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Alessia Cara Talks About Hair Loss and Her Single, Scars to Your Beautiful


ABC/Byron CohenAlessia Cara may only be 20 years old, but she’s wise beyond her years. The vocalist recently penned a candid essay for Glamour magazine, in collaboration with, about her struggles — with hair loss.

“In late elementary school, early high school, I started losing my hair in chunks in the shower. It was one of the scariest things. It got to the point where it was visibly gone. I struggled with that a lot, especially going into high school. You have so many pressures — what people are going to think of you — and I was going into it losing all my hair,” she writes. 

“I didn’t know what it was happening. I just kept thinking, ‘Why am I so young and having to deal with this?'” she writes.

In the essay, Cara talks about eventually learning to accept her hair after her traumatic experience and how it inspired her to create her song, “Scars to Your Beautiful.” “I want ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ to reach different types of women. The girl I am talking about, it’s me, it’s you — it’s every girl who has struggled with feeling not good enough. I want to talk about all the different extremes that girls go through to feel beautiful.”  

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