It is a very personal choice when to tell others about your hair loss. Some people choose to tell people about their hair loss early on in their experience of alopecia whilst others choose to be further along in their journey before they inform others. Some may decide never to tell others about their alopecia.

Something to consider is that by being open with others about your alopecia, it can help to reduce any fear or worry of your alopecia being revealed. Secrecy about alopecia can, for some, be an additional burden. When we decide to tell someone may be different depending on who we are telling. For instance, we may tell close family and friends earlier than we tell colleagues or potential romantic partners.

Our private Facebook group can be a good place to find out the experiences of others.