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Looking for photos to promote alopecia awareness on our Instagram page!

Every day we look at the photos on Alopecia World and they are truly beautiful and, honestly, deserve to be shared.

Therefore, we are looking for photos that we can share on Alopecia World's Instagram Page.

If you have a cool photo that we can use, please post it here with your IG handle so that we can link it back to your account.…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on February 21, 2020 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Don't Hide the Scars

There are people lives that I believe I have touched because I was not afraid to show my “scars”.

Below is a song that the words ring so true to me and I wanted to share the lyrics with you.

Don’t Hide the Scars

(Michael Puryear/Cheryl Rogers/Jeff Silvey)

From CD: Sisters–The Story Goes On -1995

Vocals: Beverly Crawford/Cindy Morgan

I wept alone

Suffered on my own

I didn’t think that anyone would understand



Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on January 18, 2012 at 2:18am — 4 Comments

"Meet the inspiring woman embracing her alopecia, even on her wedding day"

I recently came across an article about Kylie Bamberger, a member of Alopecia World. Below are some excerpts I would like to share:

“Kylie Bamberger looks every bit the blushing bride in her wedding photos. She’s wearing a white ball gown, clutching a bouquet of…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on April 26, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

CNN - Girl with alopecia wins competition with gorgeous jeweled head

Source:  CNN/ By Alexandra Larkin

I agree with this mother that it is important to support your children with alopecia and help them understand that they are no different than anyone else with or without hair.

(CNN)Even without hair, 7 year-old Gianessa Wride has managed to sparkle -- and win her Utah school's "Crazy Hair…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on April 27, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

Another Alopecia World member in the spotlight!

 I love stories of triumph! 

One of our members Caroline, was featured in a photography project "30 days of Gorgeous" by Toma Houston Photography.



Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on August 9, 2016 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

I found a cure!

Hello everyone,

March 2016: I got AA 9 years back. It slowly developed into AU. I tried many doctors, many treatments and nothing worked. I started accepting my condition after joining this group and learned to live with it, which is a good thing. At the same time, I was starting to give up hope.

Two years back, I thought I'll try my last shot with Dr.Richard Strick. At first I was skeptical with the treatment. I have tried a similar one where the cream irritates the scalp and…


Added by Surya on December 28, 2017 at 5:30pm — 18 Comments

Actress Viola Davis reveals battle with alopecia

According to an interview with Vulture that I found on Bet.com, actress Viola Davis struggles with alopecia. 

Many have noted that there seems to be an error in the article: The fact that stress does not cause alopecia, but may trigger it.

Viola Davis is a natural beauty, but there was a time when the actress really struggled with revealing what was…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on March 23, 2016 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Does alcohol affect alopecia?

I have alopecia universalis.

I wanted to know if drinking (i.e., the consumption) of alcohol on a regular basis prevents recovery. I couldn't find any definite answers online as to whether it makes the hair fall out or not.

Please do reply.


Added by Ithastogetbetter on March 25, 2016 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Four Women Bond Over the Beauty in Their Baldness

I recently came across the below article in the New York Times:

"Four Women Bond Over the Beauty in Their Baldness"

A few Excerpts from the article:…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on April 7, 2016 at 12:08am — 1 Comment


Hi, I am based in London and am now looking to wear a wig.  I cannot stand to see my sorry face in the mirror anymore without hair.  Have looked at wigs before in various shops, but have left in tears.  Anyone who knows of a good wig shop or supplier, I would love to hear from you.  

Added by Vicki on May 1, 2016 at 1:39pm — 11 Comments

Calling all Alopecians—Help Sasha secure a spot in the Once Upon a Tutu calendar

Sasha mother wrote me and said:

"This is my gorgeous girl sasha aged 4, the way she handles her alopecia is inspiring and brave and makes me so proud to be her mummy.

My wee girlie is currently in a competition to be Once Upon a Tutu calendar girl on Facebook I am hoping people could please vote for my gorgeous girl.

