I started to lose my hair last April. It made me feel so stressed out! I thought it was just postpartum related but I was so wrong. It was heartbreaking.
I began growing my hair in August 2016 when I came out as Transgender. I'd known I was balding, but I didn't know the extent of the damage. After letting it grow for a year and a half, I realized that I was never going to have a full head of hair.
I took the leap and shaved my head, then just stood in front of the mirror. The feeling I got was what I imagine scientists feel when they make a ground-breaking discovery. It was the purest form of myself I have ever found. That was 6 years ago and I don’t ever see myself going back.
In addition to keeping my hair long to hide my bald spots, I underwent every treatment short of surgery -- I tried ointments, creams, and topical gels. I went on a gluten free diet, took biotin, and put egg whites on my scalp. Once a month I would go to a doctor and get anywhere from ten to forty steroid shots injected into my scalp.
I started to lose my hair just before my 21st birthday. I felt self-conscious, confused, unsightly. At first I took the medical route of oral and topical steroids, and I started wearing a wig. Then, after about 10 years, my boyfriend at the time helped me make the decision to go bald. He even shaved it for me!
I started to lose my hair at 2 years old. I’ve worn wigs since first grade -- been wearing lace wigs since before it was a fad! From a young age, I felt ugly even though I knew I was beautiful. Now, I am on way to becoming a superstar because I let go of fear.
One of the feel-good stories of the day is a memory shared by the Secret Service, recalling the time President George H.W. Bush shaved his head in support of a Secret Service member whose 2 year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.
This week, our featured baldie is Megan, of North Florida. She is a liver cancer survivor by means of organ transplantation, and has been courageously posting her lovely bald selfies on Instagram, hoping to help others who might be struggling with their own hair loss.
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