Featured Blog Posts – June 2011 Archive (42)

My bald head

I can't tell you how nice it feels to have a long day in the heat with a head full of hair ( wig) and come home to take it off!!
I sure do appreciate that while others have no way of doing that with their own hair and feel the nice breeze on a sexy bald head!!!
God Bless all of us who are bald we don't realize the pros about it very often but I just realized that pro today!! and let me tell you,,,, it feels damn nice!!

Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on June 30, 2011 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Human Hair Wig - It's a love-hate relationship

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all doing well...coping well with this most incovenient and expensive condition. I haven't been on here in a while. I am hoping to get some new tips and tricks :) I am still new to this and am grateful that everytime I blog on here I obtain a whole bunch of useful advice!

Over the past few months I got way too frustrated with synthetic wigs...so I bit the bullet and purchased a human hair wig. I was excited...couldn't wait to get it in the mail. A… Continue

Added by Beverly on June 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Need advice on a stubby head please!

I had mentioned before I have a stubby head except for the sides of my head , the stubs have been that way for a year now, doctors say its as good as its gonna get, and I still don't understand why that is, even though I know it is caused by my white cell count, but here's the thing, I'm always itchy leaving my head scabby whenever I wear wigs with a cap under it.

I try shaving it to releive the itch, I use soap and I can't seem to shave it right making everything worst and cutting myself… Continue

Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on June 29, 2011 at 8:29am — 9 Comments


I was diagnosed with AA in July,2010. It progressed to AU in March 2011. After about 3 weeks of wearing false eyelashes , I developed a stye in one eye...it got serious enough for medication, now that eye is healed and my other eye has one. It has been a constant struggle to heal. I find myself constantly having to deal with debris in my eyes. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it common to have eye problems when dealing with no eye lashes? I am still trying to deal with this condition. First… Continue

Added by Kathy S on June 28, 2011 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

Alopecia accepting guys are pretty awesome :)

So for those who don't know, my boyfriend of almost 3 years and I broke up back in Feb or March, because he couldn't accept me bald (I shaved the rest off in Sept '10). That hurt a lot, kind of temporarily damaging my self esteem. Well I've had this great guy friend that before I met my ex, I was kind of interested in more than a friend, but he didn't seem interested, and things just happened as they did. Well he asked me out on a date earlier this week, which was kind of shocking to me, but I… Continue

Added by Tamara on June 24, 2011 at 9:27am — 19 Comments

Well the inevitable is happening...and dealing with dating

I knew that when I stopped all my medications(which weren't really working in the first place) that I would just continue to lose hair. I just wouldn't think that it would be happening so quickly. I have noticed that my hair is thinning out even more on top and now more on the sides too. Not that it really bothers me now because I knew it was going to happen and I was preparing for it.

But it does go to show that I made my big step of buzzing my hair and getting my wig at just the… Continue

Added by Julie G on June 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Stop procrastinating!

This is something i've learned to do over the course of my therapy!!
I now walk around bald in front of my whole family, everyday unless I go out of course, i'm not ready for that just yet, but I am very comfy around my family and no longer ashamed to be bald around my family and it feels great, especially when the fresh air hits your nice baldy head :)

much happier me today :)

Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on June 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Many troubles over the months

I haven't been on in a while, and there have been some issues I've been having.

To start off, shortly after creating my account I found out I was pregnant. It was really tough to deal with that, my whole world fell apart. Everything I had planned, school, work, all my dreams were over. From there, things only got worse, I told the father, and let's just say he's not helpful. At all. He's lying, saying he can't be the father, telling people he's getting a paternity test, but he's been… Continue

Added by Davis McConney-Goode on June 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Obama's go SMOOTH to gain popular vote

Added by R0BB on June 20, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Water activity, wigs and update

I just wanted to update everyone that it is possible to enjoy water sports with a wig. We went to the lake this weekend and my daughter went boating and when a friend of ours pulled up in his cigarette boat she didn't hesitate to jump in. He found several boats to race and goes over 100mph. She did not think twice about her wig. She then went wake skating and fell at least 5 times, I was her spotter. She has given up on eyelashes in the water but wears waterproof eyeliner and sunglasses when in… Continue

Added by Karen Smith on June 20, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

True Life TV show

The other day I turned on the TV to have some background noise while I cleaned my house. I just left it on the channel it was on which was MTV. I typically don't pay attention to that channel especially this particular show. They were showing True Life back to back. One of the episodes was a recap of people on previous shows. One of the people was a young lady who had alopecia. It showed clips from the first episode she was on, and then it showed clips of her years later. In the first episode… Continue

