How I "broke through" the fear of going out bald: I just got angry about it, basically. I have freckles, and kept comparing hiding my bare scalp because others didn't like looking at it to hiding my face because others did not like my freckles. It just felt wrong for me to bend to others' will that way, to stifle my own happiness and FREEDOM for others' ...psychological comfort? I decided that they would just have to be uncomfortable - they would also have to get over it. Besides, their…Continue
Added by Laura Adams on June 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
I type this while tired. But it's about a dream I just had. I'm typing so I don't forget it :)
I've been experiencing some light regrowth. I know from past experience not to get too excited about this. I've had patches of growth (strange how this starts as patches of loss then becomes patches of growth) before which fell out as fast as come.
But this bit seems to be holding out. I'm finding of late I keep having dreams about it. Like last night I dreamt I had one patch of long…Continue
Added by KFlame on June 29, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Well, I had one when I was 4, but my first one in adulthood. I got one tonight for under $100; so it definitely LOOKS like a wig, but financially it's what I could do so it is what it is. I'm scared I made a rash decision in getting because I went into it with the mindset that I don't WANT a wig, but I HAVE to have one.
It's platinum blonde. I am blonde, but this is like Marilyn Monroe status. I've been second guessing myself all night, but I am slowly starting to pump myself up about…Continue
Added by Emily on June 29, 2014 at 1:00am — 4 Comments
Good afternoon everyone.
Have any of you used Calosol products or had any contact with Elias Bouras?
Declan (aged 11) is becoming very self-conscious about his hair & eyebrow loss and we are trying our best to help him.
Hugh & Kathleen
Added by Hugh on June 28, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments
I'm Lyndsey and I'm 23 and from the UK. I'm a university student (about to graduate soon), studying History, Philosophy and Politics and have a place to do an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy next academic year. I'm about to get married to my boyfriend of 6 years and I have alopecia areata. I am just having my fourth bout of it now and shaved my head yesterday.
My alopecia first started at age 15. I found a small bald patch on my head and I lost a lot of hair…Continue
Added by Lyndsey Pitchford on June 27, 2014 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment
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Off to San Antonio tomorrow for the Annual NAAF Conference.
Hope to see many of you wonderful people there.
Added by JeffreySF on June 25, 2014 at 1:12am — 2 Comments
I would be truly sickened if this website closed down their chat client. It was the one way people interacted with each other. I would like a answer fast. I could be wrong they could of moved it but i remember it being at the top of the page.
Added by T on June 24, 2014 at 1:29am — 2 Comments
I feel like alopecia has always stood in the way of my happiness. Which is silly considering there are people in the world dying-- still living their life-- and are far more positive than I.
I lost all my hair when I was 4. I vaguely remember it. All I remember is my wig falling off once during recess, and a circle of teachers and students formed a circle around me. I'll never forget that. For years after that-- classmates would randomly bring it up, and I would play dumb.
Well first off I didn't know this many people had Alopecia I always thought that I was one of very few but its really cool to see so many people out there and that Im not alone. I first found out that I had alopecia when I was about 4 didn't know anything about it other than there really wasn't a cure and after that it kept getting wrse or more like a roller coaster sometimes it would be really bad and then other times I could cover up he bald spot with hair and no one would…Continue
Added by Logan Shimp on June 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
My hair is back... I've had hair growth consistently since October of last year. I have patiently waited to write this post since the last time I tried I lost my hair again.
The doctors can't really agree (GP & Dermo) what started the loss but everyone is happy that it is back. The hardest question I find myself thinking about is when will this happen again? Or will it?\\
Has anyone found that they went through just a 2 year period of…Continue
Added by HilEspi on June 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments
Added by Hugh Mclellan on June 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments
I'm still giddy from my appearance on America's Got Talent on Tuesday night!!! The outpouring of love, support and encouragement I have received through websites, messages and social media has been overwhelming....I am moved to tears! You can see my audition in the full episode below. I'm the last act. I can't tell you how empowering it was to share my story and be seen by MILLIONS of people. I hope you are all inspired to live bravely and pursue your dreams. We…Continue
Added by Laura Dasi on June 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments
In hairless man, arthritis drug spurs hair growth — lots of it
Read up this is brand new information. I think it's pretty legit as they mention Dr Christiano and her research.
Added by athenasdad on June 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Added by Marla on June 19, 2014 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments
Hello everyone. I have had mild to severe cases of AA on and off since 1984, I was 13. For the last four years I have been AU. I know the longer you are AU the less chances there are for regrowth.
You can see my fantastic tattooed eyebrows I posted to AW. I am very content with my AU. I don't want to get too excited...........but......
...the reason I am writing today is I am starting to experience some rather strong regrowth on my head, eyebrows, and beard. At this time…Continue
Added by Craig A. on June 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments
Added by wiz on June 16, 2014 at 11:06am — 4 Comments
I auditioned for America's Got Talent this season with my aerial silks act. My audition was filmed and will air on NBC at 8pm on Tues. June 17. During my backstage interview I discuss my experience with Alopecia and the challenges I had to overcome in continuing my career as a performing artist. I even took my wig off while I was on camera!! I hope to be an inspiration to others in helping them overcome their fears, to look beyond their physical appearance and to live…Continue
Added by Laura Dasi on June 16, 2014 at 12:30am — 26 Comments
Added by Tracey on June 14, 2014 at 11:15am — 4 Comments
I wasn't going to post this because it is just me getting my thoughts down to help me make sense of it all, and really, there can't be anything new to it in this group. But now that it is all typed, I find I want to let it out. It is just my personal story, not meant to instruct, inspire, or shatter the earth.
How was it that I found myself walking around the children's museum, uncomfortably hot in a knit cap?
It probably started this morning when my husband…Continue
Added by GardenJess on June 14, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment