Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina helps women who suffer from alopecia

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MILWAUKEE (CBS58)-- Yomarie Castellano has alopecia, but she doesn't let hair loss define her. When she started losing her hair about 10 years ago, she tried everything, including vitamins and shampoo, but nothing worked. In 2019, she was diagnosed with alopecia and said the pandemic caused her to lose more hair

She took to social media to see if other women were suffering from the same thing.

"Connecting with other women with a similar situation helped me a lot in accepting my alopecia. Imagine as a woman losing my hair, it was a devastating experience," Castellano said.

She said she noticed there were no other Latinas on social media talking about hair loss.

"What I did was my own page called "hairlossbonita," which is a community of women who live their lives with hair loss with a lot of confidence, with a lot of happiness," Castellano said. "Hair loss can be a very sad thing but that doesn't mean you have to stop living your life completely."

Castellano said hair loss is something we should talk about more and normalize because it affects thousands of people.

"Losing your hair does not make you not beautiful or feminine. Honestly, what matters is your soul," she said.

You can follow her on InstagramTik Tok and YouTube.

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