Featured Blog Posts – July 2009 Archive (63)

hair loss

for the first time audrey has lost all her hair except 1%. we took her wig od and everything just fell off, her hair had been comming in, she's fine except my youngest was so shocked seh ran arounf the house screaming, i couldnt help but cry, but i know god has already healed her.christ paid the price on the cross and alopecia has no place in this world, so now im praying more for every one with alopecia, not just my duaghter.

Added by agnes faux on July 31, 2009 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Glad To Be Here

Hi, My name's JOSH.

I just want to start by saying this website truly is wonderful. I don't know why I never joined Alopeciaworld.com before. It's like Facebook or Myspace for bald people! (only I think this is a little cooler) I've been a member for less than 24 hours and many of you (whom I have never met) have welcomed me, and I can't tell you how much that means. The close-knit community that alopeciaworld seems to promote is very cool and once again I'd like to state how much…


Added by Josh Richards on July 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Out & Proud

As of Wednesday last week I have ditched the wig and am wearing my bald head with pride. So far the response has been great. All was revealled at work fo the first time on Monday and everyone couldn't believe it but then said how much better and more confident I look!
Walking in to my local shop, meeting my friends at the pub, playing hockey, anythng - I'm not bothered about people seeing the real me - Best decision I ever made!

Added by Emily Horsley on July 30, 2009 at 10:06am — 8 Comments

A positive alopecia moment - such a relief!!

I recently started working again as a Night Auditor for a swanky boutique hotel in downtown Nashville, and based on past experience when I went to my interview I brought my "alopecia essentials" kit: a letter from my dermatologist explaining my need to wear wigs, hats, and scarves; a printed copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and a business card with my lawyer's name and phone number, and my godmother's name and phone number (she works for the EEOC.) My boss was very pleasant during… Continue

Added by kastababy on July 30, 2009 at 6:45am — 9 Comments

I want a new name for my variety of AA

I had AA for 7 years, then I progressed to AT - no scalp hair, but everything else still there. Then, it quickly went to AU. In the past few months, I've started growing hair again, but ONLY on my face. I have eyebrow patches, lashes in the center of my upper eyelids, nose hair, and peach fuzz in places on my cheeks and chin. But, there's not a single, tiny hair anywhere else on my scalp or body.

So, I think that there needs to be a name for when you have hair only from your eyebrows… Continue

Added by Mary on July 29, 2009 at 4:38pm — 15 Comments

elimination diet stopped my hair from falling out

Hello all,

I hope that this information will be helpful. I had aa once 14 years ago. I had a couple of small patches on the back of my head, I got the cortisone shots and it went away within a year. 2 months ago I noticed a patch on the side of my head. I went to get the shots but they weren't stopping the hair from falling out. Everyone kept telling me to relax and that stress probably caused this. But I didn't feel stressed out and that just didn't ring true to me. My hair falling out is… Continue

Added by tara on July 28, 2009 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

Ever heard of Clouston Syndrome?


Visited with a new Derm yesterday here in CA. I didn’t technically go to see him for my Alopecia – I went to discuss my extremely dry, itchy, cracked palm on my right hand. He told me that I had Keratosis Palmaris, gave me a steroid shot and prescribed me some ointment. He advised me that although they weren’t connected in anyway, the meds may also help the Alopecia.

Naturally, I’ve been reading all I can online and have found a link between this and Alopecia called… Continue

Added by Dana on July 28, 2009 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

2nd dermotologist appointment

so my second time wasnt much better.... i went to the same mean dermotologist who still insisted i had trichmillia and let me tell you guys i no im 100% positive i dont pull my hair out 100% positive. she said it looks like trichmillia and that she want me to have a biopsy and no way i mean no way am i letting her do that to me. maybe if i trust ed the doctor but not her, so my mom thought i should do it but i said no it would hurt a lot and i dont trust my doctor so my mom said i was going to… Continue

Added by Nikki Mans on July 28, 2009 at 5:19pm — 5 Comments

life has changed in 9 days

This is Lynns husband here

i cannot believe the difference in Lynn since BALD OUT 2009 ONLY 9 days ago and joining Alopecia World

Lynn would tell me off if i left the front inner door open incase any caught a glimps of her - curtains had to be closed and she never went into the garden without something on her head - this week she has done so much wigless and people didn't fall down or gasp -it's given her new life ,she holds her head up and smiles at people not worrying about wind… Continue

Added by Lynn Herrod on July 28, 2009 at 1:35pm — 6 Comments

Today Show - Bald Girls Do Lunch Video Link


Added by Sheila Levine on July 27, 2009 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments

Just lost....

I think I am at my lowest point. I have almost no hair left and I just cry all the time. I don't leave the house except for doctor appointments. I have stopped talking to all of my friends and have even begun to stop talking to family members unless they call me.

