Hair confidence and self esteem
As part of National Hair Loss Awareness month I’m talking about hair. This is my second weekly post on the subject and I want to discuss how hair loss can be debilitating. It’s not vanity, it’s mental health.There’s still a big stigma attached to losing your hair and many men have to go through the torments of feeling less like men when they begin to suffer from male pattern baldness or hereditary hair loss. They feel less masculine and expect their partners to find them more attractive with a full head of hair.
Personally I think a gorgeous man is a gorgeous man, with or without hair. And we have many examples to choose from in the celebrity world, Jason Statham is one, Stanley Tucci is another, but I digress. What’s the common denominator here? Both men appear to have accepted their hair loss and are confident, that makes them look and feel sexy.
But what about women? They can’t get away with this even if they do embrace their hair loss. They have to resort to wigs or ways to disguise or cover their hair, because they too feel like they’re less feminine and attractive. Not all women can get away with the close cropped hair, sure there are people like the late Sinead O’Connor, Jada Pinkett Smith, or Charlize Theron who look stunning with a shaved head (whether they shave it for looks or a role or have alopecia). Again for the rest of us our hair is our crowning glory and watching it thin or fall out or weaken, is frightening and stressful.
I have had patients come to me in a panic because they don’t know what to do and how to control what’s happening to them. All they know is they’re feeling low, hate looking in mirrors, keep finding new ways to hide spots, patches or scalp. To say hair loss has no effect on self esteem and confidence is wrong, because it does. If it didn’t there wouldn’t be a hair transplant or wig industry.
When people lose hair after illness or cancer they are already at rock bottom and though their priorities might be their health first and foremost, it doesn’t mean they enjoy seeing a balding head. My goal is to raise that self esteem and if it means finding solutions to the hair loss, then I’ll do it. The first thing I would say is, don’t panic come and talk to me and we’ll get to the bottom of the issue. Secondly have confidence that we’ll find the root cause and address it. And third of all we’ll get your bespoke hair restoration program going. Whether that’s Biotin injections, IV nutritional therapy or plasma with plant exosomes in Centennial, CO. Join me next week for my third post in this series.