My name is Tana and I was diagnosed with alopecia areata exactly a year ago... its been a struggle with school and the kids there. But atleast I know what I have won't make me die. I am thankful that I am completely healthy. I would like to meet some alopecia friends.. so they can relate to me better and understand better than my friends now.
Do you have alopecia?
Are you age 18 or older?
No - I am not 18 or older
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Hi Tana, Sam used tape to wear it and left it on all day. I do know that if you have no hair they can glue it on and it won't come off. Samantha liked wearing it. She now has her own hair back so she currently is not wearing it. Good luck! Cindy
I'm glad you messaged me - i love to hear from people my age! I mean, of course everyone on here understands, but it's a completely different experience when you're in High School. I've had Alopecia for a few more years than you. I think I got it when I was in grade five and now I'm in grade 9 so it's been a while. I guess I've sort of gotten used to it. So, as for advice, I only have a few suggestions but I can't promise they'll help. When I was first diagnosed, I told my class about it, but I guess that was sort of different because it was elementary school, but it's something you could try. I know it helped a lot then. Now my school is HUGE so it wouldn't really make sense to tell everyone. I'd told my closest friends, and the few who have noticed that I wear a wig, but I always make sure I can trust the person. I dont know how extensive your hairloss is, but I have lost all of my hair so around the house, I just go without a wig and my family are pretty used to it. It sort of makes me accept it more to see myself without hair a lot, and now I sort of like the way I look bald. I'd definately suggest the cyberhair wig again - you can get ones that are meant to excercising and things like that... I can even swim in mine!
message back if you have any more questions! I'd love to help!
I am Olivia's mom, Sandy. I am not sure of your age, but if you
could speak with your parents about modeling and maybe check
out someone in your area who teach modeling techniques. (photo
sessions and runway) Olivia is totally bald, so that is how she prefers to model. We had a professional makeup artist do her
make up and a professional photographer take some great pictures of her bald. That was our first step. If you are really serious and your parents agree, have them contact me and I
will give them more details.
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