Friday, 4 September 2015

Bad Hair Day by Glam Polish

This post is about a very special polish in order to help a very special cause. For the month of September Glam Polish is raising funds and awareness for Alopecia.  All funds donated will go to Alopecia Areata Association of Australia Foundation Inc. to help fund wigs for children with Alopecia and aid in educating against bullying.

Here are some facts about Alopecia:

Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) is a HAIR LOSS Condition, that can cause round patches of baldness, or total body hairlessness.

There are over half a million Australians and around 6.5 million Americans living with Alopecia, a condition for which there is currently no known cure.

There are 3 Main Types of Alopecia: Alopecia Areata - round patches / bald spots, Alopecia Totalis - complete Scalp baldness and Alopecia Universalis - total hair loss from body and scalp.

Alopecia Areata is a believed to be a AUTOIMMUNE disease: the immune system mistakenly attacks the body (hair follicles) instead of defending it.

Alopecia Areata affects MEN & WOMEN equally.  It can occur at ANY AGE, often begins during childhood or early teen years.  It does not discriminate on race.


Alopecia is NOT Contagious.

Approximately 60% of people diagnosed are under the age of 20, and for children especially, hair loss can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, which in many cases is linked to anxiety, depression, impaired academic performance and lack of social inclusion. To support children affected by the condition, Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation & Variety grants wigs - helping children gain their confidence and feel more comfortable among their peers.

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc. (AAAF), is established to be the national Australian body supporting research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for all forms of Alopecia Areata and to support those with the disease and their families.

"Bad Hair Day" - A navy blue scattered holographic with navy, ocean blue and silver ultra holographic microglitter, a special shade made to help us raise awareness and funds for Alopecia Areata. This shade was named by Natalia Voss a 13 year old girl with Alopecia Areata. Some days it can be very hard covering up patches of missing hair or even looking at your hair in the mirror when you have Alopecia Areata, so we thought this was the perfect name for our fundraising shade.

Lighting: Inside with flash
Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

The great news is that $7.00 AUD from each bottle of "Bad Hair Day" sold will be donated to the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation Inc.!


You can also make a donation to help buy wigs for kids. All proceeds will go to the Alopecia Areata Association of Australia. To donate please visit click the link HERE.


The official release date is Friday September 4th at 6pm EDT (USA), Saturday September 5th 8am AEST Australia from Glam Polish with shipping to Australia, USA and France.

Show your support for Alopecia awareness on the 12th of September by posting your blue mani on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #bluemanisforalopeciaawareness.

Other social media tags:  @AAawareness #AlopeciaAwareness #AlopeciaAreataAwareness

-Bettina