I wear a Freedom Wig which is custom-made to fit my head, it’s pretty amazing and looks like real hair. You would have a hard time picking it as a wig. I can surf, roller coaster ride or bunny jump and it won’t move off my head as it’s custom fit means it creates a vacuum when I put it on. They are made hair in NZ and are sent all over the world for others that have Alopecia, it really makes me proud that a kiwi owned and operated company is leading the way in wig technology for those with clinical hairless. Anyway I digress, when it arrives I affectionately call it “Cousin It” as the hair is the same length all the way around. Its’ a big job for a hairdresser to cut as it’s very different from your average hair cut, it takes a lot of time and can be nerve-racking as once you cut it won’t grow back!
All my hair fell out over a 2 week period when I was 7. That’s right, all of it, head hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and any hair that was on my legs and arms.
Shocking right? I don’t remember a lot of it, but it must have been pretty terrifying for my family. Continue reading “A little insight into my life with alopecia”