Whilst losing your hair at any age can be tough and you may tell yourself that dealing with it in your 20s or 30s is downright devastating; Remember, it doesn’t have to be. Though you have no control over how much hair, how quickly, or at what age you lose your hair - you can choose how to respond to it and how you let it affect you.
You don’t have to like the fact that you are losing your hair, but you should acknowledge that it is happening. The sooner you come to terms with your hair loss, the sooner you can start taking steps to resolve it.
The most valuable asset a balding man has is his confidence. In fact, the same is true for a man with a full head of hair, according to Samantha Brett, author of “Confidence Equals Sex Appeal”. There are some simple things you can do to reduce the psychological impact of hair loss and restore your confidence. Here are some tips:
To others, your hair loss is just a part of you, not who you are. Some people around you might not even notice it. In a way, how you deal with your hair loss is actually your personal psychological challenge on how difficult you want to make it.
Hair loss is a hormonal or genetic condition, so don’t beat yourself up for something you can’t control. Plus, it isn’t a life-threatening disease that would impact your livelihood. That's something to be thankful for!
If your hair loss is having a major impact on the way you think, feel or behave, it’s okay to speak to a therapist. Losing your hair can have an unexpected impact on your self-perception and come to terms with it could be harder than you imagined. A therapist could help you put your hair loss in context and deal with any negative feelings.
When your hair loss becomes noticeable, you may want to change up your hairstyle to work with rather than against your hair loss. Whether your hair loss is a receding hairline or thinning hair, the key is to choose a style that suits the hair youhave, not the hair youhad ordesire. Once you find the right hairstyle, you’ll be able to rock it with the right attitude and the rest will be history.
Talk to a doctor. Almost all types of hair loss, like male pattern baldness, is treatable. Although, your hair won’t grow back overnight, just knowing that you’re taking back control and taking the necessary steps to get there could help boost your confidence.
Hair loss doesn’t have to be the death sentence for your confidence, your love life, or your ability to enjoy life. If that were the case, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis, or other male bald celebrities wouldn’t have made it to the big screen.