Back in 2010 - before I re-pigmented - this is what my legs looked like under a Wood's Light. They are now 99% re-pigmented (and a bit slimmer too, I'm glad to say - ha,ha!)
Most of the hairs on the white patches used to be white too but have regained their original colour as the pigment returned to the skin. Nothing unusual in that, of course.
What is strange though is that the hairs in some of the white patches (mainly on the thighs) used to only grow to a fraction of their normal length and then stop, so they felt raised and almost like stubble. But as the pigment returned to the skin, the hairs grew longer and softer again. They are now completely normal again, just like the skin colour.
I wonder if any other vitiigo sufferers have the same experience of stunted hair growth on their white patches?
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.