Hi All. I am AA and have been since age 5. Off/On, Off/On for 39 years! But not only has this last bout not responded to cortisone injections (like it has previously), but now over 50% of my hair is involved. I'm done looking for a 'solution.' My thought is to go ahead and just shave off what is left and be bald. My question is this: Has anyone experienced any correlation to shaving your head and the onslaught of AT and/or AU? If shaving has the potential to trigger such a response... well, then I'm not sure if I want to do it or not. Any thoughts out there?