Baldness has been attributed to male folks over the years and may seem odd when a woman decides to go bald. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why more women are choosing to go bald.
Undoubtedly, society frequently associates femininity with long, flowing hair; but an increasing number of women are choosing to celebrate their baldness. In times past, the word “bald”, for very odd reasons, was used to body-shame people.
But it’s becoming a thing of the past – people are embracing baldness – and more people are choosing the hair-free look. As male folks are going bald and proud to be bald, many women are also going bald and are proud of their baldness.
Even though sitting in a barber’s chair and handling the clipper to cut off all hair may be terrifying for many women; still, it can be a liberating experience for women to shave their heads.
For a person who finds it odd for women to shave their heads, you may think they will lose their sense of creativity and self-expression or feel less like a woman. But the answer is a resounding no, particularly for women who decided to go bald. After all, the woman can do whatever she pleases with her hair.
You may still be thinking, why would a woman want to do something like that? There are many reasons why she might choose to have a hair-free look. Some of the reasons are;
Being inspired by the pop culture
A lot of female characters in popular culture (e.g., Sade Adu with her sophisticated pop and smooth jazz Afro-Cuban rhythms or Millie Bobbie Brown as Eleven from Stranger Things) have inspired women to go a free-hair look.
Raising money for charity
A common way to raise money, especially for cancer charities, is for women to shave their heads. This is explicitly done to raise awareness of the effects of chemotherapeutic drugs (one of its main effects is hair loss).
Easy to look after
Keeping hair requires high maintenance, which usually involves washing (with good shampoo and conditioner), drying, colouring, brushing, styling, and so on. Many women who have chosen to go bald love the fact that it is easy to look after and maintain because it saves so much time when getting reading for an outing or occasion. All you have to do is apply some specific product to your head.
Taking control of hair loss
One primary reason why women are going bald is because of hair loss. Instead, they take control of their hair loss by going hair-free before their hair entirely falls out. Whether it is alopecia, the effects of chemo drugs, or stress, whatever the reason, women are choosing to go bald.
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