Hello, my name is Peyton. I was diagnosed with alopecia when I was 8. We grew it back with Rogaine, and figured it was all over. But then, when I was 9, it started again, growing in size from a tiny bald spot to just some wispy bits on the top of my head. My alopecia was startling to me at first, and I didn’t feel very comfortable with my new look, so we bought a wig to hide it. My friends loved my new “hairstyle” and never knew a thing. After two months of wearing a scratchy, hot wig, I decided it needed to come off. On the day of the big reveal, football player Ryan Shazier, who also has alopecia, and I did a Q & A to educate my school about the condition.
I know that millions of kids my age are going through the same troubles as I did. I’m 11 now, about to be 12, so I know that being bald can be hard, and we want to make that easier on you. That is peytonpecia’s mission– for as many bald kids as possible to feel comfortable with alopecia areata.