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There should be more groups!

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Comment by Steve_C86 on November 5, 2017 at 8:58pm

Hey everyone!

My name is Steven and I'm 31. I started losing my hair last year around this time and it never stopped. Facial hair, scalp, even eyebrows are gone. It took me a long time to stop trying to deny that I had it and hoping the hair would come back. Ive been on an emotional rollercoaster for the past year, so I figured I would connect. We aren't alone. I hope that I can help in this group. 

Looking forward to meeting allof you.


Steven

Comment by marypaulinem on April 24, 2016 at 3:22am

Waving hello to everyone!  Welcome to hchib and your daughter!  I saw via email that you had posted here.  Am hoping you are able to find resources in your area.  Also, to everyone who took the time to reply to my earlier comment, I owe you all a huge THANK YOU for your support.  Just 15 days after my previous post, I was indeed laid off and one day later, I interviewed for a full-time job.  Decided to go 'au natural' with no wig or scarf ... and I was very blessed in landing the job.  Am still struggling with the change, as it's an entirely new environment for me, and with the added stress, have lost more hair, but I'm actually happier now than I was while working in retail!  Haven't thought about wearing headscarves for awhile now and seem to be less conscious these days.  Hope all are doing well and would love to see some more discussions here.

Comment by hchib on April 23, 2016 at 10:20pm
I'm new here. Looking for support as a parent of a 15yo daughter with hair loss .. Monmouth county
Comment by joan on November 4, 2015 at 5:45pm

Hi Mary,

I went through similar experience in last few years.  I am 61 and lost my job about 2 years ago.  I was also going through losing hair on right side of my head (still going through that). 

Hang in there, you will make it through.  It's a very good idea to update your resume.  Job market is different these days.  Interviewers are looking for key words etc. in resumes.  I just googled how to update resume and began from there.

Also, if needed try to update your computer skills.  Send out as many resumes as you can and maybe do a  Linked In Profile.  Remember, you can do this and you will succeed.  It is a tough situation but don't give up.  I like Wendy's comment also.  A wig would be good idea, at least in the beginning.  Once you land a position, you can decide how you can handle it.

Best wishes

Comment by Wendy on November 4, 2015 at 3:15pm

You may want to invest in a wig for the interviewing process ahead.    It's unfair, but many employers will judge women with thin hair.  Unfortunately, alopecia is not a protected class.  I know that some women also shave what's left of their hair and can really rock the bald look.  Scarves can be beautiful too, but an employer might think you are in the middle of Cancer treatment.  Of course, in the end, we should just do what's comfortable for us, but these are just my thoughts. 

Comment by marypaulinem on November 3, 2015 at 2:03pm

Haven't been here in ages, but wish I would have visited more.  Am in a very tough storm of pending unemployment.  Employer has filed bankruptcy back in July 2015 and my coworkers and I are laid off on Thanksgiving Day.  While I am riding out the waves to be able to collect partial unemployment, I have gone on a few interviews.  I'm in my late 40s, with life long battles of extreme thin, fine, short hair with scab dandruff.  I just don't know what I am going to do.

Comment by soniamarry on August 19, 2015 at 7:24pm
Hey nj we should meet up!!!! It has been a lonnnng time!!!! :)
Comment by soniamarry on August 19, 2015 at 1:50pm
Hello to all in the group!!! :)
Comment by marypaulinem on June 27, 2015 at 6:24am

Waiving hello from Passaic County, NJ!  Have dealt with extreme thin fine hair since birth; am in late 40's.  Currently, not wearing any coverings, but am considering headscarves for first time.  Looking forward to gaining and giving support here.

Comment by Sabrina on May 23, 2015 at 5:57am

Hello everyone,

It's a day all about us...5K Run/Walk for Alopecia Awareness Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Rose Tree Park in Media.  Details@ www.versida.org/IAMVERSIDA5K.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

 

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