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Hair growth :)

So a few months ago I wrote a post saying that I was seeing results for my hair loss. I was diagnosed with AA by my dermatologist and my regular doctor a few months after I saw the little patches.This happened December 2013. Soon I lost easily 80 percent of my hair over the months that passed, and I am sure I would have lost more if I hadn't started my meds. As I mentioned before I had gone to my regular doctor and the dermatologist, both whom performed a series of test by drawing blood to rule… Continue

Added by wiz on January 25, 2015 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Whirlwind week of highs and lows, wins and losses

So, where could I possibly start?

Having never been to a naturopath before, I took the advice of a friend and sought out a very well known one in my area. In the month I waited for my appointment, anyone I mentioned it to seemed to have heard of him and his silky skills. I got more and more excited as the appointment approached, which coincided with repeated trips back to my hopeless GP as we went through the process of blood tests and him delivering results in a monotone, emotionless…

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Added by Aly on January 23, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Getting there!

I just want to give some hope to those out there that are searching for "The Wig That Works".

I have probably seen just about every wig there is online to see.  I have been to the wig shops countless times and paid that $1 to try on 3 having to expose my less than attractive head of hair.  I have tried the Toppix that turned my bathroom brown, I have tried the human hair hair pieces.  That was a joke.  I have tried the expensive no heat synthetic only to make me look like wig…

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Added by pandrew on January 20, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Well here I am again

At 21 I thought my hair would've been back by now. For the last 7-8 years I've mostly ignored the problem or pretended I didn't care. Reality is, I do care. I also wonder if my condition is in the way of having a relationship. I see many girls my age either married, engaged, or at least with someone, while I'm left alone. It really takes a special kind of guy to deal with our issues inside and out.

Basically the past 5 years have been hell, medically speaking. From my hair loss, 3…

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Added by Rita on January 20, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

New to Alopecia World

Good afternoon, Everyone!

My name is Rebecca, 23, and I am new to Alopecia World. I thought making a blog post would be a great way to get started and to meet other people who are living life with alopecia. All of my life, I have always had long and beautiful hair. Before leaving the house, the one thing that had to be perfect was my hair.

I first noticed my hair loss starting around mid August of 2014 and was officially diagnosed with AA in October of 2014. My hair loss…

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Added by rebeccasuelin on January 18, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

As you men face the prejudice?

I have 4 years that am with Alopecia Areata, I still difficulties have to deal with it, for here when some people see me as soon think I have cancer or that I'm a thief. I wonder if this happens to you and how you deal with this prejudice?

Added by Tomy Pereira on January 8, 2015 at 9:38pm — 2 Comments

Chronic telogen effluvium after IUD birth control and stress

I wanted to start off saying I had the biggest head of thick coarse hair that i always took for granted. I was the one who would walk into a hair salon and everyone would argue you take her no you take…
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Added by Hosch on January 4, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Itchy Scalp

I use Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution 0.05%w/w for my itchy scalp.I am on the up which means, My bald spots have re-grown hair, but when it's on the down side , my scalp itches like crazy and the hair falls out. I also use men's Rogaine(generic form) daily.

Added by Booklover on January 3, 2015 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

The Morphing of Crowned Regal 2015 -A Letter to My Friends at AW

Hello All,

It's been quite a long time since I've posting anything on Alopecia World and am happy to see that this website is still around and it's where you'll find the most beautiful bald people in the world!

I've been through quite a bit of life balance changes as lots of us have and just haven't had the time to post as much as I used to blog. I returned to this website as it still helps with this "roller coaster of a  ride" called alopecia. It' still helps me when I am in…

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Added by Crowned Regal on January 3, 2015 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Do you believe in signs?

Do you believe in signs?

For well over a year now I've been seeing feathers in my path. Mainly at the park when I'm walking my beautiful Weimaraner dogs, but also in other places that are more random, like in the city on my path to work.

