My 14 year old daughter wants to shave her head because she finds it more depressing and causing her anxiety every time she washes her hair or combs it and see how much she loses. I am inquiring of head covering options anyone has - hats, scarves? Any suggestions
Just a thought, as a mom I think you should follow with what your daughter requests. I know how it is to watch a daughter lose their hair slowly, it is gut wrenching. If you live in a cold climate you might want to remind her she will be very cold. You might want to suggest a trip to a local wig shop to introduce her to that option. You should ask her to talk to her friends to see what their suggestions are. Support from moms is great but she is going to need it from her peers as well. If at all possible introduce her to human hair wigs if that is an option. Listen closely to your daughters requests and emotions. Wishing you the best.
Excellent advice. I do love hats and hats wigs but I need neck scarves for warmth when it is chilly.
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Lots of options out there - hard to suggest specifics without knowing the type of stuff/aesthetics she's into, but on etsy I imagine it's possible to find ordinary scarfs with prints she's into as they have all sorts on there. With practice, she could tie these as head-wraps. It's also worth remembering that bald can be liberating if it provides relief from constant hair-loss checking, and perhaps reminding her that bald can still be beautiful, and feminine (if she wishes it to be).
I didn’t develop alopecia total is until well into my sixties. After that, it became AU. I tried wigs and hated them. I have been having lots of fun with hats. I do understand that it is much more difficult for younger people. I also have two granddaughters. The youngest wanted to buzz her hair off a year ago. She wanted to “look like Grammie “. Now both granddaughters have buzzed their hair short. We all like feeling unique. I love hats. There are so many cute styles. Take her shopping for hats encourage her sense of uniqueness
I shaved my head for those same reasons. I have found comfort in getting my head covered with Henna tattoos...Now when people stare at me, its funny, everyone always loves the designs. You can find Henna shops all over some are even in the tattoo shops!