Vancouver Alopecia Areata Support Group


Vancouver Alopecia Areata Support Group

Hello Vancouverites! Connecting is one of the best ways to feel happier and become more informed! Come as you are, whether you are shy or outgoing. This is a genuine and fun group where all of us - new to alopecia or experienced, hair-wearer or au natural, seeking treatment or not - all come together and be supportive, informative, and positive for one another. After 4+ years of running this group, I can say for sure that you'll feel better after a meetup! :)

Come to our monthly meetups, or, start by joining this group and be in the loop of upcoming meetups! Sometimes I include alopecia news / remedy / stories too.

If your kid / teen has alopecia, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with other parents! It'll be, I believe, quite awesome for your child :)

Location: Vancouver
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Aug 15

Upcoming Meetups

This group gets together monthly at one of the members' homes - a cozy, positive, and fun environment, for those with alopecia. We are here to support one another, and every meetup has been amazingly mood-lifting.

Join us here and we'll send next meeting details to you in a group email!

You can always get a hold of us via AW messaging or at alopecia.vancouver[at]

We are affiliated with CANAAF (Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation).

Next meet up: We meet about once a month. Please email Tanya at the emil address above!

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Comment by Tanya on August 15, 2015 at 2:10am

For everyone looking to connect with more people with alopecia, or just to get lots of info of any kind, join the Alopecia Areata Facebook group! It's a newish group with tons of activity! Last I checked they have 6600 members already! xo

Comment by Tanya on August 15, 2015 at 1:54am

Welcome Cathy! Thanks for sharing your story :) I agree, having your eyesight is far more important than having hair - don't risk it! Is your alopecia only affecting the front? If so, I know that there are those dreadlock headbands (basically wider headbands) that are a great alternative to wigs. I've seen them at Target. A silk scarf or cotton bandana could work well too, depending on your style!

Comment by Cathy on August 14, 2015 at 3:41pm

Hi.  My name is Cathy.  I was diagnosed with frontal fibrosing alopecia a few years ago.  I went through treatment with injections and a couple of oral drugs.  One I rejected outright as I was told I would need to be an opthamologist every year to check my eyesight.  Eventually gave it all up after waiting at the dermatologist for over two hours to see him.  I have been hoping that it would just stop.  I recently purchased a wig but haven't worn it with this summer's heat.  I do feel rather frustrated some days.  

Comment by Tanya on July 14, 2015 at 9:39pm

Cool! No wig is great, especially in the summer!

Comment by lea on July 14, 2015 at 8:24pm
Yes- will come back for night market! Maybe I'll try to do w/ out my wig... (: Thx again!
Comment by lea on July 14, 2015 at 8:21pm
Comment by Tanya on July 13, 2015 at 5:47pm

So great having you visit Lea! Richmond night market soon! 

Comment by lea on July 13, 2015 at 5:35pm

@ Deeann - Beautiful book!!! Tanya had hers and Jana had some. I'm sorry I didn't have $ and room to bring back. But will be buying online soon and telling others!

Comment by lea on July 13, 2015 at 5:32pm

Good to see you Tanya and all.  Thanks for being an awesome host and YOU!! :-)

Comment by Tanya on July 5, 2015 at 5:45pm

Some photos from NAAF California this year! My first one. Highly recommend it for anyone with alopecia, especially kids and teens. 


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