Hannah Cranston

Newcastle & Sunderland


Hannah Cranston



I first got alopecia when I was 6 but it was just my eyebrows that fell out and I had one patch at the back but they grew back in. Then my hair started falling out when I was 7 we think it was mainly stress related. It took about 7 months before I was completely bald. Obviously it was very hard for me as it is for everyone. It took me time before I told my friends because I wasn’t sure how they would react but I’m so glad I did because it was like a weight off my shoulders. I got my first wig when I was 10. I was so happy with it, I felt “normal” again. But after a few years, I realized that I wasn’t happy with the fact that I needed hair to feel pretty and like myself again. It took me 6 years but I finally realized that I’m pretty without my hair and eyebrows I’m me no matter what. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by such positive people who accept me for me. I love telling people that I have no hair and educating people about alopecia. I’m still completely bald after 7 years and I’ve never been happier. I can’t remember a time I didn’t have alopecia. It’s took me 7 years to be completely happy with who I am and I still have my down days when I’m sad/angry but they pass pretty quickly. Honestly I’ve never been happier I’ll never let alopecia stop me from doing anything anymore.