It's Hair Loss Support At Its Best
I was wondering if anyone could help me out! The bald spots on my head are SUPER itchy. Is there anything i can do to stop it from itching?
Added by Sara on July 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Or should I say, what am I trying to cure? My hair started falling out when I was 9. I've lost "love", been angry, been depressed, been there... I'm done with that. I don't care if there's a cure for hair growth anymore. I can only hope that there's a cure for insecurity, shallowness, and feeling left out. Self acceptance? Emotional growth? It would be like trying to find a cure for a dysfunctional society. I wonder who made these crazy rules anyway. Stupid rules about how everything should…Continue
Added by CandiiP0w3r5 on July 21, 2014 at 9:11pm — No Comments
Added by Kat on July 20, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments
If you're in Southern California, join us for an International Alopecia Day luncheon in San Diego on Saturday, August 2. Bonus: I'm planning on going on a Bald Mannequin Project photo shoot in the nearby mall after our lunch for those who would like! Celebrate the 5th annual IAD with us from 11:30am - about 1:30pm at Cozymel's in the north part of San Diego near I-805. Private room, party! Please RSVP to me if you would like to come. Family, Kids, Friends are welcome. Bald is optional -…Continue
Added by Mary on July 20, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments
As I've had alopecia for ever I feel really strange to find I'm crying over a loss right now.
I'm unsure the trigger but just been thinking how sad I'd feel to loose the random patches of regrowth although there is no guarantee it will even stay. But what has caused it to come? What was the trigger to cause it to grow? Why can't I work out what I've done differently to keep it growing? Why am I even bothered? And why right now do I feel so sad over it.... not a good alopecia day :(
Just found you guys....I was diagnosed with FFA last year after going round and round to docs looking for reasons I was losing my hair, only to be told I had female pattern baldness, but it proved to be a much more specific diagnosis and I hate it. Losing from the front to back is just weird and there does not seem to be anything to do about it. I have lost most of my eyebrows, all my face fuzz, arm hair and leg hair, as well as my ridiculously receding hairline front and by my ears. I…Continue
I have a black lace front wig and it's not the colour I want. It's real hair.. Has anyone ever dyed a Black wig like stripped it and then coloured it the colour they want. I'm thinking a chocolate brown colour but I don't want to go ahead and do it as if it messes up that's a lot of money ruined..
Added by Nammer on July 16, 2014 at 12:12am — No Comments
I have suffered from Alopecia since I was about 9 years old. It hasn't been easy for me. I am 35 years old and still am not comfortable with my appearance.
Well, I am currently being treated for Rheumatoid arthritis. My current medications are Plaquenil 200mg twice a day and Neurontin 300mg three times a day(For nerve pain). I've been taking medication for about 3 months. As per web MD, "Plaquenil is used, usually with other medications, to treat certain auto-immune diseases (Lupus,…Continue
Been going through a lot of emotions lately, with myself and the others around me. Comin' up on 7 years in the fall. Man, I hate saying that. Just so tired of saying that, tired of myself and the efforts I feel like I must put forth just to feel pretty, natural and comfortable with myself around other people. I've been so tired of my hair, my locks of love wig piece. I've seriously had the same hair style for my entire high school career. Feeling so deprived and degraded a bit. I just don't…Continue
Seven years ago I finished chemotherapy for breast cancer. I waited for my hair to grow back, waited some more and then some.
To my horror and disbelief I realised I was waiting in vain. I spent the next 7 years trying to discover the truth, why my world had been turned upside down. Actually not only my life but that of my family too. I finally discovered I have become part of a dirty little secret of the drug Taxotere.
By now I was desperate for closure on this nightmare so I…Continue
What are you going to do to celebrate International Alopecia Day this year?
Be a part of the fun as people all around the world celebrate and raise awareness. Wherever you live, plan a party, an event, or just take a photo of your beautiful self on the first Saturday in August - August 2, 2014.
Last year we had over 105 people from 22 countries - will your hometown be represented in the annual YouTube video?
Here's all you need to know:…Continue
Added by Mary on July 11, 2014 at 11:18pm — No Comments
I"m just a little late on this post but it's now year number seven. Going on eight.
How time goes by so quickly. It seems like it was just yesterday when my alopecia came into my life.
So tough those first few years.
It gets easier day by day. Year by year.
Hugs to all,
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!
Added by Holly on July 10, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Hi, I'm just wondering if alopecia is hereditary as I have read it is whereas my ancestors and relatives haven't really shown signs of it.
I believe that Alopecia can kill us on the inside and leave us a physical shell with a defeated spirit. It almost did that to me. We MUST nurture and pamper our emotional selves (well, too much pampering is bad of course, but go easy on yourself for at least three years) during the transition from possessing hair (and, no, I don't mean owning a wig lol) to not anymore - of course, that is, if we don't come up with a no-side-effects cure - which would be totally kick ass. Then, being bald…Continue
Added by Laura Adams on July 9, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I, myself, have just no time to spare,
To fret, mope, or worry over hair.
But WHY are some compelled to stare? -
It's JUST a scalp! So what, it's bare?
- Laura Adams 6-8-14
The year was 1995
I had long hair;
I felt alive.
The hair was lost-
I ceased to thrive.
To accept the loss
First failed but strived.
And in the end
Well, I survived!
- Laura Adams, July 9, 2014
I feel like I shouldn't be here. But I don't have any other people to talk to well I have friends but I don't feel that I can talk to them because they have the one thing I want more then anything in the world and wouldn't understand the way I feel about my appearance as they don't have the same problem as I do. I haven't been told I have alopica or any form of Hairloss because I haven't been to the doctors. I don't want to go because if I do have anything like that then that's me 'Natasha…Continue