I am The Bald Headed Loctician.
I had healthy happy hair for 33 years and I am grateful for every moment I had. I developed a particularly aggressive form of alopecia (alopecia universalis) after the birth of my third child. I subsequently lost all my hair - and I am not just talking about the hair on my head, I mean ALL of my hair... EVERYWHERE. No hair on my legs, none on the backs of my arms, or armpits, no eyelashes, no eyebrows, no sideburns, nothing. But I refuse to dwell on what I don't have.
I have a large portfolio of Sisterlocks, traditional locs and natural hair clients - who care more about my work and how I treat them and their hair than whether I have hair myself.
I am not my hair. I am a mother to 3 wonderful children and wife to an amazing King.
I am a qualified aromatherapist and reflexologist and I love my craft.
I am a cosmetic formulator with my own range of naturally inspired hair and skincare products.
I don't have hair but I am happy.
I am sharing a brief video on how I lost my hair and how I live with that loss - not so you can pity me - no, I am doing this for all the secret sufferers out there - the women and men who have bald patches (large or small) hidden within their existing hair or beneath wigs, toupees, weaves or headwraps.
Be encouraged. I get you. I feel your pain and your embarrasment. I know what that's like and I want you to know that You don't have to hide forever.
This is my virtual hug - I'm making myself vulnerable, showing the 'ugly' beneath my beautiful so that you can see the beauty within you.
The first video uses music by Labrinth as acknowledged third party content - which may be blocked in some countries, so I've uploaded another video with 'free music' as an alternative.
Fan Page: www.facebook.com/almondandavocado
Sisterlist UK Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sisterlistuk/