The most common feeling in reaction to hair loss is, well… loss. And what do we feel like we lose?
Youthfulness and attractiveness.
In our culture, via social media, mainstream media, and advertising, we are lead to believe that having a full head of hair is directly tied to our attractiveness, desirability, and youthfulness. As a result, it is easy for us to feel as if we are “missing” something, and that we are not enough. It creates a blow to our self image, and a discrepancy between what we see in the mirror, and how we feel we are “supposed” to look, based on the images of beauty we are constantly shown.
First things first: there are remedies specific to each person’s individual needs and causes for hair loss, that can assure you have a head of hair that makes you feel great about who you are.
And secondly, to the most important point: as people who are experiencing hair loss, it is up to us to dispel the myth that experiencing hair loss renders you unable to feel attractive, youthful, and completely confident in your own skin. And how is that done?
By being kind to ourselves. By eating healthy, exercising. By tapping into our youthfulness and individuality through doing more of what we love. Doing our best at work, finding new ways to express ourselves, these are all ways we can tap into our own inner confidence.
In these ways we can start to feel confident now, and we can continue to feel confident throughout the entire process of our hair treatment plan. We can remember that we are taking action on a treatment plan not because there is something wrong with us, but because we respect ourselves and know we deserve to feel good about who we are.
We would love to hear from you about your own journey through this process. Feel free to contact us today to schedule a free confidential consultation!