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Support and Resources

2010 conf group of teensNAAF was established in 1981 with one clear goal; to offer support to individuals affected by alopecia areata. Though the mission has expanded over the past two decades, the importance of providing a substantial support program to people of all ages and interests has not diminished.

The NAAF support program offers different ways to create a sense of community amongst individuals with alopecia areata and their families. If you are more comfortable communicating with distance, the Message Boards provide a great opportunity to meet others. Or, if you would prefer to discuss your experiences with alopecia areata in more of a group setting, the Support Group Program may be the best fit.

Cosmetic Guide

We are also very excited to offer our recently updated Cosmetic Guide: Tools for Everyday Beauty.

cosmetic guide coverAs a foundation, we realize the importance of supplying as much information and help to our members as we can. We know that thousands of articles about cosmetic subjects can be accessed on the Internet, but in this publication we focus on information that might make your experience with alopecia areata easier. We hope you will find some pointers and new ideas that are helpful. 

While people have different opinions and experiences, there are a few things that we all seem to share and that seem to be standard in the cosmetic industry. This guide will not have all the answers but it will offer a sampling of information that people with alopecia areata have found to be helpful. Of course your cosmetic professional will have the best advice for you.


Your privacy is our number one concern. NAAF understands that your experiences with alopecia areata are your own; NAAF does not release any of your information to anyone; that is our promise to you.

And please, use caution when discussing your alopecia areata on web-based sites. Your privacy may not be as secure, and you don’t know who could be on the other end of your note. Post responsibly, and encourage your children to do the same.

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