Friday, 1 August 2014

"Mummy, why don't you have any hair?" ...

Oh crap ... 

The dreaded question that most mummies with alopecia never feel fully ready to answer.

That moment when your little one asks you the question .... "Mummy, why don't you have any hair!?"

If you're anything like me then you may be thinking to yourself 'now how do I answer this question in a way that gets all the facts across (or at least the important facts) without scaring the crap out of them or upsetting them?'  

Now, I have never hid my alopecia from my kids. I have two kiddos aged 12 and 6. They are totally at ease with seeing me  in different wigs, hats and scarves or totally bare headed.

I get asked how to handle this situation ALOT by my clients. What should you say? How to explain? 

I'm no therapist! But what i would say (from experience) is that if your kiddos are pretty young (under 10 years old) then the best way to talk to them about your alopecia when they ask the question is to be honest and keep it as light hearted as possible. 

Here's a convo between myself and my six year old that i had recently

Kiddo: Mummy, why do you have the alopecia? 
Me: Well, no one knows. Not even the doctors.
Kiddo: Does it hurt? 
Me: Nope. It doesn't hurt at all *crazy lady smile plastered across my face*
Kiddo: Will it ever grow back mummy? *sounding sad*
Me: Well that's the thing you just never know! It could grow back at some point i guess ... 
Kiddo: Will i ever get it? *looking worried
Me: *TOTALLY FREAKING OUT NOW THAT MY KIDDO IS STRESSING ABOUT BEING BALD LIKE HER MUMMY!!!!!!!* I highly doubt it *crazy lady smile back* But you know what? If you ever do then it won't be a problem i can promise you :) 
Kiddo: *Smiling and kisses me* I like your bald head mummy. It's smoother than daddies :) 

You've gotta love 'em right!?

How did you explain your alopecia to your kids? Has the conversation ever come up? I'd love to hear what you have to say on this subject :-)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The new Bandore Headwear Collection | Available now!

I love me a good wig! I also love nice head wear too. My idea of nice head wear has to tick three boxes for myself ...
1 - It has to fit well
2 _ it has too be cool when its hot and warm when its cold
3 - it has to look good and preferably be something that i can customise if i want to.

Bearing the above three points in mind you can imagine my total delight when I received a parcel containing the new Follea Bandore head wear collection. This new collection certainly ticks all the boxes for me and i know for a fact that all my ladies are going to LOVE this new collection.

Previously, Follea offered a fab cap in a blue colour which i really liked. The only problem was that it was only available in that one colour (I'm a pink kind of girl in case you hadn't noticed!!) and the second issue was that for a women with no hair .... the original follea cap design felt a little baggy at the back of the head.

Available in a fab range of colours the Bandore cap collection is sure to be a hit!

 The new collection is made using Bamboo intelligent fibres that keep you warm and snug when its cold and cool when its hot! How cool is that!?

What do you think of the new Bandore collection? I'd love to hear your comments below! Or you could always email me for more info by using the contact form on the right.

Monday, 28 July 2014

What to expect when you receive your Follea hair piece ...

Buying new hair can be scary ...... spending THOUSANDS of Pounds / Dollars on new hair can be terrifying!

If you're considering purchasing a Follea wig or hair piece and you're wondering what to expect then I have something very special to share with you.

Photo courtesy of

Peggy Knight from Peggy Knight Solutions over in the US is an alopecian herself and she's also one of leading hair replacement specialists in the US. She knows her stuff that's for sure! Peggy is an inspiration to many sufferers and hair specialists a like and she has created an amazing video to show you exactly what to expect when you receive your Follea hair piece.

You can view Peggy's fantastic video here or by clicking on the picture of Peggy above.

PLEASE NOTE - Deliveries in the UK and other countries may work slightly different to how they work in the US.

Did you find Peggy's video helpful? We'd LOVE to hear what you have to say. Feel free to comment below with any questions you may have about the Follea collection and I will do my best to help any way i can.

Much Love!
Emma xxx
Aspire Hair 

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