Woman with alopecia shaves her head – before boyfriend turns razor on himself to join her in solidarity

If you’ve felt ‘different’ or uncomfy in the skin you’re in, then Eva Barilaro might just be your hero.

Eva, who has alopecia, filmed herself shaving her head for her 11k-strong Instagram army alongside a beautiful message encouraging followers to embrace their individuality.

However, Eva was also in for a surprise too.

As boyfriend Damien helped shave her hair, he soon turned the razor on himself to join Eva in solidarity – with her priceless reaction caught on camera as she burst into tears.

Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss and is believed to be caused by an abnormality in the immune system that damages hair follicles.

In honour of Alopecia Awareness Month which falls in September, Eva said she hopes people never forget how beautiful they are.

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Eva, who hails from Monaco, wrote: “I’d like you to be aware that you are not ‘different’ – even though you feel like it – whatever you think is different when it comes to you.

“The truth is, ‘normal’ doesn’t exist. Indeed, every human being was born unique, with its own specificities, the ones that actually make us who we are as an individual, and that also make it possible to distinguish us from someone else.

“So, if normal doesn’t exist… differences don’t either, right? You are just you. And this is it.”

Eva continued: “Please, remember that you don’t have to match any imposed social standards, and in fact you will probably never be able to match any fixed image that society wants you to relate to because do you really think that this image, corresponding to a fabricated perfection actually exists?

“Have you ever thought about the fact that the person posing in the picture might actually want to look like you? Because yes, I am telling you, you are beautiful.

“And the person you most admire, admires someone too. And this person maybe you. And it is an endless struggle with no winner.”

Eva concluded by adding: “You are not a hairstyle, a body, or whatever makes you feel uncomfortable about being you. If you look at the people around you as a whole, why not look at yourself the same way? Why not start to be gentle with yourself before being gentle with everyone else but yourself?

“Do not reduce yourself to what you think is your default or your complex. Try to look at what people see when looking at you: a very unique, beautiful and worthy person.

“You deserve to be loved; you deserve your own love.”

The inspiring video clocked up an impressive 3.5k views, with social networkers flocking to the comments to praise Eva’s efforts.

One admirer summed it up perfectly when she wrote: “Still shiver when I see this video.”

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And four months later, here it is on my Instagram page… Shout-out to @damien_fa for being my everyday lover and partner in crime, and for being so supportive since day-1 of our relationship – I love you❤️ Happy alopecia awareness month to you all 🌸💖 – Never forget how beautiful you are, from inside and out 🌟 I’d like that you, reading this post, you become aware of the fact that you are not “different”, – even though you feel like it – whatever you think is different when it comes to you. Truth is, “normal” doesn’t exist. Indeed, every human being was born unique, with its own specificities, the ones that actually make us who we are as an individual, and that also make it possible to distinguish us from someone else. So if normal doesn’t exist… difference neither, right? You are just you. And this is it. Please, remember that you don’t have to match any imposed social standards, and in fact you will probably never be able to match any fixed image that society wants you to relate to… because do you really think that this image, corresponding to a fabricated perfection actually exist? Have you ever thought about the fact that the person posing on the picture might actually want to look like you? Because yes, I am telling you, you are beautiful. And the person you most admire, admires someone too. Ans this person may be you. And it is an endless struggle with no winner. You are not a hairstyle, a body, or whatever makes you feel uncomfortable about being you. If you look at the people around you as a whole, why not looking at yourself the same way? Why not starting to be gentle with yourself before being gentle with everyone else but yourself? Do not reduce yourself to what you think is YOUR default or YOUR complex.Try to look at what people see when looking at you: a very unique, beautiful and worthy person. You deserve to be loved, your deserve your own love. #boyfriend #headshave #shaving #alopecia #alopeciaareata #alopeciaawareness #love #couple #couplegoals #support #bold #bald #baldgirlmagic

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