I just can't deal with this anymore. I can't even imagine living the rest of my life with this pain. I can't look at myself in the mirror and just feel like i am not "normal." I don't even feel like a real person if that makes… Continue

Added by Kathleen on July 27, 2009 at 10:34am — 9 Comments

I'm Mrs. Potato head and I'm a bucket of fun...but she's looking for permanent brows...Advice.

Just getting tired of having my clean slate in the morning. I imagine myself somedays drawing in my "Angry eyebrows", while other days the "suprised eyebrows", or "sad eyebrows" "happy eyebrows"...add the hair, the eyelashes (which I still have yet to conquer successfully) and there I am...Mrs. Potato Head. It does sometimes give me the giggles when I think of it that way.

Looking for eyebrow tattoo advice, if anyone could give it.

1) What do I look for in a tattoo artist.… Continue

Added by Jennifer Krahn on July 27, 2009 at 9:59am — 11 Comments

Baldy Locks and the Three Hairs!

How's that for an Alopecian Fairy Tale title? But seriously almost every day I wake up realizing I've had another dream that my hair returned. It's always the same: I still have some alopecia but my hair is long and covers all of it. When I wake I am a bit surprised and disapointed that it was just a dream. Do any of you have similar sleepy time story lines?. Could the dreams be premonitions, or perhaps my subconscious sending signals to get my hair growing again, or is it just the old stand-by… Continue

Added by Dominique Cleopatra on July 26, 2009 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment


i dont really kno how to get this going but im 15 years old i have the greatest life anyone can ever ask for . life with alopecia doesnt faze me at all it just looks like i shave my head. but it wasnt always like that . my hair started to fall out around the age of 7 . i didnt realize anything was wrong with me because all my friends just went on with there daily lives not fazed by the fact that i had spots all over my head. i didnt relize that anything was wrong until i noticed the eyes.… Continue

Added by tom boylan on July 25, 2009 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Once upon a time I used to be a knock out

I'm contemplating doing what I said I'd never do, shave my head. I'm tired of cleaning hair from all over my house on a daily basis, I almost want to cry when I take a shower, and I cant even look at myself in the mirror anymore. I am very depressed I dont want to leave my house unless i absolutely have to. I have very little hair on the top and two growing patches on the sides of my head.

Added by Trixie on July 25, 2009 at 4:24pm — 7 Comments

New again

I joined this site about 6 months ago, and I was not sure what the group was about. I became AA when I was 15. That was 17 years ago.

I can see now that the members here are kind of broken into 2 groups; Those whom are seeking a remedy for there gift, and those who embrace it. I am of the ladder. Oh.. and there is a very small bunch attending simply to try to make money off of all of us, offering a quick simple solution.. for a price.

Alopecea is a greek word, it means "Baldness" and… Continue

Added by Thomas on July 25, 2009 at 3:53am — 7 Comments

Second Opinion...

I got my second opinion from the private dermatologist on Wednesday.

Overall, I was more satisfied with her explanation of what was happening and felt that she did a much more thorough investigation of my scalp.

The dermatologist said that the alopecia could be hereditary, but she also asked if I had ever suffered from eczema to which I replied that I had patches on my legs and hands when I was younger. It's the first time that I'd heard about a possible link with… Continue

Added by Robert on July 24, 2009 at 10:11am — 6 Comments

Questions..I hope someone can give me some answers..

Hi guys, so I have been struggling with shedding for the past 19 months on and off with hair shedding. My hair is noticeabley thinner and it feels like I am washing so little hair in the shower lately. My eyelashes have started to thin considerbaly and I ALWAYS have lashes all over my face. I still have thme though, so that keeps me hopeful. My question though is that I have been scratching the hell out of my eyes lately and wonder if that means I will be loosing them soon. My head is very… Continue

Added by Taline on July 23, 2009 at 8:25pm — 3 Comments

Volkswagen Commercial

A friend told me about this.

VW apparently thinks people from the future will be bald.


I am pretty sure the bald heads are makeup jobs. Too bad. They could have come here and probably found a few aspiring alopecian actors and actresses.

Still, a cool commercial.

Added by Donna on July 23, 2009 at 12:37pm — 10 Comments

Just got back from derm....

I just got home from a dermatologist appointment. I haven't seen her in about 6 months, due to the fact I learned I was pregnant and was not willing to get the cortisone shots during the pregnancy. My hair is falling out rapidly and I asked her if it was because I am pregnant and it really started falling out fast when I got pregnant. (My AA has been active 6 years, and it was only in the past 6 months that I couldn't cover it). She told me that my hair loss has NOTHING TO DO WITH HORMONES. I… Continue

Added by Kathleen on July 21, 2009 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

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