How To Deal With Progressive Alopecia Areata

By Shivam B

Alopecia Areata is a type of autoimmune disease that makes people lose their hair in patches. At an advanced stage of the disease, they start losing their body hair, such as eyebrows, eyelashes, and inside the nose. There is no denying that dealing with such a disease comes with its own set of challenges. Keeping that in mind, here are a few tips that’ll help you live a better life in such circumstances.

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Get emotionally and mentally ready 

If you feel ashamed of your autoimmune condition, at least find solace in the fact that you’re not alone in your struggle. Nearly 147 million individuals around the world have this disease. And your beauty is not limited by how much hair you have! It is a good idea to look for others’ stories online who are living with Alopecia Areata.

Search for interesting hair accessories 

It is pretty traumatizing to look in the mirror and see a shaved head or bald patches. Hair accessories and wigs can make your transition, from losing hair to accepting it might never grow back, a lot easier. On the other hand, the modern wigs and extensions available in the market can actually make your new hair look a lot better than people with actual hair.

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Say hello to your brand-new look 

If you don’t want to wear wigs and extensions, even that is completely fine. How about shaving your head and making that your new look? Well, there is no reason to think you cannot rock a shaved head like Sinead O’ Connor. 

Don’t let the loss of hair stop you from living your life and feeling beautiful!