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: 76
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

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!

Comment Wall


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Comment by Deeann 8 hours ago

It was a great meeting, and it was also wonderful to meet you Coleen. I look forward to seeing you again.

Comment by Coleen 8 hours ago

I attended my first meetup on Sunday and am so happy I did.   There were eleven of us and it was wonderful to hear all the different stories about everyone’s journeys. 

I travelled from the island to attend and will happily make the trek again – what an awesome group!

Comment by Tanya on March 14, 2017 at 9:01pm

Dear all, we are having a meetup on Sunday afternoon, March 26th! Please join the group if you haven't and I'll make sure to send the details to you :)



Comment by Tanya on July 15, 2016 at 2:20am

Hi Manhhuy,

Ah, I was born in Taiwan :)

When contacting NAAF, I recommend that you have your lawyer write the letter.

There are many English errors in your sale pitch below. That's understandable, since English is not your first language. However, you need to come across as trustworthy and reputable, if you want your future patients to have trust in you.

You wouldn't trust a doctor who makes a lot of spelling mistakes, right? What if they made a spelling mistake in the prescriptions? So, please write carefully, and have a professional write your letters when you can.

Best of luck!


Comment by manhhuyly on July 15, 2016 at 1:01am

Hi Tanya,

I am Chinese was born in Vietnam. 

I speak little  Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and English.

Thank you for suggestion. Sure, i will contact NAAF.


Comment by Tanya on July 14, 2016 at 8:03pm

Dear Manhhuy,

Thank you for reaching us :)

We are a support group, so we focus on supporting each other. For discussing your service, I suggest that you contact NAAF. If we have members interested, I'll be sure to contact you.

Also, may I ask where you are from?


Comment by manhhuyly on July 14, 2016 at 6:00pm

Hi Tanya.

My name is Manhhuy Ly.

 I  live in Vancouver. I am an Esthetician and Hair restoration.

Last year, in early April 2015, my sister had the Telogen effluvium

problem, her hair had shedding  on the floor  everywhere she gone.

She asked me for help. I did the research.What is there, why is there, how to treat it.

I started treating her hair early in April, by the end of the month the vellus had arrived, after 3 months of treatment, her hair grew so rapidly and gone back normal stage. She always has short hair cut.

Then my friend Mr Shaw who saw the whole procedure, and asked me  for help. I started treating him in August, He had Telogen effluivum and Frontal fibrosing .In September, his hair grew so rapidly and said to me (why do not do this as business).

In that time, i did not realize that hair loss Which has no cure the moment.There is big population in the world who suffer from Alopecia areate. 

I have been treating hair loss as volunteer for over a a year. At first, whenever i told people that i could treat hair loss. Everyone who are my good friend laughed at me, they said how could you do it while the hair loss researches could not do it. In January, 2016 . I hired the Wardell International business adviser and Oyen Wiggs green & Mutala llp Intellectual property Lawyers. my lawyer name is Stephanie A. Melnychuk. (Chemistry)J.D. My clients suggeted me. to join in (VAASG).I have been treating Alopecia totalis. Frontal fibrosing alopecia.

Scarring alopecia. Telogen effluvium. Traction alopecia.Trichotillomaina. But I do not treat for Alopecia unversalis and hair loss due to medical reasons

Comment by manhhuyly on July 13, 2016 at 4:20pm

Comment by lea on October 2, 2015 at 5:52pm
Oops missed that cool, thanks Tanya. Gonna check Shari's selection next too :-)
Comment by Tanya on October 1, 2015 at 4:16pm

Yes for sure Lea, above this wall is a forum area where we post hairstylists, wigs, hats info. Everyone, if you have new places / sources, add to it! <3


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