December 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Recommended hairdresser

Hi, I live on the Gold Coast and I am looking for a hairdresser who is good with cutting wigs. Does anyone have any recommendations. I have come across so many salons that won't touch a wig and I am struggling to find a good hairdresser that will. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Added by Claudia on December 29, 2014 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Warmest Christmas greetings to you from Perth, Western Australia

Merry Xmas to you all! How did everyone survive the last two days? I had a beautiful day yesterday with both my family and my partners at our house. We blew tradition to the wind and had tapas lunch instead of the traditional food. Swimming and pool volleyball with the wee folk (until the dogs popped the ball - lol) and a few too many champagnes for the hostess! Today though, I'm exhausted and have ignored the world. It's been all about crochet and tv for me all day. You?

Added by Aly on December 26, 2014 at 5:09am — 1 Comment

Intense head itching

My hair has been back two years and have never forgotten how awful it was living with alopecia.

Which is why I'm worrying because all of a sudden I'm getting an intensely itchy scalp followed by a bald patch.

I can handle the odd bald patch but is this the start of another awful period in my life?

Added by Shane Beard on December 23, 2014 at 3:30am — 35 Comments

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa spots galore

I was so will-powered up at the work xmas party yesterday. I ignored the cheese platters and chocolate, strudel and cheesecake. I ignored the bread, bread sticks, dips and feta salad. There was still plenty of GF options and dairy-free things for me to eat and I was full to bursting.

Came home and bought the family pizza while I happily ate a mango and a peach.

Then as I'm watching TV I discover several new spots, all at the back of my head. I've been doing (nearly) everything…


Added by Aly on December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

4:00 AM Freak Out

I'm suddenly wide awake. It's totally dark and all I can hear is my white noisemaker. My jaw is sore from having been clenched hard during my sleep. I don't even have to get out of bed to check the time -- I already know that it's between 4:00 and 5:00 in the morning. The only uncertainty is whether or not I'll be able to fall back to sleep before my alarm goes off a few hours later. I feel sad because I had been sleeping, and, while asleep, I had had some respite from my…


Added by Feedingsparrows on December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

What I've tried

It took me a long time to realize the severity of hairloss that was in store for me.  At first, I assumed that the shedding was due to seasonal shifts and stress and that it would stop naturally.  I had plenty of hair and the slight thinning was noticeable only to me. In this stage, I tried Nioxin products and a grow-fast conditioner.  I had to switch back to Head and Shoulders when the cold weather led to dandruff, and the conditioner made my scalp itch, so I stopped using it.  I added…


Added by Feedingsparrows on December 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 20 Comments

NEW treatments to try

its been a while since I have posted on here but just wanted to let everyone know what I have discovered since I have been away so long. Maybe some of you could give these a try as they are not harmful or have chemicals etc in them.

one of the products I have been reading about is youngevity, and there is a young woman named Emily who used it and she grew her back and posted a testimony on the youngevity website. Its pretty much a package of supplements that you take collectively. I…


Added by Alexis on December 10, 2014 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Great informational video on the causes of alopecia


This video was created by the Functional Medicine doctor that I have been seeing for the last two years. When I first went to him I had a bald spot the size of a grapefruit on the back of my head, 8 other quarter size spots, only 1/2 of my left eyebrow and no eyelashes on my left eye. Within a few months ALL of my hair was growing back. I've had a couple of small spots since then, but the hair grows back quickly. I still see him, but now only once every 6 months. I had active…


Added by Bridget F on December 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Thought I was coping but now I am not

Hey there, I started with alopecia areata nearly two years ago and this summer in July all my hair and body hair fell out and I have alopecia totalis,  I was wearing wigs going out but now I hate them especially when I am eating a nice meal, I spent €350 on a wig and it feels like a swimming cap on my head and I am so conscious when people hug me or I am dancing and it just didn't feel right so I decided to go out bald.  I live in Clonmel a very small town and I tried going out in Cork bald…


Added by Caroline on December 6, 2014 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

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