This post is for you. Yes, YOU.

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When I started to really do some research about women’s hair loss back in 2012, I found that there wasn’t a whole lot of information out there. There were some articles about the “newest medical breakthroughs” promising a new head of hair for (mostly) men, but next to no information out there for women.

It quickly became apparent that there was a TON of us out there experiencing hair loss, but so few wanted to actually talk about it.

I got the glimmer of an idea to start this blog, mainly because I wanted to connect with anyone who could understand. Women who could really relate to what I was going through. Women who care.

Women just like me.

I took a few pics of my head (eek!), took a bigger leap of faith, and dived right in. Corner of Hope & Mane was born, as was my relationship with many of you.

I wanted to put my story out there in hopes that those of you really struggling with hair loss might see me and understand that there IS life through this. I didn’t 100% know that I’d be in a happy place eventually, but starting this blog was a commitment to myself that I would get to a good place hair-wise.

I wanted to come out on the other side.

Really, I’ve done so largely because of you, dear reader. Your emails and blog comments have given me the strength to get to where I am today – you’ve all been so encouraging.

The stories you send me by email have truly been inspiring. I love hearing about how you took a chance and started wearing hair–and how much it has changed your lives (as it has mine!).

So, during this week of giving thanks (at least, for my American friends), thank YOU. Thanks for being there for me. Thanks for connecting.

Heck, thanks for giving me something to do when I’m bored (a new blog post, why not?).

Enjoy your families during the upcoming holiday and I’ll catch you all next week.

15 thoughts on “This post is for you. Yes, YOU.”

  1. Hi Lauren. Over the last 5 years, I’ve noticed my hair getting thinner and thinner. Like you, I’ve never had thick hair, just a lot of thin hair. Within the last year, my hair loss has gotten significantly worse and it’s devastating. I just starting using rogaine. I’m hoping it will help. It’s good to know I’m not the only one suffering with this 🙁

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  2. Lauren, I’m so happy I stumbled across your blog. I’ve really enjoyed reading it and sharing in the conversation. Your braveness by putting yourself out there into cyber world about such a sensitive, personal issue is truly inspiring! I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving – there’s much to be grateful for!

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  3. Thank YOU, Lauren, from my little corner of the world. Thanks for running this blog and helping me feel like it’s not the end of the world. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  4. Thank you Lauren, for your blog. When I count my blessings this Thanksgiving, I will surely count you, your knowledge and how-to, and for finding your blog. You have really changed my life. I now have *hope*. You truly aptly named your blog! Blessings to you! XO

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  5. You are a brave and committed girl and I look forward to all of your posts. Thank you for sharing so much with all of your hair loss sisters!! I am grateful for you and all of the ideas and information you provide. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! HUGS!!

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  6. Thank you for taking that big, scary leap into the unknown! Your blog has given me so much support. I used to feel very alone in my little hair loss bubble and it changes everything to know there are others out there going through the exact same fears and emotions and coming out the other side as stronger, more beautiful people. Inspirational!

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