Former NOC actress and producer Nina Tan shares ‘disheartening’ hair loss journey
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Final month, “og NOC lady” Nina Tan broke her lengthy silence on social media to doc her new “botak-ness,” exhibiting off three new bald spots in a March 9 Instagram publish.
She wrote, “I’ve attain a stage in my life the place my physique tells me apparent indicators after I needa chilllllllz the F out,” including that she had sought medical assist for her hair loss.
Since then, Ms Tan, who says she loves her trademark “lengthy ass hair,” confirmed she’s been identified with alopecia, and coping with the situation during the last two months “has been fairly disheartening,” she wrote in her newest IG publish on Apr 23.
Alopecia, or hair loss, could also be brought on by hormonal modifications, medical situations, or could also be the results of heredity or ageing. It may well have an effect on an individual’s head or their entire physique, and may both be everlasting or merely a short lived situation.
Ms Tan is a former NOC actress and producer, in addition to the cousin of NOC founder Ryan Tan. She additionally hosted The Thirsty Sisters podcast together with Ryan’s ex-wife and co-NOC founder, Sylvia Chan.
She took the time to “thank the tons of of you who dropped me a DM to encourage me.”
There have been even some, she added, who shared experiences and photographs, which introduced her consolation.
And whereas some folks have requested her how she’s doing through DMs, she wrote, “I admit that I don’t actually reply to DMs primarily as a result of Im not good with phrases for now. Some days Im okay, some days Im not and I don’t wanna faux to be all good.”
Ms Tan added, “I cherished my lengthy ass hair and I even thought of shaving my entire head.”
And whereas she’s been receiving recommendation from completely different medical doctors in addition to therapy, however sadly, the baldness she’s affected by remains to be at “a spreading stage”.
Issues haven’t been straightforward for Ms Tan, who wrote that “Having to undergo the fixed hairloss, swelling, throbbing headache and medicines plus coping with life is simply…. I do know it’s simply hair…. However this whole interval is simply irritating. Actually grateful for my shut circle who’ve been nothing however supportive esp on my down days ”.
She additionally gave a shoutout to Dr Gerard Ee, the medical director of The Clifford Clinic for his assist throughout her tough occasions, calling him “essentially the most form and mild.”
“I rmb him telling me to ‘give attention to restoration’ and making month-to-month check-ins with me. He lightens up this entire nightmare for me.”
And on a extra optimistic observe, she added that since her analysis two months in the past and her therapies started, “the outcomes surpass no matter I’ve learn on-line. Child steps child hair ftw!”
Ms Tan additionally wrote that she is going to proceed to replace her followers, a lot of whom shared that they’ve the identical situation, on her progress.
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