I Lost My Hair To Alopecia — & Turned It Into My Side Hustle
It took a really long time for me to find out it was
alopecia. When it comes to hair loss and Black women, we are often misdiagnosed. It’s seen as something we are doing to our hair instead of it being done to us. Sometimes the doctors’ stereotypes of Black women get in the way of a proper diagnosis. As soon as I went to the doctor, it was, “Oh, stop braiding your hair.” But I haven’t braided or relaxed my hair in years.