September is alopecia awareness month! Each year the alopecia community comes together to lift each other up.
If you are not sure about what alopecia is, September is the time to learn! Not only can you increase your awareness. In fact, it is the perfect time to raise money for alopecia charities or support someone with alopecia.
Alopecia is an autoimmune illness that causes your hair to fall out in clumps the size and shape of a quarter.
What is Alopecia Awareness Month?
September is Alopecia Awareness Month. It has started in 1986. It’s a time when people raise awareness about alopecia and support people with Alopecia. This is the month in which Alopecia organizations hold social events, collect charity, and have social media campaigns in order to raise awareness.
How to support people with Alopecia during Alopecia awareness month?
There are many things that can be done. On an individual level, you can buy gifts for someone with alopecia. You can support charities, for example, you can donate to Alopecia UK. The simplest thing you can do is to make a social media post/story simply reminding people of alopecia to raise awareness. Below are some of the Alopecia charity organizations;
What kind of hats are best for people with Alopecia?
Some hats can cause traction in people with alopecia. For this reason, it’s best to look for soft hats with no inner stitches to make the hat as gentle as possible. We recommend hats made with bamboo fabric. We offer magnetic gift boxes packed with hair scarves and caps. Alternatively, you can buy them a gift card which they can use to pick whichever hat they like from our website.