I thought I wrote a post about this but it turns out I haven’t. I’ll start by saying all the hard work I’ve done to grow my hair out this happens to me. After my documentary was filmed I noticed a round patch of hair missing near the front of my hairline. It’s about the size of a dime.
I thought that’s strange. How did that happen?. I first googled and went to webmd then asked someone wiggy friends I know who have hair loss issues. I finally went to my doctor and he told me I had Alopecia Areata.
If you don’t know what that is it’s this.
Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) means hair loss. When a person has a medical condition called alopecia areata (ar-ee-AH-tah), the hair falls out in round patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.
Alopecia areata can cause different types of hair loss. Each of these types has a different name:
Alopecia areata (hair loss in patches).
Alopecia totalis (lose all hair on the scalp).
Alopecia universalis (lose all hair on the body).
Of course this is bothersome.
What causes alopecia areata?
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means that the body’s immune system attacks the body. When alopecia areata develops, the body attacks its own hair follicles. A person’s genetic makeup, combined with other factors, triggers this form of hair loss.
People with alopecia areata may have a higher risk for:
Another autoimmune disease such as thyroid disease or vitiligo (patches of lighter skin appear)
Asthma and allergies, mainly atopic dermatitis (more commonly called eczema) and hay fever (nasal allergies)
Having relatives who have asthma, allergies, or an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes
all info taken from American Academy of dermatology
This is probably something I’m totally upset over. It’s like finally I have the hair I’ve always wanted and 💥 BAM!!! I now have this to deal with. My doctor did recommend a Cream that I could use but was told it can thin the skin and it could blister. So I decided not to go with that and just leave it alone.
I did find another spot at my hair-line where it’s smooth as a baby’s butt and that’s not cute. It’s like stop falling out. Why does this have to happen now!!!
It may grow back and it may not. At the moment it’s not to noticeable so that’s a huge plus. I feel if it gets worse I’ll wear one of my wigs.
It just fucking sucks!!!!