I am new here, just wanted to share my story. I have had alopecia since October 2011. My hairdresser found a spot the size of a 5 cent piece. I started seeing a dermatologist and a trichologist. I too have been having monthly injections, however it was just getting worse. I was hopefull it would only be a few spots. I have cried heaps, kept it to myself with only a couple of friends knowing.
I would style my hair to cover the patches to the point I was combing my hair like "a Donald Trump comb over". I would make a joke about it but deep down I just wanted it to go away. I have been in to wig shops and burst into tears, going through the motions, however really not accepting that I needed a wig. My friend came with me and I could see her tear up when she saw the baldness on top of my head.
My hairdresser who I have been seeing for more than 20 years is dumbfounded and she too has been emotional seeing me this way.
Approximately 3 weeks ago, reality really set in when I realised that I needed to get a wig ASAP, before I returned back to school after the school holidays. I went in on Friday 13th of July, went for a darker colour and bought a human hair wig, shoulder length which was very expensive. Everyone who has seen me loves it. I am still getting used to it. On the first day back at work, everyone commented very positively, though one person looked at me strangely and said "mmm..not sure about that, will take some time to get used to seeing with dark hair she then said "I almost thought it was a wig". My stomach was alrealy in knots and I felt that like I was going to vomit.
I find that the wig tends to slide and I have to keep an eye on it. I slide some bobby pins on each ear for extra hold.
I washed the wig for the first time last week, and boy it looked very wild and unkept. Crazy hair every where. I washed it this weekend and finally managed to style it in a sleek bob that is not wirey!!!.
Do you have a name for your wigs?
I am seeing a naturopath and having some kinesiology for some balance.
Trying to meditate and have positive thoughts and to be grateful for what I have.
My friends are great, giving positive thoughts and energy.
I am taking this day by day :-)