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Alopecia Areata

What a Night, What a Life...

Charlie Villanueva | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports
Charlie Villanueva

At the age of 10, I was diagnosed with Alopecia, which is an autoimmune skin condition resulting in hair loss. So when I got the opportunity and platform of being a professional athlete, I launched a program called "Charlie's Angels" with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

Alopecia Stole My Eyebrows!

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Alopecia is a hardcore thief. Not your "Harry-and-Marv-from-Home Alone-"sticky bandit"-who-you-kinda-love" type of thief. Not even the kind you can arrest and throw into jail.

My First Bald Photoshoot!

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Six months ago, I was finishing up a musical in North Carolina when all of my hair started falling out due to Alopecia. By September, I was completely bald.

Dear Bully: An Open Letter

Charlie Villanueva | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Charlie Villanueva

Since I was a rookie in the NBA, I've been hosting a blessed opportunity while out on the road to hang out with a group of children and their parents affected by the skin condition alopecia areata, which I've had since I was 10.

Fortune Favors the Bald

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Despite the pain, there is still so much joy left in me. I know I'll be OK. All of this is new to me. I don't know my next steps just yet, other than allowing myself to feel whatever it is I'm feeling that day. I will continue to write and document my progress and gain more clarity as time passes.

I'm 25 And My Hair Is Falling Out

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Sure, I'm balding. Shitty. And the situation really f**king sucks. But sometimes, in the realm of bigger problems that I don't have, it doesn't. There is an abundance that I am incredibly thankful and happy for -- you have no idea.

A Bald Girl Speaks Out: I Don't Want Your Hair

Claire Dinh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Dinh

If you give a bald little girl a wig to wear, you perpetuate the idea that her lack of hair is unacceptable to you and the rest of society. You train her to believe that she can't be pretty the way she is.

Sheila Bridges: 'I've Had To Redefine Beauty'

OWN | Posted 11.26.2013 | OWN

Interior designer Sheila Bridges, who Time Magazine calls "one of design's greatest talents" was first featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2002. S...

How to Help Kids With Cancer From Your Couch

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Who doesn't want to make the life of a child with cancer a bit better? And even then, by doing something that requires almost no effort and saves you money.

WATCH: Man Donates Mullet To Kids Who Lost Their Hair

Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact

Cory Berry knew he would get stares while growing out his mullet. So, when he caught someone giving him a curious look, he handed over a card explaini...

How I Coped With Losing All Of My Hair -- At 21

Georgia Van Cuylenburg | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Georgia Van Cuylenburg

I remember seeing myself in the mirror and holding back the tears. That day my life changed forever.

What Women Can Do To Prevent Hair Loss

Posted 12.16.2011 | Fifty

Of all the challenges aging women face, perhaps the giant elephant in the room is hair loss. We unashamedly discuss menopause, wrinkles, weight gai...

Emma Gray

11 Sneaky Reasons Your Hair Is Falling Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Not only is August the last month of summer, but it's also National Hair Loss Awareness Month -- who knew? According to the American Academy of Dermat...