If you’re like most people, then their hair is a big part of your identity. And that’s what makes losing your hair so difficult. Statistics show that one out of every four men will lose their hair before they turn thirty. Nobody ever believes it’s going to be them until they notice large chunks of hair in their combs. While it can be devastating to lose your hair when you’re barely 25, it may not be all that bad.
So, before you completely freak out about losing your hair, here are six things you should know about early hair loss. They are sure to make you feel better.
You may not actually be going bald
There’s a difference between having your hair fall out and going bald. If you’re shedding your hair, there may be several factors associated with it, and none of these factors may actually involve you going bald.
For example, studies have shown that things like poor diet and stress can make your hair fall out. So, if you’ve been under a lot of stress lately, that might be to blame. If you’re actually going bald, your hair is going to thin out over a period of time instead of falling out over a short period of time.
You can slow down the progression
Depending on the speed of your hair loss, you can use natural remedies to slow down or even stop its progression. These remedies range from things like washing your hair regularly with natural shampoo, to adopting a healthy lifestyle. We already talked about how stress and poor diet can be responsible for your hair falling out. Simply adopting new habits might be all you actually need.
Your hair loss is probably genetic
Most people who lose their hair before 25 do so because of genetics. In this case, the baldness is usually as a result of your body developing increased sensitivity to androgens, the sex hormones. Your sensitivity to these androgens is as a result of circumstances outside your control — your genes. Knowing that you’re not responsible for losing your hair can be comforting.
It’s a little like handling grief
In many ways, dealing with the loss of your hair is like dealing with the loss of a loved one. After all, you’ve known your hair all your life, and now, you can’t imagine life without it. You should know that’s it’s normal to be a little freaked out when start going bald before 25.
People who lost their hair in their twenties often talk about how they went through many phases before finally accepting it. The phases often include things like the expected panicking, and of course, trying to hide it. It’s all a part of the process, and making your peace with it can help you adjust better.
You have lots of options
If you’re going progressively bald, there are several options you can explore. One of those is Nioxin, which is a hair care system designed for people with progressively thinning hair. If you’re not open to restorative hair treatments, you can also get hair transplant where healthy hair follicles are grafter into your scalp. The hair then grows out on your head and boom! Full hair.
The point is that you have a ton of options and losing your hair is not the end of the world. You can even decide to shave off the rest and transform your image into something new. Losing your hair could be the beginning of a new chapter for you.
Bald men are attractive
It’s true. Some women find bald men attractive. One study even showed that 28% of women find men with a bald head more attractive than men with a full head of hair. So, you can forget about being unattractive now that you’re losing your hair.
It is also interesting to know that as long as everything else about you looks presentable, some women don’t mind at all. You just need to find the right style for your new look.
What styles do you think work best for hair loss? Have you had any successes of your own? Let us know in the comment section below!