NATIONAL BALD IS BEAUTIFUL DAY
National Bald is Beautiful Day on September 13th honors noggins without hair. Being bald brings a beauty all its own.
Not only does baldness come in many forms, but it also comes with some convenience. For men especially, the cost of hair products and haircuts is reduced. Additionally, reduced grooming time for men who find no more hair must be a relief.
However, hair loss can be stressful for both men and women. Whether the cause is due to illness, medication, family heritage or age, most people hope to keep their hair for as long as possible.
Bald is beautiful in so many ways. By going bald, we shed our vanity regarding our hair. Baldness is a vulnerability. Those who have hair loss of any kind know this feeling. Facing it head-on by taking off what once might have been a mantel of glory takes courage.
Others may choose baldness. The inconvenience of hair care is more than they have time for. They prefer the shiny and smooth pate over the maintenance of a regular haircut. However, once shorn, they do need to maintain the shave and wear sun protection. The newly shorn scalp is sensitive to the sun.
Whatever the reason, most find baldness freeing. Some even shave to support a friend going through an illness. Their solidarity is a visual reminder that they are not alone.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NATIONALBALDISBEAUTIFULDAY
No need for hats, scarves, or cover-ups of any kind. Let it all shine! Other ways to celebrate include:
- Giving a shout-out to a friend who wears their baldness with savvy.
- Organize a Bald is Beautiful group.
- Trade tips and scalp care secrets.
- Try breaking a world record for the most bald people gathered in one place. If you do, be sure to let us know, too!
- Support someone struggling with hair loss.
Share photos of your chrome beauty using the #NationalBaldIsBeautifulDay on social media.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL BALD IS BEAUTIFUL DAY
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Q. Do I need to wear sunblock on my head if I’m bald?
A. Yes, if the scalp is exposed to the sun, you should wear sunblock. The scalp does need protection from the sun just as much as any other skin. You can also wear a hat, skullcap, bandana, or other head covering to protect from sun damage.
Q. Does disease cause hair loss?
A. Yes and some medical treatments may cause hair loss. However, hair loss due to heredity is more common. Types of alopecia, cancer treatment, stress, age, and hormones can also cause hair loss.
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