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Ayanna Pressley opens up about alopecia, reveals bald head for first time

Added 01-16-20 12:57:02pm EST - “Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) opened up about the struggles she faces with alopecia, a condition that can cause hair loss, in a new interview in which she also revealed her bald head for the first time in public.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Ayanna Pressley opens up about alopecia, reveals bald head for first time”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyTenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden Hill.TV's Krystal Ball says Ocasio-Cortez has become a force in Democratic Party GOP rep releases campaign ad ripping Kaepernick, 'The Squad' MORE (D-Mass.) opened up about the struggles she faces with alopecia, a condition that can cause hair loss, in a new interview in which she also revealed her bald head for the first time in public.

The freshman Democrat revealed in an interview with The Root, which dropped on Thursday, that she first began noticing patches in her hair back in the fall. 

“In the fall, when I was getting my hair retwisted, is the first time that I was made aware that I had some patches,” Pressley said. “From there, it accelerated very quickly.”

The congresswoman said it eventually got to a point where she had “been waking up every morning to sinkfuls of hair.”

“Every night I was employing all the tools that I had been schooled and trained in throughout my life as a Black woman because I thought that I could stop this. I wrapped my hair. I wore a bonnet. I slept on a silk pillowcase,” said Pressley, who in 2018 became the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.

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