Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hair loss . . .

Some of us begin losing hair while on MTX.  I know my hair began shedding something fierce (worse that its normal drain clogging behavior) when I started.  I found that switching to the No 'Poo Method of hair cleansing helped. (Thanks Simple Mom)  I also noticed that the mouth sores I was getting [from MTX] diminished even further; I think it is from lack of exposure to SLS and SLFS.  I also use an SLS/SLFS free toothpaste alternating with a paste of baking soda and coconut oil (organic).

Sans Makeup. I know that it only looks like an old scar and that I am lucky to not have true En coup de sabre,but I am slightly self conscious about it as it goes back further. 
Anyway, the patch of morphea on my forehead is creeping further into my hairline.  Despite Dovonex and MTX.  
A friend from high school's mom has beat Basal Cell Carcinoma on her scalp, after two surgeries and a radiation regimen.  She was left with a bald patch (Mainly from the skin graft) on top of her head.  To see her, you wouldn't know.  She started her own business several years ago specifically for head coverings for women!  She is awesome!  It allows her time to watch her two grandbabies and help others at the same time.

So, she and I have been chatting back and forth about my dilemma.  She has a few hats that I am going to buy, especially since I need to keep my head covered for protection from the sun.  However, she had bought a few headbands earlier this year for herself, but the were not wide enough to cover the area she needed them to.  She sent them my way and I adore them.  I will post soon to let you know where she got them.

If you or anyone you know suffers from hair loss, I urge you to check out her site!  She is like a second mother to me, I have known her for nearly 20 years.  She was actually the third person I told when I got engaged!
Check out her site: KT's Rags to Riches

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