Hello Everyone,

I have been gluten free since May 2009. Before the GF diet my scalp was completely smooth. Within a few months I noticed vellus hair growth across my entire scalp. Wearing a freedom wig hair piece requires a smooth scalp, my hair growth was and is interfering with the suction of my piece requiring me to shave my head. When the growth of the vellus hair first began I had to shave my head about once a week for adequate suction of my hairpiece. After 7 months of being Gluten Free I have began to see patches of pigment hairs. After 9 months I still continue to see more pigment patches appearing very slowly (aprox. 10% of pigment hairs on entire scalp but 100% visible vellus or "peach fuzz" can be seen if I let my hair grow for 1 week). I now have to shave my head every other day for my vacuum suction piece. Gluten is the only food I have eliminated from my diet. After reading information from the internet, it is to my understanding that if Gluten is the probable cause to my alopecia totalis it could take a year or more for hair growth. I am not discouraged but wondering what everyone else who is doing a gluten free diet is getting for results? I have had "peach fuzz" for around 4 month. Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks
Dana

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Comment by George Ortiz on February 27, 2010 at 8:36pm
I have been lactose free for about 4.5 months now and indeed have noticed 1st a definite gastro intestinal and all around healthy feeling as well as some vellus hair growth all over my head i can actually feel light peach fuzz were ther was others wise none as well as dark thicker pathes in the front around widows peak area. i do think diet plays a huge part in resolving issues over time. Hope it works for you,and thanks for the valuable information, George O
Comment by yasmin on February 28, 2010 at 8:45am
hello

I had protein diet for 2 months 3 years ago..I just ate meat, salad, ham, bean, yogurt, milk)...and I had hair growth ...Maybe it was just coincidence...

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