Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Review On Synthetic Heat Resistant Wig

So six months ago I got my hands on a Synthetic Heat Resistant wig.  It is called many different things by many retailers... but the description is the same. Last two Blog posts on this were called... and the one before that was...
So you might want to read up on them before you read this to get all the details!

Right where was I?  Oh yes so six months later after having this wig and by popular demand I thought I would give you my review on it.
This is the Heat Resistant Synthetic
Wig the day I picked it up.
Now where to start? 
Definitely start with the positives as in my opinion this wig has been really fantastic!

  • Looks and feels like real hair
  • Colour does not fade
  • So quick and easy to look after as you wash leave to dry and it looks great.
  • You can use a hot brush on it to get rid of any frizz to the ends of the hair.
  • It does not get greasy!?
  • It is really light weight
  • I would wash it once a week but you could probably go longer than this! It just does not seem to get dirty!?
  • If it gets wet in the rain it just dries and looks fab.

Now it would not be a real review with some negatives would it!?

  • I found that it tangled easily and did not feel as silky smooth as really good quality human hair.
  • I was told that you could curl it and do all sorts but it really just lay flat as a pancake and I could not get much volume in it.  This was fine for me as that is how I wear it anyway
  • After 6 months I am now having to use a hot brush on it every day to get the fizzes out so i would not say that this hair lasts as long as I thought.  Real hair lasts 2 years.

So in
conclusion you can see the positives out weigh the negatives... I am looking forward to going back to a real hair wig after my 6 month trial but I will miss the time I saved washing/styling the heat resistant synthetic wig.

If you have any questions please fire away!

Please visit my website where you can see how my story has been in the Daily Mail, GMTV with Lorraine Kelly, Marie Claire and how i have worked with the little princess trust charity and Trevor Sorbies Charity 'My New Hair'

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Lets start at the very beginning!

Hi just in case you have not seen my blog or website before i wanted to introduce myself!

My name is Aimee and I have had Alopecia Universalis for the past 15 years.  Over the past 3 years I have been offering help and advise to women who have lost their hair from alopecia by running my own website and Blog on how to look and feel great if you too have lost your hair to Alopecia. 

The reason I am so passionate about helping other women is because when I was a young girl growing up I felt like I was the only one with Alopecia.  The information available was purely medical, very depressing to read and left me with little hope.   So I decided to create a positive place for other young girls/women with alopecia to realise they are not alone.

My website is packed full of useful tips on how to look good and feel great.  Today the help and support that is out there is so much better than it was 15 years ago but often women do not know where to go to find it...  I just like to keep an eye on what is going on so I can let you know about great places to get wigs, make up and useful products and just keep you generally informed.  

My way of doing this is trying everything and giving you my point of view on it...  I want to encourage you to go out and try everything too!  Have fun with it and you will then find what works best for you.  There is no one right or wrong solution as we all have our many many differences.  So don’t be shy and try!!! :o)

I am huge fan of Semi Permanent Make Up as I truly believe this paired with a fantastic wig can really transform the way you look and give you back your confidence.  My confidence has improved dramatically in the last 3 years from helping other women with Alopecia... I feel this has helped me come to terms with my own condition and has made me really proud of who I am.  I still want to wear the best wigs and have the best Semi Permanent Make Up but I am not hiding behind these things.  I just like to look fabulous and be proud of who I am. 

I am currently training to become a Semi Permanent Make Up artist with the famous Karen Betts.  I would like to continue supporting women who have lost their hair by focusing my work on recreating eyebrows and eyeliner to bring back features that are lost when your eyebrows/eyelashes really thin out or like me completely fall out.  
It will be fantastic to get out and meet other women with Alopecia and to be able to offer such a life changing treatment.

I have been having the treatment done for years and I am always shocked by the price of it.   Semi Permanent Make Up and the cost of a good wig can really set you back.   I would like to help women by offering a really great price for my Semi Permanent Make Up.

Over the next couple of months I would like to tell you more about my training with Karen Betts so you will feel confident that you are in good hands if you choose to have treatment.

Please find below my website details and a short film on the training that I will have with Karen Betts and when i chatted to Lorraine Kelly on the sofa!

Please visit my website where you can see how my story has been in the Daily Mail, GMTV with Lorraine Kelly, Marie Claire and how i have worked with the little princess trust charity and Trevor Sorbies Charity 'My New Hair'

Monday, 24 January 2011

Alopecia Hair Growth While Pregnant

Over the past few years I have heard many woman with Alopecia have found their hair grows back while pregnant...

"The apparent link between hormonal fluctuations and Alopecia Areata has been recognized for some time (Sabouraud 1896, Sabouraud 1913). Most notable are the cases of Alopecia onset during late stage pregnancy. Women who already have Alopecia Areata can find that they have complete but temporary hair regrowth around the time of childbirth (Walker 1950). Puberty and menopause have also been suggested as a time of potential Alopecia Areata onset or remission". (

I always joked that I should give it a try :o)    But now after being married for just over a year and a half my Husband and I are pleased to announce we expecting our 1st baby!   I have not noticed any change to my hair yet but it is still early days so I will be keeping a close eye and I will let you know as my pregnancy progresses.

I recently talked to Prima Baby Magazine about my Alopecia....  Of course I do have a little worry at the back of my head that my baby will inherit my Alopecia, but there is nothing I can do so I try not to think about it.  I have since heard that a friend who has extreme Alopecia similar to me had her baby last month and the baby had a head full of hair!

The wig that I am wearing in this picture is from Andrea Holden is based in Leeds.  She is the most wonderful woman and so talented.  Please read all about her on this link.

Please visit my website where you can see how my story has been in the Daily Mail, GMTV with Lorraine Kelly, Marie Claire and how i have worked with the little princess trust charity and Trevor Sorbies Charity 'My New Hair'