“It’s a wig!” I’m all too happy to tell you this upon our first meeting. I really don’t mind informing you of that whatsoever. I’ve always felt a bit like I’m a made-up, false Hollywood façade. You know the kind of fake building facades that you might find on a Hollywood Studio backlot? Wearing a wig and being complimented on my hair makes me feel like this.
But I’ve jumped way ahead. So, let me back up a bit…
To begin, I was diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia nearly 13 years…Continue
Added by KimH1266 on May 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Astrids Extras on May 31, 2013 at 2:30am — 8 Comments
It's now... after another dermatologist opinion and tired of this stressing hair loss i decided... Tired of waking up everyday and saw them at my pillow, tired of being afraid of touching my hair, washing it and brushing it, tired of being sad about my bald spots i'll save it! In a few minutes i'll become bald! thanks everyone from all the support, best regards, Cátia
Added by Catia on May 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 22 Comments
I'm feeling pretty frustrated right now, so sorry for ranting. I'm just really confused by all of the reactions to my hair loss. My mother is acting like it's the end of the world and keeps telling me how sorry she is, even my dad keeps muttering things like, "it's not fair," and then my friends (the few who know) are acting like I'm a huge, to quote them directly, "drama bomb." I excitedly told my friend that I got a hair piece, and she responded by saying, "Yeah, I know. What's the big…Continue
Added by Madeline on May 30, 2013 at 12:46am — 39 Comments
Today is day one, May 29th 2013. I am to apply it every night to my head for 2 weeks and then every other night following. I sure hope this works, I would love to have something work! I try to be tuff, keep a stiff upper lip and say I don't care that I have no hair, but I do.... I want to have something....even if it is short I don't mind. I guess time will tell, wish me luck!
Hope and a lot of anger are the new emotions that are running through me after I finally ditched the dermatologist I was seeing. He was very dismissive with regards to outside opinions or suggestions. He diagnosed me alopecia areata. He would not take a biopsy of my scalp to rule out any other possibilities. I endured his ignorance for a little over 3 months and with it more steroid injections to my face, neck and scalp than I care to remember. I made an appointment with a new Dr. this past…Continue
Added by michael on May 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments
So that's it: I'll be bald in the future.
I have androgenetic alopecia and after much searching, go to several doctors, do a lot of things to keep the hair on the head I realized that it is not worth having all this psychological (and financial!!) distress just to maintain aesthetics. It may work for others but not for me.
I'm 25, I've always had long hair, but after a time of confrontation with alopecia I decided that the best thing is to adapt to the inevitable! My alopecia is at…
Added by Carol Martins on May 29, 2013 at 12:37pm — 6 Comments
Question à tous et toutes ? je dois refaire mes papiers d'identités dois-je faire une photo avec ou sans ma perruque ?
Added by coccinelle on May 29, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments
Lately it seems the hardest part of the day is getting out of bed – not because I don’t want to get up, but because bed is safe. Getting out of bed means a couple of things – 1. It means that I will inevitably look at the pillow and space around my head to see if I have shed any hairs, and 2. It means I will need to get in the shower and go through the more-often-than-not painful process of seeing what falls out post-shower.
I used to be more concerned about the hairs in the bed…
Added by Jennifer on May 28, 2013 at 6:10pm — 5 Comments
Hello everyone I'm 19 and i got diagnosed with alopecia about 5 months ago. I've lost about 50% of my hair now.
As it was i was already uncomfortable around people with a full head of hair, i went to therapy for social anxiety about a year ago, the hair loss has not made that much easier.
But lately, I've decided i need to stop feeling sorry for myself. If tears could bring back my hair i would have had a full head of hair a long time ago and then enough to make a wig for everyone…
Added by Vane on May 28, 2013 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments
Haven't been able to see a dermatologist, cause he KEEPS CANCELLING ON ME! UGH!
If you are ever in Newfoundland, do not EVER go to Dermatologist Dr.Tomi, he apparently has a history of cancelling on his patients ALL the time! Other clinics and doctors actually GUESSED his name when I said my doc keeps cancelling! pathetic! Maybe he has a legit reason but still frustrating for his patients...
I am trying to see another one...so hard to book an…Continue
Added by User306 on May 28, 2013 at 1:38pm — 3 Comments
A year ago I was diagnosed with alopecia. All at once I lost all of my hair.
Since then, I have had one more episode, and lost the hair around my temples. I have single handedly brought back the "flock of seagulls" doo.
I've learned that it is frustrating not to know when or why I will suddenly loose my hair, but also learned about inner strength and beauty versus outward appearance.
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and experiences.
Added by HilEspi on May 28, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Hi everyone, i'm Catia, i'm 24 years old and i'm from Portugal... first of all it's really nice and confortable to realise that there are many people with this problem and it really help us to understand what we are felling about ourselfs... I'm still not completely acepting that i'm losing my hair and that i can be bald... 2 months ago i found one big spot without hair on my head, i was surprised but not very worried to be honest. I went to see my family doctor, she told me with was a…Continue
Added by Catia on May 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments
Added by Kara on May 27, 2013 at 11:41am — 3 Comments
I live in Arizona and pencil my eyebrows in. Has anyone found a product that actually lasts and does not melt off. I wear bangs so that I can hide my eyebrows as much as possible. I am noticing that it is making the front of my hair oily. Any suggestions on that also.
Added by sully on May 26, 2013 at 12:30am — 5 Comments
My Ken Doll episodes were very cool, and my taking care of our bodies section was very important as well, so i kind of went offline for a year or so when I moved to Calgary, but i think the AlopeciaBoy site should go back up, and I should put all the pages back up!
Added by Nathan Paul Prince on May 25, 2013 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment
Added by Nik4 on May 22, 2013 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments
Hi I'm Natalie
I am 25yo old and I have Alopecia Universalis for many years I've had to hide my alopecia, for the reason that not many people are aware of the condition, so I would like to raise awareness about the condition and raise some funds for the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation AAAF.
I will be participating in the Stadium Stomp without my wig, which i wear every day.
I've registered to participate in Stadium Stomp, Australia's longest consecutive stair climb to…
Added by Natalie Martin on May 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments
Hi I am Judy
About four and a half years ago my hair suddenly went flat and started falling out, my long dark eyelashes dropped off, my eyebrows disappeared and after four months I was totally bald. Every bit of hair over my whole body disappeared. I had been to Doctors and a Specialist and they said this is Alopecia Universalis (total body hair loss).
The plus side of this is that it saved me a fortune in leg waxing and hairdressers.
And just for another kicker, I was…Continue
Added by Judy Woolley on May 22, 2013 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment
So a friend suggested I see her dermatologist located in Santa Monica. Dr. Greene* was a pretty woman with dark, shoulder-length hair and a somber tone about her. Or maybe there was just something somber about telling someone they had alopecia areata?
Yes, Dr. Greene was the person who told me I had alopecia areata. I had never heard of alopecia in my life. But I quickly learned that it was an autoimmune disease that effected 2% of the entire world population.
Dr. Greene asked…Continue
Added by Rosanna on May 22, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments