I'm 24 I've had AA for 9 months now. I had steroid injections back in January in my largest bald area by the nape of my neck and I have some regrowth. However my patch is still getting bigger so the regrowth from the injections hasn't helped all that much. I am due to go back to my dermatologist April 12th but now I have around 17 patches, 4 of which are large and noticeable with my hair down. I probably have around 30% hair loss.
I am just wondering whether I should bother getting the injections again as my hair loss is developing quite quickly. I discussed with my mother last night about cutting my hair short and just buying a wig. My hair is quite long at the moment but I do have the majority of my hair in tact, it just comes out ALL the time in clumps! I have to pull clumps out of my hair brush every day.
I wear my hair up at all times to conceal the large patches on my crown, but if any of the patches get too noticeable where I cant cover them with my hair tied up, I am thinking about shaving my hair off and buying a wig. My main concern with shaving my hair is whether my partner will still find me attractive. I'm in my prime at 24 and I do take time in making myself look nice so it will be a big change for him to see me with no hair! He says he will love me regardless and I believe him, its just how I will feel in myself. I have seen bald women who look gorgeous and having no hair suits them, but whereas I have always had long, thick hair, its going to be a big change and I don't want to end up regretting it or feeling like I don't look nice.
If anyone can give me any advice on this, I'd be most grateful.