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Alopecia Awareness Month: September [2023]

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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.

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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;

Alopecia Awareness Month serves multiple purposes:

1. Education

Alopecia Awareness Month is a prime opportunity to educate the public about alopecia’s various forms, causes, and treatments. Knowledge is the first step towards empathy and support.

2. Support

This month offers a platform for support groups and organizations to provide emotional assistance to those affected.

3. Fundraising

Many organizations use this month to raise funds for alopecia research, treatment, and support services. Donations can make a significant impact on the lives of those battling alopecia.

Coping with Alopecia

Dealing with alopecia can be emotionally challenging, but it’s essential to remember that you are not alone. Here are some tips for coping with alopecia:

1. Seek Support

Join local or online support groups to connect with others who understand your struggles. Sharing experiences can be incredibly therapeutic. Meet people who are going through the same experiences (Online alopecia communities etc.)

2. Explore Treatment Options

Consult a dermatologist to discuss potential treatment options, such as topical medications, and hair restoration procedures.

3. Embrace Your Beauty

Remember that beauty comes in various forms. Experiment with different styles, scarves, or hats for alopecia to embrace your unique look.


Alopecia Awareness Month is a vital time for education, support, and solidarity. At Masumi Headwear, we believe that knowledge is the cornerstone of empowerment. By spreading awareness and understanding alopecia, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by this condition. Join us in raising alopecia awareness, one article at a time.

Remember, you are not alone in your alopecia journey. Knowledge and support can make all the difference.

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