Clara - Androgenic Alopecia

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Androgenic Alopecia / Female Pattern Baldness

I'm a 38 year old balding women. I never imagined that I wouldn't have hair!

Clara's Story

In my youth, I recall frequently changing my hair – I loved deep auburn reds and an occasionally a pop of hot pink or purple. I never imagined I someday wouldn’t have it.

Now, at 38 years old, I am a balding women.

My journey to save my hair was long and arduous. Due to androgenic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness, my hair began to slowly thin across my entire scalp. Looking back, I wasted so much time and so many opportunities desperately trying to find a solution. I became obsessed with 2% minoxidil, which seemed to help a bit, but smelled awful.

One evening, I was applying minoxidil and completely broke down - I just couldn’t do it anymore. For the next month, I spent every free second I had researching alternative hair solutions in the effort to feel like myself once again. I couldn't help but think women this young shouldn't be losing hair but I was.

My first alternative hair was a topper. In the beginning, I loved it but after a couple of months I missed my long hair. I cut my hair short because I thought it would like my hair look less thin.

After discovering, Social Wig Co. I knew I needed guidance and was so grateful that Allison was available to help. After months of research, I finally decided to move to a wig because I didn't want to worry about coverage and honestly a wig really made me feel like myself.  

I absolutely love my new hair. Allison helped me find a wig that perfectly suited my needs and style. Wearing a wig has been an adjustment – I haven’t had this much hair to deal with in a very long time! The most surprising thing about wearing a wig? NO ONE KNOWS! Literally no one. It’s my secret that I can choose to share or not.

Like in my youth, I can now enjoy styling my hair again. Through wearing a wig, I’ve regained part of my identity. My journey continues and someday's are harder than others but my new hair is part of me and I'm so grateful for it.  

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