It's Only Hair
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Have you ever had the nightmare where you're bald?
Where you discover that there is not even one hair left on your head, that it’s smooth and shiny like a pretty, new car? The one where you look like a Martian, or some poor shlub on a sitcom who just lost their hair from a bad perm or a practical joke gone bad? Oh, wait. That’s not a nightmare—that’s real! You ARE bald, or going bald.
Regardless of the cause or degree of your hair loss, It’s Only Hair is a humorous self-help book that covers it all. This book deals with the clinical aspects, such as causes and treatments of all types of hair loss including alopecia, chemotherapy-related hair loss, and male and female pattern baldness, but more importantly, it also addresses the psychological impact hair loss has on bald and balding individuals.
Written by a true Alopecian, Christine Mager Wevik, It’s Only Hair has a personal, insightful, uplifting, and brazenly honest approach to coping with Shiny Head Syndrome: humor. “Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1883). Look—we all know how endorphins work… or maybe we don’t. We just know that laughing feels good, and we forget that we have a choice in how we feel. Choose happiness—it’s more fun!
A portion of the proceeds of the sales of this book is donated to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping those affected with hair loss due to alopecia. It’s Only Hair is now featured on NAAF’s Marketplace." And add the link: https://www.naaf.org
Dear Christine, You have saved me thousands of dollars on stuff that does not work. The world of Alopecia is new to me. I lost all the hair on the top of my head in a matter of three weeks. As my hair was down to my butt it made a comb over not possible. Your humor and your faith in God made me see my losing my hair in a different light. It is grow, very slowly. I had my son shave off the rest so I would have a complete head of hair when it came back but in the mean time I am having a ball with the wigs. A different look each day. After reading your book I found so many wonderful ways to look like I have hair. Do-rags, hats,and wigs. I have a husband like yours. It does make life a little easier. I know your husband stood by your side.
By Ram3236 on Amazon November 1, 2016
Love love love!!
I would recommend this book to anyone, whether struggling with hair loss or not. It's positive vibe draws you in. My grandmother survived breast cancer but lost her hair in the process, this book made it easier to relate to her battle and understand how much the hair loss impacted her.
By Kindle Customer on Amazon March 18, 2017
It's Only Hair is a wonderful, encouraging ministry!
I had the opportunity to meet Christine Mager Wevik at a Nebraska Writers Guild workshop in Omaha in the Spring of 2016. Her book It's Only Hair is masterfully written. She is a beautiful lady who has written a book that is at times poignant, someways tragic, and often--hilarious. She can not only write, but is a wonderful speaker as well. I'm not personally traumatized by hair loss, although I do have some male pattern baldness. Nevertheless, her book contains not only her personal testimony, but that of others as well. It offers a great deal of credible self help, coping advice, and is in and of itself a ministry. I hope she does more with this book to encourage others who are suffering the effects of alopecia or the effects of chemo therapy. Lynn Chelewski, member Nebraska Writers Guild
By Lynn Chelewski on Amazon July 24, 2016
A book not just about hair loss but about changing how you deal with the hardships of life
The book, It's Only Hair, may seem to be a book about hair loss and it is, and yet it is about so much more. It's about life's challenges and how to learn to live with them regardless of what you may be going through. I recommend this book to anyone going through anything. It helps you to find the courage to treat yourself with love and acceptance and how to teach others to do the same no matter how you look. I believe Chris's deep personal faith has given her the trust in God to get through these tremendously painful and difficult times she has had to live through. This book helps you to understand that the fives stages of grief that you experience are perfectly normal when you lose your hair, or in any situation and how to work through them. She states in the book I would much rather be known for my ability to cope, to laugh, to accept, to help, than to have self pity or bitterness. Wouldn't we all like to think that way! If you want to be motivated to change your life, to look at it from a place of hopefulness rather than despair and defeat this book is for you, no matter what you are going through. If you want to have a new lease on life read this book, it will change your out look on your life no matter what you are going through!
By Amazon Customer on Amazon October 31, 2016
her revenge is sweet! With humor and insights
It's Only Hair could be considered the author's revenge against her own condition of alopecia--the situation of total hair loss without apparent causes. In this case, her revenge is sweet! With humor and insights, with personal experience and scientific data, she covers the topic of baldness as effectively as she covers her own naked head. She understands the feelings that go with hair loss, whether from disease, or chemotherapy, or choice. She covers the basic science of the syndrome. All along the way, she inserts her own, self-deprecating, humorous approach to going bald, wearing a wig, (or not), and putting the entire subject into perspective. It's only hair!
While every passage is infused with her lighthearted comments, her book reveals her to be down to earth and practical. Her interviews with other alopecia victims, as well as her own experiences, serve to provide insight on managing this situation, regardless of occasional incidents of curiosity or cruelty. She recalls the humor of chasing her wig across a parking lot. In short, there is probably no "bald" experience that she is afraid to share with her readers or chuckle about.
In her summary, she shares her own personal, spiritual approach to dealing with this mysterious syndrome. In the grand scheme of things, the outward loss of hair cannot compete with her inner sense of self-worth--an attitude she encourages others to adopt. (After all, it's only hair!) She writes: "I can accept the way I am today, and if someday my hair comes back, or a cure is found, Hallelujah! Until then, I've got stuff to do."
By Sharon Olbertson on Amazon June 23, 2017