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My Bald Head Is My Victory Dance And You?

“Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face, and sometimes on other areas of the body. In fact, it affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S. with a lifetime risk of 2.1%.”

Things have changed so much for me that most of the time I forget I even have alopecia. But I…

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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on September 3, 2021 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Rite of passage

I'm 71. In a few years I'll be bald half my life. I don't even think about it growing back. Most of my friends decided to stop colouring their hair when Co19 hit. Sometimes I feel I'm missing out on a rite of passage.

Added by Pat on July 21, 2021 at 12:54am — 2 Comments

Suddenly losing a ton of hair

Hi,

  1. I have Female Androgenic Alopecia.  It has been four years since I was diagnosed with Androgenic Alopecia.  I have tried everything and my hair is still thinning. I had PRP and did laser treatment. I am on minoxidil and I take 250 mg spironolactone everyday.  I had very thick hair so I am able to cover my thinning hair for now.  About two months ago I started to lose 300-350 hairs a day.  There is no end in sight.  My hair is just falling out everywhere.  I was wondering if…
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Added by Jude on June 13, 2021 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

STUDY: Identification of stigmatization and psychosocial stress in people with Alopecia areata or androgenetic Alopecia

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Participate in a study to understand well-being and experiences of stigma among adults dealing with hair loss.  This is an anonymous,…

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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on May 24, 2021 at 10:41pm — No Comments

"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end"

Did you know that we are not only the owner of AlopeciaWorld.com, but we are also photographers?

I met Michelle online and immediately connected with her.  This session started as a boudoir shoot and ended as a self-journey.  It was very touching and real as the photographs reveal a story of entering into self-acceptance.

Michelle wrote:

"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.   Four years…

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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on May 24, 2021 at 9:31pm — No Comments

?? would I be interested in Alopecia Medical Study.

Hello < Give me one good reason why? When i have already lost every hair on my body which started while in the Military at the age of 57
now i will be 63 next month. So why a study that does not or may not bring results??

Added by Benjamin on February 14, 2021 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

#YourAutoimmunityIsGorgeous - Part 2

part 2



#girlpower #YourAutoimmunityIsGorgeous

     The Day Had Come...
    Friday morning, May 26, 2017 I woke up late. I was supposed to be in Memphis at 5:30 in the morning to start my makeup. Imagine my…
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Added by Shannon Hyden on February 4, 2021 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Looking back to when I developed AU

Right after I lost my hair this week in 2008 at age 56, I was in contact with two women who were putting together a documentary or a blog about alopecia - I don't remember what - named Margaret and Laura, out of NYC.  They interviewed me via Skype but I never found out what, if anything happened with that production.  Recently I did find a Facebook page for them: …

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Added by RenéeJK on January 27, 2021 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Would you do an Alopecia medication study?

I signed up to participate in an alopecia study I thought why not what could it hurt ? I’ve already lost all my hair so there’s nothing to worry about there . But then I think what if my hair grows back? Then I think if it doesn’t help me maybe it will help someone else someone young.Alopecia is devastating for me as an adult I can’t imagine having it as a child or a teenager.But now I’m kind of having second thoughts. I’m kind of worried about the medication I’d be putting into my body…

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Added by HarlyQ on January 26, 2021 at 12:35am — 45 Comments

REGISTER TODAY - Adulting 101 with Alopecia Webinar

Join me and a group of incredible women with alopecia in a Let's Talk webinar!

Adulting can be described as learning to navigate grown-up things and have responsibilities, such as finding full-time employment, paying bills, dating, and relationships, and more. Adulting can be filled with many ups and downs, let alone navigating it with alopecia.

We invite all who identify…
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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on January 15, 2021 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

New stem cell treatment AAPE for hair loss

Hello all,

I have come across a site hairstemstore.com that sells topical stem cells which seem to be gaining a lot of attention the last few years.
Has any one heard of this?

Added by derryterry on December 2, 2020 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Got Instagram? Link to us!

Follow us on Instagram @alopeciaworld and we will follow…
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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on November 10, 2020 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Embracing Yourself

An old quote goes “the worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” When it comes to coping with insecurities after hair loss, you’ve got to embrace positivity. Remember that you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserves your love and affection.

As every cloud has a silver lining, always take things positively. Don’t…

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Added by Ericka on November 1, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Alopecia universalis baby

Hi All,

My baby girl was 11 months when she lost all of her her within a couple of weeks, then two months later eyebrows and eyelashes. She is 20 months now and she has white little fuzz hair and white eyelashes and eyebrows. We have another appointment with pediatrician dermatologist in January, till then I would love to connect with parents who have same problem and I hope to find out more stories. 

All the best to everyone!

Added by Maggie on October 10, 2020 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Musings on Spraying Your Bald Spots

It’s possible to conceal early signs of balding by using a concealer or bald spot spray. This is a temporary fix and might come in handy if you’ve just started shedding. They don’t get to the root of the problem. A good bald spot spray typically contains nanofibers and dyes.

So, when you apply it on the affected spots, it entwines with your existing hair provide coverage to areas where it’s needed most. These nanofibers are made from keratin which is the exact same natural material…

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Added by Ericka on September 24, 2020 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on August 13, 2020 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Happy International Alopecia Day!

BE PROUD AND BE VISIBLE by flooding social media

with your International Alopecia Day photos and greetings!

 

IAD is a way to raise public awareness, AND to…

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Added by Cheryl, Co-founder on July 29, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Married to Mental Illness, a story about Alopecia from the other side.

I don’t have Alopecia, anxiety or depression. I haven’t had suicidal thoughts roam the sacred space of my mind, nor have I been bullied for my appearance. I am not familiar with the feeling of a panic attack or crippling social anxiety and, I have never felt so deeply overcome with mental pain that I couldn’t breathe. But - I was there for Leon through all of the above and this absolutely devastated me.

When you love someone, everything becomes a simultaneous…

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Added by Jess Tsigros on July 25, 2020 at 11:16pm — 1 Comment

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