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Valerie - Collage & Alopecia Universalis

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Valerie - Collage & Alopecia Universalis

College & Alopecia Universalis Alopecia Universalis is the type of Alopecia that I have and it is very rare - it affects only 1 in 4000 people. Therefore, when I meet clients who have it I am always surprised because I know how rare it is. My hair loss came much later in my life - I was in my late 30s married, I had kids. I've often wondered what it would be like to be diagnosed with alopecia universalis in college. College for me was a difficult time in my life. I was the only one in my family...

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Emma - Teenagers & Hair Loss

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Emma - Teenagers & Hair Loss

Teenagers & Hair Loss I received a request for a consult from a 15 year old and I actually thought that it was fake but I decided to call the number. The person who picked up was in fact a 15 year old girl who is experiencing dramatic hair loss (80% loss). She was super sweet and made an appointment to meet. Emma's Story I met her along with her mom and her younger sister, who was also experiencing hair loss along having with no lashes or eyebrows. The mother, who has three daughters, was amazingly supportive and you could...

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Jessica

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Jessica

Pregnancy Hair Loss & Hashimoto's Disease Pregnancy Hair Loss, Hashimoto's & Surprising Gratitude I am always impressed by the power and beauty of women who are simultaneously coping with hair loss and raising babies. A few days ago, a woman arrived for a consultation with her eight month old baby girl. Every time I see a mother who is experiencing hair loss, my heart immediately goes out to her – I’ve been in her shoes and I know just how challenging it can be to balance the feelings of overwhelming love for your new baby with the feelings of overwhelming...

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Grace - Evening Hair

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Grace - Evening Hair

Evening Hair I'm 80 but I still love my high kneels, red lip stick and evening hair. Grace's Story In my 30's I wore a human hair band fall, which is basically in set of extensions that are sewn to a band. Most of the time, I wore it without a headband. I simply just teased the top of head and pulled my hair over the band to hide it. I absolutely loved it! It clips were easy to use and take out. It was a way for me to look instantly glamorous in a matter of secs! I always...

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Megan - Lichen planopilaris

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Megan - Lichen planopilaris

  Lichen planopilaris (LPP) / Scarring Alopecia I'm just not that into makeup or beauty so when I started losing my hair it was surprising how much it meant to me Megan's Story When I'm not working, I love to be outdoors - hiking, biking and my ultimate love, swimming!   Her hair loss journey began when she noticed a small bald patch on my head. A few months later, I noticed three more patches. Concerned, I decided to see a doctor and was diagnosed Lichen planopilaris (LPP). Also known as ‘Scarring Alopecia’, LPP is characterized by tiny dime-sized patches...

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