I’m Jen. I’m 30 years old from Edinburgh, Scotland. I have Alopecia Universalis which basically means I have total hair loss all over including my eyebrows and eyelashes. My journey with Alopecia started when I was around 2 years old when a small patch of hair fell out. It continued to fall out for several years until eventually I had none left I went through a pattern of losing my hair then it would grow back over the year then fall out again. I went through every emotion possible from deep frustration to endless tears, followed by a glimmer of hope and possibilities of new treatments to try, but eventually I accept that this was who I was and embraced every situation that came my way.
I have never let Alopecia change who I am. I have worked abroad as a children’s rep, having to jump off 60-foot ships to pass my sea fairing certificates and completed tasks in the swimming pool requiring good strong hair tape. I did it all whilst wearing wigs and made life full of adventures. I have adapted my life to embrace my Alopecia. I have tried a variety of wigs and hair systems in all lengths and colours and have learnt a great deal about my emotions, trails, fears and most of all how to be happy from the inside out
I am really looking forward to working with Stacy and My Beautiful Wigs and be able to share my 28 years of experience of Alopecia with you all. I share many hints and tips on my Instagram account @alopeciaand.me so I hope to meet you over there also. In the meantime lets have some fun times checking out new styles and products together and work towards normalising hair loss!
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