& # 39; I get a lot of free food! & # 39; 17-year-old with alopecia lists the many benefits of a girl with the condition in a hilarious TikTok video
- Hayden Montross's video about dating a girl with alopecia has become viral
- Her TikTok video with details about the benefits has been viewed three million times
- Hayden, Atlanta, Georgia, has 141,000 followers on the platform
- Her self-erasing video & # 39; s about living with alopecia areata have brought her an impressive following online and get millions of views
- Hayden, 17, was diagnosed with alopecia when she was five years old
- In other viral videos, Hayden says that rude strangers ask her daily if she has & # 39; cancer & # 39; and tell her that she looks & # 39; like Mr. Clean & # 39;
The tongue-in-cheek video of a TikTok star about the benefits of a date with a girl with alopecia has become viral on the platform.
Hilarious social media user Hayden Montross, 17, posts many clips in her feed about her life as a bald teenager.
In a recent upload, the Atlanta native from Atlanta mentioned all the best things about dating a girl without her – including the fact that it takes just a few minutes to get ready – and drew nearly three million views.
Personality: Hayden Montross, 17, has won fans at TikTok with her hilarious videos about her experience with alopecia
Bonus: Hayden said she was offered free meals – while in another video she said rude strangers ask her if she has cancer almost every day
Hairbrush: As she mimics her hair, Hayden laughed that she had to go to buy a brush for the sketch on the left. According to her, another advantage is not body hair, anyway
In the short clip Hayden dances while she explains that a big advantage is that she has no body hair.
She then mimics her scalp with a hairbrush while she says: & # 39; I don't take that long to get ready & # 39 ;. She joked in the caption that she should actually buy a hairbrush for this skit.
Hayden also notes that her & # 39; hair is not in the face & # 39; comes from a potential friend when they cuddle.
Finally, she jokes that she gets & # 39; a lot of free food & # 39 ;. In the comments, people said this was likely because they had seen other alopecia patients – mistakenly believed to be cancer patients – to be offered free meals.
In an earlier video, Hayden dances to music while revealing the – sometimes insensitive – questions she receives daily, including & # 39; Do you have cancer? & # 39;
Youth: in another video on TikTok, Hayden, pictured as a child with her mother Wendi, explained that her hair first started falling out due to alopecia when she was five
Big day: Hayden poses with her mother Wendi, left, for her prom in the summer of 2019
Personality: Hayden, 17, has won fans at TikTok with her hilarious videos about her experience with alopecia
She is also routinely asked & # 39; Are you a boy or a girl? & # 39; & # 39; May I touch your head? & # 39; and & # 39; Mr. Clean? & # 39; referring to the bald man on the logo of household cleaning products.
In other joke videos, Hayden, who started losing her hair when she was five years old, plays comical screenplay – such as finding a hair band in her friend's house and the & # 39; struggles & # 39; s 39; to put her on the scalp.
With her openness and frank humor, Hayden has attracted 141,000 fans in the popular video app.
& # 39; I love people who can see the positive side, & # 39; praised a TikTok user under her benefits video.
& # 39; I love how she uses it to gain an advantage instead of seeing it as a bad thing, & # 39; another said.
Hayden is currently starting her final year in high school.
WHAT IS ALOPECIA?
Alopecia, which causes baldness, is considered an autoimmune disease. The immune system – the body's immune system – repairs itself.
What are the symptoms?
& # 39; Usually one or more small bald spots, about the size of a 50p piece, appear on the scalp. The hair can grow again in one place, while another bald area develops. Hair can also become thin all over the head & # 39 ;, says Marilyn Sherlock, president of the Institute of Trichologists.
What does it cause?
& # 39; For some reason, the body's immune system starts attacking its own hair follicles. Special white blood cells in the body, known as T lymphocytes, cause the hair to stop growing, & she adds.
Can worries make it worse?
Stress has been shown to prolong the problem.
Is it a hereditary condition?
There are strong indications that alopecia, like other autoimmune diseases, occurs in families. About 25 percent of patients have a family history of the condition.
Who gets it?
Alopecia areata usually affects teenagers and young adults, but it can affect people of any age. It occurs just as often in men as in women.
Is there a cure?
No cure is known, although there are various treatments that may be effective for some people.
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