My Alopecia & Hair Loss Story

Over 4 years ago I struggled with alopecia and hair loss. When I found out I was losing my hair, it was very sudden and very traumatic. I was trying to grow my natural hair and it proved to be very difficult.  It seemed to be growing very slowly and not very strong.

This was a very difficult time for me and added to my insecurity.  We can blame it on the media or society but the reality is, as women a lot of our identity is wrapped up in our beauty. Our hair is a large part of that beauty.


My Hair Loss Journey

My hair used to be thick. It was not very long, but it had some good density. The first time I knew I was suffering from hair loss was when my hair started to feel and look thinner.

My hair loss started on the left, front side of my scalp and then eventually moved to the left, back side of my head.

My Alopecia Area - Hair Loss

(Bald Patches Found On The Left Front Side Of My Head)

I decided to shave off all of my hair because it was too depressing for me to see less and less hair each day. My hair was looking really stringy and unhealthy and I couldn’t take it.


(Bald Patches Found On The Left Back Side Of My Head After Shaving Off My Hair)

My Alopecia - Free Hair Loss 3

(1 Month AFTER  the picture taken above)

In this picture (above) even though the rest of my hair was growing back and filling in. The area with the alopecia bald spot was still baby, smooth and there was no hair growth at all.


Searching For Hair Loss Help 

I had discovered that my hair was thinning, I had no idea that it was alopecia. All I knew was that my hair was thinning and I thought maybe I could find some support from other women online. I was looking for people who I could relate with about my hair loss.

I searched the web for women who had suffered from hair loss but I kept finding women who had amazing hair growth. Not very many women openly discussed their hair loss issues.  I started to realize that hair loss amongst women was rarely discussed online and that hair loss was not a large topic of discussion.

Feeling Hopeless 

The stories online that I did find were heartbreaking and made me very depressed.  Many said that their hair loss spread all over their scalp and even their body.  Others said their hair did not grow back at all.

Many times I saw women who had been growing their natural hair for years. They had the “perfect head of hair” in their eyes, but then they soon discovered they had alopecia.  These women who discovered they had alopecia had no answers as to why this was happening.

Worse yet, they had no clue what they were going to do to stop it.  Watching these women made me feel like there was no end to my misery.  It was nice to know that I wasn’t alone, but it was very discouraging to know that no one had any real success stories.

Hair Growth Success

After years of trial and error and more hair loss, I hit rock bottom.  I was sick of looking in the mirror and seeing more and more hair missing from head.

I needed answers and a solution that would help me to get back the hair that I had lost and with that, my self-confidence.

I did some research, I did some praying and I came up with a cure to my hair loss and alopecia.

I can thankfully say that I have been Alopecia Free for over 10 years! In my ebook I share the details of my story in hopes that you find some answers, support and freedom.


17 responses to “My Alopecia & Hair Loss Story”

  1. totianna says:

    Hi ms. Jass I’m totianna I have also found that over time my hair has fell Out on both sides of my hhave I believe I do have alopecia. It is smooth on the sides I do still have edges what should I do to help my hair grow back

  2. Taylor Swain says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I am here to tell you that Jass’s regimen WORKS. I am a living testimony. As a child I had beautiful long, thick, luscious hair. As I grew up I started letting the unrealistic westernized beauty standards deteriorate my mindset about my hair texture. I began braiding, pressing, perming and weaving my hair. After THIRTEEN years of terrible hair treatment I decided to make a change. I had NO EDGES. After getting encouraged and watching Jass’s videos, who I share a similar hair texture with, I decided to shave off every single inch of my hair on my head, like Jass. The only regret that I have is that I wish that I shaved off all that nasty hair sooner. It has been almost four months now, (in the pictures its at three months), and my hair is FLOURISHING off of Jass’s regimen. I wash my hair with only warm- hot water three times a week, and wash and deep condition bi-weekly. I use her shea butter mixture every morning and night and seal it with black castor oil and water. I also sleep with satin scarves and silk pillowcases. My hair is just growing, my edges are coming back and my hair is so much thicker. I am also taking mielle organics, which are pills to support healthy hair growth. I have also maintained a healthy diet and exercise. So, overall I have just seen an immense improvement in my hair and i OWE IT ALL TO JASS. She is heaven sent! I thank the universe I found her page every day. Please, please, please Do not get discouraged. If you are consistent, nourish and care for you hair EVERYDAY. I can promise you that you will see results immediately.

