True beauty is found in your heart, not on your head. That’s the message in Hairloss.com’s new video PSA on chemo hair loss. There are two other videos in the series, one on Trichotillomania and another on male baldness.
I agree that true beauty comes from within, and yet I’m always troubled by messages that tell me I should rise above my hair loss. Day-after-day, week-after-week, year-after-year, I live life with daily reminders that the rest of society is looking at my outer shell, not my inner beauty. I deal with it—what choice do I have? What choice do any of us have? Of course, the people who know and love me are the one’s in a position to see my “true beauty,” but I’m not so sure an animated PSA is going to help society-at-large see me as a woman with true beauty, rather than a bald woman. I appreciate the effort and the intent. As for the message, I think that the video focusing on male baldness is the one that rings truest for me. Ironically, it’s the video that best acknowledges that no matter how beautiful we are on the inside, hair changes the way we feel about ourselves.
Have a look. What do you think of the videos? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Mixed feelings?