Alopecia Awareness: No Hair Don’t Care Free Printable
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I always post the crafts I make as I make them. So they are always shown, BEFORE I post them here on my blog. Sometimes, I don’t always post the crafts I share on Instagram on here. This No Hair Don’t Care shirt was one of them, until now.
One of my friends in High School has a daughter with alopecia. She messaged me and said that she sees the DIY t-shirts I make. She noted that she would love a No Hair Don’t Care shirt for her daughter to wear but she couldn’t find one online. The only shirts were on onesies for babies.
Because of this, I thought I’d make the design I made for my friend’s daughter available for free here online so that anyone is able to download and make their own shirt.
Get the No Hair Don’t Care Free Printable
You can download the free printable here: No Hair Don’t Care Free Printable
Simply resize and print. I insert the image on a Word document and use a ruler to measure out the best size for the shirt. It’s important to note that you should choose the iron-on transfers that are appropriate for the intended t-shirt. In other works, pay attention to the iron-on transfers for light fabrics versus dark fabrics. Also, for light fabrics, the mirror image of the design should be printed whereas, the regular design should be printed for dark fabrics.
I have detailed instructions here: How to Make Your Own Concert T Shirt
You can also follow the instructions in each package.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is another term for hair loss. The American Academy of Dermatology says that “when alopecia areata develops, the body attacks its own hair follicles. A person’s genetic makeup, combined with other factors, triggers this form of hair loss.” It is not contagious, and hair often grows back. However, sometimes it takes many years.
I imagine that her daughter, who is five years old, may have struggled at first with having no hair. But now, she wears her shirt proudly and confidently. Bald is beautiful!
The National Alopecia Areata Foundations stated that, “children five years old and younger appear to experience little emotional impact as a result of their condition. However, as they get older, it may become more difficult for them to accept their alopecia areata and issues with self-confidence may begin to affect their experiences at school and with friends.”
September is Alopecia Awareness month. It is a celebration to increase public awareness of alopecia across the nation. I’m hoping this shirt will help bring attention and understanding to alopecia and the need for an acceptable treatment.
You can find more information about alopecia at https://www.naaf.org/.
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