Nichola McAvoy has lived with alopecia for 15 years.
She mislaid all of her hair during around 11 years old. Her best friend, Nicola, also mislaid her hair during her initial year of delegate school.
Nichola says their loyalty has helped them cope with a ‘isolating’ knowledge of carrying alopecia.
She has launched an alopecia friend-finding app, that aims to assistance others with a condition make friends like them.
“People can try to understand, though they don’t get it,” Nicola said.
“I drew on that knowledge of me and Nicola experiencing so most together, and how critical it is to have somebody that knew accurately what we were going through,” Nichola added.
This shave is creatively from BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday 9th Dec 2018.