One woman talks about her journey with alopecia
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – “After we are dropping hair, ladies really feel embarrassed, ashamed, lower than a girl, as a result of My hair has made me who I’m.”
This in response to Dr. Jasmine Hollinger, a Ridgeland dermatologist who, for years, has helped men and women who’re fighting hair loss.
“You may also have alopecia areata, which is the physique attacking the hair,” she defined. “The immune system attacking the hair, and so the hair begins to fall out.”
Due to Will and Jada Smith and Chris Rock, alopecia is all that anybody is speaking about. However Natascha Bolden-Williams has handled it for years.
“I used to be 15. It was Katrina. I had two strand twists and I awakened one morning and half of my hair was within the mattress,” stated Bolden-Williams.
A sophomore in highschool, it couldn’t have occurred at a extra devastating time.
“I used to be, like, the favored lady. Monitor, band, pageants, piano, lady scouts. I did all of it. When my hair got here out, wigs weren’t poppin’ again then. There have been no 360 lace fronts, turbans weren’t sizzling, wigs had been simply artificial.”
At one level, her hair ultimately grew again. However after the start of her daughter, her hair loss got here again and Natascha determined to cease combating.
“I used to be simply not eager to put on anymore wigs. I used to be bored with hiding behind hats. I made a Fb put up. I wanted somebody to shave my head.”
And the response was overwhelming.
“Everybody confirmed a lot love and I used to be like, that’s it. I’m gonna go bald.”
Now, on the Oscars, Chris Rock’s slap was the results of him making enjoyable of Jada Pinkett Smith, calling her GI Jane 2.
However in actuality, Natascha’s husband has been calling her that for years.
“I carried a army bag. I got here to the gymnasium and that’s when my husband was like, GI Jane. And I used to be like, ‘I kinda like that!’”
Since then, Natascha has proudly saved her head bald. She’s a health teacher who additionally does meal preps and focuses on wholesome dwelling, making certain that she is gorgeous each in and out.
“However as soon as I got here to the gymnasium and he gave me that identify, I used to be like, ‘Okay, I like that.’ And I simply decided to rock this head. India Arie stated I’m not my hair and that’s what I’m gonna do.”
“In case you are fighting alopecia of any kind, you’re positively not alone,” added Dr. Jasmine Hollinger. “There may be assist to deliver you thru this attempting time.”
All of Dr. Hollinger’s and Natascha’s data might be seen under:
201 Ring Street Ste 20 Ridgeland Ms 39157
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731 S Pear Orchard Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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