This Bride Decided To Rock A Bald Head On Her Wedding Day
And the internet loved it!
1 May 2017
image credit: Kylie Bamberger/@kyliebamberger/Instagram
While we talk about pimples, pores and pigmentation aplenty, there's one area of women's beauty that is still considered taboo to talk about - hair loss.
Hair loss is primarily viewed as a man's problem and even though the reality of the situation remains that women make up an estimated 40% of those affected by hair loss.
Kylie Bamberger was only 12 years old when she was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis, an autoimmune disease that results in complete hair loss all over the body. But she has not let her hair loss deter her in any way.
In an interview with Health magazine, the 27-year-old opened up about embracing her hair loss. “Hair loss doesn’t make you unhealthy, and it doesn’t make you ugly. Those are two massive, massive misconceptions. I am not sick. I’m only stronger. If you’re out there, bald, it just means you’re becoming stronger. If you’re out there embracing your bald, you’re stronger. Period.”
Bamberger has become the poster child for embracing alopecia on Instagram.
“When I lost my hair I was so focused on what I had lost, that I hadn’t necessarily realised what I had gained. I gained the ability to finally love myself. It’s something I encourage so many others to try and do. No one should ever be alienated because of the way that they look.” she said in a video she posted to Instagram.