All Blog Posts Tagged 'wigs' (61)

Hair Donation

Hello all,

My friend is wanting to donate her hair to an organization that makes wigs for individuals who have alopecia. However, her hair has been dyed. Does anyone know of a reliable organization that will accept her hair? I appreciate any help and responses. 

Sincerely,

Lauren

Added by LA on November 14, 2018 at 4:39pm — No Comments

I Am My Hair.

Imagine this: Years of dedication and hard work towards my first masters degree. With the finish line in sight, my heart filled with nothing but excitement and bliss for what my future holds, only to wake up to spots of bare skin where my hair would usually be. I had interviews and meetings that I was prepared for. I had no doubt in my mind these meetings would open doors to the future I had dreamt about for the past 8 years. Now I felt nothing but self consciousness and anxiety. How…

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Added by Sharon Weinberg on July 31, 2018 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

Still do not have the courage to accept my baldness and just uncover and let go.

 

When my oldest son asked me to let him see.  I hesitated but I pulled off my wig and I looked at him, he just stared as if he did not believe what he was seeing but he was very supportive with me and he said well one day when I get a lot of money I am going to send you to Bosley I promise you momma. How sweet of him. I know that day is far away. I just need to find something that will give me confidence like a wig where I can feel like my own hair, can…

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Added by helen30 on November 6, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

With or without

As a kid whenever I saw a fountain or a wishing spiral, I always asked my mom for a penny or a dime to toss in. When she gave one to me I would hold the coin, close my eyes and wish as hard as I could that I would grow hair. Every single birthday wish, fountain wish and falling star wish, was the same wish since I could remember. I didn’t wish for toys or candy or anything a normal kid would want. I think back to that little girl and I find my self smiling at how silly I was to want…

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Added by McKenzie Anne on June 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

I'm NOT having chemotherapy!

So I just started a new job about 6 months ago at a popular chain book store and in the first few months of working there I just went as what I think of as "myself" just a shaved head. (androgenous alopecia) In those few months I got numerous women coming up to me and asking if I was going through chemotherapy.  Some simply just smiled sympathetically at me and said they would pray for me.  

One woman who happens to be a regular customer automatically thought I had cancer and skipped…

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Added by Nicola on March 22, 2015 at 1:51pm — 8 Comments

10 awesome perks about alopeica

This is a link to my blog, with things that I think are awesome perks. I had a laugh writing them, so enjoy! 10 Awesome perks about Alopecia

Added by Amy-Rose on February 25, 2015 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

I am newly diagnosed with AA; this is what I have started trying

Hello,   I am newly diagnosed with AA, it all started in Jan. 2014, I too have had long very thick and fast growing hair my whole life.  But in Jan. it started to fall out, I was not concerned because secretly I have had lots of challenges with the thick hair.  Feb., it still kept falling out, no bald patches just continuously falling out, lots and lots of hair in bathtub, on floor when styling. By March it was getting thin all over, hair changed its normal thick, somewhat coarse texture to…

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Added by hoofpick on April 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Choices

I wanted to write my own thoughts here about choices about wearing supplemental hair/wigs/hairpieces.



My first point is if your choice is not to wear hair that is a personal and empowering decision that I fully support.



If you choose to wear hair there is a confusing melange of information to work through.



My advice to anyone who is starting this journey and feeling often vulnerable and alone...take a breath...you will find something that suits your… Continue

Added by Rose Marie' on September 28, 2013 at 12:07am — 9 Comments

Does anyone know of any good salons in Vancouver, BC doing hair extensions?

I have been battling with Alopecia for 2 years now. My hair has become so thin that at times you can see the scalp through my hair when I wear it down OR up. I am considering getting hair extension to create more fullness. I have never had them before, so I am a little lost as to which ones are the best, affordable ones in the Vancouver (or lower mainland) area.

Can anyone help me with this? Your comments are highly appreciated! Thank you!!

Added by Ladyloss on July 17, 2013 at 10:47pm — 3 Comments

Am I strong?

For that matter, am I brave?

People seem to think I am. But in all honesty I don't know that I'm any different from the next person who just doesn't let things stop them. Especially the things that may seem impossible from the onset.

Maybe it's Faith - Faith in the knowledge that things just have a way of working out in the end.

But, for all my seeming to be strong and comfortable in my skin, I do have a few concerns. One in particular is me trying to wrap my head around…

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Added by KimH1266 on June 3, 2013 at 1:38am — No Comments

I have no hair! Now what?

