Welcome to Scribble Sparkle Shine!
This site is dedicated to every woman (guys – sorry to skip you on this but you’ll understand) who has experienced hair loss in their life. Whether through alopecia, cancer treatment or another illness (I seriously hope there isn’t anyone reading who lost their hair due to trauma alone but if you are, then to you too). I’ve completely redesigned this site recently to reach out to those in need of help, advice, guidance or just to have nose at the wig I choose. Whatever reason you are here, welcome. You can check out my detailed hair loss story here (coming soon) and also some advice about hair loss here (coming soon).
OK, tell me quick, how’d you lose yours?
I have Adrogenetic Alopecia – that is commonly known as male pattern baldness. I’ve had it since I was 11 and I have three uncles who were bald by 30 to thank for that. In a nutshell, I struggled for years, using Regaine with no success (and in the end I was told to come off due to the damage it can cause to fertility), lost more after weight loss surgery and decided to just go for it and wear a wig. That was in 2009 and I haven’t looked back. In the early days of course I had a few dodgy choices – my initiation if you will. Now, I look on wearing a wig as a blessing.
How did you get there?
I learnt that wearing a wig has many perks, no bad hair days, it can be cheaper, certainly less time consuming and I can change my look on a whim, without committing.
In days where we are encouraged to help nature in whatever way we can, HD brows, false eyelashes, fake tan, false nails, hair extensions – why not wigs? I don’t think of it as a negative, its part of who I am and I’m perfectly happy with it. Initially I waited for a change in jobs before I started wearing a wig so nobody in the office would know. After about four days I ended up telling them. I’ve never kept it a secret in my current job, going so far as to remove my wig in front of colleagues when I had a new style delivered to work.
How are you so open about this?
Quite easily, if I share my story I might reach someone in need of help. Already just through being open about it in the workplace I have helped colleagues who lost their hair due to cancer and to stress. Both dealt with it in totally different ways but were thankful for my help and I think reassured as they had no idea I wore a wig until they were told and this put their fears that “everyone can tell when you wear a wig” to rest.
Enough about me, on to the good stuff.
If you haven’t figured it by now I’m a pretty positive person so I’ll be sharing all manner of positive things, wig reviews, wig wearing tips and living with alopecia. I also enjoy knitting, tea drinking and creative writing so there’ll be some posts on these too.