Singapore TikToker Shares Her Struggles With Alopecia
Going bald was a major struggle
She recalls,“Initially, it was really tough [and] I was very down. I didn’t dare to look in the mirror or anything [that showed my reflection].
“Because you know girls, when you have long hair, our head is not just a ‘circle’.”
Catching sight of her own shadow and seeing her round head upset her greatly. With her friends’ encouragement, the former Temasek Polytechnic student managed to “walk out of it” but it is still an ongoing battle.
It is not known how long she’s had the condition.
Adelimey said there are still times when she feels scared or intimidated, adding: “Self-love is an everyday battle and I think it is very important for us to remind ourselves that we need to love ourselves”.
Her TikTok video has since garnered 23,800 views and over 90 comments.