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Up-styles with full-lace wigs (?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holly Feb 20. 2 Replies

Hi wiggers, I need your expertise!Although my hair has grown back quite well since March 2013 (much thicker and curlier than it was before it fell out in Sept 2012) I still have the ophiasis pattern…Continue

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Are there any nice, short, 20s-style finger-wave wigs for white women?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Holly Jan 28. 10 Replies

I can't seem to find any 20s finger-wave style wigs anywhere, except for costume wigs in cheap synthetics that look laughable, and nicer, often human hair wigs for black women only. There don't seem…Continue

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Baboon with alopecia and vitiligo

So we are not the only ones who get this disease. This may make you feel better, as I'm sure that, even if you have vitiligo as well as alopecia, you don't look as bad as this poor baboon!Baboon with Alopecia & VitiligoSee More
Jul 10
Holly replied to Emily's discussion A woman with alopecia in the dating the world
"I don't really like real dating. As in, just going on dates. I find it much easier and more authentic and pleasant to get to know potential partners in group settings such as in sporting groups or musical groups etc. Amateur theatre, esp.…"
Jul 9
Holly commented on Emily's blog post Alopecia and happiness
"That's a pretty messed up approach on the part of your family. I'd get it out in the open and talk to them about it."
Jul 9
Holly commented on Emily's blog post My first wig
"Yeah I wouldn't recommend wearing a wig for the first time in such a confronting situation. Auditions are hard enough regardless of anything else! Just wear it to get the groceries and among close friends and such for the first few times ;-)"
Jul 9
Holly commented on KFlame's blog post Alien
"PS I also need more sleep."
Jul 9
Holly commented on KFlame's blog post Alien
"Hair and warm-bloodedness is just one type of animal (mammal).... Probably real aliens have pretty different bodily structures to us... stuff we can't even imagine! As for representations of aliens in pop culture, well, yes, unfortunately they…"
Jul 9
Holly commented on Natasha's blog post Unhappy
"as for finding the right partner, find a job and spend time looking after yourself and enjoying life and rebuilding your confidence, and sooner or later you will attract the right person (or people!!!)"
Jul 9
Holly commented on Natasha's blog post Unhappy
"also, I haven't done interviews with a visible bald patch, but I did work through the experience of losing almost all my head hair. I wore a wig mostly, or a scarf when it was over 40 degrees celsius! I told everyone at work what was happening…"
Jul 9
Holly commented on Natasha's blog post Unhappy
"hear hear, I agree with Tallgirl. :-)"
Jul 9
Holly commented on father of a girl with alopecia's blog post Why why why
"Basically nobody knows what causes it. There are lots of theories but no proven cause or reliable treatment. Considering the high remission rate from natural processes, I would just try to keep her healthy and happy and see what time and her body…"
Jul 9
Holly replied to Laura's discussion Wearing thin skin/silicon caps over hair?
"I say shave it and the boyfriend can just deal with it. If he loves you he'll stick around and get used to it. I found that wearing all kinds of wigs was soooo much better and easier when I had shaved my head. The only real practical drawback…"
Jul 2
Holly replied to donewitheverything's discussion But it does define me
"I also want to add, it may define you on a very superficial level to others, generally those who don't know you well (or at all), but it does not define who you are to YOU."
Jun 29
Holly replied to donewitheverything's discussion But it does define me
"I really feel for you, I know how hard high school can be at the best of times! I didn't have hairloss in school, it started when I was 28, but I can imagine it would have been hellish if I had been bald at school. That said, you simply have to…"
Jun 27
Holly posted a blog post

Fasting to jump-start your immune system

So I saw this today (yes I am sorry it is the Telegraph, I couldn't find the original paper). Fasting for 3 days can regenerate entire immune system study findsThis might be useful to try for those with auto-immune disorders like AA. It can't really hurt, right? Three days with only water is not going to kill you. And just imagine how good…See More
Jun 11
Andrea liked Holly's blog post Why short wigs are better
Jun 10
Sunflower25 commented on Holly's blog post Why short wigs are better
"YES YES YES.  Haha.  I would never get a long wig unless it was for something special.  Every day - short it is! I didn't want to have a part - I think that's a dead give away on the wig.  My short pixie wig has no…"
Jun 8

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Baboon with alopecia and vitiligo

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

So we are not the only ones who get this disease. This may make you feel better, as I'm sure that, even if you have vitiligo as well as alopecia, you don't look as bad as this poor baboon!

Baboon with Alopecia & Vitiligo

Fasting to jump-start your immune system

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:13am 1 Comment

So I saw this today (yes I am sorry it is the Telegraph, I couldn't find the original paper). 

Fasting for 3 days can regenerate entire immune system study finds

This might be useful to try for those with auto-immune disorders like AA. It can't really hurt, right? Three days with only water is not going to kill you. And just…

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Why short wigs are better

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:30pm 10 Comments

To all you newbies to the world of wig-wearing: welcome! It has its pros and cons like everything else in life.

You may think "ooh, I've always wanted thick, long, luscious [insert colour/style here] hair... now's my chance!" 

By all means, invest in a long luscious wig if it makes you feel better about losing your bio hair.

BUT! Please think about the practicalities.

Short wigs are WAY more practical than long wigs. Here is why:

* They don't tangle nearly…

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Stupid fine print

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

I need to vent about my health insurer's policies on wig rebates. I am with Teacher's Health Fund Australia. It all looks great on the surface: 75% rebate on the cost of the wig, at up to $350 per year. BUT they don't make the fine print available, at least not online. The fine print, as I found out to my cost, is:

-no rebates on wigs bought overseas

-no rebates on wigs bought online from auction sites such as eBay

-no rebates on second-hand wigs

-the supplier must be…

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At 9:08pm on January 27, 2013, Serge said…

Hi Holly,

My PhD is progressing a little slower than I would like. I'm about 3 yrs 4 months into it and would really like to be finished by the end of this year. How's your PhD going?

At 10:42am on November 7, 2012, Alliegator said…

Hi Holly! Thank you so much. Thank you for looking at it. That is so nice of you. :)

At 11:34pm on November 2, 2012, Holly said…
How are you going, LeslieAnn? Congrats on your book :)
At 11:33pm on November 2, 2012, Holly said…
So I'm feeling pretty upbeat. Now I have to channel some of that into my thesis chapter!
At 5:45pm on November 2, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Holly!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann

 
 
 

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