Ways to deal with thinning hair
There are so many small parts of people that need to be arranged in just the right way to be considered acceptable. If your nose is slightly off or your eyes are too far apart, society has a tendency to judge you even if you are a perfectly nice person. It’s cruel and, as civilization goes along, it gets better but not without effort. It doesn’t just have to be your face either. Traditionally, hair goes a long way towards communicating the kind of person you are and how you choose to live. It’s a statement on personal style and taste which is hard to underestimate at the best of times. This is why hair loss is such a difficult thing for both men or women to handle. For a lot of people, its a sign of being weak or sickly. It completely ostracizes the person experiencing it because it unconsciously signals to others something that might be wrong with that person. It isn’t an especially fun problem but it’s a problem a lot of people have had to deal with. Me, included. Yes, your humble writer suffered this problem quite early in his life and had to decide how exactly he wanted to deal with. For better or for worse, here is my story. Hopefully it can help anyone who has had this problem deal with theirs.
- The root of all evils
I started to lose my hair at sixteen. I was on the swim team in high school and, for a bit, we thought it was stress and the chlorine that was thinning out the front of my hair. But it wasn’t. Even after the season was over, it kept happening. I remember one night at a pizza restaurant one of my friends said it looked i was going bald. I didn’t believe them at first and played it off as a joke. But I slowly started to notice little groups of hair on my books at school and that my hair was, in general, a little looser than it had been before. Over the next two years, I saw the truth of what was happening. I wasn’t losing all my hair. It would have honestly been easier that way. By the time college rolled around, it was clear that I was destined to have the front tuft surrounded by an island of baldness. I had the slight clown look. It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t pleasant. I was a teenager and didn’t have the time or money to consider the cost of the hair transplant. So what was I going to do?
Making the tough decisions
I kept it a bit longer for awhile. I tried some products for hair restoration and hair replacement to no avail. It goes without saying that I didn’t date much. Thinning hair at thirty is a shrug and expect it kind of thing. Thinning hair at eighteen is mortifying. You look like you’re dying or sickly somehow. I visited a hair loss specialist and asked about hair transplant surgery. No such luck for me. The cost of a hair transplant, whether it be the high cost of a hair transplant or the low cost of a hair transplant, was too much for me. So, one night in senior year of college, I decided to take the leap. I shaved it all off and went entirely bald. And, I’ll add, I found a whole new world of confidence. I didn’t have to worry about how I looked anymore. I was all new.
Finding your own new world
The cost of a hair transplant might not be so high for you. You might want to consider it or visiting your own hair specialist. It’s entirely up to you how you want to deal with your thinning hair. Ladies, it goes the exact same way. What truly matters if finding that place where you can be confident again. Where you like how you look. All that matters is that you like it. Don’t worry about anyone else and what they might think because you can’t control that anyway. You be you and you’ll find your own way.