Featured Blog Posts – February 2010 Archive (46)

A Great Quote!

I heard this on some home and garden TV show today, but I feel like it really applies to all of us here who are dealing with some form of alopecia....especially if at one point you had hair and unexpectedly lost it.

"Let go of your old self image so you can start loving yourself as you are today."

This quote really stuck with me. One of the hardest things about having female pattern baldness for me has been remembering how thick and blonde my hair used to be and…


Added by Alexandra on February 28, 2010 at 9:27pm — 5 Comments

Is positivity the cure?

Hi everybody :)

These are questions I'd really love your opinion on...

But first I'd like to give you the 411 on myself. I was diagnosed with AA October of 2008. I had just moved to a different region and 2 months later, I found a bald spot. It grew back with a steroid injection, but a month later I found another one. The following months I discovered more and more and decided I would soon be bald. I became depressed. I didn't understand why it…

Added by JadeKiss on February 28, 2010 at 8:23pm — 7 Comments

Phone call from my mother :)

It's so hard talking to my mother about alopecia areata as it always ends up with her sobbing a little. Don't get me wrong, I know she loves me and wants to help and is supporting me the best that she can. But it still gets to me as I end up worrying that I'm stressing her out. In a way, it helps that she's miles and miles away in Canada and not here. I'm not sure I could handle her fussing over me in person. I try all sorts of approaches, like joking about it to alleviate the tension and her… Continue

Added by Clara S. on February 28, 2010 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Permanent makeup- eyebrows are fading away!

I need to ask you guys a question. I've been looking online to find some answers and there'S not a single website which says anything about my problem.

I had my eyebrows done about a year and a half ago. Now it looks alot lighter than in the beginning. That's actually ok because I thought it was abit too dark at first. Now it'S lighter and it looks like it's a little purple or red / reddish. Do you guys have the same problems? I definitely need to get them done again but I…


Added by Zoe on February 28, 2010 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

Gluten free diet results?

Hello Everyone,

I have been gluten free since May 2009. Before the GF diet my scalp was completely smooth. Within a few months I noticed vellus hair growth across…

Added by Dana on February 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Saturday! : D

Hiya Everyone ! I felt like doing a blog . Today is Saturday and right now everything is going good . Yesterday I noticed that I have another spot on the top of my head . bummer . : ( I cried a little bit and I talked to my wonderful mom . : ) She's the best ! I am so blessed to have her ! I am leaning toward the direction of if it gets bigger I'm cutting off my hair & getting a wig . But first , I'm getting a wig cap and trying my wig on again . ( I forgot to mention that in the first blog… Continue

Added by Mackenzie on February 27, 2010 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Neon Green Wigs and Barbies

I have a slightly funny story today:)

So, on facebook, Alopecia Areata requested my friendship. I said yes and decided to check out the profile. Apparently, there is a herbal hair growth treatment that is all natural or whatever. I decided to humor them and went on to the site that ws posted. Gosh, I was in for a shock. 12000 dollars for one year of this treatment, that probably doesn't work. I'm trying to save money for band camp! I would rather keep losing my hair than…

Added by Leah Turlo on February 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

No boogers

Last week I found out that all my nose hair fell out. I stumbled upon this discovery as i went to pick my boogers because it had been a while (approximately 3 weeks) since I last went on the treasure hunt. And to my surprise, all my gold had been stolen! I raised my head and looked in the mirror and I saw my brain through my nostrils with not a single hair blocking my view.

I never realized how function-able and necessary every single part my body was...such as my nose hair,…

Added by Esther Ryu on February 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Let's pray for our alopecian family and their families in Chile!

Dear AW Family,

This morning an earthquake measuring 8.8 struck Chile between the cities of Santiago and Concepcion. This happened in the middle of the night, so the death toll has not even begun to really be tallied. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, and Antarctica, and warnings have been issued for all of Central America and French Polynesia. A tsunami advisory has been issued for Hawaii as well, with watches and warnings to follow.… Continue

Added by kastababy on February 27, 2010 at 5:26am — 2 Comments

Scarring alopecia

is anyone familar with scarring alopecia

Added by Dirk Bronstein on February 26, 2010 at 7:59pm — 3 Comments

Pictures with permission

I want your face on my project!! If you are interested and agree to have your face on my cover for my school project, preferably children's pics to age 25, I'd appreciate it if you send your favorite pictures to megpierce11@gmail.com. THANKS in advance!

