After my mystery bald spot reveal, I've received some lovely encouraging words and some theories. After a Google search or two, I think  I've narrowed it down to a couple of forms of Alopecia. Alopecia is essentially a blanket word for hair loss with different forms stemming from different causes.

I believe my alopecia, which has come and gone with my sisterlocks have numerous culprits:

Hair Loss

Hormonal Change: I had my sisterlocks installed four months after giving birth and one of the post-pardum side effects is hair loss due to hormonal changes. My hair started to thicken back up but alas shortly there-after I became pregant again and did not help with the thinning.

Traction Alopecia: I have a tiny bald spot that I have had for years after getting a set of braids too tight, which compromised the hair follicles in that area.

Iron Deficiency: I have two genetic blood disorders that prevent the proper absorption of iron. Iron deficiency and malnutrition in general can cause hair loss.

I will be trying a number of things inclusive of supplements, herbal concoctions, diet and scalp massage. A common remedy for alopecia is steroid injection. I love my sisterlocks but I don't feel steroids is an option because it just seem so intense for hair. I love my hair but I believe in a balanced and natural lifestyle more.

My hair is for the most part wonderful, it is everything I have ever wanted but alas not even close to perfect. I'll try my best to figure out and remedy this bald spot, not for the aesthetic of hair but because my body is trying to tell me something and I am going to listen.