Jennifer
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About Me:
Diagnosed age 11, beginning hair regrowth at age 23.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Hoping not to jinx it

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 5:19pm 5 Comments

Hello all,

It's been awhile since I've been on here...I have been growing my hair back since Feb 2011 and finally am just below chin length. It's kind of crazy that I'm not surprised when I look in the mirror anymore (it was quite the transition when I first put away my wig and attempted a pixie cut).

I guess I'm just scared-

I'm afraid to change anything- my diet, my shampoo, medications...anything that could cause a relapse.

I'm so spoiled with my hair now, but…

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The life of a closeted alopecian

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 9:00pm 6 Comments

Dear all,



As dumb as this may sound, I wonder if I will ever get up the nerve to change my facebook picture. To backtrack, I am now on day twelve my new "pixie cut" post wig hairstyle with two 1.5 bald spots, one above my left ear and one on the ride side of my lower neck area. Thankfully I have a great hairstylist who styled it so that you can't tell, I am extremely thankful for her :)



To use my facebook picture simply as a symbol of my current mental state (and to… Continue

"Your new Miss America might be beautiful — and bald" Great news article

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 11:42am 0 Comments

By Lisa Marsh

TODAY.com contributor

updated 1/11/2011 2:30:09 PM ET





Beauty pageants evoke images of flawless women in amazing shape, perfectly made-up and coifed, right?



Yet one beauty queen vying for the Miss America title in Las Vegas this Saturday night has barely any hair on her head.



Kayla Martell, Miss Delaware, has been bald for half of her 22 years — she has alopecia areata, a rare condition that results in unexplained hair loss. But… Continue

The end or the beginning?

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

Dear all,



It appears that 24 will be the most memorable birthday of my life. I have been growing out my hair since February and finally decided to "take the plunge" with a pixie cut. Truthfully, had my long term best friend not been in town, I probably never would have gotten myself into the salon in the first place.



Something amazing happened. Even now, I look back astonished at my actions. As my stylist (who has been with me through two wigs) came out into the waiting… Continue

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At 6:03pm on June 3, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Jennifer!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann
At 7:28am on May 30, 2011, Sequoia a.k.a. Cookie said…
Hello Jennifer,
Welcome to Alopecia World. You are simular to me, I was diagnosed with AA when I was 11 or so and I will be 23 in August so around the same time span. Lucky you though, my hair is falling out more, not growing back. I think I will finally shave it soon and get a suction wig. I'm glad your hair is growing back and I hope you enjoy this site!
~Sequoia
At 1:44am on May 30, 2011, JeffreySF said…
HI Jennifer,
Welcome to Alopecia World.
Jeffrey
At 12:37am on May 30, 2011, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
Hi Jennifer, I wanted to welcome you to Alopecia World. I can honestly say that we are a great community here and I hope you enjoy the time you spend with us.

Cheryl, co-founder
 
 
 

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