Hi, I am a 52 year-old single mom. AA for 3 years on and off and then AU for over 7 years after a terribly traumatic year ending with a 3-month illness.
I am struggling to find where my feminine side has been hiding since I lost my hair. This society has drummed into people's minds that physical beauty reigns supreme. That without that - you are nothing. What a terrible message to send to our children!
To go out into the dating world again, at this age and in the "condition" (my word) that I am in is frightening to me. The thought of being rejected or being hurt or insulted for something that I have no control over is just horrible. Does anyone else share that struggle?
Are you age 18 or older?
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a freedom wig is not a wig, its a prosthesis. It is molded to your head and is suctioned to your head. If you tug on the prosthesis, it wll not come off unless u create an air pocket with your finger. you should google "freedom hair"
Hi Angel! I so agree withyour comment about trying to find our feminine side once again! I can honestly share your feelings about dating with this condition for I was an older single mom for over 15 years.
Thanks goodness this website has come along!
You can feel feminine even with hair loss - just focus on your best assets; update your makeup or try some new accessories; treat yourself to a professional manicure & pedicure; try out some new headgear.
Glad to hear that someone else here is from NJ. I'm in Norther NJ. Where are you? I've had alopecia for 36 years. It sucks but I live with it. Hopefully we'll get a chance to talk sometime.
Wow, I know what you are going through. I've been through it all, since I've had aa for 30 years! The dating part can be a nightmare. I wanted to help support other women, so I wrote a book called, "f Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing!" It has lots of help with dating, men, makeup tips and tips on finding good wigs -- and other women's stories as well as my own. If you are interested, go to my page. There's a link at the bottom and you can read more about it and order if you like, online.
Let me know if I can help you,
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