December 2012 Blog Posts (26)

Mommy is special

I have a 4 year old and a 10 year old. My 4 year old wonderful little boy is having difficulty understanding why Mommy is different than everyone else. He keeps asking "when are you going to grow hair, real hair like mine?" "Why do you wear wigs?" I've tried explaining that mommy is special and I will never have hair like his. Anyone have any advice on this? He seems to be bothered that I am different. I want him to see that everyone is unique in their own way and that it is okay. He is only…


Added by Cindy on December 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments



I'm new to this site and have not yet discovered how it all works. I will probably have a hard time finding this post lol. I've been experiencing hairloss for about 7 years now and was in denial maybe wishing it would grow back and well... it hasn't! Ugh It's frustrating. My hair was one of my best physical qualities, I had soo much hair, beautiful ringlet natural healthy shiny curls now I look at myself in the mirror and can't believe it. Its to a point where I can't cover it with…


Added by Nina on December 30, 2012 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Follea Wigs in Canada?

Hi folks, this is my first posting on AW because i normally just read the different posts and comments for advice (which i find brilliant) but I need to be more active in this cyber community :) So, i'm hoping someone can advise me....i'm wondering if anyone has any information on any salon or specialist that sells Follea Gripper Wigs in Canada, specifically Toronto and the surrounding area's? Cheers everyone!

Added by Sydne on December 30, 2012 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

Going on holidays in January. What about the swimming?

So my husband and l are going golfing in Mexico in January and this year l am bald. I started to go bald in May so this is my first trip with Alopecia. Does anyone know if there is a wig available that cab be scorn for swimming SOS l don't draw attention?
Advice would really be appreciated.
Calista from Canada

Added by Cal on December 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Awkward first post

So, I'm gonna go ahead and have a go at doing that awkward initial post. I'll try and keep it brief, I suppose.

I'm Jamie, I was diagnosed with alopecia areata when I was 17, almost a year ago, I believe. I became aware of my first bald patch when I was having my hair cut and my hairdresser pointed out to me. I never found it myself because it was on the back of my head.

My second patch appeared shortly afterwards and it kind of snowballed from there. I rapidly developed more…


Added by Jamie Gascoyne on December 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments


Going through a rough spot with all of this, a year ago my alopecia was so bad that I shaved my head because there wasn't a lot left on my head. it took a lot but then I rocked it, I loved being bald after a few months and was very comfortable with it. I moved to another province to be with my boyfriend, whoo had been with me since before this started. which I felt was better because he seen me through the thick and thin of it all and was there for me. we didn't have a good relationship, but…


Added by Erika on December 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

My AA story

Hi Just thought I would share my experience of having AA.

I have had AA since I was 15 (almost 18 years) and found that confidence is a major part of how people view you and you in turn view yourself.

I was 16, and shy and not very confident and in collegue (was actually in class at the time) when I felt that first bald patch in my head, as my Dad has AU, so I knew what it was. After going to the doctor's, I went back to college and told everyone in the class about it. I got…


Added by Jo-Anne on December 26, 2012 at 2:30am — 2 Comments


hey all,
I need a little help on plucking up the courage to go see the doctor about treatment for Alopecia Totalis. The reason im nervous is, if the doctor wont look into it for me anyone got any courage tips for me?
Donna x

Added by Donna on December 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

What is H.I.S Hair Clinic?

Does it work and look somewhat real? Id like to know more about it and can they do eyebrows?

Added by Connor013 on December 25, 2012 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

Happy holidays everyone!

My Favorite Holiday Tune...please take a few minutes & listen. Wonderful message I'd like to You and all the World! Hope Santa brings everything you put on your list! Whether it be hair, a wig that actually fits, or just peace....knowing we're all beautiful! Mele Kalikimaka & a Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year, for all of you that aren't familiar with the Hawaiian Language) to you and your Ohana (family)!…


Added by Jeweli Due on December 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Just had to laugh!

My sweet daughter Braylyn was diagnosed with Alopecia this year. She is the captian of the Cheer squad and Captain of the volleyball team. Very athletic and out going. And believe me she has not let having alopcia stop her from doing anything. And for that I am very thankful. She had a great set of friends and after educating the school all has been great. We have not had not one person bit of negativity. Until today. Braylyn came home from the school and girl that she goes to school with…


Added by Traci Hayes on December 18, 2012 at 5:37pm — 4 Comments

An alopecian in the world: Opening my eyes

I've been busy; been in the world as an alopecian; a woman with alopecia. A woman who was laid off August 2008 when the law firm I worked at closed their doors, due to their own greed, but that's another story.

I felt lucky. I felt lucky because I felt relieved; no more worries that my spots would show; I was a clean slate, a bald head. I felt comfortable. I was most worried about my audience. I'm a musician, a singer/songwriter. I have presented myself with hair pretty much my whole…


Added by Lili Añel (aka Eulalia) on December 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Purchasing a new human hair wig

Does anyone have experience with I have researched hundreds of sites looking for an affordable human hair wig and I am so confused as to which one is right for me.

Added by Jess on December 17, 2012 at 5:00pm — 15 Comments

Just wondering!

Is it bad of me to pray that my daughter get her eye lashes and eye brows back? Of course I would love for her to be able to regrow her scalp hair, I really just want her be able to do put on her make up in the morning without worry. She is 14 and I know she misses that part of her life.

Added by Traci Hayes on December 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Dove ad with alopecia beauty! Dove Glowing Skin Billboard: Abby

Check out the link below and see the Dove ad made with an alopecian beauty. She is truly stunning.

Dove Glowing Skin Billboard: Abby

Added by Jennifer Krahn on December 15, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Counting my blessings

I really enjoy being a member of this site and although I haven't blogged much the articles I read are very encouraging and helpful. I would love having my hair back but I don't think its going to. This being said I haven't been able to sleep tonite thinking about the tragedy that happened in Conn. yesterday. I have 4 small grandchildren that mean everything to me and I can't imagine what the parents and grandparents are going through that lost their children yesterday. Losing my hair is not…


Added by tim s. on December 15, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

What causes alopecia?

everybody pls answer so we get a general idea.
Why do you think you ended up with alopecia?
stress? genetic? something else? u don't know?

Added by s on December 14, 2012 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

Other women's reaction to my alopecia

So a couple of women came along as visitors to my Toastmaster's meeting the second time in a row. At this meeting I was wearing a new wig and both of them commented on my new look...actually the style is pretty much the style I always wear but the colour was much I said matter of factly that I was wearing my new wig and explained I had alopecia. They both said they would never know it was a wig and that if I didn't tell anyone no one would know. Just then the meeting was called…


Added by Pat on December 14, 2012 at 2:02am — 15 Comments

Second time around with alopecia totalis

I was first diagnosed with Alopecia areata in late 2010, with two nickel size patches of hairloss. It wasn't until March 2011 that all my hair fell out and I was then diagnosed with Alopecia totalis.

My hair started growing back early this year and was hoping to finally shed my wig for the first time in two years. But, the hair loss started again three weeks ago. So, now I am back where I started.

This time around is both harder and easier. I know what to expect as far as the hair…


Added by Yellow Daisy on December 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Metorologist Rhonda Lee: Was she fired for defending her hair?

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee: Was She Fired for Defending Her Hair?

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Secrets to Your Success – 4 hours ago...

This isn't the first time meteorologist Rhonda Lee's short hair has affected her job, she says. (Photo: Facebo …When a viewer took meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee to task online for having short hair, rather than for any job-related issues, she defended herself. But instead of supporting Lee or even deleting…


Added by You can do it : ) on December 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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