OnlyChild1213's Blog (6)

A Search for Purpose.

It's way past my 9-5 working person's bedtime, so this may or may not be coherent. I just feel compelled to throw it out there rather than keep it rolling around between my ears.

I have a job that's nowhere near anything I went to school for. I was lucky to get it right before the financial crisis, it's done a lot of great things for me, and it's stable, but it's not the kind of thing I see myself doing forever (though the fact I've stayed in it the better part of 10 years would…


Added by OnlyChild1213 on October 2, 2017 at 2:20am — 9 Comments

A Lifetime of Doing Things the Hard Way.

(Repost from 7/22 as I accidentally deleted it before… also, update follows)

I’m pretty much the queen of being matter-of-fact about difficult things. My alopecia is no exception. Maybe I always had a lot of other stuff going on, but I viewed it as one thing among many. I’ve probably been guilty of the kind of minimizing a lot of alopecians hate, of the “It’s just hair” variety.

In romantic relationships, though, I never put my money where my mouth was, preferring to leave… Continue

Added by OnlyChild1213 on July 31, 2017 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Well I'll Be. (A chronicle for other curly girls out there.)

My first attempt at reclaiming my nearly-black 3B hair: Valentina by Outre. Extremely high density, despite how it might photograph. Has a different curl pattern in the underneath layer that is very thick and sort of boosts up the rest of it. Great looking but a little too Afro to pass off as my bio hair.

Second attempt: HH Brazilian Curl by It's a Wig. Very long, needs trimming, rough lace and lousy severe hairline right out of the box, but texture pretty soft for a synthetic…


Added by OnlyChild1213 on July 17, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

What's New with Me and Wigs

Abandoned the bonding idea for now and am working on embracing more changeable and less costly options. Found a nice homey wig boutique in Richmond and purchased two brunette Raquel Welch's there. In front of people I see all the time but am not super close with (which is most people ;-)) I am still clinging for dear life to the self-made helper hair I've been using for four years... which is familiar but pretty crappy right now since I've got next to no hair, particularly at the front, to…


Added by OnlyChild1213 on July 9, 2017 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

On hair loss, identity, and whatnot

I have always been drawn to invented individuals. Maybe it was what I needed to keep me entertained, and maybe it had to do with the demonstration of individual power. In any event, it's why I always loved the song "Crush with Eyeliner" and made a cartoon of a "Sad Tomato" to put on a white t-shirt in eighth grade. It's why I love glam rock and feel at ease with drag performers and the larger than life personalities who inspire them, and have never begrudged people like Marilyn, or Bowie, or…


Added by OnlyChild1213 on March 13, 2015 at 6:06pm — 3 Comments

Could Levoxyl have (slowly but surely) worsened my AA

Hello all,

I've had AA quite a long time now and am well-acquainted with its unpredictability and mysterious nature. BUT, something keeps bugging me and I'd be interested in a weigh-in or five.

First let me say that I've had eczema since infancy and had a dime-sized bald spot since kindergarten (though I was not diagnosed with AA till the end of college). So, my autoimmune history is well-established.

Yet. From my diagnosis in 2005 up till Fall 2011, my AA was never as…


Added by OnlyChild1213 on May 13, 2014 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments


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