Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (35)

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

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

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

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

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

Wendy Williams doesn't show her hair because it's thinning

Wendy doesn't show her hair because it's thinned by her thyroid disease. Wendy has always been open to the fact that she wears wigs and weaves. Just thought I would share that.

Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on June 17, 2012 at 12:25am — 4 Comments

Hair tattooing

has anyone had the hair tattoo where they tattoo the head to just make it look like your head has had a close shave? my main concern would be long term regarding discolouration etc but would appreciate and advice or information.

i started losing my hair 5 months ago, and iv now lost 40 % of my beard and i have maybe 6 patches on my head of various sizes.

i just got the steroid injections a couple of days ago to all my patches so fingers crossed it works.

its the first time iv…

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Added by monkeyhanger on June 16, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Eating habits

What's the foods I can eat to make my hair grow back faster, I read some blogs and they said if you Change your diet that it will help. Will ppl pleasr messge back and ley me knoe some foods. Please. Thank you.

Added by Devin on June 15, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

International Alopecia Day 2012 - Saturday, August 4!

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ON INTERNATIONAL ALOPECIA DAY THIS YEAR?

A small get-together with friends? Lunch? Picnic in the park? Walk/run? Info table at a mall? Party? Check out the previous years' videos for ideas. Plan something small or large.

It's our day to raise public awareness and celebrate with friends. For those of you who've been wanting to try going out in public bald for the first time, THIS is the perfect day!

Be a part of this year's YouTube video slideshow…

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Added by Mary on June 15, 2012 at 1:50pm — 51 Comments

So what's next?

Went to my recent specialist appt and was told I am very healthy and that my blood tests (now required monthly due to Plaquenil) came back perfect. I am in perfect health.

So why do I not feel healthy and perfect?



I know am not alone, there are many (of you) like me and I have the greatest husband and best friend in the world.

So why do I feel like I am in this alone?



I am so inspired by all of you as you shave your hair and face the world in your beautiful wigs… Continue

Added by Amanda on June 14, 2012 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

Thinking out loud

Some say "she's funny", some say "she's cool"...

I say "what do I care, even if you call me a fool"!

Some say "try colorful wigs", some say "bandanas are hot"...

I say "myaaeehh whatever... I am happy with my shiny pot"!

Some say "ooh hot stuff", "look at that baldy" some shout...

I say "forgive them Lord, they don't know what life's about"!

Some say "nice style crazy girl", some say "oh how sad"...

I say "I count my blessings... and blessed I am...…

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Added by Swasti Shree Sharma on June 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

This is the worst day I've had in a long time

This is the worst day I've had in a long time. I spent two hours in the bathroom looking at and playing with my hair to try and figure out how bad it might look in public. I know I shouldn't care. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I hate listening to my friends fuss over how they hate their hair when all I see is thick beautiful hair on their heads. My husband says I'm the only one who really notices. Maybe that's true. I wish I could just shave my head and feel like it would be socially…

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Added by Alison on June 14, 2012 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Beauty is beyond what is seen

No matter what, keep your head up and all will be okay. Don't think that just because you lose your hair that you lose everything. Its more to a person than what they look like. In this world that we live in there is much to be discovered, but the best discovery is to find peace in yourself. It took me a long time to realize this, but I have, I have been feeling much better. I look in the mirror at my bald head and smile. Have alopecia is not just about losing your hair, here its about…

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Added by Julius Taylor on June 13, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

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