How Hair Loss Affects Your Self Esteem

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self-esteemLosing hair can affect your self-image, making you feel poorly about yourself. You may feel bad that you have to change your hairstyle, or just that you don’t look the way you want to. There are many ways that hair loss can affect your self-esteem, but it doesn’t have to be all downhill from here! Here are some ways hair loss affects you mentally.

Makes You Feel Like Something You’re Not

Balding is sometimes associated with aging or being unhealthy. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes balding is caused by a medical issue, but it doesn’t mean you are “old” or that you are not healthy. However, that doesn’t stop going bald from making you feel like one of those things!

Dealing with a New Hairstyle

When you start to go bald you may have to change your hairstyle, a hard change to deal with for anyone, especially if it’s not your first choice. You may feel a bit awkward or wonder if you should be wearing a hat all the time to cover it up. This can affect how you view yourself by making you feel more self-conscious than you did before!

Worrying About Attraction

If you’re single, this point may hit you a bit harder than others. You may worry that people won’t be attracted to your new look. It makes sense, but the truth is that if someone doesn’t like you because of your hairstyle, they are not someone you want to hang out with anyways!

What Does All This Lead To?

All these negative feelings about your hair can lead to some serious problems like depression and anxiety, leading to further isolation. You might think hair is not a big deal. But, for many people it can make a big difference in their lives in a negative way. If you notice you’re staying home more because you’re worried about what people will think, you may want to consult a therapist to talk about your thoughts and feelings before you fall into a difficult period.

You don’t have to go down this route. At Custom Hair Tampa Bay, there are several options available for hair restoration. You may need to try a few to find the best option for you. Just remember that everyone has value and even if you’re down a few strands of hair, you’re still great! To schedule a free consultation click here.

 

 

 

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Sources: https://canadianhair.ca/blog/hair-loss-and-self-esteem/