Yo, so you're talking about balding and stuff? I'm a 20 year old trans gal, but I started losing my hair at 15. Wigs are great and all but expensive as heck. Y'all got any tips or resources or anything for this? Much love xo
Wig sites that I’ve seen vouched for and are fairly cheap:
- Wig-Supplier (internatl)
- Annabelle’s Wigs (UK & internatl)
- Hothair (UK & internatl)
- EWigs (UK)
- Arda Wigs (intended for cosplay but still excellent, US & internatl)
- Cosplay Anime Wigs (also…obviously intended for cosplay, lots of colors, US & internatl)
- Cosplay DNA: (cosplay again, many colors, eBay, internatl)
There’s also some medical treatments for androgenic alopecia! (I like that term more than saying “male-pattern baldness”, because the latter implies that your hair is male, while the former just says “this is testosterone’s fault, dangit”.)
Finasteride (Propecia) is a medication that is sort of an anti-androgen, it’s not quite as effective as, say, spiro, in terms of everything else, but is definitely effective for hair. (Spiro is also pretty effective for this, actually.) And then of course there is minoxidil (Rogaine), but that’s usually a last resort, since it doesn’t always work.
There are also some surgeries - hair replacement (using your own hair) and scalp reduction (for back / side baldness). Apparently they aren’t as bad as they sound?? Also, check out the American Hair Loss Association for information on alternative hairpieces, which I do not really understand and thus could not tell you much about. Hopefully that helps!