Sometimes I have to deal with hair loss pain in a father to father way. Its especially poignant with dads and daughters. Earlier this week I had a 12 year old girl come in with trichotillomania. Okay, she was 13, but I called her 12 so she would still qualify for our Wigs For Kids Program. She had gotten a free postiche over a year ago and was due for the next one, especially since she was going into junior high. It was lucky that I had something here in the salon. Vassela cut it in and she was ready for September.
Her father took me aside and said how grateful he was. He also told me that years ago his daughter had cut her long hair and donated it to the program. His voice cracked when he said this. I know how he felt. I was glad to help a fellow father take care of his little girl.