Anyone who has seen Black Swan knows ballerinas are under a bit of stress. They have to practice nonstop, keep their figures slim, and wear those crazy tight buns in their hairs. Turns out the latter, which seems like NBD, can have devastating effects.
Diva Hollands, a former dancer from England, experienced extreme hair loss along her hairline due to years of tying back her locks almost every single day. According to the 22 year old, it started early and caused tons of bullying growing up.Dr. Edward Ball/Elite Daily
“I was bullied for my hairline in primary school and then into secondary school, but it got really serious when I was about 13,” she told Good Housekeeping. “Since then, I was completely self-conscious about it and did everything I could to hide the area.”
The self-consciousness followed her into adulthood. Even when she met her now-fiancé, she didn’t let him see her with her back pulled back for six months. After having children the condition got even worse.
It’s a real thing too: it’s called traction alopecia. We’ve even talked about it before, warning that Bella Hadid’s signature high ponytail could cause baldness.
Diva sought help from specialist Dr. Edward Ball, who performed follicular unit transplantation, but she’s letting others experiencing traction alopecia know they’re not alone.
“I really do think there’s a taboo when it comes to women’s hair loss,” she said. “It can happen to anyone and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”
[H/T: Elite Daily]