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The 10 top things NOT to say to a bald woman! by 4women Posted Thu 29 May 2008 12:00am 1.  It’s only your hair. 2.  You have a great shaped head. 3.  Can I rub my hands on your head? 4.  Just think of all the money you are saving from not buying shampoo. 5.  It will grow back. 6.  At least you have your health. 7.  No one will look at you differently. 8.  At least you don’t have to style your hair. ... Read on »
NO SHOWER CAP FOR THIS BALD PATIENT! by 4women Posted Tue 03 May 2011 11:32am “ Medical Hair loss presents many challenges.” “Please remove your head scarf for surgery.”  A simple enough request you think.  Not so simple if you are a bald woman. I was set to have arthriscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus.  After being ushered into the pre-op section of my surgical center, I was told to remove my clothing and ... Read on »
Bald Love by 4women Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 9:22am MOTH AND BUTTERFLY     by Terese Weir  Ever look in an empty cocoon as a most glorious butterfly leaves it? I’ll bet there’s a mirror in it. When a woman loses her hair, which for her has been a safe haven and the only part of her body she truly believes is spectacular, she desperately wants to trust that her husband loves her for who she i ... Read on »
A CASE OF BALD MISTAKEN IDENTITY by 4women Posted Tue 08 Feb 2011 10:40am   Look at me, I’m bald! With 10 years of life as a bald woman behind me, I’ve experienced my share of head turns, inquiring comments, unwanted stares, and assumptions that my hair loss is chemotherapy related.  The attention used to stress me out big time.  Alopecia is sudden so requires instant adjustments.  As an Alopecian, I’m not ... Read on »
Bald Kentucky Memories! by 4women Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 12:00am Amy Robach of the Today Show did a special on an group called “Bald Girls do Lunch,” which is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for women and girls who are living with alopecia areata.  BGDL unites women in a social setting (dinner or lunch) where they can meet and exchange experiences in an effort to enhance sel ... Read on »
How to Prevent Hair Loss in Women by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Dec 2011 5:08pm Balding is so commonly associate with men, that people sometimes forget that hair loss in women is a big problem as well. In today's society, balding for a woman is arguably much more debilitating than for a man. Luckily, there are several ways to fight and even reverse the underlying factors that cause this problem, provid ... Read on »
Womens Health – Hair Loss by Sheri Goddard Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 12:00am On the causes of female hair loss, the human hair growth cycle, and safe, natural options for women to help stop thinning hair and reverse hair loss by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause Clinician ( One of the most emotionally devastating concerns I hear about from my patie ... Read on »
Bald is Beautiful, But is it Warm? by 4women Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 7:08am During our steamy Florida summers, my bald scalp does give me some advantage over  my thick-haired girlfriends when it comes to cooling down.  Come winter though, I am convinced that no one with hair feels the cold like I and my bald sisters do.  No matter how much clothing I put on, I absolutely cannot stop shivering unless I insulate my hea ... Read on »
BALD MISTAKEN IDENTITY GONE MAD by 4women Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 2:51pm Being mistaken for a cancer patient is part of the unwanted package that is Alopecia. I get that after 11 years as a bald woman.  I’m accustomed to the stares, assumptions and accompanying comments.  I’ve blogged about it and commiserated with sister Alopecians on the topic.  I’m over it - it’s so last year, as the saying goes - until it happe ... Read on »
It's Really Not Any Of Your Business How I Created My Child -- Is It? by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 02 Jul 2011 12:00am I was at the lab waiting to get my blood drawn  (you know the yearly lipid panel, thyroid, sugar screen.) and sitting across from  me was a woman obviously pregnant who was clearly in her mid to late 40's, and next to  her another woman (who I will fondly refer to as Ms. Nosey Pants or NP for short) about the same age -- all of us waiting to hav ... Read on »