Added by Megan Pierce on February 26, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

So where do I go from here? How do I feel better about this?

Well, I have been dealing with my hair issues for over 10 years and every time I think that I am coming to terms with it, I just go right back down. I was about to give up and go get a wig and broke down with my doctor this week. She said she isn't going to give up on me. I went from a diagnosis of LPP(lichen planopilaris) to now AGA(androgenic alopecia). I was told that there was a patient that had the same symptoms as me that had regrowth on aldactone. I tried it when I was first having…


Added by Julie G on February 26, 2010 at 10:06am — 13 Comments

Please can I be normal again?

Going through a rough time again i suppose. I haven't been on this site in the longest time. I think it's like if i do then it's me admitting i have alopecia. Which in all honesty makes no sense whatsoever, because i'm completely bald...When i go out i wear a wig and a hat or scarf over it. I think it looks too fake if there isn't any "decoration" to it. If i'm just at home i wear just a winter type cap/hat. I feel miserable everyday. I feel like i've lost myself. I want my hair back. Why can't… Continue

Added by Lucinda on February 26, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

I want to interview parents of children with alopecia

I am looking for a parent to interview for my graduate project on alopecia. I will inform you about my project. I was interested in doing an e-mail type interview, unless you prefer the phone. Thanks for your interest! Please e-mail me at megpierce11@gmail.com if interested!!

Added by Megan Pierce on February 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Creative Introduction

This Sunday after Church a young girl came up to me and wanted to introduce me to her friend. The girl informatively said, "she has the other type of chemo." It was so hard for me not to giggle. My little friend knew I wasn't sick, and she constructed a creative introduction.

Added by Jill on February 22, 2010 at 11:38am — 5 Comments

Rant about that courier guy

Last week I encountered a rather inquisitive courier. He looked at me and asked straight out, "Is that your real hair?" Feeling annoyed at his lack of sensitivity, i just looked at him. Also, I was caught off guard as nobody has ever asked me before! Most people that see me with my wig on just asks me where I get my hair done because it looks good. :) So I guess I can let just one guy slide..

But it doesn't end there. The courier guy continues with, "oh i guess it's your…

Added by Clara S. on February 21, 2010 at 5:13am — 7 Comments

How annoying!

Does anyone else get this?

I went into town with my mum for a bit of a girly day out shopping really. We were queuing to pay, and with it being half term holidays, we were next to a mum with her two young daughters. The youngest, about 4 or 5 years old, kept staring at me and whispering to her sister, "That girls got no hair". okay I can accept that. I'm sure I would have at her age. then she turns around to her mum, "That girls got no hair". okay, a little annoying now. once…


Added by Lizzie on February 19, 2010 at 6:43pm — 4 Comments

There and back again

Hard to believe that it's been so long since I've posted anything here. Hope everyone here is doing well. My own journey over the past 8 months has taken me to many places…some new, some not so new, some I’d rather forget and be done with. My alopecia continues, primarily in the background as I continue to adapt, yet occasionally offers…


Added by Tony on February 19, 2010 at 7:13am — 1 Comment

updated ver1.0 Tired of being tired - here's how I see it

Heres how i see it. What do us Alopicians all have in common, at fist glance it appears nothing, you could say the same thing about people who have athletes foot or fungal nails, kids, men ,women, healthy and other wise all can get athletes foot and fungal nails what the commonality,... you got it a third unwelcomed party Microbial pathogens they have been around forever and evolve and can adapt. I did some detailed research about these little critters turns out there are many types of… Continue

Added by George Ortiz on February 18, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Guilty Crack Head

I have had Alopecia Areata for about 20 years. The first time it fell out I lost most of my hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Then some grew back, but not all of it. A few years later a friend who was a nurse told me to try P.U.V.A. which I did and to my surprise all of my hair grew back 100%!!! Of course as you all know there is no cure and when I stopped the…


Added by Devin on February 16, 2010 at 11:12pm — 17 Comments

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