Trilby Beresford
Updated Jul 27, 2017 @ 8:01 am
Kayla Itsines
Credit: Kayla Itsines /

If you’ve ever visited fitness blogger Kayla Itsines’ Instagram account, you may have noticed her long, flowing hair. But Itsines recently opened up about hair loss in a candid post directed at fans who had been asking her about her amazing locks. As it turns out, she actually has genetically thin hair — and uses a clip-in ponytail. In the post, Itsines talks about her insecurity surrounding the issue, and how she makes a conscious daily decision to not let it get the best of her.

We admire this attitude so very much.

At the end of the post, Itsines encourages girls to talk about their insecurities and share their experiences. And so far, tons of people have responded to the request, and a super supportive online discussion has ensued.

Thanks for sharing, lady. We know it’s not easy baring all — especially when it comes to the very things that make us most insecure.

Itsines’ story is a perfect reminder to embrace the things we can’t change about ourselves, and also a reminder that we all deal with insecurities — even the seemingly most “Insta perfect” among us (whatever that even means!).