Alopecia Areata is a medical condition that causes hair loss. Typically the hair comes out in patches. Not everyone loses all of the hair on the scalp or body. This happens to about 5 percent of people. Hair often grows back but may fall out again. Sometimes the hair loss lasts for many years. Alopecia is not contagious. It is not due to nerves. What happens is that the immune system attacks the hair follicles (structures that contain the roots of the hair), causing hair loss. It can be a very emotionally devastating experience.
Anytime we find a customer who is brave enough to share their story, we want to give it as much exposure as possible. Hopefully, this Instagram post finds someone who is also struggling and gives them hope. She is a customer at our Fairfax, VA location and we are so happy she chose to share this.
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Hey friends, As you can see in the pictures, my hair is falling out. I have an auto immune condition called Alopecia Areata that causes my hair to fall out in patches. Unfortunately it seems like the post partum hormones mixed with the ones necessary for lactation have somehow triggered it. I have no idea if or when it will grow back. All I know is that there isn’t a lot that I can do to change or prevent it, so I bought a wig 💁🏼♀️ (left picture) I wanted to post here to be open and honest about what’s going on in my life right now. I’m not ashamed of my hair loss, and I figured this would be a lot less awkward than answering why my hair looks a little different every time I see someone 😅 I’m doing my best to stay positive. I am perfectly healthy otherwise, and oh so grateful for that! If you have any questions about my hair-loss, or alopecia in general, I’d love to answer them! Also, if this post finds you and you are struggling with hair-loss as well, I’d love to connect with you! #alopeciaareata #alopeciaawarenessmonth #alopecia #hairloss #fauxhairdontcare #postpartumhairloss