Embracing Your Flaws; Breaking Societal Perception on Alopecia

Sep 16 , 2021

Bianca Saleh

Society can be cruel. 

We are taught to judge, criticize, and shame people who are different from the perceived norm. Alopecia is one of many disorders that has a negative stigma attached to it. 

In this blog post, I will share my story about embracing my flaws and breaking the societal perception of alopecia

The Ugly Truth About Alopecia 

It can be difficult and depressing when you lose so much of your hair. I’m glad people around the world who have alopecia are trying to break this stigma by embracing their flaws.

I am one person who has tried to embrace my flaw of alopecia. But it hasn't been easy.

As much as you try to stay positive, people around you might try to bring you down with snarky comments. I remember when I first noticed bald patches on my head, I was a new breastfeeding mum. At the time postpartum insecurities were already crippling inside me and alopecia only made it worse. 

I remember the panic and fear I felt when my mum told me it may be alopecia. The unknown was terrifying, but we got through it together. My mum was always there for me and reminded me that I am beautiful no matter how much hair I have.

In the beginning, I was so insecure about my bald patches that would form on my head and it would take me hours to get ready in the morning. I desperately tried to cover up all hair patches but nothing seemed efficient. 

My friends and family helped me realize that being beautiful is not just about what you look like but it's also how you feel inside. Feeling beautiful has made all the difference in how I interact with people. 

Being Unique While Battling Alopecia

Alopecia is a very sensitive topic. Most people making quick judgments about you when they see it. We tend to adopt the views of society rather than think critically on our own. 

So what if someone has alopecia? What difference does it make in my life?

I would like to encourage you not to follow the crowd, but rather be proud of your individuality. It is okay if someone has alopecia or some other medical condition that society deems as “not normal” because everyone is different and perfectly imperfect in their own way.

So yes, I am proud of my hair loss and enjoy sharing my story with others via social media to help raise awareness for this condition that affects more people than you may think.

Don't let society dictate your life choices or how you feel about yourself! You are beautiful in every way possible 💕 #BreakSocietyPerceptionsOnAlopecia

Building Up Your Confidence When Battling Alopecia 

Society doesn't expect alopecia survivors to be strong. Living in a world where hair is a measure of beauty standards, it is nearly impossible to imagine a person with bald spots being happy.

But who said we have to bend to societal pressure?

Even with alopecia, you can be confident, bold, and unapologetic. Wear whatever makes you feel confident and don't let anyone bring you down.

It is okay to be different, it's even better to embrace your differences! 

And do you know what will help you bring out your sorry not sorry side? Wigs! Wearing a wig is one of the best ways to cover bald spots without compromising your health.

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And if you're not a fan of wigs, try out our extensions and bundles. We understand living with alopecia is hard and that's why we want to make things as easy and seamless for you.

Your happiness is our priority!

Change the way people perceive alopecia by wearing wigs and being confident.

Alopecia is so Much More Than Hair Loss 

Alopecia is more than just hair loss, it's all about accepting yourself for who you are despite what others may think of you 

Most people with alopecia don't share their stories because they are afraid of being judged or mocked by others.

That's why we wanted to write this blog post to help those struggling with alopecia. We understand how you feel, and we want to assure you that it's okay not to fit the norm. 

People will always find a way to make fun of your situation, so don't let them bring you down!

There are so many ways to be confident and happy-it all starts with you. You should always love yourself first before loving others. We want everyone to know that they are beautiful no matter their flaws or conditions. 

It doesn't matter what you look like or who's judging you-just love yourself, and everything will fall into place. Don't let society define your standards of beauty because everyone is beautiful in their own way. 

No matter what hair type, color, or texture you have, there are always wigs that can help you fake it till you make it!

Let’s Speak Up Against Stigma on Alopecia 

It’s time for society to change its perception of what beauty and hair loss is. We are no longer living in a world where hair loss defines who you are.

Beauty isn't just about your hair… it’s about your mind, soul, positivity, and who you are as a person as a whole.

Charity begins at home. Let's start by helping each other be strong and positive as we fight alopecia. When one person is strong, we all are.

Don't be afraid to share your story online. Speak up! You don't know whose world and in what way your story might change someone's else life.

Don't forget to use the hashtag #BreakSocietyPerceptionsOnAlopecia when sharing your story online. 

Thank you for reading, and remember that we are always here to help if you have any questions or concerns.

Let's end alopecia together! #BreakSocietyPerceptionsOnAlopecia

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