Natural Cures for Hair Loss in Children

| Modified on Oct 31, 2022
Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by Cindy (Queens, New York) on 08/29/2013

Two years ago my son was diagnosed with a bacteria fungal infection and was prescribed gresiofluvin, that worked but after a couple of months stopped working. Went to a diff. Derm. , who prescribed an alcohol based solution with a cream for the bumps and diagnosed him with alopecia then his hair started to grow back but then started to fall out again. Now I'm trying auroplus shampoo and terbisil kids tablet and cream with little progress. What suggestions do you have since my son will be starting grade school next year and am afraid he will get teased.

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 08/29/2013

Dear Cindy,

I am guessing your little boy is 4 or 5? Does he still have the bacterial/fungal infection? And is it on his head? Some things I would try for mine would be tea tree oil, diluted in coconut oil (1 t. tea tree to 1 T. coconut oil) topically. Also, if you could get him to drink nettle tea (or nettle/peppermint tea) that is purifying to the blood and also nettles are good for the hair.

You might also look into Castor Oil Packs on this website. It is helpful to so many conditions and would be a safe thing to try on your little one.

GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) (a drop in orange juice each day) would be a safe and easy thing to try.

Hope you find relief for your little guy soon!

~Mama to Many~

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by Megan Bowles (Arizona, Phoenix) on 05/24/2015

My son has no alopecia. My concern is that his hair is thin and very slow to grow. It's been 10 months now since he had a haircut but his hair has not reach the tops of his ears yet. It's a little rough but shiny. We had him shaved twice already since his 1st birthday. He is already 3 years old by the way. He still drinks his milk and vitamin supplements regularly. Can I use any of the remedies for alopecia to improve the condition of his hair?

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 12/29/2021

Sandybeach, look into Castor Oil. I should think that internal would be better in this case, BUT only drops at a time so as not to cause diarrhea.

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by Alana (Bc Canada) on 05/15/2015

I was diagnosed with areata alopecia some time ago and was wondering what to do to restore the area that has been affected? Thank you

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/26/2015

Dear Megan,

I have known of toddlers and preschoolers who had very slow hair growth that ended up with a head full of hair by school age. It is possible that your child's hair growth will pick up naturally.

At the same time, if I were concerned about my child's hair growth, I would do some of the following:

Use shampoos that do not have SLS in them. You could even just use baking soda to wash his hair. 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 drop of tea tree essential oil, and 1 Tablespoon of water to clean the scalp, once or twice a week.

It sounds like you are making sure he has a nutritious diet. You could add some gelatin to his diet - there are many healthy jello recipes that use natural unflavored gelatin, which is good for hair, skin and nails.

Milk Kefir and nettle tea are two things that are helpful to a variety of conditions and they are both mild to the system. As with anything, it is best to start with less and increase the amount if it seems to suit the person.

Let us know how it goes for him!

~Mama to Many~

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by sandybeach (Kingsley, MI) on 12/28/2021

My youngest lost every stitch of her hair on her whole body, within approx 4-5months, at the age of 7. We went to over 2 dozen, mostly western, medical doctors and specialists to no avail. It's "only autoimmune", "steroid needling", "low grade chemotherapy now before it's too late". Needless to say, at 11yrs old, she's still completely hairless.

It has to be gut imbalance, or malnutrition, maybe even parasites - as she is a very picky eater, quite thin and has eczema. We haven't really tried anything yet as she is strong willed, and so far has loved not having hair, and feels she's "more evolved" than the rest of us :0) "But it would be nice if people would stop asking me if I was sick, or how my cancer treatment is going." :0(

May I ask, are all these recommended treatments topical?

Fungal Hair Loss in Children
Posted by gordon (london) on 10/31/2022

Hi, How much is a 'cap'? What if I do not wash it off? It will not work? Thank you