The psychological impact of hair loss.
Today we will talk about the psychological problems that people suffering from alopecia can suffer because of it.
There are many people who accept alopecia from the beginning as something that has no solution. They assume their status as future bald from the beginning with hardly any fighting. Whether for economic reasons and they don’t want to spend a single euro on something that for them is not a problem or simply because they don’t care.
Some people do better not have hair. Great example the actor Yul Brynner who triumphed in the movies when he began to appear in films with a shaved head.
However, it is normal for a person who loses his hair to feel a great anxiety and helplessness to see his hair go away and can do nothing to stop it. This problem can lead to major problems because they can even fall into a deep depression. Not liking what you’re seeing in the mirror day by day. Really my opinion is that no one likes the idea of going bald. Only some assume it more easily and others never accept the fact that they go bald. Today we live in a very superficial world where the image has a great weight. They feel like they are older than they really have and as in all loss begin a series of stages of “grief”.
Losing and regaining hair
This is not only when we lose someone important (death, sentimental separations, a terminal illness, etc…). Grief also appears when we lose some important in our lives, a great example of hair, consists of 5 stages:
It doesn’t have to be in the same order, but it’s these.
- Denial: This is not happening to me, attempt to conceal, to change the subject when we are asked. It is a defense mechanism to not face the new situation.
- Anger: This one appears when we become aware that we can do nothing and creates a great sense of helplessness that leads to great anger and despair.
- Negotiation: We tried to solve the problem, this will not be able to beat me, I can fix it, I should have gone to the doctor before, I will look for the best treatment, I have to regain control, something can be done…
- Depression: Huge sadness because you see that no means of doing you can’t change the situation, you’re doomed to a new situation that you don’t want and don’t like.
- Acceptance: When we reach this phase we realize that if we can do nothing there is no choice but to live with it and accommodate the new situation, not everyone reaches this phase in the hair. Many are left in depression forever, most eventually if they end up accepting it, even if they are not comfortable with their new image.
- Forococheros: Shave your head to “0” and go to the Gym.
It’s not the same to lose hair at 50 as it is at 17 when it’s normal to have a lot of hair, it’s not the same for a man as it is for a woman.
Socially male alopecia is accepted, it is increasingly common to see men with shaved or shaved heads. But it is very rare to see a bald woman on the street, they usually put a hair prosthetic solution, a scarf or cap.
Bald ones without complexes
It is true that women have a lower tendency to alopecia but it is also true that the psychological impact on them is much greater.
To all of the above, it should be noted that for men there has been an effective treatment for years as is Finasteride. That although it entails unpleasant side effects is certainly effective, but there is no finasteride for women, they can’t take it, they can use minoxidil and other lotions but it is not as effective with an oral treatment, in addition to the hassle of having to apply it with normally long hair, always have to have it apparently dirty because of the lotion.
Luckily for everyone and especially now also for them there are natural treatments, as is Xpecia for both men and women.