Quick Summer Update On My Alopecia

Last year, from the end of May to the end of August, my hair started growing back. I was really hoping that would happen again this summer, but it hasn’t.

Since I last wrote in March about my Alopecia, not much growth has happened. No more hair has fallen out. But, the hair is only filling in (a tiny bit) in the spots where I had hair left. My husband thinks it’s coming in thick. I’m not sure. I don’t even want to share pics this time because to me it just looks like it did in the last update with a little more hair in the middle.

I’m Dreaming About Waking Up With Hair

It’s funny because for a long time, I didn’t dream about my hair one way or the other. I never thought about my hair as I went to work in my dreams, hung out with people, or did wild and crazy things.

But, for the last week or so, I’ve been dreaming that my hair grows back overnight and I have thick, beautiful hair.

I’m not sure if this is a fantasy dream or an omen. I hope it’s an omen. I’ve been known to have dreams that have come true before, so that would be great.

I Haven’t Gotten Used To Having No Hair

I’ve stopped doing the things I used to unconsciously do, such as dry my (no longer there) long hair in the towel or use as much shampoo as I used to.

I no longer try to flip my ghost hair over my shoulder.

But, that doesn’t mean that I’ve gotten used to having no hair.

When I look in the mirror, it’s frustrating.

I haven’t just lost the hair on my head. I’ve lost all my eyebrows, eyelashes, arm hair, leg hair, and any other hair I had.

Some days I hate looking in the mirror.

I also have not gotten used to wigs. I do have a wig that I like, but sometimes I feel so fake in it.

I dread having to go out now. I have to put on eyebrows, eye makeup, and a wig, and it takes forever. I would rather not go out many times.

I’m looking forward to winter when I can put on a long-haired wig and a toque overtop and call it a day. Styling my shorter wig takes forever and I’m not a fan of it.

I don’t have much else to say about my alopecia. I’m not very happy with it right now.

I guess the only pro has been that my head stays a little cooler in the heat waves.

If You Are Looking For Support With Alopecia

I have found a good Facebook group for Alopecia that I like. If you have alopecia, I recommend it. Lots of supportive people in there. Lots of people go through what you are going through, and it helps to know that you are not alone.

But that doesn’t make me any less hopeful that my hair will grow back, especially my eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair on my head.

Previous Alopecia Posts:

My Experience With Alopecia

First Alopecia Update: End of May to August. (Getting Better)

Second Alopecia Update: August to the middle of December. (Getting Much Better)

Third Alopecia Update: January To Beginning Of March (Hair started falling out again and is much worse this time.)

Fourth Alopecia Update: Hair everywhere started to fall out and I bought a wig.

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