Hair Loss Has Both Physical and Emotional Effects




The importance of hair in our lives cannot be overstated. Whether we are men, women or children, we rely on our hair to protect our heads from the sun and the cold. We rely on our hair to frame our faces and to provide balance in our facial features.

How we wear and style our hair can be a powerful statement expressing what our values are, who we are, what we believe in and how we see the world. It takes merely one glance for us to make assumptions about people based on how they style and wear their hair. Do they wear a short, conservative hair style? Do they wear their hair long? Do they wear traditional ethnic hairstyles such as cornrows, dreadlocks or Mohawks? Our hair is a powerful tool in our arsenal for self-expression.

We learn just how important our hair is to us when we lose it. When we lose our hair from any hair loss condition, we lose much more than our natural, youthful appearance. We lose the ability to express ourselves with our hair in the same way others do; and we quickly learn how we’d taken such matters for granted.

When we lose our hair, we often lose the self-esteem and the self-confidence needed to simply face a new day or even to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. We feel self-conscious at social functions or intimate situations. We have to do quite a bit of extra preparation if we intend to spend a day at the beach or anywhere exposed to the sun.

It is important for us to understand the significance of our hair in our lives and to understand what we lose when we lose our hair. When we do, we can then begin to ask whether our hair loss condition is something we can accept. If we do accept our loss, we’re better for it, for no hair loss solution exists that is simpler and less expensive than acceptance. As many of us learn, however, it isn’t always that simple. Oftentimes when we lose our hair, we don’t even realize how much we’ve lost until we get it “all” back.

If we cannot accept our loss, for any or all of the good reasons that exist not to, we then need a plan of action. We need to be educated and informed about our particular hair loss condition so we can plan the next step toward restoring or replacing our hair. At, you will find the most pertinent, up-to-date information available to help you identify your hair loss condition and treatment options as well as to find a hair loss treatment practitioner who can assist you.