Love Island's Kaz Crossley details alopecia battle

Love Island star Kaz Crossley has emotionally opened up to fans about her recent hair loss struggles, admitting it caused her to break down in tears.

The reality TV personality, who famously joined the ITV2 show back in 2018 during the season 4 Casa Amor challenge, detailed her experience of alopecia in a lengthy Instagram post.

Sharing a series of selfies, Crossley highlighted a bald patch on her hairline in an attempt to raise awareness of alopecia areata.

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"After I took this pic last night I had a good cry," she said. "Sometimes you will have days where you don't feel strong, and that's okay – it's so important to let it out! I think the mixture of realising I'm losing more hair, mixed with the fact I will be heading back to the UK (real life) hit me hard."

The reality TV star went on to explain how she empathises with anyone going through similar struggles.

"The insecurity of people noticing it and the need to hide it, the worry if it'll get worse and the constant reminder of such a difficult time every time I look in the mirror," Crossley wrote. "Trust me I feel anyone else dealing with this and we will get through it together! Don't let these thoughts take over for too long. We are too blessed to be stressed. Let it out and keep going. You've got this."

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However, Crossley isn't the only Love Island star to have spoken out about the challenges that come with battling alopecia.

Layla Al-Momani, who featured in the latest winter season of Love Island, recently shared her own experience of the condition.

"Whenever people compliment my hair, it means so much because I have alopecia," she wrote on her Instagram Stories.

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

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

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