For those experiencing it, hair loss can be every bit as painful as any other type of grief because the sense of loss is emotional as well as physical. In fact, the five stages of grief apply here too: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It can have a devastating impact on the life of any sufferer, male or female, and increasingly, women are seeking solutions for their hair loss.
Men and women tend to cope comparatively well with the gradual emergence of wrinkles and even grey hair. So what is it about losing our hair that makes us feel so depressed, so anxious, so alone? I feel that it’s because you can get an instant fix for grey hair (hello, hair dye) and even for wrinkles (Botox, fillers and so on), but hair loss treatments tend to be less ‘quick fix’ and more ‘long term commitment’.
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