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Psychological Effects of Hair Loss

Throughout history, hair has played a significant role in our society – it is associated with
youthfulness and beauty in women and virility and masculinity in men; so it's no
surprise that hair loss can make many men and women feel self-conscious.
When you have hair that is full and bouncy, shining and thick you feel so good and
confident. On the opposite, if you have a bad hair day don’t you feel frustrated and angry?
Well, the point here is that we attach our emotions with our hair. For instance, hair loss
may lead to depression, anxiety, lack of interest in activities, low energy levels, sleep
deprivation and social phobia. Hair loss has many possible causes, including genetics, an
underactive thyroid, cancer treatments, or medications for other health conditions. Research
and surveys show that people experience hair loss often feel as though they are losing
control over their lives. 
Those who suffer from severe hair loss are more likely to experience negative psychological side
effects.
Although there are four main factors that affecting hair loss
 medical condition
 age
 heredity
 Hair care and styling
there are certain aspects of your life also that can have an impact on your hair.
Hair thinning and baldness cause psychological stress due to their effect on appearance.
Being a disfigurement that can affect a person's sense of self and identity. Vice-versa even
depression, mental illnesses and psychological issues can be a reason for hair loss too.
Many people aren't sure what to do when they notice hair loss.
How to deal with psychology of hair loss?
Positive ways of dealing with the emotional side of hair loss:
1. Reminding yourself that hair loss itself is not life-threatening.
2. Putting that bald spot in perspective. …
3. Working with beauty professionals to find a hairstyle that suits you. …
4. Considering talk therapy. …
5. Realizing that your hair may grow back.

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