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Bald patches from immune attack

Started Jul 2, 2012 0 Replies

The following column (Dr. Donahue) appeared in the Monday, July 2, 2012 edition of the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Patriot-News:DEAR DR. DONAHUE:After shampooing my hair, I looked in the mirror and…Continue

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Sep 1, 2016
Cindie replied to JacquelynTaylor's discussion Need help finding cheaper wigs
"Have you ever tried wig caps?  What I do is wear a wig cap, and I have purchased stretch headbands the same color as my skin....and I wear them around my head, but pushed back somewhat, and then put my wig on, and it is nice and…"
Sep 1, 2016
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Sep 1, 2016
Cindie commented on CindiB's blog post My story. Who can relate?
"Beautifully written.  I feel what you have gone through."
Sep 1, 2016
Cindie commented on Akbama2007's blog post How do I help my child who is being bullied at school because of her alopecia?
"If it were my daughter, I would cyber school or homeschool her.  I understand what you are saying about "withdrawing her from social interaction", but this is negative social interaction, and is not good for her mental health, even…"
Sep 1, 2016
Cindie replied to Still Me's discussion Treated me like a dog with mange!
"I would be highly offended if someone was bothering my hairpiece or wig. "
Jan 16, 2016
Cindie replied to Still Me's discussion Treated me like a dog with mange!
"I would cut off my arm for a family like yours, Dark Girl.  Peace and blessings to all of you."
Jan 16, 2016
Cindie replied to Still Me's discussion Treated me like a dog with mange!
"Shave it'll look better, and feel better, too.  And there's nothing wrong with wearing a "beanie" cap when you are inside.  I wear them all the time.  Bought a few in dark brown to match my skin tone,…"
Jan 16, 2016
Cindie replied to Still Me's discussion Treated me like a dog with mange!
"Loving what you said.  Agree, too!"
Jan 16, 2016
Cindie replied to Kat's discussion Wigs
"I always wear the nylon wig caps.  They will help with the itchiness, and keep your wig from sliding."
Jan 15, 2016
Cindie replied to helen30's discussion How can I come out of the closet?
"You are so correct about black women and hair.  One day I hope to get to the place where you are."
Sep 9, 2015
Cindie commented on Roksana's blog post My story
"You are a very lovely young lady."
Sep 9, 2015
Cindie replied to MagPie's discussion A question of transparency - and summer wig suggestions?
"Sometimes "snarky" is good, Aimee.  I like it."
Jun 21, 2015
Cindie replied to carebear42's discussion First time for a wig.
"My advice is when you find a style/color/cut that you like, to always buy at least three of them.....I have seven of the same style/color/cut that I wear "in rotation" so they do not wear out or frizz up so quickly.  And the best part…"
Jun 21, 2015
Cindie replied to pippinsgirl's discussion Job interview as a bald female
"I don't like it when people "have to go along to get along", but as one who has had alopecia areata for 30 years, and was criticized in the workplace for it (no one wanted to educate themselves on the condition, so that didn't…"
Jun 11, 2015
Cindie commented on Deejay's blog post Has anyone ever been kicked out of a place for hiding your head by wearing a head covering?
"Although I shave my head, and like it, I wear wigs to cut down on all the bullshit!"
Jun 11, 2015

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African American, middle-age female.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
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Yes - I am 18 or older

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At 9:24am on January 14, 2015, dorothy said…

thank you.  I am still amazed at the number of people with alopecia.  when I was 7 ,  I thought there was no one else like me anywhere.  I am now almost 60 and still no hair.  it tried a few times but always fell out.  I get silly peach fuzz that defies the law of gravity,  I am an, all or nothing person so ....shave it off....better to be shiney than silly.

I have given up trying to have hair,  but still think it would be great if they could come up with something to help....

At 2:14am on July 15, 2012, Deeann said…

Cindie: Feel free to e-mail me at

I look forward to hearing from you.

At 9:14pm on July 3, 2012, BrendaW said…

Thanks for the suggestions, Cindie. :D

At 1:42pm on March 8, 2012, Mark S. Hansen said…

Thanks. I only wish I had access to others in my area (Milwaukee WI.) who had this condition. There are no more suuport groups around here. But thats alright. I did not go to many anyways when there were. My (life long) quest is to try to inform people (on a rare occassion) (who dont have this) here in my real world, what it's about.

At 5:03pm on September 22, 2011, Elizabeth said…
Awww Thanks Cindie:)
At 8:37pm on August 26, 2011, Tijuanna Schumpert said…
Thank you. I've gotten to where I don't cry as hard as I used to, but it's very depressing. I'll get there one day.
At 9:57pm on July 30, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Yes, it is a wig! In the photos on my page I am wearing both synthetic and human hair wigs. Thanks for the compliment!
Let me know if you like the book!
At 7:49pm on July 30, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Cindie!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann
At 11:14pm on July 28, 2011, Kelly said…
Thanks for the request! I hope u had a great day and I look forward to conversations and friendship =)
At 7:40pm on July 28, 2011, Sandy, PA, U.S.A. said…
I hope you received my last comment. Last time I tried to send a private message to someone on here the website wouldn't let me. I had written so much and didn't want to write it over so I posted it where everyone could see. I never heard back from her. Maybe you would rather communicate through my private e-mail?




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