Well at least you will save money not having hair...NOT!

I am sure you all have heard this comment by someone trying to get us Alopecians to see the bright side of not having hair. Well I dont know about the rest of you but this has been very expensive for me.

I was only diagnosed 4 months ago and lost my hair rather rapidly. I went from buying every scarf & hat i could find to hide the bald spots on the top of my head, only to find in a matter of weeks I needed a full wig.

I buy hats, scarfs,glues, combs, full wigs, halo wigs and my newest purchase that should be arriving anyday is a wig you can swim in. Maybe it is because this is all so new to me and I am trying to find what works, atleast that is what I tell my husband...LOL.I can say one thing for sure this has really been a learning experience for me & an expensive one!!!!!

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Comment by Tallgirl on May 29, 2012 at 10:35pm

Well, I am the Royal Queen of Cheap, and I wear a long cotton scarf to only wade in pools, never hang upside down, buy one or two cheap synthetic wigs per year, go wigless at home, and just keep on working, talking and dancing! Old age thriftiness, y'know...

Comment by Alliegator on May 30, 2012 at 10:07am

It can be expensive at first, but once you find what works for you then you can save money in the long run. I'm sure you will find what works for you. For some of us, we really do save money by not having hair. I have Alopecia, and I say it often. I shave my head so I don't have to buy shampoo/conditioner. I don't have to have a blow dryer/curling iron. I do have to purchase shaving cream, but I was already doing that. I don't have to go to the hair salon for hair cuts. I also purchase synthetic wigs and I try to stay around $100 for each one. If it is short, you can make it last up to 6 months. You won't be doing all of those things, but you might find your own ways in which you save money.

Comment by AZMom on May 30, 2012 at 11:36am

Wow--your story is identical to mine! I have a huge selection of hats, scarves and wigs! I wear the scarves in the house most of the time, but wigs the rest of the time. I have finally found the right wigs for me--all synthetic--and I feel I look like myself again. I have about eight wigs in rotation--what is the wig you you purchased to swim in? On my last vacation, I wore a shorter bob wig with a baseball cap over it and went in the water. If you get a chance, let me know. Good luck to you!

Comment by Klo on May 30, 2012 at 11:41am

@AZMon..Hi I bought the swim wig from hatswithhair.com, they actually make them to fit your head. I will let you know how it works as I love to go boating and wakeboarding.

Comment by lynne on May 30, 2012 at 6:04pm

Yip i also hate when people say this to me. I lost my hair 1st time round within 3wks and then after 2yrs got it all bak and was just finally enjoying havin my hair when its again coming out! I wore a wig for 2yrs but actually hated it so this time round i did get a wig but wont wear it again and wont go without scarfs either as i'll never ever go out bald., x

Comment by Mary on May 30, 2012 at 7:43pm

It was the same for me - during my first year after losing my hair (2008), I bought 6 different, not-inexpensive, wigs, and countless scarves, hats and coverups.

These days, being completely hairless is VERY inexpensive for me. I've given away all the wigs, and wear one of my Turkish or other scarves (tied as shown in my YouTube video) when I'm chilly, or a sunhat when I'm out in the sun. Most of the time, I'm bald. I thought I'd never go out bald, but once I started with "baby steps" to the mailbox and then supermarket...it just became who I am. It took me about a year. This is me now, and I don't spend anything and am cool and comfortable all the time. I do have a large earring collection now, though! Good luck.

Comment by S alopecia on June 5, 2012 at 11:22pm

I have bought about 5 real hair wigs at 5,000 each :( my question is how we only get a 250 dollar rebate and how a wig could possibly cost 5000!!

Comment by Nicole on June 6, 2012 at 10:04am

S alopecia that is a lot of money for a hair piece. The most I have ever paid was $600 and that wig lasted about 10 months.

Comment by Tallgirl on June 6, 2012 at 1:09pm

My synthetics I get are about $140 with the alopecia discount and sometimes last a year when I treat them nicely.

Comment by Klo on June 6, 2012 at 1:27pm

@Tallgirl..wow your synthetics last a year?? Mine is only 2 months old and it is starting to tangle ALOT underneath.

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