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Alopecia Make-Up Tutorial | Getting Ready in the Morning

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Finding My Cure for Alopecia Universalis

"I just found out I'm Vitamin D deficient and have started taking Vitamin D pills daily.  I'd like to know if what you're doing is working."
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"yeah, the diet and proper nutrition can also cure the hair loss or alopecia problem to a great extent."
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Alopecia Make-Up Tutorial | Getting Ready in the Morning

"Thanks so much for sharing. You make it look so easy! I am going to go get the eye crayon! You make it look so much more hopeful when I am to the point that I need a wig. Again, thank you so much for posting this. This is helpful!"
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I have alopecia universalis and epilepsy. I am a huge fan of holistic healing, which hasn't really done anything for my alopecia.
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Eye Make-up for Alopecia Universalis

Posted on June 2, 2018 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

I love this community. It is helping me to accept my Alopecia Universalis. While I strive to get healthier in hopes of regrowing hair, I've found so many wonderful and caring people on this website who have helped me to accept the condition. I still hope that the autoimmune disease cures itself, but I'm not stressing out over it anymore. 

Today, I created a vlog on doing my make-up and getting ready in the morning. I don't bother with fake eyelashes. I don't have real ones to…


Bald Woman Problems

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I have lived with alopecia universalis for 9 years now. Yikes! All of my thirties were bald! In this video, I share some of the challenges that being bald can have that most people don't know about or even think about. 

First and foremost, let's talk about wigs. If you have more than one, people will notice,…


I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 5:00am 27 Comments

I loved swimming. I was a swimmer and as an adult, I taught swimming classes. I was great at it. Then I started losing my hair. I went bald really quickly. I have Alopecia Universalis. For about a year, I taught swimming with a wig on. Most of the instruction was simple enough that I didn't have to demonstrate for the kids. I chose a stellar student and had him demonstrate.

I wore a really cheap artificial wig. It fooled everyone. I didn't have to deal with comments on my health. I…


I've got some hairs!

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 2:21pm 5 Comments

I'm going on my 9th year with Alopecia Universalis. I struggled with this for years. I decided that I was going to heal it naturally with diet and exercise because the medications that were being prescribed for me were interacting with my epilepsy medication. 

I started out with a raw vegan diet and lots of juicing. It really didn't do much for me. I loved fresh juices and they tasted great, but I lost weight. That was about it. I also looked a bit too thin. 

The next diet I…


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At 10:25pm on May 7, 2018, JeffreySF said…

Hello All.

I too quit my job after 17 years with my employer once my alopecia started.

I didn't know what was happening to me. I thought it might be stress or a chemical in the environment or anything else for that mater.

Anyway, It's been nearly 11 years since that happened. I'll never know what  my trigger was so I just keep moving forward in this journey called Alopecia...

Best to All!!!



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