My name is Julia. I once had beautiful, silky, golden-haired halted hair. I once felt pretty. I once liked being in pictures with my two golden-haired sisters. Then, After being diagnosed with autoimmune disease — I discovered my hair shedding beginning. The drain in the shower, the drain in the sink while blow-drying, my hairbrush.
What the hell was happening?
I consulted with every single medical person I could find, a Rheumatologist, a Naturopath, my regular MD, a Dermatologist, my hairdresser, anyone who might identify the answer. I wanted someone to conserve my hair for me.
I so desperately desired a “diagnosis” that might be corrected by just taking something or doing something. My thyroid levels were actually average, my blood work normal, except for my abnormal ANA, but I was told that alone, should not be the cause. Biopsy of my scalp, normal. Everyone had an idea, of what to try, however, none worked. Regardless, my hair maintained shedding.
I attempted every holistic and dietary thing I might held out even a vague affirmation. Some periods of shedding appeared to slow yet then others were worse. It seemed to be there was no going back. My hair would certainly never rebound. It was bothering to observe myself in the mirror and even more so to see myself alongside my two sisters with their beautiful thick golden-haired hair.
I felt like the ugly duckling sister and never desired to take family pictures afterwards. Occasionally, my family would tell me I was being “silly”, oh really? Let’s switch over heads for the picture then.
I was told I was “still” pretty, get involved in the picture. I frequently thought, if they were me, they would NOT desire to have their picture taken beside two thick golden-haired heads! Easy for them to say!
My husband would certainly tell me I was actually “pretty” too. My hair was “pretty”, I should not worry a lot. They were all attempting to be nice, trying to make me feel better, but they didn’t know how this was consuming me, destroying my life, making me refuse parties, events, everything where I couldn’t somewhat cover up my hair.
I attempted extensions. Wow, blunder, they just took more of what a little I had.
Now came my first big challenge. I had a family wedding I could not leave. I was driven to misery. I told my husband I could NOT go. He was NOT happy. It was his whole family and for me to say I couldn’t participate in since I no longer have any way to “hide”, was an alibi he could not relate to.
I looked OKAY to him. He didn’t find a problem with me pulling my thin strands into a pony tail the size of a two-year old, nutritional supplementing that, with a tiny, thin piece of bangs, struggling to look legitimate, around my forehead.
I talked to the person who used to halite my hair, whenever I had adequate to work with. (She was horrified to halite it anymore for fear the rest of it would certainly just fall out. In fact, she just maintained trying to cut precisely what was left, as best as she could.) I sobbed about the wedding to her and she suggested I visit a local shop and try a wig. I ignoramus about wigs. I was horrified, but anxiety will drive you to try almost everything. The only human hair wig that resembled how I used to search, was too big for my head and had way to significantly mass, but I purchased it anyway. I believed I spent way too much, again, knowing NOTHING about wigs — little bit of did I know that a great wig would be 3 or 4 times what I had just paid for!
I took it to my stylist and she cut it and put “roots” in it, to attempt to make it look as natural as possible. I seemed like my head appeared inflated, there was so much hair. My hair stylist did a wonderful job with what she needed to work with and thinned as much as she could without enabling the hat to be noticeable. So it was either that or absolutely no hair.
But obviously, we who struggle with this hair loss thing, know that the pleasure isn’t merely happy ever after. There is the currently the daily taking care of issues of how do I visit the beach? Swim? Visit the gym? Get a chiropractic adjustment? A facial, a message, OR, allow someone to offer me a big hug with no freaking, for it has formerly happened that “MY” hair has been grabbed and pulled backward in the process!
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