To vote go to…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on October 3, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

It's our inner beauty that counts?

If there is one belief that I would really like to see us alopecian challenge, is when we start referring to our inner beauty as if our outer beauty couldn’t exist anymore.

I think that the thing that brings me the most joy is when an alopecian can truly start to see their beauty again. But, over and over again, I see us making comments like, “it’s our inner beauty, not our outer beauty that counts”, as if we have forfeit our rights to be beautiful the moment we lost our…


Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on October 5, 2011 at 2:00am — 17 Comments

New member

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.

Added by Ken Johnson on September 10, 2013 at 10:27am — 7 Comments

This mom needs direction

Hello everyone. Amazing people on an extraordinary site! Wow is all I can for each and everyone's journey.

My daughter is 20 and comes from a family farm, A premed student at private Christian college in Nebraska, she is on an Academic Scholarship, she runs, loves her horses and riding, her family is her rock, her boyfriend attends the same college is on a track scholarship ( he looks like he belongs on an Abercocmbie and Fitch poster and he is just a darling and is also studying… Continue

Added by Candace on September 10, 2013 at 10:07am — 4 Comments

At what point did you decide to shave your head?

I have had AA for 2 months now. I have lost a lot of hair but by the grace of God he gave me a head full so it still looks like I have a ton of hair. I can cover my spots with my remaining hair but I have to zig zag my part and hair spray it like a helmet so the wind doesn't blow it to reveal my spots. The spots on top are coin size so "it isn't that bad" but I hate fixing my hair. It is torture. I do have a spot as big as my palm in the very back...and growing but that is covered. So do I…


Added by Mindy on September 9, 2013 at 3:32pm — 13 Comments

Having alopecia

When I think of the word Alopecia, I feel an intense feeling of loss. It’s more than a loss of hair; it’s a loss of self-worth. The discouragement it brings takes every breath of courage and suffocates it. I wanted to write about this disease so people will grasp the severity of what’s happening to over 5 million people in this world.

I started losing patches of hair when I was six. At this time I lived in a different country, Wales. I remember the kids teasing me, saying that a dog had…


Added by Emily on September 6, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

The ugliest doll in the shop

Today at my blog, I wrote all about the Cabbage Patch Kid I got as a child and how, 30 years later, it's helped me to come to terms with my Alopecia.


I'd be so thrilled if it helped someone to read this.

With love!

Added by Michelle L on September 6, 2013 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Vitamins and diseases

I have wondered if a study has been done into what conditions Alopecia sufferers develop in later life, as Alopecia may be an early indication of something going awry. And how many Alopecia sufferers take vitamin and mineral supplements? I have been taking zinc, chromium and Vit D for a few years. I have just discontinued these but it is too early to see if it improves things. I know accumulation of certain vitamins and minerals can be toxic.

Added by Sweet Pea on September 6, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

News! Alopecia evolution

Hi everyone! hope this blog find you all ok, maybe confuse or a litlte bit frustrated but ok...! I'm writing, because i've some good news that I want toshare with you... I was diagnosed with alopecia on May, by June i shaved my head, by end of July my lost was about 70%, i lost some parts of my eyebrows and the grow was instable on my pubic area. I decided not to do the corticoinjecions, i decided not to continue with the quimical medication. I began acupuncture, meditation, yoga and began…


Added by Catia on September 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Back-to-school list for alopecians

Small mirror in a case for the purse or backpack

Sharpener for eyebrow pencils and liner pencils

Eyebrow pencil and/or brow powder (get demo at fine cosmetics counter)

Eye liner

Wig salon appointment to try on styles, see colors indoors and in sunlight with hand-mirror, find wig with ear-tabs that work with glasses

Hat store trip to try on styles (bring favorite outfit and coat to match)

Make-up appointment at mall or home party to see how to enhance…


Added by Tallgirl on September 3, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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