Jennifer
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Jennifer replied to Bev Wood's discussion Looking to start dating
"Hi Bey, I completely relate to what your talking about. I got alopecia when I was 11 and spent the majority of my "dating years" since doing what I call the "kiss and dodge" where hands never went near my hair while making out.…"
Sep 29, 2013
Jennifer replied to Lilac's discussion Has alopecia changed you in a way? Your personality? Your character?
"Honestly I find myself less focused on people's physical attributes. When you go through alopecia you see how much people judge others and I realized I just can't be that person."
Sep 29, 2013
Jennifer's blog post was featured

Hoping not to jinx it

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 deep down I know it's too good to…See More
Jul 9, 2012
Jennifer commented on Jennifer's blog post Hoping not to jinx it
"I appreciate your comment aggiewife22, it's nice to have someone in the same boat, shoot me a message if you ever want to talk :)"
Apr 15, 2012
aggiewife22 commented on Jennifer's blog post Hoping not to jinx it
"My hair is growing back and I totally understand the worry. Every time I see a hair fall out I worry. If an eyelash.falls out I worry. I'm definitely not complaining about having my hair because I know its an amazing gift. I do feel like I…"
Apr 15, 2012
Jennifer commented on Jennifer's blog post Hoping not to jinx it
"Thanks for your advice everyone! You're right, I am much stronger this time around and am prepared for whatever the future holds :) I really appreciate you guys commenting!"
Mar 28, 2012
Cheryl, Co-founder commented on Jennifer's blog post Hoping not to jinx it
"Hi Jennifer, I agree with Cindy & Riana, enjoy what you have right now. You are aware that it might not be permanent, so you are partially prepared for that outcome as well. I don't know why but I am thinking of a tan. With the glow of tan,…"
Mar 28, 2012
cindy Babs commented on Jennifer's blog post Hoping not to jinx it
"So awesome. Enjoy! Its normal to be worried. Not crazy. You can handle whatever your future holds with regards to alopecia. You've done it before. Embrace it!"
Mar 28, 2012
Jennifer commented on Amanda Larson-Olsen's blog post Disney World!
"I had a suction wig at the time (but it was a few years old so was not as tight as I would have liked). I would wear your wig with a baseball cap on top if that would make you feel more secure. It's really a ride by ride decision based on the…"
Mar 27, 2012
Jennifer posted a blog post

Hoping not to jinx it

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 deep down I know it's too good to…See More
Mar 27, 2012
Jennifer commented on Amanda Larson-Olsen's blog post Disney World!
"I had that same concern when i went to disney world spring 2006. Though I decided not to go to the water park, I would suggest avoiding water slides and wave pools (honestly your only option is lazy rive type stuff - otherwise you will be paranoid…"
Mar 27, 2012
Jennifer posted a photo
Sep 20, 2011
Jennifer's 2 blog posts were featured
Sep 20, 2011
Reginia S. commented on Jennifer's blog post The life of a closeted alopecian
"Just live life. The answers will arrive. If you choose to live openly and honestly with yourself and others you will be ok. Yes you will get odd looks and some off putting comments. But you will also get the satisfaction of being whatever version of…"
Sep 18, 2011
Jennifer's blog post was featured

The life of a closeted alopecian

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 pretend I am less shallow lol)…See More
Sep 15, 2011
Jennifer commented on Jennifer's blog post the life of a closeted alopecian
"Thanks for your thoughts everyone, my boyfriend just doesn't understand how this an emotional experience for me. Didn't mean to sound too sappy or anything, no tears :)"
Sep 15, 2011

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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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