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Expensive Hair System Cuts$$$!!!

I order my hair systems from Hair Direct, and get a new system every 3-months. I get my hair cut and serviced at a salon. They want to raise the price to almost $400 a cut because I don't buy my hair from them. This seems really excessive and I'm currently unemployed and my parents are freaking out that they can't keep supporting me and my hair while I look for a job. HD does cut-ins but I just don't know how they could cut it in right without it being on my head. Does anyone know of any good… Continue

Added by Dominique Cleopatra on November 23, 2015 at 3:23am — 2 Comments

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone tried Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs with any success with helping hair loss?

We have a Community Acupuncture Practice here in South FL. Basically you sit in a group, in these gravity chairs and the doctor places needles in particular points on the body to open up the energy meridians. You sit there quietly for about 45min to 1hr. The herbs are to help balance out what area according to Chinese medicine that is weak. In addition to alopecia, I have other…


Added by Ericka on November 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

New in town

So I am still not really sure how I feel about this condition. Most of the time I feel positive and happy that, honestly, just my hair is falling out. The thing is, when I first started to notice that my hair was starting to fall out I was worried that there was something seriously wrong with me. After two doctors not being able to tell me what was wrong, the third looked and told me right away. Third times the charm, right? Well for a while I only told those closest to me what was happening…


Added by JuneB on November 18, 2015 at 11:19pm — 3 Comments

Why I'm Not An Alopecia Sufferer

Early on when I was first impacted by Alopecia and I wanted to explain it to the few people I told.  I would say that I had an auto-immune disease called Alopecia.

One day someone stopped be as I verbalized this and told me not to ever profess/claim a disease with my mouth or in my mental thoughts.

His position was that are words and powerful, almost as powerful as our thoughts.  And that we should all be particular of the language we use to edify our lives.



Added by Kristie "IronDoll" Howard on November 17, 2015 at 9:58pm — 4 Comments

For a Reason Or For Style, Is the Question

Him: "Girl you are wearin' that bald head, is that for a reason or just for style."

Me: First I give him the side eye, then I reply "its because I look so good wearing it, as you just pointed out."  I continue what I am doing and pay him no extra attention.

Him:  "Haha, your sassy; I like you!  Do you shave it yourself?"

Me: Thinking to myself, really dude?!?!  "I don't have to shave it"  I decide to take the educational route and tell him…


Added by Kristie "IronDoll" Howard on November 14, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

If You Are Happy, Tell Your Face and SMILE

We humans walk around so consumed by our thoughts and emotions. We often times don't realize how we are presenting ourselves to the world.

As a bald head wearing alopecian I often find people looking at me, when I look back at them they seem very uncomfortable at first.  The thing that I have found that helps to ease this situation the most is to flash a "big ole" SMILE at them.  This works on all ranges of people children to grumpy old men.

Have you ever noticed that when…


Added by Kristie "IronDoll" Howard on November 14, 2015 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

Belittling My Alopecia

Hello Everyone! I need to vent...

Not only am I loosing my hair, my image, my self-worth, my sense of femininity, at 29, but no one seems to understand. I finally told my mother after several months and she said "well, things like cancer happen as you get older. Its not that bad. It could be worse." My sister in law is belittling the situation too. I feel like no one is LISTENING. Just HEAR me. This is HARD. I know it would be hard for them if it happened to them too!

I needed…


Added by Veronicasteele on November 10, 2015 at 12:02pm — 6 Comments

A little update

Well... I shaved my head again. I was a little sad about it, but I feel like it's all for the best.  Whenever I shave my head and go back to wearing wigs I feel that I'm taking back control.  It's the way I cope with alopecia. I hate that when my hair tries to grow, another spot forms.  I decided I didn't want to deal with it anymore. So right now I'm back to wearing my wigs. 

Earlier I was thinking about how much things have changed over the past few years.  Last year I started…


Added by Mackenzie on November 9, 2015 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

Anyone else angry about this?

Have recently been diagnosed with alopecia areata. it has not improved my life at all and has made me a more hateful, resentful person. Anyone else angry about this?

Added by michellelc23 on November 6, 2015 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Still do not have the courage to accept my baldness and just uncover and let go.


