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Hair System

Started this discussion. Last reply by bb Apr 25, 2012. 1 Reply

Anyone familiar with integration wigs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ladylocks Nov 4, 2009. 9 Replies

Vacuum Wigs

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I started losing my hair about 6 years ago. It started just before my third heart surgery. The dermatologist diagnosed it as telogen effluvium. It was very scary at first but I have learned to accept it and not let it control my life. I have been very blessed with a surportive family and friends. I really look forward to meeting everyone.

I am currently trying to find a solution that is both comfortable and affordable.
Do you have alopecia?
Hair loss due to medical treatment
Are you age 18 or older?

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Dawn's Blog

Negative feedback on wig

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 8:30pm 12 Comments

I got a new and first wig and wore it for the first day in public and at church. Most people didn't say anything but kind of looked at me a little differently. A lady at my church made the comment "you're wearing a wig" after someone asked who did my hair. I about broke down at church. I then explained to them that my hair had been falling out since my 3rd heart surgery and I had lost alot of it this week. I am not sure if I will be able to make it back to my church again. This profile pic is… Continue

I Did It!!!!

Posted on October 27, 2008 at 3:55pm 4 Comments

I got my first wig and I love it!!! The lady I got it from also did the cut in. It was really nice as she has alopecia herself and is a hairdresser. I look like I did 6 years ago before the hairloss started. I haven't really worn it out yet. I plan on wearing it out tomorrow. I am a little nervous as what to say to people at church when they ask. Any suggestions? I was thinking about saying I got it colored and got some extensions. I will post some pictures soon!!!

My Hair Club Experience

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 7:40pm 3 Comments

Today, I just went to the Hair Club. The lady said that she never had a customer with so much hair. Well, they started to put the system on. I asked if they could use maybe the tape, just in case I didn't like it, it could be easily taken off. Well she pulled up my hair and glued the system on the perimeter of my head. It felt like this tape was pulling my hair out. She started to pull my hair through this system and OUCH!! It kept getting tangled and it felt like my hair was being pulled out.… Continue

It's Back!!!

Posted on August 27, 2008 at 2:56pm 2 Comments

Okay, I stopped shedding for almost 3 weeks but I started shedding heavily recently. I thought that maybe the Rogaine I was using had helped so I started back but now I am shedding again. Maybe it is a result of when I stopped recently or starting back the Rogaine. When I first started using it I seemed to shed alot heavier. So maybe this will take a little time. My scalp and body has been also itching like crazy lately that is when I noticed the shedding coming back. I wonder if it is related.… Continue

No more shedding

Posted on August 5, 2008 at 6:19pm 4 Comments

Okay, I am not going to get my hopes all up but my hair has not shedded for 1 1/2 weeks. This is the first time it has stopped shedding for this long. (6 years since it began) I was using Rogaine about 2 months ago and I wonder if I am now seeing the results. I have used it in the past and I didn't really notice a difference so I am not positive it is the Rogaine. I started back using again just in case. About 6 years ago when it began the doctor said it was telogen effuvlium and that it… Continue

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At 5:58am on August 21, 2009, Tracy and Amanda said…
Hi Dawn,
How are you?
At 5:13pm on July 21, 2009, Brandy googe said…
hi my name is brandy an my daughter has alopecia her hair startd coming out n december an nw she hardly has any she is 6 yrs old her name is jazmin an she doesnt want to wear a wig to school bt she loves hats .last year she gt pickd on alot .i never heard of alopecia b4.an nw it has changd our lifes she is stronger than me an most of my family we cry mre than she does.we live n lyons ga .do u have any advice wld love to hear any u have .thank u
At 8:11pm on July 11, 2009, Crystal said…
yes the pics are of Newfoundland if you check me out on facebook you can see a lot more pics of this beautiful place
At 11:57pm on April 9, 2009, Rosa Guim-Bosniak said…
Hi Dawn! Thank you for your note.
At 1:08pm on February 13, 2009, Donna Evans said…
Thanks! I don't use anything to bond my wig down. Well, I have some body glue that works great if I know it's really windy or I think I may be doing something that could cause my wig to flip. That has never happened to me though... and my wig has never come off because of wind even when I didn't use glue and I should have. I'm kind of a natural girl. I don't put any wig caps under my wig or anything like that. It's just too bulky. I just make sure I get a wig that is small enough for my head. That is pretty hard becaus my head is soooo small. I posted to your blog about negative feedback.
At 1:02pm on January 18, 2009, Austin said…
Thanks for the welcome, Dawn.
At 1:56pm on January 16, 2009, claire said…
Dawn happy new year to you too hope your ok....
At 7:56am on January 14, 2009, Diana said…
Hey Dawn Brooksville is 2 hours south of Gainsville its just north of Tampa - I actually live in Weeki Wachee/Spring Hill but the mailing sip always comes up at Brooksville... looks like you've been thru some tough stuff your wig looks great! How are you feeling? Take Care, Diana
At 5:03am on January 14, 2009, Dara L.Strickland said…
Hi Dawn,
Yes I have relativesin GA.
At 10:37pm on January 13, 2009, Cathy Nedd said…
Hi Dawn - Lace wigs are applied around the perimeter of the hairline so there is no wear and tear on the hair at all. You can check out the website if you like at www.thehairnetwork.com. Here is a fairly crude slideshow of how the wig is applied. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEl66Rj7Ynk


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