12 Things People Living With Alopecia Want You To Know

“Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition – an illness that occurs when the body tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The body’s immune system decides that hair follicles are bad and attacks them, causing the hair to fall out.

“It can occur in just one or two patches or can progress to total loss of hair from the scalp (also known as alopecia totalis) or total loss of hair from the whole body, including eyebrows and eyelashes (also known as alopecia universalis).” – Amy Johnson, Alopecia UK

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