Losing your hair can make you feel insecure, self conscious and less pretty because of what society deems beautiful. These amazing women suffering from the hair loss condition known as alopecia prove society wrong by embracing their baldness with an open mind and an open heart.
London based photographer Daniel Regan, created the photography series The Alopecia Project that features people suffering from alopecia. The hair loss condition is often confused with people losing their hair from chemotherapy, but alopecia is caused when our white blood cells attack the cells in our hair follicles -- resulting in hair loss. Contrary to popular belief, besides going bald -- those who suffer from alopecia was completely healthy otherwise.
Regan was inspired to create this photography project after meeting a friend suffering from alopecia. He went on to work with Alopecia UK and that is where he found his beautiful muses who were resilient enough to agree to be photographed without their wigs.
"This project had helped some people to come to terms with their loss, confusion, anger. It is a testament to just how powerful photography can be, and that if used correctly, it can have a dramatic therapeutic benefit", says Regan. These beautiful images will move you in a way you've never been moved before.
Ladies, at the end of the day please remember that you are not your hair -- but you are the soul that lives within.
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