hair-loss

So after surgery I had some serious hair loss. Like I had to brush my hair outside serious. Like I was kissing a guy and he pulled his hand out of my hair and it was full of hair, hair loss. Yep. Any who it’s coming back and I laugh every morning when I spray it down! It’s so nice to feel my body returning to an equilibrium and finding normal again when I nourish it.

One of the things that I think non-Trichsters don’t realize about people with Trich is that makeup is our lifeline.

I haven’t left my room without eyeliner on since I was 11 years old. I haven’t left my room without filling in my eyebrows since I was 13. I haven’t left my room without powdering my scalp since I was 14.

Makeup isn’t a choice. It is a necessity for me to look like a normal person. I spend at least $50 a month on it because I can’t go without it or I will get gawked at and called names.

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I finally got my hair done!!!

Now prior to all this I’ve been feeling really bummed over my hair falling out, just sad and moody and sad and depress - At work and then just start to cry. Once figuring out what the hell was wrong with me I had this hell of a surgery to fix the damn problem I also had to wait a good month before some new growth came in and finally the day came (Today) I had that ‘consulting’ talk with my stylist and she was like ‘don’t worry, get this, that and that.’ Well its all done and it doesn’t hurt as much (thank God!!) so that smile is genuine  hahaha. I am going to share with you my hair (L) before it feel out and the after ®. 

Back at work  - no writers block. hooray!!

i’ve never seen any positivity for this but here’s to people who suffer from alopecia or something else that makes their hair thin/fall out. you’re beautiful and i love you and i’m your mom now

don’t let anyone make you feel bad if you wanna wear a wig or hat or extensions or if you DON’T wanna wear any of those things.

shout out to those who can’t do the fancy hair styles they wish to because of thinning/balding. shout out to those who wear a hood even when it’s not cold

I LOVE YOU AND I AM YOUR MOM NOW

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little…

A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong, MD, PhD, has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to grow in a mouse. These results are published in the April 9 edition of the journal Cell.

“It is a good example of how basic research can lead to a work with potential translational value,” said Chuong, who is a professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “The work leads to potential new targets for treating alopecia, a form of hair loss.”

The study began a couple of years ago when first author and visiting scholar Chih-Chiang Chen, PhD, arrived at USC from National Yang-Ming University and Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. As a dermatologist, Chen knew that hair follicle injury affects its adjacent environment, and the Chuong lab had already established that this environment in turn can influence hair regeneration. Based on this combined knowledge, they reasoned that they might be able to use the environment to activate more follicles.

Read the full news release >>

  Awful, classic bathroom selfie with weird glare and cheesy, nervous smile. This pic kind of led up to something neat though. After taking this, I went to the mall and was treating myself to some candy at the Candy Corner when I felt someone grab my arm. Surprised, I turned around and it was a smaller woman with a very short buzz-cut who told me “Sorry. Didn’t mean to scare you. But that’s a wig, right?”. I smiled and told her it was, “This one is kind of obvious, huh?”. “Oh no! It’s just so pretty! I have one but am too scared to wear it.”. So we started talking and I so remember being too nervous to wear a wig out in case someone could tell and made fun of me. I told her to screw anyone who says anything.. I have 7 wigs and switch them out like hair accessories or hats depending on what outfit I wear. “If it makes you feel pretty, go for it.”

  She told me that she’s going to try wearing the wig her friend bought her soon and I really hope that she does. We didn’t go into a deep health discussion and talk about why either of us suffered hair loss to begin with, but it’s sad we both felt the stigma of trying to hide it and look “good”. It’s sad that so many women have been conditioned to judge each other over every little thing until something as silly as fake hair can become a source of embarrassment. (And yes, my hands shake and I still get nervous every time I go out in new hair, lol.) 

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*PICTURE PROGRESS* Pull free- Day 14- Week 2- April 11th, 2015 If you think this looks bad, you should’ve seen what I looked like 2 weeks ago. I’m making progress and that’s what matters. I’ve been really nervous when it comes to posting these pictures. I feel really insecure and ugly. I’m also really ashamed of all the damage I’ve caused to my scalp and hair. I just hope that I can repair it. I don’t want to give up this time.

So my hair has been rapidly falling out and I’ve had huge bald patches in my hair and I have been diagnosed with alopecia. I woke up with chunks of my hair missing and hair all over my pillow and brushing my hair began challenging as it would just come out with the brush. This was so crushing for me as I loved my hair, I looked after it and it was growing and my hair was my best feature. I now have little hair as I had no choice as to shave it as it was patchy and I wouldn’t leave my house. So many people have laughed at me and have called me horrible names ‘baldy’ 'cancer patient’ so many more. I cried myself to sleep. I now have so much strength as my friends have helped me through this horrible patch - pardon the pun, I want to share this with tumblr as I am always here to help anyone going through this or have been through this, I’d love to hear how you are doing and how you have coped with this. I love you all and stay strong sass queens💁💕💕

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(via Natural Hair Restoration - How Ms.Jass Beat Alopecia [Video] - Black Hair OMG!)

Alopecia attacked her scalp and she fought back!

These are my real results after only two months of It Works Hair Skin Nails supplements. (And yes I’m selling it!)

This is really hard for me to post because this is the first time I’ve actually compared the difference.

For the last two years I’ve struggled with my hair falling out. Doctor visits, dermatologists, everything. I am severely anemic so my hair started falling out in handfuls and although I take iron supplements to help get my levels up, it did not help with my hair loss. I tried the shampoos, Rogaine drops, Biotin, folic acid, nothing worked. I gave up on it until about 2.5 months ago when my friend @ewaswierzbinska posted her before and after photos.

Unfortunately I didn’t take any length photos because my hair is already so long, but I have noticed it’s grown tremendously and my nails grow fast too (you can’t tell because I chew them off 😠).

These are my real, personal photos. No edits, no nothing.

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