More Than Hair | Stories & Resources about Hair Loss
Hair loss comes in many different forms, but as women, it affects us all the same way. While hair is a significant part of our identities, we are all more than just hair. We want to show our community that hair loss is not only about loss but also about growth, strength, resilience, perseverance and so much more. Over the coming months, we want to support and highlight the ways that hair loss can affect our lives and bring awareness to the following causes:
As part of our More Than Hair campaign, Wigs.com is raising awareness for hair loss in order to support, educate, and inspire men, women, and children with or without hair loss. September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, and as a proud supporter of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, Wigs.com will be raising funds for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) during September 2020. You can help us reach our $4,000 donation goal when you select the checkbox to donate 95¢ at check out to NAAF. We've partnered with NAAF because this organization provides youth mentorship, advocates for change, and offers much-needed support to those with Alopecia. Established in 1981, NAAF has funded research grants totaling more than $5.7 million as of December 2019. Even during these challenging times, NAAF is still offering full support and resources to those in need. We hope you will join us in supporting this deserving organization!
Exclusive to Wigs.com, our Stories of hope video series highlights some amazing women and shares their journey through wearable hair - stories of tragedy, triumph, passion or fashion. What they all have in common is that wigs have made them feel confident and beautiful. Dana details her journey with hair loss that started at a young age and how she's making the most out of wearing hair. Watch her inspiring story below!
Our clients and their hair loss journeys inspire us every day and are the reason why we are so passionate about creating a community of support and education about wigs, hair care, and hair loss. One of the ways we are living out our mission is by creating a $1,000 scholarship award for incoming and current college students who have experienced any form of hair loss. Created in 2019, we've received dozens of incredible applications with deeply insightful stories about hair loss and the ways it has influenced these applicants' lives and aspirations. Click the link below to meet our scholarship recipients!
Cause of Hair Loss: Breast Cancer
Julie's Story: Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2008 after a routine mammogram when she was 42. She had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Her faith and trust in God were an integral part of her journey.
"I knew before my treatment, during and continue to believe now that God is in control. I knew that whatever I went through, He was with me and would get me through it. That didn't make it easier, but I had a peace knowing that I wasn't alone. My friends and family were supportive and I knew that they were praying for me also.” Read more of Julie's Story
Lisa's Story:"I've been struggling with hair loss since 2003. For many years I would lose patches, have them treated, and then lose more. I finally suffered total hair loss in 2017 and started wearing wigs. Wigs have literally made me whole again! It took me a few tries to find the styles that I prefer, but now I have an eye for those styles! I've also gotten braver and love to try styles that aren't like any hairstyle I've had in the past! I would encourage anyone to do the same! It’s great to have so many hairstyle/color options! Have fun with it and enjoy!" -Lisa (@brunettewigplace on Instagram)
Cause of Hair Loss: Lichen Planopilaris / frontal fibrosing alopecia
Sherri's Story: "Five years ago, I noticed that my hair was thinning, but being in my early 60's, I chalked it up to aging. Then, I would develop a bumpy, itchy rash along my hairline. I also chalked that up to the hair dye my hair dresser used on my hair. This condition continued for the next five years until I realized that my hairline was rapidly moving back when I saw a photo of myself. I was shocked and scheduled a visit to my doctor. He referred me to a dermatologist who after a scalp biopsy diagnosed me with LLP/FFA. I had never heard of this autoimmune disease and started researching. My dermatologist prescribed medication but explained that my hair would not grow back in the balding areas. It took several months to come to grips with my new reality, and after finding a wonderful online support group, I started exploring my options. I decided my best option was wearing wigs. Thank goodness that the wigs today are beautiful and so realistic. I watched hours and hours of YouTube videos of wig reviews and researched online wig companies. I felt comfortable trying Wigs.com because of the great reviews, huge inventory, great customer service (only a call away) and their fair return policy. I have not been disappointed. I really appreciate that I can call and speak to a knowledgeable representative. I am enjoying my growing collection of wigs and look forward to each new day."
Sherri's Tips: If you notice thinning hair or unusual rashes along your hairline, run don't walk to your doctor. The sooner you have a diagnosis the more hair you may hold onto.
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Over the course of the next couple of months, we will be highlighting client stories about their hair loss journey, providing educational resources, and providing donation opportunities to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and Breastcancer.org! Make sure to subscribe to our emails and follow us on social media to receive extra updates!