Love Island star talks about hair loss to raise awareness about alopecia

Love Island bombshell Layla Al-Momani has opened up about her alopecia diagnosis.

The brand’s executive posted to Instagram Stories and uploaded a photo of the top of her head, illustrating the hair loss she’s experiencing as a result of the condition.

“Whenever people compliment my hair, it means so much because I have alopecia,” she said.


Related: Love Island merchandise, gifts and more

Following this, a fan wrote to Layla during a Q&A, “Can you please tell me more about your hair? Sincerely, a 4C hair girl going through it too.”

She replied with the promise, “Yes dear. A few people [have] advice on alopecia. I’ll help as much as I can from my experience with it, but I’m not a doctor or professional.

“I’ll post on it later tonight or tomorrow as this story is about to end.”

Alopecia is the medical name generally given to any type of hair loss. Neighbors star Alan Fletcher was diagnosed with alopecia areata last year and recently shared an update on his treatment.

Layla gained weight this winter Love Island during the Casa Amor twist, where she and Will Young (who was already dating Jessie Wynter) caused a stir by sharing a kiss.

layla, will, love island, casa amor


Related: Good morning Great Britain‘s Ranvir Singh talks about alopecia in support of Jada Pinkett Smith

Reflecting on the subsequent online hate she received, the reality TV star (via The daily star) said, “The abuse has been a lot. I’ve struggled with that. If you look at [spin-off show] After sunyou can see my eyes are really red because i cried before.

“It’s hard because I feel like I have to defend myself, but in a very careful way because everything I say at the moment people just say, ‘Oh, but you are this, you are that’.

“It’s really wild because at the end of the day I have feelings. At the end of the day I’m a real person with feelings. There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t cried.”

You can find further information on alopecia and hair loss from the NHS, Alopecia UK, AAD (the American Academy of Dermatology Association) and AAAF (the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation).

Love Island airs nightly on ITV2 and is available via catch-up on ITVX and BritBox.

Love Island star talks about hair loss to raise awareness about alopecia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top