Woman who lost her hair for 25 years now has a new one!
Theresa Williams, a 62-year-old grandmother in California, had her hair cut in 1984 and was told she would never grow it back again.
But in 2018, Williams found a solution: a plastic surgery.
She was offered a $2,000 procedure to replace her hair.
Now, she’s going back to her roots, cutting and styling her hair once more with a prosthetic.
“I’m happy that I finally got to do something with my hair,” Williams said.
“I’m just grateful to have that chance to be a part of the hair transplant industry.”
Williams had her original hair cut as a teenager in 1977.
She lost it to cancer in 1995 and was diagnosed with alopecia areata, a hair loss disorder.
In 1997, she had her second hair cut, this time as a result of alopegia.
She’s had five different procedures to try and find a solution.
“It’s been frustrating, but it’s not a lot of work to make sure that you have a new hair,” she said.
“It’s nice that I can just keep growing it again, but I don’t want to just give up,” she added.
Williams’ mother, Sue Williams, has a similar experience with her daughter’s hair loss.
Her daughter’s alopee was permanently cut off after the woman died of breast cancer in 2003.
Sue Williams had to amputate her daughter to make room for her prosthetic hair.
“She was a beautiful girl, and she had so much more,” Sue Williams said of her daughter.
“She was the kind of girl who would have wanted to be around other people.”
Williams said she hopes that people with alpaca hair can find other ways to express their individuality, something she said was lost during the hair cut.
“They have such a beautiful body, and the hair, you know, that they’re able to express themselves with,” Williams explained.
“When I was a child, my father, he always told me, ‘If you have hair, make sure it’s done right,'” Williams continued.
“And I always said, ‘Well, why is it that I’m never going to have hair like that?
Why do I never have a chance to have my hair grow back?'”