Have you checked your hair lately? For most of us, we see how our hair starts to fall during our bath time. We see how it fall from our hair shaft when we brush our hair. And somehow, it can lead us to sudden worry. Well, we are blessed to have our crowning glory still in tack. But for people with Alopecia, it’s always a different day for them to face. Alopecia, more than just being a hair condition, it’s a well-being stigma that changes the way people live and deal with their surrounding. Their social interaction and even the way they see themselves change. That’s why Minoxidil Regroe joined the world in celebrating the annual Alopecia Awareness Month which aimed to raise awareness and to help the public understand what alopecia is all about and how to cope with this condition.
This noteworthy event happened last September 21, 2017 at Dillinger’s 1903 Steak & Brew Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, gathered bloggers and media friends to help disseminate further information about alopecia. The Blue Party event was Minoxidil Regroe’s way of supporting people who suffer from this condition. In addition, blue is the color of Alopecia Awareness which is celebrated every September. Guests present on the said affair voluntarily cut their hair as a symbolic gesture of showing support to people with alopecia.
During the event, an alopecia advocate and survivor shared her journey about her experience in having this autoimmune condition and how she surpassed her condition despite the stigma attached to it. “Alopecia should not be ignored as it affects not only one’s outer appearance but also one’s inner being. People do not understand that it is not as simple as shedding of hair to one’s scalp or body but an autoimmune condition that resulted to hair loss,” said Au De Leon.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, causing the body’s immune system to attack the hair follicles, resulting in partial or complete hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. The most common types of alopecia areata are alopecia areata patchy or coin-like patches on the scalp or other areas of the body, alopecia totalis or total hair loss on the scalp, and alopecia universalis or complete loss of hair on the scalp, face and body.
In the website of National Alopecia Areata Foundation, (www.naaf.org), the foundation presented that 147 million people worldwide are affected by alopecia areata with a lifetime risk of 2.1 percent.
Dr. Vinson B. Pineda, a renowned Filipino dermatologist, who brought Minoxidil Regroe in the Philippines was present in the said event. He shed light about alopecia and how Minoxidil Regroe can help people with alopecia in managing their condition. According to Dr. Pineda, Minoxidil Regroe is the first treatment for hair loss and other cases of alopecia that has done wonders for both men and women in addressing their hair loss concerns. “Minoxidil Regroe is scientifically proven safe and effective to grow hair,” explained Dr. Pineda. “Consistent use of Minoxidil Regroe allows hair to grow back longer, regaining their lost confidence and self-esteem,” added Dr. Pineda.
As part of Minoxidil Regroe’s efforts to educate the public about hair loss, the brand has continuously provided and conducted free hair and scalp consultation to its consumers with the support of its trade partners nationwide. This is Minoxidil Regroe’s way of raising awareness about the importance of attaining healthy hair and preventing cases of progressive hair loss that diminish one’s confidence and self-esteem.