Bald is Beautiful Day is celebrated each year on September 13. It’s a U.S. celebration but we think the day should be celebrated the world over! Baldness is often a reason for anxiety and embarrassment among many. However, it is nothing to be embarrassed about! Baldness is as much a natural phenomenon as is having hair. National Bald is Beautiful Day is a gentle reminder that we are all beautiful the way we are – bald or not. This is the day to tell your bald friends that they are beautiful. The celebrations are all about spreading cheer.
History of Bald is Beautiful Day
Baldness used to have very negative connotations, and bald men and women were ashamed. No more! Celebrations like Bald is Beautiful Day are a reminder that being bald is not a shortcoming. In fact, baldness can be freeing and even a powerful statement against vanity. Think about all the advantages of being bald — no hair grooming products, no time wasted in combing and washing hair, and never a bad hair day.
Baldness can often be hereditary, especially in men. Male pattern baldness, hair fall, hair thinning, and receding hairlines are common afflictions. Sometimes aging can aggravate these conditions and lead to rapid hair loss and balding. This is not to say that women are immune to balding — hair fall and thinning afflict women too. Be it due to stress, health conditions, genetics, or just environmental stressors, the reasons for hair fall and balding can be many. They can be prevented or stopped with medical intervention. But sometimes, there’s no choice but to accept one’s baldness.
However, for many, baldness can be a voluntary decision. Some decide to shed off their hair to prevent hair loss or while going through rigorous medical treatments. The rest might decide to go bald to make a fashion statement. A newly shorn scalp is sensitive to heat and cold and must be taken care of properly. Whatever the reason, bald truly is beautiful! So on National Bald is Beautiful Day be proud to embrace your baldness.
Bald is Beautiful Day timeline
The prophet Elijah curses 42 youths teasing him about his baldness, and a bear kills them.
It is fashionable for Egyptians to shave their heads.
Upper-class women pluck the entire front of the hairline to have a higher forehead.
Sauvades Delacroix first uses the word for all-over hair loss.
With the rise of social media, more and more people accept being bald and share it.
Bald is Beautiful Day FAQs
What is baldness and what causes it?
Baldness is the absence of hair. It’s also called alopecia. Baldness is most noticeable on the scalp.
Which celebrities shave their heads the best?
Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and Patrick Stewart are considered part of the top ten best-shaved celebrity heads.
Who is the first bald woman in movie history?
Maria Falconetti, the French stage actress, shaved her head for her role as Joan of Arc in the 1928 silent movie masterpiece.
Bald is Beautiful Day Activities
Flaunt your baldness
Don’t hide your head with hats, caps, or scarves — flaunt your baldness! It is National Bald is Beautiful Day, the day to be proud of your baldness.
Tell your bald friends they are beautiful
Celebrate National Bald is Beautiful Day by telling your bald friends that they are beautiful. A heartfelt compliment can go a long way.
Watch a movie
Actors such as Bruce Willis, The Rock, and Vin Diesel star in high-powered action movies. Arrange a movie night and celebrate the power of hairless macho men.
5 Facts About Hair That Will Blow Your Mind
About 95% of the total skin surface contains hair.
It takes about three years for cut hair to reach your shoulders.
Only 4% of the population has naturally red hair.
Dying for a new color
60% of U.S. women dye their hair.
A single strand of hair can support up to 6.5 pounds of weight.
Why We Love Bald is Beautiful Day
It makes people feel good about themselves
Celebrations such as National Bald is Beautiful Day instill confidence in people and make them comfortable in their own skin. Everyone should be comfortable with the way they look.
It creates communities
National Bald is Beautiful Day helps bald people find other bald people and share their stories. This builds communities and support systems.
It spreads positivity
National Bald is Beautiful Day also spreads positivity by letting people embrace their looks. This starts dissipating anxiety about physical appearances.
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