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[Hair Loss Breakthrough] Get Back Your Confidence – Even If You’ve Lost Your Hair

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Let’s get real  I think no one, given the choice, would want to lose their hair. Our hair is our crowning glory and the emotional aspects of living with hair loss whether male or female can be challenging.

For some they discover their hair loss over night for others they have been noticing it for weeks, months, or years. Regardless…

The discovery of hair loss is a stressful experience for both sexes, but substantially more distressing for women as they can’t exactly just “shave it off.”

Despite it being the 21st Century, throughout the course of history, attitudes towards baldness have been overwhelmingly negative…

Living with alopecia can be difficult in a culture that views hair as a sign of youth and good health.

Unfortunately doctors still fail to accept hair loss as an important medical problem and ignore the real distress suffered by a significant proportion of those affected.

It is not my intention to mock, depress or hit someone’s sore spot, at Hair Renewal Studios, we like to be honest and give real facts to all those (hairy and not so hairy)

We consult with clients every day, who confide in us about how their hair loss is affecting their lives and their self-confidence.

(NOTE: We offer a free consultation to all our clients during which all hair loss and hair loss treatment questions are answered – You can book your consultation here now. If you would like some information about how we can help you, please visit this page)

Ok, so let’s go ahead and take a closer look at some of the most common questions and concerns our clients raise during their consultations…

Does Hair Loss Affect How Old I Look?

Without a doubt hair loss causes both men and women to look older. Hair loss dramatically signals the end of youth, vitality and desirability. No one wants to put years on top of their age and most people feel highly offended when others guess them to be older based on their appearance.

How Do You Style Thinning Hair?

In a lot of cases it’s your hairdresser (that you visit on a monthly basis) who notices your hair starting to thin, as it becomes harder for her to cut and style your hair in a way for it to appear thicker and fuller. This becomes extremely frustrating for you as you battle to camouflage your thinning hair and the inability to style the hair as you would like.

Lots of men end up wearing caps on a regular basis, or end up over loading their hair with hair fibers to stop their scalp from showing.

Will I Still Be Satisfied With My Appearance and Body-Image?

Different hair loss patterns can affect a person’s appearance differently. The loss of the hairline can change a person’s appearance substantially; we refer to this as a “Receder”.

Hair loss changes the appearance of the face by shifting the balance of the face to the forehead, resulting in an aged appearance.

A study revealed that men who had more profound hair loss were more dissatisfied with their appearance and were more concerned with their older look  than those with minimal hair loss.

The research also indicates that women tend to be more upset than men by their hair loss and no longer feel beautiful and worthy.

In fact, it has been scientifically proven through studies that women tend to suffer more emotionally and psychologically than men on losing hair, they tend to feel insecure about their appearance and how the world and the people around them will accept them.

In so saying, we now live in a new Metrosexual age where men are becoming a lot more concerned with  how they look and keeping up with the trends and creating a social status and image for themselves whether it be in their community, workplace or lifestyle.

Will Hair Loss Give You a Low Self-Esteem?

Physical beauty is one of the cornerstones of self-esteem and it is one of the most vulnerable. The self-esteem levels and other measures of self-worth drop significantly when hair loss occurs.

The fear of not feeling attractive to others or not being able to find your significant other?

Upon meeting someone, one of the first things that impresses on a person is their hair and face. Hair is an important part of physical attractiveness and a mean of expressing individuality. Hair loss affects our feelings and attractiveness.

When a person feels insecure about their hair, they tend to during a conversation or eye contact with a person, keep on touching their hair and become extremely vulnerable and uncomfortable trying not for the person to notice their thinning hair when in fact they only drawing more attention to what is bothering them.

For balding women, it is hard to live in a society especially in certain cultures that places great value on youthful appearance and attractiveness.

As we know women are famous for faffing hours on end grooming, dying, curling, and styling their hair to make it look its best, when they begin to lose their hair, it is extremely traumatic.

Will I Feel Embarrassed?

Studies prove that 75% of men feel less confident since the onset of their hair loss, especially in dealing with the opposite sex.

