Monday, December 20, 2010


So I got the results back from my doctor a few weeks ago.  I do in fact have Central Scarring Alopecia.  I am happy to finally have closure on this but now it is definitely real.  

She put me on antibiotics twice a day, which is good.  The downside is that they make me nauseous and I have be very careful about what I eat before and after I take the medicine.  I have been on them for almost a month I wasn't sure if they were "working" or not since I am still wearing a weave.  I just got home for break and it was time to get my weave redone.  I was dreading taking out my braids and combing through my hair.  But to my surprise, I didn't lose that much hair and I really think that the medicine is working. My scalp hasn't been sore or itchy either, so I am feeling good about the prospect of not losing anymore hair.

So my plan is to keep wearing this protective style in hopes of giving my natural hair a rest.  It has grown a lot and I hope to continue keeping it "safe" for a little longer.  I figure the longer my hair is, the easier it will be to hide my bald spots.

Once again, the Marcella Ellis Salon did a fantastic job and I opted for something a little shorter this time.  All in all things are well and I will keep you all updated on my hair health.


Mamta said...

hi Elisa

I don't know much about your condition..but I've recently read that Camellia Oil is wonderful for growing healthy hair and's the secret of japanese women. You probably already know all this, Ms. Hair Queen..but thought I'd share in case that helps? If you decide to try it..try to find the pure has a good brand - Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Hair Care Oil - 60ml..that i ordered recently!

Hope you're doing well :)

Elisa said...

Thanks Mamta! I actually didn't know about Camellia Oil. I am going to look it up right now.

james said...

informative posting.

Atiya_BK_Chick said...

Hello! I so feel you on this post. My scalp is having issues and I also plan on visiting a dermatologist...

Since you are one of my favorite blogs, I have nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award. See my post for details! Thanks! :)

Elisa said...

@NaturalBlackOne I'm glad that you are heading to the derm. And THANK YOU for the nomination. Please keep me posted about what the derm says and let me know if I can be of any help.