Added by Alliegator on June 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Permanent eyebrows

Hi all!,

It's been awhile since I've been on AW! I just wanted to pop in and let y'all know that I finally got my eyebrows permanently tattooed on this weekend! I lost my eyebrows and eyelashes in the Fall of 2009, and since then I've been drawing my eyebrows in using a combination of products. I actually never really minded drawing them in; after a few months, I got the hang of it and could draw them both on in under a minute! But I live in Washington, DC, and the summers here are… Continue

Added by Natalie on June 20, 2011 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Just thinking

I had no idea that I would ever want to wear a wig. Or not feel that I had to choose one way or the other, because going from having hair to being bare of hair and then back again--well requires some 'splaining. But so does just going all the time without hair or even scarf or hat. Like Howie Mandell. That's me 95% of the time. Some days I feel like bothering to put on makeup (eyeliner and eyeshadow only --sometimes lipstick and base but often not), some days I don't. So I do--or I don't. Same… Continue

Added by Laura Adams on June 20, 2011 at 4:07am — 1 Comment

Shall we "go wild?"

Here's an except I just found on some hair research:

The researchers analyzed over many months the changes in the hair growth patterns on shaved mice and rabbits, which indicate cyclic progression between active and quiescent states by stem cells in hair follicles.

"The results are totally surprising. There is complex coordination not apparent to the naked eye," said Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School and the principal investigator of the study… Continue

Added by Tallgirl on June 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Victim or survivor?

I have to admit it. I am a victim.

Now, just think about that statement for a moment. What was the FIRST thing that went through your mind when you read that opening statement? Did you think that I had befallen some unknown tragedy, calamity, or disaster? Did you immediately want to wrap me in arms of sympathy, words of comfort, and prayers for survival?

At any point, did you associate my self-label as a victim to my alopecia?

If you did, then you see the same… Continue

Added by kastababy on June 18, 2011 at 6:15pm — 15 Comments

Walking down the street in Philadelphia!

So, I am working at a Temp assignment while I look for a permanent job. I was on my way to an interview and was a little nervous, hoping that my baldness won't have a negative impact, that I get the job.

as I walk down the street, this man comes up along side me and says "looking good sis, looking good; I wish more women showed what God gave them and go natural like you; I'm tired of all these women with their horse-hair wigs and weaves; they ought to just wear what God gave them.… Continue

Added by Lili Añel (aka Eulalia) on June 17, 2011 at 8:18pm — 5 Comments

Crisis survival kit

Over the course of the week we were given an assignment to make a crisis servival kit.

So when your down over alopecia or whatever challenges you may face in your life, there is a box that I have now made for myself with different quotes on it, some music, some photos, etc,,,and you look at that as a distraction to help keep your mind distracted of wat is bothering you, and I found it amazing so far it is working for me. So when I'm down that I have no hair out comes my box.

I even… Continue

Added by Lisa-Lynn Marini on June 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Nothing...nothing but compliments!

Okay, Ye Doubters! In the last two weeks I got the last of my white AT fuzzy hair shaved off, wore it like that in public places and among friends, took personal photos like that, and went out with no wig under my hat. I even took the hat off at my doctor appointment today. Responses? Nothing in public, compliments from friends, doctor (new) asked if I had had cancer (he didn't look at my file), and a strange lady complimented me on the hat...which was decades old, faded, and had crazy colored… Continue

Added by Tallgirl on June 16, 2011 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments


This is a funny story:

I was at the grocery checkout when a gentleman on staff came up to me and said "survivor?" I looked at him and said "survivor?" then we just looked at each other... you see I was preparing for my father's birthday celebration and I was so focused on getting everything that I needed that I never considered my baldness. As I'm looking at him all I could think of was Survivor the reality show! and what did that have to do with me? He didn't know me and I don't… Continue

Added by Susan P aka DGADBS on June 16, 2011 at 12:54pm — 2 Comments

Joseph Paris~Heaven Sent!

My 7 year old daughter, Kaliyah, was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata a couple of months ago. At first it was the hairline at the nape of her neck...then it was small patches here & there...then within a month's time, 90% of her hair was gone. Being that she is a child, her head is small & the wigs were getting harder and harder to stay on. She was very insecure & also experienced an embarrassing moment when it fell off while she was playing. With nothing but prayer left....I prayed… Continue

Added by Lee on June 13, 2011 at 9:12am — 5 Comments

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