my alopecia started very suddenly and for the first time aged 50. Up until now I have been lucky to enjoy very thick and healthy hair. I just wanted to share what I have learnt so far and hope that it will offer another newbie a little comfort:
- it can be quite shocking the amount of hair that is lost. I paddle in the shower but still have hair left
- hair loss can be constant after 3 months
- it's surprising how many bald patches can be covered up and not show, hairspray and thickening mousse is a must as is the ability to creatively part your hair. If asked its a fashion statement.
- it's good to get a wig just in case. Mine knocks 10 years off me and it's ready and waiting. You really can't tell!
- wear extra make up especially on the eyes. It gives you confidence and detracts from the terrible Barnet.
- hair shedding is the worst! It's the loss of control and the not knowing if you will lose it all.
- work hard to prepare yourself. Don't be optimistic don't be pessimistic be realistic then it won't hurt if you have a setback.

Most of all take care of you, this is a spiteful and cruel thing don't let it beat you my friends

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