Was just wondering if any other PerC folks have alopecia, or hair loss from other health-related issues (cancer, PCOS, thyroid issues, anemia, etc).
The kind of alopecia I have is gradual, but irreversible (the hair follicles shrink gradually until they just die) so although my hair has been falling out for years, it sped up and I lost an exponential amount over the last year and am now partially bald.. yay So I started wearing wigs a couple of months ago, and will be wearing them for the rest of my life. I am 23.
I still have my eyebrows, eyelashes, body hair, etc. but since I have to wear wigs anyway now I kinda wish all that stuff would fall out too. Not having to shave would be awesome. But you can't have it all, I guess...
It can be very isolating to lose your hair as a woman, regardless of the cause, so just figured I'd post and see if anyone else has been dealing with it or had questions about it. I've accepted it, but it took me lots of time. Am also willing to answer any questions about alopecia, hair loss, wigs, etc... I am basically an expert now.