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What It Felt Like To Lose My Hair From Alopecia

"I truly felt natural beauty and my femininity were at stake."

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Becky Harris was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease, when she was 17 years old.

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And it was at this early age that she began losing her hair.

Becky first realized the severity of the situation when a chunk of her hair came out in her then-boyfriend's hands.

And for any girl going through high school, they know that finding security in yourself is hard enough, never mind battling an autoimmune disease on top of that.

So, Becky did what most women would: She started experimenting with hairstyles that would cover the places where she was losing hair.

And she started getting cortisone shots to try to alleviate the severity of her hair loss.

After nine years of cortisone shots, Becky decided to take control of her condition and shave her head.

It was definitely an emotional experience.

Luckily, Becky had a dope hairstylist (her boyfriend) who made sure she had a super fresh cut.

Afterwards, she was feeling nervous, yet empowered at the same time.

Ultimately, it was a huge realization that femininity and beauty in no way depend on a head of hair.

SLAYYYYYYY, queen. <3