Alicia Duncan
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  • Waterford, MI
  • United States
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I've always had thin, fine hair. I used to be called, "Qtip" in high school because I had just enough to cover my head. It never really bother me much because I had so many wonderful friends who loved my Qtip head.
I've been thinning the last 5 years without really understanding what was going on. After tons of hormone checks, blood tests, etc. I have just diagnosed with Alopecia areata. It took awhile to diagnose because I've been wearing Prohair extensions so my hair didn't look as splotchy and patchy as I really am.

The interesting thing is that my mother has Alopecia totalis. However, she has lived with her condition in isolation, fear and much pain. My heart goes out to her in the deepest compassion. Alopecia has been paralyzing to her in some ways. I've decided to make this MY experience by reaching out, being honest and open. I hope to find healing within community and turn this into a rich, meaningful experience for becoming a more deeply compassionate human being. But it's still hard. Really, really hard.

So, that's my story. Thanks for establishing a community. I look forward to being a valuable member. :)
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Polyana Positive gets Punched!

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 8:01pm 14 Comments

This stuff sucks. There, I said it. That's how I feel today.



My whole life I've been a self-proclaimed Polyana Positive. I'm pretty much CHOOSE to put positive spin on everything. It's my nature but it's also a choice. This ability has carried me through many challenges growing up. You know, really hard stuff that takes years of counseling to clear up. And I still look on the bright side. I am a mentally and emotionally healthy, stable, strong person. I've done lots of healing work… Continue

Biopsy

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 11:09pm 1 Comment

I just read Sue Helaine's blog post, "To Biopsy or not" and was so inspired. Thought I would share my own story because through sharing and story we heal.



I didn't even know there was a biopsy. So, that's how my tale begins!



Confusion:

I started noticing serious changes in my hair 3 years ago. I remember getting out of my friend's hot tub, the hair on the nape of my neck was wet from the bubbles. I went in the bathroom, looked in the mirror and had my first serious… Continue

Consultation Nightmare

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 9:40pm 1 Comment

First, I am so thankful that I have been connected with Alopecia World. I have so much background information and insights that today, which could have been a little disheartening, turned out to be Just Another Day.



So, I went to a local Hair Spa (I know, I know) that specializes in Reprieve Hair. (smaller filler-type hair systems). I had never seen one. I didn't think I would be a candidate but I wanted to start small and work up. I won't go into long details but the person there… Continue

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At 3:51pm on May 30, 2014, Andrea said…

Hi Alicia, I've just started a discussion on wig reviews ... not new wigs but 6-12 month old wigs.  They all look beautiful when they arrive, but what we really need to know is how they wear over the course of time.  Would love it if you could contribute!  http://www.alopeciaworld.com/forum/topics/1-year-wig-review

At 4:14am on January 17, 2013, Larry Barbee said…

Hi Alicia. I think you've contributed a lot to this group.
God bless,
Larry

At 3:56pm on April 4, 2012, Jennah said…

Hi ALicia! you are lovely :) was just looking at your pics and I love your wigs. I have blonde thinning hair naturally. Find it hard to get a good blonde. would you be able to let me know a bit about yours. How much do you pay for them and how do you find them for quality etc? much appreciated :)xo

At 9:08am on August 6, 2011, Ruth Chapman said…
Hi Alicia

I was just keen to hear more of your experience with Russian Hair, you look so fab in your pic.

Thank you

Ruthy
At 1:36am on July 29, 2011, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
HI Alicia, Alopecians in Michigan will celebrate International Alopecia Day (August 6th, 2011) with a late lunch at T.G.I Fridays in Livonia. We will be meeting at 3 PM.

Come for lunch, come for dinner, come for an appetizer or just come for coffee and dessert!

We want to meet you!

T.G.I Fridays
20120 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152-1087
(734) 464-8443

Please RSVP on the Events page:

http://www.alopeciaworld.com/events/international-alopecia-day-det
so that we can make reservations if needed.

Thanks and we really look forward to meeting you!

TGI Fridays has been kind enough to offer our group a 10% discount on the meals.

PS: Please note that this is a dutch treat and everyone is responsible for their own bill!

Cheryl
At 12:50pm on June 19, 2011, Lexi said…
Hello, I am just "cruising" the AW site, and came across something you wrote...then viewed your page....The hair in the pictures, is it your real hair or your wig/extensions? It looks really nice, and just hoping (lol) it is a wig, so I can find out what kind and maybe get one...I am always searching for the perfect wig, if that really exists...and not at a break the bank price tag either. Have a great day
At 5:50pm on April 14, 2010, Devin said…
Happy Birthday Alicia!
At 10:29am on April 14, 2010, Donna DeHoog said…
Hey girl! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! Love, Donna
At 12:31am on April 14, 2010, JeffreySF said…
Happy Birthday Alicia!!!

Jeffrey
At 2:27pm on February 27, 2010, Becka said…
I'm so happy you liked the video! ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))
 
 
 

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