"I think if you want the feeling of hiding to go away you need to be willing to discuss the situation with people. I chose a dramatically different wig to intentionally trigger comments and questions. I found that easier than trying to…"
"I've come back to my discussion to reread the answers and it dawns on me " The secret has become bigger than the hair loss itself". I guess the main thing that bugs me is that I'm not being truthful, I feel like I'm…"
"Oh, I agree that people are observant! But wigs are not high up on their list of explanations. People tend to believe and go along with what you tell them if you say it with a lot of confidence. I go to the grocery wearing…"
"Stacie, I love the answer "New day, New Look". I'll definately use that one. But when people tell me people aren't that observant, I beg to differ. I have men that comment on my hair. I was in the grocery…"
"Stacie, i love your response. i live in a retirement community (hundreds of people) and i am paranoid about changing my wig, look or length. Afraid people will suspect i wear wigs. Actually, i don't think most people are that observant, or…"
"I think it depends on whether you want to wear rather drastically different wigs on a regular basis -- e.g., one day have short hair, another day have long hair, or one day have red hair, another day have blond. If that's what you want to…"
i lost all my hair about 3 years ago
it started out gradual and after a lot of pain with the injections i stopped
i still feel like this is a nightmare and it's not real
i know there are a lot of worse things to have but i still hate it
Do you have alopecia?
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older
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Hi Diana, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Alopecia World. I have been living with Alopecia Areata since 1991 and know full well the struggle it can be. I look forward to getting to know you. Cheryl, Co-founder
I know how hard it can be. I have had alopecia for about 30 years. After I became the spokesperson for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, a lot of women were needing my help and support, so I wrote a book called, "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing!" It might make you feel better. Check it out on my page -- and let me know how else I can help.
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