Your most expensive piece? The one you don’t wear.

I’m totally guilty on this charge. Buying toppers and wigs only for them to sit in my closet. They’re safely tucked away, minding their own business. Not hurting anyone, right? But their only hope is to be worn because, otherwise, they are just expensive box stuffing. Toppers and wigs aren’t cheap. Especially if you purchaseContinue reading “Your most expensive piece? The one you don’t wear.”

What’s the deal with density?

When I first started shopping online for toppers, density was the last thing I thought to consider. It can be such a confusing element of hair shopping because there are various ways to describe density and it can vary from brand to brand. Density can even vary from piece to piece since toppers and wigsContinue reading “What’s the deal with density?”

6 ways to improve your topper wearing experience

Buying your first, second, or even tenth hair topper can be stressful. Not to mention trying to adjust to wearing a new (or new to you) piece. Some of the biggest issues you might face include: discomfort from the clips; not knowing how to style your new hair; or feeling insecure about your sudden lushContinue reading “6 ways to improve your topper wearing experience”

The biggest barriers to coping with hair loss

Losing your hair is tough. No matter what is causing your loss, here are some of the hurdles to be overcome.

A turning point toward healing

Alopecia and other forms of medical hair loss can be a dark and perilous journey. It is one that is often misunderstood by those around us which can also make it feel lonely. I recall feeling earlier on that it would consume my entire life and that I would never be able to live aContinue reading “A turning point toward healing”

Making the choice whether to treat your hair loss- Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series about treatment options for hair loss. Check back for guest posts soon where 2 other women from the hair loss community share their experiences with medical management of thinning hair! Chances are, if you are early on in your hair loss journey, you have treatment onContinue reading “Making the choice whether to treat your hair loss- Part 1”

5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to help you cope with hair loss and body image issues

Hair loss can have a significant impact on one’s body image. The 2 are inextricably linked. Body image, or the way we see and feel about ourselves, has implications when it comes to self-esteem and confidence. Poor self-esteem can be so pervasive in our everyday lives that it impacts our mood, thoughts, interactions with others,Continue reading “5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to help you cope with hair loss and body image issues”

Grief and hair loss

So what is it like to lose your hair as a young woman? I can only speak for myself, but I have connected virtually with hundreds of other Alopecians who have gone through it as well. There is a grieving process…not only grieving the loss of our hair, but also grieving the loss of many other related things be they relationships, confidence, our self of sense, and missed opportunities.