September 2014 Blog Posts (29)

My over-50-years-of-alopecia

When a local, low-cost basement hairdresser on my street noticed the quarter-sized bald spot, I was about 10. I pulled my long hair back over the spot, so no one ever knew in 5th grade.

When alopecia reared up again my sophomore year in high school, I got a fall (half wig), and again pulled hair from the forehead back over the matching wig, and secured my hair onto the fall with a large barrette. Large bobby pins held my fall onto my real hair, twisted underneath. No one knew. I did…

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Added by Tallgirl on September 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — 34 Comments

Who do I want to be? Feeling conflicted

I really don't know how I want to present myself at the moment. This summer I was going to work bare headed and feeling pretty positive about myself, seeing my alopecia as a quirky part of me. But now I am drawn towards my wigs again. I've been looking a lot at the dolly and Japanese Kawaii style today as I love this style and I want to present myself like that. yet at the same time I feel like a fake or that I'm not being true to myself with all that make up and wigs etc. I just feel…

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Added by Lyndsey Pitchford on September 9, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where's the best place to buy a silk top wig?

I don't want to spend more than $400. But I want a nice wig with a silk top. Any advice? 

I'm looking at:

orderwigsonline.com

ruthsbeauty.com

Added by Amanda on September 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Bald is beautiful! Truly admire these women :)

Bald is beautiful! Twelve women with no hair pose for nude calendar raising  funds for Alopecia UK

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2746776/Bald-beautiful-Twelve-women-no-hair-pose-nude-calendar-raising-funds-Alopecia-UK.html#ixzz3Ceqhp9JH

Added by Sarah on September 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Frustrated in Mumbai!

Can't believe it's been exactly three years now since I discovered the first bald patch on my head after a haircut.

It's been a roller coaster ride.. I was in Bangalore that time, and the patches quickly grew into 6-7 places on my scalp.. I had a 3 month regimen of painful injections, and steroid tablets which led to almost 90% regrowth but patches just kept coming up here and there..

Never have I been totally alopecia free these 3 years.. although there  were times when it was…

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Added by Nachiketa Sanyal on September 5, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Rude client in the salon i work at today

So I'm at work and a haircut walks through the door. It's my turn and I go up front to greet them and take down there name and the women says to me, "Do you do little boys haircuts." I say back, "Yes, what's his name." So that I can write it down. She looks me right in the face and says, "I will wait for the next stylist. I think you might scare him." My manager went into protection mode to stand up for me. She asked, "What about her do you think he would be scared of?Her bald head?" The…

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Added by Sheena Tha Cody on September 5, 2014 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

First post here

Well even though I don't know anyone on here, this is the 1st time I'm formally coming out and saying I have alopecia. I'm just SO FRUSTRATED. I noticed a bald spot September 2013, quarter sized kind of at the lower part of my head. Of course I freaked out I'm 23 years old engaged and have long curly hair. I immediately knew what it was. I went to school with someone who had/has AU. He's my inspiration because for the last 5+ years he has had all of his hair! Anyway I noticed a small bald…

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Added by arianna on September 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

DermMatch

Has anyone hear of or tried DermMatch just to try & give your bald head some color?

Added by Kat on September 1, 2014 at 5:52pm — 2 Comments

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