yesterday I had decided to show everyone on facebook who I really am! I posted the same photo as I posted here and boy was I was surprised at the compliments I got about it.
It felt good knowing that no one has put me down but rather showed their love and support including my own father who told me <" wow that's not bad at all"
It all made me feel really beautiful now if I could just find the strentgh to see what tney see then maybe i'll feel better about… Continue
Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on March 31, 2011 at 8:24am —
I love fashion magazines. I can't really explain why but I love the artistry of design. Have you ever noticed (those of you who read them) that when they publish a feature about "hair loss" alopecia is NEVER mentioned??????? Why is that?? Do we need to have a louder public voice?? Just a thought.
Added by Anne Williams on March 30, 2011 at 8:34pm —
I finally had the courage to post my first bald picture today, I was scared thinking what would everyone think?
I supose that is my only fear in life, I of course never walk around my home like as zi know I get strange looks from my kids,I feel like i'm an embarrasemnt to the and I always have to wear a crazy bandana over my head which normally gives me a massive headache.
I only want one wish in life and thats to have my children accept me for who I am, and maybe one day they woud… Continue
Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on March 29, 2011 at 6:41pm —
My daughter started going through alopecia in July 2010. As soon as this started happening to her, Grandma put her on mega kid vitamins. Her hair was growing back but still falling out. It was slowly growing even at that. But we had no idea what this was. Took her to the Dr. and they told us there's no cure. Anyways. I found out her Iron was low so i put her on Iron and vitamin c. Her iron is normal now but thinking I might check again to see if i can make it higher normal range. She was anemic… Continue
Added by Supportive Mom on March 29, 2011 at 11:31am —
Has anyone else out there tried any 'alternative' therapies &/or supplements that may have helped with their alopecia?
I first started with AA (aged around 40) and it developed into ophiasis form all up the back of my head and around one ear. I went to my doctor who found that I was anaemic so prescribed iron tablets. I was taking three tablets a day and it was yuk! He also suggested vitamin B complex and zinc so I added those to the shopping list!
At the same time I… Continue
Added by Anna from Yorkshire on March 29, 2011 at 2:58am —
im tired of seeing clumps nd clumps of hair fall out, wether im in the shower or just running my hands through my head (its super itchy right now so its hard to avoid) i know this just started happening to me but i wish it was over already. nd i know it getting all better if just wishful thinkking so ive sorta accepted it so i just wanna get it over with, just have it all fall out. no more worrying about covering random spots. no more worrying if maybe i didnt cover it right or if a new one… Continue
Added by Zayuri Sams on March 28, 2011 at 6:08pm —
Added by Sandra Dubose-Gibson on March 28, 2011 at 4:51pm —
Hey everyone! i promised to update once i went to the model scout event i blogged about last month! well i went there bald! lol and the agents asked me how long ive been without hair , i told them since last summer ( thats when all of my hair completely fell out) and i also told them that i have alopecia! and how it was my first time coming out without a wig , (one of the agents high fived me lol) they told me ive got great height, a nice shaped head, and a pretty face and that i stood out but… Continue
Added by Alexis on March 28, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Last Weekend I decided to show my boyfriend what I look like when I am bald because he was getting frustrated about me crying because I have alopecia. He has always told me that he didn't care that I had alopecia, he only cared about how it made me feel. Sometimes I know that its hard for others to have empathy for what I'm going through everyday but they can be sympathetic. I only want to feel good about myself and I can't always because all I can think about is not having my own hair that I… Continue
Added by Shereka Moore on March 28, 2011 at 10:53am —
It's been quite some time since my last blog post, but that has a reason!
Since last summer my hair has been growing back!
I didn't wear my wig anymore and after some time I had a full head of hair again :)
I was (and am) so happy with my hair!
BUT... since last month or so the bald spots have come back, return of the bald spots! Grrr
I don't mind it too much but still, it sucks.
