When I first joined this group 6 months ago, at the peak of the "mess" that is alopecia, I promised myself and my friends here that as things got better, I wouldn't forget to keep posting updates and positive messages here. I remember ages ago looking in ernest for any story of regrowth, remission, etc. that would give me hope. Here's a brief one for the books...
I'm now just waiting for the hair to continue growing and thicken. While all that was going on , I had only 2 haircuts and primarily kept my hair rather long in order to cover up the areas. Well, today, I had my 3rd haircut and finally getting back to semi-stylish (at least IMHO). I've attached a few pics below.
When I shower, I still see hair in the lather, but at this point, I'm not sure if that's normal or not. I'm SURE that even before all this, I would have hair in the lather, but you know...I can't remember what "normal" was anymore. For now, it seems that there aren't any distinct spots forming, the old ones are growing back in slowly, and I finally look and feel a little more like "me" again.
Stay positive, things CAN get better.