Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (58)

Conquered my fear

I finally "came out" so to speak about my Alopecia today to everyone i know.. this is what i posted in my Facebook notes.. the stress of hiding it and everything seemed to make my depression worse, which in turn i always feel tired. I am hoping now I can get back on track =-) Much Love all!

My boys are so self conscious about things, and I am always telling them not to worry about what other people thing, but then I realized, it is my fault that they are like that because I am always… Continue

Added by Amy Evans on May 31, 2011 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments


Hi everyone,

A lot of changes have been made since I was last up here. I am single, but its not because I have alopecia. It took a while to accept myself and the changes my body has been through because of depression. Depression can create more problems and ruin good relationships. Sometimes accepting things that we cannot change and relying on God and others to help us get through the trial will help keep depression at a minimum. I still have those days that I just want to explode… Continue

Added by Shereka Moore on May 31, 2011 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments

Grandmother's prayers

strength comes with numbers and I have witnessed healing and need prayer for my granddaughter who is nine with this weird attack, and thank all of those who bear the same relation with me... I am in small alberta town and my granddaughter lives in a small alberta city where the specialists have gone to larger hospitals,, she needs a specialist who lives closer than 300 km.... I would also like to know if stress is the major dealer of this awful curse???

Added by grandma concerns on May 31, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

The new one to alopecia

So I've finally found some place to talk to people with alopecia and hopefully be understood - Alopecia World:).

Living in a small country with alopecia is hard, not only because people are unaware of this disease but also because even doctors for a long period of time couldn't diagnose me. A lot of websites I found in Lithuania were about how to hide alopecia, how hard it was to have it and how terrible everything is if you have it. Unfortunately I had a different perspective on it and… Continue

Added by Calipso on May 30, 2011 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Here it goes

So i have not written anything on here in terms of Blog, but lately I have been feeling more and more alone with my alopecia. I was diagnosed in 2007 with AA, and when my first spot ( which I named OScar) started to go away I thought that was the end of it, but since then I have developed another spot ( Ramon), lost my right eyebrow (gretchen) and my left eyelashes (lola). The last couple of months I have seen a quicker rate of hair loss in the front. I used to have side bangs but had to go to… Continue

Added by Gabriela Gonzalez on May 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

My experience with regrowth and acceptance

Hey everyone,

My name is Jennifer and I have had Alopecia Areata since age 11 (smack dab in the middle of fifth grade).

I am 23 now and have recently experienced surprising regrowth of 90 percent of my hair. To give you the full history, I had been shaving the fifty percent regrowth I had developed gradually so that I could wear a suctioned wig by "Fuller Hair". To be completely honest, I continued to shave it even as I noticed improvements because I liked feeling in… Continue

Added by Jennifer on May 29, 2011 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

Not again

I'm now dealing with my 6th round of Alopecia Areata in the span of 10 years. However, this time I feel like I've nothing left in me. This shedding of hair comes fast on the heels of my last bout, and I am feeling like maybe this time it's going to all come out. Its rapid pace frightens me.

I don't have the strength to walk around with my shaved head and bald spots again like I did before. I don't have the strength to wear a wig in 80 degree humid weather and sweat like a pig like I… Continue

Added by Violet on May 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Biggest challenge for me BEGINS

I have set a goal for tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m eastern standard time to start walking around the block with my husband so this way I dont have to deal with axiety cause most people in my complex are in their homes.

The reson for this goal is because I went from a 110lbs to 145lbs. i've excercised at home but it's doing me no good, perhaps its a sign of God to push me out and work on my anxiety so i'm looking forward to my walk around the block with my hubby tomorrow night .

wish me… Continue

Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on May 28, 2011 at 8:35pm — 4 Comments

Crazy times!

Lately I have been so overwhelmed with finals and work that I haven't really taken some time for myself.

Its like, we work so hard to find some things in life that we forget about the little things. I have definitely taken for granted some things lately but, with hard work comes success. Other times, when you work so hard for some things, others just happen to come along, and are given to you. This is an excellent example:…


Added by Kylie Bamberger on May 27, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments


As with most females, my hair looking attractive has always been important to me as far back as I can remember. Even as a young girl I didn't mind the discomfort of sleeping with a headful of pink styrofoam hair rollers if it meant I'd have pretty curls to show off at elementry school the next day. I loved my long hair and thought all girls were supposed to have long hair until I saw the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. I was eleven years old and now wanted my hair to be cut like a… Continue

Added by Tish on May 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Bald Pride Wall

OK Guys, get this, I made a Bald Pride Wall.

