When: Tomorrow am
Why: Androgenic hair loss secondary to medications in my 20's. That along with some traction alopecia from attempts to camouflage. I'm an advanced Ludwig. Women use the Ludwig stages, versus Norwood for the guys.
Trials: What you guys called systems and units, we call wigs, weaves, extensions, tracks, glue in's, sew in's, braids, scarves, hats
Rationale: 1) attempt to regain the appearance of full coverage. I want a more professional look when I don't wear wigs instead of "patchy alopecia head" 2)I live in Texas, it gets fricking hot. Systems can be torturous . I'm a bit 3) tired of little kids asking if I have cancer and finally 4)it seems like a great option and alternative
Challenges: 1) I hope I don't look like i have shoe polish or a tattoo on my head (my hubby's fear) But wait honey, I WILL have a tattoo on my head! Unlike many of the guys on the forum, I'm out. EVERYONE knows that I have alopecia and most have actually seen me au natural. I go between hair, the way women change shoes. I have TONS of hair. So by doing this, what does that say? Does it mean that I'm insecure? I don't think so. What if it comes out weird? Hell, that will definitely undermine, the "love yourself mantra" I try to live. Anyway, enough on that... The other challenge is 2) A hairline that looks feminine. Luckily many AA women wear bald fades, but the goal is for me to still convey femininity and workplace professionalism. Luckily the rest of me, will never be mistaken as a male. I just want the SMP rock.
I have a story, but this will do for now.