Alopecia Areata

God only made so many perfect heads; the rest he covered in hair – Anonymous

Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata

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the evolution of a bald spot.

this is the story of a girl and her hair follicles. if you pay close attention, and are very smart at maths, you'll even figure out how old she is.

13 years ago, when i was 19, i was diagnosed with alopecia areata. my hairdresser actually gave me the initial diagnosis after cutting off all my hair, in a move inspired by keri russell on felicity. unfortunately for me, i don't look like keri russell and the haircut wasn't super flattering. fortunately for me, i didn't have my own tv show and as a result, didn't have to deal with the wrath of fans who hated my new haircut. also, fortunately for me, my hair was just long enough to cover my bald spot. i saw my doctor who confirmed my hairdresser's…

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 the evolution of a bald spot.

this is the story of a girl and her hair follicles. if you pay close attention, and are very smart at maths, you'll even figure out how old she is.

Bald Girls Do Lunch

Imagine within just weeks losing every bit of hair... all over. It's unpredictable and it happens. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that can have a devastating affect on self-image, especially women's. Bald Girls Do Lunch is the only nonprofit created specifically to help women cope, gain confidence and feel a sense of community.

National Alopecia Areata Foundation

The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), is a 501(c) organization (Federal Tax ID is 94-2780249). Headquartered in San Rafael, CA, NAAF supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about alopecia areata.

The Alopecia Project

Dealing with alopecia areata one spot at a time.

Alopecia UK

For young people with Alopecia from Alopecia UK.

Alopecia World

Alopecia World is an online community for anyone that faces hair loss. It’s a good place to share, chat and discuss about anything alopecia. Just launched in 2008 the site has a commendable amount of regulars and it’s a place to share your pictures, blogs and videos. The site is a social media very much like facebook for people with hair loss. So if you need someone to share your thoughts, you know where to go.

Children’s Alopecia Project

Devoted specifically to children living with all forms of alopecia.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Alopecia areata is a disease that attacks your hair follicles (the part of your skin that makes hair). In most cases, hair falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. This causes only a few bare patches. Some people may lose more hair. In only a few people, the disease causes total loss of hair on the head or loss of all body hair. Your hair may grow back, even if you lose all of it. But it may fall out again

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