  3. Mohit says:

    Hi everybody I am Mohit an Indian 29 yrs old with good hairs. just 3days before i got fever and saw a patch on my head i took it as normal but it was increasing daily today i saw my doc he prescribed me minoxidil & Aminexil topical solution, biotin calcium pantothenate minerals and amino acid capsules and instructed me to apply onion juice on infected area.
    Dont know whether it ll work or not
    I m stressed and tensed
    Can anybody guide and how long time it ll take to regain lost hairs

    • Mohit says:

      Now i ve 4 patches but all are small
      Thank god only i can notice them not others

    • Hello Mohit!
      I am so sorry to read that this is happening to you. Please know that you are not alone. The sickness that you got could have triggered the hair loss.

      Everyones hair growth process will take a different time. For some it may take a month and for someone else it may take a year! Everyone has developed alopecia/hair loss for different reasons. Yours may be because of an illness, mine was stress, for other people it may be pregnancy and the list goes on.

      Some people have a stronger immune system than others which will cause their hair to grow back faster. It really all depends. Please keep a Hair Growth Diary of the changes with your hair and scalp. This will help you to determine whether or not your Drs regimen for you is working or not.

      Also, please feel free to stay connected. If you have any further questions or concerns I am happy to help you. Have a great day! Jass xo

      • Mohit says:

        So nice of you
        Thanks for contacting
        Glad to see such a good response
        Its around 20 days now i am happy as there is no new patch and no more hair loss may old patches recover soon. I am using herbal natural therapies also such as drinking aloe vera juice, lemon and amla juice. I apply onion juice also daily night and one new oil from himalaya name is hairzone i think its working. I may suggest others also to use aloe vera and citrus fruits

  4. Mohit says:

    Hey all
    Now i ve full new baby hairs in my two patches . Now only two patches remains out of which one ve few old hairs earlier they were very thin now they are normal as other hairs. But one patch is still bald smooth shiny.

    You can use my methods to treat AA.

  5. Mohit says:

    In a month i got all my patches filled with new baby hairs. All hairs look strong and black as are others. Use onion juice to massage your scalp ,apply aloe vera on scalp and can drink it too and have citrus fruits.

  6. CSLuis says:

    What do you use to promote growth besides jojoba oil? I heard Jamaican Castro oil but it made my hair shed. I’m now trying coconut oil but thinking of going back to jojoba oil. What do you use, n what has been successful for you?

  7. Akash singh says:

    Hello I am facing hairloss problem and it termed as Alopecia areata and there’s a patch started on my scalp I want to recover it as soon as possible before it goes in worse condition. I guess its in initial stage
    Suggestions are worthfull
    Natural remedies

    • Hello Akash!

      Thank you so much for writing to me.
      I am so sorry that you are suffering from AA. Please know that you are not alone.

      I share all about my hair recovery here on this website and on my Youtube channel here:

      Unfortunately, there are no current remedies that will work for everyone, however, you have to try out something to know what will work for you.

      Please know that natural products, a consistent regimen and a healthy diet are key to hair growth success.

