Just a few days after Kayla Itsines revealed that she has stretch marks, the Australian PT shared another empowering post about a common ‘flaw’ that she has: thinning hair.
The 26-year-old opened up to her 7.1 million Instagram followers about how she’s struggled to come to terms with it.
In a lot of the fitness star’s posts she’s seen with thick long hair, but Itsines revealed that these are just hairpieces. Her hair is actually really short and is getting thinner with age.
Hair thinning or balding can be due to ageing, genetics, protein and/or iron deficiency, low vitamin levels and health problems like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Thyroid Disease.
Kayla said that female pattern baldness runs in her family and she’s “super conscious” about her own thinning hair.
Although she has tried everything to fix it, she told her fans, “I am at peace with it and I will not let it rule my life.”
Instead of focusing on the negative, the social media sensation wants to “focus on being healthy and happy” and is proud about it.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health