It's Hair Loss Support At Its Best
January 30 will be 5 years since the day I took control of my fast-departing hair, and shaved my head. Universalis followed shortly. I'd like to share what I've learned, and how being bald has affected me. Here's a photo taken on January 30, 2008, shortly after I shaved my head.
I began going out in public bald only a few months after shaving. I took "baby steps" to more and more places. I went from feeling like everyone was staring at me, to feeling like I don't give a damn if they are. After 8 or so months trying to wear a variety of wigs, I gave up on them completely because they're too hot for me. I wore and still wear scarves and knit caps and sunhats as needed for warmth or protection.
HERE'S THE MOST AMAZING THING, which I just recently realized: Today I am MORE self-confident, and LESS self-conscious than I was for the 50 or so years before I became bald! I had always been one of those women who worried excessively what other people thought about me, particularly about my appearance. Today, not so much.
My theory to explain the change is that when I made myself go out in public bald, I HAD to become less concerned about what people thought about me. Simple as that! These days I still try to look nice, and still have my moments of insecurity, but overall, I'm just MUCH more confident in myself as a person and as a woman.
THANK YOU ALOPECIA AREATA!