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Alopecia Stole My Eyebrows!

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 07.07.2015 | 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.

7 Stunning Portraits Of Women With Alopecia Redefine Femininity

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women

With stark and stripped down images that demonstrate the power of portraiture, one Icelandic photographer has captured the beauty of bald women. "...

The PSA About Beauty That You Need To See

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

After baring my head and living my life as a bald woman for over two decades, I've realized that beauty cannot not be measured by others, and only you can choose fight or flight.

How an Old Friend Helped to Turn My Life's Mission Into a Reality

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ali Lambert Voron

Fresh out of college and ready to take on the world, I relished the steady flow of madness that was Crew Cuts -- one of the top commercial editing hou...

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.

The Picture of Health: My Secret Struggle to Convince Western Medicine I Was Sick

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

People think I grew up with green juice in my sippy cup and kale chips alongside my chicken fingers. But it's just not so. It's been a long-time learning experience for me, too.

No Shave November: Crowdfunding Cancer Research With Body Hair

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Each of us avoids shaving for 1 to 30 days this month and makes a contribution equal to (or lots higher than) we would have spent on haircuts during that time. And we can also encourage friends who comment on our extra hair that they too should make a contribution.

The Truth About Hair Loss And Baldness -- And What Can Help Stop It

Next Avenue | Laine Bergeson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Laine Bergeson Hair loss, common for men and many women in midlife, can have profound emotional and psychological ef...

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.

Why I'm Finally Sharing the Photos I Hid for Years

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

When I lost all of my hair, it was difficult to adjust to being bald, but what proved to threaten my confidence even more was the loss of my eyebrows and eyelashes. These features add contrast to our faces, and without them, I suddenly looked drastically different.

One Hair at a Time: A Wigmaker's Solution for Hair Loss

Merria Dearman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Merria Dearman

Every time I can give someone their confidence back is like winning a battle. I am fueled to move forward to change the industry, to draw attention and to find a solution. When a wig works for someone its contribution to their well-being is undeniable.

Beautiful Henna Crowns Bring Confidence And Joy To Women Experiencing Hair Loss

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.13.2014 | Good News

One organization is using all-natural ingredients and artistry to help women coping with hair loss. Henna Heals was started by Canadian photograph...

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.

5 Habits That Are Making You Lose Hair

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Suddenly seeing clumps of hair on your pillow in the morning or clogging up the shower drain can be scary. But hair l...

Excessive Grooming in Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Cats need their daily routine to be very predictable and consistent. Some kitties, when they feel stressed by a change in their environment, will start performing a behavior like grooming themselves. This is an example of a displacement behavior.

Inspiring Teen With Alopecia Ditches Her Wig, Wins Beauty Pageant Crown

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Good News

Angelica Galindez was diagnosed with alopecia when she was 12 years old. By the time she was in high school, she'd lost nearly all of her hair. "T...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Why Having It All May Be One 'Gigantic Elaborately Constructed Sexist Ponzi Scheme'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.01.2013 | Black Voices

As an interior designer, Sheila Bridges is in the business of detail, a fact she reminds me of in explaining how she layered 49 years of memories, pho...

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.

Parting Ways: A Brief Look Into Male-Pattern Baldness

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

To understand male-pattern hair loss, properly known as androgenic alopecia, one must understand the life cycle of a normal scalp full of hair.

Giving New Meaning To 'Good Hair Day'

Elline Surianello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Elline Surianello

I hope you'll join me in my mission to empower women with hair thinning or hair loss and to help them reclaim control of their lives and be the strong, confident woman they were meant to be!

"You Picked The Wrong Girl": How One Woman Took Back Her Life

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women

At 22, Jennifer Gilbert was attacked in the hallway of a New York City apartment building and stabbed multiple times. She survived, told very few peop...

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...

I'm 25-Years-Old and My Hair Is Falling Out

George Zaidan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
George Zaidan

Hair loss is supposed to be hereditary, but both my parents are still actively sprouting, and my Dad is in his seventies. What gives? Well, according to new research I can only blame myself.