Sharing her story. Ricki Lake is pleased with a “courageous ass leap” she took in 2019.
The TV character, 54, took to Instagram on Sunday, January 1, to share a deeply shifting video of the second she determined to shave her head after years of struggling with androgenic hair loss. Within the clip, a nervous Lake is seen together with her hand positioned on her chest as a buddy used clippers to chop her brunette locks.
“3 years in the past at this time, on the afternoon of New Yr’s Eve day 2019, I took a courageous ass leap of religion and selected to make the drastic resolution to shave my head after years and years of struggling in secret w/ my androgenic hair loss,” the New York native started within the caption.
Based on the Nationwide Library of Drugs, androgenetic alopecia is “a genetically predetermined dysfunction on account of an extreme response to androgens … characterised by progressive lack of terminal hair of the scalp any time after puberty.”
Lake continued: “I’ve by no means shared this uncooked video footage earlier than however felt like I wished to now, for these of you who’ve adopted my story and have been invested in it. A few of you realize my wrestle all too properly personally and I would like you to know, I actually really feel you.”
The actress defined that within the emotional clip her followers can see her “come to a spot of peace, liberation, and most significantly, self-love and self-acceptance.” She wrote: “I need to thank my pricey buddies, who had been current throughout this transformation. I’ll always remember your help, love, kindness and humor.”
Now, Lake stated she has a greater appreciation and “love” for her “pure grey and generally wild unruly head of hair.” She concluded her put up with phrases of encouragement for her followers. “Might all of you combating no matter additionally come to a spot of peace and acceptance. Life is simply too rattling brief. #HappyNewYear!” she wrote on Instagram.
Lake beforehand opened as much as Us Weekly about her hair journey after first revealing her struggles to the world in 2020. “First issues first, I’m not sick. (THANK GOD.) I’m not having a mid-life disaster. Nor am I having a psychological breakdown,” she stated through Instagram on the time. “I’ve been combating hair loss for many of my grownup life. It has been debilitating, embarrassing, painful, scary, miserable, lonely, all of the issues. There have been a number of instances the place I’ve even felt suicidal over it.”
Lake informed Us in 2021 that she began utilizing Danish model Harklinikken, which has given her more healthy and thicker hair.
“It has given me my life again,” Lake stated. “And I do know these are huge phrases, however truthfully, anybody that’s suffered with this is aware of what I’m speaking about. It takes over your life. Each time you stroll previous a mirror, each time you run a brush by your hair … I really like my hair at this time … I by no means thought I’d be in that place.”