Where acceptance is all there is
Does anyone know of any wig consultants in NE Pennsylvania or surrounding areas?
I was pretty young when I found out I had AA. My mom noticed a small spot of hair missing on my head when I was 11 years old but didn't think too much of it. We started to notice that my hair continued to fall out and we went to see my doctor, who thought I was intentionally pulling out my hair. We went to numerous dermatologists who tried treatment after treatment for two years until I had decided I couldn't take it anymore. I was sick of spending two hours of my time every day having…Continue
I have alopecia and I just recently accepted my situation.
I'm feeling beautiful without my hair, but it's cold in my country so I never go out without anything on my head.
In the beginning I was extremely tired and sad that I lost my hair, but during the summer it changed.
My family is very supportive and so is my work friends to.
I hope to continue to write on the blog here.
Love from Sweden
So an update of what's going on with me. My hair is still falling out, though I have hair growth growing in patches.
I got my first wig in July 12, only a few people know about my alopecia.
This week I have had some amazing comments.
I went back to the lady who I purchased my HH wig, she was happy to see that I have been taking care of the piece and that it suits me.
I wanted her to trim her a bit and take some of the heaviness out which she did.
Today I went…Continue
So it's been a long time since I've been on here, at least been active on here. I was diagnosed with AAU last October. My hair was falling out so fast I didn't think I would have any hair by December.
Around Thanksgiving I went in for a "cute boy cut" (I was tired of my son pulling hair out of his mouth everyday) and the lady who cut my hair took a number 8 razor and shaved my head! I was so not ready for that but it was actually a blessing in disguise because it forced me to face the…Continue
I started at Everest College yesterday. I had a blast yesterday and today :D haha I'm learning in a Massage Therapy Program. So far I'm enjoying it and can't wait to go back. haha My friends think it's weird that I'm enjoying school, but then again some are still in high school. I'm the youngest one in my class of 7 people for now, there's mostly older adults. I'm really liking it and hopefully I make some new friends through out the months.
Speaking of college does anyone know some…
I was going to post in a group this question but i don't know what group to post in!
But i want to donate my hair in Canada and I was wondering if there is any organization that i should be looking into? I got about 10-12 inches to spare... I would love to Help as i am a parent fo AN AU Child.
Since my hair is beginning to fall out even more now, I reluctantly went into my bathroom closet and pulled out one of my wigs that I had retired. As I fought with my inner self about wearing this wig, I just simply had no choice. No matter how much I try to fight AA, it always seems that AA gets the best of me. The day that I had to pull out my wig was also a day that I was going out with friends. I noticed that they kept staring and trying to figure out if it was my hair or not. The…Continue
Hi my name is Rose. I have had Alopecia for almost my whole life. It started in 3rd grade. My parents found a great Dr who put me on a steroid and it all grew back. I only started out with 2 spots on the top of my head. The worst episode I had was when I was a freshman in high school I almost lost all my hair, I used to cry myself to sleep. Again my Dr put me back on the same steroid and it worked he never used shots. It wasn't way after I got married and had my first baby that I noticed my…Continue
I could not wait to return home & share what happened to me over this past weekend with my fellow alopecian sister's & brother's.
This January will mark the 5th year since loseing my hair to AAU, it was during my search for answers in those first painful weeks that I would read Leslie Ann Butler's book "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing" which in turn would lead me to AW, my saving grace.
It is here I would find not only answers; but also,friends who were & are in the…
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Added by Alopecia World on September 20, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments
RE: BOC legal action against MGA True Hope dolls
by Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made on ·
It was brought to our attention that Beads of Courage is pursuing MGA with legal action due to the bracelets that are packaged with the dolls. To prevent any suspicion of rumor we are postings couple parts from the legal papers issued by BOC to MGA...
"It has come to BOC's attention that MGA is selling colorful beaded bracelets packaged with hairless dolls…Continue
Added by Bartrac on September 20, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments
Usually I dont care,
what people think or say.
I know it was god,
who made me this way.
But sometimes it gets hard,
when u let someone in.
When u give it your all,
when they see past ur wig.
I miss the man who held my soul,
in the palm of his hand.
I pray I fall again...
for someone like you.
Added by Kimberly Grise on September 20, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
So my hair has been doing pretty well at least so I thought. I still have a lot of patches, however I have been able to conceal it with my own hair. I went to get my hair done by a stylist who claimed that he specializes in working with clients who have alopecia (I am convinced that those people don't exist). He used some Brazilian technique to put some tracks in to cover my patches. That was a huge mistake. It was so uncomfortable not to mention I had just gotten injections the day before.…Continue
Until June 2011, to me the word Alopecia simply meant thinning hair. Well, was I ever wrong! In June 2011, my own hair started to thin and within three weeks I had practically no head hair. At first, it was all like a bad dream. You look in the mirror and for a moment you don’t recognise the person looking back at you. Then you recognise yourself but your scalp feels different. Your head feels cold even though you know there is no reason for the cold, except of course that there are large…Continue
I've had alopecia for 8 years now. First, it was come and go areta alopecia. Then it went universalis. The eyelashes were the worst. I would look in the mirror and say, "I look like a lizard." My mom used to say I was as mean as a snake when I was little and got in trouble, so it shouldn't have come as any surprise. The hair loss was hard, but the self-esteem loss was devastating.
The first time I went to buy a wig, I made sure I was the last scheduled appointment. I went alone, in…Continue
I'm not sure what to do!!! My hair is almost too bad to go out without a wig. I want to get a Freedom wig but I'm still saving up for it.I was hoping my hair would hang on till then but it's not. In the meantime I need something that looks natural that I can work out and figure skate in. I know I can just shave and go all natural but I'm not comfortable with that yet. :/
I'm thinking about trying a full lace wig and glue it or tape it on. I just wanted to have a little feedback from…
Please read this and watch the video in the story, then take a look in the mirror.
This is not to deny our very real, life-impacting, and serious issues associated with our hair loss. But, this sure puts my baldness in perspective for me.
Added by Mary on September 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
From the Hairloss Learning Center:
Even 4,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians were searching for a hair loss cure. One “cure” used around 1500 B.C. in Egypt called for reciting a magic spell to the sun god and then swallowing a mixture of onions, iron, red lead, honey and alabaster.
Around 1100 B.C. in ancient Egypt it was popular to rub the fats of various animals onto the scalp, including those of the lions, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, ibex, serpents and geese.