A hair stylist diagnosed with alopecia areata, Jamie Elmore, has recently opened up about her struggle with this devastating condition; proving it is possible to overcome adversity and continue to live a healthy, happy life.
For many women, losing their hair can be absolutely devastating. It takes away their sense of identity and can have a drastic impact on self-esteem. However, as Elmore proves, it really doesn’t have to be the end.
Fighting to raise awareness of alopecia
Elmore’s story is incredibly inspiring. After being diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of alopecia, she has not only continued her work as a stylist, but she’s gone on to become an ambassador for alopecia; helping to raise awareness of the condition.
By speaking about her experience and raising awareness of the condition, Elmore is hoping to help others deal with the mental effects that come from losing your hair.
As well as being a global ambassador and running her own hair salon business, Elmore has also faced other incredibly difficult challenges. After giving birth in 1993, Elmore’s daughter was born with serious medical issues, which meant she needed to go on to have 10 major surgeries on her brain.
So, when you read Elmore’s story of all of the trials and tribulations she’s had to endure, it makes her positivity and determination to succeed, all the more inspiring.
Alopecia is a common, yet devastating condition
Many people are unaware just how common alopecia is. There are numerous types of the condition, with Alopecia Areata being one of the most severe. It’s an autoimmune condition, where the immune system attacks the hair follicles.
Though around 6.8 million American’s and millions more people across the globe suffer from the condition, there is no cure available.
Elmore is hoping her story will help to ease the mental distress caused by the condition. There are treatments available and although distressing, hair loss doesn’t have to stop you from living a happy and healthy life.
If you’re concerned about alopecia, or any form of hair loss, why not book an appointment with a hair loss expert.