You are in you 20′s, 30′s, 40′s and well… older but you still haven’t faced and accepted your condition, your hair is falling out and thinning. We know it’s not something everyone, especially men, look forward to nor is it an occasion to celebrate once it happens, but it doesn’t help if you just sulk around thinking about all the negative things you can think of about how bad it affects you, your lifestyle and your social life. Stop! Instead, focus your mind on the positive and what you can do about it. It will make you feel a whole lot better, less stressed, less worried and more happy, light and comfortable.
Look for signs
First, assess if what you are experiencing is really hair loss.
Have other people noticed your hair has thinned out?
Is more skin visible on your head than your hair?
Do you feel your hair is unusually thinner?
I know there are 5 stages of acceptance: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Accepting that your hair has lived its life is hard, but learn how to accept it. You may have your own ways and even your own time but accept it… think of the positives. You still have hair on other parts of your body, you still have complete organs, supportive family and friends, etc.
Don’t cover it up
One of the many things that popped into your mind the moment you realized that you are going bald is to get a toupee/wig or maybe even wear hats 24/7. That won’t help. Consider the costs you will have to pay to buy it and maintain it. Do not cover it up.
Shave it off
One option is to shave whatever hair you have left on your head. Okay, that seems sudden but it might be a good thing to do and who knows, it might even give you a new and fresher edge. Shaved heads have already been embraced by the society – the only problem you’ll face during the first few days of your new do is your friends making jokes about how you look like a shiny crystal ball or the likes. But the good thing is the jokes will only last a few days while the good feeling you have will last longer.
This is a good thing to practice. The more positive you are, the less stressed you’ll become. Focus on the good things. Maintain proper upkeep once you have shaved your head – just because you don’t have hair doesn’t mean you don’t have to wash your head anymore. Treat your shaved head like your face – wash it with moisturizing soap, and make sure the product won’t clog your pores.