I want to be positive and help those of you who have lost hair.
I have been devastated by my own hair loss and it has caused me so much embarrassment for many years now.
It took me ages to face up to it and get something done because that was admitting to it and of course the cost, but now I have hair to die for!! However it is not all my own!! LOL!
I want to share this with you all because it has made such a difference to the way I feel.
I found somewhere called Rapunzel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. You can find it on the internet.
They are so understanding and men are barred from entering the salon! They give you all the privacy you need.
I came out feeling like a film star!! (LOL again!)
I still have some hair left so they fitted a volumizer. It is like a little net cap that sits on your crown and they pull your own hair through it. Then they attach some of your own hair with little beads that can't be seen under the donated hair. Mine is European hair which is important to match your own if you are European.
I go back every 6 weeks or so to have it adjusted and it costs about £30.00.
The cost of the volumiser was about £500 and well worth saving up for. I know it is expensive but I don't regret it at all becuse I wash it and style it just like my own hair.
My dermatologist wrote a letter to them to say I needed it for medical reasons and they took the VAT off it (so that saved quite a bit.)
If anyone from Lupus UK reads this and wants to print it I would be very happy for them to do so, so that it can help others.