June 2012 Blog Posts (52)

DRY ENDS on synthetic or human wigs I FOUND THE SOLUTION!

I've had a lace top wig now for about 2 weeks, I noticed the more you comb it the dryer it gets no matter what type of hair you have ,the ens become quite dry and visible last night i finally found something amazing and works really well its calle" CHI silk infusion"

This morning i got up sprayed the bottom of my hair till dripping wet and poured about a loonie size amount of "CHI" rubbed in my hands then all over the bottom of my wig, when dry it looked brand spankin new ans smells…

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Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on June 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Still having a tough time

I will never be okay losing my hair again. I refuse to accept it. Some days are better than others, but this is not me. I feel like a weird version of my real self. I am just so angry. Life is funny. You wake up one day and your hair is gone, but it takes months or years to grow back. Funny, funny, funny. I just booked a trip to LA and I dread going because I don't think I'll have a good time as I would if I didnt have to deal with this. I'm just so overwelmingly sad right now.

Added by shimmyshimmyya on June 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

In death we regret

I wrote this and saved it as a draft last year, I suppose there is no time like the present..

October 28th my grandfather passed away and on november 2nd I attended his funeral. Of course we have all morned the death of a loved one, maybe many. My gradfather's death was not sudden nor tragic, he lived a long and healthy 96 years. Ive been reflecting on my life for the last 2 weeks. Ive realized how far along Ive came, how much Ive changed and how much I have taken for granted. When I…

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Added by Jade Hawkins on June 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What is going to happen now?

hey I am maryaddyson I am 15 and have had alopecia since november 2010 when I was first diagnosed i have never heard of alopecia and thought i must be really sick cause my hair keeps falling out. Now that i am about to be a sophomore in highschool i just feel depressed because while all my friends are out dating and going to summer pool parties i am at home trying to keep my secret. I cant swim because then i would have to take off my wig and everyone would see but now a lot of my hair has…

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Added by Mary Addyson Harville on June 29, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Lashes oh lashes!

I was so happy about i'd say a month ago when i noticed fuzzies growing in. It grew in so nicely i actually had hair on my head i just looked like i had a buzz cut next thing you know 2 weeks later i wake up to a patch thinking oh lord please not again. I let it be, continued to let the hair grow and as time went on the patch on the side got bigger and bigger where i could no longer enjoy the freedom of going out and feeling great that i had hear and not to mention i had a small patch at the…

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Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on June 29, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Dreams

I had a dream a few days back, It started like any other of my dreams. Wierd and I had no idea what was going on but then it came into focus. I was at my Grandmas and I had just woken up or something like that and my sister told me that I had my hair back. I was overflowing in joy and rushed to the bathroom to bursh my hair. (I miss brushing it the most)Anyway as I'm looking in the mirror I see that my hair is Blond and I mean Harry potter Malfoy Blond. This for some odd reason doesn't…

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Added by Samantha White on June 29, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments

Where in the world is Julia?

I have been a busy bee these last couple of years. I started a federally recognized non profit organization for youth writers. I was laid off. I went back to school and completed the program with a 4.0 GPA. My first born graduated high school. Traveled out West for the first time last year and I will be going back again soon. Got certified as a Personal Trainer. Lost some weight. Hustling to pay bills off...it's working. Still married to the BEST man ever, he's so sexy:) Being mommy and…

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Added by Julia on June 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

What makes you happy and keeps you going during the low moments?

Have any small happy moments that keep you going? Today, while driving I saw a pair of sisters, young, beautiful and with lovely hair. Immediately felt sorry for myself untill I saw them share a moment and start laughing....it was contagious! I smiled and was pulled away from my self pity and shared a happy moment with them. Felt good.

Added by Amanda on June 25, 2012 at 8:15pm — No Comments

I have the greatest best friend in the world

Honestly, she is amazing! When I told her about my alopecia diagnosis, she told me we were together in dealing with it.

She bought me clip in extensions that are red and blue to show me that while I still have some hair, I can be stylish. She listens to my fears and complaints with no judgment. She buys me cards telling me I am beautiful. She texts me words of encouragement. She bought me a little donut looking thing that I thought was a shower body scrubber and it turned out to be a…

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Added by Amanda on June 24, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

I've gotta be me

I recently traveled to my hometown for my nieces’ graduations. I had a blast! I was a bit nervous because this would be the first time most of my family (besides those who have seen my Facebook picture) would see my shaven head.

