Bald Barbie Boost To Brave Girls
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
on behalf of Project Work and Other Clients
Expert Hair Loss Clinic Features in 4NI website
Hair Solved supports toy maker Mattel’s plans to create a bald Barbie, which comes after an online petition was started to help girls cope with the trauma of hair loss from such an early age.
The hair loss clinic, which is based in Glasgow, London and Manchester treats hundreds of children every year, some as young as ten.
Hair Solved provide a natural looking and long lasting “enhancer” solution to conceal hair loss.
Lucas Sojka, Director of Hair Solved said: “We think it is a great idea to create a bald Barbie for young girls who are going through some type of hair loss.
“We see many young girls every day at our clinic with a variety of different hair loss issues. Many people don’t think that children will experience hair loss but this is untrue. Children can be affected just as much as adults with conditions such as alopecia and trichotillomania – a condition which causes individuals to pull their own hair out.
“Although many children are too young to understand why they are losing their hair there can be lasting effects which many parents may not realise. Having something like a bald Barbie will help to limit these effects as it will help to give children normality in a stressful situation.
“If Mattel makes its bald Barbie widely available, then we would definitely look to secure some for all of our clinics, in the hope that it will help young children come to terms with their hair loss and help remove some of the stigma surrounding it.”
The bald Barbie is to be named a friend of Barbie and will come fully accessorised with wigs, hats and scarves.
In February, rivals Bratz and Moxie Girls also announced plans for a range of bald dolls for cancer patients and their family and friends.
Hair Solved offers affordable solutions to all types of hair loss. These include: alopecia, genetic thinning, post pregnancy, trichotillomania and hair loss caused by chemotherapy.