TikToker Mikayla Nogueira debuts new cut and shares battle with hair loss

TikToker Mikayla Nogueira is ready for a change.

in one Videos from July 6ththe social media star shared her experience with hair loss and her decision to go for the chop.

“I’m really struggling with hair loss,” she told her nearly 13 million followers. “I’ve been losing my hair for several years for health reasons, but at this point it’s gotten really bad.”

Mikayla said she grew her hair long to “conceal” her hair loss. “But at this point, with how much hair I’ve lost, I feel like it’s time for a change,” she continued. “So I’m going to cut my hair — not all, but a lot.”

And she was “really fucking excited” about it. “I think it’s going to help me a lot in boosting my confidence and just making me feel beautiful again,” added the 24-year-old makeup artist. “It’s amazing how much hair, just hair on your head, can affect you as a woman or just a person in general, but it affects me a lot, I’ve noticed.”