Chloe Thomas from Louisiana first noticed she was starting to lose her hair when she was 12 years old.
Her grandmother quickly reassured her and attributed it all to stress and her love for strange hairstyles.
Every year, more and more hair fell from the girl’s head, and she didn’t tell anyone about the problem, ashamed of her condition.
As a result, Chloe decided to see a doctor, who told her she had alopecia.
The doctor prescribed a treatment, but it didn’t yield visible results. Her hair continued to fall out at a catastrophic rate.
Thomas tried to cover her bald head with a wig, but her classmates found out.
Subsequently, the girl stopped wearing wigs and turned to professionals who provided hair extensions.
This procedure was not the cheapest because Chloe had to buy expensive cosmetics to make her hair look fresh and silky.
After Chloe woke up one morning in 2020 and found another clump of hair on her pillow, she lost it.
She took a razor and shaved off all her hair. To her surprise, Thomas noticed that she felt much better.
“I was over the moon, ready to show the world that I was finally happy and content with myself.”
A year and a half later, 26-year-old Chloe believes that shaving her head was one of the best decisions she ever made.
Now all of the girl’s efforts are focused on helping other women with the same problem. She has over 10,000 followers on her Instagram.
Thomas knows from experience how important support and kind words are in these cases.
“I cry every time I receive messages from people telling me that I have helped or inspired them.
It’s incredible that I went from being someone who needed help to being someone who helps others.”