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Coping With Hair Loss

Mar 16, 2008
Different people have very different ways of coping with hair loss. Even for the most hardy of people hairloss can be a psychologically damaging problem. It can make people feel less confident is themselves and should therefore be treated with a greater level of seriousness than it often is.

Most people dismiss the effects of hair loss and it is made fun of. But it can be extremely upsetting. The upsetting effects of hair loss are often dismissed because they are associated with vanity. People that are upset by their own loss of hair are often considered vain and as a result they are ridiculed for taking their hair loss seriously. It is a shame because losing hair can be extremely upsetting to people. It is similar to the news reports that cover stories of people that have had cosmetic surgery that has gone wrong.

The subtext to these stories is that people that undergo these surgical procedures do so because they are vain and therefore deserve the perceived punishment that they have received. This is a grossly unfair accusation to lay at the foot of someone that has had the misfortune to experience a surgical procedure that has gone wrong. It does not recognise the pain that that person has gone through.

It is not a case of attempting to sympathise with the people that have had a terrible experience but rather blame them for it. The same applies to people that have lost their hair. But despite the lack of sincerity with which hair loss is treated it is a serious problem that does have damaging effects to self esteem and other people's perceptions of a person suffering from hair-loss. So how can you cope with the effects of hairloss?

Ignore it

Undoubtedly the cheapest way of coping with loss of hair is to ignore it. If you can accept hairloss as something that is unavoidable and remember that you are still the same person underneath and move on with your life then you will save a lot of time and money. Nevertheless this is of course not that easy. Losing your hair can be an extremely upsetting event especially in cultures that see hair as a sign of fertility.

Wear a wig

Wearing a wig can be a very good way of coping. It is a non invasive option. Wig technology is extremely good and these days wigs can be entirely convincing. Good wigs can cost a lot of money but will provide you with a natural looking head of hair instantly.

Use drugs

There are a number of bogus therapies on the market that claim to help you keep your head of hair. It is nevertheless recognised by doctors that a mixture of the drugs Minoxidil and Finastride do have a significant effect. Finastride is taken orally and Minoxidil is applied directly to the scalp. These formulas need to be prescribed by a doctor but will improve the thickness of the hair and reduce loss of hair.

Have surgery
Hair replacement surgery and hair transplant surgery has improved a great deal over the years and the results that can be achieved by this type of surgery are impressive. The best surgeons can achieve natural looking results for their patients. This is great for people that can afford the surgery.
About the Author
Shaun Parker has researched the various types of hair loss that exist and the hair replacement and hair transplant techniques that are available to combat them.
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