TikTok star reveals she got her scalp microbladed to cover up her hair loss
A TikTok star has revealed that she is getting her hairline microbladed to boost her confidence after her birth control pill caused her hair to fall out.
Hannah Jarrah, 20, from Huntington Beach, California, opened up about her first of four sessions in a video earlier this week, showing what her hair part looked like before and after the treatment.
‘I’m getting my hair microbladed today. Yeah, you heard that right. Hairline. Microbladed. It’s like what they do on the eyebrows but they are going to do on here,’ she said, pointing to the top of her head.
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Before and After: Hannah Jarrah, 20, from Huntington Beach, California, revealed on TikTok that she is getting her hair microbladed, showing off the results from her first treatment (right)
Treatment: Microblading simulates the appearance of hair using deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments under the first layer of skin. It can cost anywhere from $700 to $2,000 per session
Candid: Hannah explained she is getting the treatment because her birth control pill caused her hair to thin and fall out Birth control can cause hair loss in some women
Microblading simulates the appearance of hair using deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments under the first layer of skin.
While the treatment is typically done on sparse eyebrows, a growing number of people have been asking to have it done on their heads to beef up their receding hairlines.
Microblading can cost anywhere from $700 to $2,000 per treatment, depending on how large the area is, but Hannah was excited to report that it should last about three years.
‘Let me tell you why I’m doing this. So basically birth control f**ked my hair up,’ she explained, sharing a photo of the thinning hair on the top of her scalp.
Birth control can cause hair loss in women who are sensitive to the hormones in the pill or who have a history of hormone-related hair loss, according to Healthline.
Process: The TikTok star shared footage of herself during the microblading session
More to come: Hannah seemed impressed with the results when she showed off her hairline in front of the camera
It causes hair to move from the Anagen (growing) phase to the Telogen (resting) phase too soon and for too long, which can lead to large amounts of hair falling out. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium.
‘It’s getting a lot better, but it is still something I’m really insecure about,’ Hannah told her 583,000 followers of her hair loss.
‘It’s actually a huge accomplishment for me that I’m even talking about this on the internet because it’s something that I just kept to myself for a really long time. But heard about this treatment, and I thought it would be perfect for me.’
Hannah shared footage of herself getting the treatment and sitting under a red light when it was done. She explained that she can’t wash her hair for three days, but she promised to keep her fans updated.
However, she seemed impressed with the results when she showed off her hairline in front of the camera.
Honest: Hannah has worn hats and scarves to cover the top of her head. She said that while her hair is growing back, it’s a source of insecurity for her
Words of wisdom: ‘If you choose to do something like this in the future, have it come from a place of love,’ she advised her fans
‘So my hair looks dark black right now because there is ink in it still,’ she said. ‘But this is what it is looking like right now.’
A number of women commented on the video, saying the same thing had happened to them and they’re plagued by insecurity.
‘You made me feel less alone. I am struggling with the same thing and my hair looks the same way. Thank you for your vulnerability,’ one person wrote.
‘To the girls out there with hair like mine. I KNOW how easy it is to beat yourself up mentally,’ Hannah responded. ‘I promise you are beautiful and you will never truly feel confident in your hair til you learn to love it as it is.
‘And if you choose to do something like this in the future, have it come from a place of love,’ she added.
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