Coping With Hair Loss

Coping With Hair Loss

Hair loss, although highly emotionally damaging and stressful, doesn’t have to be a major problem. By altering your lifestyle, you can significantly improve the condition of your hair, and go some way to ensuring effective coverage of any thin hair areas. Firstly, if you notice the emergence of hair loss consult your physician. This will allow for effective diagnosis of the underlying problems of your condition, and will allow for implementation of a treatment programme, where applicable, to help with your symptoms and attempt to strengthen and thicken your hair growth. Secondly it is important to keep in regular contact with your physician throughout, to monitor progress and effectiveness of treatment and potentially uncover better ways of dealing with the situation you are facing.

In addition to following treatment protocol, it is also advantageous to consider some form of temporary coverage. Particularly effective are the modern wigs manufactured for this very reason. Forget the image of obvious, itchy old carpets. Modern wigs are made with lightweight technology, and strive to minimise discomfort and itching. Furthermore, they made to look as realistic as possible, and are very effective at covering up hair loss of any form, for any patient. Although this may not be the ideal situation, take comfort in the fact that it doesn’t have to alter the course of your life, and you can easily look as stylish in a wig as with your own hair. If you decide not to go for a wig, you may also like to consider hats and other headwear as a temporary solution, and again, these will go some way towards covering up hair loss in the short term.

Similarly, some use make up, or even cut their remaining hair to create a certain fashionable look. This may be more applicable to males however, as a common hairstyle, rather than females, although there are certain socio-cultural female circles which would deem this attractive and stylish.

Above all, it is important to be sure that you don’t let your hair loss ruin your life. It is most probably a temporary experience, and will likely grow back with the start of your new natural growth cycle. Hair loss is a constant process, as is hair growth, and only in extreme circumstances will you see irreversible results. It’s not the end of the world, and you’re still the same person inside after all. Try to maintain your social life, and not dwell on your condition too much, as this will serve to further hinder your recovery and progress, and will only cause depression and sorrow.

Additionally, try to maintain a healthy balanced diet and treat your remaining hair well. This will encourage effective growth and leave your hair healthier and stronger as it grows back. There are more serious conditions in the world, and your true friends will respect you regardless. Just remain confident in yourself, and your abilities as a person, and allow this to determine your self confidence, rather than your appearance, which isn’t a major factor at the end of the day.