‘It’s Not A Side Effect They Ever Tell You’ Liv Bentley Opens Up On Dating With Alopecia

On Celebs Go Dating, she told two of her dates that she was wearing a wig.

 

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Olivia Bentley is back on our screens, after a bit of a hiatus, we’re all living vicariously through Made In Chelsea. We all know her best from the hit reality show, but recently, Liv was also on Celebs Go Dating where she had opened up about having alopecia and what’s it’s like to date with it.

Speaking to Grazia, Liv said, “I was only ever self-conscious about it when I was younger. And then through the years, I sort of just got on with it and sort of accepted it. But when I was younger, it was harder because I remember having boyfriends. And they’d say like comments or I’d always be clipping in extensions.”

 

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Liv then continued to say that her hair loss started at the age of 16, as a side effect of the contraceptive pill. “They [the doctors] connected the dots, and it was because I started the contraceptive pill at around the same time. It’s not a side effect they ever tell you. The only thing I remember being told is that I could put on weight or get spots.”

“I get really nice DMs from a lot of younger people. I like doing different TV stuff if it can help someone.” Liv adds if she could give advice to others going through this, or her younger self, “Not to stress about it. It’s so hard because you can’t not stress about it, but the stress makes it worse.” She adds that hair extensions are also a pretty bad idea if you’re struggling with hair loss, “Who on earth would recommend that, get a wig or leave it.”

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