      If you have any further questions, I am happy to help you.
      Have a great day!
      Jass xo

  8. Michelle D. Young says:

    I have had a form of alopecia areata for as long as I can remember. I do not have hair around my edges. I don’t know when or how it started, but looking at pictures of myself as a little girl, I had a head full of thick, healthy hair. Having to deal with not having “edges” caused me so much pain…I was picked on in high school, my self esteem was shattered, and I became depressed. As I got older, I realized that I could camouflage my problem with certain hairstyles…and those became my trademark…always something with bangs. About a year and a half ago, I noticed that my hair was thinning A LOT at the crown of my head. Panic and despair set in. I stopped relaxing my hair to see if that would help, I started using ‘hair filler’ products to try to hide the thinning, I had my thyroid checked, I had hormone levels checked. I have tried Keranique (which only caused my hair to become tangled and dry, leading to breakage) and several other products. Nothing has worked….so I have started wearing wigs. I have tried to tell myself over and over again that I am NOT my hair…its easy to say it…not so easy to believe it. I rarely look in the mirror without my hair covered, it just makes me sad. I guess some people would call me vain…but those people probably have hair. I’m sorry to go on so long…but finding a website that is honest about this issue has given me a chance to say how I feel. No one understands if it hasn’t happened to them. So, now I simply wash and condition my hair every week with the Shea Moisture products. They seem to work well with restoring some moisture to my hair and detangling it. After I wash it I let it air dry and then I braid it down…and put my wig(s) on when I go out.

    • Hello Michelle!
      Thank you so much for writing to me. I am honoured that you found a place that you could just vent and let it all out, while still connecting with others who are where you are or who know how you feel.

      It is so sad that we have all felt the same feelings of anxiety, depression and low-self esteem. Men, women and children have been affected by this horrible issue and I pray that we can all find some sort of peace and acceptance here. I am happy that you found this site and I am here to help you to stay encouraged, especially on those days when you do not feel worth it. Do not ever hesitate to contact me.

      Please make sure that the products that you are using are all natural, especially if you are leaving the products on your hair and on your scalp. I have heard complaints about Shea Moisture products by people with scalp and hair growth issues. Please keep in mind that I have not personally tried Shea Moisture, but I don’t want you to take a risk – in case you haven’t heard.

      Please make sure that the ingredients do not contain colours/perfumes or any other chemical that can contribute to skin/scalp issues. The more natural the better for healing.

      Besides that, I think by you keeping your regimen simple, you are on the right track. If you have any questions or concerns, I am always happy to help you. Have a great day! ~Jass xo

  9. Austin says:

    Hello Jessica, I am very happy to see your story and success. Congratulations on the new book and thank you for sharing. I am a 22 year old young brother from Boston. I got my first Alopecia spot a year ago. I had beautiful hair. Now the whole back of my head is skin and I few patches on the side. I was getting the injections which I believe made things worst. Will your treatment work for me as a young male? I would like to be guided directly by you on what steps to take. I’m ready to go back to my life.

    God bless you

    • Hello Austin!
      Thank you so much for writing to me.

      I am very sorry that you are going through this. You are not alone!
      Unfortunately, injection do make things worse. I read a lot of horror stories and I know that over time of continued use, the negative health affects are shocking. It is great that you stopped using them now.

      Yes, many men use my products and many have gotten results.
      Please keep in mind, that what has worked for them, may not work the same way for you. The only real way to know if anything can work for you, would be to try it.

      With that said, I still recommend you using natural products instead of products full of chemicals.

      I would be happy to guide you further.
      You can either send me a personal email here:

      Or you can grab a copy of my new ebook here:

      The book is full of more helpful information then what I could write to you in an email.
      It is structured and step-by-step, to lead you to what you need to do now.

      Please do not be discouraged. There are answers out there.
      If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me again.

      Have a great day!
      Jass xo

  10. Sandy Manuel says:

    It started around Five years ago. A friend of my placed a hair piece on my hair. Mind you that another Top
    Stylist was doing my hair as well. She Cut off nearly All of my hair on the Top. Where the good friend with the hair
    piece Glued the hair piece and when it was time to remove that piece she tore that piece off of my head. My hair Never came back? The bottom portion seems to grow but the piece that was torn out has small bits of hair on it. Leaving the top portion of my head Bald. She even Laughed at me and said that my head looked like Alopcia? I am so frustrated and ashamed? Do you think that it’s any help for me. Sandy Manuel

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