The Loose Women panelist bravely opened up about the issue and revealed she was starting to go bald after going through Perimenopause which is the transition just before menopause.
Showing her fans her thinning hairline and locks, the 52-year-old appeared extremely emotional as she reflected on her thicker tresses form years ago.
Nadia said: “I used to have the most amazing hair. It was my crowning glory. It was my favourite thing about myself. It was thick it was lustrous I didn’t have to do anything to it.
Choking back the tears, she continued: “My hair is not like that anymore. My hair started to change after I had my kids. B****y kids. I lost a lot like new mums do but it started to change a lot, the texture. But when I started going through Perimenopause I think I lost a third of my hair.”
The Loose Women presenter showed her thinning hair
Nadia Sawalha revealed she's losing her hair
Nadia Sawalha opened up about her balding gene
The presenter then leaned closer to the camera as she ran her hand through her curly locks and showed viewers where she has bald patches.
Through her tears, she explained: “I went to the top hair guy, a specialist, who said to me that I have the balding gene.
“I didn’t know women could have it. He drew this picture of my hair follicles and he was saying the follicles have closed [in some areas] and they aren’t coming back.”
The mother-of-two went on to say she knows she should feel “grateful” for still having hair and for having professionals take care of her locks at Loose Women, but she is still “really sad”.
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Nadia Sawalha got extremely emotional during the video
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“It sounds awful saying it as people lose all of their hair to alopecia or cancer treatment but it doesn’t make it any easier, the fact that I’m losing my hair.
“It makes me really sad, it just makes me feel old and I know I should feel grateful, I do try to and I do say I’m grateful but it doesn’t mean that I don’t miss my hair terrible.”
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