Around 147 million people suffer from some form of alopecia, yet coming to terms with hair loss is never easy. There are many reasons why individuals begin to lose hair, ranging from medical treatments, to the natural aging process. However, people seldom talk about the way hair loss affects their mental health. Some don’t want to draw attention to their receding hairline and others feel like they will be judged for being “petty.”
Well, hair loss is no petty issue. No matter your gender, coping and coming to terms with hair loss is a difficult journey.
You’re not alone
Hair loss or hair thinning is considered “normal” for men; nonetheless it has an impact on their self-worth and confidence. When it comes to women experiencing hair thinning, the emotions can be different. Women tend to feel like they’re the only ones going through it. You tend to feel isolated, especially when you see your friends and family showing off their amazing hairstyles. It’s important to understand that you’re not alone in this journey. You could look up support groups and join one just to have friends who are going through the same thing. Having a strong support system to rely on is essential in your journey.
Women tend to feel very ashamed of losing hair. We try our best to conceal it as best we can so that no one can notice. Not only is that a physically draining task, but it’s also emotionally draining.
Losing your hair is something out of your control. There is very little you can do about it. Hair growth treatments too are a hit and miss, but more importantly, it’s okay to lose your hair. Think about everything else you have, beautiful eyes, a bright smile, and your overall health. You are no less of a woman just because you’re experiencing hair loss.
Your hair doesn’t not define beauty
For many years women have been expected to compete and live up to unrealistic beauty standards. A small waist, long legs, and luscious hair were advertised as the achievable beauty standard for women. In the recent past, women have crushed these beauty standards to tell the world that every woman is beautiful, despite her measurements, hair, and skin color. Don’t let your hair be a beauty standard for you. Many celebrities and models on the runway are appreciated for their bald heads like Cara Delevigne, Lupita Nyong’o, Amber Rose, KeKe Plamer, etc.
If you’re struggling with hair loss and don’t know what your next step should be. Visit Lisa Robinson at Hair Weaves and Extensions MD. She is a professional hair stylist and hair extensions expert based in Catonsville. Not only will she install hair extensions that look perfect but also add to your self-esteem. She offers micro link hair extensions, traditional sew ins, custom wigs, etc. Contact her at 410-744-4900 to book an appointment and for any further questions.