5 years with alopecia, looking back on my first post here

Hey everyone, 

I just looked back on my first post here and guess what it said: 

"Really struggling tonight, looking back at me before I lost my hair, and I was so damn beautiful I can hardly believe it. I feel like growing hair is like winning the lottery... does anyone know if people who have been completely bald have grown their hair back? I feel incomplete... I am afraid to go ahead with life, I feel fake without hair."

I can't believe I ever felt that way. Alopecia has changed my life in ways I never thought possible. I wouldn't ever go back to having hair if given the option. Alopecia has taught me to embrace myself, and my body, in ways I never thought possible with hair! 

To those of you new to Alopecia... DO NOT FEAR IT. Grieve. Feel the loss. But know that better things are coming. It's all in your support systems, the way you view yourself, and having bald role models (that really helped me). 

SO MUCH LOVE TO YOU! Message me any time!

Keshia

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Hey Keshia does your hair grow back after 5 years? Do I have hope that my hair will growback?...
Hi Jen! My hair has not come back but you know there is a process we have to get through to be okay with it. Some people's hair grows back, but in reality if you've gone completely bald it seems to stay that way for most of us.

Look, I want to talk to you in depth about this process. It is not as bad as it seems, while at the same time I know how truly heartbreaking it is to lose your hair, so be patient with yourself in your grief.

There are so many perks to being bald, I promise you. Many more perks to being bald than having hair! Write me any time. If you're curious about the perks of being bald I'll write you up a list!

Keshia

I still can not accept the truth I guess T_T

I couldn't for a long time either. How long has it been for you?

it started in may. and I shaved my head two weeks ago. 

It's still really really fresh for you. You still have to grieve the loss of what you used to look like. It's like when you're a teen and you graduate and your scared to leave the teen years behind but you're kind of forced to grow up into adult hood. It's just a reality now. And once you become an adult, after the awkward phase, you learn there are perks of being an adult that you never had when you were a teen.

It's very similar with being bald. People are drawn to bald people. Once we're comfortable with it and embrace it, people will stop you and tell you that you're glowing. People remember you. And you make an impact on others!

We have a super power. You just have to learn how to access it.
Thank you Keshia <3
You're welcome, Jen. Write me any time.

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