Under such circumstances, the emphasis would be on fighting the infection, rather than the growth of new hair.Â The hair will return on its own once the fungal infection has been controlled.
Impeccable upkeep of hair is essential in fighting fungal infections.
In the beginning, regularly wash and shampoo the hair with an anti-fungal shampoo. For the first few weeks, this will need to be done daily; gradually you may come back to your normal frequency.
Additionally, after shampooing and rinsing your hair you should use a final rinse of weak vinegar solution (just a spoonful of vinegar mixed into a mug of water should suffice). Be careful not to use plain vinegar regularly as it damages hair.
It’s very important to have dry hair and a dry scalp at all times. You will need to wash and dry your hair more frequently if you are in the habit of wearing a hat or cap; if you don’t, your head becomes a breeding ground for fungi.
Wearing a hat or cap constantly will lead to a buildup of moisture, which allows fungi to flourish. Try avoiding the use of caps or hats for a few weeks.
Also avoid activities that make you sweat excessively. If you are sweating, wipe down your head with a towel, and keep your scalp free of moisture.
A fungal infection often leads to excessive itching. Should itching persist beyond two weeks, you should consult a doctor, as different actions will be recommended for each individual.
If age is the cause of your bald patch, there is not much you can do about it. At times, visiting a doctor may prove useful.
Regular hair care, like shampooing, conditioning, oiling, and shielding your hair from undue wind and sunlight will be helpful in managing hair loss, but do not expect such measures or home-care remedies to stop hair loss due to ageing.
Some recently developed drugs have proven effective in stopping hair loss, but not in a reversal of the natural process.