follow chronologically, click here. Otherwise, enjoy!}

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