Hair Loss & Self Esteem
21st century solutions to an age old problem
Since the beginning of time, men, women and even children
have had to endure the emotional pain and embarrassment
of hair loss. An estimated 6 in 10 men will suffer from
some degree of hair loss by the time they reach their 50s.
Hair loss among females is not uncommon either with authoritative
reports of 10 to 20 percent occurrence of hair
loss in women.
Perhaps saddest of all is when children are affected by
which causes an unnatural hair loss.
And while there are certainly worse medical conditions
to be afflicted with, hair loss can be emotionally painful
and wreck havoc on one's self esteem.
Hair loss can chip away at the building blocks for
self-esteem and self-confidence. As our self-image decreases
due to hair loss, depression can creep up on us and threaten
the quality of our life and happiness. - Hair-Transplant-Helpdesk.com
A full head of hair is seen as the equivalent of those
desired traits such as: youth, beauty, vitality and confidence.
These same characteristics become more desirable the older
Studies show that men and women with hair loss suffer social
The reason has to do as much with a young man's perception
of his own well-being as with his self esteem or vanity.
It also has to do with stereotyping — a young man
with a mop of hair is often seen as fitter, more attractive
and desirable than one whose hair is going or gone,
according to The Bald Truth About Hair Loss In Young
Men, by Stephanie Whyche reporting on Dr. Amy McMichael's
research. See Male
Hair Loss for more information.
For women, hair loss
can be an especially cruel ordeal and it doesn't help the
situation to see the media blasting images of the ideal
woman with beautiful hair either. The psychological damage
of hair loss can build slowly as women are constantly reminded
by television and magazines of how "they should look."
For those fortunate people who do not suffer from hair
loss, the claim that only your vanity suffers might be heard.
One can expect this type of reaction from those who are
ignorant of the emotional and social ramifications that
Some men have learned to accept and live with hair loss,
tucking away their disappointment in some forgotten place
in the back of their mind.
Others choose to be more proactive and "do something
about it." And in the 21st century, there has never
been a better time to solve your hair loss problem.
The internet has 100s and 100s of websites offering information
about hair loss as well as hair loss treatment products
Unfortunately, many of those websites offer erroneous
and just plain outrageously false information about hair
loss and treatment options. These type of websites are often
biased as they try to sell you a questionable or scam
hair loss treatment product.
HairLossLibrary.com was in created in 2001 to provide readers
with reports, diagrams, images and resource links covering:
- The true causes of hair loss in men, women and children
- Proven hair loss treatment methods
- Links to articles, news and reports by unbiased sources
- Precautions to take when considering hair loss treatment
- Directory of hair loss doctors nearest you.
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