Gail Porter says she was a bundle of nerves about stepping out in public after her alopecia returned, but she’s determined not to let it affect her.
The TV presenter, who had been celebrating her hair growing back for the first time in five years, decided to shave her head last week after her locks began to fall out again.
Making her first public appearance with a new mini-Mohican at the premiere of Disney film Tangled, Gail said: “I was extremely nervous this morning because I haven’t been out like this apart from Sainsbury’s.
“It’s a bit daunting, but it’s fine. I’ve done it before and I’m just going to have to get used to it again.
“It’s actually growing back a bit where I shaved it. It was actually so patchy it was more distressing being like that, but it’s fine. Hopefully it will strengthen a bit.”
The mum-of-one, who posted shots of the head-shaving on Twitter, has vowed to have fun with her new look.
“I’ve got all my little sprays – don’t panic, they’re not damaging. I can spray it white and pink and blue and it washes out the next day so I may as well. It’s only a little patch I may as well do something with it,” she added.
“I’ve been here before and it’s not the best, but it’s just one of those things and I have to get over it.”