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Coping With Hair Loss

Hair loss can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing. Many men and women experiencing hair loss have to learn how to cope with both the physical and the mental effects of hair thinning. In fact, nearly half of all men and one third of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.

Here are some tools and strategies for coping with losing your hair: 

Confide In Someone
Hair loss is common in men and women alike, and many individuals have experienced that feeling of panic that comes with the realization that they are losing their hair. That being said, it’s beneficial to confide in someone you trust or a person who understands the emotional turmoil of hair loss.

There are countless hair loss support forums on the Internet that discuss an array of topics from topical hair growth products and hairstyles to simple, everyday coping mechanisms. These online support groups may provide an outlet for hair loss frustrations, and may even provide ideas about how to regain hair.

Expressing your grievances to a loved one may promote an improved attitude and perspective about hair loss, while dealing with hair loss without the support of a loved one may provoke feelings of loneliness or isolation. Many individuals who express feelings about their hair loss to a family member or friend may find themselves feeling more positive and proactive about their circumstances.

Understand Your Hair Loss
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of different factors and conditions. The four main hair loss disorders are:

There are many underlying reasons that may cause hair loss, including malnutrition, medication, and genetics. It’s important to go to a dermatologist to find out the exact cause of your hair loss and discover if there are any remedies to help regain hair.

Depending on the reason for hair loss, dermatologists may be able to provide some simple solutions that may regain hair. In individuals experiencing Androgenetic Alopecia, the most common type of hair loss, many dermatologists will recommend a topical hair growth method, like topical Minoxidil, to stimulate new, thick hair growth. In other cases, lifestyle changes or medication changes may be recommended to promote regaining hair.

Take Proactive Steps
Losing hair can make you feel hopeless and out of control. However, taking proactive steps may be the answer to regaining control or feeling more content about the hair loss.

Proactive steps will be different for everyone. For example, individuals who are just beginning to experience hair loss may take a proactive step by joining an online hair loss support group or researching topical hair growth products. An individual deep into their hair loss may take proactive steps by accepting their hair loss and seeking out flattering hairstyles.

No matter what kind of proactive steps are being taken, it’s important to understand that there are many proactive methods to either accept hair loss or to regain hair. There are specific products that have been clinically proven to promote hair growth while simultaneously slowing down hair loss. Topical Minoxidil is one of those proven products. The best candidates for a Minoxidil solution are men and women just beginning to experience hair loss.

Some individuals take proactive steps by focusing on their health and fitness to both feel better about their appearance and to help improve hair growth and overall health.

Style Appropriately 
If your hair is thinning, seek out a flattering way to style it. Certain hairstyles may cause thinning hair to look far worse than it truly is. On the other hand, a complimentary hairstyle may give the appearance of thicker hair. A good option would be to go to a barber or hair salon and ask the stylist for advice on a flattering style for your thinning hair. An appropriate hairstyle may make all the difference in the way you feel about your hair.

Commit To A Change Or Embrace The Loss 
Depending greatly on the cause of your hair loss, it’s important to make a decision to either fight for your hair or accept the loss. If hair loss is caused by something that could be reverted by a lifestyle change, or if your dermatologist recommends solutions, it may be a good idea to try to save and regain your hair. However, if you’re ready to accept your hair loss, or you have a condition that makes it extremely difficult to maintain or regain hair, it may be time to accept the hair loss and move forward.

Committing to regaining hair and combating hair loss can be liberating. With a little research, it’s clear that there are many ways to promote hair growth while maintaining healthy, thick hair. Some methods recommended by American Academy of Dermatology for maintaining and regaining hair are:

  • Maintaining a diet rich in protein, iron and essential vitamins and minerals. A diet lacking in protein may greatly affect hair loss and may even cause hair loss after just two months.
  • Try a Minoxidil solution. Minoxidil solution is the clinically approved solution to regain hair for both men and women.
  • Get a Finasteride prescription. Proven to slow hair loss in men, Minoxidil and Finasteride are often combined to create a powerful hair loss treatment.

Embracing hair loss is another option that may help. Countless men, including celebrities, athletes and public figures, have completely embraced the bald appearance, and have reaped positive benefits because of the acceptance. The key to accepting hair loss is to find a flattering style, and own the new appearance with confidence.

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