“It’s a wig!” I’m all too happy to tell you this upon our first meeting. I really don’t mind informing you of that whatsoever. I’ve always felt a bit like I’m a made-up, false Hollywood façade. You know the kind of fake building facades that you might find on a Hollywood Studio backlot? Wearing a wig and being complimented on my hair makes me feel like this.

But I’ve jumped way ahead. So, let me back up a bit…

To begin, I was diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia nearly 13 years…

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Added by KimH1266 on May 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Finding courage & adventure: Dear TSA, Please don't require me to remove my wig 0.o

I have always been a traveler. I love everything about new places, from finding a random movie theater in Wisconsin to eating at a great restaurant in Puerto Rico. I love just people watching. I would pack my bag, throw on my wig, and jump in my car/get on a plane. I'm that free-spirited, get up and go with just a small bag type.



Well, one of the things I started to notice was that as our country cracks down on national security, TSA/Airport personnel were starting to check for…

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Added by Ann on March 16, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wig help please:)

im on the verge of getting a wig. i think bald is beautiful, i just dont think its the right option for me. anyways, i just have all of these questions about wigs and i cant seem to find a straight answer online.

how does a wig feel? is it itchy? do you have to wear a cap under it?

how secure does it feel? how do you keep it from blowing off in the wind? is gluing recommended? can i swim with a wig on? how did you feel transitioning into a wig? can you sleep in it? can you be…

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Added by neverthoughtidenduphere on February 8, 2013 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

Alone in Alopecia World

I've never "blogged" before so be patient as I must learn as I go.

I feel like I'm an outsider in Alopecia World, which saddens me because I thought here was a place where I'd find people who would be more accepting and understanding than anywhere else. Please don't misunderstand; I'm not making accusations, nor am I criticising anyone in here. I am "different" from most people with or without alopecia. I've always marched to the beat of another drum, not concerned with what others…

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Added by Larry Barbee on February 1, 2013 at 2:56pm — 3 Comments

It is okay to replace what's missing

When we can't see: glasses or contacts.

When we need a lift: bra.

When our teeth break or get strange: braces, caps, whitening, bridges.

When a heart fails: stent.

When arches drop: shoe inserts.

To cover nakedness: clothing.

To not be animals: toilets, deodorant, condoms, houses, sweet scents.

To improve color: make-up.

So...why stress over wearing anything new on a head? Seriously! You've already agreed to the inventions of humans, so why not one…

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Added by Tallgirl on January 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Why so much emphasis on hair and not other style changes?

Every winter I change my hair extensions out and wear a wig. With my puny hair, I feel it is best to give it a rest from extensions, and also at the ranch my own hair with extensions does not hold well in the wind and rain.

I love my wigs, but every year it is the same process of getting used to the comments others make about my new hair. Some people are very kind, others not so much. I have learned from past experience that this goes with the territory.

I can't help but wonder why…

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Added by chris for hair on November 26, 2012 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Tape extensions

This is kinda crazy but I am so against wearing a wig. However I was wondering if I could use the seamless hair extensions all over my head to make it more realistic and would stay on for a month or so? Has anyone heard of it or tried it? Its just an idea but if I could do it I would. My mom is a hairdresser so i think she could get them for dirt cheap if not free.

Added by Ashley on November 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

New wig

Just got a new wig! It's Rene of Paris's Dani wig, a cool short razored pixie, and I got it in Iced Razberry (I think--shop lady took the tag, "for their records"-- possibly so I can't order it online....!). This is a reddish brown with blonde and red streaks, quite funky. it is really light and comfortable, very suited to being active as it stays on my head well. My other wig is a gorgeous, long Jon Renau mono top human hair wig in a natural rich brunette. Beautiful but not so practical.…

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Added by Holly on November 4, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Second post

Hello everyone. First off, thanks to you all who commented on my first post. I went away on vacation and saw a bunch of family, including many young nieces and nephews. While it was fun, I kept thinking over and over how this will be the last time anyone on my husband's side of the family will see me with my natural hair. The little girls loved playing with my hair and I was just so nervous about them making a comment about my growing bald spots. Thankfully they did not. But ack.. why do I…

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Added by claudiaclaude on August 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

New member saying hello to you all

Hello everyone. I just found and joined this site last night. First, I wanted to say that I am grateful this site exists. I stumbled upon it when I was looking for information on how to exercise in a wig. It looks like an amazing community and I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Second, a little about me. I am in my mid-30s and was diagnosed last year with scarring alopecia. When that diagnosis came in April, it was like my whole life felt shattered. I had been worried about…

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Added by claudiaclaude on August 1, 2012 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

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