This girl is going bald at 40.
Updated: Oct 22, 2020
It's embarrassing and very difficult to accept. For over a decade now, I have known my hair was thinning. This is not your normal kind of hair loss, it is much more dramatic then that. This past year, I have hidden my missing locks within a sea of hair extensions. I really loved the hair I had this past year! Strangers would often stop me in the store, or grab my attention at an event, just to tell me how beautiful my hair was. Heck, I've even had grown men yell grab my attention driving down the street! It is amazing what a head of hair can do for your confidence!
Over past few months it became more and more difficult to hide the beads holding the pieces in my hair. I started to see my scalp more as the light from the sun would hit my head. Then I got our wedding pictures back. I can see my scalp in many photos, but none as obvious as when I was bent over signing my marriage license! The bald spot on my head was glaring! I knew that I had to take the long locks out of my hair but wanted to wait until after my birthday. I knew that there would be many photos taken of me this day and there is a certain security that comes with a full head of hear. Now that I finally have them out, my hair is much worse then I imagined. Not only in my hair thinning, but the rest of it was mangled and choppy.
I have spent the better part of today researching online information about female hair loss. This is not something that runs in my family. I've spoken to doctor's about it and if it isn't your thyroid or hereditary then they don't know what it is. As long as you're not completely bald, they tell you not to worry about it. Why is hair so important? Well, here are a couple of articles that explain it better then I could: