Adjusting to a new appearance can be very challenging. Depending on the extent of your hair-loss this might involve employing a number of techniques to cover up the patches, or deciding that you're happy not covering it up and concentrating instead on dealing with reactions from family and friends as well as strangers.
Everybodyís coping strategies are different and the purpose of this page is to suggest some mechanisms for coping, both as an alopecia sufferer or as a friend or relative of someone with alopecia.
We hope you will find some of this helpful. But donít forget, it
doesn't replace the advice of a health professional. If you feel you
are not coping with your alopecia, you should go to your doctor, who
will be able to refer you to a counsellor. You can also take a look at
our discussion forum to see how other people are coping and be reminded that you are far from alone, or download our Coping with Alopecia leaflet.