Sigh... I've just been looking around on line for wig ideas. I learned which suppliers the local hair places use and look through the catalogues on line. But what I don't ever understand are the price differences. It could be the same brand of wig but the long hair lengths cost less then the required shorter length. Do I buy long then go to a decent hair dresser to cut it? Do I keep looking for a decent priced short length. Man they are so expensive in the UK. I'm also a bit worried about on…Continue
Tomorrow I've decided that I'm going to transition from my beautiful long curly wig to my short dark straight hair that has been slowly growing back over the last few months. I'm so scared. I hope to think that this is the end of it all (my dermatologist has said my recovery was good) but what if it comes back? It was easy enough to transition to a wig as nobody noticed, but I'm so worried the hair I have now will fall out then I wouldn't know what to do! It would be embarrasing for me to…Continue
Occasionally I receive an email from someone saying that they wished they had my strength to handle alopecia -- as if I woke up one day without my hair and was immediately ok with it. As most members here would attest, that is hardly ever the case. Where I am today is probably where many of you will be tomorrow.
I wrote the following in response to one such email and thought that other members that are new to alopecia or struggling may benefit from it too:
You would be…Continue
So I'm having lunch with a few of my girlfriends sharing little anecdotes about our lives, as you do, when one starts to tell what happened at work. Now she's a nurse in an aged care facility and one old gentleman who has dementia has started doing strange things like peeing in corners of the room etc and he happens to wear a toupee. The toupee is getting more and more ragged looking and the nurses had been plotting on how to take it off him as he's pretty attached to it [no pun intended].…Continue