I walk through the door and my Dad doesn’t say a word. His wife, on the other hand, looks at me and says, “Sheila, we’ll go through my bag of wigs in the morning.” Nice to see you too, I thought. The next day she grills me about doctors, shots, and Rogaine.…

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Added by sks on June 24, 2012 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Just joined

Hello Everyone,

My name is Terecia aka Terry. I just joined this site and I am so happy that I found it. I was diagnosed 4 years ago and have felt that I was alone in this. Then I found this site and realized that I am not alone. Thanks to whomever started it. I am in the Sacramento area and looking to chat with anyone in or around that area as well as many of you all over. I have read many interesting post and man you guys give great advice as well as great inspiration. I am not one…

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Added by Terecia on June 24, 2012 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

BALD AT WORK!

Thursday (June 21st) I went to work with my hat on as usual, but something in me wanted so much to take the hat off and wear my baldness. I confided in one of my co-workers how much I wish I had the nerve to take my hat off, because you see I wear my baldness out in public but just can't seem to do it at work. Well, my co-worker ask may I see your hat? I took it off and gave it to her, she put it in her drawer and locked it. She said now go back to your desk with your head held high. Now, I…

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Added by Angela on June 22, 2012 at 8:00pm — 14 Comments

i have had alopecia areata for year now

Hi everyone i've had AA for just over a year now an im still coming to terms with it as i have now completely lost all my hair an my top eyelash now. i have a good days an bad days like i guess most people do but these last few mouths ive started feeling depressed an down my family are great an keep me going. but i do like to go out with my wig on an everyone looks at me like ive grown another head :( i joined the site to try an make some more friends as the ones i had find it hard to be…

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Added by Emma on June 22, 2012 at 9:19am — 2 Comments

Call from my doctor

just had a call today the 22nd june from my docter to say my zinc is low,after 6mths and hardley any hair left,dosent it really make you think the medical side,lets just hope now with zinc it brings my hair back.

Added by sharon on June 22, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

When the trickery dies and the wizard is exposed

Comment by BTB (John) just now

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When one finally loses all his magical figures that he is taught to worship from age one then you become sane reasonable person. The first magical creatures to go and that you believe commit miracles are the Easter bunny and Santa Claus, so much gives them away too many seen at the Mall and all too fat to get down a chimney, and as for the rabbit with food the way it is you know its dead before he gets to the first house. Now just…

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Added by BTB (John) on June 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Just been thinking...

I just been thinking a few things I thought I would share here.

I got all excited over a mini pampering day. But I'm very worried over something which is supposed to be fun. For a long time I haven't felt very girly. I've sort of forgotten who I am. A bit stuck in a rut. I'm sure allopecia has it's part to play in the girly side of things. Although I do still love my wig even if at times it irritates me and I can't wait to get it off.

Anyhow back to pampering, I've never had a fake… Continue

Added by KFlame on June 22, 2012 at 3:22am — 4 Comments

Fake eyelashes drive me crazy

i think it just found the most comfortable eyelashes. I cant even feel them. They're Ardell Professional Self-Adhesive #110S from Sally's Beauty Supply. I have never used the self-adhesive eyelashes so i'm not sure how long they will last. We will see how long the self adhesive stays sticky.

Added by Sheena Tha Cody on June 22, 2012 at 12:22am — 2 Comments

Break-up culprit for new alopecians?

Don’t Let Depression Destroy Your Relationship

[I think sometimes we get caught up so much in our own "stuff" that we forget others want us to be vibrant, present and exciting for THEM. They often do not know what to do when WE are ocupied by thoughts, and they just bail out rather than wait, talk or admit their own feelings...especially males who are confounded by females, impatient or judgmental. This article may apply to those alopecians obsessed with and depressed…

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Added by Tallgirl on June 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Could pesticides trigger alopecia?

June 19th, 2012

07:11 AM ET

From CNN report today:

Watch out for the 2012 'Dirty Dozen'

Apples and celery are still agriculture’s dirtiest pieces of produce, according to the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report. The report names the fruits and vegetables ranking highest in pesticide residue.

Cucumbers were added to the 2012 Dirty Dozen, while Kale and collard greens were moved from the list to join green beans in a new…

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Added by Tallgirl on June 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Trials and Your Happily Ever After

"The phrase “Once upon a time” promises something: a story of adventure and romance, a story of princesses and princes. It may include tales of courage, hope, and everlasting love. In many of these stories, nice overcomes mean and good overcomes evil. But perhaps most of all, I love it when we turn to the last page and our eyes reach the final lines and we see the enchanting words “And they lived happily ever after.”

"Isn’t that what we all desire: to be the heroes and heroines of our…

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Added by J. Adams on June 19, 2012 at 1:22am — No Comments

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