And I've been thinking, i've been getting bald spots mainly every… Continue
Added by Lionel on March 27, 2011 at 5:36pm —
One shower and Poof! There went all the rest of my hair! Omg it was scary how much just came out at once! It has been a slow process up until now! This was frightening and a tad sickening. A year of AA and you get used to a lot of hair coming out all the time, but this was....disgusting. =/
I officially can't wear the wig I just spent so much money on because it clips to hair...now there is not enough to clip to...Anyone on here who still has hair want to buy a wig? lol
Added by Lindsay on March 27, 2011 at 5:17am —
I just recently discovered AW and have been reading a lot of your stories. Understandably, many of us get bummed out about our condition; particularly the people who are new to it. But in reading many of the posts I've also been reminded of some of the funny things that have happened to me in the 32 years I've been dealing with alopecia. These stories took place during the 3 1/2 years I tried to hide my AA with a wig, when I was 18 - 21 years old.
Back in my late teens and early twenties… Continue
Added by ken totman on March 27, 2011 at 1:56am —
My husband and I went to Target for some household essentials. I happened to meet him over in the men's section where he was trying on pants. I saw a few caps that were very unisex looking, thought I might try them on and pick one or two up for the summer. Funky looking little caps, right up my alley. I was wearing a Buff. Of course, in order to try the cap I needed to remove my buff. I walked over to the full length mirror about 5 feet from where my husband was. I removed my buff put on cap… Continue
Added by Lili Añel (aka Eulalia) on March 26, 2011 at 7:11pm —
about three weeks ago i was getting ready to run some errands with my husband nd my son. as i was packing my sons diaper bag my husband came up behind me nd smoothed my hair as he had a confoused looked in his face nd said "what the ... " i asked him what was the matter but he just kept staring at my head. i asked againg what was he staring at, but he said he didnt want to tell me, im guessing he didnt know how to tell me so he took a picture with his phone. i was hoping it was baby food since… Continue
Added by Zayuri Sams on March 26, 2011 at 2:31pm —
I have had AU for 7 years now. I go without a wig or hat 99% of the time -
I still struggle with drawing on my eyebrows and using eyeliner - my eyebrows are crooked and if I do get them to look half way ok - it is usually with powder that does not last very long.
Any suggestions on what you have done?
Added by Anita Donath on March 23, 2011 at 1:38pm —
I've had AU for about 5months. Today as I was moisturising after a shower, I noticed in the sunlight, fine light hairs on areas of my legs. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this? Is it regrowth or just a common part of AU? Thanks to anyone that can help.
Added by Aisling on March 23, 2011 at 10:29am —
I've been a hairless wonder for the last 10 years. Alternating between Totalis and Universalis. The last 2 years I've gone "au-naturel" and go out bald headed most of the time. I'm tired of hiding the way I look under hats and/or wigs. It's been amazingly freeing to go out bald headed...and tho it took some getting used to being stared at, it's been kinda fun. (To be honest, I just tell myself people stare coz I'm so "gorgeous" they can't help themselves. HA HA HA).… Continue
Added by Sandy K. on March 22, 2011 at 8:54pm —
I have been away a while, when my alopecia first started I thought I would be alright.I was on here a while reading some of your stories how life is for some of you who are dealing with the same pain as I am ,and I thought I could get through it.
When last summer of August my world came crashing down in front of me.
I was dealing with the shaved head I have, thinking I looked like a total freak.I could not grasp the fact I looked odd and different.
I wounded up trying… Continue
Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on March 22, 2011 at 12:32pm —
I've been struggling with a problem I've had for almost 6 years - severe jaw pain due to an injury to my TMJ in 2005. Every few months it acts up, usually brought on by too much talking. I love to talk, and I teach dance and drumming classes.
I reaggravated the problem at the beginning of February. It feels like someone is constantly sticking an ice pick into my cheekbone/jaw area, and it goes on for months at a time. Even quiet talking is too painful. Multiple doctors and many… Continue
Added by Mary on March 21, 2011 at 8:30pm —
I visit alopecia world quite often.... I read most of the post and blogs here. Most days I'm left with a pain in my heart for those that feel as if having no hair has somehow changed they're very existence in the world. The fact is.... I feel as if I have been done a great favor by having alopecia. As for the people that I come across in life that cannot deal with the fact that I have no hair. That's their problem even if I had hair those types of people would find reasons to find f
Added by Kimberly Williams on March 20, 2011 at 4:00pm —