Where acceptance is all there is
We can live happily without hair if you have someone you love, love is the engine of life, without it we are unhappy even if you have the beauty of Venus and silver Crésus.
Well, one day left in September. Alopecia Awareness Month. Been a good one this year, the Liverpool Alopecia Flashmob went up on Youtube and now over 23K views! Yay!
Added by Laura Adams on September 29, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Hey, I was just wondering what are some of your favorite sports to watch/play? I myself enjoy playing softball, soccer, volleyball, and football. (With my cousins not legitimate football!!!) I enjoy watching football, wrestling, and baseball.
I haven't been on hear for ages. What's happening?
My daughter is 3yrs old and she has AT, recently she started putting pants on her head pretending its hair and she's telling me that she wants hair- what should I tell her and what is the best way to approach this? I've always told her that some kids have hair and some don't and would show her pictures and videos of kids with Alopecia. I need advice! Help me..
So a few months ago while reading a passage from a gastroenterology textbook, I came across mention of an association between alopecia areata and Celiac's disease. I have had undiagnosed gastrointestinal issues (primarily chronic abdominal pain episodes) and found this interesting. Does anyone here have GI issues as well? Anyone with confirmed diagnosis of Celiac's disease? I just wondered what the actual prevalence of patients with both conditions was.
In my other readings there is…Continue
I was in the Marine Corps when my first spot appeared it was 1994 so than I thought no big deal I will just shave my head and I did for 18 years I got diagnosed with alopecia in the 90s went through the shots and creams etc. I just recently retired and decided it was time for me to look like a civilian but it wasn't that easy my hair at this point is not falling out yet I just don't have much form the result of being shaved everyday, but my beard on the other hand has patches and circles all…Continue
My title is actually misleading. My one year anniversary of diagnosis with AA was on Sept 17. But I've stopped letting AA control my life and have been TOO BUSY to post anything! :-) That feels really great to say. A few months ago I would not have been able to say that about myself. I thank the Lord above for giving me strength and confidence to get through this. I don't remember the day I decided to shave my head, but it was the best decision I have made so far. I am hopeful that my hair…Continue
Added by Sierra D on September 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I thought I would try to order a wig online since I don't have many options for purchasing one at a store in my area. I placed an order with a website and never received the wig. I have been looking at other sites but am hesitant. I am not ready to go for the custom wig yet...still holding out hope that I am going to regrow. Any suggestions for a reputable site where I can find human hair full lace wigs at reasonable prices? Thanks.
I am having trouble with posting in the forums section and thought I would try here instead.
My question: Is it possible to successfully color the white regrowth?
In the past I have only tried Henna and it made my white hairs turn yellow, hence looking more obvious than the white regrowth. I have a large patch at the top of my head up front which has been preventing me from cutting bangs since I need every hair on my head to cover up missing patches at the moment. I use…Continue
I have "worn" hair for many years. My pieces are custom made and I use tape to secure them. I take it off every 7-10 days to clean and put on new tape. I want the freedom to wear pretty scarves and to feel the wind on my head again. I went several weeks without wearing hair and was shocked how many people asked me if I was battling cancer. I have not had eye leashes or eyebrows for many years, I suppose this makes me look like I am going through chemo to some folks. I wear trendy clothes,…Continue
First of all i wanna say that this is my first post on alopeciaworld. I am a part of this community only a few weeks now and while reading lots of posts and responses for the first time i felt like i am not alone.
Since i never met a person with alopecia i always thought than no one can know how i feel and how hard and sometimes frustrating it is to go out in the world with alopecia. Lots of times in these 6 years of battle with alopecia my family and friends told me that it is only…
today I woke up with so much more confidence. I went to school and at lunch someone asked me why I don't wear my hair down anymore. I told them the honest reason. After I told them I felt 10 times better. if they have to say something they can this is me and this is who I am nobody can every change that.
My daughter has been diagnosed with AA aged 2 years. As you all appreciate it is very confronting and I have been through sooo many emotions. She's had it for 6 months now and continues to develop new patches ( she now has about 5 patches on her head- 4 of which I can cover). I feel I'm Now ready to begin talking about it on this website and I have to say... My hat goes off to all of you. You are all such inspirational souls and if my daughters AA continues or gets…
I've been trying to handle my hair loss, taking the bull by the horns so to speak. Telling my self "I can handle this", "I'm going to be fine" (fine as in all right not as in it's going to grow back). Pragmatic, realistic, positive. It's very typical me.
But I'm fed up, tired, like i got the wind knocked out of me. I'm not fine, I'm sad.
It's been a year since I lost my hair and I feel like my life hit a wall. Someone pressed the pause button that day, and I can't find play. I…Continue
I also think that since this is an autoimmune disease it is better to live with it not change it. Good food, healthy lifestyle ,meditation and de-stressing activities will help .
I lost all my hair in my twenties(I'm now 56 ),got it back at 30 due to a combination of Ayurvedic treatment and just old-fashioned grace of God and parents' blessings. However, the good times are slowly ebbing as there are huge patches all over and postmenopausal period is not conducive for hair growth.…
Hello everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am very happy I found this group so I have people to talk to who actually knows what it is like to talk to people with alopecia and the way it effects you mentally and physically. Lots of beautiful people on the sight and I look forward to meeting everyone.