Anyway, so that's the feathers. Then, shortly after my diagnosis with AA, I was op shopping and found a stack of Barbie and Brats dolls. They were so cheap that I grabbed all the ones that didn't have missing limbs for my nieces and action man…

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Added by Aly on January 1, 2015 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Regrowth

So my hair has started to grow back ... kind of. I guess what I have now would be AA. It is very patchy. I feel kind of ungrateful saying this but I actually wish it would just go away. Way less than 50% of my head has hair so it looks terrible. I don't tolerate my wigs anymore so I always wear a scarf to work and usually a hat outside of the office. I am so tired of covering my head!

Added by ASRN on January 1, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Beautiful human hair, new wig for SALE

Hello ladies and Happy New Year!

I have an amazing quality wig which I want to sell. Its made of the top quality virgin remy hair. 

Has adjustable medium size cup with silk top for more comfort. the hairline is very real and hair can be moved to any direction and styled. the top is all hand made. $900 only. in NYC i bought a similar quality wig but much shorter for $2900

Here is a photo from the back.

please write me back if interested. i have more photos.…

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Added by Tatiana on January 1, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Recommended hairdresser

Hi, I live on the Gold Coast and I am looking for a hairdresser who is good with cutting wigs. Does anyone have any recommendations. I have come across so many salons that won't touch a wig and I am struggling to find a good hairdresser that will. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Added by Claudia on December 29, 2014 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

Androgenetic alopecia and green tea - does this reduce hair loss and promote hair growth ?

Hello guys,

So I have been googling and come across an article which says that green tea can reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. has anyone tried this ? has it been successful or unsuccessful ?

if it has been successful please could you tell me... how long you've had androgenetic alopecia and how long it took to be effective? also could you tell me whether it reduced hair loss or if you had any hair regrowth. If you had any hair regrowth please could you roughly tell me…

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Added by 23311 on December 27, 2014 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Warmest Christmas greetings to you from Perth, Western Australia

Merry Xmas to you all! How did everyone survive the last two days? I had a beautiful day yesterday with both my family and my partners at our house. We blew tradition to the wind and had tapas lunch instead of the traditional food. Swimming and pool volleyball with the wee folk (until the dogs popped the ball - lol) and a few too many champagnes for the hostess! Today though, I'm exhausted and have ignored the world. It's been all about crochet and tv for me all day. You?

Added by Aly on December 26, 2014 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

MerryChristmas and happy holidays to all

Regardless of our illnesses we have much to be thankful for. Have great holiday.

Added by itzmejudy on December 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Intense head itching

My hair has been back two years and have never forgotten how awful it was living with alopecia.

Which is why I'm worrying because all of a sudden I'm getting an intensely itchy scalp followed by a bald patch.

I can handle the odd bald patch but is this the start of another awful period in my life?

Added by Shane Beard on December 23, 2014 at 3:30am — 35 Comments

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa spots galore

I was so will-powered up at the work xmas party yesterday. I ignored the cheese platters and chocolate, strudel and cheesecake. I ignored the bread, bread sticks, dips and feta salad. There was still plenty of GF options and dairy-free things for me to eat and I was full to bursting.

Came home and bought the family pizza while I happily ate a mango and a peach.

Then as I'm watching TV I discover several new spots, all at the back of my head. I've been doing (nearly) everything…

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Added by Aly on December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

4:00 AM Freak Out

I'm suddenly wide awake. It's totally dark and all I can hear is my white noisemaker. My jaw is sore from having been clenched hard during my sleep. I don't even have to get out of bed to check the time -- I already know that it's between 4:00 and 5:00 in the morning. The only uncertainty is whether or not I'll be able to fall back to sleep before my alarm goes off a few hours later. I feel sad because I had been sleeping, and, while asleep, I had had some respite from my…

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Added by Feedingsparrows on December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

What I've tried

It took me a long time to realize the severity of hairloss that was in store for me.  At first, I assumed that the shedding was due to seasonal shifts and stress and that it would stop naturally.  I had plenty of hair and the slight thinning was noticeable only to me. In this stage, I tried Nioxin products and a grow-fast conditioner.  I had to switch back to Head and Shoulders when the cold weather led to dandruff, and the conditioner made my scalp itch, so I stopped using it.  I added…

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Added by Feedingsparrows on December 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

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