Kimberly
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  • Marion, NC
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Lace or Vacuum? Which one is better?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura M Nov 6, 2010. 36 Replies

Oral Steroids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elle Aug 19, 2010. 17 Replies

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I am beautiful, as healthy as I've ever been. I have 2 beautiful kids and a husband of 20 years. I LOVE to work out and be active. I am very strong willed, however, very sensitive and sometimes a bad temper =). I have a heart of gold, once I make a friend or love someone it's forever. I struggled with spots for almost 2 years, but now, July 2010, my hair is almost gone.
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At 7:22am on April 19, 2011, Sara said…
Just saw this...can't remember if I ever responded! Anthralin side effects are mainly sore scalp and irritation really. Itchy itchy and some dandruff :)

Injections didn't work for me but anthralin usually does, If I keep doing it.
At 10:54am on August 30, 2010, Robbi said…
Hey, that's great that you got your gripper and so fast! Do you have to get it styled? The vacuum wigs come in all in one length, so usually you have to go to the salon for the actual style. Too bad about the workout thing....I generally don't workout with my vacuum on, however I do sometimes take long walks in the humid weather. I find that they stay secure for the most part, like they won't fall of, but they do loose suction a bit. They also can be terribly hot on such occassions; accumulating an insane amount of seat that pours down your head when you take it off. Obviously, most days are not quite that hot, so I don't normally encounter this problem--plus I don't do my aerobic workouts in my wig. Anyway, I hope you love your new gripper, and would love to see pics, if you feel like posting. Take care:)
At 9:41pm on August 29, 2010, Tallgirl said…
Thanks! People at church and work like it, too. I guess making a total change doesn't shake people up that much after all!
At 8:17pm on August 18, 2010, Heather L said…
Hey!

The gripper sounds awesome!! I'm excited for you -- can't wait for you to get it! a secure fit would be the most important to me --- gosh what a nightmare thought thinking about a wig blowing off your head! Sounds like you wouldn't ever have to worry about that! :) Keep me posted!
At 10:13pm on August 16, 2010, Robbi said…
Thanks, Kimberly, I'll have to check out that video. I would be interested in seeing the actual cap up close out of curiousity. I am not currently in the market for another wig yet, but I think it's so important to keep up on all of the options we have. It seems that each type of wig offers it's own set of attributes , as well as it's negatives. The gripper sounds like it has some nice features, though. All the best! :)
At 7:57pm on August 16, 2010, Robbi said…
That's really great, Kimberly! You'll have to post some pics when you get the chance; I'd love to see it. I've heard of the gripper, but haven't actually seen one in person. I'm curious about how the caps look & work. I wear a vacuum wig, & I know how important that sense of security is. Good luck! I bet it'll be awesome. :)
At 7:21pm on August 16, 2010, Heather L said…
Hello!!

WOW-- great news. So happy you found something you love! I am not familiar with the gripper? What type of wig is that?

All your hair is now gone! omg! Sorry Kimberly! Did you give in and shave or did it all fall out?

All is well here -- just a typical Monday! :) Which all things considering isn't so bad!

Heather
At 10:36pm on August 12, 2010, Robbi said…
Hi, Kimberly, just wanted to say hi; how are you doing? :)
At 12:12pm on August 2, 2010, Heather L said…
Hey- awesome news the wig turned out to be so great! I had that same impression just the few times I spoke to them on the phone. Have you made any decisions yet? So much to think about!

Do you think you will make the trip to NY if you decide to buy or check out the Joseph Paris? I remember they said they offered free consultations. If you do there is also a vacuum wig company not far from there that looks very interesting! I'll see if I can find the name for you...
At 11:03pm on August 1, 2010, Jennifer Krahn said…
Hey Kimberly,
The hairpiece in my profile pic is a lace-type wig that did not require tape or glue as it seemed to fit perfectly. I wore that piece for a year and this past June just got my freedom wig (sorry haven't posted pics yet). I love the FW for it's versatility and it looks and feels like me. I also liked my previous hairpiece but the FW really is not intruding in my active lifestyle and is super comfortable. My profile also has pics of me in a shorter synthetic hairpiece I bought online. Inevitably I think it comes down to what you feel good in. Alopecia is really a head-game and part of that head-game is starting to feel good about our new appearance. It takes time, but once you find the right hairpiece (and it may take a few tries) and make-up tricks you'll find yourself coming out of the funk that really can suck us in. I was there and will never go there again. I appreciate normalcy more than I ever did and I feel good doing it. Hope this helps. All the best
Jenn
 
 
 

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