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  • Enumclaw, WA
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Christine's Discussions

Cel MD?

Started Mar 13 0 Replies

Gripper wearers styling help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine May 14. 4 Replies

Follea and shampoo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Jun 29, 2018. 2 Replies

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Christine replied to Christine's discussion Gripper wearers styling help
"Thanks Rose....actually I’ve learned to work with it, the problem was I allowed it to completely dry and now I smooth it with a round brush while it’s damp. I’m liking the amount of wave that’s there now. I just needed to get…"
May 14
Christine replied to Erin's discussion Bonding? Tape? Silicone? How do you keep your wig on secure?
"I wear Follea grippers nothing extra needed as far as glue or tape"
Apr 7
Christine posted a discussion

Cel MD?

I’ve seen several posts on Facebook about Cel MD products. Apparently they use plant stem cels to encourage hair regrowth. I’ve posted the question a couple of times asking if there is any evidence it works with Autoimmune Alopecia, but have not had a reply. The pics are pretty impressive. We have all seen the snake oil claims, and I’ve fallen for a few myself. Just would like to hear from anyone who may have tried it? I visited their FB page but they don’t mention Alopecia. They offer not only…See More
Mar 15
Christine replied to Christine's discussion Weird hair growing?
"Well think I’ll just keep shaving as my Gripper isn’t so grippy with hair. When I touch my head it feels like a lot of hair, but visually it’s not, as I let it grow it’s very white, and you can see my scalp through it, so at…"
Feb 11
youarebeautiful replied to Christine's discussion Weird hair growing?
"Have symptoms of alopecia Areata As I get older, the hair I have left is turning gray.  My wig  does not always cover it."
Feb 10
Rose replied to Christine's discussion Gripper wearers styling help
"Sounds to me that you did not get what you asked for. See if you can return it for one that has no curl in the hair. You should not have to straighten it as the heat from straightening the hair will definitely affect the hair quality over time. I…"
Nov 16, 2018
Christine replied to Christine's discussion Weird hair growing?
"Denise, I’m sorry for the super late reply, I wear the Follea Gripper and just purchased my third one. I will let that crazy white hair grow to a certain point but shave because I feel like I look like a little old I’ve been…"
Nov 16, 2018
Christine replied to Christine's discussion Gripper wearers styling help
"I’m not sure why there is so much curl in the new pieces, the other 2 are straight with body. I’m really fighting the curl it looks good but just not me."
Nov 16, 2018
hagster replied to Christine's discussion Gripper wearers styling help
"I would contact Follea and ask them about it.  Since its human hair, it is what it is.  Don't think you can permanently straighten the hair."
Nov 16, 2018
Christine posted a discussion

Gripper wearers styling help

Hi Everyone! Just bought my third Follea Gripper lite, my first 2 were short bobs, this time wanted something different so went with the 8inch. When I picked it up it had been washed and styled, we did a minor cut in added bangs but over all none taken from the length. I washed it yesterday and oh my goodness it’s quite wavy/ curly when wet. I’ve always air dried my others and then shaped with round brush and blow dryer, well don’t know if that’s the problem but it was very difficult to get the…See More
Nov 13, 2018
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Jul 18, 2018
Christine replied to Christine's discussion Follea and shampoo
"Yes that is what I had been using. But on the Follea site they list under NOT recommended sulfate free shampoos?? I actually inquired about it, and the answer was we do not recommend using sulfate free shampoo....I asked why, and never got a…"
Jun 29, 2018
ChiTi2017 replied to Christine's discussion Follea and shampoo
"I would suggest Loreal Sulfate free Shampoo & Conditioner products"
Jun 24, 2018
Christine posted a discussion

Follea and shampoo

Hi Fellow Follea gripper wearers, I posted a similar question under wigs, but just wondering what products you use to care for your piece? For several years I used a sulfate free shampoo and Revlon color care conditioner, on the Follea site they have a statement under care and maintenance that they do not recommend sulfate free or paraben free shampoo.....I asked them why but never got a response.  I guess I’m just one of those people that want an but it’s bugging me,…See More
Jun 1, 2018
Christine replied to natsy's discussion I have growth!!!
"Can you give some more info? Who does this? How would I find if it’s available in my area? Thanks"
May 31, 2018
Christine replied to Nana's discussion The pain is back...
"I have the same issues as you, there are days even weeks where I’m ok with it, well maybe not ok but accepting I wear hair that allows me some security in the world where full heads of hair abound, when I do get down is when there is a…"
May 31, 2018

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I have had AA for ten years now,and for the first 8 I had a lot of losing and regrowth, Last year it became so bad that I gave up and buzzed off what was left of my hair, got a really good wig and quit obsessing over my hair. I would love my bio hair to grow back, but have very little hope of that right now. Alopecia changes your life, but life goes on.
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Alopecia universalis
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Yes - I am 18 or older

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At 8:29pm on May 27, 2013, Lexi said…

Hey Christine, Think about you often, and wonder how it is going with your GRIPPER wig? How is it holding up, how's the care, and do you wear it daily? Hope all is going well with you.

At 7:57am on January 22, 2013, Diane said…

Not sure what our equivalent is of HUC.

At 12:16am on January 20, 2013, Diane said…

my doxies are brother and sister too. what is HUC

At 4:52pm on November 24, 2012, OKblessed said…

Thank you so much for the Glue idea! I never would have thought a spiking gel would work to hold the wig on.

At 4:26am on September 17, 2012, BTB (John) said…

Read your response to Pats post on inappropriate messages thought it would get a bigger response as ti cant be just a few who these non supportive messages.

At 11:03pm on September 12, 2012, Elaine said…
It was great meeting you in person today! Hope to see you again soon :)
At 8:25am on August 27, 2012, wise1 said…
Christine I bet you are very excited and nervous with the big day coming tomorrow- wig arrival day :-) looking forward to hearing about it.
At 8:22pm on August 14, 2012, Makayla M said…

My experience with the Gripper has been WONDERFUL! I am just bummed that I didn't find it sooner, haha. I am getting some regrowth in the back and on top, and I haven't noticed any problems. My favorite part is that I can go to crowded places without worrying if it's going to get caught on someone and keep going with them! haha :) Good luck! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me!

At 9:52pm on July 7, 2012, Tallgirl said…

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At 11:11am on June 6, 2012, Heather said…

Let's see...Here is what my hair piece is...But, it's not human hair it's synthetic...I can't afford Human Hair right now...Estetica Designs Classic Collection "ELLEN" R32F....I hope this helps you...I am sure you can get it online anywhere...I found it on some of the websites but I never bought a hair piece from a website before....So that is all new to me...I hope you are doing well...Talk to you soon....=)



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