If you’re losing your hair or have thinning hair, your self-esteem can plummet and you may even experience depression, anxiety or other emotional issues.

Why is hair loss so devastating to men and women?

It’s mostly cultural, physicians believe. Almost every society in the world associates luxurious hair with youth, beauty and good health. So when you lose your hair a vital part of feeling beautiful is gone and this can be very difficult to accept.

Why is it so devastating to lose your hair?

Women associate their hair with their sexuality, sensuality, and beauty. When a woman loses her hair or has thinning hair, she believes she is no longer attractive. To men, their hair represents their virility and, like women, when they experience hair loss, they believe they aren’t as manly or attractive any more.

Whatever the cause of your hair loss, the key to dealing with the emotional side of thinning hair is having the right attitude. Tell yourself you’re not your hair, you are Spirit and that is far more beautiful.

How to Cope With Hair Loss…

  • Remind yourself that hair loss is not life-threatening. It may not be pleasant but you can live with thinning hair or a bald spot. Accept it has much as you can. Don’t make a big deal of your hair loss – your hair is only small part of you.
  • Putting that bald spot in perspective. Your true friends and family will like you for you and not for how much hair you have on your head. When it comes to sexuality, you have many other attributes to excite your partner.
  • Working with beauty professionals to find a hairstyle that suits you. If you feel that people are staring at you in public, you can wear a wig, head scarf, cap or hat. If your hair is thinning, it’s best to keep it short rather than try to hide bald spots with obvious comb-overs.
  • Considering talk therapy. If the emotional impact of hair loss is getting in the way of living your life, seek out a psychologists or psychiatrist. Such professionals will talk through your issues surrounding your hair loss and come up with ways to cope. If you are feeling particularly low, antidepressant drugs can help.
  • Realizing that your hair may grow back. If your hair loss is caused by chemotherapy, it will most likely grow back – especially if you use one of Aushair’s Hair Tonics. Further, Alopecia, Male and Female Pattern Baldness can all be effectively treated with our Tonics.
  • Looking to the future. Your outer appearance is changing but the reason why people love and like you is not. Tell yourself that treatment is available and that your hair loss won’t get you down. Focus your attention on ways to feel more positive about your appearance. For example, think of Hollywood stars who are bald such as Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Vin Diesel. These celebrities have accepted their looks and are still thriving.