August 2009 Blog Posts (112)

A hair cut...WOW!

On Thursday I had the pleasure of taking Samantha on a surprise field trip. We had just left our play date at a museum and off in the car I told her I had a surprise for her. When I pulled into her old hair dresser she was so happy and wondering if Jackie would remember her. It had been 2 yrs since her last haircut. Of course Jackie was so happy to see her and said looks at those curls. Jackie was awesome. She shaped her hair and did not touch the hair near the last baldest area. Sam had the… Continue

Added by Cindy on August 22, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


You have no idea how relieved I am!! Now I can stop worrying and enjoy my summer holiday!!

Fine Art- A
English Literature- B
(Btec) Music Technology- Merit

So I have definitely secured a place on the art foundation course for 2009-10!! :)

Hope all other students out there have had some great results!!

Take care, Liz x

Added by Lizzie on August 22, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

life without a wig

It has been 26 weeks since I first lost my hair. After many steriod shots, minoxdil applications, no night shifts, and eating right, I FINALLY HAVE REGROWTH~~~~~~~ I can go out without a wig. Although my hair strand is thinner than normal, at least I can have my own hair on my own head. Hopefully my regrowth will stay...



Added by Carol Yuen on August 22, 2009 at 12:15am — 5 Comments

nose hair

this question is so weird.

i don't have any hair in my nose and since i'm allergic to so many things, i'm always inhaling things.

does anyone else have this problem?

if so, what do you do about it?

Added by alyssa on August 21, 2009 at 6:57pm — 5 Comments


I'm not even sure what I feel right now. I am going to school to be a sign language interpreter so I am comfortable with being involved with the Deaf culture/Deaf community and I have always imagined how life would be if my daughter was somehow different from other kids. I thought that I would embrase it with positivity and open mindedness, that it would not change a thing. That I would adapt and do what needed to be done without feeling sad for her but I just can't do that right now. I don't… Continue

Added by Shay and my girl Kaleigh :) on August 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments


I am so happy. I got 3 A's! I never expected it as I've been so stressed with my hair and stuff but I am so happy. Sorry this is just a silly blog but I am just bouncing. Maybe the relief of the stress will cause some regrowth. One can only hope...

Added by Lyndsey Pitchford on August 20, 2009 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

anyone heard of onion juice for AA

okay has anyone heard of putting onion juice on AA....and does it work???..............i have little hairs in my spots that a good sign..l?

Added by Casee on August 20, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments


Has anyone tried the wigs from Underneath It All located in the city, not sure if I want to try them, hair prostesies are very expensive. PLEASE HELP.

Added by JUDITH on August 19, 2009 at 8:41pm — No Comments

catch up

hello everyone i thot id rite a little blog to say how im gettin on, well i have coped alot better this last while well infact since i had got my wig gave me some confidence bak, altho i still worry about people noticin its a wig or it gettin caught on something n pulled off, i have bits for sticky tape so hopefully it stays on with that,

anyway still have hair comin in and its still white which is quite funky, lol,

i see new white stubble comin in to so tryin to keep myself… Continue

Added by lynne on August 19, 2009 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Some People

One day this last spring my daughter (she has alopecia) and her twin brother were in gymnastics and another mother (I think she is a doctor) was talking to her friend and what happened next floored me. In a normal voice (not in hushed tone that she was having the converstion in) ask her friend if my daughter (she pointed at her) was a boy. I never wanted to deck anybody so bad in my life. I was so blown away by the insenitivity that I could not speak.

Added by Ellie on August 19, 2009 at 9:47am — 11 Comments

does anyone know any natural remedies for hair regrowth?

does anybody know any natural remedies for hair regrowth...and I've got some spots now with tiny that a good sign??? spot has a lot of hair, the other are just really really fine stuff?

Added by Casee on August 19, 2009 at 8:03am — 2 Comments

good eyebrow liner?

i pencil my eyebrows in since i have none but my eyebrow ALWAYS smudges or completely wipes off! it's very frustrating. i'm constantly asking my close friends and family "is my eyebrow still there?". haha.

does anyone have any suggestions for a really good pencil that i could use that won't wipe off??? preferably water proof too!


P.S. no i don't want to get them permanently done. i'm only sixteen so i still have some growing to go and i'm sure my… Continue

Added by Essence on August 18, 2009 at 11:52pm — 8 Comments

So Encouraging

Just wanted to say thanks for the encouraging words. This is such a cool website. It really lifts my spirit to know I'm not alone in this.It makes me look at all of this in a different light. Today was a much better day for me. I'm looking forward to more of them. Thanks again.

Added by Annette Stewart on August 18, 2009 at 10:42pm — 3 Comments

A cute little "book"


This is a cute little book.

Being a Friend.
An Alopecia Areata coloring book.

Added by Roger on August 18, 2009 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Is it me

Sometimes I feel on top the world, confident and great with looking different, but sometimes I feel too different and people are looking at you like you have the nerve to look the way you look. I wonder are the people around me that are suppose to be my friends and associates are they really? Are they talking and laughing at me behind my back? For the most part we should not really worry about these things cause people going to talk about you regardless but there is that thing on your mind that… Continue

Added by Nicole O'Brien-Dupye on August 18, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Reading a book...

Called "Focus on the good stuff". Check it out. :)

Added by Dana on August 18, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments

Feeling very isolated

This is really hard for me reaching out to anyone. I've been dealing with this hair loss for two years and feeling very alone. My husband and kids have a hard time to. I can't explain the greif I'm in and they get frustrated with me. I've been wearing wigs for two years now when i first began losing my hair. I still have hair and try to hang on to every little strand that's left. It's so hard dealing with the mean comments from people. I desperatley need someone to understand the sadness and… Continue

Added by Annette Stewart on August 17, 2009 at 9:57pm — 10 Comments it all starting over again..!!!

Well, it seems that my hair is starting to come out again, I'm noticing the same pattern as last time and got really excited when all the patches started growing back and the overall thinning growing back, I still have new re-growth all over and honestly not sure if Im over reacting, all i can hope is Iam.
But i cant hide the feeling that its starting...again.....

Added by Bel on August 16, 2009 at 9:45pm — 4 Comments

Ive been away...

Haven't had the internet for a bit. Occacionally the roomate and I can pick up a signal from one of the businesses around us, so we'll have that for a few days then i think they catch on. LoL.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew about support groups and where you could look to see if there is one in your area? My mom has been pushing me to find one, which I suppose would really help. I'm sure it would be embarassing and hard at first to really speak about my condition, but i… Continue

Added by Audrie Townsend on August 16, 2009 at 9:29pm — 2 Comments

Down in the Dumps, Feeling Alone.

Is this feeling of loss and sadness ever going to go away?

90% of the time I feel completely accepting and fine with having female pattern baldness. In fact, I was beginning to feel pretty damn good about myself and the situation, regardless of the fact that I'll be chopping my hair off shortly and am still losing clumps every night. But then today one of my friends sent me a picture of me three years ago - back when I had my full head of hair and was in all my glory - and an immense… Continue

Added by Alexandra on August 16, 2009 at 8:59pm — 6 Comments

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