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Regrowing hair in 'odd' places

Started Oct 25, 2017 0 Replies

After 16 plus years of remission from AA, I was slammed with AU last fall. Lost every single hair on my body, my eyelashes, in my nose & in my ears; learned to deal.Now, all of a sudden, I have…Continue

Tags: regrowth, hair, white

7-24 Ninja Warrior show has Alopecian

Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaStinkle Oct 7, 2017. 2 Replies

American Ninja Warrior is going to have a guy named Kevin in the competetion tonight who just happens to have Alopecia. The promos say he has no hair and that he is a role model for kids just like…Continue

Can we talk about keeping a wig on a bald head, and other things?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacie Apr 30, 2017. 1 Reply

I noticed that a lot of the discussions were started about 3 years ago, and surely there is new products and information available.I wore wigs back in the 69s & 70s, then started again about 4…Continue

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hagster replied to TryingToCope's discussion HH lace front wig grip - Need Help to decide if I should buy this.
"I've seen them, and just don't get them or how they work.  You only need a lace front if you wear the hair away from your face.  Easier to just buy a wig with a lace front than thy to integrate a grip with hair and a wig. Toppers…"
Jul 10
hagster replied to Alo-mom's discussion Best Shampoos and Conditioners for Human Hair wigs
"Use sulfate free shampoo & conditioner - any brand you choose.   Olaplex is available on Amazon. "
Jun 29
hagster replied to Serene's discussion Best method of attachment
"There are silicone kits available like yours you can sew into any wig available on Lori's  Most of the gals I know swim in Cheap Amazon wigs;  they stay on with waterproof glue.  "
Jun 29
hagster replied to Kristy Williams's discussion Hello everyone...
"WTH does using a Samsung device have to do with shaving your head or hair loss in general?"
Jun 10
hagster replied to Zahid's discussion I am father of a 14 yr old alopecian boy.. Seeking help about treatment and guidance about what stage it is?
"Its a 14 yo child for goodness sakes, and you're suggesting Xeljanz.  Shame on you. "
Jun 7
hagster replied to Proud Dad's discussion New to Alopecia? Gettin' wiggy with it!
"Wigoutlet.com sells wigs that have been purchased and returned for whatever reason.  That is why they are so discounted.   Most wig companies will have a 30% discount virtually all the time.  Sign up for emails so you'll know…"
Jun 7
hagster replied to Anne Williams's discussion Eye lashes
"I belong to a few hair loss groups on fb, and some of the gals have tried them.  Said that the Moxie eyeliner has to be reapplied at least once during the day.  The other brand was better.   I, personally, don't wear false…"
Jun 7

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At 12:32am on August 30, 2018, Brent Cairns said…

Hi Hagster,

I am very grateful to you for taking the time to answer my questions. I have joined a FB support closed group also and similar information from there has been posted these past couple of days, but you have given me so much more detail which is great so that I've now gotten a really good understanding of where it's at with users. I'm in the southern hemisphere and we use the celsius scale, although I well know what the equivalent of 100 degrees fahrenheit is. Much appreciated.

Knowing the technicalities and names of the parts of the Wig is awesome! Also yes recognising the sorts of issues, say with respect to colour selection of the Wig, is a salient one.

The part about the chinese influence is interesting!! Can credit card payments be made for these goods and then transfer via your bank  (contacting the bank etc) stopped and reversed, say when the product is different?

You have given me such cool answers. Going away to digest this info.

thank you and regards,


At 5:45pm on February 4, 2018, RossG said…

Not sure if i have AU, I just know the loss started Oct 16 and has continued to now where i have less and less hair on my entire body. Just slowly all going away. No indication it will stop....

That sound like AU to you? My doctor said very little the one time I spoke w him about it--i believe bc little is known and he is not the type to offer guesswotk or theory.

 But holy shit, i didnt know even xeljanz didnt work for AU, and i hadnt thought about the potential physical side effects you mentioned. Yay. Looks like im gonna be reading all the mantras i collected when this first got bad again! Lol

thanks for your time. 

At 8:23pm on May 26, 2017, Jan said…
I too grew up in the 50's and 60's and I hardly ever read of anyone getting Alopecia when they are middle aged. While I found my first spot last August, it got bigger. Only I could see it unless I pulled my hair back. More spots came and hair grew back. Again I am losing hair, but no one can see but me and my hair stylist. I commend all the people that have self acceptance but I wonder if the older you are at the time of the fist occurrence the more self conscious you are.


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