I cut my hair with ever loss I have. My son passed away in 2002, family separate in 2005, evicted in 2010 and homeless in 2011. I have been through some hard times and many chops. Suffered through depression with no help then finally received treatment. No longer in complete darkness. There is light.
I'm bald by choice! For me it started when I was a child and saw Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares to You' video for the first time. I was amazed at that beautiful pale face up so close and personal on my TV screen AND the fact that she was bald. I'd never seen a woman without any hair and immediately fell in love with it. Years passed and as I started to travel to Memphis, women with low haircuts & bald heads were everywhere. I'd always loved it and decided to do it! Prior to this I'd worn a lot of short crops & tapered cuts. December of 1998, for the first time I went to a barbershop and requested all my hair be cut off. I knew the decision was a bold move but that goes with who I am-BOLD!! The barber was hesitant but agreed to do it. Once finished, he spun me around in the chair to see and I screamed with joy! I've loved and worn this since!
A loved one of mine has cancer, she will be starting chemo soon and has a huge fear of losing her hair as it is such a huge part of her. So while she was in surgery getting her port put in, I got my head shaved, and surprised her when she was back in her room. It was a very emotional moment, and so very memorable and worth it. :) I would do it again and again. I love being bald.
I have alopecia areata. I discovered my first small, round bald patch in high school, just before prom! I was both devastated and fascinated by my condition, which I was told was linked to severe stress. Prescription creams did nothing, and my little bald patch grew for awhile, then sprouted hair and didn't return again for a year or so. That pattern continues, many years later, and has been part of my ongoing journey of stress management and self-acceptance. I have worn my hair in many natural styles since developing alopecia, but I feel most authentically myself when I cut it all off and boy does it free up time and money! Today I have four little bald patches, all in their various stages of change. Good reminders that acceptance and patience are necessary for growth. Love.
I have been shaving my head for a year now due to a pretty severe case of scalp psoriasis. I'll admit that at first I was very insecure about it, but in that moment I also felt a sense of relief. I have found myself, and I feel more beautiful now than I did with a head full of hair. Bald really is beautiful!
I shaved my head to help raise money for my 8 year old neighbor who is battling medulloblastoma. I'm using my bald head to create awareness for childhood cancer and encouraging people to donate to St. Jude's children hospital or to my neighbor, #aidensavengers. Planning to run the half marathon in Nashville, rock the bald and inspire others to reach outside their comfort zones to help those in need. Go bald or go home.
5 years ago my grandmother passed away from breast cancer. While going through the treatment she of course lost all of hair. Which made her very depressed. She would say she felt less of a woman. All of her life she had been known for having long beautiful hair. One day I took it upon myself to cut my hair off to support her. Unfortunately she passed away and to keep her memory alive I have kept my hair short ever since.
I am bald by choice. On the 15th of February 2014, I shaved my head to raise money for CLAN, a Cancer Support charity in the North of Scotland, my dad had stayed with them while receiving treatment and I wanted to do something that would raise a good amount of money for them, I raised around £1200 and was so pleased with that. I thought it was going to be really hard and that I would hate it but actually it's not as bad as I thought, and saves alot of time in the morning!
There are so many beautiful girls on here and it's lovely for there to be a place where everyone can share their stories!
Before I had Alopecia I was a women who loved to style my hair. I noticed my first bald spot on my son's 6th birthday, the 28th of December 2013. Within 2 weeks I had developed multiple more bald spots and the first spot had grown in size. It was roughly 6 weeks after noticing my first bald spot that I made the decision to shave what hair I had left. I must admit I laughed uncontrollably when I looked in the mirror for the first time after shaving my hair off. I laughed because I felt free, I no longer had to watch it fall out in clumps. I no longer had to dread brushing my hair. I felt so free. The morning after shaving my hair, I broke down. I cried, I screamed, I demanded to have my hair back. I wanted to know why this was happening to me. What had I done so wrong. It's now been almost 3 months since I noticed my first bald spot and I'm embracing my baldness. People stare and kids say "look at the bald lady" but I'm learning to not take that as a personal attack. Being bald has it's pros and cons just like most things in life. If you can learn to embrace your baldness, life will be a much happier place. I'm still learning to embrace my baldness, but each day I try. Some days I still cry and other days I love my bald head. More of my hair continues to fall out but some bits grow back. I chose to have a completely bald over a patch bald head as I feel more comfortable when it's completely bald. I can honestly say I never thought I would ever say "I feel more comfortable with a completely bald head" but I just said it. That's the joy of life, it's a true mystery. You never know what life is going to throw your way. I had no idea Alopecia existed until I was confronted with it in my life. Now I want the world to know about Alopecia