What is it about my children’s weddings that make my hair grow? Sounds far-fetched? I admit it, but during eleven years as an Alopecian, the only time I’ve any hair regrowth has been just prior to my youngest son’s wedding (three years ago) and now again, in time for my middle son’s September wedding. I’m not yet proposing weddings as a cure (even temporary) for Alopecia. I am sharing a bizarre pattern in my own Alopecia story, and I am already looking forward to wedding #3 for son #3.
I’ve been completely bald for about eleven years. Over the years, I have occasionally had a sparse patch or two of something akin to human hair, but I always answer to it with my electric razor as no hair is preferable to a couple of wiry tufts. About eight months prior to my youngest son’s wedding, with electric razor in hand and ready for action, I noticed that I had a remarkable amount of new hair growth. I decided to give my hair follicles a chance to do their own thing and low and behold, my hair began to grow like a newly fertilized lawn. By the time my son and his wife exchanged vows, I was sporting a cute, cropped, freshly-dyed, full head of hair. Sadly, before the happy couple could even celebrate their first anniversary, my hair party came to an end. Alopecia had the last word, and my hair began to fall out. The bald patches increased in size and number, and once again, I was back to my shaving ritual. Alopecia—the roller coaster ride that keeps on giving!
My middle son’s wedding is coming up in September and my hair follicles are tuned in. Suddenly, my hair is growing like mad. Spots are filling in and even my receding hair line is tolerable. I don’t know what to make of it. I just know that I only have one more single son. He recently got engaged, and I’m wondering if my hair growth can dictate his choice of wedding dates. I was never a giant fan of weddings, but I think that may be changing.
Susan Beausang, 4Women.com