- Have you or your family experienced hair loss?
- Having difficulty socializing with others?
- Is your child bullied at school due to hair loss?
- Are you afraid to date for fear of rejection?
- Recently diagnosed?
- Family or work crisis causing hair loss?
- Do you need help transitioning to your new self?
Have you answered YES to any of these questions and want to talk?
There are several types of hair loss.
- Androgenetic is a genetic form of hair loss that affects both men and women. Many women may experience thinning of the hair and/or circular pattern of baldness. Similar for men and is called, male pattern baldness.
- Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that impacts about 5 million individuals within the United States and 2% globally. The autoimmune disease may destroy hair follicles in patches on the scalp or head (alopecia areata) or could affect the total growth of hair on the entire scalp (alopecia totalis) and whole body (alopecia universalis) of men, women, and children of all ages.
- Chemotherapy induced alopecia causes hair loss in individuals receiving treatment for cancer. Not only could the treatment affect hair loss to the head, but it also can cause hair loss over the entire body.
Hair loss is dear to my heart because I have been diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis and began losing my hair around the age of 3. Throughout my life, I have had many challenges due to being a bald child, teen, and adult woman. I was bullied as a child, fear of dating as a teen, and wondered if I would ever be loved as a wife! I understand how hair loss causes individuals to avoid social gatherings. How the loss of hair isolates individuals due to the awkward stares and unwarranted curiosity. Has someone in your family experienced hair loss and it is difficult to talk about? Do you need a safe place to talk?
I am an ALOPECIAN THERAPIST for the hair loss community.
For many individuals and their families, experiencing hair loss rather it’s an autoimmune disease, genetically inclined or chemically induced, the hair loss may cause them difficulty transitioning to their new life style.
What about you? Are you or a family member having difficulty with hair loss? Take your next step towards finding solutions to help develop the tools for a new life.