I was just 11 months old when I lost my first patch of hair to alopecia areata, and 13 when I started battling trichotillomania. When I really started struggling with hair loss, I was in my teens, and although I had the support of my family, I felt very alone in this experience. There was no model of what I was supposed to do, or what would work best to treat these disorders, conceal my hair loss, or to take care of my self esteem as I worked through these issues.
It is my hope that this blog can serve as a resource to those looking for advice and support when dealing with hair loss. My goal is also to destigmatize hair loss by sharing stories and engaging in open conversation with those experiencing hair loss and those who are not.
While there is no "right way" to deal with hair loss, I've learned a lot along the way that I am excited to share here on this blog. Among my experiences, I have chopped off all my hair, worn wigs, sported a variety of extensions, tried almost every hair product in stores and online, and I'm still constantly searching for the perfect solution to my ever-changing hair situation. I've done it, so you don't have to!
That being said, my experiences do not reflect the unique experiences of other individuals dealing with hair loss. This blog is intended to create a community of voices representing a variety of distinct experiences and stories revolving around hair loss. I encourage your participation!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and wishing you a very good hair day.
Bringing you the perspective of someone who deals with two major hair loss disorders on a daily basis, I am excited to be calling attention to hair loss in a positive light with this blog.