Women suffering from hair loss can feel extremely embarrassed when people associate them as having something “wrong” with them or thinking they “sick” and can become gossiped  about in their community or family.

When hair loss reaches a stage of visible condition it can make the person the object of teasing or scorn.

Studies show that 60% of men are teased about their hair loss at some point in their lives.

Will I Become Depressed?

People can really handle their hair loss status negatively to a point where they become highly distressed about it, up to the point of depression and even obsession.

They see it as something they have no control over, and become extremely anxious.

Those suffering from hair loss can also experience feelings of jealousy of men or women with full healthy heads of hair because they so desperately want what they have.

Will Hair Loss Affect My Work?

Over the years one of the biggest concerns is how will your hair loss affect you in your…

  • Career
  • Promotions
  • Job interviews
  • Work environment, and
  • Relationships with work colleagues.

The reality is that hair loss does impact the self-confidence people have in themselves and their chances of obtaining new employment.

Depending on what type of job you have, hair loss could have a devastating professional impact on a person’s progression in their career, especially if you need to be dealing one on one with clients, or in the public eye, in front of a camera, a lecturer, teacher, the list goes on and on.

In a recent study 43% of employers asked about men’s hair loss and its impact on job acceptance stated that they would not hire employees with hair loss for customer service positions and 26% would not want employees with male/female patterned baldness to represent their companies or attend important meetings.

I know, It sounds crazy, but this is what we face in today’s society, where many are quick to stereotype.

Social Environments?

Hair loss generally causes the person to limit social activities, some people avoid seeing friends and family and stop going out except for work and situations they can’t avoid.

People make up any silly excuse to not put themselves amongst people who might judge them, make a comment about their hair or make them feel uncomfortable. Nobody wants to be an introvert but sometimes “hiding” is the only way of not having to deal with their hair issues.

Surveys have shown that 40% of women with alopecia have had marital problems, and around 63% claimed to have career related problems.

Men go to gym to feel great about their bodies and to build their physique but then still have to look in the mirror at their thinning hair line, so despite how good they may look they never truly feel fully satisfied.

Another coping method is for men to grow a beard, moustache or a goatee as a new “accessory” to draw attention to what’s happening on their face and not what’s missing on top of their head.

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What Does The Media Portray As Normal?

In a world driven by media influence, a man’s sexuality, appearance, and confidence are constantly reinforced by images in print, on television, and in the movies, especially when it comes to male patterned baldness.

Society and culture are setting the trends and dictate the way we look and think about hair. And for centuries it has been seen as a silent interpretation of a man or women’s life force, mentally, physically, and sexually.

Men with long, untamed hair are seen as wild, raw, and unpredictable (Johnny Depp), while men with short hair are thought to be sophisticated and intelligent(think of the “Suit’s” TV Series)

To sum it all up…

You can throw a pity party and stomp your feet and complain about how unfair your hair loss is, but life is not fair, we all have been dealt challenges…

Whether your hair loss is caused by genetics, aging or androgens, it has no doubt affected your behaviours, attitudes, and expectations towards yourself and in life due to the impact it has on self-esteem.

Sufficient studies and surveys have been done to prove how hair loss can negatively affect many aspects in your life.

The naked truth is you only get ONE first impression and you need to make it count, and the only way you going to do that is with a full head of hair backing you up.

This is the 21st Century where no man or woman can afford to let their self-image deteriorate and expect people to not judge you. The sad fact is our image is what defines us and how the world sees us.

We are all trying to drink from the same fountain of youth and look our best for as long as possible.

Despite the ever-growing market of pills, creams, and promises that often leave you feeling more depressed and let down than when you began, there are very effective hair loss treatments ,that will provide you with the self-esteem boost you are looking for.

Depending on what your hair status is, we have a solution for everyone.

At the end of the day it is about you facing reality and coming to terms with how you really feel about your hair loss.

Don’t stay hidden in the shadows take control, make the change and do something today that your future-self will thank you for.

Questions?  Comments?  Let me know in the comments section below.

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