September is Alopecia Awareness Month
When I started this blog / website, It was born from my own experience of hair loss, I suffer from male pattern baldness and use hair fibres to cover up my bald patches, and to cling on to the remnants of youth and the acceptance of having a full head of thick hair.
But what if one day you wake up and start loosing handfuls and clumps of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, leg hair, all hair? Total hair loss is a reality to men, women and children who experience hair loss, the medical term Alopecia.
The various types of Alopecia include alopecia areata, alopeciatotalis and alopecia universalis and the categories depend on whether isolated patches of hair disappear or full hair loss is experienced.
The need to understand why this is happening and how to conquer hair loss is the wholly grail of the modern hair industry. Pharma industries promise results with tablets, nutrients, supplements, shampoos, scalp stimulants, oils and potions.
The quest to understand the cause, symptoms and treatment of hair loss is made easier by online resources and of course self help groups. September is noted as Alopecia Awareness Month, a chance for social media to do what it does best
Alopecia awareness month aims to make people aware of the condition, to help raise the profile of ordinary people living with hair loss, and to provide acceptance to the every day men, women and children who struggle for acceptance. So a big High five to that bald lady at the shops who would prefer not to wear a wig today, or the little girl at the park with patchy hair, or the postman who has been up since 5am with a receding hairline. #Alopecia Awareness Month.