Alopecia is a condition that can cause total or partial hair loss. Alopecia can affect women of any age. Male pattern baldness is more noticeable, of course, and it can affect men of any age, even young men in high school.
There are several types of this disease that are mainly caused by the immune system attacking hair follicles. It’s very common for hair loss to happen in circular patterns, or to fall out altogether, including body hair and eyebrows. Whichever pattern of alopecia someone has, they may feel all alone. But they’re not. In fact, almost 6.8 million people have this disease.
People may think that celebrities don’t ever get wild conditions like alopecia, or that if they do they have the funds to cure it. However, there is no proven cure for alopecia, so even celebrities are not above suffering this stressful and embarrassing condition. On a talk show that she hosts with her daughter and mother, Jada Pinkett Smith opened up recently about her hair-loss experience. She explained that one day when she was in the shower, handfuls of hair just started falling out. She was terrified.
She used to have long, flowing locks but now she has been rocking short haircuts and a lot of stylish turbans. She has had to come to grips with losing her hair and she even says that it has made her a better person. Other celebs including Tyra Banks, Neve Campbell and Jesy Nelson have all dealt with some alopecia, and either overcame it or are still struggling.
One of the best ways to deal with alopecia is to find a hair loss specialist near you or a community either online or in person of individuals who are also dealing with it. This condition can affect anyone, and a community group will present those with similar situations who can become part of a supportive network and offer ways to rock a new look.
Social media groups are a great resource, as are online chat rooms and in-person support groups. All it takes is a simple online search to find any of these resources. People can discover new friends who already know all about alopecia and who will support them through the ups and downs.
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