When my oldest son asked me to let him see.  I hesitated but I pulled off my wig and I looked at him, he just stared as if he did not believe what he was seeing but he was very supportive with me and he said well one day when I get a lot of money I am going to send you to Bosley I promise you momma. How sweet of him. I know that day is far away. I just need to find something that will give me confidence like a wig where I can feel like my own hair, can…


Added by helen30 on November 6, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Clueless in N.C.

Greetings!  I am newly diagnosed with frontal fibrosing alopecia, and had no idea what it even was.

I am curious if anyone on here has experienced this same type of alopecia, and what I can expect?   I feel as if I am sort of dancing in the dark here...

comments or advice welcome


Added by ElizabethRYT on November 3, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Raising awareness

Ok, ive never blogged anything before unless it was for a school project but I just feel the need to vet now because unless I release some of these thoughts I'm going to go mad.

Ok so I'm originally from Ireland and ive come to Liverpool for university, ive suffered from alopecia arearta I think its called for about 8 years or so now and I'm only 18. I find that there is tremendous pressure on just regular kids to socialize and have relationships and party etc. the standard "Uni…


Added by jcampbell13a on November 2, 2015 at 1:26pm — 2 Comments

Something I read that prompted me to join

I am responding to a woman named Rose who felt her husband was not as attracted to her since AU.  I am 67 years old and have been married for 33 years. Two years ago, I developed AU---probably from the death of my dear sister which took me by complete surprise---I don't  know if that was it but it happened after her death. My husband has always thought I was beautiful, but wasn't very verbal about it.  Around the age of 60 he became very vocal about how he felt about my attractiveness---it…


Added by lake lady on November 2, 2015 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Feeling torn

I have not blogged in a really long time. I just need to vent. Back in August of 2013 I cut/shaved all my hair off for the second time. My hair was very thin and my bald spots were growing. I was sick of losing hair and was ready to take control of my alopecia. It was a good thing I did because in December of that year I had a large bald spot on the top of my head. I wore wigs from 2013 til May/ June of this year. Back in April/ May I noticed I had very few bald spots and decided to try to…


Added by Mackenzie on October 29, 2015 at 12:30am — 5 Comments


That moment when you decide to be Rapunzel for Halloween. I'll update how this goes... A bald Rapunzel, who woulda thunk?

Added by Jessica Hoschouer on October 27, 2015 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments

How alopecia has turned me into a coward

Hi Everyone,

First and Foremost im kind of glad(and sad in another way) to have found and be a part of platform full of Humans who think,feel,behave and have suffered the same way as i did..

Im Santhosh a 25 Year Old Graduate from India and I've been Suffering from Alopecia for Nearly 15 Years now,Ive lost my Eye Brows & Eye Lashes(Albeit not Completely but there are Circular Patches plenty of them infact) and Has Started to Lose Hair in Patches on My Scalp off…


Added by Santhosh on October 25, 2015 at 2:00am — 8 Comments

Revelations of an Alopecian (a journey into self-acceptance)

I wrote this blog post on my art website about a year ago, and having just discovered the Alopecia World website, have decided to share it here for fellow alopecians.  Any comments are welcome.

This post is a departure for me, in that I normally limit my musings to those directly related to the subject…


Added by Dreambird on October 23, 2015 at 4:35pm — 4 Comments

What are the safest wig tapes?

Dear Alopeciaworld members,

I started wearing a hair system just one month ago. My dad was horrified when I told him as he is worried about the long term health effects of wearing adhesive on my scalp on a daily basis. I have also become concerned, and have started doing research.

I came across some postings and other websites and have taken notes on what chemicals and brands to avoid. Since many of you have done tons of research, can you please tell me what tapes you… Continue

Added by Kasia on October 18, 2015 at 4:01am — 2 Comments

First Experience

For the first time in the 15 years that I have had Alopecia Universalis I started to grow hair. It started a few months ago in July, I noticed a little stubble here and there on my head I kept an eye on it not wanting to get too excited because I do have a condition that refuses to let hair grow. A few weeks passed and it kept growing in to these "fuzzies" , so I decided to take pictures of its progress. Now more weeks have passed and the once stubble had turned into short strands of hair in…


Added by Hoody-kenz on October 17, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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