Alopecia, Hair Loss & the New Me - Cheryl Carvery-Jones, AlopeciaWorld.com

Cheryl, co-founder of AlopeciaWorld.com, talks about how she lost her hair and how living and coping with the underlying condition of alopecia world changed her life.

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Comment by GRRLWR on September 19, 2017 at 3:04pm
I hope I have your courage one day! My hair loss is progressing despite medications & steroid injections. Not sure how beautiful bald will be on someone who is over 60 though... Fingers crossed that when that step comes, my attitude can be as positive as yours! Thank you for sharing!!
Comment by Sue Ellen on September 19, 2017 at 3:40pm
I had Alopecia universalis. My eyebrows and eyelashes grew back in. I have some hair but only on the sides. How do you shave your head? Electric razor, regular razor? My scalp is dry. Do you put baby oil on your head?
Comment by Heather on September 19, 2017 at 6:53pm

Just beautiful and so inspirational. I love the way you are so comfortable in your skin and wholeheartedly being you Cheryl. What a great role model. x

Comment by Cathy from Texas on September 19, 2017 at 9:49pm

I always hated the novel "Little Women" because the mother, 'Marmee', is quoted as saying a women's hair is "her crown and glory".  What a bunch of bunk.  Female or male--we're more than hair.  I went through chemo with wigs that looked miles better than my natural hair ever did.  And when my natural hair gave way to androgenic alopecia, I don't believe myself, or others like me, were lesser because of hair loss. You are of substance--you're not you're hair.

Comment by Linda Rollins on September 19, 2017 at 11:27pm
Luv you courage...I wish I was there...I tried wearing the freedom wig for a while but I go tired of saving my head because I still have hair on the sides and back. I also think me wearing a hair restoration hair piece is why my hair won't grow on the top.I had two half dollars spots on each side and thin on top but I was able to civer it up but after letting them shave the top of my head and attach tgat hair piece with the tape made it worst..
Comment by Claire on September 20, 2017 at 4:38pm

I can relate to  GRRLWR.  I have alopecia Areata and have shaved my head but then allowed my hair to regrow.  I still have bald patches which come.  I feel that it is very hard for a woman over 60 to ROCK a bald head.  Our skin isn't taut and gorgeous as when you are younger.  I would be happy to be just bald if the need be but its funny really because alot of people just dont like you walking around like that.  Which leaves us feeling as ifg we have to cover up all the time.   Not sure how my hair story will progress but hoping for PEACE no matter what.

Comment by Brenda on September 21, 2017 at 1:15am

to GRRLWR i Am turning 65 next couple of months and its ok bald I love my head...!!!

Comment by Sherrie Saadeh on September 22, 2017 at 2:45am

I would highly recommend women with alopecia to try a henna tattoo. Beautiful! Doesn't last too long but you feel gorgeous and exotic! Your fiends will do a dance for you! Any local henna artist should be able to do this for you and there are lots of samples online for ideas if you merely google. 

Comment by GRRLWR on September 22, 2017 at 3:50pm
Gorgeous! Can you give us an idea of the cost & also about how long the henna lasts? Thanks for the post. Lovely.
Comment by MsMae on October 2, 2017 at 6:11pm

Thank you for sharing your story, Inspirational! I have had henna tattoos on my arms & legs and they last about  2 weeks.  Some areas of the tattoo might wash off before others so after a few days you might not have a complete pattern.  

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