SO WHAT’S “BALD SEASON”?
Every year, the month of August and two dates in September & October are dedicated to bald people.
National Hair Loss Awareness Month
Throughout August, National Hair Loss Awareness Month gets to the root of an issue affecting both men and women. Hair loss affects approximately 56 million adults. While men are afflicted more than women, children are not immune.
When our hair looks good, we feel confident. Thinning hair is difficult to style, and the process of covering the thin spots causes frustration. We feel self-conscience. While it may seem vain, it’s not. Sometimes hair loss points to a medical condition or is the side effect of treatment. Looking our best is just one part of a bigger picture.
While many myths surround hair loss, it’s important to know there is help. In many cases, genetics plays a significant role, and often, hair loss is a normal part of aging. Other causes include:
- Medical Treatments
- Styling practices
Depending on the cause, there may be treatments. Even if there isn’t a medical solution, a cosmetic one may be available instead. Throughout the month, clinics and spas will offer informational sessions and discounts. They will review the causes and treatment options.
Other options include prosthetics. Along with demonstrations and styling tips, these professionals will help you find the best fit and learn to wear a prosthetic for the most natural look. Styling and care products help to keep prosthetics looking natural longer.
How To Observe
Don’t give up on fuller hair. Seek a solution that works for you. If you think medical reasons cause your hair loss, speak with your physician. Ask what options are available for you. Find an event near you. Use #HairLossAwarenessMonth to share on social media.
Bald is Beautiful Day
Bald is Beautiful Day is dedicated to those who are bald. People can become bald because of genetics, because of medication or illness, or because they choose to be bald. Sometimes people choose to be bald because they like the style, but sometimes people choose to go bald to be in solidarity with a friend or family member who has lost their hair because of medical treatment. Whatever the reason someone is bald, this day is for them.
How to Observe
If you are bald let it shine! Get rid of toupees, hats, and scarves, if only for a day. Wear your shiny head with pride. If you aren’t bald, this is may be a good day to shave your head!
Be Bald And Be Free Day
Be Bald and Be Free Day on October 14th celebrates the naked crown. Sometimes the day is referred to as Bald and Free Day.
Bared noggins take the spotlight during this holiday. It recognizes the beauty of a naked scalp. Baldness comes in several forms, too. Partial or total, sometimes a chrome dome is by choice. Others come by it naturally.
Whether your ‘chrome dome’ is the result of hair loss or shaving your head, this National Day celebrates you! And not everyone goes bald from traditional aging and hair loss. Some lose their hair from medical treatments making this observance extra special for these individuals.
How to Observe
Naturally, we want you to share your bald selfies with us on social media. The day offers an opportunity to support those going through treatment as well. And definitely be sure to use #BeBaldAndBeFreeDay as a hashtag to post on your social media accounts.
Also, give a shout out to those you know who are clean on top. Whether using the day to tease or support a friend, be sure everyone enjoys the day.