I have alopecia areata and have for the last 11 Years, I have recently discovered a spot on my head right at the top of my crown, that I too am trying to figure out how to handle when it gets bigger. Right now I am thinking pretty scarves and headbands might do the trick, but we will see where the spot grows to.
What I would recomend to you is to get an IGG test to see what other foods cause inflamation in your body. For me it was dairy and when I gave it up it made a huge difference. My hair loss never completly stopped, but it did slow down considerably. Lately I have gotten lazy and have been eating cheese, and my hair is falling out as bad as it was before gluten free/ dairy free changes. So as of today, I am starting an elimination diet.
If you watch your skin it can also tell you if you are reacting to another food. I always break out when I eat dairy.
Also, think about your stress level 6-8 weeks ago. That is how long it takes your body to react to stress and anxiety. 8 weeks ago my brother's(whom I am very close to) house burned down.
Remember, it can take up to 2 years for gluten to leave your body, and if you are like me, you goofed a lot initially.