Hair loss affects the self-confidence of many people, but none more so than children. Losing hair in one’s formative years can contribute extremely negatively to self-image, at a time when our understanding of who we are is just forming. As Wigs For Kids, a charity which provides hair replacement treatment to children who have experienced hair loss, explain on their website:
“The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a change in a child’s outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child’s self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should. With an injured self-image, a child’s attitude toward treatment and their physical response to it can be negatively affected also.”
Recently, Buzzfeed, with the help of Wigs For Kids, decided to examine what happens when you donate hair for the creation of wigs for children affected by hair loss. In the amazing video, we see the entire process, from donation to wig fitting!