I have had aleopecia for 2 months now and i am still having trouble my hair was well it was my hair it was important I use to to have thick hair and now I don't. I use to love too take a shower but now I dread it knowing that washing my hair makes my hair fall out. Or brushing it. Now when ever I go out side I have to have my hair up because I can't afford a wig. I have the love of my family and friends and I know they love me but they don't know what it's like being 20 and going bald. My brother and cousin even said they would shave there heads.

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Comment by BeccaBoo on October 18, 2013 at 1:55pm

Hi Addy, sorry to hear about your Alopecia. I have had it since I was 14 and am 33 now. Everyone copes differently and it definitely is a big adjustment, especially when, like you said, hair seems to be such an important part of the daily routine. I started out wearing hats and went to wigs when I could; I prefer them now because I enjoy styling and brushing them. It gives some semblance of the routines that were involved in having hair so it brings me some comfort. But like I said everyone is different; some people prefer not to wear anything, which I think ROCKS!! Regardless of our takes on Alopecia or coping mechanisms though, we are all in this together. I am here if you ever need to talk.

Comment by Jessica Hoschouer on October 18, 2013 at 7:00pm

Hi Addy,

      I am sorry for you. I my self have had Alopecia Areata since I was five or six and I turned thirteen on August twenty-ninth, twenty-thirteen. I know how hard it can be, I used to have really thick long hair, I still have pretty thick hair, that is where I actually have hair. I shaved my head at the beginning of August, through my Alopecia I have learned to just be myself and smile through the pain. I believe Alopecia is not meant to discourage and break us but to uplift and strengthen us, I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and will rarely give us any trials that he knows we can't make it through. He love each and everyone of us we are his beloved children, we can do anything.

Comment by Tallgirl on October 19, 2013 at 12:12pm

Look up e-wigs on sale, and have your religious institution help you get one on sale for $70 or less. A few jobs raking leaves for neighbors would let you get the money on your own.


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