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.

Elle’s Hair Loss Story

I’ve had a rocky relationship with my hair since late childhood when my hair turned from straight and blonde to curly and brown.  I didn’t know how to care for it.  I got teased for rocking a “tomboy” look because I would slick it back in a bun everyday because I didn’t know what elseContinue reading “Elle’s Hair Loss Story”