The Emotional Effects Of Hair Loss

medium_3243288760Men and women both can experience hair loss.  When you accept the inevitability of it, emotions can hit you like a ton of bricks during the experience.  Hopefully explaining where these emotions are coming from  will help you understand why you’re feeling the way you are, making it easier to deal with your hair loss.  

 

Why is hair important? 

It’s just a little hair loss, right?  No big deal!  Wrong.  Losing your hair isn’t like being stripped of your shoe and accessory collection.  Hair is part of your body, not just an accessory to complete your look.  Often people feel ashamed of the fact that they are depressed about the loss of their hair because they’re embarrassed about feeling vain.  It’s not vanity you’re feeling; losing your hair is like losing a piece of yourself.  You wouldn’t feel vain if you lost a toe, would you?  Hair may not have much to offer us as far as utilitarian function, aside from keeping our heads warm and protected, however it has a lot to offer us psychologically.  When you’re not worried about your hair and your appearance, you have the freedom to be you and the confidence to put yourself out there as your best self.  When you’re suddenly faced with a bad hair day, day after day, it has the potential to change your entire personality.  Below are some common feelings people experiencing hair loss may be feeling:

 

  • Embarrassment
  • Loss of confidence
  • Shyness
  • Depression
  • Introversion when you’re normally extroverted
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loss of personal attractiveness

 

It’s okay to have these feelings; it’s normal.  But why are you feeling this way?  In our culture and society, thick and vibrant hair is a symbol of youth and health.  So, a receding hairline or thinning hair can make you feel older than you want and can rob you of your confidence. 

 

If you’re starting to lose your hair, you have more important things to worry about than how you’re going to deal with it; like living your life as normal as possible!  Save time and energy by putting your hair replacement needs in the capable hands of DK InternationalContact DK International today for your free one-hour consultation with one of our professionally trained technicians so you can discover which hair replacement solution will work best for you.  Follow us on Facebook so you can share us with the close friend or family member of yours who is concerned about what to expect while experiencing hair loss.

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