Hair loss may be more common in women today than ever before, but it doesn’t make it any less of a taboo topic. Losing your hair as a woman can be devastating, but one woman is determined to challenge the perception of bald women.
Kylie Bamberger has recently hit the headlines after revealing why she chose to stay bald for her wedding day.
Kylie’s inspirational story
At just 12 years old, Kylie received a devastating diagnosis – she had alopecia universalis. This type of hair loss causes total baldness all over the body, rather than just the scalp.
Initially, she was devastated. She admits it was easier to focus on the hair she didn’t have, rather than the beauty that she did have. It took a long time, but she learned to love herself in a way she never had before.
Now, she’s both a model and public speaker who aims to help more women embrace their natural, bald beauty. Her wedding photos have recently surfaced showing Kylie embracing her baldness, looking stunning and glowing in her gown.
Kylie’s story is truly inspirational and shows how happy you can be if you embrace how you look. Having hair doesn’t make you beautiful, just as being bald doesn’t make you ugly.
What is alopecia universalis and does it always cause you to go completely bald?
Alopecia universalis is one of the more severe types of hair loss. It is basically a more severe case of alopecia areata and it affects every hair on the body.
The cause of this condition isn’t known, but it is thought to be triggered when the body’s immune system starts to attack the hair follicles. It’s an autoimmune condition and currently there is no cure. However, there are several cover-up treatments available.
Overall, what Kylie’s story teaches us is beautiful. It’s easy and understandable to focus on the negatives. Losing your hair is a significant event that can be embarrassing and devastating for a woman. However, Kylie shows that happiness an beauty isn’t linked to the hair.