Hi All, I came across this website by accident really looking at ways to dye a hair systemâ€¦ And thought Iâ€™d share my story. Iâ€™m based in the UK and I developed Alopecia Areata when I was 5 years old, I had steroid injections and the ointment you rub on your scalp but nothing worked and by 6 years old Id lost all my hair. Luckily it grew back and I spent most of my teen years with just the odd patch carefully parted to avoid detection! The doctor said it was caused by stress but I donâ€™t recall being stressed by 5... My further research uncovered it to be an autoimmune issue and the more I think about it Iâ€™m lucky enough to only ever experience illness in a yearly bout of the cold â€“ Ive never had chicken pox or tonsillitis, measles etc. even when others at school had it. Hopefully it is a sign for things to comeâ€¦ if my body can protect me from my hair follicles then hopefully I can scare off any further illnesses! Unfortunately aged 20 at university it all departed me and I developed Alopecia Universalis, I lost all my body hair including my eyebrows and eyelashes. From the neck down itâ€™s a godsendâ€¦ Id have it all back though to just experience normal hair again. Iâ€™m now 29 and I wear a hair system â€“ I have my eyebrows tattooed (semi-permanent - which I would really recommend â€“ it adds shape to the face which I never realised how much I missed when I pencilled them on â€“ and as a massive needle baby it was relatively pain free!) and I also use false eyelashes which last me approx. 1 month which I re-apply every day. Regarding my hair system when it initially fell out I went to see a specialist who fitted me for a hair system and I decided on length and colour â€“ it took 3 months to arrive (and INITIALLY cost the earth) but Ive not looked back since. After I had seen how they measure your scalp and hair line I ordered my own system online and I now pay a monthly fee (half the initial price) to receive a new system every quarter (due to the long length I have it only tends to last 3-4months). The lining is pretty much invisible and I wash and refit the system once a week (more if needed). It works perfectly for the gym etc and although its not my own hair I treat it very similar. It can be tied up and a lot of people in my daily life donâ€™t know its not real. I cut and style my hair myself from fear of hairdressers cutting it too short and it works fine for me. Iâ€™m lucky enough that it no longer gets me down â€“ I donâ€™t have to worry about greys and I can get away with never shaving.. If I hang on to the positive points it helps me cope. I wondered if there were any other hair system users who have any tips/experience of hair systems and long term maintenance? Including dying a system?