Coping With Hair Loss

Hair loss, although highly emotionally damaging and stressful, doesn't have to be a major problem.  By altering your lifestyle, you can significantly improve the condition of your hair, and go some way to ensuring effective coverage of any thin hair areas.  Firstly, if you notice the emergence of hair loss consult your physician.  This will allow for effective diagnosis of the underlying problems of your condition, and will allow for implementation of a treatment programme, where applicable, to help with your symptoms and attempt to strengthen and thicken your hair growth.  Secondly it is important to keep in regular contact with your physician throughout, to monitor progress and effectiveness of treatment and potentially uncover better ways of dealing with the situation you are facing.

In addition to following treatment protocol, it is also advantageous to consider some form of temporary coverage.  Particularly effective are the modern wigs manufactured for this very reason.  Forget the image of obvious, itchy old carpets.  Modern wigs are made with lightweight technology, and strive to minimise discomfort and itching.  Furthermore, they made to look as realistic as possible, and are very effective at covering up hair loss of any form, for any patient.  Although this may not be the ideal situation, take comfort in the fact that it doesn't have to alter the course of your life, and you can easily look as stylish in a wig as with your own hair.  If you decide not to go for a wig, you may also like to consider hats and other headwear as a temporary solution, and again, these will go some way towards covering up hair loss in the short term. 

Similarly, some use make up, or even cut their remaining hair to create a certain fashionable look.  This may be more applicable to males however, as a common hairstyle, rather than females, although there are certain socio-cultural female circles which would deem this attractive and stylish. 

Above all, it is important to be sure that you don't let your hair loss ruin your life.  It is most probably a temporary experience, and will likely grow back with the start of your new natural growth cycle.  Hair loss is a constant process, as is hair growth, and only in extreme circumstances will you see irreversible results.  It's not the end of the world, and you're still the same person inside after all.  Try to maintain your social life, and not dwell on your condition too much, as this will serve to further hinder your recovery and progress, and will only cause depression and sorrow.  Additionally, try to maintain a healthy balanced diet and treat your remaining hair well.  This will encourage effective growth and leave your hair healthier and stronger as it grows back.  There are more serious conditions in the world, and your true friends will respect you regardless.  Just remain confident in yourself, and your abilities as a person, and allow this to determine your self confidence, rather than your appearance, which isn't a major factor at the end of the day.

Hair loss news on the Web


In yet another milestone for its line of products aimed at countering hair loss, Spencer Forrest Inc. has officially entered clinical trials with its X5 Hair Laser. Featuring 15 individual lasers that interact directly with the scalp, the X5 is the most powerful Laser Therapy device on the market.


Madison Garcia, age 4, donated the hair from her first haircut to Locks of Love this past week.


Three people including a police officer are dead after a reported domestic disturbance at a hair salon turned into a gun fight, police said.


Spencer Forrest Inc. has begun clinical trials aimed at assessing the efficacy of the X5 Hair Laser in men with hair loss. The X5 is the only laser product to enter trials with 15 individual lasers and an array of design improvements on earlier laser therapy products. (PRWeb Sep 4, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/09/prweb1279154.htm


Spencer Forrest Inc. has begun clinical trials aimed at assessing the efficacy of the X5 Hair Laser in men with hair loss. The X5 is the only laser product to enter trials with 15 individual lasers and an array of design improvements on earlier laser therapy products.


MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) _ Three people including a police officer are dead after a reported domestic disturbance at a hair salon turned into a gun fight, police in this San Francisco Bay area community said Saturday.


GRAVETTE — The story about the little white poodle that managed to survive the elements captured the attention of many people. The little waif with matted hair and spindly legs was seen by those who traveled busy Arkansas Highway 59 across from the Shop ’n Go station. (Benton County Daily Record)


The day I became a shellback is a day I will never forget. On Feb. 14, I crossed the equator on my trip around the world and celebrated Neptune Day. It was also the day that I lost all my hair but gained a better understanding of myself.


Police sergeant among those killed in domestic dispute involving salon owner and her estranged husband, according to Martinez police chief. Report from shooting scene


The Bucs' mind-numbing loss to the Giants Sunday clinched the team's 16th straight losing season, which ties the 1933-48 Philadelphia Phillies for the longest run of futility in professional sports history.