I took the one photo yesterday which I had put on my wall, and then I put up 2 more, with an index card that proudly declares in pink: "Bald Pride."

Bald Pride movement, here we come, people!

(Hey, if everyone else has a 'pride movement', why can't we?)

Added by Peace to you on May 25, 2011 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Ah, spring!?!

Spring is here or so they say. Those of us near the Great Lakes haven’t seen much in the way of the sun yet or warm weather for that matter. Just rain and lots of it. Nevertheless, my body somehow knows what time of year it is. Nothing new as it seems each winter brings re-growth, albeit less and less each year. Then along comes spring, complete with intense itching and the all too familiar shedding of winter’s growth. I don’t mind the loss of hair…it’s the itching that drives me… Continue

Added by Tony on May 25, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Going out of my mind

Today I am going out of my mind. I WANT MY HAIR BACK!!!!! I am tired of wearing the hats, the scarves, the wig, and the bandanas. I just want my hair to grow back. Today I almost left the house without anything covering my head. Thank God I noticed before I got in the car. I ran back in and put on the scarf. I have outfits that don't go with the hats and the scarves so I don't wear them. I am sick of this situation. My husband keeps telling me it's growing back, but I can't wait any more. I… Continue

Added by zeida on May 24, 2011 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Framing your face

Instead of worrying about hair which is framing or not framing your face...

Try framing your face!

Put a photo, in a frame, of your bold and beautiful bald self up on the wall.

I tried this out today.

So many times when I think of myself, in my head, I am wearing a wig. I decided to celebrate my true physical form by posting a photo of myself, without a wig, on my wall.

Added by Peace to you on May 24, 2011 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Another year in Montreal

We3ll... glad to say no hairs have ever tried growing on me heh heh! I have started a realtor's license course in downtown Montreal, and am working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership booking appointments for their clients, so that keeps me out of trouble pretty much throughout the whole week!

Weekends I head to a cottage about an hour east of the city and just relax, visit with neighbours and have drinks...

Then I had back to Montreal and do it all over again...

I haven't really done… Continue

Added by Nathan Paul Prince on May 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

You know what bugs me?

When my friends go on and on about how they "hate their hair today", or "how much trouble they are having with their hair". I sit there thinking "Really! You are actually going to tell me how much you "hate" your hair!" I know they don't mean anything by it, but it just really BUGS me!! Just thinking out loud:)

Added by Kris Fenchel on May 24, 2011 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Arrgh, I'm a pirate

After my yoga class I stopped off at the grocery store. I wear a bandana when I work out and was still wearing it. A women and her child who was probably about 3 passed me at the end of one of the aisles and I heard the kid ask his mom "Is that a pirate?" I didn't hear his mothers response but I got a good chuckle out of that.

Added by Petra on May 24, 2011 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Cinderella moment

I had a job interview today with an employment agency. Mind you, I'd responded to an ad for a "Receptionist/Secretary Law Firm". Right up my alley. When I walked in I was shown to a desk where I was then given an insurmountable amount of paperwork to fill out. You would have thought I had bought a house. I removed my overcoat, my cap, exposing my Royal Baldness. The receptionist smiled. The others kept walking past where I was I guess to get a "sneak peak" at the tall bald headed one. No… Continue

Added by Lili Añel (aka Eulalia) on May 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Update on my screenplay

Hi all!!

So if any of you have seen I posted almost 2 years ago that a script I wrote about a girl with Alopecia helped me get picked to move in the competitive screenwriting program at the University of Michigan. Well the next semester Winter '10 I re-wrote what was at the time called Miss Michigan 1989. Through the semester I ended up changing the title of the script to Beauty Queen and with in my 2nd draft creating a new emotional relationship that pushed me to my emotional limits as a… Continue

Added by Kelci on May 23, 2011 at 1:47am — 16 Comments

Being open

my inlaws from italy came to visit along with my mother in law who lives in Toronto, I found the courage to pull out my laptop and show her my album called my secret world of alopecia(facebook) I showed her who I really looked like with no hair. She said to me," you are still beautiful and the one with the blond curly hair ,you look like lady gaga,,HAHA. I think she said that to make me laugh. So I felt better showing her the real me of who I am when she leaves my home. I felt relief i felt I… Continue

Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on May 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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