It's been just over 5 years since I accepted my alopecia and stopped hiding beneath a wig. In that time I've met and married my gorgeous husband, had our 3rd child, completed post grad qualification in HR, been promoted and had so many memorable experiences.
I can honestly say that none of this would have been possible if I'd been wearing that wig still because for that whole time, I wasn't myself. Everything I did was hindered by baldness and a fear of being teased! I look back at my former self and cringe because I was so ridiculously insecure, hiding in my own home close to becoming a recluse.
There was one low point, last year I lost my eyelashes and eyebrows which I thought made me look ill but I quickly got used to it. In fact, I think the moment of acceptance was when my mother-in-law (thinking she was being kind) bought me an eyebrow pencil and at that moment my stubbornness took over and I refused to hide again.
I know being bald for everyone to see is difficult at first but I honestly have never been happier or more confident in my life! Even if they suddenly came up with some miracle cure, I don't think I'd be interested (well maybe for my eyelashes!)
No matter what stage you are at with your hair loss, please just try to accept it and carry on being you!