In the mid 70’s my twin sister lost her hair over Christmas break our junior year of high school. I remember the looks she got from students as she wore a knitted beenie with a few strands of hair poking out. I worried, being her twin my hair would fall out too. We later found out she had alopecia.
About 20 years later my dad lost his hair due to alopecia. I really started to worry. Life at this point in time had dealt me multiple health issues so I justified the fact that “God gave me these issues I don’t have to worry about hair loss!”
Here it is about 20 years later my hair started falling out, which happens to be a side effect of one of my issues, lupus. I have had lupus since 2002 and never suffered hair loss. One day my husband looked in our bathroom trash and wanted to know where “the rat” came from, as he was looking at all my hair that had fallen out that day. Within a 2 month period my hair was quite thin. If I were to put my hair in a pony tail it was about the thickness of my baby finger. My hair is very sparse, evenly, if that makes sense.
My daughter had shown me a post on FB of her friends step moms wig store. I thought, cool. My daughter didn’t know I was considering looking at wigs at that point. A week or so later I asked her for the name of the wig shop.
I called Lori and we hit it off immediately. We have a lot in common. My twin, Lori died 2 years ago. Lori, of Lori’s lemonade stand, had a twin sister named Lisa, which is my name. Lori was surprised when my 2 daughters and grand daughter showed up to her house because when she saw my granddaughter she exclaimed, “I follow you on Twitter!” To my daughter!
I am not sure the status of my hair loss and where this journey may take me however I have a new friend who is compassionate and is a hair angel! I love my wig! Lori’s lemonade stand was my first and only wig shop I went to. My wig looks real, feels real and the color is close to mine own. I have confidence again in my appearance thanks to Lori!