Hey Konnie I'm in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Konnie I don't know your faith but I believe in Jesus Honey...let me tell you that for some reason we go through things that may not even be for us but for the up lifting of others. I cried the first time I put a wig on and that was it!!! After that I was like in a trance when it came to my hair. I don't knew if I started cry that I would never stop.Maybe it was denial maybe it was me knowing that serenity prayer and excepting were I fit in it.
Three years ago a noisy co-worker asked why do I always were wigs.... I told her about my AA and she started crying asking me to please call her twin and talk to her and encourage her cause she too had AA. So I did..... this sister was to the point of trying to take her LIFE because of HAIR. HAIR !!!!! HAIR!!!!!!! HAIR!!!!!!! when you say it like that it seems so simple and actually IT IS. I talked my co-worker sister I don't think I helped much....but my co-worker could not believe this always positive,forever cute lol person suffered from the same disorder that was literally KILLING her sister. We aren't any different but MY MIND set was different.
I knew and Know that God never puts on us more than we can bare. And my HAIR was an Option to my make-up. I'm much more.
Believe me I have my days were I wish this was not a issue for me but it is!!!! No matter how much I cried or prayed....this is my LIFE. I spent waaaaayyyyyy to much energy on the subject,wigs,injections,creams,electric shocks been there done that. Im over it after two yrs I was done with it all.
I'm glad to have found this site ....it encouraged me to just SHAVE it all off. I'm glad I did.
I felt like all eyes were on me when I went out to the mall that day. I saw three other ladies Bald that weekend.....and guess what I saw this sister with AA I guess it was AA but she had patched missing from her hair with a mini red fro. It looked awful she tried to use color spray to cover them.... My son grab my hand and winked at me.... I blushed!!!!
Be encouraged Konnie right now I'm flying high with it and prayerfully I will continue.
Thank God for your husband my ex was very supportive of me as well.
Hello Konnie, Work that wig Lady it looks great. I've been dealing with AA for the past 13 yrs. OMG the wigs I have rocked. Wig after wig after wig. It was not until after my 20 yr marriage ended that I considered shaving my head. I was searching for my True Authentic Self and one day last winter I Shaved off my puzzle shaped hair pieces and just like the movie " I EXHALED". OMG the freedom I felt in that moment was absolutely priceless. Compared to the amount of years, of money I spent trying to look good underneath my hidden puzzle pieces. Konnie for the first time in a long time I truly felt pretty in that moment. Showing my Best friends made them cry with support. You see I'm the Diva out the bunch they named me the "Man Magnet" when ever we went out lol. My family loved it. My sons ages 20 and 16 said Mom you are a Beautiful women hair or no hair. My youngest son encouraged me to get my first pubic apperance out of the way...so we did it together. Konnie I had to fight the men off with a stick!!! lol The response I got was great..... But Most importantly I was my own Super Hero That Day! Although I still wear a wig I now have the option of rocking my bald head. I'm looking forward to swimming and camping this year with out the burden of my wig.
Be encouraged Konnie if you ever decide to shave your head one day..... just be ready to EXHALE!!!!
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