Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Alopecia Awareness month



As young girls, we are often taught that our hair is our crowning glory... imagine how it must feel to walk around 'without your crown' - particularly when it wasn't your choice....

People stare and or offer pitying glances - wondering whether you are sick... or just mad. "Why did you cut off all your hair?"
"You looked much better when it was long"
"It's a good thing you've got a good head shape - are you gonna grow it back?"
"Try drinking/eating/taking <insert name of remedy here> ..."
"Try rubbing <insert name of popular hair oil or tonic here> on it..."

Alopecia is an AUTO-IMMUNE disease. There are several forms : ALOPCIA AREATA (which refers to patches of baldness), ALOPECIA TOTALIS (which means no hair on the scalp) and ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS (which means no hair at all anywhere on the body).

NB only TRACTION ALOPECIA is caused by poor hair care practices such as tight braiding etc. With time and tlc this hair can often be recovered. For the autoimmune cases of alopecia there is currently NO KNOWN CURE.

While Alopecia may not be as life threatening as cancer, it can be just as emotionally draining and heartbreaking.

Please help us raise awareness and hope as we search for a cure.

#alopeciaAwarenessMonth


Find out more at  http://www.alopeciaonline.org.uk/



















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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Graduation Day

Hey Everyone,

My 16 yr old just graduated and I'm feeling pretty pleased. She was the head girl of her school and gave a really inspiring 'passing out' speech - so so proud of her. PLUS she did it all with Sisterlocks.

Not everyone was happy when I locked her up at age 12/13 - they thought she'd face extra hardship at school (ethnic minority, female, locks) and yet she did everything anyone else would and was voted Form Captain more than once and eventually became head girl.

Just wanted to share that... :)







WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....
These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
Web: http://www.lovelifelocs.com
Twitter: @almocado
Facebook: Facebook.com/almondavocado

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