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Am I expecting too much from a wig or is there hope for me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by hagster Nov 16, 2018. 17 Replies

Hello my friends,I am on my 3rd wig in about 2.5 yrs and feeling very frustrated. This wig thing is really hit and miss!Below is my wig experience to date. With all these troubles, Im torn between…Continue

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Wigs 101. Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kee Jul 29, 2013. 16 Replies

I am at the stage where I need to start thinking bout buying my first wig.A horrifying thought as that means my AA is at its worst but Im slowly but surely coming to terms with it.I would like to get…Continue

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I am in my 30's and have had Alopecia areata for about past 12 years, on and off. In the past 2 years it got progressively worse, with no sign of improving. I believe that stress has also played a major role in my hair loss.

I havent found any treatment that works yet, natural or conventional but I keep my ears to the ground.

I would love to connect with fellow South African's and pool resources and knowledge.

Thank you for this amazing website!
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Kim's Blog

Cannabis oil for alopecia?

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 1:30pm 17 Comments

There has a been a lot of hype about cannabis oil for the treatment of cancer in the media of late. In fact, I've seen many shows on it on CNN by Dr Sanjeep Gupter where it has literally saved children s lives.

A friend has recommended it to me for Alopecia but i cant find much research about its success rate with auto immune conditions.

Have you heard anything or had any success? Thoughts? I mean,if they are using it to treat cancer successfully, surely it could work for…


Where to find reliable/good quality human hair wigs in South Africa

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Hi all,

I currently wear a synthetic fibre wig but am doing some research on "upgrading"  Human Hair wig. Based on my research, I believe Full Lace 100% remy hair is the way to go.

Problem is, there dont seem to be many suppliers in South Africa and options are limited.  I am also very afraid of getting scammed, for example paying for 100% human hair yet its mixed with synthetic hair!  

I understand no wigs get manufactured in South Africa and they all get…


Is acceptance the same as giving up?

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 8:00am 40 Comments

I’m a 32 year old South African female. I have lived with Alopecia Areata since I was 22 however for the most part I didn’t worry about it as it was just small patches here or there that came and went and were easily hidden.

For the past 2.5 yrs one patch has become a second patch & a third and they have all become friends…spreading up from my neckline and sides to the top of my head. Daily I am losing more hair and its getting more and more difficult to hide. Basically I have…


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At 9:31am on June 25, 2020, CET1993 said…

Hi, I didn't go through with it because my hair miraculously went from 60 percent loss to 25.  And one of the requirements is you must have 50% loss to participate. But there's an alopecia areata group on FB that I'm  a mmember of where you can see the results of the medication.   I believe the profile pic  of the group is ribbons if you would like to join. All I can say is the stuff really works.  Thanks for reaching out. 

At 1:50pm on April 10, 2015, Debbi Fuller said…

Let me know how it goes Kim!!  GOOD LUCK!

At 4:01pm on November 7, 2013, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome!

How are you today?

Leslie Ann

At 12:53pm on September 27, 2013, shaila said…

Thank you Kim. Your words also ring true. I too keep trying and I just don't want to give up. However, other than transplant there aren't too many options. and I don't want to try that. acupuncture is one option I haven't tried so I'm looking around for one acupuncturist.
At any rate I intend to enjoy life . As you say one life one chance!!!!

At 2:28am on July 22, 2013, Heide said…
Hey Kim hope you have a great day :) I don't live in Cpt any more ;( whe had to move to Jnb 5 year ago ....But Hairoptions in Cpt is where I hade my 1 hairpieces made...
You can also befriend me on Facebook if you want....heide Cornelius...
I am 36 years and have been living with AA all my life...but I did,nt have any from the age of 13 till about 21 then it with a vengeance by 30 I lost alllll my hair ....But I have accepted that this is me...not always easy ....
At 8:49pm on July 17, 2013, Lexi said…

You know you have Ophiasis, right? Join my group. I also have this pattern. Hair loss on the nape of my neck, and up around my ears.



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