Hair loss can be devastating, especially for women, because they’re taught to associate their beauty with their hair. It’s difficult to cope with this change, no matter what’s causing it. It can feel incredibly isolating and lonely because while you’ll see bald men around you all the time, it’s very rare to see a woman sporting that look.
Some of the biggest reasons for feeling increasingly distressed and upset after hair loss are:
1. It makes you question your attractiveness
Since hair is often conflated with beauty, it’s unsurprising that women often begin to question their attractiveness when experiencing hair loss. It’s difficult to escape the notions the media perpetuates and throws at you. Hair loss also makes you second-guess your attractiveness to other people because your whole life you’ve been taught to base your self-worth on others’ opinions.
This is a harmful cycle of existence, which is why it’s unsurprising that so many women experiencing female pattern baldness tend to experience depression and anxiety.
2. It can make you unwilling to socialize
Not only does it lead to self-criticism, but it also leads to social withdrawal. The shame and stigma around hair loss will convince you that you’re being judged by the outside world, to the point where you’ll want to stay away.
This is a heart-breaking consequence because there will still be people who love you and want the best for you, but rigid standards of beauty will have you doubting that. It’s one of the ways humans protect themselves from emotional hurt, but getting out there re and socializing with friends and family is one of the best ways to combat the psychological effects of hair loss.
3. It pushes you to alter your physical appearance
Since hair loss is not something a lot of people predict or expect, it’s challenging to cope with the change when it occurs. A lot of women resort to covering their heads under scarves, hats, and caps, while others cut their hair as short as possible. This varies from person to person, but it can be an uncomfortable and challenging transition to make.
Losing hair, whether that’s the result of a health condition or in response to treatment, like chemotherapy, or contact alopecia, can be devastating. However, there is still a ray of hope for women who are coping with this difficult experience.
Hair Weaves & Extensions MD offers a range of weave sewing courses and hair weave courses for beginners wanting to empower women to regain their confidence. We specialize in a variety of hair weave installations and replacement units, so you never have to feel less than your best again! Contact us to learn more.